Entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and small business owners all know the challenges of starting a business. The same is also true for those people purchasing a small business, with the same demands, challenges, and obstacles to overcome in not just succeeding, but in creating a growing and thriving business.
While the nuts and bolts activities in starting a business are easy to research, putting all of these ideas into practice can be a significant challenge. In working with an experienced small business coach, there is a clear goal, a defined plan and individual, confidential, one-on-one support at each stage in the process.
Small business coaching is all about getting a clear picture or goal of what is needed and then finding the correct strategy and resources to put it in place. Coaches help people to uncover the full picture of what they want, and then how to achieve those goals and realize the success.
Understanding of Small Businesses
A small business coach has a background as an entrepreneur or a consultant working with small business owners or those with a plan for a small business. This is a benefit to the small business owner as the coach can ask the questions necessary to develop a complete and comprehensive business plan and strategy.
Uncover Your Goals
Goals are typically vague or generalized and not specific or measurable. A small business coach helps to uncover or drill down into the individual goals you have as a business owner. Knowing your goals allows you to work with the coach to develop the strategy or map to get from where you are now to where you want to be. If the end goal is not clear, the plan cannot be effectively developed, and you are less likely to reach the goal.
Be A Support
A small business coach is there as a support person, but also as an accountability partner. By committing to specific plans and action steps, the small business owner continually moves towards the goal and has a resource if obstacles or unexpected challenges get in the way.