Appleton Greene corporate training programs are all process-driven. They are used as vehicles to implement tangible business processes within clients’ organizations, together with training, support and facilitation during the use of these processes. Corporate training programs are therefore implemented over a sustainable period of time, that is to say, between 1 year (incorporating 12 monthly workshops), and 4 years (incorporating 48 monthly workshops). Your program information guide will specify how long each program takes to complete. Each monthly workshop takes 6 hours to implement and can be undertaken either on the client’s premises, an Appleton Greene serviced office, or online via the internet. This enables clients to implement each part of their business process, before moving onto the next stage of the program and enables employees to plan their study time around their current work commitments. The result is far greater program benefit, over a more sustainable period of time and a significantly improved return on investment.
Appleton Greene uses standard and bespoke corporate training programs as vessels to transfer business process improvement knowledge into the heart of our clients’ organizations. Each individual program focuses upon the implementation of a specific business process, which enables clients to easily quantify their return on investment. There are hundreds of established Appleton Greene corporate training products now available to clients within customer services, e-business, finance, globalization, human resources, information technology, legal, management, marketing and production. It does not matter whether a client’s employees are located within one office, or an unlimited number of international offices, we can still bring them together to learn and implement specific business processes collectively. Our approach to global localization enables us to provide clients with a truly international service with that all important personal touch. Appleton Greene corporate training programs can be provided virtually or locally and they are all unique in that they individually focus upon a specific business function. All (CLP) programs are implemented over a sustainable period of time, usually between 1-4 years, incorporating 12-48 monthly workshops and professional support is consistently provided during this time by qualified learning providers and where appropriate, by Accredited Consultants.
The need for Entrepreneurship Work-Life Balance
This program is ideal for an entrepreneur; someone who has gone beyond just coming up with ideas and has already had some success by turning those ideas into something tangible and making some money. Specifically, the program focuses on entrepreneurs ready to take their business to the next level while simultaneously creating a healthier work-life balance.
Mentorship and Guidance
Our ideal client has already been successful. Throughout the program the participants will receive ongoing mentorship to help them build on that success. The mentor will be there for guidance and will place emphasis on implementing strategies to work smarter instead of harder and to leverage strengths while compensating for weaknesses.
Developing and maintaining a strong mindset is critical for entrepreneurs to compete at a pro-level in the short-term and sustain in the long-term. Under the tutelage of the program mentor, participants will take steps to strengthen their mindset by improving their clarity and confidence, while learning to differentiate what really matters and how to better prioritize their time.
Throughout the program the entrepreneurs will take calculated actions to better align passion and expertise, in the process shedding or delegating the activities that threaten a healthy work-life balance. This repositioning is critical for participants to run a process driven business that works around their ideal lifestyle, not the other way around.
Consistently focusing on results instead of information, together with proper positioning, enables entrepreneurs to enjoy making money while doing something they are good at; a goal most entrepreneurs set but few actually achieve. Program participants will work under the guidance of their mentor to implement and test result and process driven systems geared towards making their business run consistently and efficiently while leveraging one thing they cannot create more of; their time.
Small business owners with limited resources often operate in fear instead of adapting to the constantly evolving economy. While working through the program participants will not only receive guidance to adapt their present operations for maximum output but also to forecast and adapt in the future for long-term sustainability.
In entrepreneurship momentum is very difficult to attain but very easy to lose. Throughout the program entrepreneurs will learn how to capitalize on opportunities and effectively allocate resources to maximize momentum while minimizing burnout.
While working through the program participants will be guided through periodic assessments along the way. These assessments are designed to afford participants the opportunity to re-evaluate and make any necessary adjustments mid-stream to better position their businesses for long-term success and sustainability.
The ultimate success of each participant is predicated on their ability and discipline to follow the program, utilize the mentor and be coachable. In simplistic terms this means if participants are able to consistently work smarter, not harder, then they can achieve a healthy work-life balance while also making more money.
Methodology… How the program will satisfy those requirements
Through a series of result focused actionable steps under the mentorship and guidance of the program instructor each entrepreneur will dial in their mindset, perform market analysis, develop and test simplified systems and processes, then refine and optimize the systems and processes. The summation of these steps will result in the entrepreneur developing a process driven and efficient model tailored to work around their individual dreams and goals.
