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TOP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
» How is the program structured?
» Do I Need a Business Coach?
» What is a Consultation?
» What is a Mentor Program?
» How can I be sure this will work in my industry and in my business?
» Won´t this just mean more work for me?
» But, how will I find the time?
» How much will this cost?
» Will it cost me more to implement the strategies?
» Are there any Guarantees?
» In what areas will you be coaching me?
» Can you train my people too?
» Why would you also recommend books, tapes, etc.?
» How do I get started?
» When is the best time to get started?
How is the program structured?
Unlike most traditional consulting firms, Ogburn’s Business Solutions process is structured to provide you, the business owner, with both short-term assistance and long-term training through our affordable 'Mentoring' approach.
Our clients will attest to the power of our programs. Based on proprietary sales, marketing, and business management systems, we not only show you how to increase your business revenues and profits, often quite dramatically, but also know how to develop your business so that you, as the owner, can work less, relax more, and finally enjoy business ownership.
Our Business Development Coaches have years of business experience and have invested time, money and energy to make their own business ventures successful. Our goal in business is quite simple…Help you reach your goals!
Do I Need a Business Coach?
Whether you are an elite athlete, business legend or performing superstar, every great performer is surrounded by coaches and advisors. As the pace in the world of business increases and becomes more and more competitive, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with changes in your industry, let alone the latest innovations in sales, marketing, and management strategies.
Having a Business Development Coach is no longer a luxury. It has become a necessity. Clearly you can survive in business without the help of a coach, but it is almost impossible to reach your maximum potential!
What is a Consultation?
Your Business Development Coach will do this with three goals in mind: First to get a “snapshot” of where your business is right now. Second, help you clarify your goals, both personally and in your business. And third, get the crucial pieces of information needed to create your individualized Business Development Plan.
This is not a traditional business or marketing plan, but rather a step-by step Business Development Plan that you will work with as you proceed through the Mentor Program.
This is where we focus with every business owner-client. You and possibly some of your team will invest time as you learn as much as possible about your business and personal goals, your challenges, frustrations, sales, marketing, finances, and much, much more
What is a Mentor Program?
Simply put, its where Ogburn’s Business Solutions will work with you set time to help you make your goals a reality. From weekly coaching calls and goal setting sessions, to creating marketing pieces together, you will develop new sales strategies and business systems that allow you to work less.
In a one-to-one environment, you will learn everything you need to know about how to make your business dreams come true. We will work with you on your sales, marketing, team-building, and business development initiatives.
We will be with you when you need us most—as each idea takes shape, as each campaign is launched, when you need little pointers for making ´it´ happen, when you need someone to talk to, when you are faced with daunting challenges, and most importantly, when you are just not sure what to do next. Your Business Development Coach will be there every step of the way.
How can I be sure this will work in my industry and in my business?
We are experts in the areas of sales, marketing, business development, business management, and team building and with literally hundreds of different profit-building strategies. Together we can apply our systems to make your business more effective.
You will find that its just like having a marketing manager, sales team leader, trainer, recruitment specialist, and a corporate consultant, all for one nominal investment. Everything you do with Ogburn's Business Solutions is a true investment in your future. Not only will you begin to create great results in your business, but you will end up with both-an entrepreneurial education second to none, and the knowledge that you can repeat your business success over and over again in other ventures.
Won´t this just mean more work for me?
Clearly, when your initial plan is set up, it might seem like a little more work…but then, no one ever said attaining your goals would be easy. You will be amazed at how focused you will become and how much you will accomplish. With your focus, our coaching, and most importantly, our systems, you will be achieving a great deal more with the same, or even less work than before.
But, how will I find the time?
The beginning will be the toughest … not because of extra work, but because of new tasks. Ogburn’s Business Solutions will show you how, on a day-to-day basis, to get more done with less effort. After those first few weeks you will find you are not working more, just differently. Then, depending on your goals, you will begin to see the results of all your efforts…and, if you choose, you can begin working less than ever before. It is important to that remember it’s about changing what you do with your time.
How much will this cost?
The cost will be determined appropriately for you and your business, taking into consideration your commitment to challenges and goals.
Will it cost me more to implement the strategies?
In most cases we will actually save you money by exposing approaches that are not working for you. When we establish ideas that work, we make sure you keep profiting from them, time and time again.
Are there any Guarantees?
Our Guarantee is simple, if you follow the instructions outlined in our program, do what we ask and you are not completely satisfied with the results, we will give you a complete refund. We guarantee to provide the best service and support available, to answer all of your questions and challenges promptly, and with the most current and appropriate processes and approaches.
In what areas will you be coaching me?
Ogburn’s Business Solutions is fully committed to helping you become successful. We will work with you in five key areas…and the emphasis in each will depend on you, your business, and of course, your goals. These key areas are:
- SalesObviously, the backbone for creating a profitable business, and one of the areas we´ll help you get spectacular results.
- Marketing & AdvertisingIf you want to make a sale, you first have to find a prospect. Ogburn’s Business Solutions will teach you amazingly simple, yet powerful, streetwise marketing techniques and approaches that will drive profits.
- Team Building & RecruitmentFinding the right people will be much easier. You can have motivated, passionate, enthusiastic, and loyal team members when Ogburn’s Business Solutions shows you how.
- Systems & Business DevelopmentEnd the hopeless cycle of “the business running you” and begin running your business. We will show you the secrets to having the business “work” even when you are not there.
- Customer ServiceHow to deliver your product or service consistently, making it easy for your customers to buy, leaving them feeling delighted with your service. Ways to motivate your current customers to give you referrals and to ensure their repeat business. These are just two of the many strategies we will teach you.
Can you train my people too?
Yes, we can. We believe providing training is as important as coaching you. Ogburn’s Business Solutions can provide you with many different training modules, which include team-building, overcoming obstacles, managing change, sales made simple, telephone power, customer services training, and more. You will be amazed at how much enthusiasm and commitment comes from your team as they experience each of our training programs.
We can also provide testing and evaluation to help you gain perspective on opportunities for team development, hiring, discovering individual strengths, and more. We will discuss these with you, should they be required.
Why would you also recommend books, tapes, etc.?
We do this to save you both time and money. You can learn the basics on your own time so when we get together we will be working on higher level implementations rather than the basics. This proves to be very powerful.
Others wait for something mystical or magical to happen that will instantly transform them and their business into the "one" of their dreams. Or, they believe working harder will make it all better. It almost never does! Remember, where you are today is a result of what you know. To get where you want to go, you have to make some changes and learn new things.
When is the best time to get started?
There is no time like the present to get started on your dreams and goals. Before you waste another dollar, lose another sale, work too many more hours, miss another family event or forget another special occasion, contact Ogburn's Business Solution and see if our business development programs are the right solution for you and your company. » Contact Us Today!