Why was Be Boss Online developed?
When training and working with thousands of small business owners and entrepreneurs, we always made a point to ask: “What other types of trainings would you like to see?” More often than not some form of digital marketing training was requested. We began to develop one-hour sessions and the response was overwhelming. They wanted more. So we developed a full course to meet their needs.
What types of organizations are using Be Boss Online?
Our primary customers are organizations who provide Technical Assistance to businesses, some examples are CDFI's, SBA Micro Lenders, regional economic development organizations, chambers of commerce and private foundations. If you work with small businesses and want to see them grow, schedule your demo today and see how Be Boss Online can help.
We do not have the staff to provide in-house Technical Assistance, would Be Boss Online still help our clients?
Absolutely, in addition to the training material we provide, we also have all our lessons in video format. These are accessed through an app called Startup Space. By having your clients access these videos through this platform we are able to provide reporting data to you about what clients are watching what videos. This will help you understand if Be Boss Online is helping your clients and can also be used as a tool when reporting impact to your funders.
Do you require instructors to attend a training event?
We do not require your instructors to attend an online training event. We recognize that different people have different skill sets and industry knowledge. However, we do encourage all instructors to join an online training event where we will review the content and answer questions. All slide decks have extensive notes and we are available to answer questions as needed.
How long does it take to receive the material once I place my order?
Once your order is complete you will be directed to a members-only section of the website, where you will be able to download the material immediately. Your clients will receive access to the on-demand videos within 1 business day once you email us their names and email addresses. We take care of the rest!
What do small business owners say after taking Be Boss Online?
Our participants have given us great reviews in our post-course survey.
“The class revealed several misconceptions about online marketing, i.e.: targeting, timing, etc. It also clarified issues and created discussion and networking opportunities among the attendees.”
“Business has at least doubled ...”
“Friendly, informative and great detail on a necessary topic for every business.”
“This class has helped me to understand how important a presence on social media is to my company, also inexpensive.”
“Should be mandatory for all small business owners.”
“Really helped us to expand on our marketing plan.”
I am not good with digital marketing. How will I ever be able to teach someone else how to do it?
We recognize not everyone is a digital marketing expert. With Be Boss Online, we have taken complicated topics and broken them down into easy-to-understand slides with scripts to help the presenter. We also offer online training sessions and will spend as much time as needed to help you feel comfortable with the material. If a question arises in your training you can’t answer, you can always reach out to the staff at Be Boss Online. We are ready to help.
Why is Be Boss Online helpful for small business owners?
As a small business owner, time is a very valuable resource. While most small business owners realize the importance of doing more with digital marketing, they lack the time to develop these skills. Be Boss Online presents each topic as an easy to follow step by step instruction manual on exactly where to click and what to do. This program takes the guesswork out of digital marketing for businesses. Be Boss Online was built specifically for entrepreneurs and is taught 100% from that perspective.
My clients have different needs. Can this course be customizable to meet those needs?
Absolutely. This curriculum can be presented a number of ways — from four group classes that last three hours, one- to two-hour group classes, one-on-one technical assistance, through our on-demand videos or a combination of all options. We will help you find a solution that works for you and your clients.
What happens when something changes in the digital marketing world? Will this program be out-of-date?
We know how rapidly this industry can pivot. For this reason, we provide updates regularly (typically quarterly but more often if needed). You will be notified when a new update is released and you can then download the updated slide decks. All updates for the first year are included with the package price. There is an additional charge after year one to continue receiving updates. See pricing for details.
If I have questions about the curriculum, is there someone I can talk to?
Yes! You can always email the staff at Be Boss Online and you can also utilize our private Facebook group called The Hive. This is where we can discuss our successes and struggles, we can find better ways to help our clients grow their businesses and be more successful.
My clients are not computer savvy. Will this curriculum be too difficult for them to understand and implement?
The course modules are identified as beginner, intermediate and advanced based on the skills necessary to complete them. We recognize our participants are all starting at different levels, but they all can learn something to help grow their business. We have trained people who struggle to use email and we have trained people who work daily with digital marketing and manage multiple accounts. They were all able to learn something through Be Boss Online.
What is Technical Assistance
Technical assistance (TA): The process of providing targeted support to an organization with a development need or problem. If you work with businesses to help them improve and grow - you are doing Technical Assistance.