Female Entrepreneur
Business Planning Retreat

Are you looking to escape the day-to-day responsibilities in order to efficiently and effectively plan your next steps in business? Would you like to plan, brainstorm, & collaborate with other high achieving women business owners?

Join us at Carillon
Beach Resort
JANUARY 21 - 25, 2025

Well, friend... You’ve landed in the right place!


If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed, burned-out, uninspired, and lonely in business… then know that you are NOT alone. In fact, we learned that many strong and successful women in business experience this. 

We’ve created a safe community with curated events that provide an energy boost, inspiration, and clarity on next steps for women business owners.

Join us at this life-changing event if you're ready to stir up some passion for what you do and build a plan that supports a fulfilled AND free life.

Our business retreats are life-changing!

You’ll enjoy a combination of group and individual business planning time. You’ll also experience quality time with other high achieving women business owners who can share ideas, offer collaboration, and brainstorming power.

There will be sessions that allow you to listen to other's stories while also giving you an opportunity to share your own... ultimately stirring passion for what fuels you.

Time will be provided to allow you to reflect on what matters most... allowing you to set intentions for building a life that promotes freedom and fulfillment.

Here's What You Can Expect:

  • Tuesday - Saturday (5 Day / 4 Night) Business Planning Retreat 
  • Luxury and cozy planning space at Carillon Beach Resort 
  • Overnight Accomodations Options are Available (we can book for you or you can book yourself!)
  • Tuesday Kick Off Party & Networking with Other Attendees
  • Breakfast included for Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday
  • Delicious Snacks will be Available Throughout the Entire Week to Keep Your Brain Fueled! 
  • You'll Have a Chance to Explore the 30A Area During Lunch and Dinner Breaks Each Day! 
  • Farewell Dinner included on Friday
  • SOWBO Annual Roadmap Binder & Planning Guidebook 
  • Private FB Group to Connect with Other Attendees 
  • Optional Pre-Event Coaching Session to go Over Your Intentions and Goals for the Retreat
  • Multiple Networking Opportunities to Meet other High-Achieving Women in Business from Various Industries
  • A Full Day of Sessions focused on Reclaiming your Purpose, Passions, and Business Intentions Along with CEO Vision Planning Training
  • A Day of Collaboration, Brainstorming, & Discussion on How to Grow, Scale, and/or Profit in Business
  • Connection to Vetted Vendors and Service Providers Who can Help You Accomplish Your Business Goals
  • Beautiful and Intimate Retreat Experience in Carillon Beach (secret, hidden gem between Rosemary Beach and PCB)
  • A Unique Photo Opportunity with a Local Photographer to Grab an Updated Self-Portrait, Photos with New Friends, or Just a Fun Image! (though these photos are used for promotional purposes at SOWBO, we also share these photos with all attendees in hopes that you will share about the importance of community)


The Details of Your 
2024 Business Planning Retreat

DATES: JANUARY 21-25, 2025
who: Female Entrepreneurs from all over the usa

Here's what previous attendees have to say:


This hyper-focused business planning retreat will help you... 

  • Level up by providing a chance to work with other successful women who share best practices for success
  • Hone in on what makes you Fulfilled, Passionate, and Free as an Entrepreneur
  • Get focused on Driving Revenue, Building Efficient Processes, & Branding your Business Online
  • Create Solutions to Current Pain Points while also Developing a Road Map to Achieve your Next Set of Goals. 
  • Develop a Strategic and Actionable Plan for your Business, Marketing, and Finances
  • Adventure into the Beautiful and Serene Nature of the Gulf of Mexico
  • Build Relationships with Like-Minded Achievers

Friday will be focused on finalizing your business plan for the upcoming season! Once you've confidently mapped out your plan in a usable format for the year to come, you'll get a chance to reward yourself and spend quality time with your new business besties! This is the most relaxing day and it's designed to gear you up for an exciting season of business -- don't miss out! 

8:00 a.m. – Noon Morning Sessions 

Noon – 1p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Individual Work Time 

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Group Photoshoot

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Break

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Farewell Party


Thursday will focus on how to turn all the information into personal, actionable steps. This is your day to map out what your coming year will bring to your customers. We’ll collaborate as a team while building individual plans that support each of our existing business models. Think whiteboards, sticky notes & creative brainstorming!

8:00 a.m. – Noon Morning Sessions 

Noon – 1p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Sessions

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Individual Work Time

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Dinner Break / Individual Work Time


Wednesday is the first full day of Retreating, focused on setting intentions and reclaiming your passion for what you do. You’ll hear from other business owners and experts who can help you align your focus for the week.

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Check-in to the Retreat Work Area & Claim Your Spot 

8:00 a.m. – Noon Morning Sessions 

Noon – 1p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Sessions

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Individual Work Time

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Dinner Break / Individual Work Time


Tuesday is Arrival Day! Check-in to your hotel room or condo, take a mini stroll on the beach, & then meet us for a networking meet-up at the beach house!

4:00 p.m. Check-in to your accommodations

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Break for Dinner

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. First SOWBO Attendee Session & Networking


Schedule Overview

Sneak Peak of Carillon Beach

HIDDEN SECRET located between rosemary beach & panama city beach, florida

How is a SOWBO Retreat Different?

We provide easy conversation starters at each event in order to remove the awkwardness among strangers. Because honestly, every woman who attends our events has a story worth telling.

Our conversations are intentional.

That's why we provide an opportunity for it at each event! You deserve time away from the household duties and taking care of others. Our events are opportunities for you to take workations, write the expense of the trip off, work ON the business, but—just as important—to allow yourself time to dream, have fun, relax, smile until it hurts, dress up in your favorite outfit, and make everlasting memories with wonderful people.

