CONCEPTS & CONCEPTION
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I DON'T HAVE A BUSINESS, I JUST HAVE AN IDEA. IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR ME?
Yes! If you are new to business, C&C provides you with powerful guidance for conceiving an intentional business that nourishes and supports you. We are here to guide and cheer you on as you take the first steps towards birthing your inspiration into a full-fledged business. Our approach is radically different from any other business school we know. The Concepts portion of the class is grounded in feminist theory and feminine principles. Engaging these ideas at the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey gives you a huge leg-up on established entrepreneurs because you can avoid the frustrations and pitfalls of outdated masculine business models. The Conception materials will enhance your creativity and guide you in developing you business vision.
This is a foundations class where you will get really clear on the why of your business, without having to worry about the how, yet. In C&C we develop a solid root structure for your business, so that you can build a stable and sustainable enterprise that will support you, your clients, and itself for years to come.
I DON'T EVEN HAVE A SPECIFIC BUSINESS IDEA, I JUST HAVE A KNOWING THAT I WANT TO BE IN BUSINESS. IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR ME?
Yes! Because C&C is about Conception, the course materials are specifically designed to enhance your creativity, develop your intuition, and cultivate your fertility. Our ongoing emphasis on integration and embodiment will guide you towards your pleasures which point you to your purpose (a.k.a. your business idea). We have an entire week devoted solely to the Conception process, giving you the opportunity to envision and conceive your to-be business. C&C is about business, yes, but it is also about LIFE. This class will give you tools you can use now to bring more meaning to your work and expand your critical consciousness while you nurture your business idea.
I'M ALREADY IN BUSINESS. THIS SOUNDS LIKE A BEGINNER'S CLASS. IS THIS COURSE GOING TO BE USEFUL TO ME?
If you are a solopreneur (you work with contractors but you have no employees) or in the first 3 years of running a company with employees and feeling lost, stuck, or constantly plagued by money woes this course is for you. We will energize your vision and provide you a new entrepreneurial framework founded on ease, pleasure, integration, embodiment, and critical consciousness. If you are bored or burning out, C&C will revitalize your business by reconnecting you with your purpose, reacquainting you with your pleasures, reminding you of your values and beliefs, and emboldening you to be more radical and playful in your business practices. If you are on the cusp of a big growth period or at a crossroads, our holistic approach will give you clarity of purpose and help you feel more grounded in your transition. If you haven't built your current business on feminine and feminist principles, you will begin to explore what that would look like.
If you are are a seasoned business owner, running a company with employees, and ready to pivot your core offer or deepen your business's social impact, Visions & Values will be a better fit for you. If you have been in business for years and want to collaborate on innovating new business models, please join us in the Feminine Economics Department AKA The Sisterhood.
I NEED HELP WITH BUDGETS, BOOKKEEPING, LEGAL STRUCTURE, PERSONNEL, INSURANCE AND OTHER TECHNICAL ASPECTS. IS THIS CLASS RIGHT FOR ME?
We will not address any of those matters in C&C. C&C provides you with valuable information that will inform all of those decisions when you get to them. Budgets, bookkeeping, legalities, operations and so on are all engineering tasks. First, you need a business blueprint. But before the blueprint, you need to know what it is you're going to build. In C&C you will get clear on what business you want to build and why. One you have established this foundation, your grounding, then you can build a stable structure upon it, and that is when the engineering tasks come in. We all know that to build without a solid foundation is folly. In C&C we undertake the important work of laying the groundwork to support you and your business, without getting ahead of ourselves.
MY BUSINESS IS FLAILING AND I NEED CASH FLOW, LIKE, YESTERDAY. I AM LIVING IN POVERTY AND BARELY PAYING MY BILLS. IS THIS CLASS RIGHT FOR ME?
No. This class is not an emergency intervention. We do not address immediate cash flow solutions. We dive into money matters in Week 12, addressing your relationship to money and some very basic business finances, not quick fixes. However, if you are not in crisis but are chronically under-earning and are ready to invest in a long-term solution to increase your prosperity and fiscal sustainability, this class is for you. We will give you information and support to turn your unhealthy business into a healthy one.
HEY, I'M INTERESTED IN THIS CLASS BUT I'M A NORMAL HUMAN WITH SOME STUFF GOING ON (LIFE/WORK/FAMILY/YOGA/HOLIDAYS). WHAT DAYS/TIMES DOES THE CLASS HAPPEN?
