Services

Want to start your own business?

Don’t know where and how to begin?  The Courage Group, Inc. can help you.

The Courage Group Value

  • You start-up faster
  • You start-up correctly
  • You avoid costly mistakes
  • You save time, no running around
  • You get valuable start-up advice
  • You get 20 years of start-up experience

Exploring Entrepreneurship

$399

Working for someone else, but are thinking of starting a business?  But scared of the many unknowns? Need to know and understand the key requirements, barriers, and pre-launch steps before launching?
Start here.
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, writing a business plan, naming your business, intellectual property plans, your 20 critical first steps, your 25 steps to success, start-up process, key entrepreneur skills, legally organizing the new business, your winning start-up pathway, and proven start-up survival and growth tips.  And much more!

Start-up Consulting

$999

Ready to start your own business, but don’t know exactly
where and how to begin? Don’t spend countless hours online or offline searching for experienced start-up expertise.
Start here.
Details
  • Free Consultation 
  • A Start-up “Gut-Check”
  • Three Key, Pre-Start-up To-Do’s
  • The 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
  • The 25, Key Start-up Steps To Success/Process
  • Months 1-3 Next Steps/Process Mapping 
  • Months 3-12 Next Steps/Process Mapping
  • 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 Your Start-up Landmines
  • Key Year 1 Survival Tips
  • And much more!

Premium Incorporating/LLC Formations 

$1,399

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 valuable start-up consulting as part of the package.

Details
  • Free Consultation 
  • A Start-up Gut-Check
  • Three Key, Pre-Start-up To-Do’s
  • Your Business Name Development
  • Conduct Mandatory State/Federal/Domain Searches
  • S vs. C Corporations/LLC Analysis
  • 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)
  • Key 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
  • LLC Forms Kit/How to Operate Your LLC (limited Liability Company)
  • Starting a Business in Minnesota Resource Guide
  • The 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
  • The Big-Picture Start-up Path
  • The 25, key start-up steps to success  
  • Months 1-3 Next Steps/Process Mapping
  • Months 3-12 Next Steps/Process Mapping
  • 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 Mattter
  • Developing a Social Media Strategy
  • Key & Useful Entrepreneur/Small Business Resources 
  • Avoiding Your  Start-up Landmines
  • Surviving Your First Year in Business
  • And more!
HEADQUARTERS ADDRESS

6844 5th Ave So
Richfield, MN 55423
United States of America

(612)-388-0549