Got an idea but you don’t know where to take it?

Think your business is ready to move to the next step?

Are you sitting on the next big thing?

Have an idea that’s suffering from neglect?

In need of a new adventure?

NEW DATES IN Nashville, TN October 2 & 3

If you said “yes” to any of those questions, it’s time to roundup your good ideas, take them to a roomful of creative thinkers, and see where they want to go next.

Early bird tuition is $199 (regular tuition is $249).
Space is limited so enroll as soon as possible.

Barbara Winter here. I’ve been fretting about a frustration that I’ve seen in folks on their Joyfully Jobless Journey because they’re not seeing the results, not making progress, not finding the time or resources or ideas they need to create the life of their dreams.

I can’t begin to count the number of wonderful ideas I’ve heard over the years that are orphaned, abandoned by neglect.

Then there are the excuses:

When I have more time…

When I have more money…

When I know exactly what to do…

When I’m sure this is the best idea in the history of the world…

You know none of that works. In the words of Colin Powell, “A good idea will not become a reality until it has a champion.”

For the first time, I’ve gathered my best
business building tools and am ready to share them in
Small, Sassy & Successful.

Think of this as a mini-retreat for expanding your curiosity, creativity, clarity, community and confidence.

Many people assume that running a business is all about bookkeeping, marketing and taking inventory. While these tasks are part of most businesses, they may very well be the least of what it takes to create a successful enterprise.

You’ll learn specific strategies for creating:

  • the essential building blocks of an inspired business
  • techniques for using your imagination more and your pocketbook less
  • ways to make your business more fun and more profitable
  • easy ways to become a client magnet
  • the opportunity to connect with other inspired entrepreneurs

At its best, starting a business is about creating a vehicle to share your gifts with the world.

Whether it’s a one-person operation or a huge corporation, extraordinary businesses don’t just happen. They’re consciously created by people who understand that a satisfying business is one that honors ideas, information and inspiration. An inspired business enriches the lives of everyone who works in it and everyone who does business with it.

Although most businesses are born in a state of inspiration, the tricky part is to keep that enthusiasm and spirit going when business is booming—and when it’s not. Achieving such a business is what Small, Sassy & Successful is all about.


Starting with the premise that inspiration isn’t only for artists or mystics,
I’ll show you how inspired entrepreneurs create inspired businesses.

We’ll start off on Friday evening with an exploration of the superpower we all possess, but may have allowed to get rusty. This tool can turn an enterprise from gloomy to glorious. Best of all, the only investment it requires is a willingness to put it to work.

After a good night’s sleep, we’ll gather on Saturday morning and spend the day focused on the ways to keep making your business better. You’ll learn how to solve problems like Sherlock Holmes, how to uncover opportunities hiding in plain sight.

I’ll also show you a surefire way to diagnosis the problem if you get stuck so you can fix it quickly and be moving forward again.

You’ll also have opportunities to connect with your fellow explorers and share ideas. Feel free to come with questions and be prepared to leave with answers.

Thank you, Barbara, for a fantastic Joyfully Jobless Weekend in Houston, TX. The event was filled with encouragement and helpful, practical tips, insights and information about living a joy-filled life. The wattage above my head increased exponentially with each segment of the workshop. I came away bursting with energy, ideas, enthusiasm and hope that I can successfully create and live the life I choose and knowing some new friends who will enthusiastically support me in this endeavor!

Jean Morehouse

If you’re ready to become the champion of your good ideas here’s an opportunity to do just that.

Join me at Small, Sassy and Successful for the ultimate ideafest.

We’ll be rolling up our sleeves and getting to work. This 9-hour event will give you:

  • Time away from distraction

  • Time to focus on the things you most want to make happen

  • Time to connect with other creative thinkers

  • A tool chest filled with crowbars for unlocking ideas

  • Support and expert guidance

If you’re ready to stop looking for formulas and ready to start looking for ideas—and grow the ones you’ve already got—make plans now to attend.

Is Small, Sassy and Successful for you?

It is if you:

  • Are ready with an idea

  • Know your passions

  • Think small is still beautiful

  • See business as a creative outlet for those passions

  • Are feeling a little stuck

  • Get excited by new ideas

You can’t Google this experience.

Put yourself in the room where it’s happening, where ideas are zooming around,
where you’ll meet some kindred spirits and get practical power tools for 
building a better business.

Small, Sassy & Successful  takes place on Tuesday afternoon 1:00-4:00
and all day Wednesday 9:00-4:00 in Nashville, TN.

Oh, and one other thing. This is a small, interactive experience so participation is limited to the first thirty folks who let us know. Our next event in Nashville, TN has been rescheduled for October 2 & 3 due to the disruption caused by Hurricane Florence. If you’d like to join us you may do so at the discounted fee of $199. Register now and details will be heading your way.

Ajijic, Mexico

Dates TBA

Nashville, TN

October 2 & 3

Early bird tuition is $199 (regular tuition is $249).
Space is limited so enroll as soon as possible.

Bonus: All participants will receive a one-year subscription to Winning Ways
newsletter to keep the ideas, information and inspiration coming.

I spent yesterday organizing the stack of ideas generated by the workshop into things I can do NOW, things that will be "midrange" for time, and things that will be longterm (because they need more pital). Got my calendar for the next couple of weeks set up for the NOW stuff! Then spent an hour this morning out by myself working on my photography.

Shannon Hill

Wow! What a start to a year of Joyfully Jobless Weekends! Barbara Winter blessed us by visiting Dallas and gave us almost 10 hours of stories, tips, ideas, concepts, and of course charm. Barbara is organizing this project through the "Collaboratory," her system of partnering with a sponsor host in each city where the JJW is presented. Susan Hamm was the sponsor host in Dallas, and I have to tell all the others, she set a very high bar. She is warm, kind, generous, and extremely gracious. We were well tended with delicious treats! It was fantastic to meet other entrepreneurs, too, with creative business ideas and heart-based lives. People who "get it" when someone wants a "creative, juicy" life. My mind is still stretched out and full of new ideas. I had strange dreams all night long! Nothing that was helpful, but I'm sure a side effect of my mind trying to assimilate so much good and new. How do you do it, Barbara? I took it easy today after a couple of very busy days, and I'm already tired!

Steve Coxsey

Starting my own business is the greatest thing I’ve ever done for myself. I’ve learned more about myself and what I’m capable of in the last year than I have in the last ten combined. I feel at peace with myself for the first time since I was a kid. It’s amazing.

John Pompeo

Barbara Winter is a gold mine of encouragement and wisdom for the freelancer.

Jane Ingalls

I just really wanted to say that you have inspired me to get out of my comfort zone and go after my dreams and really become joyfully jobless as I’ve been so incredibly frustrated by my day job!

Nicla Williams

© 2018 Joyfully Jobless Weekends with Barbara Winter.