Why SMARTSTART?

Stand out from the crowd. Create kick-ass success stories. Make competition irrelevant.

To build a successful business, there are certain things you have to do. Certain things everyone has to do. That’s what our Velocity Program is about: Working intentionally and strategically on the 12 focus areas needed to build a better business faster. One that stands out from the crowd, creates kick-ass success stories, and makes competition irrelevant!

Those are the top three objectives of Velocity. Our SMARTSTART members are hitting it out of the park on all three. Every. Single. Day. In fact, they are crushing it online! (We are so proud of their great work!)

And YOU can do it too! We help you discover your genius and unleash the small business hero in you in a way that’s as unique as you are!

Skipping the work required on these 12 key areas doesn’t get results sooner. It just has you working on things at random, with no frame of reference. Alone. You figure that out. Eventually. It’s going to be an expensive learning lesson for you — a hard lesson that could be avoided.

Velocity changes everything. It’s an end-to-end transformation of your business, personal growth, and professional development. You won’t be alone in this; smartstartcoach works collaboratively on your business right along with you.

It’s also the only program of its kind that pays cash back when you participate and reach specific milestones. We invest in your success if you do too! We are that committed to helping you learn how to build a business that lasts.

But before you decide to join our one-of-a-kind program, where every client starts at LEVEL 1: Discover Your Genius, consider our stance on the 12 key business success factors to see if our approach resonates with you.

Strategy

Selling things does not mean you are in business. Making money means you are in business.

SMARTSTART shows you how to choose and define business strategies appropriate for YOU. (There is no strategy until you know what you are not going to do.)

Planning

Your life plan is as important as your business plan.

Success is a combination of choice, chance, and circumstance. The best vision is insight. SMARTSTART knows the fastest path to success is to simply outperform your competition without losing yourself in the process.

Relationships

Relationships come first, all else follows.

No one succeeds alone. SMARTSTART stresses the importance of succeeding at home first. With respect to marketing, there is no B2B or B2C, there is only H2H (human to human) here. Also, we believe the currency of networking isn’t self-promotion, it’s generosity.

Revenue

Without paying customers, your business has no future.

To have a bright long-term future, you need a series of survivable short-term futures. SMARTSTART matches revenue generation strategies to your stage of business growth. Your work is strategically focused on creating assets and multiple streams of income and attracting your perfect people as clients and customers.

Branding

Marketing is about what people buy, not about what you sell.

You can’t be everything to everyone, but you can be the best something for someone. SMARTSTART says don’t tell people what you do. Tell them why you do it and what it means to them.

Tools & Technology

Tools don’t make a carpenter.

We love the ease and efficiency technology offers. SMARTSTART won’t let you be distracted by all the shiny new tools. You’ll learn how to choose the right tool for meeting future requirements and how to use the tools you have (and the best free tools) in better ways.

Processes

Act like a business. Think like a customer.

You must build your business in a way that allows it to carry on even when (no, especially when) you cannot. SMARTSTART recommends setting up process-based systems and using automation where appropriate, as well as having alternatives for all of your business applications and social media accounts and a Plan B for common potential business disrupting situations (especially during a launch).

Pricing

Free work and low prices won’t win you clients.

SMARTSTART won’t let you underestimate yourself or overestimate the competition. Nor do we allow you to disrespect yourself by tolerating clients from hell and a host of other abuses commonly experienced by digital entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Design

Good design is the ultimate scarcity. The market for it is infinite.

In SMARTSTART we help you to be so good they can’t ignore you! Our motto: Never invent. Always improve. We chase excellence, not perfection.

Social Media

Use social media to drive connection, not marketing.

Social media isn’t inexpensive. It’s different expensive. And the greatest threat to your business and productivity. It’s rare to find people who are using social media correctly and in ways that move their businesses forward. SMARTSTART is changing that.

Buzz

Your business can’t survive if no one knows about it.

Marketing is a contest for getting people’s attention. What you do with that attention, once you’ve earned it, is equally important – perhaps even more so in the age of social media.

SMARTSTART shows you the best ways to reach and connect emotionally with your perfect people. And then we teach you how to nurture your target audience and inspire others to want to talk about your business and share more of what you do.

Productivity

Success isn’t a big step taken in future, it is a small step taken now and completed today.

Productivity is not about how you spend your time, it’s about where and when you spend your focus and energy.

It is not possible to manage time. There will never be more than 24 hours in a day. Instead, SMARTSTART helps you discover how to get the most from yourself and everything you do in and for your business.

Want to know how we take your business to new heights?

In Velocity, it all starts with LEVEL 1: Discover Your Genius.

Once you know where your unique genius and strengths are, you’ll have what you need to do the remaining work required on your own, either independently or with another coach, or you can always move up to LEVEL 2: Velocity 1.0 or 2.0 and continue working with smartstartcoach.

Get all the details here.