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Is B-School Right For Me?

B-School is extraordinary, but it isn’t right for everyone. Get answers to the most frequently asked questions so you can make the best decision for you.

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B-School Overview

What is B-School?

B-School is an 8-week online learning program for big-hearted creatives who want to build a meaningful, profitable business online.

Whether you want to turn your part-time gig into your full-time business, take your existing company to new heights, or you’re starting a business from scratch —   B-School will help you:

  • Clarify your goals
  • Define your business vision
  • Leverage your unique strengths
  • Craft a unique brand
  • Know your numbers
  • Prioritize your time
  • Take smarter, more consistent action
  • Build trust with your audience
  • Charge what you’re worth
  • Reach new customers
  • Create outstanding customer experiences
  • Sell more products & services
  • Navigate the complex world of online marketing
  • Grow your business in a way that’s 100% aligned with your values

Growing a profitable, meaningful business requires boldness, vision and the ability to execute on the right strategies.

Without a roadmap or guidance, the process can be overwhelming. B-School can fast-track your growth and save you years of expensive trial and error. B-School is intensive and challenging. There are no silver bullets, simple formulas or guaranteed results.

Oh yeah, the B stands for business. Though some of our students argue it stands for Bold, Brave and Big-hearted.

Where does the program take place?

Everything is online — no travel is required.

You have lifetime access to the training, so you can go through the materials each week as they’re released in the student portal, or you can slow things down and work at your own pace.

How is B-School different than other online courses?

This program has been running strong since 2010. We’re often imitated, but never duplicated.

B-School is action-oriented, purpose driven and transformative. We deeply care about you — our students. You get lifetime access to the training.

We’re constantly updating and improving every aspect of the program, and our alums get those updates free of charge. Over the years, we’ve cultivated a growth-minded experience that helps you create results.

Here is what some students have shared about how the B-School experience is different.

“Took another $2000 course this year and no comparison. The guy teaching sent out good emails but the personal connection feeling was not there. I felt like a number. And the content was lacking. Truly unbelievable how many people are selling an online course for $1,000’s and the value is just not there.”

“I really like the personal feel to everything. I love that there is so much support everywhere, but also that the team is willing to call us out on things as well (with love)! I feel like its a knowledgeable group of friends helping me build a business.”

“B-School is different because it breaks down so many myths about making a living as a creative entrepreneur, before sharing effective, actionable, technical strategy and skills to build. I had so many negative ideas about marketing and selling. It was a complete and utter life transformation to understand that what I am making has the ability to positively affect people’s lives.”

“I teach a graduate level online course at a local university and have a lot of experience with online education. Your course has many distinct advantages that most colleges and universities don’t: you are personally engaged with the students; you rely on personalized communications to keep students engaged; you combine a ton of video with relevant worksheets; you do a good job of battling the loss of motivation that many students have by keeping in touch very regularly.”

Hear more B-School reviews from our students here.

What kind of support do you offer for students?

Dynamic, multi-faceted, caring support is the backbone of B-School. Once you join the program, you’ll have guidance and support from a team of like-minded creatives in a safe and encouraging environment.

Here’s what each student has access to:

B-School Mentor Coaches
You’ll have specialized B-School mentor coaches present in the student portal to help answer your questions and provide guidance, encouragement and feedback during the live program. These mentor coaches are successful small business owners and graduates of our program.

Lesson Comments
Under each training video, you’re invited to comment, post your questions and get the help you need. Often within minutes or hours, you’ll have a response from our professional team of mentor coaches, B-School alumni, your fellow students, Team Forleo and Marie during the live program.

We’re proud to have one of the most active, encouraging and supportive global communities on the planet. B-Schoolers often become lifelong friends, trusted colleagues and even business partners. In our private, student-only community you can share ideas, get feedback and connect with other students and mentor coaches.

Office Hours
During our two implementation weeks, hop on live ‘Office Hours’ calls with Marie. She’ll tackle your toughest questions and provide guidance to move you ahead. We also record and transcribe all calls so you can listen and learn at your convenience.

The Answer Vault
You’ll have access to thousands of other students’ questions, along with answers from Marie, our mentor coaches and guest experts, so you’ll always have precise wisdom at your fingertips.

Team Forleo Support
We take customer care to heart. If you have technical issues or are simply having a challenge you need help with, write bschool@marieforleo.com and we’ll take care of you as quickly as we can. Our customer service team is extraordinary and can be reached M-F, from 9am – 5pm Eastern US time.

