Goals for Growth: The Backbone Creative Founders Retreat

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You work in your business all week. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the space and time to work on your new programs, strategies, and goals instead?

Goals for Growth is Backbone Creative’s quarterly retreat for entrepreneurs, side hustlers, and solopreneurs who are need to bring new ideas, skills, and breakthroughs into their businesses or startups.

Each quarter, we gather to focus on one area of business and prioritize for the next quarter. By breaking down long-term goals into quarterly action plans, we’re able to decide what’s important, delegate, and take real action faster.

Your weekend retreat

Spend your Saturday making your plans real with people who are on the same wavelength.

But we so rarely take the necessary time to evaluate how they’re working, identify where prospects are falling off, or expand and improve our efforts. So let’s change that and slooooow down for a morning so our marketing can take off even better for the rest of 2019!

By joining us on September 21, you get:

  • Networking with and support from product- and service-based entrepreneurs in a similar growth stage

  • Guided time to create and refine a new or existing marketing plan

  • Live coaching with Jess on your thorniest business problems

  • Time and inspiration to create your business’ quarterly action plan

  • Breakfast bites (vegan and GF options available!)

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Date and time

Saturday, September 21| 8:30am—12:30pm | GATHER LA, Highland Park

Tweet tweet—you’re an early bird!
Join us for just $59 through September 15!

Goals for Growth Retreat Admission
59.00 139.00
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I felt like I gained more clarity on the direction I need to head in order to bring success to my efforts. I’m now going to continue my efforts with a bit more hope for a possibility of generating a living doing what I love.
— Kristina K

Our agenda

8:30am-9am: Meet other early- and mid-stage entrepreneurs, enjoy breakfast bites and caffeinated beverages

9am-10am: Create and get feedback on Q3 goals for your whole business

10am-11am: Let’s talk funnels! Choose your audience or vertical and refine your marketing

11am-12pm: Get targeted hotseat coaching, feedback, and new ideas from the group on your marketing efforts

12pm-12:30pm: Put the finishing touches on your funnels and wrap up with your clear next steps to dominate your industry or launch a new product

Don’t worry, you get breaks. Stay hydrated, folks!


Ready for your breakthrough? Don’t wait—prices go up after September 15. Save your seat now to score this insider rate!

Goals for Growth Retreat Admission
59.00 139.00

Burbank, CA

Join Backbone founder Jess for a morning of planning, reflecting, and refocusing.

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Who’s running this thing?

Jess Joswick


I help my clients create a compelling, bold public face and build companies that make them, their teams, and the world happier and more fulfilled. My studio Backbone Creative supports founders who are overwhelmed, overworked, and over their whole business get back their freedom, stability, and profitability so they can create happy, healthy lives for themselves and their teams and run the businesses they were born to lead. As a bootstrapped entrepreneur myself, I know the struggle of balancing priorities and making smart investments firsthand.

I’ve worked with companies and nonprofits in the U.S. and internationally. My background in marketing, brand management, communications development, fundraising, and event management gives me a unique window into the startup hustle. I live in the Pasadena area and in my free time, you can find me looking at art, hiking, and searching for the perfect matcha latte. 

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Scaling? Don’t do it alone.

There are so many things that beg for your attention when you’re growing your business. I know that it’s really tough for me to evaluate my messaging and marketing without running my ideas by someone else. As early and mid-stage entrepreneurs, it’s dangerous for us to build in a vacuum—I know I’ve wasted lots of time creating products and whole funnels around problems that weren’t big enough or with a message that didn’t connect with my target.

If you’re up to something exciting and want to meet others who are too, why not collaborate and build together? You should be at this retreat if:

  • You’re an entrepreneur who has revenue with a little or no profit and is hungry to add some zeroes to your bank account

  • Your business is profitable and you need to identify what’s working and what to leave behind

  • You’re a solopreneur who feels siloed and stuck working alone

  • You’re making the leap to entrepreneurship (hooray!) and need everything right now, including a plan to move forward

  • You’re bootstrapping your startup and need to get users yesterday

Don’t work alone. Join us and meet entrepreneurs like you who can help you grow quickly! But hurry, because after June 19, we can’t offer it at this price again!