What is the LGA Affiliate Program?
The LGA Affiliate Program is a program by which an independent consulting practice distributes courses and programs (products) designed and owned by LGA. The products are centered on Mixed Model Line Design and Mixed Model Material Management.
- Affiliate = Lean Consulting Company
- Product Offerings = Mixed Model Line Design and Mixed Model Material Management
- Training and Certification Options
Benefits for Affiliates
- 40% Commission on sales.
- Build client base.
- Expand consulting opportunities, with 100% of follow-on business.
- Develop in-house Lean Design skills.
- Access to LGA-developed marketing materials and methods.
Frequently Asked Questions
What about consulting opportunities?
Any consulting work related to this training is 100% yours.
Are you willing to provide any live help?
Yes. We can help on live training or live consulting, on request.
Is this an informal or verbal agreement?
No. We will sign an Affiliate contract with you. The contract form will be provided once we both agree on moving forward.
What are the Performance Expectations?
If you have a territory we expect that you will enroll students. We understand that this takes time, so we will help you in any way we can to market the courses. In the end, it is your market and selling is up to you. We will hold a review at three, six, and nine months. By then, we should all know if the Affiliate relationship is working.
What is the pricing?
Pricing will be set individually by country, appropriate for your individual market. You get 40% of each student enrollment at the price charged.
I received an inquiry for a group contract or for consulting services from a company outside of my territory. What should I do?
If the inquiry is from one of your existing customers, you may pursue that opportunity. You should, however, notify LDI so that we can make sure that there are no conflicts with the local Affiliate.
If the inquiry is not from one of your existing customers, then the lead should be communicated to LDI, and then passed on to the local Affiliate for followup.
Can I actively solicit business outside of my defined market?
No. Other than "organic" searches (which we can't control) you should not be actively soliciting or pursuing training or consulting work outside of your define territory for LDI-related services.
If someone from outside of my defined market finds us on the internet and enrolls in an online course, does the local Affiliate get a commission?
No. We can't control where people go on the internet, although we think that the changes of this happening are low.
How do you track sales from our territory, and pay the affiliate percentage?
You will be provided with a unique URL for registration by your students, that contains your affliliate code. In that way we'll be able to track all students who enrolled through that link. Payment transfers will be made monthly to you, via the most economical method like PayPal.
If one of my customers requests consulting and I do not feel ready, what do I do?
What you do with the consulting opportunities is 100% up to you. If you want to take a consulting job but you are still developing your knowledge base, we can support you. Whether we charge you or not, will depend on how much you ask of us.
Does LGA provide marketing materials?
Yes. The website for the products will be constantly updated and improved and marketing materials will be made available to the Affiliate.
Can I count on some help to close a deal?
Yes. Within our abilities we will help you close a deal. If you need us to get on the phone with you, or do a Skype/Webex session with your customer, we will do that to help you close a deal.
What about Marketing Help?
Let’s start here: They are your customers and it is your market, so it is best that you do the sales. We will gladly include your customers in our marketing campaigns, so they can benefit from other products like Graduate webinars, Free webinars, and Coaching sessions. Please, understand that our marketing campaigns are conducted in English. We will provide you with content for your website and will leave the translation to you. Any sales requests coming from your territory will be referred to the Affiliate.
So, if I sign up to be an Affiliate, can I use the Leonardo Group brand?
No. You retain your identity. You only represent Leonardo Group Americas as a distributor of the agreed-upon products. We will include you on our Affiliate page with a link to your website.
Are there any exceptions to the exclusivity in my territory?
We do have worldwide corporate customers. We work with many large trans-national corporations. If one of them is in your territory and they request a resource from Germany or the USA, we have to comply with their request. Depending on our level of confidence in the Affiliate, we may choose to introduce you to our customer and start to build the relationship. This will require a separate agreement and we can deal with that if it comes to pass.
How do I take the next step?
If you think that you can be successful at representing the MMLD and MMMM courses, and if you want to expand your Lean consulting practice, start by sending us an email or giving us a call. Here is our contact information:
+1 (303) 494-4404 x706
Connect with me on Skype at rdrahn