Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in consultancy but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Eric Nutting, Owner of The Growth Coach of St. Petersburg, located in Lakeland, FL, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I am the owner of The Growth Coach of St. Petersburg. I have the pleasure of working with business owners, sales professionals, managers, and other business leaders to solve problems, tackle challenges, set goals, and thrive!

Tell us about yourself

I am a Certified Holistic Life Coach as well as a Certified Business Coach. I love helping people accomplish goals. I believe everyone deserves to be happy. Being able to see another human being succeed is one of the greatest pleasures of life.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I look for victories each and every day. My business is helping others thrive, so when I feel that I have contributed to another person's happiness or success, then I feel accomplished. I feel that I am living my purpose.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

One of the greatest challenges I see is our fear of letting go. We want to do everything. However, the joy of collaboration is so rewarding. We don't need to know everything or do everything; we need to leave ourselves open to the gifts and strengths of others to help us at times.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Why? Why are you doing this? Know this clearly. Let it connect you to your purpose, and then let that help define your vision and mission statement.
  2. Don't wander from your purpose, mission, or vision. Yes. It can grow. You can grow. But don't be something you are not in life and business.
  3. Don't just jump and think the net will appear. You need to prepare the net. Do you have enough financing? Do you have enough personnel? Do you have a sound business plan to carry you through your first 18 months? Your first three years? Keep good books from the very beginning!

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

I believe in you! I believe in your vision. Everyone deserves happiness and success. Success does not happen by accident, nor does it happen alone. Build your team with people you trust and always invest in them. You can do this!

Where can people find you and your business?


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