Start-up Business Accelerator

How To Start A Business
That's Guaranteed To Become Profitable

How To Start A Business That's Guaranteed To Become Profitable

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What is the Startup Business Accelerator Course?

Put simply, the Startup Business Accelerator course is a step-by-step blueprint for starting your own business from scratch. The course gives you access to online lectures, live Q&A sessions, and an online community of like-minded entrepreneurs.

Who This Course is For...

Brand-new or seasoned entrepreneurs aiming to build a business that will grow to six-figures and beyond. If you’re willing to take action, this course is for YOU.

For Entrepreneurs, By Entrepreneurs

This is the step-by-step guidance used by Lou Smith to…

Startup Business Accelerator is the collective expertise of a successful entrepreneur, investor, and business mentor with more than 20 years of experience.

Instant Access to Material & Mentors

As a student, you’ll gain access to our private Facebook group—that means access to successful entrepreneurs, small business consultants, and experienced advisors.

Get answers to every question you have through the Startup Business Accelerator course and community.

Access the Step-By-Step Guide to Starting Your Business

Without Parting With a Penny!

The first 500 students to sign up for the Startup Business Accelerator course (normally $997) will gain access to everything at no charge.

Why? The most successful entrepreneurs are the ones who take action and seize opportunity. Those are the people I want to work with…

The Proven Strategies for Enduring Success.

Elevate Yourself | Elevate Your Ideas

Get more than just content. We aim to change your life for good and help you scale your business. Our Startup Business Accelerator course delivers mental reprogramming, progress, mentorship, and a close-knit community within an immersive environment.
Gain the Validation You Crave

Share ideas in a safe space. Validate those ideas through communication with experts. Gain confidence and grow.

Get Ahead of Your Competitors

Our tried-and-tested course gives you knowledge based in science. You’ll discover how to gain an advantage over every competitor.

Hotwire Your Mind for Success

Our guidance doesn’t just give you the tools to start a business. We also transform you into a confident business leader.

Snatch Your Audience’s Attention

Through hyper-targeted branding and marketing, you’ll discover how to capture and persuade your ideal audience.

Achieve Entrepreneurial Success Through Education & Dedication

We guarantee success to those willing to take action and chase their dreams. Set your goals, and we will guide you to them. The first 500 students will get FREE access to our platform. Our goals are…



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Comprehensive Course Structure

The Startup Business Accelerator is everything you need to start a business that’s guaranteed to become profitable. We’ve laid it all out into easily-digestible modules that can be separated into three distinct phases.

Remember, if you can spend just one hour per weekday, you’ll complete the course in just FOUR weeks!

Phase 1: Preparation

While this course sets out to help you start a business, this first section begins with specific details on using the information to change your life. Get ready to discuss mindset and how it has full power to alter your experience here on Earth for the better. We believe you hold the ability to succeed, and this introduction module helps you tap into this abundance.

If you look closely at the way the Chinese bamboo tree grows, you’ll understand the importance of patience. At the beginning of this course, we take you on a journey to discover the entrepreneurial mindset—the foundation of your success.

Studies show that people tend to skip over discussions or guides that focus on mindset, which is why they fail. Yet your success depends on it. That’s why we deliver the mindset tools you need:

  • How mindset has the power to help you succeed or fail
  • The phenomenon of following the crowd
  • What you think about and how it becomes what you think
  • How to block out distractions and make something meaningful

Now that you grasp the importance of mindset, we jump into Vision vs. Execution, telling you the difference and how they work together. How do these two concepts clash? What power do they possess when paired together? We’ll explain the effort threshold and how to apply it to your business plan.

After diving into both vision and execution, we’ll explain why one can’t work without the other and how you can bring the two together to get where you want to go. There are more than definitions inside. You’ll find actionable steps that get to the heart of topics like these:

  • Key differences
  • The effort threshold
  • Defining vision
  • Defining execution
  • Bringing the two together
  • Investing time and work into your goals
  • How to deliver accurate results
  • A vision statement that lists finance goals and reputation

Vision and execution differ but also work together to achieve success. You can say the same about performance and intention. Inside we give you the keys to avoiding failure through good communication and team involvement.

