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How to Start or Expand Your Own Employee Training Business


How to Start an Employee Training Business

There are many people successfully managing their own employee training business today, where they charge from $1500 to $15000 per day (There is an expert trainer on sales training who has been charging $15000 per day for the past ten years.)

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HumaNext offers a unique service to those seeking to start or expand their employee training business as well as those looking to enhance their training and facilitation skills.

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Who Can Start a Training Business?

Anybody can start a training business. Unlike physicians, lawyers, and several other professions, In the United States, and most other countries, there are no government-mandated requirements, credentials, or licensing for a person to start a training business and work as a business / employee trainer.

This does not mean that you do not need any credentials to succeed. You will be competing with other trainers so you will need to impress your clients with as much credentials as you can muster. These include your education, past accomplishments in the business or learning fields, and other credentials such as your association with a credible training company that licenses you to deliver their reputable materials.

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How Much Money Do I Need to Start a Training Business?

This varies by a number of factors, including which state, and which country, you are in.

According to Entrepreneur, a US based magazine, it costs between $10,000 and $50,000 to start an employee training business in the United States. We know a training franchise that requires $120,000 to work with them.

However, HumaNext makes it possible for you to start a training business for under $5000

The great thing about the employee training business in particular, is that you can operate it from your own home, saving the high costs of renting and furnishing a training facility or office.

Since your services – delivering training workshops – will be delivered at clients’ facility, or in a conference room in an hotel, you do not need to have a “store-front” for your training business.

The other aspect that can require significant amounts of money is the content (materials or programs) that you will need to deliver the training.

Most training companies demand several thousands, even tens of thousands, of dollars, for each training workshop they will license to you to deliver as an affiliate or franchisee training business, and many require you to send them a portion of your revenue as well.

HumaNext offers you a model that makes it much easier for you to start your training business, and does not take any portions of your revenue. You can get certified by HumaNext to deliver two or more training workshops starting with $2000

Start or expand your employee training business by becoming a HumaNext Certified Facilitator. Attend one of our HumaNext 2011 events and the post-event certification webinars, or do the certification completely online for under $5000 and get the workshops and the Train-the-Trainer you need to start your business.

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Who Is Best Positioned to Succeed as a Trainer?

People who work in fields related to training, learning, education, coaching, communication, and similar fields will find It easy to enter the training field using many of the skills they already possess. This includes: 

  • Corporate trainers
  • School teachers
  • College professors and educators
  • Life and business coaches
  • Consultants, authors and speakers
  • Communicators
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Preachers and religious leaders
  • Community activists
Since barriers to entrance into the training business are so low, you will find successful trainers coming from all kinds of other fields, from teaching, public speaking, and social work, to computer technology, management, and sales.

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What Are The First Things I Need To Do To Start A Training Business?

The HumaNest "Start My Corporate Training Program" gives you every thing you need to know and do to start a training business. You will get a step-by-step Business Start Up Kit that guides you every step of the way.

You will also have two coaching and consultation sessions by phone with HumaNext founder and president who will guide you and answer any questions you have on the training side or the business side of starting and running a successful training business.

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How Do I Get Clients for My Training Business?

The smart branding, positioning, and marketing of your new or existing training business are perhaps the most vital aspects of building a credible, successful business. You will learn about these important aspects in our Business Start Up Kit.

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Are You Ready to Start Your Training or Communication Consulting Business?

 Are you ready to start or expand your own consulting business in the fields of training or strategic communication to satisfy the expected demand this year? Are you at just the right moment to consider making the move toward building your training or communication consulting business? Find out how HumaNext can help you do just that: Read more on this page. To get the materials, programs, and tools that help you become an independent trainer or a strategic communication consultant visit the links below:

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Love your work, work in what you love, and change the world—all at the same time

The most important aspect of starting your own business is not the business plan, or the start-up money, or the effort you put in – rather, it is the passion you have for the line of business, and your belief that you will be doing something that matters.

