Dublin, Ireland, August 20, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Paul Fagan, ActionCOACH’s Master Licensee in Ireland, today confirmed that SME’s who have sought outside intervention are surviving and still managing to grow their businesses even in this atmosphere of recession.
From 1995 to 2005 the SME sector in Ireland grew by 90% - to over 250,000 small businesses including construction – this accounted for 46% of the total private sector non-agricultural workforce. “It is very important that we do all that is possible to ensure the SME survival and the very best advice that I can give to any business owner is to get a Business Coach,” Paul Fagan said.
With the economic crisis deepening, rising fuel prices, rising un-employment, rising inflation, time is of the essence. Small businesses are stagnating and need to stand back and take a new approach in appraising the profitability of their businesses. Having a fresh ‘pair of eyes’ to firstly analyse their businesses and help business owners help themselves to look at the bigger picture – is critical to surviving. However in this climate of financial constraint – small businesses are often too nervous to look for help from an outside expert.
A couple of examples of what ActionCOACH Business Coaches in Ireland are currently achieving for their clients illustrate the success possible with an effective business coaching program:
1. One client increased sales from €600,000 to over €5 million in 4 years and increased employees from 14 to 44 members of staff
2. Another increased sales from €1.5 million to €3.4 million over 3 years and increased employees from 14 to 28 members of staff
3. And finally another increased sales from €2 million to €2.5 million in 6 months with the help of an ActionCOACH
Thousands of small businesses are now seeing the benefits of business coaching; they view this cost as a very wise investment rather than an expense in their business. This message needs to reach a wider audience and needs the Irish government and politicians to endorse the concept of business coaching.
“In order to regain the competitiveness of Irish Small Businesses – companies need to realise that they cannot do it alone,” Fagan said. “A properly qualified Business Coach can prove to be a very worthwhile investment for any company and this is what small businesses should be crying out for at this time.”
For Further information, please contact:
Paul Fagan, Managing Director, ActionCOACH Business Coaching
Telephone: 01-8320213 or 087 987 8686
Olive Fitzsimons, Marketing Manager, ActionCOACH Business Coaching
Telephone: 01-8320213 or 087 2936499
ActionCOACH is the world’s number one business coaching firm, with more than 1,000 offices in 26 countries. To learn more, go to actioncoach.com.