As a leader, it’s essential to keep your team motivated, so the intention is imperative. Without action, intentions are nothing more than empty ideas. But many people don’t know how to move from intention to execution, so we put this section together. Here are some of the topics we’ll cover:

  • Why do-good strategies fail
  • Under communicating and how it can hurt you
  • When your team lacks involvement
  • What poor decisions will make you suffer
  • What happens when you hire the wrong people
  • Insufficient data and complex plans

This section comes in two parts. First, we cover the planning phase, which is one of the most important steps toward success. There are specific steps to creating a great plan that guarantees success. Nothing will kill an idea more than a failure to plan well.

In this section, we teach you how to create a plan that is easy to follow, so when you reach part two, The Action Phase, you won’t feel lost. You’ll be beaming with confidence to make those next steps because we helped you plan every step, so there are little to no surprises as you move forward. These two sections will cover the following…

The Planning Phase

  • Strategy planning
  • How to set clear goals
  • The key to communication

The Action Phase

  • Tracking your progress successfully
  • How to measure your evolution in business
  • The importance of accountability

Our method guides your goals to meet these requirements: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-based. When moving through this section, you’ll learn how they work together for successful goal setting so you’ll be reaching achievements with speed and consistency.

You’ll learn why goals require action and deadlines. We want to produce the best results for our purposes, but we also need to be challenged. We explain how hard work and being realistic will help you attain the patience and confidence required to make your dreams a reality.

  • Goals and how they apply to challenges
  • The benefits of hard work
  • How to invest time and effort
  • How to set S.M.A.R.T. goals by being
    • Specific
    • Measurable
    • Attainable
    • Relevant
    • Time-based

Experts have recognized a definite gap between what strategy says should be done and what gets done. It’s titled the “execution gap,” and the reasons it continues to rear its ugly head are relatively common. If you’re used to continually making excuses and don’t assign meaning to your goals, you will continue to come up short.

While we’re all different, there are areas where people tend to be the same. Inside, we cover those shortcomings so you can identify yours head-on and make the changes you need to succeed. In this section, we cover the following:

  • Why excuses get in the way
  • The importance of assigning meaning to your goals
  • The curse of trying to do it all
  • Why plans and commitment are essential
  • Deadlines and why they matter
  • Giving up halfway

To fear failure is a common trait among humans, and it can cripple you in your pursuit of achievement. Inside we explain how not to let your fears undermine your efforts. Don’t let anxiety over failure immobilize you, which can lead to a self-fulfilled prophecy.

Failure has many definitions and means many things to different people. This section covers ways to overcome this fear and find the courage you need to make your dreams a reality. We lead you toward your goals in a safe manner so your fear will disappear. Concepts we cover inside include the following:

  • The true definition of failure
  • How to defeat fear
  • Projecting outcomes
  • How to act
  • Knowing when to take a break

Phase 2: Creation

The best place to start when building a business is with the idea, and this module will help you search inside yourself for the perfect concept. We guide you through following trends, networking with peers, and identifying opportunities.

Once you have an idea, we give you actionable steps to researching it and tips on how spending a little money can save you some precious time. Opening a business with sustainability requires self-reflection. We cover how to search within yourself for the best idea.

This module covers:

  • Steps to searching inward for business ideas
  • How to look to others for ideas
  • Following trends
  • Peer networking
  • How to select a business idea
  • Why you should always be honest with yourself
  • How to identify opportunities
  • Does your personality fit with your choice?
  • Contemplating life goals in business
  • How to research your idea
  • How to save time with a little bit of money

Competitors are a given. It’s essential to have a good handle on yours so you can try to predict a way to draw business away from them and toward you. While fantastic products and services are a must, there are ways to research your competitors to know what they have that you might not.

More importantly, what do you have that sets you apart from them? Your competitive advantage is something you will need to discover, and we show you how. The best way to beat your competitor is to know them from the inside out, and we give you tips and steps on the best and fastest way to get this information.

This module covers:

  • How to validate your business idea
  • The why and how of competitor research
  • Analyzing your chosen industry
  • What is your competitive advantage?

