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My journey with KAP-IT Success began in the summer of 2012. I remember clearly the conversation I had with Colin one afternoon following his Business Mastery course where I said “perhaps I should take a few more courses before starting into a high level group like KAP-IT” and Colin’s response was “there is no time like the present – get started now so you can achieve results sooner.” To some, this may seem like a standard sales pitch; in reality he was absolutely on the money.
I have continued with KAP-IT every single month since mid-2012 and the tremendous growth in my business is only one positive result from attending KAP-IT. What I did not realize when I started was how I would come to rely upon and look forward to the feedback from how this group functions like a board of directors in an advisory capacity. The members of my KAP-IT group are equally successful, like-minded and results driven business owners. Doing your homework and showing up prepared is key for success in this program. Much like it is in your business and everything else in life where you measure success by results – sales – growth – positive customer feedback and strong marketplace appreciation. My company has grown more than 300% in sales since I started attending my KAP-IT meetings. That growth continues today much like my attendance at the meetings.
Not every meeting is a cakewalk either – believe me! In fact, the meetings where you get pushed beyond your comfort zone are ALWAYS your best meetings because it challenges you to look at things from a different perspective – to implement new ideas or slightly alter existing operations in a manner you had not conceived of – and that is the magic that takes place in a high-level group of entrepreneurs. It has been a tremendous challenge and a rewarding pleasure to connect with the other business owners in my group and while a few of the faces have changed over the years many of us have stayed together and continue to find new ways of inspiring and pushing each other to greater success. That is where the fun part comes in – you get to know these members and their businesses, and their personal lives and you realize that all of it is interconnected. As entrepreneurs we live and breathe our businesses – every day. That means our personal lives are as much a part of our ‘challenge’ and ‘opportunity’ as any vendor or supplier or customer. Being able to connect with a group that is serious about results and seeing results show up in their own businesses as well as yours – this is golden.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to have had a dedicated group like KAP-IT to assist me in getting my business to a level I had only hoped it would achieve someday. Hope is wonderful. Learning the tools and being provided the support to implement changes that ACHIEVE those goals and dreams – turns hope into reality. KAP-IT has done this for me and believe my own personal growth has been redirected back around the table to the other members in ways that have helped their businesses and their lives achieve greater results and satisfaction. It is extremely rewarding being able to contribute to another’s success. This program enables that as well. From a family-owned business background – you don’t know what you don’t know. Your friends, family, parents, partner – they are all there to support you (hopefully) but sometimes you need a lot more in terms of feedback that people who agree with you or who think like you do. KAP-IT brings together people from different backgrounds, industries and walks of life and you soon realize this isn’t a family picnic – this is real life, and these members show up, with detailed reports in hand – ready to tackle issues and challenges in your business with ideas, support, brilliance and genuine enthusiasm. The results in my business speak for themselves.
We had our best year ever in the midst of a global pandemic – we pivoted our business quickly with a focus on customer interaction and connection – we leveraged the power of video and our website to remain top of mind but also to build even greater trust with our amazing customers. We pivoted successfully and generated a million dollars of additional year over year growth. The support of the KAP-IT group – the ideas to PIVOT and how to remain relevant and strong – to be a leader in our industry during a time of extreme challenge and anxiety – this all came from my KAP-IT Group. Sign-up today. What are you waiting for?
I have been a member of KAP-IT success since 2017 and I couldn’t imagine running my business without the support of my fellow group members. Having a group of advisors, who are not emotionally attached to the situations and/or people involved, allows me to make the right decisions in my business. The amount of information I have learned from each of my group members is unbelievable as each comes with skills and experiences that have expanded my own knowledge and opened my eyes to new ways of doing things.
Each meeting this group pushes me to think about my business differently by providing me with ideas and solutions I wasn’t able to find on my own. I walk away with not only valuable advice, but often the concrete steps I need to take to keep me moving forward. Although I have always been an action-taker, thanks to the high-accountability of this group, I have found I am even more committed to taking purposeful action on my goals and dreams.
The thing I appreciate the most is that my fellow KAP-IT members are not afraid to call me out when I am spinning my wheels or headed on a path they know won’t take me in the direction of my goals. I appreciate their honesty and more importantly their willingness to push me when I need it.
Since joining KAP-IT, I have not only begun to see my business differently, make solid business decisions, and increase my sales substantially, but also have more than doubled the income I put into my own personal account each month. KAP-IT is one of the best investments I make in my business every month and I will continue to make this investment because the results speak for themselves. Colin often says his goal is for you to 10x your investment and I have definitely done that and probably closer to 100x my investment monthly.
