FAQs for the Right-Brain Business Plan® e-Course
What’s the format of the e-course?
At the beginning of each week, you’ll receive an e-mail with links to that week’s assignments which will be posted to our private online community (week’s 2 and 3 will have an additional assignment posted on Wednesday). Each week will include a video, juicy reading materials, and creative exercises, plus some weeks will also have an MP3 audio file and fun playsheets (who needs worksheets when you’re doing right-brain business planning?!). You will also receive a mid-week and end-of-week check-in with additional exercises and suggested challenges. We encourage you to post your homework to the online community by the end of each week – not only will it help hold you accountable, but you’ll also get to be supported and inspired by your fellow creative cohorts.
There is no “scheduled” time for “class” (except if you sign-up to do the Booster group calls). You can do all of the assignments on your own time. Anticipate spending at least 3-5 hours (or more, if you’re super gung-ho!) each week on the course.
What if I don’t finish all of the assignments on time?
The course is meant to jumpstart your planning process and to help provide a structure to guide you along. If you’re not able to complete all of the assignments each week, don’t stress out – you can do them all on your own time. The materials will be available online for two weeks after the program has ended.
What do I need to participate?
You will need a copy of the book The Right-Brain Business Plan: A Creative Visual Map for Success to follow along with the program. If you don’t have a copy yet, you can order it on Amazon, or you can order it from Jennifer (PLEASE NOTE: After you register for the e-Course, you will receive a special discount code for getting 20% off of the book and/or the kit when you order from Jennifer)
Technical requirements: A computer, reliable Internet access, and the ability to watch online videos, listen to MP3 files, and view PDFs. In addition, for Booster participants, you’ll need a phone (land-line preferably) to call into the group conference call and long distances charges may apply. We also recommend you print out the illustrated playsheets in color for maximum creative inspiration, so a color printer is ideal. You may want to have a digital camera or scanner to document and post your visual plan, but that’s optional.
Supplies: We’ll be doing various creative activities, so here are the basic types of supplies we’ll use – paper, pens/markers, magazines, scissors, glue, Post-it Notes, but you’re encouraged to use whatever materials that inspire you!
An open mind and willingness to have fun!
What if I have more than one business?
We know many creative entrepreneurs have a plethora of passions. If you have multiple businesses or business ideas, we suggest focusing on one business as you go through the exercises. It will keep things more simple and manageable for you. Once you go through the process for one business, it’ll be easier to repeat it again for the next. When you’re done you can look at both plans to see the big picture of your creative enterprise.
What if I’ve been in business for awhile already or if I already have a business plan?
The Right-Brain Business Plan® process can be used to flesh out a specific new product or service you’re wanting to offer or to explore how you will take your business to the next level. You will learn tools and techniques for approaching your business from a fresh perspective. If you’ve been feeling bored by your business or you’ve lost connection with your authentic expression, this course will give you the creative spark you need.
What can I expect from the course leader?
Licensed Right-Brain Business Plan® Facilitator Amy Egenberger will be the main course leader with RBBP creator and author Jennifer Lee delivering the recorded video segments and also facilitating a live video chat Q&A for Booster participants.
Think of Amy as your friendly companion and ally who will guide you through the creative business planning process. She’ll offer lots of passionate inspiration along with practical information. She’s there to answer your questions as best she can, point you to additional resources, challenge you to stretch yourself, and facilitate group sharing and learning. She’s a seasoned RBBP workshop facilitator, so you can expect Amy to be caring, tough, and looking out for your best experience and learnings.
How can I get the most out of this experience?
Show up: Engage yourself fully in the process. Read the materials, watch the videos, do your assignments and post them on the forum, participate actively in the online community. The more you put in to this experience, the more you’ll get out of it.
Be curious: Ask questions and be willing to try new things, learn, and venture outside your comfort zone.
Offer feedback: If something isn’t quite working for you in the course, please let us know, offer a suggestion, and/or make a specific request and we will do my best to address your concern. This is a two-way street and we’re co-creating our experience together, so we invite your insights.
What is the difference between the Right-Brain Business Plan book, kit, Home Study, and the facilitated e-Course?
The e-Course is a facilitator-led program, whereas the book and kit are DIY. The Home Study version is self-paced with no leader responding to questions. During the facilitated e-Course you can ask your burning questions and get coaching from the leaders online. Plus, you can connect with a community of other creative entrepreneurs who are going through the same process you are. Valuable learning, sharing, and brainstorming happens between participants and you might even find new business buddies. It’s a lot easier to get things done when you have the structure, accountability, and camaraderie of a facilitated group.
What if I can no longer participate in the course and need to cancel?
The course registration fee is non refundable. But, if for some reason you cannot attend, you can transfer your spot to another person before the course begins or you can use your registration fee as credit toward a future offering of this course.
What if I signed-up for the Basic program but decide that I’ll really benefit from the Booster offering?
You’ll have the opportunity to easily upgrade and gain access to the group calls/recordings and the follow-up bonus material.
Can I get an extension on the early bird rate?
There are no extensions on the early bird rate. #1: We believe in honoring boundaries. #2: If you really want to commit to this class, we believe that you’re fully capable of finding the time/money/resources to make it work.
Who can I contact if I have more questions?
Please e-mail your questions about the course to info @ artizencoaching.com and someone from the team will get back to you soon!