Entrepreneurs need not be surrounded by ‘yes men’. As an entrepreneur myself, I am well aware of the need for a coach that’ll hold me accountable and reveal the ugly truths about starting a business. An expert business & entrepreneurship coach specializes in walking the line between being a cheerleader and a harsh realist, pushing a business owner to new heights that are sometimes uncomfortable but are necessary to grow and scale the business.
The 2018 Report by the Small Business Institute (SBI) says that 70% of SA’s emerging small businesses fail within their first two years of operation. Many entrepreneurs cite lack of institutional support as reason for failing businesses, but lack of entrepreneurial abilities to navigate these systemic challenges is in fact a major contributor.
We need to break the cycle, we need coaches.