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May 23, 2019
371: Business Beach Reads (books I recommend over and over)
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/.
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25 min
May 16, 2019
370: How She Specialized and Bought Back Her Time with Melisa Galasso
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/. 
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42 min
May 9, 2019
369: How to Step Into Thought Leadership with Carmen Landrau
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/.
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43 min
May 2, 2019
368: Breaking Through Limiting Beliefs
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/.
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23 min
April 25, 2019
367: From Teacher to Six Figure Copywriter with Abby Herman
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/. 
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51 min
April 18, 2019
366: [On Air Coaching] How To Let Go Of Control So You Can Scale with Alex Gourlay
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/. 
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54 min
April 11, 2019
365: Building a Subscription Box Business with Julie Ball
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/. 
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46 min
April 4, 2019
364: Lessons From My First Business
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/.   
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19 min
March 28, 2019
363: Hit Your Next Goal with a Six Week Sprint
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/.
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24 min
March 21, 2019
362: How to Get More Clients
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/.
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42 min
March 14, 2019
361: [On Air Coaching] How to Choose Your Next Step with Darcy Schatz
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/.
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48 min
March 7, 2019
360: Why We Create Our Own Glass Ceilings
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.
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14 min
February 28, 2019
359: From Side Hustle to a Team of 20 with Sarah Ziemba
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: sarah@shinetherapyservices.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/.
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47 min
February 21, 2019
358: [On Air Coaching] How to Grow a Micro-Niche Business with Evelyn Cucchiara
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/.
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45 min
February 14, 2019
357: Relationship Tips for Entrepreneurs with Therapist Leslie Baker
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.
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43 min
February 7, 2019
356: How to Pivot and Influence with Erin Busbee
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/.
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49 min
January 31, 2019
355: 5 Lessons from 5 Years of Business Plus 3 Trends for 2019
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/
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48 min
January 24, 2019
354: [On Air Coaching] How to Specialize with Sommer Poquette
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.
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50 min
January 17, 2019
353: How to Get Rapid Visibility
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.
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27 min
January 10, 2019
352: Goal Setting - The Weekly One and Daily Three
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.
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24 min
January 1, 2019
351: How to Create a Theme for Your Year
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!
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24 min
December 27, 2018
350: Planning a Productive 2019
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
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42 min
December 20, 2018
349: How to Delegate Your Calendar
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.
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32 min
December 13, 2018
348: How to Create an Accountability Action Plan for Your Team
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.
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32 min
December 6, 2018
347: How to Get Your Clients Excited to Work with Your Team
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!
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48 min
November 29, 2018
346: Imposter Syndrome
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
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38 min
November 22, 2018
345: How to Work With a Ghostwriter with Katie Cross
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.
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51 min
November 19, 2018
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November 15, 2018
344: [Behind the Scenes] BizChix Live 2018
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.
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52 min
November 8, 2018
343: Reset Your Mindset - Keynote from BizChix Live
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.
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54 min
November 1, 2018
342: Planning Next Year Like a CEO
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.
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47 min
October 25, 2018
341: Visibility, Pricing and Knowing Your Audience with Google for Teachers Expert Kasey Bell
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.
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51 min
October 18, 2018
340: Leveraging Strengths and Pivoting with Monica Froese
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.
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55 min
October 11, 2018
339: Stepping into a CEO Mindset with Kellsie Rees
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!
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50 min
October 4, 2018
338: Overcoming Limiting Beliefs with Karen DeYoung
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.
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39 min
September 27, 2018
337: Selling a Blue Ocean Product with Sue Monhait
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.
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55 min
September 20, 2018
336: Local Visibility and Live Video with Paula Kinney
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.
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50 min
September 13, 2018
335: Navigating the Challenges as You Scale and Multiply
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!
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46 min
September 6, 2018
334: Multiplying to 5 Locations with Emily Countryman
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.
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52 min
August 30, 2018
333: Rapidly Scaling a Product Business with Minna Khounlo-Sithep
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.
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68 min
August 23, 2018
332: [On Air Coaching] How to Get More Time and Control with Deanna Gillingham
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.
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61 min
August 16, 2018
331: [On Air Coaching] How to Decide Whether to Specialize with Louise Brogan
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.
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48 min
August 9, 2018
330: [On Air Coaching] When to Hire in a Rapidly Growing Business with Marcella De Laurentiis
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.
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60 min
August 2, 2018
329: [On Air Coaching] How to Pick a Niche with Anne Torrez
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.
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54 min
July 26, 2018
328: [On Air Coaching] How to Choose Between Opportunities with Casey Gromer
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.
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74 min
July 19, 2018
327: [On Air Coaching] How to Get Paid with Michelle Allen
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.
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48 min
July 12, 2018
326: The Stages of Small Business - the BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework
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.
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41 min
July 5, 2018
325: Should You Launch A Course? with Kate Ahl and Kelly Snyder
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.
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58 min
June 28, 2018
324: Do You Need a Bookkeeper, CPA or CFO? with Hannah Smolinski
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.
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55 min
June 21, 2018
323: How to Create a High End Offer with Carol Cox
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!
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51 min
June 14, 2018
322: Behind the Scenes of the BizChix Social Strategy with Sarah Frink
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.
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54 min
June 7, 2018
321: Boundaries with Clients - Success Story with Janelle Photopoulos
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.
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40 min
May 31, 2018
320: Everyone’s A Mess
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!
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17 min
May 24, 2018
319: How We Hired an Executive Assistant
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.
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60 min
May 17, 2018
318: What are you Tolerating in Your Business?
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/.
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46 min
May 10, 2018
317: [On Air Coaching] How to Feel Worthy to Charge with Danni Hall
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.
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59 min
May 3, 2018
316: How to Summer-Proof Your Business
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.
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34 min
April 26, 2018
315: [On Air Coaching] How to Specialize with Rae Walaska
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.
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55 min
April 19, 2018
314: Stepping into her Publicity Superpower with Amanda Berlin
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.
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46 min
April 12, 2018
313: Finding Her Niche in Video with Jessica Stansberry
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.
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56 min
April 5, 2018
312: Sales is About Listening with Nikki Rausch
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
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63 min
March 29, 2018
311: How to Get More Referrals
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? http://bizchix.com/311
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28 min
March 22, 2018
310: [On Air Coaching] How to Prioritize Ideas and Opportunities with Amber Hawley
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
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65 min
March 15, 2018
309: Social Media and Visibility: Keep Doing What's Working
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.
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20 min
March 8, 2018
308: [On Air Coaching] How to Design a Content Strategy to Grow Your Biz with Cheryl Tan
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.
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52 min
March 1, 2018
307: How to Maximize a Live Event with Julie Fry of Business Among Moms
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.
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63 min
February 22, 2018
306: Top 7 Ways to Monetize a Podcast
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.
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24 min
February 15, 2018
305: [On Air Coaching] How to Generate Visibility, Price Services and Attract a New Niche with Lorena Klingel
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.
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57 min
February 8, 2018
304: The Fortune Is in the Follow-Up
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.
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28 min
February 1, 2018
303: 4 Years of Podcasting - Finding My Voice, My Calling, and My Community
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.
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50 min
January 25, 2018
302: Teams are the “New” Passive Income
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? Get the companion worksheets referenced in this episode at bizchix.com/moretime.
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23 min
January 18, 2018
301: Buy Back Your Time (Part 2)
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.
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62 min
January 11, 2018
300: Buy Back Your Time (Part 1)
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.
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29 min
January 4, 2018
299: Start with the End in Mind
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.
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25 min
December 28, 2017
298: [Best of 2016] Sales Made Easy
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.
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54 min
December 21, 2017
297: [Best of 2015] Understanding Millennials and Generation Z with Amanda Slavin
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?
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47 min
December 14, 2017
296: [Best of 2014] Think and Grow Rich for Women with Sharon Lechter
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.
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61 min
December 7, 2017
295: Discover Your Innate Strengths with Andrea MacKenzie of Lead with Harmony (Kolbe Certified)
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.
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46 min
November 30, 2017
294: MINDSET - 4 Strategies to Conquer Your Mindset Battles
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.
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18 min
November 23, 2017
293: [On Air Coaching] Where Are They Now? Updates with Christina Nicholson, Shannon Crow, Lilah Higgins, Julie Hefner, and Tara Lynn Foster
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”  
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43 min
November 16, 2017
292: [On Air Coaching] How to Connect and Leverage Relationships with Complementary Service Providers with Kimberley O’Brien
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
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58 min
November 9, 2017
291: [On Air Coaching] Fear of Success with Taryn Holmstrom
Mindset issues affect all entrepreneurs regardless of their level of business. Fear of failure is a common block, but did you know that fear of success can hold you back too? Join me as I coach Taryn Holmstrom, owner of a successful wedding rental business in the Northwest. I help her peel back the onion and uncover the root of her fears. Taryn and I also discuss some ways to take her business to the next level — an organizational chart can be a useful way to plan for this, so don’t forget to get your free download! Get the Org Chart worksheets!  Key Takeaways: [1:08] Natalie introduces her on-air coaching client for this episode — Taryn Holmstrom of Skagit Valley Wedding Rentals. [10:24] What is Taryn’s business? She shares how she got started in her business, and the role her family plays in her life. [14:08] When Taryn had a strategy session with Natalie about a year ago, she didn’t have a clear line drawn between personal and business accounts. She does now! Natalie shares her advice on why it’s important to keep these accounts separate. [16:05] What other changes have happened in the last year? Taryn talks about moving to a different, more consistent child care program for her children so that she has more time to focus on her business. [19:44] Taryn has a very healthy money mindset, but she has a fear of success, in terms of the amount of time she would have to dedicate to achieving success. [21:01] What has Taryn’s experience been adding staff and outsourcing tasks? [24:11] Natalie encourages Taryn to think about what her organizational chart would look like as she grows. It is important to think about the functions of the business, not the people on hand. [31:34] Based on Taryn’s current situation, she has two options: a) maintain her current structure, limit her client base and raise prices, or b) grow the business by hiring more people to support more clients. Natalie and Taryn discuss her options based on her strengths and weaknesses. [38:33] Natalie addresses Taryn’s fear of success with a key insight: At the end of the day, know that you as the business owner are in complete control of everything that’s happening in your business. [43:27] Taryn has a lightbulb moment — teachers can be a great resource for her to tap into during her busiest months in summer! [45:24] Natalie has a free download for you! Download the organizational chart and write out the functions of your business. Based on the vision you have for your business in 2018, you can see where you might need to hire more people. [47:30] Natalie’s advice for anyone feeling overwhelmed is to get it all out, and not let it float around in your head! [50:41] Natalie is accepting applications for her Mastermind Programs!  Connect with Taryn Holmstrom: Skagit Valley Wedding Rentals Mentioned in this Episode: Biz Chix Masterminds Natalie on Instagram Previous BizChix Episodes Mentioned: “290: [On Air Coaching] Where Are They Now? Updates with Betsy Furler, Blair Thielemier, Freya Casey and Shawna Dingman” “288: Time Management for High Performers: How to Map Your Ideal Month, Ideal Week, Theme Days and Time Block” Other On Air Coaching Calls This content first appeared on BizChix.com/291
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52 min
November 2, 2017
290: [on air coaching] Where Are They Now? Updates with Betsy Furler, Blair Thielemier, Freya Casey and Shawna Dingman
By popular request, I am bringing back Blair Thielemier, Betsy Furler, Freya Casey and Shawna Dingman, women who have done on-air coaching calls with me, to give you an update. What action have they taken? How have their businesses progressed? What are their next steps as their businesses continue to grow? Tune in to be inspired by the incredible progress these ladies have made!   Key Takeaways: [:47] Natalie is bringing back several women that have done on-air coaching calls! [2:30] The first update is from Blair Thielemier. She shares how her business has progressed since her call with Natalie discussing if she should launch a podcast. [8:05] The next update is from Betsy Furler. She shares how her business has grown in the last nine months, the launch of her new books, how her money mindset has changed, and some of the changes she’s made in her life and business. [17:55] Freya Casey is the next guest. She talks about raising her prices and shares some of the numbers from her business, as well as how she has developed her avatar. She is also working on her first book! [24:25] The final update comes from Shawna Dingman. She has taken a lot of action since the coaching call, and these changes have had an impact not just on her business, but on her family life as well. She also shares some of the strategies she’s utilizing to maximize her time in her zone of genius and grow her business. [39:53] Presale of tickets for Biz Chix Live 2018 is over, but do get on the waiting list if you’re interested in joining the event next year! [41:52] Natalie highlights some key takeaways looking at her clients and how far they’ve come in their businesses.   Join the BizChix Community   Mentioned in this Episode: ● Biz Chix Masterminds ● Biz Chix Live 2018 Waiting List ● Talking with Tech: Solutions for Children and Adults who are Non-Verbal, by Betsy Furler ● Talking with Tech: Apps for Speech Therapy, by Betsy Furler ● The Fulfilled Podcast   Previous Biz Chix Episodes Mentioned: ● Previous On Air Coaching Calls ● “223: [On Air Coaching] Should I Launch a Podcast? – Coaching Dr. Blair Thielemier” ● “252: [On Air Coaching] Launching Business #2, Pricing and Money Mindset with Betsy Furler” ● “240: [On Air Coaching] How to Pivot Your Business with Freya Casey” ● “275: [On Air Coaching] Leverage Online Strategies in a Local Business with Shawna Dingman” ● “60: Richard Branson funded Tech Entrepreneur Stacey Ferreira: Coder. Risk Taker. Future Cage Diver”
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44 min
October 26, 2017
289: Behind the Scenes of BizChix Live with Natalie Eckdahl
Want to hear about some of the behind the scenes moments from BizChix live? Hint: it's not all pretty. I'm sharing some things that no one else knows happened, the fear I experienced right before the conference and the incredible experience of seeing a community I have built over the last 3+years come to life. Dream it. Do it.  Key Takeaways: [1:01] Natalie will be giving a recap of BizChix Live! [2:50] Natalie shares how BizChix Live started off, with exclusive activities for her VIP clients. [11:02] Before BizChix Live, Natalie was planning to close her membership site down! [16:48] The main event kicked off on October 18. Natalie talks about how she modeled the conference and some of the details about the events that went on. [20:26] The night before a full day of delivering content, Natalie was feeling miserable and throwing up! She shares how she dealt with it — fear and mindset had a large part to play. [27:52] Natalie’s keynote speech was about being a CEO: “Being CEO — Transforming into the Leader Your Company Needs.” [30:44] The next item on the agenda was a talk by Natalie Gingrich on Strategic Planning for CEOs. [31:02] Natalie gives a shout out to Dana Malstaff of Boss-Mom for giving her the impetus to make a conference happen for the BizChix, and inspiring the workbook for the conference! [33:40] Another element of BizChix Live was a mastermind panel with live hot seats. [35:54] The next segment of the day was focused on planning and Natalie delivered a talk entitled “Planning 2018 Like a CEO.” [37:40] The ladies got changed into comfortable clothes for the next item on the agenda — the Implementation Party. [40:55] Natalie shares some of her takeaways as an event owner and organizer. [44:44] At the Implementation Party, the ladies were so enthusiastic that they didn’t want to stop working! [46:33] Every morning, the MC and Event Historian, Edie Berg, hosted a power walk! Natalie also gives a shout out to Chrissie Wywrot and Tara Humphrey, who made it to Soul Cycle on Friday morning. [47:25] On Friday, the event started off with Key Takeaways followed by Natalie's 2nd Keynote speech “The Battle for Your Entrepreneurial Mind,” where she talked about mindsets and other related ideas. [48:30] Some of the other talks on Friday were given by Carol Cox, who spoke on the topic of increasing visibility in your business, Shelli Warren, who spoke about building an ideal team, and finally Natalie herself, delivering the closing Keynote speech “No Woman Left Behind.” [52:41] Natalie’s parents and sons made an appearance at the end of BizChix Live! Natalie talks about the closing of the event. [57:35] You can get your tickets for BizChix Live 2018 until October 30th, or again in January! [58:40] Natalie shares a story about how sometimes you can impact people without even realizing it.   Join the BizChix Community   Mentioned in this Episode:   ● BizChixMasterminds ● Presale of BizChix Live 2018 Tickets! ● Email Natalie to join the membership group The Nest ● Hotel Irvine ● Social Media Marketing World ● Natalie Gingrich ● Dana Malstaff of Boss-Mom ● Amanda Harris of Magically Ever After Travel ● Edie Berg ● Shelli Warren ● Carol Cox   BizChix Episodes Mentioned: ● “280: The Chief of Staff Role with Natalie Gingrich” ● “258: Build Your Team — How to Source, Interview, and Assign Roles with Natalie Gingrich and Shelli Warren” ● “288: Time Management for High Performers: How to Map Your Ideal Month, Ideal Week, Theme Days and Time Block”
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66 min
October 19, 2017
288: Time Management for High Performers: How to Map Your Ideal Month, Ideal Week, Theme Days and Time Block
Sharing some content that will be presented at BizChix Live today! Take back control of your calendar — design your ideal month and ideal week! Plus how to theme your weeks and days and the power of time blocking. Be sure to get the free download straight from the workbook we are using at BizChix Live!  Key Takeaways: [1:01] Natalie is at BizChix Live giving the opening keynote! What are some of the topics being covered?The theme for this year's conference is doing things as a CEO. [6:26] Natalie shares some of her overall views on having a calendar and planning. What’s the difference between a personal calendar and a business calendar? [10:07] What are theme weeks? Natalie talks about her own themes for each week in an ideal month. [14:55] Natalie also themes her days in a certain way. It’s important to tune in to what is best for you to get the most out of your week and time block your days. [18:06] What is an ideal week? Natalie has some recommendations and examples to help you plan the ideal week. [24:28] Natalie has some other things that you might want to keep in mind when doing your time blocking in your ideal week and ideal month. [25:56] Natalie is currently accepting applications for CEO Chix Mastermind program and for the 5-figure level as well! [28:30] Create a CEO date for yourself in the next seven days, and map out your ideal week and ideal month.   Join the BizChix Community   Mentioned in this Episode: ● Presale of Tickets for BizChix Live 2018 ● Google Calendar ● “How to Better Control Your Time by Designing Your Ideal Week,” by Michael Hyatt ● Michael Hyatt’s Ideal Week ● Amy Porterfield's Ideal Week ● Marie Poulin’s Ideal week   ● BizChix Masterminds   BizChix Episodes Mentioned: ● “287: Design a High Performing Mastermind with Natalie Eckdahl”   This content first appeared on BizChix.com/288.
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34 min
October 12, 2017
287: [High Performing Women] Design a High Performing Mastermind with Natalie Eckdahl
Masterminds are all the rage these days, but what makes a successful mastermind? Is there an optimal format and size? What elements lead to a High Performing Mastermind? Masterminds are my jam, and on this episode, I share my experiences and knowledge about masterminds, ranging from the value of having masterminds, as well as my personal tips drawing on my Masters level education on Teams, years of research and practical experience for designing a successful mastermind. Tune in to this episode if you are considering starting or joining a mastermind!   Key Takeaways: [1:02] Natalie is getting ready for BizChix Live! [5:35] Natalie has a lot of experience with masterminds. Where does the term ‘mastermind’ come from, and what does it mean? [9:43] Natalie shares an excerpt from Benjamin Franklin’s biography that talks about his involvement with masterminds. [11:01] The members of Ben Franklin’s mastermind were incredibly diverse. What are the benefits of having a diverse mastermind team? [12:46] What is the difference between a mastermind and a group coaching? [14:03] What is the optimal format for a mastermind group? Natalie shares how she has organized masterminds for women at the 5-figure level of their business. [18:54] How does the 6-figure and beyond mastermind differ? [20:55] What are some of Natalie’s secrets for forming an ideal group? She shares tips about the ideal group size, and who should be in the group. [25:06] Commitment to the mastermind is what distinguishes a paid mastermind vs. peer-led or free masterminds. [27:00] Something else Natalie has added to her masterminds is affirmations. What are affirmations and how do they help? [32:34] Natalie has a free mastermind guide and some other great podcast episodes for you to check out. [34:00] Natalie also has some new masterminds coming up — be sure to check them out to see if they’ll be a fit for you!   Join the BizChix Community   Mentioned in this Episode: ● BizChix Live ● Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill ● The Art of Masterminding: Free Quick Start Guide ● BizChix Masterminds ● Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, by Walter Isaacson ● Ben Franklin's World — A Podcast About Early American History   Previous BizChix Episodes Mentioned: ● High Performing Women Series ● Masterminds, Networking, and Teams Series ● “250: The 5 People to Avoid in Your Mastermind or Team” ● “283: [High Performing Women] Scaling a Team, Creating Visibility and Continuous Innovation with Author, Speaker, Publisher Maria Dismondy”   This content was first published on BizChix.com.
