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“I’ve built 15 businesses, taught in the MBA programs at two major universities, and advised over 2,000 business owners across a diverse range of industries…Now I'd like to help you build, manage, and grow your business and achieve the freedom that motivated you to become an entrepreneur!
Terry Cornelison
Co-Founder of BizActually
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Hi, I’m Terry Cornelison, Co-Founder of BizActually…

I’ve spent my entire career in the field of business as a serial entrepreneur, MBA instructor, and Certified Business Advisor helping others to build, manage, and grow their own profitable businesses.

I’ve built 15 startups and managed 5 companies through turnarounds (taking them from near bankruptcy to record-level profitability).  I’ve taught in the MBA and Executive MBA programs at Washington State University and the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.  And, as a Certified Business Advisor and private consultant, I’ve advised and worked with over 2,000 entrepreneurs and small business owners across a diverse range of industries in all sorts of circumstances.

I know that owning your own business can be one of the most exciting and rewarding adventures in your life.  But it’s also one of the most challenging careers that you can choose.

Building, managing, and growing your own business is basically a 24/7 job with plenty of risk and uncertainty, tough decisions to make, and obstacles to overcome. 

Sales are down this quarter, and you don’t have a three-month reserve of cash to keep you running—how do you keep your business afloat?

That Facebook Ads campaign you spent $1,000 on didn’t produce any quality leads—what should you try next?

A sudden global pandemic threatens your entire industry—do you need to change your business model, adjust your pricing structure, target new customer segments?

You have to find solutions to problems like these in real time with limited resources, the environment is constantly changing around you, and it feels like you’re all on your own.

If only you could hire an army of experts to help you—right?  But what if there were an even better option?

What if, at any moment, you could tap into a private online network of small business owners and entrepreneurs just like you and get genuine feedback, advice, and support to help you solve problems in real-time?

That’s what I’m building here at BizActually with my team.

We’ve created a private online platform dedicated to connecting and supporting small business owners, whatever your situation.

The BizActually platform is a place where my team and I can use all of our experience in business to help you find solutions to problems and be there for you every step of the way as you implement them.

It’s a place where you can bring your challenges and concerns as a small business owner and talk things through with me, my team, and other entrepreneurs on our platform, discuss options, and learn what’s actually working for others in their businesses (and what isn’t).

And, our platform is a place where you can build a strong personal network of like-minded small business owners and entrepreneurs across the country and around the world.

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A Private Online Platform Where You Can Get Real-Time Help When You Need It

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Live Coaching With Our Senior Business Advisor

Get live support in weekly Office Hours. Our co-founder, Terry, has over 40 years of experience building several of his own businesses, teaching in the MBA programs at two major universities, and advising over 2,000 clients at every stage of building their businesses.

Weekly Small-Group Mastermind Sessions on Zoom

Tap into the collective brainpower and real-world experience of our community to help you with anything you're working on or struggling with in your business. Get immediate feedback, advice, and genuine support from our Team and other members in weekly Live Zoom Huddles.

A Social Environment Built for Networking

Connect with other business owners and entrepreneurs just like you. Build strong relationships with other members of our tight-knit community and keep engaged and motivated throughout your journey.

Take a Quick Look Inside Our Private Online Platform For Small Business Owners

Here’s What a Week as a BizActually Member Could Look Like For You...

Post in Member Discussion Board
Monday
"I’m taking on a major task for my business this week, and I would really like to get some advice, so I’ll go to the member discussion board and create a post. Terry, the BizActually Team, and other members start responding with their thoughts, ideas, and advice. Now, I feel better prepared, more confident, and ready to take action."
Post in Member Discussion Board
Tune Into Live Webinar
Monday (Special Event)
"I just checked my calendar and I see that Terry and the BizActually Team will be hosting a webinar tonight. I like the topic, so I’ll either tune in live, or watch the recording when they post it for members tomorrow morning. My week is off to a great start--I feel like I’m on a roll!"
Tune Into Live Webinar
Back to Discussion Board
Tuesday
"The day’s going well...until I run into an unexpected obstacle—dang it! Hold on, this is exactly why I joined BizActually—I’m not alone. I’ll jump back into the member discussion board, make another post, and get some feedback. It turns out that someone else in the community has dealt with a similar problem before and offers me some great advice that helps me resolve the situation and move forward."
Back to Discussion Board
Join Live Zoom Huddle
Wednesday
"There’s a live Zoom Huddle today! I love these small group mastermind sessions where I can connect with other members face-to-face, talk about what we’re working on, ask each other questions, and give and receive honest, candid feedback about anything that’s going on in our businesses."
Join Live Zoom Huddle
Comment on Someone's Post
Thursday
"I’ll quickly check the member discussion board to see if there are any new member posts I can respond to—I might be able to help someone else out by sharing my thoughts and experience."
Comment on Someone's Post
Join Live Office Hours
Friday
"I’m looking forward to the live Office Hours session today with Terry and the BizActually Team because I can ask them anything that’s on my mind. And, I always learn from the questions that other members bring up as well."
Join Live Office Hours

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What His Former Clients & MBA Students Are Saying About Terry Cornelison...

