Hiring and Working Small Business Coach

Hiring and Working with a Small Business Coach

The perfect adverb that describes growing a business to a successful stage is challenging, and this is true in many cases. Most newcomers in business look at other successful businesses and feel challenged and anxious with some fear, which tends to grow and overwhelm the business and its owner. Well, it is normal to feel this way, but you should understand that growing a business is never supposed to be an easy task; the business must overcome hurdles to confirm each stage of growth.

Some business owners, especially startups, have given their time, sacrificed relationships, and everything for their businesses. So, it hurts them when they see businesses that do not sacrifice as much but still succeed and thrive easily. The truth is those businesses do not succeed and thrive with ease. They also face challenges but have something that helps them overcome them and makes them look easy. 

You should know that dedication to a business can be provided in various forms; time is one form, but sacrificing time without knowledgeable guidance often yields no results. This fact is what those succeeding businesses understand, and it has set them apart from their competition.

This fact has made overcoming hurdles and growing the business look easy; thus, as a startup business, you must know this fact and use it to your advantage. How do you know and use this fact? Well, you can start by understanding that your business is struggling, as it must overcome hurdles to grow, but more than your knowledge will be needed to identify and overcome these challenges. Plus, the challenges are not just particular to startups; even established businesses face them. Every time they overcome them, growth is experienced, which translates to success seen in the business.

Why Do You Need Business Coaches 

Remember, the business must face and overcome challenges to grow, but guidance is essential to overcome these challenges. Sometimes, you, as the business owner, cannot spot the challenges facing the business, and even if you can, bias is a factor that hinders you from procuring an efficient solution to the challenges. Hence, guidance is needed, and most successful businesses procure this guidance by hiring the services of a business coach. 

If you look closely at those successful businesses that have you fearing for your business, they all recruited the services of a professional/professionals for guidance. This guidance can be obtained from a business coach, business consultant, or a mix of the two, and it can help your business achieve things you, the business owner, struggled to achieve.

However, this article focuses on business coaches, as this text covers who business coaches are, the benefits they offer to a business, and tips for hiring the ideal business coach for your business.

Who is a Business Coach? 

A business coach is a trained professional whose job description involves working with business owners so their businesses can improve and become successful. This professional becomes a part of the business to offer guidance, help identify factors challenging the business’s growth, and helps the business owner stay focused. 

A business coach’s impact on a business can be likened to a sports coach’s impact on an athlete. The coach can help the athlete grow or stagnate the athlete’s growth. This is why even with the benefits business coaches are known to offer, business owners are advised to tread when hiring a business coach, as the wrong choice can plunge their business further down than it was. With the ideal business coach, your dedication is targeted at achieving set business goals; thus, you will see results.

Benefits of Business Coaches

As mentioned earlier, business coaching proves to be significantly beneficial to a business; thus, these are some benefits:

  1. Awareness: There is this bias that business owners have where they feel they are knowledgeable on everything concerning their business, but the truth is it is just a feeling and not the reality because they cannot know everything. A business coach helps the business owner do away with rigid mindsets of their own or no way by examining the business owner’s tactics. Checking them against proven facts and forecasting if they will yield results; thus, the business owner becomes aware of the flaws that have hampered the business’s growth.
  2. Focus and discipline: It is one thing to set goals, and it is another to have the discipline needed to achieve them. The goals are often not defined, and if it is, the needed discipline to achieve them needs to be improved. Hence a business coach helps define the business’s goals and helps instill the discipline needed to achieve them. So with a business coach, the business owner is more focused on the business’s goals and has the discipline needed to achieve them. 
  3. Better strategies: Whether business owners like to admit it or not, a business coach who knows his craft knows several proven strategies that can take a business from struggling to thriving. Hence, hiring a business coach gives you access to this vast knowledge of strategies for your business; you will better understand the trends and how best to respond, and your techniques will be more intentional.
  4. Goal-oriented and a better sense of responsibility: As mentioned earlier, a business coach helps a business stay focused and disciplined by helping it define its goals and develop the discipline needed to achieve them. This is because the business coach translates a goal-oriented mindset to every business member, starting with the business owner; thus, there is a better sense of responsibility in the business, as every time spent is inclined to bring them closer to their goals.

After knowing the benefits of having an excellent business coach in your business, it is only natural to want to know how to hire excellent business coaches. Hence, these are some helpful tips:

  1. The business coach should be knowledgeable about your business area because they can only make meaningful and practical contributions to the business. 
  2. Choose a business coach that matches your personality and understands your business’s goals. Try consulting different business coaches so that you can have options to choose from. 
  3. A need prompted you to hire a business coach; thus, you must base your selection on that need.
  4. Recall that the coach should match your personality, but this is only helpful if you cooperate with the coach. Be willing to tell the coach anything they must know about the business. Plus, working with a business coach is a partnership, and cooperation is needed.
  5. Do not follow suggestions blindly; the business coach can make mistakes, but you can only spot the mistake if you can trust your intuition. 


As a business owner looking to achieve continuous success in your business, the business coach can prove helpful and has often proven helpful. This is because many successful businesses today recruited the services of a business coach to achieve the success they boast. Hence, this article has outlined what you must know about hiring and working with a small business coach.

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Bio of Tony Meredith

Tony Meredith Coaching focuses on helping business owners Grow Sales, Increase Profits, and Regain Time. 

Tony Meredith Coaching started in 2018 and works with hundreds of small-medium businesses across Australia, in the areas of Services, Franchising, Retail, Manufacturing, and Trades.

Tony has over 25 years of experience working for some of the world’s largest corporations in a variety of senior sales and leadership roles.

Tony and his team provide a range of specialist business coaching sessions, including individual business coachinggroup business coaching, and online business coaching.

Contact Tony and his team if you want to grow an outstanding business.

Contact Details

Email:              info@tonymeredithcoaching.com.au

Phone:            07 3394 8221