Having a coach in your corner won’t ensure you victory, but there is something to be said about having a guide when you encounter obstacles and challenges. A coach does more than tell you to “be the ball.” He helps you navigate the opposition, achieve goals, and hone your skills for better performance. You expect a coach on the sideline during a game, but do you really need business coaching for a small business? What are the benefits of working with a business coach?
Coaches offer a different perspective. Staying focused on the end goal is just part of entrepreneurship, but sometimes you need another pair of eyes; someone who sees the situation from a different angle. It is the coach’s task to bring different perspectives to the table and present new ways of thinking. Sometimes a mental shift is all you need to reach the next level in business.
Coaches provide specific advice. A business coach isn’t just a “feel good” guru who tells you stay positive. An experienced mentor can provide advice specific to your business. Are you in manufacturing or is your business based on creativity? Many times you can traverse obstacles easier when you have an experienced coach in your corner; someone who knows the steps to success for your niche or field.
A coach will help you communicate with your employees. Business coaching provides another important service—training for you to become a better communicator. Small business owners juggle a lot of hats and sometimes the mental load is heavy. A coach will help you sort through what’s important, what can be delegated, and what you should focus on next. Once you get a clear vision, you can easier share it with others.
Coaches know the pitfalls. Business coaches aren’t newbies—they know a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t. Get advice you can trust from someone you can depend on. Consider working with a coach. It might help you avoid unnecessary setbacks.
Business coaching is a worthy investment not only of your capital but your time. Get an upper hand on the competition by hiring a good coach!
Remember, running a business successfully does not need to be complicated. Keep it simple!
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Manny Skevofilax is a consultant and speaker that assists his clients with successfully navigating the challenges of growing their businesses profitably. Since 2003, Manny helps businesses to enhance their financial results by using his experience in strategic planning, financial statement analysis, operations, and team-building. His consulting firm, PORTAL CFO Consulting, Inc., has attracted clients from diverse industries in the United States and abroad.
Manny can be reached at 410-808-3441 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.