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FREE YOURSELF FROM YOUR BUSINESS

Founders Board is a mentorship and peer advisory mastermind for successful 7, 8, and 9-figure entrepreneurs and CEOs looking to systemize their business, hit their “number,” and achieve their “ideal exit.”

WHY FOUNDERS BOARD

Here’s how it's different

MENTOR-LED

Access to experienced entrepreneurs who are where you want to be and can tell you how to get there.

MODEL-DRIVEN

Leverage proven tools and frameworks that make success predictable and transferable.

PEER-SUPPORTED

A peer learning group of fellow wealth creators serving as your Board of Advisors.

MEMBER BENEFITS

Entrepreneurship Is Lonely. We Changed That.

We offer a safe, encouraging space for you to discuss the good, the bad, and the truly ugly aspects of scaling an entrepreneurial business. It’s not only a place where you can get the support you need, it’s also a place where you get a front-row seat on the unique journey that is systemizing, scaling, and exiting a business. Here’s how it works…

Quarterly Board Meetings

We’ll gather together live and in-person 4 times per year for a 2-day “Board Meeting.” Enjoy yourself in an immersive community of like-minded peers who you can relate to, connect with, give to and learn from. Our Scale Team Mentors along with your fellow members will present their BEST proven and tested strategies for increasing their leveraged sales, bankable profit, and overall value of their company.

**NOTE: Quarterly Board Meetings are also live-streamed in a hybrid-meeting format, so you and your team can attend virtually if you’re unable to make it to the in-person gatherings.*

Advisory Board Peer Groups

Advisory Boards are 6 – 10 member peer groups led by a “been there, done that” Founders Board Chair. Groups meet monthly (usually over Zoom) for a structured, 90-minute board meeting designed to help you:

  • Breakthrough bottlenecks
  • Stay accountable to your goals
  • Process new opportunities
  • Commiserate on the losses, and…
  • Celebrate the wins!!!

**NOTE: We take great care in forming our Advisory Board groups. Some of the placement factors include, but are not limited to, business stage (i.e. revenue), skill sets (complimentary and non-competitive), and availability (finding a meeting time that’s convenient for you).*

Monthly Workshops and Intensives

(For you and your team!)

Timely and topical workshops where you add additional tools to your tool belt. Past intensives include:

  • Building High-Output Teams
  • Establishing Your Company Meeting Rhythm
  • Building a Profit-First Budget
  • Designing Incentive Comp Plans
  • Creating Buyers from Scratch

…just to name a few.

Tools & Training Library

(For you and your team!)

21+ tools, templates, and fill-in-the-blank worksheets that make it easy to operationalize all the “in-the-trenches” work founders/CEOs need to do. Here’s a sampling of our tools:

  • High-Output Team Canvas – Documenting roles and responsibilities
  • CEO Scorecard Template – Tracking and sharing the metrics that matter
  • Quarterly Sprint Planner – Creating your 90-day strategic plan
  • Zero-Based Budget Calculator – Building budgets and projects
  • Clarity Compass – Codifying your company’s goals, values, and vision
  • Playbook Builder – Documenting critical playbooks and SOPs
  • Incentive Comp Calculator – Calculating variable compensation plans

…plus slide deck templates that make it easy to lead and facilitate any company meeting, including All Hands meetings, Quarterly Planning meetings, Scorecard meetings, 1:1s…you get the idea. Name the task, and there’s a good chance we have a tool that does it. (And if we don’t, we’ll build it.)

24/7 Community

The Founders Board community is a safe space for entrepreneurs and CEOs to share ideas, celebrate wins, and get answers to those critical “can’t wait” questions.

Some recent trending topics include:

  • “How do I deal with a key team member who is leaving to launch a competing business?”
  • “Am I overpaying my salespeople?”
  • “How do I interview a Head of Marketing when I’m not a marketer?”
  • “What should I look for in a COO?”
  • “HELP! A former employee is suing me. Does anyone know a good attorney?”
  • “A competitor is interested in buying my business. How do I know it’s legit?”

Operating System Accelerator

(For you and your team!)

This is our flagship program that helps you install a “Scalable Operating System” (sOS) so your business can scale (and so you can finally take a vacation).

