Discover How to Start a Business Successfully

Follow a logical progression from your idea for a business to vetting that idea, researching the business niche, planning each stage of the startup process, staging the business, and finally launching your business and serving your customers.

Start Your Business The Smart Way

Starting a business can be a rewarding and satisfying experience and at the same time a journey full of challenges. It is our intent to help you avoid the heartache, as much as possible, as you pursue your business goals and share with you a proven blueprint for business start-up success.

create a real business

create a sustainable business

Want to start your own business? Looking to grow an existing small business?

5 Step Business Start® is just for you. This ultimate system contains all of the obvious and not-so-obvious best business start-up steps.

Think of this system as your key to starting a business even if you have NO prior business experience.

The 5 Modules & 15 Business Start-Up Templates give you a step-by-step blueprint to startup success.

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meet your instructor

While we bring you expert advice from many of the top sources in business, the core curriculum of 5 Step Business Start® was developed by Earl Boyd.

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An entrepreneur once characterized Earl Boyd as the “wise uncle” that knows a lot about everything. She said, “Talking with him is like talking with a family member or trusted friend about what to do with my business idea, how do I make money and how do I make an impact. He’s the person you go to when you don’t know what to do (in business) and then he makes you believe that whatever it is you want to do, it’s possible.”


our approach to starting a business

Our mission is to help you start a business so you can change the world.

Working with a group of veteran business owners and entrepreneurs we created a system that does just that. We call it – 5 Step Business Start. We’re not interested in business theory or jargon, but in helping you to get your business to do what you want it to do.

5 Step Business Start gives you that practical help in the right direction to get started and with a bit a tweaking here and there to insure a smooth and successful launch of your business.

what you will learn

define it

In Step 1 -Define It you will learn how to articulate your idea in business terms and business structure by answering 8 questions. Once this step is completed, you will know what the business is about – the need it meets, the problem it solves, what differentiates your business from your competition, and how the business will generate income.

research it

In Step 2, Research It, you learn the difference between primary and secondary research and how to utilize research tools. Research is the key that guides your decision-making, identifies opportunities in the market, and helps you develop strategies to beat the competition.

plan it

The first person your plan has to convince that the business is a worthwhile investment is YOU. In Step 3, Plan It, you will develop the three elements of your business plan: the Marketing Plan, Operations Plan & Financial Plan.


In Step 4, Stage It, you will learn how to identify & secure financing, find a location if appropriate, create your branding, and more. Buiding on the data and information from Define It, Research It and Plan It you will put into place the legal requirements, finances, and space required to establish your business.


There is one critical consideration that remains. Planning is one thing, executing is another. Clearly defined goals and action steps, assigning who is responsible for what, and designating a time frame for activities to be completed are the keys to execution. Setting goals, hiring staff, and day-to-day management are covered in Step 5 – Start It.


We created a case study based on the fictitious startup company – City Cycle owned by Jerry. The case study helps you understand each Step in the process and prepares you to apply it to your business.


Not only do we provide you with the knowledge and skills required to start your business, but we will also help guide you through the entire process through calls, access to groups, webinars, and so much more. With over 20 years of experience building and scaling businesses, and teaching entrepreneurship, Earl Boyd can help you build the business you always wanted. Below are just a few reasons why you should join 5 Step Business Start® to help build your business.

5 Core Modules

5 Step Business Start® is a ‘Business In A Box’ system – 5 Modules, written in plain English, without a lot of legal ‘mumbo jumbo’ or business jargon. You simply read the modules in sequence, and complete the appropriate Business Creation Template.

15 Biz Creation Templates

No special skills required to start up your business. Inside 5 Step, you get 15 Business fill-in-the-blank Start Up Templates that correspond to specific business startup steps.

Financial Software

The Financial Projection Tool provides all you need for a comprehensive view of your business’s financial performance. Fully integrated financial documents allow you to enter information once and populates all financial reports automatically. You get fast results, and it’s easy to use.

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