Host Natalie Eckdahl, MBA is a coach to high performing women. She is married with three children ages 4-16. Natalie helps women entrepreneurs own their role as CEO through her business trainings, on air coaching calls and expert interviews. Learn how to master your mindset, grow as a leader, refine your strategies, build your team and gain visibility in your industry. Natalie is also an expert in outsourcing at home and at work. Meet Natalie and fellow listeners at her annual leadership conference for women entrepreneurs, BizChix Live!
Have you ever thought about expanding your business to different locations? It can be a really big investment financially and emotionally, but when you get it right, there’s nothing else quite like it. If you feel like another town or city could benefit from your business, you owe it them and yourself to try, right? I’ve invited Nickie Janes, a CEO who made the bold decision to scale up to take us through her journey on this episode of the BizChix podcast. Nickie is a licensed aesthetician, Founder and CEO of Smooth boutiques and has over eighteen years of experience specializing in skincare and waxing. She’s built her business from a one room studio to a seven-figure business with thirty employees in three locations in the Norfolk/Newport News area in Virginia. Nickie is great at what she does, cares deeply about the clients her team serve and loves helping women find financial security for themselves. So, if you’re tempted to branch out but don’t quite know how, or you’ve only just started visualizing your multi-store empire then Nickie is someone you can definitely learn from. She’s open about the internal struggles she faced and how she overcame them to really make a success of her boutiques. If you want to find out how she did it, make sure you tune in! In this episode, we discuss: Nickie’s transition from working for someone to working for herself When she knew it was time to scale to multiple locations How to deal with insecurities and impostor syndrome Where she sees Smooth going in the future Join the BizChix Community Connect With Nickie Janes Website Facebook Instagram Email: email@example.com Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: BizChix Live E.S.E.T. Your Mindset Essentialism by Greg McKeown Next 90 days planner CEOCHIX BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 346: Imposter Syndrome Stacking Your Team Episodes Mentioned: SYT 50: Leading Across Multiple Local Locations Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/391. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Do spreadsheets, KPIs and dashboards make your head spin? If the answer is yes, then you’re not alone. Fortunately, our guest on this episode of our High Performing Women series is able to take the scariest looking facts and figures and turn them into stories that any entrepreneur can understand. Layne Booth is the Chief Profit Hunter at The Project Booth: A growth and opportunity agent for small business owners that are passionate about their product or service, but are getting sucked into daily operations versus executing their vision. Layne has over a decade of experience in manufacturing, supply chain, and sales and marketing companies and has spent significant time in the trenches, learning best practices in both process management and operations excellence. She’s been able to transition from a lucrative corporate position to a full-time entrepreneur and is the perfect person to learn from if you’re contemplating a similar move. Interested in finding out how she did it? And what data you should be tracking to help your business grow? Then listen in. In this episode, we discuss: How Layne knew what it was time to leave her corporate career behind How to plan your transition into an entrepreneurial journey The things we should all track in our own businesses Join the BizChix Community Connect With Layne Booth Website Facebook Group “Backend Brilliance” Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: Layne’s Template Shop BizChix Live BizChixPrograms Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/390. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
No matter where you are on your business journey there is something for you in this episode. Jacqueline Snyder has experience as a product entrepreneur, service provider, online entrepreneur, community builder and podcaster. She has worked solo, with a team and with a business partner. I can’t wait for you to hear about the many pivots Jacqueline Snyder has made in the last few years that have allowed her to downsize her business while creating more profit, launch a podcast and a NEW business. Jacqueline is one of those women who always looks effortlessly stylish. She has over 20 years of experience in the garment industry and 12 years as an entrepreneur. She has founded three multi-six figure businesses and helped thousands of companies and entrepreneurs minimize the learning curve that comes with starting a new business and teaches them how to design and start their own clothing/product lines. Whether you’ve got an idea for a product brewing or you’ve sat on the same idea for years, this episode of our High Performing Women series with my good friend, Jacqueline Snyder, will help you bring your product idea to life. In this episode, we discuss: Going from having a physical location to pursuing virtual coaching How and why Jacqueline started The Product Boss Podcast Tips and advice for adding a new product/products to your business Check out the Product Boss Program to 2x-4x Your Revenue in Your Product Biz Connect With Jacqueline Snyder Multi-Stream Machine Course Designer Consulting Co-op Website LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: BizChix Live R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset Other Links Mentioned: The Product Boss Podcast BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 333: Rapidly Scaling a Product Business with Minna Khounlo-Sithep Work with BizChix: Strategy Session CEOCHIX Mastermind Other Programs Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/389. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Can you imagine going from 11 in-person clients to over 100,000 virtual clients in just a few years? It sounds impossible and yet my guest Amanda Tress has inspired and motivated thousands of women (including me) to live a truly healthy and happy lifestyle through cutting-edge fitness and nutrition strategies. Amanda Tress is the Founder and CEO of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss, an eight-figure business that’s growing so fast it’ll make your head spin. Amanda created the FASTer Way to Fat Loss program as a way to teach her clients how to burn fat and live a truly healthy lifestyle through intermittent fasting, carb cycling, macro tracking, whole food nutrition, strategic workouts, and a positive mindset. The speed of which her business has grown is truly mind-boggling. I’ve been following her journey over the last few years and she never fails to impress me. Since launching her business, Amanda has served over 100,000 clients and has become one of the most successful female entrepreneurs in the country. I know what you’re thinking – how did she do it? And, what can other female entrepreneurs learn from her? In this episode, we discuss: How Amanda grew her FASTer Way to Fat Loss into an eight-figure business How to manage a fast-growing business without getting overwhelmed The importance of empowering clients to become micro-influencers for your brand Join the BizChix Community Connect With Amanda Tress Website LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: FASTer Way to Fat Loss by Amanda Tress The Quest to Digest by Mary Corcoran BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 387: From Full Time Entrepreneur to Full Time Employee with Danielle Liss [High Performing Women] Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: Strategy Session CEOCHIX Program ProfitChix Program GrowthChix Accelerator Program Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/388. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at BizChix.com/category/team/.
This is an option that is rarely talked about in our entrepreneurial world, but it is not unusual. Sometimes an incredible opportunity comes around for an entrepreneur to work for someone else. An opportunity that just cannot be passed up. I am thrilled to have attorney Danielle Liss back on the podcast to share how she chose to move from full time entrepreneur to a Vice President level position with a fast growing startup. Danielle left a thriving virtual law practice to a join The Faster Way to Fat Loss team as General Counsel and VP of Affiliate Programs. Perhaps even more surprising is Danielle’s realization that this career change has actually improved her mental health and well-being. Danielle is free-spoken and honest in our discussion and really opens up about entrepreneurship and why she decided to return to full-time employment. But that’s not all we talk about! We also dive into lessons learned throughout her career, why CEO’s need to invest in themselves before they can really invest in their businesses and what it’s like working for an eight-figure company that is experiencing hockey stick growth! In this episode, we discuss: How Danielle grew her virtual legal business Why Danielle decided to go back to full-time employment The positive impact that full-time employment has had on Danielle’s mental health and wellbeing Join the BizChix Community Connect With Danielle Liss Website Faster Way to Fat Loss LinkedIn Instagram Facebook Twitter Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: You Are A Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero Rising Strong by Brene Brown Radical Candor by Kim Scott Other Links Mentioned: Stop, Breathe & Think Buddhify Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/387. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Do you lack the confidence and the ‘natural flair’ for sales? A huge part of running a business is knowing how to close a sale. Some might argue that closing the sale is the most important aspect of running a business and if you’re not a ‘natural’ salesperson, you’re in trouble. However, seasoned sales guru, Nikki Rausch, thinks otherwise. Founder and CEO of “Sales Maven”, Nikki is a returning guest on the BizChix podcast and dedicated to authentic selling. She has helped thousands of entrepreneurs overcome their struggles so they can ignite their sales. Nikki has authored three books and is highly sought after for her business-changing workshops. She’s also a keynote speaker and even graced the stage at BizChix Live 2018. If you’re ready to think about sales in a whole new way and equip yourself with the skills needed to sell effectively, this is the episode you’ve been waiting for. Tune in to hear more about her story and discover lots of training tips on closing sales like a pro! In this episode, we discuss: Nikki’s 5-step selling process and common mistakes that could lead to postponing or losing the sale entirely Why you shouldn’t offer a discount just to close the sale Tips to help you close the sale and get better at selling with confidence Join the BizChix Community Connect With Nikki Rausch Website Sales Maven Society LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: Get your FREE E-Book ‘Closing the Sale: Three Secrets of Master Sellers” ‘The Selling Staircase’ by Nikki Rausch ‘Buying Signals’ by Nikki Rausch ‘Six-Word Lessons on Influencing with Grace’ by Nikki Rausch BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 312: Sales is About Listening with Nikki Rausch 216: Small Business Reality – Is this a Business, Hobby or Charity? Stacking Your Team Episodes Mentioned: SYT 67: How to Hire and Train a Sales Team with Nikki Rausch Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/386. