Not sure if hiring an equine business coach is right for you? This quiz will help you determine whether--and in what ways--an equine business coach can help you.
Q1: Do you have a business plan written out and in place?
A - Not yet. I know I need one, but I just don't know what to put in it. (Psst: You should give this blog post a read.)
B - I have one/part of one, but it needs some work.
C - Yes! Mine is complete, but getting a fresh perspective would be great.
Q2: What stage are you at in your business?
A - Just getting started. My doors haven't even officially opened yet!
B - I'm in my first or second year of business.
C - I'm at least three years into running my business.
Q3: How do you feel about the direction in which your business is headed?
A - Uneasy, unsure, or confused.
B - Nervous but excited.
C - Confident, actually!
Q4: In business, it's common to have to shift often and quickly to keep up with industry and social trends. How well are you able to keep up?
A - I'm struggling to get my feet under me, let alone shift my business practices.
B - I'm able to shift slowly but surely.
C - I'm shifting quickly, but not always efficiently.
Q5: Which of these best describes an average work day for you?
A - I'm trying to feel my way through this but I don't know how to make the most out of my time, so I feel like I'm running in circles.
B - I'm spending a lot of time working on my business and not enough time working IN my business.
C - I spend a good portion of the day working in my business, but I still feel like I could be using my time more efficiently.
Q6: Which of these best describes your average weekly work load?
A - I'm still putting together my business's framework, so lots of developmental tasks.
B - Even though my business has launched, I still find myself working on details--like website copy, social media, etc.
C - I'm working with clients/developing new products/etc. and turning a profit, but I still feel like I could be doing more, doing better, or improving somehow.
Q7: How do you feel about the progress you're making toward your goals and the vision you have for your business?
A - I'm still working out what my goals and vision are.
B - I'm working hard, but I don't feel like I'm making great progress.
C - I know I'm making progress, just not at a rate I'd like to be at.
If you answered mostly A’s, you probably need help developing a foundation for your business. Clarity and guidance are what you need most right now on your entrepreneurial journey. Coaching services can help clarify key points and guide you as you develop your business, setting up a thorough, strong foundation for success.
If you answered mostly B’s, you probably need help in multiple aspects of running your business. You’ve gotten a great start in building your business, so what you need most right now is guidance and a nudge in the right direction. Coaching services can give you the guidance you're yearning for and the nudge you need to move forward and progress in your business.
If you answered mostly C’s, you’re doing great so far! Since you’re already an established entrepreneur with an income-producing business, all you really need is further clarification or education in key areas, just enough to fill the few gaps you have. Coaching services can give you the education you need, the clarification you desire, and help to fill those gaps so you and your business can really perform at your peak.