• Dave Roby

7 Common Entrepreneurial Feelings That Mean It's Time to Hire a Business Coach

Updated: Apr 13


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It can sometimes be hard to tell whether you're on the right track as an entrepreneur. Inc. magazine notes that you might feel like you're constantly hustling but not getting anywhere or unsure of the next steps. A business coach can help you clarify your goals, stay accountable, and make progress in your business. Mentor, speaker and coach Dave Roby lists seven signs that it's time to hire a business coach.

1. You Feel Overwhelmed

Feeling overwhelmed is a sign that you need someone to help you prioritize and manage your time. A coach can help you develop systems and processes for running your business more efficiently.

2. You Feel Stagnant

A coach can be a great resource if you want to learn new skills to help you move forward. A good coach will have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share.

3. You Feel Unmotivated

If you're struggling to stay motivated, a coach can help you develop a plan for reaching your goals and hold you accountable.

4. You Feel Stuck

If you're in a brainstorming rut, Harvard Business Review explains that an outside viewpoint can help you develop new ideas and provide objective feedback on your business strategies.

5. You Feel Frustrated

If you're feeling frustrated with your business, a coach can help you delegate tasks and build a team of experts to grow your business.

6. You Feel Disorganized

If you're unsure where your business is going, a coach can help you develop a plan and track your goals.

7. You Feel Unsure

If you're at a crossroads in your business, a coach can help you determine which path to take.

How to Find a Business Coach

When looking for a business coach, find someone who is a good fit for your personality and business. Ask for referrals from other entrepreneurs and find a coach with experience and success in your industry. You can also network to find a coach, in which case you’ll need to have a customized business card ready to hand out so people will have something tangible to remember you by. Designing a personalized business card is simple when you use a free business card maker online that comes with pre-made templates you can customize by adding images, text, color schemes, and the font of your choice.

Business Coach Alternatives

If you're looking for a more affordable alternative to a business coach, these tools can help your business run smoothly.

  • Hire a Virtual Assistant. If you need help with the day-to-day tasks of your business, hiring a virtual assistant can be a great option. Virtual assistants can handle customer service, social media, and bookkeeping tasks.

  • API software. This tool accepts payments through your app or website and works with any ACH processor. Maintain security and link to your customers' accounts seamlessly.

  • Tax software. These software programs can help you track your finances and ensure that your taxes are in order. If you form a Limited Liability Company (LLC), you can get reduced liability, tax benefits, less paperwork, and more flexibility. You can save money on legal fees by filing yourself, but keep in mind that there are different requirements for setting up an LLC in each state.

  • Project management applications. This software can help you manage projects, deadlines, and team members and ensure that you meet goals.

  • Online courses. Taking courses online can teach you the skills to run your business effectively.


Get Support

Working with a business coach can be a great way to get the support you need to grow your business. If you're feeling any of the seven feelings listed above, it's time to start looking for a coach who can help you take your company to the next level.


For over 40 years Dave Roby has helped people go far beyond their individual limitations and have successfully owned and led multi-million dollar/multi-location organizations, coached and trained hundreds of salespeople, and mentored business professionals and entrepreneurs. Connect with Dave today for more info! 620-259-3450


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