We believe in having fun, making memories, & taking time to rejuvenate.

We hone in on the power of intimate collaboration among like-minded women. This isn’t a conference or just another girlfriend’s getaway. It’s a life-changing experience that will level up your business.

Our retreats are hyper-focused and intentional. 

It was created out of a need for authentic community. You’ll quickly learn that the heart of SOWBO is all about serving YOU… not us. We believe in you. This isn’t some selfish endeavor—this is about empowering real women to overcome the hardest obstacles, passionately pursue deep callings, make real change in the world, live a life of fulfillment, and do so together.

SOWBO was created by women business owners just like you.

Our 5-day event is a true business retreat. You will leave with an action plan for your own business plus a community of women who are doing the journey alongside you.


Join us at Carillon
Beach Resort
JANUARY 21 - 25, 2025

This Entrepreneur Retreat Is For You If:

  • You own an existing business that sells products or services
  • You are already making money and have been in business at least one year, but you are ready to grow your revenue and profits 
  • You need a few days to focus on your business (rather than in it!)
  • You desire quiet time by yourself to focus, but also expert marketers nearby to ask the “how to’s”
  • You feel that you’ve got tons of ideas, but no one to bounce them off of 
  • You want a tribe of women you can trust & who will understand
  • Your greatest desire is to make an impact in the world while also spending more time enjoying life with the people you love most
  • You want to soak up the sounds of beach waves, sip on some coffee on the porch swing, feel the warmth of a bonfire, and watch the sunset with other hard-working women who understand 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are meals included?

Due to the various dietary restrictions of our audience, meals are not included. However, we do provide basic breakfast (fruit, yogurt, coffee, granola bars) and lunch snacks (chips, sliders, fruit salad) that you are welcome to indulge in. We generally break for 90-minutes for lunch and end sessions early enough for individual dinner plans. We strategically place our events locations nearby affordable meal options – within walking distance or a short Uber-ride away. The Friday Farewell Party is a pizza party and we include both regular and gluten free options. Salad will be available for a dairy free option.

Do I need to stay at the hotel?

Staying in Carillon Beach is not required, but highly recommended due to the schedule, accessibility, and community atmosphere.

We can book your accomodations for you for an added fee or you can simply book your place yourself. Many attendees appreciate that we coordinate the shared housing, but others want their own space. Whichever your prefer is fine with us, but our deadline to arrange housing is usually around October 1st each year. We have a housing coordinator on our team that assists with the process. We have long-term relationships with many homeowners and property managers in the area .

How many attendees will there be?

Our goal is to have anywhere from 15-30 women business owners in attendance. Actual size depends on ticket sales. 

Do I need to be a member to attend the live events?

Events are currently open to both members and non-members. This is a great way to dive into the SOWBO Community and see if it's a good fit for a future membership. 

I’m a member. Do I get a discount?

Yes, all active and current VIP or Insider members at time of ticket purchase will receive a discount. Insider members receive 10% off and VIP members receive 20% off. 

Not a member yet?  Visit sowbo.org/membership to learn more.

Who are these events for?

Our events are for existing business owners who have been an entrepreneur for at least one year. Though your current business venture may be new, your experience in owning a business must be beyond a year. Most attendees have been successful entrepreneurs for 5+ years. Annual revenue benchmarks vary from $50k-$1M+. Both product- and service-based business types are welcome.

What binds our community is the heart of the entrepreneur.The female entrepreneurs attending our event are kind, gracious, humble, and generous. They want to reach new heights in business while also maintaining health, relationships, and purpose. Read our member pledge here.

Will there be time to explore the area?

We specifically place our events in attractive areas in hopes that you’ll spend time exploring! You’ll have free time each evening to take adventures. Feel free to come a day early or stay through the weekend in order to soak up plenty of time in the city. We’ll provide a list of our favorite spots upon arrival! 

What do I need to bring?

Plan to bring the following in order to be prepared for any adventure:
  • Notebook & pen
  • Laptop & charger
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cozy pajamas for pool-side chats
  • Fun outfit for a night out!
  • Swimsuit
  • Toiletries
  • A neutral pair of pants or skirt to wear with your new event-branded SOWBO tee. 

Are there any payment plan options?

Tickets for this event are set up to be paid in full upon booking. However, we can be flexible with a 50% non-refundable deposit if needed. The remaining portion can be paid with smaller, customized payments. The event must be paid in full no later than one month prior. Email us to request your payment plan.

Will I share a room with another attendee?

If we are coordinating your housing for you in a shared home, then it is likely that you will share a room and/or bathroom with a fellow attendee. We provide an "upgrade" opportunity just before the event in order to lock in a secured private bedroom, but the options for this are limited and based on the housing plan. If you desire your own private space, then it is best for you to book your own accomodations. The Carillon Resort Inn might be the best option! 

What is your refund policy?

We are confident that you will leave our events with new friends, a greater understanding of business strategies, and action steps or plans for how you can implement the learned material. Just like any event, you get out what you put in. Come to our events prepared to have conversations, learn, and use the designated time to make plans. Due to the limited seating and detailed planning for each attendee, refunds are not available. Should you book your event ticket and not be able to attend, then please email ASAP so that we can ship you your gifts and availability of virtual options if possible. Note: virtual attendance will not include community building time. 

COVID Conscience?

The event will follow any current COVID guidelines mandated by the local government. Should a limit of group gathering be enforced by the State at the scheduled event time, then we will comply. Some presenters will participate in remote sessions in order to reduce risk. Attendees are encouraged to attend in person. Email us with any questions regarding COVID concerns. 

5-Day Women Business Owner PLANNING Retreat in the Florida Panhandle
Join us at Carillon Beach Resort on jANUARY 21 -  25, 2025!

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