As a small business owner, I've been down that overwhelming path. The endless to-do list, the constant struggle to balance work and personal life – it's a challenge we all face. But let me share a secret with you; there's a way to make it work.Join me in this episode as I open up about my own experiences and provide you with insights on how to achieve that elusive balance between work and personal life. I'll take you through the daily routines I've developed, routines that enable me to stay true to my faith, maintain a strong connection with my family, and prioritize my health, even on the busiest of days.As we approach a new year, this episode is a timely reminder to reevaluate and make 2024 a year where you prioritize what truly matters.So tune in and gain a fresh perspective on pursuing your personal priorities while thriving in your small business journey. Specifically, this episode highlights the following themes:Evaluating time constraints and making adjustmentsEvaluating and aligning your personal priorities for successExamples of habits and rituals aligned with personal prioritiesOther Mentioned Links & ResourcesEpisode 032: How to Practice as a Small Business Owner with Courtney Porterhttps://www.treefrogmarketing.com/practice-prioritize-self-care-creative-entrepreneurEpisode 060: How to Prioritize Self-Care as a Small Business Owner with Allison Ewinghttps://www.treefrogmarketing.com/prioritize-self-care-creative-entrepreneurRead Atomic Habits by James Clearhttps://amzn.to/45kTgBmLearn more about Treefrog services:https://www.treefrogmarketing.comGet access to this free mini-course - Marketing Guiding Statements:https://www.treefrogmarketing.com/marketingguidingstatementsSave $20 on your first order from InstaCart https://www.treefrogmarketing.com/instacart-coupon-codeJoin the Priority Pursuit Podcast Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/179106264013426 Follow Treefrog on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/treefroggersFollow or DM Victoria on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/victorialrayburn
#222: Does your business serve a particular geographical area? If you use these 4 tips on a regular basis they're sure to help your local business's social media succeed! Host, Britney Crosson, shares 4 simple yet effective things you can start doing today to help people find your local business on social media. Follow The Social Sunshine Podcast on Instagram here, Facebook here, TikTok here and LinkedIn here. Follow Britney on Instagram here, Facebook here, TikTok here and LinkedIn here. Learn more about Britney's community, Small Biz Social Society, right here. Interested in working with Britney's marketing agency or in hiring Britney to speak? Head right here for more information.
If you want to crush 2024 and have the best year ever in your business, you need a plan that you can execute. Let's go over some of the areas you want to look at and how you can build a business plan/goals to ensure 2024 rocks! _____________________
Ramon Ray is publisher of ZoneofGenius.com and brand strategist at CelebrityCEO.com - he's an in-demand motivational speaker, best-selling author, and serial entrepreneur. He's started 5 companies and has sold 3 of them. What problem do you solve? In today's episode, Ramon will help us solve problems regarding the need for more attention and its impact on sales and trust for small business owners. Show Notes: Ramon introduces the concept of being a “celebrity CEO,” emphasizing the importance of personal branding. He suggests that business owners should put themselves out there, become a recognizable face in their industry, and leverage their personal brand to gain trust and attract more customers. Ramon stresses the importance of attention in building trust and making sales. In a crowded marketplace, getting noticed and standing out can be a critical factor for success. Ramon highlights the value of podcasts as a medium for gaining visibility and showcasing expertise. This is a valuable tool for small business owners looking to share their knowledge and connect with their target audience. Regularly posting on social media is considered a great strategy to capture attention. It keeps your business in the minds of your audience and helps maintain an active online presence. Hosting local events or awards can showcase expertise and help gain recognition in your community. This is particularly relevant for businesses with a local focus. Ramon emphasizes the power of writing and promoting a book as a strategy for gaining attention. It positions the author as an expert in their field and can open up various opportunities. Ramon discusses the importance of tailoring your strategies based on the scope of your business, whether it's local, national, or international. What works for one may not work for another, so customization is key. He emphasizes the importance of persistence and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances. Small business owners must be flexible and willing to make necessary changes to stay competitive. He shares insights from “The Like Switch” highlighting the gradual process of building trust. Trust is not something that happens overnight, and it requires consistent effort and positive experiences. Creating positive experiences for customers is vital for building loyalty. Satisfied customers are more likely to return and recommend your business to others. Ramon suggests various strategies, such as podcasting, social media, events, and books, to gain attention and proactively work on personal branding. He advises business owners to add value to others, emphasizing the long-term benefits of this approach. Building strong relationships and providing value can lead to sustained success. Ramon mentions a blueprint on his website derived from his book “Celebrity CEO,” which can guide businesses in personal branding. This resource may provide practical steps for small business owners. Ramon encourages listeners to share recent successes on social media as a form of self-promotion. Sharing achievements can help showcase expertise and build trust. Ramon Ray's Best Small Business Tip: Small business owners are urged to keep going, tweak, innovate, navigate challenges, learn from others, and not give up. Perseverance is key in the entrepreneurial journey. Connect with Ramon Ray: Website: http://www.celebrityceo.com/blueprint Instagram LinkedIn Access the Celebrity CEO Personal Blueprint – www.CelebrityCEO.com/blueprint Clarity Navigator Discovery Session – Sign Up HERE Book a Mastermind Discovery Call With Gary HERE Learn more about Gary's Mastermind group at goascend.biz/the-mastermind-solution
Brian welcomes two guests.First is Ken Stern. Ken offers tax strategy for Accredited Investors and Small Business Owners. He talks about Flow Through Shares (TFS), enshrined in the tax act since 1972, which support resource exploration and economic activity in often remote communities and at the same time, saves Canadians tax. Ken's structure offers a unique bought deal structured transaction that removes the 4 primary risks associated with FTS (price volatility, illiquidity, counter-party risk and issuing company spending proceeds appropriately).Then, Ilze Lacgalve. Ilze is the Head of the Latvian Investment and Development Agency's Representative Office in Canada. She was selected to represent the agency in Canada in March of 2022, and this is the first time Latvia has had a dedicated trade and economic representative based in Canada. We discuss Latvia and the Baltics, and opportunities, and risks given their location next to Russia and the war in Ukraine.
