Are you considering hiring a business coach, but aren’t completely sure what it is they actually do? You’re not alone. Hiring a business coach or consultant could be the best thing you do for your business, as long as you choose the right one and have realistic expectations of what they can do for you.
A business consultant/coach’s job is to support you as you build your business, providing direction, experience, and valuable contacts to help you achieve success.
What Does a Business Coach Do?
A Business Consultant/Coach Gives You Direction
If you’re experiencing problems in your small business or you want to grow your business and have no idea where to start, a business consultant/coach can help. The first step is to figure out what it is you want to gain from your sessions with your coach. This may seem simple, but oftentimes our goals in business can seem overwhelming, scaring you off even starting.
Here are some of the things a business coach can help you with: creating a sustainable business plan, creating your marketing plan, developing multiple streams of income, identifying your ideal client, product or program launch strategies, creating a signature product or program, creating a social media strategy and so much more.
Pinpointing clear, definable goals with your business consultant/coach will provide you with direction. You can then break down those goals into manageable steps and tasks that are simple to work towards. And your business coach will keep you accountable every step of the way.
A Business Consultant/Coach Shares Their Experience
We all know that it’s important to learn from your mistakes, but learning from the mistakes of others is just as valuable. One of the best things about a good business consultant/coach is that they have probably seen it all before. No matter what kind of bind your business is in, they have likely been through it or coached somebody who has been through it themselves. This experience means that they know the next step, even if you can’t see any way forward.
Another reason this wealth of experience is so valuable is that they can advise you to take a different path. Preventing a costly and ineffective business move will save you time and money which can go towards tried and true methods that will bring you closer to your goals.
A Business Consultant/Coach Gives You Access to Their Network
Sometimes we need a little help from our friends, and business coaches have a lot of friends. Part of a business consultant’s job is to have a solid network that they can share with their clients. Your business consultant should be attending events, running their own, and seem as if they know everyone in their field so that when your business can benefit from a connection, they can supply it to you.
Signs It’s Time to Hire A Business Consultant/Coach.
So, you now know what a business consultant/coach is and what they do. The big question to ask yourself is do you need a business coach yourself? This will, of course, depend on you and your business, but chances are that if you’re seeking out articles about business coaches you might need to book a chat with one. Read my blog article, 10 Signs It’s Time To Hire A Business Coach, and see if any of them sound familiar.
How Do You Find the Right Business Coach?
Finding the right business coach will depend on your business and your goals. Many business consultants/coaches specialise in different areas, so it’s important to seek out someone who has experience in your needs or field. For example, I specialise in business coaching for small businesses, as well as business coaching for women.
Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Business Coach
Just like any big business decision, mistakes can be made when hiring a business coach if you’re not careful. While it’s important to know what to do, it’s just as important to know what not to do. Read this article about the 5 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Business Coach so that you don’t make any of them.
Think You’re Ready for a Business Coach?
Ready to invest, both financially and emotionally, in a business coach to move your business from stuck to unstuck?
If you’re willing to work with a business coach and take the next step in your business, I’d love for you to book in for a free 30-minute discovery call. Click here to book in for a chat where we will discuss your goals, struggles, strategy, and how I can help you achieve success as your business consultant.
Wishing you a fab day,