Business Start-Up and Development

The successful start-up and development of your business is dependent on more than just the passion and drive it takes to get it started. Many entrepreneurs and small business owners quickly realize they have to do it all but are ill-equipped in the many aspects of running the business. Leaders who “own” a business within a larger company often have similar experiences. However, starting or developing a business or business unit can be done with a high rate of success when we create an actionable strategy that’s matched with your hard work and diligence.

  • If 80% of new ventures fail within 18 months – 3 years, how can you beat the odds and set yourself and your business up for success?
  • Do you have a long-range strategic plan aimed at a vision and mission firmly founded on your values and purpose?

  • Do you have the resources necessary to support you through the start up and see you through developments all along the way?

  • Are you ready to commit the time, patience and financial resources necessary for long-term success?

  • Is your family and friendship circle onboard and fully informed about the time required and impacts on all your relationships?

As you’re building the business you’re likely to come to many Choice Points along the way that can affect the overall path and growth of your business. It’s a matter of recognizing these circumstances, taking the time to align them with your goals, and purposefully acting in the best interests of all concerned. You’ll soon be quick to recognize Choice Points when they come up, so we can come together again, enabling you to continue to go further, faster.

Success Stories

Dr. Jan helped me uncover and articulate what I have to offer that others don’t. Then she helped me build a marketing plan around it. I not only gained a clear vision of what steps I needed to take next to get my business going, she helped me with the confidence to do it! Dr. Jan helped me unlock my unique gifts and strategize how to connect with the clients who what I have to offer. That’s been priceless!

M.P., Business Owner, Start-Up, Business Development
Insightful, dedicated, brilliant, experienced entrepreneur: Dr. Jan Hoistad is an extraordinarily gifted leader who knows how to build businesses and the people who run them. I have been a client of Dr. Hoistad for 3 years and there is no doubt but that her work has made it possible for me to start and manage my fashion design business. She continues to lead me, push me, inform me, support me as I negotiate each new phase of this enterprise and I recommend her most highly.
JHD, Fashion Design Business Owner, Business Start-Up, Business