Many business owners are turning to business coaches to help them navigate the pressures of business life. But…many businesses have thrived for centuries without a business coach so why are business owners turning to business coaches? Well, for a start, managing even a small business has got more complex. Long gone are the days when all you had to do was stick an advert in Yellow Pages and the business would come rolling in. At the same time, business owners are finding that life is too short to learn by all their own mistakes. In addition, business owners these days have higher expectations of their quality of life and the rewards they deserve personally and in business.
Great business coaches are totally focused on guiding you, and your business, to fulfil your potential as a business owner, owner manager or entrepreneur. If you’re in one of these situations, a business coach can assist you grow your business in so many ways:
You’re just starting out in business and you’re not sure how to give your business a successful foundation. You’ve been in business for a couple of years and you’re not getting the life style and profits you hoped for. Your business is successful in many ways but is suffering from growing pains. Your business is successful but you’re not sure about how to get it to the next level. You’re heading towards retirement and you want to get your business in the best shape it can be so that you can sell it for the maximum price or hand it on to the next generation.
How can a business coach support you with your business?
Many people start a business hoping that it will help them create the lifestyle they’ve always wanted. It’s a sobering fact that 80% of those businesses will fail in the first 5 years. While many of the 20% will continue to struggle. A business coach can help you make sure that your business dream does not turn into a nightmare and that you live the life you’ve always wanted for yourself and your family.
Your business coach can keep you motivated, focused and determined when you’ve lost your mojo, you’re experiencing a setback, you’re feeling overwhelmed or you’ve lost confidence. Life and business are more fun when you’re feeling courageous and energised.
Your business coach can also provide an objective, knowledgeable and experienced sounding board when life gets complicated and you need to keep a clear head to make difficult decisions about your cash-flow, your team, your marketing, your sales and your work/life balance. Your business coach is able to see things you can’t see because you’re too close to your business. They can spot what’s really going wrong and the hidden opportunities.
When you’re busy, it’s easy to lose track of what you’ve achieved because there seems so much more to do. Getting it all done is much easier when you’re feeling successful. Your business coach can help you make sure that you celebrate your wins. Your coach will be your number one fan cheering you on even in the face of the biggest disappointments. Your coach will also help you pull victory out of a defeat.
Sometimes it’s what you don’t know you don’t know that can hold you back or trip you up in business. Your business coach can watch your back and help you avoid the traps and pitfalls of business. Your business coach will help you make sure that you gain the tools, skills and knowledge to help you achieve your business goals. They’ll share with you the tips, secrets, strategies and processes that will give you success and mastery over your marketing, sales, team management, finances, customer service and much more. This helps you shorten what can be a very steep learning curve.
A great business coach will motivate you to take action. They’ll guide you to eliminate any limiting beliefs or practical obstacles in your way. Together you’ll create powerful action plans to achieve your goals. When needed, they’ll get practical with you. For instance, they’ll go with you to that big sales meeting.
The easiest promise to break is the one to yourself. The most common promise that business owners break is the one about setting aside time to move your business forward rather than just ‘fire-fighting’ in your business – running to stand still. Your business coach will hold you accountable for getting the ‘progress’ tasks done that give you long term success when you keep getting sucked into the ‘maintenance’ tasks that keep you stuck.
Would You Benefit from Working With a Business Coach?
If you would like to discover if working with a business coach would benefit you and your business, we’d like to offer you a FREE Business Growth Strategy Session. This is 60 minutes where we’ll focus on what’s working in your business and what you’d like to work better. We’ll talk about what’s important to you and how you’d like your business to be. Then we’ll share with you some tailor-made tips that will help you take your business to the next level.
If you find the session has been useful, you might want to continue working with us.
Interested? Simply click here to complete the form on the contact page of this website and we’ll do the rest.
CAMBITION Business Guidance Programme Leader