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37 min
October 5, 2017
286: [High Performing Women] Growing a 7 Figure Business, Launching a Certification Program and Permission to be Selfish with Cate Stillman of Yogahealer
What does it take to get to a business with a seven-figure revenue, and 30 to 40% growth every year? Cate Stillman, founder of Yoga Healer, host of multiple podcasts, and super-successful entrepreneur joins me on this episode to discuss how she went from offering a $20, two-hour workshop to a certification course at $7,500. We discuss the struggle women entrepreneurs face with money mindsets, and the money blocks that impact their ability to create a sustainable business. Cate also shares some tips to get a high-performing body so that you can become the high-performing woman that you are, so be sure to tune in!   Key Takeaways: [6:55] Where did Cate grow up and what was she like as a little girl? [9:55] What is Cate’s business and where is it now? [13:34] Cate’s business experiences a 30 to 40% growth a year. What does she attribute that to? [18:10] How many people does Cate have on her team? She elaborates about her global team and how she manages it. [21:41] What was Cate’s background like? How did she go about healing her body, which led her to her business? [26:34] What happened in 2001? How did Cate move into her current business? [29:25] Cate’s business started off as an in-person business but is now an amazing online business. How did she make the transition? [31:41] Cate and Natalie discuss how they deal with clients who approach them saying they feel bad to leave people by pricing higher. [38:38] What is Cate’s certification program? What is the story behind how Cate started offering a certification program? [42:40] How did people around her react to the certification course? How did she deal with the negative comments and feedback? [46:14] Cate and Natalie discuss exchanging value for money. [50:10] To be high-performing women, we need to have high-performing bodies. What are a few things that we can do to take care of ourselves in the last few, busy months of the year? [55:47] What advice does Cate have for women who are worried about being judged? [57:57] Where would be a good place for beginners and wellness practitioners to start? Cate shares some resources you can check out.   Join the BizChix Community   Connect with Cate Stillman: ● Yoga Healer ● Have A Conversation with Wellness Professionals (Yoga Healer) ● Yogidetox   Mentioned in this Episode: ● BizChix on iTunes ● High-Performing Women Series ● Zoom ● Basecamp ● Google Docs ● Focus on Fit, Not Thin Webinar (YogaHealer) ● BizChix Masterminds   Previous BizChix Episodes Mentioned: ● “264: Building a Culture from Day One with Amy Errett of Madison Reed” ● “282: [Live From Podcast Movement] Leverage Your Podcast to Grow Your Business” ● “233: [new series] Monetizing and Money Mindset” #BizChixMonetize ● “242: Are You Self-Sabotaging Your Success?” ● “263: How to Get More Clients”
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65 min
September 28, 2017
285: [High Performing Women] Live Video, Starting Over and Letting Go with Luria Petrucci
You do not want to miss the cutting edge Live Streaming tactics and strategies shared by expert Luria Petrucci. However, my favorite part of this episode is the resilience behind Luria’s incredible entrepreneurial journey over the last 10+ years, which involved leaving controlling relationships and partnerships, shedding the stage name she became known for and pivoting away from the millions of social media followers she had cultivated. Yes, there is drama, but also inspiration. Hold on tight, because we are covering a lot!   Key Takeaways: [2:45] Natalie shares an embarrassing story! [8:02] Where did Luria grow up and what was she like as a little girl? [10:00] What is Luria’s business like now? What is she doing and what are the streams of revenue? [15:58] What are the four levels of live streaming? [19:42] Luria recommends having a weekly show to provide value, field questions, and drastically improve your expert status. [22:50] Luria has had some difficult relationships in her life. She shares her inspiring story of overcoming many difficult challenges in her personal and business life on her journey to where she is today. [40:49] Luria had to make the difficult decision to pivot away from her existing following, which was huge. What were some of the challenges she faced? [48:45] What does Luria predict for the future of live streaming? [54:55] Tune in to Luria’s live shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays and check out her website for some free training resources and content calendar! [57:05] Natalie’s birthday is coming up on 27th September! As a gift to her, share this podcast with someone and subscribe to the show on iTunes! [59:40] Natalie shares about her first experience doing live video, and her tips for getting started.   This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all-access, 60-Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   Join the BizChix Community   Connect with Luria Petrucci: ● Live Streaming Pros ● Tuesday and Thursday Live Stream with Luria Petrucci ● Luria Petrucci Speaking Reel   Mentioned in this Episode: ● Level 2 Live Streamer Gear Guide ● Live Content Calendar ● Walkthrough of Michael Hyatt’s New Level 4 Studio ● Luria Petrucci TEDx Talk ● Wirecast ● ECamm ● BeLive ● Zoom ● Geek Beat   Previous BizChix Episodes Mentioned: ● 246: “Interview Swap with The Mompreneur Show — Vicky Lashenko and Natalie Eckdahl Interview Each Other” ● 283: “[High Performing Women] Scaling a Team, Creating Visibility and Continuous Innovation with Author, Speaker, Publisher Maria Dismondy”
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61 min
September 21, 2017
284: [High Performing Women] From School Nurse with a Side Hustle to Multi-Six Figure, Multi-Business Owner with Karey Northington
How do you stay focused and create momentum in your business? How do perseverance, endurance, and openness to learning benefit your business? My guest today is Karey Northington, fitness coach, IFBB professional athlete, and entrepreneur. Karey has grown her business from a side hustle to a team with six coaches in just two years, and is launching a new business this month. Karey shares her experiences about creating and maintaining momentum in her business, which has allowed her to create complementary businesses that feed into each other.   Key Takeaways: [4:39] Natalie’s pro-biz tip for you: When you add something to your business, you either have to take something away, or add more time in. [6:23] What sets apart women who are high performers? Natalie shares some of the things she learned from her 6-figure-and-beyond clients. [9:04] Where did Karey grow up? What was she like as a little girl? [10:19] What was Karey’s entrepreneurial journey like? How did she get on this path? [11:57] Karey’s turning point was when she decided to move forward from coaching part-time as a side hustle, to doing it full time. How did she feel that she would have enough business to cover her full-time salary? [13:52] What is Karey’s background in fitness? How did she draw people to her as a coach? [15:20] When did Karey go full-time into her business of fitness coaching? [17:03] What exactly is Karey’s fitness business? What are the different elements that make up her business? [20:39] How did Karey decide to make the leap to hire her first employees? [22:51] Relinquishing control over the business and hiring people was not an easy task for Karey. How did she manage that transition and difficult situations that arose as a result? [25:11] Has Karey dealt with people who are attracted to her brand because of her, but are disappointed when they can’t coach with her? How does she deal with that? [33:04] Alongside her fitness coaching business, Karey has started another business. What is Protein House and how did she decide to get started on that? [35:37] There are some differences between being an independent entrepreneur and being part of a franchise. What was Karey’s experience as being a part of a franchise like? [42:45] Eric, Karey’s husband, was part of a reality show called Fit2Fat2Fit. Karey talks more about her husband’s (and her) experiences through the process. [46:45] Karey and her husband work together. What is it like to work together? What are some tips Karey has for other married couples who work together? [48:00] Karey talks about confidence. She had stage fright but had to overcome that to become a competitive bodybuilder. How did she overcome that, and how has that helped her in her business? [53:10] Connect with Karey via her website or social media! [53:57] Natalie reflects on her discussion with Karey and shares some of her key learning points about how Karey has built and grown her business so quickly. [57:35] Natalie’s birthday is coming up on 27th September! As a gift to her, share this podcast with someone and subscribe to the show on iTunes!   This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all-access, 60-Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber! Join the BizChix Community   Connect with Karey Northington: ● Northington Fitness and Nutrition ● Karey Northington on Instagram ● Northington Fitness and Nutrition on Facebook ● Protein House Gilbert, AZ   Previous BizChix Episodes Mentioned: ● 245: “8 Secrets of My Six Figure Clients” ● 283: “[High Performing Women] Scaling a Team, Creating Visibility and Continuous Innovation with Author, Speaker, Publisher Maria Dismondy”   Mentioned in this Episode: ● Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got: 21 Ways You Can Out-Think, Out-Perform, and Out-Earn the Competition, by Jay Abrahams ● Fit2Fat2Fit
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59 min
September 14, 2017
283: [High Performing Women] Scaling a Team, Creating Visibility and Continuous Innovation with Author, Speaker, Publisher Maria Dismondy
How do you continue to create visibility for your brand year after year? How do you manage multiple streams of revenue? Which ideas and opportunities should you say YES to? My guest, Maria Dismondy, is a children’s book author, professional speaker, and owns a publishing company. She rapidly scaled from 2 to 10 team members in the last year. This is her 9th year in business and she is not slowing down. In just the first 9 months of 2017, she has experienced 278% growth. Maria shares some tips for creating visibility for your business, how to grow your team by outsourcing and investing in training, and the importance of innovating in your industry.   Key Takeaways: [3:55] Natalie and Maria have known each other for a few years, and have seen and supported each other through the growth of their businesses. [6:20] What is Maria’s business? [7:00] Maria has three children. As her family grew, so did her business, but this was a challenge for her to manage. [9:09] What is the scale and scope of Maria’s business? She talks about the revenue of her company, as well as the streams of revenue.. [11:24] One of Maria’s revenue streams is speaking at schools. How have her speaking engagements expanded over time? [13:02] What is Maria’s system for publishing books? What kind of clients does her publishing company take on? [15:45] Maria is a person who is not afraid to try new things, but also not afraid to stop doing them if she decides she doesn’t like it or it doesn’t work. What has been the difference in how she has approached her business in 2015 and 2017? [17:25] Since 2015, Maria’s team has grown rapidly. What is Maria’s team like now? [25:33] From 2015 to 2017, Maria had a shift in mindset that allowed her to grow and expand her business. What brought that about? [30:27] In order to grow, Maria had to spend and expand. What are some of the changes she made in her spending? How did she outsource, both in her business and at home? [34:50] Even working just 10-to-15 hours a week, Maria accomplishes a lot. What are some secrets Maria has about setting yourself up for success? [38:30] How does Maria plan her days? [40:40] Maria has some really creative ways of getting herself known. What are some of Maria’s strategies for gaining visibility? She shares her experiences with social media, local media, book signings, and virtual book tours! [48:05] Maria shares about virtual speaking engagements.? [50:54] How do contests help Maria’s business and get her visibility? [53:30] Natalie and Maria leave us with some final thoughts about being innovators, entrepreneurs and sharing ideas.   This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60-Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   Join the BizChix Community   Connect with Maria Dismondy: ● Maria Dismondy ● Cardinal Rule Press ● Maria Dismondy on Facebook ● Maria Dismondy on Instagram   Mentioned in this Episode: ● Empowering Kids with Character (Private Facebook Group) ● Asana ● Voxer ● PowerSheets ● Day Designer
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58 min
September 7, 2017
282: [Live From Podcast Movement] Leverage Your Podcast to Grow Your Business with Cate Stillman, Michael Stelzner, Mike Morrison and Natalie Eckdahl #PM17
How can you use your podcast to grow your business? How do you convert your listeners into paying customers? How does a podcast relate to the rest of a business owner's funnel? What podcast content strategies are working right now? How can you authentically sell on air? Michael Stelzner, Cate Stillman, and Mike Morrison, all successful business owners and podcasters, answer these questions and more as we recreate the content we shared in our popular panel at Podcast Movement.   Key Takeaways: [:49] Natalie talks about her experience at Podcast Movement two weeks ago — she hosted a panel on How to Leverage Your Podcast as the Ultimate Marketing Tool for Your Business. [6:43] Many people create podcasts in the hope that it will help them grow their current business or lead to a new business, but they are not converting listeners. Natalie’s panel at Podcast Movement addressed exactly this issue. [9:18] Natalie welcomes her guests for this episode — Michael Stelzner, Cate Stillman, and Mike Morrison! [10:25] What do each of these great podcasters and business people do, and how do they leverage their podcasts to build their businesses? [12:15] Mike Morrison shares how his Facebook group impacted his podcast, and vice-versa. [13:14] Learn why Cate started a separate show for her community. [14:50] How are Michael Stelzner’s podcast and live events connected? [16:10] What are some things that Michael Stelzner and Mike Morrison do organically on their shows to promote what they do, and the products they have? [19:35] Cate has three different avatars. How does she decide what content to deliver? [20:35] Mike Morrison shares some tips and strategies for other podcasters — stay focused on your niche! [24:13] Michael Stelzner’s tip is to focus on your guests and build a relationship with them. [27:09] What other advice do they have for podcasters? [32:10] Cate delves into the issue of spending versus investing. [37:38] Natalie reflects on her experience of hosting a panel at Podcast Movement, and shares some of the things she did that made the entire experience more productive and fruitful.   This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   Join the BizChix Community   Connect with the Guests: ● Michael Stelzner — Social Media Marketing Podcast ● Cate Stillman — The Yoga Healer Podcasts ● Mike Morrison — The Membership Guys Podcast   Mentioned in this Episode: ● Podcast Movement ● Steve Stewart ● Ask Me About Email Marketing Podcast: “Strategically Designing Your Podcast with Natalie Eckdahl” ● TalkShoe ● Shure Microphones Other BizChix Episodes on Podcasting: 267: Strategically Design, Launch and Grow a Podcast 251: Reflections on 3 Years of Podcasting and Business Building with Natalie Eckdahl 209: Become a Podcast Guest with Natalie Eckdahl   Learn more about BizChix Live, October 18-20, 2017. This content first appeared on BizChix.com/282.
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42 min
August 31, 2017
281: [High Performing Women] Training Your Team and Stepping into Thought Leadership with Kate Ahl
What is the best way to train a team? How do you build a business that is scalable and operates without you? Kate Ahl, of Simple Pin Media, shares how she scaled her Pinterest management agency to a team of 29 serving 80 clients in just 3.5 years. Kate reveals her methods for training her team, how she has built a scalable business that can mostly operate without her, and why it’s so important to ask questions first, rather than making assumptions. Kate also talks about being a thought leader in her industry, and some of the obstacles around that she has had to overcome.   Key Takeaways: [1:09] Join the Biz Chix Community to get exclusive access to the carefully curated Biz Chix Facebook group, and special email communication from Natalie! [2:24] Here’s a quick email marketing tip from Rebecca of AWeber — use interactive emails to engage subscribers and increase click-through rates. [3:58] Natalie introduces her guest for this episode — Kate Ahl of Simple Pin Media. [5:48] Where did Kate grow up, and what was she like as a little girl? [8:21] What is Kate’s family unit like now? [11:10] What is Kate’s business? Where is it now? [17:32] What is the structure of Kate's organization? [20:15] How did Kate get started in the business? [29:55] Kate shares some pointers about when it’s time to hire someone for your organization. [33:40] Kate takes us through a hypothetical situation of dealing with a difficult situation. [37:08] Sign up for the Biz Chix Live event at the website! [39:06] Kate talks about her role as a trainer. [44:10] What was Kate’s inspiration for creating her particular structure in the organization? [51:45] Kate’s genius idea for prioritizing those on her waitlist for clients. [56:37] How does Kate feel about stepping into the role of a thought leader in this industry? [1:06:43] Natalie sums up this episode with Kate, and her key takeaways from their conversation.   This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   Join the BizChix Community   Connect with Kate: ● Simple Pin Media ● Simple Pin Podcast   Mentioned in this Episode: ● Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You, by John Warrillow ● Tailwind ● Screencast-O-Matic ● Teachable ● Loom ● Social Media Marketing World
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71 min
August 24, 2017
280: [High Performing Women] The Chief of Staff Role with Natalie Gingrich
What is a chief of staff? Are you ready for this type of strategic role in your business?  Are you limiting your own growth due to lack of support? Let’s find out! I invited Natalie Gingrich, MY Chief of Staff, on air to help you determine if you are ready for this role in your biz.  Since Nat has come on board, my business has gone through tremendous growth and evolution, and I have been freed up to do what I do best – create this podcast and work with high performing women who are scaling their businesses! Key Takeaways: How does a Chief of Staff (COS) fit into the entrepreneurial world? How do you decide if you need a COS?  Human resources is the area where most small businesses struggle. Learn the difference between a project manager and COS. A CEO should ONLY be selling, creating content, or building relationships. Are you limiting your own growth due to lack of support? There are 7 objectives to Strategic Mapping for every business. Guess which one surprised me. This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber! Connect with other Female Entrepreneurs Connect with Nat Website Facebook BizChix Episodes Mentioned 273: Meet My Biz Bestie: Lisa Woodruff and I Discuss Mindset, Upleveling and Being Gen X Women 274: Declutter and Organize Your Home and Work with Lisa Woodruff 258: Build Your Team – How to Source, Interview, and Assign Roles with Natalie Gingrich and Shelli Warren  Click to Learn More about working with Natalie. Come to Bizchix Live This episode first appeared on Bizchix.com.
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58 min
August 17, 2017
279: [High Performing Women] Stacking a Team with Shelli Warren
How do you build a dedicated and high performing team? We discuss hiring, onboarding, training, developing, assessing, retaining and MORE! Whether you are at the 5-figure or 7-figure level, building the right team will guarantee future success. I’m thrilled to have Shelli Warren, the creator and brilliance behind SheConnex here today to share how we can find, hire and retain all-stars for our team. She also shares how to hire with the intention to build a team for the future of our business, not just to meet our immediate needs. Key Takeaways: What does “Stacking a Team” mean? First step to building your team may be a surprise: be a leader and a brand that will attract the best, high performing people. Build a team with ambition and goals, so you can help them get there. Do you know the difference between training and development with your team? Hire slow, and fire fast. What are the ways to motivate your team that don’t include money? Use “Touch Points” – face to face check-in with your team, to find out how you can help them, impact your team on a personal level, show them that you ca Want to keep your contractors more engaged? Make sure they know that they are an asset!   This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   Connect with other Female Entrepreneurs   Connect with Shelli Website  Encore Career Women Facebook page  LinkedIn LinkedIn Group: The Sheconnex Group for Professional Women  BizChix Episodes Mentioned 258: Build Your Team – How to Source, Interview, and Assign Roles with Natalie Gingrich and Shelli Warren Click to Learn More about working with Natalie.   Come to BizChix Live!   This content first appeared on BizChix.com.
