(PRWEB) July 21, 2013
In How Business Coaching Can Boost Business Gollan points to lots of entrepreneurs who are partnering with business coaches in order to assist them revitalize their business, diagnose problems, proscribe solutions, or to simply audit current business practices.
More often than not an entrepreneur hires a business coach because an issue has been identified within the framework of the business. The following are thought to be the top five reasons why entrepreneurs hire business coaches, says Gollan:
1. To improve communication skills (within the company and externally)
2. To discover strategies for managing conflict
3. To gain clarity with intentions, goals, and objectives
4. To improve productivity as a solo-entrepreneur or small business
5. To improve and/or increase profitability
“You may have spotted your issues in one of the five listed or be feeling that your current issues are represented in a combination of the five,” says top business coach Gollan.
“Either way, you just know that there are holes in your small business that could possibly use the expertise of a business coach.
“Overall, hiring a business coach will be one of the best decisions that you can make as an entrepreneur. It will allow you to gain clarity, further identify deeper issues, and become more savvy and equipped to bring upon swift resolutions when they are most needed in your business.”
The vast majority of business coaches specialise in lending their expertise within a certain field. This include subjects such as marketing, sales, time management, leadership, strategic planning and work/life balance.
Australian business coach Gollan says he finds many business owners struggle with work/life balance which in turn means they are unable to enjoy time with family and friends or even their favourite hobbies. This doesn’t bode well in terms of leadership skills as an employer should be providing vision and direction to his or her staff, he adds.
To discover the most problematic area in a business, a quick assessment is often all that is necessary. This should include questions such as whether a business is reaching customers and clients to the degree that they would like through their marketing efforts, if it is meeting its original goals, handling conflict well and whether sales management strategies are sophisticated and targeted enough.
Business coaches tend to deliver services via live seminars, teleseminars, books (printed, audio, and electronic), small group coaching, mastermind groups, and video series. They commonly offer an introductory mini-course or session either complimentary or at a very reduced rate, allowing the business owner to work out whether the coach’s services, style and price point resonates with them.
Much of the work business coaches such as Gollan provide is around structure and setting up business systems. Many entrepreneurs have similar issues when it comes to scaling their businesses and getting to the next level.
Most courses and training sessions a coach does is concerned with helping the business owner put systems and tools in place so they can become a leader in the business instead of just another employee, says Gollan. This is a key difference between a company that can grow profit and one that is just another small business.
A business coach should, in essence, be able to provide structure, tools and direction in order for a company to be able to scale their business.
Business owners who find themselves caught up the day-to-day running of the company need a coach to help them set up their business to allow them to succeed and live the life they want.
Costs can be a factor to keep in mind when a company decides to hire a business coach to partner with. By offering products such as blogs, eBooks, and guides, coaches are able to meet the needs of more entrepreneurs in need but also offer more affordability. At times a company owner may require an actual relationship with a business coach. In this case it should be seen as an investment to move that business forward towards success.
There are business coaches that offer their services at every end of the financial spectrum. Many are very affordable and offer programs or packages that will fit a company’s budget. Whoever they choose a company should always select a coach they connect with at their initial consultation.
To find out more information on business coaching and to book a consultation with Australia's top business coach visit Gollan’s website today.