Red tape is a massive bugbear for entrepreneurs, but there’s one area in Australian business that is pretty much completely unregulated: business coaching. Anyone can claim to be a consultant, professional mentor or coach. The trick is knowing which ones will actually deliver benefits for your business.
While few founders would claim you can grow your brand successfully while flying completely solo, many of the entrepreneurs SmartCompany and StartupSmart speak to are hard-pressed when asked to identify a person that’s had a major impact on the growth of their business or their leadership skills. They often say that while they’ve happened upon these people accidentally, they’ve never really been taught how to go out and find someone who is the right fit. Read more
Emma Koehn Smart Company 31 Mar 2017