"It was clear to me when I hired Tiffany as director of the Northwest Women’s Business Center, she was already on a mission to help small businesses grow and be successful. Tiffany McVeety has been a small business counselor and mentor, small business banker, business instructor, and advocate for entrepreneurs. Her mission is embodied in the Small Business Toolkit. Her approach to business planning is distinctive and valuable. She breaks down complex business concepts into easy-to-follow steps."
- Jim Thomas, Founder Community Capital Development
Author, SPEAKER, Entrepreneur
The passion and persistence you have as an entrepreneur drives your success perhaps greater than any other factor. Passion and persistence without a game plan and a rulebook can lead to a waste of your precious resources—time, money and talent.
According to the US Small Business Administration, an entrepreneur will start an average of seven businesses before they launch one that is successful. We want to mitigate your risk and help you get it right the first time.
Follow your passion. Uncover opportunity – everywhere you go!
The Entrepreneurial Edge Series levels the playing field and arms you with the rules of the game so you can play. A business is not built in a box. There are strategic steps to starting your business, a model for professional business planning, and a business plan your banker wants to see. Business design is an art, not a science. But there are rules.
Throughout the Entrepreneurial Edge Small Business Toolkit and Girandola Academy online classes, we present complex solutions—made simple—to help you design the business of your dreams and turn your passion into profit. I have spent the past decade teaching, presenting, and fine-tuning these guides through hundreds of presentations and workshops to entrepreneurs and trainers alike.
Entrepreneurs and incubator professionals from over sixty countries have been taught these startup solutions and strategies through leading business support organizations such as the:
- Washington State Microenterprise Development Association
- National Business Incubation Association
- US Small Business Administration
- US Small Business Development Centers
- US Navy Transitional Assistance Program (TAP)
- US Small Business Administration Women’s Business Centers
- GROW Washington, and others
Certified for use in Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP) in certain states, this Toolkit may be the only entrepreneurial planning book you ever need. Play the game. Know the rules.