Entrepreneur Educators

Engage Clients. Attract Donors.

Custom Books + E-Books

Editable Presentations

Digital Toolkits

Personalized Books

Our national GUIDED Business Plan™ training platform has 10+ editions for affinity groups of business owners. Small and Diverse. Start-ups and Established. Entrepreneur educators across the U.S. use our materials for…

Training Workshops
College Classes
Online Webinars

Facilitator Training

Offer consistent but customizable instructor-led classes at one site or multiple locations when in-person events resume. Host online webinars for the wave of start-ups and shaken established business owners.

Course Outlines
Train-the-Trainer
Certificate of Completion

Digital Toolkits

Our complementary tools make it easy to transfer notes into a pre-formatted business plan style sheet and financial projections spreadsheet. Customize them for the pitches you want your clients to present.

Business Plan Outline
Competitor Comparison
GUIDED Budget

The retention rate is unbelievable. I thought we would have a 50% drop out by the 9th session–the halfway point–but we still have 100%. Participants are learning about their business and supporting each other.”~ Gertrude, Director, WBC

GUIDED Business Plan™ | custom edition

Demo.Write.Discuss.

Our learn while doing format is a break from theory-heavy classes that make busy owners figure things out at home.

Participants see a demo.
Write their notes.
Discuss their answers.
Leave with a draft of their plan.

U.S. SBA Resource Partners

SBDCs, WBCs, VBOCs, PTACs, and MBDAs

Generate program revenue with our comprehensive content library.

Community Learning

Colleges + Churches

Engage diverse small businesses with relatable content.

Lenders + Funders

Banks + Donors

Align your mission with our content to increase job creation.

Are you paying your advisors to repeat the basics to every client?

Our GUIDED book could equal 5+ hours of advising time. Advisors should focus on strategy, not introductory concepts. Volume orders are personalized. Online or Printed. We can even mail books to your clients.

"Adjusting to work life at home - virtual training"

Online technical assistance with our proven format

Our signature Demo.Write.Discuss. approach has been modified for online formats and competing “safer at home” responsibilities.

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“Today in class, it was just magical because the interaction that took place with veterans around the table was so natural. They just started talking with each other and helping each other. It was beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.”

~ Teri, Co-Founder, Not-for-Profit

GUIDED Business Plan™ | Military CEO edition

WBDC wins City of Chicago Innovation Award in 2019

Award-winning GUIDED Business Plan™ | Build to Scale

In October 2019, the WBDC won a City of Chicago Innovation award based on the course we developed to guide micro-enterprises to scale to six-figure businesses.

“We have not received a negative comment about the book. It forces the conversation and interaction. The best learning happens when the facilitator shuts up and they answer the questions.."

Judy D., Former WBC Director

"The GUIDED Business Plan™ book conveys information in layman's terms. It is very intuitive. Very clear. People love using your books."

Edwidge L. - WBC Director

Our GUIDED approach has transformed diverse small business owners since 2009!

888.523.5244 | Los Angeles | GuidedPlans.com

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