What are the dates?

Enter your name and email here to receive updates on the next enrollment period for B-School.

If you’re traveling or have other life commitments during the B-School enrollment period, it’s not a problem. All students receive access to the material for the life of the program (and yes, that includes the updates we make every year).

How much time do I need to commit?

If you plan to work through the live program in real time, we recommend between 4-6 hours per week to watch the training, complete your growth assignments and — if you’d like — engage with our mentors and the community.

Many of our students go through the program as best they can; pausing and returning to it as their schedule allows.

If you’re not able to carve out that much time at first, don’t worry. You get lifetime access to the training and can easily work at your own pace, on your own schedule. Most of our students have full-time jobs or businesses and families. This experience is designed to stretch you, but it can also be customized to your life.

The more focus and dedication you put into B-School, the more you’ll get out of it. Other factors that affect how much time you’ll need to complete B-School include:

  • Your overall clarity and how quickly you make decisions
  • How much momentum you have in your business
  • Your comfort level with basic technology
  • Whether or not you participate in the comments and conversations in the B-School community (recommended, but optional)
  • Whether or not you choose to complete every piece of coursework

To be clear, there are no fast or guaranteed results. Building a business that matters is not an 8 week, linear event. This program mirrors the reality of entrepreneurship — it’s intense, time consuming, demanding and something you’ll work on for the life of your business.

What will I learn?

We outline the course breakdown, including our core curriculum and additional master classes included here.

But the power of B-School does not lie in propriety videos or secret formulas. All the information you could ever need to start and grow a business is available for free online, right now. As E.O. Wilson remarked, “We’re drowning in information, but starving for wisdom.”

If you’re not aware of what you need to know and apply to your business — and what you don’t — all the free information in the world doesn’t help.

B-School is a transformative experience. It’s action oriented and intense. It’s not about access to secret videos or hidden information. It’s about doing the work, being seen for who you are, leveraging your unique strengths and getting challenged to grow into your full potential.

The real value is in the skills and capabilities you’ll develop, the risks you’ll take and the relationships you’ll build. In our humble opinion, who you’ll become as a result of completing our program is priceless.

What’s not covered in the program?

We outline the specific course breakdown, including the core curriculum and additional master classes included here.

If the topic you’re interested in isn’t mentioned in our course breakdown, it’s not something we cover. If you have specific questions, write bschool@marieforleo.com.

Bottom line is that if we don’t say we cover it — we don’t cover it.

Where else can I learn more about B-School?

Whether you’re a total beginner, a new business owner or you’re in the process of evolving your established business or career, look at B-School reviews from our grads here.

Learn more about the course specifics here.

Who It’s Right For

Who is right for B-School?

B-School is geared for big-hearted creatives, freelancers, small business owners, established and aspiring entrepreneurs.

It’s for committed beginners and evolving businesses who want direction, clarity and skills. Our students span over 160 industries and 119 countries.

From fishing, farming, fashion and flower delivery to clothing retailers, knitting shops, hooping festivals, designers, language instructors, app makers, tech companies, yogis, writers, and every flavor of speaker, author coach and consultant — the range of rich and diverse creatives we have in B-School is one of our distinct advantages.

The experience is designed to help you start and grow a business you believe in by marketing and selling more effectively online. More effectively means with more heart, humanity, clarity, transparency and creativity.

Who’s not right for this program?

It’s not right if you’re looking for a one-on-one business coach.

Our program is not right for those looking for help with legal set up, tax structures, raising VC funding, manufacturing or distribution.

Our program is not right if you’re looking to market to your fellow students. B-School is a pitch-free environment.

It’s also not right if you consider yourself a fairly advanced online marketer. If you’ve already mastered content marketing, content creation, list segmentation, multivariate testing and consider yourself an expert in free and paid traffic generation, split testing and automated funnels — this experience is not right for you.

This program is not right if you hope to learn by osmosis. B-School is for action-takers who understand that real change happens with consistent, focused effort over time.

B-School is not right for someone looking for a cookie cutter “plug and play” system to make money. This is not a ‘get rich quick’ program. It’s a ‘get great over a long period of time’ program.

Is B-School just for women?

No. While the majority of our students are women, we have a powerful and growing audience of male B-Schoolers. The content is not gender specific and everyone is welcome in the program.

Tuition & Guarantee

How much does it cost?

The tuition for B-School $1,999 if you pay in full. Extended payment plans are available during registration.

