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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 takeaways.

10 Business Books That Will Transform Your Business & Your Life!

We’re lucky to be living in a time when there is an abundance of brilliant business books readily available for us to purchase and devour.  As a business owner, learning from direct experience is key, but there’s also so much to learn from countless business owners and leaders who already have decades of knowledge and experience under their belt to share. But there are thousands of business books to choose from, and only so many hours in a day. So [...]

How To Raise Your Prices Without Losing Customers

Have you ever wondered how to raise your prices without losing customers? Every small business owner struggles during the early stages between wanting to ensure your customers are happy, but also wanting to make a healthy profit.  Do you find yourself holding back on raising your prices out of fear that you’re going to anger or alienate existing or new customers? You may have already built up some great relationships, and you’re worried that raising your rates might jeopardise these. [...]

8 Ways To Scale Your Small Business This Year

Congratulations are in order! You’ve made the bold decision to scale your small business this year, and we’re rooting for you. So, what does scaling actually mean? In a nutshell, it’s about ensuring your business has the capacity to grow, and the infrastructure to accommodate that growth. For example, increasing your customers is great. But are you set up to be able to deliver to all those new customers? Or will your business begin to crack and crumble under the [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Use Social Media If It’s Wrong For Your Business

Social media has been at the forefront of all business owners thoughts for the past decade. From the outside, it appears to be the best place to be if you have something to sell, and you’re looking for people to sell to. But here’s what nobody is saying: social media is not right for all businesses, especially solopreneurs and small businesses. So don’t sweat it if you haven’t been making Facebook or Instagram a priority. And if you have, let’s [...]

9 Reasons You Should Be Using Paid Traffic To Grow Your Business

If you’re in business, then you’ll probably be aware of the term paid traffic. Essentially, it means investing money to advertise your business, and get more customer eyeballs, leads, and hopefully — sales. A few of the most effective forms of paid traffic today are by using Google Ads, Social media adverts, and influencer marketing. You may have dabbled in a couple of these already, or you might be ready to start a paid traffic campaign — either way, we’ve [...]

8 Rules For Converting Leads Into Customers

So you’ve figured out how to drive people to your website or sales page, but the next crucial stage in the sales funnel is converting those leads into sales, i.e. money in the bank. First, let’s take a look at the main reasons why small businesses fail to convert leads into sales: Trust — Using PPC campaigns via Google AdWords are great for gaining eyeballs on your website or leads, but if someone is encountering you for the first time, [...]

7 Tips To Make Your Financial Year End A Raving Success

The end of the financial year is fast approaching, but who says it needs to be a stress-inducing experience? As a world, we have a very strange, often challenging relationship with all things money-related. Just hearing the word “finances” or “accountant,” is enough to send shivers down a business owner’s spine. But money is great, isn’t it? It allowed you to start this amazing business you’re now running, and continues to keep that business going. And, you’re able to re-circulate [...]

8 Financial Goals Every Small Business Can Set This Year

The end of the financial year is a great time to assess where you currently are in your business, and think about where you’d like to go in the next year, and beyond. This is where goal setting becomes crucial. And this shouldn’t be something you reserve for the end of the financial year either, rather it should be something you consistently work on all year. But there’s no better time than now to set a chunk of time aside [...]

Why Effective Team Communication Is Crucial In Business

Effective team communication is essential for maximizing productivity, motivation, and success in any business. It is also key for building and maintaining strong professional relationships across all levels. Taking the time to improve on, and investing in, your office communication will build trust amongst all employees; which has a direct effect on increasing levels of efficiency and team morale. Someone who communicates effectively with colleagues and customers is an asset in any organization, and what better way to teach someone [...]

9 Powerful Ways To Build A Motivated And Efficient Team

Creating and managing a business as a solo entrepreneur is one thing, but what about when things take off and you have to hire a whole team to keep things running smoothly? Building a motivated and efficient team requires a totally different set of skills, and it’s vital to ensure you have a high-performing team of people who stick around for the long haul.   When you have the right level of knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm from a group of [...]

How To Generate Change, Action And Create Results In Your Business

How do we create real impact in business? It begins with change, because we can’t create anything differently if we continue to do the same thing. To put that change into effect, it requires action, which is the next step in creating impact. And in taking that action, we aim to drive desired results. Impact = Change > Action > Result So, how do you generate change, action, and results in your business? CHANGE “Insanity: doing the same thing over [...]

8 Ways To Own Your Personal Power In Business And Make The Most Impact

Your personal power, or personal influence, in business comes from recognising who you are and using this in a positive way to gain respect from your employees and create the most success. When you use authority without drawing on your personal power, it will likely lead to compliance from your staff; but when you do draw on your personal power, it will lead to commitment. And that’s what you’re striving for - healthier, long-term partnerships that are built on mutual [...]

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