Perhaps you are asking yourself: Should I focus on earning a living, pursuing my passions, or devoting myself to the causes that inspire me? The good news is that you don’t have to choose—and that you’ll find more success if you don’t. That’s the breakthrough truth that many entrepreneurs discover as they build a successful business that they love. They discover that the more they love their business, the more successful they become, and the more their business matters and make a difference in the lives of others, the more money they make in it.

In his book, Start Something That Matters, author Blake Mycoskie affirms this truth, which is good news for people considering starting their own employee training, coaching, or public speaking business. Usually people who think of starting business in these areas have passion for learning and teaching, and for making a difference in the lives of individuals and organizations. So you are already starting with a great cause and the passion to do something that matters. All what you need now are relevant resources and skills to help you along the way.

The other good news is that you will find these resources and help in HumaNext’s Start Up Your Business program designed specifically with your needs in mind. Since 2005, HumaNext has been helping people in the US and around the world start or expand their own training business and will be excited to help you do the same.

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How Do I Get Content, Workshops, and Assessments For My Training Business?

There are a number of choices to consider:

  • If you have been working in the corporate training field, you may already have the expertise required to develop your own training programs. But it may take several weeks or even months to develop one workshop.
  • If you have been working in the training field, you might have access to many training workshops you or your organization have purchased in the past. But this does not mean that you can use these workshops to train your own clients for fees. There might be restrictions and copyright issues involved here that prevent you from doing this. You must be careful so you don’t start your training business with legal and ethical problems that can cause long term damage to your ability to conduct business.
  • If you are interested in buying a training business franchise, they will give you their training programs and materials to sell and deliver. The cost of most franchises, however, is very high, usually in the tens of thousands of dollars.
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How Much Should I Charge for My Training Services?

In the United States and Canada, the going rates for training vary wildly from one region to another, with higher rates in large metropolitan centers. Also, small businesses and non-profit clients usually pay less than corporate clients. Most trainers set a flexible fee structure that takes account of such variables.

It is important to you that if you charge too much you will most likely drive clients away. But you might also drive them away if you charge too little, as they will not think highly of you and will view you as desperate and probably not worth it.

You will learn about this delicate issue from our Business Start Up Kit by HumaNext.

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Do I Need to Develop a Business Plan or a Financial Plan?



Do I Need a Web Site for My Training Business?

You will find experience-based answers to all these important questions about every aspect of starting your business in the HumaNext program dedicated to your success as a corporate training professional.

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Why Should Clients Come to You for Training? Distinguish Yourself:

The training and coaching market place is wide open and very competitive, filled with countless offers from other trainers and coaches. So why should clients come to you?

As a trainer, coach, consultant, or change agent, the only way for you to influence others and attract them to listen to you, come to you and work with you is for you to offer them a unique and compelling value that makes a significant difference in their world. Marketers call this a “Unique Selling Proposition, or USP”. HumaNext certification offers you an opportunity to distinguish yourself in the market by gaining the following advantages:

1- You learn and obtain the materials of our unique Heart & Mind Learning methodology which enables you to design and deliver great training on any soft skill topic. You will learn and experience this methodology by attending any of our public events. And you will be able to dramatically improve your facilitation skills so you gain the power and confidence you need to move to the next level as a training provider.

2- You can present yourself as a HumaNext-Certified Facilitator, putting this designation on your website, as some of our facilitators have done. Having a company like HumaNext behind you gives you a tremendous value since we offer hundreds of training tools, assessments, and programs in almost all key skills and topics.

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3- You can offer your clients training on some of today’s most popular topics such as emotional intelligence, diversity & inclusion, creativity and innovation, critical conversations, cross cultural competence, and others. No other trainer certification program on the market today can offer certification in all these topics.

4- Our certification offers the best value as you only pay for your certification and don’t have to pay any future commissions or buy workbooks or assessments, or pay per participant fees as many other certification programs require. 5- But if you want to buy some programs or assessments from us you get 20% discount which you can keep as a profit and offer our programs to your clients at regular price.

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