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Want to start a business?

Don’t know where and how to begin?

We do. Start here.

Client Value

  • Startup faster
  • Startup correctly
  • Avoid costly mistakes
  • Startup advice
  • 20 + years experience
  • Avoid failure

Thinking Startup?

$299

Thinking startup? But concerned about all the unknowns? Want to learn the key startup requirements, barriers, and critical first steps first, before launching?  Then this 2.5 hour session is for you.

Details

Flat Fee Package:

  • First, the big question.
  • The entrepreneur “gut-check.”
  • The pre-launch, key to do’s.
  • Helpful traits & skills.
  • Financing your business.
  • Writing your business plan.
  • Real-life business plan template.
  • Choosing the business entity.
  • Choosing your business name.
  • Protecting your intellectual property.
  • Your startup pathway.
  • Real-life, business plan template.
  • The 20 critical first steps.
  • Essential startup marketing.
  • Essential start-up sales.
  • Mandatory daily, three to-do’s.
  • First year survival tips.
  • Long-term survival tips.
  • Essential small business owner resources.
Key Benefits?
  • More confidence.
  • Less uncertainty.
  • Less fear.

    Essential Startup Consulting

    $599

    I’m organizing my own business. But since this my first startup, I need proven and experienced expertise. To help me do it right the first time. And beat the startup failure odds.
    Details
    • Free consultation.
    • A start-up “Gut-Check.”
    • The three key, pre-start-up to-do’s.
    • Writing your business plan.
    • The 20 critical first steps. 
    • Helpful entrepreneur traits & skills.
    • Your start-up pathway.
    • Choosing the business entity.
    • New Business Name Development 
    • Name availability checks.
    • Protecting your intellectual property.
    • State/Federal Business registration and tax id requirements.
    • Licensing your new business.
    • Financing your business methods. 
    • Insuring your new business.
    • Small business survival guide.
    • The IRS & your business.
    • 25 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 and timetable.
    • Essential startup marketing consulting.
    • Business image requirements. 
    • Essential startup sales consulting.
    • Why service agreements and contracts matter.
    • Social media mapping.
    • Helpful small business owner resources.
    • Avoiding common startup landmines.
    • First Year Survival Tips.
    • Long Term Survival Tips.

    24-Hour Business Formations

    Premium-$999   Essential-$599

    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 id’s for you.

    Plus, get experienced startup consulting with our premium package.

    Premium Package Details
    • Free Consultation 
    • Start-up Gut-Check
    • Three Key, Pre-Start-up To-Do’s
    • 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
    • The 20 Critical First Steps 
    • Essential Entrepreneur Traits & Skills
    • Why Business Plans Still Matter
    • 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 25, key start-up steps to success
    • The Months 1-3 Next Steps/Process Mapping
    • The Months 3-12 Next Steps/Process Mapping
    • The 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
    • The 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
    • Free Consultation
    • A Start-up Gut-Check
    • The Three Key, Pre-Start-up To-Do’s
    • 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