As an entrepreneur, you started off as a specialist: You had a great idea for a business, and you launched. As a newfound business owner, you’re now stuck with the job of the generalist. This can work for a while, but you’ll soon realize that you don’t have time to stay on top of all the things you need to do, or challenges too complex for your experience. You can continue to hack it, or you can get some help.
Now enter a Business Coach. What is a Business Coach?
A business coach helps your business tackle specific tasks and objectives (for example, helping through the process of bringing on a business partner, or managing a software implementation). The relationship with a business coach is most often short term but can really help accelerate your business. It can really help you as the Business Owner make sure you are not just working IN your business, but also making time to work ON your business.
Business coaches are a must-haves for small business owners. You might think that you can do it on your own, and that adding another expense doesn’t make sense. But here are 5 reasons that a Business Coach will help you supercharge your business:
1. Strategy and Planning:
A coach will challenge you to think differently, stretching your goals. Sure, you have lofty expectations for your business, but to rebound your strategy off someone who’s walked this road before—pointing out pitfalls, areas you need to strengthen—this is invaluable. Someone with a unique, but proven, experience for strategy will push you harder while also keeping your approach on course. Also, with an outside perspective, they can help you avoid the pitfalls of rose-colored glasses.
Technology is playing an ever-increasing role in small business, and it can be tough to keep up. Tech helps small businesses gain a competitive advantage by communicating better with their employees, customers and prospects; saving time and improving efficiency by automating their processes; and improving business performance through the use of business analytics. Coaches have the skills needed to successfully deploy new technology, manage integrations, and consult on the best options for your unique situation.
One of the things that I bring to the table over other Business Coaches is that I have 25 years of development and Architectural experience. I can also help Consult as a Fractional CTO to help you design, architect and avoid technical pitfalls. I have extensive experience building massive technical projects and bringing them to fruition. So if you are looking for some technical help – make sure to reach out on the website and I will personally do a 20 minute consult with you.
Coaches and mentors help improve your management and leadership skills. As your business grows, your role will evolve into a greater and greater management capacity. Coaches will help you navigate difficult business problems and decisions, and will help set a foundation early on to be able to handle some of the big, inevitable, management storms that lie ahead.
I have helped build teams from 2 or 3 technical employees to teams of over 30 people. I can help you build your team and help coach and consult as it grows.
4. Marketing Advice:
Especially in the early stages of a small business, the entire marketing strategy and effort falls on the shoulders of the business owner. Coaches can help you see what you’re not seeing. A seasoned business coach who has experience with branding, marketing strategy, and tactics can lift your sales numbers and keep you from spinning your wheels on what doesn’t work.
I have built and maintained successful marketing funnels. I grew one of our companies from 0 to over $1M ARR – or Annual Recurring Revenue. So I can help coach you on the moves you should make!
5. Grow The Business:
It doesn’t matter so much where you are now, as long as you’re clear on where you’re headed. A coach will help you address the areas of your business that need nurturing to ensure you stay on track to healthy growth. Perhaps the most important factor to staying on track is having someone to be accountable to. It’s easy to let yourself off the hook. I can help serve as an accountability partner, helping you push through the challenges to meet your goal.
Bottom line: When you run out of time in a day to “learn while doing,” or when the margin of error for learning from your mistakes is gone, you look for expert help to provide guidance and work through complex problems quickly.
To be clear, coaching and mentoring is a two-way street. You get the most from it when you put the effort into the relationship. You still have to run your business, and you’re responsible for what happens.
That is why you should book some time with me. You can either use my calendar link in the comments below, or the Contact Us link below, or else go to StartupHakk.com and go to Coaching and book some time with me.
Whether it’s doing some specialized business process. We specialize in taking these specialists in their field and teaching them how to develop and teaching them to become a full stack developer and in the process. What you’re going to get with that is you will get somebody who can become a full stack developer while still being a specialist in their field and this is ultimately going to be, we feel, one of the best hybrids and really be the best benefit for a corporate world who can work with getting these specialized people to work as a developer and then that’s gonna ultimately help them to be really good in their field and I think this is one of the specialties that we’re going to really be working so make sure you check out startuphakk.
This is a great opportunity that we’re just starting out to kick off our coding boot camp so that you can take someone who’s a specialist in your field, teach them to be a developer and then begin to build and learn all of these most important skills that you get. So make sure to check out https://www.startuphakk.com/.