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Do you want to create a business where people feel like they belong and can bring their full authentic self? Do you want to foster an inclusive environment where people feel like their voices are being heard and valued? Do you want to attract the best talent and build a team of high performers? Diversity does not just mean race. It is so much more layered in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, age differences, disability, sexuality, religion. I'm thrilled to introduce you to my guest and BizChix Live Speaker Traci Baxley. Together, we talk about the need to belong, no matter your race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexuality or cultural background and WHY this topic is essential for us to consider as business owners and leaders. Traci is the Founder and CEO of BrownSchooling, a unique consulting company that supports educators and business leaders in developing inclusive practices in classrooms and workspaces. Traci is a TEDx Speaker and sought after consultant by top companies and schools. She has worked with traditionally marginalized groups for almost three decades. Research shows that when you hire people from diverse backgrounds, you’re more likely to cultivate a workplace where creative ideas flourish. Traci shares statistics about how a diverse workforce significantly impacts the bottom line. A diverse team that can consider and integrate different perspectives and points of view is a team where creativity rules and innovative ideas, solutions and products are developed. In this episode, we discuss: How to create a workplace environment where everyone on the team feels like their voices are heard and valued The struggles that different races face in society and the importance of educating children and “social justice parenting” What CEOs can do to attract more diversity into their businesses Understanding your own implicit biases Join the BizChix Community Connect With Traci Palmer Baxley Website LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Email: Admin@brownschooling.com Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: BizChix Live 2019 Dare to Lead Listen to Stacking Your Team Work With Us: Strategy Session (1/1 coaching session) CEOCHIX Mastermind ProfitChix Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/385. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Having high performers work with me at home and in the business has allowed me to have more time and a greater impact, but it wasn't always like this! I have made several hiring mistakes over the years and my hope is that this episode will help you surround yourself with a high performing team that allows you to stay focused on the work and home responsibilities that are most fulfilling to you. Have you ever wondered why your team isn’t as outstanding as you’d hoped for? Creating a high performing team is something that every CEO wants. But not every leader knows how to create a workplace environment where collaboration comes naturally and everyone brings each other up, smashes goals and works together to drive the business forward. When your team isn’t performing to your standards, it can often feel like you’re tolerating too much. This isn’t the ‘dream team’ you hoped for when you launched your business and you don’t have to put up with it. If you’re fed up with mediocre team members and want to learn how to build a high performing team that you can be proud of, tune into this special episode with Shelli Warren! This week Shelli shares her unique twist on the five key factors of creating a high performing team. As Shelli points out in the podcast, once you know how to create a high performing team, you’ll never settle for anything less again. Are you ready to stack a team that can deliver? Work With Us: CEOCHIX Mastermind ProfitChix Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program Strategy Session Stacking Your Team Episodes Mentioned: SYT 7: Compelling Interview Questions SYT 16: Common Team Conflicts with Lara Currie SYT 34: How to Create an Accountability Action Plan for Your Team SYT 38: Why They Keep Quitting SYT 41: The Simplest Way to Give Feedback to a Team Member SYT 46: When Your Team Ask For A Raise SYT 48: What To Do When A Team Member Cries SYT 57: How to Stop Gossip and Drama on your Team Listen to Stacking Your Team Join us at #BizChixLive
Did you know that 97% of your potential customers will Google your business before deciding whether to use your services? This is why your Google business listing is so important and why you need to optimize your google presence. On the final episode of the Social Media Summer Camp series, we are taking a break from social media. I’m joined by Google, SEO and social media expert, Sommer Poquette. Sommer has experienced huge success with her clients by optimizing Google listings and truly taking advantage of the Google My Business service. Sommer is the CEO of Keep it Real Social and is dedicated to helping her clients to effectively use social media to grow their business. This episode is extra special for me as this is not Sommer’s first time on the BizChix podcast. I previously did an on-air coaching call with Sommer. After being a part of our GrowthChix Group Coaching Accelerator program, Sommer’s company has gone from being a 5-figure business to a 6-figure business! She is now back as our Google expert and I’m so proud of her. Sommer teaches us all about why we should claim our Google business listings, how to use the free Google My Business service and all the benefits it will bring with it! Let’s get ready to embrace Google with Sommer Poquette... On this episode, we discuss: Why Google My Business matters and who it applies to How to claim and customize your Google listing How to optimize your Google listing and the importance of reviews Join the BizChix Community Connect With Sommer Poquette Website Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Other episodes mentioned: 354: [On Air Coaching] How to Specialize with Sommer Poquette Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/383. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Once you have your LinkedIn profile set up, what do you do there?If you really want to take your LinkedIn game to the next level, you need to create an effective LinkedIn strategy catered to your business and what you want to get out of the platform. Today I am joined by Linked In expert, speaker and podcaster Louise Brogan of Social Bee NI we are talking how to create a posting strategy, the power of showcasing your thought leadership on LinkedIn, what to do after you publish an article to get more engagement, how to repurpose content from other sources on linked in, the difference between connections and followers and features of LinkedIn Premium and a really cool way to use the LinkedIn app to find others at the same event that are in and out of your network. Connect with Louise on LinkedIn Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn With over 645+ million users, LinkedIn takes the crown as the world’s largest professional network. The ability to tap into a pool of potential clients and make connections that can help grow your brand is where the true power of LinkedIn lies. This isn’t the first time Louise has been on the podcast. A year ago, she joined me for an on-air coaching session, where we talked about whether or not it was a smart business move to specialize on one platform. 12 months later and her decision to niche down and focus solely on LinkedIn has proved to be one of the best decisions she ever made. Bonus Tips! Louise shared so many amazing LinkedIn tips with us including how to get started with LinkedIn Live. Because LinkedIn Live is still in the initial testing stages, the feature isn’t available to all LinkedIn members. If you want access to the LinkedIn Live feature, you need to apply to become a live video broadcaster via a simple application process. A great way to gain more followers without actually connecting with anyone is to switch your LinkedIn profile button from ‘connect’ to ‘follow.’ To do this, login to the LinkedIn app on your phone and tap on your profile. Select “Settings & Privacy” and then click on “Followers.” You’ll see a section beneath it that says, “Make follow primary,” and all you have to do is choose “yes” and your profile’s primary button will become “Follow” rather than “Connect.” Connect With Louise Brogan Website LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: · BizChix Live Other Links Mentioned: Wear the Madonna Headset Social Bee Podcast BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 331: [On Air Coaching] How to Decide Whether to Specialize with Louise Brogan Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: Strategy Session (1/1 coaching) GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/382. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Facebook groups are ideal for businesses who want to create a community of people who share a common interest in your brand, products or services. When used right, you can leverage your Facebook group to market your business and convert members into loyal clients. However, only a small percentage of businesses are actually moving people from being a free participant to a paying client. So, how can you use a Facebook group to not only build a thriving community but convert leads? On this special episode of our Social Media Summer Camp series, I’m joined by a dear former client and friend, Anna Frandsen. Anna is a business coach and mentor who has a knack for helping women entrepreneurs build a business that changes their lives. Anna is a savvy businesswoman who takes a strategic approach in everything she does. She understands the bravery and courage it takes to leave a 9-to-5 stable job to invest in your dream of breaking the corporate chains and working for yourself. The training we cover together includes everything from growing a community to turning leads into paying clients….and I reveal the one post that always gets the most engagement inside our private Facebook group, the BizChix Coop. Are you ready to start using your Facebook group as a powerful marketing tool for your business? Do you want to increase brand visibility and start converting followers into loyal clients? Let’s get ready to learn with Anna Frandsen… On this episode, we discuss: The five steps to help you nurture and create an ongoing culture inside of your Facebook group Why it’s so important to create compelling written content and the role it plays in increasing your visibility and attracting the right audience Practical tips to help you turn your engaged audience into paying customers Join the BizChix Community Connect With Anna Frandsen Website Facebook Facebook Group Instagram Other Links Mentioned: BizChix Coop Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/381. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Do you struggle to run Facebook ads that actually hit a cord with your audience? Navigating the maze that is social media marketing can be exhausting, especially if your zone of genius lies elsewhere. But don’t worry, I’ve got Digital Ads Strategist, Karen Nelson, on the podcast to help you get your Facebook Ad strategy off the ground running. Karen is a former elementary teacher turned digital marketing strategist. She recently did an incredible Facebook training session with our clients that blew me away, so I knew I had to have her on the show as part of our mini social media series. Karen works with small business owners and helps them utilize Facebook/Instagram ads to drive traffic to their content and sell more products than ever. Facebook ads can be complicated if you don’t put the time and effort in to learn how the system works. Thankfully, Karen is here to offer her top tips and advice to help you get the most out of your next Facebook ad campaign. In this episode, we discuss: The average costs of running an ad campaign and hiring a social media strategist to help you boost sales Tips to help improve your Facebook business page How to create, target, manage, and promote effective Facebook ads Join the BizChix Community Connect With Karen Nelson Website LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Twitter Email: Karen@KarenJNelson.com Other Links Mentioned: Learn how to set up Facebook Pixel BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 364: Lessons From My First Business Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/380. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Hear why EVERY CEO needs a carefully crafted LinkedIn profile, and which LinkedIn services are worth your time and money. Karen Yankovich returns to the BizChix podcast to share her LinkedIn genius. Listen to find out how she uses LinkedIn to find her “sweet spot”, build her audience, gain exposure, and (most importantly!) increase profit in her business. Karen shares insider tips about how LinkedIn has changed since her first BizChix interview in 2014, and how users can evolve alongside the platform. If you’re a local biz owner wondering how LinkedIn can help you or wondering how you might grow your business locally, we discuss how local businesses can use LinkedIn to make essential connections and access new customers. LinkedIn is the social-media solution you didn’t know you were looking for and Karen will tell you everything you need to know about it! Tune in for Karen’s LinkedIn expertise on: Finding “your people” Using keywords effectively in your profile Escaping the noise of social media The importance of your inbox Leveraging your time Join the BizChix Community Connect on LinkedIn with: Natalie Eckdahl Shelli Warren Karen Yankovich Connect With Karen: Website Work With Us: Strategy Session (1/1 coaching session) VIP Day (a day where we work ON your biz) CEOCHIX Mastermind and Coaching Program ProfitChix Mastermind and Coaching Program GrowthChix Accelerator Program Listen to our Sister Podcast “Stacking Your Team” This episode was first published at BizChix.com/379.
