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Top services offered by business coaching firms

Business plan

Business plan

Produce a viable, strategic and realistic business plan that will set you up for success. 

FROM $800

Strategic planning

Strategic planning

Review where your business currently is and develop a plan of action to achieve your long-term business goals. 

Financial review

Financial review

Audit your finances to identify leakages, cost saving opportunities and new revenue streams. 

FROM $99

Product review

Product review

Assess the market-fit of your product or service against your competitors and the supply demand to see where your business sits. 

FROM $1,500

Risk assessment

Risk assessment

Assess and mitigate the various risks your business faces from a legal, finance and marketing perspective. 

FROM $500

Time management

Time management

Maximise your time management and increase productivity levels across your whole business. 

Performance management

Performance management

Track, analyse and improve the performance of your process, employees or your entire business. 

Business continuity plan

Business continuity plan

Plan how your business can prepare for and continue to operate after a serious incident or crisis. 

Organisational design

Organisational design

Improve efficiency and remove any roadblocks in your organisational structure, process, systems and workflow. 

Executive coaching

Executive coaching

Unlock your full potential as a business owner to achieve your long-term business goals. 

Business growth

Business growth

Business coaches can steer your business in the right direction for short and long-term growth. 

Business health check

Business health check

Find out how healthy your business is. Learn what you’re doing well, what you can improve and whether your business can go the distance. 

FROM $386

Marketing audit

Marketing audit

Conduct an audit of your marketing strategies, objectives and campaigns to identify which areas can be improved. 

FROM $500

Average hourly rate for Business Coaches in Australia

min rate $74 - $361 max rate







  • Jessica Osborn
    Jessica Osborn

    ABN: 16743820958

    Business Coaching

    Mountain Creek

    Business and marketing coach Jessica Osborn is all about smart strategies, clever automation and a life in balance. With two decades of marketing experience under her belt, Jessica went from her corporate role as head of marketing in an ASX-listed company to entrepreneur, founding two successful online businesses in the last 10 years. Jessica coaches service-based business owners on their marketing strategy for scalable growth. She offers one-on-one coaching and a mastermind group program, plus a range of online courses. Jessica also hosts the 1,000+ business community Facebook Group 'My Tribe' for female founders.

  • Etsi Consulting PTY LTD
    Etsi Consulting PTY LTD

    ABN: 94629797155

    Business Coaching

    North Parramatta

    George Mavros, ETSI CONSULTING is a multi disciplinary business coaching and advisory practice, assisting people to realise their true potential in their business endeavours. ETSI focuses on Sales - Marketing - Business Development - Personal Development - intellectual Property and Product procurement. We deliver our results through Consulting and Advisory services but also through tailored courses for you or your company needs. George Mavros the Managing Director is also the Author of Never Fear A Salesman Again that teaches people how to negotiate with salesmen to avoid getting a bad deal or ripped off. Another of his books is Hey! Look what I made - What do I do now that it is aimed at helping you commercialise your ideas and inventions. I have worked with over 400 companies. Some of my more notable successes are the the successful launch of WD40, Armor All and Barilla Pastas & Spaghetti to the Grocery industry. I have LITERALLY sold from the peanut to the Elephant.

  • Leadership, Life and Style
    Leadership, Life and Style

    ABN: 19925090267

    Business Coaching

    Alexandra Hills

    Are you looking to build or create a great business? Are you looking to gain the edge in your career, or do you simply want to re-align your goals. Leadership coaching and development will help you drive further and onward to continued success. Leadership is the deal-maker. Great businesses and great careers are built on great leadership. Awareness of leadership principles is the first stage of your journey. We follow through with action and then drive accountability.

