When I was starting my very first business I knew what I wanted to sell, how to make it and where I wanted to sell it. But what I didn’t know was how to market my products and how to pitch them to accounts.
A small business consultant can help answer small business questions that come up when starting a business. Having someone there to bounce your ideas off and help guide you in a positive direction. Having feedback when you need it is crucial to a small business surviving in today’s competitive world.
Having some to email or call when specific business questions come up is helpful when you’re launching a new product or business. It’s not expensive either when you consider the value of what someone’s guidance can have when navigating potentially costly negotiations and changes to your small business.
I’ve been coaching women entrepreneurs for years and helping guide them during times of uncertainty and success. Most women I speak with are navigating the waters of starting a business or launching a new product. These women are embarking on an exciting journey of seeing their business dreams come true and I help guide them and create a business strategy, as well as council them when times are both hard and exhilarating. here’s my list of the most important times to seek guidance:
5 Times When You Should Hire a Small Business Consultant:
When creating your business concept
When you are creating the idea of what your business will become is the perfect time to call a small business consultant for guidance. It’s like planting a seed. You want to plant the perfect seed in the perfect spot. A small business consultant can help you pick the perfect seed and find the right spot to plant it.
When preparing your product or business launch
A business launch or new product launch can be the most time consuming and chaotic part of operating a small business. Having someone to help you strategize this plan will be beneficial for both yourself and your business.
When creating a marketing strategy
This is generally the most difficult part of running a small business for people. Often times people who start businesses are people who know how to make products or provide services. It takes time and patience to build a social media following and see results from marketing and advertising campaigns. Hiring a small business coach to help you create a strategic plan will help your business launch in the right direction with the right amount of attention.
When negotiating an unfamiliar business deal
Often times new business owners are dealing with contract and negotiations they have no experience navigating. Hiring a small business consultant can help business owners navigate business deals with large corporations and big contractors. Having a small business coach during a negotiation period is helpful for setting you business in a healthy direction.
When you’re stuck
Sometimes when starting a business it’s easy to just get totally caught up in all the details of running your business that you forget to think about the big picture. This is the perfect time to hire a small business coach.
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