July 31, 2009 // Franchising.com // CINCINNATI, OH – The Growth Coach, the only pure business coaching franchise system with the single purpose of helping drive the success and balance the lives of small and self-employed business owners, is helping small businesses across the U.S. thrive, profit and grow during the current economic recession.
While Wall Street companies continue to seek government bailout funds to stay afloat, small business owners, who make up the backbone of America, are not afforded the same option. These individuals are left to seek outside guidance on their own and in many cases turn to business coaches for the help they desire. The Growth Coach empowers business owners to develop and implement their own business plans – creating a road map for success and fueling economic development in a tough economy.
"The Growth Coach is a strong advocate for U.S. small businesses and truly appreciates that they are the real backbone of our economy and need additional guidance and support at this time," stated Daniel Murphy, President and Co-Founder of The Growth Coach. "To handle the growing coaching demand, we train and arm our passionate franchise owners, many former employees of Corporate America, with our proven coaching process. In turn, they help all the small business owners in their communities to achieve greater success and balance in their lives. In short, we help fuel economic growth and development throughout the U.S."
Murphy goes on to say, "Unfortunately, most people have an incorrect assumption that the U.S. is a nation of big businesses. It's just the opposite. We are truly a Small Business Nation." A recent study by the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of Advocacy counted 26.8 million businesses in the United States. Of those, 99.9% have fewer than 500 employees and as such are considered small businesses. More notable is the fact that according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 98.2% of U.S. businesses have fewer than 100 employees, while 89.3% of American businesses have fewer than 20 employees and 78.6% have fewer than 10 employees. Growth Coach serves, supports, and advocates for the small business community with fewer than 100 employees, a massive 98.2% of all businesses.
The Growth Coach utilizes its signature group coaching process, as well as one-on-one coaching, tele-coaching, and other related services, to enable business owners to "fall back in love" with their businesses. The Growth Coach is on a mission to help small business owners, self-employed professionals, sales teams, managers, franchisees and others examine their current situation within their business and life, develop a road map to get where they want to go, and receive ongoing accountability to stay on track and achieve their goals.
"It is important for small business owners to be proactive and seek out a mentor or coach before they are so overwhelmed that they have lost sight of the big picture," added Murphy. "Owners are more receptive to coaching than ever. In this economy, they are motivated by a fear of loss and realize they need to be on top of their game to survive and thrive. They know they need to be more focused and effective and need the additional accountability to implement their critical plans and goals. As such, our business coaches are being enlisted daily to assist these owners."
Founded in 2002, The Growth Coach is the only pure business coaching franchise system with the single purpose of helping drive the success and balance the lives of business owners. Their goal is to help clients gain greater focus so they can work less, earn more and enjoy more fulfilling lives. Clients include small business owners, franchisees, self-employed professionals, high-end sales and financial services professionals and managers from businesses of all size. Through an expanding national accounts program, The Growth Coach serves franchise systems, dealer networks and associations. With a presence in more than 160 markets across North America, The Growth Coach encourages diversity within its franchise system, as well as the development of small business and franchising worldwide. Currently, The Growth Coach is a member and/or affiliated with the following professional organizations: International Franchise Association, SBA Franchise Registry, VetFran, Minority Fran and is listed in Bond's Minority Franchise Guide.