7 Key Business Coaching Questions to Coach Start-ups

7 Key Business Coaching Questions to Coach Start-ups 1 Year Ago · 5 min read

Talyaa Vardar

Talyaa Vardar, MA, FCPC, MCC
Executive Coach, Psychologist & Art Therapist

In business coaching it is important that the business coach is capable of coaching the entrepreneur or executive through 9 pillars of business planning. Every business owner should be able to answer these key business planning questions.Whether the coach has a business background or not it is important that he/she gets himself well acquianted with these aspects of business coaching.

So if you are a business coach or wanting to become one, create a template for your coaching process with these 9 pillars and related coaching questions below:

  1. Value proposition
    • What is the business? What value does one get by using your service/product?
    • How would you describe value proposition for the business?
  1. Customer segmentation
    • Who is the target audience? What segment (B2B, B2C, …)?
    • How would you describe customers/clients?
  1. Channels:
  • How are you planning to reach out to your clients?
  • What kind of sales and marketing strategy do you need?
  1. Revenue streams:
  • What are some potential revenue streams for the business/for you?
  1. Key resources:
  • What do you have or know?
  • What other resources do you need to develop/acquire? (techonology, people, talent, skills, know how, raw material, money, investment funding…)
  1. Key partners/stakeholders/talent:
  • What type of support do you need?
  • Who can help you? What kind of talent do you need?
  1. Cost structure:
  • What are the costs: operating costs and fixed coasts?
  • How will you manage your costs? What do you need to reduce/ stop/increase?