• Free Online Session: 3-Step Formula to Find Your Perfect Niche

    ***Rock Your Biz in 2020!*** It's getting colder & soon enough, you'll be busy with holiday shopping & holiday parties. But I know you want to keep the momentum going with your business by staying connected with the community & learning new techniques to grow your business. So, we are going to get together over at Crowdcast.io for a free online masterclass. (Be sure to save your spot here, not on this page: http://bit.ly/2WfKNxC-MS) Pick the date & time that works for you. We have: Nov 12th @ 11AM Nov 13th @ 4PM Nov 14th @ 1PM Nov 14th @ 9PM Here is the deal. Strategy alone will put you right back to the place of endless grind. Mindset alone will not accelerate business growth. What you want is a combination of both. You didn’t come this far to sacrifice your quality of life and/or the relationships with people you truly care about so that you can just have a business of your own. You have bigger visions and deeper why’s to create a positive impact on people’s lives. Isn’t it about time you get serious about putting your focus back on your bigger goals instead of spending much of your time putting out fires? If "Heck, yes!" is your answer, join me for the upcoming FREE online masterclass, "Wait-List Your Clients: a 3-Step Formula to Unlocking Your Profitable Niche" and break free from "doing too much of everything." THIS is your ticket to designing the business you really want. THIS is your chance to hone your superpower a.k.a. your profitable niche and take back control of your life. During the masterclass, we are going to cover: ✔ How to “unlearn” a set of thinking patterns that is stalling your business. ✔ Why redefining your true north (profitable niche) is the path to freedom. ✔ How to use the niche diagram to avoid wasting time with numerous trials & errors. ✔ How to differentiate high-value questions from low-value ones. ✔ A few real-life examples that will help you get your creative juices flowing. Claim your spot now by clicking here (http://bit.ly/2WfKNxC-MS). You can also message me if you have any questions. Before you go, just remember 2 things: 1) You aren’t alone, 2) Waiting it out is not going to get you closer to your dream life. I will see you at the masterclass!

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  • Abundant Selling: How to Fill Up Your Pipeline Without Selling Like the Rest

    Do you hide behind your computer wishing & hoping that you won’t ever have to do any sales activities for your business while wanting streams of income to keep coming through? First, you might want to ask why that is. Because you’re an introvert? Because you hate sales? Because you feel like doing sales is shameless self-promotion Because you don't want to be “salesy” & and don’t know how to execute? If you identify with any of these statements, you have got to join us at this event so that you can transform your thinking into the *abundant selling* mode instead! Another scenario: maybe you don't dislike sales that much, but you aren't getting the kind of results you want. You have no shortage of energy & motivation to keep at it. On the back of your mind, though, you are starting to wonder if you might be missing something. Either way, getting the word out about your business is a crucial component to growing your business. I'm sure you agree. So why don't we tackle this once and for all? So, here's a thought: What if you no longer have to feel heavy about finding new customers & clients? It's a lot easier than you think without flashy tactics or gimmicks. And, we can work on it together. Would you give this a try? At this event, Tai (product pro), Hemma (digital products pro) & Maiko (service pro) will walk you through what *abundant selling* is, why this concept is important and how to implement it in your business right away. ***Special Gift*** There will be a gift for all attendees!!! RSVP today to save your spot! You will walk away with: 1. a realization that you can change your thinking about selling your offers & feel good about it. 2. an understanding of the key factors that can stand in your way of doing *abundant selling* 3. knowledge that none of what you actually offer matters & it’s about "relatability." 4. learning what you should work on first to implement this strategy & get results right away. 5. newly regained confidence that will move your business forward. Schedule: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Settling in & networking 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM Main Event 7:15 PM – 7:30 PM Q&A 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Networking *Note: Tickets are refundable up to 7 days before the event. Panelists: Hemma Haridin is a Healer and Entrepreneur. She is the author of "From Homeless to Healer: My Journey through Entrepreneurship, Awakening and Merging with my Higher Self." In her healing practice, she specializes in removing energetic blocks that are keeping you from launching your Start-up or Creative Venture. She is the Founder of the Ascended Entrepreneur Mastery School, an online Spiritual and Business Incubator for Awakened Entrepreneurs, which shows you how to bridge the gap between your spiritual practice and your business so you can change the planet and upgrade our civilization. Tai Odunsi is a "creative force" and a serial entrepreneur whose talents include: Product invention, Branding, Copywriting, Graphic Design, and Storytelling. Also known as the "Wizker Man" for his flagship razor bump brush, the Wizker. Tai is also the author of "Collabetition," which answers how we can better compete in the Creative Economy. He has also authored & illustrated the Young Adult novels: "Katrina and the Animals," and "The Land of Intuit, and Cupid's Academy." Tai is a Leo, has a fraternal twin brother, and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Maiko Sakai, the founder of Airtight Concepts, is a business growth strategy consultant a.k.a. secret weapon, confidant & silent partner to her 7-figure clients who are creative entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs with the desire to build a high-functioning, profit-generating piece of machine. As a self-proclaimed “Queen of Counterintuitive Strategies,” she provides effective but not-so-conventional strategies to boost sustainable profitability by utilizing both quantitative & qualitative assessments. She earned her MBA from Johnson School of Management, Cornell University. www.maikosakai.com

