Are you ready to take your
do-good business to the next level?

Come with us to the beautiful beaches of Bali as we dive into so much more more than just the coral reef filled water :). Lead by social enterprise Founder of 31 Bits, Jessie Simonson and Founder of Yellow Co, Joanna Waterfall, we will be spending a week jumping into the coaching, tools, knowledge, resources and community you need to start, build or scale your do-good business. All while building new friendships with like minded women and adventuring through beautiful island of Bali.

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Where we're staying

We will be staying in a beautiful villa in Canggu–an area favored for its relaxed atmosphere among the rice fields, and proximity to Bali’s most famous beaches. Complete with a pool, jacuzzi, tropical garden, with views of the rice fields, our villa is the perfect space to get away and focus on yourself and your business.

Jessie Simonson
Co-Founder of 31 Bits

“Failure is when you ignore an opportunity to help someone reach their dreams.” –Jessie

A traveler, art director, and storyteller, Jessie is the co-founder of 31 Bits - a jewelry + home goods brand that produces ethical jewelry sold in the US. 31 Bits provides economic opportunity to people in Uganda and Bali (and yes, we will be visiting one of their artisans in Bali!). From earning a college degree in cultural anthropology to becoming a social entrepreneur, Jessie’s heart for people and helping them is contagious. She, along with 3 friends, started 31 Bits in 2008 after a trip to Uganda and seeing the talent and drive the women there had. She has a love for business and the people it can benefit, and is so excited to help share her 10+ years of experience running a social enterprise with you!

Joanna Waterfall
Founder of Yellow Co.

“You can’t let success go to your head or failure go to your heart.” –Joanna

Joanna Waterfall is the Founder of Yellow Co., an organization that exists to empower women to work together for the good of the world. With a degree in graphic design and digital media and a background in branding, Joanna believes that creativity, business, and social impact should go hand in hand. She is motivated by the belief that women can change the world through stepping out of fear and into what makes them come alive. Through running and growing Yellow Co. for the past 4 years, Joanna has experienced highs and lows in business, and is ready to spill the beans on our Bali retreat to help other women learn from her both successes and failures- and ultimately, change the world for good!

Bali Retreat Details

Retreat Goal

Our goal with this retreat is to help you move from the beginning phases of your do good business to a developed business plan with clear next steps on how to grow and scale your social enterprise, all on a beautiful island with a group of like minded women supporting you and cheering you on.

We want to help you move from side-gig to full time business owner–because we believe in YOU. And your business needs to get out into the world and start impacting the world for good!

Retreat topics and milestones will include:

  • Understanding the root problems facing your customers and articulating your “Why”
  • Developing dream, mission, and vision statements to guide your organizational strategy
  • Creating a brand persona to target a specific customer segment
  • Marketing Strategy & PR 101
  • Developing a pricing structure for your product or service
  • Building a comprehensive business model around your minimum viable product (MVP)
  • Beginning to model business financials to assess short-term and long-term viability
  • Creating a company playbook to guide your daily/weekly activities
  • Various budget hacks & tricks of the trade
  • Developing a post-retreat game plan that includes “next steps”

You’ll walk away with a step by step guide on next steps you’ll take when you get back home!

The Facts

Dates: February 17th-24th, 2019, 8 days, 7 nights

Group Size: Approximately 15 total attendees

Activities: Educational Incubator + Active Travel

Accommodations: Luxury Villa

Coaches: Joanna Waterfall & Jessie Simonson

Meals: Most all Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners Included
(there will be 1-2 nights when we go out and eat and you'll be on your own, other than those times everything is included!)


**Flights to and from Bali are _not_ included

Pricing: Yellow Collective members (annual only): $2500 General: $2900

Who should come?

Do you currently have a working product, program, or service that’s helping people? Are you ready to see if you can turn your side hustle into a full-time gig? Then chances are, you are in the right stage to take full advantage of the Yellow Co Bali Retreat. Join us, and you’ll receive the practical and personal support you need to propel your product, program, or service into a comprehensive business model!

Got questions? We've got answers.

Great question! We think that a Yellow Co Retreat offers something special— not only are you getting the experience of a lifetime by traveling to a country that many people dream of visiting, but the bulk of the value contained in this retreat is what you will learn! The curriculum our group is going through has rendered amazing results in past participants (including Joanna), and not only are you going to push yourself and your social enterprise to the next level, but you are also going to have the opportunity to do that alongside two amazing founders who have been through many of the ups and downs that you are facing, and maybe have already experienced! You will receive one-on-one coaching, group coaching, and peer reviews from an extraordinary number of women who are making a difference in the world!

Do you currently have a working product, program, or service that’s helping people? Are you ready to see if you can turn your side hustle into a full-time gig? Then chances are, you are in the right stage to take full advantage of the Yellow Co Bali Retreat. Join us, and you’ll receive the practical and personal support you need to propel your product, program, or service into a comprehensive business model!

