Creative Business Summit
Dream. Design. Profit.

An Exclusive 3-day Live Event
September 22..24, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
March 23..25 2018 - Los Angeles, CA

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Discover the 5 Essential Strategies to Unleash Your Creative Business Success

Turn Your Creative Gifts into a Profitable Business You Will Love
What is the Creative Business Summit?
The Creative Business Summit is a 3-day transformational workshop designed with you, the creative, in mind. This event is perfect for you if are a coach, artist, designer, freelancer or creative business owner who is committed to growing your income and your impact doing work that you love. 

This is not another inspirational and motivational seminar. This is a hands-on, done-with-you, business creation workshop. We will walk you step-by-step through our proven strategies, templates and worksheets so that you will feel perfectly prepared to reach your lifestyle and financial goals as fast as possible.

Co-founders Dr. Minette Riordan and Brad Dobson are committed to supporting you to 3x your sales, your clients and your income in 12 months so that you can enjoy more freedom, more abundance and more creativity.
If you're a Creative Woman Entrepreneur who ...
is passionate about the work you do but you feel like you spend more time trying to find clients than serve clients
is longing for more uninterrupted creative time
values freedom and flexibility but feels overwhelmed by the details of running a business
has a big, bold vision but finds doubt, fear of failure, and procrastination keep you from moving forward
is making money in your business but isn’t making a profit, money seems to flow out as fast it flows in
would love to charge more, but are uncertain about raising your rates.
is unsure of what the next best steps are to find more clients, accelerate your income and create more freedom
is committed to your own success and know you need some guidance and support
Current statistics show that 8 out of every 10 small businesses fail within the first 18 months of operation.

You can be one of the 20% that succeed.

This is your invitation to take the next step.  TAKE IT.
At the Creative Business Summit you will: 
Learn the 5 essential strategies you need to build your thriving business
Discover if your business model is right for your Creative Business Type
Design your customized Creative Freedom Business Model
Learn how to price your products and services for profit
Create your no-fail Client Attraction Formula
Laugh, Dance, and Make Art!
Discover the perfect marketing activities to get you in front of more clients
Get our secrets to effective marketing strategies in just 30 minutes a day
Fall in love with selling with our Creative Sales Success System
Discover our fabulously fun strategies for increased productivity and time management, really!
Make lasting personal connections while networking with other creative women entrepreneurs.
We are known for attracting the most fun, dynamic and creative groups of people around!
Would you like to triple your sales, your clients and your income in 2017?

Then join us live in Los Angeles, CA for three transformational days.

September 22..24, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
March 23..25 2018 - Los Angeles, CA
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Here’s what others had to say about attending The Path to Profit Summit:

"Minette hit it out of the park at the Path to Profit workshop! There was a wealth of great information and tools to help me succeed in my business. She shares honestly, is very perceptive and teaches with authority. The Path to Profit workshop is the best workshop I have ever attended." - Joanna Reyes, Owner/Creative Director Chic-a

"Minette Riordan’s “Path To Profit” seminar has been a real light bulb moment for me in crafting the direction and seeing the potential of my small business. Her approach gently—and colorfully—helped me weave past the “shiny objects” that distract me from my goals in order to aim at what actually matters in my business with a laser focus. At this seminar I met many interesting people at similar crossroads in their business paths, and I’ve come away with my own colorful tailored business plan to keep on hand, along with many ideas to reinforce it for the coming year." - Kimberly Michael - Director, Studio Grapheme

"I have been to many events and workshops over the 20 years I’ve been in business but, I’ve never attended anything like the ‘Path to Profit’ workshop. Often when attending events they are a trifle chaotic to say the least and, the audience receives so much information you walk away with your head spinning. However, it was not this way with Minette! Even though we were working with Minette’s process, the three days seemed to flow with calm and peace plus I met some very interesting people and we also had fun. I had never met Minette before and to meet someone who is so authentic, honest and caring is quite unusual in the business world. With her information, tools, guidance and creativity, even though I’m starting my business life all over again at 74, I now feel more than ever, that I can create a successful business with a better understanding of who I am and how to achieve it." - Hazel Palache, You Stairway to Health

"Minette has a wealth of knowledge and experience that she seems delighted to share with others. Her enthusiasm, thoughtfulness, and generosity made this training a joy. Thanks to this training, I now feel confident as I begin to plan and build the new business of my dreams." - Sheila Hatcher

"This was my first time meeting Minette. I found her to be extremely warm, considerate, and heart centered. She created a safe space for us to share things that aren’t easy to talk about – like money – in front of others. Minette shared a ton of helpful information. Plus, all the other participants were pretty amazing, too. All in all, the Path to Profit was a great event from start to finish." - Catherine Clancy

"Minette’s Path to Profit workshop was extremely impactful! I learned so much. The content was very relevant to what i needed to learn in order to develop my business and take it to the next level! The information was invaluable, a must for entrepreneurs." - Malena Otero

Meet Dr. Minette Riordan
Why should you spend 3 days with me?

Because I am just like you, a creative entrepreneur who has been where you are.
Right now, my life is pretty amazing. I live in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA with my amazing husband and two wonderful teens. My husband recently quit his full-time job to work with me full-time. This has been a long-time dream that is now a reality. We live near the beach in a house that we love and are enjoying the flexibility and freedom that our business has created for our family. 

