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Make a Commitment

We understand that as a business owner, you never feel that you have enough time or money. We also know that the business owners who are focused and disciplined and create solid structure and support around them ultimately succeed. Our data shows that business owners who take action and demonstrate a strong commitment to their goals are more likely to hit their financial goals than those who stay in “action frenzy” and ultimately do not follow through on their commitments.

Because these are highly valuable spots (worth over $4,000 USD each), and because we know that the only way to succeed is to be fully committed, all successful participants in this program must commit to the following:

Engagement for a full 13-month cycle, including one month to build your SLAP™ and 12 months to implement that 1-year plan.
Participation in a qualifying interview and agreement to sign a commitment document, confirming your understanding that accepting this spot is a REAL commitment.
A monthly payment of your choice as part of Silver Lining’s Pay-What-You-Can philosophy. Thanks to the financial support of Wells Fargo, the majority of your costs to participate have been covered. Still, behavior change science proves that unless we pay for something, we do not value it. Our data shows that your chance of hitting your goals increases by over 80% when you pay something- even a minimal amount.

Pay-What-You-Can Philosophy

Build your SLAP

You will go through a 3-hour guided process to help you think about your values and priorities and set a time budget. You will then evaluate and define key strategic elements of your business, including your What, Who, and Scale. Next, you will enter your expenses, revenue, pricing, and revenue breakdown and ensure you have the best financial plan for your business as well as 12 months of sales goals. Finally, you will build a detailed 12-month business development plan to ensure you have a clear strategy for connecting with new clients to hit your sales goals.

Execute your Action Plan

Once your SLAP™ is built, you will get comprehensive support for the next 12 months to ensure you implement your plan and hit your goals! Behavior change science says that if you wrap the right kind of structure and support around yourself and fully take advantage of our 360 degree approach, your chances of success dramatically increase. With SLAP, you get access to everything behavior chance says you need in order to hit your financial goals which includes coaching, accountability, training, templates, tools, community and much more!

Additionally, during the execute stage of SLAP™ is when we will start profiling you throughout our own network, sharing your story far and wide, have impact champions make introductions to the right people you need to connect with to help you get closer to your financial goals, get invitations to special community events, and much more!

As you execute your plan you will get all of the 5 Fingers of the SLAPexperience to help you succeed:


Track your behavior and use accurate data, informing your decision-making process.


Get ongoing accountability, ensuring you do what you say you will.


Get outside strategic coaching, keeping you laser-focused on generating results.


Get access to the right training, helping you further develop essential business skills.


Get access to a community of like-minded individuals for peer support.


Get optional access to a loan based 100% on your SLAP™ behaviour.

Win Prizes & Profile

Based on your engagement in the program – doing the basics like showing up for your Strategy and Mindset Calls, Tracking your Action Plan, and, ultimately, hitting your Financial and Impact Goals, you will have the chance to win incredible profile opportunities and prizes to reward you for your resilience, hard work and, commitment to your business.

Docu-Series Feature

Get featured in a docu-series telling the story of SMB in America.

All Expenses Paid Vacation

Win a vacation with 9 of your fellow small business owners.

Other Prizes & Rewards

Win cash gifts, business resources and unique experiences.

Start getting excited! You are one step closer to hitting your financial goals and getting access to everything you need to succeed!!!