Is it possible for a hobby to turn into a successful career? In today's episode, join me as I chat with Erin Garrity of iCrave Jewels, the artisan who transformed her simple pastime into a thriving jewelry empire.Her journey from playful hair bow creations to stunning, unique jewelry designs is more than a business success story; it's a celebration of passion and how following your heart can lead to extraordinary business success.Imagine walking down the street, your handmade necklace catching someone's eye, and then just like that, you make a sale – right off your neck! That's how Erin's journey into the world of bespoke jewelry began.Her story is a vivid reminder that sometimes, the most successful businesses start out from the simplest interactions and the courage to embrace your creative instincts. You'll find that Erin's approach to business is refreshingly personal and deeply rooted in her love for unique, expressive jewelry.So if you're a new entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner looking for a spark of inspiration, this episode is for you!In this episode, we cover:The unplanned start of iCrave Jewels and the significance of that first saleTransitioning from hobby to business and the challenges it bringsHow to leverage social media and influencers to build a brandWhat the realities of selling on Etsy are and managing an online presenceErin's commitment to authenticity in her jewelry designsBalancing brand integrity with customer preferences and requestsSeasonal trends and customer tastes in the jewelry marketThe role of custom jewelry in building customer relationshipsErin's future plans for iCrave Jewels, including expanding her market reach***The Details and Swirls Holiday Collection***Our ornament shop is now open with beautiful new additions perfect for your holiday decor! Plus, throughout November, we're dropping gift guides filled with fabulous new products for your loved ones. Don't wait and head over to the holiday shop now! Let's make this holiday season the best one yet!ResourcesConnect with Erin!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/icravejewels/Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/icravejewels/DETAILED DIARY SHOW NOTESAccess exclusive content, start or supercharge your biz growth, and be part of an inspiring community of supportive entrepreneurs by becoming a Patreon member! Check out more details here. Follow @detaileddiarypodcast to stay up-to-date about everything related to the podcast!
Before you know it, 12/31/23 will be gone, and we will be in 2024. In this episode, Mike focuses on year-end tax strategies for businesses. He emphasizes the importance of timely action for implementing various tax-saving measures before the end of the year. Key topics include prepaying expenses, managing income and deductions, using business credit cards for immediate deductions, and considering Roth conversions in low-income years. Mike also discusses strategies for supporting family members in lower tax brackets and making charitable contributions before year-end. Leverage existing tax laws and opportunities to optimize financial outcomes by tuning in![02:11] Prepaying ExpensesIRS regulations contain a safe-harbor rule that allows cash-basis taxpayers to prepay and deduct qualifying expenses up to 12 months in advance without challenge, adjustment, or change by the IRS[03:52] Stop Billing your Customers, Clients, and PatientsCustomers, clients, patients, and insurance companies oftentimes don't pay until billedNot billing customers and patients is a time-tested tax-planning strategy that business owners have used successfully for years[05:30] Buying Office EquipmentBonus depreciation in 2023 is at 80%, but that will be reduced each year[07:40] Use Your Business Credit CardYou get a deduction when that item gets put on that credit cardThe day you charge a purchase to your business or personal credit card is the day you deduct the expense[08:22] Don't Assume You Are Taking Too Many DeductionsIf your business deductions exceed your business income, you have a tax loss for the yearIf you are starting your business, you could very possibly have an NOL[10:11] Convert to a Roth IRAConsider converting your 401(k) or traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, especially if you are in a down income year.[13:34] Charitable ContributionsTo get an advantage for charitable contributions, you need to be taking itemized deductionsThe Time Is NOW To Start Paying Less In Taxes. Join Our Tax Minimization Program (with Stress-Free Bookkeeping Training)! Join Our Tax Minimization Program Today!Key Quotes:"If you're running at a loss, you can carry forward those losses to offset future income." - Mike Jesowshek, CPA"If you know you're going to pay something, rent's a great example, insurance a great example, you're going to need accurate bookkeeping no matter what." - Mike Jesowshek, CPA"Do not buy things you don't need just to get a tax deduction. That is a lose-lose-lose situation." - Mike Jesowshek, CPA______Podcast Host: Mike Jesowshek, CPA - Founder and Host of Small Business Tax Savings PodcastJoin TaxElm: https://taxelm.com/IncSight Packages (Full-Service): https://incsight.net/pricing/Book an Initial Consultation (IncSight): https://app.simplymeet.me/o/incsight/sale-------Podcast Website: https://www.TaxSavingsPodcast.comFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/taxsavings/--------To find out more on this topic and many others visit our website at www.TaxSavingsPodcast.com.