Prices are $2,500 for annual Yellow Collective members, and $2,900 for non-members!

Yep, there sure is! We have a payment plan option for you budgeters out there. After you make your first payment, you will be charged on the following dates: October 21, 2018; November 21, 2018; and January 2, 2019.

The goal of this retreat is to help you move from the beginning phases of your do-good business to a developed business plan with clear next steps on how to grow and scale your social enterprise.

The retreat curriculum has been developed by Yellow Co. in partnership with FLDWRK (fldwrk.io). Topics and milestones will include:

  • Understanding the root problems facing your customers and articulating your “Why”
  • Developing dream, mission, and vision statements to guide your organizational strategy
  • Creating a brand persona to target a specific customer segment
  • Building a comprehensive business model around your minimum viable product (MVP)
  • Beginning to model business financials to assess short-term and long-term viability
  • Creating a company playbook to guide your daily/weekly activities
  • Developing a post-retreat game plan that includes “next steps”

Participants will work individually and as a group on the curriculum and will receive coaching from Joanna Waterfall, as well as another experienced social enterprise founder— Jessie Simonson, founder of 31 Bits! In the event that we have a coach who is unable to come due to health reasons (unlikely, but ya never know!) we will bring in an alternative fully trained coach!

We want you to walk away from this retreat feeling confident and ready to take your business to the next level! We plan on soaking up every thing about Bali as well! There will be coaching scheduled into each day—- if one week of time in Bali isn’t enough for you, we totally encourage you to stay longer!

We will be staying in the beautiful Canggu neighborhood. Canggu is a dream– it’s a chill area, but is near the international airport, the beach, and to some of the best destinations in Bali!

Our luxurious villa was designed by a famous French designer, and is a elegant take on cultural Balinese accommodations. Nine large bedrooms with luscious large bathrooms are situated within the villa, which has an open floor plan, a fully equipped kitchen, and large dining areas. The Villa itself is situated within tropical gardens. From the pool and jacuzzi you will have plenty of views of the rice fields that extend beyond the villa.

All rooms are shared with one other female guest. Each room has two beds (either two single beds or one queen and one single bed). Single occupancy rooms typically aren’t available but paid room upgrades to a single room may be made available closer to the retreat date if the there are last minute cancellations.

We have approximately 25 hours of formal coaching. Coaching will be scheduled to suit the weather. Many days we will be adventuring around in the morning, and will dive into our coaching in the afternoon during the afternoon rainy hour or so that accompanies this season.

Yes! We will be sending you docs to help your planning. You’ll be able to work through some great questions that prepare you for the content covered by coaching.

US citizens need a valid passport that will not expire within 6 months of the date of return from Bali to the US, as well as a visitors visa, which can be obtained in advance, or at the airport.

Depending on the payment plan you choose and the number of registrants, payments can be made as late as early December, 2018.

August 23-September 20, 2018

Yes. We operate a minimum of 7 guests per week. As we state in our Terms & Conditions, Yellow Co does reserve the right to cancel the retreat if the running of the trip is not deemed financially viable. In this situation you will be refunded all payments made to Yellow Co. with the exception of a $15 fee that our ticketing service (Universe) requires for payment plans.

Yes! You are responsible for obtaining your own travel insurance cover. We recommend and require that you purchase travel insurance at the point of booking your spot on a Yellow Co Retreat. We promise it’s a good idea— we require this is in order to make sure you are insured just in case unforeseen circumstances prevent you from attending the trip.

We have heard great things about World Nomads. However, we recommend that you research travel insurance companies in your area and select an insurer that best fits what you need and are looking for.

We can cater to dietary needs within reason! Once your place is booked we will send out a guest information form requesting information such as dietary requirements (if you say in the application you have specific diet needs). The chef at the villa is able to accommodate the majority of dietary requirements for meals we will have at our villa. Balinese food has lots of vegetarian and vegan options, so typically you will not find it difficult to find something you can’t wait to bite into when we are exploring Bali!

We want you to get the very most out of our time together, and we have lots planned each day. However, the activities themselves are not physically draining.

Absolutely! The retreat is a wonderful opportunity to befriend kindred spirited women from around the world— prepare yourselves to make friends with a group that loves to travel as much as you do, and who wants to use work to impact the world for good!

Once you have signed up we will send you a list of things that we provide as well as items we recommend that you bring.

Regarding dates, we will have access to our villa by 2pm local time February 17th, and must be cleared out by noon February 24.

We definitely recommend grabbing a deal by arranging your flight sooner rather than later! That being said, make sure you get it along with travel insurance (for your flight as well as medical, etc. so that everyone is fully covered for unexpected events like loss of income, medical emergencies for you or someone dear to you before and during the trip, a death in the family, natural disasters, and other unforeseen events).