Everything you need to start or grow your business

You don’t need a degree in business to start a business. Learn how you can become a business expert without leaving your house.

Why 1000 Four?

1000 Four is a community first platform developed with the modern entrepreneurial experience in mind. The combination of real interactions with other entrepreneurs and an on-demand ready-to-use educational library gives entrepreneurs actionable solutions to their growth problems.

Education

In the age of rapidly changing business environments, education for entrepreneurs shouldn’t come from textbooks and business professors. An educational library built around real business experiences and guidances from a community of peers combine to conquer any business problem.

Network

When every entrepreneur has a continual education and a community of support, the city can catalyze grassroots growth. The combined impact of hundreds of companies adding a few employees is not just as good as a new company bringing thousands of employees, it’s better.

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Stay on top of your game

It is difficult for a business to stay on top of industry trends and the best tactics to grow. 1000 Four saves you time by curating each of our instructors and topics so you don’t spend hours scour the internet looking for the right answer.

Our experts

Business owners are should look to get help from experts who have been there and done that. Answers from those they trust, because they have real world experience. We find these experts to share their stories, how to’s, backgrounds, guides, and tips on what they know best.

What could 1000 Four help me do?

Increase sales

A fledgling retail store increased revenues 4X in 8 months by implementing techniques learned from 1000 Four.

Grow your team

We helped a software company grow from 1 to 17 employees in 18 months.

Raise capital

We helped teach a company how to raise $63,335 to bring a Kickstarter project to life.

Hear it from our current customers.

“My connection to Hatch quickly resulted in a speaking engagement, a newspaper article, and a TV segment. Not only have measurable things like sales and web traffic increased, but my determination and confidence have grown as well.”

– Jeanne Fiocca

Founder, Cookie Text

“I was able to get honest criticism and feedback by being surrounding by entrepreneurs and business owners who can understand the struggles I was going through. I would never have been able to reach my goal without 1000 Four.”

– Nathan Tschohl

Founder, swim nerd

“1000 Four helped be broaden my customer base and gave me some great exposure and good leads. My business has really taken off since joining.”

– Jeremy Johnson

Founder, John Rich Media

What do I get access to?

On-demand video library

Featuring nearly 100 curated experts focused on sharing solutions to common problems. There’s no textbooks, only experienced entrepreneurs or industry experts. People who have 'been there, done that' providing ready to use tips and lessons.

Online small business support group

Multiple ways to learn from and interact directly with thousands of other entrepreneurs and small business owners to ask for advice, share struggles and challenges and even celebrate wins.

Step by step guides and business courses

To help you achieve specific goals. You can still browse through the entire library, but we’ve built pathways to help keep yourself on track.

Editable worksheets and other downloadable resources

That entrepreneurs and business owners can fill out to help them retain and apply what they've learned or save time creating things they need in their business.

What does 1000 Four content look like?

Video workshops, webinars, courses, walkthroughs, and tutorials

Here are a few samples of the hundreds in our library.
How anyone can sell or resell products on amazon
using landing pages to convert traffic into leads
instagram ads
understanding risk
How i sell products online
How to focus and get things done
what banks are looking for in a business
measuring your madness

Resource Guides, Templates, Documents, and Worksheets

Here are a few samples of the dozens in our library.

Membership

Where did the 1000 Four name come from?

What does 1000 Four mean?

It all started with a Ted Talk...

 

 

 

What is 1000 Four?

 

If you’re reading this post, you’ve probably already seen startwithhatch.com/1000four, describing all of the awesome episodes, perks, and community you get as a member of 1000 Four. You’re probably still a little confused though.

You might be wondering “What in the world does 1000 Four mean?” Well a few years ago, I was invited to sit in on a meeting to discuss how to best help our local economy. Someone in the group mentioned that if the region could just bring in 4 companies with 1000 employees each everything should be great. That didn’t sit well with me. I knew there had to be a better way. I was already helping local entrepreneurs grow their businesses at Hatch, but that comment changed my mindset. I realized that growing 1000 companies to four employees big wouldn’t be as good as their strategy. It would be better. Growing 1000 companies with four employees would be more diverse, more nimble, more grassroots, and more local. Instead of 3996 employees, we would have 1000 business owners.

With a community of entrepreneurs instead of a community of employees our economy would be able to pivot to economic changes, there’d be more self-reliant individuals, and most importantly we’d be helping out the little guy. Instead of aiding bulky bureaucratic corporations from out of town, we would be helping out our neighbors. So we set out to do that with Hatch.

We’ve set out to create a platform for entrepreneurs to learn from one another, to enable everyone to start and grow a business, to put the fate of your business and your community in your hands. Over the past few years we’ve had the privilege of helping thousands of companies. Let us know how we can help.

