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Our Mission

ENTREPRENEUR EDUCATION

“To inspire economic EQUALITY through entrepreneurship”

Content for Established Businesses

GUIDED Business Plan™ book titles

Contracting Confidence
Top Shelf Retail
Build to Scale

SUPPLIER INCLUSION

Procurement
Outreach

Create a pipeline of project-ready diverse vendors with our proven cohort-based training and workshops.

Content for Start-Ups + Pre-Venture

GUIDED Business Plan™ book titles

First Time CEO
Military CEO
College Entrepreneur

ENTREPRENEUR EDUCATORS

Not-For-Profits
SMB Advisors

Engage your clients – from start-up to scaling to supplier – with course materials that grows with your programs.

Our Recent Projects

McDonald’s sponsors a YWCA program - 350 women attend a 6-week GUIDED Business Plan™ course

McDonald’s sponsored the YWCA USA to launch a nationwide entrepreneur education program to train more than 350 women with our materials. It was part of their Black & Positively Golden campaign for economic empowerment.

Walgreens and TrueValue inspire inventors and others to sell to mass retailers in IL

Guided Business Plan was tapped to develop the course materials for WBDC’s inaugural Top Shelf Retail: High Volume Retail Growth Insights to prepare small business owners to pitch to billion-dollar brands. The sponsors renewed their support in 2020.

Travelers Insurance celebrated veteran-owned businesses with business plan workshops

In 2017 and 2018 Valley Economic Development Center hosted a day-long catered event that included a military Color Guard, recognition ceremony, Access to Capital panel, and a 3-hour GUIDED Business Plan™ class.

DIVERSE OWNERS

Reach your goals faster with our GUIDED Sessions – personal consulting and small group Make It Happen Challenges.

Praise from Our Client Groups

SBDCs | WBCs | VBOCs | MBDAs | PTACs | Business Professors

Government Contracting Cohort, Program Lead

“It would have been impossible for me to offer this cohort if I did not have the GUIDED Business Plan™ materials. One of our survey comments was ‘Best educational program I ever experienced. Very organized with valuable information that we could take action on. Loved it.’”

Business owners with teams of 1 to 50

Mirette S., WBE-certified business owner

“The materials, the presentation, and especially the examples.  It is extremely helpful to have examples that highlight the how and why the particular “fill in the blank” is worth thinking about.  The presenter was OUTSTANDING;  clear, well organized, delightful, and brought in diverse perspectives.”

Business Outreach, CPOs, DBE Support Services, etc.

 Scott K., CWA W.A.T.E.R. participant (diverse vendor)

“Every session, I have been incredibly impressed by the quality presentation, the outstanding facilitation and CWA member participation. This has been so helpful!”

Read Our Reviews

We regularly connect with our clients at their location and conferences. This is Marsel, Melanie and Mascot at the AWBC conference in El Paso in 2015.

Our GUIDED Business Plan™ training platform has grown so has our long list of endorsements.

Melanie and Marsel (VEDC) at a AWBC conference in El Paso

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