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About Darin

I'm Darin Vilano, creator of Garage Startup Academy - an interactive online training program designed to help entrepreneurs launch and build the businesses of their dreams.  I'm a small business consultant, strategist, adviser, mentor, trainer and coach.  Over the past 19 years, I've had the honor and privilege of working with hundreds of companies of all sizes and across a variety of industries.  And, what gets me the most excited is working with entrepreneurs and business owners to develop companies that add real and lasting value to the world.  I believe in the power and spirit of the entrepreneur.  Let's get started building something today.   


hile there are many factors that

contribute to becoming a successful entrepreneur, I believe these three

ingredients form the foundation.  I strive to bring these ideals to life everyday in my business.


Unshakable optimism and enthusiasm for the future.  Standing tall in the face of opposition.  Confidence and belief in yourself.


Following your passion.  Daring to dream.  Living life on your terms.  Treating others with dignity and respect.  Upholding your integrity.


Drive, determination, persistence and grit.  Putting in the work.  Action and execution.  Making the tough decisions.  Taking risks.  Getting the job done.

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with Darin Vilano

Small Business Consulting

Individualized sessions designed to move your business forward

For the most personalized way to work with me, try out one-on-one consulting.  Personally, I love the energy of working with entrepreneurs at the individual level.  This is how I originally started out years ago.  All consulting sessions are custom-tailored to ensure that we address the most important and pressing issues that you face.  As entrepreneurs, we all find ourselves in situations where we can use guidance, advice and a fresh perspective.  Whether you want to launch a new business, take advantage of a market opportunity, turnaround a difficult situation, or grow your company, I can help.  Join the ranks of other successful small business owners who work with outside professionals to consistently up their game.

Online Training

by Darin Vilano

Garage Startup Academy

Leverage your skills and passion to design and launch your dream business

Have you ever wanted to launch your own successful business, but needed some additional tools and knowledge to get it off the ground?  If so, Garage Startup Academy is for you.  It's an interactive online training program designed to take your business idea from concept to launch.  With Garage Startup Academy, you get practical strategies, tactics, tools and frameworks structured in a modular format that you can immediately apply to your business concept.  And, you get live one-on-one coaching calls with me at specific points during the program to ensure that you stay on track and get the most out of your training.  This comprehensive program focuses on what's really important for startups regardless of what type of business you're creating or industry you're in.  Start building your business and get in the game today.

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