When are new members able to sign up for the All Pet Collaborative?
Registration opens the evening of June 16, 2021 and closes June 28, 2021. Members who register during this time will begin their membership on July 1. Registration will reopen again in September to welcome in new 2021 members who begin October 1. Membership will open up quarterly and last for one year, unless a member decides to renew their year commitment when their current membership expires.
Is the All Pet Collaborative for pet bloggers or businesses?
BOTH! We view bloggers, influencers, and writers as business owners that sell the service of content creation. While we appreciate the differences between each type of business, we also believe there are many similarities we can all learn from and that content is a core component to growing, no matter whether you sell a product or service. All pet related small businesses are welcome in the All Pet Collaborative.
Do I have to commit for 1 year?
Yes. We launched with options to do 3 months at a time when we started in July 2020. For 2021 and going forward we are looking to bring together a group who is committed to long-term growth. Thus, starting in 2021, all memberships will be a one year commitment from the time you become a member. Membership will open up each quarter for new members.
What if I want to wait until later in 2021 to join?
No problem. You are welcome to wait until we open up for Q4, which will be in September. There may be different benefits, offers and/or prices tied to any of those quarters and we do not carry over offers.
What is the time commitment?
The weekly AMAs will be about an hour each on Thursdays at 3:00 PM ET. The monthly Zoom sessions with guest speakers will be an hour, too. Each week we’ll post a question or action item that you can choose to engage in, or not, and we’ll have challenges along the way to help you continue to craft the stories you tell. Our best estimate is that it’s anywhere from 5 hours per month to 15 hours per month, depending on much you engage and how much work you do.
Are there any scheduled times I need to be available to participate?
Everything that happens in the group is always available no matter your schedule or time zone. We have members from all over the world and always encourage members to go back when they can and watch the replay of any videos they may have missed. If new questions arise when you revisit a topic, we will gladly go back with you to help get those questions answered. However, we do have two events at set times. We hold an Ask Me Anything (AMA) livestream in the Facebook group each week on Thursdays at 3 pm ET. Each month there is also a guest speaker video call via Zoom. Though this timing depends a little on our special guest’s schedule, it usually takes place on the second Monday at 6 pm ET and we’ll make sure to give you as much notice as possible on the exact time.
What if I fall behind or miss a week?
You are always welcomed and encouraged to go back when your schedule allows. We know life happens, so we try to not just stop one topic abruptly and move onto the next. The weekly AMAs allow you to bring up questions from previous weeks and we’ll also happily respond to questions and comments on older posts. We do also acknowledge that not every topic is for every person. It’s completely up to you if you want to participate each week.
How many people will be in the Collaborative?
7,391. Just kidding. We are not sure yet because we don’t have a cap, but we currently have 40 Members. We won’t allow the group to grow to an unmanageable size, but it’s hard to say where we’ll be in 2021 as memberships renew and new members join.
Who will the guest speakers be?
We’ll be bringing in a mix of speakers from the pet industry and outside of the pet industry. We have many connections to experts and professionals across the pet industry, the digital marketing industry, and the speaking world, and we’ll be reaching out to those who can not only share relevant content, but are also willing to do Q&A. Head back to the main page to see both upcoming and past speakers.
I work for a larger pet business, can I join?
The group will be designed to help those pet professionals who are in business for themselves, or running their own small business with a few employees. If you are an employee of a larger company you may not have the ability to implement the ideas you would learn as a member of the All Pet Collaborative. But, we know there is no one size fits all, so if you work for a company with more than 15 employees or $5m in revenue and you are still interested in joining the All Pet Collaborative, email us and we can chat.
If you still have questions for All Pet Collaborative membership, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAQ for All Pet Collaborative Masterminds
What is the difference between being an All Pet Collaborative member and being in the mastermind?
Mastermind members are included in all of the All Pet Collaborative’s offerings (Facebook group, tasks, AMAs, guest speakers – see the main page for all the details), and mastermind members also meet with a small group twice a month to receive more specific support and to support others. Mastermind members also have a weekly office hours time on Tuesdays from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET that they will be able to pop into and ask any burning questions.
What is a “hot seat”?
If you’ve never participated in a mastermind before, you may be wondering if your chair catches on fire. Just kidding! But, the hot seat IS about lighting a little fire under you and putting the spotlight on your business. Being in the hot seat means that we talk about anything you want and/or need for 15 minutes. You get to share the question/problem/issue/concern, and then get advice from Chloe or Jessica, and other members of the group. Then, when it’s someone else’s hot seat time, you listen and offer your ideas and/or support – even if it’s just encouragement.
How will each mastermind meeting run?
The first 15 minutes of each meeting will be a quick check-in with those who were in the hot seat last meeting, or for the first meeting we’ll use it for intros and overview time. Then, the people who are each in the hot seat for the week will get their turn. If anyone is left with any open questions, or wants to think about something and then get an answer before the next meeting, they can hop into the office hours and ask away.
How do the office hours work?
Every Tuesday for one hour, from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET, mastermind members will be able to join a Zoom room where either Chloe or Jessica will be available to answer any questions. It’s time for follow up or for quick discussions about something that has come up. It’s open to all mastermind members, and each member is welcome to pop in and out at any point during the hour. You won’t need an appointment, but that may mean you have to wait for another member to finish before you can ask your question.
Will there be a separate Facebook group for mastermind members?
Mastermind members are welcome to participate in the All Pet Collaborative Facebook group in the same way they would participate in a separate group. It’s important to us to keep the whole Collaborative together, as a community, regardless of whether any one member is in a mastermind group or not. So there will be just the one Facebook group for all members.
If you have additional questions, email us at email@example.com.