The Growth & Profit 6-Month Business Accelerator

Because nobody built their empire with a cookie-cutter plan

Get the guidance you need to create predictable income, a steady flow of clients, and a thriving business that is truly and uniquely YOURS.

The Growth & Profit 6-Month Business Accelerator

Because nobody built their empire with a cookie-cutter plan

Get the guidance you need to create predictable income, a steady flow of clients, and a thriving business that is truly and uniquely YOURS.

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Owning a business is nothing like you imagined…

Expectations

    • The flexibility to choose how you work and when. (Errands at 11am on a Tuesday just because you can? Yes.)
    • Making a real impact with your skills and feeling good about what you do.
    • Never having to ask for a raise again and earning great money doing work you love.

Reality

    • More early starts, late finishes, and hours in front of a computer screen than you ever thought possible.
    • Saying yes to jobs, clients and tasks you hate… because bills are a real thing.
    • Achieving consistent cash flow feels like chasing a mirage, and you’re not even sure where to begin.

And, if we’re being honest here…

Your new boss kinda sucks.

She’s got you staying up late, barely sleeping, running on fumes and desperate to make this thing work, and in the meantime…

You’re searching everywhere for the information and answers you need to grow:

  • You’re hoovering up all the blogs, FB groups, 5-day challenges, and free “masterclasses” you can get your hands on (yup, never getting those hours back)…
  • You’re following all the online gurus everybody worships, but you can’t seem to make their advice stick (and most of it feels gross anyway)…
  • You’ve signed up for enough online courses to fund another college degree (how many you’ve actually *finished* is a whole other story)…

… And if someone tries to call you a #BadassBossBabe one more time, there’s a 72% chance you’re gonna slap somebody.

Making money from your skills was supposed to be simple… right?

Instead you’re drowning in an ocean of ideas, templates, 6-figure blueprints and insta-stories — and you can’t seem to separate the wheat from the digital chaff.

You set out to build something that allows you to earn a living and make an impact, on your terms…

Yet somehow you’ve put together a business using strategies that work for other people, but they sure as hell aren’t working for you.

In short?

You’ve accidentally created a Franken-biz.

FRANKEN-BIZ

noun

What happens when you piece together a business using guesses, misguided advice, online courses and freebies, and a plan that works for someone else but not you; one that feels totally disconnected from the way you want to work, live, and make money.

Synonyms: soul-sucker, happiness-destroyer, and/or: total shit show

Example: “Jane accidentally built a Franken-biz and now she hasn’t worn real pants in over 8 months, works until 11pm even on weekends, and says she has nightmares about some guy called Gary Vee. We’re thinking of holding an intervention for her.”

Here are some more signs you’ve got a Franken-biz on your hands…

 

  • You’re constantly stressed about money, your prices, and where your next client is coming from…
  • The questions you have are endless“Do I need a niche, and how do I do it? Which strategy is right for me? Where should I focus next and what’s a total waste of my time…?
  • Growing your business feels like a chore, and you can’t seem to find a marketing or sales strategy that feels good and works…
  • You feel lost because you’re not sure how to find your ideal clients and how to get them to notice you (and — pay you)…
  • You’re exhausted by how much time and energy your business is taking from you and your family…
  • Something just feels ‘off” about your packages and services — but you’re not sure what it is…

When you’re running a Franken-biz, the emotional roller coaster is REAL

You’re bouncing between feeling anxious, overwhelmed, hopeful, let down, ashamed and fed the F* up…

And on the crappiest days, you wonder whether you’re really cut out for this. ( ← I call that voice “asshole brain”, and it is RELENTLESS.)

Oh, and spoiler alert:
you are SO cut out for this.

You’re here because you don’t want to give up on this business on yourself…

And you feel it in your gut — if you just had a plan that made sense, you could make this thing work.

Because with the right plan, you could have…

  • The income and stability you want without doing work you hate, feeling like a tacky online marketer, or selling your soul just to make a buck.
  • The clarity and confidence that comes from knowing exactly where to focus in order to move your business forward.
  • Some freakin’ balance in your life and time for yourself again, because you’ve got a business that doesn’t just pay the bills and then some — but it actually *feels* good too.

So let’s make it happen.

I’m Stephanie Hayes, and if we haven’t met before…

I believe you can have ANYTHING you want.

 

Cliché? Not even close.