TJayClevenger
"When I started my business in 2008, there were too many questions about how to do business for myself. I was already an accomplished bicycle sales/service/racing expert but really needed to know how to monetize my skill-set and make it scalable (just in case..). In my first year, Terry and I sat down and worked through several core ideas like accounting, inventory control, marketing, and employee management. We found solutions that were specific to my business. His knowledge of available resources has been amazing. After more than a decade of economic collapses, a pandemic, and several flooding/wildfire years, my competition has changed but I am still in business and using the strategies Terry and I set into action years ago. Thanks Terry!"
T Jay Clevenger
Owner of Paradise Creek Bicycles
MitchellTang
"It was such a privilege to work alongside and learn from someone like Terry at such an early stage. It was a formative experience that put me on my current path: from my undergraduate studies at Wharton to 4 years as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, one of the leading global consulting firms, to my current studies at Harvard Business School."
Mitchell Tang, MBA
Doctoral Student at Harvard Business School / Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS)
CatherineSmith
"In 2017, I completed Terry Cornelison's International Strategic Management course as part of my MBA at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Terry's course was very high-quality experiential learning in international strategy.  The content was easy to go to market with, and Terry was great to work with."
Catherine A. Smith, MBA, PhD
Data Science & Research Analyst
Mehran
"Terry is a true leader with a great deal of business and management acumen. Throughout the Washington State MBA Capstone Course, his guidance and detailed feedback provided students with the deeper insight and understanding necessary for greater success in our businesses and careers."
Mehran M., MBA
PMP & Technical Program Manager
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"Professor Terry provided good resources and guidance when we had to come up with business ideas. He emphasized the need for agile ongoing feedback instead of waiting till the end, to find that there is no product-market fit."
Prasanna Surakanti, MBA
Engineer, EMBA Candidate
AjayKumarGopal
"I remember Terry drawing on his real world experiences and being extremely insightful and honest about the hurdles I may encounter which gave me pause and time to pivot with some of my assumptions. Ultimately, this assured me a greater degree of success in my endeavor."
Ajay Kumar Gopal, MBA
Commercial MedTech Leader
MelissaFinn
"I recently completed my MBA and one of the highlights of my Capstone project was one of my professors, Terry Cornelison. He was great to work with, always providing great feedback and advice as we worked through our business development plan."
Melissa Finn, MBA
Marketing Professional
DanielSotoamaya
"It was great working with Terry during the Executive MBA program at Washington State University. Terry provided credible and excellent guidance and feedback in developing a business idea."
Daniel Sotoamaya, MBA
Ecommerce/Marketing Manager
KairavJoshi
"Terry Cornelison's business insight was very valuable to me as a young entrepreneur!"
Kairav Joshi
Educational Entrepreneur | Founder and CEO at Chess University, Inc.

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From calculating and managing your financials to marketing your product or service, discover what you need to know, why it's important, and how to apply it in your own business.

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Continue developing your skills at your own pace with our growing library of downloadable content and recommended tools and resources.

So, Who Is BizActually For?

BizActually Membership Should Be a Good Fit For You If…
You’re starting a business on your own or with a small group (maybe for the first time).
You’re already in business and tired of dealing with all the challenges, obstacles, and tough decisions on your own.
You’d like to be able to get real-time feedback from Terry, the BizActually Team, and other entrepreneurs as you build, manage, and grow your business.
You’d be willing to give feedback to others to help them build their own businesses.
You’re considerate, sincere, generous and ready to build relationships with like-minded business owners and entrepreneurs.
You’re serious about your business and willing to put in the hard work, but you’re also ready to have some fun along the way as part of a high-energy, positive community.

Meet the People Behind BizActually

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Terry Cornelison

Co-Founder

Terry has 40 years of experience building, managing, and advising businesses in the U.S. and internationally. As a Certified Small Business Advisor for the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and director of multiple international development projects, he has helped thousands of entrepreneurs, founders, and business owners through the startup and early growth stages of their businesses. Terry holds an MBA from the University of Idaho.

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Monica Cornelison

Co-Founder

In addition to co-designing the BizActually Community, Monica is currently working with a partner to develop energy bars for marathon and ultramarathon runners. You will see Monica actively contributing to ongoing conversations inside the BizActually member discussion board as a startup founder and business owner. She holds a Master of Science in Nutritional Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Mircea Cornelison

Co-Founder

Mircea has a passion for entrepreneurship and is the primary architect of our private membership environment—he handles all the administrative and technical tasks behind the scenes. Mircea holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from St. Olaf College.

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FAQs

The value in a high-energy community of entrepreneurs just like you, working together to build their businesses is immediate.  We all need support, feedback, and most of all accountability, and these elements are present from the moment you begin engaging with others inside our private membership environment. If you’re serious about starting a business and committed to seeing the journey through, why wait?

Actually, if you are still at square one, now is the perfect time to join BizActually.  You will be able to ask questions, get feedback, and learn from our team as well as other community members with real-world experience, every step of the way as you build your own business.  When you are ready, you will even be able to promote your business directly inside our private membership environment!

Not for you!  As we grow, we expect that our membership fee will increase at some point, but not for existing members.  After you sign up, you will be locked into your membership fee for as long as you remain a member of BizActually.

Our annual membership plan is recurring, and we offer a hassle-free 30-day money back guarantee. We’d love to have you stick around forever, and we’d be very sad to see you leave.  But if you decide to cancel your membership, you will be able to do so at any time with just a couple clicks of your mouse.

If you have any questions at all, please contact us here.

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