Are you a local service business owner ready to leverage the power of local influencers to boost your online presence and help grow your business? If you’re new to social for business or you’re not sure how to outsource it to the right people, you’re in luck. Welcome to the first episode of my new Social Media Summer Camp series! I’m so excited to get the ball rolling on this one and cover the ins and outs of social media through the lens of a local business. But don’t worry, even though a lot of the advice I share in this series is catered towards the local service business owner, it can also be applied to almost any business. In this first episode of the series, I interview Sarah Romero, who owns a social media management agency dedicated to helping local businesses in Southern California. Sarah and her team specialize in helping businesses grow by leveraging the power of social media. If you’d like to learn how you can get started with outsourcing social media and connect with micro-influencers who can help build your audience, this one is for you! In this episode, we discuss: How to outsource social media and grow an engaged audience Using a social media professional to help you create brand awareness and promote your business Tips to help you target your ideal clients and connect with local influencers Join the BizChix Community Connect With Sarah Romero SR Social Media LinkedIn Instagram Twitter Email: email@example.com Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/378. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Are you struggling with how to prioritize new opportunities or ideas? Are you stuck in research mode and not ready to move forward? Are you on a path you no longer want to be on? Join me for a Strategic Planning session. I walk you through a process used in large organizations that will help you know what to focus on and WHEN. Most business owners are trying to do too many things at once and struggle with prioritizing. Next time you are presented with something new, you can easily determine if it aligns with your goals and objectives by reviewing your strategic plan! You will know what to say YES to, what to say NO to and what to say NOT RIGHT NOW to. I also cover when to bring your team into this process, and that differs based on your leadership style. Part of Strategic Planning is determining your Vision which I discussed in the previous episode. The Strategic Objectives I cover today are adapted from Peter Drucker “the father of modern management”: Marketing/Visibility Innovation/Product Growth People/Culture Financial Growth Physical Resources (hardware, software, office space) Processes/Operations (systems, productivity, tools) Customer Satisfaction If you enjoyed this episode, I would be honored if you would share it with a friend. Join the BizChix Community Other Links Mentioned: FREE Podcasting Resources FREE Planning Worksheets BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 373: How to Get Out of Overwhelm 299: Start With The End in Mind 374: Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem? 375: Simplify Your Business With The 80/20 Rule Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: Strategy Session CEOCHIX Mastermind and Coaching Program ProfitChix Mastermind Program GrowthChix Accelerator Program VIP DAY Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/377. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Do you embrace vision casting in your business? Large corporations and organizations use this strategy to smash goals and build their businesses. But, small businesses can also leverage the same processes to create a clear vision for the future of their business so they know where and how to steer the ship. Vision casting is the process of creating a vivid mental image of where you want your business to be at some point in the future. You need to know the vision to understand what you need to build or let go of in order to achieve it. But, it’s also got to be a team effort. You must communicate your vision to your team so that everyone can work together to create a roadmap that guides the business to the final destination. If you want to learn more about vision casting for your business, join me on this episode of the podcast, which is part of our mini-series where I share ideas for how you can spend a CEO day. We’re looking at the big picture concept of knowing your vision and how to share it with your team. Creating a vision for your business involves thinking, processing and dreaming. So, if you’re ready to craft your vision for the next season of your business, tune in! In this episode, you’ll discover: Why you should create a vision for your business How to prime your brain so that you can see your vision and reverse engineer the future of your business Tips and ideas to help you vision cast and decide where you want to go with your business Join the BizChix Community Other Links Mentioned: FREE 2019 Planning Worksheets BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 373: How to Get Out of Overwhelm 374: Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem? 375: Simplify Your Business With The 80/20 Rule 299: Start With The End in Mind Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/376. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
What if you could simplify your life and business and DO LESS while having MORE energy, time and money? Join me as I share how you can leverage the 80/20 rule in all aspects of your business and even your personal life. How may we support you? Join our Private Facebook Group Learn about our Programs Consider a Strategy Session or VIP Day Meet us in person at BizChix Live Episodes Mentioned: 254: How to Design Your High End Offer 273: How to Get Out of Overwhelm Subscribe to Stacking Your Team (our sister podcast) Listen in Apple Podcasts to Stacking Your Team Listen via our website to Stacking our Team This episode first appeared on BizChix.com/375, click to see the full show notes.
Have you been thinking of launching something new? Whether it is adding a new service, a new product, a membership site, a retreat, a Facebook group, a podcast, a book or even a new business - this episode will help you think things through. We also dive into some of the reasons why an existing product or service offering might not be getting the level of traction you expected. One of my superpowers is getting into the head of other people and really understanding their lives and their pain points. This is what you need to do when you are creating something new. Many of our clients and community members are ready to launch something new. And whether you are a seasoned business owner or dipping your toes into entrepreneurship, it is important to make sure take time to ask yourself a few important questions. One of which is - Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem? Join the BizChix Facebook Group Listen to our sister podcast Stacking Your Team Other Links Mentioned: Birdsong Farm Naomi’s Instagram Work with Us: CEOCHIX Mastermind and Coaching Program ProfitChix Mastermind Program GrowthChix Accelerator Program Strategy Session Join us at BizChix Live! This episode was first published at BizChix.com/374. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Fed up with overwhelm? Ready to say goodbye to starting and ending your day feeling like you’ve just run a mental marathon…twice? When you’ve got too much on your plate, it’s easy to slip into overwhelm. As CEO’s, we need a fresh mind to be able to think strategically and envision what we want from our business and personal life. But, that’s almost impossible when you’re operating in a constant state of overwhelm. No matter what level you’re at with your business, anyone can experience overwhelm. Although it’s normal to feel like this from time to time, if it becomes part of your everyday life, you need to make a permanent change. If you’re done with overwhelm and ready to close the book on this chapter of your life for good, tune into this episode of the podcast, where I reveal some actionable tips to get you out of overwhelm. In this episode, I discuss: How to manage your energy by looking at what you can let go of Why you need to be okay with asking others for help Tips for relaxing your mind and body Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset Other Links Mentioned: FREE Training: The BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework FREE 2019 Planning Worksheets BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 333: Rapidly Scaling a Product Business with Minna Khounlo-Sithep 326: The Stages of Small Business – The BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/373. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Have you ever heard a story so moving and inspirational that it inspires you to be the best possible version of yourself? If not, you’re about to. Although I originally planned to do a deep dive into community building with my guest, it quickly became so much more than that. Rosetta Thurman shares her incredible story from humble beginnings to building a successful business that helps thousands of women. Rosetta was raised by a single teen mom and a very involved grandmother. Back then, books opened up a world of possibilities for her that she has manifested in her real life through vision casting, goal setting and a lot of hard work. Rosetta is an author, speaker, consultant and the Founder and CEO of Happy Black Woman, a global company and community that empowers black women who desire to make a big impact and create their dream lives and businesses. She’s also the host of the Happy Black Woman Podcast and has spoken at over 100 business events around the country. Tune in to hear Rosetta candidly share her story from living in poverty to building the life she dreamed of when she was a child. I don’t know everything but what I do know for sure is that by the time you finish listening to this podcast episode, you will be inspired. Guaranteed. We discuss: Rosetta’s inspirational story from living in poverty to building a successful business Building your tribe: How to grow and connect a community within your business How to retain your audience and the importance of investing in yourself Join the BizChix Community Connect With Rosetta Thurman Happy Black Woman Happy Black Woman University Happy Black Woman Podcast Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: Launch Your Business by Rosetta Thurman How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar by Rosetta Thurman & Trista Harris Other Links Mentioned: BizChix Coop Watch the video: Meet Rosetta Thurman, Founder of Happy Black Woman BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 368: Breaking Through Limiting Beliefsbi Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/372. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Have you ever read a book that made such an impact on your life that you can’t help but recommend it to everyone you meet? I know the feeling. Sometimes, we’re lucky enough to come across a book that’s so good and so powerful that we love getting lost in its pages (over and over again). I don’t know about you, but I love reading when I’m on vacation. It’s great to have a book tucked away in your hand luggage that you can just grab and get stuck into while you’re on the plane. There are so many books that I love, but there are a select few that I always recommend to my clients, friends and family. In this podcast episode, I share seven books that have had a huge impact on my life in the last few years. So, if you’re looking for a great book to bring with you on your next vacation, tune in! For a full list of the books mentioned in the episode click here. Join the BizChix Community Other Links Mentioned: BizChix Coop Facebook Group BizChix Live 2019 Leadership Conference for Women Entrepreneurs BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 366: [On Air Coaching] How to Let Go of Control So You Can Scale with Alex Gourlay 241: Learn How to Profit First with Mike Michalowicz Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session This episode was first published at BizChix.com/371. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Is your business thriving, but at a cost to your personal life? Working on building a six-figure business doesn’t come without making sacrifices. Continuing to pivot takes ambition, determination, and dedication. But what happens when your waitlist keeps growing and you’ve got no means to meet the demand? Melisa Galasso is the founder of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC, where she provides in-person and virtual custom training courses for CPA’s (Certified Professional Accountants). Melisa is one of our Mastermind clients and when we first met, she had already grown her business to multi six-figures in revenue. As the only person in her business, Melisa had single-handedly pivoted a highly profitable business with very little overhead. Although her professional life was glowing, she was falling behind on home projects. The weight of her responsibilities at work began weighing heavy on her shoulders. She spent a lot of her time doing administration for her business and it wasn’t long before she maxed out the number of days she could work in a year. She needed help, which is why she came to us to help her figure out what was next for her business. In this episode, Melisa opens up about some of the challenges she faced when buying back time at home and at work. She knew she needed to make changes in her business and reveals how she found her unique specialty and grew her multi six-figure business. More time can’t be bought. But it can be bought back. Let’s find out how! We discuss: How Melisa grew her lucrative business by finding and focusing on her unique specialty How to pivot your business when your schedule is fully booked Strategies and creative ways to buy back your time Join the BizChix Community Connect With Melisa Galasso Website LinkedIn The Genuine Learning Blog Facebook Other Links Mentioned: FREE Hiring Resources BizChix Coop Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/370. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at BizChix.com/category/team/.
