Start Doing Business

About Us

StartDoingBusiness.com was founded by Marshall Bean and Zach Smith in May of 2012. The original concept for the site was created by Marshall Bean after he started his first business, Cabobean LLC. Excited about entrepreneurship, but finding that most resources for entrepreneurs promoted a dependance on venture capital, Marshall bought the domain with the intent of founding a resource site that would allow entrepreneurs to learn the essentials of starting a business.

In May of 2012, after partnering together in the online marketing company Agile HG, Zach approached Marshall and suggested they found StartDoingBusiness LLC after the site.

Since it’s launch, the founders of StartDoingBusiness.com have made their clients over $2 Million in profits.

“This site showcases the best resources that we personally use in our own businesses, with our clients, and from our partners. We invite you to explore the site.”

-Marshall Bean



Marshall Bean

Marshall Bean is Managing Partner at Start Doing Business, LLC.

Marshall’s passion is people, their products, and the businesses that bring them together. A designer at heart, Marshall sees business as the ultimate form of creative expression.

During college, Marshall taught himself web design and started his first business. “It was a major turning point for me.” Marshall recalls, “I had two choices, work a steady college job, or make the jump and make it work. I made the jump.”

After graduating, Marshall was mentored by twice-made millionaire and one of Utah’s top 50 under 50 entrepreneurs, Gregory Schurn. Following this mentorship, Marshall was trained by the former Vice-President of InfusionSoft, Tyler Garns. Shortly after leaving his first mentorship, Marshall became a partner in Agile HG, a consulting company.

“I couldn’t ask for a more satisfying career,” explains Marshall, “there are days I can’t believe I’m doing what I’m doing.”

Marshall has done work for companies including HP, Logitech, Gura Gear, and Lehman Brothers.



Zach Smith

Zach Smith is Managing Partner at Start Doing Business, LLC.

Zach is a serial entrepreneur. Managing companies as early as 14 years of age, Zach understands small businesses at a core level. His first company still makes him money today.

Zach’s comprehensive experience in running and marketing successful online and offline businesses play a critical role in SDB’s success. Before teaming up with Start Doing Business, Zach was COO of Epic Profit Group, LLC.

Zach orchestrated a 1,232% growth for Epic Profit Group by using automated and live webinar sales strategies, establishing residual monetization systems, and by creating advanced CRM (Customer Relationship Management) follow-up sequences.

He grew the company from $30,000 a year in gross profit to over $1 million dollars per year profits in just a 7 month time period.

In 2011, Under Zach’s leadership, Epic Profit Group received 3rd Place at the prestigious Utah Student 25 competition. Out of all student-founded companies in Utah, Epic Profit Group was the third most successful and most profitable for 2011.

As a student entrepreneur, Zach says he had excellent opportunities to network with established business leaders. “I have been able meet with many influential decision-makers and business owners that I never thought I’d have the chance to meet, let alone do business with,” he says. “Now, I’m actually able to offer guidance and provide consulting to them and their businesses. It’s been very humbling and exciting at the same time.”

Zach graduated from Weber State University in 2011 with an Accounting degree. He changed his major three times while exploring various career paths. “At that point, I decided to take a big risk and try to make money doing something I loved,” he says, adding that the decision proved to be personally and financially rewarding.

“Never give up,” Zach advises would-be entrepreneurs.” I worked for very little money, putting in very long hours for nearly two years. There were days and sometimes even months when it seemed like what I was doing was not going to work.”

In the end, all of his hard work paid off.

Now, he helps small business owners and entrepreneurs grow their own businesses.

He consults for companies generating over $100,000 per month.

As a self-published author, and frequent blogger, he’s regularly sought after as a public speaker for events both large and small.

Each month Zach and Marshall hold a mastermind session at Zach’s house in Ogden Utah. The group comprises of local entrepreneurs and business owners and developers. The focus of each sessions is to address the concerns members have with their businesses and discuss new ways of improving and growing their businesses.

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Zach and Marshall are also available for private consulting in person or on skype. Meetings are scheduled in 30 min and 1 hour increments and are available on most weekdays between 9 AM and 5 PM Mountain Standard Time.

Click here to schedule a time to meet with The Founders of StartDoingBusiness.com




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