“I can’t thank you enough for putting together & creating the 3 to 5 Club. Every time I attend it is like I get a jolt of energy & inspiration…Thank you for all that you do for “us” small business owners. You are greatly appreciated!”
Trish Moore / With Ease Marketing
Today is the first day I’ve had an empty (yes, empty!) inbox in years. In just one month following creation of my strategic plan and setting my BMD, I have been able to delegate hours of work each week, allowing me to get caught up and start new projects which will bring in more income.
Vanessa Emerson by Design
Before the Crankset Group, I was working 50-60 hour weeks, being knee deep in my business’s daily operations, and quickly working toward being ‘burnt out’. After 6 months of 3to5 club and Fastracks, my business’s revenue doubled, I was working about 15 hours per week, and I met with my operations manager once a week for one hour. Crankset Group gave me my life back!
The value of the content that the Facilitator brings is well worth the cost of admission.
Because of 3 to 5 Club, I have been able to change my mindset to “business owner” instead of “income producer.” And little by little, I am finding the time and ability to implement the tools and processes I have learned to get myself off the treadmill. I have refined “what my business does” to a succinct description, set up a strategic plan and sales process, refined my services, hired the right people to help me move forward, adjusted my pricing, and am in the process of creating a true participation age company with stakeholders. 3 to 5 Club is an investment in my professional development that has paid off in knowledge, business growth, a supportive network of business owners, and referrals. In just over one year, my confidence as a business owner has increased, my relationships and network has expanded, and I feel more positive that I can aim higher and take on new challenges in the business world.
Amy McKnight / www.themacspa.com
“Community…support…and partnership. These terms come to mind immediately regarding my experience of 3to5 Club. Oh…and generosity too. What a wonderful set of connections, lasting relationships and wins continue to emerge within our group.”
Tom Fanning / Boomzaa, Lives that work
As one of the first in, I’m proud of the 3to5 Club we have created. We now sit at 24 members – full and thriving. Now I have more than a lifetime of work to do on my business, I entered [3to5 Club] as a stage 2 business and am at stage 4, dedicated to being a stage 5 by my BMD. I would happily refer others to all the offerings of the Crankset group.
Michelle Barnes / www.interimleadership.biz
I just wanted to share a big THANK YOU with you for a monumental year regarding 3to5 Club and all the collective Crankset activity!! It’s been, and continues to be, a ride and I’m glad to be on my roller coaster with you.
Thanks for your heartfelt leadership and for being a valuable sherpa to me :). I look forward to sharing many more successes in 2012 along with Business Maturity and Ideal Lifestyle waypoints.
With gratitude, Tom
Tom Fanning / Boomzaa, Lives that work
Practical, no-nonsense principles that business owners can implement TODAY to get off the treadmill and start enjoying life more. There is a lighthearted magic in the simplicity of these principles that will wake you from your daily routine and inspire you to get going on the big project of making your dreams a reality.
John Geringer / www.cedrusfinancial.com
3to5 is my community, my support system, and the safest place for me to learn the small business lessons I didn’t learn in college or in corporate. The curriculum is a well-rounded look at the complexities a business owners face and the expert facilitators provide indispensable guidance through the process of gaining more freedom. I know that 3to5 has saved me YEARS of flailing and thousands of dollars in experimentation!!!
Rachel Perry Schrank / www.playaweddings.com
Being part of a 3-5 Club has changed my business and accelerated my success. In my 20 years of being an entrepreneur I changed die-hard habits that were keeping me limited in my success. Now I expect my business to create financial success—of course but also the important commodities of time and meaning as well. My only regret is that I did not know the work of Chuck Blakeman and 3-5 Club when I started my first business.
Meghann Conter / www.meghannconter.com
The 3to5 system played a pivotal role in the creation and success of my business. It’s given me the framework that I needed to build a business AND a life. I would 100% percent recommend this team to any small business owner.
Stephanie Brook Mercer / www.inleit.com
Dear 3to5 friends,
I believe in the content, the community, the facilitators, and the leadership of 3to5 and the Crankset group. Other than college and church, I can honestly say that this organization and the people in it have positively impacted my life more than any other. I can’t thank you enough.
All the best to all of you,
Marty Reiswig / patriotbuildingservices.com
Prior to joining the Crankset Community my business struggled and my days, weeks and years were utter chaos. Granted, I was in the infancy stages of a new business during a the worst housing market in decades, there was no reason for the stress.
My introduction to the community was over 2 years ago by a strategic alliance partner and lumber jack, whom I still reciprocate referrals with. His confidence in the community was so strong that he contributed to my costs for the Fast Track workshop.
My attendance of that workshop reshaped my perspective on business and trained me to treat it like a business and not a job. I truly doubled my gross income within 8 months of completing the course.
The next obvious step was to join the community long term so that I could maintain focus on my long term goals and continue to strengthen the practices and systems within my business. Since then, I have learned to delegate both the mundane tasks and more significant activities to a personal assistant while growing revenue, volume and yield per hour. Although my expenses have continued to rise, so has my profit. Most importantly, I have learned to increase productivity, efficiency and reduce error. I have gained the ability to leave my business for extended periods while continuing to keep my clients happy and generate income.
The Crankset Community has been a blessing and continues to keep me focused on achieving my ideal lifestyle.
Thank you, Paul Aceto
Paul Aceto / www.TheAcetoTeam.com