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71 min
August 10, 2017
278: [High Performing Women Series] Gaining Visibility AND Clients Thru Speaking with Carol Cox
How can public speaking help you gain visibility for your business, and find new clients?  I’m delighted to share the wisdom of my friend and colleague Carol Cox, creator of Speaking Your Brand. Carol shares techniques to excavate your stories, define your core message, and create a breakthrough brand that grows your business. It’s a noisy world out there! You need to create a powerful brand that breaks through the crowded marketplace with a meaningful message and a story that sells. Join the BizChix Community  COME TO BIZ CHIX LIVE!   Key Takeaways:Where to start? Focus on whom you can help. Start with one-to-one work to develop your own process/program. Create one signature talk that will be the keystone for all of your content – courses, coaching, additional speaking topics, or blog. Learn why Carol ultimately shifted her attention to her local market for speaking opportunities.  Play to your OWN strengths, not what the “gurus” are telling you. How do you get a speaking gig?  Hint: cold pitches rarely work. Is it worth your time to do free speaking engagements? Hear how Carol’s podcast and being a guest on other’s podcasts can create visibility as well.   Connect with Carol Free PDF download for BizChix  Twitter Instagram  Mentioned in This Episode Carol’s podcast Podcast Movement BizChix Episodes Mentioned 185: “I Don’t Get Twitter” with experts @NikaStewart @DonnaCravotta @MomBizCoach @DrRomila 200: Grow Your Network with Carol Cox, Jaree Freeman and Natalie Cutler-Welsh 231: Uplevel Your Next Speaking Engagement with @CarolMorganCox 265: Six Online Tools for Entrepreneurs via The Nest   Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More.   This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   This content first appeared on BizChix.com.
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60 min
August 3, 2017
277: [On Air Coaching] How to Scale a Local Biz and Open a New Location with Rochelle Migliore
Who knew that dog walking could be a Six Figure+ business? In this episode we discuss building a team, adding a new location as well as a high end offer to create more streams of revenue. Natalie coaches Rochelle Migliore of See Spot Run San Jose on ways to grow her already successful local business by expanding into new directions, and ramping up her prospecting efforts. Natalie shares creative and innovative branding ideas that take advantage of the fact that Rochelle and team are a walking advertisement for her business. Rochelle is also relocating to a new area soon, and Natalie guides her on how to take advantage of the move by using this as an opportunity to expand on, rather than walk away from her current business.   This is a very fun and creative episode – don’t miss it! Want a peak at some happy dogs on their pack walk? Click below.     This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   Key Takeaways: Keep your mind open about what you CAN be doing for a business.  Rochelle is making over 6 figures, walking dogs, having niched down from a broader concept. How do I start getting new clients proactively?  Revisit how you got business in the past and think creatively about how you can expand on that. Branding – be creative. Rochelle has welcome to the pack “Bark boxes” for new clients. How could you do something like this?Think about how your clients find you. Who else has a complementary but not competitive business that you could share mutual referrals with?  It never hurts to ask (best advice from Natalie’s Mom!). The fortune is in the follow up. No doesn’t mean no, it means not right now. Connect with other Female Entrepreneurs Connect with Rochelle Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/seespotrunsanjose Instagram   https://www.instagram.com/seespotrunsj Website   www.happypackwalks.com BizChix Episodes Mentioned Listen to Previous On Air Coaching Calls 263: How to get more clients   Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More.
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68 min
July 27, 2017
276: [On Air Coaching] How To Pivot Your Business To Serve Corporate Clients with Lilah Higgins
How do you take an already successful business into a new direction by working with corporations? What are the opportunities and risks involved in working with corporate clients? Listen in as Natalie coaches Lilah Higgins, owner of Higgins Design, about how she can pivot her branding and design business from working with solo-entrepreneurs and small businesses to larger companies and organizations who are willing and able to pay more. Natalie guides Lilah in the process of refining exactly who her corporate niche should be and discusses the complexities of developing corporate relationships. Natalie also outlines how to find specific prospects, how and where to network, both online and off, and how to build those important relationships within an organization to close more sales. Join The BizChix Community Key Takeaways: The online model of creating and selling digital products is not for everyone, although that’s the hype we are hearing from every online guru.    A podcast can be a networking tool to connect with potential clients. Asking for interviews is frequently more productive than asking for a meeting or call about your business.   Niche down, rather than focusing on “corporate”.  Find an industry, or a size of organization that is going to want your services.  Bigger companies may not be better or more receptive to your services.  VC funded start-ups may be a great opportunity (and have money to invest in branding and design).   Corporate relationships take time to develop. Work your personal network with an eye to people who may have a friend, colleague, or spouse at your ideal corporation.   Keep track of your networking and leads.  Have a system for tracking – even just a spreadsheet (rather than a CRM) to get started.   This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   Connect with Lilah: Website: www.thehigginscreative.com Podcast: bit.ly/waketomakepodcast Courses on Skillshare: www.skillshare.com/r/user/thehigginscreative   Mentioned in this Episode: Pitch Like a Girl: How a Woman Can Be Herself and Still Succeed by Ronna Lichtenberg Yesware     Episodes Mentioned: Listen to Previous On Air Coaching Calls 267: Strategically Design, Launch and Grow a Podcast with Natalie Eckdahl   Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More.  This content first appeared on BizChix.com/276.
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57 min
July 20, 2017
275: [On Air Coaching] Leverage Online Strategies in a Local Business with Shawna Dingman
How do you leverage digital marketing strategies and tactics for a local service based business? In this on air coaching call, Natalie details how Shawna can utilize online marketing tactics for her large local chiropractic business to create more awareness and attract even more patients. We also dig into tips on Facebook Groups and creating a Facebook Live show to not only expand her local reach but also her presence on Facebook. Shawna is also a mom to 3 thriving kids, and we discuss ways to find a balance between mom time an work. My advice on what to do with Shawna’s podcast may surprise you!   This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!     Key Takeaways: Don’t be afraid to put a project on hold to gain clarity. Just because your good at something, doesn’t mean your should be doing it – be willing to outsource. Process audit – revisit KPIs for your business – what do you need to streamline your business, and how many new customers do you need to grow, what is your retention rate? How can you take back knowledge of online marketing into the local space to build your local community?   Connect with other Female Entrepreneurs Connect with Shawna www.ElevateChiropractic.ca shawna@shawnadingman.com Facebook - Elevate Chiropractic Facebook - Fulfilled Podcast Fulfilled Podcast   Mentioned in this Episode eMeals Meal planning service Yelp BeliveTV  Zoom Perpetual Traffic Podcast Facebook Group Changes  Vicky Lashenko's Livestream Workshop       BizChix Episodes Mentioned Listen to Previous On Air Coaching Calls     Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More.  
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79 min
July 13, 2017
274: Declutter and Organize Your Home and Biz with Lisa Woodruff
Would you like an incredible and simple solution for managing all the paper that comes into your home and business? My guest, Lisa Woodruff of Organize 365, shares her system for taming paper clutter. Do you have your BizChix Live ticket yet? Come meet Natalie and Lisa in person at this intimate event for Women Entrepreneurs. You will walk away feeling inspired, connected with other like-minded women and with an action plan for 2018. Key Takeaways: [4:15] The 4 phases of life and how they impact organization [8:48] The 3 stages of organizations [11:22] The struggles of productivity and the first steps of the Sunday Basket Method [32:08] The Sunday Basket Method can be used for businesses [36:50] Overwhelm with paper clutter is real [39:00] How to divide your year into 3 separate "years" [44:54] Lisa offers a gift to Biz Chix listeners [47:50] Natalie's final thoughts [50:12] Natalie provides tips on finding your Biz Bestie   Thank you AWeber for supporting the BizChix Podcast. Get your all access, 60 day free trial at AWeber.com/bizchix.     Connect with Lisa Woodruff: Organize365 Connect with Lisa on Facebook Tweet with Lisa Listen to Organize365 Podcast Connect with Lisa on Instagram Mentioned in this Episode: Voxer Sunday Basket Gift Episodes Mentioned: 234: Building a Six Figure+ Biz with Lisa Woodruff, Jessica Rhodes, & Natalie Eckdahl #FinCon16 273: Meet My Biz Bestie: Lisa Woodruff   Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More.   This content first appeared on BizChix.com/274.
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54 min
July 6, 2017
273: A Candid Conversation with My Biz Bestie on Mindset, Upleveling and Being Gen X Women with Lisa Woodruff of Organize365
Join my Biz Bestie, Lisa Woodruff of Organize 365, and me as we talk about our friendship and how we've helped each others businesses grow in ways we never imagined! We share how we conquer mindset issues together and uplevel our businesses faster than we ever could alone. Listen for our unique challenges as GenX women managing homes with teenagers and husbands while scaling our multi-six figure businesses. Key Takeaways: Natalie and Lisa "met" on Twitter and in person at FinCon 2016. Natalie was fascinated with Lisa as they were both in similar seasons with family and business. Hear how they help each other stretch each other and push past limiting beliefs. A key value of their relationship is honesty. They delve into the differences between how Millenials and Gen Xers share parenting and household responsibilities.   JOIN THE BIZCHIX COMMUNITY!   This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   Connect with Lisa Woodruff: Organize365 Connect with Lisa on Facebook Tweet with Lisa Listen to Organize365 Podcast Connect with Lisa on Instagram   Get the FREE Sunday Basket eBook!   Mentioned in this Episode: Organize 365 Podcast: How a Bestie Can 10X Your Progress to Reaching Your Goals Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill AWeber Podast: Strategically Designing your Podcast with Natalie Eckdahl BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 234: Building a Six Figure+ Biz with Lisa Woodruff, Jessica Rhodes, & Natalie Eckdahl #FinCon16 261: You Are The Average of the Five People You Spend the Most Time With   Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More.   This content first appeared at BizChix.com/273.
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75 min
June 29, 2017
272: LinkedIn Strategies to Grow Your Biz with Chrissie Wywrot
Should you be spending more time on LinkedIN? Learn how Chrissie Wywrot, a digital marketer, PR expert and LinkedIn specialist uses the platform to grow her business and helps her clients do the same. Chrissie's previous experience in the NFL and for a national foundation give her a unique perspective on how to connect with the media and leverage your current network. Find out the latest best and worst practices on LinkedIn and how the premium features available through the Sales Navigator upgrade. This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber! Key Takeaways: Optimize your LinkedIn Headline Use your LinkedIn profile as a landing page (draw people in and have keywords) Find the mutual connection (What can you talk about?) Write articles on LinkedIn and promote on other social media platforms Take advantage of the one month free of premium service LinkedIn offers Listen for more...   Action step: Take 30-60 minutes on your calendar to update your LinkedIn profile (Connect with Natalie and Chrissie while you're there!)   Connect with other Female Entrepreneurs Connect with Chrissie Wywrot: Chrissie Wywrot's website Connect with Chrissie on LinkedIn Mentioned in this Episode: Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn LinkedIn Sales Navigator LinkedIn is the Best Networking Party You'll Ever Attend  How to Pitch a Story to the Media How to Get Responses on Sales Navigator Episodes Mentioned: 264: Building a Culture from Day One with Amy Errett of Madison Reed 268: Getting New Clients Using a Free Call Strategy 270: The Magical Art of Niching Down   Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More. This content first appeared on BizChix.com/272
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59 min
June 22, 2017
271: Did you Forget Your Local Market? #SellLocal
There may be a goldmine waiting for you in your backyard! Have you been so focused on the shiny online world, that you forgot your local market. Join me as we explore if you should focus more time in your local market? The majority of my six and seven figure clients have a huge local element to their business. We’re going to talk about whether or not you should be spending time locally, explore the opportunities and if the answer is YES, I’m going to share some of my client’s best strategies for connecting and growing a local client base. This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!           Connect with other Female Entrepreneurs   Mentioned in this Episode: Speaking Your Brand Podcast with Carol Cox   The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell Podcast Movement Dave Jackson - School of Podcasting Episodes Mentioned: 230: The Truth About Sales and Selling 267: Strategically Design, Launch and Grow a Podcast 268: Getting New Clients Using a Free Call Strategy 270: The Magical Art of Niching Down   Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More.   Previously published on: bizchix.com/271
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34 min
June 15, 2017
270: The Magical Art of Niching Down
  Niching down is scary. It feels like you are saying no to a huge group of people and turning down business. But the truth is when you try to talk to EVERYONE, you end up talking to no one. In this episode I share 9 ways niching down can benefit you, plus I share about four BizChix community members who saw huge growth in their businesses by choosing to serve a specific niche. This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!       Thank you Madison Reed for saving women time with your innovative at home coloring kits. Get 10% of your first color kit and free shipping using code BIZCHIX.     Connect with other Female Entrepreneurs   Mentioned in this Episode: Jaime Slutsky - https://virtualsummitTECH.com Lindsay Mason - https://www.frenchknotstudio.com/ Kristen Lander - https://www.fiercelyfueled.com and https://empoweredbyiron.com/ Sheri Gazitt - https://www.teenwiseseattle.com Episodes Mentioned: 263: How to Get More Clients 264: Building a Culture from Day One with Amy Errett of Madison Reed   Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More.   This content first appeared on BizChix.com/270.
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30 min
June 9, 2017
269: Eight Ways 1/1 and Group Work Will Grow Your Biz
YOU HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED! And I was too. I have been part of the online space since 2012 and for the last five years I have heard guru after guru tell me not to trade my time for money. They say it like it is a horrible nasty thing that no one should do. Well, I am here to tell you that I have built a multi-six figure business (that is scaling to 7 figures) that has very low overhead based off of one on one work and I want to share with you EIGHT reasons why working directly with other humans is so powerful. I'm tired of the SHAMING around 1/1 work. Like you, I used to get wowed by five, six and seven figure launches that I saw people BRAGGING about. But as I have gotten more savvy, I realize that when the "gurus" share their Revenue without ever disclosing if they made a Profit (notice, they don’t share the cost of their launch, how many refunds they gave out or how many people did not follow through on their payment plan). Anyone can build a business that can take care of their family based on one on one work and still have time for fun, family and travel. If you are trying to launch your business, pivot into a new area or launch a new product, there is nothing more powerful than 1/1 work.    This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber! Connect with other Female Entrepreneurs Episodes Mentioned: 222: The 6 Lies of Six Figure Launches 225: Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem? 263: How to Get More Clients 268: [On Air Coaching] Getting New Clients using a Free Call Strategy – Joanna’s Success Story Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More.     This content first appeared on BizChix.com/269.
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26 min
June 1, 2017
268: [On Air Coaching] Getting New Clients using a Free Call Strategy - Joanna's Success Story
  How do you go from ZERO clients to MULTIPLE paying clients in the matter of a few weeks? We are breaking down how Joanna Sapir did just that. Joanna shares how she took immediate action on my challenge to offer 10 free calls and how she turned these calls into clients. She also shares the process she went through to go from brainstorming to booked. Then I answer some questions Joanna has on the next steps to building her coaching practice. Don't miss the free download that includes a step by step guide to create your own email script, plus get a copy of the exact email Joanna's sent out! One of the things I am most excited about is that this is what is working now. This is a real time success story. This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!       Thank you Madison Reed for saving women time with your innovative at home coloring kits. Get 10% of your first color kit and free shipping using code BIZCHIX.   Launching a Coaching Practice and Converting Free Calls with Joanna Sapir   Download the Email Script to Get Booked    Key Takeaways: [7:30] Natalie introduces Joanna to the show [10:26] Joanna chats about starting her new business and her services [13:26] Joanna takes on Natalie's challenge by contacting her existing network [23:46] What are you waiting for to take action... a website, a logo, etc? [40:26] When should you give out your terms and conditions? [42:45] The difference between coaching and consulting [48:20] When can Joanna spend money on her business? [57:32] How to work with beta testers and new clients [1:05:54] How to get in contact with Joanna [1:08:16] Natalie's final thoughts     Connect with other Female Entrepreneurs     This content first appeared on BizChix.com/268.
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74 min
May 25, 2017
267: Strategically Design, Launch and Grow a Podcast with Natalie Eckdahl
Should you launch a podcast? Should you make changes to your current podcast? Natalie shares how you can STRATEGICALLY design a podcast that brings your ideal client to you. Also, Natalie reflects on what she would do differently if she was launching right now. Plus don't miss the incredible Podcasting Resource Guide that Natalie created as a free download for this episode.   Strategically Design, Launch and Grow a Podcast with Natalie Eckdahl Key Takeaways: [3:40] AWeber Email Marketing Tip [4:37] Natalie chats about her podcasting technology tips [8:02] Natalie had the honor to meet amazing women at Business Among Moms Success Summit [10:23] The BizChix Live event in Newport Beach, CA is finalized for October 18-20, 2017 [11:50] Natalie's 'Street Cred' as a podcaster [13:20] Benefits of a podcast [15:00] Truths about podcasting [16:07] Is a podcast a business? [18:35] What Natalie would do differently if she was launching today [21:10] BizChix podcasting tats [22:05] How I Grew My Podcasting Audience 400% in one year [35:55] Madison Reed and Natalie's 1st gray hair story [38:55] What do you want your podcast to do for you? [40:15] Is podcasting worth it? [46:56] How to learn to podcast? [48:40] Choosing podcasting equipment [49:00] How to get people to work with you [49:30] Don’t be afraid to sell or share yourself on the podcast [52:30] Natalie’s final thoughts   Join the BizChix Community   Mentioned in this Episode: Business Among Moms Success Summit ShePodcasts Episodes Mentioned: 209: Productive Podcast Guesting – Become a Podcast Guest with Natalie Eckdahl 223: [on air coaching] Should I Launch a Podcast? – Coaching Dr. Blair Thielemier 226: Biz and Babes - Podcast Movement 2016  232: Best Small Biz Apps and Tools 234: Building a Six Figure+ Biz - FinCon 2016 On-Air Coaching Calls 266: [On Air Coaching] Creating a Strategic Plan and Niching with Edie Berg This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   Thank you Madison Reed for saving women time with your innovative at home coloring kits. Get 10% of your first color kit and free shipping using code BIZCHIX. Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More.   This content first appeared on BizChix.com.
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54 min
May 18, 2017
266: [On Air Coaching] How to Choose a Niche and Pivot with Edie Berg
Do you ever wonder where you should go next with your business? Sometimes there are so many possibilities it is hard to know what to focus on. Also, have you ever been presented with an opportunity that is exactly what you have been dreaming of? How do you prepare and make the most of it? In this On Air coaching call, Natalie works with the fabulous Edie Berg, from The Strong Women's Club, to create a plan for her business and podcast. Edie shares her journey of launching a podcast that cast a wide net in terms of her target market to then pivoting and focusing on a specific niche. She recently launched a Virtual Summit which gained her a lot of visibility and shares the results of the summit. Natalie helps Edie look even closer at her niche and see if she can get even more focused and shares how to make the most of the some big meetings she has coming up. This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber! Thank you Madison Reed for supporting BizChix and saving women time with your innovative at home coloring kits. Get 10% of your first color kit and free shipping using code BIZCHIX. Creating a Strategic Plan, Niching and Pivoting with Edie Berg Key Takeaways: Niching down to a subset target audience, professional Jewish women Is a Facebook group a good fit for your business? Do what your best at! Edie is amazing with Facebook Live videos. Join the BizChix Community (free) Connect with Edie Berg: The Strong Women's Club The Strong Jewish Women's Summit Connect with Edie on LinkedIn The Strong Women's Club Podcast Mentioned in this Episode: 256: How to Serve Empire Builders with Katie Wyatt 240: How to Pivot Your Business with Freya Casey Speaking Your Brand Podcast Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More. This content first appeared on BizChix.com/266.
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64 min
May 11, 2017
265: Six Online Tools for Entrepreneurs via The Biz Chix Nest
My co-hosts are SIX amazing women entrepreneurs from the BizChix Nest who each share an online tool they recently added to their business. Thank you AWeber for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more about their email marketing software and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber Thank you Madison Reed for saving women time with your innovative at home coloring kits. Get 10% of your first color kit and free shipping using code BIZCHIX. Online Tools for Entrepreneurs via The Nest Key Takeaways: #1. Moment [listen at 7:00] Recommended by: Carol Cox Speaking Your Brand website Carol's Facebook Group Speaking Your Brand Podcast #2. Insightly [listen at 9:29] Recommended by: Julie Fry Business Among Moms website Connect with Julie on Facebook BAM Success Summit #3. Loom [listen at 11:04] Recommended by: Elizabeth Henson Elizabeth Henson's website Connect with Elizabeth on Instagram Networking Tips #4. SaneBox [listen at 15:37] Recommended by: Betsy Furler Communication Circles website Connect with Betsy on Twitter #5. Wave [listen at 17:14] Recommended by: Shannon Crow The Connected Yoga Teacher website Connect with Shannon on Facebook The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast #6. Recurpost [listen at 19:37] Recommended by: Freya Casey Freya Casey's website Subscribe to Freya's YouTube   Join The BizChix Community   Previous BizChix Podcasts featuring the co-hosts in this Episode: 200: Grow Your Network with Carol Cox, Jaree Freeman and Natalie Cutler-Welsh 231: Uplevel Your Next Speaking Engagement with @CarolMorganCox 249: Hosting Profitable Live Events with Julie Fry of Business Among Moms 252: [On Air Coaching] Launching Business #2, Pricing and Money Mindset with Betsy Furler 248: [On Air Coaching] How to Set and Achieve Big Goals with Shannon Crow 240: [On Air Coaching] How to Pivot Your Business with Freya Casey   Previous BizChix Tools Episodes: 190: Tools and Resources I Use to Run BizChix.com 215: Top Productivity Tools and Books 232: Best Small Biz Apps and Tools for Women Entrepreneurs   Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More.   This content first appeared on BizChix.com/265.