More FAQ

What will 1000 Four help me do?

We have content that covers virtually every point in the business lifecycle. From accounting and legal, to marketing and content creation. If you need specific know-how on something related to business, chances are we have several pieces of content that can help you. 1000 Four is a tool that will help you get more customers, and expand your business. The community and network effect of the 1000 Four program is immense. Imagine tapping into a group of hundreds of other entrepreneurs and small business owners. The ability to collaborate, ask advice, share goals, and get support is nearly priceless. The more members, the more everyone benefits. You'll be able to get feedback customized to your unique situation. Google searches aren’t enough. You need help tailored to your specific business and situation. These are real entrepreneurs helping you find solutions, meet your goals, and grow your business.

When can I access the content?

All of our content is available on-demand. We understand that a lot of you have day jobs and are maybe only able to work on your company late at night or early in the morning. We’d all love to make it to all of the workshops going on around town, but taking off an hour or two in the middle of the day is just unrealistic. We solve that problem by making everything we produce available at whatever time is best for you.

Who is this platform for?

1000 Four is for anyone who wants to have hundreds of experts in their back pocket. There are a lot of people who are good at one specific thing (i.e. baking cookies) but don’t necessarily understand the business side. 1000 Four solves that problem by providing our members with top-notch content, directly from the experts who have been there and done that. On top of that, 1000 Four allows you to surround yourself with other entrepreneurs who are going through the same struggles with you. Use them to bounce ideas off of, ask questions, or just as someone to lean on when times get tough.

Where should I start?

Start by telling us more about your business here. Once we know more about you and your current struggles, we’ll be glad to point you in the right direction. If you’re ready to jump in on your own, head here and navigate our extensive library of content.

Where can I use 1000 Four?

Anywhere that you have an internet connection! 1000 Four was built to be available anywhere, and at any time. Whether you’re on your desktop, your laptop, your tablet, or even your smartphone, 1000 Four allows you to have amazing content and community at your fingertips.

What if I want to meet 1-1 with Zack or the Hatch team?

You can ask questions in our private group, attend office hours, and interact with other users online. If you need 1-on-1 help, email us to set up a time to chat.

What if I’m signing up as an institution?

If you are an institution or enterprise and wish to get access to 1000 Four for your members, go here.

