UNLOCK POWERFUL RESULTS: PROVEN ENTREPRENEUR EDUCATION TRAINING PACKAGES
Transform Small Business Owners into Success Stories Today
EXPEDITE ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE

with our GUIDED books + training materials

The wealth divide and AI transformation is exponentially increasing making it harder for lower-wage earners to move beyond living to paycheck.

Let's train 100,000 urban entrepreneurs to start and grow.
Together with our clients, we have trained 15,000+.

A TRUSTED resource for ...

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS
Attract funders.
MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY PROGRAMS
Generate incredible reports!
COMMUNITY COLLEGES + UNIVERSITIES
Differentiate your program.
VOCATIONAL +
TECH SCHOOLS ENTREPRENEURS
Recruit more entrepreneurs.

Melanie Rae explains our Easy.Simple.Guided approach.

She is the author and designer of 10 editions of the GUIDED Business Plan™ series.

Entrepreneur Education >> START > SCALE > SUPPLIERS

Our training materials have been sponsored by billion-dollar brands.

Thank you Staci with T-Mobile for your amazing comments!

Melanie designed and facilitated WBEC-Pacific's WE-Xcel cohort!

EMPOWER SMALL BUSINESSES. GROW COMMUNITIES.

GUIDED Business Plan™

Start-Up Cohort

Guide start-ups with our proven materials. Increase consulting hours. Report more success stories. 

Ideal for:

  • Business development centers
  • Entrepreneur-centric courses
  • Business advisors/coaches
  • 50 GUIDED Business Plan™ | First Time CEO books (~25/cohort)
  • ​Digital worksheets (easily share notes with advisors/team)
  • ​Instructional design consultation to customize package (60 minutes)
  • ​Marketing materials to promote the course to your community
  • ​Train-the-trainer on-demand
  • ​Monthly best practices forum for Entrepreneur Educators 

Package: $5,000

Offer 2 cohort cycles

GUIDED Business Plan™

Scale Cohort

Attract growing small businesses to your community to increase your metrics and success stories.

Ideal for:

  • Business development centers
  • College level course ("MBA Lite")
  • Trade/tech schools 
  • 25 GUIDED Business Plan™ | Build to Scale books 
  • ​Course outlines for facilitators and participants
  • ​Instructional design consultation to customize package (60 minutes)
  • ​Marketing materials to promote the course to your community
  • ​Train-the-trainer tips
  • ​Monthly best practices forum for Entrepreneur Educators 

Package: $5,000

+ 5% discount on future book orders

Plan with Peers™ 

Prep for Gov + Corp Contracts

Help underrepresented communities flourish by preparing microenterprises for government/corporate contracting.

Ideal for:

  • Small city economic development
  • Training firm with government contract
  • Coalition to empower microenterprises
  • Presentation slides to teach participants in small groups
  • ​Presentation slides to train facilitators at your partner organizations
  • ​Course outlines for facilitators and participants
  • Printable facilitator guides for train-the-trainer sessions
  • ​Printable participant guides
  • ​Instructional design consultation to customize the package (up to 3 hours)

Package: $20,000

Train thousands via a collaboration

ATTRACT FUNDERS: FREE AI TIPS FOR SHARING SUCCESS STORIES WITH EACH DEMO
SERIOUSLY THOUGH,  DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT.

Emilia DiMenco, President, WBDC

12+ year partnership

Holley Joy, CA Water Association

Received Corporation of Year award

Tony Billinger, Walgreens

Dr. Sunitha

Melanie Rae
The Before + After Biz Coach
Melanie Rae is the creative force behind GUIDED Business Plan™, an entrepreneur education platform that has guided small and diverse businesses across the U.S. to develop and implement successful growth strategy plans. 

Her book series and facilitator training packages on business continuity, selling to retail, working with utilities, and starting and scaling a business have guided more than 15,000 businesses. 

Global corporations to local utilities sponsor workshops to teach “how to” strategies to diverse vendors – the results of these programs are millions in contracts won. 

She recently launched GUIDED Plan with Peers™, a membership community of ambitious small businesses pursuing corporate clients. 

We've GUIDED more than 15,000 businesses!

GBP | First Time CEO

Need to teach start-ups? Help those with big ideas and small bank accounts attract the team they need to grow faster.

GBP | Military CEO

Attract military families to your business plan classes with workbooks designed for their unique experiences.

GBP | Starter (Spanish)

Be a beacon for Spanish-speaking business owners who may have started their business due to limited employment options.

GBP | College Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur educators, advisors, and consultants... exceed your clients expectations with a comprehensive workbook to streamline strategy sessions.

GBP | Build to Scale

Convene scaling businesses…one of our clients, the WBDC, won a City of Chicago Innovation Award in 2019 for this course - available in English and Spanish.

GBP | Corporate Toolkit

Engage larger small businesses with courses to prepare them for corporate and government contracting.

GBP | GovCon Primer

Prepare smaller companies for growth…getting qualified as a government Prime or Subcontractor can seem overwhelming and complicated, but it doesn't have to be. 

GBP | Contracting Confidence

Sponsor a retail-style book branded with your messaging as a marketing and client development tool (ideal for banks, Supplier Diversity teams, and economic development). 

Digital Worksheets

Reduce repetitive training/mentoring with industry specific cohort virtual training with the following content:

  • Retail: Direct and indirect vendors
  • Water: Industry insights
  • ESG: Business continuity + sustainability

888.523.5244 x704   |  training@guidedplans.com

MEET YOUR GUIDED TEAM

Your partner to implement buzzworthy programming!

Melanie Rae is the creator and author of the national GUIDED Business Plan™ training platform which includes books and classroom materials such as Corporate Toolkit, First Time CEO, Contracting Confidence and Top Shelf Retail.
She has led more than 1,110 classes and taught thousands of business owners.

With years of instructional design consulting, she easily converts ideas into action-oriented engaging curricula.

Instagram/GuidedBusiness

Rain Luque brings years of experience in the food  and beverage industry to expand our GUIDED footprint in the entrepreneur education space. She is excited about generating success stories about small business and economic impact.

YouTube/GuidedBusiness

Angela Mayeda's career experience varies from software training to elder care to small business consultant. She supports our partnership team with administrative and operational strategies . She serves as customer relations during our large virtual training and meets one-on-one with prospects for demos. Her knowledge of Guided Business Plan's mission, success and vision is second only to the Founder.

LinkedIn/GuidedBusiness (company page)

Claud recently joined our team to implement and manage the launch of our Spanish-language products in Latin America. She has amazing international experience in Spain and Guatemala, owning small businesses and new market entry.

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