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27 min
May 4, 2017
264: Building a Culture from Day One with Amy Errett
When should you start to think about designing the culture of your organization? What is the ONE question you should ask in every interview? How do you make sure you are hiring people who will fit into your culture? How do you measure your team's happiness and satisfaction? My guest, Amy Errett, the Founder and CEO of Madison Reed, thought about the culture and team she wanted to build from the very beginning. Amy is a horseback riding, fly-fishing, black-diamond snowboarding, wine collecting, SF Giants-loving Californian. She founded Madison Reed with years of business and operating expertise as a leading entrepreneur, senior executive, venture capitalist and social-mission visionary. The mission of Madison Reed is to make luxurious, at-home hair color with ingredients you can feel good about. Amy shares the startup story of Madison Reed, how she is disrupting an old school industry and how Madison Reed values and measures customer and employee satisfaction   This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   Key Takeaways: The importance of creating a culture with intention How to measure customer satisfaction How to measure internal/Team satisfaction Why it is GREAT to have Values that repel some potential employees The one question you should ask in an interview Assessing Ability and Willingness The importance of Celebrating as a team Join The BizChix Community (free)   Listen to Other Women in Tech Interviews: Episode 60: Richard Branson funded Tech Entrepreneur Stacey Ferreira: Coder. Risk Taker. Future Cage Diver. Episode 109: UrbanSitter.com co-Founder & CEO Lynn Perkins – VC Funded Entrepreneur, Mom, Parent/Sitter Matchmaker Episode 161: LA Tech Start Up – Enplug CEO Nanxi Liu More Women in Tech Episodes   Mentioned in this Episode: Business Among Mom's Success Summit (Natalie is the Keynote Speaker) Madison Reed (use code BIZCHIX to save 10% off a color kit and get free shipping) Book: The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks   Apply to mastermind with Natalie and get connected with your Awesome Eight! Click to Learn More.   This content first appeared on BizChix.com
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65 min
April 27, 2017
263: How to Get More Clients
Learn 12 proven strategies to Get MORE Clients, plus 3 mistakes people often make when they are trying to develop business. I cover this topic constantly with clients during Strategy Sessions and Masterminds and it is the most commonly asked question in the BizChix community.   This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber     Episodes Mentioned: 209: How to Pitch a Podcast   Apply to mastermind with Natalie and get connected with your Awesome Eight! Click to Learn More. This content first appeared on BizChix.com/263 where you can find the full show notes.
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41 min
April 20, 2017
262: The Ultimate Business Checkup - Diagnose the Gaps in Your Biz
Are you spending the majority of time working IN your business and not ON it? Today we are going to look through some different areas of your business and do an assessment on how things are going in each functional area and choose 1-3 areas to focus on in the next 90 days. We cover Marketing/Sales, Finances, People/Team and Self Care. Plus I have a FREE TOOL for you to download so you can quickly asses how things are going.   **DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE TOOL***     This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber! The Ultimate Business Checkup Questions to think about: How are you doing at managing your money? Are you treating it with respect? Do you need to hire a bookkeeper to help you or set aside one day a month to work on your money/bookkeeping stuff? Are you overspending for the size of the business and your financial goals? Connect with other Female Entrepreneurs by Joining the BizChix Community for FREE! Resource Mentioned: Book: The 12 Week Year Episodes Mentioned: 216: [new series] Small Business Reality – Is this a Business, Hobby or Charity? 225: Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem? 230: The Truth About Sales and Selling 245: Secrets of my Six-Figure Clients   Apply to mastermind with Natalie and get connected with your Awesome Eight!  Click to Learn More.
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24 min
April 13, 2017
261: You Are The Average of the Five People You Spend The Most Time With
You Are The Average of the Five People You Spend The Most Time With Key Takeaways: Do you feel unsupported in your entrepreneurial journey? Do you have friends who encourage you, but don't exactly understand your entrepreneurial life? Who you are spending the most time with? Who are the five people whose opinions matter the most to you? How do manage fear? What fears do women in the BizChix Community Struggle with? Learn how being part of a mastermind can help you find your fab 5! Connect with other Female Entrepreneurs   Apply to mastermind with Natalie and get connected with your Awesome Eight! Click to Learn More.
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32 min
April 6, 2017
260: [On Air Coaching] The Seven Drivers of Motivation, Creating New Habits and Influencing Buyers with Dr. Susan Weinschenk
Learn the 7 Drivers of Motivation and how they can impact your business. Plus Hear ME get coached on how to make a new habit and how we can all influence buyers. I have Dr. Susan Weinschenk ("The Brain Lady") of The Team W sharing the latest brain research and how it impacts how we persuade others, including ourselves.   This conversation has had an incredible impact on me personally and on my business.     Dr. Weinschenk is the author of several books, including How To Get People To Do Stuff, 100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People, 100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People, and Neuro Web Design: What makes them click? Her clients include Walmart, Disney, Amazon, The Mayo Clinic, Charles Schwab, and Best Buy. And Dr. Weinschenk writes a popular blog for Psychology Today.     JOIN THE BIZ CHIX COMMUNITY (FREE)   This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   Blogs and Audioblogs Mentioned: Episode 77: Create New Habits with Dr. Susan Weinschenk Expert on Persuasion and Motivation What is a Podcast? Permission Granted: Take a Day Off Episode 162: I (almost) Quit Podcasting Episode 150: Facebook Groups   Listen to Susan's Full Length Episode: BizChix.com/77   Connect with Susan: The Team W website Connect with Susan on Twitter Connect with Susan on LinkedIn Subscribe to Susan’s YouTube Listen to the Human Tech Podcast   This content first appeared on BizChix.com/260, where the full show notes can be found.  
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41 min
March 30, 2017
259: Social Media Marketing Trends, Tips and Tools #SMMW17
What are the latest trends in Social Media? How can you implement them in your business? What is the next big thing? Hear key takeaways from Social Media Marketing World curated from 8 other attendees hailing from 4 countries. Special thanks to Stacy M. Tuschl, Loren Bartley, Maggie Patterson, Kelly Noble Mirabella, Kate Ahl, Sigrun, Wendi James and Holly Homer for taking the time post conference to share their learnings. Key Takeaways: [3:40] Stacy talks about the importance of Facebook Live posts and Facebook ads [6:30] Natalie chats about her takeaways on videos [7:45] Loren reveals amazing tools to enhance videos [11:08] Kate was reminded to be helpful as possible to her target audience and show her real authentic self [12:50] Sigrun found the key throughout the conference to be consistency [15:50] Maggie talks about being unique and focusing on a targeted audience [19:20] Wendi discusses Facebook organic reach [23:00] Kelly is amazed by AI and chatbots for Facebook messaging [28:33] Holly grabbed some interesting statistics about customers [30:58] Natalie chats about leading a panel at the conference     Join The BizChix Community   Episodes Mentioned: 50: 2014 SMMW Recap 167: 2015 SMMW Recap 188: Podcasting and Social Media with Mike Stelzner 182: Holly Homer 80: Maggie Patterson 214: Productive work with Holly Homer   This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   Want to work 1/1 with Natalie or join one of her masterminds? Click to Learn More.   This episode first appeared on BizChix.com. For full show notes go to BizChix.com/259.
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38 min
March 23, 2017
258: Tactics to Build Your Team - How to Source, Interview and Assign Roles with Natalie Gingrich and Shelli Warren
What's the difference between a project manager and an online business manger? How does a virtual assistant fit into the mix? Where do you find team members and what should you ask them in an interview? We cover the answers to these questions and more. This episode is two mini interviews in one podcast! Natalie interviews two experts in team building, Natalie Gingrich and Shelli Warren. Natalie Gingrich owns a project management firm and she breaks down what to expect when hiring a Project Manager. She also explains the differences between project managers, online business managers, and virtual assistants. Shelli Warren of She Connex works with encore career women and today shares her secrets for hiring and building a team. Don't miss her incredible interview questions. Key Takeaways: The differences between a virtual assistant, online business manager, and project manager. How do you know when to hire a virtual assistant, online business manager, or project manager? What to expect to pay for the different roles? How to create a job description. Avoid quick emotional decisions when hiring. Take advantage of association organizations. Should you use a trial period when hiring? Use your intuition. Are you checking references? Your first hire is your most important hire. Interview Questions   What compelled you to answer my ad? What led you to this line of work? Tell me about your most favorite client to work with. Tell me about your current workload. Describe your most frustrating client right now. Connect with: Natalie Gingrich Natalie G.'s Productive Week Freebie Shelli Warren Shelli's Encore Career Women Facebook Group Episodes Mentioned: 257: Building Your Ideal Team with Amanda Bond, Russell Brunson, Stu McClaren and Shane Sams Virtual Assistant Resources: CAVA IVAA Virtual Assist USA This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber! Want to work 1/1 with Natalie or join one of her masterminds? Click to Learn More.   This episode first appeared on BizChix.com/258.
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69 min
March 16, 2017
257: Building Your Ideal Team with Lessons Learned from Influencers - Amanda Bond, Russell Brunson, Stu McClaren and Shane Sams
The next two episodes are designed to help you scale your business and build an ideal team. Hear how four influencers have experienced the highs and lows of growing their business from hiring to employee development and training to letting people go. Previous episodes mentioned are #243 and #255. Please take a moment and share this episode with a friend! Key Takeaways: [1:00] AWeber email marketing tip [3:30] Stu McLaren chats about fear of responsibility and provides three amazing tips to hiring [10:25] Amanda Bond talks about duplicating herself and creating internal trainings [23:00] Shane Sams reveals his tips on letting team members go [27:00] Natalie's final thoughts   Episodes Mentioned: 243: How to Succeed at Online Business with Jocelyn Sams 255: Sales and Marketing Training at Funnel Hacking Live 2017 Want to work 1/1 with Natalie or join one of her masterminds? Click to Learn More.   This content first appeared at BizChix.com/257. Click to get the full show notes and links.
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33 min
March 9, 2017
256: [On Air Coaching] How to Serve Empire Builders with Katie Wyatt
A new on air coaching call with Katie Wyatt, who is a brilliant podcaster and coach from Australia. Katie has successfully changed her branding and podcast from a focus on wellness entrepreneurs to a broader group of empire builders! Her related courses and services provide entrepreneurs and small businesses an opportunity to grow their influence with podcasting. But how should she focus her offerings? Should she target corporate clients, small business owners or solo entrepreneurs? Should she target DIY product offerings or customized services? Can she work with others with larger businesses than hers? Natalie and Katie work together to answer these questions. Key Takeaways: [6:08] Natalie welcomes Katie Wyatt and they chat about how she started her podcast [9:40] Katie discusses how she successfully changed her branding and podcast [19:00] Katie has thoughts of adding a corporate audience as an avatar [23:11] Natalie talks about how a course model is not for everyone [25:47] Katie mentions her mindset issues with working with six-figure or successful business owners [39:20] Natalie taps into the various ways Katie can handle her offerings [45:29] Natalie and Katie talk about how the online space can be glamorous and make things seem easy [48:11] Natalie lets Katie know about what she discovered at Funnel Hacking Live 2017 in regards to the podcasting market [52:50] How to connect with Katie [53:38] Natalie's final thoughts     Mentioned in this Episode: Katie Wyatt's Website Empire By Design Podcast 255: Funnel Hacking Live Sales and Marketing Takeaways This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber! Find out how to work 1/1 with Natalie or join one of her masterminds? Click to Learn More. This episode first appeared on BizChix.com.
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57 min
March 2, 2017
255: Sales and Marketing Training via #FHL2017 (ClickFunnels)
Natalie is back from the Funnel Hacking Live Conference (#FHL2017)  hosted by ClickFunnels and is sharing the top sales and marketing takeaways! She covers her pre-conference prep and the intentions she set ahead of the conference. Her takeaways include teachings from ClickFunnels CEO Russell Brunson, Stu McClaren and closing keynote speaker Tony Robbins! This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!       Funnel Hacking Live 2017 Conference in Dallas, TX Connect with other Female Entrepreneurs   Tony Robbins at #FHL2017 Mentioned in this Episode: ClickFunnels Flipped Lifestyle Podcast (Shane and Jocelyn Sams) 8 Minute Millionnaire (Justin and Tara Williams) The Energy Healer Podcast (Tara Williams) Blue Ocean Strategy Book Tony Robbins: Blue Ocean Strategy Episode HBR: Blue Ocean Strategy Episode Opportunity Switching and Opportunity Stacking (Russell Brunson) Interested in coaching with Natalie or joining one of her masterminds? Click to Learn More.
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40 min
February 23, 2017
254: Design Your High End Offer (everyone has one) Based on the 80/20 Rule
Natalie shares how entrepreneurs can use their unique gifts and skills to create high end offers to uncover more profit in their business. She offers examples of different types of businesses that high end offers can work with. This is all based on the 80/20 rule. Natalie explains how it relates to different aspects of your business and how you can use it to determine the rate to charge for your high end offer and the number of people who may buy it! Plus there are a few mindset hurdles to overcome as well.   Interested in coaching with Natalie or joining one of her masterminds? Click to Learn More.   Join the Biz Chix Community today for FREE.   This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   Mentioned in this Episode: 234: Building a Six Figure+ Biz with Lisa Woodruff 231: Uplevel Your Next Speaking Engagement with Carol Cox 197 & 198: Best Selling Children's Book Author / Speaker - Maria Dismondy Lil' Labels with Minna Bossmom   Find out more about how to work with Natalie. BizChix.com/workwithme   This content first appeared on BizChix.com.
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24 min
February 16, 2017
253: [On Air Coaching] How to Target Your Ideal Client with Diane Diaz
How do you choose the type of client or customer to target when you are attracting multiple avatars? Natalie coaches Diane Diaz from The Brand Teacher through choosing her Ideal Client so she can focus her messaging, content and social media efforts. Diane Diaz is a full-time University Professor who teaches branding and branding strategies. Diane also works with individuals and corporations to help employees create their own personal brand with branding workshops. Providing a professional look across social media platforms to bring professionalism to both the corporation and individual is crucial to succeed as a professional. Here are a few topics we cover in this call: Creating a Customer Avatar Changing a Social Media Presence to Reflect a Brand The Importance of LinkedIn Pricing Services This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   Not a member of the BizChix Community yet? Click to join for FREE!   Connect with Diane Diaz: The Brand Teacher website Tweet with Diane Diaz Connect with Diane Diaz on LinkedIn Connect with Diane on Facebook Attend You Renewed Personal Brand Workshop Facilitated by Diane in Orlando, FL on March 9, 2017 Mentioned in this episode: 231: Uplevel Your Next Speaking Engagement with Carol Cox 232: Best Small Biz Apps and Tools for Women Entrepreneurs BizChix.com/Nest Interested in working with Natalie? Check out her Strategy Sessions and Masterminds. Strategy Session Join a Mastermind
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49 min
February 9, 2017
252: [On Air Coaching] Launching a 2nd Business, Pricing and Money Mindset with Betsy Furler
A new on air coaching call with Betsy Furler from Communication Circles who is launching Business #2! Betsy has been a speech pathologist for over 25 years with five years in private practice. She has a fantastic team taking care of her clients and day to day operations, which has freed her up to launch business #2 as a consultant to the tech industry. Betsy is an expert in the area of augmentative communication and a pioneer in the use of mobile applications with people with a wide range of abilities. She provides consulting services to app developers and tech companies as well as direct services to people with disabilities utilizing tech solutions. Here are a few topics we cover in this call: Launching a Second Business Stepping into the Role of Influencer Outsourcing Pricing Services Opportunity Cost Consulting and speaking with technology companies Impostor Syndrome Money mindset This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   Not a member of the BizChix Community yet? Click to join for FREE!   Connect with Betsy Furler: Communications Circle website Tweet with Betsy Furler Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn Connect with Betsy on Facebook Join the AAC (Augmentative Communication) Parents Facebook Group Mentioned in this episode: NextDoor Secrets of My Six-Figure Clients BizChix.com/Nest
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57 min
February 2, 2017
251: [Special Edition] Reflections on 3 Years of Podcasting and Business Building with Natalie Eckdahl
Natalie celebrates 3 years of podcasting and building a business! Katie Wyatt, fellow podcaster of Empire by Design and BizChix member, interviews Natalie on her podcast journey and how she created her online business. Natalie discusses her dreams for the BizChix podcast and how much she enjoys impacting the lives of woman entrepreneurs. This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!       3 Years of Podcasting and Business Building Key Takeaways: [4:10] Katie starts her interview with Natalie. [5:00] Natalie discusses how and where she grew up as a child. [8:50] Natalie's journey into podcasting. [12:10] Katie asks which combination of things that have helped Natalie grow. [19:34] Does consistently 'showing up' make a difference? [26:11] Natalie talks about how she's been stuck with imposter syndrome. [31:30] Which podcast influencers does Natalie admire? [37:31] What to do when you fail? [50:00] What Natalie would say to herself 3 years ago and where she sees herself in the future 3 years from now. [57:47] Natalie's final thoughts. Listen to my guest interviewer, Katie Wyatt!   Connect with other Female Entrepreneurs   Mentioned in this Episode: Katie Wyatt PodcastOne How I Monetize My Podcast Interview Swap with The Mompreneur Show Bossmom FinCon
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68 min
January 26, 2017
250: The 5 People to Avoid in Your Mastermind or Team
There are 5 people to avoid at all costs when forming a mastermind or team. Who are they and how can they disrupt the cohesiveness of your group? Listen to hear content Natalie has never shared before on the podcast. Mastermind with Natalie by going to BizChix.com/workwithme. Have a Six Figure Business? Get on the waiting list for ProfitChix, the Six Figure Mastermind. BizChix.com/sixfigures This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!    The 5 People to Avoid in Your Mastermind or Team Key Takeaways: [7:05] What’s a mastermind? [10:25] Natalie provides an overview of the 5 people to avoid in a mastermind or team. [16:50] How to assess the drama level of potential members. [20:43] Recap of the 5 people to avoid in a mastermind or team. [21:12] Natalie has gifts for you! Mentioned in this Episode: Masterminds, Networking and Team Series Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill Go to the full show notes to get the free Art of Masterminding Download - BizChix.com/250.   This content originally appeared on BizChix.com.
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23 min
January 19, 2017
249: Hosting Profitable Live Events with Julie Fry of Business Among Moms
Hear Julie Fry, the Chief Mom Officer at Business Among Moms (BAM) share how LIVE EVENTS have grown and connected her community and her lessons learned from hosting small and large events. Also, Julie has a special announcement about her BAM Success Summit this spring (hint…it involves Natalie). 😉 Business Among Mom’s is a thriving community of over 5,000 mom-run businesses across the country and the BAM Success Summit is the live event Julie spearheads each spring in Seattle to bring her community together. She is expecting 250 attendees this year. Julie was a previous guest on episode 24 and agreed to an interview before Natalie had even launched the show. They reminisce on their relationship over the last three years and Natalie reads the initial email she sent inviting Julie onto the show. Natalie also offers a special thank you to the BizChix community as the show has experienced 300% growth in downloads in the last year.