Traditional MBA programs can cost anywhere from $80,000 to $140,000 or more, which doesn’t include a potential loss of income. Plus, those programs don’t come with a satisfaction guarantee. But B-School does.

Here are few words from students who completed B-School after completing MBA programs:

“I actually felt that I learned more practical, hands-on tools than when I received my MBA.”

Brett Blumenthal

North Carolina, USA

“I have an MBA and a decade of corporate experience and this program still taught me something new in every module.”

Lindsay Roselle

Colorado, USA

Here’s what another student shared about her experience.

“$2000 was a HUGE commitment financially for me. I didn’t know anything about Marie Forleo. A lot of my friends said it was a scam. I was stalking and reading and watching everything to try to get a feel for the quality. I learned about Marie and her self-made path and gained a lot of respect for her. I was sold. I knew the quality would be amazing, I knew your team was putting in 200% effort. I felt like I would be taken care of and you would respect my $2000 and not give me a cheap (poor quality) experience. I knew it would be a great investment, especially because we had lifetime access.”

B-School is an investment for any small business owner seriously committed to growth.

It’s a commitment of time, energy and money. That’s part of why it works.

Hear more B-School reviews from our students here.

Do you offer scholarships?

Yes. Each year, we hold a dynamic, video-based scholarship contest. We offer a limited number of military and philanthropic scholarships as well.

We’ve awarded 189 scholarships – more than $377,000 in gifted tuition. To be notified of our scholarship details when they’re available, enter your name and email here.

The annual scholarship contest is a moving and exciting experience that inspires you to stretch your creative muscles.

Important note: Pay attention and read our emails when you receive them — especially during our current enrollment period. That’s when we release scholarship details, dates and participation guidelines. The contest is only open for a few days, so prioritize our emails and read them thoroughly.

Do you offer a guarantee — can I get a refund if I’m not satisfied?

Yes. We’ve always backed our program with a 100% satisfaction money-back guarantee. Here’s how it works.

Participate in up to the first two B-School Modules from the start of the live program. If you don’t feel we’ve delivered on our promise within those Modules, send us an email.

We’ll ask for your completed course work to make sure you gave it a go, and ask what didn’t work for you so we can learn and improve. Once we receive your completed course work, you’ll get a swift and complete refund.

Do pay attention to dates. We make the refund deadline extremely clear to everyone who signs up.

The deadline exists because, if you sign up for B-School, we want you to get started. We pour enormous human effort into this program and we want to devote that effort to students who are committed. If you don’t plan on starting right away, make sure this is the right investment for you as the refund period does have a firm deadline.

If you do the B-School work and don’t get the value, submit your completed homework within the first two Module weeks, and get a full and complete refund. Simple as that.

What types of payment do you accept?

We accept all common credit cards including Visa, Mastercard and American Express. For pay-in-full orders ($1999 USD), we can also accept PayPal. We are not currently set up to receive checks or invoices.

Hesitations & Concerns

What if I don’t have a business yet?

Read stories from beginners just like you here.

B-School is ideal if you’re just starting out because it’ll train you to think like an entrepreneur and avoid the costly mistakes many of us make when we launch our first business.

Included in your tuition is a bonus course especially for beginners called Start The Right Business. It tackles some of the biggest, toughest obstacles you may be facing such as:

  • “How do I decide what business I should start?”
  • “What if I have an idea, but I haven’t done anything with it yet? How do I know my idea will make money?”
  • “I have too many ideas — how do I narrow it down and decide which one to choose?”

Start The Right Business walks you through exactly what you need to understand, know and — most importantly — do in order to start the right business for you. This program is comprised of 8 action lessons, delivered in multimedia format. The material is viewable across any laptop or mobile device.

That course will help you articulate your vision, make clear choices and take smart, strategic action to turn your business dream into a working reality.

If you don’t have a clear business idea, trust your instincts about joining B-School. But remember, no program works unless you do. So make a conscious, thoughtful choice.

My business is different — will this work for my industry?

We’re proud to have grads across 160 industries in 119 countries.

From fishing, farming, fashion and flower delivery to clothing retailers, knitting shops, hooping festivals, designers, language instructors, app makers, tech companies, yogis, writers, and every flavor of speaker, author, coach and consultant — the range of rich and diverse creatives we have in B-School is one of our distinct advantages.

No matter what you sell, you must understand how to effectively share your message, attract and convert browsers into buyers and create outstanding customer experiences.

