How to Become a Business Coach

Alan Melton

Alan MeltonAs Founder and President of Small Business Coach since 2002, Alan has established a reputation as a nationally known author with his book, Small Business Solutions, as well as a speaker and business leader, having started ten companies and acquired five more. Now, in the prime of his career, he is mentoring an amazing group of entrepreneurs and executives on the fast track to success. Alan was recently recognized by Influence Digest and Six Figure Coach Magazine as one of the Top 10 business coaches in the United States. He was also recognized by Bill Clinton, President of the United States as the SBA’s Small Business Person of the Year.

Alan co-founded and served as CEO of a company that he grew from 2 employees to 130 employees with $8.5 million in sales and profits in excess of $1.5 million per year. The company was listed as one of the fastest-growing, privately-held companies in the country and was the recipient of the coveted Florida Sterling Governor’s Award for organizational performance excellence, joining several other large recipients like Merrill Lynch and the Ritz-Carlton. When Alan ultimately sold the business to a publicly-held company, he gave $1 million to his employees.

In 2004, Alan founded Empire Business Brokers, LLC to help both business sellers and buyers transition into lifestyles that meet their goals and dreams. Alan and his team provide confidential buying and selling assistance, and they recently helped a business buyer secure financing of 132% of the sale price. They understand how to help you prepare your small or middle market company for sale and how to move through the selling process. He has coached, advised, and taught thousands of small business owners using a proprietary, award-winning process that has delivered outstanding results to organizations and coaching clients for more than 20 years. His clients have improved their sales by 300% annually, profits by as much as 1,500% and reduced work time by as much as 80%.

His certifications include:

  • Certified Business Coach
  • Certified Family Business Advisor
  • Certified Business Intermediary

Alan is a devoted family man. He and his wife Donna have two children, and they reside in Landrum, SC. They are also involved in the community. Alan mentored juvenile delinquents for 15 years, and has presided over national and local boards and committees. He is an avid reader of titles on business leadership and management, investing, real estate, politics, theology, philosophy, and spirituality. He is an avid music lover. He enjoys working out, hiking and healthy eating!