This program, alone, is a $10,000 value, and members and their teams are encouraged to complete it in the first 90 days to both free up capacity and amplify the Founders Board experience.

Weekly “Drop-In” Coaching Calls

(For you and your team!)

Multiple times a week, our Founders Board Chairs and mentors host open “office hours” calls where you (and up to 7 members of your team) can drop in and get real-time feedback and answers on all your most critical issues and questions.

You’ll gain valuable insight to help you execute and scale your business.

Annual Conference

(Premium Access)

Get Scalable Live! is the premier gathering of scale-minded entrepreneurs and CEOs. Held in Austin, TX, this can’t-miss event features interactive, workshop-style sessions led by Founders Board mentors, as well as intimate keynotes and fireside chats with some of the biggest names in business.

Get Scalable Live is THE place where business owners and CEOs learn how to lead with strength, leave a lasting legacy, and achieve extraordinary growth & profitability.

MEMBER QUALIFICATIONS

The Quality of a Mastermind is Determined by Who is NOT Allowed in the Room

Since any group is only as good as its “worst” member, we set out to build a mastermind and coaching program made up of only successful (but humble), experienced (but open-minded), and ambitious (but ethical) entrepreneurs. You know…the kind of people WE want to hang out with. To that end, here are our core membership requirements:

Entrepreneurial Leader.
Founder/CEO or controlling shareholder

Experienced.
2+ years in current business (or 4+ years entrepreneurial experience)

Post-Traction.
$1M+ Annual Revenue ($5M+ Annual Revenue to qualify for FBX)

Ambitious.
Sincere desire to at least 3X revenue and profit in 3 - 5 years

Humble.
Possesses a willingness to learn and a sincere desire to share

Committed.
Able and willing to attend monthly Advisory Board meetings (90-min)

*Note: Meeting the specific quantitative requirements does not automatically guarantee admittance into Founders Board. There are other more important, qualitative requirements that will be addressed during the interview and onboarding process. 

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

Your Time Is Valuable. So Is Ours.

The process for joining Founders Board is both effective and efficient, because we value time above all else. Here’s how it works…

APPLY

Everything starts with a simple inquiry form that allows us to assess fit before any calendar time is booked.

Interview

You’ll meet with one of our enrollment managers for a joint interview where we’ll discuss program details, answer questions, and determine which program is the best fit.

Chair Meeting

You’ll connect with one of our Founders Board Chairs for a final interview and to begin the planning and onboarding process.

Board Meeting

You’ll meet your fellow members, attend your first Advisory Board meeting, and get some “quick win” strategies. (Our goal is for you to ROI your investment in 90 days or less.)

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Become A Founders Board Member

Our mission is to help our Members achieve their version of the entrepreneurial dream. Through expert mentorship, proven models, and trusted relationships, our Members scale their companies, achieve their “ideal” exit, and create true wealth.

TESTIMONIALS

What Our Members Are Saying

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Learn More About What It Means To Be Part of The Founders Board Community

The Founders Board experience includes a customized onboarding and kickstart, so you can get started right away.

You and your team can attend as much or as little of the live intensives, Scale Team AMAs, and Momentum Coaching Sessions as you like. All sessions are recorded and questions can be submitted ahead of time if you can’t make a session.

That said, we do ask that you commit at least 90 minutes a month for your monthly Advisory Board meetings, as well as 2-3 hours once a quarter for the Quarterly Board Meeting events.

Beyond that, everything else is as-needed and when-needed.

The major difference between the two options is the 3 in-person live mastermind events that Founders Board(x) members can attend.

In addition, Founders Board(x) members get 1:1 access to our “Scale Team 6” mentors for micro coaching via text or email. These are the same experts we use internally for our portfolio companies when asking for advice about our operations, marketing, sales, finance, legal, or mergers and acquisitions. Last, Founders Board(x) members have dedicated onboarding and concierge services.

While 6-figure entrepreneurs can join Founders Board, you must be at 7-figures or above to qualify for Founders Board(x).