What is thought leadership? Are you a thought leader? To me, thought leadership is about sharing your ideas, ideologies, methodologies, frameworks…etc with others. This could be via a book, a podcast, a blog, video content, speaking, TEDx talks, teaching. It’s all about finding your audience and sharing your knowledge and expertise. In this episode, you’ll hear the inspirational story that cardiologist Carmen Landrau shares. She’s a board-certified physician who specializes in cardiology. But, after having taken brave steps towards making a big change in her career, she is now a professional keynote speaker. Carmen uses her experiences in navigating a male dominated and hierarchical career to empower other women to recognize their talents, regain confidence, and take the next steps in their career and life. Carmen shares how she handled imposter syndrome and really had to work on her mindset whilst establishing herself as a speaker. It was not easy, but it was not impossible. We discuss: How gaining visibility takes time and patience, and why connections are so important Developing a speaking career – what’s involved, knowing your avatar, being prepared, working with a coach, and the biggest challenges to overcome Why it’s so important to know your avatar and key stakeholders - how do they want to receive your message and what resonates with them? Join the BizChix Community Connect With Carmen Landrau Website Instagram Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at Bizchix.com/369. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at BizChix.com/category/team/.
Are you ready to stop letting your limiting beliefs get in your way and replace them with new, positive thoughts? Limiting beliefs are pesky little thoughts that you impose on yourself about the things you think you can and can’t do. It’s time to silence your inner mean girl, put your limiting beliefs to rest and start believing in yourself. On this episode, I open chapter nine of my book, “RESET Your Mindset,” and share how you can move past limiting beliefs and start taking action. If you’re familiar with my book, you’ll know all about my concept of ‘lizard brains.’ If this is your first time hearing about it, a lizard brain is essentially the inner fear we all have that convinces us to run and hide at the first sign of danger. The funny thing about our brain is that it doesn’t differentiate fears. So, whether you’re afraid to send an email or your life is in danger, your brain responds to that fear by protecting you from it. One way it does this is by coming up with limiting beliefs that stop you from going after the ‘scary thing.’ If you don’t try, you can’t fail. Right? It’s time to silence your limiting beliefs and start focusing on what makes you limitless. So, if you’re ready to conquer your mindset issues and learn how to create a powerful belief system, I invite you to join me inside the pages of ‘RESET Your Mindset.’ In this episode, I discuss: What limiting beliefs are and why they’re a problem How to identify sources of limiting beliefs and mindset issues How to erase your limiting beliefs and replace them with positive thoughts Join the BizChix Community Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset BizChix Live 2019 Other Links Mentioned: Exclusive Access to Resources from R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset Natalie’s Key Note from BizChix Live 2018 BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 363: Hit Your Next Goal with a Six Week Sprint 344: [Behind the Scenes] BizChix Live 2018 346: Imposter Syndrome 343: R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset 338: Overcoming Limiting Beliefs with Karen DeYoung Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/368. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at BizChix.com/category/team/.
In this incredible story of transformation, copywriter Abby Herman shares how she went from a side hustle to her full time teaching job making $9 per hour to a six figure business! I guarantee you will leave you feeling inspired and motivated to keep the light of your own journey shining bright. In this episode, we discuss: How to strategically use Facebook groups to increase your visibility Practical tips for building meaningful relationships with potential clients Why it’s important to be intentional with your time as your business grows Connect With Abby Herman Website LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube Abby’s Blog Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: Relationship Marketing Course Other Links Mentioned: Join the BizChix Coop Connect with BizChix on Instagram Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/367. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Surrendering control is something that many of us struggle with. But, if we want to take the next step in scaling our businesses, learning how to let go of control and embrace the freedom that comes from it will often pave our path to growth and prosperity. Join me as I coach Alex Gourlay and help her to let go of some of her responsibilities in her business, delegate to other team members and put the growth of her business into motion. It wasn’t that long ago when Alex launched her Australian based interior design firm and since hanging the ‘open’ sign on her door, her business has grown lightning fast. When a business takes off quickly, it can feel like you’re either on top of the world or the weight of the world is on your shoulders. You want to continue to grow your business, but you’re stuck doing all of the things in your business. You’re doing the tech, admin, sales, and everything in-between. Being this high-functioning is great and definitely will help you achieve that six-figure business and beyond, but can you really scale your business when you’re wearing so many hats? Tune in to hear how I help Alex let go of control in her rapidly growing interior design firm and how this will help her scale her business. In this episode, we discuss: Why you should take more initiative in your business decisions How outsourcing can help you create passive income How to come up with a flat fee per service and build an effective payment structure Join the BizChix Community Connect With Alex Gourlay Website LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Email Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: KOLBE Assessment The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset Other Links Mentioned: BizChix Coop BizChix Episodes Mentioned: On Air Coaching Sessions Playlist 363: Hit Your Next Goal with a Six Week Sprint Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/366. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Are product-based businesses the most difficult to launch and scale? There are many reasons why I ask this question. For one thing, product-based businesses have a lot of moving parts to them and higher costs than service-based businesses. You’ve got a lot to think about on top of the actual product you’re selling such as packaging, product photos, shipping, returns and so much more. So, when Julie Ball first told me about her idea to grow a unique subscription box business, I was a little hesitant and honestly, worried for her. A product-based business is difficult enough, but a subscription box business has even more components to it. However, Julie was able to leverage her corporate background as a digital marketer, her experience working with women entrepreneurs and her own website design and development firm, to make her subscription box business a success. I love it when someone proves me wrong with their success, and this is exactly what Julie did with her “Sparkle, Hustle, Grow” subscription box business for female entrepreneurs. Inside each box, her subscribers uncover tools, training, and resources to help them grow their business. Hear how Julie went from ground zero to hero in just two years on this episode of the podcast! In this episode, we discuss: Why you need to know your ideal customer and what they want from you How to make a product-based business a profitable success How to figure out your churn rate and develop additional streams of revenue Save $5 on your first monthly order of the ‘Sparkle, Hustle, Grow’ Subscription Box when you enter code BIZCHIX at checkout! Join the BizChix Community Connect With Julie Ball Website Blog Facebook Instagram Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: Sparkle, Hustle, Grow’s Work Hard Play Hard Retreat 2019 BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 363: Hit Your Next Goal with a Six Week Sprint 364: Lessons From My First Business 170: Shark Tank Entrepreneur “Behind the Ink” Sherisse Hawkins 164: Sonia Kanner of hipS-sister Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/365. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at https://bizchix.com/category/team/.
Learning how to run a profitable business takes time. Despite what some people might have you believe, we’re not born equipped with all the knowledge and wisdom we need to become a successful entrepreneur. Life teaches us those things. You might have the fundamentals of running a business down to a tee, but it’s not until you’re in the trenches of your business that you gain a wealth of knowledge and finally understand what it takes to be a business owner. I’ve learned a lot throughout my career. But, the lessons I learned back in my first business, have arguably been the most impactful on me and my career. In this episode of the podcast, I take you back in time to my very first business and share the seven most valuable lessons I learned that impact how I run BizChix today. So, what are you waiting for? Take a trip down memory lane with me! In this episode, I discuss: Why you should build a sales team The value of retaining clients How to create momentum in your business Why you need to seek impactful work that brings you joy Join the BizChix Community Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 362: How to Get More Clients 337: Selling a Blue Ocean Product with Sue Monhait 312: Sales is About Listening with Nikki Rausch 311: How to Get More Referrals 323: How to Create a High End Offer with Carol Cox Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/364. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Do you have a goal you want to accomplish, but it is outside of your normal business activities? Or, maybe your business has lost some of its magic, and you need a way to get some momentum building? Or, perhaps you have an idea you want your team to rally around and work together to make it happen? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the podcast episode for you! I’m breaking down how to implement a six-week sprint. Six Week Sprints are great to do at anytime in your business when you want to jump start the energy. This works whether you are a party of one or a team of 30. So, if you want to learn how to hit your next goal with a Six Week Sprint, listen in! Listen in to find out: How to do a Six Week Sprint How to accomplish a goal in six weeks How to rally your team to help complete your business goals To grab your FREE worksheet to help accomplish your Six Week Sprint, go to: bizchix.com/sprint Join the BizChix Community Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: Masterminds, Networking and Teams series One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/363. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Would you like to find out how you can get more clients? This is the number one question I get asked most often from women in the BizChix community. It doesn’t matter if you’re a start-up looking for your first few clients or a six-figure business owner that wants to reach more people and continue to grow – everyone wants to uncover the secret to getting more clients. In a previous episode, I revealed how to get more clients using 12 strategies. These 12 strategies proved incredibly useful for not just me, but many of our community members too. But, that episode aired almost two years ago, and I’m willing to bet that a lot of your businesses have changed since then. So, I’m bringing this episode back around again and shedding new light on those same 12 strategies that I shared back then. As you listen to this episode, I hope that you’ll discover new takeaways and learn how these same 12 strategies can help you attract more clients to your business today. You’ll also find out the three most common mistakes I see when business owners try to get more clients, and what you can do to avoid them! Join the BizChix Community Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: FREE Training: The BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework Other Links Mentioned: BizChix Coop BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 209: Productive Podcast Guesting 225: Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem 262: The Ultimate Business Check-up Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session This episode was first published at BizChix.com/362. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Ready to take the next step to grow your business? I’ve done a lot of coaching sessions in my time, and a common thread that runs through a lot of them is the uncertainty of discerning what the next step will be. The step that’s going to push boundaries, increase your productivity and achieve the big picture goal you have for your business. Most successful business owners can envision their success beyond tomorrow. They know exactly what they want and what they need to do to get there. But, sometimes when we think about what our next step should be, our mind draws a blank. We hit a metaphorical wall, and we can’t see past it. That is until someone helps us break down the wall. That’s what I do for Darcy Schatz in this on-air coaching episode of the podcast. Darcy is the CEO at Visis Strategy and specializes in non-profit member management and systems organization. But, she wants to grow her business even more and potentially welcome new members to the team. On this episode, I help her think through the best next step for her business. In this episode, we discuss: How to know if you should specialize by industry, type of work or both Tips for developing a smooth onboarding process for hiring new team members Why you don’t need to take every client or job offer that comes to you Join the BizChix Community Connect With Darcy Schatz Website LinkedIn Stacking Your Team Episodes Mentioned SYT 19: Leading a Large Virtual Team with Kate Ahl Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session This episode was first published at BizChix.com/361. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
If you have been around a while, this is going to be a little different. Let’s call it Natalie unplugged. No editing. No music. Just me sharing. This episode is inspired by International Women’s Day and the goal of Gender Balance and a conversation we had in The BizChix Coop which is the private FB group I host for women entrepreneurs. I asked the women in there what was holding them back from charging more. We had one of the most engaging conversations ever with that post. It currently has over 230 comments on it. I knew that you were struggling with pricing. I knew that you were struggling with how to charge more, but I didn't understand all that was behind it. A study by Freshbooks, found that women who work for themselves earn 28% less than their male peers. I see lots of statistics about the state of small business for women, but very little explanation of WHY. Why do we have a 28% gap when women are seemingly in charge of their own wages? Join me as I share why I think we struggle to charge more and what we can do about it! Check out the article I published on Medium. I'd be honored if you would share the article and/or this episode. Let's help women make more! --------------------------------- I have some free resources at BizChix.com/stages where I go through the stages of small business and the challenges you may be facing at each stage. It also lists all the podcasts episodes I have recorded that can support you at that stage. This content was first published at BizChix.com/360.
