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Frequently Asked Questions

A Certified Systems Business Coach® (SBC) is a business professional who has completed the Small Business Coach Training Program and is a licensed provider of the Systems Business Coach® framework, tools and materials.

We work with professionals who help small business owners throughout their careers this includes, and is not limited to, coaches, consultants, small business bank managers, accountants, funding officers, non-profit counsellors and coordinators, economic development agency leaders, bookkeepers and lawyers.

If you help small business owners, we train you.

The Small Business Coach Training Program is $4997.00 in full upon registration. Includes 8 weeks of online live training (Foundations) plus 20 hours of in-person training at various locations in North America, UK, and Europe (Certification). Does not include travel expenses. The annual licensing maintenance fee is $597.00. (Licensed access to Framework)

Completion of the Small Business Coach Training Program allows for coaches to use the program material for individual one-to-one coaching sessions. All other SBC programs including but not limited to group coaching, and business planning require additional training and fees.

Yes. Completing both parts of the program ensures you have the business knowledge and coaching knowledge you need to effectively support small business owners. We value cohort learning, which means participants learn more and see results faster than learning alone. If you already have expertise in one area, we are excited to have you in the program to share what you know and for you to grow from the expertise of others.

Includes 8 highly interactive 90-minute classes, with content that is immediately useful, effective and stays true to a coach approach.

Module 1: Understanding the Small Business Owner – Understand the challenges small business owners face and how coaches can help.

Module 2: Contracting and Establishing Client Goals – Discover what it means to have a successful coaching engagement with small business owners.

Module 3: A Unique Coach Approach – Learn about vision thinking, strategic thinking and systems thinking.

Module 4: Small Business Money Problems – Understand small business finances and its effect on the coaching/client relationship.

Module 5: Supporting a Healthy Small Business Culture – Discover how to help create a healthy company culture.

Module 6: Target Marketing for Your Clients and Yourself – Dive into the foundations of small business marketing.

Module 7: Roadmap to a Successful Small Business Coaching Practice – Learn the best strategies behind building a full-time small business coaching practice.

Get ready for hands-on learning while getting to know fellow Certified Systems Business Coaches®. We will have three action-packed days in a local conference centre with breakfast and lunch included.

You’ll be introduced to the Effective Small Business Coaching Model™ and its alignment with the International Coaching Federation Core Competencies using case studies and practice coaching to deepen your skills.

There are several different dates for certification. Each one is in a different location. You can choose which location is best for you. For details about program dates click here: https://smallbusinesscoachtraining.com/product/small-business-coach-training-program/

  • Use of materials for one-to-one coaching sessions
  • Monthly one-hour coach meetings with fellow Certified Systems Business Coaches®
  • A system for converting prospects to buyers to be used with potential (Small Business Assessment + Client Proposal).
  • 1500+ coaching questions.
  • Use of the client portal and online community. (www.organizedandprofitable.com)
  • Your bio and picture on the SBC website linked to your unique sign-up page. (https://www.systemsbusinesscoach.com/coaches/)
  • Opportunity to receive clients directly from Systems Business Coach®
  • 10 board game business cards (with link to order more).
  • Use of branding library (Restrictions apply).
  • Certified Systems Business Coach® logo to use on your own site and branding.

*Subject to payment of the annual Licensing Fee

Certified Systems Business Coaches® will pay SBC a one-time registration fee of $249.00 per registered client. This fee covers The Small Business Field Guide and a one-year membership to the Client portal for each client. (excludes shipping, local taxes and duties)

For any 1-on-1 clients you procure, there is no revenue share outside of the one-time client registration fee (249.00 CAD) and the client yearly renewal fee ($97.00 CAD). If we provide you with clients, the fee for the first month of such client’s engagement is 50% of all fees charged to such clients, and 30% of all fees charged to such clients for each subsequent month.

To provide group programs or 1-on- 1 courses, there are additional training fees as outlined in the Certified Systems Business Coach® agreement.

Full terms and conditions are outlined in the Certified Systems Business Coach® agreement. In order to start the Small Business Coach Training Program, you must agree to the terms laid out in the Certified Systems Business Coach® agreement.

You choose how much and when you want to work. For example: Working 4 days a week (I like to take Fridays off!), with two client meetings per day you will earn $115,000.00 per year. Bump that up to 12 clients a week and only work 10 months a year, you will earn $144,000.00. Add in group coaching for another $60,000 – $72,000 per group per year. All while giving your clients an AFFORDABLE and HIGH VALUE fee.

If you aren’t freelancing, you can also use what you learn here in your current position and create higher value for your customers.

Our proven method of business development, both lead generation and lead conversion will help you get clients. So yes, we help you get clients by teaching you what we already know has been proven to work in this market.

Certified Systems Business Coaches® are featured on the SBC website and have access to marketing resources.