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50 min
January 12, 2017
248: [On Air Coaching] How to Set and Achieve Big Goals with Shannon Crow
A new on air coaching call with Shannon Crow who trains and consults with Yoga Teachers and with Studio Owners. Shannon wants Natalie’s advice on how to set a 12 week goal and break it into weekly goals and daily tasks. Natalie takes Shannon through the entire goal setting process. They also discuss podcast strategy set a launch date for Shannon’s new podcast. If you have any yoga teacher friends, be sure to have them connect with Shannon and follow her as she launches The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast. This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!
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56 min
January 5, 2017
247: Create a Profit Goal for Your Business
Did you know that 2017 is The Year of Profit? In this episode I challenge you to create a profit goal for your business. There is so much focus on having a big revenue or sales number that often what gets lost is the actual money you transfer from your business to your home. Many of us get caught up in investing in our business and forget to make a plan to have our business financially provide for us. Not this year! It's time to take a look at not only how you can increase revenue, but also how you can decrease expenses. Listen to get encouraged and inspired!   Mentioned in this Episode:  Episode 241 Profit First with Michael Michalowicz Episode 235 How I Monetize my Podcast and Platform Episode 225 Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem?   Interested in working with Natalie one on one or in one of her masterminds? Go to BizChix.com/workwithme   This content first appeared on BizChix.com.       This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!
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31 min
December 20, 2016
246: Interview Swap with The Mompreneur Show - Vicky Lashenko and Natalie Eckdahl Interview Each Other
Two interviews in one episode! Perfect to listen to while you pack gifts or travel and family friendly. Natalie interviews Mompreneur Show host Vicky Lashenko, then rebroadcasts Vicky’s live interview of Natalie. Vicky shares what it was like to immigrate from the Ukraine as an 8 year old, and how the bravery and grit she developed from that experience played a roll in launching her business and her focus on live video shows. Natalie shares her rough beginning as a podcaster, how she found her footing and her advice for women just getting started as entrepreneurs.   For the full show notes go to BizChix.com/246.   Want to work with Natalie? Go to BizChix.com/workwithme to learn more.   This content originally appeared on BizChix.com.
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71 min
December 13, 2016
245: 8 Secrets of My Six Figure Clients
I noticed a trend among clients whose revenue exceeds Six Figures. There are certain characteristics, business practices and tactics that make them stand out. Here are eight of the secrets to their success. If I could encourage every entrepreneur to make just one change in their business that would have a HUGE impact, that would be to implement secret #1 - Consistency. My six figure clients set big goals every week and hit them week after week after week. This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber! An overview of the 8 secrets (listen for all the juicy details!) Consistency Sell Local Laser Focused Long Term Mindset Endurance Invest in Their Personal Growth Positive Money Mindset Thick Skinned Join the Private Facebook Group I host for Female Entrepreneurs.   Mentioned in this Episode: Self Sabotage Episode Money Mindset Episode   Hear the entire #BizChixMonetize series. Now go make some money! Ready to Mastermind in 2017? Click to learn more and apply. Masterminds forming for women entrepreneurs, women podcasters and six figure entrepreneurs.   This content was originally published on BizChix.com.
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30 min
December 6, 2016
244: Buy Back Your Time - Tips for Outsourcing at Home
There is a ton of information on outsourcing in your business but very little on how to outsource in the home as a woman entrepreneur. And let’s face it, women take on a lot of responsibility in the home even if we are in a relationship with a really supportive partner. Some of that is our own doing because we like things done a certain way and other parts of it are gender roles that we are expected to take on. In this episode we talk about the first steps to outsourcing at home, how to budget for it, how to creatively outsource if you don't have money to invest and how to overcome objections you or others in your life may have to outsourcing. A special thank you to the BizChix Community for discussing this topic in our Private Facebook Group. It was fun to create an episode drawn from that discussion. Not a member of the BizChix Community yet? Join the BizChix Community today. Go to BizChix.com and click on the yellow join the community button.   This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   Mentioned in this Episode: NextDoor App BizChix #244: Productive Work at Home Mom with Holly Homer Happy Home, Happy Business Series   Hear the entire #BizChixMonetize series.   I'd love to work with you. The first step is a Strategy Session. Learn More.   This content was originally published on BizChix.com.
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29 min
November 29, 2016
243: How to Succeed at Online Business with Jocelyn Sams of Flipped Lifestyle
Natalie chats with one of her favorite podcasters, Jocelyn Sams from Flipped Lifestyle Podcast. Jocelyn shares how she launched her online business which led to she and her husband Shane being able to quit their teaching jobs. Hear this fantastic startup story and how they transformed their family's future. Jocelyn also shares how she outsources household duties to free up more time for her business and family. This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   How to Succeed at Online Business Key Takeaways: [11:00] Jocelyn talks about how she became an online entrepreneur. [16:48] Natalie asks Jocelyn about her process of obtaining her first customers. [21:20] Jocelyn reveals how she and her husband quit their teaching jobs to become online entrepreneurs full-time. [29:25] How do you explain online entrepreneurship to friends and family? [35:45] Are membership sites for you? [36:42] Getting started with live events and how they contribute to your business. [41:20] Outsourcing in your home and if you need to hire a "Fairy Godmother". [48:50] Natalie’s final thoughts. [54:54] Special message from Tahoe (Natalie’s 4 year old son). Connect with Jocelyn Sams: Flipped Lifestyle Website Flipped Lifestyle Podcast Tweet Jocelyn Mentioned in this Episode: BizChix.com/nest ElementaryLibrarian.com UShistoryteachers.com BizChix.com/Aweber   Link to Jocelyn's Household Outsourcing List (coming soon). It will also be posted in the Private Facebook Group so be sure to Join the BizChix Community (free).   This content first appeared on BizChix.com.
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55 min
November 22, 2016
242: Self Sabotage and Limiting Beliefs
Do you ever find that you are derailing your own success? Being an entrepreneur takes an extraordinary amount of courage and endurance. I believe that at least 50% of your success depends on your mental game. Sometimes we have great goals and plans and dreams for our business and yet just as we are getting close to attaining them, we set ourselves up for failure. It can be subtle and look like procrastination or it can be more overt and end up in depression.   One place to start is with your own limiting beliefs. Since we are in our #BizChixMonetize Series, I want to focus today on any limiting beliefs you have around money and your own success. I am talking about our mindset and the tapes or scripts you are playing in your head. Many of you may not even realize that the words you are saying to yourself and the things you are believing about yourself and your potential for success are someone else’s words. Are you replaying negative words that a parent or caregiver put in your head when you were just an innocent child? Do you have fears about how success could impact your relationships? What if you made more money than your spouse or your parents or your siblings or your friends? What words or phrases come to you about money? Take a highlighter or different pen and note those statements that have a negative connotation about money. For phrases that are common sayings about money - think about what the underlying meaning of that saying. SIMPLE STEPS TO ELIMINATE LIMITING BELIEFS The key is to first start with recognizing it. Then decide if you agree with it. If not, do you want to change it? If you do, create a new script to replace it. Recognize it Evaluate it - agree or disagree Re-Script it Maintain it [optional] Relapse It Source: Psychology Today   A note of inspiration: I give you permission to make 2017 the most successful year you have ever had. Whatever glass ceiling you have placed on yourself, 2017 is the year it get’s shattered. [click to tweet] Being an entrepreneur takes an extraordinary amount of courage and endurance. - Click to tweet Now go take some action! This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/AWeber!  I’d love to work with you go to BizChix.com/workwithme Thank you so much for listening. If you enjoyed the episode, please SUBSCRIBE and leave a rating and review!   This episode first appeared on BizChix.com.
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24 min
November 15, 2016
241: Learn How to Profit First with Mike Michalowicz
Are you earning profit in your business? Are you paying yourself a salary? Natalie interviews Mike Michalowicz, author of Profit First, Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, The Pumpkin Plan, and Surge. Mike shares how he’s made millions and lost millions. He reveals how his 9 year old daughter and her piggy bank were the trigger to change his life. Learn why Profit First was the most important book Natalie read this year and how the system can work in your business.   This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   Key Takeaways: [9:30] Mike gives a fascinating overview on how he started his business life to earn millions and how he lost his millions. [14:05] Mike talks about what triggered the change to his mindset and his future. [16:40] Mike breaks down each of his books and how they help entrepreneurs. [27:48] Mike shares what types of accounts business owners should have. [36:26] Are you feeding your business or your ego? [45:22] Where you can find Mike online and grab his free resources. [48:35] Natalie’s final thoughts. [51:19] Special message from Tahoe (Natalie’s 4 year old son).   Connect with Mike Michalowicz ● Mike’s website ● Mike’s Free Resources   Mentioned in this Episode: ● BizChix.com/nest   Hear the entire #BizChixMonetize series.   This episode first appeared on BizChix.com.
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51 min
November 8, 2016
240: [On Air Coaching] How to Monetize a YouTube Audience with Freya Casey
Hear Natalie coach Freya Casey, a vocal coach and professional singer in Germany with an international YouTube following. Natalie helps Freya determine how she can pivot her business from serving only local clients to working with clients globally. Natalie guides Freya to choose her new ideal client which ultimately plays on her experience building her own professional singing career.   This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   Key Takeaways: [7:03] Freya asks how she can transition her local business to a successful online business and work with the global audience she has built through her YouTube channel and podcast. [10:43] Freya talks about her current online efforts to gain clients. [12:05] Freya discusses her social media presence on YouTube and her podcast. [17:00] Natalie and Freya dig into a new business avatar. [25:45] Natalie suggests different services Freya can start offering and adjusting her online presence. [39:00] Freya asks about how she can shift her business. [44:16] Where you can find Freya online. [45:39] Natalie’s final thoughts. [48:47] Special message from Tahoe (Natalie’s 4 year old son).   Connect with Freya Casey ● Freya’s Singing Tips ● Freya’s Singing Tips - The Podcast ● Freya Casey on YouTube ● Freya Casey’s website   Mentioned in this Episode: ● BizChix.com/nest   Hear the entire #BizChixMonetize series.   This episode first appeared on BizChix.com.
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49 min
November 1, 2016
239: Legal Mistakes to Avoid in Your Online Biz with Jamie Lieberman and Danielle Liss of Hashtag Legal
Hear Natalie chat with Jamie and Danielle from Hashtag Legal on four major legal mistakes to avoid in an online business. These impact anyone who has a website, collects emails, sells products and/or is an Amazon Affiliate.   This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   Key Takeaways: [9:20] How should people choose a lawyer for their business. [12:03] Natalie mentions how she hired Jamie and Danielle to help her with the Aweber sponsorship contract. [13:55] Danielle lists the top four legal mistakes an online business makes and the different types of business entities to be aware of. [19:40] Natalie asks about obtaining a LLC in other states. [21:55] Danielle discusses the biggest issue business owners face in legal situations. [31:09] Danielle and Jamie talk about how important a privacy policy is for a business website and what types of questions that need to be addressed. [38:06] Danielle and Jamie can’t stress enough about being proactive in protecting your business. [46:12] How to connect with Danielle and Jaime [48:30] Natalie’s final thoughts. [53:03] Special message from Tahoe (Natalie’s 4 year old son).   Connect with Jamie and Danielle ● Hashtag-Legal website ● @hashtaglegalLLC Twitter ● Businessese Website ● @businessese Twitter   Mentioned in this Episode: ● BizChix.com/nest   Hear the entire #BizChixMonetize series.   This episode first appeared on BizChix.com.
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53 min
October 25, 2016
238: [On Air Coaching] How to Prioritize Online vs. Local Opportunities with Christina Nicholson
Hear Natalie coach Christina Nicholson of Media Maven on how to prioritize her local media relations work and the opportunities to create “passive” income online. Natalie also provides training on planning for 12 weeks at a time in your business. This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!   Key Takeaways: [4:35] Natalie welcomes Christina Nicholson and learns about her background in as a TV anchor and in PR. [8:36] Christina describes her business, Media Maven, where she provides media relations, video production, and blogging services. [13:00] Christina shares how she uses LinkedIn to gain clients. [25:25] Natalie mentions how Christina should be selective on networking events and speak at local events. [27:25] Natalie gives Christina some recommendations on her online course, Master Your PR. [40:00] Christina and Natalie chat about potential one-on-one sessions Christina can implement. [44:24] Natalie and Christina talk about how important retainer clients are for her business. [47:28] Natalie provides insight on limiting beliefs and client expectations. [57:20] Is a business plan really needed? [1:00] Natalie mentions the book, “The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months”. [1:03] Final thoughts from Natalie [1:08:08] Special message to everyone from Tahoe (Natalie’s 4 year old son).   Connect with Christina ● Media Maven ● LinkedIn ● Facebook ● Twitter ● 7 FREE ways to use LinkedIn to Grow your Business   Mentioned in this Episode: ● The Pitch Podcast with Amanda Berlin (episode #30 featuring Christina) ● The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months ● BizChix.com/nest   Hear the entire #BizChixMonetize .   This episode first appeared on BizChix.com.
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70 min
October 18, 2016
237: Think Bigger and Other Takeaways From My MBA
Host Natalie Eckdahl shares four major takeaways from her MBA education and how they impacted her entrepreneurial journey.   This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Click the image below to learn more and get a 60 Day Free Trial.   Key Takeaways:   [6:05] First takeaway - Think BIGGER!   [10:35] Being “surprisingly” inspired by Noah Kagan at #FinCon16 and having an epiphany under a tree.     [15:09] Second takeaway - Study best practices in other industries.   [22:25] Natalie shares how her networking relationship with Jessica Rhodes grew and networking with Facebook groups.   [27:16] Third takeaway - focus on your Network and Networking.   [27:55] Fourth takeaway - teams and the power of collaboration.   [35:10]  The Nest is open to registrants at bizchix.com/nest with.   [37:35] Special message to everyone from Tahoe (Natalie’s 4 year old son). Mentioned in this Episode: AWeber Jessica Rhodes She Podcasts BizChix 226: Biz & Babies Learn more about The Nest   Hear the entire #BizChixMonetize. This episode first appeared on BizChix.com.
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38 min
October 11, 2016
236: [On Air Coaching] How to Build an Audience and Monetize with Kiana Porter-Isom
Hear Natalie coach Kiana Porter-Isom from Edupreneur Today about monetizing her “side” business! They strategize on how Kiana can create recurring revenue through membership sites. Also, Kiana shares how she has grown her audience through Instagram and what her business is like one year in.   This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Click HERE to start your 60 Day Free Trial.   Key Takeaways:   [4:25] Learn about Kiana and her biz Edupreneur Today.   [8:30] Natalie and Kiana chat about hiring a driver for long drives for consulting and how to use that time in the car to be productive.   [10:17] Kiana would like to work on income stream that’s predictable, particularly a membership site for teachers.   [12:40] Natalie and Kiana talk about the value of email list building.   [14:57] Kiana lets us know the unique way she built her email list with free products.   [17:42] Kiana talks about the steps she used to take people to her lead magnet using Instagram.   [23:11] Natalie asked Kiana when she first monetized in her business?   [25:09] Kiana offers insight about how she felt her business was growing slow.   [28:52] Natalie and Kiana discuss options on creating a recurring revenue stream.   [35:35] Natalie suggests a couple of podcasts related to membership sites.     [45:06] Natalie offers suggestions on getting clarity on membership sites - Do you want to provide content, community or both?   [49:33] Natalie explains the difference between forums versus Facebook groups.   [57:40] What to do if Kiana gets stuck on the technology end of a membership site?   [1:00:38] Kiana asks if she should set up a landing page now even before the membership site is ready?   [1:02:04] Natalie mentions that there is an element of personal selling involved while building a membership site.   [1:48] How to connect with Kiana.   [1:06:12] Natalie states you can hear the latest developments on her membership site, “The Nest” at bizchix.com/nest   [1:07] Final thoughts from Natalie   [1:08:08] Special message to everyone from Tahoe (Natalie’s 4 year old son).   Connect with Kiana Edupreneur Today (website) Instagram Twitter   Mentioned in this Episode: AWeber Gumroad Zapier Canva Blair Green Thielemier - BizChix Ep. 223 Membership Guys Podcast Flipped Lifestyle Youpreneur bbPress for forums Jill Sessa at Ultimate WP Help (affiliate) bizchix.com/nest   Please click subscribe and consider leaving a rating and/or review. I read every word! This episode first appeared on BizChix.com.
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68 min
October 4, 2016
235: How I Monetize My Podcast and Platform
Host Natalie Eckdahl opens up about how she monetizes her podcast and business! It is not how she expected things to evolve when she launched the show in January 2014. In fact, it has taken Natalie much longer than she expected to build a business that can provide for her family. Natalie also reveals the different ways to monetize a podcast and how she currently makes money through her podcast and business.  This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Go to BizChix.com/AWeber to learn more and get a 60 Day Free Trial. Key Takeaways: [4:35]  Natalie talks about why and how she started the BizChix podcast. [6:40]  Natalie discusses the different ways you can monetize your online business or podcast. [12:48] Natalie’s epiphany when listening to Claire Pelletreau from the Get Paid Podcast [16:50] How Natalie is monetizing today. [19:08]  What Natalie has learned from podcasting. [23:08]  How and why create multiple streams of revenue. [27:00] Lessons learned on monetizing. [33:09] How did the AWeber sponsorship happen? [48:40] Honored AWeber appreciates BizChix and how important women entrepreneurs are - please tweet or send a thank you on Instagram for their support. [49:52] Special message from Tahoe! Mentioned in this Episode: AWeber AWeber Podcast featuring Natalie Hashtag-Legal (my attorneys) Claire Pelletreau - The Get Paid Podcast Don't forget to click subscribe so you never miss an episode and get to hear the entire #BizChixMonetize Series. Now go make some money! I'd love to work with you! Click for more info BizChix.com/workwithme   This episode first appeared on BizChix.com/235.
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50 min
September 27, 2016
234: Building a Six Figure+ Biz with Lisa Woodruff, Jessica Rhodes & Natalie Eckdahl #FinCon16
Recorded in person and outside at #FinCon16. In this episode, host Natalie Eckdahl, Lisa Woodruff and Jessica Rhodes share how they built their six figure+ businesses from the ground up as well as how they manage their teams, handle pricing strategy and balance motherhood. For full show notes go to: BizChix.com/234     This content originally appeared on BizChix.com.
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59 min
September 20, 2016
233: [new series] 10 Tips to Monetize and Grow Your Biz #bizchixmonetize
  We are going to spend the next 10+ episodes talking about all the issues related to MONEY, your mindset around money, getting paid, setting prices, raising rates, finding more customers and how to organize your business finances. I am creating this series in response to the emails you send me, the work I do with clients, and the conversations I see in our Private Facebook group. Today I am going to do an overview of some topics that we are going to dig deeper on throughout this series. Set realistic expectations. It takes years to build a business that can support your family. Keep your business and personal finances separate - it is hard to know how you are doing if it is all co-mingled. Decide on an amount to invest in your business and put it in a separate business account (see #2). Understand your attitude around money and building wealth. What is your family history around money? What money stories from your past are affecting you today?  You don’t know what is going on in someone else’s bank account. Realize what you perceive about others, may not be the reality of the situation. Keep your eye on your own business. Don’t get distracted. (For more on this listen to The Six Lies of Six Figure Launches.) The higher income you earn in your day job, the harder it is to transition to entrepreneurship. The easiest path to entrepreneurship is to leverage what you are already doing in a consultant role. You need to network with others. No matter what your business is, you have to get out and meet people. Go to local events, attend conferences, have lunch, meet for coffee. Go broad, then go deep. Stop spending money on courses and coaches and tools.  You already know enough. You’re going to fail along the way. Keep trying, keep iterating. Don’t give up. Focus the bulk of your time on bringing money into your business. That means selling. That means having something to offer. Make sure what you think you want to do aligns with what people really need and are willing to pay for (validate this through 1/1 work). (Listen to The Truth About Sales and Selling and Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem? for more on this topic). Now go make some money! I'd love to work with you! Go to BizChix.com/workwithme for more info! Thank you so much for listening. If you enjoyed the episode, please SUBSCRIBE in iTunes and leave a rating and or review.  This helps the show rank higher in iTunes search results!   This content first appeared on BizChix.com.
