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A business coach can offer invaluable guidance for any budding entrepreneur and can be the source of reliable advice for an experienced business owner. But many people tend to avoid working with a coach because of what they perceive to be as a costly move. Little do they realize that they could, with the help of a professional, discover their potential and earn more. Here are 5 situations when you'll need a business coach: You're starting a business. There are many reasons why majority of businesses fail within the first 3 years after their inception. In many cases, new entrepreneurs simply ignore the basic requirements for a successful venture or fail to recognize and take advantge of opportunities that are already there. Some even have a wrong understanding of their role in the market and the potential of their product.

A business coaches, having an objective point of view can easily assess the potential for both risks and opportunities of new business ventures. They can then present their diagnoses to the business owner and help them understand their roles better. That way, business owners can use their advantages for their own ends and limit their risks. You're venturing into a business in an industry in which you have little experience. A business coach can help you leverage whatever advantages you may have, specially if you will be joining an industry without a lot of experience. Your coach, for example, can show you the areas in the industry where there is the most potential and those where there is the most risk. That way, you can avoid unnecessary liabilities and increase your chances of success. You're venturing into a business that has a fast growth potential or is currently trending. A business coaches has exposure and experience in the business world. If you're entering an industry that's known for lightning-fast changes and innovations, you'll need an insider who has a ringside view. You can then leverage that knowledge and avoid costly mistakes. You're experiencing a plateau in your business. Yes, plateaus are normal but there is no reason why you should just sit back and let it happen. With the help of a business coach, you can assess your current status, identify any weaknesses that may be holding your business back and use any advantage you may have to give your venture a good boost. Your business is experiencing a down trend. If you're having trouble with sales and marketing or if your market share is being threatened by a competitor, then you do need a business coach who can help you identify your weak areas and help you assess the viability of any solutions you may want to implement. During a down trend, you need a fresh pair of eyes to help you see things from a different point of view and a good business coach is exactly that.


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