What if building your creative business brought you as much joy as your art-making? 

Welcome! The Creative Business Accelerator is an interactive online sisterhood designed by a creative for creatives who are excited, ready and committed to building a business and sharing their creative gifts with the world .

Our creative family includes artists, designers, writers, photographers, coaches, healers and educators. More than what they do, people in this community identify as rebels, seekers and deep thinkers who care about the world and want to be of service. 

If this is you, too, we welcome you with open arms to our creative business family.

If you are a Creative with a big vision and a bigger heart, who...
is deeply called to share your work with the world 

is committed to your own success 

wants to build a profitable business 
feels overwhelmed and knows there must be an easier way than doing #allthethings
gets easily distracted by bright shiny ideas 
knows you need more structure and better planning but your Inner Rebel is in resistance...
...if only it felt more fun and playful and less like work!
Bringing creative ideas to life takes courage…
and an easy-to-follow plan can keep you going, even when the going gets rough.

Your dreams and gifts matter. You have been called to this creative journey and it can be challenging and exciting.

It's easy to get frustrated and overwhelmed by the seemingly endless list of to-dos when all you want to do is make more art. We are here to change that!
Dearest creative sister, now is your time!
Your time to unleash your creative genius and share your unique magic with the world - and make great money doing it. It is NEVER too late to begin.

What's missing is a step-by-step plan for getting from where you are to where you want to be. Accountability and support from creatives who think like you do will help you get there faster.  You can start a movement or make an impact. You need a community that has your back.

A community that understands the power of play and creativity as essential to our ability to grow, step up and succeed.  In fact, Minette's favorite mantra is: "The more I play, the more money I make." 

Let's walk the Path to Success together

Your gifts and talents, skills and abilities are only part of the equation of creating a successful business.

You may be wondering:

  • How to stand out in a crowded marketplace.
  • What plans you need to have in place.
  • How to learn to love marketing and sales (when all you want to do is focus on your work.)
  • How to sell your unique products and services, online or offline.
  • How to start and finish more creative projects!

No matter how innovative or creative your ideas and plans are, it can be challenging to create the visibility you need to spread your ideas and build your business!

There are three essential keys to staying on the creative business path:

1) You need a flexible, dynamic plan for implementing your vision.

2) You are willing to do the deep inner work required to step into the light and let it shine on you. 

3) You long for support & accountability, it's dangerous to walk the path alone.

That’s why I designed the Creative Business Accelerator to feel like a family, a safe place to come home to when the going gets rough and to celebrate when everything is going well.

What is the CBA?

The Creative Business Accelerator is an online learning environment which begins with our innovative Visual Business Mapping System™ - a step-by-step process on how to build a thriving, creative business on the unshakable foundation of YOU: Your Brilliance, Your Values and Your WHY. Plus, surround yourself with other creative entrepreneurs that ‘get it’ with our regular live office hours and Accelerated Action Days.

This is not a business-in-a-box methodology - this is expert business building strategy you can use over and over. Build YOUR business, YOUR WAY with the right building blocks.

What's included? I'm glad you asked!

Immediate Access to the Acceleration Library
For those of you who love DIY and self-study, you will get instant access to our library of courses, content and planners.  I like to imagine it in my mind like a beautiful library with floor to ceiling shining wooden bookcases filled with tomes old and new with those cool rolling ladders that move around the room to help you reach the highest shelves… but every library needs an organizational system, right? We won’t let you get lost or overwhelmed by the content. In fact, we will help you pinpoint the exact training you need in the moment and design a customized success path just for you.

LIVE Bi-Weekly Coaching & Support

This is for you if you DON'T love the DIY and you need more support and accountability.
We believe that when it comes to starting a movement, growing a business or brainstorming your next big idea, book or project, you need a team in your back pocket. That's why twice a month we host live Zoom calls for training, support and doing the inner mindset work required to be a visionary leader in your business. This is your chance to get coached live by Minette and get feedback from other creative geniuses in the community too. 

Planning for Every Area of Your Business!
If I have learned anything in my 18 years of business it's that planning is the secret to rapid growth and productivity as well as the best way to eliminate procrastination and overwhelm.

Inside the CBA, we teach you how to design your best year ever by better planning

  • Visual Business Map (Your Business Vision)
  • 90 Day Project Plans & Focus Guides
  • Monthly Marketing and Income Goals
  • Editorial and Promotional Calendars
  • Daily Task Lists

Now I know that sounds like a lot for your creative brain, in fact I am sure you are thinking what happened to the fun parts? I guarantee that we make planning both practical and playful!

We also do the inner work
Because we believe that doing your most important work is an inside out job and sometimes your old stories and limiting beliefs are holding you back.

Through our course content and live calls, we combine artful, creative processes with practical actions to move through doubt, fear, or lack of belief.

Over and over again we find the biggest breakthroughs in our community come from being willing to explore the inner game of growing your creative business.

And let’s not forget the Accelerated Action Days

Join Minette for quarterly Accelerated Action playdates on topics like planning, money mindset, marketing and sales. We gather live on Zoom to get work done together. This is one of our most popular activities in the CBA community. Recent AADs have included clearing the money clutter, how to grow a Facebook group, designing an editorial calendar and more.

