Most people who start a business, do so with a very good understanding of their trade. They are great plumbers, engineers, architects, accountants or builders. But they soon realise there is more to running a business than knowing their trade.
What is business coaching?
A business coach is there to help you set and reach your goals, they will also hold you accountable to the goals you set. They will help you develop, customise and then fully understand how business systems should be utilised within your business. A business coach like Hugh Bowman should have many years experience owning and running businesses. A business coach can help grow, sustain or build and sell your business. They will also help you transition a family owned business from parents to children.
A business coach will help with processes covering all facets of your business, including human resources, financials, training, business plan, goal settings, sales tactics, marketing and reporting.
How do you know you need a coach?
Many businesses have successfully grown from nothing to 10 or 15 staff only to find themselves working harder than ever and not making the money they should be. Ideally businesses who use a coach from the inception have less difficulties growing and sustaining a business model which is less taxing on the business owners time.
Here are some other reasons you may need a business coach:
You want a coach, what next?
If you think you need a coach, then congratulations you have passed the first step of being open minded to learn and grow as a person. The obvious questions of, “will it work for my business?” and “will there be a return on investment?” are very relevant and great questions.
The last thing we want to be is pushy sales people, so in order to gauge how the process works, we must first have a brief phone conversation to discuss your business and reason for calling. If our conversation makes sense, we will then plan a time to meet in the next week or two. Before we meet, we will provide you as much information as you would like in order for you to better understand how we work with businesses. The information we provide will cover things like, businesses we have worked with, client testimonials, YouTube videos and audio links on our website. We can even put you in touch with some current customers.
Before our first meeting we like to gather as much information about you and your business as we can, we do this through an online business questionnaire. It’s also important for you to know we don’t charge for the first meeting, so there is no excuse for not taking the first step!
Industries we have helped achieve success.
The business systems we have developed, together with the resources we have access to through our association with ActionCoach gives us the ability to work in all business industries. However with Hugh’s background as an Engineer, there has been whether deliberate or not a strong work association with trade businesses.