All the business can come to point when they just need a bit of direction and assistance in making those vital decisions. As a business owner, you have to make sure that the business is surviving through some of the worst economic times in recent history which is no easy thing. Difficult decision need to be made about budgets, technology, employees and inevitable where the future lies. This can be a very intimidating thing if you have lost focus on which direction you see your business heading. You may then feel perhaps if looking inwards shows you nothing a bit of external perspective on your business could really benefit you at this time.
If you are thinking of hiring a business mentor or coach then focus on these critical questions:
- What is the outcome I am looking for after the business coaching?
- What skills or experience do I need in my business coach?
- What style of mentoring would benefit my business the most in terms of personality and style?
When you have answered these you will have a better idea of what sort of approach will help you find a good business coach for you, would you prefer to have a recommendation of someone, look via type of service through a search engine such as Google or use an agency to find you the right person to help in your situation.
If you have someone in mind look at their website to ensure they are stress the personality trait or specific type of business coaching you have in mind as a service they offer. It's pointless finding someone who will operate in a way that would not suit your needs. There may also be testimonials or additional information that will help you make a decision about who to approach. In these testimonials it may also give you some clues as to the knowledge this specific business mentor has and the types of businesses they have before worked with. You may also be able to see if their service has made an impact on the business if you know the previous client.
At this point you will have a short list of specific people you will want to approach for availability and of course costing. At the quotation point it may rule out certain people and then making a face to face meeting with the final two or three candidates would be a great idea and maybe have a second person in the meeting to keep notes on what they said, their personal approach and suggested tactic for how to improve your business.
It is then a simple case of hiring the person that has made the best presentation to your business and then arrange for them to start. Finding the best business coach for your company can take a bit of time and research but getting it right can make all the difference to your businesses survival.