With MBA Guidance for Small Business Owners, 

 MAKE 2017 YOUR YEAR TO

RISE!

With MBA Guidance for Small Business Owners,

MAKE 2017 YOUR YEAR TO

RISE!

STEP BY STEP

Working with me, you will:

 

GAIN a solid grasp of your UNIQUE assets,

 

MAKE informed key decisions, and confidently

 

STRATEGIZE for your business’ future,

 

 

 

and RISE!

Steps to Small Business Success with Assistance

WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY

Knock Knock who’s there? CLARITY!!!!  …….. and one Ah-mazing Michelle Brown-Droese! Michelle … just helped me make sense of all my ideas and how they fit together in a way that makes sense! Thank you so much!!!!

Rita Golstein-Galperin

Founder, Author GROW Abroad, Expat Renaissance

Michelle Brown-Droese.….has become my go-to person for clarity and clear content. Over the last couple of weeks – we have spent ….. hours … together working on my business – to infuse my current business with some new fresh ideas and strategy that I want to start implementing in 2017.

Best business decision I made – investment value – PRICELESS …

I do not know where you are right now in your business, but don’t let this year go by again without clarity, strategy and focus. There is a lady called Michelle out there whose main purpose is to help you demystify all the clutter you are struggling with. If you don’t believe me, get in touch with her yourself and request a call.

Michelle is absolutely amazing. She goes above and beyond her call of duty. She is committed and I just had to share this because I know there are some things I definitely do not want to struggle with anymore especially around my message and clarity.

Lisa Chuma

Founder/CEO, TEDx Speaker, Women's Expo Switzerland

Michelle…. Thank you so much for working with me! Following your guidelines I have been able to increase my revenue by 66%!! You have been a great help!

Sara Sanchez

Child Education Specialist

Michelle is bringing the MBA home, using common sense, conversational language, and tons of heart! Connect with her; she’s a powerhouse of information!

Shannon Densmore-Townsend

Founder/CEO, Shannon Townsend Coaching

Do you know what….It was awesome to get that MBA model stamp on my business! Working with Michelle really helped pull my mindset from hobby to profit opportunities, and I love that I have the foundational blueprint that I can keep coming back to and tweaking as my business evolves. No desire to go back and study, but the MBA knowledge that would benefit me in digestible chunks? Yes please!

Marisa Niparts

Founder/CEO

 Michelle is a great resource for entrepreneurs of Boston neighborhoods! They have provided nothing but positive feedback and stress Michelle’s extensive experience and knowledge of areas affecting small business.

Max Gruner

Executive Director, East Boston Main Streets

SMALL BUSINESS IS A MULTI-TRILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY

Maybe you are just starting your business; maybe you have your business going, but aren’t getting your fair, teeny tiny piece of that BIG number above; or maybe you are creating awesomeness with your business AND getting paid for it, but did you know…..

SMALL BUSINESS IS A MULTI-TRILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY

Maybe you are just starting your business; maybe you have your business going, but aren’t getting your fair, teeny tiny piece of that BIG number above; or maybe you are creating awesomeness with your business AND getting paid for it, but did you know…..

MORE THAN HALF OF ALL BUSINESSES FAIL!

 

Maybe you have seen that 8 out of 10 businesses fail 

Or

That 90% of startups fail

Or

That 96% of businesses fail within 10 years

It doesn’t matter which source or number or percentage you choose to believe, the failure rate of businesses, especially small businesses, across the world is too. darn. high!

You know your business inside and out; you are an expert in your field; but you know you need to learn other core business skills to make YOUR business more competitive and level up, but you must also get RELIABLE, TRUSTED information.

5 BOGUS BUSINESS BARONS
YOU SHOULD NOT BE TAKING BUSINESS ADVICE FROM

Public-funded Puppets: These guys state they want to help business owners, but the reality is they only want to help certain businesses – those that want to take out their loans or those that make over a certain amount per year; in other words, not you. So what if you want to bootstrap your own business and aren’t making much cash – yet? You can go talk to one of their thousands of affiliated advisors, who, depending on your luck that day, may never even have owned their own business before, but will give you plenty of Microsoft Word templates (you could have easily found on Google) to “help” you. When I asked an actual high ranking staffer at one of these agencies, what types of business owners he works with, he actually said, “I mostly see dreamers. My job is to let them know why their ideas are NOT possible.” Seriously?!!! 