Up to you! The main difference between Founders Board and Founders Board(x) is the in-person meetings! We hold 3 meetings a year (2 mastermind meetings and 1 retreat) at 5-star resorts.

The live, in-person Founders Board X meetings are typically held in April, July, and October, and the annual, “Get Scalable Live” event is November 2 – 4 in Austin, TX. Exact dates, meeting locations, and a complete calendar of events will be shared during the application interview.

Our live meetings are typically held in Austin, Texas and San Diego, California, plus we hold a “retreat-style” meeting at a luxury vacation resort where you are encouraged to bring your partner and family. Some of our previous meeting locations include Punta Mita, Mexico, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and Deer Valley, Utah.

With the exception of the live meetings and monthly Advisory Board meetings, team members (including business partners) have access to all Founders Board trainings and events. Additional fees do apply if you wish to have a business partner join you for the live Founders Board X meetings which your Program Specialist will discuss with you during your On-Boarding call.

No, not yet. Founders Board is for experienced entrepreneurs running established businesses with 7 and 8-figure revenue momentum. You are still welcome to apply, though, because we like to find ways to support earlier-stage entrepreneurs so you can come to us when you are ready.

Scalable Business Advisors (the mentors) are required to show multiple years of proven experience as an entrepreneur or as an executive leader in an entrepreneurial company to be chosen. They then must complete extensive training to work with members and be licensed to deploy our proprietary tools and frameworks. The selection process is rigorous because we strive to provide you with only the best mentors.

Founders Board members get access to weekly live small group coaching sessions with Scalable Business Advisors. You’ll get a chance to ask your specific questions in the same manner as 1:1, but you’ll have a group of other trusted members there as well who can provide additional feedback and support.

Founders Board(x) members also get 1:1 access to our “Scale Team 6” mentors for micro-coaching via text and email. These are the same experts we use internally for our portfolio companies when asking for advice about our operations, marketing, sales, finance, legal, or mergers and acquisitions.

Your Advisory Board will be made up of 10-15 members led by a “been-there-done-that” Scalable Business Advisor. We create and fill your personal Advisory Board based on business stage, industry, and time zone availability.

Yes! You can check out what our current members have to say about the program and their results here.

Yes! And in fact, we encourage you to. You can add up to 5 executive team members to your account. These team members can access all the recorded trainings as well as attend the intensive workshops, AMAs, and coaching sessions.

APPLY NOW

Become A Founders Board Member

Our mission is to help our Members achieve their version of the entrepreneurial dream. Through expert mentorship, proven models, and trusted relationships, our Members scale their companies, achieve their “ideal” exit, and create true wealth.

THE FOUNDERS

Meet Your New Board of Advisors

Ryan Deiss

A marketer turned entrepreneur turned investor (…but still mostly a marketer), Ryan is a best-selling author, founder of multiple companies collectively employing hundreds around the globe, and according to Shark Tank star, Daymond John, “His companies practically own the internet.”

He is the Founder and CEO of The Scalable Company (Scalable.co), DigitalMarketer.com, Founders Board, and a Founding Partner at Scalable Equity, LLC, a venture equity accelerator that builds and acquires B2B media and software brands. Ryan is also the founder and host of the Traffic & Conversion Summit, the largest digital marketing conversion conference in North America.

Ryan is the creator of the “Customer Value Optimization” methodology and has introduced and popularized many of the digital selling strategies that modern companies now take for granted. And he quite literally wrote the book on marketing, Digital Marketing For Dummies.

As a sought-after speaker, he has shared the stage with top business leaders and celebrities like Sir Richard Branson, William Shatner, Gary Vaynerchuk, Rachel Hollis, Tim Ferris, Daymond John, and Dave Ramsey.

Ryan’s companies have helped tens of thousands of marketers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners launch, grow and scale their businesses.

Most importantly, Ryan is a proud father of four, and husband to Emily, to whom he gives all the credit for everything he has ever done.

