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Bundle: Modules Three & Four

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Taken the test drive but want more? During the introductory special period (*) we’ll let you purchase Modules 3 & 4 together for just $219 or 3 payments of $80.

Don’t delay, the introductory special period ends soon. Grab the bargain, increase your business and numbers KnowHow and start growing your BeansTalk.

(*) We can’t promise that you’ll get these prices again.

Interesting, isn’t it, how we consider all businesses to be different? Different industry, different product, different sector, different size, … Yet they all aim to make a profit.

Are they really different, then? Actually, no! Business fundamentals are just that – fundamental to business, of any kind.

In Module 3, we look at those fundamentals. We discuss business structure – what roles there are within a business, when a sale is actually a sale, why price shouldn’t be your profit determinator, what item listed as an asset in your Balance Sheet is actually a cost, where to find the money hidden in your Balance Sheet, budgeting / forecasting, business planning, and more.

You know how common sense isn’t that common? Well, in a similar way, the magic we discuss in this course is not really magic – because the magic wand is called “work”. But is it work focused on the right areas, done the right way. And the successful results attained make it seem like, well, magic!

Module 4 is designed to take your business to the next level, and beyond. We look at the leverage points of the business, follow the full profit trail, and look at what can be done at each leverage point to increase the flow of cash (as distinct from profit) through the business. Once you Know the leverage points it is much easier to plan (yes, plan) the How of increasing the flow.

Along the way we look at data that should be collected, but often isn’t. We look at improving customer retention, different projects you can implement, and a whole lot more. Once again there are lots of reading recommendations.

Needless to say, if you implement even just an idea or two, you could get your money back on this course several times over!

Who Is The Target Audience?

We want everybody to do it! Seriously! The course is designed for:

  • Students (high school and above, if not earlier)
  • People in the workforce, and
  • People wanting to get (back) into the workforce.

Why These Modules?

The majority of people end up working (for money) within an organisation for which numbers / performance are important. For most people, this employer is a business, maybe even one they own themselves! Yet, in spite of this, schools do not teach anything about business. So, most people end up not knowing what a business should look like, how it should work, or what functions are necessary within a business, let alone how to grow a business.

These Modules, which follow on from earlier Modules, is a start in changing this. It’s a start in making people more valuable to the organisation they work for, more able to manage that organisation, and more able to help strengthen it and deliver better results.

How Does It Work


How Long Will This Take?

It depends how hard out you want to go. But we envisage you should be able to get through each Module in around ten hours total.

How is the Course Structured?

The Modules includes a number of KnowHow papers, with accompanying Quizzes. You then move on to Examples, followed by parallel Exercises. We cover the essential components of a business, what business structure is, and the six areas a business plan must cover – Marketing, Operations, Human Resources, Technology, Financing and Innovation. Then we move on to the four ways to grow a business, the various strategies necessary to grow a business, business levers and what to do with them.

What Do I Get?

You get a login to enable you to access:

  • The PDFs of:
    • The KnowHow papers
    • The Examples
    • The Exercises
    • The Exercise Answers
    • The Tests
    • The Test Answers
  • The Quizzes (and their answers), which are hosted online.


Your Instructor


Steve Watkins-Barlow
Steve Watkins-Barlow

I have worked in a variety of industries – from retail to printing, an international airline to a government health enterprise – and in organisations of various sizes – from global engineering giant to boutique accounting firm.

My roles have encompassed financial and management accounting, company and tax accounting, finance and operations management. My focus has always been on improvement – processes, my role, results – whatever I could do to contribute to bettering the organisation.

I’ve worked closely with Medical Professionals from various specialities, Engineers, Logistics professionals, Printers, Manufacturing specialists, Retail gurus, and clients from all over the spectrum – and, yes, I’ve tried to make things better for all of them.


Courses Included with Purchase



Module Three: Getting Beans
How Business Works
Steve Watkins-Barlow
$359
Module Four: Bean Magic
Growing the Business
Steve Watkins-Barlow
$359

Original Price: $718


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How do online courses work?
With BeansTalk KnowHow online courses, you will learn the exact skills you need to gain financial proficiency and have the flexibility to plan study around your own schedule. The online modules are just as effective as in-person classrooms and provide all the tools you need to succeed.

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