Entrepreneurial development-from knowing how to start a business, to growing your current business and taking it to the next level-is critically important to the health of a business.
Do one of the following scenarios fit your situation:
Scenario One: Are you a professional thinking about starting your own business, but you don’t know how to start a business? Perhaps you’re wondering if your idea is good enough to make it in the marketplace. Can you make a living at starting your own business. How will you transition from your current job to full-time entrepreneur?
There are several things you need to consider:
– Is there sufficient Marketplace Demand to ensure you will be successful?
– Do you have the right Personality & Passion to be an entrepreneur?
– Do you or your partners have what it takes in terms of Skills & Knowledge?
– What Business Model will generate the most profits for you?
– Do you have a compelling Business Plan that will allow you to attract investors or qualify for a loan?
Truth@Life business coaches can help you answer these questions, as well as design and implement an action plan to make your dream to run your own business a reality.
Scenario Two: Are you the owner of a small business needing to grow your business? Maybe you already have a business, but are having difficulty growing it.
Truth@Life business coaches can help you work through the following growth strategies and tactics:
– Develop an integrated online presence (web site, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) to foster inbound marketing
– Use online advertising (Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit, YouTube, etc.)
– Design giveaways and/or bundled products or services
– Strategically use trade shows and conferences
– Subscribe to lead generation services
– Subscribe to, and create your own, referral services using existing customers
– Team with logical, successful business integration partners
– Identify niche target segments that you can successful compete in
– Build a list of target clients (use directories, common suppliers, your customers’ competitors, etc.)
– Leverage your own networks with outbound marketing and networking
– Develop a systematic personal selling program (emails, phone calls, appts., etc.)
– Hold information sessions & workshops
– Acquire a competitor’s business
– Develop new products, expand into new markets
– Use relevant guerilla marketing techniques
Scenario Three: Have you been up and running for a while and need to optimize your profits or “take it to the next level.” Perhaps it’s time to turn your “mom & pop shop” into a more significant business with well defined processes and systems. Truth@Life coaches are all senior veterans of both for-profit and non-profit organizations. They are skilled in defining the identity of an organization, recognizing the strengths and weaknesses, relating those to threats and opportunities that lie in the future, and crafting the best path to successful transformation.
Truth@Life coaches are vastly equipped to assist your organization successfully implement change in a number of areas, including:
• Organizational Health Assessments
• Strategic Planning & Goal setting
• Operational & Business Planning
• Mission/Vision/Values & Organizational Alignment
• Values-Based Decision Making
• Marketing & Growing the Business
• Controlling Costs & Optimizing Profits
• Leadership Training & Deployment
• Staff Professional Development & Team Building
• Culture Assessment & Culture Change Management
• Process Improvement & Reegineering
• Technology & Systems Reviews
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