Start a Business

From Idea to Reality

Does this resonate with you?

You have an idea and want to start a business. You are great at planning but struggle with execution.

You are uncertain if what you want to do is financially viable or sustainable.

Owning your own business sounds like freedom and managing it sounds like a nightmare.

You are unsure where to start. You feel overwhelmed by the process. You need a roadmap of steps to take.

Moving to action, being accountable, and developing a business plan to achieve your specific professional and financial goals is where you want to be.

We can help you turn your idea into a business reality.

Start a Business Scope

What will we do?

Meet for six one-hour planning sessions.

  • Session 1: Assessment and Planning Process Overview

The assessment phase provides an opportunity for us to customize the sessions for what you need most.

  • Session 2: Vision – Purpose, Mission, Values, Guiding Principles
  • Session 3: Culture – Functions and Staffing
  • Session 4: Process – Product or Service Offering, Market Overview, Competitive Advantage, Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT)
  • Session 5: Results – Projections, Capital Expenses, Financing Options, Entity Guidance, Milestones
  • Session 6: Business Plan Review, Recommendations, and Recap

What do you need to do?

  • Commit to six one-hour planning sessions.
  • Prepare in advance for each session completing whatever is agreed upon.
  • Communicate when you are stuck.
Start a Business Deliverables

What do you get for your investment?

  • Six one-hour one on one sessions delivered via Zoom.
  • Specific next steps for each session that you will prepare and bring to the next session.
  • Communication and clarification through email as needed in between sessions.
  • Templates for SWOT, Projections, Capital Expenses, Milestones.
  • Recommendations and resources.
  • Business Plan that brings it all together and provides you a custom pathway to implement your idea.

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