A professional membership that brings
together vetted resources, expert
guidance, and a community
who knows
what it takes to go solo

A professional membership that brings together vetted resources, expert guidance, and a community who knows
what it takes to go solo

No humblebrags, spammy advice, or snake-oil shortcuts.

Join 300+ independents
Mentorship and guidance from
vetted experts and peers
Need advice from someone who’s been where you are, or looking for a second set of eyes? Pollen’s vetted community delivers connections and support from people who get it—and who’ve done it. No more shouting into the void.
Vetted community
Network directory
Experts in residence
Accelerated progress through live sprints
Focused efforts, validated by immediate, game-changing feedback from subject-matter experts and peers. Build confidence and fuel growth across all functional areas of your business.
Live workshops
Weekly events
Resources made

for better results
We asked independent business owners what they wished for at the most critical moments of their journey. Then, we built it. Solve day-to-day questions in 20 minutes or less with targeted playbooks, up-to-date databases, and actionable templates.
What our members say
Executive Coach
"I’m bolder, more deeply informed, and feel I'm a part of a growing and thriving community of brave people."
Marketing Strategist
“Pollen has been the best investment in my independent business”
Content Strategist
“Pollen has helped me conceive of independence as an actual business and career. I've benefited from both professional development and community-building.”
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All those make-or-break moments on the way to something bigger?
We’ve been there.
Make the leap
You’ve seen some traction playing to your strengths, but you also don’t know what you don’t know. Solving for the unknown requires a solid foundation of essential skills and a familiarity with proven business strategies, experimenting as you go.
Level up
You’ve got your feet under you, with an eye toward your long-term goals. Now’s the time to increase efficiency, build momentum, and prioritize personal and professional development.
Build resilience
Sustain, but make it smart. You’re seasoned enough to appreciate the ebbs and flows of your work, allowing you to scale with intention—and release a bit of the death grip—so your business can begin to work for you. 
Break new ground
You’re building on your solid base with diversified revenue streams, greater scale, and giving back to your community, bolstered by a well-connected network that recognizes your expertise. You’re cruising, with time to enjoy the view.
Pollen membership pricing
Unlock the full power of a Pollen membership to take your
independent consulting business to the next level.
Billed quarterly
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Your Pollen membership includes unlimited access to
Sprints, events, and live workshops
Vetted community of peers and experts
Premium resources and tools


What's included in the membership?

Pollen is the professional development membership that accelerates your independent career. As a part of your membership, you get access to the curriculum, community, mentors, and tools to help you build a successful and durable independent business.

Curriculum: Expert-led Sprints and Courses on the business side of building an independent career. From Growth Strategy, Brand Strategy, Quarterly Planning, Financial Projections and more. Sprints run on a monthly basis and help you make 6 months worth of progress in 10 days.

Community: Connect with vetted fellow independents through industry groups, community events, forums, and discussions. No spam or self-promotion is allowed.

Mentors: Get guidance and advice from Experts-in-Residence for Pricing, Legal, Brand, Sales, Client Experience and more. Join regular Q&A sessions, learn their frameworks, and get good advice.

Tools: Unlock a pricing database, over $200,000 in discounts to tools, community submitted templates and assets, customizable contracts ($3,000 value), and more.

What’s Pollen’s cancellation and refund policy?

You can cancel anytime, and if you’re not satisfied with your Pollen membership, we’ll honor a full refund within the first 30 days of your purchase.

What are the requirements for membership?

Pollen is a vetted professional development membership for experienced independent operators. Our members have built, scaled, and led companies across many industries and stages. They’ve now gone out on their own to provide consulting, advisory, fractional, and skilled services.

Their expertise focuses on Product, Growth, Marketing, Strategy, Operations, People / HR, Content, Design, or Finance.

Members have previously held senior level roles in their careers, which enables them to go independent. Titles may have included manager, director, senior, VP, department head, or chief level positions.

Now in their independent careers, they’re consultants, advisors, strategists, and business owners. Everyone has had at least a few clients and wants to build something durable — this is not for people who are "just curious" about independence.

The Pollen team reviews every application on an individual basis to determine fit based on experience and the needs of your business.

How much effort does this require?

We know you're busy. We also know that you take your business seriously and are committed to building something durable. Pollen is not a "just add water" solution. We'll go so far to say that all the gimmicks out there promising you instant success are just that — gimmicks. Pollen is here to accelerate your effort, intention, and time spent.

Think of your time in Pollen in 2 ways:

Become more efficient: 1-2 hours spent in Pollen replaces the 5-6 hours you might currently spend searching for the right information, building templates, creating strategies, asking for advice, or correcting mistakes.

Accelerate your progress: When you're in a sprint, expect to spend 2-4 hrs / week working on your business. People say they make 6 months worth of progress in 10 days. Sprints typically last 2 weeks and we recommend participating in 1-2 sprints / quarter.

Pollen is an ecosystem that allows you to get the right information at the right time so you can flex based on your needs. This is more reflective of the reality that your business and time ebbs and flows, and you don't have time for long courses or cohort programs.

Does Pollen offer individualized or group support?

Pollen is a social platform at its core — collective wisdom and multiple perspectives are essential to your success. Sprints, workshops, accountability groups, and the community are built to accelerate your business in a group setting. You can also receive 1:1 attention through regular Q&A sessions with Experts-in-Residence and building relationships within Pollen.

How is this different from other communities?

Pollen is far more than just a community. You get access to a dynamic curriculum, expert mentors, and exclusive tools that are supercharged by the community.

How does Pollen help me make more money?

If you're looking for a "just add water" solution or job marketplace that will hand you leads tomorrow, this isn't for you.

Pollen is for people who are strategically building their businesses to last. We give you the right frameworks, strategies, tools, and support system to help you do so.

Here are a few ways Pollen has unlocked growth for our members:

Building growth plans: Through the Growth Strategy, Brand Strategy, and Strategic Planning sprints, members have set big goals and hit them.

Improved pricing and pitching: Leveraging our pricing database, pricing EIR, pitching templates and sales workshops, some members have increased pricing by 4x and closed bigger clients.

Networking: Your network is your network. People build trusting relationships, work together, and exchange referrals.

New offerings: Members have changed their ICP, provided new offerings, and diversified their revenue streams based on the examples and feedback from Pollen.

Accountability groups: Members participate in support groups that exchange ideas, provide feedback, and make sure you hit your goals.

Are sprints included in the membership?

Yes! Pollen members get access to all the sprints when they're live. We also share recordings of past sprints.

How can I contact the Pollen team?

Get in touch at contact@runpollen.com.