Is Marie Forleo’s
B-School Right for me?

Below you’ll find some of the tough questions we get asked about B-School—along with our honest answers. B-School isn’t right for everyone. We’ll tell you everything about the program and what it takes so you can make the best decision for you.

When does B-School start? What happens if I miss one of the calls?

You’re busy, we get it.

That’s why if you’re getting married or traveling, you don’t have to worry about missing out on the core content because you get lifetime access to B-School.

That means you can never “fall behind.” You’ll learn at your own convenience and the training materials will be there for you for as long as you need them.

The first module of content is released on Monday, March 10th, 2014.

Our live “Office Hours” are Fridays from 11am to 1pm then again from 3pm to 5pm Eastern Standard Time.

If you can’t make a call, we’ll record and transcribe it for you. Again, the module content is available online. It’s also downloadable to your computer and viewable on your iPad, iPod, or iPhone. This is a multimedia course that includes transcripts, action guides, and Fun Sheets.


*Please note that live “Office Hours” with Marie only occur from the week of March 10th through the week of April 28th. If you’re traveling during that time period, you will only have access to the call recordings and transcripts. The ability to get coaching from Marie during Live “Office Hours” is reserved for the current class of students only.

What if I don’t have a business yet? Will this help me figure out what business to start?

While the majority of our students have a business, we’ve also had great success with growth-minded creators who are still refining their ideas. Here’s why:

First, you’ll learn how to think like an entrepreneur and avoid costly mistakes many of us make when we launch our first business.

Second, now more than ever, you need to start behaving like an entrepreneur if you want to be a top performer in your industry. Understanding how to communicate more effectively and leverage the internet for more sales and more impact is vital to ensure you earn top dollar and remain relevant and in demand in your field.

Third, we’ve created a bonus program for you that’s included in B-School called Start The Right Business.

This bonus program tackles some of the biggest, toughest obstacles you may be facing such as:

  • “How do I decide what business I should start?”
  • “What if I have an idea, but I haven’t done anything with it yet? How do I know my idea will make money?”
  • “I have too many ideas—how do I narrow it down and decide which one to choose?”

I’ll tell you the honest, no BS answers to these questions and more. I’ve included worksheets, question guides and additional resources to help you find clarity and start the right business for you.

Finally, listen to what Sara, a stay-at-home-mom without her own business, said about her experience in B-School one year later. This email was unsolicited, but we’re thrilled she sent it in!

One final note: if you don’t have a clear business idea, please trust your instincts about joining B-School.

We cannot predict if you’ll find clarity and results whether in your business or everyday life. Remember that we require your completed homework from all available modules before we process a refund.

In other words, make a wise and thoughtful choice!

How much time do I need to commit to Marie Forleo’s B-School?

It’s simple: the more you put into B-School, the more you’ll get out of it.

The first 3 weeks of the program are the most intensive and require the most time. This is because the first few modules are the most in-depth. They are designed to help you develop a deep and strong foundation on which to build a truly sustainable business.

Other factors that will affect how much time you’ll need for B-School are:

  • How experienced you are in business
  • How experienced you are with basic technology
  • Your overall clarity and how quickly you make decisions
  • Whether or not you choose to participate in our live “Office Hours” (these are recommended, but optional)
  • Whether or not you participate in the comments and conversations in the B-School community (again, recommended, but optional)
  • Whether or not you complete every piece of homework
  • Whether or not you choose to participate in the live 8 week program or complete the modules at your own pace, in your own time

If you choose to go through the program live with us and fully participate in every aspect of the course (live “Office Hours,” comments, conversations in the community, etc.), a very rough time estimate would be 5-10 hours per week for the first three weeks, and 3-7 hours per week for the remaining five weeks of the program.

However, if you simply want to digest the material and take a more “lite” approach to B-School, you’ll need approximately 3-5 hours the first three weeks and 2-3 hours for the remaining five weeks.

Remember that weeks four and eight are implementation weeks meaning that no new content is released, and you can catch up on your training as needed.

Make no mistake, becoming as successful as you’re meant to be is no walk in the park. There are no “magic pills” or “fast results.” This program mirrors the reality of entrepreneurship—it’s intense, time consuming, demanding and deeply rewarding.

Will Marie Forleo’s B-School work for me? I’ve joined other programs and they didn’t do anything. How is this different?

Look. No program works unless you work. If you’re expecting B-School, or anything else, to magically solve your problems or make you money, please do not sign-up. This is not some “get rich” quick program.

Plus, we actually care that you implement our material.

That’s why you must agree upon registration to our 30 Day Refund Policy. In order to be eligible for a refund you must submit your completed homework for all available modules within 30 days of the start of the program.

We know that if you do the work, you will achieve results in your business and your life. We’re challenging you to think differently, to behave differently, and to become the person you’re meant to be.

You can’t get results by osmosis. You must do the work. We put a tremendous amount of time and energy into this program. You need to match that energy. We have a zero tolerance policy for tire kickers or people with outrageous expectations.

Success in this program requires that you take consistent, focused action.

We also created a quick-start program called The Follow Through Formula that you'll receive when you get access to B-School. You’ll get five short videos that will set you up for follow-through success in this program and everything else you do.

The bottom line is that you can’t expect B-School to magically work for you. You need to do the work. If you’re looking for an easy way to make money, or to just copy and paste someone else’s ideas, or follow some cookie cutter blueprint to business success, this is not the program for you.

