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The Alternative Board Franchise

The Alternative Board Business Type: Franchise


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

As a TAB 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, TAB 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 TAB Board meetings, you will also provide individual coaching sessions using TAB'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 TAB 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 predictable 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 TAB Facilitators / Coaches
TAB 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.

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

Initial Training
Near TAB World Headquarters in Denver, Colorado, new franchisees will receive training on such topics as how to market and obtain new members, facilitate TAB 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
TAB 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 TAB-Certified Facilitator
  • Monthly & quarterly conference calls with your peers
  • Annual facilitator conferences
  • Marketing strategy consultation
  • Web-based library of business resources

TAB Franchise Investment
Total Initial Investment: $44,385 - $106,325 (depending on protected territory size selected)

Royalty Fees: 35% or an elected flat, monthly opportunity fee ranging from $1,500 to $4,500
(depending on protected territory size selected)

Minimum Net Worth: $300,000

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"The income from the TAB Board membership dues is very significant and predictable. Equally important to me, however, is my continued professional growth-which along with prestige and professional image-is generated by my facilitation of TAB Boards®."

-Otis Brinkley, TAB-Certified Facilitator, Austin, TX

"The TAB team is amazing...they are dedicated to their mission, driven to help make TAB franchisees profitable, committed to ‘do the right thing' and sincerely working to make each new franchisee feel at home from the very first meeting."

-John Guidry, TAB-Certified Facilitator, Hartford, CT

"TAB has helped me develop a consulting business working with the most exciting growth segment in America. Small and medium-sized business owners need and appreciate the assistance TAB provides, and being a facilitator and coach allows me to share the many lessons I have learned through more than 25 years in Fortune 500 companies."

-Jeff Norkin, TAB-Certified Facilitator, Indianapolis, IN

"TAB training gave me a process template for creating a business. I learned how to recruit members, facilitate board meetings, coach individual members and deliver a valued service. TAB built my confidence in entering this stimulating market."

-David Cunningham, TAB-Certified Facilitator, Fort Collins, CO

"My consulting company has benefited greatly from our TAB affiliation, both through membership revenue and in consulting revenue from TAB members. I highly recommend it for any consulting firm looking to increase its client base."

-Chris White, Facilitator, TAB-Certified Facilitator, Tulsa, OK

PLEASE NOTE: This advertisement is not an offering. Persons submitting this form are under no obligation. This form is simply a request for more information on the opportunity listed above.

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