Revenue starting with MYM: $565,000
Current projected revenue for this fiscal year: 1.2 million.
The KAP-IT groups have been a game changer for me and my business. I joined in early 2019,and in the past 2 years, the growth I have seen in lieu of the help received in KAP IT groups hasbeen astronomical.
I own a bakery business, and along with any food business, profit margins can be razor thin -this means having a handle on cash flow and understanding your financials is critical. BeforeKAP IT, I was extremely lost and overwhelmed with monthly financials. I was busy, but I wasn’tunderstanding where we were losing. KAP IT, and the support I received from it in turn helpedme gain confidence in the ability to understand my financials and make better leadershipdecisions for my business as a result.
This is just one example, I honestly could go on and on. The team support, the accountability,and constant challenging is what makes KAP It work. You want to show up for your team, andyou don’t want to let your team down in their expectations of you – in the best way possible. Thataccountability becomes crucial, as we are often in our own way when dealing with businessdecisions – so it helps to have a group that you can come to to bounce ideas, to gather input,and to also gain perspective from.
Now, as two years have gone by, the growth my business & I have seen in largely MINDSETare huge. It is honestly the reason for my business’s success. Mindset is everything in business,and KAP It really brought that out of me.
I joined MYM in October 2019 when our revenue was below 10K. Having no business experience, I felt stuck despite all the efforts I was putting into the business to grow. I came across the free business event offered by MYM on Facebook and decided to give it a try.
I attended the free event and while I was sitting and listening to Colin, all I could think was “Where were you all this time when I needed you lol”. As they say, it is never too late to start.
So here I am, telling you our business journey and how much our business has grown during the COVID year. I joined in October 2019 in the BEST Mindset Group (a group of entrepreneurs whose revenue is below 20K) and challenged myself to double the revenue for the following two months. With all the marketing/sales strategies I learned, I was able to double our revenue and gained so much confidence in how I was running the business.
It did not stop there. I wanted to move up to the KAP-It program with MYM (a group of entrepreneurs who make 20K + a month in revenue). Due to Covid-19, we had to shut down our business for 4 weeks, but Colin was there every step of the way to help a young entrepreneur like me. I was able to pivot the business and offered a lot of our services online to our clients. In the middle of the pandemic, we opened our first retail store in Surrey. Everyone thought I was crazy, but I wanted to prove myself and I did. We were able to increase our revenue by 5x during our opening month and 4-5x onwards for the following months.
Our business continues to evolve during these tough times, and it has been possible because of MYM. MYM has helped my business to get to the next level and I could not be happier. We are now a team of 4 and proudly a member of KAP-IT group.
Colin genuinely cares about his students and goes out of his way to help those in need. So grateful for the MYM team and all the support they have provided to the business.
I have been in a KAP-IT group for about one year now. During that time, I have greatly benefited from peer-to-peer coaching and accountability. The group has a range of entrepreneurs in a broad spectrum of industries, and this diversity lends itself to quality feedback and out of the box solutions. I can come to the group with an issue anytime, and they are always ready and willing to give me feedback. The group is an excellent resource for bouncing ideas around, and I continuously come away with better solutions than I would have if I only relied on myself.
Another significant aspect of the group is the networking power the group has. We all have developed good networks in our industries, but by leveraging the group connections, my network has immediately increased 10x. This extended network has already led to successful business opportunities with people whom I likely would have never met.
All of this has combined to accomplish our best year ever in business. Our sales are up around 60% this year, and we went from 50 to 100 employees, including three critical individuals on the executive team. Due to the group’s input, we have identified a few weaknesses in the business and are improving our business model in a few key areas, adding stability to our company. We are poised, confident, and ready for the future.
I started my journey with the Make Your Mark family in late 2019 and joined the KAP-IT program at the start of 2020. I can confidently say that the knowledge, support and experience I have gained in my KAP-IT group has contributed to the success of my business. As a relatively new owner of a construction company with a retail space I have had to learn on the go, as well as make and execute decisions quickly while navigating a new side of my industry. My KAP-IT group and facilitator have helped me to feel like I have a team behind me to guide and support through the challenging world of entrepreneurship. Our monthly reports have ensured that I regularly take time to check in with my goals and objectives, keeping me on track and accountable.