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  • How I Built My 7 Figure Business with No Funding - a panel discussion event

    How I Built My 7 Figure Business with No Funding - A Panel Discussion If you are reading this, you have a big vision & the desire to build your own empire. I bet your ultimate goal is to grow your business into a multiple 7 figure business & beyond. Am I right so far? Then you are in the right place! The best way to learn how to get there is to listen to those who have achieved what you are after. Think about it - if you haven't generated 7 figures in your business (yet), you wouldn't know what it takes to get there & how that makes you feel, right? This is why I am super pumped to have you at this event as part of the Growth-Driven Entrepreneurs Meetup. There will be 4 guest speakers who will share their stories. Make no mistake, this is not going to be one of those sugar-coated "this is how I did it" storytelling sessions. Instead, this is more like taking a sneak peek at closed-door conversations lead by 7 figure entrepreneurs. Curious? OK then hit this RSVP button & reserve your seat right now! Schedule: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Settling in & networking 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM Main Event 7:15 PM – 7:30 PM Q&A 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Networking Guest Panelists (in alphabetical order): Lucky Gobindram is an innovation-driven technology executive with experience in full-life cycle product development, business strategy and team building. Lucky serves as EVP of CemtrexLabs and CemtrexVR, an NYC-based Creative Technology Lab that specializes in designing and building experiences for Web, Mobile, VR and AR, utilizing cutting-edge techniques in design, user experience and engineering. Lucky was previously nominated for the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business by the Asian American Business Development Center and gave a TedX talk on the Empathy of Easy Distribution. *** Karen Morales is a former Fortune 500 ad agency executive who now runs her own marketing consulting firm, Marketing Magnet. Prior to forming her own company, she spent 20 years and more than $250M dollars in marketing funds growing global brands like Delta Air Lines, American Express, Fidelity Investments, and Panasonic. Drawing on real-life experience – a debilitating disease, divorce, and single parenting while growing a successful seven-figure business - and her big-business expertise, Karen helps companies improve their marketing and sales without the need for big-corporation funds. *** Melissa Pharr is an online business coach for female entrepreneurs who are so ready to create an online following, position themselves as an expert, and create a global online business that attracts consistent clients, generates consistent revenue, and makes an impact that fulfills and motivates them. She lives in New York City with her partner and LOVES anything business and online marketing related and is honored to be serving and guiding women online entrepreneurs from all over the world with her products, programs, and coaching services. *** Luisa Zhou is the creator of the Employee to Entrepreneur system, which teaches people how to leave their day job and start their own six-figure plus business working for themselves. She’s helped hundreds of students, including health and business coaches, designers, copywriters, and consultants, and shown them how to launch businesses that generate anywhere from 30K to 100K in a matter of months. She has appeared in numerous online and print publications including Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Success magazine, and more. A graduate of Princeton University, Luisa majored in electrical engineering and minored in robotics. Before starting her own business, she worked as an International Space Station engineer for Boeing, a mobile payments start-up co-founder, and a digital advertising manager. She lives in New York City with her husband.

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  • [Free Live Online Training] Wait-List Your Clients: Unlock Your Perfect Niche

