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Welcome to our small group mentoring sessions! These are 100% free to you always. Features of these sessions include:

-FREE mentoring for all small business owners

-Dial in via phone or watch me on video! (1-way video; does not show your webcam / no audio on your side)

-Small groups to create a 1:1 experience

-Unlimited sessions to join per month

-1 hour of learning time with Q&A

-Active participation

-Ability to ask specific questions and formulate the meeting around YOUR needs

-All sessions are hosted by Nicole Bruce

-Make sure to add to your Google / Phone Calendar + write down your time so you get reminders for when the session is! These are NOT replayed.


The Mentor Project asks for help to cover costs including but not limited to, website costs, and session technology costs, as well as the hours we put into making this project amazing for you! To help cover costs, feel free to leave a donation below. We appreciate you!

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Please scroll through all our classes below. If you cannot make any of them work in your schedule, if all your wanted sessions are full, or you have a thought for a new session theme, please fill out this form. We are more than happy to create a custom session for our excited mentees!


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Current Courses

Friday, 12/21, 6 pm CST
Marketing from A-Z

You can’t have clients without marketing! We’ve all been there. Our work is gorgeous, but nobody is coming through the door. Need more clients? This course is for you! The schedule for this course includes:

-Introduction: Why marketing is so important + when to do it

-Types of marketing

-Social media marketing

-Direct marketing

-Organic marketing

-Paid marketing

-Websites + SEO

-Open Q&A

-Make sure to add to your Google / Phone Calendar + write down your time so you get reminders for when the session is! These are NOT replayed.

Saturday, 12/29, 10 am CST
Intro to Business - What Do I Do?
Legalities, Websites, Marketing, Pricing, + Contracts

It’s all so overwhelming when things just start out. How do you make sure you’re legal? What all do you need to do? This course will help you get started, covering all of the essentials for starting a business. The schedule for this course includes:

-Introduction: Why you shouldn’t be overwhelmed

-Steps you need to take to be legal

-Legalities: Taxes and licensing

-Websites: Platforms to use and platforms NOT to use

-Marketing: 3 essential platforms you need to be on

-Pricing: How to figure out what you need to charge + when to start charging

-Contracts: Protecting yourself

-Open Q+A

Saturday, January 5th, 1 pm CST
How to Travel + Get Paid for It!

This has been a sought after topic! Join me as we talk about how I travel while getting paid! This is an exclusive, ONE-TIME course, as this will not be free or included in the membership site. This is for all small businesses.

-Introduction: How this is far from impossible to do

-Finding clients in different states

-How to find good travel deals

-How to price yourself so people book you while traveling (without losing money)

-Open Q+A

Wednesday, January 16th, 10 am CST
Photoshop Basics + Batch Editing

Join me in this LIVE demonstration of using Photoshop to fix images, as well as how to edit an entire wedding (including culling) in under 2 hours!

-Introduction: What programs we’ll be using

-Intro to Photoshop: Basic adjustments

-How to clone people out of images / head swaps

-How to batch edit a wedding in under 2 hours

-Open Q+A

Saturday, February 2nd, 10 am CST
How to Get your Website on the 1st Page of Google!

Join me on the SEO adventure of the constant struggle we all go through to get our websites noticed by clients!

-Introduction: What websites have SEO

-What you need to be doing to get your SEO up that everyone can do

-Live demonstration

-Open Q+A

Tuesday, February 12th, 1 pm CST
Client Processes: How to book clients, Keep them happy, + Get 5-star reviews

Do you have a workflow that’s smooth for clients? If not, you should! Clients like doing things as easy as possible. Go through my workflow step by step and take notes to improve everything from booking to after your client’s project is over and getting a 5-star review.

-Introduction: Why workflows are a must

-Step 1: Converting inquiries to clients

-Step 2: Organizing client processes while booked

-Step 3: How to get a 5-star review

-Open Q+A


Past sessions - See what you’ve missed!

