Start Your Own Business Today


EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT – Jennifer Croft has started 5-Minute Classes, a website, full of free, online classes for small business owners.

If you’ve always dreamed of starting your own business…today’s the day!

Whether you want to start a home-based business, a retail store, or a huge corporation, we have the tools you need to get started, including a free fill-in-the-blank business plan, as well as free forms and worksheets for entrepreneurs.

The hardest part about starting a small business is getting started, taking those first steps toward making the dream come true. To support you in becoming an entrepreneur, we’ve included articles on this website, from how to find the money to finance your dream to the first 10 things you need to do to make your business official. You’ll also enjoy reading about how to turn a big dream into little action steps, and what nine things need to be included in a business plan.

A small business coach can help you be more successful! It’s also important to have an accountant or bookkeeper, to help you track and understand your financials.

If you’re in the discovery phase, simply testing a business idea, you’ll love the forms and worksheets we’ve compiled. These worksheets step you through start-up costs, monthly overhead, cost of goods, and cash flow. We’ve also included a personal budgeting worksheet so that you can determine how much money you’ll need to take from the business in order to pay your personal bills. For fun, there’s also a self-employment assessment test that indicates whether you’re suited for entrepreneurship and if this is the right time for you to start your own business.

Starting your own business can be one of the most life-changing, empowering decisions you’ll ever make…if you do decide to move forward, best of luck in your new venture!

Check out some of these successful small businesses in the Denver metro area:

Drapery Work Room That Creates Custom Window Treatments
In 1986, Sue Parten started a drapery workroom in Castle Rock, Colorado. She works with interior designers, decorators, and other industry professionals custom fabricating beautiful drapes, valances, cornices, and Roman shades.

Interior Painter Who Offers Cabinet Painting
Nick May started an interior painting company more than 17 years ago, and in recent years, he added cabinet painting as one of the small business’ specialties.

Interior Designer Who Loves To Create Beautiful Spaces
Linda Sue Shirkey, an interior designer with more than 30 years experience, specializes in residential interior design, including kitchen and bathroom remodels.

Dentist Who Offers Sedation For Patients Who Are Fearful
Dr. O’Leary started his dental practice in the 1990s, and his specialty is offering sedation dentistry for people who are afraid of the dentist. He offers IV sedation, oral sedation, and laughing gas.

Dentist Who Offers Affordable Dental Implants
Dr. Bonnie Ferrell, in the Lowry neighborhood of Denver, is a dentist who offers affordable dental implants, as well as cosmetic, restorative, and family dentistry.


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