  • Clear Path Commercial Consulting
    Clear Path Commercial Consulting

    ABN: 30806102067

    Business Coaching

    Mortdale

    At Clear Path Commercial Consulting, our services are designed to meet the needs of businesses that would normally consider professional advisory and consulting services to be out of their financial reach. We pride ourselves on being one of the only advisory firms whose services are in reach of any business. Specifically we work with businesses of all sizes across many different industries to help them improve their business performance, focusing on Strategy Development, Business Planning, Performance Management, Managerial Finance and Human Resource Management. Unlike other business consulting services, Clear Path Commercial Consulting is made up of a team of professional, each with their own expertise and real world business experience. When our clients work with us they have access to all this knowledge, as opposed to relying on one or two generalists trying to cover all bases. All our team have a real passion to help business improve and meet their individual objectives

  • Iron Advisory
    Iron Advisory

    ABN: 86612825966

    Business Coaching

    Southport

    We are a boutique accounting firm working exclusively with niche health, fitness and beauty brands to fast-track their business growth. We are as knowledgeable and passionate about the wellness industry as we are about tackling their books, with over 25 years of experience in tax and finance to back our love of the barbell. We help our clients set measurable goals with realistic time frames. then give them the tools and support to grow their bottom line. We know the competition for small businesses in this industry is rife. We help our clients become financially fit and standing strong in the face of competition.

  • IG International Pty Ltd
    IG International Pty Ltd

    ABN: 24074565692

    Business Coaching

    South Yara

    Image Group International is recognised as Australasia's leading personal brand image advisory with representative offices in South-East Asia, the UK and the USA. We have over 31 years’ experience helping people build and leverage their personal brand management across IT, manufacturing, retail, banking, pharmaceuticals, medical, politics, education, telecommunications, media, entertainment, sport, luxury fashion and lifestyle. Image Group International positions and elevates individuals and businesses to grow, leverage and monetise their personal and corporate brands with a holistic approach in order to maximise their business, career and personal success. Image Group International, in our experience, the ONLY image consultancy in the world that is evidence-based. Our advice is based on real-world application and hands-on practitioner experience, supported by independent research.

  • Designer Life Technologies
    Designer Life Technologies

    ABN: 97 411 589 934

    Business Coaching

    Perth

    IGNITE Your Confidence + CHANGE Your Life. Alicia believes that anyone can benefit from more confidence in their lives, no matter whom you are or where you’re at in life. Confidence, courage and influence are essential to your performance in the workforce and in maintaining healthy relationships. Alicia helps people to be more confident + reach their full potential in their personal + professional lives. She offers a range of training workshops and coaching services to help you win at work.

  • Leaps and Bounds Co
    Leaps and Bounds Co

    ABN: 13 737 322 132

    Business Coaching

    Eltham

    Leaps & Bounds Co provides the inspiration and resources to empower you with the confidence and know how to turn your passions into a career. We’re on a mission to create a culture where entrepreneurism and innovative thinking is accepted as the norm. With one-on-one business coaching and loads of business resources, you can now live the life you’ve always dreamed of.

  • Astute Coaching Pty Ltd
    Astute Coaching Pty Ltd

    ABN: 88161965395

    Business Coaching

    Highton

    Marketing Strategist | Business Coach I show Small Business Owners to get more LEADS, SALES & PROFIT achieving financial freedom for their business & family WHAT OTHER'S SAY: “Brian helped to clarify my objectives and my ideal client, two years on I have increased revenue, have clients that are ‘ideal’ and added another business and acquired more personal time” – ADAM RENOUF, FINANCIAL PLANNING I’ve worked with 100’s of businesses and the common theme is one of frustration. The overwhelm: working harder without getting the outcome they want. Knowing that something needs to change; feeling out of control: manual systems and processes; duct taped together or just chaos putting out fires. Significant time, energy and money wasted reinventing the wheel every time fruitless spending on advertising and marketing that doesn’t generate an ROI. SCHEDULE A CALL: https://calendly.com/brianduckworth

Business Coaches & Mentors 

As a business owner and entrepreneur, you have a lot on your plate. From ensuring your business is profitable, keeping your staff and customers happy - and quite simply just staying afloat - it can be easy to lose sight of your vision and why you started a business in the first place.

A trusted business coach can be the confidante you wish you’d always had in entrepreneurship. 

Business coaching services can play a pivotal role in helping you create a successful and fulfilling business. The ultimate goal of business coaching is to help you remove any roadblocks that may be hindering you to unlock your full potential as a business owner. 

What is a business coach?

A business coach is someone who has the skills, knowledge and experience to train you in starting, running and growing a business. 