Or our growing creative community on Facebook

This is where you will:

Connect with Minette and get questions answered quickly.
Connect with each other
Find accountability buddies
Share your celebrations, trials and tribulations
(because there are always bumps on the creative road!)
Frequently Asked Questions
QUESTION: Who is Minette Riordan?
ANSWER: I am serial entrepreneur with a PhD from Stanford who has built two successful businesses. I have won awards, published three books, and fallen flat on my face more times than I care to admit. After 11 years in the publishing industry I realized I was building the wrong business, ugh! And it was hard to get out, hard to start over but now I am living my dream life working with other creatives who want to get paid well for their gifts and talents and who want to avoid making rookie mistakes on their journey. When I’m not working I make art, write, walk on the beach and watch too much Netflix. I am a wee bit obsessed with dragons, but that’s not important right now :-) 

QUESTION: What if I don't think I am creative?
ANSWER: We define a creative as someone who sees her creativity as the core of the work she does in the world. You could be a designer, freelancer, artist, coach or consultant. And if you answer YES! to at least three of the following statements, you are a creative entrepreneur:
  • I am a visual or kinesthetic learner.
  • I consider myself to be right-brained.
  • I am always so full of ideas I feel like I can barely contain them.
  • I can see connections between people or ideas that other people don’t see.
  • I consider myself to be highly creative in my work and in my life.
  • I am passionate about what I do.
  • I am not a linear thinker. I struggle with structure and systems.
  • I love to go with the flow and not follow a rigid schedule.
  • I find certain aspects of building a business—like creating a budget or selling my services—to be frustrating.
  • I am easily overwhelmed by too many details

QUESTION: Is the Creative Business Accelerator right for me?
ANSWER: This question is super-important, both for you and for us. We want you to succeed! This program is not for everyone. The Creative Business Accelerator is an online learning platform where you will be doing much of the work on your own through short videos and worksheets. You will have access to us through monthly office hours and a private Facebook group for asking questions and connecting to our community but no 1-1 coaching with Minette or her team is included. The CBA is ideal for people who are comfortable with technology, online learning and are self-starters comfortable working on their own. That said, you will always have access to Minette to ask questions! Plus, you can add on discounted private coaching session with Minette as a member of this community.

QUESTION: Does Minette Riordan offer 1-on-1 business coaching?
ANSWER: Yes. If your business is ready for some laser-focus, we can help with that too. Send us an email at minette@minetteriordan.com and we will get back to you promptly to schedule a consultation with Minette. 

QUESTION: How much time do I need to set aside for this program?

ANSWER: You will definitely want to make time for the live calls each month which will last about an hour. How long you spend exploring outside of the live calls is up to you! You can truly spend as little or as much time as you choose with our library of courses.

When we are learning something new, we usually get out of the experience what we put in. There is no perfect amount of time or energy required for going through the program. Each participant will have their own rhythm and you will be supported in following your own.

QUESTION: Do you have a guarantee?
ANSWER: Yes! It's our 30 Day Money-Back Happiness Guarantee. Start the program. Experience the Creative Business Accelerator's rich course content. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, notify us in writing before 30 days is up. I will gladly refund your money – every penny! No hassles and we can part as friends. 

QUESTION: How long does the membership last?
ANSWER: As long as you want it to. You can stay for a month, a quarter or a year. Although most of our members stay for years! 

Question: What do I need to access the Creative Business Accelerator content?
  • You will need a high speed internet connection to be able to watch the videos, listen to the audios, and participate fully in video calls.
  • It will be helpful to have a basic understanding of IT, like reading emails, navigating sites like Facebook and logging in to online platforms, etc. If you’re having trouble with some IT related stuff some help can be given, but in depth IT guidance cannot be given.
  • You will need to download Zoom (zoom.us) to participate in the live training calls. This is a free application and is easy to use. You can access Zoom on a computer, smart phone or tablet. 

QUESTION: Are there any physical products included?
ANSWER: Yes, you will be mailed a creative business building kit based on our signature Visual Business Mapping system. Currently these are being shipped in the U.S. only. If you live outside the U.S. please let us know and we will work with you on shipping or creating your own alternative version of the kit.

QUESTION: I have another question ... is there a way to get it answered?
ANSWER: Definitely. Send us an email at minette@minetteriordan.com and we will get back to you promptly.

Here's a quick summary of what is included:
Here's what you get for just $97/month: 

✅ An easy-to-use assessment to help you determine exactly where you are on the Success Path (Value: $197)

✅ Full access to our online library of courses, planners, and recordings. (Value $1997)

✅ New Live Training every month on the skills to keep you on the Success Path (Value $297)

✅ Monthly LIVE office hours – ask us anything and get 1-1 laser coaching (Value -priceless!)

✅ An easy to use online calendar so you never miss a live event! (A huge time saver)

✅ A beautiful creative Visual Business Mapping™ kit mailed to you (Value: $149)

✅ Full access to our CBA Facebook community (and to Minette – I love FB!)

✅ Discounts on our private retreats in Santa Barbara or 1-1 coaching.

Or pay $997 and save $167.00 on an annual membership.

✅ Get everything that's listed above plus a 90-minute Private Business Breakthrough Coaching Session with Minette. 


$97 /month


$997 /year