Do I get access to the entire B-School program all at once?

No. The B-School curriculum is carefully designed so that you complete each weekly module and the corresponding action plans, in order. This is a proven program and it’s vital that you follow the system.

If you’re the type of person who always wants to “jump ahead,” and get to the “good stuff” because you “know all this already,” this may not be the right program for you.

Everything has been designed to maximize your results and long-term success. We would not have thousands of raving fans and successful grads if this program was poorly designed.

Once you complete the full B-School program, you get lifetime access and can re-visit the modules in any order you like.

Will there be group work?

As we’ve shared previously, we have a very active global community.

If you choose to connect with other B-Schoolers to form study groups (live or virtual), as many of our B-School graduates have done, that’s your choice. If you prefer to work on your own, that’s great too.

We know that everyone has a different learning style and it’s fully up to you to form connections with others, if that’s what you’d like. While we encourage community and group sharing, we do not force that on you.

People have made their business dreams come true through B-School. Take a look at this:

Are There Really Men In B-School Too?

Absolutely! Our training is not gender-specific and will serve any entrepreneur who wants to sell more and market better online.

While the majority of our students are women, we have a powerful and growing male audience as well, and everyone is welcome in the program.

I have a product-based business—can Marie Forleo’s B-School help me?

Yes. As long as you’re selling to humans, B-School will benefit you.

No matter what you sell, you must understand how to connect, communicate your message, position and package yourself and your business for the highest perceived value, as well as use the internet to drive leads and sales properly.

The core foundation of B-School is how to make you and your messaging, communication, and business more powerful, persuasive, and compelling. That includes how to use modern tools of entrepreneurship—such as your online presence—to do that.

That said, we realize that some strategies seem more easily applicable to service-based businesses. That’s why we’ve created a special bonus for product-focused B-Schoolers called Smart Marketing for Product-Based Businesses that will walk you through exactly how the B-School curriculum applies to you.

At the end of the day, B-School is about using the internet to effectively market and sell. But please understand it is not about manufacturing, distribution, or retail environments.

What if I’m more advanced and already have my own list, etc.?

That all depends on you. If you’re looking for information on advanced list segmentation, multivariate testing, paid traffic or media buys, or the granular mechanics of a JV-endorsed multi-million dollar product launch, B-School won’t be a good fit for you because we don’t cover those topics.

However, our grads do include “advanced” students who are New York Times bestselling authors and million dollar plus business owners who have large lists (from 10K - 100K), but who weren’t making nearly the amount of revenue they should or could be making.

These “advanced” students completed B-School and have added anywhere from $65,000 to over $1,000,000 in revenue to their business from what they learned in our program. While they were already successful, they weren’t fully leveraging their online presence to drive more revenue.

One celebrity expert, who asked to remain anonymous, implemented our strategies and within one week created an additional $68,700 in revenue.

We cannot and do not guarantee these or any results in your business, but these are examples from some of our advanced students.

If you’re making as much money as you want to make online and consider yourself an expert in online marketing, information marketing, branding, and positioning then there’s no need for you to join B-School.

What if I’m not ready now? Will you be offering B-School again in a few months?

If you want to join B-School, do it now. Think about it. There’s never a time in life when you’re ever truly “ready” to do anything. You will always be busy and always doubt your “readiness.”

However, if you are truly unsure, B-School opens once each year.

What are the payment plans for Marie Forleo’s B-School?

You can either pay in full for $1999 or choose our extended payment plan of four monthly payments of $549. If you choose the payment plan, your payments will be automatically charged on the same date of the month every month. Again, we do not have any special payment plans outside of what is offered.

We also do not offer work study programs or barters. As long as you are on our email list, you’ll be notified of our yearly scholarship contest during the main launch—which we hope you’ll participate in!

How long do I have to decide if want to join B-School?

The standard enrollment period for B-School 2014 is February 19th through March 5th. B-School only happens once per year so the next class of B-School will begin again in 2015.

Will I get one-on-one coaching or feedback from Marie?

This is a group coaching program. While Marie is very active in the comments and each week for live “Office Hours,” we cannot guarantee personal feedback from Marie for each student.

Can I buy only a portion of the program because I just need help with ___?

No. The only option is to invest in the full B-School experience.

I work with a business partner. Can we take the course together?

B-School is an individual purchase program. Upon registration you will receive one username, password, and member profile for use during the live course in the private member site as well as the exclusive directory.

If you would like to take B-School along with a business partner or collaborator, you will need to purchase the course individually. Additionally, if you are interested in having your assistant or your entire team take B-School, a separate membership will need to be purchased for each participating member.

What if I don’t like Marie Forleo’s B-School? Do you have a refund policy?

Yes. We are fully committed to helping you change your business and your life. You can test drive the course for up to 30 days, until April 9th, 2014. If you do the work and don’t feel we’ve delivered on our promise, we’ll happily refund 100% of your money.

Important: To be eligible for a refund, we require your completed homework from all available modules. This means you must take action in this program. We know that if you take action and do the B-School work, you’ll get results. If you do the work and don’t get value, then we don’t deserve your money and we’ll cheerfully refund you 100% of your tuition.

We do this because we’re looking for serious and committed students only. We take our learning environment seriously and maintain a very high standard of positivity, encouragement, and inspired, action-oriented learning.