Company Founder, Neil F. Anderson has been helping people start a business since 2001. (First client was on 9/11)
Neil is a published author, media contributor and speaker on entrepreneurship for The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Minneapolis StarTribune, CNNMoney.com, USA Today.com, ABCNews.com, Fortune Small Business, City of Chicago, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Home Business, JCFS Chicago, MSN.com, Chicagoland Television, WGN Radio/WGN TV, NBC 5 Chicago, Fox 9 News, KARE 11 News, (Twin Cities) LHH, Right Management Consultants, Celebrity Cruise Lines, AOL.com/Small Business, Business Opportunities, and National Association of Seed and Venture Funds.
What we do
The Courage Group Story
Like many of his clients, Neil spent years in the corporate world, worked hard, and climbed the corporate ladder. Then one day, new boss and boom.
Then the light bulb went off, asking himself, why not start your own business?
Why not control your own time, income, and destiny?
The Courage Group was born with $2,400 in start-up capital.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is The Courage Group, Inc.?
A startup services and consulting company.
What services do you provide?
1. 24 hour, Minnesota Incorporating/LLC Formations. 2. Exploring Entrepreneurship Session 3. Essential Startup Consulting.
Does your company provide legal or financial advice?
No. We are not a legal or CPA firm. We are an Incorporating/LLC Formation Services Provider. And startup services and consulting company.
Can you help me with writing a business plan?
Yes. We teach entrepreneurs and small business owners how write their own well-thought out, credible, professional, and persuasive business plan. Only faster, with less mystery, and hassle.
Does The Courage Group form corporations or LLC’s outside the State of Minnesota?
Does the Courage Group form Minnesota Non-Profit Corporations, Minnesota Nonprofit Limited Liability Companies or Minnesota Limited Partnerships?
No. Only for Profit, S or C Corporations and LLC’s (Limited Liability Companies)
Do you provide clients with startup consulting?
Yes, with our Premium MN S Corp or LLC Formation Packages. Or, as separate package in contiguous 48 states.
Does The Courage Group decide for me on which entity is best for organizing my new business?
No, our clients come to us, after they have done their homework. And have determined that either an S or C corporation, LLC is the best for their individual business entity needs. And after conducting their own research, discussing needs with their attorney and/or CPA.
Can The Courage Group help me come up with my new business name?
Yes. Business name development is included (no extra fee) in both our MN Incorporating/LLC Formation packages. Or as separate service.
I ‘m already incorporated or have formed my LLC, but I now need proven start-up advice now. Does your company offer that?
Yes, with our Essential Startup Consulting Package.
Who are your clients?
New, starting from scratch, encore entrepreneurs. Primarily ages 48 + clients.
How do you charge for your services?
Our services are always flat fee prices, no hourly fees here.
Do you offer free consultations?
Is Neil available for hire for entrepreneur speaking events?
I need a business website and other corporate identity needs, does your company offer these services?
No. But here is a link to a company that does and offers great value at affordable services. “Like getting Champagne for the price of a beer.” http://www.digislate.com
I need Trademark, Patent, Copyright and other business legal services, does The Courage Group provide legal help?
No. The Courage Group is not a legal firm. But can refer you to Intellectual property Attorneys/Law Firms.
Why did Founder, Neil F. Anderson, name the company The Courage Group, Inc.?
You have to have courage to start your own business from scratch. Plus, he also wanted to honor and dedicate the company after his father, Ralph E. Anderson. And all the other U.S. Army Infantrymen, who had served in the Korean War.
A Sampling of Client Thoughts
“It was a lucky day that I got referred to Neil at The Courage Group to help me set up my business. He was patient, explained the process clearly and got it done fast, complete and very professionally. But what I got out of my contract with Neil was way above registering my company and getting all the paperwork done. He generously shared his advice, tips and experiences including a lot of great templates and thought starter points.”
“As you venture into entrepreneurship it’s really important to have clear, sound advice and support. Neil Anderson of The Courage Group provided this and more. Guiding me effectively through the process from naming to company registration and pro-actively bringing his wealth of knowledge to ensure I
understood critical success factors and avoided pitfalls during the start-up phase of my business.”
“Neil Anderson of The Courage Group helped set up our technology consulting company ADX Research, Inc. Neil is highly competent and dedicated. He took care of the paperwork for incorporating our company very quickly so that we could continue to focus on our core business. Additionally, he provides a lot of relevant materials and advice that is appropriate for a new business. The fixed fee structure provides excellent value. It’s been a pleasure working with Neil. We would definitely go to him for help with marketing and other related areas.”
“The Courage Group was instrumental in helping to get our remodeling business up and running. They were prompt, expeditiously worked through the necessary steps, saving us an unimaginable amount of time, Overall, it was a great experience working with them; any entrepreneur or aspiring new business owner would benefit greatly from The Courage Group’s services.”
“Partnering with the Courage Group helped me get my business up and running in a fraction of the time it would have taken me on my own. Neil’s background and experience saved a lot of time to properly set up Integritas – MCG. The step by step process, attention to detail, and sense of urgency are valued assets to the service his firm provides.”
“Neil from The Courage Group was a big help to my partner and me when we started our business in 2006. Starting our business and where to begin was a huge unknown for us. Neil helped us start off on the right foot. After four years, we are going strong and doing well.”
“Neil was instrumental in getting my business up and running. Not only did he handle all the paperwork and filings, he also provided a huge volume of supporting materials and personal experiences that made becoming an entrepreneur less intimidating. I highly recommend The Courage Group!”
ERIC ROESKE Member/Owner, MG Security Group, LLC.
“The toughest thing in starting a new business is maintaining focus on doing the productive tasks. The Courage Group helped sort out the time consuming job of incorporation quickly and easily, while I stayed focused on the bigger issues like product development, sales and marketing strategy, etc. In addition, they kept me motivated and enthused about the challenges of entrepreneurialism. The Courage Group helped me with the first steps, and they have kept me walking ever since. The Courage Group has helped us with two businesses.”
“When I decided to start my own company, I turned to The Courage Group. They took the stress, confusion, and time out of incorporating my company. I used the time saved on planning activities allowing me to begin building my company more quickly. I highly recommend The Courage Group to any new entrepreneur who need help starting and growing their new business.”