Corporations have billons in contracts….last chance to lock-in $97/mo 
to learn how to sell to them


Are you thinking "now what?"

We build your confidence to ask corporate clients for almost anything!

How much $$ could you have earned in the past year if you knew how to connect with corporate clients?

We help women business owners with small teams prepare to partner with CORPORATE CLIENTS even if they believe they are too SMALL to do so.

*GUIDED Plan with Peers empowers women, especially Black and Brown business owners, but is open to all regardless of demographic identities.

GUIDED Plan with Peers

A monthly subscription community to help small women business owners close more corporate deals!


to fast-track how you prepare FOR and FIND corporate contracts

Plan with Peers

Testimonial from a woman business owner

"The program provided education, resources, access to potential corporate clients and hands-on activities that boosted our company's sales and marketing materials in a short amount of time. In addition, it was a community of WBEs [certified women business enterprises] coaching and cheering each other. I highly recommend this program for someone looking to take their company to the next level." 

-Certified WBE (women business owner) after attending a course Melanie Rae designed and facilitated

GUIDED Plan with Peers

2-Month Modules

Sign-up before February 2022 to enroll in the two month Credibility Confidence module. 

Set a baseline for your progress. Each module consists of FOUR live classes AND a recorded versions, a Certification Corner for Q&A, TWO Just Tell Me feedback sessions based on the module theme, weekly action items, and group inspiration

Watch for new bonuses starting in February such as Introductions...Experts...and Exposure!

2022 PWP Modules

  • Credibility Confidence 
  • Proposal Confidence 
  •  Introductions Confidence
  • ​Systems Confidence
  • ​Influencer Confidence
  • ​Continuity Confidence

Active members must complete the prior module before moving to the next as we are building a foundation for your success.

Online Classes | Ask Me Anything | Connections

Members receive a calendar with easy to RSVP links

Sample Classes

-Package Your Value
-Craft Your 60-Second Intro
-Polish Your Presence
-Keyword Out Your Vendor Profile
-Proposal Templates

Can't make these dates? These "work sessions" are recorded for members.

GUIDED Feedback

Certification Corner

Capabilities Statement Comments

Tool Builders

Online Worksheets
Do It With You Sessions

Capabilities Statement Tutorial (on-demand)

Build your confidence to pursue bigger ASKS from corporate buyers by joining...

Plan with Peers

Your monthly membership includes:

Monthly Work Sessions

"Just Tell Me"  q & a 

Short TO-DO's in your Inbox

Capabilities Statement Feedback

Certification Corner

Answers to questions about diversity certifications - MBE, WBE, VBE, LGBTQBE, DOBE plus more*

Partner Programs

Plus More....


Join a live class to understand how corporate procurement is different from what you’re currently doing to earn clients – meet some of your peers and get comfortable reaching out for support.


Too busy to join us live? Watch a recorded version of the second live class where we start building the tools you need. Ask you for what you need during Just Tell Me sessions.


Start working on the tools you need to make PROFITABLE connections and join a live Just Tell Me session for feedback from an entrepreneur expert.

Learn valuable tools, techniques and resources for working with corporate customers!

DIY is expensive... 

You will get there... eventually. But DIY can stall progress by years. Ongoing accountability will help you achieve your goals faster!

Consultants = $$ 

One HOUR with a consultant could cost more than a MONTH of our classes, feedback sessions, activities, etc.


Get more done by following our GUIDED process that has inspired thousands of business owners across the U.S. - build your confidence to close deals faster!

Before and After Biz Coach - Melanie Rae

Corporate procurement teams hire Melanie directly and sponsor GUIDED Business Plan to train diverse suppliers in their supply chain

Melanie coached a group of women pursuing corporate contracts during a recent cohort.
For some of them, it was their first time navigating corporate procurement.

 Check out our GUIDED difference with the following
Before and After 60-Second Pitches 


"what value do they offer us?"


"when can we meet?"

Que's Before

Que's After

Que's Before

Que's After

Within a one-hour session, we helped Que write a new script that showcased her true value and personality. This video wowed corporate buyers. Imagine how many prospects would have moved on if they only saw her BEFORE video because they did not understand the value that she brings to the table.

Jamita's Before

Jamita's After

Jamita’s BEFORE video was solid but it did not distinguish her enough from other vendors that offer IT systems improvement. The second one showed more confidence as she described how her company solved an extremely costly and high visibility challenge. The listener has an idea of her unique capabilities, who has trusted her and what she can deliver.

Build the tools and professional network you need to pursue corporate contracts

"GUIDED Plan with Peers" is designed for business owners who…

Have stagnant sales and know working with corporations could catapult their growth

Attend networking events but leave with connections but no solid leads

Need a step-by-step plan to communicate their value to Fortune 500 companies

Want to explore opportunities in niche industries such as water, retail, tech & more

Our GUIDED content has been sponsored by billion-dollar brands and other renowned companies.

plus more...

“The feedback for Top Shelf Retail is incredible.
I can’t say enough how thrilled I am to be a part of this. Melanie, fantastic job!”

~Pete Raffone, Regional Director, Walgreens

Guided Business Plan designed a cohort-based training program for consumer goods producers.

