Our Mission:
To improve the success rate of new businesses and positively change the economy by providing a step-by-step plan for new entrepreneurs.

30 Steps for Startups has helped hundreds of aspiring business owners gain the knowledge needed to properly plan, formalize and grow their businesses. We have a developed a step-by-step system that allows you to confidently take action because we have removed the uncertainty on what to do next.  30 Steps for Startups was developed by Will Holmes, Founder of  Will Holmes Consulting (WHC) www.whcusa.com  in Baltimore, MD.  Will Holmes Consulting is a business management and technology consulting firm in Baltimore, Maryland that serves Government Agencies; Municipalities; Investors; Growing Companies; and Non-Profit Organizations.

Through our 30 Steps for Startups program, we have trained hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs, new managers, and seasoned leaders.  Our team of subject matter experts have developed or recommended business operations and technology solutions that have helped these organizations create structure and consistency, add staff, increase revenue, implement new technology and improve services.  This type of growth helps to increase the number of local jobs, the local tax base and the overall economy.  In addition, we have created trusted relationships with lenders, investors and private equity who assist us in creating opportunities for buyers and sellers of businesses.

Our work with Entrepreneurs and Growing Businesses has been recognized by the Mayor’s Office of Baltimore, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, The University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business and The Greater Baltimore Leadership Association.  In our effort to strengthen the economy through better entrepreneurship, we have partnered with various groups such as The U.S. Small Business Administration, Municipal Employees Credit Union, the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, Howard County Schools, Baltimore City Schools, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Business and Professional Women of Towson, Towson University,  The University of Baltimore and Baltimore Professionals and Entrepreneurs to provide training and tried and true solutions to aspiring entrepreneurs.

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What our Workshop Attendees Say:

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