Small Business Coaching
In 2008 the U.S. Department of Labor Department projects that by the year 2010 the number one employer will be “self!”
There are five million small, home-based (SOHO) and virtual businesses in the U.S., and the number is growing. “Entrepreneuring” is the future, but there are few roadmaps to success. Living the dream also means confronting new realities (and an occasional nightmare). In addition to running a business, entrepreneurs face funding challenges, must act as chief strategists, and often carry out the daily work of the business. Devoted individualists, they tend to go it alone. Even seasoned entrepreneurs can be blindsided by the ever-changing realities of technology and fluctuations in the economy.
Most entrepreneurs who hire a coach affirm that is the best decision they’ve ever made.
In addition to one-on-one coaching, many sole proprietors choose the individual Best Year Yet® workshop first to see how the program can benefit their business. Let us know if you are interested in our next one.
Group Seminars for Individuals and Small Business Owners
This powerful two-session seminar teaches powerful strategies for taking charge of one’s life and career. The following is a sample of some of the topics covered in this workshop:
- Acknowledging the past and learning from it.
- Understanding your core values.
- Creating a plan.
- Style and confidence.
- Listening, learning and communicating.
“As a sole proprietor, you tend to focus on immediate problems and opportunities. Marilyn got me to focus on longer-range goals and to consciously take the steps to realize them. She’s a creative, non-linear thinker who makes associations and jumps of logic that get you thinking in exciting, totally new directions.”
“A busy mother of two young children and running a successful company, I was at my wits’ end and losing motivation for my business. Through Marilyn’s thoughtful inquiry and patient listening, I reconnected to my vision and to an idea to expand the business in a market that really excited me. . . The process of expanding the business brought back my energy, passion and excitement about the future of my company.”
Patricia L. McGoldrick
President & CEO
Immediate Connections, Inc.