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Business Coaching for Info-Entrepreneurs

"My passion is enabling people to create
really fun, profitable businesses."

--Mary Ellen Bates

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Bates Information Services provides research training and coaching services for individuals who already operate a business and want to grow it to a new level, and those starting an information business who want to hit the ground running, based on advice from a highly successful information entrepreneur—Mary Ellen Bates.
" After talking with you...I was feeling energized, motivated, and excited about approaching my business in a new way, something I've been trying to figure out for 5 years and you drew out of me in about 5 minutes. And I didn't even know you were doing it. "

--Verna Wilder, Wilder and Associates

A How-To Book on Becoming a Successful Info-Entrepreneur
Mary Ellen Bates is the author of Building and Running A Successful Research Business: A Guide for the Independent Information Professional—widely considered the definitive, step-by-step guide to building a strong, thriving information services business. Many information professionals seeking coaching start by reading this book first, and then work with Mary Ellen for more advanced, customized coaching. This book can be purchased directly from us in our online store.

Rave Reviews From Clients
Mary Ellen Bates is known for her crisp, organized coaching, coupled with a genuine desire to help others succeed in the field of information services.

Here's what some of her Info-Entrepreneur clients have to say about her helpful coaching style:
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"As a result of Mary Ellen's coaching, my presentation and speaking business has dramatically increased."

—Marcy Phelps, Phelps Research
Want more Mary Ellen?
Hear a recent Interview!
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Learn more about Mary Ellen's impressive credentials.
Do you feel that your business would benefit from a coach, but are stuck in figuring out exactly what or who you need? Here's a little help. Check out the two resources below to get a better idea of Mary Ellen and the Mary Ellen Coaching Experience. The first will help you with what to look for in a business coach. The second offers some proven techniques for kick-starting your business.

Stumped About What to Look For in a Research Business Coach?

Well, finding a business coach who is a good fit for info pros is a common roadblock for many people in our industry. In fact, the Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA) posed just that question to Mary Ellen Bates.

Ready, Set, Help!

Listen to Mary Ellen's interview with QRCA or read the article she wrote for them—where she offers some great advice for info pros looking for a business coach.

Couldn't Make it to the AIIP Meeting This Year?

Watch Mary Ellen's Webinar
22 Ways to Kick-Start Your Marketing
Right Here, Right Now.

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How to Increase Your Organizational Intelligence

Mary Ellen speaks to the
Dow Jones Information Professionals
about the
Ture Value of Information

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Info-Entrepreneur Starter Package

Jump start your information business with the most complete coaching starter package available. Not only do you get two books written by a leader in this field, but you also get two hours with Mary Ellen, focusing on the specific areas most important to you. The Info-Entrepreneur Starter Package includes:

  • a copy of Building & Running a Successful Research Business ($34.95 value)
  • a copy of The Reluctant Entrepreneur: Making a Living Doing What You Love ($16.99 value)
  • two hours of one-on-one coaching with Mary Ellen ($300 value)

$350 total value of the Info-Entrepreneur Starter Package.
Price: $250 — a $100 savings





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Wanna Dive Deeper? The Professional Coaching Package

If you are ready to dive in deeper and want more one-on-one coaching time with Mary Ellen, then the Professional Coaching Package is for you. This package includes:

  • Four hours of one-on-one business coaching with Mary Ellen ($600 value)
  • a copy of The Reluctant Entrepreneur: Making a Living Doing What You Love ($16.99 value)

$800+ total value of the Professional Coaching Package.
Price: $600 — a $200+ savings





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The Turbo-Coaching Package

Are you ready to finally launch your business—or move your business up to a new level? Do you want the support and accountability of a year-long relationship with a supportive coach ready to challenge you to do your best? If so, here's your chance to work one-on-one with Mary Ellen Bates, who will spark your imagination and help you supercharge your business. The Turbo-Coaching Package includes:

  • One year of personalized, one-on-one business coaching with Mary Ellen (monthly 60- to 90-minute sessions and ongoing email support) $2,700 value
  • a copy of The Reluctant Entrepreneur: Making a Living Doing What You Love ($16.99 value)

$2900+ total value of the Turbo-Coaching Package.
Price: $1900 — a $1000+ savings





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Ad hoc Coaching

Mary Ellen also offers coaching on an hourly basis—she is known for helping people completely change their perspective and shift their thinking in as little as one hour.
Examples of topics covered for new info-entrepreneurs include:
  • How to get your first five clients
  • How to find out what your clients value the most
  • How to develop a service that clients clamor for... and more

Examples of topics covered for existing business owners include:
  • How to highlight your capabilities in speeches without being a walking commercial
  • How to implement a more effective marketing program
  • How to expand your business into a new area
  • How to react to dramatic changes in your market... and more!


Are you ready to turn your business into something you love?
Call Mary Ellen to schedule a free get-acquainted session today!


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