Since you, the entrepreneur, have already had some success I have no doubt you are already an expert in your field and have built the foundation for your business. At the beginning of the program you will test that foundation by learning about yourself, analyzing your dreams, and setting your goals. The intent isn’t to rebuild your business from scratch but instead to work with the help of your consultant’s mentorship to build on and enhance what you’ve already created.
After completing your assessment phase you will be guided through a series of steps to build a custom framework specific to your business model; your blueprint. This blueprint will serve as the outline of actionable steps you will implement to optimize your current business model, keeping in line with the work-life balance goals you defined in the assessment stage. This is where you will begin laying out intentional steps so you can work smarter instead of harder and leverage your strengths while compensating for your weaknesses.
During the assessment and blueprint phases you’ve worked within the confinements of the program and under the guidance of your mentor to pinpoint and solidify areas of your foundation to shore up and strengthen. Once the weaknesses in your foundation are identified you will learn how to reinforce and shore up your foundation which is critical for maximized and sustained success. The importance of this step is often underestimated or ignored in the rush to drive revenue, inevitably first leading to an unhealthy work-life balance followed by eventual burnout and failure.
With your foundation solidified and customized blueprint outlining the next several months in hand the program starts to get fun. You will now begin implementing and putting your action plan in place. The key to this step is that you will test everything to gain valuable insights as to what is working and what is not working before investing time and money to develop repeatable processes and systems.
During this phase of the program you will begin making adjustments and refinements using the insights provided by your testing data. You will continue to test during this phase and also begin developing and implementing systems and processes to help better position yourself for sustainable success; intentionally doubling down on your strengths and compensating for your weaknesses. This is another key step towards improving your work-life balance because once a repeating process is developed, implemented and tested it allows you to consistently work smarter instead of harder going forward.
At the beginning of the program you tested your foundation by learning about yourself, analyzing your dreams, and setting your goals; in the process developing a unique definition of success on your terms. The reassessment phase is when you, under the guidance of your mentor, take a step back and re-evaluate your long-term goals before going any further. This affords you the opportunity to identify and implement any adjustments to better position yourself to hit your own personal work-life balance sweet spot.
During the Adjustment phase you will be guided through steps to implement, test and optimize any adjustments to ensure success on your own terms; similar to the steps you already successfully completed during the Implementation Phase and Optimization Phase. With mindset, messaging, positioning, back ends, marketing and sales all working together in harmony you are getting close to the finish line.
Understanding that if you stand still as an entrepreneur, you are actually moving backwards, the Sustainability Phase is a critical component to achieve long-term success. During this phase you will be guided through development and implementation of checks and balances so you can continually test and adapt your business model to accommodate future industry and economic changes.
If you stuck to your plan the summation of these steps will result in the development of a process driven and efficient model tailored to work around your individual dreams and goals. You have also positioned yourself to enjoy sustainable success on your own terms and achieved something most entrepreneurs will aspire to but never actually realize – Entrepreneurship Work-Life Balance.
Results… What will entrepreneurs achieve as a result?
The entrepreneurship cycle can be brutal at times; but it doesn’t have to be if proven steps are taken and applied directly to a business. This program will teach entrepreneurs when and how to take the steps, so they continually improve while strategically differentiating and separating from the competition. As participants work to take their business to the next level, the program and mentorship will streamline the typical entrepreneurship cycle and guide the entrepreneur through each step helping to avoid the normal pitfalls; resulting in a process driven business with a healthy work-life balance.
On day one the entrepreneurs will begin by analyzing their dreams and setting goals. Once solidified they will learn how to build and shore up your foundation which is critical for maximized and sustained success. The importance of this step is often underestimated in the rush to start generating quick revenue, inevitably leading to burnout and failure.
Once the foundation is stabilized participants will begin putting their customized plan in place and testing everything to identify what adjustments they need to make before optimizing. This is when the entrepreneur will start making adjustments and refinements, then optimizing to position themselves for sustained success.
With mindset, messaging, positioning, back ends, and sales all working in harmony, the entrepreneur is on their way to developing a process driven and efficient model tailored to work around their individual dreams and goals. By the end of the program the entrepreneur will position themself to enjoy success on their own terms and achieve something most entrepreneurs will aspire to but never actually achieve – Entrepreneurship Work-Life Balance.