Quickstart Business Program

7-Week LIVE Online
step-by-step Business Program to

Business Success PROGRAM

Have a business idea and aren't sure how to get started?

Our proven roadmap takes the guesswork out of building a successful business, so you can save yourself from the heartache of figuring it out all alone.

You don't have to figure it out on your own.

Receive the support you need to succeed on your entrepreneurship journey. Let our team of business advisors teach and support you every step of the way!

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our LIVE online Quickstart Business Program.

Learn to lay the foundation for your new business in 7 weeks with the support of business advisors and fellow entrepreneurs.

If you are looking for expert guidance on how to start a business, this program is for you.

Having a clear and concise plan is necessary, it will not only reduce unnecessary spending but also attract more clients.

Support is one of the most crucial elements of planning and starting a successful business.

Business Success PROGRAM


  • Have a business idea, but not sure of the next steps
  • Feel lost when it comes to the required paperwork, licenses, and permits to launch your business
  • Aren’t sure which business entity to choose
  • Want to connect with other small business owners
  • Are in the planning or launching stage of your business


Business Success PROGRAM

What you will learn:

  • Discover how your business concept matches your personal vision.
  • Align your business concept with a real market opportunity.
  • Find your target market and discover your competitive advantage.
  • Determine the unique features and benefits of your product/service.
  • Set realistic financial goals for your business.
  • Define your company’s brand and marketing.
  • Manage business functions.
  • Determine the steps to profitability.
  • Identify potential sources of funding for your business.
  • Launch your business.

This immersive course is designed to provide information, exercises, and tools to make business ideas concrete.

Program Overview




We are working on our next set of course dates for 2023

Week 1
Course Overview & Introductions.
Business Concept and Market Research

Week 2
Market Analysis: Identify & Meet Market Needs
Discover Your Competitive Advantage

Week 3
Planning and Pricing Your Products and/or Services

Week 4
Marketing & Sales: Getting started and Value Proposition
Reaching the Market
Distribution Models & Market Penetration

Week 5
The Financial Planning Cycle: Predict, Measure, Analyze, Predict Again
Cost & Sales Projections
Set Financial Goals
Understanding Financial Statements

Week 6
Legal: Business Entity Types
Required Small Business Paperwork, Licenses & Permits
Business Plan Checklist
Elevator Pitch & Presentation

Week 7
1:1 Individual Coaching Session to Implement Your Business Plan

In addition to the activities shown above, participants will receive:
Weekly Group Coaching sessions to answer your questions
Preparing your Business Plan eBook
1:1 LinkedIn Training Session (1hr) with Adrienne Barker
1:1 Website Audit Session (1hr) with Sheila Slick, MS

Limited enrollment
We will limit the class size to a maximum of 10 participants.
Register today to save your seat!


Sheila Slick, MS

Five Milestones LLC

Business and Leadership Development Consultant, SCORE Co-Chair & Certified Business Mentor serving Volusia County, Certified FASTTRAC Facilitator & Workshop Presenter with a Master of Science degree in Leadership and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

For more than 25 years I've worked successfully as an entrepreneur with professionals, businesses, and non-profit organizations to help them achieve their goals by creating business plans, digital product development, assessing and executing digital marketing strategies, as well as IT support services.

I've also mentored numerous founders, CEOs & professionals as a certified SCORE Business Mentor and served as a certified Facilitator for the FASTTRAC program delivering quality online instruction and workshops to achieve positive outcomes and support their success.


Adrienne Barker, MAS

Professional Global Etiquette LLC

Adrienne Barker, MAS, grew up in the Promotional Product industry and offers over 35 years of experience on the business's distributor side. Adrienne has earned a lifetime certification designation of Masters of Advertising Specialties and is a PPAI Fellow.

Adrienne is an approved facilitator and affiliate with the Kauffman FastTrac Program and a facilitator with the ELI Mindset Program.

Adrienne is the President of Professional Global Etiquette, offering business essential skills training and LinkedIn coaching.

Adrienne is also a Business Advisor with Sheila Slick, MBA, and will be teaching a six-week business class program starting this fall.

Adrienne is also a podcast producer and is happily working on six podcasts that are produced by Market Domination, LLC.

Adrienne is the mom of three boys ages 27 to 39 and enjoys having her teenage daughter at home.

Making time for her community is essential to Adrienne, and she currently serves as the current Co-Chapter Chair for Volusia/Flagler SCORE Chapter #87. She has been a Certified Business Mentor for the last five years. Adrienne serves on various committees and has donated over 500 hours to nonprofits in 2021.