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, Nov 5 - Nov 30 or Jan 28 - Feb 22
Month 2: Goal Breakdown & Timeline Scheduling: Weeks 5-8, Dec 3 - Dec 28 or Feb 25 - March 22
Month 3: Finances, Cashflow: Weeks 9-12, Dec 31 - Jan 25 or March 25 - April 19
Month 4: Market Analysis & Marketing Plan: Weeks 13-16, Jan 28-Feb 22 or April 22 - May 17
Month 5: Expanding Market Analysis: Weeks 17-20, Feb 25-March 22 or May 20 - June 14
Month 6: Systems, Review & Refine: Weeks 21-24, March 25-April 19 or June 17 - July 12
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Where do we find our materials?
How do I book my 1:1 call with Sarah?
If your cohort started in Nov. 2018, here is the link to book your calls.
If your cohort started in Jan. 2019, here is the 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 co-working 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 co-working/workshop 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.
3- Outside of us answering questions and talking at you, this time is meant to help you set aside a few focused hours to get that work done. We know, as distance collaborators ourselves, sometimes it’s nice to be held accountable for the work by having another person “on the line.” We’re also there for you in real time, which means those hiccups will be sorted quickly.
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 :)