November 2018

Monday, 11/5, 10 am CST FILLED
How to Price Yourself to Get Clients AND Make Money (CODB)

Explore the world of pricing, turning inquiries into clients, and Cost of Doing Business. This is the ultimate course for anyone struggling to convert visitors into clients or pricing. The schedule for this course includes:

-Introduction: How to price yourself + why you shouldn’t worry about those around you

-How to email inquiries to turn them into clients

-How to turn website clicks into bookings

-How to set up pricing so book a client almost every time

-Pricing presentation

-Figuring out your CODB

-Open Q&A

Thursday, 11/8, 1 pm CST
IPS or Shoot + Burn? Photography Business Models

When starting out, it’s hard to pick the right business model. Should you do In-Person Sales or Shoot + Burn? Find out what fits your lifestyle and business goals best with this course. The schedule for this course includes:

-Introduction: Why having a business plan / model is so important

-Explanation of IPS versus Shoot + Burn and high vs. low intake

-Different ways to set up Shoot + Burn

-How to sell physical products in EITHER model

-How to set up IPS

-Comparing both models

-Open Q&A

Monday, 11/26, 1 pm CST FILLED See course on 11/27 + 12/21
Marketing from A-Z

You can’t have clients without marketing! We’ve all been there. Our work is gorgeous, but nobody is coming through the door. Need more clients? This course is for you! The schedule for this course includes:

-Introduction: Why marketing is so important + when to do it

-Types of marketing

-Social media marketing

-Direct marketing

-Organic marketing

-Paid marketing

-Websites + SEO

-Open Q&A

-Make sure to add to your Google / Phone Calendar + write down your time so you get reminders for when the session is! These are NOT replayed.

December 2018

Saturday, 12/1, 10 am CST
Websites - How to Set Yours Up to Get More Clients!

Websites are crazy important to getting clients. If you aren’t getting at least 50% of your clientele off your website, you should be! Find out what website platforms to use and how to set up every page so that you convert clicks into clients. The schedule for this course includes:

-Introduction: Why websites are essential

-Case study - Looking at my website / results

-What website builder to use and why

-How to set up your website pages in extreme detail

-How to register your site for SEO + Google search rankings

-Open Q&A

-Make sure to add to your Google / Phone Calendar + write down your time so you get reminders for when the session is! These are NOT replayed.

Saturday, 12/1, 12-2 pm CST
LIVE Website-Building Session

Build a website WITH me! Allow me to lead you through building an awesome SEO website by building a SquareSpace website with me LIVE. If you have technical difficulties making a website or trouble getting clients on Google, this is for you! This 2-hour course is $15.

-Introduction: Why Squarespace?

-Making an enticing home page

-What pictures to use throughout your website

-LIVE blogging for SEO *** Extremely important!

-How to write your info/investment page to book clients

-Pricing or no pricing?

-How to make your contact form to hit your target clients


-Make sure to add to your Google / Phone Calendar + write down your time so you get reminders for when the session is! These are NOT replayed.

Thursday, 12/6, 10 am CST
Staying Organized + Looking Professional: Tools for Your Best Business!

Staying organized is the key to growing. Once your business is set up, things will get a little hairy if you don’t have good systems in place. Discover the best organizational systems at a low cost. The schedule for this course includes:

-Introduction: Why staying organized is essential

-Organizing clients - CRMs

-Automating client imports

-When to use pen + paper

-Client magazines

-Editing software for photographers (brief)

-Invoicing software

-Open Q&A

-Make sure to add to your Google / Phone Calendar + write down your time so you get reminders for when the session is! These are NOT replayed.

Saturday, 12/15, 10 am CST
Photography Basics: Equipment, Settings, + Editing

Still learning or have questions on editing, in-camera settings, or what equipment to get? This course answers it all. Open questions welcome - please submit when you sign up. The schedule for this course includes:

-Introduction: Essential items to be a professional

-Editing programs

-Live editing demonstration (done via screen share)

-Recommended equipment - from lenses to bodies

-Learning the in + out of ISO, Shutter, and Aperature

-Open Q&A

-Make sure to add to your Google / Phone Calendar + write down your time so you get reminders for when the session is! These are NOT replayed.

The Mentor Project asks for help to cover costs including but not limited to, website costs, and session technology costs, as well as the hours we put into making this project amazing for you! To help cover costs, feel free to leave a donation below. We appreciate you!

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