Business startup coach

Coaching new businesses to grow successfully, efficiently, and with less pressure.

If you’ve decided that working for other companies is no longer for you, starting your own business may be both thrilling and daunting. I understand. It was something I did 20 years ago.

As a business startup coach, I assist new companies in identifying their vision of success and navigating their path there, all while maintaining a sense of calm as they venture into unfamiliar territory.

Switch page if you want entrepreneur coaching.

Define your goals & reach them quicker

Ways I can support your business startup journey

Online marketing plans
Clarity of vision
Business plans & goals
Personal development
Growth opportunities
Work / life balance
Hiring & managing employees
Delegation & empowerment
Product / service improvement
Developing intuition
Fear of failure
Productivity & time management

Regrettably, most startups fail. What's your plan to avoid this?

Business coaching is about building successful strategies, but most people proceed with unsuccessful plans. What could you do today to improve your chances of success? Get creative and don’t discount any already discounted possibilities.

“The difference from my first session to now is life changing for me. The growth is so wonderful”.


Finding solutions to your challenges together

My 22-year company experience from startup to small business owner with over 20 employees has provided me with numerous opportunities to solve a wide range of problems. If you’re just getting started, you might be unsure where to go or how to get to the objective of a successful product or service.

Marketing & sales plans

In the early stages of a company, marketing and sales strategies are frequently overlooked. Nobody wants to confess they don’t know what they’re doing, so this is something they deliberately neglect. This usually results in their attempting to work things out on their own for at least a few months, which can be costly and time-consuming. A professional coach can assist you in determining what your new company’s marketing and sales requirements are.

Time management & productivity

Time is your most precious asset as a startup. To thrive in business, you must properly manage your time, but many founders try to do everything alone. Even on days when you feel out of your comfort zone, a skilled business coach can help you get more done and make the most of your time so you can focus on expanding your successful business.

Competitive analysis

A business coach can assist you in creating a competitive analysis for your new venture. A competitive analysis is an in-depth examination of the competitive businesses’ strengths, weaknesses, and prospects within your market category. There’s no reason to squander the time and money you’ve invested in growing your business by making mistakes.

Minimum viable product

A crucial tool for small businesses is the development of a minimal viable product that enables for quick and inexpensive pivots. A business coach can assist you keep costs down and swiftly modify your project to market needs, since few firms are exactly what the owners originally envision them to be.

Work / life balance

Being a small business owner can be stressful on a personal level for a variety of reasons. Things might get even more tough if you’re beginning a business while working a full-time job. You can avoid burnout if you find a good work-life balance. In order to avoid stress and overwork, it is possible to work as a life coach for a few sessions.

On those tough days, I'm here to remind you why you started this, and that all you need to do is to calm and rethink your strategy.

Financial plans are crucial

Growing a startup might be scary, but there’s never been a better moment with so many tools and resources available. But, before establishing a business, you should sit down to make a financial model. It’s important to get started early with financial planning.

“I’m doing really well. Probably the best I’ve been. I have to thank you for the tools you’ve given me to deal with issues.”


Take a quiz to see if I could help you

When asked, most people won’t know if they would benefit from coaching.
I’ve simplified this process with a quick quiz.

Meet Phil Drinkwater

With an analytical mind from programming, training in psychology, business experience to owner level, marketing and creative roles and a keen eye for what people are truly experiencing, I use all of my skills to help you and your business grow.


With a decade working from junior staff to senior manager, I understand the challenges and pressures of working at all levels within an organisation.


After seeing an opportunity to use managerial, technical, graphical and marketing skills, in partnership I grew an online business to 20 staff.


My wealth of business experience, analytical mind, prior training in psychology and love of helping others to grow drew me to business coaching.

Resilience and other aspects of personal growth and emotional intelligence are necessary for your path to be successful, but they can be learned and practiced.

Essentials for business growth

Define your business model

While your business model may evolve over time, having a clear picture of your financial model at the start will assist in guiding you in the right direction.

Hiring, delegation & trust

Business coaching for startups helps new business owners overcome their fear of entrusting their work to others while also providing them with strategies for successfully recruiting and delegating employees.

Focusing on necessary tasks

Having a business coach by your side might make you feel less alone and better equipped to deal with the difficult days, increasing your chances of continuing with your startup.

Personal performance and comfort zone

Professional assistance from a business coach can make an owner feel less alone and better equipped to deal with the difficult days, increasing the likelihood that he or she will persist with the venture.

Frequently Asked Questions

Helping people find their destination and supporting them along the way is what coaching is all about. My suggestions are based on my personal experience as a business owner, and training as a coach, but they aren’t advice. You must always remember that you are in control.
As a novice in the business world, there are many pitfalls to avoid. Start-up businesses and entrepreneurs may have difficulty with several aspects of running a business. A coach can be a lifesaver if you’re struggling to move forward, don’t seem to be making progress toward your goals, or feel overburdened with work.
Regardless of what type of business owner you are, a coach can help you understand the patterns that are keeping you from accomplishing your goals, especially if you are experiencing substantial emotional distress or are unsure of your next step. Even a single session can make a big impact.
The act of advising and guiding another person is known as mentoring. Helping people examine their options and develop sound decision-making strategies is what coaching is all about. During coaching, I do sometimes make suggestions based on my own experiences, but you always have the final say.
Typically, a business that meets a real need. Something that the world hasn’t seen before. Something that is even subtly different. However, there is always a need for new service businesses too, if they can gain traction through marketing.

Book a free consultation

Find out if I can help you with your business or organisation. We can talk through where you are, where you want to get to and what’s challenging you about that journey.

“In just one session, Phil took me from a place of apprehension to one of clarity and confidence. We spent time working out what things I need in order to achieve job satisfaction”.


Free PDF with 39 essential small business & entrepreneur tools

Sign up to my newsletter and get a free PDF with 39 websites and tools to save you time and money, or improve your productivity.


Completely FREE!

28 essential questions to help you win in 2022!

Wow, that was a good eye opener. It makes you analyse yourself and look at how you can move forward.

A link to the PDF will be emailed to you. Your email address will be added to my newsletter. You may unsubscribe at any time.