In this episode of the GASB Podcast, hosted by Michael Denehey and Troy Trewin, former Australian rules football captain Nick Maxwell, founder of Eclat shares valuable insights on the parallels between sports and business leadership. He highlights the importance of consistency, adaptability, and the power of asking questions. Maxwell's experiences provide a unique perspective on effective team dynamics in both sports and the business world. Why would you wait any longer to start living the lifestyle you signed up for? Balance your health, wealth, relationships and business growth. And focus your time and energy and make the most of this year. Let's get into it by clicking here. Troy delves into our guest's startup journey, their perception of success, industry reconsideration, and the pivotal stress point during business expansion. They discuss the joys of small business growth, vital entrepreneurial habits, and strategies for team building, encompassing wins, blunders, and invaluable advice. And a snapshot of the the final five Grow A Small Business Questions: Nick shares that the hardest thing in Growing a Small Business is the importance of not trying to be everything to everyone. It's okay for leaders not to have all the answers. Collaboration and seeking input can lead to more informed decisions. Nick's recommendation for favorite business Book is "The Starfish and the Spider." It explores adaptability and the concept of whether your business operates like a starfish or a spider. This book challenges the idea of being the "be all and end all." For personal development, Nick enjoys podcasts that allow him to unwind during his commute. He explores true crime and stays connected with friends through American football and fantasy football discussions. Nick's go-to tool for small business growth is the remarkable device for note-taking. Keeping everything in one place and being organized can significantly help small businesses. Nick's advice for day one of starting out is to ask more questions and look at both sides of the equation. Educate yourself to make well-informed decisions. Book a 20-minute Growth Chat with Troy Trewin to see if you qualify for our upcoming course. Don't miss out on this opportunity to take your small business to new heights! Enjoyed the podcast? Please leave a review on iTunes or your preferred platform. Your feedback helps more small business owners discover our podcast and embark on their business growth journey.
Have you ever wondered what type of health care expenses are tax-deductible as a small business owner? In this episode, Danielle simplifies the process of deducting health care costs, helping business owners save money on taxes and run their businesses more strategically. Tune in to learn the essentials of optimizing your tax deductions and managing your business like a CEO. Topics Discussed: Intro (0:00) Out of Pocket Medical Costs (1:36) Health Insurance Premiums for Business Owners and Accountability Plan (2:59) Paying Insurance Premiums and Tax Deductions for S Corps (4:31) Money Mindset Mastery Framework (8:49) Who Should Pay The Premiums & Under Whose Name Should the Policy Be? (9:51) Paying for Insurance Group Plan & Employee's Insurance (11:59) HSA: Tax-Saving Tool for S Corps & Investing (12:21) Keep Good Records & Communicate with Your Money Team (15:50) Need help with your tax deductions? visit: https://kickstartaccountinginc.com/get-started/ Unsure how to pay yourself a reasonable compensation? https://kickstartaccountinginc.com/reasonable-comp Connect with Danielle: Instagram | @Daniellehayden__OH Instagram | @Kickstartaccounting Website | Kickstart Accounting, Inc. Facebook | Kickstart Accounting, Inc. Get Started Today: https://kickstartaccountinginc.com/get-started
Have you ever wondered what type of health care expenses are tax-deductible as a small business owner? In this episode, Danielle simplifies the process of deducting health care costs, helping business owners save money on taxes and run their businesses more strategically. Tune in to learn the essentials of optimizing your tax deductions and managing your business like a CEO. Topics Discussed: Intro (0:00) Difference between Out of Pocket Medical Costs vs. Insurance Premiums (1:36) Health Insurance Premiums for Business Owners and Accountability Plan (2:59) Paying Insurance Premiums and Tax Deductions for S Corps (6:03) Money Mindset Mastery Framework (8:49) Health Insurance Deductions and HSA Savings Accounts (9:51) HSA: Tax-Saving Tool for S Corps (12:32) Keep Good Records & Communicate with Your Money Team (15:52) For help with your business finances and more, visit: https://kickstartaccountinginc.com/get-started/ Connect with Danielle: Instagram | @Daniellehayden__OH Instagram | @Kickstartaccounting Website | Kickstart Accounting, Inc. Facebook | Kickstart Accounting, Inc. Get Started Today: https://kickstartaccountinginc.com/get-started
With Megan Cain, an operations expert for entrepreneurs who have reached capacity, there's a refreshing shift from feeling the need to do everything themselves. Megan empowers visionaries to break through to the next level of their business, fostering a transformation from overwhelm to strategic growth. She has worked with authors, coaches, consultants, and non-profit startups, infusing their businesses with more magic and less admin.Megan's journey began with a passion for helping entrepreneurs systemize their businesses, ensuring a solid foundation, increased efficiency, and scalability. Beyond her love for all things systems and processes, Megan has successfully built an online gardening business and authored two books guiding people on growing and preserving their own food at home.On the weekends, Megan is on a mission to conquer 52 different trails, engaging in activities such as road biking, hiking, nordic skiing, mountain biking, and walking. Her commitment to exploring nature aligns with her holistic approach to business.Join us in our conversation as Megan shares her insights on developing a clear vision and structure for your business, and discover the art of implementing systems to streamline processes and increase efficiency. She also talks about the need to reconnect with your passion and purpose so you can scale your business effectively. Finally, she guides you on determining where and how visionaries like you should be spending your time, allowing you to focus on your “Zone of Genius” and strategically delegate tasks to your team.To listen to the podcast and access the show notes and any other resources mentioned in this episode, visit us at www.legalwebsitewarrior.com/podcast.
