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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
“I was able to use 1000 Four to teach my team how to maintain a business so i could grow it and not be working in the day-to-day operations, but rather on its growth.”
– Xerxes Nabong
Founder, Escape Room Virginia
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.
Resource Guides, Templates, Documents, and Worksheets
Here are a few samples of the dozens in our library.
- Access to video on-demand library
- Downloadable and fillable worksheets
- Resource guides
- Business courses
- Online community
- Realtime Q&A
- Online forums
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.
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?
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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