Business coaching can seem intimidating, especially if you’re just starting out or have tried it in the past and weren’t happy with the results. However, if you know what to look for, you can hire a business coach who will help you reach your goals instead of wasting your time and money.
This is the last of my THREE guides to help you discover if business coaching is right for you.
How Many Meetings Do I Need?
I’m asked a lot by people who are looking to work with me how many meetings should I expect to have?
The answer is simple: it depends.
For some people around 6 meetings will give them everything they need to move forward, for others, a few dozen.
There isn’t one right answer, but here are some basic principles you can use to determine how much time and effort you should put into planning your business marketing strategy.
First things first, define success.
It’s easier to plan your strategy when you know what you want.
Next up, brainstorm everything that might be an obstacle in your way.
Once you understand where your challenges lie, we can develop a plan to overcome them.
Finally, consider where we could work together effectively.
Since it takes such little time to see if coaching works out, why not try it out now? Get Started!
How Much Does It Cost?
Small business marketing coaches vary in cost, depending on their background and experience. Generally, most are paid on a monthly retainer or as an hourly rate, but price ranges can go from up to £400 per month to £4000 and more. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach, so you need to evaluate what is right for your small business based on your needs.
What If It Doesn’t Work?
Maybe you’ve never tried working with a business coach before.
Maybe it seems a little too expensive to take that plunge and hire an expert to help you get your business going.
Whilst there’s nothing wrong with taking a little extra time to do some research and compare coaches, it’s also important not to let fear of failure stand in your way of getting started and making progress towards your goals.
The truth is, hiring a business coach could be one of the best things you ever do for you and your small business – but only if it works for you.
One important thing to keep in mind as you move forward with comparing coaches is… what if it doesn’t work? And more importantly, for you, if you walk away, what will you do instead, what changed for you and how can this situation be avoided moving forward?
However I think question is – what will you have lost by trying?
By working with a coach who has zero tie in – just a short notice period and pay-as-you-go on a monthly retainer – saves both you and the coach a lot of hassle and heartache.