Being a small business can often be difficult when you don’t have a large team of staff or executives to support you in running or growing your business. You can often get so involved working in the business you don’t find the time to work on the business. And when you are too close to something, which so many business owners are, you can develop blind spots.
This is where coaching is beneficial. Having the right mentors and people around you that you trust, is important in order to seek the best advice. When you have the right support, your confidence as an entrepreneur will grow, therefor encouraging you to raise the bar in your business.
As a business owner, your time is very valuable, and coaches can help you make the most of it by asking you the right questions that challenge the way you think about your business. We can get so caught up in the grind that we need an extra pair of eyes to challenge us to take our business to the next level. Coaches and mentors can offer solutions or strategies that we may not have thought of on our own and recognise problems and risks me may not have considered.
A coach, especially from a different industry, can help bring a new perspective to the table which can be helpful after a few years of running your business. It will help prevent your business from coming stagnant and promote business growth instead.
As entrepreneurs, we tend to have a desire to do everything ourselves and not seek support in areas we are weaker. Outside advice can support you to focus on your strengths and make the right decisions with your team to combat against your weaknesses, which we all have.
Finance and budgeting is an imperative area of our business but we can struggle to get our head around it and think about the future when we have so many other concerns to do with marketing and day to day running of the business. Having support from coaches and mentors can help you to make the best financial decisions for your business.
Business coaching can also be expensive and not always financially viable, but at Kaizen you get all the benefits of having a business coach for a fraction of the price. Around the table there are business owners from many different industries, from marketing, to finance, IT, and the creative sector for example, who can offer you a unique perspective on the best way to grow and support your business.