……..

Perfect Princess: This one promises a more polished presentation; states that your business depends upon the “art of the ask.” So apparently the value you provide for your customers is not important? But hey, there’s some history somewhere where she sorta, kinda worked with Tony Robbins! But how can she actually help YOUR business?!

……..

Big-name Business Baroness: This one has photos with lots of famous people! But no photos of the business owners she has purportedly helped. Can she really tell you how to grow YOUR OWN business from YOUR OWN starting point?

……..

Marketing Maven: Content Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, Digital Marketing…they all follow the mantra, “Marketing isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.” While marketing is important, it cannot replace finance, operations, etc. Marketing is a piece, but if it is the only area you work on, your business may be in big trouble!

……..

Theoretical Thought Leader: Theory, theory, theory, but no practical experience, knowledge nor expertise. Your business isn’t theoretical….it’s real!

5 IRREFUTABLE REASONS YOU SHOULD TRUST ME

I actually have an MBA, from an accredited institution and a certificate from MIT.

I have worked with business owners, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and mompreneurs, both on-line and off-line, for over 20 years.

I am an educator and trainer:

  • I have taught classes on business topics and business tools for over 20 years.

  • I have designed and taught business courses for the state of Massachusetts.

  • I have designed and taught business courses for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice at Northeastern University and other world renown institutions.

  • I have consulted for, created business curricula, and taught for local Main Street America™ affiliates. 

I was asked to serve as an expert on small businesses at Harvard Fall 2016!

The course I taught at Harvard is the basis for the very thing I have for you today. I developed my own version of the Business Model Canvas (from Strategyzer) that I call the

OWNmba Business Success Model Blueprint©

for business owners just like you.

OK….MAYBE MORE THAN 5 REASONS

I have worked with clients across many industries including:

Artists/Creatives

 

Healthcare

 

Online Entrepreneurs 

 

Retail/Wholesale

Training and Development

 

Women’s Leadership

 

I have been featured as a small business expert and speaker at these fine institutions:

I have worked with clients from many countries across the world including:

Brazil

Canada

Costa Rica

Denmark

India

Mexico

Poland

Switzerland

United Kingdom

United States

WHO AM I?

Steps to Small Business Success with Assistance

 

 

 

 I am Michelle Brown-Droese

I completed my Master in Business Administration in Boston where I mastered the tools and techniques used by the “big guys” to further their profits. 

 MBA in hand, I set out on a mission:

I analyzed, measured and re-calculated how the costly Ivy League business tools could be used more simply and cheaply for the other 99%.

I visited local businesses to assess needs and discovered 9 out of 10:

  • haphazardly assigned pricing

  • described their business as barely scraping by

  • didn’t know the difference between revenue and profit

That’s when I knew I HAD to DO something!

Surpass Business Alliance was born and I created the OnlyWhatsNeeded MBA (OWNmba).

With an OWNmba:

You learn to use the tools taught in top-tier MBA programs.

I have reconstructed and fine-tuned these tools over the past 7 years, with REAL business owners, so that YOU can put them to work for your business NOW and become equipped with a solid foundation to make the most out of your business.

 

Ways we Work with Small Businesses

OWNmba Facebook Group
• This includes:
• access and support from me and other group members on business issues for YOUR business
• input on questions about your business
• weekly videos on relevant business topics
• Think Business Thursdays which guides you to weekly step back from the day to day business bustle and make time for strategic action.
Price >>> FREE!!

90 minute Strategy Sessions – Sometimes my clients need to overcome a specific hurdle and need only short term collaboration on an intermittent basis. With this option you will walk away with a defined and measurable overall strategy for your business to overcome the specific hurdle. This can be scheduled over one-month (fast track option); or over 3 months – (quarterly option).
• This includes:
• a step by step custom plan for getting you to your next goal
• regular email check ins to measure progress and move you along
• feeling of accomplishment and energy to tackle the next goal!
• 1 scheduled 90 minute coaching call/video to establish the next goal and specific steps to reach it
• a recap e-mail after the call
• OWNmba Custom Action Plan which will guide you to our determined goal
• relevant resources from my OWNmba Toolbox (collection of independent resources that can assist you in your specific issue concentrating on proven MBA tools used by successful companies)
• and access and support in my private OWNmba Super Heroes Facebook group.
Price >>> ONLY $497.00