In 2020 my business saw a growth of 32.5% in sales over the previous year, despite the pandemic and several weeks of our retail store being closed to the public. During the months where my business sat closed my KAP-IT group was able to help me think outside of the box and generate ideas on how I could pivot the business to weather the storm. The collective experience and knowledge of the KAP-IT group has allowed me to see alternative approaches and to overcome challenges. My facilitator has reminded me to monitor metrics and make adjustments in order to safeguard my business during these difficult times. I am extremely thankful for my trusted colleagues in the KAP-IT program. I feel as though I have a qualified group of advisors that are available to assist me when I feel unsure or inexperienced in certain areas, allowing me to run my business confidently and with peace of mind.
When I am on my death bed, counting my blessings and all the wonderful people and things I was able to do and thinking about all the mentors that have guided me along the way, Mr. Colin and his teachings has to be up there.
I do not even know how to begin. It all started with a leap of faith, from one of my suppliers that I connected on a personal level, inviting me out to an evening event, to a leap of faith sign up to the 3-day event (even for free I was skeptical). 3 days of value add, and my mind shut off every time they talk about money, to a last-minute big leap of faith and still don’t know exactly what I signed up for.
I attended the classes, met some people, do my homework, and listen to other KAP-IT member share their problems, while still being very intimated by all these successful entrepreneurs that seem to know exactly what they are doing, while I am still trying to figure out daddy’s business.
Slowly but surely, my mind started to defrost, and I started to proactively think for myself, my life and the way I think the business should run. I spent many, many, many, many, many hours on it, going back and forth, trial by error, which I think life generally is, a series of trial and error, which leads me back to the program.
I think what Colin teach and preach is to prepare our mind and more importantly our heart for a series of trial and error, to have the right attitude, openness, courage, fortitude, and the tenacity to go after what we want, whatever that may be.
Using a Matrix analogy – we are the neo in our life, Colin is the Morpheus. He can guide and teach, but you must believe, and you ultimately have to walk through the door on your own, i.e do the work.
I will finish off with this. Colin and his teachings have changed the trajectory of my life and my family and I am forever grateful!!!
KAP-IT has given us an enormous boost of confidence and strategic tools to professionally build our business to equal levels of our competitors. There is nothing like having your own personal committee to hold you accountable and support you through your growth.
I had joined Make Your Mark in March 2020 at the very beginning of these challenging times we have recently been faced with in regard to Covid-19. My KAP-IT group has been instrumentally responsible in building my mindset to see all opportunities and pivot my business to ensure we maximize all our efforts to increase our sales and a business that can withstand any obstacle.
Within 6 months, we have developed a marketing plan, hired a bookkeeper, introduced a CRM into our business, developed a health and safety program, documented many systems, become cash flow conscience and ultimately building a business culture that I am proud of.
The members of my KAP-IT Group hold me accountable to ensure I take action on the items discussed in our monthly meetings. We have increased our sales by 25% and watched our profits grow to levels our business had not seen before.
This would be a great time to say thank you to my KAP-IT group and most especially Colin, for surrounding me with people who care and that I can trust in my journey to be successful.
I had attended a three-day Business Mastery that Colin Sprake and MYM had put on. It was an amazing experience. My business was doing about $400,000 per year averaging $30-$35,000 per month. I had very good profit left over at the end of the year but was starting to feel stuck. I joined the KAP-IT Success Group and have been apart of it for the past 5 years. It has been an absolutely amazing experience which has helped push me to the next level. I have never experienced anything like it, and it has helped me grow tremendously.
Our yearly revenues went from $400,000 to over $1.5 million and will continue to grow extensively. We are now looking at expanding out of Canada and to scale the business significantly. My profit has soared, and we are in a great place. My KAP-IT group has been with me every step of the way. We have monthly meetings where we push each other. It forces me to look at my business and its performance every month and to share what has taken place each month. The group provides strong feedback and I get the opportunity to help the other business owners in my group. I have never experienced anything like this.
This group is for the business owner who wants to grow to the next level. If you are open to doing the work each month and are open to feedback, you will increase your growth and profitability. Also, Colin, the founder of Make Your Mark is a leader in helping businesses grow. His knowledge in business is massive and his ability to see how we can scale our businesses is invaluable. He has introduced me to business leaders in other industries who have been a vital part of my networking group. If you are serious about growing to the next level and increasing your profits, the KAP-IT Success group is made for you. It has changed our business and has provided huge opportunities and growth. I thank Colin Sprake from the bottom of my heart for introducing me to such an amazing system. I never knew something like this existed.