Is this program for you?
Build momentum and accelerate your growth to deliver on your plans.
– Have you ever done a strategic plan and then forgot to look at it again?
– Does all that planning never seem to get you anywhere or change your business?
– Do you feel overwhelmed with all the change and need to focus?
– How do other small businesses make decisions and pivot so fast?
Mapmakers delivers the routine to drive your business forward.
We make it easy with standard templates to turn your strategy into a monthly routine, that is built by you, with your team. Ensure your plan is top of mind, stay on track to the goals you set and keep your strategic thinking all in one place.
What’s in it for me?
Navigating the choices to grow your business can be overwhelming. Here’s what you’ll get after the 16 weeks of a Trailblazers course:
Work on the right activities that will deliver your goals.
Align your team
Build a plan together so there’s buy in from the whole team.
Feel more confident
Having a plan takes away the overwhelming feelings and having a routine puts you in charge.
Measure the right things
Performance measures are often difficult to clarify and hard to implement. We provide a structure and the tools to easily measure your progress.
The management routine helps you stay on track, manage change and holds you accountable to your commitments.
Stop fighting fires and work on your business to make the time to decide on a permanent fix to your problems.
What will we do?
- Quarterly 3 hour virtual business planning workshop to walk away with your 90 day plan and weekly key measures
- Biannual Strategy Lab to set your Always goals, Ambition and 3 year horizon
- Micro Lessons to build your business management insight and learn the tools to implement your plan
- Trello templates including a one-page business plan and monthly team meetings dashboard.
- Biannual coaching to refresh your bigger picture
- Small business best practice community with groei.Us
- A 12 month membership paid monthly by direct debit.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much time will I need?
Our Performance Lab workshops run for 3hours virtually each quarter usually on a Tuesday or Thursday (March, June, September and November) . You also can attend two virtual half day Strategy Labs per year (in May and October). To get the most out of the program and implement the learning you’ll need to do some extra work. How much work you do in between sessions is up to you, however we would recommend you spend at least an hour a week working on your business and dedicate an hour monthly for a team meeting to report on your success measures.
When do we meet?
Each workshop occurs quarterly and new intakes happen each quarter starting with a Performance Lab. The timetable will be sent to you to ensure it’s your diary and you can put the dates in your diary for all the workshops. As part of your membership you also receive access to groei.Us, groei Lessons and Fireside Chats (fortnightly) which run for 45mins.
What’s the class size?
Each cohort starts the meeting in a Zoom meeting group of a maximum of 42. You do the work in breakout groups with your colleagues from your business, so we recommend you bring at least one other person with you from your business. If you are a solopreneur and would like a buddy, we can pair you with another non-completing business owner to help you with your decision making.
What preparation will I need to do?
We will guide you through the preparation for the sessions in our onboarding modules.
What kind of support will I get?
Your groei mentor is there to help you apply the material to your business and are available on chat via groei.Us or in a biannual one to one. if you get stuck we encourage participants to discuss topics specific to each business in a Fireside Chat or you can purchase extra strategy coaching if required.
What if I miss a session?
All our workshops are recorded so you can circle back if you can’t make the Live event. We strongly encourage you to prioritise the workshops to ensure you maintain the routine.
How do you protect confidentiality?
All participants accept our confidentiality agreement as part of their conditions of membership. Chatham House rules apply during all workshop sessions.
What if I want to leave the program?
The program is designed to be delivered over twelve months so please get in touch if you find the process does not work for you. Refund requests will be at our discretion and will require 90 days notice. Refer to our T&C’s for full membership conditions on our website.
Do I get a certificate?
Yep – you need to have completed all the workshops to be eligible.
Do I keep the tools after the program finishes?
Yep…you retain ownership of the trello boards however to continue to access Lessons you will need to maintain your groei.Us subscription.