Welcome to Simple Social Media Solutions, the podcast that simplifies social media strategies for small business owners. In today's episode, we're diving into the world of optimizing your social media profiles and providing a comprehensive guide for small business owners. Join us as we explore the importance of crafting compelling social media profiles. In less than 10 minutes, you'll gain valuable insights and practical tips to help you optimize your profiles across different platforms. In this episode, we cover: - The significance of your bio and how to craft a compelling and concise description that captures your brand essence. - The importance of incorporating SEO (Search Engine Optimization) techniques into your social media profiles to increase visibility and attract your target audience. - Tips for selecting and optimizing your profile picture, ensuring it represents your brand and creates a positive first impression. - Best practices for optimizing your profiles on popular social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. - Strategies for leveraging platform-specific features and tools to enhance your profile and engage with your audience. Whether you're just starting out or looking to revamp your existing profiles, this episode provides valuable insights to simplify your social media efforts and make a strong impact with your online presence. Tune in now and join us for an enlightening conversation on optimizing your social media profiles. Let's simplify your social media game and take your business to new heights! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/simple-socials/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/simple-socials/support
What if you could dominate an entire neighborhood? How would your business change? Impossible? Only in your mind. People need you and you are letting others steal your business! _____________________
How can we master the art of managing constraints and turning obstacles into opportunities?With intentional choices.Join me as I candidly share my experiences of juggling a media business and several SaaS businesses — while still making time for a life beyond business. You'll discover the techniques I use to stay focused, consistent, and maintain a healthy work-life balance. It's about setting boundaries, creating one-to-many processes, and being intentional with your time.This episode is sponsored by Acquire.comThe blog post: https://thebootstrappedfounder.com/embracing-obstacles-for-opportunity/The podcast episode: https://share.transistor.fm/s/98bf7cabThe video: https://youtu.be/PWzODzmXKhsYou'll find my weekly article on my blog: https://thebootstrappedfounder.comPodcast: https://thebootstrappedfounder.com/podcastNewsletter: https://thebootstrappedfounder.com/newsletterMy book Zero to Sold: https://zerotosold.com/My book The Embedded Entrepreneur: https://embeddedentrepreneur.com/My course Find Your Following: https://findyourfollowing.comHere are a few tools I use. Using my affiliate links will support my work at no additional cost to you.- Notion (which I use to organize, write, coordinate, and archive my podcast + newsletter): https://affiliate.notion.so/465mv1536drx- Riverside.fm (that's what I recorded this episode with): https://riverside.fm/?via=arvid- TweetHunter (for speedy scheduling and writing Tweets): http://tweethunter.io/?via=arvid- HypeFury (for massive Twitter analytics and scheduling): https://hypefury.com/?via=arvid60- AudioPen (for taking voice notes and getting amazing summaries): https://audiopen.ai/?aff=PXErZ- Descript (for word-based video editing, subtitles, and clips): https://www.descript.com/?lmref=3cf39Q- ConvertKit (for email lists, newsletters, even finding sponsors): https://convertkit.com?lmref=bN9CZw
Here is a summary of the key points from the meeting: The discussion focuses on marketing and sales strategies for real estate and mortgage professionals. They talk about how to request a 10 minute call with potential clients or referral partners. The goal is to build rapport, understand their needs, and position yourself as someone who can help. They roleplay a scenario where Kevin asks for 10 minutes of Isa's time. He emphasizes his ability to build deeper relationships with clients and generate referrals. John gives feedback that Kevin should focus on the benefits he provides rather than just selling his services. He should find out what problems he can solve for them. They discuss using online content and networks to research potential referral partners rather than cold calling. Look for realtors who are struggling now to build relationships with. John stresses the importance of building a network and nurturing relationships before you need them. Be a resource for people's problems whether business or personal. Say yes first, then find a solution. John suggests studying competitors' successful content to create your own. Use tools like transcript summarizers and video clip generators. Focus on the one key takeaway for each piece of content. The key is differentiating yourself by the unique value and network you provide, not just the mortgage or real estate service itself.
#219: Restaurants are social media superstars! Who doesn't love food content?! But there's one big thing that many restaurants are doing wrong on social media, and host, Britney Crosson, is here to share detailed solutions! Follow The Social Sunshine Podcast on Instagram here, Facebook here, TikTok here and LinkedIn here. Follow Britney on Instagram here, Facebook here, TikTok here and LinkedIn here. Learn more about Britney's community, Small Biz Social Society, right here. Interested in working with Britney's marketing agency or in hiring Britney to speak? Head right here for more information.
