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GrowthHax Prepares On-Demand Business Coaching

Rob Ryan
Rob Ryan

An MSP industry veteran is busy building GrowthHax, an online community designed to "reduce the friction in connecting business owners and entrepreneurs with world-class business coaches."

So far, the coaching lineup includes:

The GrowthHax platform delivers "live, personalized, on-demand business coaching starting from $49." In some ways, GrowthHax sounds like it's striving to disrupt the traditional business coaching market much in the way that OnForce and Work Market each redefined the on-demand IT labor market.

Facebook chatter suggests GrowthHax is seeking beta testers during the XChange conference, hosted by The Channel Company this week in Southern California. I don't know for sure. Ryan and I trade emails and instant messages pretty regularly. However, I haven't had a chance to discuss the GrowthHax launch with him.

Beyond Traditional Coaching

Admittedly, coaching within the IT services market has a mixed reputation. While some associations, organizations and individuals have strong reputations, others have lesser-known pedigrees. But then again: That's true of all markets, where leaders, followers and pretenders ultimately sort themselves out.

So how might GrowthHax be different? For starters, it sounds like the platform is pay-as-you-go -- sort of like calling a help line (and paying for it) only when you need it. Moreover, the "community" approach could potentially put the best, highest-demand coaches front-and-center. And certainly, this doesn't look like an "IT only" coaching platform.

Still, I concede that some of my assumptions are purely that -- assumptions. I've reached out to Ryan for comment to learn more about the past, present and future of GrowthHax. When I hear more, I'll be sure to update this blog accordingly.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.