Being Independent Shouldn't Mean Being Alone

Support, Community, and a Library of Resources for Businesses that are Lean & Mean

Growing a business can be a lonely proposition.

Long days locked away in your home office, decisions made in a vacuum, family & friends who have heard one too many stories about people you met on Twitter can all add up to feeling isolated. Despite living in the connected age, we find many business owners report not having relationships that champion their ventures.

It doesn’t have to be this way. You should have access to fellow business owners tackling the same problems you are, resources that answer your questions quickly, and experts that respond to your needs.

When you’re a Kick Start Labs member, community, training, and access is exactly what you get.

Business owners who get regular support make better decisions, get more results, and feel more confident in their ability to grow their businesses. Just because you’ve chosen your own path doesn’t mean you can’t have the support you need. In fact, support is the key to having the success you crave.

“A small business owner’s huge sign of relief…”

Having access to the business brain trust known as Tara Gentile and Kick Start Labs for all of the forks on the small business path is a small business owner’s competitive edge and a huge sigh of relief.

Ali Shapiro

Creator, Truce With Food

“I need brainstorming with talented people…”

As a new business owner, I really need good old fashioned brainstorming with talented people who understand the demands of trying to grow a small business.


Shawn Fink

Creator, Abundant Mama

Who We Are

Kick Start Labs members are coaches, writers, makers, PhDs, therapists, and designers. They’re copywriters, brand strategists, and scrapbooking superstars. Their experience is diverse. Their businesses come in all shapes & sizes. I’m Tara Gentile and a Kick Start Labs membership is your access to me, this community of New Economy business owners, and the resources I’ve designed to serve businesses just like yours. My specialty is pushing business owners who are already doing great work (whether for one or one million) to the next level of success.

From small details to the big picture, we’re doing it all.

I work with entrepreneurs to craft more effective marketing campaigns, more compelling sales processes, and more profitable business models. I often work with budding superstars to create leveraged income opportunities and backstage muses to construct sustainable models for working intimately with the people who bring them joy. I also work with artists, makers, and designers of all types to help them connect with more customers, develop customer-focused offerings, and bring in more money.

Kick Start Labs members are learning to:

  • Take their messages to a bigger audience and attract positive, challenging new customers.
  • Leverage their big ideas in the form of a program or book to maximize profit & impact.
  • Discover business models that allow them less time at the desk or more time in deep development.
  • Push beyond trading time for money.
  • Find the ease of owning a business and stop letting their businesses own them.
  • Unlock magnetic brands that represent how they serve their clients best.

We know success–service, money, freedom–is incremental. You are learning every step of the way and we’re here to support you. And to give you jet engines & rocket fuel to play with.

Here’s what’s included with your Kick Start Labs membership:

  • Twice monthly coaching calls with business strategist Tara Gentile. Ask your questions, get answers.
  • Community of success-focused and vision-driven microbusiness owners just like you.
  • Access to all of Tara’s resources including signature programs like Website Kick Start, Sales Page Kick Start, & The Customer Perspective Process.
  • Monthly, guided business experiments on topics like brand positioning, testimonials, email marketing, and more.


The resources in this program are valued at over $1000. Coaching with Tara starts at $3500 and has a waiting list.

What does Kick Start Labs membership cost?

Just $39 per month. To become a part of a dynamic community of microbusiness owners capitalizing on their big ideas, join Kick Start Labs today.

Join Kick Start Labs Today!

What programs are included in Kick Start Labs membership?

All of our DIY programs. The Living Room Strategy, Website Kick Start, Email Marketing Kick Start, Product Development 101, Marketing ReWired, The Customer Perspective Process, Sales Page Kick Start, and the Content Strategy Lab. You also get Tara’s two digital guides, The Art of Earning & The Art of Growth.

Can I cancel any time?

Yes. Cancel any time right from our membership dashboard.

When are the monthly calls and what if I miss them?

Monthly calls are the 1st Wednesday at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern and the 3rd Thursday at 12pm Pacific/3pm Eastern. Every so often they need to be rescheduled due to Tara’s family or travel schedule. If you’re going to miss a call, you can drop your question in the Google+ community and Tara will answer it on the call. You can grab your answer on the recording!

What kind of businesses belong to Kick Start Labs?

All sorts. We’ve got life coaches, illustrators, yarn dyers, health coaches, photographers, scrapbook designers, web designers, a tutor, a gardener, writers, and all sorts of others. They all run “microbusinesses” and they all believe that doesn’t mean getting by with less, but instead doing more with a lean & mean attitude.