The most recent survey of Small Business Owners paints a dismal picture with alarming statistics. Steve Sipress, entrepreneur, marketing, advertising, sales, tips, ideas, help, wow, strategy, small business owner, direct response, tactics, success, profits, growth, results, marketing consultant, economy, inflation, recession, Biden, Obama, Bidenomics,
Have you tapped into the potential of TikTok Shop for your business yet? If you've tuned into my earlier episodes, you'll remember my enthusiasm for jumping onto this platform. It's awesome to see many of you thriving there, which is not just inspiring but a sign that it has something special to offer!TikTok Shop is redefining our approach to online sales. And in this episode, I'll be sharing an update on my own experience of using it, and how you can integrate Printful with TikTok Shop. This integration really expands your options for growing your product range. Plus, it makes it super easy to start earning passive income!Additionally, I'm excited to discuss Instagram's latest shopping feature. As we explore this new addition to the e-commerce world, we'll see how it stacks up against TikTok Shop. This'll be particularly insightful for those looking to expand their online presence and sales channels during the busy holiday season.So if you're wondering how you can utilize TikTok Shop and other platforms to elevate your business and create new income streams, make sure to stay tuned!In this episode, we cover:The significant role TikTok Shop plays in the evolution of shopping through social media and why it shouldn't be overlookedEarly impressions of Instagram's new shopping feature and what it might mean for you as a small business owner How to ride the TikTok Shop wave during the holiday seasonEssential customer support tips and listing strategies for TikTok Shop successUsing Printful and TikTok Shop effectively so that you could reach new levels of passive income for your bizWhy TikTok Shop could be a major player in your content's reach and engagementHandy tips on managing your inventory in a way that keeps up with TikTok Shop's speedy shipping requirementsFresh product ideas for the holiday season to add some extra sparkle to your business offeringsA teaser of what's coming up on Swirl Squad, including practical shipping how-tos and DIY branding techniques that won't break the bankFinal words of wisdom on social media platforms and opportunities in the business world***The Details and Swirls Holiday Collection***Our ornament shop is now open with beautiful new additions perfect for your holiday decor! Plus, throughout November, we're dropping gift guides filled with fabulous new products for your loved ones. Don't wait and head over to the holiday shop now! Let's make this holiday season the best one yet!Related EpisodesEP. 108: 8 Easy to Do Design Ideas to Make Passive Income Using Print on DemandEP. 132 TikTok Shop 101: A Step-By-Step Guide for Small Business OwnersEP. 140 Get Your Small Biz Holiday Ready with These 8 Must Have Checklist ItemsResourcesDETAILED DIARY SHOW NOTESAccess exclusive content, start or supercharge your biz growth, and be part of an inspiring community of supportive entrepreneurs by becoming a Patreon member! Check out more details here. Follow @detaileddiarypodcast to stay up-to-date about everything related to the podcast!
We dive into two great topics in this episode — in our first segment, we speak with Jean Smart, CEO of Penelope, a fast-rising platform that makes 401Ks accessible for small business owners. In our second segment, we speak with Shaun G. Bull, CEO of Enterprise Consultants Group in Los Angeles, California, about tax resolution and how he has come to the aid of small business owners dealing with tax debt. SEGMENT #1 We discuss Penelope's mission to make 401Ks accessible to small businesses and entrepreneurs with Jean Smart from Penelope. Jean shares insights from her extensive financial services background and how her experiences during COVID-19 inspired Penelope's inception. We talk about Penelope's solutions to common challenges faced by small businesses, such as budget constraints and benefits administration complexity. Additionally, we get into Penelope's commitment to supporting women and minority business owners, offering multilingual resources and user-friendly, cost-effective retirement planning tools. SEGMENT #2 (Begins at 24:00) Small Business Tax Troubles, Meet Your Solution In this enlightening interview, Shaun Bull, founder of Enterprise Consultants Group, discusses the crucial role of tax resolution specialists in aiding small business owners. Shaun emphasizes the importance of proactively managing taxes to avoid financial pitfalls, citing common mistakes such as divorce-related issues and the absence of a reliable accountant. For any resources mentioned on the show today, visit our show notes over at experian.com/smbmatters. Want to help us grow? Drop us an honest review and rating on whichever platform you are listening on. FOLLOW US Threads Twitter Instagram Facebook Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube
It can be easy to get caught up in the success you see for others and think you need to be dong that or this or that instead. But if you truly have a dream you believe in then wasting time chasing someone else's is only going to set you back instead. In this episode we talk about times we've experienced this ourselves and the why and hows of staying on track with your business goals. BuzzcastKeep up to date on the latest podcasting tech & news with the folks at Buzzsprout!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Support the show
It's the best year ever in our PDR and Hail Industry! Some said we've had the best hail season ever in 30 years! I agree; therefore, this should also be the year of giving. Come find out what events we have in the next three months. Also, I'm giving some tips on how to put away your money before it gets taxed.
With so many opinions on how to price, it is no wonder that many small business owners fail to keep this one thing in mind when setting their prices. By doing so, they are probably costing themselves profit. No matter how you price, you MUST keep this one thing in mind. _____________________
#218: There's something really special about the heart of a small business owner. Host and small business owner, Britney Crosson, shares how to use your position and perspective as a small business owner to succeed on social media. Britney believes that small business owners have a major advantage when it comes to social media content. Get her detailed advice in this episode and watch your social media presence elevate! Follow The Social Sunshine Podcast on Instagram here, Facebook here, TikTok here and LinkedIn here. Follow Britney on Instagram here, Facebook here, TikTok here and LinkedIn here. Learn more about Britney's community, Small Biz Social Society, right here. Interested in working with Britney's marketing agency or in hiring Britney to speak? Head right here for more information.
Real Estate Investor, Small Business Owner, Follower of Jesus - Jake Furfaro shares a powerful story on overcoming imposter syndrome and feeling UNQUALIFIED. If you've ever felt not equipped, or that your past disqualifies your future, this one is for you! Jake transparently shares the good, the bad, and the ugly of leading your business with your faith!Check out Jake Furfaro on Instagram @jakefurfaroBe sure to like @JesusTakeTheDeal on Instagram and leave a review!
