In the course of an entrepreneurial journey, there are likely a number of people who influence your slant on business. Have you ever considered the pivotal role your mom played in shaping your approach to running your small business?
Although business coaching has been in existence since the early 90's as an organized profession, it's still in its infancy. This newness makes it more challenging to find a good fit when looking to engage a business coach.
My grandmother raised four kids, and became a single parent when my grandfather passed on and my younger uncle was a tender 14. Learning to become profitable was not something she even thought about. She was "savvy" before savvy was a "business" household name.
Regardless of what "type" of coach they are, there are some very similar patterns that you see in the ones who are unbelievably successful and clearly defined patterns in the ones you see that are struggling immensely.
If you don't have people in your life that you regularly feel encouraged, empowered and inspired by, then it's time to "hire up." Seek out friends that will engage, challenge and inspire you on a regular basis.