About Kick Start Labs

We’re lighting the Bunsen burner under You Economy commerce. We’re catalyzing chemical reactions for value(s)-driven commerce. We’re experimenting with new business models, marketing techniques, and value structures.

We’re Kick Start Labs and we believe business shouldn’t be rocket science.

Kick Start Labs is where cutting-edge business thinking meets practical resources for marketing, branding, sales, and development. We develop courses, books, and programs to kick start your earning & growth.

We know you have a job to do: serve your customers, provide exceptional value, improve your community. We give you the tools to do just that.

To get started, grab Tara’s go-to tool for more effective marketing & communication, The Perspective Map: click here!

Your Lab Director

Your Lab Director is Tara Gentile, a thought leader & creative business coach redefining commerce as the creation & distribution of meaning, connection, and experience. She brings creative thinking to branding, product development, and marketing that incorporates both strategy and high touch design. Her approach to business in the You Economy resonates with MBAs, PhDs, and graduates of the school of life.

Tara writes frequently for the Daily Worth, Design*Sponge, and Etsy. Bestselling author, Jonathan Fields, named her blog a Top 22 Single-Voice Business Blog of 2012, alongside Seth Godin, Danielle LaPorte, and Chris Brogan. She’s the author of several popular digital guides including her latest on the relationship between personal art and money, The Art of Earning.

What you’ll find here are practical resources to help you find your way in a rapidly changing economic system.

Grab Tara’s go-to tool for more effective marketing & communication, The Perspective Map: click here!

Chief Lab Tech

Your Chief Lab Tech is Megan Eckman. Megan’s day job is as an artist whose mission is to guide you to rekindling your wonder. She moonlights here as our customer support specialist and communications manager. Without her, we’d be lost.

Megan has built her business from the ground up, eschewing the advice of her art school professors to create something both commercially viable and artistically expressive. She’s tackled online retail, wholesaling, commissioned projects, product development, and even a subscription model. Bringing her experience and curious spirit to everything she does here, Megan’s contribution to Kick Start Labs goes way beyond support.


Lab Tech

Rounding out the team, Marty Seefeldt serves as our other Lab Tech. Marty manages the technical support for our WordPress, WooThemes, and WooCommerce set up.

Like Megan, Marty is a talented artist working in digital media, 3D modeling, and textures.