Coltin Fitzgerald, one of Dr. Howland's very best friends sits down for his first ever podcast and talks We Are The They, construction, family, and personal growth. You won't want to miss this episode!
In less than 20 minutes a week, we'll introduce you to an expert or business owner with deep experience in what they do. Grow you, grow your team, grow a small business. Welcome to the "Grow a Small Business" podcast with your host, Rob Cameron. In this episode, Rob interviews Brandi Marek from Ferguson Alliance based in Texas, United States. In this podcast episode, Brandi Marek, a seasoned expert from Ferguson Alliance, shares her insights on navigating challenges in family-owned businesses and transforming company culture for success. She highlights the importance of an intentional culture, the value of third-party perspectives, and practical strategies for small business owners. Some Key Takeaways for Small Business Owners: Seeking a Third-Party Perspective: Brandi emphasizes the importance of gaining a fresh, unbiased perspective on your business. Whether it's through advisors or new hires, inviting external viewpoints can help you overcome internal biases and move your business forward. Intentional Culture Shaping: The discussion revolves around the significance of shaping and nurturing your company's culture intentionally. Understanding and addressing cultural issues within your team can lead to positive shifts and a more engaged workforce. Effective Communication: Effective communication is at the core of any successful business. Brandi highlights that communication is a universal challenge and shares how they help businesses address this issue. She explains the value of behavioral assessments, team development, and opening channels for dialogue to create an environment where employees are fulfilled and motivated. Our hero's write kick-ass reviews after listening to our special guests. Are you our hero? Proactive Problem Solving: A client scenario is shared where a company recognized the need to transform its culture. They tackled this by conducting surveys and facilitating open discussions with employees to identify areas of improvement. The outcome was a company culture that aligned with their vision and values. Flexibility and Learning from New Hires: Brandi suggests considering new hires as a source of fresh insights. Instead of immediately assimilating them into your existing practices, allow them to observe and provide their assessment of your business. This approach can uncover untapped potential for growth and improvement. One action small business owners can take: Brandi Marek suggests one action small business owners can take is bringing in new team members and allowing them to assess the business objectively. Encourage them to share their fresh perspectives, which can provide valuable insights and potential for positive change. Do you have 2 minutes every Friday? Sign up to the Weekly Leadership Email. It's free and we can tell you to maximise your time. Enjoyed the podcast? Please leave a review on iTunes or your preferred platform. Your feedback helps more small business owners discover our podcast and embark on their business growth journey.
Can you imagine Beyoncé wanting to be a part of your marketing campaign? (Yes, THAT Beyoncé!)This actually happened to a client of Denise Lamberstson (aka the “Godmother of Influencer Marketing” and founder of the LMS Agency and Constellation Capital). But before Denise started her own influencer agency, she was Madonna's right-hand woman where she learned what made really GREAT partnerships between celebrities and brands.Today, she uses the knowledge she gained to help brands find their dream influencers, create a powerful brand community, and make good investment decisions.In this episode, Denise so graciously shares with us her top three tips for evaluating equity deals (for businesses of all sizes!). She also lets us in on what has (and hasn't) worked in marketing campaigns, along with her insights on the future of influencer marketing.Click play to hear all of this and…[00:00:14] The business lessons Denise learned from working closely with Madonna[00:04:02] How Denise's client landed a partnership with Beyoncé.[00:07:28] Why Beyoncé decided to invest in the company instead of doing a traditional marketing campaign.[00:09:17] The importance of finding celebrities (and influencers) who align with the product and company.[00:12:20] How Denise built a foundation for influencer partnerships.[00:19:50] Denise's top three tips when deciding whether to take an equity deal[00:22:39] The mindset Denise had when she left her job with Madonna and started her own business.[00:25:48] What HASN'T worked well in influencer marketing.[00:28:21] How to determine product market fit in brand partnerships.[00:32:27] Denise's predictions and insights on the future of influencer marketing[00:35:18] How to create a POWERFUL brand community that keeps your business relevant (like Peloton and Instapot!).For full show notes; visit: https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode378 Denise Lambertson is an influencer marketing expert, with a focus on startup consumer products, as well as an investor and managing partner of a venture capital firm. As founder of the LMS Agency & Constellation Capital, Denise Lambertson pioneered the pairing of celebrities with venture-backed consumer startups by implementing sweat equity compensation for marketing services and capital investment. Lambertson began her career in the entertainment world as Madonna's right-hand woman, where she spent six years immersed in the superstar's multi-hyphenate career. Applauded by Forbes as "changing the influencer marketing platform between celebrities and startups", LMS is the most effective agency for celebrity partnerships, influencer marketing & social media strategy for consumer startups. Constellation Capital is a boutique venture fund that is made up of high-profile investors and has a unique expertise in brand building. Constellation Capital provides a differentiated venture deployment model that effectively de-risks investment decisions.