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28 min
August 30, 2016
232: [series finale] The Best Tools and Apps for Small Business via the BizChix Community
This episode was created in partnership with The BizChix Community. I am so excited to have NINE amazing women entrepreneurs on the show to share their favorite business tools with you. I love bringing our BizChix community to life in this way and am thrilled to share this capstone episode of The Small Biz Reality Series with you.   Key Takeaways: #1. Voxer [listen at 5:26] Recommended by: Natalie Eckdahl Biz Chix Connect on Twitter   #2. Text Expander [listen at 7:33] Recommended by: Laura McClellan The Productive Woman Connect on Facebook Hear Natalie Interview Laura for Her 100th Episode   #3. Boomerang [listen at 11:55] Recommended by: Blair Thielemeir Pharmapreneur Academy Connect on LinkedIn   #4. The Skimm [listen at 14:05] Recommended by: Heather Ryan Special Agent Heather Connect on Facebook   #5. Trello [listen at 15:58] Recommended by: Danielle Liss Businessese & Hashtag Legal Connect on Instagram   #6. Google Calendar [listen at 19:18] Recommended by: Diane Diaz The Brand Teacher Connect on Facebook   #7. Bullet Journal (also see this link) [listen at 22:59] Recommended by: Jill Sessa Ultimate WP Help Connect on Facebook   #8. Onlypult [listen at 28:22] Recommended by: Kendra James The Finance Femme Connect on Instagram   #9. Zapier [listen at 31:44] Recommended by: Alaia Williams AlaiaWilliams.com Connect on Facebook   #10. Evernote [listen at 36:03] Recommended by: Jennifer Ebeling 6ftmama.com Connect on Facebook   #11. Chipotle App [listen at 42:50] Recommended by: Natalie Eckdahl Connect on Instagram   Podcasts featured in this Episode: ● The Small Biz Reality Series (BizChix) ● BizWomen Rock (Katie Krimitsos) ● The Productive Woman (Laura McClellan) ● The Pharmacy Podcast Show (Blair Thielemeir Guest Host) ● At the Helm (Alaia Williams) ● Still Growing (Jennifer Ebeling)   This content first appeared on BizChix.com.
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49 min
August 23, 2016
231: Uplevel Your Next Speaking Engagement or Webinar with Carol Cox
Host Natalie Eckdahl gets coached on air by expert Carol Morgan Cox of Speaking Your Brand. They cover how Natalie can take her signature talk on Masterminds to the next level and how each opportunity to speak builds relationships and can attract clients.   Key Takeaways: [5:59] How Carol helps women entrepreneurs, professionals, and executives use public speaking as a marketing and networking tool. [9:09] How speaking engagements can help sell your product or service. [11:42] Carol and Natalie discuss Natalie’s presentation at Podfest 2016. [17:03] Natalie shares the highs and lows of her presentation. [19:59] How can you improve your delivery at speaking engagements? [23:12] How the content that you offer can give you additional speaking opportunities. [28:28] Planning for your next speaking engagement. [33:20] What can you offer your audience while you speak? [35:08] Carol shares her messaging framework to help structure your presentation. [52:17] Carol challenges Natalie to use her framework to revise her original presentation and shares ideas for practicing the presentation. [54:22] How to connect with Carol online. [57:11] Natalie shares tips for preparing for your own speaking engagement.   Mentioned in this Episode: Download the Worksheet Speaking Your Brand Say HI to Carol on Twitter Carol’s Media Appearances Visit Carol on Facebook FinCon Podfest Hear the entire Small Business Reality Series via: BizChix.com/smallbiz I'd love to work with you either 1/1 through a 90 minute strategy session, via one of my Masterminds for Entrepreneurs or Podcasters or in my new Group Coaching Program for New Entrepreneurs. Click HERE--> BizChix.com/workwithme Thank you so much for listening. If you enjoyed the episode, please SUBSCRIBE in iTunes and leave a rating and or review.  This helps the show rank higher in iTunes search results!   This episode appeared first on BizChix.com.
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63 min
August 16, 2016
230: The Truth About Sales and Selling
If you want to be an entrepreneur, you are going to have to do SALES!  This episode for those of you that struggle with sales and selling, especially when it involves putting yourself out there and possibly being rejected. Sales and selling is a topic that is rarely discussed in the online world, at least not in the way I am addressing it today. Most of the talk is about passive income and selling through ads and webinars and more passive means, but most successful entrepreneurs fill their courses, group programs and sell their products based on personal selling and using the connections they already have. I have four approachable topics relating to selling I cover in this episode: Understanding your sales mindset. Creating brand awareness in your personal network. Personally selling your product or service. Designing a simple system to follow up.   Key Takeaways: [5:07] What Natalie learned from her digital detox. [8:53] Are sales required to be an entrepreneur? [10:30] Natalie introduces the four main topics of the podcast. [10:54] What do you think of when you think of the word “selling?” [15:21] What makes a negative sales experience? [17:16] Why your personal network and connections are vital to successful sales. [21:00] How you can make the best use of your personal connections? [27:59] How can you personally sell your product or business? [31:28] Designing an effective follow-up system. [33:33] Natalie shares tried-and-true tips for making sales work for you. [34:54] How to have confidence and confront the fears associated with selling in your business. [37:11] Make a simple sales plan for yourself and your business.   Mentioned in this Episode: Episode 221 with Julie Hefner The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell The Revisionist History podcast by Malcolm Gladwell   Hear the entire Small Business Reality Series via: BizChix.com/smallbiz   I'd love to work with you either 1/1 through a 90 minute strategy session, via one of my Masterminds for Entrepreneurs or Podcasters or in my new Group Coaching Program for New Entrepreneurs. Click HERE--> BizChix.com/workwithme This episode appeared first on BizChix.com.
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41 min
August 9, 2016
229: [On Air Coaching] How to Hire and Scale Your Small Business - with Sarahna Fernandes
Join Natalie for this on air coaching call with Sarahna Fernandes on expanding her business, hiring, and setting up procedures and routines that will allow Sarahna to step away from her business as needed.   Key Takeaways: [1:20] Natalie shares how she plans to unplug for a week while on vacation with her family. [4:01] The realities of preparing to leave for vacation as an entrepreneur and a mother. [10:55] Natalie introduces part two of her conversation with Sarahna Fernandes from episode 227. [12:19] Sarahna shares her dream of expanding her business and designing procedures to prepare for business growth. [15:33] Natalie encourages Sarahana to train people to do what she does or train them to do the tasks she doesn’t like to do. [19:21] What are the pieces of your business you don’t enjoy doing? How can you hand off that relationship or task to someone else? [22:33] Solutions for passing tasks off to others when people have requested you specifically to offer a service. [28:45] The software, Sweet Process, can help you to train employees and have a productive workflow. [30:30] What should you consider when you are hiring someone?   Mentioned in this Episode: Listen to Episode 210 with Kate Ericson (workflow) Sweet Process (software) Podfly Bizchix.com/227 SBA/Score mentoring   This content originally appeared on BizChix.com
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38 min
August 2, 2016
228: My Week Off
I will be taking this week off to do a digital detox. An entire week of no social media and no computer. I am challenging you to do the same with a Digital Detox Challenge.  Want to take the challenge? Join me and our entire community in our private Facebook Group for Female Entrepreneurs and share your goal or experience! Click here to join the BizChix community for free: Join BizChix Community .   Masterminds are forming and launching soon you can apply today! Apply online and I will let you know when a spot opens in a group which best fits your needs. Go to BizChix.com and click on the "Work With Me" tab for more information and to apply. I would be honored if you would help share this entire series with your community...a great link to use is BizChix.com/smallbiz.   Mentioned in This Episode:   Top Ten Most Downloaded BizChix Episodes Biz Chix Productivity Series Biz Chix Mastermind Series Join the BizChix Community (free)   Have you subscribed yet? Click subscribe so you never miss and episode!
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9 min
July 26, 2016
227: [On Air Coaching] How to Manage Money like a Boss - with Sarahna Fernandes
Natalie coaches Sarahna Fernandes, a successful wedding planner from Trinidad & Tobago, on how to manage her business finances like a boss! Sarahna is a busy mom of a two year old daughter and her husband is also an entrepreneur. This year her business has taken off and she needs to figure out how to manage the money coming in and out of her business.  Can you relate? These topics...money, bookkeeping, bank accounts, taxes are not sexy but so important to run a successful business. **The content in this episode is general business coaching advice and not meant to meant to take the place of the individualized and expert advice a Certified Public Accountant, Tax Professional or Attorney can provide. Consult with a CPA or Attorney in your region if you have questions related to your specific situation.**   Key Takeaways: [6:18] Sarahna describes Simply Organized, her business focusing on organizational services and wedding planning. [12:08] Sarahna’s side business is turning into something more and she wants to take care of things like a Pro, but is not sure where to start or how far to go back in her accounting. [27:51] The benefits of running your business and personal accounts separately is not only the right thing to do, but helps you feel like a BOSS!   THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY MY MASTERMINDS. NEW GROUPS ARE FORMING ALL THE TIME SO GO TO BIZCHIX.COM AND APPLY TODAY! ---> Biz Chix - Work with Me   Mentioned in This Episode: Biz Chix - Small Biz Reality Series Simply Organized on Facebook Profit First by Mike Michalowicz   Tweetables: “Hear how to manage money like a Boss on @bizchixpodcast"   **This content originally appeared on BizChix.com.**
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38 min
July 19, 2016
226: Business and Babies ~ 5 Mom's Talk Childcare and Sex #PM16
Join Natalie and her co-hosts at Podcast Movement ( #PM16 ) where they discuss the challenges of balancing motherhood and business. We recorded this live in a booth on the conference floor. Hear us share how we each manage childcare as busy working Mama's and how sex changes after baby. Thank you Elsie Escobar, Jessica Kupferman, Jessica Rhodes and Katie Krimitsos for your vulnerability and honesty in this episode. Also, special thanks to the women in the Business and Babies secret Facebook Group who inspired this conversation. You are AMAZING.  Key Takeaways: [4:42] Natalie introduces her co-podcasters while recording at Podcast Movement. [9:13] Advice for first time mothers who have an online business. [11:46] Running a business post-baby necessitates a new approach. [12:34] Elsie shares how she needed to step away from her work and the importance of asking for support. [17:12] Many mothers need to adjust their expectations and understand that they may not feel ready to leave their baby with anyone for awhile. They may also need to get creative with a childcare solution that they feel comfortable with. [22:34] Natalie acknowledges the advantages of having her office outside of the home now that her children are more independent. [24:27] What is your why behind working from home? [26:45] How intimacy changes after you become a mother. [29:23] The lack of interest in sex is often a phase after having a baby and it’s often difficult to be present. [32:45] Getting away with your partner will help you to think of yourself as a WOMAN and not as a mother. [33:31] Connect with other mompreneurs who understand what it’s like to be pregnant, have a baby, and run a business. [34:02] Natalie encourages listeners to create their own private groups to share ideas and to discuss specific challenges and successes. [37:49] Context-shifting is a real difficulty for mothers and the reason why it takes longer to get work done once you become a mother. [38:45] Be loving to yourself as a new mom who is not getting a full night’s sleep. [40:21] Post-partum hormones play a big part in a women’s lack of desire for sex after having a baby. [40:48] Suggestions for making sex pleasurable again post-baby. [41:55] Communicate what you need and why to those around you.   Mentioned in this Episode: BuzzsproutTweet this:  Thx @YoGeek @JessKupferman @katiekrimitsos @JessRhodesBiz for keeping it real on @bizchixpodcast. BizChix.com/226 #PM16 This content originally appears on BizChix.com.
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46 min
July 12, 2016
225: Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem? [Small Business Reality Series]
Are you struggling to sell your current product or service offerings in your small business? If so, you might not be solving a big enough problem. Host Natalie Eckdahl digs into how to examine your own business and turn things around. MASTERMINDS New masterminds for women entrepreneurs and women podcasters are launching in August, so be sure to apply now. If you are interested in a future group, apply for that now too so I can keep you on an interest list and help match you to the best group when you are ready. Go to BizChix.com/workwithme for more info and to apply!   Key Takeaways: [7:02] Are solving a big enough problem with your product or service?  [13:40] Do your clients believe your fee is worth the benefit they will receive? [15:33] Why is timing important and what triggers someone to purchase your product or service? [18:34] Real life examples: People are willing to pay more if you are fulfilling a fantasy they have. [26:47] Consider who your target market is and have you specifically targeted them?  [28:11] Need help with the next steps? MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Naomi Fournier of Birdsong Farm (http://www.naomisbirdsongfarm.ca/) Naomi on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/naomisbirdsongfarm/) Small Business Reality Series (BizChix.com/smallbiz) WORK WITH NATALIE If you are struggling in your business and don’t know what to focus on or if you have a business or new product idea and just want someone else to bounce the idea off of, I would love for you to book a 90 minute strategy session with me. There is no long term commitment and it is the most affordable way to work with me. I do these with entrepreneurs at all stages and have also been working with podcasters who want to align their podcast to their business or find a way to monetize their podcast. Go to BizChix.com/workwithme to book a Strategy Session. This content originally appeared on BizChix.com.
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32 min
July 5, 2016
224: How to Work Full Time and Launch a Business? [Advice from The Biz Chix Community]
The BizChix Community shares advice on how women can building a side business while still working a full time job. This advice also applies to women who are building a business while taking care of small children full time. Key Takeaways: [2:34] Natalie shares positive feedback from a listener. [4:46] The reality of balancing a side business with other full-time responsibilities. [6:48] Biz Chix Community Member, Kim, asks how to grow her side business when she works a full-time job and then comes home and takes her of her family. [10:30] What advice does Natalie give Kim about her current situation? [11:19] Can you squeeze in nine more hours per week? [12:57] Several members recommend getting work done in the early morning hours. [15:11] Time blocking for even simple tasks can increase productivity. [15:38] How can you involve the family and get them to rally around what you are doing? [18:49] Cut out the unnecessary and be creative with how you find time to work. [20:04] How can recognizing a “win” help you? [24:50] How energy levels and gratitude affect running a business. [26:11] Community members share expert tips on managing tasks to increase productivity. [30:36] Planning and time management are key elements to progressing in your business. [32:39] Natalie emphasizes one of her mottos: “Keep your eyes on your own paper. Keep your eyes on your own business.” [36:41] Can the movie, “What About Bob?” teach you something about how you approach your business?   Mentioned in this Episode: Setting Intentions Workshop with Dr. Romie and Natalie Work with Natalie If you are struggling in your business and don’t know what to focus on or if you have a business or new product idea and just want someone else to bounce the idea off of, I would love for you to book a 90 minute strategy session with me. There is no long term commitment and it is the most affordable way to work with me.   I do these with entrepreneurs at all stages and have also been working with podcasters who want to align their podcast to their business or find a way to monetize their podcast. Click here: Bizchix.com/workwithme This content originally appeared on BizChix.com.
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40 min
June 28, 2016
223: [On Air Coaching] Should I Launch a Podcast? with Dr. Blair Thielemier
In today’s episode, Natalie coaches one of her clients, Blair Green Thielemier, PharmD, about whether or not she should launch a podcast. Blair works full time as a pharmacist and is the founder of Pharmapreneur Academy, an online teaching platform that guides pharmacists entrepreneurs through the process of building a pharmacy consulting business. She is also the author of How to Build a Pharmacy Consulting Business and guest host on the Pharmacy podcast. Blair shares how she launched her online business while balancing a full-time job and a young family.  Even if you don’t plan to launch a podcast, the principles Natalie shares in this episode can be applied to launching any type of program in your business.    Skip straight to the PODCASTING conversation at time stamp 25:00.    Key Takeaways:    [6:23] Natalie introduces Blair Green Thielemier.    [7:41] What Blair was like as a little girl.   [10:35] Blair shares what she does as a pharmacist consultant and coach.   [14:10] Natalie shares Blair’s success in building a minimum viable business.   [18:13] How is one-on-one work beneficial to your business?   [19:12] Blair talks about her different streams of income.   [20:22] Are you using the right social media strategy for your business?   [21:42] Why it is important to build an email list from the beginning.   [25:45] Should Blair launch a podcast?   [30:35] Natalie shares how she consciously choose to change her podcast to align with her business goals and the work that goes on behind podcasting.   [41:40] Blair quizzes Natalie on how she prepares for a podcast.   [43:06] How might a sponsored podcast vary from a typical podcast?   [47:05] Natalie recommends that Blair start with a podcast that relates to her current business or to her future business goals.   [50:05] Blair shares an experience that made her want to start her own podcast.   [51:08] How podcasting can be used as a networking tool.   [52:12] Natalie encourages Blair to be intentional with starting her podcast and shares ideas for getting started.   [56:13] Natalie addresses specific questions Blair has about launching a podcast. [1:03:41] Understand your audience and cater your podcast to their needs. [1:06:05] Blair shares some of her hesitations with launching a podcast and gets advice from Natalie on interviewing skills, strategy, opportunity cost, branding, and hardware.   Mentioned in this Episode: BT Pharmacy Consulting Website Pharmapreneur Academy Blair’s book, How to Build a Pharmacy Consulting Business Pharmacy Times Blair on LinkedIn Libsyn Canva Podfly Music Radio Creative   Work with Natalie If you are struggling in your business and don’t know what to focus on or if you have a business or new product idea and just want someone else to bounce the idea off of, I would love for you to book a 90 minute strategy session with me. There is no long term commitment and it is the most affordable way to work with me.   I do these with entrepreneurs at all stages and have also been working with podcasters who want to align their podcast to their business or find a way to monetize their podcast. Click here: Bizchix.com/workwithme This content originally appeared on BizChix.com.
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82 min
June 21, 2016
222: The 6 Lies of Six Figure Launches
Have you ever wondered why you can’t seem to replicate someone else’s success when launching your own business? Join host Natalie Eckdahl as she shares the six lies of six figure launches and how you can have the right set of expectations for your small business. Key Takeaways: [5:35] Natalie shares personal insights regarding the emails in your inbox that claim you can replicate someone else’s success. [9:25] What are your salary expectations as an entrepreneur? [10:06] Natalie encourages entrepreneurs to consider the cost of pushing for a six figure salary during the beginning stages of their business. [13:07] When you hear other’s success stories, are you getting the whole story? [13:59] The profit formula will give a more complete picture of a successful business. [14:48] What underlying business costs are you not aware of? [16:02] It may appear that profitable entrepreneurs are making things happen on their own. [20:15] What is the likelihood that you will replicate someone else’s success by following their suggested course of action? [22:11] Pay attention to bottom line numbers and top line numbers. [25:24] Consider how many businesses the entrepreneur you are following may have already launched prior to you ever finding them. [26:29] How can you verify that someone is telling you the truth about their business? [28:04] Natalie shares an online course case study published by previous Biz Chix Podcast guest Val Geisler. Val openly shares the numbers behind her recent launches. [34:48] How to manage your expectations for your business.   Mentioned in this Episode: John Lee Dumas: Podcasters’ Paradise Claire Pelletreau: Get Paid podcast Episode 148: Systems Expert Val Geisler of Aspire & Grow The Real Truth Behind Most Course Launches by Val Geisler Unroll.me   Work with Natalie If you are struggling in your business and don’t know what to focus on or if you have a business or new product idea and just want someone else to bounce the idea off of, I would love for you to book a 90 minute strategy session with me. There is no long term commitment and it is the most affordable way to work with me.  I do these with entrepreneurs at all stages and have also been working with podcasters who want to align their podcast to their business or find a way to monetize their podcast. This content originally published on BizChix.com.
