When you join the Online Business Accelerator, you'll go from just wanting more to knowing exactly what to do.
Our program jump-starts your online identity, and includes:
By application only – Payment plans available – Enrollment limited
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"Think about your biggest dreams. What do you dream about in terms of your teaching? And then think about the barriers between you and that dream.
The Online Business Accelerator is going to help you get over those barriers.
Joining OBA was an easy "yes" for me!"
- Mick @ The Viola Pro
"I think creating an online presence would have been a struggle for me without OBA.
It was really helpful for me to have you there encouraging me every step of the way."
- Adam @ Adam Fisher Creative
"Speaking to a camera and learning the ins and outs of how to frame my ideas in a way that's understood easily ONLINE was something I really didn't understand before OBA."
- Mike @ The Trumpet Lab
"I'm proud that I got over my tech fears. Also, I had absolutely no email list or even the notion that I needed one before I came to OBA.
I also found a great new colleague inside the program and we put together a workshop that I'm really proud of!"
- Cara @ In-Tune Artistry
"Chris and Mandy are experts of online businesses and powerhouses of support, and they’re generous with their knowledge, resources, time, and energy. They showed me that the skills I learned in the practice room will help me with anything else I want to do or create.
Not only has Online Business Accelerator pushed me beyond my comfort zone to start my business, but it changed my mindset and outlook for my future!"
- Kat, Flutist, Yoga Instructor, Co-Founder of "The Total Shift Yoga and Sound Bath"
"When I started Chris’s OBA course, I only had a vague idea of the online business I wanted to create. I had very few technical skills and a lot of fear of technology. Within five months, I now have a viable business, a website, and a detailed plan of how to run my business and gain clients.
I have learned so much in this course and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to step into the online business space."
- Gloria, Cellist, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Founder of "Audition Confidential"
"It’s hard to fully to explain the impact of working with Chris on my life as a performer, an entrepreneur, and as a person.
Taking the "leap of faith” to have a coach and join OBA, especially during a time in my life when it didn’t really seem possible, was one of the most important decisions I’ve ever made.."
Katie, Flutist, Co-Founder of "The Band Director's Survival Guide"
Remember that one thing that people always tell you you’re really good at (apart from playing)?
Maybe it’s audition coaching, teaching a specific method book, or showing high school students how to play string quartets.
Whatever it is, THAT special skill is your superpower.
When you figure out how to bring that skill online, you can find your perfect audience and help them in ways you never dreamed of.
It's not easy, but you are more than capable. And there's never been a better time to start than right now.
People who join the Online Business Accelerator will learn how.
Founder, Honesty Pill Inc.
Christopher Still is a trumpet player with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Originally, he founded Honesty Pill to help him reach the students who would most benefit from his advice, no matter where they lived. Two years later, he has mastered the ins and outs of online business for musicians, and enjoys helping his musician colleagues create more satisfying, profitable careers.
Founder, Take My Face Off
Amanda McIntosh is a clarinet player-turned-entrepreneur. She's worked in the world of business for over two decades and consulted with numerous Fortune 500 companies. Her startup, Take My Face Off, creates environmentally friendly alternatives to face wipes and cotton balls. Her products have been sold in some of the world’s best stores and have been recognized by most major women’s publications. Amanda loves helping fellow creatives turn their ideas into profit.
Founder, The Think Farm
The Think Farm is a design studio and consultancy that cultivates brand identity and related visual messaging that communicate the essence and unique vision of entrepreneurs, cultural organizations, and government organizations. With a fine art background, owner Helen Kim specializes in project management, art direction, and concept implementation. Past and current clients include the City of Santa Monica, Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce, Herbalife, various Los Angeles County Departments, Take My Face Off, Inc., and the Vincent Price Art Museum.
Helen’s additional superpowers include catching spiders with her bare hands.
"Chris' guidance in OBA made me a better musician, helped me achieve many goals I had considered unlikely or impossible, and helped me realize a three year dream of starting an education company, Band Director's Survival Guide. Chris and Mandy are a breath of fresh air in a hyper-competitive industry, and they want you to succeed."
Matt Richards, Co-Founder of "The Band Director's Survival Guide" and Principal Percussion, Missouri Symphony
"All of my concerts across the world were instantly cancelled, and I needed to come up with a plan of action for my future. OBA was the ideal thing for me––our supportive community met weekly in our group sessions, I had intensive one-on-one coaching, and it even helped me focus on areas that I never even imagined, covering every detail of creating my business. I am so grateful to Chris and Amanda for this program, and I would do it again in a heartbeat!”
Anna Maria Mendieta, Solo Harpist and Principal Harpist with the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera
Here are the four pillars of the Online Business Accelerator
What's the one thing you're really, really good at? The thing you wish you could do all of the time?
What do you have to offer? Who do you want to serve? What do you stand for or against?
How does this become a business? What tech do you need to make it work?
Going live (with training wheels). Support for problems, mistakes. Learning to make it work on your own.
Participants also get unlimited access the Honesty Pill suite of tools and live events:
We’ll have weekly deep dive meetings covering topics like:
A typical week of the program includes a two-hour training call on Monday, a two-hour office hours session on Thursday or Friday, a video lesson or worksheet uploaded to the group website, in addition to a lot of discussion and questions posted in the group.
Our last OBA included logo designs and custom websites. This time, we're going even further and providing copywriting for email sequences, your website, a landing page, a lead magnet, as well as social media strategy for the duration of the program.
Customized websites usually cost between $3,000-15,000. Such websites are usually powerful but are often created on complicated platforms that are hard for non-experts to tweak.
Copywriting for emails, your website, and landing pages can cost thousands and thousands of dollars per month. You get this for free.
Experienced social media strategy often costs $2000 or more per month. We include it.
Lead magnets are powerful tools for building an audience, but hiring an expert to design one can cost thousands We work with you to create one during the program.
OBA is a powerful incubator, and we shoulder a lot of the work for our clients during the program. The goal is to show and TEACH you how to do it for yourself.
Once you leave, we don't want you to have to rely on expensive services to manage your business. We want to build the skills that allow you to do it on your own.
I can show you how to turn your hard-earned talents into real, regular income – by growing an online business to bring you success and security in an unpredictable world.
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Most musicians' websites don't "convert." They have an “about” page, a contact form, and maybe a performance calendar, but they don’t have a way to deliver actual content or process payments.
We're partnering with the amazing agency, The Think Farm, for logo development and website designs.
Already have a website or logo you like? No problem. Participants who already have websites or logos will receive customized graphic design support. This may include social media "skins," email templates, or branded PDFs (e.g., lead magnets).
Participants will be responsible for submitting photos, bios, and other materials for inclusion in the website.
Still stressed out about tech, branding and websites? OBA has got your back!
-Jen Sincero, author, You Are a Badass
You'll never know what could have been if you don't step outside your comfort zone. We're not scary. Give us a call.