The Business Tune-Up
start seeing real results on day one
We want you to know our motivation for creating this course. We know that small businesses are a powerful force for change and for making our world better. Small businesses employee over half of our nation’s workforce, and they bring us products, services, experiences, innovation, and inspiration that make our lives and our communities better. For their employees and their customers, small businesses add a lot of value, and that value is exponentially increased when a business is run well and able to grow.
Our mission is to support small businesses so that they will succeed and grow. Barney’s timeless wisdom and vast experience is something that we believe should be shared with this generation of entrepreneurs and go-getters, and so we’ve done our best capture it an put it together in a way that you can access and use to run your business better. We know that you are capable of building and running a great business, and Barney knows the steps you must take to get there. Now it's up to you to do the work.
Who is Barney Cohen?
There are a lot of people out there claiming that they can help you grow your business. How many of them have actually run a successful business? How many of them started with nothing but a passion for their product and an entrepreneurial spirit, and ended up growing their business to a billion in revenue before taking it public? That’s Barney’s resume, and it wasn’t luck that got him there; it was following basic business principles and using straightforward processes and methods that he is now teaching to other business owners who are ready to grow their businesses.
Read more about Barney’s journey from the owner and only employee of a single record store to C.E.O. of a multi-national corporation with 3,000 employees.
Learn How to Run Your Business
from someone who knows
how to run a business
Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Increase sales, become a better manager, hire more employees, expand your products, open a new location, or just get more done in your day? This online course was created by a true business expert with a proven track record of success, and the material is designed specifically to help small businesses grow, and see real results.
» Lesson 1 - What Makes a Great Business Great?
» Lesson 2 - Products & Customers
» Lesson 3 - Understanding Your Workflow
» Lesson 4 - Doing the Right First Thing First
» Lesson 5 - Defining Your 3-Year Vision
» Lesson 6 - Building Your 3-Year Plan
» Lesson 7 - Implementing Your Plan
» Marketing 101
» Sales 101
» Management 101
» Finance & Accounting 101
» Organizing Your Time & Space
» Basic Business Definitions
» History of Business
Lessons come with downloadable worksheets, resource guides, and templates to help you immediately apply what you've just learned to your business.
For a limited time, everyone who purchases the Business Tune-Up online will also be able to schedule 2 hours of consulting time with Barney to get feedback and ask specific questions.
All of the material in this course is broken down into simple step-by-step approaches that any business owner can easily follow and use to run their business better.
» What Makes A Great Business Great: 2 hours
» Products and Customers: 10 hours
» Understanding Workflow: 2 hours
» Doing the Right First Things First: 4 hours
» 3-year Plan: 8 hours
» 3-Year Vision: 15 hours
» Implementation and Assessment: 1 hour
» Management: 10 hours (5 employees)
» Marketing: 10 hours
» Sales: 8 hours
» Finance and Accounting: 8 hours
Total: 78 hours at $200 (average price/hour of a business consultant)
*this is the time we estimate it would take a consultant to go through the material and deliverables in this course with you, based on Barney's consulting experience
The Business Tune-Up
» Lifetime access to the Business Tune-Up online content
» 6+ hours of recorded video lessons
» Over 100 pages of downloadable worksheets, guides, and templates
» 3 Bonus videos with some of Barney's favorite content
» 2 hours of one-on-one consulting support from Barney
» Access to a growing online community of entrepreneurs
Everything in Part 1 of the Business Tune-Up is from Barney’s unique, personal business experience. You won’t find any other business consultants using this kind of material or giving you these kinds of tools. It’s the heart and soul of Barney’s ability to help small businesses succeed and grow.
Total: $100 / mo x 12 months
Our Better-Business Guarantee
If, after going through the course, completing the work, and using your 2 hours of consulting time with Barney, you don't believe that you have received the value that you paid for from this course, we will give you a full refund.
We are confident offering this guarantee because we've never had someone do the work of this class and not get good outcomes for their business.
"I now have the structure and clarity that I needed to move my business forward."
Christine Suter, Affirmation in Action
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Once Barney retired from his career in the music industry, he realized that he wasn’t yet ready to step out of the business world. Instead of working on his golf game with his retired peers, he began consulting with small businesses. After a while, he noticed that across industries and sizes, many small businesses were facing similar challenges. Over the next several years, he explored those challenges and systemized his tried-and-true solutions to them so that he could more easily give them to his clients. After spending some time compiling all of this information into a teachable format, The Business Tune-Up was born. For the next 5 years, the class was taught exclusively in-person to small groups of business owners. However, their success was so great and the demand for this kind of business support was so high, that Barney decided it was time to put his material online so that it could be accessible to more people. With the help of two tech-savvy Millennials, The Business Tune-Up was carefully converted into an online experience that small business owners could access at their own pace and on their own timeline, with the heart of the content and the value of Barney’s 50 years of experience remaining intact.