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41 min
June 14, 2016
221: [On Air Coaching] How to Grow? - with Nutritionist Julie Hefner
The Small Business Reality Series continues with Nutritionist, Julie Hefner who seeks host Natalie Eckdahl's advice on how to grow her practice. Julie has a powerful personal network, yet many of her friends and family do not know the depth and breadth of her expertise or how they can work with her. Natalie shares ways she can authentically use her personal social media channels to define herself as an expert in her niche. They also discuss how Julie can document her business tasks so she can decide what to delegate and what are CEO tasks she should always do.   Key Takeaways: [7:24] Find out where Julie grew up and what she was like as a little girl. [8:25] Julie describes her business as a nutritionist and how she became an entrepreneur. [10:54] When does Julie find time to work on her business with three kids? [12:26] The best way to market and get potential customers for your business. [15:30] How can Julie authentically use her personal social media channels to talk about her business? [19:52] Find a friend who can help monitor how you use your personal network in your business ventures. [24:24] Natalie suggests specific social media strategies for Julie’s business and to consider capitalizing on “seasonality.” [26:19] Julie shares business success stories. [29:15] Natalie and Julie discuss the challenge of prioritizing business ideas and how to keep from getting distracted. [30:43] Natalie suggests how Julie can map out business tasks and delegate them to others. [38:13] How do you capture dreams and ideas for your business? [50:23] Natalie recaps her conversation with Julie and shares her own personal success with Julie’s nutrition coaching.   Mentioned in this Episode: ● Biz Chix Small Business Reality Series ● Join the Biz Chix Community   Connect with Julie: ● Nourish Nutrition and Health ● Call or text Julie at: 949-345-5885 ● Julie’s email address: nourishnutritionandhealth@yahoo.com   Sponsor Info: This episode is brought to you by my Strategy Sessions. They are my favorite way to work with new clients. We spend 90 minutes together on a video call and cover three big topics in your business you need help with. You leave with clarity, focus, new ideas and an action plan. Go to BizChix.com/workwithme to learn more.   This episode was first published on BizChix.com.
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55 min
June 7, 2016
220: [On Air Coaching] Launching a Group Program - with Tara Lynn Foster
In this fourth episode of the Small Business Reality Series, host Natalie Eckdahl provides on air coaching to Tara Lynn Foster, a paid speaker, executive coach, and consultant. Tara left a multi-six figure job two years ago to launch her own business. Tara shares some of the challenges of transitioning from a structured corporate environment to the freedom of an entrepreneur. Natalie provides coaching on how Tara can focus on activities that monetize her business and launch a group coaching program.   Key Takeaways: [6:34] Tara shares where she grew up and what she was like as a little girl. [9:26] The first steps Tara made toward becoming an entrepreneur. [14:19] Tara’s desire to be a landscaper, not a gardener, in her corporate job pushed her to work toward something that fit her personality and strengths. [22:14] How to move beyond planning and bring in revenue for your business. [24:46] How do you change the tires on the bus while the bus is still moving? [27:37] The entrepreneurial path involves risk and much is self-taught. [31:39] How to plan the week and organize networking, planning, etc. [34:50] Tara discusses why she decided to offer group coaching. [37:50] Who is your current audience and how can you put out leads to attract your target audience? [42:56] Natalie shares ideas for connecting with your audience. [49:14] How to make your idea or product “good enough,” not necessarily perfect. [53:10] Extend a personal invitation for a beta launch to get things off the ground. [1:00:05] How to define your avatar and determine what your audience really wants.   Mentioned in this Episode: Episode 218: On air coaching session with Sarah Snider of Nutty Snacks Episode 215: Top Productivity Tools and Books Biz Chix MasterMind Series Zoom Tara Lynn Foster Tara Lynn Foster on Twitter Tara Lynn Foster on Facebook
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70 min
May 31, 2016
219: [bonus episode] Four Months Later - Listen to 218 first - Update on Nutty Snacks from CEO Sarah Snider
Product entrepreneur Sarah Snider shares an update on her business Nutty Snacks. If you have not listened to the coaching session Natalie did with Sarah, please go back to episode 218 (the one right before this) and listen first. In this episode you hear: What has happened since Sarah had a coaching session with host Natalie Eckdahl? Four months later, she shares an audio update of all that has transpired in her business and the impact the coaching call had on her personally and professionally. Call to action --> Let's help Sarah have her best week of sales ever! Go to her site and make a purchase. Her product is delicious and there is a sample pack you can buy for just $12.   Could you use help in your business? Natalie offers a 90 minute Strategy Session where she digs deep into your business and creates an action plan of next steps. You can find out about the strategy session and Natalie's 12 week programs by going to BizChix.com/workwithme.   Tweet this--> Hear @nuttysnacks founder and #productentrepreneur Sarah Snider get coached on how to prioritize her biz with @bizchixpodcast. BizChix.com/218
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15 min
May 31, 2016
218: [On Air Coaching] How to Prioritize? with NuttySnacks CEO Sarah Snider
Welcome to our very first on air coaching call with Sarah Snider of Nutty Snacks.  Sarah is a single Mom of 4 who currently runs her product business part time. In this call, host Natalie Eckdahl coaches Sarah on how to prioritize her time and resources so she can grow her business. Sarah’s goal is to be able to quit her day job and work in Nutty Snacks full time.   ABOUT NUTTY SNACKS I sell an all natural snack mix…it’s gluten free, no artificial ingrediens, kid approved. I am in a spot where it’s time to grow. I’ve spent a year doing “proof of concept” and testing things out. Now I gotta grow! A huge piece of our business is our “do good” component. We are committed to giving back through our philanthropic arm The Amani Project. We don’t want to be a non-profit, instead we want to support organizations who are already doing good. Call to action --> Let's help Sarah have her best week of sales ever! Go to her site and make a purchase. Her product is delicious and there is a sample pack you can buy for just $12. http://www.nuttysnacks.com/shop/   Could you use help in your business? Natalie offers a 90 minute Strategy Session where she digs deep into your business and creates an action plan of next steps. You can find out about the strategy session and Natalie's 12 week programs by going to BizChix.com/workwithme.   Tweet this--> Hear @nuttysnacks founder and #productentrepreneur Sarah Snider get coached on how to prioritize her biz with @bizchixpodcast. BizChix.com/218
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57 min
May 24, 2016
217: Media Coaching and How to Get Noticed with Donna Cravotta (host Natalie Eckdahl gets coached)
A public relations and media expert shares how to leverage an Inc. Magazine article naming Biz Chix as one of the top podcasts for women entrepreneurs. Small Business Reality Series How to Leverage Media Exposure?   This episode is sponsored by my very own programs. Go to BizChix.com/workwithme more information. Part of peeling back the layers on the reality of small business is going to be on air coaching calls with me. But first, I thought I would share that I too reach out for coaching. So let me tell you the back story. I was featured in Inc Magazine by journalist Leonard Kim as a top podcast for Female Entrepreneurs to listen to. I knew there were some ways I could leverage this exposure, but wasn’t quite sure where to start. I reached out to Donna Cravotta who is CEO of Social Sage PR. Donna was a guest on episode 111  where she did a deep dive on Twitter. I also featured her on episode 185 when I did an episode called "I don’t get Twitter". Donna is an active member of my Private Facebook group, which by the way, you can get access to by going to BizChix.com and click on the yellow join the community button. I knew that Donna could offer me some incredible advice and I am so grateful for her wisdom. She came armed to our session with 7 ways I could leverage the exposure from this article.  You can get links to Donna’s website and the free Pitching Guide she has for you by going to the show notes and BizChix.com/217.   If you are struggling in your business and don’t know what to focus on or if you have a business or new product idea and just want someone else to bounce the idea off of, I would love for you to book a 90 minute strategy session with me.
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67 min
May 17, 2016
216: [new series] Small Business Reality - Is this a Business, Hobby or Charity?
Business, Hobby or Charity? Welcome to the first episode of the Small Business Reality series. Today I am going to share a training that I end up giving all of my coaching clients at one point or another… more on that in a moment It centers around how to deal with discounts, free services and generating revenue. One of the questions I often ask my coaching clients is do you have a business, a hobby or a charity? For some clients, this has come up as they struggle with what to charge for their product or service. For others, they are focusing on making their business look pretty to the outside world, but are not pulling in any revenue. If you are not making money in your business then you either have a hobby or a charity. Your hobby can turn into a business by making your first dollar. Once you have generated revenue, then you have a business. What Happened to Me I can be honest and say that for one solid year, BizChix was a hobby. I spent countless hours creating a podcast. I started off publishing new shows 5 times a week and did that until I reached 75 episodes. Then I scaled back to 3 days a week. This was all while I was pregnant with my third child and helping run ScheduleMAX.com which I co-founded with my husband Mark. To be honest, I had zero time or energy to think about how I might monetize the platform I was building.  Eight months after I launched the podcast, I gave birth to Baby Jett, moved my podcast to two days a week and enjoyed my maternity leave by airing episodes I had batched produced before Jett arrived. When those episodes ran out, I hit a crossroads. I no longer wanted to continue podcasting if it wasn’t going to connect to my income, but I LOVED podcasting and the community of women listeners and guests who hang out in my private Facebook group for female entrepreneurs. I decided that I wasn’t going to keep podcasting if I couldn’t see a direct link between my podcast and my income.  So I did two things. I started featuring ScheduleMAX.com (my other biz) as a sponsor of the show and I launched a paid mastermind. Over time, I have transitioned to 1 episode a week and now release episodes in a series format by publishing one episode a week for 10-12 weeks and then taking a 2-3 week hiatus.  This allows me to get refreshed and create other content for my business, like my upcoming mastermind course. (Hear how I almost quit podcasting.) I tell this all to you, because at the time I launched the podcast, I felt like I had a business. I was putting in a lot of hours. I was building up my presence on social media. I was hearing from listeners. I was building a platform from nothing. I was a member of the podcasting community and making friends all over the country. I was building a million dollar network of female entrepreneurs around the world that were guests on my show. But it wasn’t until I received my first dollar from my first mastermind client, that I really had a business. The Danger of Trying to Be Pretty I have worked with many clients that spend months or even almost a year making their business look pretty. They hire a designer and spend thousands of dollars on creating the perfect logo and website. They spend lots of time on social media and creating content, but still have not offered anything for sale. I know that for a lot of you this is very familiar. I have other clients that go for that minimum viable product. They invest as little as possible in creating a website and test the waters within a few months by selling an inexpensive product or service or offering to work 1/1 with people. These people have a business and not a hobby. I have watched product entrepreneurs literally invest their life savings into developing a product they are actually not even sure will sell, while others presell on kickstarter and prove their is a demand for their product. Those that have sales have a business and not a hobby.  Business vs. Charity Now if you have determined that you want to have a business and not a hobby, then you need to make sure you have a business and not a charity. This comes up most often for entrepreneurs when they are asked for discounts on their product or service offering. Many of the people I work with really struggle with what to charge for their products and services. This is normal and sometimes hard to determine. I had one coaching client that really struggled with having confidence in her pricing. She would try to guess with every new client that came to meet with her whether or not they could afford her services. Often she would get frustrated when she gave a discounted price for her services and would see that person posting pictures of themselves on an expensive vacation or taking their entire family to a theme park. She ended up with lots of different clients, paying lots of different prices. When she got a referral she had to look at what the referring customer was paying so she could quote a price for the new client. I asked her if she had a business or a charity. We worked through some of her issues emotional and confidence issues around her pricing. Most of this had nothing to do with the price she was charging, but her own self-esteem. She needed to believe that what she had to contribute was valuable. Her client testimonials and success stories were a great reminder of the amazing work she does and that what she offers is worth paying for. We came up with a pricing structure that felt like a great value for her clients but also honored the her time and her expertise. We talked about how it is really unfair to charge different people different prices based on what you think they can afford unless you are going to get their tax returns from the previous year. It is not our job to decide what our clients can afford. It is our clients job to decide if they can afford to work with us. Now this does not mean you cannot be charitable in you business. You can donate a percentage of your profits to a charity. You can offer scholarships for your services or donate your products to non-profit events. For this client, I suggested that she decide each year how many hours she “donates” to others. For example, she could work with one client a quarter for free or at a discount. This helps her feel like she is giving back, but doesn’t cause her pricing to fluctuate for each client. Boundaries in Business I have many women contact me and tell me they want to work with me but cannot afford to. My heart wants to work with each and every one of them for free. But, I am running a business. When I work, I am spending time away from my family. I am also paying for childcare. Thus, I am very intentional when and to whom I donate my services. The truth is that it is not to someone that asks for the help, but someone I feel inspired to help. I would love to hear from you if these comments resonate with you. We will be discussing this in the Biz Chix Coop, so I hope to learn more about whether you have a business, hobby or a charity or if you struggle with some of the issues I have presented today. Either way it is OK. We are all on a journey in this entrepreneurial adventure. Let’s Connect If you could use some clarity in your business, I have a great way to work with me that doesn’t require a long term commitment. It is through a 90 minute strategy session. During a strategy session we focus on three things you are struggling with and create an action plan for you to focus on moving forward.  You will be amazed at what we can accomplish in 90 minutes.  You can get more information on the strategy session, my 1/1 coaching program or apply to be part of an upcoming mastermind here. Book a Strategy Session Also, I am available to speak at your upcoming event, retreat or conference. I love to talk about the power of masterminds, what I have learned from interviewing over 200 female entrepreneurs or how to build a business from a podcast. You can share more about your event here. What is Your Answer? Let’s get back to the topic at hand. How would you answer the question I posed at the beginning? Do you have a business, or a hobby or a charity? If you have not generated any income yet, what can you do today to bring in your first dollar in the next 2-4 weeks. For service based businesses, that often means doing 1/1 work. Stop or reduce those activities that do not lead to a direct link to your income. For many of us that includes social media and checking email. Focus on doing things that will bring money into your business. Many of those things are scary because they can lead to rejection, but we’ve got to put ourselves out there and go for it.  I like to say…do it scared. If you tend to provide discounts to your clients or give away too much of your product for free, make a plan to add boundaries to your business.  What can you do to bring all your clients up to the same pricing structure? What decision making tools can you use to decide when you give something away for free? Make it on your own terms and timeline. Decide in advance what your discount policy is. Hold firm on your boundaries BizChix and go take some action. This episode is sponsored by my 2016 programs. Click below for more information. Strategy Session BizChix Masterminds 1/1 Coaching Program   If you are new here you might want to check out the Productivity Series, Mastermind Series or Social Media Summer Camp.  
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25 min
April 21, 2016
215: Top 8 Productivity Tools
I’m closing out the Productivity Series by sharing my top eight productivity tools and top 4 productivity books. A few may surprise you! Facebook Groups app Wordswag ClickFunnels Do 3 things app (Kiana Porter-Isom) Rescue Time Asana Focus at Will Audible Essentialism Slight Edge Tipping Point Five Love Languages This episode is sponsored by my Mastermind Programs. I am currently launching masterminds for Female Entrepreneurs and Women in Podcasting. Go BizChix.com/workwithme for more information and to apply. For podcasters, go to BizChix.com/shepodcasts.  
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39 min
April 5, 2016
214: Productive Mompreneur with Holly Homer
Two seasoned entrepreneurs and moms share their best practices for juggling motherhood and entrepreneurship.  Great for WAHM and anyone else trying to maximize their time and stay focused. Holly Homer, mom of 3 boys, and the owner of KidsActivitiesBlog.com and Business2Blogger.com share the creative ways she organizes her home and her life around her strengths. Host Natalie Eckdahl also shares how she manages 3 kids and running an online business from home. This episode was originally recorded on Blab as part of Women Entrepreneur Conference (WEcon) which took place in December 2015. It was organized by Hannah Russell-Goodson who is the founder of Pod Clear which was acquired by Blab and Alexandra Black-Paulick who hosts the Positive Impact Podcast. Special thanks to Hannah and Alex for allowing me to share this excerpt with my podcast audience! Holly and I are both avid Twitter user so please tweet us @TexasHolly and @BizChixPodcast. The full show notes are available at BizChix.com/214. I'd love to work with you and help you grow and monetize your business. Learn more at BizChix.com/workwithme. Also check out the Women in Podcasting Mastermind that is forming for female podcasters who have launched their show and want to take it to the next level.  
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49 min
March 22, 2016
213 : Productive Healthy Living with Adria DeCorte
Adria DeCorte is a Healthy Living Strategist who helps high performing, driven female entrepreneurs and executives feed their hustle and practice the self-care that creates a foundation for lasting success. Adria has over 13 years experience including a M.S. in Environmental Science with a focus on botany which gives her a unique understanding of food and nourishment. She is a TEDx speaker and host of the Feed Your Hustle Podcast, and her expert advice has been featured on the Huffington Post, YFS Magazine, and the Fox Morning News Las Vegas.
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59 min
March 15, 2016
212 : Productive Relationships with Susie Miller
Unstable relationships effect your business. Dealing with unsupportive family and friends is challenging. Part of being productive is learning how to have better relationships and manage difficult people. Thankfully Susie Miller is here to share how we can create create better personal and professional relationships in 30 days or less! Susie is known internationally as The Better Relationship Coach,™ is an Author, Speaker and Coach.  She equips high potential entrepreneurs and executives to reduce stress, improve communication, and not bankrupt their relationships in pursuit of profits – so they can Maximize their Success! She has been featured in major news outlets including Forbes, Fox New, Entrepreneur, and is the bestselling author of Listen, Learn, Love: How to Dramatically Improve Your Relationships in 30 Days or Less! Susie has been married to John for 32 years, and they have 3 adult children.   Click to Tweet: Hear how to have #productive #relationships with @susiemiller5 and @bizchixpodcast.   Interested in a Mastermind or Coaching. Connect with Natalie.  
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53 min
March 8, 2016
211: Productive Networking Dinners with Dorie Clark author of Stand Out Networking and Reinventing You
Get specific networking tips and learn the A-Z of hosting the perfect Networking Dinner. Guest Dorie Clark shares how she connects deeply with more people and elevates herself to a leadership position in her community by organizing and facilitating Networking Dinners.   Dorie Clark is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, and Entrepreneur.   Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Inc., and Fortune, Clark is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, and the World Bank. You can download her free 42-page Stand Out Self-Assessment Workbook and learn more at dorieclark.com.