A business plan is essential to persuading loan officers, potential investors, and anyone else who might be interested in your business. You will notice how much we love plans in this course, and this one is arguably the most indispensable.

This entire section takes you from the point of selecting a name for your new venture to the appendix of a fully-fledged out business plan. You will learn how to create summaries and conduct fundamental analyses.

This module covers:

  • Selecting a business name
  • Logo creation and importance
  • How to open organizational & legal pages
  • Create an executive summary
  • Create a company summary
  • How to thoroughly describe your products & services
  • Analyzing the market and industry
  • Creating a marketing & organization summary
  • Creating a management & organization summary
  • Analyzing financial data
  • Creating an appendix
  • Proof of Concept

Should you file with the government as a Sole Proprietorship or an S Corporation status? If it seems like we are speaking a second language to you, that’s understandable. Business entities are new to everyone who starts a business, and this module will take you through each one with full descriptions and liabilities involved. We make it simple for you.

This section also covers taxes for each entity, as well as what raising money and the role of investors means to different entities. We also cover which is best for the growth of your business. It ends with advice on business banking accounts.

This module covers:

  • Registering your business entity
  • The advantages and disadvantages of different business structures
  • How to form your business
  • What is your personal liability for business obligations?
  • Understanding taxes
  • The essentials of record-keeping
  • The ins and outs of raising money
  • The importance of flexibility
  • Opening a business account

How the public views your business is crucial because you only have one chance to impress a potential client. Unsavory impressions last longer than good ones. The image you project to the public should coincide with your company’s values, mission statement, and overall concept.

This section takes you through the steps of establishing essential items like a virtual business address, local and toll-free phone lines, and creating a website. This module covers branded email addresses, social media sites, and the importance of business listings. You’ll discover pragmatic solutions to building a solid public image for your company.

This module covers:

  • Do you need a virtual business address?
  • Establishing a local or toll-free phone line
  • Creating a branded email address
  • Creating a website
  • Branding your social media sites
  • How to claim your public business listings

Using your credit to start your business is a fantastic way to secure funding. Before you do that, it’s essential you know the pros and cons of using personal credit for a business venture. New businesses have trouble securing business loans, which is why many start-ups lean on an owner’s credit score.

When taking this route, you need to understand what goes into your credit score and how they come up with that number. You’ll learn how to monitor your credit like an expert and how to get that number to climb if you’ve had some financial issues. Inside this chapter, we cover the following concepts:

  • The basics of credit reporting
  • How to monitor your credit score
  • Breaking down your number
  • Understanding the MyFICO booklet
  • Tips on improving your credit

Phase 3: Action & Growth

Starting a business costs money. There are ways to get cash if you don’t have any, which is the overall concept of this section. There are loans perfect for small businesses, crowdfunding, and personal loans, to name a few. You will learn about those and much more in this lesson.

This module covers:

  • What are the best loans for startups and small businesses?
  • What is a startup business loan?
  • How startup business loans work
  • Choosing the best options for a startup business loan
  • Rollover for Business Startups (ROBS)
  • SBA Loans for startup businesses
  • Microloans from nonprofit lenders
  • Getting a home equity loan or line of credit
  • Credit cards for small businesses
  • Costs of small business credit cards
  • Personal loans of business use
  • Financing equipment
  • How to borrow from friends and family
  • Crowdfunding essentials
  • What are angel investors?
  • An explanation of venture capital
  • Utilizing government grants

When you own a business, there’s a certain amount of risk involved. If anything happens, you are ultimately responsible for any damage or harm to your client or supplier. Accidents, miscommunication, and failure to deliver are just a few areas where a business might be held responsible.

Just as you would insure your home or vehicle for potential mishaps, you should treat your business in the same manner. Inside this section, we discuss providers, legal protection, and the benefit of consultation services. We also touch on the eight different types of insurance for startups and small businesses and how to keep your expenses low.