Regardless of your industry, today’s economy demands that you learn how to build trust and create meaningful connections with other humans using the digital tools of entrepreneurship. So if you sell to humans, B-School can help.

Can’t I just learn all of this online for free?

You can. There’s more free information available to more people on every imaginable subject, including business, than ever before in human history.

But if you’re not aware of what you need to know and apply for your business — and what you don’t — all the free information in the world doesn’t help.

Our experience is transformative. It’s not about access to a set of hidden videos or secret formulas. It’s about doing the work, being seen for who you are, leveraging your unique strengths. Putting yourself in B-School means putting yourself in an environment designed to help you unleash your full potential.

Will this work if I’m outside of North America?

Definitely. We have students in 119 countries. The principles you’ll learn are universally applicable.

More importantly — the skills, habits and confidence you’ll develop from this experience are transformative, transferrable and will benefit you for a lifetime.

Will I speak with or get feedback directly from Marie?

This is a group learning experience so getting guidance and support is never more than a few minutes away. You’ll have a team of professional mentor coaches, outstanding support from Team Forleo and our B-School community by your side.

The program is designed by Marie and while she’s is active in the Member Area comments, we cannot guarantee individual feedback from her.

Will I get a certificate or official course credit?

No. B-School is intentionally unaccredited and informal. If you need a certificate of completion, badge or official course credits, this program is not for you.

Can my partner and I take B-School together?

B-School is a single membership program. Meaning, one person per membership. If you’d like to do the program along with your partner, please enroll separately.

What if I’m not technically savvy?

We’ve had one 60+ year old student purchase her first laptop (ever) to do the program. As long as you’re hungry to learn, you’ll be fine.

Is B-School a scam or a pyramid scheme?

It’s understandable that you might be nervous about your investment. But it’s important that you know the facts.

We’ve been in business since 1999. We’re an Inc. 500 company. We continue to transform lives with MarieTV, our paid programs and our relentless commitment to pay it forward.

B-School is a time-tested program that’s been around since 2010. We have tens of thousands of graduates from 119 countries & territories spanning 160 industries. Our grads can re-take the program each year, free of charge. We stand fully behind what we’ve created and have always offered a money-back guarantee. You’re welcome to join us for the first 2 Module weeks of B-School and, if you’re not happy with your investment, you can get a complete refund. So no, it’s not a scam.

We do have an affiliate partner program where individuals, who’ve found value in the program themselves, can promote the course and are compensated if someone signs up who’s been referred by them.

Our affiliate program is by application only. Each affiliate is hand-selected. They’re graduates of the program and professional colleagues — all of whom believe deeply in B-School, in the power of business to be a force for good, and who stand behind the ethics and integrity of our course. We’re transparent about this relationship and only ask for people to share about the course if they truly believe in its power to transform your business and life. So no, it’s not a pyramid scheme, but a way for us to reach new audiences and spread the word about this life-changing course to even more people.

In regards to anything that you’ve read online that paints B-School in a negative light, know that we carefully consider any and all feedback.

The program has evolved and grown based on advances in technology, changes in the digital landscape, and the feedback from our members. We use that feedback, along with our own growth, to evolve our program each year. Every update we make is free for all B-Schoolers. Most importantly, we take customer care very, very seriously.

If someone is unhappy with the course and they let us know, we do everything we can to help. Whether that’s a refund or helping them make the most out of their investment through support and additional guidance.

We have no way of knowing if any of the negative feedback you might see publicly is legitimate, accurate, or even coming from a real B-Schooler. It’s our hope that anyone who is unsatisfied with our course reaches out to us directly. Because, if they do, we’re here to help.

If you’re considering the program, read legitimate B-School reviews from customers who’ve actually done the work.

If you have a question or concern, write us. A real human will answer you thoroughly and honestly. While our program may not be right for everyone, we’re honest and we care about you more than your money.

Finally, listen to a B-Schooler named Rachel who speaks to the heart of this question:

“I read a few negative reviews online that turned out to be totally bogus, but they triggered my fears around money and almost gave me an excuse to wimp out on investing and believing in myself. It did make it feel like a total triumph though, when I saw how incredible and abundant the program is that I listened to my gut and knew I totally made the right choice.”

When is the next session of B-School?

We’ll announce dates as soon as they’re finalized. If you’re interested in a future session of B-School, enter your name and email here.

What if I have another question not listed here?

Write us at bschool@marieforleo.com and we’ll happily take care of you. You can also hear straight from our grads here.

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