Our GUIDED response to COVID-19 to

Retrain. Recover. Rebuild.

GUIDED Business Plan for SBDCs, WBCs, VBOCs, MBDAs, PTACs

GUIDED Business Plan™ – a national training platform

Guided Business Plan equips entrepreneur educators with personalized advising and classroom training tools to transition small business owners into repeat job creators.

We translate an entrepreneur educator’s objectives into a clear path for their participants to reach their success destinations.

Our GUIDED approach attracts funders by delivering on promises to guide small business owners to achieve their goals of startups, capital infusion, job creation and retention.

GUIDED Business Plan™

  • First Time CEO

  • Military CEO

  • Starter (Spanish)

  • College Entrepreneur

  • Build to Scale

  • Build to Scale (Spanish)

  • Proposing to Procurement Buyers

  • Contracting Confidence

  • Top Shelf Retail

  • Protect the Customer

  • Custom

Melanie Rae explores her curiosity and then translates her findings into clear instructions for others who want to reach their entrepreneur goals faster.


For more than fifteen years, Melanie has passionately shepherded Guided Business Plan into a nationally recognized brand that has made the entrepreneur journey more enjoyable for more than ten thousand Americans.

“I came down to audit the GUIDED Business Plan™ [Military CEO] class at the WOVEN entrepreneur organization here and I had a complete epiphany just doing the first worksheet about describing my business and how I can expand it. I have had a [part-time] small business for close to 20-year part-time years. I now have a full realization of how I can grow and expand it to make it even more sustainable. I hope everyone comes and has as great experience as I did today. Thank you so much.”

Shufina E.

Discounted Packaged Training Content

GUIDED Business Plan™ | First Time CEO


Business owners complete action items for more strategic one-on-one sessions with your advisors. Books may be mailed to your clients or delivered via virtual flip books.

GUIDED Business Plan™ | First Time CEO


Your facilitators use our editable content to lead engaging online classes with our proven Demo.Write.Discuss format. It can be used in for in-person classes in the future.

Facilitator Training Package: $300 discount. Annual license per location. Please contact us for pricing.

Customizable Presentation Deck and Handout


A series of classes to prepare, recover and rebound.

In 2018 we started promoting Sustain + Survive courses to corporations to prepare their smaller suppliers for business setbacks. Based on our GUIDED Business Plan™ | Protect the Customer book.

90-Minute Webinars
Facilitator Training Package: Discounted

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Printed Workbooks

Personalized. Short-Turn Around.

Hard-copy books are personalized with your back cover. Simply send us a camera-ready back cover (8.5 x 11) without a bleed. Volume discounts are available.

Online Flip Books

Convenient. Available within 72 Hours.

Buy the Flip Book version where each user will have access to their own GUIDED Business Plan™ copy that can be viewed on just about any device – online or offline.

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