Start a tiny business. Choose yourself.
Whether you’re full of ideas, tired of the rat race or you’ve reached the point where you just can’t work for someone else anymore, you want to know if working for yourself is worth it.
You want to:
Have a balance between your professional and personal life
You want to see if there’s any value in exploring your ideas and risks
You want to be part of a community of other small business owners who boost and support each other along the way, giving, not taking
We believe you can increase the odds of running your own small business by helping to validate your ideas, find a clear path forward, stand out from the crowd, and lower your anxieties around 'the business-y stuff'.
Thanks for taking an interest in this prototype workshop! We’ll be prototyping materials from the upcoming Jump Ship! program we’re developing.
For this workshop, we'll be introducing concepts like:
This will be a rapid version of a full program we’re developing, so progress is clearly desired over perfection. The location is online, but we’ll provide updates as we get closer to the date.
About the facilitators
Greg Storey brings a wealth of industry experience and wisdom to his work as a founder and leader gained through 25 years of experience in the industry. His work with agencies, medium-sized companies, and enterprise organizations like IBM, USAA, InVision, Stanford University, Sundance Film Festival, AMC Theatres, and BBVA Compass has given him a unique and valuable perspective on what makes design successful in a variety of conditions. He's a willing collaborator ready to partner across teams and loves to break down silos and build people and teams. Greg is known for bringing unique perspectives to problems that help get teams unstuck.
Greg is a lifelong entrepreneur starting, leading, and advising organizations and companies that include Airbag Industries, Happy Cog, The Bureau of Digital, and the Amazing Design People List among others. His companies have won several awards including the Webbies, and made the Inc. 5000 list of most successful companies. Greg has also created a handful of active communities that continue to thrive today.
Ryan Rumsey is the author of Business Thinking for Designers, founder of Chief Design Officer School, and CEO of Second Wave Dive; a foundational community for the next generation of design leaders and executives.
For 20+ years, he worked as a designer and executive at Apple, Electronic Arts, USAA, Nestlé, and Comcast. Highlights include designing the first capitally funded Learning Management System at Apple, using CSS as a security measure, selling design systems before asking for buy-in, and building teams of incredibly talented and impactful designers, developers, researchers, PMs—humans.
He is a father, a husband, and an avid fan of Liverpool Football Club. His life experiences include working on a farm and acting in a Staind music video.