My path to this point hasn’t been a smooth one. I owned a publishing company in Plano, TX for 11 years. While I won lots of awards and received many accolades for the work I was doing in my community, I felt like a fraud. You see, even though my company was grossing hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, I wasn’t able to pay myself. I was working long hours, sacrificing my health and time with my family and I felt like I had nothing to show for it. 
I remember sitting across the desk from my accountant one day and she told me that I should have paid myself $77,000 dollars. I looked at her in shock. “Where’s my money?” I honestly didn’t know. The truth is I was brilliant at marketing, sales, connecting with people, creating content… but I sucked at managing my expenses and cash flow. I didn’t know how to price my products and services for profit. I hired people when I really couldn’t afford it because I wanted support and collaboration. That conversation with my accountant was a Nerf Bat moment, I was being hit gently over the head and it was time to pay attention. I learned a lot about numbers after that, especially the ones that mattered most for my company. Once I understood the key numbers in my business, I was able to make changes, turn it around, pay down the debt and eventually sell the business and move my family to Santa Barbara, CA.

Since then, I have spent countless hours and invested over $50,000 dollars in coaching and training to learn the very best strategies for building a profitable business. I know exactly what it takes to get there, without overworking or burning out!

I have made every mistake you can think of because I didn’t know the 5 essential strategies for building a profitable business.

I want to ensure you have these proven strategies for success and real information from someone who has been where you are. 

And I promise to make this the most fun you have ever had working on your business.

I learned so many valuable lessons from that conversation with my accountant. I still love marketing and sales. I have been able to leverage everything I did right and to avoid making the same mistakes again to build a profitable coaching and training company that I love and that doesn’t require me giving up what I value most: my freedom and my time with my family. 

If you are ready to get off the income rollercoaster, create consistent income in your business and finally enjoy the freedom you have been working so hard for, come spend 3 days with me. I guarantee your life and your business will never be the same again.
Path To Profit: Schedule
Day 1: Dream.
On day 1 will get crystal clear about your Dreams: what do you want to create and why. You will discover if your business model is right for your creative type and design your personal Creative Freedom Formula. You will clarify your financial goals for 2017 and make sure your money goals are in alignment with your lifestyle goals. 
Day 2: Design.
From the Dream stage on day one we will start to Design your custom Creative Business Model. You will create your personalized Client Attraction Formula. Once you determine who your perfect clients are, you will learn how to package and price your products and services for profit. Together we will work to pinpoint the specific money blindspots that may be stopping you from doubling or tripling your income year after year.
Day 3: Profit.
This is where the magic happens! Day 3 we pull all the dreams and designs together to and create your perfect path to profit! We will craft your Magic Marketing Messaging and introduce you to our Creative Sales Success System. We will teach your our best productivity and time management secrets, too, so that when you go back to the office on Monday you will know exactly what to do to double or even triple your income in twelve months.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
You only pay a $97 seat reservation fee and that is refunded when you get to the event!

But other events cost $500 or $1000. Why is this so inexpensive?

Because part of my personal Creative Freedom Formula is generosity. I know you will get exactly what you need from this event and that some attendees will choose to work with me further. Plus my husband and I are committed to helping 3,000 creative women entrepreneurs in the next 3 years to triple their income, their sales and their clients. If you are reading this, you are one of them. We want you to have the skills, strategies and the right plan to make this happen, without burning out or sacrificing your freedom. 

For Brad and I, the Creative Business Summit is a win-win workshop where we get to accomplish our mission and you get to discover yours. We know that when we support one woman in her business, she will go on to impact hundreds of others with her gifts.  And we have a blast doing it. We can’t wait to see you there.

Where will the event be held?
The event will take place at the Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel.

It’s just minutes from the LAX airport with easy shuttle or Uber service. It’s in walking distance of other area hotels and restaurants and close to hot spots like Manhattan Beach and the Santa Monica Pier.

What are the hours of the event?
Registration starts at 8:30am each day. Coffee and tea will be served so come early to enjoy networking and connecting with other attendees.
The event will be from 9am to about 5:30 pm each day. 
There will be a special surprise session on Saturday evening after dinner from 7:30 to 9:00pm.

Will this event work for my business?
While we can’t guarantee that our business models are perfect for everyone, we can assure you that we have worked with all types of businesses. Past attendees have included coaches, artists, authors, graphic designers, product-based businesses, massage therapists, speakers, healers and more. No matter what you are selling or what you are passionate about, we can help you on your creative journey. 

What if I attended the event last year? Should I come again?
Yes! For two reasons: 
We’ve revamped our content to be even more fun, more productive and more rewarding and you need a new plan for your business every single year!
And second, because it gives you a chance to connect, network and collaborate with other women entrepreneurs. This is your chance to recharge and to spend the weekend working ON your business, not in it. 
Will I have the chance to interact with Minette?
YES. The Creative Business Summit is a highly interactive event with plenty of time for Q&A, laser coaching and connecting with Minette at the breaks or at meals. These days, it costs $5,000 a day to work with Minette -- and you get to spend 3 days learning from her at a fraction of the cost. 
Plus, Saturday night she will be sitting chatting and making art with you... and she loves hugs, so don’t be shy!
What happens if I have to cancel?
If something comes up that makes it impossible for you to join us in person at the Creative Business Summit, then: 
• You may transfer your registration to a future Creative Business Summit event or get a credit towards any future purchase with the Path to Profit Academy (with no expiry date) 
• You can transfer your ticket to a friend or colleague and allow them to attend in your place (no cut-off time) 

Can I bring a friend?
Yes-- in fact, we highly recommend it. That’s why, after you reserve your ticket, you’ll have a chance to grab a ticket for a friend for free. That means it’s just $97.00 for the two of you to attend. (There are a limited number of free tickets available).

What's the Dress Code?
Whatever makes you feel good. We also recommend bringing layers you can add or remove as the temperature in hotel rooms can fluctuate. We also ask that you do not wear any perfumes or essential oils as this can cause allergic reactions in other attendees.

Will there be meals included?
You are on your own for all meals. We will provide coffee, tea and water throughout the day and some surprise snacks.

​​​​​​​Feel free to bring your meals and snacks. There are also many restaurants in the area.