Roland is a “recovering attorney” and co-founder/principal of 5 different Inc. Magazine fastest-growing companies in the e-commerce, e-learning, real estate, and SaaS spaces. He is a serial entrepreneur who has founded, scaled, or sold over two dozen different businesses ranging from consumer products to live events to manufacturing companies with sales ranging from $3 million to just under $4 billion. Currently CEO of All Channels Media, LLC, and principal in Scalable.co, DigitalMarketer.com, Traffic & Conversion Summit, Praxio.com, War Room Mastermind, Fully Accountable, Everbowl Restaurants, Big Block Realty, Scribe Publishing, and Real Estate Worldwide.

Roland has been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, Money, Business Insider, Fast Company, and on major television networks. And he has interviewed Sir Richard Branson, Spanx founder Sarah Blakely and many other industry leaders on his award-winning Business Lunch podcast. Roland’s work includes infomercials with Guthy-Renker, publishing deals with Simon & Schuster & Random House, shows with major hotels on the Las Vegas strip, over 100 private and public offerings, running an international hedge fund, advising major brands on a variety of business and legal related issues (from PepsiCo to McDonald’s).

Roland has a real passion for business and putting deals together and is always looking for businesses to invest in or acquire, re-position, and sell. Recent strategic partnerships and clients include Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, Etihad Airlines, Harper-Collins Publishing, Fedex, and Uber. His specialties include acquiring or partnering with entrepreneurs to scale businesses through acquisitions, strategic relationships, and marketing. Roland is also adept at negotiation, copywriting, marketing strategy, structuring and funding of mergers and acquisitions, and, public exit strategies for businesses and entrepreneurs.

Roland Frasier

Richard Lindner

Richard Lindner is the President and Co-Founder of DigitalMarketer, the industry leader in global digital marketing education. While running a global team of more than 50 professionals worldwide, Richard also is a sought-after executive leadership expert, working with some of the world’s most exciting brands like Uber, Harper Collins, Entreleadership, Maropost, and Ethiad Airlines to name a few.

Richard is an enthusiastic and engaging public speaker who prides himself on his ability to unpack the complexities of building and scaling the modern business. He brings 10 years of senior-level leadership education to the forefront of a marketplace desperate for consummate and compassionate leaders.

In a business climate that is in constant flux Richard focuses on the one thing that doesn’t change, building teams and leadership focused on helping organizations achieve their goals and scale their brand.

Bringing organizational success back to the roots of leadership is one of the many ways Richard has pioneered a direct impact on organizational change across numerous verticals.

Richard hails from the great state of Tennessee and on most Saturdays in the fall you can find him and his family draped from head to toe in their Volunteer orange!

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Our mission is to help our Members achieve their version of the entrepreneurial dream. Through expert mentorship, proven models, and trusted relationships, our Members scale their companies, achieve their “ideal” exit, and create true wealth.

What Is Your "Level 7" Life?

“Level 7” life is the fulfillment of what every entrepreneur craves: optionality. (A fancy way of saying you can do whatever the heck you want to do.)

At “Level 7” you transition from an entrepreneurial operator into an entrepreneurial investor and start building wealth on your terms. It’s about achieving maximum impact and leaving a legacy for those who follow in your footsteps.

If you’re ready to realize your version of “Level 7” life, first you must realize something important…

Funded companies get one thing right

They all have a board made up of peers and mentors. And even if you’re a bootstrapped, self-funded company…you need this too! 

You need BOTH mentors who can give you fresh ideas & inspiration, and peers who can encourage you & hold you accountable.

That’s why we created Founders Board where, together, we will process challenges, celebrate wins, network with like-minded entrepreneurs, and hold one another accountable.

Who We Are

Founders Board is the premier membership network for influential founders and entrepreneurs to discover new ideas, share valuable experiences, and build meaningful relationships with like-minded individuals.

The Founders Board experience focuses on one thing: solving even the biggest business challenges. We believe that all business challenges can be solved by having the right mentor, model, or mastermind.

Central to this are our Level 5 Advisory Groups, with 12-15 members meeting monthly led by a “been-there-done-that” Scalable Business Advisor.

OUR FRAMEWORK

Leveraged Sales

Arguably the most important quality—leveraged sales is the ability to increase sales exponentially through both organic and inorganic growth strategies. In other words, it’s methods for generating 10X-level growth that no one else is talking about.

