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Startup / Business Coaching is it worth it?
10 points by jdrewsmith 9 months ago | hide | past | web | 4 comments | favorite

Never did that. But here is what worked for me so far:

- Pick the brains of other founders. Buy them beer/lunch. Example: I was planning to make a first sales hire. I talked to couple of friends who has done that in the past.

- Hire experts on clarity.fm. Example: We had trouble with naming a new product we are launching. Hired an expert on naming. She clarified a lot of questions for us.

interesting, I wasn't familiar with clarity.fm, will check them out for sure. And great advice on picking founders brains. Brings up another point too which is a coach different from a consultant? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I never did it but I have a few other co-founders in my Skype list as well as "productivity / accountability" buddies (we send each other our tasks for the day and check on each other whether we are making progress)

The best would be to see what track record they have, in your case how many startups they have launched and/or are advising successfully?

For most of the "coaches" their only business model is to self promote and sell B.S.

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