As economists continue to state the recession’s end is rapidly approaching, the business coaches at The Growth Coach® tend to agree and remain cautiously optimistic in their outlook on economic recovery. The Growth Coach is the only pure business coaching franchise system throughout North America with the single purpose of helping drive the success and balance the lives of small business owners and professionals. As such, these business coaches have their fingers on the pulse of the small business community and are ideally suited to provide economic insights.
Chuck Chrissis, owner of The Growth Coach franchise in Pittsburgh, PA, recently participated in the ‘Business Barometer’ survey, a random study completed by 40% of the business coaches (Growth Coach Franchise Owners) across the U.S. The Growth Coach corporate headquarters conducted the survey to capture a snapshot of the “economic mindset” of the thousands of small business clients their coaches serve.
The most commonly chosen response among all the certified business coaches surveyed, including Chuck Chrissis, is that an economic uptick will begin over the next 3-6 months. This sense of prosperity is based on the feedback, attitudes and actual experiences of the entrepreneurs these coaches serve in their respective local markets.
“While the recession has clearly had an impact on our Pittsburgh region, one positive trend I am now starting to see is the willingness of business owners to once again invest in themselves and their organizations. They are also beginning to invest more in their sales and marketing efforts to position themselves for the economic uptick. Most of my clients are expecting improved sales over the next 6 months and are gearing up for that, said Chuck Chrissis.
“Since these clients have been in our on-going coaching and accountability programs, they have weathered the economic storm by facing reality, making tough decisions early on, developing focused actions plans, and allowing themselves to be held accountable for getting critical things done. I now see and feel optimism return to our small business community. That is encouraging since this vital sector is the economic growth engine for our Pittsburgh region”, stated Chuck Chrissis.
“During the last quarter our level of business activity has increased consistently each month. Customer requests for quotation are up 30% over the first half of the year. We are starting to see the quotes turn into orders for delivery in the 4th quarter,” says Jeff Farbacher of Acutran LP, Growth Coach client and transformer manufacturer located 30 miles north of Pittsburgh in Fombell, PA.
The Growth Coach defines business coaching as the art and science of guiding entrepreneurs to reach their objectives and overcome obstacles and limitations that keep them from reaching optimal success in business, and in life. The company utilizes its signature Strategic Mindset® group coaching process, one-on-one coaching, tele-coaching, and other related services to help small business owners, executives, and self-employed professionals. All services come with a money-back guarantee. The coaching process includes examining the current reality of both their business and personal lives and developing a road map to help them achieve their goals.
For more information from Chuck Chrissis, please visit www.TheGrowthCoachOfPittsburgh.com or call 412.527.8534.
For more information from Jeff Farbacher, please visit www.Acutran.com or call 724.452.4130.