Waiting could cost $$$

Procrastination is typically the longest part of earning corporate contracts. As a smaller business with 20 or fewer employees, it may be competing demands keeping you from a pipeline of corporate contracts.
What if you had a guide to talk you through what you need to build your confidence to introduce your company’s products/services to a billion-dollar brand?

Meet Your Guides

Our "docents" will guide you to an easier path to your goals

Melanie Rae

Lead Guide

Melanie is the founder of Guided Business Plan & the Before and After Biz Coach who has helped thousands of business owners create tools to SEE and REACH their success destinations.

Gerri Harris 

Work Session Guide
Path: Corporate Construction

Gerri opened doors for diverse vendors to earn millions in corporate contracts from MGM and their massive global footprint.

Karina Passi

Work Session Guide
Path: Lean 6 Sigma, Systems

U.S. Air Force veteran, aircraft mechanic, operations consultant and Lean 6 Sigma certified, Karina helps companies "find a better way to get things done."

Yvette Harris

Work Session Guide
Path: Mindset Development

Dr. Harris earned her doctorate in Education Leadership. She assists small businesses with writing County, State and Federal proposals.

Janine Robinson 

Work Session Guide
Path: Online Communities

Janine grew her client's list from 60 to 300,000+ followers across multiple platforms by being real and authentic with her online community.

More guides on the way to show you a guided path!

More testimonials from business owners!

“WE-Xcel [a GUIDED course] gave me the tools and the confidence to effectively market my skills for contracts with Fortune 500s and major corporations. Anyone who is serious about taking their business to the next level needs to take this course - it is a game-changer!” 
Stephanie Belton
The A-List Network, LLC
Melanie Taught This Course
“It would have been impossible for me to offer this cohort if I did not have the GUIDED Business Plan™ materials. One of our survey comments was ‘Best educational program I ever experienced. Very organized with valuable information that we could take action on. Loved it.’”
Entrepreneur Educator
Teaching A Government Contracting Cohort
Licensed a GUIDED curriculum
“The materials, the presentation, and especially the examples. It is extremely helpful to have examples that highlight the how and why the particular "fill in the blank" is worth thinking about. The presenter [Melanie] was OUTSTANDING; clear, well organized, delightful, and brought in diverse perspectives.”
Mirette Seireg
“I found the SWOT Compass to be incredibly valuable. I appreciate that Melanie took a standard analysis and built upon it substantially with real business questions and concerns to consider."
TaChelle Lawson
Fig Firm
“Every session, I have been incredibly impressed by the quality presentation, the outstanding facilitation and CWA member participation. This has been so helpful!”
Scott Kuethen
Amtec Human Capital
Attended water industry course
“Melanie, is so knowledgeable and such a patient and articulate presenter.”
Kathie Tetreault
Saddleback Surveys, Inc.
Attended workshop for business continuity
"Melanie had high energy and engagement for 3 straight hours...AMAZING!" Wendi 
Wendi Brown
iSupportYou, LLC
"Melanie is an outstanding facilitator!"
Tracy Porter
Premiere Solutions &  NFL Alumni
Attended water industry course
“This is the BEST working meeting EVER!” 
Pamela Isom
ICE Solutions
Attend corporate contracting course

 we have multiple options to guide you to your success destination - Membership includes monthly "Just Tell Me Sessions" aka Ask Me Anything!

**Most "work session" classes will take place virtually on Mondays from 4:00 - 5:30 pm PST. There are exceptions. Members receive a list of the upcoming dates to plan in advance.

GUIDED Plan with Peers not working for you? Cancel anytime. Keep the tools and knowledge gained.

The monthly membership is designed for 2-month modules. If you are not seeing the results you want, cancel. If you want to continue building your sales confidence to pursue even larger contracts, keep subscribing.

Cancel anytime and still receive the benefits for the current month.

You got questions? We have answers.

Below are answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Click here to ASK your question.

Are the meeting times the same each month?
We generally schedule classes on Mondays from 4 to 5:30 pm PST twice a month but holiday weeks may be switched to Thursdays from 10:00-11:30 am PST. Members will receive a calendar of the 2022 dates. 
I missed a session...what now?
Things come up. A potential large contract is on the line. You will gain more by showing up for the live sessions but the recorded versions of the monthly classes are available on-demand. Those recordings may or may not include a live audience to protect the privacy of open discussions.
Can I sponsor someone else's membership?
Yes! Please email cohort [at] to inquire. Sponsor multiple companies and we can tailor their process for your needs.
What makes this program different?
Your leader is an instructional designer with more than 20 years of experience translating concepts for adult learners. You can't get the same type of energy and inspiration from simply watching a video from a stranger.
When can I expect to earn a contract?
How long will it take to a build a relationship with a buyer? If they need a $10 item, it could be minutes. If they need a $100,000 project, it could be months. We do not offer any guarantees other than we will provide you with tools to build your confidence to pursue bigger asks.
What's WBE Certification?
MBE WBE are usually what come to mind regarding diversity certification. MBE is Minority Business Enterprise and WBE is Women Business Enterprise. Many Fortune 500 companies outreach to certified small businesses and diverse businesses. A third-party evaluates a company in-depth as a vetting process. Each month we offer space to clarify certification questions. Even for government contract certification too.

Join before 3/30/22 for the $97/mo. deal

Price increases to $497/month starting on April 1st which is still a BARGAIN if you want to pursue five and six figure contracts with corporate partners!

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