The Perfect Plan
Now that your business is up and running you have begun to find a few blemishes in your original plan. That is perfectly understandable. The old military saying that “no plan of operations extends with any certainty beyond the first contact with the main hostile force” applies to business endeavors as well.
Now that you have left the starting line you have most certainly found that there are bumps in the road you did not anticipate. It could be anything from employees to logistics. No matter what it is, the unexpected obstacle can ruin an entrepreneur’s dream.
Will It Fail?
Now the question that creeps into your mind more often than you would like to admit is, “Is this venture going to fail?”
Enter the cavalry. Having an entrepreneur coach, or business coach or whatever name you want to put on it is an option. But you, being the headstrong individual you are, hate the fact that you might need help.
It was your goal to build your empire and do it single handedly. You are not alone. What you do not realize is that most successful entrepreneurs, or small business owners, at some point engage the services of a small business coach.
Is A Partner The Answer?
Many entrepreneurs find themselves faced with startup shortages. It may be cash, it may be supplies or it may be advice. One option is to bring on a partner. But entrepreneurs are generally individual minded. Partners get in the way. Plus, they want a piece of the action.
Another option is to hire someone full time to fill a particular role in the business. That takes a very large cash flow bite and a long-term commitment that can really bring a new business to its knees.
Small Business Investment
Enter the entrepreneur coach or small business coach.
A small business coach is a person who is not an employee, is not long-term and is not expensive. Instead what you get is a dedicated individual who takes the time to listen to you, hear what you want to accomplish, learn what your problems are and then works with you to come up with a solution that is best for you and your business.
While some people choose to use a coach for a longer period, most coaching arrangements last from 3 to 6 months. There is no payroll tax, no health benefits and no management headache.
You get a strong sounding board for your plans without any judgment or criticism. A good business coach is trained to listen to you, ask you the right questions and help you come up with the right answers on your own.
Maybe this is what you are looking for right now. Maybe its not. The fact that you are this far into this article makes you wonder, doesn’t it? Could a business coach be of any help to you right now?