Unique Small Business Consulting With An Immediate Impact
Unique Small Business Consulting
My name is Alexander Van Buren. I use a unique small business consulting and coaching approach.
It does something that almost no other business coaching or consulting programs do or do very well:
- Pinpoint the precise changes you need to make as a business owner, startup founder, or entrepreneur.
- Show you exactly how to change the mental processes you need to change most.
- Discover the most valuable leverage points in your business that will unlock hidden resources and opportunities
- Solve your most pressing problems and challenges more quickly than you ever expected
- Apply world-class strategies that have been modeled from extraordinary entrepreneurs directly to your business
- Engineer an ongoing momentum filled with breakthroughs and quantum leaps
- Structure your business so it gives you your dream lifestyle
Solve Your Business Problems In A New Way
Getting to the next level in your business means solving certain problems you haven’t been able to solve yet. Often, it means solving some problems you don’t even know to exist. My small business consulting is based on an elegant process for identifying problems. Once you identify them, then it’s time to ‘fix them forever’ by discovering their root causes.
Get to the root cause of business issues more quickly
Fix recurring problems with systemic solutions
Fix entire classes of difficulties you may be experiencing
Apply A Unique Set Of Catalysts To Your Business
What if you could speed up the results you get in your business?
It so happens that there are a set of catalysts, unique to you and your business, that will give you MUCH faster results.
These catalysts will jump-start your marketing, sales, management, and other innovative processes to new levels. In the new economy, speed is a great way to far outdistance your competitors.
Two Major Catalysts
The Business Owner
One major catalyst that will increase your business results is your own personal and unique set of breakthroughs. Not all breakthroughs are created equal. Regular business coaching doesn’t get at these things. I use my 27 years of NLP training and a proprietary process I created to help you change your ‘map of the world’ at the exact points that will create the greatest benefits.
Because your business is a direct extension of you, you will start to see rapid change in your company as a result of these shifts. Once you make the right changes in yourself, your business will follow almost effortlessly. The key is to know which specific changes, will make the biggest difference – then choose new and more resourceful patterns and resources.
The problem with best practices is that all your competitors are doing them too. It is awfully difficult to get a strategic advantage doing what everyone else in your industry is also doing.
Most business owners are just doing the best they can with their marketing, sales, strategy, hiring, delegating etc. They learn as much as they can, improve as best they can, and give tremendous effort.
Very few small business owners or startup founders actually have access to world-class strategies.
I have modeled more than 170 extraordinary patterns over a 27-year period. They’re the actual patterns used by the best of the best. These are patterns and exact processes that the highest achievers use for making sales, getting referrals, delegating, leading, marketing, online strategy, hiring, and many more.
Most of the time, large and successful companies doing hundreds of millions of dollars a year in sales, are the ones who seek me out. They ask me to teach them and their staff some of these patterns. These companies include:
- Paramount Home Entertainment – a billion-dollar-a-year division of Viacom
- Arrow Electronics – a 36 billion-dollar-a-year company
- George K. Baum & Company – About a billion-a-year enterprise
- And several others
In my small business consulting, I also make these rare resources available to small business owners for a fraction of the cost
Transform The Business Owner(s)
Absolutely nothing will have a more dramatic effect on your business than changing and transforming YOU, the business owner. This means changing yourself on two levels:
First, it means identifying certain limiting beliefs, patterns, assumptions, criteria, and habits that are holding you back. These patterns are almost completely out of your conscious awareness.
Second, it means adding new resources, beliefs, patterns, and processes that are optimal, that is, that have been modeled from the best. These patterns have already proven to be effective. These are certain entrepreneurial traits, beliefs, ways of viewing things, types of action, ways to access resources, and methods for being extremely effective and productive.
When you remove what’s holding you back, and add extraordinary new resources, you bring an entirely different YOU to your business. That causes amazing things to start happening. Because your business is a direct reflection of you, changes you haven’t been able to make will happen effortlessly. Problems you’ve struggled with for years will disappear forever.
Formulate A Winning Strategy For The New Economy
The new economy is replete with inflation, recession, and uncertain times. It demands new and different things from you if you are to succeed as a business owner and entrepreneur.
All my small business consulting packages include a custom strategy for you and your business that ensures you’ll profit and thrive in the years to come. This custom strategy and approach will help you:
- Adjust your pricing
- Create new positioning
- Capture unique opportunities
- Know where money is flowing and be there first
- Be more flexible and responsive no matter what happens
- Have better and more strategic contingency plans ready to go at a moment’s notice
Apply The Best Business Growth Models
There are only so many ways to grow a business. In my small business consulting, I teach 8 of the most powerful ways any business can be grown.
