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The Alternative Board Franchise

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The Alternative Board Franchise

Take charge of your future with The Alternative Board
The Alternative Board (The Alternative Board) is the world’s largest franchisor of peer advisory board services and business coaching, as ranked in the annual Entrepreneur Franchise 500. The Alternative Board franchise owners have the unique opportunity to apply their business experience and expertise to help their local business community.

As a The Alternative Board franchisee, you will chair group meetings of owners, CEOs and presidents of privately owned companies. These peer advisory boards consist of up to 10 members from non-competing businesses. Meeting monthly, The Alternative Board Board members operate in a confidential, "think tank" atmosphere where he/she can present challenges and opportunities for seasoned, practical advice from other members and his/her facilitator.

In addition to facilitating The Alternative Board Board meetings, you will also provide individual coaching sessions using The Alternative Board’s proprietary tools and processes. As a Coach, you will help owners define their personal and business visions. You assist business owners in strategically leading their businesses to greater success—however they define it.

Are you an experienced business consultant, corporate executive or entrepreneur?
If you're like most of our top-notch consultants, former corporate executives or business owners, you'll find tremendous satisfaction with The Alternative Board in helping owners of privately held businesses achieve their vision of success. Are you looking for any of the following:

  • A profession in which you can apply your experience, aptitudes and strengths
  • Significant, consistent and predicThe Alternative Boardle cash flow from membership dues
  • Expanded consulting opportunities
  • Work / Life balance
  • Control over the hours you want to work
  • Equity build-up with a viable exit strategy
  • A local client base with no required out-of-town travel
  • Long-term client relationships with a strong referral network
  • A protected territory for member marketing
  • Effective marketing methods, materials and support
  • Sales processes and support with no required cold calling
  • Billing, collections and other administrative support
  • National media relations exposure and local PR assistance

Qualifications of The Alternative Board Facilitators / Coaches
The Alternative Board franchisees must have a minimum of 10 years of senior-level business experience working in an executive-level position or consulting with business owners or top-level management. They must also possess excellent communication skills, self-confidence, a "take charge" personality, a desire to control their own destiny and a personable and persuasive nature.

The Alternative Board Training & Support
The Alternative Board offers valuable tools, processes and resources to help you launch and grow your The Alternative Board franchise. Our corporate team is focused on the development of new solutions and dedicated to continuous improvement.

“The The Alternative Board team is amazing…they are dedicated to their mission, driven to help make The Alternative Board franchisees profiThe Alternative Boardle, committed to ‘do the right thing’ and sincerely working to make each new franchisee feel at home from the very first meeting.”
-John Guidry, The Alternative Board-Certified Facilitator, Hartford, CT

Initial Training
Near The Alternative Board World Headquarters in Denver, Colorado, new franchisees will receive training on such topics as how to market and obtain new members, facilitate The Alternative Board Board meetings and provide private business coaching. In addition to training on our proprietary tools and processes, the six-day Initial Training also covers the following topics:

  • Marketing for new board members
  • Interviewing and closing
  • Board composition strategies
  • Facilitation techniques
  • Private coaching sessions
  • Member retention

Ongoing Training
The Alternative Board also provides ongoing training and support to help you apply the knowledge you gain at Initial Training to your franchise territory. This includes: 

  • Four (4) weeks of field support in your protected territory
  • Personal coaching from a successful The Alternative Board-Certified Facilitator
  • Monthly & quarterly conference calls with your peers
  • Annual facilitator conferences
  • Marketing strategy consultation
  • Web-based library of business resources

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