Everyone gets something different from having a business Coach. So how can a business coach help a Solopreneur or a small business owner?
I have summarised below some of the many benefits
Check the ones that may be relevant to you. You know the statistics: Only one in five small businesses will still be in business 5 years from now but what separates businesses that last from the ones that don’t?
One big difference is that many successful business owners hire a business coach. Who will help with their business growth as well as with their personal growth.
So how does coaching help entrepreneurs?
A business coach works with you in a totally supportive way They focus is on your agenda Will discuss your business with you and ask questions to get clarity and increase your understanding Listen to you, provide feedback, bring a different perspective Help you sort out the many and complex issues of running a business. Share their knowledge, experience and strategies with you Will support motivate and inspire you.
There are many benefits of having a business Coach both for your business and for you personally. Everyone gets something different from having a Business Coach.
I have summarised below some of the many benefits so that you can see the ones that may be relevant to you:
Enable you to work ‘on’ not just ‘in’ your business.
A business coach will help you to step back from the day to day of running your business, take the time to look at your business from a wider and different perspective. This will help you to consider your business strategy and how you want to move your business forward.
Support you to achieve your goals.
It’s your business and you decide what you want to achieve and how you are going to get there. A business coach will support you to identify what you want to achieve, planning what you need to do in making things happen in your business.
Being your confidential sounding board.
It can be very lonely running your own business as you have no one who you can turn to for general business and personal support. A business coach will be your confidential sounding board, focusing totally on you, listening to you, discussing your business with you, sharing the successes and challenges with you and supporting you in achieving what you want to achieve.
Maximise business and personal performance.
Working with a business coach will help you to maximise the performance of your business and your own personal performance in the business. A business coach will help you to improve your business results, improve your efficiency and maximise your and your business potential.
Challenge you and expand your beliefs about what is possible.
A business coach will ask you lots of questions and challenge you. This will help you think differently about your business, look at things from a different perspective and expand your beliefs of what is possible.
Bounce ideas off and help you to work out more creative and new solutions.
You may have lots of ideas about your business but you want to discuss these with someone with business knowledge and experience. You may have a challenge that you want to work out and figured out the best way of moving forward with. A business coach will support you in looking at the different options and ideas, share their own ideas with you and help you in deciding what to do.
Provide support and motivation.
In the stressful and challenging times, when your business is going through major change and at many other times, it can be very difficult to keep on top of the business and not to get stressed and demotivated. A business coach will provide the reassurance, support and motivation that you need.
Become more focused and productive.
Seeing a business coach on a regular basis will help you focus on the most important issues and become more focused and productive. Through regular reviews what you want to achieve, agreeing on key priorities and the next steps going forward.
Increase your business knowledge and experience.
A business coach works with all sorts of different businesses on a range of issues and has accumulated lots of business knowledge and experiences themselves. A business coach will share this knowledge and experience with you, which will widen your own business knowledge and experience.
Understand yourself better and improve your relationships with others.
Having a business coach will increase your self-awareness, your confidence and your self-esteem and will also help you to improve your relationships with others.
Support you with a wide range of business challenges.
A business coach will support you with all areas of your business. These may include:
- sales and marketing
- time management
- handling stress better
- management and leadership
- decision making
- communication with yourself and others
- handling change positively
- business growth
- achieving work/life balance
- establishing priorities
- starting a new business
- and many other business challenges
I hope this article has given you a flavour of business coaching and its benefits.
As a business Coach myself you may think I will be rather biased. Therefore it may help you to see what some of my clients say about the benefits they have received from having a business coach, so please take a look at the client testimonials on my website.
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