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What Is Small Business Coaching?

What Is Small Business Coaching?

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What is small business coaching?

Most small business either operate on a constrained budget or lack the resources and expertise for further growth. Unless you come from a trained business background, chances are that you will no doubt need help. Whether it’s with some aspects of running and expanding your business. You should get help from well-qualified professionals who know the ropes.

That is where small business coaching comes in.

What Do Small Business Coaches Do?

A business coach is either an individual, team or firm that helps identify the strengths, weaknesses and possible strategies for your business. The job of a business coach is to analyze the current standing of your organization and provide solutions to your challenges, constraints and issues with the purpose of helping your business expand or rather work more efficiently in its present form.

The arsenal of a business coach consists of sound advice, suggestions and tips garnered from insider experience in your related industry that makes them aware of the common problems that arise in your niche and the quickest ways to resolve them effectively.

These services can be delivered in the form of one-time consultations and evaluations or regular coaching and mentoring classes or sessions that actively resolve issues as they arise through time, providing continuous support to your business.

This sense of ‘I’ve a lot of time’ and ‘I can do it whenever I want’ never lets you lift your business off the ground. It keeps you interested enough, but you never get to define a course of action to achieve those dreams. There’s always a tomorrow, right?

Ten Ways a Small Business Coach Can Help You

The job of a business coaching is more about teaching you how to make your business better rather than taking matters into their own hands with executive power. The following is a list of ways in which a business coach can help you identify and resolve the ongoing issues with your business and move forward with a comprehensive strategy.

  1. Identify Issues Within The Business
  2. Building Trust: A Coach Will Help You See And Build On Your Strengths And Strengthen Your Confidence In You And Company.
  3. Challenge Your Thinking: A Solitary Business Owner Only Works Under The Beliefs They Hold, Which Can Hold Back Them. A Coach Can Challenge Your Thinking, So That You Can See More Options And Avoid Sabotage Success In Limiting Beliefs.
  4. Expand Your Mind And Business: A Business Coach Can Help You See The Bigger Picture And Set Bigger Targets.
  5. Help Get You Unstuck: A Coach Will Help You Find Out Where You’re Stuck, And Get You Motivated To Step Forward Again.
  6. Help You Organize Your Activities And Goals: A Coach Will Help You Define The Actions You Want To Work On And Give You Tools For Time Management.
  7. Accountability: If You Don’t Follow Through, A Coach Will Expect You To Deliver On The Plan You Set Up, And Call You On It.
  8. Help You Come Up With Ideas And Refine Them: Coaches Have Experience That Can Give You Fresh Ideas Or Improvements To Old Ideas And Help You Find Out Which Ones Are To Try And Prioritize.
  9. Sounding Board To Get Feedback And Brainstorm
  10. Grant Advice And Share Know-How

How to Know if You Need a Business Coach

Business coaching can benefit all business owners, even experienced ones. But there are cases where coaching may or may not make the difference in achieving big success. Here are a few signs you could use a business coach ‘s help:

  1. You just feel stuck.
  2. You have not and you cannot come up with a plan.
  3. You’re overwhelmed.
  4. You need accountability and mentorship.
  5. You want to expand your knowledge and skill set.

How to Find a Small Business Coach

If you check out on each of the points listed above, you need a business coach. But finding the right person can be challenging. Here is a list of attributes to look for in prospective hires to help you filter out the amateurs from the experienced. The qualities you should be looking for in a business coach include:

  1. Does the coach have experience in your industry?
  2. Does the coach understand your goals and objectives?
  3. Also, does the coach communicate properly?
  4. Does the coach offer a clear strategic outlook?
  5. Does the coach have references and certification?

If the coach can fill out some of these requirements, then they may be a good option for your business. Always remember to make your objectives and goals clear to any business coach you hire. This ensures that they can accurately pinpoint the areas that need immediate attention while helping your growth in the long run as well.

By Darren Finkelstein

Author Bio:

Darren Finkelstein is The Accountability Guy®. This entails being an Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor, Author, and Speaker.

Darren works together with high-performing teams and individuals to help get results, achieve your wildest dreams, and smash your goals. He does this by leveraging over 30 years of experience working in the corporate world, and in small businesses.

A successful business owner himself, Darren won the Australian Entrepreneur of the year award for Dent Global after building a wonderful lifestyle business, successfully sold and exited after 15 years.

Before this, Darren worked for over 10 years at Apple Inc. as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’ during the inspirational Steve Jobs era. While there he was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award.

