Owning a small business can be a challenge. There’s the thrill of being your own boss and creating jobs for other people and creating equity for retirement. There is a long list of action items that you have to complete daily like administrative tasks, networking to keep your business alive, being the bookkeeper, project management, and the list goes on and on. A small business owner wears many hats and because of a lack of a team to support you they end up making decisions without professional input from other experienced business owners. Here’s why you would consider having a business coach.
This is when you could use advice from a business coach. A small business coach will help you establish professional and personal goals and make a plan for you to track your progress and hold you accountable for achieving them. You and your coach will work together to establish a plan of what you want to accomplish. A SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, Threats) and is usually performed in the beginning of working with your small business coach. It is used to help formulate a marketing strategy. With small business consulting and the SWOT Analysis, you will be able to see beyond your company walls and discover what other opportunities are open for your company and how your coach contributes as a sounding board for you to discuss and take advantage of your own strengths.
These are some of the things that you will accomplish by having small business consulting:
- How to manage your time more efficiently
- Become more visible and retain more customers or clients
- Design a more cohesive plan of action regarding growing your business
- Create a system so you don’t have to work so hard
- Manage your time more efficiently
- Hold you accountable
- Stop feeling overwhelmed
- Learn the marketing and business skills you need
- Be clear on where you want to go with your business and your projects
- Generate a steady stream of income
Having a small business marketing coach will get you from where you are now to where you want to be. And get you there so much faster than doing it alone. Business coaches are trained to help you grow and see things that you can’t see. But you have to be coachable. What do I mean when I say you have to be coachable, I mean you have to be willing to listen and take the advice that your business coach is giving you. What good is it to have a coach and you don’t listen to their advice? You hired this business coach to put yourself on the track of being successful so it would be in your best advantage to do what they tell you to do.
All successful people hire a coach to get them where they want to go. Actors, athletes, and all successful people know that they can’t do it all by theirselves. If they have a coach to improve theirselves, don’t you think as an entrepreneur that you should too?