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Small business coaching is a proven process that helps small business owners work less, have more time freedom and multiply their revenue and profits by spending more time doing what they love to do and are best at. 

As a small business coach, I help small business owners achieve bigger results in less time.   In this article I’m going to share 7 things coaching can do for your small business.  If you’re thinking about hiring a coach for your small business, this article will outline the benefits of working with a small business coach, and how a coach can help your business jump to the next level of growth.

Small business coaching will help you grow your business with clarity and confidence.  You started your business to achieve more freedom.  A coach can help you achieve that freedom.

In this article, you’ll learn the benefits of small business coaching and why small business owners choose business coaches.  There are many things coaching can do for your small business.  A small business coach will provide guidance, support and accountability to help take your business to the next level of growth. 

No matter how successful your small business, no business owner has all the answers.  Having a business coach to provide support, perspective and proven tools to help you thrive can be a valuable addition to your toolbox.

Choosing the right small business coach is all about getting clear on where you are now and where you want to go and looking at the specific areas of your business and life that you want support with.

What is small business coach?

A small business coach is a professional who understands how to run and grow a business.  Coaching can help the small business owner achieve greater levels of clarity, confidence and capability. 

Small business coaching is a proven process that helps the small business owner turn their goals into reality in a way that makes their life simpler, clearer and constantly expands their business growth. 

An effective small business coach asks open ended questions, rather than telling the client what to do.

Effective small business coaching is based on using thinking tools and techniques to provoke internal thought, rather than giving specific directions. 

Coaching for business owners is about expanding strengths and confidence and eliminating activities that don’t support the owners goals and aspirations.

[Jump to the next level in less time. If you want to grow to the next level and have more time freedom to spend with the people that matter most, start by scheduling a 30 minute call with me today. ]

What is small business coaching?

A small business coach is a professional coach who understands how to run and grow a business.  The coach will have expertise in time management, productivity, business strategy, managing a team, increasing company revenue and helping the business owner manage stress and overcome challenges.

Small business coaching helps business owners take their business from where they are now to where they want it to be. 

Small business coaches work with business owners to help them grow and achieve the goals and aspirations that are most important to them. 

A business coach will guide and support the business owner in growing their business. 

They do this by helping them clarify their bigger vision and providing a growth structure that maximises their biggest strengths, captures their biggest opportunities and eliminates their biggest challenges. 

Read more on the benefits of accountability coaching.

Business coaching for small businesses

There are many benefits of coaching for small business owners.  Coaching will help the business owner set better goals, overcome obstacles and build a clear path and plan to higher levels of business growth. 

Business coaching happens through one-to-one coaching or through group coaching sessions, either in a one off situation or over a specific period of time, such as 90 days or 12 months.

Effective small business coaching is a proven process where the small business owners creates a future vision they want to achieve and the business coach helps them achieve that result in the simplest, fastest and easiest way possible. 

As a small business coach I help business owners jump to the next level of growth by providing clarity, direction and focus.  This helps them achieve three specific results:

  1. Get more time back
  2. Increase revenue and profits
  3. Have time freedom to spend with the people that matter

Small business coaching is about helping the business owner get clarity on their future vision.  The coach will provide a game plan that gives them the confidence and capability to achieve their biggest goals.

7 benefits of small business coaching for entrepreneurs

Here are 7 benefits of small business coaching for entrepreneurs

1. Achieve your goals 

Business coaching from someone who understands how to achieve goals, can be transformational. Many small business owners struggle to achieve their goals because they have too many goals and their time is taken up on low value activities.

A small business coach helps business owners clarify the ideal future they want and then constructs a game plan with them to achieve their goals in the simplest, fastest and easiest way possible.

This includes setting long-term goals and short-term, measurable goals. 

Having a long-term vision to guide thinking and action, supported by measurable progress on short-term goals ensures the business owner is always making progress

This clarity and direction creates higher levels of focus, accountability and confidence, which leads to bigger and better results. 

2. Clarity on your goals 

In a world of complexity and confusion, feeling simple, clear and confident about exactly what to do and where to invest your time can be hugely valuable for any business owner.

This clarity, direction and focus can help you save hundreds of hours of time, work less, spend more time doing what you love to do and make a lot more money in the process. 

