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When Would I Want to Hire a Small Business Coach?

There’s no simple answer as to when you might want to hire a small business coach. Much of what you’d get out of having a small business coach depends on your personal needs as an entrepreneur. Some small business owners seek coaching during the early conceptual stages to help get their companies off the ground. Others may look toward a small business coach to help improve operations once the initial growth stages pass, as this is when things tend to become less operationally efficient. Alternatively, you might even want to solicit the help of a small business coach well after your company’s off the ground, particularly if you want help becoming a better manager.

The best thing you can do is determine what challenges you’re experiencing before you reach out to a small business coach. Even if you’re not 100% certain that you know what has you feeling stuck or challenged, it’s helpful to pinpoint a few broad areas of improvement. Your small business coach can help you work through the fine points so long as you know where to begin to look.

As with all major investments, you’ll want to do your homework before you pull the trigger. Onboarding a small business coach is no different. Most small business coaches offer set service plans, and many provide different levels of support. You should make sure that you know what kind of help you want and what you’re willing to spend to get it.