For one-person marketers wearing a million hats.

Do you want to learn, collaborate, and grow your skills?

We're building programs just for you.

Community Membership

Limited Intro Price: $249/month
(reg. $649/mo)

 

Templates & forums to get you started:

  • Unlimited access to templates & ondemand trainings
  • Discussion forums
  • One-on-one training session to jump start growth
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Marketing Toolkit

Templates and ondemand training to make sure your marketing foundations are solid.

Download, customize, and learn best practices across 20 marketing foundations. It's take us over 15 years to develop tools and resources to get marketing foundations in place. You get the fruits of our labor!  

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The Break Room Community  Forum

Your go-to place to ask questions and get answers.

This is where we gather to bust through marketing roadblocks and have some fun. Experienced marketers from the Foundations First team are on-hand to answer your questions and provide guidance so you don't have to spend hours down the Google rabbit hole.

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Lori Anderson

Marketing Manager

"Michelle is very detailed, and really knows her stuff. The tools and resources she has provided have been very helpful. You can tell she has been doing this a long time and really loves what she does. Her enthusiasm is contagious."

Coworking Membership

$1200/month

 

Everything in the Community plan +

  • Mastermind group (your new work besties)
  • Live monthly, quarterly, and annual planning workshops
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Mastermind Advisory Group

Small group of your new besties for deep understanding and connection.

Meet with your Mastermind Advisory Group twice a month to talk through your biggest challenges and roadblocks. Share your experiences, get ideas, and grow your skills together. 

Planning Workshops

Do your marketing planning with a group so you actually make time for it!

  • Monthly content: Brainstorm and plan what content you'll produce this month.
  • Quarterly planning: Figure out what worked, what to adjust, what the priorities are. 
  • Annual planning: Time to review the past year and plan for the next one!

Rel Vild

Marketing Manager

"Michelle is fantastic at keeping us moving along. Where we might stop and take a hiatus, she keeps gently pushing us along, and shows us what we need to know to keep improving."

Growth Membership

$3500/month

 

Everything in the Community & Coworking plans +

  • Weekly accountability
  • Monthly one-on-one session
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1 hr. Weekly Accountability

Stay on top of everything with guided, dedicated productivity time.

Set aside time to tidy up your marketing each week and keep the overwhelm at bay. Now's the time to get and stay organized!

  • Week 1: Report on the prior month stats, prep reports for leadership.
  • Week 2: Inbox zero - it's not a myth! 
  • Week 3: Task management - update project timelines, add task details, check in with vendors on progress.
  • Week 4: Active file system - this has been a game changer and want to share the system with you! 

One-on-one Training Sessions

Schedule a monthly private session with Michelle for individualized support.

Use your time for tech training, to talk through a strategy problem, or review blog posts for SEO, whatever you need! If Michelle has the skill, she's there to help.

Here are some of the common topics she has covered with clients: 

  • Reviewing Google Analytics data to make strategic decisions
  • Review a web page
  • Review SEO improvements
  • Review vendor proposals
  • Build reporting dashboards

Michelle Kaufmann

VP Communications

"Michelle brings such a wealth of knowledge and experience to every project. She's always willing to do the research and legwork to give the best advice and recommendations possible. She's a god damn gem."

FAQs

Questions we get a lot about our programs:

Have more questions?

If you're unsure or have questions, drop us a note and we're happy to answer any questions or hop on a quick Zoom.

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Here's even more info if you weren't already convinced it's awesome.

          

Your Marketing Toolkit

Whenever we create a new template or guide, we add it to our toolkit library for you to use! 

Some of the most popular tools are: 

  • Ideal customer persona worksheet
  • Event planner for your marketing tactics for a webinar or trade show
  • Brand messaging framework
  • Rebrand checklist
  • Directory listing tracker
  • and so much more!
 

              

The Break Room

Community Forum

You could do it all alone, but you don't have to! It's better than a Google Search 'cause we've likely already done what you're trying to do and know the shortcuts and tricks.  

Here are some ways to leverage your new community: 

  • Pick our brains about tech best practices, recommendations, campaign planning, and whatever else! If we've been there before, we can help!
  • Learn from the impromptu educational tips from Michelle
  • Ask for strategic advice or to talk out a campaign plan
  • Take the edge off with cat memes and marketing jokes

The Foundations First team is there to answer questions and provide experienced guidance.

*Note: New community functionality is coming early 2023 with challenges, virtual meetups, and more!

 

        

Live Training: Coming Soon

Grow your skills with live workshops and accountability sessions. We'll soon offer...

Mastermind groups

Small group to hold you accountable, celebrate wins, and support you on rough days.

 
Planning workshops

Do your marketing planning with a group so you actually make time for it!

  • Monthly content: Brainstorm and plan what content you'll produce this month.

  • Quarterly planning: Figure out what worked, what to adjust, what the priorities are.

  • Annual planning: Time to review the past year and plan for the next one!

 
Weekly accountability

Stay on top of everything with guided, dedicated productivity time 1 hour a week.

  • Week 1: Report on the prior month stats, prep reports for leadership.
  • Week 2: Inbox zero - it's not a myth!
  • Week 3: Task management - update project timelines, add task details, check in with vendors on progress.
  • Week 4: Active file system - this has been a game changer and want to share the system with you!
 
One-on-one training

Sometimes you need one-on-one training or to talk through a very specific challenge. That's where one-to-one sessions come in handy to get you unstuck and excited to move forward.