It’s simply what happens when you clarify what you want and create a plan to make it happen.

And that’s EXACTLY what you and I are going to create together. (No woo-woo manifesting magic required.)

I’m Stephanie Hayes, and if we haven’t met before…

I believe you can have ANYTHING you want.

 

Cliché? Not even close.

It’s simply what happens when you clarify what you want and create a plan to make it happen.

And that’s EXACTLY what you and I are going to create together. (No woo-woo manifesting magic required.)

I’m a business design strategist, which is a fancy way of saying I’m a business coach who specializes in helping people grow and scale their dream business…

… Not just ANY business — but a business that is structured with the sole purpose of supporting you in living your life the way YOU want to live it.

I’m talking about:

  • The income you earn
  • The offers you create
  • The clients you work with
  • How you work with them
  • And everything in between (← not an exaggeration. I’m about to get all up in your business, in the best way possible.)

I’ve been at this for over 20 years and it’s safe to say…

I’ve seen and done it all.

Read the full backstory...

After 10 years of working with and for startups, I started my first “real” business (meaning I invested very real money) with my partner in 2007—a boutique software consulting firm.

By most definitions, I was a success… but running a business on my own was hard. I knew only how to keep going, ramping up everywhere to try and stay above water. If things got tough, I’d just work more hours.

(Sound familiar?)

During this time, I birthed two babies, and could see burnout on the horizon as it got harder and harder to keep the pace.

I couldn’t do it anymore. I tried to power through the fatigue and the gnawing feeling that something wasn’t right, but it just wasn’t working. I was pinned against the wall and had to admit that this work was no longer supporting my vision or my goals.

I was so emotionally invested in what I was building that I never stopped to ask, “Is this right?”

I took a step back, and finally said, “There’s nothing more to do. This is not what success feels like.”

And so I rebuilt. Piece by piece, I decided that I was going to build a business that worked for me.

To fast-forward you through the past 10 years, a lot has changed since then. I’ve consulted with companies big and small that needed help finding traction. I’ve led University-level entrepreneurship programs and have coached countless small business owners through every business crisis you could imagine.

Put simply, small business owners now come to me to help them grow and scale because of my experience, education and pragmatic optimism. (Remember how I said you can have anything you want, as long as you have a plan and work it?)

I want to share what I know with you, but I also want more: I want to get beside you and grow this thing with you over the next six months.

If you’re willing to take the leap together… the business you want is within your reach.

And it’s closer than you think.

This isn’t a rags to riches story — you’ve seen enough of those — but I’ve been exactly where you are.

I have felt the intense frustration of a business that isn’t working or growing like it should be.

I know what it’s like to feel that you’re failing yourself, your dreams, and the people who need you.

And I also know how it feels to keep going.

To not give in. To keep showing up. To go after your vision relentlessly, because you can’t imagine a life where you gave it anything less.

You have all the grit you need and more to make this work. You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t.

And when your business is properly aligned for who you are and what you want… it won’t feel like such a slog in the first place.

So, the antidote to a Franken-biz?

A pivot and a plan.

“I have a plan and it’s working”

When I started working with Steph, I was making money but felt completely exhausted and wasn’t loving my work. Since then, I’ve more than doubled my rates and I’m working in a way that feels great, with clients I love — and it’s because Steph believed in my skills and what I bring to the table, then she helped me build a strategy to support it.

Steph will gently push you to be braver, bolder, and most importantly, to do it in a way that never compromises on your values. She is like a lighthouse, always guiding you when you’re feeling lost, stranded or stuck.

I like my business now. I’m excited about what’s ahead. I’m not exhausted anymore. And I love that Steph is in my corner, figuring it out with me, every step of the way. I have a plan and it’s working.

~ Natalie Taylor
Copywriter & Launch Strategist, The Missing Ink

It’s time to flip the middle finger to Franken-biz syndrome…

I want to give you EVERYTHING you need to nurture and grow a business that works for you.

