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Written by: peterm
13/06/2012 3:48 PM 

 

 
If you are a small business owner and unsure if engaging the services of a business coach is the right thing to do, keep reading this blog post to know about some of the benefits small business owners like yourself can derive from business coaching. In this article you will be able to learn about some of the aspects of business coaching that can be particularly helpful to you. You can then decide whether hiring a business coach is a worthwhile investment for you or not.
 
Business coaching helps small business owners learn to trust their choices and decisions. . . . .
Regardless of whether small business owners are rookies or seasoned, successful entrepreneurs, they are constantly questioning their next moves—the choices and decisions they have to make. Most small business owners discuss such matters with their spouses, other family members, friends, or even associates. But the fact remains that none of the abovementioned people or categories of people will be able to help them in such circumstances better than their very own business coaches.
 
Most of the abovementioned people or categories of people will give small business owners answers based on their limited understanding of their businesses, while their business coaches will not give them any answers at all. Their business coaches will make small business owners think for themselves. Their business coaches will make them analyse the situation and to delve deeper for the right answer—an answer they have known all along. They just didn’t trust themselves enough to take their answer. They were too afraid to trust their own answer as opposed to the answers they received from their spouses, other family members, friends, associates, etc. as the right one. Small business owners waste considerable time seeking advice from the wrong people, all the while hesitating and deliberating. A single session with their business coaches on the matter can help them achieve the clarity of mind that leaves them convinced about the next move that is best for their business.
 
Business coaching instils self-confidence, self-belief and positivity in small business owners. . . . .
It is extremely important that small business owners trust themselves and have absolute confidence in their business when things look bad. But most small business owners, especially newbies, are rarely able to do so. Helping business owners operate from a place of self-belief, positivity and motivation will be one of the key objectives of any professional small business coach. A professional and expert business coach will help small business owners approach every single situation and circumstance with a positive mind—expecting a positive outcome rather than unnecessarily fretting over self-induced doubts and insecurities.
 
Business coaching helps keep the torch of enthusiasm burning inside small business owners. . . . .
Owning and running a small business is not a child’s play. The responsibilities and challenges that accompany the title “Small Business Owner” are not for the faint-hearted. The position comes with never-ending complexities. There are literally countless things to look after and tasks to accomplish. There sales to make, marketing and promotional campaigns to plan, develop and execute, accounting and administration to handle, and networking to do. Then a lot of small business owners also have to deal with interpersonal and team dynamics, even if they lead a very small team. The burden of all these responsibilities can easily blow the flame of enthusiasm that burns inside a small business owner. A good and professional business coach helps small business owners regain and maintain the level of enthusiasm that they had at the time of starting their business. A business coach helps small business owners find their way through their countless responsibilities. A good business coach also helps them differentiate between the things that are too urgent to leave till tomorrow and those that can wait, things that are too important to be entrusted to someone else and those that can be delegated.
 

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