In this article I’ll outline what a business coach is, answer why you may need a business coach and give you 6 reasons on why entrepreneurs choose small business coaching to help them grow their business faster and easier. Small business coaching can help you grow your business with clarity and confidence. A small business coach knows what it takes to grow a successful business, and through small business coaching, they provide support, guidance and clarity for the business owner.
You should expect an effective business coach to provide clarity on your long term vision and help you build a clear plan and path to achieve your goals. A business coach helps the business owner find clarify their vision, set better goals and create an actionable game plan to turn their goals into reality. Through regular business coaching, the business owner will make progress towards achieving bigger and better goals to get their business and life to where they want it to be.
In this article I’ll explain what a small business coach is, what a business coach can help with and 6 benefits of hiring a small business coach to help you turn your biggest goal into reality..
What is a small business coach?
A small business coach is a professional coach or advisor who understands how to run and grow a business. A business coach work with the business owner to help them grow their business and achieve their goals in the simplest and easiest way possible.
The small business coach helps the business owner get clear on their vision and unique strengths and helps them achieve growth faster.
Many business coaches, like me are specialists in certain areas. I specialise in time management coaching and productivity coaching to help small business owners get clear on their goals and then free up more of their time so they can multiply their revenue growth faster.
What are the benefits of small business coaching?
Small business coaching can help you achieve your goals quicker as you gain greater clarity, confidence and capability to pursue the things you do best and that will help your business grow simpler and more easily.
Small business coaches partner with the business owner to help them build and grow a successful business. Through small business coaching, the business coach will help the business owner turn their goals into reality by helping them work less and spend more doing doing what they are best at.
Small business coaching is about the coach helping the business owner simplify the amount of activities they do so they can focus on their strengths and achieve their goals quicker.
Do I really need a business coach?
A small business coach may be the solution you need if you want to achieve your goals quicker. If you need help with time management, productivity, being more focused or working less, a small business coach can help. A small business coach can help you take your business to wherever you want to go, as they have experience in running businesses.
Small business coaches provide perspective, guidance and ongoing support and accountability to business owners. With the freedom to choose how they spend their time, many small business owner let structures fall by the wayside.
Every small business owner faces challenges around cash flow, time management, securing new business, generating revenue, and building your customer base. A business coach can provide guidance and support in those areas.
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What can a business coach help with?
Small business coaches help business owners achieve their goals quicker by through measurable, strategic improvements that help the business owner manage time effectively so they can grow their business.
The business coaching is focused on the areas the business owner wants to develop. This could be around marketing, time management, productivity, managing a team, defining the business mission and goals. Some business coaches, like me, work with small business owners strategically, helping them put in place long-term goals and short-terms goals for their business and then help them stay focused and accountable to achieving those goals.
6 benefits of working with a small business coach
Here are 6 benefits of working with a small business coach.
1. More accountability
A business coach will hold you accountable to achieve the goals you set for yourself. A big challenge for small business owners to build momentum and get things done is that they only have themselves to answer to.
You are the boss and you may well no longer have anyone else to answer to, or keep you on track.
The most successful small business owners are focused on taking action on a regular basis, and many have a small business coach to help them stay on their path and do the things they say they’ll do.
A small business coach will hold you accountable and provide total support.
They will provide inspiration, lift you up, help you overcome challenges and ensure you are making the right progress to reach your goals.
2. Better work-life balance
Business coaches will help you achieve a better work-life balance. You became a small business owner not just to be successful but to be your own boss, make your own decisions and to achieve higher levels of freedom in your life.
As you build and grow your business why should you lose these ideals and sense of purpose along the way?
When you wear many hats and feel like you have so much to do, then complexities and frustrations begin to mount.
You’re working longer and longer hours and have the pressure of managing and growing the business.
3. Greater growth
A business coach will help you fast track your growth and help you achieve your goals quicker. We often invest money, energy and time in so many different services and solutions to help us grow our business.
Advertising, social media, admin support, marketing expertise etc but one thing many entrepreneurs fail to invest in is themselves.
This is one of the most important investments you can make.
Having a small business coach alongside you to support you, hold you accountable and help you to continue to grow personally and professionally can be invaluable.
An outside viewpoint that expands your wisdom, confidence, mindset, perspective and way of thinking can help you get to where you want to go quicker.
Small business coaching is a way to invest in yourself, but it’s also an investment in your family, well being and your future.
4. More time and energy
A business coach will help you simplify your time by helping you develop effective time management and productivity skills. Time is our most valuable asset so it’s essential that it is used wisely.
For successful small business owners, there is always so much to do.
Another idea to develop, a new project to work on, a never ending to-do list.
But, there will never be enough time for everything.
Greater clarity and focus
Having a small business coach will help give you the clarity and focus needed to achieve your biggest goals can be hugely beneficial.
Sometimes it isn’t about what you are saying Yes to and spending time on, it is rather about saying No and spending more time on what you love to do.
The benefit of working alongside a small business coach is that you have more dedicated time and space to step back and look at the bigger picture.
Create time leverage
You create time to strategise, to recharge and to work on the business, rather than in the business.
By leveraging time, you free up your time and make you more productive, which in turn will make you more successful.
An outside perspective can be the difference between frustration and quick results.
5. Greater perspective
Being a small business owner can get lonely. You’re running your business based on your purpose.
Sometimes it can be hard to find other small business owners or team members that share your vision and really understand what you’re going through.
Working with a small business coach will give your greater clarity about what you’re doing and perspective about why what you’re doing matters.
With small business coaching, there is no judgment and your business coach will be as invested in your growth and success as you are.
Having someone who talks and thinks like you do sitting alongside you can be the difference between success and failure.
6. More confidence
A business coach will help you clarify what matters most to you, and help you spend more time in those areas. Being totally consumed by your business can affect your mood and energy levels.
Growing a business takes a lot of sacrifice.
A small business coach can help ensure that your business doesn’t take over your life and impact negatively on your relationships.
If you’re always working and thinking about work, chances are you’ll miss out on time with the people that matter most.
If you can find a small business coach that can expand your strengths it will transform your business and life.
Small business coaching can be the key to transforming your revenue, profits, growth and personal freedom.
Small Business Coaching Packages
I have a range of small business coaching packages to help you grow to the next level faster, If you want greater clarity on your goals, a proven path and plan to achieve them and want to get 30 hours of your time back, book a 30-minute clarity call with me today.
About the Author
Mark Pettit is a small business coach based in Colchester, Essex, UK and the Founder of small business coaching company, Lucemi Consulting.
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