Business coaches are often successful entrepreneurs with real life experiences of both triumphs and defeats in business, which is the very reason why they are such a great asset in guiding you along your own journey.

A business coach doesn’t necessarily teach you practical skills (as you’re already where you are for a reason), but rather focuses on helping you cultivate self-awareness, stronger leadership skills and maximising your interpersonal qualities. 

What are the benefits of hiring a business coach?

As a business owner, it can be easy to lose awareness of the things which may or may not be working. Sometimes all you need is a fresh pair of eyes to give you a new perspective. 

A business gives you this perspective by analysing your business from the outside in. They assess where your business currently is and map out a path to get to where you want it to be. 

Here are just some of the ways business coaching services can help you:

  • Identify and work on your strengths and weaknesses 
  • Help you establish your business vision and goals
  • Gain perspective 
  • Be accountable for your actions 
  • Strategic planning 
  • General support 
  • Ideate new business ideas
  • Get out of your comfort zone 
  • Supercharge your productivity 

In the world of business coaching, there are few terms which are often used interchangeably: business coach, business mentor, business advisor, business consultant. 

However, they all fall under the same umbrella. Business coaches, mentors, advisors and consultants all help you improve your business in some shape or form - it just depends on what you want to improve and how you want to get there.

Let’s take a closer look.

What is a business mentor?

The role of a business mentor is to be a role model or business idol who guides you and helps you expand your network and business opportunities. A mentor has usually “been there done that” and has a genuine interest in mentoring you on a long-term basis. 

Mentoring can either be a paid or free service depending on who the mentor is and the relationship you build. If your mentoring service is free, it’s usually on the basis that you’ll pay it forward to a future mentee.

What is a business advisor?

A business advisor helps you and/or your team with an issue or problem you are currently facing by providing advice based on their own professional experiences. They advise you on the best ways to approach challenging situations and can assist with important decision making. For example, business executives often hire business advisors.

What is a business consultant?

A business consultant is an expert in their field and focuses on identifying issues or problems in a business and finding solutions to fix them. Consultants are sourced externally because of the high level of expertise they can bring which your team may be lacking. Examples of business consultants include:

  • Business Management Consultant
  • Business Intelligence (BI) Consultant 
  • Business Culture Consultant 
  • Business Strategy Consultant 
  • Human Resources (HR) Consultant 
  • Information Technology (IT) Consultant
  • Financial Advisory Consultant
  • Operations Consultant
  • Marketing Consultant 

If you’re looking to hire a business coach, it’s helpful to know about the different types of business coaches who specialise in every stage of entrepreneurship.

What are the different types of business coaches?

  • Startup coach - a startup coach gives you honest advice and actionable feedback on your startup idea and business model and helps you identify the best strategies to get your startup off the ground.
  • New business coach - a new business coach helps you specifically with issues relating to running a new business. 
  • Entrepreneur coach - an entrepreneur coach helps you wade through business and other challenges you face, build your strengths and weaknesses and holds you accountable for your goals.
  • Social media business coach - a social media coach helps you establish a clear vision for your social media and works with you to develop social strategies that align with the wider business goals.
  • Female business coach - female business coaches work specifically with women in business and female entrepreneurs to empower, grow and scale their business.
  • Life and business coach -  a life and business coach counsels, advises and coaches clients on a range of personal and professional issues to maximise personal and business growth.
  • Mindset business coaching - a mindset business coach is dedicated to helping clients improve their productivity, focus, resilience and stress management that may be standing in the way of unlocking their full potential to run a business.

When should you get small business coaching services?

There are many reasons why small business owners get coaching services. Here are just some of the reasons:

  • You wish you could delegate or consult with someone but you don’t know who
  • You need a structured coaching approach to motivate you
  • You want to increase productivity
  • You need the expertise to solve specific problems
  • You have a general sense that something is stopping your business from reaching its full potential
  • You know your business could do better but you just don’t know how

If you said yes to any of the above (or you may have your own personal reasons), then you should consider hiring a business coach.

What should I expect from a business coach?

Making sure you have accurate and realistic expectations from a business coach will ensure your success. Every coach is unique and will bring different coaching styles, approaches and challenges to the table. 

