Should we pay for an SaaS Business Coach or seek Mentors to minimize mistakes?

We are a self funded SaaS Startup. Fantastic learning experience to this point but we need guidance moving forward. Should we pay for a business coach or simply seek out mentors?


Serious question: What is the goal of getting (retaining?) a business coach or a specific mentor?

Focus. #deliver

- michael vizdos

Answered 8 years ago

I'd recommend finding a qualified operational advisor and offering some SMALL level of equity to keep all interests aligned, as well as bring further credibility to the business!

Answered 8 years ago

I have another great idea. Why don’t you develop your inner coach instead of paying anyone else and getting more confused? Tim Gallwey, a tennis coach, was one of the first people to identify the inner voice and our struggle with it. In his book The Inner Game of Tennis he wrote “Every game is composed of two parts, an outer game and an inner game.” The former being played against opponents in a tennis match and the latter which is played not on the court but within the player’s mind where the main obstacles are anxiety and self-doubt. If you have ever watched the final of a tennis grand slam where often the players are matched both physically and in ability/technique, it is the player who is stronger mentally who will win the game and the tournament.
Part of the problem is that you can become so used to hearing the voice, it becomes so familiar, and your struggle to quieten it or battle it is so ingrained that you cannot imagine being without it.
Besides if you do have any questions give me a call:

Answered 2 years ago

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