Bankable Profits

If you have profits set aside, and valuable assets in the company (outside of you), you’re creating optionality. It’s one thing to operate a business that funds itself. But can you imagine creating a business that could fund itself and other new and exciting products and ventures? That’s what building bankable profits is all about.

Transferable Value

In order to build wealth and scale in your business, it has to have value outside of just you. A good way to think about this is to ask yourself, “if I remove myself from the company, what other assets does it have that allow it to stand on its own?” Investors sometimes call these “Value-Drivers.” They’re indicators that a company can still be profitable even if ownership changes.

What You Get As A Member

Founders Board

Founders Board X

Quarterly Virtual Board Meeting Events

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Scalable Tools Library…all our frameworks, tools, and templates

Included

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Monthly Intensive workshops with “Scale Team” mentors

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Mentor-Led Monthly “Level 5” Advisory Board Meetings

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Bi-Weekly AMAs with “Scale Team 6” Mentors

Included

Included

Weekly Live “Momentum Coaching” Sessions

Included

Included

Access To the Private Founders Board Community

Included

Included

Unlimited access to all previous Founders Board Workshops and Intensives

Included

Included

Access to all Scalable Accelerators (including Scalable OS Accelerator)

Included

Included

Ticket To Our Get Scalable Live Event

Included

Included

Add up to 5 executive team members!

Included

Included

Three (3), 2-day in-person meetings (2 formal meetings + retreat)

Not Included

Included

Access to Private Founders Board X Slack Group

Not Included

Included

Access to Scalable Founders and “Scale Team 6” for “Micro-Coaching”

Not Included

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Dedicated Member Services Concierge

Not Included

Included

What You Get As A Member

Founders Board X

Founders Board

Quarterly Virtual Board Meeting Events

Scalable Tools Library…all our frameworks, tools, and templates

Monthly Intensive workshops with “Scale Team” mentors

Mentor-Led Monthly “Level 5” Advisory Board Meetings

Bi-Weekly AMAs with “Scale Team 6” Mentors

Weekly Live “Momentum Coaching” Sessions

Access To the Private Founders Board Community

Unlimited access to all previous Founders Board Workshops and Intensives

Access to all Scalable Accelerators (including Scalable OS Accelerator)

Ticket To Our Get Scalable Live Event

Add up to 5 executive team members!

Three (3), 2-day in-person meetings (2 formal meetings + retreat)

Access to Private Founders Board X Slack Group

Access to Scalable Founders and “Scale Team 6” for “Micro-Coaching”

Dedicated Member Services Concierge

3 STEPS TO "LEVEL 7" LIFE

1

PLAN

Leverage our planning and assessment tools to set your 3-year targets, identify your primary constraints, and design a game plan to break through those constraints and achieve your “Level 7 Life.”

2

SYSTEMIZE

Attend one of our mentor-led accelerators or intensives and leave with an upgraded, ready-to-install business operating system that gives you the time and freedom you need to scale your company.

3

SCALE

Leverage our model-driven sprints and monthly mastermind-style Advisory Board meetings to gain the tools, insights, and accountability you need to hit your number and starting living your “Level 7 Life.”

MEMBER TESTIMONIALS

Who should join

Founders

Who want to avoid the painful “learning curves”

Owners

Who want to get unstuck and start to scale

CEOs

Who want a proven system for predictable scale

Meet The Founders

Ryan Deiss

Ryan Deiss

A marketer turned entrepreneur turned investor, Ryan is the creator of the “Customer Value Optimization” methodology and has introduced and popularized many of the digital selling strategies that modern companies now take for granted. He quite literally wrote the book on marketing while also founding multiple companies employing hundreds around the globe.

Richard Lindner

Richard Lindner

A sought-after executive leadership expert, working with some of the world’s most exciting brands, Richard has helped start 13 companies from scratch, fund (or acquire) a dozen more, and has directly advised hundreds of CEOs and entrepreneurs on how to grow and scale their companies.

Roland Frasier

Roland Frasier

A serial entrepreneur, Roland has founded, scaled or sold over two dozen different businesses (include 5 Inc. fastest growing companies) ranging from consumer products to live events to manufacture companies with sales ranging from $3M to just under $4B.

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