7 Questions to Ask Before You Write a Career Coaching Business Plan

A career coaching business plan is a must – writing one is a critical first step when starting a career coaching business. Don’t spend the time and money getting your business off the ground without first taking the time to compose a comprehensive and concise business plan.

Career Coaching Business Plan

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Do You Really Need a Business Plan?

Yes – you really need a business plan, no matter what business you’re starting. There’s no equivocation on this question – write one before you start coaching!

You Don’t Know How to Write a Business Plan?

It’s not too difficult, and there are hundreds of samples, templates, and examples across the Internet. Most are free. Taking the time to think about your business, imagining what your business will be like in the future, and using these templates as a guide, and you can create your very own career coaching business plan!

Yes – you need one, and yes, it’s not that hard to write one that works for your business.

7 Questions to Ask Before You Write a Career Coaching Business Plan

Here are a few questions to consider as you think about and write your business plan. These questions will guide you through the process and help you create a career coach business plan that works!

  1. What need are you serving? Is there a need for you to serve? Are there potential clients actively searching for what you offer? You don’t want to be offering a solution for which there is no problem.
  2. Who will you be serving? This question and the one above will help you define your target market. It will guide you when making decisions on marketing, niches, and viability of future decisions.
  3. What are your objectives and goals for the first year and the next, and the next? A career coaching business plan should be focused both on the short and long-term. You certainly don’t need goals for every year, but having them for the first year, perhaps the third year and fifth year will help you create future strategy and inform the decision-making process.
  4. Who are you as a coach? What values you drive you as a person and a coach? What values will guide you in conducting your business? What values have priority and what are secondary? Answering this question comprehensively will give your business meaning and direction.
  5. Are your objectives need to be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timebound? Once you have listed objectives, the next step is to see if they are SMART ( Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timebound). Goals that aren’t SMART are difficult to achieve or measure.
  6. Where is your passion? Do you have a specific passion for a specific group of people? Like working with college graduates? Like focusing on career women? Your plan should contain details on your passions.
  7. Where is your expertise? Do you have the outcomes your specific target market is seeking? Combining your passion with your expertise will create a powerful coaching force that can propel your business to a prosperous future.

These 7 questions will give shape and substance to any career coaching business plan, and help you develop a plan which guides the present and the future.

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Fred Philips
Business Coach
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