Consulting Services for Starting
Magazines, Newsletters, and Internet Publications
Our mission is to help people determine if their ideas will
succeed (and to make the idea stronger if we can), and then to help you develop a startup plan with the greatest chances of prospering.
We cannot help you raise money, but we can help you make a plan that investors might support.
Products for Sale at this site include our business how-to
book for starting
new publications ($19 from Amazon) and our business
plan kit to help you
develop your plan ($97 from us).
Instant feedback about your publishing idea for $250 Is your magazine idea a good one? Wouldn't you like to find out before you
spend time and money developing a formal magazine business plan? Send us a
description of your idea and we'll give you advice you can immediately use.
We can usually respond within a week. We send our comments in writing, by email,
and we can tell you plainly what's right about your idea, and what pitfalls
to look out for. If we think the idea is flawed, we'll tell you why. If it's
good, we'll tell you how to make it even better. If you want this service,
email us your fax number and we will fax you our nondisclosure agreement before
you send us your idea.
Editing your draft magazine business plan for $1,000 You've finished writing a magazine business plan or newsletter business plan,
but will it persuade people to invest in your new publication or help you get
it going? Have you included all the information people expect to read? Have
you made any obvious mistakes in strategy? Send us your business plan and we'll
give you our professional feedback as well as business and marketing strategy
recommendations and editorial comments. If there's something wrong with your
plan, we'll tell you how to fix it. You'll do all of the rewriting yourself,
using resources and tips we recommend to you. We'll spend up to 10 hours reading
your plan, making editorial suggestions, and writing strategic recommendations
to you. Normally, you will get our feedback within 2 weeks. We require a 50%
deposit paid by check or credit card, and we charge the balance after you receive
Writing original magazine business plans for $5,000 or more Our
consultants can research and create original publicatio n business plans
for fees ranging from $5,000 to $45,000. The fee depends on how much of the
has already been done by the client. Contact us to discuss your needs.
Coaching by the hour We charge $125 per consultant per hour for email, telephone, fax, and face-to-face
consulting with new publications. We can show you the publishing shortcuts
that will save you time and money getting your publication off the ground.
All information you provide to us is kept in strictest confidence, and we
are happy to sign nondisclosure agreements if requested. Coaching fees are
charged to your credit card the same day that you have the consultation. If
you need this service, email us with your fax number and we will fax our coaching
agreement which includes a nondisclosure agreement to protect your idea.
accept credit cards, and Paypal, for all of our consutling services.
We offer discounts to members of the Independent Press Association, a nonprofit
group that serves cultural, social justice, and independent media. For information
about joinning the IPA, click their logo
or visit www.indypress.org.