As a business owner, it should be the number one priority to deliver a product/service of the highest quality.
This delivery can be achieved through hard work, specialised skills, great leadership and in some cases, the right thing at the right time.
When a business continues to deliver through brute force and the sheer will of the owner, problems begin to arise. This unchecked path will, over time, create difficulties in the day-to-day operations and could lead to a chain reaction of potential negative outcomes. Hiring too fast, putting out fires without understanding where they come from, and missing out on potential income are all ways a business can slowly move in an unwanted direction.
The businesses that tend not to follow this path are the ones in which the owner is supported. Some people are lucky enough to have a supportive mentor and role model already in their life. Others may have business friendships where their friend’s business perfectly complements their own.
Unfortunately for most, we can be caught working in a mentor-less vacuum; battling each day to learn as much as we can, to be the best leader we can, all while trying to obtain for ourselves a justifiable compensation for all the hard work we do.
A business adviser can be that mentor, and through consistent progress, you can move beyond the day-to-day battles. Marketing, sales, and team management are only some of the areas in which a coach can help you skyrocket into the growth phase.
Why would I need a Business Advisor or Coach?
As a business owner or leader within your organisation, it can be hard to have people who will truly hold you accountable. The accountability of a business advisor keeps you as a business owner focused on the actions that align with your short and long-term goals. As the worst versions of yourself try to sneak back in, a coach can bring you back to your WHY.
Continuing Personal Growth
A common outcome of improving your business systems and performance is the trickle-down effect throughout your entire life cycle. It is common to see clients happier on the day-to-day, along with improved relationships and health.
Leveraging Knowledge + Expertise
You may have spent years if not decades on your craft, so why would you expect to be able to have the same results when dabbling in other areas of business. A business coach is not only there for the direct use of their skillset, but also the connections to other experts that can fast-track your success.
Access to the tools
You can only learn and implement to the level your tools and systems allow. Without the correct tools for focus, daily organisation and management, work becomes cumbersome. An example of the most basic tool would be to write down one important ‘mountain moving’ task each day and prioritise that. If something so simple would change the direction of your business life in an unimaginable way, just think of what the entire tool kit could do.
A business that has transitioned from good to great is built on tools; they take you from a reactionary business to a business by design.
Staying focused on the important tasks
Focus is one of the most important strengths that will determine how your business operates and grows. As an owner, it can be so easy to become distracted by small issues and personal-life maintenance activities. Writing clear and concise goals along with creating boundaries and routines are key to your success.
Reconnecting to your passion
Designing a business that supports your lifestyle is the most common response from the growth-mindset business owner. Not wanting a boss and setting your hours was a great intention in the beginning but by now you would have realised you’ve worked harder and longer than you would have in any employment role. potentially for less money
This situation is a common growing pain of business owners and everyone goes through it. However, if you have been in this pattern for years then something needs to change.
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Having a business advisory in conjunction with your tax advice is the best of both worlds. Driving profits through clear objectives, effective sales processes, and a great team culture, followed by monitoring cash flow and minimising tax.
If you have any questions about our Business Advisory for Coaching please contact us anytime.