Hey, we like to set our own hours too! C&C provides you the flexibility to schedule your coursework each week, according to your needs and wants. Every Monday night you will be delivered a new batch of materials on the weekly theme, so you can dive in on Tuesday morning (or whenever you want to). All the materials are housed in our online school which lives in Pathwright, so everything is in one tidy place.
You are invited to work at your own pace though it is suggested that you do the materials in the week they are delivered (by the following Monday). We guide the class for twelve weeks. Meaning, we read all your homework submissions and offer feedback, host the video classes, and moderate the online discussion threads. After Week 12, you will have access to the materials for 2 years but we will no longer be monitoring the online discussions nor reading your homework.
There are four 75-minute video classes. These classes take place on zoom.us. These are the only live class sessions of the course. If you can't attend any/all, don't worry, we record the classes and post them online within 24 hours for you to view.
C&C Spring 2019 Video Classes
Week 3 — March 13th, 10am PST (Los Angeles time zone)
Week 6 — April 3rd, 2pm PST
Week 9 — April 24th, 10am PST
Week 12 — May 15th, 2pm PST
Weeks 4 & 8 are Integration Weeks, meaning, there is no new content. You can use those weeks to rest, digest or catch up on homework.
WHAT KIND OF INVOLVEMENT/SUPPORT DOES SISTER PROVIDE?
We read all of your homework submissions, reply to the online discussion threads, respond to your weekly journal submissions, and guide the live the video classes. In Week 1, you will submit journaling about the present and future of your business. We give you special, personalized feedback to this on how to get the most out of the course.
We do not take phone calls and we do not offer business advice via email. If you need help or want to engage more deeply with materials, we ask you to post your question online or pose it in a video class so that we can explore it together, as a group. If you’d like to work in-depth with particular issues concerning your business, one-one-one consulting sessions are available for purchase throughout the 12-week course.
I WANT TO SHARE THIS MATERIAL WITH MY (BUSINESS/LIFE) PARTNER. IS THAT OKAY?
All prices are per person, not per business (or partnership). If you have registered with the intention of working this curriculum with someone who is not enrolled, they will need to pay the full tuition amount in order to use these materials. Any student accounts that are shared or logged into by users other than the enrolled student will be terminated without refund. We offer a 10% discount for partners or teams who want to enroll together. Please email us for a coupon code.
I'M NOT AN ENTREPRENEUR, BUT I'M REALLY INTERESTED IN THESE IDEAS. CAN I JOIN YOU?
This course provides a valuable community for those engaged with the challenging work of entrepreneurship. It is intended for entrepreneurs, small business owners, self-employed individuals, and those with a business idea they want to make real. It is specifically designed for those who are ready to invest the time and resources to conceive an integrated and intentional business that supports them. C&C is not appropriate for intrapranuers or managers, those wanting to create a side-business/hobby enterprise, nor those with primarily an intellectual interest in the material (academics, press, writers, researchers). Thank you!
HOW DO I RECEIVE SLIDING SCALE PRICING?
We offer sliding scale pricing to womxn with income less than 500% of the federal poverty level who do not have significant assets. To qualify, your 2018 household adjusted gross income (line 37 on IRS 1040) must be less than—
1 Person in Your Household (just you): $60,000
2 People in Your Household (you + spouse or you + kid): $82,000
3 People in Your Household: $105,000
4 People in your Household: $125,000
Sliding scale tuition ranges from $3000 to $600. We calculate your tuition price based on your latest tax return and other requested financial information. If you are applying for sliding scale tuition, you must submit an application by midnight, February 8, 2019. We will notify all applicants of their award by February 15th. If granted tuition support, you have the option to pay in-full or in 3, 6, or 12-month increments, with your first payment due by February 22nd, 2019. Your application does not obligate you to register in the course. Apply here.
DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
Yes! If you enroll through our website, you are given the option to pay in-full or pay in 3, 6, or 12-month increments. If you choose an installment plan, you will pay an additional $50 with your first month’s tuition. For example, if you choose the 12-month option, you will pay $350 to register. We then charge a card on-file or draw from your bank account every 30 days for $300 for 11 subsequent months.
I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS.
Please email us and we will be happy to arrange a short phone call to help you determine if C&C is a good fit for your needs.
I'M IN. WHERE DO I SIGN UP?