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 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 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!
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 AcceleratorJoin the M5 Entrepreneurs Community
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"
"THE WAY MARY PRESENTS ALL THE MATERIAL MADE EVERYTHING SEEM MORE ATTAINABLE."
"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."
SESSION 6 OPENS APRIL 2022
"THIS COURSE TOUCHED ON EVERYTHING THAT I COULD POSSIBLY NEED TO KNOW. THE ON-GOING SUPPORT IS INVALUABLE!"
Beginning Business Bootcamp is available as soon you complete your registration.
You're busy, we get it. Work through the modules at your own pace.
Connect with other small business owners across the world.
Learn from Mary & Brian's 20+ years of small business knowledge and experience.
Mary & Brian share what's working in their businesses and answer your questions.
Register for our M5 Academy mastermind member only workshops.
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!
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.
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.
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!"