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The 1000 Four Show

Glenn Banton :: Operation Supply Drop :: 106

Glenn Banton :: Operation Supply Drop :: 106

Mike Murphy :: Success Series :: 105

Mike Murphy :: Success Series :: 105

Joanna Penn :: The Creative Penn :: 104

Joanna Penn :: The Creative Penn :: 104

Jeremy Baldi :: SimPath Innovations :: 103

Jeremy Baldi :: SimPath Innovations :: 103

Cornelia Jude :: Mended Faith ::102

Cornelia Jude :: Mended Faith ::102

Jessica Bertsch :: Powerhouse Planning :: 101

Jessica Bertsch :: Powerhouse Planning :: 101

Laura Roeder :: MeetEdgar :: 100

Laura Roeder :: MeetEdgar :: 100

Brandon Adams :: Live To Grind :: 099

Brandon Adams :: Live To Grind :: 099

Jake Maines :: Array Digital :: 098

Jake Maines :: Array Digital :: 098

Kevin Curry :: Comparity :: 097

Kevin Curry :: Comparity :: 097

Chris Lane :: Chris Lane Video :: 096

Chris Lane :: Chris Lane Video :: 096

Jared Jacobs :: GoldYeller :: 095

Jared Jacobs :: GoldYeller :: 095

Alex Young :: The Powerful Mind :: 094

Alex Young :: The Powerful Mind :: 094

Michelle Pippin :: Women Who Wow :: 093

Michelle Pippin :: Women Who Wow :: 093

Jeremy Slate :: Command Your Brand :: 092

Jeremy Slate :: Command Your Brand :: 092

Bret Fisher :: BretFisher.com :: 091

Bret Fisher :: BretFisher.com :: 091

Ryan Williams :: The Influencer Economy :: 090

Ryan Williams :: The Influencer Economy :: 090

Kevin Stimpson :: Strive N Grind :: 089

Kevin Stimpson :: Strive N Grind :: 089

Bob Burg :: The Go-Giver :: 088

Bob Burg :: The Go-Giver :: 088

Brittany & David Peregoff :: Where 2 Wheel  :: 087

Brittany & David Peregoff :: Where 2 Wheel :: 087

Barry Moltz :: Small Business Hacks :: 086

Barry Moltz :: Small Business Hacks :: 086

Brian Helfman :: Startup Island :: 085

Brian Helfman :: Startup Island :: 085

John Fuller + Bryce Wells :: flypdeck :: 084

John Fuller + Bryce Wells :: flypdeck :: 084

JD Graffam :: Simple Focus :: 083

JD Graffam :: Simple Focus :: 083

Anna Blanch Rabe :: Anna Blanch Rabe & Associates :: 082

Anna Blanch Rabe :: Anna Blanch Rabe & Associates :: 082

Johnathan Grzybowski :: Penji :: 081

Johnathan Grzybowski :: Penji :: 081

Yuri Kruman :: Master The Talk :: 080

Yuri Kruman :: Master The Talk :: 080

Sam Anderson :: Richmond Bubble Soccer :: 079

Sam Anderson :: Richmond Bubble Soccer :: 079

Stephen Karlsgodt :: 34 Bytes :: 078

Stephen Karlsgodt :: 34 Bytes :: 078

Jason Vitug :: Phroogal :: 077

Jason Vitug :: Phroogal :: 077

Jeremy Johnson :: Janis Research :: 076

Jeremy Johnson :: Janis Research :: 076

Chris jones :: Chris Jones Ink :: 075

Chris jones :: Chris Jones Ink :: 075

Jessi DiPette :: Get Social 757 :: 074

Jessi DiPette :: Get Social 757 :: 074

Joe Weaver :: Ario :: 073

Joe Weaver :: Ario :: 073

Corey Shelton :: Lime Life Media :: 072

Corey Shelton :: Lime Life Media :: 072

Georgie Márquez :: Andre Marquez Architects :: 071

Georgie Márquez :: Andre Marquez Architects :: 071

Lisa McNeil :: Trifecta Consulting :: 070

Lisa McNeil :: Trifecta Consulting :: 070

Erik Olson:: Array Digital :: 069

Erik Olson:: Array Digital :: 069

Ryan Dean :: DreamerMade :: 068

Ryan Dean :: DreamerMade :: 068

Tracy Davis :: Tracy Davis Consulting :: 067

Tracy Davis :: Tracy Davis Consulting :: 067

Joe Maruschak :: RAIN Eugene:: 066

Joe Maruschak :: RAIN Eugene:: 066

Nicola Corzine :: Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center :: 065

Nicola Corzine :: Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center :: 065

Teal Thibaud :: Glass House Collective :: 064

Teal Thibaud :: Glass House Collective :: 064

Scott McJunkin :: Achievely :: 063

Scott McJunkin :: Achievely :: 063

Andrew Ackerman :: DreamIt :: 062

Andrew Ackerman :: DreamIt :: 062

Vanessa Wagner :: Loudoun County VA EDA :: 061

Vanessa Wagner :: Loudoun County VA EDA :: 061

Dara Macan :: SourceLink :: 060

Dara Macan :: SourceLink :: 060

Nathan Hirsch :: FreeeUp :: 059

Nathan Hirsch :: FreeeUp :: 059

Jessica Glendinning :: Rebel Yogi :: 058

Jessica Glendinning :: Rebel Yogi :: 058

Michael Wagner :: Pool Scouts :: 057

Michael Wagner :: Pool Scouts :: 057

Stephen Reinstein :: Market Muscles :: 056

Stephen Reinstein :: Market Muscles :: 056

Nick Friedman :: College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving :: 055

Nick Friedman :: College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving :: 055

