I needed assistance putting together a business plan and to find funding sources. When I found Beyond Breakeven, I was a little skeptical at first, but what really attracted me about them was that they had not one complaint with the Better Business Bureau. Knowing that the company works with people nationwide, to have an A+ rating really spoke volumes to me. What they taught me was extremely educational. Ed Keels taught me what type of entity I should have, how to put a plan together and why a plan should be put together in that way. The business plan was so impressive that when I gave it to an SBA loan officer, he said that it was one of the best business plans he had ever seen. Not only that, I would have never been able to get through the interview questioning with that officer without Beyond Breakeven prepping me for it. I just really wish I would've found them six months ago before I tried to write my own Business plan. It really amazed me when I realized just how much time and money this company saved me.
I thought this job would be about moving things so I called them up and they said that I could get a job if I showed up at 5 am. So I proceeded to show up and I did get a job pulling weeds, not to bad. The next day I went on Macdill Airforce Base and did some construction (moved dirt) and then for a couple of days I did demolition. It was a good job for a while but it is a temp agency, the reason I give it 3 out of 5 was due to the people in Able Body Labor, that were looking for a job like me. At 5 - 6 AM. There were 40 - 50 people that were standing around the window just causing confusion for everyone. Able Body Labor is very disorganized but it is a job and they will not ask many questions, no references needed or anything. If you need a couple of bucks and need it quick I suggest them, if not keep searching!
I was looking for someone to help with a business plan and financing. I had no idea of the amount of detail involved in creating a business plan. In college, they probably spent about a week on teaching about business plans and I realized that I learned nothing after talking with Ed Keels. Beyond Breakeven is NOT a scam. Ed Keels is definitely someone that knows what he is talking about and even if you don't open up your business right away, the money is well worth it for the knowledge. If I had tried to do this on my own, I would still be in the dark on 90% of it and not know where to go. Yes it does cost the 5k some people talk about. It is well worth it. You can take this knowledge and apply it to any business you or a friend is thinking about opening.