The first thing of importance is to be certain you’re ready for growth. This means building your core business and its strengths up to a certain degree.
Once that’s done, a specific growth plan that’s right for your business should be put in place.
Discover Hidden Resources And Opportunities
Every business contains numerous hidden resources and opportunities.
Once you have a numbers-based way to measure the key processes in your company, you can optimize one thing after another. This is an inherent part of my small business consulting.
Once you begin to discover what they are and how to activate them, a whole new world of sales, efficiency, productivity, profit, and unrealized potential will open up.
Optimize Every Facet Of Your Enterprise
Optimization techniques are another theme in my small business consulting. Optimizing means making the most of every process in your business. An extraordinary amount of cash flow and wealth that your company can produce for you will come from building in a state-of-the-art system for optimizing every major system in your company.
Automate and Scale Your Business So It Runs Without You
Management is getting things done through people.
But LEVERAGE is greater than management. Leverage is getting things done through people, systems, and technology.
Leverage is the gateway for making your company run without you. This is what creates real freedom as an entrepreneur. It means knowing how to take each process in your operation and find a way for it to function and improve itself when you’re not there. This means marketing, sales, customer service, fulfillment, hiring, firing, payroll – yes ALL OF IT must be either delegated, outsourced or run by technology so that it happens automatically without requiring your presence.
You’ll also need a set of measurements so you can determine at any time how each part of your ‘automated’ business is doing. This will allow you to know at a glance exactly how well your business is running on its own.
This is the essence of turning your business into an asset.
Increase Leads, Sales, And Profits
Learn offline and online ways to generate a lot more leads and qualified business opportunities. Lead generation and conversion of those leads into happy satisfied customers is what it’s all about.
Then automate your lead generation system so it runs more automatically. Then it can be scaled to a much greater level.
Acquire New And Better Marketing Skills
Marketing is everything you do to get a customer.
All the best entrepreneurs are brilliant at marketing. It is the single most important skill in business – after improving yourself.
When you get better at marketing, you’ll be able to get a lot more customers, clients, or patients. That creates cash flow. And cash flow gives you time to make mistakes, pay for the resources you need, and learn all the other things you need to learn in your business.
But if you don’t market well enough, then you can run out of money or run low on it. Then you won’t have the money to make mistakes, learn more, or pay for the resources you need.
THAT is the reason marketing is first and foremost. It gives you time. Time to get everything else you need.
Learn To Delegate Like A Pro – And Be Free
I was fortunate to know a senior executive at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena California. He was known as the best delegator on the entire lab of about 30,000 people at the time.
I set up a series of interviews with him and modeled his exact method of delegating including his language, syntax, beliefs, and the entire process he used when he handed things off and assigned them to others.
It’s one of the finest delegating strategies in existence anywhere in the world.
Learn to delegate well and your life, your business, and your level of freedom will never be the same again.
Nail The Constraint In Your Business & Quantum Leap
I have created a unique set of change processes for working with your personal and professional constraints.
The ‘constraint’ is the element in a system that holds back the most other things in the system.
Essentially the constraint sets the limit on the output of the entire system.
As an example – if every part of your car was built to go 200 miles per hour, but only 1 thing – the tires – can only go 75 miles per hour, then the ‘output’ of your car will be 75 miles an hour. It won’t go any faster than that. The tires will limit the output no matter how ‘fast’ all the other parts could go.
So the constraint is limiting what’s possible. No system can outperform its constraint.
Your business is a system. Its constraint is limiting what’s possible for the business to achieve.
You are a system. Your personal constraint is limiting what you are capable of achieving.
For years I have helped business owners and entrepreneurs identify that one thing in their business that is holding the most other things back. And I teach them how to strengthen that one weakness. Once that happens, their entire business jumps to a new level. This is a Quantum Leap Strategy.
One of the cornerstones of my small business consulting is to help business owners find and fix their own personal constraint. The one pattern they’re doing, that they’re almost always unaware of until I point it out, is setting the limit on what they can achieve, No matter what else they change or what else they do. This is a Personal Quantum Leap Strategy.
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Alexander Van Buren
Alexander Van Buren is an entrepreneur coach, consultant, speaker, and author. He’s based in Dallas, Texas, and has been a business owner and entrepreneur for more than 30 years.
He has started 8 different successful businesses in multiple industries.
Alexander’s unique combination of business savvy and NLP behavioral modeling makes him a veritable goldmine of resources and techniques for business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and sales professionals.
After spending 2 years learning how to ‘model something’ with NLP, Alexander conducted his first behavioral modeling project in 1997.
