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OUR NEXT WORKSHOP
In this month’s Speaker Series, we’re diving deep into product management. You’ve got a job booked, but how do you decide what to bring and what “extras” to send with your team just in case? Enter Tracy and Jen, two of my very own original Mastermind Group members! I know first hand what a wealth of information they have to share from their experiences building super successful organizing companies! Tracy will share her expertise on knowing which products to bring to a job – how much is enough? – as well as her tips for sourcing just the right containment choices for each job. Jen has a super organized warehouse and kit system that she will share with the group. You won’t want to miss her tips for managing products and tracking what gets sent to each job and what comes back.
Have you ever teetered on the edge of burnout? I know the feeling all too well, especially after the tumultuous year of Covid. I launched Systems by Susie in 2014, but it was in 2020 that we really hit our stride, growing from a team of 5 to 15 members in just a year. I was exhausted and overwhelmed from wearing all the business hats from inquiries to invoicing. Although I started this business out of a love for helping people and organizing homes, I now had to figure out how to operate a sustainable business so that I didn’t burn out.
I needed efficient systems for my business so that I wasn’t the only one doing everything. It required standardizing the way we did things, a whole host of new tech tools, and hiring the right people for the right roles. I had to let go in order to grow. It didn’t happen overnight, but once these systems were in place, my business ran smoothly and independently of me because we had clear systems and clear roles. When I reflect back on this growth stage of my business, I realize that it didn’t need to be so hard. If I had other pro organizers to learn from and share resources with, it would have been an entirely different experience. That’s why I created the Pro Organizers’ Speaker Series – to feature experts who can help guide the way so you can focus on what you love most: organizing.
Join our monthly workshops to get the knowledge you need
to grow and scale your business.
We’ll take deep dives into topics that matter most to pro organizers and invite guest speakers who are experts in that field to share their experiences with us. What’s included:
90-minute Workshop • Live Q&A • Done-for-You Digital Downloads • Video Replays + so much more!
Upcoming Speaker Series Topics
Team Support: Managing Products for Organization Jobs
March 18 @ 2-3:30pm EST
Tracy Bowers, Organize Simply
Jen Johnson, The Orderly Space
Pricing Pathways: Two
Approaches to Estimating
April 15 @ 2-3:30pm EST
Danielle Boerger, Simplify in Style
Beyond Organizing: Brand Partnerships with Home + Sort
May 13 @ 2-3:30pm EST
Brandie Larsen, Home + Sort
Ryan Eiesland, Home + Sort
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THREE APPROACHES TO INVENTORY MANAGEMENT – Get the full picture of options when it comes to inventory management in this speaker series. Susie Salinas, owner of Systems by Susie, keeps a partial stock of basics in a home garage and orders specialty items by the job. Liz Wann of Coastal Organizing Company keeps a warehouse full of inventory and also has company vans. Maria Baer of The Baer Minimalist keeps no stock at all! Join us for a conversation on the pros and cons of each approach, so you can decide which is best for you and your business.
KNOWING YOUR NUMBERS: RUN A PROFITABLE PRO ORGANIZING BUSINESS – In this speaker series, our guest experts share two different perspectives on how to know if you’re making money (and how much!) in your business. Melissa Leon of Two Sense Consulting discusses hiring an experienced bookkeeper and fractional CFO.
If your business is smaller, you’re going to love hearing how Lisa Smith of Simplified Studios does her own bookkeeping and figures out her profit per job with her own spreadsheet!
END OF YEAR REVIEW: LOOKING BACK TO PLAN AHEAD – Kat Schmoyer, of the KS Agency, is a busy entrepreneur who specializes in integration – helping business owners like you create routines and plans for daily life AND the big dreams you have. Scaling and optimizing, product launches and funnel strategies are all in her wheelhouse. Kat walks us through a look back at 2023, measuring your successes against the pillars of your business. With that information at hand, you can plan for 2024 so you can grow your business and increase your revenue.
HOW TO BUILD A TEAM THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU, RIGHT NOW – Jen Robin of Life in Jeneral generously shares her heart and expertise about growing a team of 30 and starting multiple companies. She knows the pros of cons of having a large team versus a small one. She’ll challenge you to think about big picture questions as well as these topics:
Hiring, Training, Policies, Employee Manuals, Team Culture, Employees vs. Contractors, Pros and Cons of Having a Team, Pay Rates & Reviews, and Design Fee for Sourcing Products
REFINING THE CLIENT WORKFLOW – This masterclass is all about how to process clients through a workflow that will make sure no one falls through the cracks! From a lead to the invoice – Katrina and Victoria will share their preferred CRM platforms and how they use them to maximize jobs and profits. Use their expertise to develop your own systems for onboarding, operations, and off-boarding clients. Learn how to automate sending proposals, signing contracts, scheduling appointments, reminders, forms (consultation, follow up, punch lists), and more.
Susie started Systems by Susie, her Professional Organizing business, in 2014 in Annapolis, Maryland. She now leads a team of 17 amazing women who allow her to help more clients and work fewer hours. She’s all about SYSTEMS, both in client’s homes and in her business. She has worked hard over the years to build a sustainable and successful organization business that relies on efficient systems and the hard work of her dedicated team members. She loves nothing more than connecting business owners to resources that help them grow and achieve their version of success.
I watched the speaker session and found it very helpful. I especially liked that there was ample time for Q&A’s. The speakers provided useful insights that were specific to running an organizing business. I’ll sign up for future sessions!
SIMPLI SORT ORGANIZING
Hi Susie! Just a note to tell you how much I loved the last speaker series. Having three different organizers share three different ways of handling the same thing was fabulous! Each strategy helped me tweak and improve my own process. Can’t wait for the next one!
ROOM FOR LIFE ORGANIZING
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Interested in a more intimate coaching experience with Susie and other pro organizers?
A Mastermind Group might be right for you.
Groups are currently closed. Our next groups start in July 2024.
- 15 Sessions over 5 Months (July-November 2024)
- 3 Meetings per Month:
- 1. Monthly Hot Seats: a time for sharing, advice, accountability, questions, and deep dives into current challenges
- 2. Monthly Topic Discussions: a time for everyone to share and swap resources on a set topic
- 3. Access to our Monthly Live Pro Organizers’ Speaker Sessions
- Meetings are 90 minutes from 10:00am-11:30am PST/1:00pm-2:30pm EST –or– 12:00pm-1:30pm PST/3:00-4:30pm EST depending on your group
- Curated groups with 5-7 people per group
- Limited to one organizer in each geographic area per group
- Private Community for connection and Q&A
- Access to our Resource Library (includes Documents and Meeting Recordings)
- Registration for the June 2024 Mastermind opens in May. Get on the wait list now!
SMALL CURATED GROUPS OF
highly driven and successful business owners
WHO WANT TO GROW AND SCALE TO THE NEXT LEVEL
“The mastermind group that Susie formed for our group has been AMAZING!
Getting insights from other likeminded organizers has given me the push I’ve needed to take my business to the next level. I loved their enthusiasm and encouragement when I started selling a product. I love that we reach out to each other when things go wrong with a client or employee. It’s a place I can go and always feel better knowing that I’m not alone, and able to get the advice I need. We have also had some amazing speakers that have been life changing for my business. I can’t recommend Systems by Susie’s mastermind group enough!”