Local and International Business Coaching

To Help You Start and Grow Your Business in Albania and Beyond

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Why Join GrowBiz Startup?

You have goals, dreams, and inspiring ambition but without practical skills and guidance, starting your business will be difficult.

○ Do you need guidance for business planning and raising startup capital?

○ Are you overwhelmed by the complexity of starting a business?

○ Are you struggling to grow a profitable business?

○ Are you worried your business will fail?

The GrowBiz Startup Program Overview

Join our program at any phase for your unique business needs

Phase 1: Lay the Foundations

Got a business idea? Submit your idea to our team and receive feedback for practical next steps.

Phase 2: Test, Plan, and Fund

Our U.S. and local coaches will help refine your idea and prepare your business for launch.

*Phase 2 typically requires 3-6 months to complete

Phase 3: Prepare and Launch

Implement your business plan and to start your own business.

*Phase 3 typically requires 4-8 months to complete

Phase 4: Manage and Grow

Solve unique problems, to update your key business systems as you grow, and to become a better leader.

*Phase 4 typically requires 6-12 months to complete


Phase 1:
Lay the Foundation


Start Your Journey With the Following Steps:

​1. Attend Phase 1 event in May 2023 or onboard digitally.

​2. Write out and submit your business idea for initial review by our team.

​3. Schedule an initial consultation meeting with our local coaching team to discuss your business idea and learn how to qualify for Phase 2.



Phase 2: Test, Plan, and


So, your business concept is promising… What are your next steps?

1. Define mission, vision and branding statements.

2. Understand target market, ideal customer, and competitors

3. Build and test minimum viable product / service; iterate or pivot

​4. Create an actionable business plan with details on key systems.

5. Explore LinkAcross & other funding sources; identify regulatory requirements and raise startup capital.




Phase 3: Prepare
and Launch


Put your business plan and startup capital to work.

1. Deploy your pre-launch marketing, finance, and operations strategies and activities.

2. Implement and manage your key business systems. Deploy your operational systems and manage cash flow as you grow toward profitability.

3. Prepare to deliver your product or service with excellence. Deliver a great experience to create loyal, long-lasting customers.

4. Officially start your business and begin to serve customers.




Phase 4: Manage
and Grow


Optimize your business and become a better leader.

​1. Navigate roadblocks and update your key business systems as your business becomes established.

2. Decide the path forward and elevate the community. Think about how your business success can elevate and build up the community around you.

3. Become a better leader. Learn more about yourself, your people and your business to become the kind of leader that everyone loves.

4. Begin Long-Term Planning for your business.



Unbeatable value for the price. Choose your plan and start achieving your goals today!

Impacting the economy in the Balkans for 10 Years

We have successfully partnered with organizations like USAID, embassies, and local governments to help hundreds of entrepreneurs like you to start and grow their businesses.

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Meet the GrowBiz Team

Our team is here to help you understand what you need to build the business you want.

Clay Buttemere

Clay Buttemere

CEO & Founder

Jeff Barrett

Jeff Barrett

Chief Operating Officer

Danail Ristovski

Danail Ristovski

Local Coach and Project Manager

Marko Hallidri

Marko Hallidri

Local Coach and Project Assistant

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