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Small Business Programs and Services for Startups and Growth Businesses. Look no further.

FOR STARTUPS

Are you or a friend or client thinking of starting a small business?  Or maybe you started a business a while back, but really didn’t do anything with it yet?  What is your next step?

The reality is that there is too much information out there on starting a small business, and much of it is conflicting and confusing. You want to ask questions about YOUR small business and receive personalized attention.  No worries. Our founder, Robin Suomi, has been successfully helping small businesses start up for 10+ years. Her specialty is truly listening to you and tailoring her offerings to match your needs. Together, we’ve got this!

Online Course:  How to Start a Business: Your Successful Launch  You will receive access to this online course for one month after purchase, and you may elect to renew for additional time.  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. And you may renew if you need additional time!

Initial 1-1 Startup Consultation:  As a startup, once you are enrolled in our online course, you may also sign up for a 1-1 private consultation/coaching session for a special rate of $66 ($150 value).  By purchasing both the online course and your initial 1-1 private consultation/coaching session, you will have access to a wealth of startup knowledge and the ability to map out YOUR next steps on your path to small business ownership!

QuickStart Mastermind Groups:  Need more assistance?  Check out our QuickStart Mastermind Groups. may fit your needs.  We meet online, two times a month for four months, in groups of up to 8 small business owners.  Together, you each work on YOUR small business, with input and ideas from all group members.  So many people say to us, “I like the idea of a Mastermind, but I don’t think I have anything to contribute.”  We have actually never had that happen!  Each of us knows more than we think.  Some knowledge we share is business-based, and much is based on common sense and life in general.  Your facilitator has lots of business-based-knowledge to share with the group, too!  We all have something to share, and you can be a valuable part of this group.

To be considered, please schedule a free 15-minute consultation and submit your application.  We will get back to you to discuss next steps!

1-1 Small Business Coaching:  Some people prefer to work in a private setting versus within a group. We’ve got you covered.  Our packages are typically for a three-month engagement, meeting three times per month, to work on YOUR startup goals.  We do make exceptions when it makes sense for both of us.  Schedule a free 15-minute consultation so we can decide together if we are a good fit.

Business Plan Class:  You know you need a business plan, right?  You just keep putting it off.  If you like to work in groups, then join one of our online business plan courses where we meet “in-person” in an online environment.  If you do the homework, you will come out of this course with your business plan done!

Are you ready to join a business plan class?  Fill out the application and we’ll be in touch.  We often invite both startups and mature businesses to work together in our business plan classes.  We find the energy of the startups combined with the knowledge and experience of the mature companies creates a win/win classroom environment!

Membership Program:  Coming Summer of 2017.  Stay tuned!

FOR SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH COMPANIES

You’ve been in business for a while now, have positive cash flow, but something has changed –

  • you know you’re leaving sales on the table and you need someone to brainstorm some fresh ideas with
  • you are facing a new competitor and you want plan your strategy NOW
  • you are expanding – increasing your leasehold, buying a building, hiring new employees — and you don’t know what your next steps should be
  • you get so caught up in the day-to-day business details and putting out fires that you never set aside time to grow your business.  You need some help with focus and accountability.

Our founder has been successfully helping clients deal with these growth issues for 10+ years.

Growth Mastermind Groups:  Ask yourself the question:  Do you want to do better in the next 12 months than you did in the last 12?  If the answer is yes, it is time to invest in yourself and your company.  Our groups of up to six entrepreneurs meet three times each month for four months.  Learn more.

1-1 Small Business Coaching:  Some people prefer to work in a private setting versus within a group. We’ve got you covered.  Our packages are typically for a three-month engagement, meeting three times per month, to work on YOUR startup goals.  We do make exceptions when it makes sense for both of us.  Schedule a free 15-minute consultation so we can decide together if we are a good fit.

Business Plan Class:  You know you need a business plan, right?  You just keep putting it off.  If you like to work in groups, then join one of our online business plan courses where we meet “in-person” in an online environment.  If you do the homework, you will come out of this course with your business plan done!

Are you ready to join a business plan class?  Fill out the application and we’ll be in touch.  We often invite both startups and mature businesses to work together in our business plan classes.  We find the energy of the startups combined with the knowledge and experience of the mature companies creates a win/win classroom environment!

Membership Program: Coming Summer of 2017.  Stay tuned!