On this episode, sponsored by First Horizon, YFP Director of Tax, Sean Richards CPA, EA, summarizes a tax checklist for small business owners. Summary Too many of us are caught in the trap of only looking at taxes during tax season. As a small business owner, missing the tax mark can have significant consequences in the form of surprise payments due, missed deductions and credits, and constantly wondering if there is something else you should be doing. So whether you are a seasoned business owner or just starting, on this week's episode, sponsored by First Horizon, YFP Director of Tax, Sean Richards, CPA, EA walks us through a small business owner tax checklist including eight key areas that demand your attention. He touches on the fundamentals of bookkeeping, qualified deductible expenses, the benefits of financial projections to make estimated payments, the significance of S Corp status, insights on determining your owner's compensation, and much more. Mentioned on the Show Sean Richards on LinkedIn First Horizon's Pharmacist Home Loan Profit First Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits! YFP Tax Tim Ulbrich on LinkedIn Subscribe to the YFP Newsletter YFP Disclaimer
Today my guest Janine Hunter gives her thoughts on how networking, as a marketing strategy, has helped her grow 2 businesses but more than that, has helped her grow a community of amazing humans that she gets to be connected with. Listen in – you'll love it! You can find the show notes and in listen here: www.socialmediaandmarketing.com.au/268 Take a listen to episode 268 and hear the GOLD! WANT IDEAS ON WHAT TO POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA? Free eBook – https://bit.ly/108Social READY TO LIFT YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA GAME? Take the Challenge: https://bit.ly/5daysocialchallenge WANT TO CREATE YOUR FIRST SUCCESSFUL FACEBOOK AD? Download the FREE eBook: https://bit.ly/beginnersguidetoads SHOW NOTES (including a transcription of this episode and all links and resources): www.socialmediaandmarketing.com.au/268 DM JENN OVER ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/jenndonovan_/
Welcome to Episode 120 of the Make Your Mark Podcast, where we're about to embark on a thrilling journey! In this episode, Kay welcomes Nancy Marks, a remarkable individual who boldly transitioned from a 30-year corporate career to pursue her passion for fused glass art. Despite initial doubts about her artistic talent, Nancy unveiled her hidden skill and forged the Glass Arts Collective, a haven of creativity and a community that fosters mental well-being through artistic expression. Join us in this extraordinary exploration of Nancy's journey in creating this exceptional business, illuminating the awe-inspiring and transformative power of art.Here's a breakdown of what to expect in this episode:Nancy's Journey in Fused Glass ArtThe Unique Nature of Fused Glass Art vs. GlassblowingCreating a Tight-Knit Community in Glass Arts CollectiveThe Therapeutic Benefits of Fused Glass ArtShowcasing and Selling Artistic Creations in the Glass Arts CollectiveAnd so much more!About Nancy Marks:Nancy Marks is a Fused Glass Artist and the Small Business Owner of Glass Arts Collective, located in Westlake Village, California. She is passionate about her art studio, which offers a wide range of programs in stained glass, mosaic, and fused glass. The studio is fully equipped with large work tables, multiple kilns, and various tools for creating glass art, catering to individuals from beginners to professional artists. Glass Arts Collective provides a welcoming and inclusive environment, making it an ideal place for wine nights, beer nights, date nights, gatherings with friends, or opportunities to meet new acquaintances. They also offer team-building activities, making it a versatile and exciting hub for anyone interested in the world of glass art.Check Nancy Marks on…LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancymarks/Website: www.glassartscollective.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassartscollective/Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/glassartscollective?_rdc=1&_rdrYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@glassartscollectiveConnect with Kay Suthar!Website: https://makeyourmarkagency.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kay-suthar-make-your-mark/Go ahead and check out my podcast agency: https://makeyourmarkagency.com/For more info, please feel free to email me at email@example.com
This podcast episode features an interview with Nathan Bauer and Ryan Warnken, co-founders of TALA, discussing their entrepreneurial journey and insights. They highlight the importance of taking calculated risks, utilizing effective business management tools such as SmartSuite and ChatGPT, and maintaining a positive attitude during challenges. Additionally, they emphasize the significance of networking and learning from mentors. Why would you wait any longer to start living the lifestyle you signed up for? Balance your health, wealth, relationships and business growth. And focus your time and energy and make the most of this year. Let's get into it by clicking here. Troy delves into our guest's startup journey, their perception of success, industry reconsideration, and the pivotal stress point during business expansion. They discuss the joys of small business growth, vital entrepreneurial habits, and strategies for team building, encompassing wins, blunders, and invaluable advice. And a snapshot of the the final five Grow A Small Business Questions: Nathan and Ryan both emphasized that the hardest thing in growing a small business is the struggle of staying motivated and resilient, especially after facing losses. Their unwavering determination is a testament to their success. Nathan's favourite business book is "Rich Dad Poor Dad," which opened his eyes to opportunities at a young age. Ryan's choice, "How to Talk to Anyone," emphasized the importance of relationships and networking in business. Nathan recommended Podcasts and online learning tools for professional development is "Bigger Pockets" for real estate insights, and Ryan favored "The 20 Minute VC," a venture capitalist podcast, for diverse business perspectives. They both suggested tools to help grow small businesses are "SmartSuite" as a valuable back-end tool for service businesses. Additionally, they highlighted the potential of AI, specifically "Chat GPT," for streamlining business planning and consulting. Nathan advises himself on day one of his business journey is not to overthink risks in business and to maintain a positive attitude when taking calculated risks. Ryan shares the wisdom of "This too shall pass," emphasizing the transient nature of challenges and successes in business. Book a 20-minute Growth Chat with Troy Trewin to see if you qualify for our upcoming course. Don't miss out on this opportunity to take your small business to new heights! Enjoyed the podcast? Please leave a review on iTunes or your preferred platform. Your feedback helps more small business owners discover our podcast and embark on their business growth journey.
