Learn The Steps To Start, Launch Or Grow Your Business Idea From Scratch

Sometimes it feels like you have this burning idea to start a business and do something completely different, but then that little voice sets in... You know the one that keeps judging you, disqualifying your expertise and questioning your every decision. 

Yes!!! I mean the voice in your head. 

You see, we are our own worse critic and we automatically judge ourselves or talk ourselves out of progress, especially when it's something new.  Don't worry, that voice screams loud in all of us.

In this academy, you will learn how to show up stronger for yourself as you start, launch or grow your business idea.

Imagine if in the next 90 days, after you've launched your business:

  • You're able to start generating additional income
  • You're able to do more for your community, your family, your friends
  • You're able to prove to yourself that you can do it
  • Or just the fact that you successfully achieved something new... WHAT WOULD THAT FEEL LIKE?

Welcome To Innovate Academy

This is a self-paced online training and membership site where you get to learn the skills and tools to launch your business ideas to profit. Here's what you will learn, with new content added bi-monthly.

  • Start your own business step by step

  • Strategies for business owners like leveraging time effectively

  • How to think like a CEO

  • How to create your ideal customer profile & marketing to them

  • How to create your pricing and packaging your product or service

  • How to maximize your profits and lots more

Innovate Academy was founded by Patricia Simes, Business Strategist to provide a self-paced online academy for aspiring, new or seasoned entrepreneurs to start or grow their business. Innovate Academy is a place to learn the theory and practice of entrepreneurship, frameworks for entrepreneurship, targeting the right customer for marketing, business growth strategies and fostering a culture of innovation to help your business stay ahead. Innovate Academy offers courses for anyone interested in starting and growing a successful business.

Our Mission is - To inspire and empower entrepreneurs through practical training to bring their business vision to reality

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I take this course if I don't know anything about startups?

    This course is for those who may know nothing about being an entrepreneur as well as new entrepreneurs who want a refresher course.

  • How do I know which courses to take to reach my goals?

    If you are unsure which courses to take schedule a Chat With Pat to gain some insight. To schedule, copy and paste the link below into your browser: https://partners.simply.coach/patricia-simes/chat-with-pat

  • What if I can't commit to complete this course within a specific amount of time?

    This is a self-directed course with no specific end times. You may take your time completing the course.

  • How can I reach administrators of Innovate Academy?

    If you have an issue, you may contact the administrators by emailing: info@providing-innovation.com

  • How can I know how well I am progressing or learning the concepts?

    Many of the courses have quizzes embedded within the course requiring an 80% passing grade .

  • Can I receive a certificate for completing this course?

    You will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course.

  • What if I need to ask a question or need clarification?

    All courses have discussions enabled so that you can ask questions about that specific course or get clarification during your progress through each course.

  • Is Innovate Academy an accredited school?

    Innovate Academy is a for-profit personal development organization to provide personal development in entrepreneurship. It is not an accredited institution.

Meet Patricia Simes

Founder of Innovate Academy


Patricia Simes is founder of Innovate Academy. Ms. Simes is a Certified Business and Entrepreneurship Coach with a degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin. Ms. Simes also has 25 years of experience in the corporate arena training and helping people reach their goals.  One of my favorite sayings is: "Most people see things and say "Why" But I dream things that never were and say "Why not?"  I wanted those with busy schedules desiring to enhance their knowledge about the “whats” and “hows” of entrepreneurship to have an opportunity through an online platform without the pressures of maintaining a class schedule. Let the entrepreneurial journey begin. 

How It Works


Here's what others have said!

She Kept Me Motivated

Krystal Kader

"Innovative Business Solutions and Pat Simes really kept me motivated . Our brainstorming sessions always gave me new strategies to enhance the Playful Life and Playful Training for a variety of populations. When I decided to become a full time entrepreneur I received the encouragement to finish my book and accountability to stay on task".

Explained Each Step

Ivy George

My first encounter with Innovative Business Solutions and Pat Simes was through The Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur as the Facilitator for KDE StartUp. She really took time to explain each step of the business launch process and had great strategy to help me launch my business. She became my Business Strategist for 3 months which really helped me gain clarity around the ideal client and target market for Ivy George Global.

Gained A Wealth of Information

Ora Lee Day

I learned about Innovative Business Solutions through a Entrepreneurship Basics class that was offered for aspiring entrepreneurs. I gained a wealth of information from that class but my relationship with Innovative Business Solutions did not end there. I knew I needed accountability to actually launch my business so I opted for Individual Coaching. Innovative Business Solutions not only provided expertise that helped me clarify my vision for Git Life, LLC but, also worked with me to develop action plans and held me accountable to complete the tasks necessary to finish my book and launch my business. The direction I received was insightful and needed".