But on a general note, here’s what you can expect from a small business coach:

  • Discovery (self-inquiry)
  • Assessments
  • Mapping out an action plan
  • Professional values and standards 

How does hiring a business coach work?

In your first session with a business coach, they will talk to you extensively about your business and may make you fill out a questionnaire in order to get a picture of where you’re currently at.

They may wish to know more about you personally so they can get an idea of your character and habits.

The first session is not just about giving your coach context and information, it's also about establishing a positive relationship and rapport. 

As you continue with a business coach, they will identify problem areas in your business that require attention, from finances and marketing to your sales process and record-keeping. They will suggest improvements along the way. 

You will set goals and design plans to achieve them; your business coach will keep you accountable and motivated you as you execute those plans, and will track your progress to your goals.

How are business coaching fees structured?

Small business coaching fees are either charged by the hour or on a monthly/package retainer basis.  Most business owners decide to go for a package deal as it tends to offer more value for money.

How much does a small business coach cost?

The hourly fee for small businesses coaches typically starts from around $70 per hour.

Corporate level business coaches start from around $100 per hour.

How much does a business coaching package cost?

Business coaching packaging prices vary depending on the services offered, but as a starting price you can expect to invest from $1,500 to $4,500 for a three month coaching package.

How much does business mentoring cost?

Business mentoring is sometimes a free service offered in good will by a mentor who can see your potential. 

However, paid business mentoring services in Australia typically range from $50 to $100 per hour.

How much does a business consultant charge per hour?

The average hourly fee for a business consultant in Australia is $50 to $150 per hour.

How much does a life coach cost?

Life coaches typically charge from $80 per hour for the work.

How do I choose a small business coach?

Choosing a business coach is an important decision, and there are a few important things you should look out for to ensure you choose the right business coach for you.

  1. Character
    Establish the personality and character of a coach to ensure they are someone who will respect, trust and get on with in both a professional and personal manner.
  2. Trust your intuition
    If you have an initial feeling that a coach isn’t for you in the first meeting, the chances are it’s right. You need to hire someone who can work well with you and your gut usually knows instinctively if it’s a good match.
  3. Cost
    Be sure to ask about costs and work out how much your business coaching sessions or package will cost so you won’t be surprised with an expensive invoice.
  4. Services
    Is he or she just reviewing your business plan? Or would they check that you follow through in what you’ve said you will do? Understand clearly the scope of services they are offering.
  5. Positive reviews
    Read testimonials and reviews online to weed out the bad ones. You can also try reaching out to their previous clients for quick feedback.
  6. Accessibility
    Are they easily available for you or do you need to book an appointment with them months ahead? 
  7. Experience
    Look at the businesses they have built before and their achievements so far. You can also assess their coaching method to see if it is the right fit.
  8. Smart or wise
    Are you looking for smart thinking solutions, experience or wisdom or both? A good business coach should not only have experience, but should be able to offer you real world experience so you can reap the maximum benefits.
  9. Certifications or qualifications
    Some business coaches have undergone specific training or are certified to coach others. While this isn’t a requirement to be a coach (real life experience is usually the greatest teacher), it’s helpful to know if you want to ensure you’re receiving professional standard coaching.

What questions should I ask a potential business coach?

The grounds of a successful relationship between a coach and coachee or mentor and mentee is based on mutual respect and trust. 

If you want to maximise your potential and reap the benefits of a coach, you will need to be willing to get to know each other from the get go. 

When you chat with potential business coaches and mentors, asking the right questions is key. Here are some examples of questions to ask:

  • What is your definition of success?
  • What are the top values you hold in your approach to business?
  • What are the top values you hold in your approach to life overall?
  • Can you describe your ideal coaching client?
  • How do you handle failure?
  • What are your strengths as a coach? And what don’t you do so well?
  • What are some of the biggest challenges you’ve helped your clients overcome?
  • Can you tell me about your coaching philosophy?

Is a business coach worth it?

The most important question when it comes to whether business coaching is worth it is... is business coaching worth it for you? 

What exactly are you looking to gain and how much time, money and energy are you willing to spend to get where you want to be?

Ready to hire a business coach? Tell us a bit about what you’re looking for and we’ll help you find the best affordable business coach for you.