You?re successful at work. You get promoted. Your cubicle is nice. But someone else is your boss, and you?ve been dreaming about opening your own floral studio/genius delivery service/graphic design firm for years.
Enter Operation: Startup, a new company that combines the business know-how of three Chicago women--a right-brain banker, a creative PR whiz and a manufacturing and retail pro--to help you successfully launch your venture.
You have to be serious to plunk down $15k for Operation: Startup?s all-inclusive kit. But the fee is billed in two installments, so you don?t need the full amount up front.??
Plus, the sheer scope of the package is reassuring: You?ll get project management with a leader who keeps you on track using Basecamp software; a DIY business plan program for developing a model and financial projections; assistance with branding, messaging and logo development; legal entity execution; website design; and QuickBooks setup. (This will all take about four months, on average.)
Think of it like this: You?re Maverick. Operation: Startup is your Goose.