Biz Coaching/solutions

Welcome to my Business coaching page!

I own a number of related domain names and they carry to this page.

I offer effective business solutions for a range of challenges at affordable prices. And I guarantee results after a few calls, perfect for small biz people (see details below)!

My Mission Statement for helping small business people is as follows:

My mission is to help each small business client find their passion, boost their income, and grow their business through a unique relationship of support, encouragement, creativity and results. Let’s uncover the greatness in you!”

I was originally trained as a Corporate Coach years ago and I received an RCC designation (Registered Corporate Coach) in the early 2000s.

In 2013, updated my small business skills and coaching with an additional small business coaching and training certification, along with several online marketing courses. To introduce my new biz coaching, I’m offering some special discounted fees (see Fees page and some details below about my guarantee).

I can now offer my unique blend of coaching/training/consulting for health, life or money and business-related issues so I can everyone in a more integrative way (everyone is unique and each area of your life overlaps and affects the other areas).

One recent business coaching client said this after her business jumped:

“Steve was wonderful to work with! He helped me re-brand my biz identity and come from a place of service.”

Here are a few thoughts to consider if you have a business: Lightbulb

  • How would you feel if you had the business and life success you always dreamed about?
  • When you love what you do, it brings joy and doesn’t feel like work!
  • What if every day at your business was exciting and fun? Why not?
  • Where do you want to be in 3 months? In 6 months? A coach can get you there!
  • What if you learned that problems are opportunities waiting to be exploited?
  • What is your vision for you biz and your life? A coach can take you there!

How can a biz coach/trainer help you?

Running a business can be very challenging. Every business owner has strengths and gaps in skills or knowledge. It’s okay to acknowledge that, it’s perfectly normal. We can all benefit from additional support and training and successful people are driven to know more; to grow and expand their knowledge, skills and understanding.

For example, a biz coach/trainer can help you:

  • Identify important challengesSolution Hand Pic 2613
  • Be a sounding board for your ideas/plans
  • Help you overcome obstacles
  • Help you uncover the reasons why growth is lower than you want
  • Help you find more customers and make more money
  • Help you become more clear in your mission/vision/USP 
  • Support forward progress with more growth and success
  • Survey’s show (see below), biz coaching has a great ROI, often about 5 times your investment

As always, coaching provides a supportive and encouraging relationship which is confidential. That means that your business plans and issues are never disclosed/connected to you or your company. Most people see some initial results in a few weeks, depending on what we work on.

I offer a unique guarantee with my coaching: 

If you are an existing company and you have at least 4 weekly sessions with me (usually about 45-60 minutes per call), and you follow through on the goals we set, I’ll guarantee a return of 2-3 times your investment within 3 months. You will become more focused with more effective branding/marketing, and find/attract more prospects. If that benchmark isn’t reached, I’ll give you an additional session (or two) to help move things along so your goals can still be met at no additional charge. See my Fees page for offers and payment options.

Here is a summary of some survey’s done for business coaching satisfaction. The clients got an ROI (return on investment) of about $5.00, meaning for every $1.00 invested, they get back $3-5 in return and with very high satisfaction rates (although these ROIs are based on more long-term coaching arrangements, often several months or more):

http://www.coachfederation.org/articles/index.cfm?action=view&articleID=464&sectionID=1

Another survey that shows great results for business coaching on all levels of company performance including coaching vs. training:

http://businesscoachingfoundation.com/articles/how_effective_is_coaching.php

 Some inspiring quotes for business:

http://www.greatest-inspirational-quotes.com/inspirational-business-quotes.html

http://www.selfhelpcollective.com/inspirational-business-quotes.html

If you have any questions or comments, drop me a line or connect with me on social media!

What are some of the most common biz problems? Here are some articles. See if your issues are similar:

http://www.ehow.com/list_6521178_problems-small-business-owners-face.html

http://suite101.com/article/identify-common-business-problems-a82328

Here are some tips and details for writing a great vision statement (aim high & dream big):

http://www.timethoughts.com/goalsetting/vision-statements.htm

http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-vision-statement.htm

Here is a link with helpful tips to write a Mission Statement (what is the purpose and what benefits will you provide to your market?):

http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/businessplanning/a/writemission.htm

Here are some links to help develop your USP (Unique Sales Proposition/Unique Selling Point, etc):

http://desktoppub.about.com/cs/freelance/a/usp.htm

http://www.interactivemarketinginc.com/unique-selling-proposition.html

A good article that hits home about how berating employees can lower morale:

http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/advisor/not-motivate-employees-200012902.html

