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Welcome to the Upcoach blog, this where we’ll share articles on the topics of growth, leadership, mindset, marketing and more. Published by our own team we’ll share content that is relevant and important to you as business owners with clear no BS approach and clear takeaway’s.

How To Be Successful By Doing Nothing

Have you ever thought about why we need to win at things? Just completing something generally isn’t good enough, right? I think it’s our competitive human nature that drives us, sometimes to the brink of destruction. I have been there many times - no sleep for days, working to the edge of my capabilities, and then there are other people who make my efforts seem like child’s play. So, can we ever be successful by doing nothing? These are words [...]

How To Deal With A Team Member That Has Gone Rogue

In any small to medium-sized business (defined by Harvard Business Review as under 200 employee’s and $100 MM in T/O), there are so many moving parts, which can be overwhelming at times. Add human decision making and emotions to the mix, and complications arise that can either make or break an endeavour. This is why being a CEO with staff requires you to not only manage yourself, but an entire team of different people. Throughout my experience (especially once the business [...]

How To Make A Business Work When You Have A Business or Life Partner Involved

Business is tough enough on its own, without adding a life or business partner to the mix. There are thousands of businesses out there where a spouse, partner, or friend are involved, and end up becoming part of the business. The horror stories of dissolved partnerships and businesses going to the wall, resulting in a split, or even worse, a failed marriage are also in the thousands. So, why is it so hard to keep the business on the straight [...]

5 Most Important Sale Metrics You Must Know When Running A Business

Are you measuring your business’s performance? If not, how do you know if things are improving, or going downhill? And if you are, what do you measure? For a business to succeed, it’s important to track your work, sales, and financial figures. The best way to do this is look at specific and relevant sales metrics or KPIs (key performance indicators) that will show you how your business is actually performing over a set period, and where it’s not. But [...]

Which Website Platform Is Best? We Put WordPress And Others To The Test!

Social media is one of the best ways to get your message out there in our noisy world, and attract customers. But that’s not enough. You also need a website that articulates your message, and tells visitors who you are within seconds. A professional and slick website will draw people to you, and add credibility to your business. But which website platform should you use? Is WordPress King, or are there others that will do just as good of a [...]

The Motivation You Need To Keep Going In Your Small Business when You Feel Like Giving Up

If you’re new to running a small business, then you might be finding this whole being in charge thing a lot more challenging than you originally imagined it to be. And if you’ve been running your business for many years now, you may have lost some of the steam you had in the beginning. Either way, it’s easy to lose motivation when it comes to anything: eating healthier, going to the gym, swapping a bad habit for a new one, [...]

9 Habits To Start Today That Will Make You A Better Person

So, you found your way to this blog post because there’s something inside of you that knows you can be and do better. And we know it too! That’s why we’ve put together this list of small but powerful habits that you can incorporate into your daily life right now, which will put you well on your way to becoming a better person and living a fuller and happier life! Who doesn’t want that, right?! Control your mind. Meditation has [...]

How To Get Your Small Business Prepared For Christmas!

Whether you run a business with a physical location, or you operate completely online — it’s crucial that you start thinking about the Christmas season in advance, so you can be prepared for it. You already know that any kind of marketing effort takes time to work, and Christmas can be the most stressful time of year for anyone in business. Naturally, the sooner you start planning, the easier it will be. You can also do this for any other [...]

9 Small But Powerful Ways To Accelerate Your Personal Growth

If you’re reading this blog post, chances are you’re in the top 10% of people who strive to always be growing in life. That includes on a personal level, as well as a professional level. And the truth is, both of these components of our lives have a huge influence on the other. Here’s a list of powerful ways you can accelerate your personal growth, starting today. Read as much and as often as you can Okay, you might be [...]

Generating Leads Through Attraction Marketing

If you’re a small business the chances are highly likely that you are using social media to advertise in the attempt to attract leads to your business. Now there are 2 types of advertising 1. Brand awareness 2. Direct response Brand awareness is where Coca-Cola advertise online and offline using ads that are highly polished with a particular target audience (usually beautiful people) all having fun throwing beach balls and drinking glass bottle of the black stuff. Their prime directive [...]

How to supercharge your business using solution based thinking …

They say that every problem has a solution…right? Well yes but often it’s how do we think about solutions when there are so many obstacles that seem to compound themselves in business. Whether it is staff, cash flow, marketing, conversions, stock control and the list goes on, the key is to start by using the following strategies in order to take control and deal with any obstacle that throws itself at you. As you know there will always be problems it’s [...]

Phone sales are not dead!!!

In an age where technology rules pretty much every part of our life as business owners, I believe that we have forgotten that people still buy from people. Now I know using online Social media platforms have changed the sales and the way we connect for good I also know that the good old fashioned pick up the phone and ask for more information your prospects are still very much alive and well. Sometimes I think we have forgotten about [...]

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How To Be Successful By Doing Nothing

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Have you ever thought about why we need to win at things? Just completing something generally isn’t good enough, right? I think it’s our competitive human nature that drives us, sometimes to the brink of [...]

How To Deal With A Team Member That Has Gone Rogue

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