It’s safe to say that working as a freelancer isn’t always rainbows and butterflies.
While the career path offers endless possibilities, there are also numerous challenges that come with the territory. If we were all honest with ourselves, we’d probably admit it’s not easy working alone to overcome financial challenges and constantly finding creative ways to grow our clientele – all while delivering amazing products and services.
The reality is that sometimes we need a bit (or a lot) of support and guidance to reach our ultimate goals, but we don’t even realize it until the opportunity is presented to us.
Enter Noumena’s Rise Training Program that begins on May 15, 2023. It’s a rare opportunity to gain the professional and financial support needed to take your freelance business to the next level.
Who is Noumena?
Noumena gives freelancers the power to reach their potential, grow their businesses, and finance their dreams. Its business tools, financial options, network of experts, and global community support freelancers as they work, learn, and finance their freelance life.
What is The Rise Program?
Through the Rise Program, Noumena is bringing together a powerful and passionate team of instructors and experts dedicated to providing their knowledge and experience for an entire year of training and mentorship. Their commitment is to help candidates develop clear and concise strategies for growing their businesses to new heights.
Freelancers who apply and are accepted into the program will gain access to proven methodologies and tools for scaling their businesses, boosting revenue, managing finances and taxes, obtaining funding, reducing risk, and lots more. They’ll also gain access to funding.
Here are our top 4 reasons why freelancers of all stages should consider applying:
#1 Rise Helps Freelancers Build from the Ground Up
As a freelancer, trying to succeed on your own isn’t easy, and it can be confusing where to focus time and energy. Plus, it’s easy to get caught up in making the same mistakes time and time again. Rise offers a curriculum that will help you make sense of the steps, tools, and strategies you need to effectively scale your business (and have fun doing it).
Our instructors and mentors are freelancers and entrepreneurs themselves who understand what it’s like to start from the very beginning. They will take the time to understand what you’ve built so far (or what you’d like to build) and then help you accomplish things like:
- Secure your business entity (if you haven’t already) and leverage the right tax-advantaged corporate structure for your needs.
- Better understand your competitive position within your industry and the value you bring.
- Price your services, scope business packages, and project deliverables.
- Develop your business mindset from “Can I do this?” to “I can do this”.
- Build a client pipeline and harvest it into signed deals.
- Strategically manage your expenses, investments, and cash flow.
- Use financing and financial services to grow your business… and what not to do.
- Work effectively, managing a pipeline of tasks, projects, and client relationships.
- And more.
If this sounds exciting, you may be wondering if there are requirements for applying.
Luckily, it’s pretty open. You must be 18 or older and be dedicated to building your business. It’s open to full-time freelancers and those with full-time jobs with side hustles. It’s ideal for those who have dreams of leveraging their talents to create a thriving business.
#2 – One-on-One Mentorship
There are few better ways to learn than having one-on-one time with a professional in your field. In addition to Rise’s intensive curriculum, each student gets a personal mentor to work with for an entire year.
A Rise mentor is there to help you apply the strategies you learn throughout the program. Plus, they are there to help you gain confidence, improve your business posture, troubleshoot challenges, and more.
Of course, no one promises that your road to success won’t have bumps and challenges – but no matter what comes, you’ll have your mentor throughout the year to guide you to greater levels of success.
#4 – Access Up to $30k in Funding
The financial side of a freelance business can be rough, especially in the beginning as you’re trying to establish yourself. That is why Noumena’s Rise program is offering its cohort of students up to $30k in funding with flexible terms.
The Rise Program costs $6,000. If you’re accepted, Noumena will offer you three rounds of funding (up to $10,000 for each round). A portion of your tuition will come out of the funding and the rest is yours to use as you’d like.
You can pay off debts, buy supplies for your business, etc. – whatever it takes to get you off the ground.
#4 – A Cohort of Freelancers for Collaboration
If you take part in Rise, not only will you receive everything mentioned above, but you’ll also be learning with a cohort of freelancers with a shared purpose that provides the type of extra motivation, accountability, and lifelong connections where everyone benefits.
Rise students begin and end the year together in what we call a “cohort.” The program is mainly live online sessions, but there will be one in-person event that will make the experience more powerful.
You will be inspired to collaborate with your cohort, share your ideas and concepts, and receive valuable feedback that will help you on your journey.
Want to Learn More About Rise?
You can learn all about Rise on our website, consider its benefits, and even get in contact with the Rise team. The program kicks off on May 15, 2023, so remember time is of the essence.