    Did you miss the last session in April? No worries. I am running this training again after some incredible rave reviews! If you haven't been able to come to our physical events yet, this is a great opportunity to get a taste of what it's like to be part of Growth-Driven Entrepreneurs community. Read the description below & sign up here: http://bit.ly/2GXRnS5 Once you get there, you can pick one of these time slots: May 22nd at 4PM EST May 22nd at 9PM EST May 23rd at 1PM EST If you’ve been running your business for some time, you would probably agree that running a business comes with a high level of ambiguity… What if having a built-in *predictability* in your business is totally possible? Wouldn’t that be great?! Here’s the secret: There is a way to make it happen with less time & less effort. All you need is a bit of mindset shift to open yourself up for the new concept using this 3-Step Formula so that you can *Wait-List* your clients. But… I get it. There is so much confusion & skepticism when it comes to defining a niche for your business. You might have had thoughts like, "How in the world will niching my services down bring more customers to my business?! It makes no sense!" "We don't want to be known for just one thing... we don't want to be pigeonholed..." "Influencers & experts are saying not to niche down... Who's right?!" If your goal is to line up clients who truly value your service (and won't question you every step of the way), you don't want to miss this training session. We are going to demystify what niche means, what it doesn't mean & how to go about it the right way. After this session, you'll no longer be wasting your time randomly testing business development ideas or constantly chasing down new tactics & strategies that others claim "work like a magic." (You know how that goes). RSVP here RIGHT NOW (click here to sign up: http://bit.ly/2GXRnS5) and we'll take care of the rest. Once you RSVP, we'll remind you when to log on, how to prep, etc. Easy, right? Who will benefit the most from this training session? Service business owners who have a sales track record for 15 months+. This training, Wait-List Your Clients works the best for businesses with some traction. If you are a visionary CEO & founder with the desire to build a high-functioning, profit-generating machine, this is for you. What you will master: 1. Why generic descriptions like "one-stop shop" or "all-in-one solution" are not good enough to cut through the noise in 2019. 2. What the most common misconceptions & points of skepticism are surrounding the concept of *niching-down*. 3. How to use the Niche Diagram to find your True North & prepare for the possibility of not hitting the bull's eye. 4. What the high-value questions are that you should be asking yourself & your team while implementing this strategy. 5. Real life examples of how this works that will shock you. This training will be jam-packed with *implementable* values. I can’t wait to share the battle-tested strategy with you! See you at the session! Maiko Sakai, Organizer of GDEWW

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  • The Killer Message: Create Messaging That Resonates & Converts...Every Time

    The Killer Message: How to Create Messaging That Resonates & Converts...Every Time Some of the greatest ideas to ever happen…won’t. Why? Bad messaging. The thing is, amazing offerings and good intentions don’t create messaging that resonates. What’s worse? Conventional wisdom means you might be using old messaging approaches that not only no longer work...they repel the very people you want to attract. Thing is, buyers of anything have changed. If you haven’t adapted your message to suit them, what you throw out to the world is instantly underwhelming. That means your message...and your business...fall flat. There’s good news. Messaging doesn’t have to be so tough. In this session, we’ll explore why your audience has changed and what you can do about it. In other words...how to create messaging that resonates...every time. You’ll learn: Why conventional wisdom when it comes to messaging is so wrong The three attributes of killer messaging Three simple questions that can reframe your brain and make your message more clear The typical barrier to more compelling messages...and how to get past it Why persuasion tactics are no longer the best way to compel action...and what to do instead And more tips and tricks...all wrapped up in 2 hrs of fun! ***BONUS! On-the-fly examples, tear-downs, and more...*** OK….so you may be wondering. Is this event right for me? Well...it is meant for: Entrepreneurs Coaches Anyone with a product or service who wants to better connect with their buying audience... If this is you, and you’ll be in or near Brooklyn on the evening of May 7...STOP. ON. BY. What attendees are saying: “Maiko's events are very dynamic and personal. I wasn’t afraid to speak up and took away several concrete action steps. I’ve been to other events where I forget it the minute I walk out the door, but this event was different and very helpful." Schedule: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Check-in 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM Masterclass 7:15 PM – 7:30 PM Q&A 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Networking Additional Note: *Tickets are non-refundable.* Instructor: Zach Messler Some of the greatest ideas to ever happen………won’t. Why? Bad messaging. That’s where Zach Messler comes in. Zach’s the messaging guy. And, he can help you know what to say and how to say it so you make a bigger impact on the world…and your wallet. Dive in deeper at zachmessler.com. Interviewer: Maiko Sakai Maiko Sakai, the founder of Airtight Concepts, is a business growth strategy consultant a.k.a. secret weapon, confidant, advisor & silent partner to her 7-figure clients who are creative entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs. She also organizes a Meetup group, Growth-Driven Entrepreneurs Worldwide. As a self-proclaimed “Queen of Counterintuitive Strategies,” she provides effective but not-so-conventional strategies to boost sustainable profitability for her clients’ businesses by utilizing both quantitative & qualitative assessments. Originally from Yokohama, Japan, Maiko considers herself a New Yorker, loves ethnic foods of all kinds, and is a sucker for ultra-contemporary design & exotic houseplants. She earned her MBA from Johnson School of Management, Cornell University. Find out more: www.maikosakai.com

