Engineer a Business That Supports Your Life.

With a business that works for you, you’ll never have to vacation with your laptop again.

Make this the year that changes everything for your busy, service-based small businesses.

Get Time Back

Keep More Profits

Outgrow Busyness

52% of All Small Business Owners worry that long hours impact the people they care about

You want your business to give you MORE control over your schedule and revenue. But the hamster wheel is depleting your time and resources.

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Feeling pressure to put work first and family last


An exhausting cycle of sales, marketing, and operations


The weight of endless questions and heavy decisions


Working all the time and still not financially pulling ahead

Your business should serve YOU, not the other way around.

In the Academy, you’ll engineer a business that supports your life.

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Create more time and money for the activities and people you love with our “cut to the chase” materials and targeted advice.

What’s in the Program?

Advisory Services

Live Coaching

Receive strategic advice with other entrepreneurs, 2x/month.

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Cut-to-the-Chase Blueprints

Eliminate wasted time and effort with proven templates and systems.

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On-Demand Materials

Access dozens of “Business Made Simple” courses, videos, podcasts, and webinars.

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AI-Fueled Tools

Make it faster, better, cheaper with GPTs that do 90% of the work for you.

Group size is limited, so register today!

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Unlimited Email Support

Got questions? Get expert answers fast!

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Fine-Tuning Sessions

Refine ideas and materials during “Ask-Me-Anything” Sessions, 1-2x/month.

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Accountability Community

Work toward your goals with others who are going through the same challenges.


These clients reclaimed their schedules and their revenue, and so can you!

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Before meeting Whitney, my business was riding the struggle bus.

Through applying what I learned in the Academy, I had a 40% growth in my profit over the last 12 months.

I now have a life I am proud of, not just a business that I love.

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Ben Trawick

Owner, Braveo Marketing, MD

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I have such a clear path forward that I didn’t have before.

My initial offer can now lead into a recurring revenue scenario, and I’m really excited about that.


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Dan DeFay

SmartFirm IT, AL

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We were bordering on “do we close shop?” territory and needed help.

Whitney’s process detangled our post-pandemic, survival mode, trauma bonded mess.

Now, we’re thriving.

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Anna Boyter

Owner and CEO, Bear Hands Media, TX

Stop letting your business run your life!

REGISTration is Closed for the May 2024 Start Date.

Join the waitlist to get notified first when the next Academy is forming AND receive early bird specials.


I used to feel trapped by the business I built.  Not anymore.

Maybe you are like me, and think that because you are good at providing a service, you’ll be great at running a service-based business.  Well, I wasn’t…. at first.

Paying tuition to The School of Hard Knocks is a time-consuming, costly way to learn, isn’t it? And we’re told that if something isn’t working, we need to throw ourselves into it even more. “Try harder” steals more time away from the people and activities we love.

It wasn’t until I learned how to systematically optimize my business for time and revenue that everything changed. And that’s why I want to help you.

You can avoid busyness burnout, distracted dinners, and vacations spent on your computer!

Join the No-Busyness Academy. My team and this community will make sure you build a business that serves you – rewarding, flexible, and fulfilling.

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– Whitney  Hahn, Founder
Chief Growth Advisor
Certified “Business Made Simple” Coach


Who is the Academy for?

This program is specifically designed for:

  1. Small businesses of 1-10 people. Solopreneurs and extra small teams have no time to waste on tools not built for them, or programs that assume you have an army of employees to help you implement. So we’ve built this with tons of materials and support, and zero time-wasting fluff.
  2. Who primarily deliver services or solutions instead of retailing or selling “widgets.”  The sales cycle is much different than in retail stores, the projects require contracts, and the workflow challenges can be significant. Our experience has focused on service-based businesses and it’s what we know cold.
  3. And have been in business for 3 years or more. To survive this long you must have determination and skill. However, over 60% of small businesses fail by year 5. That means you’ll either get it right in the next two years or you’ll have to get out. The time is NOW!

Also, the community experience invites you to share ideas, tips, empathy, and loyal opposition, so we look for strong women and enlightened men.

What advice, materials, and support tools do I get?

  • A Business Planning Workshop to set up your best year yet
  • Your custom “Do This First!” Report so you know the one thing to do next for the fastest results
  • Cut-to-the-Chase Blueprints, perfectly adapted for busy service-based small businesses
  • provokebetter’s library of custom AI tools will help you speed through repetitive tasks
  • Expert Business Advice in bi-weekly live, virtual group coaching with Whitney Hahn and her team of small business experts
  • Support through Ask-Me-Anything video sessions and email
  • A community of supportive people who are going through the same challenges you are
  • Membership to Business Made Simple for one year, so you can revisit topics and optimize your business at your own pace
  • Member-Exclusive Webinars every month on goal-setting, marketing, sales, leadership, and more

What's the schedule?

The Academy program combines live coaching sessions with learning and prep you complete at your own pace.

  1. LIVE GROUP COACHING begins May 22, 2024.
    – It continues on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Eastern Time US.
    – Video replays are posted the next day and are available to watch for the duration of your Academy.

  2. ON-DEMAND PROMPTS provide new materials you can review in less than 30-minutes a day.
    – On your own schedule, dive into our hand-curated materials (a mix of articles, podcasts, videos, and worksheets).
    – Then, try your hand at a dirty first draft to bring to our discussions.

  3. ASK-ME-ANYTHING SESSIONS are offered at least once a month.
    – These are an optional way to get clarification, feedback, and advice on something you are working on, and are in addition to the Coaching sessions.
    – Times vary in response to materials and US holidays.


What is your typical return on investment?

Your program investment of $1497/month makes the most sense if your business revenue is $175K or more each year. 

Most members generate enough extra profit to pay for the entire experience in the first three months.

With continued implementation, they average over 30% increase in profit in the first year. #mathISsexy


Are recordings available after live coaching sessions?

Of course! All live coaching sessions are recorded. Members get a replay link within 24 hours of the session, along with a summary of suggested action items or resources discussed on the call.

The videos remain available for viewing by Members for 60 days following the end of the Academy.

Can a member of my team attend, too?

We want you to be successful, so when Optimizations involve another member of your team, they are welcome to attend that call with you.

Unless you are a VIP Experience member, you are limited to one person on a call, and only from your immediate team.

What if I still have questions?

We welcome questions! We want to make sure that this is the right program for you, and invite you to schedule a no-pressure call to talk about it. Or, send an email to grow at provokebetter dot com. 


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Just 6 months after coaching started, I hit The Big Number – the amount of money I really wanted to make but didn’t believe I could.

I’m not struggling anymore.

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Christa Mobley

Inner Lift Organizing, MD

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We got clarity and a new perspective on things.

It forced us to get sh*t done that we previously kept putting off.

Now, we’re having our best year EVER!

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James Hersick

Co-founder, Hersick & Webster, WV

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The Business Growth Academy has us excited about growing our business.

For the first time ever, I have next quarter’s revenue under contract – weeks before it starts. The value far exceeds the cost.

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Andy VanHook

Managing Partner, Appeal Production, VA