This is your invitation to apply for:

THE GROWTH & PROFIT BUSINESS ACCELERATOR

A 6-month small group coaching program and a guided pathway towards consistent clients, sustainable income, and a business you actually enjoy

Even if you’re not totally sure what that business looks like yet

Spend 6 months with me and you’ll get:

 

  • A real-deal business growth and profit gameplan, custom engineered for you and your business
  • My eyes and advice on your business every single week, to make sure you execute and stay on track
  • The accountability, structure and tools you need to take action and see this thing through

Here’s how it breaks down…

MONTH 1: ALIGNMENT

Week 1 Live Training

Week 2 Group Coaching Call

Week 3 Guest Expert

Michael Knouse, The Startup Sessions

Week 4 Group Coaching Call

MONTH 2: YOUR OFFERS

Week 1 Live Training

Week 2 Group Coaching Call

Week 3 Guest Expert

Natalie Taylor, The Missing Ink

Week 4 Group Coaching Call

MONTH 3: YOUR MONEY

Week 1 Live Training

Week 2 Group Coaching Call

Week 3 Guest Expert

Lynne Somerman, The Wiser Miser

Week 4 Group Coaching Call

MONTH 4: MARKETING & SELLING

Week 1 Live Training

Week 2 Group Coaching Call

Week 3 Guest Expert

Jackie Johnstone, JackieJohnstone.com

Week 4 Group Coaching Call

MONTH 5: SYSTEMS & PROCESSES

Week 1 Live Training

Week 2 Group Coaching Call

Week 3 Guest Expert

Meg Casebolt, Megabolt Digital

Week 4 Group Coaching Call

MONTH 6: WORK SCHEDULING

Week 1 Live Training

Week 2 Group Coaching Call

Week 3 Guest Expert

Shannon Egan, Ishiki Insights

Week 4 Group Coaching Call

“I’m making more profit in less time. It’s been nothing short of transformational.”

I began working with Stephanie because I wasn’t sure about the long term viability of my business model. It wasn’t profitable enough and felt like I was doing too many things at once to make it really work. I was scattered and stressed.

From the first conversation, Steph gave me direct advice that helped me right away. She helped me niche down, identify my real customers, and create services that worked for me and helped me stand out in my market.

Today, I’m making more profit in less time, my marketing is so much easier, and I see a bright and clear path forward.

Hiring Steph forced me to grow up as a business owner. She helped me design a plan, made sure I stuck to it, and then caught me when I tried to slip backwards. It’s been nothing short of transformational.

~ Lynne Somerman
Financial Strategist & Coach, The Wiser Miser

This wouldn’t be a sales page if I didn’t also
have a killer bonus for you…

BONUS

3 x 30-minute S.O.S. calls with Steph

At any point in the program, you can schedule up to THREE 30-minute phone calls with me. Completely one-on-one. Whether you need me to coach you through a crisis, map out a big idea, or just help you get unstuck, we’ll figure it out together.

Consider these calls your first port of call if things get a little bumpy along the way. Spend 30 minutes with me and we’ll calm the freak-out (it’s one of my special talents) and get you back on track.

Apply for the Growth and Profit Accelerator in less than 5 minutes:

As a reminder, you get:

 

  • 6 months of live training on the 6 pillars of my Growth & Profit Business Foundation
  • Bi-weekly group coaching calls
  • Monthly guest experts
  • Lifetime access to all of my custom tools to help you build and manage your plans
  • Engaged, intimate online community of hard-working business owners like yourself
  • BONUS: 3 x 30-minute S.O.S. calls with me

Get started for

$497

followed by 5 monthly payments of $497

OR

Pay in full

$2750

Save $220 off monthly payment plan

I’ll be reviewing all applications personally and reaching out to the right people to book a 100% no obligation call. We’ll speak about your goals for your business and whether the accelerator is the right move for you.

This program isn’t for everyone and spaces are limited to just 15 seats. I want this to be a perfect fit for you — and if it’s not, I’ll be the first to say if the accelerator isn’t the best place for you to be. I only want you to make this investment if we BOTH feel that this is right for you.

Here’s why our 6 months together will change everything:

  • THIS is NOT another program that leaves you to figure out the details on your own (or even worse… is all fluff). I’m right here to guide you through this, every single week.
  • This is NOT another program that gives you the bare minimum, followed by an upsell into a higher level mastermind or 1:1 coaching program (vom!). This is the same system I use with my 1:1 coaching clients and I’m holding nothing back.
  • THIS is NOT a “cookie cutter” business framework that someone slapped together in a flash of inspiration. This system has been battle-tested and refined over 20 years, and we’ll customize it just for you.
  • This is not a “get rich quick” blueprint or another #laptoplifestyle fantasy program. We’re going to show up, do the work, and build a business that feels good.