Growing a side hustle into a thriving, six-figure practice with 20 team members is something to be proud of. But, throw in the delegation of all client work, and I expect more than a few jaws to drop! This impressive accomplishment was achieved by Sarah Ziemba, a member of our CEOCHIX Mastermind Program and the founder of Shine Therapy Services. Sarah and her dedicated team offer speech therapy, developmental therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy and feeding therapy to at-risk children from birth up to age three. Sarah’s story touches my heart because as a mother of three kids, I’m so grateful for the work that she and others in similar professions do to help the people we love the most. However, many people in professions like Sarah’s don’t receive the necessary training on how to run a business or lead a team. Here at BizChix, we love supporting women with local service-based practices to help them build teams so that they can delegate and overcome overwhelm. No matter what type of business you have, you’ll be inspired by Sarah and her story. In this episode, we talk about how she was able to move into the CEO role in her business and let go of doing client work. The transition from employee to CEO is something that I see many of our clients struggle with as they move from six figures to multi-six figures and beyond. If you have a side hustle of your own with dreams of transforming it into a profitable, thriving business, I hope that hearing Sarah’s story motivates you to keep pursuing your dream. In this episode, we discuss: How to turn your side hustle into a successful business How to transition yourself away from client work and focus solely on growing your business Why you shouldn’t feel guilty about referring or delegating clients Join the BizChix Community Connect With Sarah Ziemba Website LinkedIn Facebook Email: email@example.com Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/359. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Ready to think smaller? Over the last five years of coaching woman entrepreneurs, I’ve observed that the most successful businesses focus on a small group of people. Specializing, or niching down, is actually one of the scariest things to do. But it offers benefits for your business -- whether you are growing from 5 to 6 figures or establishing yourself as a thought leader in your industry. Today I coach Evelyn Cucchiara who is the proud owner of a micro-niche business. A micro-niche serves a smaller group of consumers from a broader market. Evelyn is looking for help on how to grow her custom playroom organization business. She wants to increase profitability and attract more premium paying clients. During this on air coaching call, we explore whether or not Evelyn should expand to serving other areas of the home and discuss whether she is charging enough for her services. We dive into the importance of knowing your worth and why you shouldn’t feel guilty about raising your prices. In this episode, we discuss: How to shift from DIY clients to WTC clients (people who ‘write the check’) Tips for getting more visibility for your micro-niche business Why (and how) to market your business on Instagram and Facebook Join the BizChix Community Connect With Evelyn Cucchiara The Toy Tamer LinkedIn Facebook Instagram YouTube Email: evelyn@TheToyTamer.com Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: 30 Days To An Organized Home BizChix Live Blue Ocean Strategy BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 354: [On Air Coaching] How to Specialize with Sommer Poquette 332: [On Air Coaching] How to Get More Time and Control with Deanna Gillingham 331: [On Air Coaching] How to Decide Whether to Specialize with Louise Brogan 330: [On Air Coaching] When to Hire in a Rapidly Growing Business with Marcella De Laurentiis 329: [On Air Coaching] How to Pick a Niche with Anne Torrez 328: [On Air Coaching] How to Choose Between Opportunities with Casey Gromer 327: [On Air Coaching] How to Get Paid with Michelle Allen Listen to Stacking Your Team Work With Natalie: CEOCHIX Mastermind ProfitChix Mastermind Strategy Session This episode was first published at BizChix.com/358. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Love is in the air and whether you’re in a relationship or not, we could all do with a little more love in our lives. And, nobody knows this better than Marriage and Family Therapist, Leslie Baker. Leslie has made a career out of spreading more love in this world. She has helped hundreds (if not thousands) of couples relight their flames and helped piece broken families and individuals back together who have had their lives disheveled by difficult things like grief, anxiety and depression. I invited Leslie onto the show because first of all, she has an incredible entrepreneurial story that I know you’re going to love. And, secondly, she’s a genius when it comes to building stronger relationships with the most important people in your life. Leslie is a member of our CEOCHIX Mastermind and has over 30 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy. She is a Certified Gottman Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor as well as a published author and national speaker. Her compassionate approach to dealing with tough topics makes her a highly-sought after Marriage and Family Therapist because people find it so easy to open up and trust her. This episode may be going live on Valentine’s Day, but no matter when you tune in, I hope that Leslie’s story and her advice inspires you to hold your loved ones a little tighter and reminds you to appreciate the most important people in your life. In this episode, we discuss: How to develop stronger relationships Tips for building your ‘emotional bank account’ with positive interactions How to avoid getting into ‘negative sentiment override’ with your partner Join the BizChix Community Connect With Leslie Baker Website Therapy2Thrive.com LinkedIn Facebook Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: BizChix Live Gottman Card Decks App Listen to Stacking Your Team Work With Natalie: One Day Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind ProfitChix Mastermind Strategy Session Work with Shelli: One Day Mastermind EliteChix Mastermind Strategy Session This episode was first published at BizChix.com/357. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team.
I love when I meet women whose current business is the perfect intersection of their past careers, experiences and passions. Erin Busbee is the perfect example of that. Where she is now, is not where she started. She shares her inspiring entrepreneurial story and reveals how you can pivot your business and build your influence. Erin is a savvy business woman and the founder and CEO of Busbee Style. She is the go-to style, and beauty expert for busy women over 40 juggling life. She provides simple, step-by-step guidance, through relatable video tutorials, “How To” blog posts, and key shopping suggestions. Erin’s mission is to empower women to become more stylish and confident! Before Busbee Style, Erin was as an award-winning journalist, most notably at CBS in New York. In 2009, an inherent passion for fashion prompted her to start styling services via Busbeestyle.com, specializing in “real” women. Now, she focuses her attention online on both the blog: BusbeeStyle.com and YouTube channel, BusbeeStyle TV. Erin has appeared as a style expert on, “Good Morning America,” and “CBS 2 News This Morning.” She has worked with major brands like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, eBay and Olay. But, Erin’s most important role is being a mom to nine-year old, Gage and six-year old Elizabeth. In this episode, we discuss: The problem with being too hard on yourself and the importance of learning from your mistakes Why every business owner needs a platform (such as a website) that they own and control How Erin built her multi six-figure business The steps that Erin took to become an influencer How to leverage your network to help grow your business Affiliate marking and using affiliate links to create a passive income Tips for growing your YouTube channel Repurposing video content into podcast content Advice for growing your business and finding ways to work smarter, not harder Join the BizChix Community Connect With Erin Busbee: Email: Erin@BusbeeStyle.com Website YouTube Instagram Facebook Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: NO BS Guide to Starting a Blog BizChix Live Other Links Mentioned: Style Reboot Video Series Work With Natalie: CEOCHIX Mastermind ProfitChix Mastermind GrowthChix Group Coaching Strategy Session Listen to our sister podcast Stacking Your Team This episode was first published at BizChix.com/356. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
Can you remember what you were doing on this day, five years ago? Usually, I would be scratching my head trying to think, but I know exactly what I was doing. Because, it was on this day, all those years ago, that I launched the BizChix Podcast! So much has changed in the last five years. I’ve had the opportunity to work with hundreds of women entrepreneurs, and I’ve spoken on stages in front of thousands of people. It’s safe to say that it’s been a whirlwind adventure! Join me on this episode where I share my top five business lessons that I’ve accumulated both through running my own business and my client work. You’ll also hear about a few trends that I’ve noticed are gaining momentum in the entrepreneurial sphere, and if you stick around until the end, you’ll receive some extremely helpful bonus advice too! In this episode, I discuss: Why selling a service is the fastest way to build a profitable business How to grow and scale your business when you don’t have a large following The truth about passive income (hint: it is not so passive) Why some businesses are easier to build than others Advice for business owners who are struggling to get enough traction How to examine your own business and determine whether or not you’re solving a big enough problem How to create a six-figure business from a small audience Creating real passive income with help from your team Tips for developing leadership and team building skills Current business trends that may gain momentum in 2019 The value of hosting live events and how it can help you to build relationships with your clients Whether membership sites are worth the investment My top highlights of 2018, including publishing my book, “E.S.E.T. Your Mindset”, launching a second podcast, welcoming new members to the team, hitting one million podcast downloads and so much more! Why you should think about what your ‘big goal’ is for 2019 and how you’re going to make it happen Join the BizChix Community Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: BizChiz Live 2019 E.S.E.T Your Mindset, by Natalie Eckdahl @bizchixpodcast on Instagram @bizchixpodcast on Twitter BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 303: 4 Years of Podcasting – Finding My Voice, My Calling, and My Community 251: Reflections on 3 Years of Podcasting and Business Building with Natalie Eckdahl 152: Podcasting Lessons Learned with Natalie and Mark Eckdahl 326: The Stages of Small Business – The BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework 222: The 6 Lies of Six Figure Launches 245: 8 Secrets of My Six Figure Clients 225: Are you Solving a Big Enough Problem? 343: R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset Listen to Stacking Your Team Work With US: One Day Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind ProfitChix Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program Strategy Session This episode was first published at BizChix.com/355. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/
When you’re first starting off with your business, it’s easy to find yourself doing literally anything for anybody. But as you gain more experience, and discover what you’re really great at, it becomes crucial to specialize. Join me as I coach Sommer Poquette on where and how to specialize in her business. Sommer is a social media expert who has built a 5 figure business offering social media services in her local market. On this call, Sommer and I do a deep dive on her business to determine her area of expertise. The goal is to figure out how she can niche down, serve fewer clients paying higher prices and set herself apart as a specialist. We also talk through how she can handle phasing out existing clients who don’t fit into her plan moving forward. At the end of the day, it’s about reducing complexity in the business and narrowing down to a specific niche. Specialize! It makes it so much easier to get visibility and get referrals. Connect With Sommer Poquette: Keep It Real Social Facebook Pinterest Instagram LinkedIn Twitter Connect With Natalie: Instagram Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: Built to Sell, by John Warrillow Loom Kolbe Other Links Mentioned: BizChix on Instagram Shark Tank TV Show The Profit TV Show BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 332: [On Air Coaching] How to Get More Time and Control with Deanna Gillingham 241: Learn How to Profit First with Mike Michalowicz Other On Air Coaching Calls Work With US: One Day Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind ProfitChix Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program Strategy Session Listen to Stacking Your Team Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com.
