How to Start a Business

Online Small Business Course and Services

How to Start a Business: Your Successful Launch

Until our online course launches,
please see our Calendar for online, live, instructor-led
How to Start Your Business, Your Successful Launch seminars!

Online Course Launches in 2018
Email with questions. 

About Our Online Course – How to Start a Business:  Your Successful Launch

You’ve come to the right place if you…

  • are thinking of starting your business anywhere in the United States, but are not sure of your next steps.
  • launched a business that never really got off the ground, and you’re ready to start again.
  • already started your business and have some experience under your belt, but want a basic refresher course.

We have worked with thousands of small business owners, helping them launch.  Our client list includes:

  • Consultants/Coaches (various fields)
  • Accountants/CPA’s/CFO’s/Financial Advisors
  • Bookkeepers
  • Attorneys/Doctors/Engineers/Architects
  • Trades – Plumbers, Electricians, Handyman to General Contractors
  • Designers – Website/Graphic/Interior
  • Marketing (Social Media, Content, Print, etc.)
  • Authors/Artists/Creatives
  • Health and Wellness
  • Food Product Businesses
  • Realtors
  • Bed and Breakfast establishments
  • Wineries/Breweries
  • Truckers/Hauling
  • Travel Industry
  • Wedding/Event Planners
  • And so many more!

This online course is designed for YOU if you are starting or relaunching your business.  (It is a refresher course for the rest of us!).  We cover, among other things…

  • Is Entrepreneurship For You?
  • Feasibility – Testing Your Idea
  • Market Research
  • Product and Service
  • Operations
  • Marketing Plan
  • Financial Statements
  • Entity Selection
  • Licenses and Registration Overview
  • Launch Checklist and Tips
  • And so much more (seriously!)

We present the course within the framework of writing a business plan, which is important to your success. As you work to launch your company, you will typically go back and revise your product/service idea, pricing, marketing approach, or a myriad of other things. No problem!  With 24X7 access to our course materials for 30 days, you will be able to go back and review the material as you continue to revise your small business plan.

  • Your initial subscription to our course is for 30 days
    • You may cancel at any time.
  • It will automatically renew for two more months if you don’t cancel
    • After that, we’ll cancel it for you. No scamming here.
  • You may also subscribe for six months at the rate of $99 when you first sign up.


Small Business Services – Private Consultation Special Offer: 

As you take this course, you will likely have questions about your specific business.  Many people do, and we understand that.  We also understand you are in the startup phase at this point, and you are watching how you spend your money (good move!).

With you in mind, we have reduced our initial 55-minute consult fee to $66
(a 56% discount over our regular $150 fee).
This special offer is only available to you while you in the startup phase and while you are subscribed to
How to Start a Business: Your Successful Launch course.

Building a strong foundation for your business, exploring your options and exploring basic business questions early in your planning stage –  answered by someone who has helped thousands of other businesses launch – often helps you save countless heartache and dollars down the road.  It let’s you get to the next business level more quickly!

Do you have questions about whether this special offer applies to you?  Just email us at with questions. If you are ready, you can pay now and we’ll get you on our schedule!

Enrolled in How to Start a Business Course

Small Business Services – Membership Coming Soon:

We are launching our Membership Program in 2018.  Our membership site will contain videos from attorneys, accountants, marketing experts, bankers, insurance brokers and others, each covering an area that will educate you about small business and help you build a strong foundation for your dream.  We will interview small business professionals at least twice a month, and members will have an opportunity to submit questions prior to the interviews.

Do you have a suggestion for our membership program?  Great! We LOVE that!  Let us know at

Other Small Business Startup Services:   

Check out our other programs, including QuickStart Mastermind Groups1-1 small business coaching, business plan classes, and educational workshops and seminars at

Small Business Growth Services:

We also help clients grow well beyond their startup phase.  Some companies prefer lifestyle businesses (5 or 6 figures) and some owners aspire to grow into $1M+ businesses.  We have helped both achieve their goals! In the growth phase, we concentrate our services on Growth Mastermind Groups, 1-1 small business coaching and business plan classes.

ABOUT STARTUP TO GROWTH, LLC:  My name is Robin Suomi and I am the founder of Startup to Growth, LLC. I am also the creator of this online course, which grew out of my work for 10+ years with small business owners.  I grew up in Michigan and then moved around the country to Florida, New York, Chicago and then finally to Virginia. By living in various parts of our wonderful nation, I have only strengthened my small business knowledge and experience.

Throughout my journey, I have helped thousands of small businesses move from concept through growth, with many clients surpassing $1M in sales and others creating “lifestyle businesses” with not a growth plan in their mind!  My passion is helping ALL small businesses by unleashing their vitality, innovation, and creativity as they launch or grow their successful and sustainable companies according to their vision.

I believe that success is rarely accidental.  It takes grit, persistence, and determination.  Let me know if I can help you! And please sign up for our newsletter, our blog feed, and join us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.