As your business grows, you'll realize that you'll need additional help. Efficiency is key when you understand that your skill and knowledge can be focused on other areas of the business.

Find out what your team is good at or where their interest lies and decide which tasks can be delegated from your to-do-list to your employees.

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Consolidating your errands and tasks can help you regain the focus need to complete your task.

By grouping similar tasks or project work on a specific time or day will place an end to the distractions and multitasking
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Culture plays a big role in attracting and retaining great people in developing a productive team and a high performing business.

You want your employees to see the vision you have and understand what’s important. Once they know what they’ve signed up for and acknowledge that you want them to be a part of it, only then can everyone move in the same direction.

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As a business owner, you’ll have periods where you’ll experience being tired, uninspired, and frustrated.

One of the main reasons for experiencing burnout is the feeling of not accomplishing anything. This can be due to your goals being too broad or non-existent. 

Sit with your business coach to define your goals and to break them into smaller and achievable objectives. 

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The 80/20 rule also called the Pareto principle describes the tendency that 20% of an action or thing accounts for 80% of the effects. How does this apply to small businesses? It can apply to your time and productivity and your products and services.

By keeping track of your task or projects, you’ll notice that there may be gaps in your productivity or you have periods of low productivity. You can rearrange your schedule to tackle your most difficult tasks during your peak productive times.

It can streamline and simplify your offering of products and services so that your focus is on producing those products that generate the most profit. This is a business decision that depends on your long-term goals.

You can schedule a conversation on how you can pinpoint the 20% of your tasks, customers, and revenue so that you can utilize your time effectively.

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The idea of being a great leader is knowing yourself. Knowing your strengths and your weakness will help you develop talent and their set of skills that can help your business grow. This ensures that you're not surrounded by persons who are carbon copies of yourself.

In evaluating yourself, you'll find what your leadership profile is and how your leadership style affects how you interact with your employees and how you adapt to situations. 

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Prioritizing is a must as a business owner. You'll find that it's easy to place your clients, customer, and even your family ahead of yourself and your needs.

With a business coach, they'll help you prioritize your business without sacrificing your health. This will increase your efficiency and help with coping with the stress of managing a business.

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More than half of customers become a customer of a company because of their reputation for great customer service. 

The most affordable way of advertising is by word of mouth. Providing great customer service from the start is better than trying to recover from the damage caused by poor customer experience. 

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Have strategies in place to nurture existing customers, such as staying in contact with them via an e-newsletter or letting them know about promotional events ahead of time. 

At the same time, look for opportunities to get more work and build your customer base. Make sure you find the right balance between nurturing customers and finding new ones.
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The more you give, the more you get.

Building brand awareness in your local community is a great way to attract new business. Consider sponsorship or participating in a community event to raise your business profile.
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Customer service should be your top priority.

Ensure your customer service is exceptional and go the extra mile when you can. Your customers will not only remember great service they will also be more likely to refer other people to you.
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You should monitor where your customers are coming from in order to measure whether your marketing activities are successful or not. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Refine your approach if something is not working and focus more time on the activities that achieve the best results. ...

One of the best ways to take your business to a new level is to get to know your customers.

Understand your customer's needs and develop products and services that meet those needs. You can gain insight into your customers by personalising your services and encouraging them to provide you with feedback.
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It is extremely difficult to plan out a budget when your head is wrapped around your business plan, marketing plan, potential growth, and so much more. A business coach is experienced in working with companies large and small to help them plan their finances in a smart and beneficial manner. They have seen the good and the bad and can help to make the best financial decisions for your company. ...

Sometimes, when you are too close to something, you can develop blind spots. A good business coach will have an objective point of view, and the ability to quickly identify problem areas that maybe you could not see. 

They may also be able to offer solutions or strategies you might not have considered, or push you out of your comfort zone so you can take your business to the next level.
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Feel like you’re constantly stressing about a million different problems? Coaches are great at helping you triage these issues and decide which challenges are worth fighting today and which ones are not worth worrying about until later. ...

A business coach asks great questions that challenge you to think critically about your business. When you have a coach from a different industry, they bring a new perspective and ask higher level questions. This is especially helpful after you have been working on your startup for a couple of years and get caught up in the daily grind. ...

Confidence in business is invaluable. Being supported by a great coach and giving yourself the space to work out challenges enhances your confidence when going into major situations, dealing with crises, or handling conflict. 

A professional bounce board keeps you sharp and playing your best game. As a founder your time is incredibly valuable. A coach can help you make the best of it.
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A business coach will challenge your thinking, goals and willingness to grow. As somebody who has “been there, done that,” a coach also acts as a role model because of the experience that he or she shares. Additionally, a coach has unique insight that broadens your business awareness.

The key metric for success from coaching isn’t so much the cool technical tools you learn -- those will become obsolete in roughly 18 months. The value of coaching resides in the mental tools the coachee learns that help him or her navigate toward success both inside and outside of the business world.
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Isn't it strange how easy it is to break the promises we make to ourselves, but less so when we involve other people? A coach serves as an accountability partner who challenges you to strategize and develop your goals while aligning your efforts toward achieving them. ...