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  • Free Online Session: How to Define + Refine Your Niche to Attract More Customers

    Did you miss the last session? No worries. Sign-up for the upcoming one on April 24th at 4PM EST. The link is: http://bit.ly/2U6r2px Free Online Training: How to Define + Refine Your Niche to Attract More Customers There is so much confusion & skepticism when it comes to defining a niche for your business. Do you agree? "How in the world will niching my services down bring more customers to my business?! It makes no sense!" "We don't want to be known for just one thing... we don't want to be pigeonholed..." "Influencers & experts are saying not to niche down... Who's right?!" If your goal is to find more customers who truly value your service (and won't question you every step of the way), you don't want to miss this training session. We are going to demystify what niche means, what it doesn't mean & how to go about it the right way. After this session, you'll no longer be wasting your time randomly testing business development ideas or constantly chasing down new tactics & strategies that others claim "work like a magic." (You know how that goes). RSVP here RIGHT NOW, and we'll take care of the rest. Easy, right? Who will benefit the most from this training session? Service business owners who have a sales track record for 18 months+. This training, Defining & Refining Your Niche works the best for businesses with tractions. If you are a visionary CEO & founder with the desire to build a high-functioning, profit-generating machine, this is for you. What you will master: 1. Why descriptions like "one-stop shop" or "all-in-one solution" are not good enough to cut through the noise in 2019. 2. What the most common misconceptions & points of skepticism are surrounding the concept of *niching-down*. 3. How to use the Niche Diagram to find your True North & prepare for the possibility of not hitting the bull's eye. 4. What the high-value questions are that you should be asking yourself & your team while implementing this strategy. 5. Real life examples of how this works that will shock you. See you online!

  • Free Online Session: How to Define + Refine Your Niche to Attract More Customers

    Free Online Training: How to Define + Refine Your Niche to Attract More Customers There is so much confusion & skepticism when it comes to defining a niche for your business. Do you agree? "How in the world will niching my services down bring more customers to my business?! It makes no sense!" "We don't want to be known for just one thing... we don't want to be pigeonholed..." "Influencers & experts are saying not to niche down... Who's right?!" If your goal is to find more customers who truly value your service (and won't question you every step of the way), you don't want to miss this training session. We are going to demystify what niche means, what it doesn't mean & how to go about it the right way. After this session, you'll no longer be wasting your time randomly testing business development ideas or constantly chasing down new tactics & strategies that others claim "work like a magic." (You know how that goes). RSVP here RIGHT NOW, and we'll take care of the rest. Once you RSVP, we'll remind you when to log on, how to prep, etc. Easy, right? Who will benefit the most from this training session? Service business owners who have a sales track record for 18 months+. Defining & refining your niche works the best for businesses with tractions. If you are a visionary CEO & founder with the desire to build a high-functioning, profit-generating machine, this is for you. What you will master: 1. Why descriptions like "one-stop shop" or "all-in-one solution" are not good enough to cut through the noise in 2019. 2. What the most common misconceptions & points of skepticism are surrounding the concept of *niching-down*. 3. How to use the Niche Diagram to find your True North & prepare for the possibility of not hitting the bull's eye. 4. What the high-value questions are that you should be asking yourself & your team while implementing this strategy. 5. Real life examples of how this works that will shock you. How this "online training" works: Once you RSVP, we will send you the instructions and the link to join the training.

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  • Test Your Messaging: Craft Your Message that Attracts More Customers

    Let Like-Minded Business Owners Help You Craft Your Messaging for Your Offers + Attract More Customers "So, what do you do?" We all roll our eyes when we hear this question. I'm sure you do, too. Then you move on to say a little pitch you prepared. Then you realize the person who asked you this very question isn't paying attention to what you are saying because he(she) is too busy thinking about his(her) own darn pitch... It's a complete waste of time. But instead, what if you can craft your messaging that is so *drool-worthy* that he(she) will forget about what he(she) is about to tell you & ask, "Wow, can you tell me more?" Right now, you want this more than anything for your business. Well, you, my friend, is in the right place. On March 12th, we are going to do a little "messaging critique party" because the best way to test your messaging - whether that is effective - is to share yours in front of a bunch of like-minded people. You agree? OK then hit this RSVP button & reserve your seat right now! Who is this for? Business owners & entrepreneurs who are needing to gain more traction in their business. This interactive session will help you laser-focus on how to convey your services/products to the right target audience to get more customers. You will walk away with: 1. Thoughtful feedback from other participants, 2. A kind of networking experience that is genuine & intuitive, 3. Examples that you can incorporate in your messaging. (We'll give you a few.)

