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21 Aug How Small Business Coaching Works With EOS

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

If you've started a small business, you know just how important it is to have someone along with you for the ride. It helps if that person has done it before and, preferably, a lot of times. That's why many entrepreneurs choose to have a small business coach guide them through the process — someone who has already been down that road and understands the challenges of starting your own company.

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Topics: EOS, Business Coaching

15 Jun What Does A Small Business Coach Do?

Posted at 09:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

There are more than 5.7 million small business owners in the United States, and business coaches maximize their potential. Think of a small business coach like a teacher and a guide and a mentor all rolled into one. These professionals have strategic skills that take businesses to the next level. EOS Implementers — people with coaching skills who subscribe to the principles of the Entrepreneurial Operating System — take business coaching to the next level. Here's what you can expect when you hire one.

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Topics: Business Coaching

31 May How a Small Business Coach Helps

Posted at 09:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), small businesses make up 99.7 percent of U.S. employer firms and account for 67 percent of new private-sector jobs. That translates into a lot of people transitioning from an “employee” position to “employer” status.

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Topics: Business Tools, Business Coaching

13 Apr 4 Common Frustrations of a Business Owner

Posted at 09:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

If you're like most business owners, owning and running your own business is a dream come true. It's an opportunity to make decisions that create the impact you' like to achieve. It allows you to put your skill set and determination on full display. But owning and running your own company can also have drawbacks.

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Topics: Business Coaching

13 Mar How a Small Business Coach can Help With Profitability

Posted at 09:48:49 by Chris Hallberg

When budgets are strained, many small-business owners respond by cutting their spending as much as possible. This often involves reducing spending on training services and professional advancement. However, cutting ties with your small-business coach could create even more problems for your business. When times are tough, you need all the expert help you can get to turn your business’s financial situation around. Read on to find out how a small-business coach can help you out of a tough spot and make your business profitable again.

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Topics: Business Coaching

17 Feb When Is The Right Time to Hire a Certified Small Business Coach?

Posted at 09:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

Running a small business is an exciting but challenging endeavor. Small business owners get to forge their own path, but this often means sailing through uncharted waters. It is difficult to be an expert in all things, and you may not even know that hiring a small business coach could be worthwhile. 

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Topics: Business Coaching

16 Jan When Should You Hire a Business Coach?

Posted at 09:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

Starting a business is hard. It takes a great idea and the grit to see it through. If you are like many entrepreneurs, the idea isn’t your problem – it's the actual running of the business. You have to think about building a profitable business model, for instance, as well as learn how to manage your company’s accounting, marketing and HR.

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Topics: Business Coaching

12 Dec Leadership Accountability: The Secret to Effective Employees

Posted at 14:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

Performance management is an ongoing challenge in most organizations. Managers spend hours huddled over spreadsheets, analyzing employee performance metrics, looking for ways to improve performance and boost production. When mistakes happen – and they do happen – the bulk of the blame is often shoved off onto the employee. What leaders often fail to acknowledge is their role in the errors. This lack of leadership accountability can cause problematic issues to continue repeating. This, in turn, causes a decrease in employee morale as frustration and devaluation increase.

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Topics: Business Advice, EOS, Business Tools, Business Coaching

29 Jun 4 Signs that Your Small Business Needs a Business Coach

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

There’s no question that a small business coach can help a company grow and get on track with organizational goals. They can help any business get better, but when it is in critical condition, a business coach can be a life saver. Even if you don’t realize that your business may be in trouble, a small business consultant can identify potential problems before they become big problems. Do you need a small business coach? If you are dealing with any of these issues your situation might be approaching critical – and the answer would be a resounding yes.

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Topics: Business Advice, Business Coaching

14 Jun 3 Ways that Business Coaches Boost Employee Retention

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

Employee retention is a significant problem in businesses, regardless of whether they are small, mid-sized, or large. Across the board, employee turnover is costly and can bring production to a grinding halt. Almost 78 percent (4 out of 5) leaders in business consider employee retention to be important and even urgent. With approximately a third of new hires quitting by around the six-month mark, these business leaders have good cause to be concerned.

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Topics: Business Coaching