Want to get known, and fast? There are many visibility activities that are long-term, but this episode is all about generating visibility for your business quickly. If people don't know about you, they can't work with you. I share more about tapping into the most underutilized visibility strategy - leveraging your personal network, and my Rapid Visibility Framework built around that. Learn how local speaking, live video, and workshops are key strategies for you to build visibility for your business and how best to tap in on the power of your personal network to make it happen. Connect With Natalie: Instagram Get This Epic Download: Stages of Small Business BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 326: The Stages of Small Business – The BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework 270: The Magical Art of Niching Down 311: How to Get More Referrals 263: How to Get More Clients Work With US: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program CEOCHIX Mastermind ProfitChix Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program Strategy Session Listen to our sister podcast Stacking Your Team Join the BizChix Community This episode first aired on BizChix.com.
Today we are getting tactical and I am sharing two things that could dramatically transform your year. If you do these two things day after day, week after week, you will accomplish more impactful things this year than last year. Get ready to learn about the Weekly 1 and the Daily 3. ------------------------ Where will you be November 8-10, 2019? Join us at BizChix Live, our leadership conference for women entrepreneurs. Consider this your formal invitation. Connect With Natalie: Instagram Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 133: Michelle Prince is Best-selling Author, Zig Ziglar Motivational Speaker, Business Owner of Multiple Companies 342: Planning Next Year Like a CEO 351: How to create a Theme for Your Year 350: Planning a Productive 2019 349: How to Delegate Your Calendar Listen to Stacking Your Team Work With US: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/352. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team.
WORD of the Year: How can you live a year with intention? Don’t let life and your business "happen" to you. Take control, and and set a THEME for your year. Choosing a word of the year to shape your year is such an impactful activity - I have some great anecdotes to share with you from fellow BizChix about how choosing a word for the year changed their 2018. So, what’s your word for 2019 going to be? Join us in The BizChix Coop our private Facebook Group and tell us!
Are you ready to make 2019 your best year yet? As we round out the year, it's time to start thinking about what you want 2019 to be like for you. I’m excited to share some tips, tactics and strategies for planning a productive 2019.
If you’re wondering how to boost your productivity to make the coming year better than last year, you’re in for a treat. I share more about some of the things that keep us from being our most productive, the planning tactics I use and some of my favorite productivity to
Have you been wanting to delegate your calendar? What's holding you back from delegating it? Whether you’re thinking about doing this now, or in preparation for the future - I’m sharing my tips and tricks for how I delegated my calendar to my assistant.
If you’re waiting for things to be perfect before transferring them to someone else or if you’re scared of giving up control, you are not alone - I felt like that too! But delegating my calendar has helped me get more done.
What can you do to improve and grow as a leader? You've hired your team, and trained them, now what? Shelli Warren joins Natalie to share an incredible tool that will help you, the CEO, lead your team better, and provide clarity to you and your team members.
Role. Responsibilities. Results. Requirements. Renewal date. These are the 5 Rs that make up this document. Together, they will help you set your expectations out clearly, and walk people through feedback.
Do you have more clients than you have time? Have a great team but aren't sure how how you can transition your clients into working with them? Shelli Warren, Chief People Officer of BizChix and host of Stacking Your Team, joins Natalie to share some insight into this challenge.
What are some of the signs that you might need to hire someone on your team to work with your clients? Feeling OVERWHELMED is a big indicator that you have more opportunity than capacity!
Who am I to do this? I could never be as confident or successful as her. I feel like one day everyone is going to figure out that I have no idea what I’m doing? Sound familiar?
It’s known as a feeling of self doubt, of being a fraud, or that any success has just been a fluke.
Imposter Syndrome knows no bounds. You’ll find it in successful actors, actresses, CEO’s, bankers, mom’s, . . . and me.
Join me as I share the chapter on Imposter Syndrome from my new book R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindse
Have you ever thought about writing your own book? What is the process of writing a book? What does a ghostwriter do? The number of decisions that go into producing a book can be overwhelming! That’s why I got Katie Cross, Ghostwriter / Writing Coach / Taskmaster-Disciplinarian, to help me put together my book, R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset!
We discuss how Katie and I first started working together, the different approaches to ghostwriting, and what goes into the process of producing a book.
BizChix Live was a huge success, but what went on behind the scenes? What does it really take to put together an event like BizChix Live? What are some of the unique aspects of preparing for the event? CEO Natalie Eckdahl, Chief People Officer Shelli Warren, and Executive Assistant Tiffanie Jordan reveal all their insider secrets about BizChix Live!
Natalie, Shelli, and Tiffanie share their favorite moments from the event as well as some other highlights and funny behind-the-scenes moments.
What's holding you back from being the CEO and leader you need to be? Do you suffer from Impostor Syndrome? Or are you waiting for permission to go out and achieve your dreams? How can you silence your inner mean girl? Are you battling with your money mindset?
No matter where you are in your business, we all struggle with mindset issues. That’s why my keynote speech at BizChix Live 2018 was all about resetting your mindset.
Planning for the future is tricky. We don’t know what the future holds, where your business is going to go, or what opportunities will present themselves. This is a great way to start - first by reflecting back, then looking forward in your business, to envision how you foresee 2019 playing out.
We're one week out from BizChix Live, and it’s time to start planning for next year. This is episode will get you focused on the CEO level work you need to be doing to reflect and plan for the coming year.
No matter what your business is, knowing your audience and increasing your visibility on the platforms they frequent is crucial to success. Kasey Bell, former educator turned entrepreneur, has done just that and grown her email list and Twitter following just by leveraging best practices.
Google is the hottest topic in educational technology, and Kasey has capitalized on this to grow her business from a blog to a podcast.
The successful businesses that you see today did NOT get like that on the first try. Chances are, there were many little shifts and pivots from the initial business idea to the roaring success it is now. The trick is leverage your strengths and play to them, like Monica Forese of Redefining Mom did.
Monica shares her challenges in getting her spouse on board in the beginning stages of her business, and how leveraging her strengths helped her find her niche.
Are you being the CEO your business needs? Working in your business is great, but as a CEO, you need to be working ON your business too. Kellsie Rees, a very successful product entrepreneur on Etsy, joins me to share how she broke through her imposter syndrome to step into a CEO mindset.
Kellsie takes us through the evolution of her Etsy business and her secrets to success: sell what keeps selling and create products that are intentional. She has also scaled her team and grown her facility space!
Have limiting beliefs ever held you back from making progress in your business? Today you’re hearing a success story from Karen DeYoung, a BizChix community member who has overcome limiting beliefs and seen incredible results.
Karen shares some secrets behind the longevity of her business, how her business has grown over the years, and what her growth mindset and opening her mind to possibilities had to do with it.
Running a blue ocean business is one of the most effective ways to become profitable and create the life you desire. Sue Monhait has done just that, and she shares about her experiences running a blue ocean business, as well as the challenges that come along with being one of only a few people providing a product or service.
Sue also shares how she leveraged her corporate background in her business and how it ties into niching down.
Paula Kinney joins me to share more about her interior design business and how it has developed and grown since my strategy session with her in 2017. We discuss Paula's success with niching down to a specific part of interior design that she loves and is passionate about, and how she's using Facebook Live to take her business to the next level.
Paula is also going to be our emcee for BizChix Live 2018! Last year, Paula really made an impression on all of us with her warm and open personality.
