Welcome to EnableVentures, Inc.

EnableVentures, Inc. (EVI) was established in 2005 to provide entrepreneurial training. Our training allows the would-be entrepreneur to rapidly develop an idea into a compelling business story, an attractive business plan and ultimately a profitable business. While a lot of help is available to entrepreneurs, the quality of that help varies widely due to a lack of process and process discipline, thinking tools, availability, and the venture’s ability to pay for assistance. EVI has developed a rigorous set of tools, techniques, methodologies and processes for quickly and effectively getting a new venture off the ground. Our Supercoach® Entrepreneurial Training is used around the world to jump-start new ventures.

Entrepreneurial Education for Scientist and Engineers and Farmers Too!
Our entrepreneurial training tools and methods have been extensively used for launching high-tech start-up businesses. Our founder's background is in high-technology and aerospace and we have extensive experience in this area. However, our tools have also been used effectively by many other kinds of entrepreneurs as well. Rural economic developers, farmers and non-profits benefit from out training.

Forget the Business Plan (or at least don't start with it)!
Our training teaches the entrepreneur to focus on how the new business will work and make money rather than on developing a business plan. Entrepreneurs learn how to think about their business and produce an effective presentation "selling" their business concept. Most students find producing their business plan much easier after going through our training.

Using the SBIR Program to Fund Your Startup
Many high-technology companies use the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program for launching their companies and developing their products. Our principals have been quite successful using the SBIR program and offer SBIR proposal writing workshops and consulting/writing assistance.

The principals of EnableVentures have been full-time consultants and advisors to early stage ventures since 1997. Our clients vary from high technology and life sciences companies to retail, services, non-profit, manufacturing and rural businesses. Our clients are found both in the USA and around the world. Please review our web site and contact us for your entrepreneurial training needs.

 Book Cover   Our new book Introduction to the SBIR/STTR Program is now available from both Amazon and the Apple iTunes bookstores. The Amazon version for Kindle is available for $.99. The Apple iPad Version is free. Click on the links below for a quick and easy introduction to the SBIR/STTR Programs.  
   Introduction to the SBIR/STTR Program - Sharon C. Ballard  Amazon.com

Some of the URL links referenced in Introduction to the SBIR/STTR Program change from time to time as various agencies update their web sites. We endeavor to provide updated information for finding those links on our Link Update Page. If you find a bad URL link, please contact us at info@enableventures.com and we will update the URL links page.