"There's no 'magic pill' that effortlessly launches you out of your cubicle confinement and into the free world of entrepreneurship. For some, the dream to be your own boss grows for a long time, even years, before it finally comes to fruition." These words of wisdom come to us from Jeff Haden, Contributing Editor at inc.com. In his article "How to Start a Successful Business: 17 Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Stories," two things stands out like flashing marques—each person had a unique idea and each person had a unique path to success.
So you have a unique idea. How do you find your unique path to success? The truth is you don't have to go it alone. You can learn how to start, manage, and grow your business with entrepreneur coaching.
1. Entrepreneur coaching can help you develop your unique idea.
A strong foundation is important to a successful business. Your unique idea becomes that foundation as you articulate your mission statement, values, and goals. Entrepreneur coaching will walk you through this process as you transfer your idea to words and then fine-tune those words to your exact intentions.
2. Entrepreneur coaching can help you direct your energy in the most productive direction.
Passion for a unique idea creates energy. Often an entrepreneur will burn up that energy quickly by running in many directions to explore what might work. With entrepreneur coaching, energy is conserved by focusing it in a direction that has been chosen as the most promising.
3. Entrepreneur coaching can help you avoid mistakes and delays.
Mistakes can be devastating to a business and significantly slow down the path to success. You don't have to learn from your own mistakes. Entrepreneur coaching allows you to benefit from the mistakes of others and avoid them altogether.
4. Entrepreneur coaching can help you identify your potential clients.
Your unique idea will have a unique clientele. Who will find your idea appealing? Who will gain from your idea? Who will spend money on your idea? Once you identify your potential clients, your business will be free from trying to reach everyone and can tailor all efforts to a specific group.
5. Entrepreneur coaching can help you effectively market your unique idea to potential clients.
No matter how great an idea, without marketing, it will not succeed. Marketing is a vast arena of ever-changing options that requires expert knowledge and training. Will you do your own marketing? Will you hire an employee to handle marketing? Will you contract with an outside marketing firm? Entrepreneur coaching will assist you as you navigate this crucial part of your business.
An important starting point for any entrepreneur is self-understanding. We invite you to take our online personality test. There is no charge and you will receive immediate test results. A clear understanding of your strengths, weaknesses, traits, and tendencies will be invaluable to you as you develop your unique idea and begin your unique path to success.