The best way to predict your future is to create it. - Abraham Lincoln
According to Small Business Trends magazine, more than 50% of small businesses fail in the first four years. 46% of those fail due to "incompetence" and another 30% due to unbalanced experience or lack of managerial experience. That means that 76% of small business failures can be prevented by working with a coach during those first four years, to learn the ropes and gain both experience and knowledge.
A Comprehensive Approach.
Starting a business takes more than just having an idea and a Facebook page. It takes forethought and planning, along with a series of personal attributes to carry out that plan. I can help you with the following, and more:
Explore if you're ready to be an entrepreneur
Define & refine your concept
Market research design
Create/write your business plan
Determine which legal entity might be best for your business model
Create/write your marketing plan
Help with grant writing
Establish realistic budgets
Outline steps and direct you to places to register your business, obtain your EIN, set up sales tax reporting, etc.
Find suppliers, vendors & business partnerships
Locate funding opportunities
Locate equipment, suppliers and delivery systems for your product or service
Design marketing campaigns and sales initiatives
Design public relations plans
Set up/organize office systems
Personnel interviewing, hiring & training or outsourcing
Find resources to carry out the day-to-day operations of your business
I have a network of resources at my disposal, such attorneys, accountants, bookkeepers, commercial bankers, videographers, photographers, graphic designers, and web designers working in different software programs. We can get you up, running and looking professional in a quick and efficient manner. I have a true passion and talent for helping others achieve their dreams. What are your dreams? Tell me and let's get started today.
Congratulations! Your doors are open and business is starting to pour in. But also pouring in are needs for making more decisions outside your comfort zone; needs for knowledge, operating systems, and other growth related items; and it sure is lonely at the top, isn't it? Everyone seems to have an opinion on how you should do things, yet none of them have any skin in the game. Am I right? The responsibility rests solely on your shoulders; shoulders that are very busy these days! Having an ongoing business coach relationship is not a luxury but a necessity for start-ups to avoid becoming part of that horrible statistic stated above. No worries! We've got you covered: