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Giving Back | Announcing The Blueprint Scholarship

Real Talk

As you probably know by now, I am pretty passionate about helping creative entrepreneurs build businesses that support the lifestyle of their dreams while actually putting money in their pockets! A little background you may or may not know …..

About six years ago is when I really came on the creative entrepreneur scene.. but the calling was brewing much earlier than that. Way back in 2003 when I picked psychology as my major and then in 2004 when I decided I might as well add on a business major as well, and then in 2006 when life showed me its unpredictability leading to a career in financial planning in 2007 …

Life has an amazing way of writing stories we couldn’t write ourselves. And I believe there is something big stirring again…

After working with entrepreneurs for the past 11 years, last year I finally launched a big passion project – The Blueprint Model – to see if an online program could impact lives in a similar ways as one-on-one consulting.

I’m pretty amazed to say, it has!

As of now over 175  creative entrepreneurs have walked through this program and some pretty incredible things have started to happen ….

Over 50% had biggest year in overall sales
Over 60% had highest paying client
Almost 30% hired a team member
Almost 30% took a sabbatical
Almost 50% increased their client average!


And the stat I’m super proud of — we have a 90% completion rate! Given that most online curriculum sees about 30% complete.. That gets me fired up!

I feel like the “experiment” worked and now its time to take this impact and multiply it!

You see, I have sat at those kitchen tables wondering how the tax bill is going to get paid. I have sat at those Starbucks counters wondering where all the money went. I have received those hugs when marriages are restored, goals are achieved, and rest is finally found.

This assignment I’ve been given has given back to me more than I could have ever dreamed.

So this year, I’m doing something I’ve never done — Prior to The Blueprint Model opening on January 5th, 2018 .. I am so beyond excited to announce Team Skidmore is giving away $10,000 in scholarships. That’s 5 full ride scholarships to this year’s Blueprint Class!



Scholarship winners will be announced at The Blueprint Model LIVE launch party on January 5th, 2018 at 11 am (on Facebook LIVE) to officially kick off doors opening for the 2018 class.

To gumption + Dreaming big,


Hey! I’m Shanna, business strategist & financial coach. I help entrepreneuers like you set up a business model built for the life you really want.

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  1. Elizabeth McCravy

    December 13th, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    I’m so excited about this opportunity! Thanks for doing this, Shanna!

  2. Shanna Skidmore

    December 14th, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Yay! Absolutely thrilled to be able to offer it. Thanks for your support!

  3. Alexandra

    December 18th, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    This is an awesome opportunity! Thank you so much, Shanna 😉 looking forward what 2018 can bring to my fabric designer career, excited!

  4. Shanna Skidmore

    December 19th, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    We’re so excited you found it! Cheering you on and excited for January 5th!

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