Determined to elicit the structure of creativity in detail, he read Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks every single day for two years while eliciting Walt Disney’s actual creative process and studying Peter Drucker’s concepts on innovation.
The project loosed a flood of creative ideas. He has conducted formal ongoing behavioral modeling projects ever since. Over the next several years he elicited and created over 170 original patterns of excellence and models.
Applying what he’d learned from his modeling projects, he decided to grow one of his companies in April of 2008, right at the start of the economic recession. The business grew from a dining room table to five employees in less than 2 years. He then leveraged out of the company by automating all its processes.
Alexander has been a featured presenter at the Stanford Executive Program Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.
In 2002 he was hired by the Bluegreen Land & Golf Corporation to behaviorally model their top salespeople and referral-getters. Some of their salespeople went on to earn over a million dollars a year in take-home commission for the first time in the company’s history.
In 2014 he was retained to model senior investment bankers for George K. Baum & Company and teach the model to a group of hand-picked, up-and-coming investment bankers.
His clients include numerous small business owners and entrepreneurs and larger companies including Toshiba, Humana, Polte/Del Web, Bluegreen Land & Golf Corporation, The Army Corps of Engineers, The Nevada Regional Transportation Commission, Paramount Home Entertainment, Sinclaire Broadcasting – CWTV, Arrow Electronics, The Iowa National Guard, Safelite Auto Glass and hundreds more.
“When I first met you I was $17,000 in the red. Within a few years of working with you and your strategies, I am having my first 7-figure year. Your coaching has been incredibly valuable.”Dan J.
“I made $40,000 in the first month from one of the up-sell techniques you taught me. And I’ve added a quarter of a million dollars to my yearly income. And I took my wife to France and we hung out with the Tour-De-France cyclists, so I guess that qualifies as the lifestyle piece. That’s why I’ve come back for more coaching with you!”
Dr. Chris Pellow, Pellow Family Chiropractic
“Not only did Alexander do a phenomenal job in teaching me many concepts that will greatly improve my business, but he went beyond helping me with my business into teaching me how to thrive in my life balance as well. He made sure I understood to balance everything important to me, such as making time for my health, family, and leisure time, so that I could be more balanced in my life and not stressed out with overworking myself with my business. He inspired me to take many actions to improve both my business and the quality of my life that I would have been ignorant or hesitant to take otherwise. His program was a real life-changer for me. I wholeheartedly recommend him.”
Sue P. New Business Owner
“Alexander has been a huge help in getting me started the right way. His techniques have already got me significant bookings that have far exceeded my goals. I purchased his coaching package three times in a row because it paid for itself every time I did it. His attention to detail in all aspects: from intricate speech writing to advanced marketing, these are exactly the insights for which I was looking. With so much more to learn, I know I’m in the right place.”
Steve Sax, World Champion Baseball Player & Motivational Speaker
“Toshiba is the world’s 17th largest corporation…thank you for helping to ensure a highly successful national sales meeting. The combination of unique intrigue, pure entertainment, and meaningful insights into one another, helped us achieve a level of professional bonding like never before.”
David Ujita, Director of Marketing Communications, Toshiba America
I have been working with him for a year now, and I have been able to change completely. Today, I am much more who I want to be, and can do more than I have ever been able to achieve before.
Susan Brown, Day Trader & Futures Trader
“This was one of the best pieces of training we’ve ever had on time management. They were blown away.”
Safelite Auto Glass
“The participants were really impressed.”
Sharon F. Reiser, The Stanford Executive Program Graduate School of Business
“In the three sessions. . . I was impressed with your knowledge and coaching in time management. Your honest feedback and detailed explanations on being the best that I can be (my work place, personal life and diet) has had an immediate and positive impact.
I changed my diet, and exercise which I never did before, and I can see the results in my daily routine and my energy level. I highly recommend you to anyone who wants to improve their professional or personal life.
Thanks again for teaching me to be a better manager, husband, father, and friend.”
Shawn Funches, Food & Beverage Activities Manager, Marriott’s Grand Chateau
“There is always apprehension when you bring in a facilitator you have not personally worked with before. This apprehension disappeared within the first 30 seconds of your presentation.
Alex, you not only energized the group with your insights on the creative process and approaching problem areas, but you also changed our whole way of viewing our business.
Your practical approach to problem-solving from the general to the specific will serve us all for many years to come.”
Dave Verani, Division President, Blue Green Land & Golf Corporation
“The communication session was . . . WOW!. And we are still using the 5-5-5- sales process.”
CW – TV, Sinclair Broadcasting Corp.