Balancing on a balance beam requires a lot of effort. One miss step, and you’re right back where you started–on the floor walking back to the start of the balance beam. For people new to balance beams, the experience will be different, and it won’t be long before that person falls off.
For inexperienced people who haven’t been on a balance beam for awhile or for their entire life, they usually need a spotter. A spotter can be anyone who is able to catch the person on the balance beam if he or she falls. Spotters guide the person all the way to the end of the balance beam until the person decides to jump off with his or her free will, or he or she goes the other way and continues.
It takes a long time before anyone can become really good on the balance beam (being able to do cart wheels, back flips, etc). While they practice on their technique, the spotter is always there guiding the person.
Spotters make sure nothing bad happens to the person on the balance beam, and a spotter for your business can offer new ideas and prevent your business from falling off of the balance beam and into oblivion.