Learn how to build a profitable tea business. By understanding business fundamentals you can grow a tea business you love.
You’ve mastered tea. You are a certified tea sommelier or an expert tea blender or tea importer and you want to share all that you know and all the amazing blends you’ve created. But you’re not sure how to go about it. You’ll need to become an expert in business in addition to your tea expertise.
A lot of you have asked me about how I got started in my tea business. Not only did I take courses in my field of expertise, I also took business courses. But I didn’t go back to school. I already had my degree and didn’t want to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a business degree.
I want to tell you about an online business course I took that changed everything I thought I knew about business.
Early in my tea business, I took Marie Forleo’s B-School course. The principles I learned helped me immensely and can be applied to any business, not just a tea business. If you want to be successful in business, learn the basics first.
WHAT IS MARIE FORLEO’S B-SCHOOL?
B-School is an 8 week, interactive video-based training program that teaches effective online marketing strategies to business owners who want more sales and more impact from their online presence.
Getting your business up and running requires clarity, vision and the ability to execute consistently on the right strategies. B-school gave me the direction I needed, a plan and the exact steps to take.
Anyone from the beginner to the established business owner will benefit from B-School. Especially if you want to grow your audience and revenue online. Without a roadmap or guidance, the process can be overwhelming. B-School helped save me years of expensive trial and error.
Why I Signed Up for B-School
I wanted to learn more about business in today’s marketplace for a solo entrepreneur. I reviewed a lot of online classes before signing up. I just had a hunch this would be the right course for me.
I felt Marie had something to offer that wasn’t just fluff but solid business information. I could learn on my own time but the modules were structured and paced, forcing me to be accountable.
Six Reasons to Sign-up For B-School
The course is mapped out into six learning modules. Here are the six main pillars of the B-School program:
Everyone thinks they will be rich if they start a business. The truth is you will never be rich unless you create a smart profit plan first. Before anything else, you need a profit strategy. You need to understand your numbers and create a profit plan around them. This module is the most important of all the B-School modules I took. Get this wrong and everything else that follows will always be a struggle.
2. CREATE A WEBSITE THAT CONVERTS:
Websites are a must in business today. Here you will learn everything you need to know to create the right type of website for your business. Which platforms to use and programs to implement.
3. DESIGN YOUR CONTENT & COMMUNICATION PLAN:
Communicating your products and services are almost as important as the products and services themselves. If you don’t know how to get your product into the hands of your customer, you won’t have a business. Content marketing is so important, from newsletters to blogs, it’s all covered.
4. NURTURE & GROW YOUR EMAIL LIST:
If you’ve made it this far in B-School you’re destined to succeed. This module teaches you how to grow your e-mail list and which list building efforts are worthwhile with tips to rapidly increase your list growth.
5. DELIVER PRODUCTS & SERVICES CUSTOMERS WILL LOVE:
This teaches you how to position, price and deliver products and services that set you apart from the competition. And you will have plenty of competition in the tea business.
6. TIMELESS MARKETING FOR MODERN ENTREPRENEURS:
Marketing and sales are the banes of many business owners but it’s one of the most important strategies you can master. This module covers the timeless principles of marketing. The perfect product or strategy means nothing if you can’t get people to buy it. Once you understand sales you will thrive.
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ADDITIONAL BONUS TRAINING COURSES:
There are a lot of free bonus courses. You definitely get your money’s worth!
- Start the right business
- The Follow Through Formula
- Getting Started With WordPress, Squarespace, and Shopify
- Set Up Your Metrics and Analytics
- Smart Marketing for Product-Based Businesses
- All About Opt-ins
- How To Grow Your List At Hyper Speed
- PR Strategies To Make You A Business Celebrity
- Systems, Teams & Massive Productivity
- How To Grow From Six to Seven Figures
- SEO Basics: Optimize Your Site For Search
- How To Get Fantastic Testimonials
- Timeless Social Media Strategies That Work
Why sign up for B-School?
Be aware this course may seem expensive at first, but understand it is a massive course. There is a lot of information and you may have to take it more than once to get everything out of it.
That’s actually a good thing. The course is updated every year and you have lifetime access so you can retake anything you need to improve on at any time. I re-take the courses as often as I need.
If you want to start a tea business, either consulting or selling product or both – know that it’s a profitable space but also a very competitive space. You are competing with every single online tea business in the world. How are you going to stand out?
You will need to learn how to use smart, sincere online marketing to reach your customers and convert them into buyers. And if you take your business seriously, you need this course.
In the confrontation between the river and the rock, the river always wins… not by strength, but by perseverance”. —Louis Agassiz
Honestly, you will learn a lot of tools in B-School, but you won’t learn how to start a business. You just need to start that tea business. You need to be the river. Good luck!
Sign Up Here:
To sign up or learn more about B-School go to Marie Forleo B-School.