Business Coach: Should You Be Looking For One?

When Is It Time To Look For A Business Coach? A business coach can help you make progress faster and build your online business more quickly by helping you see where you can improve things, where you can leverage what you already have, and where you need to fill a big gap in your funnel. The big question is when should you hire a coach to make sure it benefits you and your business growth the most.

Don’t Hire A Coach When…

… you know what you’re doing, have a solid plan, and just need a little time to implement it all. There’s no big need to have an advisor tell you what you know you should be doing. If you find yourself not implementing the right things, or you don’t know what you should be doing first, then getting a coach involved may not be a bad idea.

Often you’ll find yourself go through a cycle of having a coach to come up with a solid plan, and then going off on your own for a few weeks or even months to put what you’ve learned to good use.

… you don’t have the money for it. A good coach is expensive. If you can’t afford one right now, learn what you can through courses or for free, implement, and start making enough money to be able to afford the coach. Yes, a coach could be helpful at this point, but there’s no need to risk the viability of your business to shortcut this step. Instead, make a budget, and get the coach on board as soon as you can afford it.

Do Hire A Business Coach When …

… when you feel stuck. If you don’t know what you should be doing next, or you’re comfortably coasting and are ready to take your business to the next level, a coach can be a great addition.

… when you’re feeling unmotivated. There’s nothing like a good business coach to get you excited about what you’re doing. Paying this person is also a good thing. The expense will motivate you to take action and work on growing your own bottom line. This will reap benefits long after you’re done paying your coach.

… when you don’t know what you don’t know yet. This is a tough one. Often we can’t see the possibilities for our business simply because we don’t know what we don’t know yet. There are plenty of traffic generation strategies, JV opportunities, product funnel options and the likes we aren’t even considering because we don’t know they are options.

This is where a good business coach can be eye opening. Be ready for some serious mind expansion and explosive growth as you start to work with your coach.

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Stephen B. Henry, known by many online as the WordPress Wizard, the Coach's Coach, or just the Wiz, is an author, web developer, small business consultant, and personal mentor. Steve earns his entire living online, providing business, technical, and online presence planning and support to small business owners, spiritual practitioners, online marketers, and other solopreneurs, including those who work from home. With a focus on permission marketing and heart-centered business, Steve works closely with, and cares about, each of his clients. He can be reached by email at [email protected]

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