Safe Shield Consulting has been an absolute lifesaver when it came to starting my own personal training business. As someone with very little experience in the world of business, Kent has been extremely helpful in answering all of my questions about starting my own small business. From helping me set up my LLC, giving me thoughtful and timely responses, and even giving me recommendations on how to best proceed with developing my business, Kent and Safe Shield Consulting have made the process of starting my own business clear and uncomplicated.
Andrew Tollefson, Owner of A-Train Fitness
My husband and I recently purchased two fitness franchises and knew that it was in our best interest to safeguard them, as well as ourselves, by establishing legal entities for the businesses. We found ourselves overwhelmed and confused by the process, especially since we had been given a great deal of inconsistent advice on the matter. Thankfully, Kent Gustafson and his company, Safe Shield Consulting, was recommended to us by a trusted source.
When we initially contacted Safe Shield Consulting, we expected it may take a while to talk to an expert, but instead we were quickly directed to Kent. He allowed us to describe our situation and carefully listened to all of our questions and concerns. He took the time to patiently explain the differences between various business structures, including the pros and cons from business and legal standpoints and even provided examples from his personal experience.
As we moved forward with the process, Safe Shield Consulting made it as easy as possible to navigate the next steps. Kent and his team were a “one stop shop” and the turnaround time was immediate! For one affordable fee, Safe Shield Consulting obtained our Tax ID Numbers, filed our Articles of Incorporation, and Certificates of Organization, prepared our Operating Agreement, created the necessary banking documents to establish new business accounts, as well as all of our other formation paperwork. They went above and beyond by taking the time to provide contacts for local newspapers in our respective county and walked us through the process of publishing our DBA’s, as required by law.
After the process was completed, we received an organized packet in the mail with the aforementioned documents as well as online access to our completed LLC Record Book. Now we can focus on other aspects of our businesses with the peace of mind that they are protected. It is a great relief to know that Kent and his team are just a phone call away if any questions, concerns, or consultation needs arise.
We anticipate maintaining a long term relationship with Kent Gustafson and Safe Shield Consulting and consider them part of our business team. We would highly recommend their services to other potential and current business owners!
Jenna and Aaron Storbeck, Snap Fitness Owners
I was extremely pleased with how my new business formation happened with ease and timeliness. Safe Shield Consulting gathered information and asked me more questions to make sure the right set up was completed in a manner that would serve me best. I thought about trying to do it myself, but ended up being in shock at how many documents and paperwork were actually needed besides just the filing forms. I know now I would have for sure fallen way short on my own. The money I spent was well worth the peace of mind I received in having my business legit and legal from the start. Kent also recognized that we needed to make some changes from the original structure we had discussed in order for me to be approved as a woman-owned-business, which I am, and his team took care of all of the changes and revisions that were necessary. I will definitely use them again for my future business ventures. Oh, and did I mention that my complete LLC Record Book is organized online! YEP, they did that too so when I went to the bank and forgot my papers I was able to pull everything up online to open my bank account.
Connie T, ~ MN
There are many decisions to be made when starting a new business. Protecting your assets may not be the most exciting one on the list, but this is not something that you want to discover the hard way. Safe Shield Consulting’s guidance on the benefits of creating a legal entity separate from my personal finances and assets was so helpful in making the decision to establish an LLC. Now, my business does not only come across as more professional, but I can focus on providing great service to my customers while knowing that my personal assets are secure.
Dawn Graham, Owner – Dr Dawn On Careers, LLC
My new business was growing and it was time to incorporate. Doing so protects my personal assets and will save money come tax time. I was dragging my feet on making the change because it appeared that doing so would create an endless amount of paperwork, but Safe Shield Consulting took care of everything and the whole process was quite painless. I would recommend Safe Shield Consulting to any business owner.
Dr. Doug Wunderlich, Owner – Southside Pharmacy, LTD
Safe Shield Consulting assisted me with the recent formation of my corporation. I had several questions that arose while determining which entity would be best for my business. Safe Shield gladly took the time to answer all of my questions and provide me with guidance through the entity establishment process. Knowing that my personal assets are secure from business exposures gives me great peace of mind. I would recommend any new or current business owner to contact Safe Shield.
Tony Jarousek, Owner – Jarousek Insurance Services, Inc.
“I’m glad Safe Shield Consulting is in my corner because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. I can’t help but think of these sayings when I think about Kent and the Safe Shield team. Having them as a part of my business gave my business instant scale and expertise we didn’t have. Their expertise for my business has allowed me to grow while getting immediate access to Safe Shield’s upgrades and know-how. A win-win solution. Please take the time to talk with Kent, you will NOT be disappointed.
Susan Wistrom, Owner – Specialized Health and Safety Management, LLC
“Safe Shield serves a very real need for me as a small business owner, takes one more thing off of my plate, and allows me to focus on the parts of my business that need the most attention. Kent has developed a great business (& business model – I admire that!) Again – one less thing to worry about on my part, & fantastic service from a vendor. That is a great deal for me as a business owner. Thank you, Kent!”
Bruce Miles, Owner – Big River Group, LLC