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Give Your Business a Lift with a Business Coach

Today's post is written by Derek Goodman of Inbizability.

If your business is at a crossroads, and you see no way forward or want to learn new skills, you need a business coach. By working with you step by step, a business coach can help you visualize and reach your goals. Read on to recognize the signs that you need a business coach and discover the best ways to find one.

Do You Need a Business Coach?

How do you know when you need a business coach? If you fit into any of the following categories, you probably do.

  • You need someone to bounce ideas off. Company politics won't influence your coach, nor will they have a close personal connection that may impact their decisions.

  • You have trouble implementing your ideas. Having a business coach on your side will help you figure out the precise steps to follow to make your ideas a reality.

  • You see no way forward. If your business is running smoothly, but you're unsure how to take it forward, a business coach can help you better understand your potential.

  • Your accountability needs improvement. Business coaches can offer informal and candid feedback that gives you a better understanding of your flaws and weaknesses, helping you take ownership of situations.

  • You want to develop your communication skills. A coach with a background in public speaking can teach you how to manage your nerves, make an impact, and perform at your highest level.

Where to Find a Business Coach

There are several ways to find a business coach. Here are some of the more popular solutions.

  • Online search. You can use services such as LinkedIn to find numerous business coaches in Boise, as well as to locate online coaching platforms, business coach websites, and agencies.

  • Referrals. You can reach out to business owners and fellow entrepreneurs and ask for referrals.

  • Complimentary consultation. To find out if you're compatible with your coach, you'll first need to speak to them. Request a complimentary consultation before handing over any money.

  • Networking. Using a business card to find a coach is an excellent idea. They're more visible than an email and you can easily design your own. Pre-made templates from a quick and easy business card maker will allow you to customize your cards with text, images, colors, and fonts according to your needs.

  • Industry colleagues. It will be easier for you to bounce ideas off each other and develop strategies if you have a business coach knowledgeable about your industry.

Alternatives to a Business Coach

If you can't afford a business coach at the moment, there's an abundance of information you can find on websites that offer services and tools to help you. For example, you can find free guides on forming an LLC, ideal if you want limited liability, tax advantages, flexibility, and minimal paperwork. If you decide to go down this route, you can leave all the legwork to a formation service, which will also save you money on lawyer fees. Just make sure you check Idaho regulations before going ahead, as they're not all the same.

The Perfect Solution

Overworked, underachieving, can't see the forest for the trees, and lack certain skills. If this sounds familiar, you can follow the tips outlined above to find the perfect solution to give your business a lift.

Book a free consultation with a business coach at Jones Coaching Services LLC.

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