You will have access to social media graphics, webinar keynote slides to use as lead magnets, program outlines, and proposal documents.
Your success is our success. Certified Systems Business Coaches® will receive ongoing peer-to-peer coaching and training.
Small business owners, when they do well, are the most generous people on the planet. Sadly, they are also the least supported. Only 4% of businesses will make it to their 10th birthday. Coaching has proven to dramatically improve those statistics. Behind every small business failure are families and lives in ruin. Coaching Small Business owners is the one place where you can use your skills to have a dramatic impact on your client AND all the people around them. How cool is that?

The Systems Business Coach® 52 Small Business competencies are broken down into five categories; Leadership, Operations, Finance, Team and Marketing. At some point, all small business owners will need to put systems in place in each of these areas. Here are all 52 competencies visually represented on the Small Business Gameboard:

We believe that the client is the boss of their own learning journey, and only the client can decide what’s best for them. You can use this board as a way to help your clients visualize and decide what they need to work on next. It acts as a success map for both you and your client.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Certified Systems Business Coach?

A Certified Systems Business Coach® (SBC)  is a professional Coach who has completed both the SBC Small Business Coach Foundations Course and the SBC 3-day Certification Program.  

What is included in the SBC Certification Program?
  • Basic Training (20 hours over 3 days).
  • 6 one hour meetings with a Lead Certified Systems Business Coach over 12 months.
  • A system for converting prospects to buyers (Small Business Assessment + Client Proposal).
  • A 250 page coach training workbook with 1500+ coaching questions. 
  • One year membership to online community. 
  • Your bio and picture on the SBC website linked to your unique sign up page.
  • Online contract your clients can use to engage with you.
  • Set up of the above.
  • Systems for generating leads.
  • 10 board game business cards (with link to order more).
  • Use of branding library (Restrictions apply).
  • Use of business development tools to use in your SBC coaching practice.
  • Certified Systems Business Coach® logo to use on your own site and branding.

 

What is the SBC Foundations Course?

The SBC Foundations Course is designed to give coaches who are interested in working with entrepreneurs, an opportunity to explore the small  business coaching  market.   Includes 7 highly interactive  90-minute classes,  with content that is immediately useful, effective and stays true to a coach approach. 

Who can apply to join?

Coaches with basic coach training can participate in the SBC Foundations Course.  You can apply to join the Certified Systems Coach® Program after completing the SBC Foundations Course.  

What are the costs?

The Foundations course in Canadian dollars is $795.00.  100% of your tuition is applied towards the SBC Certification Program.  The Small Business Coach Certification Course is $3995.00 and includes a license agreement to use SBC tools, templates, processes and branding.  An annual renewal fee of $997 plus monthly client fees of $97.00 per client per month gets coach and client access to the SBC Business Managment Portal. 

What are the terms of the license agreement?

Full terms and conditions are outlined in the coach agreement.  A copy will be posted here shortly.

What are the advantages of joining the Systems Business Coach Team?

SBC is recruiting 400 of the worlds best coaches to work together to make life better for the small business owners in our global community.  Being part of this tribe is the first advantage.  Our proven system for working with your small business owner clients ensures you not only get clients, you keep them. The average engagement of a SBC client is three or more years.

Coaching clients are wanting more from their coaches, Systems Business Coach® provides you with everything you need to stand confidently beside your client supporting them in building an Organized & Profitable business.

How much does a Systems Business Coach make?

You choose how much and when you want to work.  For example:  Working 4 days a week (I like to take Friday’s off!), with two client meetings per day you will earn $115,000.00 per year.  Bump that up to 12 clients a week and only working 10 months a year, you will earn $144,000.00.  Add in group coaching for another $60,000 – $72,000 per group per year.  All while giving your clients and AFFORDABLE and HIGH VALUE fee. 

Will SBC help me get clients?

Our proven method of business development, both lead generation and lead conversion will help you get clients.  So yes, we help you get clients by teaching you what we already know has been proven to work in this market.   

SBC Certified Coaches are featured on the SBC client website and have access to are supported by marketing department with resources. 

How will SBC support me as a licensed coach?

Your success is our success.  As we grow, coaches will have the opportunity to become “lead” coaches, ensuring that communication between all members of the team stays a priority.   SBC coaches will receive ongoing peer to peer coaching and training. 

What is included in the onsite training?

20 hours over three days of interactive instruction.  Breakfast and lunch daily.  A coach training manual with over 100 new tools, templates and processes to play with.  Your first  years license fee and six hours over 12 months of 1:1 coaching. 

Why the focus on small Business Owners?

Small business owners, when they do well, are the most generous people on the planet. Sadly, they are also the least supported.  Only 4% of businesses will make it to their 10th birthday.  Coaching has proven to dramatically improve those statistics.  Behind every small business failure are families and lives in ruin.  Coaching Small Business owners is the one place where  you can use your coaching skills to have a dramatic impact on your client AND all the people around them. How cool is that?

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