Services

Want to start your own business?

Don’t know where and how to begin?

The Courage Group, Inc. can help you.

Client Value

  • Start-up faster
  • Start-up correctly
  • Avoid mistakes
  • Proven start-up advice
  • 20 + years of start-up experience
  • Avoid start-up landmines

Starting a Business?

$299

 Should I do it? This “Exploring Start-up” session is for people that aren’t really sure what they will be getting themselves into. Learn the key needs, barriers, process steps, and critical tasks here first. Then decide.
Details
This one, 2.5 hour individualized session, is the perfect opportunity for you to learn how to successfully launch and grow a business from scrach. 
Only faster, and with less mystery.
Topics covered include: Your start-up “gut-check,” your key, pre-start-up to do’s, big picture start-up pathway, writing your business plan, naming your business 101, protecting your intellectual property, your 20 critical first steps, your 25 process steps to success, the key entrepreneur skills and traits review, legally organizing your new business 101, your winning start-up pathway, start-up marketing and sales review, proven start-up survival and growth tips.
And much more!

Start-up Consulting

$799

I’m ready. And I am planning on forming my own LLC or S Corp.  But since this my first start-up, I still need proven and experienced start-up expertise. So I can avoid the start-up graveyard. Start here.
Details
  • Free Consultation 
  • Your Start-up “Gut-Check”
  • Your Three Key, Pre-Start-up To-Do’s
  • Your 20 Critical First Steps 
  • Essential Entrepreneur Traits & Skills
  • The Big-Picture Start-up Path
  • Social Media Process Mapping
  • Why Business Plans Matter
  • Your Business Plan Development
  • Naming Your Business Development
  • Choosing Your Business Entity 
  • Understanding and Protecting Your Intellectual Property
  • Financing Your Business Methods 
  • Your Investor/Banker-Friendly Presentation
  • Small Business Insurance Needs
  • Small Business Survival Guide
  • The IRS & Your Business
  • Your 25, Key Start-up Steps To Success/Process
  • Your Months 1-3 Next Steps/Process Mapping 
  • Your Months 3-12 Next Steps/Process Mapping
  • Your Years 1-3 Next Steps/Process Mapping/Timetable
  • Essential Business Image Requirements 
  • Essential Start-up Marketing (How to find customers/clients)
  • Building Your 30-90 day Marketing/Action Plan
  • Why Getting Free Publicity Matters
  • The Key, Pre-Publicity Needs
  • Developing Your Media Publicity Campaign
  • How to “e-pitch” Media Story/Segment Ideas
  • Proven, Media Talking Points/Development
  • Proven, How to “e-pitch” The Media Consulting
  • Proven, How to “e-pitch” For Speaking Opportunities
  • Proven, how to “e-pitch” For Strategic Alliance Opportunities 
  • Essential Start-up Sales Consulting 
  • Essential Sales Kit Components 
  • Why Service Agreements/Contracts Matter
  • Key & Useful Entrepreneur/Small Business Resources
  • Avoiding Common Start-up Landmines
  • Key Year 1 Survival Tips
  • And much more!

Minnesota Business Organization

Premium-$1,299   Essential-$799

Need to formally organize a Minnesota S Corp or LLC? Want to spend your valuable time navigating the confusing regulatory, government paperwork maze?

Don’t. The Courage Group will accurately complete, and process the mandatory business registrations and government tax ids for you.

Plus, get experienced start-up consulting with our premium package.

Premium Package Details
  • Your Free Consultation 
  • Your Start-up Gut-Check
  • Your Three Key, Pre-Start-up To-Do’s
  • Your Business Name Development
  • Conduct The Mandatory State/Federal/Domain Searches
  • Process/File/Obtain/Articles of Incorporation/Organization Within 24 Hours
  • Process/File/Obtain/IRS-Federal Tax ID Number (FEIN) Within 24 Hours
  • Prepare/Process IRS Form 2553 (Elect S Corporation)
  • The IRS & Your Small Business Requirements
  • Prepare/Process/State of Minnesota/Business Tax ID Registration
  • MN Department of Human Services/New-Hire Reporting/Process
  • MN Unemployment Insurance/New Employer Registration/Process
  • MN Business License Requirement Check
  • Local Business License Requirement Check
  • Corporate Forms Kit/How to Operate Your S/C Corp
  • LLC Forms Kit/How to Operate Your LLC (limited Liability Company)
  • Starting a Business in Minnesota Resource Guide
  • Your 20 Critical First Steps 
  • Essential Entrepreneur Traits & Skills
  • Why Business Plans Still Matter
  • Your Business Plan Development
  • Understanding and Protecting Your Intellectual Property
  • Small Business Survival Guide
  • The Big Picture Start-up Path
  • Financing Your Business Methods
  • Banker/Investor-friendly Business Plan Outline/Template
  • Small Business Insurance Needs
  • Raising Angel or Venture Capital/Your Key Needs
  • Your 25, key start-up steps to success
  • Your Months 1-3 Next Steps/Process Mapping
  • Your Months 3-12 Next Steps/Process Mapping
  • Your Years 1-3 Next Steps/Process Mapping/Timetable Review 
  • Essential Business Image Requirements
  • Essential Start-up Marketing (How to find customers/clients)
  • Building Your 30-90 day Marketing/Action Plan
  • Why Getting Free Publicity Matters
  • Your Key Pre-Publicity Needs
  • Developing Your Media Publicity Campaign
  • How to “e-pitch” Media Segment/Story Ideas
  • Proven, Media Talking Points
  • Proven, How to “e-pitch” For Speaking Opportunities
  • Proven, How to “e-pitch” For Strategic Alliance opportunities
  • Essential Start-up Sales (How to Find customers/clients)
  • Essential Sales Kit Components
  • Why Client/Customer Service Agreements Matter
  • Developing Your Social Media Strategy
  • Key & Useful Entrepreneur/Small Business Resources
  • Avoiding The Common Start-up Landmines
  • Surviving Your First Year in Business To-Do’s
  • And more!
Essential Package Details
  • Your Free Consultation
  • Your Start-up Gut-Check
  • Your Three Key, Pre-Start-up To-Do’s
  • Your Business Name Development
  • Conduct The Mandatory State Federal/State/Domain Name Availabiity Searches
  • Process/File/Obtain/Articles of Incorporation/Organization Within 24 Hours
  • Process/File/Obtain/IRS-Federal Tax ID Number (FEIN) Within 24 Hours
  • Prepare/Process IRS Form 2553 (Elect S Corporation)
  • The IRS & Small Business Requirements
  • Prepare/Process/State of Minnesota/Business Tax ID Registration
  • MN Department of Human Services/New-Hire Reporting/Process
  • MN Unemployment Insurance/New Employer Registration/Process
  • MN Business License Requirement Check
  • Local Business License Requirement Check
  • Corporate Forms Kit/How to Operate Your S/C Corp or
  • LLC Forms Kit/How to Operate Your LLC (Limited Liability Company)
  • Starting a Business in Minnesota Resource Guide
  • Surviving Your First Year in Business
HEADQUARTERS ADDRESS

6844 5th Ave So.
Richfield, MN 55423
USA

(612)-388-0549