When you first started your business, you almost certainly had a picture in your mind of how life would be. But if you’re not working with a small business mentoring service, or learning from someone who’s ahead of you in the business journey, then it’s likely your business isn’t living up to the vision you started with, and you may not have the business growth you anticipated.
Perhaps you started your business because you have a passion for what you do and you wanted to share it? Or you thought you could do a better job than your employer? Or maybe you spotted a product you could really get behind, or an opportunity that was too good to miss?
But now you’re a few years in and the reality is that running a business is hard going. You have too much to do and not enough time, and you’re overwhelmed by all the different things you need to work on to keep your business running smoothly.
It’s not possible to keep up with everything you need to be doing to achieve the business growth you’re capable of.
So what’s the answer? The truth is that it ISN’T possible to do all this alone. You need business support to keep things on track. Even if you were an expert at every element of running a business, you couldn’t possibly find the time to do it all – the financial stuff, marketing, employment law – there’s just too much of it.
You’ve probably already realised this and outsourced some of the above. And if you haven’t then you should. Most business owners will pay someone else to design and build their website. And having an accountant is an essential service that most business owners buy in. But what about looking for an online business mentor? Someone who can help you with business planning and put you on the path to success?
Even if you think you’ve read all the right business books and you know what you SHOULD be doing, it still helps to have someone outside of the business who you can bounce ideas off. Ideally, this is someone who can hold you accountable and make sure you stick to your plans.
If your business isn’t where you’d like it to be, and you don’t see that changing anytime soon, then a business mentor or business coach is a no-brainer for you. Where would you like your business to be in 12 months? Will you get there on your own, or could having someone else in your corner be transformational for you and your business?
What help is at hand?
It’s quite possible that you already know what you need to do. Maybe you’ve read tonnes of business books and you think you know what you need to do next, but you’re just not getting on with it. If that’s the case, you may be wondering what good an outside influence will do.
But even if you know what to do, sometimes you need a bit of a kick. You might hear loads of success stories where it looks like an entrepreneur has gone from nought to sixty on their own, but the truth is you never know who’s helping them out in the background – they’re probably working with a business mentor.
A business coach or mentor will guide you and make sure that rather than being distracted by gimmicks or the latest marketing trend, you’ll actually get things done in the right order and in the right way to put your business on a solid upward trajectory.
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