Turning dreams into reality

Welcome to StartItUp,
a vibrant community where you'll connect with:

Dreamers like you who are just getting started
Small business owners trying to grow their businesses
Experienced entrepreneurs and community advisors
Specialists to help you build your small business skill set
All the tools you need to succeed & avoid costly mistakes

Meet Our Community

Small Business Owners wear multiple hats—which will you wear?

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CHARLES CARR

StartItUp Entreprenuer

Passions: Writing, Conversational Marketing

Charles was a telecommunications equipment technician for decades and loves writing. His business idea? A B2B copywriting business to provide real value to his customers by incorporating chatbot conversation.

Words of Wisdom:
"If you’re starting a business, you need a beacon to guide you through the rough waters of entrepreneurship."

Charles became an important part of the StartItUp community, attending every meeting, learning from others and sharing his own experiences with those just starting out. - Brad, Founder

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DR. RUFUS FULLER

StartItUp Entreprenuer

Passion: Integrative Medicine

Rufus knew as a child he wanted to be a doctor. After graduating and practicing as a doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for a number of years, he turned to StartItUp to find a community that would help him start a business where he could work for himself and focus on treating the whole patient.

Rufus created a safe place for others to share their challenges and successes, asking engaging questions and creating a place for others to share their challenges and successes.
- Goli, Founder

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KAYLA SPENCER

Mentor

Passions: Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship

Since Kayla left the corporate world of digital marketing. she has launched two thriving small businesses—now, she uses her experience and marketing background to help other entrepreneurs find their own success.

Kayla is a ninja in the world of SEO, PPC, and marketing analytics, and is always eager to share her story and use her experiences to help others meet their goals.
-Goli Founder

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StartItUp was created by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs

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Brooke Abercrombie

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Analytic Business Builder

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Brad King

CO-FOUNDER

Entrepreneur Guidance,
Tools & Resources

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Goli Ameri

CO-FOUNDER

Global Entrepreneurship,
Social Change

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Daniel Bouganim

CO-FOUNDER, ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Web-Based Solutions,
Technology

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Reonna Smiley

COMMUNITY MANAGER

Serial Entrepreneur,
Human Services

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Mia Ballan

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Marketing Ninja

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Goli, Brad, and Daniel joined forces to establish a better way for individuals to start their own businesses using structured roadmaps, robust community, and team accountability.

See what other StartItUp
community members
have to say

“StartItUp is perfect for people who have the idea and motivation to start a business, but aren't sure how to get it off the ground. It is a great way to build a lasting foundation.”

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RYAN K. ZUMMALLEN

Founder & President, Carrara Media

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