Give a man a fish he'll eat for a day
Show him how to fish he'll eat for a life time
Over 80% of all small businesses fail within the first 5 years. The two major reasons are lack of a business plan and insufficient capital. The Independence Program gives the student the tools to overcome both of these hurdles increasing their probability of success astronomically.
The vast majority of business plans are FINANCIAL and static. The goal of these business plans is to obtain capital. They are generally 25 to 75 pages long. There are many companies that sell business plan templates for thousands of dollars.
The Independence Program, however, teaches a student how to create their own OPERATIONAL or living business plan, a plan that evolves and changes as the business grows. An operational business plan is generally 200 to 400 pages long.
As a comparison, if the student were developing a business plan for a restaurant with a FINANCIAL business plan there would be one line item stating that the wait staff was paid minimum wage plus tips. An OPERATIONAL business plan, however, would cover such items: whether tips are pooled or individual, overtime, holidays, how is bus staff compensated, dress code, behavior towards customers, health insurance, and retirement plans. As you can see, an operational business plan is used every day but a financial business plan is not.
In addition to providing information on how to create an operational business plan the Independence Program provides all the tools necessary for a business owner to obtain conventional financing or raise capital conventionally. It also provides some unusual sources of capital. For example in the real estate section, the student is taught how they can obtain commercial real estate with little or no money down. In some instances commercial real estate can be obtained with no money down and be owned free and clear.
Whether you are starting your first business or have been operating a business for 20 years the Independence Program is for you.