Intensive 28 Day Program – You will walk away with your agreed upon goal outlined and created with my full support over the 4 week period including business specific editing for online class, newsletter, ads, posts, etc.
• This includes:
• 4 weekly scheduled 60 minute coaching calls/videos, a recap e-mail after each call
• OWNmba Business Model Blueprint Assessment
• OWNmba Action Plan to guide you toward your goal
• Status Checklist after each call to measure progress on Action Plan
• 2 hours of email/messaging support
• 2 hours of document review
• relevant resources from my OWNmba Toolbox (collection of independent resources that can assist you in your specific issue concentrating on proven MBA tools used by successful companies)
• and access to my private OWNmba Super Heroes Facebook group.
Price >>> ONLY $3,800.00

I work with small business clients on both a 1:1 basis as well as through classes available through the OWNmba Business Academy. Below are the 1:1 programs I have created to work with my clients and can help continue to guide you:

Intensive 12 week program – You will walk away with your agreed upon goals such as products or services researched, outlined, priced, and created with my full support over the 12 week period including business specific editing for online classes, newsletter, ads, posts, etc.
• This includes:
• 12 weekly scheduled 60 minute coaching calls/videos
• a recap e-mail after each call
• OWNmba Business Model Blueprint Assessment
• OWNmba Action Plan to guide you toward your goal
• Status Checklist after each call to measure progress on Action Plan
• 6 hours of email/messaging support
• 6 hours of document review
• relevant resources from my OWNmba Toolbox (collection of independent resources that can assist you in your specific issue concentrating on proven MBA tools used by successful companies)
• and access to my private OWNmba Super Heroes Facebook group.
Price >>> ONLY $8,900.00

 OWNmba Business Academy

*More classes coming in September 2017 

 

OWNmba Business Basics©, which includes: 

Access to OWNmba Business Basics© Video Module which uses both service-based and product-based businesses in all examples to ensure we address your specific business type..

Business Basics Module: Covers revenue basics including:

  • Gross revenue vs. net income

  • Variable costs vs. fixed costs

  • Equity vs. debt

  • Assets vs.liabilities

  • Common financial reports

  • and COGS, COS, P&L, ratios and more to make you more confident with your business numbers.

Access to pdf of the presentation: You can download and keep this pdf and start to build your own digital library of business tools.

OWNmba Business Basics Workbook: So that you can glide through the modules and utilize the tools for YOUR OWN business.

Access to Exclusive Facebook Group: A private OWNmba Facebook community where we respectfully support each other in making our businesses stronger and better.

Weekly Polls and Business Videos: I hold one weekly poll to gauge business need throughout this course where we can discuss business growth and improvement questions.

Price >>> ONLY $79.00 USD

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I know what you’re thinking……

Q. Can't I look all this up on Google for free?

A. YES! Upon last search in Google, there were 26.5 MILLION results for “make my business better.” Assuming you go through 1000 per day, it will take you 26,500 days or 72.6 years. My coaching is packed with relevant tools that will help you run a more profitable business. PLUS I obtained my information from my MBA training and have spent the past 7 years studying small businesses to help you.

 

Q. What about free resources, like the SBA, SCORE, Free Courseware, etc?

 

 

A. All those resources can be great….and if you looked at them recently, over-flowing with information and a dizzying number of downloadable templates. BUT this is YOUR business. The OWNmba difference is that I am here to help YOU make better decisions about YOUR business….so that YOU can succeed. I have curated the most relevant tools from top MBA programs to help you make informed decisions about your business. Their tools and templates are based upon information that hasn’t changed much for over 75 years! All of the over 300 businesses I have worked with over the years can’t rely on that outdated assistance.

 

Q. Why should I buy from you and not one of the other business experts?

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. Listen, I know there are many people selling their business expertise online. However, you will be hard pressed to find one with an actual MBA. What’s more is that I actually LOVE when my clients SUCCEED, and will go above and beyond to see that success! It makes me happy…it’s that simple.

Q. Has any other business owner done this program?

 

 

 

 

 

A. Yes, I have been working with business owners and clients for over 20 years. I have helped motivated business owners increase their revenue and make their businesses more successful!