Join the Community

When you sign up for The Community, you’ll instantly gain access to professional advice, resources, and programming tailored to self-funded companies at a fixed monthly cost.

For the investment of $395/mo, you’ll have access to experts in operations, business development and strategy, systems, accounting and finance, human resources, tax, and more.

Focused support on operations, finance, and growth strategy

Access to experts aligned to how you want to grow your business

A private space to ask questions that have felt scary or difficult

A network of fellow self-funded founders with a range of experience and expertise

Live events with The Jill James team and expert guests (plus recordings)

A video resource library with on-demand access to helpful information for self-funded founders

An archive of our weekly newsletters

Private groups for women + femme founders and for businesses making $1 million+
(please specify in your application if you’d like to be included in these channels)

Get instant access to expert support


$ 395

“Jill’s direction and expertise has been instrumental in our company’s year-over-year growth, guiding us from a small startup through our recent recognition as one of the fastest growing private companies in America (Inc. Magazine). For a company led by creatives, she brings the business acumen and stability needed to keep us informed, confident and prepared for an ever-changing market landscape. We would highly recommend her services for any size company looking to improve operational stability, leadership and growth.”

Brian Loschiavo, Co-founder, Riverside Entertainment


A: The Community is for self-funded founders who want expert help and support in growing and running their companies.

A: Self-funded means you don’t have plans to take professional investor funds. Business loans and partnerships are okay.

A: Once accepted, you will gain immediate access to our private community on Mighty Networks, which will give you access to:

  • Future live event dates and Zoom links (think: AMAs and fireside chats)
  • Recordings of all past live events
  • The video resource library
  • The Community channel, where you can ask questions and connect with peers (and read past conversations and advice)
  • Business support and advice from Jill, The Jill James team, and guest experts via direct message, channel threads, live events, and AMAs
  • The Jill James newsletter archive

A: Community members may have an opportunity to purchase additional services before anyone else (i.e. quarterly planning meetings and working sessions with Jill, a seat in the next cohort, etc.), however these services are not included in the membership. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions to learn more.

A: One of the reasons we built this paid community is because experts deserve to get paid for expertise. When we deliver free content, we have to make it generic and include a pitch. It sucks when you show up ready to learn and find yourself in a watered-down group sale, or leave with more unanswered questions.

Your fees in part compensate our experts for the investments they’ve made in the skills and knowledge that let them directly and efficiently provide you with learning and advice.