GUIDED Business Plan™ | Books + Packaged Training Content
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Diverse Business Owners

Invest in FEEDBACK. Avoid the mistakes of others as you pursue government and corporate contracts. Gain insight to improve your pitch and proposal toolkit.

Solopreneurs and Small Business Owners

Invest in INSIGHT. One hour with us could give you the confidence to pursue bigger ASKs with proven strategies that have helped other solopreneurs grow.

GUIDED Business Plan™ | Books + Packaged Training Content

We write the “how to” instructions that companies across the U.S. use to guide thousands of small and diverse business owners.

Supplier Inclusion

Procurement teams hire us to design vendor development programs

Certifying Councils

We were commissioned to create a custom course to reach thousands

SBA Partners

Our books are the cornerstone of some of the largest ones

Small Businesses

We have inspired more than 10,000 with our GUIDED approach

Iconic brands like McDonald’s® and Walgreens® have sponsored learning events based on the GUIDED Business Plan™ books and classroom training presentations. More than 10,000 business owners have been taught with our GUIDED approach that simplifies business strategies.

Diverse Business Owners and Solopreneurs

“Just TELL me which direction my business should be heading.”

Melanie Rae - business creation therapist

Request a GUIDED Sessions to overcome a business growth challenge.

Impress Corporate + Government Buyers

In the age of COVID-19, you may now have 10x more competitors vying for the same contract. An exceptional Proposal Toolkit will get you past the first round. Discover how to create one or tweak an existing one.

Fix Mistakes on Your Executive Summary

Melanie has worked directly and indirectly with thousands of CEOs who want to impress lenders, investors, partners and customers with their business. Her feedback will help you make a profitable impression.

Strategies to Convert Fans Into Customers

Colors, content, conversations. NAME will listen to your goals and develop an action plan of what to post to build trust within your community. We are hiring her… watch our growth over the next 3 months.

Navigating the Culture - Selling To Africa

Discover the challenges you may encounter from a former factory owner who held 80% of the market share. Get referred to resources to help you sell your products and services to emerging African countries.

Improve Product Photos to Increase Sales

COVID-19 forced most businesses to move to online models where quality photos build immediate trust. Editorial photographer NAME will strategize with you on how to style your product and SERVICE.

Design a custom
GUIDED Session

With our comprehensive content library of how-to instructions for small businesses plus our vast network of industry experts, we can design an on-demand session to keep you on a guided path.

Take a guide along as you explore what your ideas can become

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Melanie Rae

Intro to Contracting

Wrote ten GUIDED Business Plan books ranging from 52-pgs to 218-pgs  + numerous business plans, proposals and manuals. Taught 1,500+ classes. Master Microsoft Office User Specialist. Certified WBE, CPUC W/MBE, WOSB, ACDBE.

Janine Robinson - Top Unsplash Content Creator

Janine Robinson

Digital Marketing Strategies

Psychology major who understands how to build communities. Grew client’s Facebook from 60 Likes to ~300,000 Fans. Quickly surpassed 10,000 followers on Instagram. Writer, photographer, crafter, painter, plus more.

Aman Hagos

Aman Hagos

Exporting to Africa

Managed multi-generational hardware factory in the Red Sea area for more than 20 years. Sold products and services throughout Africa and the Middle East. American based consultant focused on exporting consulting.


Gloria Plascencia

Product Photo Styling

Photographer that transitions everyday working professionals and families into editorial models. Owner of an elite photography studio in the South Bay. Former Art Commissioner for the city – bilingual mom.

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GUIDED Sessions

Business owners need answers tailored to where they are in the moment. Schedule a GUIDED Session – a virtual consulting session with an expert.

Melanie at WBENC Summit & Salute
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