The small business owner is facing greater challenges in today’s restricted business economic environment. Their surviving competitors are fiercer than ever, resources – people and money – are stretched to the breaking point and each day seems to bring on a new challenge that someone must address. In most instances, it’s just one more responsibility that the owner must add to their growing work load.
It’s little wonder then why the majority of small enterprise owners lose focus on the Critical Factors or Key Performance Indicators of their business that provide an early warning of what needs to be done in order to successfully grow their business, increase revenues and enhance profitability.
Enter the Small Business Coach…
Just as top performing athletes and entertainers hire specialty coaches to help them achieve higher levels of success, so are increasing numbers of small business owners. They have learned that the advice and counsel of an outside experienced business professional can more quickly advance their businesses growth and profitability than they can ever hope to do by themselves. Further, they find that their Small Business Coach is not only a problem “spotter and solver”, but is one that they can go to for advice.
Listen to what nationally recognized publications, associations and authors have to say:
“The Hottest Thing Today Is Getting A Business Coach”, Fortune Magazine
“In a recent study, training alone improved leadership skills by 22%. When combined with business coaching the improvement jumped to 77 %”, Fortune Magazine
“Coaching utilization is increasing because it is a cost effective means of achieving phenomenal results for teams and businesses. Organizations are asking can we afford NOT to use coaches”, Jeffery E. Auerbach, Ph.D., Author
Coaches are“part therapist, part consultant – and they sure know how to succeed in business”, Newsweek Magazine
“The goal of coaching is the goal of good management: to make the most of an organization’s valuable resources”, The Harvard Business Review
“Clients typically seek help with time management (81%)… business advice (74%). The benefits extend to self-awareness (68%); smarter goal setting (62%); a more balanced life (62%); reduced stress levels (57%); and more self-confidence”, International Coach Federation Survey
“…business coaching, a trend that’s exploding among small businesses and entrepreneurs nationwide. It’s estimated that up to 20% of American small businesses are using them…”, Chicago Business
“Workers at all levels of the corporate ladder are enlisting coaches for guidance on how to improve their performance, boost their profits and make better decisions about everything from personnel to strategy.”, Time Business News
“…other companies offer coaching as a prerequisite…in the understanding that everyone has blind spots and can benefit from a detached observer”,The New York Times
“Coaching is having a dedicated mentor; it’s getting knowledgeable support and encouragement and a new way of looking at things when you need it.” Executive Female Magazine
“As organizations operate with a “lean” staff – a shortage of time and increased pressure to perform is always present – and coaching provides “just in time” assistance and individual learning and support”. Jeffery E. Auerbach, Ph.D., Author
Rather than continuing to “fight the battle” alone and run the risk of losing, take action today and look for a professional small business coach who is qualified, an effective communicator and who can provide you with the critical one-on-one strategic advice, mentoring and special project assignments critical to the successful growth of your business enterprise. It might save you some of those sleepless nights – and might even save your business.
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