Darren’s lessons in accountability can help individuals and teams at all levels of a business or organisation, and are based on actions and results:

  • Read The Accountability Advantage – Play Your Best Game book for Darren’s most recent insights into accountability.
  • Check out Darren’s D.I.Y online program: Accountability Made Easy.
  • Hire Darren to be your private Accountability Coach via one of his popular One-On-One Sessions where he works with you and/or your team to implement and execute plans to hit your goals. These private client sessions are conducted via Zoom video calls or face-to-face meetings (subject to Darren’s travel policy and COVID restrictions).
  • For teams of 3 – 7 people, Darren offers Group Accountability Programs, ideal for networking groups and alumni organisations.
  • My Team Accountability Program is a powerful tool for sales teams, project teams, virtual teams and operational teams.
    Both Group and Team Accountability Programs are a shared learning environment where you’ll learn from others and shared from their experiences. We can work with your team members one-on-one, in pairs, or in a configuration that suits your needs best.
  • Darren can be a Speaker at your next event, workshop, or conference. Whether it’s done face-to-face or virtually, it’s a genuinely engaging experience.

Who can The Accountability Guy® help?

  • Do you work hard, but still not achieve your goals?
  • Are you feeling so overwhelmed, it’s overwhelming?
  • Do you need directions on how to get your business to the next level?
  • Are you a high-performing, successful individual or team that would like to ‘juggle more balls in the air’?

Accountability is the superpower you must learn to harness:

Hope will not fix your situation, as doing nothing makes things worse. We need to take action now or tomorrow’s results will be the same as today.

Implementation and execution are key:

We’ll make sure you follow the plan and meet your deadlines. This is true accountability. Together we’ll meet your commitments, goals, and promises you’ve made to yourself and others.

Don’t let people down anymore – especially those important to you!

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How likely are you to achieve your goals, promises, obligations, and commitments on your own?

Darren will support you to become truly accountable!

Book your FREE Unboxing Session with
Darren Finkelstein – The Accountability Guy®

Together we’ll examine exactly where you’re at, what’s worked and what hasn’t. We’ll take a look at your priorities to set the path moving forward.


Each Unboxing Session includes
  • 45-60 min obligation-free Zoom call to discuss your goals, promises and commitments
  • Examine your priorities
  • Review your ‘To-Do List’ and we’ll dig-in to how you will implement
  • Together, we will create a plan and set timelines

Click here to book your free session.

 

Book your FREE Unboxing Session with
Darren Finkelstein – The Accountability Guy®

Together we’ll examine exactly where you’re at, what’s worked and what hasn’t. We’ll take a look at your priorities to set the path moving forward.


Each Unboxing Session includes
  • 45-60 min obligation-free Zoom call to discuss your goals, promises and commitments
  • Examine your priorities
  • Review your ‘To-Do List’ and we’ll dig-in to how you will implement
  • Together, we will create a plan and set timelines

Click here to book your free session.

 

By Darren Finkelstein

Author Bio:

Darren Finkelstein is The Accountability Guy®. This entails being an Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor, Author, and Speaker.

Darren works together with high-performing teams and individuals to help get results, achieve your wildest dreams, and smash your goals. He does this by leveraging over 30 years of experience working in the corporate world, and in small businesses.

A successful business owner himself, Darren won the Australian Entrepreneur of the year award for Dent Global after building a wonderful lifestyle business, successfully sold and exited after 15 years.

Before this, Darren worked for over 10 years at Apple Inc. as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’ during the inspirational Steve Jobs era. While there he was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award.

Darren’s lessons in accountability can help individuals and teams at all levels of a business or organisation, and are based on actions and results:

  • Read The Accountability Advantage – Play Your Best Game book for Darren’s most recent insights into accountability.
  • Check out Darren’s D.I.Y online program: Accountability Made Easy.
  • Hire Darren to be your private Accountability Coach via one of his popular One-On-One Sessions where he works with you and/or your team to implement and execute plans to hit your goals. These private client sessions are conducted via Zoom video calls or face-to-face meetings (subject to Darren’s travel policy and COVID restrictions).
  • For teams of 3 – 7 people, Darren offers Group Accountability Programs, ideal for networking groups and alumni organisations.
  • My Team Accountability Program is a powerful tool for sales teams, project teams, virtual teams and operational teams.
    Both Group and Team Accountability Programs are a shared learning environment where you’ll learn from others and shared from their experiences. We can work with your team members one-on-one, in pairs, or in a configuration that suits your needs best.
  • Darren can be a Speaker at your next event, workshop, or conference. Whether it’s done face-to-face or virtually, it’s a genuinely engaging experience.

Who can The Accountability Guy® help?

  • Do you work hard, but still not achieve your goals?
  • Are you feeling so overwhelmed, it’s overwhelming?
  • Do you need directions on how to get your business to the next level?
  • Are you a high-performing, successful individual or team that would like to ‘juggle more balls in the air’?

Accountability is the superpower you must learn to harness:

Hope will not fix your situation, as doing nothing makes things worse. We need to take action now or tomorrow’s results will be the same as today.

Implementation and execution are key:

We’ll make sure you follow the plan and meet your deadlines. This is true accountability. Together we’ll meet your commitments, goals, and promises you’ve made to yourself and others.

Don’t let people down anymore – especially those important to you!

-----------------------------------------
How likely are you to achieve your goals, promises, obligations, and commitments on your own?

Darren will support you to become truly accountable!

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