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Start Me Up!

Prepare to Launch

You’ve decided to take the plunge and start a consulting or business coaching practice. What needs to be done? In this program, we guide you through setting up your business.

How to Participate in This Program How to Participate in This Program

Wherever to begin in setting up your independent consulting or coaching business?

You may be surprised by how many decisions you have to make, and how time-consuming it is to get ready to do business. If you’ve never done it, and don’t have a blueprint to follow, it can be a little overwhelming.

Should you incorporate, and if so, which form of corporation or legal partnership? How do you register with your state or province, and federal tax authorities? What are your options for setting up a website? How do you structure your proposals? What’s required to handle client agreements, billing and collections?

There’s a lot to think about and prepare. We’ve identified 24 business functions – most of them quite visible to your prospects and clients – that you’ll need to put in place. Some of them you won’t need to do yourself, but you do need a plan for handling them. Some of these functions are essential to set up in your early weeks in business. With others, you have a little more time.

Start Me UpSM Program Benefits

1

Choose what type of legal entity suits your business

2

Find skilled, cost-effective professional assistance

3

Decide the basic elements of your business strategy

4

Define the image you want to project and make it happen

5

Pick suitable options for insurance and banking

6

Do contracts, invoices, and collections

1

Choose what type of legal entity suits your business

2

Find skilled, cost-effective professional assistance

3

Decide the basic elements of your business strategy

4

Define the image you want to project and make it happen

5

Pick suitable options for insurance and banking

6

Do contracts, invoices, and collections

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Testimonials

I wish Rainwerks existed when I started. My experience didn’t adequately prepare me for the challenges I faced as a consultant/entrepreneur. I dealt with many issues via trial and error. Rainwerks would have accelerated my success.

Dennis Bailen

Principal - Core Strength Marketing

Rainwerks’ program helped me think holistically about my competition and the needs of prospects and clients. It’s a structured way of thinking instead of simply giving away my value-add as a means to get repeat business!

The Stages of our Program

In as little as 2 weeks, you can expect to develop an action plan for setting up and launching your consulting or coaching practice.

  • Whether to incorporate, and if so, which form of corporation or legal partnership suits you
  • Learn who can help you set up your company
  • How to deal with federal, state and local tax authorities
  • How to name your business, if you haven’t already picked one
  • Develop your checklist for logo, paper
  • Your options for a website
  • How to find a lawyer, accountant, business insurance agent, marketing resources, and other professionals
  • Ways to outsource some – or all – of your “doing business” tasks
  • Learn the essentials to get started
  • How to give your customers/clients a great experience at 20 common “touch points”

Doing It Legally

  • Whether to incorporate, and if so, which form of corporation or legal partnership suits you
  • Learn who can help you set up your company
  • How to deal with federal, state and local tax authorities

Now Introducing… Your Business!

  • How to name your business, if you haven’t already picked one
  • Develop your checklist for logo, paper
  • Your options for a website

Finding the Right Assistance

  • How to find a lawyer, accountant, business insurance agent, marketing resources, and other professionals
  • Ways to outsource some – or all – of your “doing business” tasks

Proposals, Agreements, and Getting Paid

  • Learn the essentials to get started

20 Customer Touchpoints

  • How to give your customers/clients a great experience at 20 common “touch points”

Program Leader

Bob Sherlock

Bob is a creative, strategic marketer who helps executives and entrepreneurs to create more value, get their value recognized by customers, and collect for it in their pricing.  Bob started his consultancy, Marketwerks, in 2002.

Earlier, Bob was founder and CEO of a venture-funded logistics service provider for distributors serving contractors, service technicians, and other mobile personnel. Bob previously served as VP – Marketing for Wickes Inc. and held increasingly responsible management positions at General Electric Company (on GE’s Corporate Staff, and in three of GE’s operating businesses).  Bob has an MBA from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business Administration and a BA in Economics from the University of Maine.

How to Participate in this Program

The Start Me Up! program provides a video presentation that you can access from anywhere, followed by a group coaching call. You can ask questions, or listen in as fellow program members ask questions about implementing what they’ve learned. If you can’t make the coaching call when we do it “live” online, no problem. We’ll provide a recording that you can review on your schedule.

Along with the video, you’ll have access to the program handbook, checklists and templates on the program website. These will help you implement the Start Me Up! approach as you set up your independent consulting or coaching business.

Take action now — get ready to set your business up to grow and prosper.

Program Tuition

Two payments of $117 or One payment of $197

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Need more information to make a decision? Set up a discovery session with Bob Sherlock.

You may have questions about the Start Me Up! program. Schedule a free session with the program leader to discuss your business, your objectives, and questions about the program.

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Peace of Mind Guarantee

We’re very confident in the value you’ll receive from this program, so we’re giving you a no-risk opportunity to try out Start Me Up! for 6 months from your date of enrollment.

During this time, if you complete the videos and exercises and follow the recommended steps, and you are not totally satisfied with the value you received, you may request a full refund.

You have a year to access the virtual training modules once the program begins so you can work with them at your own pace — but you’ll only be eligible for a refund within the first 6 months as long as you fully implement the system. There are no refunds if you do not complete and fully implement the program recommendations.

Still Have Questions?

Ask any question about Start Me Up! and we’ll help you get clear so you know if it’s the right fit. Once you submit your question, we will contact you personally to provide answers about this program.

Phone: (866) 204-0432
Email: info@rainwerks.com

Legal Note:
Every effort has been made to accurately represent this program and its potential benefits. Testimonial claims made or examples of results can be verified upon request. The testimonials and examples used may be exceptional results, and are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her capabilities and commitment.

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