A progressive learning experience.
Our Goal: To deliver a consistent education program that fosters operational efficiencies, successful growth planning, and wealth creation.
Your Solution: Effició’s Getting to the CORE of Business™ 10-month education program, CORE10, will help existing business owners learn the ins and outs of building your business infrastructure in a simple yet effective format by supplying the information, tools, formats, and a step-by-step process to implement an effective strategic blueprint for your business. Once students complete the program, they’ll have a fully functioning blueprint that provides operational guidance that can be upgraded as the business evolves.
CORE10 education is a unique 10-month program offering custom learning experiences, including learning support, blueprint documentation, and systems development. Additionally, you will receive physical materials via snail mail and supplemental materials will be available for download. We use a blended learning flipped classroom format. Therefore, supporting curricula and materials are released on a set schedule for review, homework, and questions.
In addition, you will access learning support sessions to help you (1) document operational systems, and (2) develop processes that can be delegated and/or outsourced.
The ideal executive for this program: CEOs, Partners, and Founders of businesses with 0-20 employees who are building a practice, a firm, or a company in addition to building a team that allows them to create true wealth and achieve executive lifestyle goals. You are trying to move from tactical (day-to-day grind) to strategic roles (vision and innovation-focused).
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Learning how to operate a business is standard training you must engage in. But we want to take you even further. We want you to move beyond “how to” and on to an intelligent journey.
To engage in an intelligent education experience, progressive proactive learning experiences are required. You may lead just one business or invest in several business ventures – no matter your choice intelligence, progression, and proactivity – to set these in motion – you must get to the CORE.
During the program, executives will:
- Evaluate current skills as a business owner.
- Establish a thinking and doing mindset.
- Offer solutions without compromise.
- Implement a culture mindset.
- Implement the framework for infrastructure.
- Implement a documentation strategy.
- Define operational systems along with corresponding processes.
- Implement a framework for building a team.
- Become an architect of strategy and innovation.
and much more!
A brief breakdown of our CORE10 education program:
CORE10 is a 10-month blended learning education program including live education, consulting, and mentoring. A manual, workbook, and training materials combine to create your CORE10 curriculum. It is designed to evolve with your business; therefore, it can be used years beyond your program. It is broken down into five sections with a total of 27 chapters:
Section 1 – What Are You Getting Yourself Into
This section covers the full program in detail including explanations of each system, each blueprint, and the take-action checklists used within each section. The process of getting to the CORE (understanding your business in its raw form and building from there) can be lonely, confusing, and frustrating because you don’t know what’s there until you get there. You can’t get to the CORE without getting prepared – we’re going to discuss your business and the owner (that means you) and how both can affect your business’ success.
Section 2 –Differentiating Your Business: Marketability, Culture, and Brand, Cultivating the “DNA” of Your Business
The word culture generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. In business, culture is “The foundation of why you’re in business and the framework for how you do business.” A business culture consists of five elements that are “practiced and passed on to the business team.” We’ll discuss why this step is so important and how to tie your business’ marketability, culture, and brand development together to set the standard of behavior for you, your team, and your business. Once you’ve created and have begun practicing your CORE culture, you’ll see a positive change in your business almost instantly!
Section 3 – Building Your Infrastructure: Organize Your Small Business Components to Function Like a Well-Oiled Machine
Several main components make up a small business, it is called the sum of business. You’ll learn how to define and analyze each component and create a focused business model to ensure each component can work interdependently and independently if the need arises. The process of organizing the vital components of your business is not a process that is a one-time deal, it is a continuous process that is cultivated, customized, and organized based on the vision you seek. Today’s business landscape demands that owners take the time to think, plan, and manage all components with clear and concise strategies.
Section 4 – Mining Your Red Diamond Business: Operational Systems Design, Implementation, and Integration
Strategy and systems coupled together create the framework for your business model. The business model is then executed by business operations. Business Operations is supported by the business infrastructure. We’ll show you how to define, develop, implement, and manage systems and processes by teaching you how systems and processes work for YOUR business so your productivity ratio is consistent with profit and cash-flow goals. Don’t get overwhelmed, we make this very simple and attainable.
Section 5 – Pulling it Together with Business Intelligence
At this point in your education, you are approaching the CORE, and are ready to excavate your Red Diamond! To do this you will need to create a system for generating and measuring a consistent flow of buying customers. Your business operations are organized, and your professional and business image is on point. This section will help you implement measurement analysis and determine short and long-term quality control analysis criteria to operate your business day by day, month by month, and year by year efficiently.
