Why use a business coach?

Start-ups who make use of a business coach are more likely to succeed in the first five years of business. Don’t take my word for it, here is Entrepreneur’s Stephen Key:

“Every entrepreneur needs a coach, because the fastest way to learn any business is to study someone who has been successful at it. This person has already paid the price of experience. You must absorb all of the information that you can out of him or her! Our whole lives are about learning. When we’re young, we attend school. If we’re lucky, our parents impart a few important lessons. If you’ve ever played sports, you’ve had a coach. Education is king. In the long run, finding the right mentor will save you time and money.” Read more here.

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Business consulting

The input of an experienced advisor can be instrumental in the growth of your business. The GrowthWheel business toolkit dramatically reduces the time required to perform traditional consulting work. After assessing the business together, we will:

  • establish focus areas and identify possibilities for how to develop these opportunities
  • evaluate these options and make informed decisions
  • take incisive action and track progress.

My expertise allows me to also offer services such as financial management, administrative oversight, operational input, strategic direction and independent accountability to complement your existing skillsets, and allows you to focus on what you’re best at.

Other services available include due diligence, raising finance, completing and submitting tenders, ISO9001 readiness, BBBEE planning and enterprise development.

Fees for consulting work are charged on a per hour basis, while managerial services are designed around a subscription model.

Business coaching

Through the development of a long-term relationship, we address the four critical aspects of any business, namely:

  • an attractive business concept
  • a sound organisation
  • lasting customer relations
  • profitable operations.

Together, we work on the continuous improvement of your business by addressing areas that require focus and identifying opportunities to ensure a sustained competitive edge.

This coaching model follows the latest methodology used in managing SMEs as advocated by Steve Blank and coined by Eric Ries in The Lean Startup.  Harvard Business Review calls it “a game changer” in this article.

Fees negotiated around a subscription model. My investment need not be recovered from the onset but as the business can afford it.

Executive coaching

Together, we build a confidential relationship for personal as well as business growth and development. Sologix executive coaching is designed to assist executives to:

  • improve self-management
  • develop leadership and managerial skills
  • get the most out of their team
  • make decisions with an independent viewpoint
  • be open to honest feedback
  • benefit from an experienced sounding board for ideas and decisions.

Services charged at an hourly rate.

Are you ready for a business coach?

Here are some questions to consider before you bring a business coach’s services on board.

  • Do you believe you and your business are worth investing in?
  • Are you prepared to invest time, money and effort in yourself and your business?
  • Are you open to learning and growing?
  • Are you willing to accept guidance and change?
  • Do you take responsibility for your actions and decisions?

​Meeting with Anton is something we always look forward to. When we first met Anton in 2015 he was a client of ours. We built him a website for his coaching business and it was important for us to capture not only his wealth of knowledge and skills, but also his personality. We were inspired by his passion for businesses and the people who run them. So inspired, in fact, that we signed up to be one of his clients.

The greatest value we get out of our sessions is having someone we trust with strong financial knowledge and experience who can act as a sounding board. At the same time, Anton understands the human side of running a business, and will often say things like, “Just remember, you’re allowed to be a whole somebody.”

His input into all facets of our business, using GrowthWheel as a framework, has helped us build strong foundations while keeping an eye on where we want to take Pomegranite.

– Sarah Gurney and Liz Fletcher, Pomegranite