Small Business Development Course


Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

Announcing an exciting class you can’t afford to miss!

The class is taught by IFC Accredited Coaches; Suzanne Levy and Amy Tardio, with backgrounds in positive psychology and additional certifications in Wellness Coaching. Suzanne and Amy provide coaching for entrepreneurs in a confidential, supportive environment. We are experienced group facilitators and lead a number of success groups for professionals in small business and entrepreneurial endeavors.

The class begins on Monday, June 23, 2014, 2:00 p.m. EST. One of its many unique features is that it is delivered completely over the telephone. Class meets for 8, one-hour sessions via teleconference call. Note: All classes will be recorded so you don’t have to miss a class if you can’t be on the call “live.”

The statistics facing small business owners are daunting!
Every year, 1 million people start a business.
What happens to them?

  • According to the US Dept. of Commerce, 96% of businesses started this year will fail before their 10th birthday.
  • By the end of year one, at least 40% of businesses fail.
  • Within 5 years, more than 80% — 800,000 — fail.
  • By year 10, an additional 80% of the remaining businesses fail.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce



Customized for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

Eight (8), One-Hour Tele-Classes, plus a Special Bonus Class on the all-important topic of Building Social Capital.

Mondays, beginning June 23, 2014, 2:00 p.m. EST

COST: $397.00 for the entire 8-week Course and Bonus Class

**CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 8; Enrollment will be closed at capacity.


COURSE: Small Business Development Course


Suzanne Levy, ACC, CMC, CWC
Amy Tardio, ACC, CMC, CWC

TIME: 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

DATES: 8 Mondays, beginning June 23, 2014


Don’t be a statistic. The Small Business Development Course will provide the skills,
knowledge and tools necessary to engineer your business’ success!

In a confidential, supportive atmosphere, you will learn:

  • The 3 characteristics all business owners share
  • How to align these traits so your business will thrive
  • Discover your competitors’ strengths and weaknesses
  • Create a competitive market analysis for your business
  • Learn the 10 critical elements of a business plan for small companies
  • Develop a long and short-term vision for your company
  • Identify your most deeply held values and how to manage your business in accordance with those values
  • Recognize what underlies your own procrastination and how to move forward
  • Learn effective techniques to connect with your staff and colleagues
  • Receive support from fellow entrepreneurs and learn self-care techniques for the small business owner

Recommended Course Reading:
The E-Myth: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber


INSTRUCTOR: Suzanne Levy

Suzanne Levy Suzanne Levy is a Certified Life Coach, a Certified Wellness Coach, and an Associate Certified Coach and member of the International Coach Federation, the leading globally recognized coaching organization. She received her training through the MentorCoach Coach Training Program, which emphasizes state-of-the-art coach training infused with the science of positive psychology. Suzanne’s background includes both the corporate and legal arenas. She is the owner and principal at Evergreen Life and Wellness Coaching, in Evergreen, Colorado, where she lives with her husband and their son.


Amy TardioAmy Tardio is an ICF Certified Professional Coach and Certified Wellness Coach, with specialties in the science of well-being, motivation and performance. Amy has a background as an editor in national publications including GQ and SELF and is an author and contributor to the Huffington Post. Amy is a mom of three active boys and lives in Greenwich, CT. She is the principal and owner of Fast-Forward Professional Coaching and and received her training through MentorCoach, a globally recognized, accredited Coach Training program.


  • Eight (8), One-Hour Tele-Classes, includes Bonus Class on Building Social Capital.
  • Class is held via telephone, just like a conference call.
    This convenient method allows you to participate from the office, at home, or while on travel.
  • The phone number to join the tele-classes will be provided upon enrollment.

For more information, please contact Suzanne Levy (, 303-670-7863) or Amy Tardio (, 917-847-5037).

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Thank you!