Frequently asked questions

Common questions we get about our no cost services & programs

How do you offer your services for free?

We are a 100% grant funded nonprofit

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Startup Junkie Foundation is a grant-funded 501c3. Grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the Walton Family Foundation, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, and others allow us to offer our services at no cost to the entrepreneurs in our community. At the same time, our independent partner Startup Consulting LLC, a veteran-owned small business, is funded via contracts from the United States Federal Government Small Business Administration, the State of Arkansas, the City of Fayetteville, and other respected large 3rd party organizations to allow them to offer the same services at no cost to entrepreneurs in our community.

How do I sign up for a no cost consultation?

It’s easy! Just click here and book a time

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You can schedule a consulting meeting with a Startup Junkie consultant by clicking the link above,  or by visiting our Services page. From there you will be able to schedule a meeting with the first available consultant at the day and time that is most convenient for you. If you would like to meet with a specific consultant, visit our team page and find the consultant you would like to meet and select their schedule.

What kind of services do you offer?

Startup Junkie offers consulting, plus we make coworking space available in Fayetteville and host free workshops & events

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Regardless of industry or the stage of your venture, we are here to walk alongside you. We meet with entrepreneurs, startups, and growth-oriented small businesses. Through one-on-one consulting, we will be there with you through whatever stage of your entrepreneurial journey – from idea creation and validation to pivoting, scaling, and exiting. Common consulting services and projects include Budget development, Kickstarter campaigns, SBIR/STTR grant assistance, Venture finance, Leadership and team development, General management counseling, Lean startup methodology, Customer development methodology, Technology commercialization, Intellectual property strategy, Risk management methodologies, and Financial projections and proformas creation.

Are there any industries you don’t work with?

Generally we can support any small business (with some exceptions such as franchises and MLM ventures)

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Startup Junkie consultants have experience working in and around a number of different industries and have relationships with experts that span every category with only a few exceptions, such as franchises and MLM ventures.

Can my not-for-profit work with Startup Junkie?

Unfortunately not-for-profit organizations are not eligible for our services

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Unfortunately, we cannot provide consulting services to other nonprofit organizations due to the restrictions placed on us by our grants.

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