Running a business can feel isolating and lonely at times, so having a business coach providing guidance and perspective can provide higher levels of confidence and capability.

When you become clear on what you want your future to look like, a business coach will help you with goal setting and creating a simple path and plan to get there.

This takes away a huge amount of complexity and confusion and stops hours of wasted time..

3. Greater direction 

Effective small business coaching requires the business coach to provide thinking tools that help the client start thinking about their thinking.

All major breakthrough and transformations that come about in business coaching are through internal changes that the client makes.

Having proven thinking tools and frameworks are the starting point for this transformation.

You have an ideal future that is unique to you. 

The thinking tools provided by the business coach are a way of helping you clarify your thinking and get clear on the future you want, and what’s important to you.

It is the thinking tools provided by the small business coach, that are the ‘door openers’ to the breakthroughs, but it is the answers you provide and the insights that get created that create the biggest transformations.

4. More time freedom  

Working longer and longer hours is not the path to success and growth.  A business coach can help you create more time freedom to grow your business and have more time with the people that matter most.

Working with a small business coach can help clarify your biggest strengths and capabilities so you can spend more time doing what you love to do and are best at and less time on everything else.

The quickest path to business success is identifying which activities produce the biggest results and simplifying your time, energy and focus to do more of that work.

Small business coaching can improve your time management skills and make you more productive so you can produce bigger results at work and have more time for the people that matter at home.

5. Increased self-confidence 

It’s difficult to grow to the next level and achieve your goals unless you feel confident. 

A small business coach will help you expand your confidence by focusing on your biggest strengths, rather than trying to improve weaknesses.

Running a business can be lonely, so having someone by your side highlighting your strengths and your achievements can boost your confidence. 

Knowing that you are on the right path and knowing exactly what to do every day can be invaluable.

Being reassured that you’re doing the right things and celebrating progress with you can be transformational. 

Having a clear path and plan to follow can give you the confidence to focus on achieving bigger and better goals.

A business coach will help you set short-term measurable goals that will help boost your confidence and capability when you achieve those goals. 

This progress helps the business owner see they can capture even bigger opportunities in the future because they feel confident.

6. Increased focus 

One of the things that holds many small business owners back from achieving their goals is they have too much going on in their business and in their minds.

This can create overwhelm, frustration and a feeling of not having enough time to really achieve their goals.

Rather than feeling simple, clear, and confident many business owners feel distracted and unfocused with the complexity and complications of running their business.

Effective small business coaching will help you identify a small number of unique skills you have that produce the biggest results and then simplify your time, energy and focus to do more of that work.

This helps you free up your time to produce bigger results in a simple and easy way.  A business coach will help you become more productive and work smarter, not harder.

They can help remove distractions, and improve your focus so you can achieve your goals in the simplest way possible.

7. Greater revenue and profits 

Business coaches help small business owners maximise revenue and profits by focusing their time and energy on the productive activities that produce the biggest results.

With any small business, there are only a small number of activities that drive revenue and growth. 

Business coaches help the business owner identify those activities and then free up their time to maximise the time spent on those activities.

The business coach helps the client leverage time to produce bigger results through eliminating activities that don’t support business growth through delegation, outsourcing and collaboration.

Summing Up

There are many factors that can creative an effective small business coaching relationship and environment.

The 7 benefits of small business coaching I’ve shared are a great starting point for small business owners to think about the benefits of hiring a small business coach.

If you’ve been thinking about working with a small business coach, here are some of the ways I can work with you to achieve your biggest goals.

Small business coaching program 

My small business coaching program helps business owners jump to the next level of growth simply and easily.  Book a free 30-minute clarity call with me today to help you clarify your goals and create a proven path and plan to achieve them. 

Spend 30 minutes with me, and transform busyness into focused productivity. 

If you’re ready to get more time back and achieve bigger and better goals, book a free 30-minute call with me today! 

During this call you’ll clarify your goals, get insights on your biggest obstacles and come away with greater direction and purpose. 

Book Your 30-Minute Call

About Mark Pettit 

Mark Pettit is a small business coach based in Colchester, Essex, UK and the Founder of small business coaching company Lucemi Consulting.  Mark is a  small business coach to business owners who want to simplify their time, energy and focus so they can multiply their freedom, impact and results. 

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