This module covers:

  • Providers of startup insurance
  • Small business insurance and how it works for startups
  • Who needs startup insurance?
  • Eight types of insurance for startups
  • Obtaining inexpensive startup insurance
  • Legal protection and consultation services

Very few businesses run on one person alone. They likely have a winning team behind them. There are so many aspects to business, from production and marketing to accounting and office management. Sure, we would like to wear all the hats sometimes, but a smart business owner knows when they take on too much and need to delegate some of the responsibility.

This module covers the ins and outs of professionals and how hiring out can be in your business’ best interest. You will learn where to find help in your community, how to network well, and the art of using freelancers. Building a solid team is one of the best approaches to starting strong from the ground level.

This module covers:

  • Hiring local professionals
  • How to hire employees
  • Using freelancers from overseas
  • Connecting with local resource providers
  • Networking with local business owners

Do you have your customer data in one system while you keep track of your marketing campaigns in another? If this is the case, you are a strong candidate for a CRM. I mean to say your business is. CRMs come with tremendous advantages, which we touch on in this course. You will learn enough to make an educated decision.

We cover the types of CRMs available, what each of them can do for you, and how to make the best decision when selecting a software to purchase. You’ll learn about analytics and why they’re essential to your business, how to simplify this process, and much more. Inside, we cover the following topics:

• Marketing objectives and strategies
• Sales projections
• Customer relationships and distribution
• Internal communications
• Lead generation and trails

Marketing is essential for every business. It doesn’t matter if you’re selling automotive supplies or starting a paint-while-you-drink-wine store in your downtown area. People need to know what service or product you’re selling, where to find your business, and why you are a better choice than the competition.

There are three significant avenues in today’s world where you can market your company to your heart’s desire. We break them down for you, give you specific steps on how to get the best from each option, and guide you in creating a plan for all media types.

You don’t need a marketing degree to become an expert in this area of business. All you need are the tips we provide in this lesson and a little determination.

This module covers:

  • Traditional marketing
  • Online marketing
  • Creating a media package

It’s simple to feel, as an owner, that all the work falls at your desk because it’s natural to want your hand in every aspect of the business operations. But if you don’t learn how to handle your workload correctly and delegate tasks, you can quickly become overwhelmed and spiral out of control.

In this section, we discuss leverage and what it means to your success. There is power in leverage when it comes to your productivity, and we cover it all inside. We’ll help you deal with setbacks and teach you how to identify stepping stones. You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The three ways to achieve proper leverage
  • The power of duplication
  • How to make technology work for you
  • Knowing when to outsource
  • Increasing motivation
  • How to jump obstacles
  • How to outsource when you need to

Performance coaching is when one person helps another, typically a team member, in their planning and future development. We’ve devised a unique method that’s rooted in this concept. Obtaining the correct coaching for you is essential to your success. We help you identify where you are lacking and need help to make better decisions about coaches.

Our GROW coaching model is a simple framework that is simple to follow and implement into your goals. We help you set goals, bring them into reality, check the options available, and motivate your will to get it done. In this section, we cover the following:

  • The GROW coach model
  • How to make it work for you
  • Goal setting
  • Reality
  • Options 
  • Will
  • How to make it work for you
  • How to apply it to your situation
  • Identify what you want to accomplish
  • How it will all benefit you
  • The critical factors in your success

Will your business be home-based or a brick-and-mortar location? Have you saved for years to have enough to get this company off the ground? Or are you starting without any money in your pocket? We answer questions, deliver guidance, and more in this section of the course.

All the questions you have ever asked yourself about startups are put to rest in this lesson so you can feel confident in moving forward with your plan. You will be better prepared to jump into the thick of it when you know what you face.

This module covers:

  • Starting a business from home
  • The cost of starting a business
  • Starting a business with zero dollars
  • Is it challenging to create your own business?
  • What you must assume when starting a business
  • The most successful small business ideas
  • Eight of the easiest businesses to start

You’re Just 4 Weeks From Launching a Business

That’s Guaranteed to Become Profitable!

Can you spare just ONE hour each weekday? That’s the same time it takes to watch another episode of that Netflix show.

If so, you’ll complete the Startup Business Accelerator course in just FOUR weeks. Have more spare time? Finish even faster!

A month from now, you could have everything you need to start your own business—a business that’s guaranteed to become profitable…

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