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Online business coaching that means you're not alone

Online business coaching

Keep focused, accountable, and on track to achieve your business and personal goals without leaving your home.

Our members get a monthly one-to-one session with their TAB facilitator and coach.

This can be held online or in person.

Discover the benefits of our online business coaching services

Start with you

Focus on what you want in life and how your business can help get you there.

Increase profitability

Be held accountable to meet your business targets.

Improve decisions

Take control of your decisions through peer support and proven planning tools

Make better time choices

Spend your time well by utilising the experience of others.

Become a better leader

Motivate your people with the guidance of peers and an expert coach.

Plan a successful exit

Get the best result for you with tailored, hands-on support.


Here's what we do

TAB members thrive with business coaching

I realise that when times are hard, I need to be at my best and my TAB Board have helped me get my ‘mojo’ back. They show empathy, understanding and importantly hold me accountable to things I say I’ll do! TAB made a great difference to me when I needed to make some tough decisions for our office structure. I’m pleased that we have implemented changes and have a new streamlined and dynamic environment which I’d have struggled to achieve on my own.

Adrian Wing, KCA Ltd & Extreme Designs

My business has really benefited from the TAB experience. The group sessions are a great opportunity to share and solve business challenges with a bright group of people who really challenge you to think differently about the way you do things. Stuart is an excellent coach, in our one to one sessions he helps me to reflect on what I want to get out of my business and how I am going to make that happen. In the last year we have achieved around 40% growth and I am looking at a new business acquisition.

Alastair Shanks, Right at Home

I’ve found a new energy and clarity since I’ve joined TAB: the mix of group and one-to-one meetings gives me a safe space to work on my business rather than in it, and that has been transformative. The necessity of preparing my issue for the board each month in itself helps me think more clearly. Other board members always bring perspectives and ideas I would never have considered and are generous in offering help and contacts and the one-to-one sessions are the perfect mix of support and challenge. I’d recommend it without hesitation.

Alison Jones, Alison Jones Business Services Ltd

Over the years, I have received lots of practical advice on ways to improve my business from my TAB colleagues. Especially during these difficult times for small businesses - knowing you’re not alone and sharing concerns with others who understand has been invaluable and has helped me see the positives in an otherwise bleak time for business. Even though the businesses on my Board are very diverse, we all experience the same fundamental issues and bring different perspectives to tackling them. Board Members may suggest a way forward that I hadn’t previously considered or they may simply validate my own thought process – either way I come away from my TAB meetings feeling re-energised and full of ideas for my business.

Alison Wells, Plane Talking

The Alternative Board has helped me to focus on the company’s key goals and objectives. You really don’t feel you are alone, there is a whole team of other business professionals to support you through any challenging issue you or your company is facing. It really is a great and positive motivating experience. Most importantly, the Board has made a fundamental difference to the performance and profitability of the business.

Bradley Walters, Hi Fi Racks Ltd

Running a business is a challenge, but today’s new problem is something someone else has already dealt with, this week’s craziness is next week’s learning, and tomorrow’s insight is sometimes the inspiration another needs. So it’s about being part of a community who can share, support, and guide and celebrate. We are all individuals but together we are strong.

Simon Hudson, Kinata Ltd

I have a debt of gratitude to TAB after a 400% turnover boost. I can’t speak highly enough of The Alternative Board. It has made a huge difference to our agency. It’s something I would encourage business owners to think about. We wouldn’t have been able to achieve the growth we have without TAB.

Adam Bell, Moment

My working life before TAB was extremely challenging and often pretty lonely. It’s often obvious what needs to be done within a business, but TAB gives you the confidence, support, and momentum to take action. The monthly meetings challenge you. I’d have no hesitation in recommending TAB. It has changed my working life – which in turn has made me a happier person.

Anna-Marie Eardley, Waterloo Quay Properties
TAB is an excellent way to interact with other senior management from different walks of life and a variety of businesses. It offers the opportunity to draw on the experience and knowledge of others to guide your own business and to discover how they might tackle or interpret a situation you are facing.
James Walbrin, Dynamix One

Over 5x

TAB members’ sales growth is 5.5 times national SME average


98% of TAB members said their coaching sessions added real value to their business


90.3% of members said their ability to address personnel and organisational issues has improved since joining TAB

Online business coaching FAQs

This is for you and your nearest TAB business coach to decide. The two of you can discuss whether meeting online or in-person will work more effectively for you and your business.

While each business is on a unique journey, there are some common problems that many people face on the road to business success. A coach will utilise their own years of experience in business to help target these issues and get businesses past them. A coaching program can help you identify the areas where you need to make changes to expand your business and to stay ahead of the competition. 

Often the qualities that people value in a  business coach include insight, life coaching skills, character and areas of expertise, experience and trust. It is important that you find the right business coach for you. It might be However, when you chat with potential coaches you could ask them questions like:

– What are the biggest challenges you’ve helped client solve?
– What do you do best? What don’t you do so well?
– Where have you failed and how did you handle it?

It’s easy to find your local TAB coach, just visit our board near you page, find your nearest coach and get in touch with them. They’ll be happy to answer any more specific questions about TAB and how we can help your business.

Your monthly coaching session, which can be held online, with your TAB business coach focuses on commitments you made at the last board meeting.

Plus, you review a 90-day goal that you set and commit to with your coach, and build the strategic foundations of your business using TAB’s Business Builder’s Toolkit.

The sessions are designed to provide ongoing support, where you can ask for further guidance and resources to achieve your goals and objectives.

Of course, your coach with adapt to your pressing needs, issues, or challenges that you want to discuss.

There is a small difference between a coach and mentor. A coach acts as a sounding board and guide, helping coachees tap into their full potential, whereas a mentor offers or imparts their own knowledge and experience to help someone else grow and develop.

Our TAB coaches endeavour to do a bit of both because ultimately we want you, the business owner, to get what you want from life. 

In our experience, we’ve found that the best business mentors are often those who have owned a business themselves. This is because regardless of size, industry or value, 70% of businesses face the same challenges.

Experienced business owners with any degree of success, have already overcome the bulk of the challenges entrepreneurs face everyday.

This is why the TAB system is so successful – alongside our business coaching, we facilitate peer advisory groups made up of other business owners and entrepreneurs, and all of our facilitators have owned their own business or held a senior business leadership role.

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We have business coaches across the UK

Get started by meeting your nearest TAB business coach.