Startup Programs and Services

Are you starting a business?  

First, congratulations! You are on an exciting journey. It can also be a bit overwhelming or scary, and that’s where we come in. We have helped thousands of people just like you start their business. While many have grown to over a million in sales, many have remained lifestyle businesses.  Your journey is all about what YOU want to build, and it begins now.

Programs and Services for Starting or Restarting a Business 

You are in the right place if you…

  • are thinking of starting your own business but you’re not sure what your next steps are
  • started your business a while ago but never really got it off the ground, and are ready to start again
  • have already started your business, but want a refresher course to remind yourself of the basics, now that you have a little experience under your belt

We tackle fear and procrastination together and come up with an action plan!  It is exciting to finally take concrete action to start or relaunch your small business, to truly realize your dream.  The challenge is that there is too much information out there, and it can be confusing and contradictory.  It is daunting.  What you really want is a trusted, reliable, affordable, no-nonsense resource, with a checklist, that will educate you about starting or relaunching your business and help you make sense of it all.  With our personalized programs, you will have an opportunity to get YOUR questions addressed!

At Startup to Growth, we specialize in starting and growing small businesses across the United States.  Robin Suomi, Founder, believes that success is rarely accidental. Her passion is helping small business clients move from concept through growth (many clients surpassing $1M in sales), unleashing their vitality, innovation and creativity as they launch or grow their successful and sustainable companies according to their vision. For over 10 years she has helped thousands of small business owners launch and grow their dreams through 1-1 and group small business coaching, technical small business consulting, mastermind groups, business plan classes, seminars, and workshops. As an adjunct professor, she has taught Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and Business 101 courses.

Together, we’ve got this!  We offer the following startup programs and services for new and relaunching businesses:

Statup Workshop: Online, Live. 

Cost:  $30.  Email for schedule.

We will go through the steps to start your business, including entrepreneurial traits, a high-level overview of business planning, including strategy, product development, marketing, operations and financials. During the workshop, we will take as many of your questions as time allows. However, as we always advise with our public programs, if anything is proprietary in nature, do NOT share it in this workshop. You can always schedule a 1-1 private consultation following the seminar to specifically discuss your situation.

1-1 Initial Consult for Members of Our Programs – Special Offer

Special Startup Offer:  $66 for a 50-minute session (56% one-time savings from regular $150 price) if purchased within 30 days of purchasing one of our services.  

Once you have your basic idea in mind, you often want to discuss YOUR idea in much more detail with an experienced professional who has helped thousands of other small businesses.   We understand that.  When you have paid for and scheduled your initial consultation, we will send you an intake assessment form to gather some general background information about you and your business idea, and what stage your business is in.  You will select up to three areas you want to concentrate on in our session.

Enrolled in How to Start a Business Course

Startup Mastermind Groups

Cost:  $780/one-time payment.  Mar-Apr 2020 Group Forming Now.

For small business owners who are serious about getting their businesses launched, our QuickStart Mastermind Groups are an excellent option for you.  You will meet two times a month over a four-month period with like-minded business owners in a virtual format.  Each meeting is 2.0 hours, and follows a structured format while also allowing time for your specific questions.  You will also receive 20 minutes of 1-1 personalized coaching monthly, focusing specifically on YOUR needs.

Pleases contact us at for our current schedule and openings.

During our meetings, the group works together, brainstorming, supporting each other, sharing ideas and resources, and giving each other honest feedback (we are NOT “yes people” at all!). Working together, each member works to start or relaunch their business and remain sane in the process.  Our clients LOVE our mastermind groups! They often tell us their friends and family are tired of hearing their ideas, or they don’t understand them.  Here, we get you!!  And we LOVE supporting and helping you decide how get your business off the ground. Our background of coaching and small business technical assistance sets us apart from other types of business coaches.  Together, we’ve got this.

1-1 Small Business Coaching, Single Session or Monthly

Cost: $150 for 1 session or $300/month, minimum of 3 months, paid monthly

Some people prefer 1-1 private coaching instead of meeting in a group.  We have you covered! You have more freedom in scheduling session to meet your schedule, and you can customize our coaching sessions to specifically meet your needs.  Having helped thousands of businesses launch and grow, we stand ready to help you achieve your dream.  Here again, our background in coaching and small business technical assistance sets us apart from other types of business coaches.  Together, we’ve got this!

Coaching Packages

Small Business Blueprint, Build Your Plan for Success in 30 Days
Online, Live Course

Cost:  $250/4 weeks, 2 hours each class
Format:  Lecture and interactive
You are also invited to two online, open, Office Hour sessions
Next Course Beginning March 10, 2020.

When you have successfully finished this course, you will have a business plan.  It might be on stickty notes, or in a PowerPoint deck, a map on the wall or a 20-page documents.  I don’t care what the format is that you choose.  I do care that you plan out your business.

Let’s be honest…most of the busiess owners I work with do NOT want to complete their business plan. Oh, they agree in theory that it is necessary, but that’s as far as they go.  This course helps you change that discussion.

We often combine companies just starting out with more experienced companies who have just not yet written their business plan yet!  Our clients love this mix of excitement and passion by the new business owner and the experience and knowledge of the existing business owner.  It is a win/win for both groups.

If you are new to small business, this course is a prerequisite to joining our group, Startup Mastermind, Kickstart Your New Business in 120 Day.

In our Small Business Blueprint course, we will go over in lecture format the busienss planning process, and then concentrate our discussions on YOUR specific questions, ideas, and challenges.  then you will write down your plans, on sticky notes, in a PowerPoint, or on a wall map, or even in a Word document!  If you have proprietary information, this is NOT the forum for you.  Please contact with any questions.

Startup Mastermind, Kickstart Your New Business in 120 Days. Online, live.

Groups are now forming for the late March, early April 2020 time frame. We meet online, in live sessions, three times monthly for 1.5 hours each session. You are also invited to participate in two additional Office Hours per month, open to all Startup to Growth clients.

In our Startup Mastermind group, you will continue your work from the Blueprint Class or other course you used to create you initial business planning document.  You now have your products designed, your prices structured, your startup costs determined, and you have created your initial marketing and management plans.  Now it is time to actually launch your company, test your ideas, and refine them as the data flows.  In this supportive Mastermind group, you are not alone. You and your peers work together to launch your dreams and get your business off the ground, with paying clients, in 120 days.