And one other thing…

I really do give a shit. I’m heavily invested in your success and want to be involved every step of the way. Here’s what my clients are saying about that…

“It’s like having a confidante and mentor on my team.”

“Steph is always there to come alongside me and help me feel supported, while also cutting through the noise in my head to getting down to the nitty-gritty of what needs to be done to solve the problem.

She has an innate ability to cut through the bullshit by asking the right questions AND giving actionable advice I can put into play right away.”

Brit Kolo, MarketingPersonalities.com

Let’s talk about guarantees…

This is the part of the page where I’m supposed to offer a money-back, risk-free, “try-it-and-see” guarantee…

But that’s now how I roll. I don’t have a money-back guarantee, but I do have a promise:

Because this is a two-way street. And we’ve both got skin in the game here. A lot of energy, effort and years have gone into creating the program and framework in front of you today.

That’s why, when you show up, I show up for you too. And when you do the work, this works.

Over the next 6 months, there won’t be a single week where you don’t feel guided, supported, and clear on what you’re supposed to be working on. What could you achieve with that kind of clarity, direct feedback and support? (I think you already know the answer.)

The Growth and Profit Framework has helped almost 100 entrepreneurs build a profitable business that works for them — and you can read some of their stories on this page.

So here’s my promise to you:

If you’re all in with your business — even if the business you want looks different than the one you’ve got right now — then I’m all in with you.

This is not a “buyers remorse” or “I got cold feet” guarantee, and refunds will not be granted if you decide to withdraw from the program. That’s because once you’re in, I’m giving you everything I’ve got to see you succeed. And if you’re struggling at any point during the program, I expect you to reach out and tell me so I can help you.

The only thing left to do is to take a few minutes to fill in your application below.

If it seems like you’re a fit for the program, we’ll arrange a 100% no-obligation call. You’ll get to know me, and ask me all the questions you need answers to so you can be sure that this is right for you.

And if it feels right for both of us? You’re in. We get to work — and then everything changes.

Still here? Let’s wrap this up with a #storytime moment…

A client recently shared a quote with me…

“Peace isn’t a feeling. It’s a correct ordering of your priorities.”

She continued…

“Steph, this is what you do for people. After our session, even before we hung up, I felt an incredible sense of relief. I felt peace. Because you helped me see how my priorities — my business — were misaligned. No wonder I was so overwhelmed and stressed out! I can’t thank you enough.”

Becca Dalrymple, 1123 Fitness

So if you’re still here, and you’re still overwhelmed about what to do next to get unstuck…

Then it’s time for us to work together to get your priorities in order.

It feels a lot like this…

 

  • The PEACE of knowing that every corner of your business is set up to support you in living and working the way YOU want to.
  • The CLARITY of knowing precisely where to focus your time and energy to get your business healthy, on track, and profitable.
  • The CONFIDENCE that comes from building the skills you need to generate a consistent income, with clients you love, doing work that has real meaning — every single month — without running your health into the ground.

My mission is to help you build mastery in each of the 6 areas that form the heartbeat of your business.

Your mission is to show up and work the plan that we’ll be creating together.

… Deal?

If ANYTHING on this page has spoken to you — and heck, if you’re still reading this, it must have — then take a moment to fill out the application form.

You don’t need to know if this program is right for you just yet. That’s what our conversation is for.

All you need to know is…

That you WANT things to be different than how they are right now

You’re WILLING to put in the effort to make the change happen

You’re READY to stop wasting time and money on things that aren’t working ( ← F* the funnels and insta-stories for now)…

… And you’re prepared to STEP UP for the help you need, so you can build a business that works instead.

Deep breath, and…

My mission is to help you build mastery in each of the 6 areas that form the heartbeat of your business.

Your mission is to show up and work the plan that we’ll be creating together.

… Deal?

If ANYTHING on this page has spoken to you — and heck, if you’re still reading this, it must have — then take a moment to fill out the application form.

You don’t need to know if this program is right for you just yet. That’s what our conversation is for.

All you need to know is…

That you WANT things to be different than how they are right now

You’re WILLING to put in the effort to make the change happen

You’re READY to stop wasting time and money on things that aren’t working ( ← F* the funnels and insta-stories for now)…

… And you’re prepared to STEP UP for the help you need, so you can build a business that works instead.

Deep breath, and…