Signup for Free BASICS Membership

Cultivate is an Ohio nonprofit organization that has been advising, training & connecting entrepreneurs since 2016. Signup for your Free Basics Membership that includes INSTANT access to our e-learning library, videos & templates to start, grow & fund your business.

Start up with free Cultivate business plan training, business plan templates & and business plan financial worksheets. Cultivate will provide a free business plan discovery consultation and connections to additional business planning assistance that can help your startup to launch.
Build a better business plan: Validate your idea, Create a business plan with financial projections & Implement the launch checklist.

What makes the Cultivate business plan different:

  • This business plan training and template is built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Cultivate has helped start many businesses in a variety of industries and trained & advised nearly 1,000 startups
  • Our business plan training is streamlined so you can proceed at your own pace based on your business experience and knowledge. If you need additional assistance we will connect you directly to other experts and organizations that can help with a particular part of your business plan
  • It’s free to any entrepreneur. It’s the mission of our nonprofit to help entrepreneurs succeed and we provide all of our trainings for free. We do offer paid membership for entrepreneurs that need implementation assistance or we can connect you to a local SBDC that offers additional free support
  • Although your business plan will satisfy what a bank or investor needs to know about your business, this plan is foremost for you to remove risk and resolve the key areas for your business to succeed.
  • Our business planning methodology and template are designed to also work for an existing business that is looking to expand or create a refreshed strategic business plan

First and foremost, Cultivate has a feeling of momentum and drive that is palpable. The office space is beautiful but moreover, it’s the programming, the people, the conversations, and the collaborations that make this place unique. It’s a community of high level performers exceeding expectations and driving each other forward. Matt Yerkes has created a place that inspires people to deliver, challenge, drive, and succeed. Matt and I have worked together for almost 2 years, I am forever grateful for the clarity he brings to complex business challenges.

Renee Tyack

Capital Plus

Cultivate is a wealth of knowledge and resources for any startup/entrepreneur. You get sound leadership from people that have legitimate business experience who freely give of their experiences and contacts, as well as being in a collaborative environment with real-world help. This isn't just a bunch of good ideas, it is tried and true experience paired with unparalleled generosity.

Nathan Leber

Business Owner, Leber Design & Print

Cultivate has helped our business grow by bringing together like-minded entrepreneurs to hear presentations on a wide range of topics, as well as providing one on one guidance from Matt that helps us on the 'business' part of our company.  One of our better business decisions was joining the team at Cultivate.


CEO & President, Safeguard Risk Solutions