Increase Prices

Should I Increase My Prices?

Do you ever look at other people and wonder how they get away with charging so much?   Do you constantly question your price and wonder whether you’ve got it right?   Maybe you even wish there was a simple formula so that you’d know you were always getting it right.   Well guess what?   Nope.   There isn’t.   I don’t have it either!   But what I do have is a new idea for you about why you might actually be asking the…

Priorities

How To Prioritise What’s Important

Do you ever find yourself completely overwhelmed by the mountain of things on your to do list?   And you know that everything needs doing NOW.   But there just aren’t enough hours in the day?   It’s exhausting isn’t it!   But have no fear, my secret squirrel strategy for prioritising is here.   In 6 minutes this video will talk you through a really simple method of prioritising what you need to do, so you can park all the unimportant and non-urgent things and only focus on what’s most important.   Do you find prioritising a…

celebrate

Why You Ought To Celebrate Your Successes

Do you take the time to celebrate with when you achieve something in your business? And I don’t just mean when you hit a massive milestone or do something significant. I mean those little moments like putting your prices up without passing out. Or saying no to that ungrateful customer who is forever demanding more, more and, oh yeah, just a bit more. I’m talking about little things like that, that really deserve a…

How To Shake Off Your Frustration

You know those days when something really bugs you?   Probably something trivial, that you know you shouldn’t really care about.   But it’s bloody annoying.   And the more you think about it the more frustrated you get … until you hit the point where you can’t really remember what you’re annoyed about but now you’re frustrated about being frustrated???   Well my juicy vlog this week shares one of my favourite little techniques to help you ditch that annoyance or frustration and get back to focusing on much more interesting things! Have a nosy & let me know what you think.   And in the meantime … what…

How To Host A Perfect Sales Call

What an amazing week of weather we’ve been having this week.   Can you believe we actually had a Bank holiday with decent weather. Amazeballs!   But enough about the weather!   I thought it might be useful this week to share some of my favourite sources of tips and advice for social media.   There are sooooo many people out there offering advice that it’s really easy to lose yourself for hours searching for tips and still not be sure you’ve pinned down the best advice.   So these are my go-to people and places:   www.socialmediaexaminer.com Probably THE authority for social media advice.   Their website is packed with…

How To Get Paid Faster

You know those times when you have to chase a customer because your invoice is overdue?   Those are horrible aren’t they!   All the internal questions about when to chase, how to chase, what to say, how tough to be, how to avoid damaging the relationship so they never buy again.   It’s like quandary on top of quandary on top of dilemma!   But have no fear, Coach Cohen’s top tips are here!   4 great tips in this week’s vlog. Have a nosy and let me know which one resonates most with you. How about you though … are you good at chasing or do you try…

Is It Time To Ditch Your Difficult Customer?

Have you ever sacked a customer? Or have you gone backwards and forwards for months debating whether to ditch a duffer but keep talking yourself out of it? It’s a tricky old decision isn’t it? But you know what? When you finally pluck up the courage to sack a customer that doesn’t appreciate it it’s hugely liberating! As I explain in this speedy vlog. How about…

How Questions Can Help You Grow Your Business

  How good are you at asking nosy questions?   Questions are a brrrrrrilliant tool to help you develop your business and I think they’re often underestimated.   Some of the reasons good questions are so powerful:   Because you start the conversation but then the other person does most of the talking – so no need for fancy shmancy presentations.   You get to learn all about your customers or your prospects and also get to show that you’re genuinely interested in people.   It’s one of those win-win thingies!   You get to find out exactly why people want to buy from you, or what puts them off, which is…

Simple Social Media Tips: Part 2

This week’s vlog shares 4 more of my favourite howlers to avoid on social media …   Being over-enthusiastic about your capacity so that you can’t keep up with your planned activity Skipping straight past the learning phase so you dive straight in and then wonder why nothing works Getting obsessed by the stats Pretending to be someone you’re not, because that’s how you think you’re supposed to come across   Have a nosy at this week’s 5-minute video and let me know if any of these cock-ups hit home with you.   Because I’ve definitely worked through all of these myself before now!  

Simple Social Media Tips: Part 1

Have you perfectly nailed your social media strategy this week?   Or do you wonder what a social media strategy even is?   Because there are bazillions of people online telling you about different things that you could or should be adding in constantly.   But it’s impossible to keep up with it all isn’t it?   Which is exactly why you need to have a simple plan for where you’re going to be, when and how often etc.   Rather than constantly spreading yourself too thinly.   If you feel like getting good at social media is a constant battle then have a nosy at this week’s vlog which shares…

growth

The Best Hacks For Rapid Business Growth

How many posts or adverts have you seen in the last few days promising business miracles?   You know the ones I mean …   “How I grew my 7 figure business overnight”   “Grow your social media following by 8 billion in the next 5 minutes”   “My guaranteed 5 step, 7 secrets Bazillionaire Business Blueprint”   Now I don’t think you’ll be surprised when I say that all these promises of brilliant business hacks and overnight success are just marketing bull.   They’re designed to play on your fears or poke your insecurities so that they draw you in.   But unfortunately what they can also do is make you doubt…

What to do when your mojo has vanished

  I had one of those moments a few days ago.   You know when you just can’t be arsed?   Your list feels never ending, it all feels a bit relentless and really you just want to go and slob out somewhere and be grumpy!   Yep, that happens to me too.   I’m pretty sure it happens to all of us at various times, and it’s not always predictable.   So I sat down to think about exactly what to do to get my mojo back, and reflected on what I talk to clients about when they’re feeling like that.   And as I rediscovered some mojo and energy I…

How To Stay on Top Of Your Workload

I don’t know about you but I loved the long Easter weekend and taking a few days out of my business.   That always seems to make the to do list feel 36 times as long once you’re back though doesn’t it?   Even to the extent that you might ask yourself whether it’s actually worth taking time off or whether it’s easier to just work, work, work constantly.   BUT it doesn’t have to be like that!   What I’ve consistently found over my years as a Coach is that business owners are hugely skilled at setting themselves massive, unachievable workloads.   But with a relatively simple shake-up…

Is work – life balance a myth?

Do you feel like you have balance in your business?   Or does it feel like a bit of a permanent, non-stop roller coaster?   I know that running your own business can be demanding and relentless, and the past year has probably proven that more than any other.   But the simple truth remains, that when you work tired you’re not focused or productive.   So it doesn’t help your business, and it definitely doesn’t help you!   Not that I’m suggesting that creating balance is a doddle, it isn’t.   But it can be done.   And the best bit is that your business will actually thank you for it.   So, watch…

How to Gain More Testimonials

  When did you last ask your customers for testimonials?   Do you have a system for this that tells you when and how you’ll ask?   Or do you leave it to chance and keep forgetting for a few hundred years?   There’s no doubt that customer testimonials (genuine ones!) are a great tool to prove your credibility, show that you know your onions and help people see that you’re genuinely good at what you do.   And let’s be honest … receiving testimonials is brrrrrilliant isn’t it?   So, let’s be a bit less British…