Shelli Warren, our Chief People Officer, joins me to recap the stages of small business, with a special focus on the Scale and Multiply stages. These stages are all about building and growing a team, and letting go of control.
In the Scale and Multiply stages, focus on creating a stable, replicable business model. We discuss the importance of finding a guru or coach who resonates with you, and who can help you achieve your goals - and sticking with them!
How do you move your business from the startup stage to the multiply stage? Emily Countryman, CEO of a chain of wellness centers, joins me on this episode to share her success story at the multiply stage: of scaling up a business with a physical location from one location to a chain of FIVE centers.
Emily and I also discuss business struggles, financing and funding growth, as well as teams and transitioning from the manager of the business to the CEO of your business.
Product-based businesses can be tough when it comes to dealing with manufacturers, inventory and distribution. But that doesn’t mean they’re impossible to rapidly grow and scale. Minna Khounlo-Sithep, founder of Lil’ Labels, waterproof writable labels for school and for daycare, joins me to share her journey scaling up to a 6-figure business in just one year.
Letting go of control is something we all as business owners struggle with to varying degrees. When the time comes to scale your business, letting go of control is most difficult and most essential.
Join me as I coach Deanna Gillingham through her struggles with letting go of control and stepping into the role of CEO in her business. As Deanna moves towards scaling up her business, I help her to see that growing a team and having other people take on more responsibilities means letting go of control.
Social media is always top of mind for businesses these days, and social media specialists face a unique challenge in their business - to either specialize on one platform, or specialize in one industry on multiple platforms.
Louise Brogan, social media specialist, joins me on this on air coaching call to discuss her business of helping people figure out how to use social media for their businesses. We dive into how to capitalize on Louise’s success creating visibility in her local space and much more.
What’s the next step for an entrepreneur who has built and rapidly scaled her service-based business to multi-six figures? Marcella De Laurentiis, founder and solopreneur of HelpWithApps.com, joins me on this On Air Coaching call to discuss her next steps.
Since Marcella launched her business about a year ago, she has grown and scaled it rapidly. Now, she’s ready for the next step: creating more passive income streams.
Anne Torrez joins me on this on air coaching call as we continue this series on the stages of entrepreneurship. As you move from the startup stage to the validate stage, you need to define your niche, and this is exactly what Anne and I pick apart in this episode.
As a triathlon coach who is also certified as a running and cycling coach, Anne’s biggest struggle is confidently choosing between a few potential avatars (aka target markets), and then figuring out how to articulate her niche.
We continue this series on the stages of entrepreneurship with an on air coaching call with Casey Gromer, who is moving from the startup to validate phase in her business.
Casey and I dive into the challenges Casey faces on where to focus her efforts and how to connect with the type of clients she is most gifted at serving.
Join Casey and me as we discuss defining her service offerings based on her specialized skill set, while diversifying to cater to different clients.
We continue this series on the stages of entrepreneurship with an on air coaching call with start up entrepreneur, Michelle Allen. This is the most challenging stage, with so many options and moving parts, things to learn, and things to distract you.
Michelle and I talk through her new business idea, including answering the key question “Are you solving a big enough problem?”, figuring out her target audience or avatar, and some strategies to expand beyond her neighborhood.
Did you know that 25% of new businesses do not reach the 5th year in business? I have watched businesses come and go, and at BizChix, we want to help you build you grow a profitable business that supports your lifestyle goals.
This episode is all about the BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework, something I developed and first presented at BizChix Live 2017. The framework helps us have a common language to share about our businesses.
A question clients ask me all the time is: Should I launch an online course? How do I go about doing it? Online courses can be a great part of your business, but only if its done right.
Join me on this round table discussion with two experts, Kate Ahl of Simple Pin Media and Kelly Snyder of Adore Your Wardrobe. We talk about what is working now in online courses, what you need in your business to have a successful online course, and how to replicate that success.
A lot of us can feel intimidated by numbers and financial statements and reports. You may need help with your business in this aspect, but may be wondering: What does a bookkeeper do, vs a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) vs a Chief Financial Officer (CFO)?
Hannah Smolinski, long-time valued member of the Biz Chix Coop and founder of BrightenUp Financial, joins me to shed some light on this topic.
So many people have the possibility of a high end offer in their business and they don't realize it. Carol Cox of Speaking Your Brand joins me today to talk about high end offers, VIP days and how powerful they can be for your business.
What do VIP days look like? Why didn’t we have them from Day 1? Could we have? Carol and I answer these questions on how we offer VIP days in our businesses (both virtually and in person), and how we approach them differently!
I recently had the opportunity to appear on Getting Social with Sarah, a Facebook Live show hosted by Sarah Frink, CEO and Founder of Real Marketing Solutions, and I’m excited to share my interview with Sarah!
We get into some juicy topics like how I first started out, how I use social media in my business, and the link between my podcast, my email list and Facebook Group. I also share what my group was like when I first launched it and the challenges that came with growing that following.
Having boundaries in every area of our lives can be a challenge, but boundaries in our business can be especially difficult.
I've invited one of my clients, Janelle Photopoulos, on to the show to share how she navigated some uncomfortable situations to successfully deal with boundaries in her business.
Janelle shares some of her client experiences and how she has managed to hold boundaries in a professional way and maintain excellent working relationships with clients.
If you're thinking other women entrepreneurs really have their act together, think again. As someone who works with hundreds of these women, I'm here to tell you that everyone is a mess.
With social media, branded lifestyle images, and professional head shots peppering Facebook and Instagram, it can seem like everyone else has a perfect business, and that things are easy for them! I'll let you in on a secret: everyone's a mess, including me!
Join us behind the scenes as we share the highs and lows in our journey to hire an executive assistant for BizChix. Natalie needed and wanted to hire an executive assistant (EA), but for various reasons was stalling the process.
Shelli uncovers what was holding her back and what finally helped her move forward. Learn our process of finding candidates, shortlisting them and hosting a trial period with the right candidate.
Ask yourself this: What are you tolerating? On the surface, everything can look amazing. But dig a little deeper and that's where all the messiness is. When you ask yourself what you are tolerating, you give yourself room to pause and reflect. Where are you settling? What's frustrating for you? What can't you believe you're still putting up with? Shelli Warren joins Natalie to discuss some of the things they have noticed people tolerating in their experiences, from office spaces to clients, from creating band-aids and workarounds to mediocre team members. Natalie also shares how she is putting this question into action in her business. This is an issue not just applicable to your business, but also your personal life, so Shelli and Natalie have some great strategies to help you make progress! What are the two things you are going to stop tolerating today? Join the BizChix Community Connect With Shelli Warren: Email Other Links Mentioned: Mobsters and Lobsters ProfitChix Mastermind BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 288: Time Management for High Performers: How to Map Your Ideal Month, Ideal Week, Theme Days and Time Block Stacking Your Team (SYT) Episodes Mentioned: SYT 12: How We Dealt with the Sudden Loss of a Team Member SYT 9 : How We Hired an Executive Assistant SYT 15: How to Onboard a New Team Member SYT 14: How to Host Impactful Team Meetings Work With Natalie: One Day Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Work with Shelli: One Day Mastermind EliteChix Mastermind Strategy Session This episode was first published at BizChix.com/318. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.
Have you ever had trouble charging for your services? Have you had to struggle with raising your prices? Especially in the helping professions, the exchange of money can be awkward and uncomfortable.
Join me as I coach Danni Hall, a member of the BizChix Coop who just opened a new business 4 months ago. Danni doesn't view her business as rendering a service, but solving a problem, which is why she was struggling with charging for her services.
Summer is just around the corner! What would your dream summer 2018 look like?
Summer brings with it schedule shifts that can impact you and you business. It’s time to rethink your ideal month and week plans because of shifting time availability. I share my summer bucket lists for work and home/ family, and why it’s important for you to think about your strategic and visibility objectives, revenue and profit goals and summer business goals.
Is it possible to manage multiple businesses? What’s the best way to get the most out of your business when it comes to prices and time investment?
Join me as I coach Rae Walaska, a successful entrepreneur who runs a murder-mystery entertainment company and a social media management company, on these issues. We go into the intricacies of keeping her murder-mystery business going, and tackle the topic of licensing vs. franchising vs. coaching as ways to move forward.
Amanda Berlin, my guest on this episode and Featured Speaker at BizChix Live 2018, describes Public Relations (PR) as earned media - you can’t pay for it, but everyone is worth the opportunity.
PR is important to every business but a lot of us haven’t tapped into the full possibilities yet. Amanda reveals that it’s really about sharing your story of what's unique about you, that your audience needs to know in order to identify and want to work with you.
I’m interviewing one of the featured speakers for BizChix Live 2018 - Jessica Stansberry, YouTube and video content marketing strategist!
Jessica didn’t start off in this area, but niching down to a specific area of technology has been a game changer for her. She shares how she managed the (multiple!) pivots she made in her business, and about stepping into the thought leadership space and owning it.
If you’ve ever grappled with how to approach sales, this interview with Nikki Rausch, founder of Sales Maven, will transform how you think about sales. Her approach and style is different from anyone else I've heard teach on the topic. Nikki shares that we really need to focus on listening. Plus she reveals mistakes we may be making in our conversations with potential clients and customers. BizChix.com/312
Word of mouth is so powerful, and personal recommendations can shorten the client buying cycle immensely. Let's get you more referrals! We'll explore:
1. Who might refer you business?
2. Do people know how to refer you business?
3. Do you have a path to accept referrals?
4. Do you ask for referrals?
5. Do you have a way to thank people for referrals?
6. Do you know who your top referrers are?
7. What if you don't want the referral? Do you still have to take it?
Got tons of ideas? New opportunities on the horizon? How do you decide which to pursue and in what order? Should you move forward now, or put the idea on hold? Join me as I work with Amber Hawley, successful marriage and family therapist, and co-host of the My Biz Bestie podcast. Amber’s aim is to transition to more online work to have more flexibility, and she has a many ideas and opportunities. Listen as we sort through her next steps. BizChix.com/310
Social Media can be a very powerful tool for growing your business but it can also be a huge distraction. Instead of trying to learn the latest new social media tool or strategy, I'd love for you to think about what is working right now for you in terms of gaining visibility for your business. http://bizchix.com/309
Social Media can be a very powerful tool for growing your business but it can also be the biggest distraction which keeps you achieving that goal. Let’s get back to the basics.
