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GUIDED Plan with Peers™

Small women-owned businesses who want more corporate clients.
Build your confidence.
Build your network.
Build your bank account with our guided approach.

GUIDED Plan with Peers™

Join Today to Fast-track How You Prepare for and Find Corporate Contracts

GUIDED Plan with Peers™ is a monthly subscription community to help BIPOC and Latina* women business owners with small teams build their sales confidence to pursue 6-figure contracts using the blueprint corporations hire us to teach.


Join today for immediate inspiration!
  • GUIDED Capabilities Statement tutorial
  • “Know What We Know” advice
  • "Motivation Moments"
  • Time saving apps spotlights


Build your network to access bigger opps!
  • Stay on track with weekly action items
  • Get over challenges with group feedback
  • "GUIDED TALK" Avoid common mistakes
  • Special member discounts


Pursue 6-figure contracts with a Proposal Toolkit
  • MBA-Lite Style Course - 2 work sessions
  • Replays of missed work sessions/classes
  • We help you develop your Proposal Toolkit
  • Introduction to growth opportunities
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Why Join Today?

Approximately 10% of U.S. small businesses are diversity certified which means most are unaware of the growth opportunities with corporate clients. We guide women-led businesses to opportunities and equip them with a Proposal Toolkit that makes it easier for buyers to say “yes”.*

GUIDED Plan with Peers™

Build your confidence, build your network and build your bank account

Without the uncertainty and wasted time of doing it yourself

This program is designed for business owners who…
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Our GUIDED content has been sponsored by billion-dollar brands and other renowned companies

We are hired to design high-impact diverse vendor training for MBE / WBE / VBE / DOBE / LGBTQBE / WOSB and other certified companies.

Talia Boone

Founder, Postal Petals®

As a result of GUIDED Plan with Peers™️ membership, Talia has been introduced to Meta, Lyft, Google, plus more and has an A+ Capabilities Statement and 60-sec Intro video.

Meet Your Coach

Melanie Rae

Our 10-edition GUIDED Business Plan™️ book series was written by founder, Melanie Rae. It has guided more than 15,000 business owners to their success destinations!

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Meet Our Guides

Our experts guide diverse vendors to their success destinations!

Melanie is the founder of Guided Business Plan & the Before and After Biz Coach who has helped thousands of business owners create tools to SEE and REACH their success destinations.

Melanie Rae
Lead Guide

Dr. Harris earned her doctorate in Education Leadership. She assists small businesses with writing County, State and Federal proposals.

Dr. Yvette Harris, Phd
Mindset Development

U.S. Air Force veteran, aircraft mechanic, operations consultant and Lean 6 Sigma certified, Karina helps companies “find a better way to get things done.”

Karina Passi
Lean 6 Sigma, Systems
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Before & After

Melanie coached a group of women pursuing corporate contracts during a recent cohort.
For some of them, it was their first time navigating corporate procurement

Que Alicia

Q&A Consulting LLC

Within a one-hour session, we helped Que write a new script that showcased her true value and personality. This video wowed corporate buyers. Imagine how many prospects would have moved on if they only saw her BEFORE video because they did not understand the value that she brings to the table


Jamita Machen

The Software Vault

Jamita’s BEFORE video was solid but it did not distinguish her enough from other vendors that offer IT systems improvement. The second one showed more confidence as she described how her company solved an extremely costly and high visibility challenge. The listener has an idea of her unique capabilities, who has trusted her and what she can deliver


Build the tools and professional network you need to pursue corporate contracts

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GUIDED Plan with Peers™ not working for you? Cancel anytime. Keep the tools and knowledge gained.

You got questions? We have answers

Below are answers to our most frequently asked questions

We generally schedule classes on Mondays or Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 pm PST twice a month but holiday weeks may be switched to Thursdays from 10:00-11:30 am PST. All-In Level members will receive a calendar of the upcoming dates.

Things come up. A potential large contract is on the line. You will gain more by showing up for the live sessions but the recorded versions of the monthly classes are available on-demand for Cohort level members. Those recordings may or may not include a live audience to protect the privacy of open discussions.

Yes! Please email to inquire. Sponsor multiple companies and we can tailor their process for your needs.

Your leader is an instructional designer with more than 20 years of experience translating concepts for adult learners. You can’t get the same type of energy and inspiration from simply watching a video from a stranger.

How long will it take to a build a relationship with a buyer? If they need a $10 item, it could be minutes. If they need a $100,000 project, it could be months. We do not offer any guarantees other than we will provide you with tools to build your confidence to pursue bigger asks.

MBE WBE are usually what come to mind regarding diversity certification. MBE is Minority Business Enterprise and WBE is Women Business Enterprise. Many Fortune 500 companies outreach to certified small businesses and diverse businesses. A third-party evaluates a company in-depth as a vetting process. Each month we offer space to clarify certification questions. Even for government contract certification too.