Here is an article showing that companies are spending more on wellness programs to save on health costs:

http://ebn.benefitnews.com/news/survey-companies-wellness-spending-doubles-four-years-2731179-1.html?goback=%2Egde_3751186_member_219238680

Another article on how wellness programs can save companies money:

http://ht.ly/k4Kav?goback=%2Egde_3751186_member_232803055

Here is an overview of how to keep policy and procedure manuals more current:

http://www.bizmanualz.com/blog/top-ten-reasons-why-policies-and-procedures-dont-work.html?goback=%2Egde_1875493_member_225438282

A post with some suggestions for how to remain positive in your business:

http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225683?hootPostID=d033e3d27fc784e797aee9ca31a2f3b7&goback=%2Egde_3751186_member_225745723

A short article that covers 4 common mistakes small businesses make:

http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/advisor/4-most-common-mistakes-small-businesses-170453258.html

A new study shows how expensive bad bosses, high turnover and lost productivity are vs. better teamwork:

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/big-data-download/why-bad-bosses-bad-business-161628823.html?vp=1

A study showing that employee wellness programs return/save $3.00-$6.00 for every $1.00 spent, a very good ROI:

http://hbr.org/2010/12/whats-the-hard-return-on-employee-wellness-programs/ar/1?goback=%2Egde_3751186_member_228557329

An article which touches on some points about generational differences in the workplace:

http://leadingwithtrust.com/2013/05/26/four-points-in-building-trust-with-millennials/?goback=%2Egde_1875493_member_244243504

An insightful article comparing points for good bosses and amazing ones, showing how the amazing ones are better:

http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/advisor/10-things-really-amazing-bosses-do-232839761.html

A study that shows how much influence small biz people have when they treat customers well:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130614082158.htm

A poll showing that about 70% of employees are unhappy at their workplace:

http://now.msn.com/gallup-poll-says-70-million-americans-are-unhappy-at-work

Are you a bad boss? Do you fall into these traps and use these phrases? See article:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/10-things-bad-bosses-131630776.html

Some interesting comments on workplace words that are associated with success:

http://shine.yahoo.com/work-money/most-persuasive-word-meetings-4-letters-spell-success-174000065.html

A recent update on small business and hiring trends (9/13):

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-09-06/gauging-small-business-hiring-slower-growth-or-oxymoron?campaign_id=yhoo

Some great tips to help create a great business and workplace culture:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2013/11/14/four-ingredients-for-a-winning-company-culture/#!

A new survey shows that many employers still feel the recession is with us in February, 2014:

http://msn.careerbuilder.com/Article/MSN-3632-Job-Info-and-Trends-Employers-continue-to-face-challenges-post-recession-study-finds/?SiteId=cbmsn43632&sc_extcmp=JS_3632_advice

Here is a new post with some good tips to create a more effective Linkedin profile:

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-tell-your-story-on-linkedin-2014-3

Some great tips about content marketing from April, 2014:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/marketshare/2012/10/15/content-marketing-the-driver-leads-b2b-marketers/

A good summary of the main steps to take when you start a new business:

http://www.sba.gov/content/follow-these-steps-starting-business

New link with good marketing info for B2C and B2B:

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140610131549-3666471-b2b-vs-b2c-how-to-market-to-each-group?trk=tod-home-art-list-large_0 

Good new article on winning customers and quote below:

http://businessjournal.gallup.com/content/172022/best-companies-engage-customers.aspx?utm_source=WWW&utm_medium=csm&utm_campaign=syndication

Winning customers for life

“Employees at these companies know why they come to work each day. Their employers instill in them a vital sense of mission and empower them to go the extra mile for customers. These workers do more than just make sales. They strive to build and maintain customer relationships. These companies have a strong brand promise, and they make sure employees know how to deliver on it. Their customers, in turn, sense something different about them. Customers value the exceptional service they consistently receive. It keeps them coming back, and it inspires them to share these positive experiences with friends and family.”

New Gallop article on branding alignment and advertising insights:

http://businessjournal.gallup.com/content/173861/power-aligning-consumers-brand.aspx?utm_source=WWW&utm_medium=csm&utm_campaign=syndication

© 2013-2014 by Steve Carney/End Sickness Now/Biz coaching