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When Should I Hire a Business Coach?

Did you know, there are over 2.3 million small businesses operating in Australia today. And according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 93% of those businesses had a turnover of LESS than $2 million dollars. I find that interesting. My question is, why do only [...]

How Much Should My Business Spend on Marketing?

Time and time again I get asked as a marketing professional how much money should my business spend on marketing? Well, when the guys at Upcoach asked me to contribute a guest post, I jumped at the chance of giving some insight into the allusive [...]

What does a Business Coaching Session look like?

What comes to mind when you hear the word COACHING? Could it be a sporting coach, helping to direct a team on the sports field or is it a personal trainer helping someone to shift some weight? Or perhaps it’s an individual who has a [...]

What is a Small Business Coach?

It’s that typically awkward moment, when you're at a social gathering, enjoying a few beers in the sunshine on a Sunday when someone rolls out the convo-starter question, “So Chris, what do you do?”.  The awkwardness only arises when I shoot back my reply, “Oh, [...]

How Much Does a Business Coach Cost?

I once heard someone say “Business Coaches are a dime a dozen”, and in some way that’s true. In fact, it’s the same as referring to a mechanic. They are pretty much everywhere and offer the same service more or less, so what’s the difference? [...]

What to Look for in a Business Coach

Its the CRISIS point for any small business owner. That overwhelming feeling of knowing that you have grown your business as far as you can, and now you require the help, expertise and blunt force accountability to help move it to the next level. But [...]

Six Easy Steps to Reach Goals Faster

I see it all the time.... business owners telling me they really "want" something, but their actions (or inaction) are not providing them with the results. If people truly want to achieve more, they need to push past the threshold that's holding them back. I [...]

The Speed of Trust

How often does your business deliver on its promises? Are you over-promising and under-delivering?  We often talk about “speed to market” in business and how it is the ultimate weapon. What if I told you it was all about the speed of trust. What if [...]

3 Pillars of Self Confidence for Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, it can be daunting to experience something for the first time or even do something again after a long time out of the game. It's no secret that growing and operating a business is a juggling act. Every day you're challenged with [...]

The Power of Persuasion Through Communication

Have you ever noticed that the harder you push when selling or doing business, the more resistance you get? Wouldn't it be great to have your prospects, clients, and the people around you hang off your every word? When we connect with someone on a [...]

The Art of Dealing with the Big O (overwhelm)

Overwhelm is like sitting in a sinking boat where you know you need to start bailing water but instead of bailing water, you sit there worrying about drowning. How is it that one man, named Viktor Frankl, was able to endure a horrific and demoralizing [...]

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