Welcome! Here is an overview of the program schedule and some of the most frequently asked questions. Email your facilitator or Program@anchorandorbit.com with your own questions as they arise.
Month 0 & 1: Ideal Schedule & Discovery: Weeks 1-4
Month 2: Finances, Cashflow: Weeks 5-8
Month 3: Goal Breakdown & Timeline Scheduling: Weeks 9-12
Month 4: Market Analysis & Marketing Plan: Weeks 13-16
Month 5: Expanding Market Analysis: Weeks 17-20
Month 6: Systems, Review & Refine: Weeks 21-24
Technical & Assignment Issues: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where do we find our materials?
How do I book my 1:1 call with Sarah?
If your cohort started in Jan. 2019, here is the link to book your calls.
If your cohort started in July 2019, here is this link to book your calls.
If you have extenuating circumstances and none of the timeframes work for you, please email us.
When can I book a call? How many at a time?
It would be ideal for you to book all of your calls in advance. You have approximately 1 call per month (six throughout the program).
It’s better for everyone’s schedules to just get your call in there. We have a 48-hour cancellation policy, so please do let us know ASAP if you need to change the time or move the call completely.
How should I manage naming/keeping track of my assignments?
Rename as you wish (keeping the week and assignment numbers will help you navigate)
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What if I can’t attend all the group calls?
Please RSVP “Yes” to all calls and then let us know the day or two before if you aren't going to make it. We send out notes and a recording after the call which is especially useful if you miss a call.
How shall I prepare for the group calls?
A few things to think about:
1- We will start the call talking about what you might be working on, so if there’s any one time that you can make the call happen, come for the first 30-45 minutes.
2- Once we get through some explanations of the assignments at hand, we’ll field some questions. Prepare specific questions for us so we can jump right into getting you past the roadblocks and onto your work.
What is the group call etiquette?
We know life happens and we want everyone to feel comfortable, the following are our best practices after years of hosting group calls:
Please join us on time or as promptly as possible.
We usually open up the conference call 5-10 minutes before the start time and you're welcome to join us at that point.
We do give a 5 minute grace period to help those on the call get comfortable and wait for those who need a couple of extra minutes.
If you join after that grace period (which is totally fine! life happens!), please do not interrupt whoever is talking.
We will greet you when there is an appropriate lull.
And if possible, try to stay stationary (ie: don't walk around unless you must)
Signing in and out can be distracting and we want the space to feel comfortable and a safe place to share & learn.
I’m stuck OR I want my facilitator to look at a specific part of my assignment, how do I ask for that?
We love to help! Simply highlight the word or section that will help point us in the direction, create a “comment” and @ our email addresses. Program@anchorandorbit.com will be best. We have time set aside to review your work each week, but if there’s a time-sensitive section or specific question, we love to hear from you.
When will you read through my assignments?
We review your work within 48 hours of your ping. A ping can just let us know you’ve completed the assignment or can ask a question, or request specific feedback. If you don't ping us in your assignments, we have time set aside each week to review and strategize. If something is urgent, please feel free to email us.
Success is a squeaky wheel :)