The thought of hiring a business coach to help us reach our professional objectives may seem ridiculous - at first. But as an increasing number of entrepreneurs turn to professional coaches to help them successfully grow their businesses, the idea seems more reasonable.
And that spells "opportunity" for CPA business advisors.
Professional business coaches can help small business owners find answers to business and personal issues ranging from personnel situations to complex business obstacles. They can assist you with anything from revising your business plan and perfecting your sales skills, to figuring out how to take more time off from the office.
"Telecoaching" is a new form of business coaching. Weekly half-hour telephone sessions are the norm, with many coaches including ongoing e-mail question and answer sessions as part of their fee.
It's important to remember that business coaches don't provide you with the answers, they instead pose questions and assist you in the process of finding the answers for yourself. Business coaching could prove useful if you're considering expanding your firm's client base, or if you're just stuck in a rut and looking for a way out.
It's also a great way to help your clients. Be sure YOU are the one providing this service to them, and you'll both be successful in the future.