You're excited, nervous, and possibly overwhelmed.
Get the support you need and deserve by joining the Bookstore Year One mastermind group!
The mastermind consists of a 12-week session (we'll meet over Zoom on Wednesdays from noon-1pm Eastern), offered three times a year with start dates in February, mid-May, and after Labor Day. The size of each session will be capped at a maximum of 6 stores. This mastermind is designed for new and newish bookstore owners with less than 3 years of store ownership under their belts (whether you started your store from scratch or took over a longstanding store). Each store may have both an owner and a manager participate.
The topics below are general topics I'm prepared to discuss, but we'll also have time to discuss whatever emergency du jour is overwhelming you that week. This flexibility is one of the main benefits of mastermind groups over courses.
Each session will cost $350 and can be purchased individually, or you can save $150 by purchasing three sessions up front!
Satisfaction guaranteed! Past mastermind attendees have found these sessions invaluable, but if you attend and don't find the program worth more than the cost, I will be happy to give you a full refund provided you give me honest feedback on how to provide more value going forward.
Our next 12-week session will start on September 14, 2022. Priority is given to current mastermind students; after that the session will fill on a first-come, first-serve basis. So go ahead and reserve your spot using the form below.
Values, mission, branding, your website, and your email strategy. You may already have your logo and other elements in place but this session will help you understand and organize the myriad of assets you'll need as you market your business going forward. The principles and guidelines you outline in this session will give you a strong foundation for making the complex decisions that bookstore owners confront on a daily basis.
Financial recordkeeping and inventory management overview. Includes POS systems, using Ingram Wholesale (esp. for special orders), creating a credit sheet and opening new vendor accounts, returns, calculating COGS, and doing a year-end physical inventory. We'll answer all the day-to-day "what's the best way to do X?" questions.
If you're not growing as fast as the economy in general, then you're actually losing ground. The bookstore is your baby, but going it alone for too long is a recipe for disaster. This session covers self-care strategies, education and networking opportunities, hiring/managing staff, and maximizing additional revenue streams like e-commerce, events, and services.
Step 1: Fill in the form.
Step 2: Pay via the link you are sent in the email.
I'm a bookstore owner and business coach. I founded Fiction Addiction in 2001 in Greenville, SC and started a bookstore coaching business in 2019. I'm a past president of the Southern Independent Booksellers Association and current dean of the Inventory Management Module of The Professional Bookseller School's Bookseller Certification program.
I learned so much from Jill Hendrix's Mastermind class - delegation and the importance of freeing up my time for higher level thinking, creating systems to work smarter not harder, and how to assess what events and projects are worth undertaking. I loved Jill's no-nonsense, action-oriented approach!
Owner, Bel Canto Books (Long Beach, CA)
I do much better if I have an accountability partner. I have a brand new power tool in my toolbox -- and her name is Jill Hendrix!"
Owner at Downtown Books, Manteo, NC
Jill's training on how to buy direct from publishers was great - extremely organized and helpful!
Owner of Book + Bottle, St. Petersburg, FL