In a lot of cases they make sense.
Before you make that decision though, you need to think through some reasons why you shouldn't hire a business coach.
Before we go into the details of why you shouldn't use a business coach, let's define what exactly a business coach is.
Business coaching involves someone providing you with tools, resources and feedback to improve your business model, profitability, and consistency.
They can provide a wonderful way to speed up the process of learning new skills and blasting past roadblocks.
That sounds like a great reason to run right out and hire one huh? Well slow down and take a breath.
Before you spend your time researching and finding a business coach, lets look at three key reasons it may not make sense for you to hire a business coach.
Three Reasons Not to use a business coach.
1) Financial Commitment - A good coach can provide a huge value to your business.
That is how they survive and get referrals.
To get the most out of a good business coaching program, you have to understand that you are making a financial commitment.
Rarely will one month with a coach resolve your issues and get your to the level you want to take your business.
Think about an athlete.
Once they get a coach, he will implement a training regimen for them.
They provide feedback as they go along the course to make sure the athlete is correctly executing the program.
When a plateau is reached, they provide alternatives to blast past it.
It is possible for a small business coach to make huge impacts on your business in under a month but don't base your financial future on it.
Be ready to make the financial investment in a good business coaching program 2) Ego - If you are only hiring a business coach so they can tell you how great and wonderful you are.
Save your money.
Business coaches are not in the business of stroking your ego.
At least not good ones.
Many business owners don't really want to make changes in their business.
They want someone to tell them that forces outside of their control are the reason they can't be successful or grow their business.
I won't spend a lot of time on this issues because no one I know will ever admit it.
Just be aware of it before you make the decision to find a good coach.
3) Unwilling to Change- If you don't want to make any changes, if you don't want to actually take the time and effort to improve your business, don't spend the time, effort and energy on a coach.
It won't matter who you get or what they tell you.
You will have wasted your money.
The purpose of a coach is to isolate weak spots, provide tools to build those weaknesses up and help you grow your business.
There are a lot of reasons to use a coach to help you build your business.
You just have to decide if you are willing to make the effort.
They can speed up your ability to hit a business breakthrough and enjoy the life you wanted when you started your business in the first place.