What Our Client Said
Not so long ago, i was working in one of the well known corporate companies as an employee. Same usual days… nine to five settling for less, working under the pressure of a manager, feeling down and unappreciated going to work and to work on an endless clock that never seemed to end…. I remember myself dreaming to own my own business when i was sitting at my desk and looking out the window, even walking to work but i did not know how to start and where to start…I always wanted to work on my own time and have flexibility.. i felt like i could do more than what i was settling for and I could work in a field that I really enjoyed. It was looking impossible at the time.
One day i met one of my friends for a coffee who owns his business and he recommended to contact Business Owner Coaching.
That was the time my life changed. I signed up for the business start up coaching course.
Eight months later i was operating my successful start up business with my own idea with the help of business owner coaching.
I had a wonderful idea for a business, but I needed to develop my management skills and create a practical business plan with a clear vision. My business coach and I looked at everything in relation to start up business basics like formulating a business plan and company mission and vision, streamlining operations, and effective sales and marketing techniques. He adapted the business start up course I completed to address all the issues we’d highlighted and offered ongoing support while I worked on turning my idea into a successful business.
More than year has passed since those days. I am now working from a coffee shop while enjoying my latte benefiting from the time flexibility and the technology. I can be anywhere at anytime all i need is my ipad to operate my business!
I definitely recommend Business Owner Coaching.
Being talented and creative isn’t always enough. I needed to develop my business skills, learn how to operate a business and how to manage financial and human assets. I couldn’t interrupt my career to start over in formal education, and I didn’t think I needed a diploma or degree to turn what I love into a business. I decided to approach Business Owner Coaching for guidance and advice.
My business coach helped me every step of the way, from finding my niche market and developing the backbone of my enterprise to formulating marketing strategies and company policies. We worked on my management and communication skills to ensure that I had the skills I needed to motivate my staff and engage my clients. My coach explained how to eliminate negative thoughts and focus on the positive aspects of my budding business. I soon realised what I stood to gain by committing to the coaching process and taking the leap.
I established a successful video production company with a constantly growing client base with the skills I developed after completing a Business Owner Coaching course. I use the skills I learned every day and my business is flourishing.
I had a business idea I thought would work, but I needed encouragement and practical advice about identifying my target market and niche. My coach worked with me, asking me questions that allowed me to articulate my business concept, choose a direction for my company and categorise my business needs. The course I completed helped me set up my business, from creating a business plan to finding financing to establishing sensible business practices.
I experienced tremendous personal growth during the training. My business coach helped me recognise and harness my strengths, develop my weaknesses, and expand my business skills. Although it took hard work and dedication, I know I’m in control of my own destiny and I’m proud of what I’ve achieved. My business has shown phenomenal growth and continues to grow every month. The skills I’ve acquired have helped me form solid internal and external business relationships and make the right decisions for my company. I know I’ll be able to use them for the rest of my life.
During my business coaching course, I learned how to identify my company’s niche market and create a marketing strategy. I had been spending money on marketing before, but I was investing in all the wrong places. An effective marketing plan allowed me to save on advertising costs while increasing turnover. The Business Owner Coaching team also helped me mount a successful product launch, and the company’s ongoing support means that I never have to wonder whether I’m heading in the right direction. Better management and communication skills meant that I could inspire my team, and I implemented teamwork training and staff incentives. I worked with my coach to streamline my business operations, so my cash flow improved. These days I can spend more time developing new products because I spend less time worrying about invoicing, cash collection and debtor controls. I can rely on my team and delegate the tasks I don’t have time for, and our working environment is a happy one.
The investment I made in training myself and my staff has more than paid for itself. My business is expanding, I have controls in place to monitor sales and operations and my staff has never been happier. My product range is available in an increasing number of stores and my company has loyal customers who know they can expect quality products and excellent service.
When I was on maternity leave after having my first child, I decided to make my daughter some special outfits. While I was busy, I realised that I could take care of her and sew complete outfits without becoming frazzled. I didn’t want to be a stay-at-home mum, but I didn’t want to miss out on seeing my children grow up. Flexibility became important to me, and the thought of opening my own designer boutique became increasingly appealing.
I knew I didn’t have the business skills I needed to be successful, so I signed up for a Business Owner Coaching course. Working with my coach made me realise what I needed to learn before setting up shop, how I had to go about starting my company and who I needed to employ to make it work. The coach helped me to understand that I do have what it takes to be successful and the training gave me the confidence I needed to open my first store.
My strength lies in design, so I design all my products and choose accessories and add-on items that complement them. The managerial skills I learned have helped me delegate tasks to my creation team and boutique manager. Although I work long hours, I can work when and where I want. The extra cash is also coming in handy with a growing family.
“The tools and methods I learned from business coaching have been easy to apply to my daily business life. I find that the work habits and strategies I am developing benefiting my activities without me having to do much. This is an ongoing benefit in my day to day business activities.”