Does Coaching Really Make a Difference?
Most entrepreneurs and small business owners are great at the thing that they do. Whatever it is they are manufacturing, creating, delivering, or offering through their small business is what they are best at. Most people who start a small business are motivated by what they want to sell, more than being a business owner. It doesn’t take very long to see that there’s a lot more to building a business than they may have considered.
When people hit roadblocks with their business, they may struggle and feel frustrated. What started out as a positive passion project begins to feel overwhelming. That’s a great time to introduce the idea of coaching.
Coaching for small business success is widely available. There is a range of types and styles of coaching for every business owner. Coaching is more than getting help with strategic planning. A great coach can also help with-
- Personal growth
- Mindset issues
- Business development
Business coaches make a big impact on small businesses because they provide expertise and a pathway that shortens the learning curve. There’s no reason to figure things out on your own if there is someone ready, willing, and able to show the way. A great business coach will offer
This can make a big difference when you need the wisdom of a colleague and the expertise of a professional. Having a coach can keep you motivated and help avoid wasting resources trying to figure things out on your own.
There are a lot of coaching programs. Choosing the one that best fits your needs is as easy as networking with your colleagues or doing an online search. Coaching programs tend to be structured on a fixed schedule and there are generally a wide variety of programs to fit any budget. Many coaching programs begin with an introductory call to be sure the coach and your small business needs are a good fit. From there, you and the coach can decide which course of action is best for your unique needs at the time.
Coaching can make a big difference for small businesses. Having expert advice during critical times of growth can help small business owners make important strategic decisions with more confidence. Hiring a coach is a part of a healthy and positive strategic plan for entrepreneurs and business owners. Having someone in your corner to help your business be the best possible may make all the difference in your business growth.
Are you now wondering if a business coach is for you? No problem – message me or fill out this contact form and let’s set up a Discovery Call and find out what’s going on in your business. You’ll be amazed how much we can identify what’s going on in just 20 minutes!
Anne McGurty is a business strategist specializing in creating systems and structures for the creative entrepreneur. She is also a PMP, Project Management Professional, with over 30 years of experience working with corporations and small businesses to improve communication, identify risks, and manage outstanding issues and help keep projects on schedule, adding value, saving time, and money. Anne is passionate about the role of a consultant and coach to her clients and brings a healthy, life balance perspective to her approach as she is a thriving cancer survivor.
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