Are you getting the Return on Investment you would expect from the content you are producing? How can you change your content strategy to help you business grow?
Join me as I coach Cheryl Tan, a journalist turned entrepreneur, on how to get more leads to come through her podcast and transform her content strategy to bring in more business. We discuss the benefits of interviews, solo episodes and on air coaching, as well as how to productize consulting services.
You’ve registered for an event or a conference - now, how do you make that a fruitful experience?
Attending live events is an investment, so I want to help you get the most out of them. Julie Fry, founder of Business Among Moms, joins me to talk about events and the top dos and don’ts to make every event you attend a successful one.
There are numerous ways to monetize a podcast, but today I am focusing on the top ways I see working right now and the podcasters who are implementing them. One interesting observation is that most podcasters monetize through several methods.
Just go to BizChix.com/podcasting to get access to the comprehensive list of all the ways to monetize plus other resources for podcasters.
How do you productize a service, and set the right price for it? What are some strategies to increase visibility for your business to attract the exact type of client you want to work with?
Join me as I coach Lorena Klingel, who has a successful business working with corporate clients but needs help generating visibility as she seeks to work with entrepreneurs. Lorena and I discuss pricing strategies and brainstorm tactics to boost visibility for her business.
How much money are you leaving on the table by not following up with your leads? Why is there fortune in the follow-up? On this episode, we're talking about how crucial it is to follow up with potential and past clients. I share my tips for overcoming fear of rejection and developing a healthy sales mindset, as well as how to create a follow-up system that works for you and I’m sharing the simple template I use to track leads.
This episode marks my 4th year anniversary of the BizChix Podcast! Carol Cox and Shelli Warren, whom I met because of the podcast and who are now a very big part of my life, business, and podcast, join me in this episode! We discuss my podcasting journey, the lessons we’ve all learned about running a business and share some tips about entrepreneurship.
Passive income is the quest these days, but did you know that teams are the “new” passive income? What is passive income? What are some of the different ways you can gain passive income? How does hiring others and building your team, especially in a service based business, help create income?
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Take control of your life, buy back your time, and outsource! Find out more about all the different ways you can buy back your time, and how to get into the mindset of outsourcing. Are objections from people around you holding you back? I have some great tips for overcoming that too!
Be sure to snag the free companion worksheets for this episode: BizChix.com/moretime.
Are your ready to get more time in your life? The next two episodes will take you through my process of getting more time through delegating, outsourcing and using apps. Go to BizChix.com/moretime to get the free companion worksheets.
It’s easy to launch into a new year, and get busy conquering new goals and projects without thinking through how we really want to feel at the end. I get vulnerable and share how I purposefully chose to make 2017 a year where my home and self were a bit neglected in the interest of exponentially growing BizChix. What do you want for home, self and business in 2018. Snag the free download with companion worksheets to this episode via BizChix.com/299.
Do you hate sales and selling? Do you wish it was easier to get people to work with you? I have just the tips, strategies, and advice for you, in this throwback episode from 2016 with some new insights plus some tools that are working for me right now for sales follow up! The fortune is in the follow up ladies! AND hear an embarrassing story about our holiday client gift snafu and how we recovered.
I hire Millennials for my team and they are hire me as a business coach and mastermind leader, so I love learning how to understand and serve them better. Amanda Slavin, CEO and founder of CatalystCreativ has built an incredible agency that helps brands connect with Millennials. We cover: Why generations of people behave in ways different from previous or subsequent generations? What motivates Millennials, and how does that factor into business?
One of my favorite interviews of all times was with Sharon Lechter, author of Think and Grow Rich for Women, co-author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad and many more. Sharon served both presidents Bush and Obama on the first President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy.
Don't miss Sharon’s insights on entrepreneurship, mindset, masterminds, work-life balance, and so much more!
She is an incredible advocate for women entrepreneurs and I felt like I was being mentored as I interviewed her.
Do you love doing personality tests and assessments to learn more about yourself and how you work? Have you assessed your team? On this episode, Andrea McKenzie and I discuss the Kolbe Assessment, which measures your instinctive way of doing things.
There’s a battle going on inside your head, but the good news is you have the power and ability to win it. Mindset is something that every entrepreneur deals with on a daily basis, but nobody talks about it! On this episode, I share with you four of my strategies for conquering mindset issues and moving your business to the next level.
We have another update from previous on-air coaching clients! Christina Nicholson, Shannon Crow, Lilah Higgins, Julie Hefner and Tara Lynn Foster share their business updates. Some of them have changed their goals, the direction of their business, overcome fears and more, but all of them are definitely having incredible success in their businesses. Tune in to find out more and be inspired by their success! Key Takeaways: [:11] Natalie has Masterminds launching in January! [1:15] Happy Thanksgiving! Natalie will be sharing the day with her sister-in-law, who has 12 children! [2:38] This episode features five more entrepreneurs who have done on-air coaching calls! [3:25] Natalie is thankful to all of you Biz Chix for supporting the podcast, and being a part of the community! [7:35] The first update is from Christina Nicholson. She shares how her business has grown and changed, and how her goals have changed as well! [15:50] The next update comes from Shannon Crow. She talks about overcoming her fears and launching her podcast! She also has an update on her consultation calls, and how she’s figuring things out as she goes. [24:00] Lilah Higgins is up next to share her updates. Lilah was thinking about expanding into the corporate space but had a realization that prompted her to move in a slightly different direction. [26:52] Julie Hefner shares her update about how Natalie has helped her grow her confidence, structure her business, and network more. [33:07] The final update comes from Tara Lynn Foster. She shares about how her learning experiences from marketing and conducting group coaching. She talks about the three things she has done that have really made a big difference in her business in the past year. [39:52] If you’re interested in exploring a Mastermind with Natalie, don’t forget to apply as soon as possible! Join the BizChix Community Mentioned in this Episode: ● Biz Chix Masterminds Previous Biz Chix Episodes Mentioned: ● 222: The 6 Lies of Six Figure Launches ● 290: [On Air Coaching] Where Are They Now? Updates with Betsy Furler, Blair Thielemier, Freya Casey and Shawna Dingman ● 238: [On Air Coaching] How to Prioritize Online vs. Local Opportunities with Christina Nicholson ● 248: [On Air Coaching] How to Set and Achieve Big Goals with Shannon Crow ● 276: [On Air Coaching] How To Pivot Your Business To Serve Corporate Clients with Lilah Higgins ● 221: [On-Air Coaching] How to Grow? – Coaching Julie Hefner of Nourish Nutrition and Health ● 220: [on air coaching] Launching a Group Program – Coaching Tara Lynn Foster”
How can you connect with other professionals and complementary businesses that serve the same ideal client? What’s the best way to increase visibility for your business? Join me as I coach Kimberley O’Brien, who runs an innovative child psychology practice and a publishing house that creates material and programs for schools. We brainstorm ideas to tap into her personal network and explore other avenues for creating visibility in her business. Kimberley and I also discuss some of her reservations about taking on more responsibilities as a CEO. I have some tips on that as well, so be sure not to miss out on this episode! Key Takeaways: [:50] Natalie shares a fun story about her son, Jett. [2:04] Natalie is still accepting applications for her Mastermind Programs starting in January 2018! [4:13] Natalie introduces her on-air coaching client for this episode — Kimberley O’Brien. [6:38] What is Kimberley's business, and how long has she been practicing? [8:10] What does Kimberley's team look like? What are the roles of the different members? [9:25] What kind of programs does Kimberley have in schools? How many schools does she work with? [13:57] Kimberley wants to increase visibility for her business, and roll out to more schools. How can she use the two days that she has to be as productive as she can be? [20:46] Natalie has some suggestions for Kimberley to expose all the teachers and students to her program at once, as well as to involve teachers into her program by providing training for them. Natalie breaks down what she envisions for Kimberley’s two [27:32] Kimberley is considering the idea of landing keynotes and speaking engagements to increase visibility. Natalie talks her through where she might look for these engagements or even the possibility of creating an event for these key decision-makers. [31:08] Kimberley is also thinking of starting a podcast. What is her vision for the podcast? Natalie has some tips on starting a podcast. [37:05] Natalie recommends building a community for industry professionals, educators, and parents to come together and discuss how to help the children they work with. [43:50] With any big endeavor in a business, it is important to consider what you want to get out of it. Natalie and Kimberley talk through her motivations for running a virtual summit. [47:09] Natalie has some tips for Kimberley to take on more of a CEO role in her business. They discuss some of Kimberley's reservations about stepping up to take on more responsibility. [56:52] Natalie summarizes her key takeaway from the on-air coaching call with Kimberley, and encourages you to think about how you can connect with complementary service providers in 2018! Join the BizChix Community Connect with Kimberley O’Brien: ● Quirky Kid ● Quirky Kid on Facebook Mentioned in this Episode: ● Biz Chix Masterminds ● Zoom ● Virtual Summit Tech. Jaime Slutzky ● Loom ● Process Street Previous Biz Chix Episodes Mentioned: ● “267: Strategically Design, Launch and Grow a Podcast with Natalie Eckdahl” ● Other On-Air Coaching Calls