Have you ever noticed that every professional athlete has a coach? These are the professionals at the very top of their game, and still, they have someone who is probably less skilled giving them guidance, motivation, and support.
Why is that? Why would they need coaching if they’re already the best? Because competition is fierce, and it is likely impossible to keep the discipline and focus to attend to all the details at once.
The same holds true for businesses. Executives in top companies get coaching frequently, and I would not be surprised to learn that many of the major business deals were done with the guidance and advice of a trusted business coach.
Small businesses often find themselves trying to figure it all out on our own. We don’t have the money for a business coach, or we don’t believe we’re big enough to need one. Maybe we have friends or family who are small business owners, and we take our tips and tricks from them. Maybe we just try to find our own way, and often we do a pretty good job of it.
There is something to be said for having friends who can help us. Friends who will give us honest input and supportive suggestions, who will take action and make introductions to help us get to the next level, or just listen when we need to sort something out.
This is what PWN is for. If you’re stuck in a rut, if you need some inspiration, some advice, or some perspective, we are your sisters-in-business-casual. I am very excited about the Business Angels program, as it is the essence of this intention, to give us that forum to be collaborative, supportive, and effective together.
Keep an eye out for emails announcing dates for the next few months!