You’ve already done the hard work of starting your own business
Now it’s time to fine-tune your work so that you’re actually getting what you need...EVERY. DAY.
An exclusive mastermind for solopreneurs who hustle smarter, not harder
Are you really getting what you need out of your freelancing or consulting career?
You Became Your Own Boss So You Could...
Do work you love
Creating real results for people instead of busywork to make your boss look good
Work (or not) when you want, where you want, and how you want
Costco at 11am on Tuesday, building a sales page on the beach, rocking the athlesiure 24/7
Pay yourself what you need every month
No more relying on .01% raises every year
Your work isn't doing it for you anymore
"A year ago I would have been thrilled to get this contract and now I'm dreading it."
You're chained to your computer every minute of the day...and night
Last-minute requests, 7pm fire drills, never-ending scope creep
The time vs. money equation isn't working like it used to
"There's only one of me, I only have so many hours, and I can only raise my rates so much."
How do you really know what it takes to go from surviving to thriving when you're a one-person show?
You can keep guessing, testing, and getting advice from people who have no idea what you're going through...
you can join an exclusive community of solopreneurs who get you
and get the support + accountability you need
to actually make your work serve your life
Welcome to the
If you want to be devalued, unsatisfied, and controlled by your work,
go back and work for someone else
If you want to show your business who’s boss
and make solopreneurship live up to its promises…
The Solopreneur Collaborative
is an application-only, small group mastermind
This IS for solopreneurs who
- Want to pivot to new services, products, or business models
- Want to do what they already do better, faster, and/or at a higher profit margin
- Need to (re-)align their business and their life
- Are ready and able to support other solopreneurs as part of a community
- Want to make a change but need a little guidance and external accountability
This ISN'T for solopreneurs who
- Are just getting started
- Are looking for a place to promote themselves
- Are interested in making money at any cost
- Are resigned to working too many hours for crappy people at terrible rates
- Like competing instead of working together to succeed
- Want to complain about what's not working but not do anything to change it
Here's how it works
Apply to Join
The group is capped at 15 members. Each application is vetted carefully to make sure the group is diverse, cohesive, and meets the needs of each member.
Make a Six-Week Commitment
I'm now accepting waitlist applications for the next session. We'll meet weekly for six weeks and each session is 90 minutes. In the application, I'll ask about date/time preferences and coordinate times that work for the whole group.
Get Community + Customized Support
Each week join the expert facilitator and a hand-selected group of solopreneurs for targeted content and real-talk focused on what you need to thrive.
OK...so how much does it cost?
I'm glad you asked
The Solopreneur Collaborative is $697
for the full six-week program
Here's everything you get for $697
The Hustler's Guide to Goals
This is THE comprehensive guide that will walk you through the process of making your business serve your life. A full goal-setting and accountability process to help you:
- Get super clear on what solopreneurship needs to give you
- Create goals that actually mean something
- Establish clear milestones
- Adjust course as things change
We're not talking about those BS goal-setting strategies from your old HR department, where you set meaningless targets that sit on a shelf...This is goal-setting for people who hustle and have no time for big dreams that never actually come to fruition. We'll use this process as our guideposts through the six-week program.
Six, 90-minute Mastermind Sessions
These sessions are live, intimate, small-group sessions via Zoom where you'll have the opportunity to work with an expert solopreneur coach and a curated group of like-minded solopreneurs who are going through the exact same thing you are.
Customized Content that Addresses Your Needs
Each week we'll cover content based on the needs and issues arising in the group. Members will have the opportunity to suggest and vote on proposed topics. For each topic of the week, I'll provide curated content, resources, and discussion topics.
Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
- Finding clients (marketing, networking)
- Finding the right clients (cool people + work you love + $ you deserve)
- Managing clients (meeting deadlines, communication)
- Business model (how you structure your work)
- Money (pricing, billing, $ management)
- Project management (workflow)
- Confidence (being the boss you know you are)
- Time management (efficiency, productivity)
For a fraction of the cost of individual coaching, you'll have access to a seasoned solopreneur (and trained facilitator) who regularly coaches other solopreneurs on goal-setting, business development, and project management.
I curate a specific group of solopreneurs who have complimentary goals, issues, and expertise and then use targeted facilitation techniques to cultivate an effective group-learning environment.
In other words, this isn't a free-for-all with a bunch of amateurs giving you "advice," this is an expertly facilitated experience with a group of solopreneurs selected by hand based on what they have to offer the group.
Each member will have the opportunity to be in the "hot seat" where you'll get to present your specific problem or questions to the group and then get real-time brainstorming, suggestions, and advice.
A Community of People Who Get You
The Solopreneur Collaborative also has a member-only forum and community where we'll encourage you to chase the big dream, hold you accountable for doing it, and then virtually pop champagne when you achieve it. Not to mention regular tips, discussion topics, and collaboration opportunities.
Solopreneurship is a journey
All you need is a map
Hi, I'm Sarah. I make maps.
I’m Sarah Duran.
Serial solopreneur and consistent six-figure freelancer.
I would not be where I am without the incredible mentors and peers I've had along the way. People I could call on who’d been through what I was experiencing... and who would guide me through the tough times. I’m super grateful to them because they’re the reason why I’m here for you today.
I created the Solopreneur Collaborative to give others the network that I had.
I'm not the kind of coach who tells you what to do in theory and I'm not an expert in everything...I'm a real-life six-figure solopreneur who knows first hand the blood, sweat, and tears it takes to make a business work and the single-minded focus it takes to not give up.
I use my background in coaching, goal-setting, and facilitation (+ my extensive experience as a freelancer and business consultant) to create a mastermind experience like no other.
I'm not here to give you all the answers, I'm here to give you a framework and community of support, so you can connect the dots yourself.
What people say about working with me
"Sarah has been a huge support and fantastic coach for me as I've grown my business - helping me think through what kind of business I want to run and how I want my business to support the life I want to live."
Founder, Uplight Creative + Strategy
"Working with Sarah not only provided me insight on strengths and talents that I already possessed but also helped me develop them further for more practical use and execution."
Founder, Pailou Therapy
"Working with Sarah has transformed how I run my business. I have a new perspective and have MORE time because I have implemented the processes that Sarah recommends. I truly feel like I am now running my business instead of letting it run me."
Founder, The Freelance Solution
You're no amateur, you've tried...
Asking people you know and trust (who also have no idea what you do) about what to do next for your business.
Paying for templates, courses, or workshops (maybe even a coach) that gives you quick fixes but not lasting results.
Doing the work on your own of brainstorming, trying different things, setting "big goals" only to not follow through.
You can keep guessing at the right next steps for your business
you can join a community of people who can help you turn your stumbling blocks into stepping stones
Still got questions? I've got answers.
I’m a brand-new solopreneur, is this course for me?
How do I know I'll get what I need out of this?
I'm an introvert. Is this right for me?
I've tried coaching before, how is this different?
What makes you qualified to lead this?
Why is this application-only?
Is there a multi-pay option?
How do you decide who's accepted?
What if I join and don't like it?
I can't be at every session. Can I still join?
Shoot me an email and I'll get back to you ASAP.
Still not sure? I’ve got your back.
The application is non-binding. If you decide this isn't a good fit for you, your business, or your checkbook...no problem. If your application is accepted you'll have a deadline to pay for the mastermind to hold your spot. Once you've paid, you can cancel at any time within the following cancellation policy:
- Two weeks prior to the first session: full refund
- Before sessions start: refund minus $50 cancellation fee
- Within a week of starting: refund minus $100 cancellation fee
- Before the third session (halfway): 50% refund
- After the third session: No refunds