CORE10 Manual: Packaged and delivered to you directly. It is your reference document and the central component of the program. It is over 400 pages of focused content that can be used for years beyond the program. Your manual is the driver of action utilizing all materials provided. This is your main education tool.
Red Diamond Workbook: To experience what you’re learning, we’ve created your Red Diamond Workbook (RDW). Your companion Red Diamond Workbook has Time-Saving Templates, Worksheets, and Checklists to organize final documents, document customized systems and processes, and create your full set of operational manuals. Some activities will be in your manual but most will be in your Red Diamond Workbook.
Infrastructure System and Process “templates.” These are customized templates that outline a format for developing and documenting systems and processes that can be used to integrate into your business. All are electronic fill-in-the-blank style templates. You don’t have to start from scratch…we’ve done all the work for you!
Strategic Blueprint Template: This is your primary assignment and includes templates to document your business model, infrastructure, and operations.
Diamonds of Achievement: To keep track of your progress, we must evaluate the viability of your business at each blueprint. We will use the diamonds of achievement spreadsheet to make critical checks throughout the program to ensure you’re focused and on track as you build and mine your red diamond business now and beyond this program.
CORE Mining Map: This is a companion to your Diamonds of Achievement. You will use the CORE mining map to visually document your path to your red diamond. This can be placed in your office close to your workspace.
Program Sessions and Support
In addition to the above, as a CORE10 executive student, you will access:
- LIVE Education Sessions
- Systems Planning Sessions
- Business Advising Days
- Point of Connection Support Community
- Ongoing review and feedback of your systems, strategies, goals, and infrastructure
- Access all benefits on our Education and Learning Portal (ELP)
Plus, you can earn Credential Credits: Through our Continuing Education Requirements (CER) program, we currently offer EDUs and EEUs. Earning entrepreneurship education units (EEUs) contributes to your *Certified Strategic Business™ (CSB) credential by mastering designated core competencies. Entrepreneurship development units (EDUs) maintain your (CSB) credentials and keep you up to date on everything from the newest trends in business to updated tools, technologies, and techniques. During orientation, you will learn more about our credential program and earning EDUs and EEUs.
As you can see, this program requires a willingness to do the work assigned, unwavering commitment, and an intense development process.
Admission and Application Details
CORE10 cohort start dates occur in February, June, and September of each year. You will have the choice of which month you would like to start your program during the application process.
Applicants are reviewed based on years in business, type of business, a desire to thrive through collaboration and shared experiences, and a willingness to learn, grow, and inspire inside and outside of their organizations.
Our commitment is to build an enterprising and active cohort with varying backgrounds, ideas, and experiences — to maximize intellectual dialogue and enrich your entrepreneurship education experience.
The full program is delivered in English. We recommend students be proficient at speaking and writing in English.
Applications are reviewed as we receive them, and admission is offered on a rolling basis until all seats are filled so it is in your best interest to apply early.
Affordable payment plans for 2024 are described below. Pricing can change at any time.
Total Investment for the full 10 months is *$3970, three payment plan options are available:
Option 1: Pay in (10) Monthly Payments of $397
Option 2: Pay in (3) Quarterly Payments of $1324
Option 3: Pay in (1) Payment of $3970
We are committed to spending the entire 10 months helping you achieve greatness, and we’re asking for the same commitment from you.
The program fee includes tuition, access to online platforms, support, and all course materials. Full tuition must be paid within 10 months of your cohort start date. Once admitted, you will have the choice of paying your tuition in *ten monthly payments, three quarterly payments, or in one lump sum. Depending on your choice, your payment plan begins within five business days of application acceptance minus your enrollment deposit.
During the application process, after submission, you will be directed to process your enrollment deposit of $150 to hold your spot in your chosen cohort, and this amount will be deducted from your tuition upon acceptance.
Lock in your rate, begin your program, and let’s begin getting to the CORE of your business!
OR, if you’re not ready to apply, access the Education Handbook. If have general questions, call 866-934-2673 ext. 701 or email core[at]efficioeducation.com to speak with one of our team members.
Make sure you review this page (especially the FAQs below) to ensure this program is right for you.
We look forward to meeting you!