Beginning Business Boot Camp is open for enrollment - M5 Small Business Accelerator opens April 2022!

READY TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS?

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A Community Built for Entrepreneurs at Every Stage of Business

Brian and Mary Heffernan are serial entrepreneurs - Brian was an attorney and Mary founded 12 small businesses in Silicon Valley before they changed paths to become cattle ranchers. They jumped in to ranching knowing they'd need to develop a new business model from the ground up reaching customers all over the country by selling online and shipping their ranch raised goods.

These courses share all of their knowledge and expertise to help you build and grow YOUR small business,  especially in the agricultural arena. From entity formation and insurance to payroll and funding, from branding and marketing to growth through social media and diversification in profitability to selling online and shipping goods. 

Mary and Brian are passionate about empowering entrepreneurs with the the tools to build and grow successful businesses from the ground up and to inspire agricultural business owners to fulfill and continue to grow their small business dreams and find profits quickly.

Beginning Business Boot Camp

Beginning Business Boot Camp is a 15-lesson mini course to get you started or ensure the foundations of your existing small business are strong. This is a great place to start the M5 Academy suite of courses.

Join Boot Camp ANYTIME!

The M5 Small Business Accelerator

The complete road map to building a profitable business with concrete practical information, tools and resources to take your business to the next level efficiently and cost effectively. It spans 5 different modules, 78 chapters, 3 workbooks and numerous extra tools, resources, Q&A calls and guidance along the way.

REGISTERATION opens April 2022!

M5 Entrepreneurs Community

The M5 Entrepreneurs Community is a virtual gathering place to ask questions, find answers, share opportunities and group discounts, develop relationships with like-minded business owners and connect with each other.

*Must be registered in the Accelerator

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The M5 Mastermind

The M5 Mastermind is a unique journey to push yourself as an entrepreneur and grow your business to the next level. We offer in person Mastermind Workshops for those already enrolled in the Accelerator and enrollment in the year-long Mastermind program opens at the end of each calendar year.

More about the M5 Masterminds!

"THIS COURSE IS THE PERFECT WAY TO JUMP-START YOUR BUSINESS"

Eddie & Niki Hammerich
High Sierra Sheep Co | California

M5 SMALL BUSINESS ACCELERATOR

A Complete Course to Help You Grow Your Business

Beginning Business Bootcamp

Ranchers Locker Resources

M5 Entrepreneurs Community


"THE WAY MARY PRESENTS ALL THE MATERIAL MADE EVERYTHING SEEM MORE ATTAINABLE."

Hannah Neeleman
Ballerina Farms | Utah

"MARY IS BLAZING A TRAIL IN SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS. HER SHIPPING SOLUTIONS ALONE ARE WORTH FAR MORE THAN THE INVESTMENT IN SMALL BUSINESS FROM SCRATCH."

Susie Felton
Felton Angus Beef | Montana

M5 Small Business Accelerator Course

SESSION 6 OPENS APRIL 2022

The M5 Small Business Accelerator is an in-depth, multi-module course covering everything involved in growing a small business from building a brand, foundations and fundamentals, growth and expanding your reach, using social media to finding profit, and building a powerful website and e-commerce business including guidance for selling and shipping online. 
 
Five modules of over 78 chapters with video and audio lessons, three companion workbooks full of knowledge, advice, exercises and resources. 
 
The course is self-paced you'll have lifetime access to the course material to access whenever you need it as you grow and build your business.
 
Includes the option to join in the M5 Entrepreneurs Community ($99/year) - a place to ask questions, find advice and on-going support from Mary, Brian and like-minded business owners like you.
THE M5 ACCELERATOR

"THIS COURSE TOUCHED ON EVERYTHING THAT I COULD POSSIBLY NEED TO KNOW. THE ON-GOING SUPPORT IS INVALUABLE!"

Erin Dancy
Kattle Squared Co | Canada

BENEFITS OF JOINING THE M5 ACADEMY

Start Right Away

Beginning Business Bootcamp is available as soon you complete your registration.

Work at Your Own Pace

You're busy, we get it. Work through the modules at your own pace.

M5 Community

Connect with other small business owners across the world. 

20 Years of Experience

Learn from Mary & Brian's 20+ years of small business knowledge and experience. 

Q & A's with Mary & Brian

Mary & Brian share what's working in their businesses and answer your questions.

Mastermind Workshops

Register for our M5 Academy mastermind member only workshops.

Small Business from Scratch

Learn the building blocks for a STRONG FOUNDATION from the ground up every step of the way - whether you are just starting out or running an existing business already.

I get asked often how to successfully start a business on a shoestring and make it work, how to build a business from scratch and how to balance everything. There is no short answer. It’s a lot of work - but with the right direction you can go into it confidently, one step at a time and make it happen.

In this course, I offer guidance and advice on how to actually make a living by starting and running a small business from scratch - without requiring a lot of outside professionals. With a strong foundation and doing things right from the start, and by learning the tools to do these things yourself… YOU CAN DO IT!

Social Media from Scratch

Learn how to share, grow and promote your business on social media and develop a strong web presence that tells the story of your business and brand.

Social Media is one of the most powerful tools to build your small business - and it won't cost you anything more than your time and commitment. It’s powerful and effective if you know how to share your content creatively and use the algorithm in your favor.

There are a lot of different platforms out there, but this course focuses mainly on using Instagram - a powerful platform to share your story and sell your product or service to grow your business.  Instagram is the number one social channel right now for selling a product or service.

This course includes everything from getting your business account started, how to grow, tools to help your content, what to post, what to avoid and how to use this platform to grow your business and create income.

Selling & Shipping

Learn how to sell and ship products and perishables to your customers.

Shipping opens up unlimited avenues to sell your product- it is not easy, but it can be done. I have spent the last five years researching and testing the best products, insulation, packaging, shipping services, third party automations and carrier relationships and finally I am confident shipping perishables (the most difficult kind of product to ship!) from our small ranch to customers all over the country efficiently and affordably.

In this course, I share all of these tips, tricks, sources and relationships with you to shortcut the process and have you shipping in no time! It’s not easy to navigate but with these tools… YOU CAN DO IT.

You Can Do It!

I’m passionate about small business and I love to share my passion and knowledge with others. I’ve been starting small businesses my whole life, in many different arenas from restaurants to service businesses to our ranch today.

There are so many tools out there to start a successful business from scratch yourself, without having to hire out. I’m thrilled to share my knowledge and tools to help you grow your business by leaps and bounds.

Because I know - “You Can Do It!”

— Mary Heffernan


"IT IS NOT JUST FOR AGRICULTURE BUSINESSES EITHER, THIS IS FOR ANY SMALL BUSINESS AND SO WORTH IT!"

Amy Rhodes
Salt River Ranch | Wyoming

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