You may be a swiftie or you may not even know what that means but if you are listening to this podcast you want to make sales right? You want to get better at marketing right? Well we are here to tell you, Taylor Swift does marketing better than just about anyone and the best part is - the majority of the tactics she uses aren't super expensive or flashy. They are grassroots, basic engagement and base level marketing ideas taken to the extreme that small business owners can use as well. BuzzcastKeep up to date on the latest podcasting tech & news with the folks at Buzzsprout!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Support the show
Does Mercury Retrograde Affect Your Business? Let's Talk to a Business Astrologer! Melanie Marisol is a business astrologer for Small Business Owners to Medium Enterprise CEOs, Legacy Builders and Change Makers.She provides a fusion of applied modern astrology, numerology, and strategic soul searching to lead business leaders to uncover deeper spiritual meaning to their thriving businesses.In this episode, we talk about...How to tap into your intuition and connect with your gut feelings for business decision makingHow to use astrology to make decisions and plan your futureSigns that you might want to hire a business astrologer?How does astrology help us become more efficient with marketing strategy ?Mercury retrograde, full moons, new moons and birth charts (what do they all mean)& more!She believes that nothing is more uninspiring than showing up day after day with no larger purpose behind the pursuit of a multi-million or even billion dollar business!Melanie guides business owners and leaders to use their intuition, their birth chart, and the planets to make decisions and find clarity in their next steps!https://www.melaniemarisol.com/about.html https://www.instagram.com/melanie_marisol/Connect With Kelsey |https://www.kelseyreidl.com/Join The Mastermind |https://www.kelseyreidl.com/mastermindApply for 1:1 Coaching |https://www.kelseyreidl.com/visionary-marketing-coachingEnroll ASAP in Everyday SEO™ |https://kelseyreidl.lpages.co/seo/ Visionary Mama: Fresh Content About Pregnancy, Fertility & Entering Motherhood | https://www.kelseyreidl.com/mama
Your profit and loss income statement is the most powerful tool you have to understand your business numbers so you can create more sales and profits! They are intimidated by the numbers or don't even know they exist. So let's dive in and take a look at this powerful business tool you have so you can start making more money in your business! WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/FOWC6jU20m4?si=KlAcdw4KQewVg3gq ANOTHER VIDEO: Profit & Loss for Beginners - https://youtu.be/jFgqMVmXbx4 ANOTHER VIDEO: Profit & Loss Basics - https://youtu.be/x6qdKGnWE0w Check Out the AFFORDABLE - Know Your Business Numbers Course http://KnowYourBusinessNumbersCourse.com _____________________
Have you ever questioned whether those big “game changing” investments are truly worth it for your business? Well in today's episode, I'm taking you through my own experience over the past four months since I brought the AEON Laser into Details and Swirls.This wasn't just any decision. It was a major investment and a pivotal moment in my entrepreneurial career. And the results have been nothing short of incredible!With the laser handling the heavy lifting, I've not only expanded my product offerings but also been able to focus on other important aspects of my biz. I'm so excited to share all the juicy details with you.So if you're sitting on the fence about making a big investment in your business, this episode is for you! Whether it's the AEON laser or something else, you'll get a peek into how it's changed my business and help you decide if it's the right move for you.In this episode, we cover:The incredible way the AEON laser revamped my product line and opened up a whole new world of possibilitiesHow the AEON laser has cut my production time in half and improved my workflowThe valuable lessons I've learned from venturing into new product areasWhy adapting to the ever-changing landscape of online business is absolutely crucial for successThe importance of being organized and having a plan, especially during the busy holiday seasonWhy being transparent and realistic about your finances is non-negotiableAll the awesome perks you get as a member of our Patreon community and why you should definitely check it outThe reason you're never alone in your small business journey and how we can support each other***The Details and Swirls Holiday Collection***Our ornament shop is now open with beautiful new additions perfect for your holiday decor! Plus, throughout November, we're dropping gift guides filled with fabulous new products for your loved ones. Don't wait and head over to the holiday shop now! Let's make this holiday season the best one yet!AEON Partner Link: If you're thinking of purchasing a laser or upgrading your current one, click HERE to explore your options.(Disclosure: The above link is an affiliate link, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I only use affiliate links for products & services that I personally use and highly recommend!)Related EpisodesEP. 129 Laser Cutting & Why I Chose To Introduce the Aeon Laser Into My BusinessEP. 140 Get Your Small Biz Holiday Ready with These 8 Must Have Checklist ItemsEP. 141 Reflecting on My First Year Being a New Mom While Running a BusinessResourcesDETAILED DIARY SHOW NOTESAccess exclusive content, start or supercharge your biz growth, and be part of an inspiring community of supportive entrepreneurs by becoming a Patreon member! Check out more details here. Follow @detaileddiarypodcast to stay up-to-date about everything related to the podcast!
#102: In this episode, I sit down with owner and founder of Rocket City Doulas. We discuss what a doula is, how they play a role in the birthing experience, and the difference with Tracy's company. To say I was blown away by this interview would be an understatement. Listen in to learn all about doulas and the care they provide and how you can incorporate this wonderful company into your birthing experience. Find and follow Rocket City Doulas here:https://www.instagram.com/rocketcitydoulas/https://rocketcitydoulas.com/Follow me on social: https://www.instagram.com/babbles_nonsense/
If you are like most business owners, you are too close to your business & make excuses for the issues in your business. You keep pushing forward doing what you are doing and miss obvious things that you need to address. But where do you start? Let's talk about that… _____________________