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Come to this page to see what new offerings are available for you. My goal is to save you time by sharing information that is practical, low-cost and actionable – and also offered in bite-sized pieces.
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Are you skeptical that all your online efforts don’t really give your business much visibility? Join the club! Learn more about what works and what doesn’t in this series of free courses. Sign up and you will get one five minute lesson a day sent to your inbox for 7 days.
- Business Model Canvas for Strategic Planning (opens a new tab)
Looking for a new way to assess how your business is doing? Check out this free 20 minute video that uses the Strategyzer Business Model Canvas as a tool for a self-assessment of your current business situation.
- The Skeptical Marketer
Once you’ve taken Digital Marketing for Skeptics, take some time to make some improvements to your own digital presence with this online course that walks you through the steps. This hands-on course uses some non-traditional methods of connnecting with your future customers. First cohort is starting soon, add your name to the waiting list here.
- Future Proof Your Small Business
How can you plan for the future of your business when the world is so crazy? Where do you find the opportunity that exists within all that disruption? Learn the techniques that futurists working with giant corporations and government use to seek out signals of change and plan for your version of a successful future for your business.
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I can honestly say that UpStream would not exist were it not for Kelly’s guidance and naturally supportive mentorship.
Starting a new business?
Check out these short videos to get started with your first steps, and then check out the great resources on the right as well. There are 3 videos to view: (1) Where can I find free help when starting my business? (2) What should I name my business? (3) What are some costs expected for a new business?
The Small Business Development Center offices are located across the United States, offering free consultations and low cost training. Click on the link to find the SBDC office nearest you.
The Service Corps Of Retired Executives offers free mentoring, classes and online workshops. Connect with a local mentor or seek out remote opportunities to learn about starting your own business.
The U.S. Small Business Administration offers a wide variety of services to local businesses including funding options, links to federal contracting options and a terrific Business Guide to learn more about running your own business.
County or State Economic Development Office
Your local Economic Development office may offer consulting, support, classes or other training options to help you learn how to open a business in your community.