I love working with entrepreneurs. Startups are exciting and energizing. But most startups suffer from the same problem. A great idea isn’t a business.
If you watch Shark Tank (and if you are reading this page, I’m sure you have), you will have heard them say more than once, “what you have is a hobby, not a business”. Turning a great idea into a business is much more than building a website and setting up your e-commerce solution.
Most inventors and entrepreneurs want the same thing. They want to turn their passion into something that will produce real income for them and their families. But how do you do that? How do you take a great idea and turn it into a revenue-producing business?
I offer two solutions for start-ups and entrepreneurs. One is a coaching program designed for those who already have their idea off the ground, and are looking to grow it. The other is for entrepreneurs at various stages that are looking for a more customized 1-on-1 solution. Each is described briefly here.
Small Business Bootcamp
My Entrepreneurial Growth Program is designed as a program for entrepreneurs working to initiate or grow their business past the initial stages. This three-month program takes the best of our coaching and training material and packs it into eight dynamic, entertaining and challenging sessions. This is a very affordable, viable alternative to those business owners who are not ready for ongoing business coaching. Find out more and sign up for the eGrowth program here.
The “Startup Coach” Program
The start-up coach program is sold as a block of hours. These hours are discounted off of my normal rates. An initial block of 10 hours is required. I work with the entrepreneur on a scheduled basis over any length of time. My goal is to provide coaching, guidance and consulting in order to help them bring their dream into reality.
- Initial meeting to establish goals and roadmap to gaining clarity around your business (part of the 10 hours)
- Access to relevant FocalPoint coaching & training materials for self-discovery and/or coaching
- Access to my professional network for a variety of professional and technical services
- Templates, documents, examples of forms where applicable
- Additional hours purchased in 5-hour blocks
- 20% discount for future participation in group coaching program (eGrowth)
John Jennings was truly a pleasure to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable and thoughtful. He really helped me find harmony in my position and understand the dynamics of my organization. Someone taught me a long time ago that you have 2 ears and 1 mouth. You should always listen more than you talk. John exercises this with his evaluations which allows you to learn more about yourself and how to work more effectively with others.
I highly recommend John Jennings’ coaching services. It can be hard at times with engagement with our employees, but having an outside source echoing our mission and adding new tools to our toolbox is worth every penny spent on Mr. Jennings services. He was professional, funny and made the team feel at ease, in addition to helping me with engagement with my staff.