Join the Mastermind!
Grow your business with people you trust.
Are you a Service Academy graduate?
Are you building a business?
The Business Mastermind is a group of Service Academy graduates who are growing their businesses through new learning, collaboration and connections. This is a great opportunity to work alongside like-minded people you know, like and trust.
What is a mastermind group?
A mastermind group is a peer-to-peer mentoring concept used to help members solve their problems with input and advice from the other group members. The concept was coined in 1925 by author Napoleon Hill in his book The Law of Success, and described in more detail in his 1937 book, Think and Grow Rich. Cooperation using mastermind groups was one of the laws of success that Hill learned studying successful Americans including Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Theodore Roosevelt, John D. Rockefeller, and Charles M. Schwab. (Wikipedia)
How it works
What you get
Monthly Mastermind Call
90-minute monthly call where members prepare innovative business solutions to share with the group. You will walk away from every meeting with many new ideas to accelerate your business.
We have a guest speaker at each meeting where you’ll get insider knowledge from seriously accomplished entrepreneurs and experts who’ve built multi-million-dollar businesses.
Access to Opportunities
Mastermind members are the first to know about new business opportunities that come through the SABM network
Our accountability tracking tool will keep you on track to achieve your goals.
Get special discounts on services offered by our mastermind partners.
You’ll join a group of like-minded entrepreneurs who will push you to succeed. For a lot of our members this is the most valuable part of the program – because a single important connection has the potential to shift everything in your business.
Build your Rolodex
Access the mastermind rolodex to find highly recommended service providers for your business.
Our Friends & Partners
(You're not in this alone!)
Laura Renner , USAFA ’01
Founder of Freedom Makers
Freedom Makers is a team of virtual assistants who are military spouses. I have a Freedom Maker who helps me with SABM and she is fantastic! Mastermind Member Bonus: Laura is offering two free hours from her virtual assistants + a comprehensive audit and strategy call to determine what tasks you should outsource to optimize your productivity.
Bill Militello, USNA '92
Founder & CEO of Militello Capital
Mastermind Member Bonus: Bill is an instrumental member of our Investor Group at SABM. One of our goals is to invest in 100 Service Academy graduate led small businesses. If you are an Accelerator member and need capital (and your business meets our strict criteria) you will have priority access to share your opportunity in the investor group. We want to invest in business owners who are investing in themselves!
Trevor Shirk, USMA '08
Founder & CEO Strattex Solutions
Strattex Solutions is an online marketing company that helps businesses scale fast. Trevor and his team have been an instrumental part of SABM's growth and success. Mastermind Member Bonus: Trevor is offering a complimentary strategy session & digital footprint analysis to identify the exact online marketing strategy you should use to scale your company.
The Power of SABM Behind You!
Accredited Investor Group Members
Accelerator Members & Graduates
Nancy Preston, USMA ‘02
Not all business masterminds are built the same. SABM has been the most beneficial academy network and business mastermind I have found yet. SABM members have the breadth and depth of entrepreneurial experiences that can provide advice and tools that are actually actionable, which is a differentiator from other business masterminds in which I participate.
Laura Renner, USAFA ’01
When I first learned of SABM, it was a no brainer to join, such a great idea! The online Meetups are well run and a great opportunity to meet and learn from other like-minded business owners. Love the podcast and looking forward to getting involved in an Accelerator. SABM has already helped me to take my business to the next level and I’m looking forward to growing it even more.
Gardea Yefehmu Jomas Christian, USNA 2009
SABM is a great opportunity to connect and network with like minded individuals. It was a pleasure to meet with other service academy graduates across different generations and service eras. The Accelerators are great as well as the Meetups.I have grown and matured from a business standpoint as well as a personal standpoint because of SABM. I look forward to utilizing the opportunities offered at SABM.
Mike Brumagin, USMA ’89
We run a real estate fund called Battle Monument Partners focused on buying single-tenant, commercial real estate. We target academy grads as our investors and were struggling a bit to get connected to grads from the other service academies. SABM has been an excellent networking forum for us to do exactly that, connect to grads from all the academies. Since we began our participation, we have been able to obtain new investors from both the USNA & USAFA, in addition to connecting even further within the USMA network. Truly an excellent forum for grads to network with other grads across the spectrum of academies.
Robert M. Pecha, former USAFA ’01
I discovered SABM for the first time a little more than a month ago. I was pleasantly surprised at how friendly and willing everyone was to help engage in conversation and collaborate on business-building ideas. It takes a different breed to be Academy material in the first place and that shines through on the calls. What you have created here Scott is groundbreaking and I am honored to be a part of this rapid momentum!!
Kirk Kinder, USCGA ’94
SABM has led me to the coaching group with Bill Watkins, and my business is transforming itself thanks to SABM. Not only am I getting tons of excellent coaching, but the interaction with other Academy graduate business owners is priceless.
Ginnie Guiton, USMA ’85
Scott’s coaching program was a life changing experience. Scott is a tremendous coach with an ability to lead and mentor in a positive, enlightening way. I discovered more about myself through the process and this directly helped to pave my way forward. I am forever grateful for his help.
Ryan Cook, USCGA ’94
We Academy grads are a different breed… all high achievers. We were all top athletes, civic volunteers, and scholars. We’re competitive and love to lead. Scott can use his skills with the Gallup StrengthsFinder to put an amazing Mastermind group together. I’ve been participating with one of Scott’s groups for a few months and the group has helped me move forward on several projects both within and outside of my core business.
Willie Gury, USNA ’01
Getting entrepreneurial endeavors off the ground can be frustrating filled with more failure than success in the beginning. It has been great to talk through issues/challenges with other individuals involved in the same process. I’ve learned a lot from the other group members. What I really enjoy is that each individual in the group has a very different background and I get to hear the perspective from different points of view that I wouldn’t get in my normal group of contacts. The accountability piece at the end of each call when we set our 30 day goals is extremely helpful – it gives me clear concise short term goals to achieve before the next call and holds me accountable to the other group members. I look forward to each monthly call to both learn from and provide value to the other group members. The knowledge that I gain helps me tremendously.
Brian Olivier, USNA ’02
Scott’s Mastermind group has helped me in several ways. Pursuing the entrepreneurial path can seem very lonely at times, and it’s easy to get off track, and lose momentum. Having a support group of like-minded entrepreneurs to help hold me accountable on our monthly calls, as well as provide advice, contacts, and resources I never knew existed, has been huge. The Mastermind group has provided me contacts to help design my logo, put me in contact with manufacturers, design a website, and given business perspective. It has also provided me with a diverse group of connections outside of my day to day life, which is helping me build my brand and get my product to market.
What would a single game-changing strategy, connection or piece of advice be worth for you and your business?
Please note: You do not have to be a member of the Business Mastermind to participate in our other offerings including the podcast, networking meetups and investor group. The Business Mastermind is a structured program for Service Academy graduates who want to work alongside their peers to accelerate their business success in a group setting. The cost to join the mastermind is $150/month. The first meeting is free if you would like to try it out.