Blair Durham :: Black Brand :: 054

Blair Durham :: Black Brand :: 054

Mary Stargel :: The Edney Innovation Center :: 053

Mary Stargel :: The Edney Innovation Center :: 053

David LeBoeuf :: ICIC :: 052

David LeBoeuf :: ICIC :: 052

Tony Lettich :: FundingSage :: 051

Tony Lettich :: FundingSage :: 051

Della Rucker :: Econogy :: 050

Della Rucker :: Econogy :: 050

Chris Hill :: Chris Hill Online :: 049

Chris Hill :: Chris Hill Online :: 049

Gary Plaag :: Couragio Consulting :: 048

Gary Plaag :: Couragio Consulting :: 048

Chris Shelton :: ODU Innovation Center Norfolk :: 047

Chris Shelton :: ODU Innovation Center Norfolk :: 047

Nektarios Liolios :: Startupbootcamp :: 046

Nektarios Liolios :: Startupbootcamp :: 046

Josh Schachnow :: Mirkwood Marketing :: 045

Josh Schachnow :: Mirkwood Marketing :: 045

Danny Rubin :: Wait, How Do I Write This Email :: 044

Danny Rubin :: Wait, How Do I Write This Email :: 044

Hamilton Perkins :: Hamilton Perkins Collection :: 043

Hamilton Perkins :: Hamilton Perkins Collection :: 043

Daniel Parisi :: Startup Somerset :: 042

Daniel Parisi :: Startup Somerset :: 042

Jerry Ross :: National Entrepreneur Center :: 041

Jerry Ross :: National Entrepreneur Center :: 041

Betsy Neely Sikma :: Spartanburg Chamber :: 040

Betsy Neely Sikma :: Spartanburg Chamber :: 040

Tim Ryan :: Launchpad :: 039

Tim Ryan :: Launchpad :: 039

Brett Baker :: Jack Of All Trades :: 038

Brett Baker :: Jack Of All Trades :: 038

Joe Poeschl :: The Commons :: 037

Joe Poeschl :: The Commons :: 037

Sean Merron :: Early Retirement Roadmap :: 036

Sean Merron :: Early Retirement Roadmap :: 036

Quashawn Jones-Dixon :: The Enlightened Society :: 035

Quashawn Jones-Dixon :: The Enlightened Society :: 035

Lucas Lindsey :: Domi Station :: 034

Lucas Lindsey :: Domi Station :: 034

Todd Nuckols :: Lighthouse Labs :: 033

Todd Nuckols :: Lighthouse Labs :: 033

Zvi Band :: Contactually :: 032

Zvi Band :: Contactually :: 032

Matthew Marcus :: KC Startup Foundation :: 031

Matthew Marcus :: KC Startup Foundation :: 031

Ace Callwood :: Painless 1099 :: 030

Ace Callwood :: Painless 1099 :: 030

Todd Kletz :: One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning :: 029

Todd Kletz :: One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning :: 029

Colleen LaRose :: NERETA :: 028

Colleen LaRose :: NERETA :: 028

Andrew Cooney :: Farmers Insurance :: 027

Andrew Cooney :: Farmers Insurance :: 027

Paul Jaglowski :: Feedtrail :: 026

Paul Jaglowski :: Feedtrail :: 026

Daymond John :: Shark Tank :: 025

Daymond John :: Shark Tank :: 025

Carolyn Zelikow :: Aspen Institute :: 024

Carolyn Zelikow :: Aspen Institute :: 024

Jason Towns :: Groundwork :: 023

Jason Towns :: Groundwork :: 023

Adam Klein :: American Underground ::022

Adam Klein :: American Underground ::022

Brad Stephens :: CoLab Roanoke :: 021

Brad Stephens :: CoLab Roanoke :: 021

Hackworth :: Mark Rowan :: 020

Hackworth :: Mark Rowan :: 020

Paul Matthews :: HandyLo :: 019

Paul Matthews :: HandyLo :: 019

Teresa Denham :: Spirit Fingerz :: 018

Teresa Denham :: Spirit Fingerz :: 018

Erica McMannes :: MadSkills :: 017

Erica McMannes :: MadSkills :: 017

Meredith O’Brien :: East Coast Run Project :: 016

Meredith O’Brien :: East Coast Run Project :: 016

Lindsey Germono :: Germono Advertising :: 015

Lindsey Germono :: Germono Advertising :: 015

Jemal Harris :: VA Peninsula Chamber :: 014

Jemal Harris :: VA Peninsula Chamber :: 014

Brian Wells :: Express Transportation Services :: 013

Brian Wells :: Express Transportation Services :: 013

Hillary Doriguzzi :: ProHill Services :: 012

Hillary Doriguzzi :: ProHill Services :: 012

Max Depiro :: Casper Drone :: 011

Max Depiro :: Casper Drone :: 011

Kevin O’Connor :: O’Connor Brewing Company :: 010

Kevin O’Connor :: O’Connor Brewing Company :: 010

Mallory Taylor Tuttle :: Franklin Business Center :: 009

Mallory Taylor Tuttle :: Franklin Business Center :: 009

Kenya Williams :: iShine :: 008

Kenya Williams :: iShine :: 008

Sam Clements :: Saukus :: 007

Sam Clements :: Saukus :: 007

Elliot Roth :: Spira :: 006

Elliot Roth :: Spira :: 006

Melodie Laylor :: Pajama Web :: 005

Melodie Laylor :: Pajama Web :: 005

Nathan Bright :: Project Charmity :: 004

Nathan Bright :: Project Charmity :: 004

Nate Tschohl :: swimnerd :: 003

Nate Tschohl :: swimnerd :: 003

Dakota Gallimore :: dreams.build :: 002

Dakota Gallimore :: dreams.build :: 002

Jeanne Fiocca :: Cookie Text :: 001

Jeanne Fiocca :: Cookie Text :: 001

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