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  • Captivate Your Audience through Public Speaking Masterclass

    You may have given a presentation to a hand-full of people. Maybe you've been a guest lecturer once or twice. But are you ready to level up? When given the chance to speak to a large group, is your "Big Talk" ready to attract your ideal customers? Do you know how to handle your nerves and thrive under that pressure? When this opportunity arises, you will want to be prepared. On February 5th at the latest Growth Minded Entrepreneurs event, you will become prepared for this reality with the help of professional public speaking coach, Tricia Brouk (www.triciabrouk.com). Who is this for? This is a mini-workshop for entrepreneurs who are ready to learn how to give a great "Big Talk" which attracts their ideal customers and boosts their brand awareness. You will walk away with: 1. The pro tips for how to overcome the fear of public speaking, 2. How to write a captivating big talk. 3. Knowing what event organizers look for in speakers. What attendees are saying: “Maiko's events are very dynamic and personal. I wasn’t afraid to speak up and took away several concrete action steps. I’ve been to other events where I forget it the minute I walk out the door, but this event was different and very helpful." Schedule: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Check-in 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM Masterclass 7:15 PM – 7:30 PM Q&A 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Networking Additional Note: *Tickets are non-refundable.* Instructor: Tricia Brouk Tricia is an award-winning director, writer, choreographer and speaker. She is a producer of TEDX events and specializes in helping others become fearless speakers. She has choreographed Black Box on ABC, The Affair on Showtime, Rescue Me on Fox, and John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes, where she was awarded a Golden Thumb Award from Roger Ebert. And the series she directed, Sublets, won Best Comedy at the Vancouver Web-Festival. She’s written two musicals, a play, a sitcom pilot, and a feature film. The documentary short she directed and produced This Dinner is Full was official selection at The New York Women in Film and Television Short Festival, as well as the New York City Independent Film Festival. She curates and hosts the Speaker Salon in NYC, Speakers Who Dare, The Big Talk her podcast on iTunes and directs and produces The Big Talk Over Dinner, a new web series. She coaches and directs speakers who want to take things to the next level with a Big Talk of their own. Find out more: http://www.thebigtalknyc.com/ & www.triciabrouk.com Interviewer: Maiko Sakai Maiko Sakai, the founder of Airtight Concepts, is a business growth strategy consultant a.k.a. secret weapon, confidant, advisor & silent partner to her 7-figure clients who are creative entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs. She also organizes a Meetup group, Growth-Driven Entrepreneurs Worldwide. As a self-proclaimed “Queen of Counterintuitive Strategies,” she provides effective but not-so-conventional strategies to boost sustainable profitability for her clients’ businesses by utilizing both quantitative & qualitative assessments. Originally from Yokohama, Japan, Maiko considers herself a New Yorker, loves ethnic foods of all kinds, and is a sucker for ultra-contemporary design & exotic houseplants. She earned her MBA from Johnson School of Management, Cornell University. Find out more: www.maikosakai.com/welcome

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  • 7 Deadly Sins to Avoid While Creating a Massive Shift in Your Business

    ***Please Note: This is a small masterclass & space is extremely limited. If you are unable to make it to the class, please notify me in advance so that someone else can join.*** Who's best suited for this workshop? 1. If you’ve been in your current business for min. 18 months and/or have legitimate sales track record. 2. If your gut tells you that you are at a crossroads with your business, but you have been contemplating what to do next (for some time.) 3. If you want to gain more traction to scale your business. 4. If you want to refocus on what matters most in your life. 5. If you’re tired of working your tail off, thinking there's got to be a better way to go about your business. I've witnessed my fair share of heartbreaking efforts made by my clients to get to where they are (multiple 7 figure businesses.) What I know and teach isn't just for these people. Actually, clients in 5 figure & 6 figure businesses benefit the most. Why? It's simple. Just by getting your hands on the secrets I share in this workshop, you can avoid the same mistakes others have made, meaning you can cut to the chase with no time or resources wasted in order to create a transformational business. Sounds good? If you know a bit about me, you can safely assume that these 7 deadly sins are nothing like what you would find in typical business listicles. No fluff. Just counterintuitive, but highly effective insights that will blow your mind. Also, just to make sure you will maximize your chance of success, there will be some quick bursts of useful exercises to get your new brain cells going. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions. ([masked]) I hope to see you there!

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