Since it launched in May of 2015, STARTplanner has been helping others achieve balance and find success. Kristy Dickerson (Cumming, Georgia) and Jenny Grumbling (Portland, Oregon) launch StartPlanner.com with only one goal: creating a tool that creates more space for happiness. Finding purpose, reaching goals, and making things happen requires organization and setting yourself up to do so. We believe in creating a life with more FREEDOM. Properly allocating time, money, and resources can breed happiness. That is what Start Planner is about. Pairing aesthetics, motivation, and meshing business and life into one physical product that you can’t just shut off.
A little startup history?
Kristy (Business, Productivity, Visionary) +Jenny (Marketing, Brand Development) combined their strengths to create Start Planner. “In a world of digital we believe that there is so much to be said for writing things down, seeing them, getting them done, and checking them off. “We practice what we preach. We are pairing our lifestyle with our own goals and dreams and not letting 2700 miles between us stop our vision. We believe that anyone with a passion and a well thought out plan can make anything happen!”
The idea was born and the logo was created for STARTplanner in May,2015. By June, they had developed a product and sold 250 beta copies. They opened up a forum for direct feedback in order to perfect and further develop their product. Changing content and overhauling the product to now reveal the 2016 STARTplanner.
“We have invested $0 cash to date and have properly allocated and used our own resources. We have been approached by venture capitalists, but to date it has been purely funded by our own blood, sweat and tears! Creating a company that fills a need, a product that changes people lives, and building a dream for ourselves and our own families has been one of the most rewarding experiences yet. We want to set an example for our fellow planners showing that goals can be achieved because like our users this product has also changed our own lives.”
DESIGN & FEATURES
7.5” x 8.5” • Elastic Closure Band • Metal Corners Protectors for Durability • 416 Pages
4 Divided Sections: Goals, Projects, Financials and Calendar • 12 Divided Monthly Tabs for Easy Navigating 2 Folders for documents (receipts, coupons, correspondence, etc.) on front and back cover • MSRP $60
• DAILY hourly schedule, to-do list, dinner & daily notes
• PROJECT MANAGEMENT break down each project to steps & set due dates!
• MONTHLY Overview
• YEARLY 2016 & 2017 year at-a-glance
• FINANCES monthly budgets, track health insurance co-pays, & mileage logs
• GOAL SETTING create action steps & achieve your goals
• DEDICATED PLANNING PAGES monthly gifting reminders, vacations, holiday organizing, entertainment & charity
• HEALTH PLANNING working out, supplements/vitamins, water intake, calories in & out
• FOOD plan, budget, monthly & weekly groceries, & make dinner schedules
“At Start Planner, we’re committed to people - not the planner, or accessories that we sell. “
“We are committed to the lives that it changes, the moms that are more present for their kids, the new business owner that finds their stride, the corporate dad that meets his quarterly benchmarks, the stay at home mom that feels accomplished and appreciated, the enthusiast that says their goals out loud and makes them happen.”