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The Secrets to Building a Million-Dollar One-Person Business: Revealed!

  • WeWork E57th St 135 East 57th Street New York, NY, 10022 United States (map)

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'If I had a million dollars, if I had a million dollars!'

Remember that catchy little tune by the Barenaked Ladies? You'd find yourself in the car, walking down the street, cooking dinner, just humming along to that inescapable tune. Then you'd think to yourself. 'What if I DID have a million dollars?' Then laugh it off as something completely unattainable.

On a serious note, there is a new breed of entrepreneurs who consistently generate a million dollars or more in gross revenue without having full-time staff on payroll.

If you are an entrepreneur you may be thinking to yourself, ‘How do they break the barrier scale without having full-time staff?’ This is no easy feat.

That’s why Growth-Driven Entrepreneurs Worldwide kicks off 2018 with another Fireside Chat @WeWork by inviting Elaine Pofeldt, author of the new book The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business. She is here to share her experience speaking to many who have chosen this path.

The rise of one-million-dollar, one-person businesses is the biggest trend in employment today, offering the widest range of people the most ways to earn a living while having the lifestyles they want.

An author and veteran small-business journalist, Elaine will outline the pathways to joining this entrepreneurial movement, combining advice from hundreds of business owners who've done it. By drawing on stories and strategies from real entrepreneurs she has created an instructive roadmap for achieving your goals.

RSVP now to get inspired by the real stories, implementable tips, and insights that will be sure to get you ahead of the game.

Bet that song is back in your head now. There’s no going back.

Who is this for?

This event is for anyone who is currently owning and running a business or those who are in the process of starting one.

You will walk away with:

1. An understanding of what makes million-dollar, one-person businesses work the pros and cons,
2. Knowledge of how to choose a business model suitable for this path,
3. The tools and resources that help your business to scale,
4. An opportunity to get behind-the-scenes stories from Elaine herself,
5. A masterminding-like collaborative learning experience.



6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Check-in
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Fireside Chat
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Q&A
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM Network with attendees



Elaine Pofeldt is an independent journalist who specializes in small business, entrepreneurship and careers. She is the author of The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, a look at how entrepreneurs are hitting seven-figure revenue in businesses where they are the only employees, tapping automation and other technology to scale their efforts (Random House, Jan. 2, 2018). Her work has appeared in FORTUNEMoneyCNBCInc., Forbes, Crain’s New York Business and many other business publications and she is a contributor to the Economist Intelligence Unit.

As a senior editor at FORTUNE Small Business, where she worked for eight years, Elaine was twice nominated for the National Magazine Award for her features and ran the magazine’s annual business plan completion. During her time at FSB, she ran the magazine’s website,, for four years, building its traffic to two to five million page views a month.

Elaine graduated from Yale University with a BA in English. She lives in in New Jersey with her husband and their four children and in her free time enjoys taekwondo, yoga and running.


Maiko Sakai, the founder of Airtight Concepts, is a business strategy consultant a.k.a. secret weapon, confidant, advisor & silent partner to her 7-figure clients who are creative entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs.

She also organizes a Meetup group, Growth-Driven Entrepreneurs Worldwide. 

As a self-proclaimed “Queen of Counterintuitive Strategies,” she provides effective but not-so-conventional strategies to boost sustainable profitability for her clients’ businesses by utilizing both quantitative & qualitative assessments.

Originally from Yokohama, Japan, Maiko considers herself a New Yorker, loves ethnic foods of all kinds, and is a sucker for ultra-contemporary design & exotic houseplants. She earned her MBA from Johnson School of Management, Cornell University.

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