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63 min
March 1, 2016
210 : Productive Workflow, Time Management and Tools with Kate Erickson
Kate Erickson is a creator, engager and implementer over at EOFire, a 7-day a week podcast that interviews today’s most inspiring and successful entrepreneurs. She is also the host of Kate’s Take: The EOFire Audio Blog and author of The Fire Path: A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Your Online Business. Kate is passionate about helping entrepreneurs create freedom in their business and life through developing systems and processes that can help their business scale and grow. Click for Shownotes
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63 min
February 19, 2016
209: Productive Podcast Guesting: Become a Podcast Guest with Natalie Eckdahl
Happy Birthday BizChix! We’re celebrating 2 years of the BizChix podcast by sharing my top tips for getting booked on a podcast! From gaining the confidence to get started to the top do's and don't of the process. Plus what to do after your interview gets released. Get the free guide on How to Pitch a Podcaster. You will Learn: How to gain the confidence you need to get started How to find shows that fit your target audience/ avatar Which shows are best for you to pitch How to build a relationship with a host before you pitch What to say in your pitch email How to follow up How to prepare for your interview What to do after an interview How to share and promote the episode to increase your exposure Want to help celebrate and send Natalie a "gift" for 2 great years: Subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes Leave a rating and review in iTunes Write a blog post or article about the show Share the Productivity Series on your personal Facebook Page with a Link Tweet out this series (Click to Tweet)  Click for Shownotes  
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52 min
February 2, 2016
208 : Productive Style with Nicole Longstreath of The Wardrobe Code
Find out how getting dressed can be efficient and fun. Hear who my style muses are and my surprising style breakthrough! Nicole Longstreath helps ambitious women build personalized style, invest wisely in their wardrobes, and feel supremely confident. Shortly before she was was downsized a second time from her industry of interior design, she embarked on an experiment to finally conquer something in her life that had always eluded her – having highly personalized, yet effortless personal style. That was in 2010. Today she styles clients and coaches women all over the world, teaching them the skills that transformed her life and watches as they inevitably transform theirs. Click for Shownotes   Get the Free 7 Days of Action Course  
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69 min
January 19, 2016
207 : Productive Social Media with Edgar CEO Laura Roeder
Hear how to save time on social media for your biz without sacrificing quality. MeetEdgar.com CEO, Laura Roeder shares how her software as a service (SaaS) biz she launched with her programmer husband has grown to a team of 16 and $2M in annual revenues in less than 2 years.   Inside This Episode: 5:40 Laura shares her family background   8:25 How she graduated college early   12:42 B School partnership with Marie Forleo   18:05 LKR Social Media   20:29 Laura’s whirlwind romance   21:45 The birth of Edgar   27:53 Working out differences with husband-business partner   31:50 Social media scheduling & posting tips   45:09 Tips on hiring a nanny Laura Roeder is the founder of Edgar, a new social media automation tool designed to prevent updates from going to waste. Since 2009, she’s been teaching entrepreneurs how to harness the power of social media marketing and create their own fame at LKR Social Media. Laura was named one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under 35 in 2011, 2013 and 2014 and spoke at the White House about the value of entrepreneurship. Laura has spoken at numerous influential industry conferences including, BlogWorld, The South by Southwest Interactive Conference, Real Estate Connect, The Social Communications Summit and Blogher, discussing online marketing, social media, and personal branding Connect with Laura Website: MeetEdgar Website: LKR Social Media Twitter: @lkr Facebook: facebook.com/LKRsocialmedia Google+: plus.google.com/+LKRsocialmedia Pinterest: pinterest.com/lkrsocialmedia LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/lauraroeder YouTube: youtube.com/user/GetTheDash Get the Free 7 Days of Action Course Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community (free) and get an invitation to our Private Facebook Group for Female Entrepreneurs    
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62 min
January 15, 2016
206 : Productive Email with April Perry of Power of Moms
Ready to master our inbox and finally get to inbox zero? April Perry of PowerofMoms.com and LearnDoBecome.com shares her strategies for filtering, organizing and processing your email. These are all things you can do this week to conquer your inbox. Click for Shownotes April Perry is the wife to her best friend Eric and mother of four children who runsPowerofmoms.com–a gathering place of more than 50,000 deliberate mothers andLearnDoBecome.com, a brand new site she and her husband created to help individuals and families architect a life of excellence. Get the Free 7 Days of Action Course Productivity Tool/Tip Unroll.me Boomerang Productivity Webinar with April and Eric Perry April’s Article on Inbox Zero Free Ebook at powerofmoms.com/whirlwind Free Ebook at powerofmoms.com/whirlwind   Resources Connect with April Website: Powerofmoms.com Website: LearnDoBecome.com Twitter: @powerofmoms Get the Free 7 Days of Action Course Thank you so much for listening. If you enjoyed the episode, please SUBSCRIBE in iTunes and leave a rating and or review.  This helps the show rank higher in iTunes search results! Click here to join the Biz Chix community (free) and get an invitation to our Private Facebook Group for Female Entrepreneurs
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68 min
January 8, 2016
205 : [new series] Productivity – Top 10 Productivity Tips Curated from 200 Interviews
The best productivity tips curated from 200 interviews of female entrepreneurs on The Biz Chix Podcast. Welcome to my new podcast series on Productivity! I have such a fantastic series planned which includes a few solo episodes from me as well as some brand new interviews with productivity experts in different facets of our lives. We are going to talk about how to be productive with our inbox, social media, style, working from home, relationships, networking, systems and more. To kick us off, I pulled the ten best productivity tips ever shared on The Biz Chix Podcast.   Please Join The Biz Chix Community text bizchix to 33444 or go to BizChix.com and click the join the community button. Click for Full Shownotes If you enjoy the tips shared by these guests, be sure to check out their original episode. 1. Create a NOT to do List Vanessa Van Edwards Website: scienceofpeople.com Twitter: @vvanedwards Episode 101: Human Lie Detector and Expert Behavior Analyst, Vanessa Van Edwards leads the Science of People   2. Harness the Power of 3 Michelle Prince Website: michelleprince.com Twitter: @motivateinspire Ep 133: Michelle Prince is Best-selling Author, Zig Ziglar Motivational Speaker, Business Owner of Multiple Companies   3. Schedule Everything Danielle Botterell Website: sparkconsulting.ca Twitter: @Spark_biz Episode 35: Mom Inc. Author and Consultant Danielle Botterell   4. Set a Timer Karen Yankovich Website: karenyankovich.com Twitter: @karenyankovich Episode 37: Social Media & LinkedIn Evangelist Karen Yankovich   5. Eat That Frog Lisa B. Marshall Website: lisabmarshall.com Twitter: @lisabmarshall Episode 32: Author & Noted Speaker Lisa B. Marshall (plus Podcaster, Consultant, and Mom to twins)   6. Delegate Pei Kang Website: findingyourvoiceradio.com Twitter: @drpeikang Ep 137: Escaping Golden Handcuffs with Pei Kang of the ReLaunch Show   7. Get Help Julie Cole Website: mabelslabels.com Twitter: @juliecole Episode 41: Mabel’s Labels co-founder Julie Cole on Productivity, Partnership and Parenting   8. Find Your Triangle of Services Lynn Perkins Website: UrbanSitter.com Twitter: @urbansitter Episode 109: UrbanSitter.com co-Founder & CEO Lynn Perkins – VC Funded Entrepreneur, Mom, Parent/Sitter Matchmaker   9. Reduce Decision Fatigue Gail Warrior Website: gailwarrior.com Twitter: @gail_warrior Ep 119: Largest Minority Owned Construction Firm Founder Gail Warrior   10. Change Locations Natalie MacNeil Website: SheTakesontheWorld.com Twitter: @nataliemacneil Episode 29: Natalie MacNeil of She Takes on the World  
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35 min
December 18, 2015
204 : Top 2015 BizChix Takeaways: Video, Teams, Millennials, Productivity, Intentions and Inspiration
The 8 biggest takeaways from my 2015 guests.  While I learn something from EVERY SINGLE guest, some of the wisdom hits me deeper and I’m sharing 8 huge takeaways from those interviews today. These are guests that caused me to think differently, behave differently or consider adding a new layer to my business. Katie Davis Ep 169: Video Marketing with Katie Davis | Bestselling Author | Podcaster | Marketing Expert Katie Davis‘ picture books and young adult novels from traditional publishers Harcourt, S&S, HarperCollins, and Diversion Books have sold over 250,000 copies, which is why she then independently published How to Promote Your Children’s Book, a marketing guide for writers which debuted at #1 on Amazon.   Website: katiedavis.com | Twitter: @KatieDavisBurps Nicole Walters 199: Mentors and Masterminds with Nicole Walters @NapturalNicole of Monetize Thyself Nicole Walters brings her expertise in monetizing multibillion dollar corporations to you- stay at home parents to small business owners- with her affordable and entertaining webinars, and private monetization coaching. Using her trademarked Pitch & Pray™ method, Nicole will help you embrace the ‪#‎monetizethyself™ mindset, and realize your brands fiscal goals. Website: monetizethyself.com | Twitter: @NapturalNicole Amanda Slavin Ep 168: Marketing to Millennials and Gen Z with Amanda Slavin of CatalystCreativ Amanda Slavin is CEO and Founder of CatalystCreativ, an experience studio that designs experiences for brands to tell their story in a more impactful way funded by the Downtown Project, (the 350 million dollar city-as-a-start-up project funded by Tony Hsieh CEO of Zappos) most known for CatalystCreativ’s monthly speaker series, Catalyst Week in Downtown Vegas. Website: catalystcreativ.com | Twitter: @CatalystCreativ Roseanne Cook Ep 175: The Productive Home: Tips for Every Life Stage with Roseanne Cook Roseanne Cook is a teacher, wife, mother, best friend, grandma, sister and admired home maker. She is also host Natalie Eckdahl’s Mom and Mimi to Natalie’s three kids. Join this special conversation as Roseanne shares how she created efficiency in her home from the time she was in college through her current empty nest stage and everything in between. Laurie Brucker Ep 165: LA’s Best Personal Stylist – Laurie Brucker of LaurieBstyle LLC Named “LA’s go-to stylist” by the Los Angeles Times in 2012 and “LA’s best personal stylist” by CBS in 2013,certified image consultant and speaker, Laurie Brucker of LaurieBstyle LLC, is all about everyday people dressing with heart. She believes to live an inspired and desired life, all you need is a great belt and an open mind. Website: lauriebstyle.com | Twitter: @Lauriebstyle Jenna Edwards Ep 178: Your Life Can Change in Seven Seconds with Jenna Edwards Jenna Edwards is a Speaker, Writer, Producer andHow-To expert who loves to do and share what she has learned. Hear how a bit part on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and a horrific accident both lasting just seven seconds changed the course of Jenna’s life. Now Jenna strives to empower people to be the best they can be, to infuse their personalities into everything they do and to show through her own story of survival that you really can overcome anything and create the life of your dreams. Website: jennaedwardsmedia.com | Twitter: @CreateWithJenna Dr. Romila Mushtaq 192 & 193: Dr. Romie on Setting Intentions | @DrRomila #mindfulness Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, M.D., ABIHM, is a traditionally trained neurologist with additional board certification in integrative medicine.  Dr. Romie helps individuals and audiences learn to heal from stress-based illnesses such as insomnia, anxiety, and career-burnout.  Her mindful living program, Mindset Matters, is based in neuroscience, positive psychology, and mindfulness. Website: brainbodybeauty.com | Twitter: @DrROMILA Patricia Walsh Ep 145: Blind World Champion Triathlete – Patricia Walsh Diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor, Patricia Walshbecame partially blind at age five and lost the rest of her sight at age fourteen.  Today, Walsh is a world champion triathlete, award-winning engineer, and author of BLIND AMBITION:  How To Envision Your Limitless Potential And Achieve The Success You Want.  She is currently training for the 2016 Paralympics in triathlon. Website: blindambitionspeaking.com | Twitter: @BlindAmbitionSp Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please SUBSCRIBE in iTunes and leave a rating and or review.  This helps the show rank higher in iTunes search results! Click here to join the Biz Chix community (free) and get an invitation to our Private Facebook Group for Female Entrepreneurs Help Support the Biz Chix Podcast and Community via:  
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68 min
November 24, 2015
203: Being a Thankful and Content Entrepreneur #thankfulbizchix
Learn how to say I love my business, it couldn't be any better and really mean it! Let's take a break from comparing, regretting and goal setting and just be thankful for what we have and acknowledge where we are at. You've come a long way baby!If you have not subscribed yet, please click subscribe so you never miss an episode. It also tells iTunes that we are popular and helps us get featured in search results. Thanks so much for subscribing.One of the best parts of starting this podcast has been getting to know each of you better through the private Facebook group I host for female entrepreneurs.It is free to join, so if you have not done so please text bizchix to 33444 or go to bizchix.com and click on the yellow join the community button at www.BizChix.com.Show note for this episode are found at BizChix.com/203.Tweet this:I love my business, it couldn't be any better! via @bizchixpodcastBizChix.com/203#thankfulbizchixListen to the full message on thankfulness from Kenton Beshore of MarinersChurch.org here http://mariners.aspireonemedia.com/1850/4166/17003.Happy Thanksgiving BizChix!I love my listeners, they couldn't be any better!
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16 min
November 17, 2015
202: Masterminding Quick Tips and Series Wrap-Up
Today we’re wrapping up our series on Masterminds networking and teams with some quick tips and final thoughts on masterminds.1) Choose smart people.2) Mastermind with people who are different from you3) Members need to be headed in the same direction at a similar pace4) All have a strong commitment to the group and to each others success5) You get out what you put in6) Your group may make you mad (that is good)7) The Relationships Develop Between Sessions8) Be accountable and provide accountability9) It’s OK to leave a Group that is not working for you10) You can start a paid mastermind in your nicheIf you are interested in launching your own Mastermind (paid or unpaid) and could use some help thinking this all through I have opened up a few blocks of time for a Mastermind Power Session. These are one hour laser focused sessions where we will cover everything you need to launch your own paid mastermind, including a boost in your confidence and a huge dose of encouragement to get started right away.BizChix.com/coachingI’m also facilitating paid masterminds in the new year so if that interests you, make sure you are getting my emails. Just text bizchix to 33444 or go to bizchix.com and click on the yellow join the community button. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” - Jim RohnPlease click the SUBSCRIBE Button so you never miss an episode.Click to join the Biz Chix Community or text 33444 and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneursTweet me: https://twitter.com/bizchixpodcast
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28 min
November 10, 2015
201 : Design Your Mastermind (or Team)
Ever want to start your own mastermind? Host Natalie Eckdahl shares the step by step process to design your ideal group and get started. Please click the SUBSCRIBE Button so you never miss an episode. Click to join the Biz Chix Community or text 33444 and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs ----------------------------------------------- Get the free Quick Start Guide companion to this episode at BizChix.com/masterminding or text masterminding to 33444. For those of you that want help putting a mastermind together or prefer to have a professional facilitator like me in the group, I am excited to share that I will be launching two different mastermind programs at the beginning of 2016. If you are part of the bizchix community you will be the first to hear about those. If you have any questions on designing your mastermind email me nat@bizchix.com or tweet me @bizchixpodcast! Resources Google Hangout On Air - with Hangouts On Air, you can host and broadcast live discussions and performances to the world through your Google+ Home page and YouTube channel. You can also edit and share a copy of the broadcast. Zoom – video conferencing and web conferencing service Skype - is for doing things together, whenever you’re apart. Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are. Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please subscribe in iTunes and leave a rating and or review.  This helps the show rank higher in iTunes search results! Click here to join the Biz Chix community (free) and get an invitation to our Private Facebook Group for Female Entrepreneurs  
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32 min
November 5, 2015
200: Grow Your Network with Carol Cox, Jaree Freeman and Natalie Cutler-Welsh
Listen to this panel of Networking Experts as they share their trade secrets for connecting with others on and offline. Please click the SUBSCRIBE Button so you never miss an episode.Click to join the Biz Chix Community or text bizchix to 33444 and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs-----------------------------------------------GROW YOUR NETWORK with Carol Cox, Jaree Freeman and Natalie Cutler-Welsh.TWEET US: Great tips on how to grow your network with @carolmorgancox @jareefreeman @GotoGirlNZ via @bizchixpodcast. Bizchix.com/200Thank you so much for joining me today of this very special episode - #200!!!I am doing a little happy dance because there were some times I thought I wouldn’t make it this far.In fact in episode 162 I share how I almost quit podcasting.Don’t worry. I’m not going to quit. Podcasting is such a huge part of my identity, but that is why you will see me switching things up and trying new things from time to time.I have to keep it interesting for me and as part of that I hope I am keeping it interesting for you too.But I also want to know more about what you want to hear and so if you are part of the biz chix community, you got an email with a link to a survey. Will you do me the biggest favor of all time and fill that baby out. It will take you 5 minutes or less.Help me bring you the content you need most from me in the format you want it delivered.If you’re not yet part of the community you can join for free by texting bizchix to 33444. When you do you access to the private FB group I host for female entrepreneurs and women who want to own their own business someday.As a means of keeping things interesting, I have been having fun trying out Blab.im, an online live streaming platform. I recorded this panel interview on Blab. You will hear us refer to the chat room from time to time because viewers are able to post and ask us questions.This episode is part of a series on Masterminds, Networking and Teams. If you are new here or missed any of the last few episodes, I encourage you to go back to episode 191 and listen. Each of these episodes stands strong on it’s own, but the content all taken in as a series will be really powerful for you!Let’s dig right into this episode with Carol Morgan Cox, Jaree Freeman and Natalie Cutler-Welsh. I had friends who I consider to be great networkers tell me they were taking notes during the live broadcast so I know you are going to enjoy the valuable content from these master connectors. I want to give a huge thanks to my guests for sharing their knowledge with us. You can get the show notes at bizchix.com/200 and find how to connect with Carol, Jaree and Natalie. This episode is part of my series on masterminds, networking and teams. I’m bringing it to you in the hopes that it will help you expand your network to grow you business and also to help you form your own mastermind. I created a free quick start guide for those of you that want to form your own mastermind. Just txt masterminding to 33444 or go to bizchix.com/masterminding.TAKEAWAYSThere are so many.The first is to focus on being helpful to others. Jaree says she looks for this when she is participating in Facebook Groups. She focuses on helping others who she has seen be helpful to others.Going along with that, don’t try to be active in too many groups. Pick two or three to really put your roots down in and get to know the other members. Seek ways to be helpful to group members.While it is important to be helpful, as women it is natural to over give. So adopt Natalie’s philosophy of Give give get. And finally, focus on getting on the radar of a few influencers. This is easier if you focus on people that seem more approachable. It will be easier to get noticed and connected.It is important to not just add people to your network, but to deepen the connections within your network. There is no better way to build a deep relationship with others than to mastermind with them and open up your business for their input. I really believe each of you has the people you could mastermind with right in your network.For those of you that want help putting a mastermind together or prefer to have a professional facilitator like me in the group, I am excited to share that I will be launching two different mastermind programs at the beginning of 2016. If you are part of the bizchix community you will be the first to hear about those.I want to hear your tips for connecting online and offline with others so email me nat@bizchix.com or tweet me @bizchixpodcast and go take some action!Connect with Carol CoxWebsite: www.speakingyourbrand.com Twitter: @carolmorgancoxFacebook: www.facebook.com/speakingyourbrandConnect with Jaree FreemanWebsite: www.connectepic.comTwitter: @JareeFreemanFacebook: www.facebook.com/groups/ConnectEPICConnect with Natalie Cutler-WalshWebsite: www.gotogirl.co.nzTwitter: @GotoGirlNZFacebook: www.facebook.com/GoToGirlSocialMediaNetworking
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56 min
October 27, 2015
199: Mentors and Masterminds with Nicole Walters @NapturalNicole #monetizethyself
Periscope superstar NIcole Walters @NapturalNicole shares why Masterminds and Mentors are essential to her business, plus how she got connected with her mentor Chalene Johnson. ^^Please Subscribe to the Biz Chix Podcast^^ It helps us get noticed by more listeners and is the best way to thank Natalie for producing this show for you! Get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs just click to join the Biz Chix Community or text bizchix to 33444.   MASTERMINDS, NETWORKING AND TEAMS SERIES Periscope superstar Nicole Walters @NapturalNicole shares why Masterminds and Mentors are essential to her business, plus how she got connected with her mentor Chalene Johnson. What a  special interview. There are some women I just feel a really special connection with and Nicole is sure one of them. The thing is, if you were interviewing her yourself or watching her on Periscope you would feel the same way. She has a magnetic, upbeat personality and a serious dose of the X factor. Nicole quit her six figure corporate job a few months ago and recently launched a course called 1Kin1Day. It was more like $100K in one day for nicole b/c she had a six figure launch. Woop. it may seem like Nicole is an overnight success because she has literally skyrocketed to stardome via Periscope which is a live streaming video app we talked about in episode 187. but Nicole is not an overnight success. She didn’t get lucky. She has been building an online presence while she was working a full-time corporate job for 4 years on her site napturalnicole.com and her youtube channel. She saw the potential of Periscope and went for it and her brand, personality and fantastic content on how to monetize what you are passionate about resonated with the masses. What you are going to love about Nicole is that she is also very humble and is a giver (including a foster Mom of 3). I cannot thank her enough for rolling with the punches on this interview which we recorded LIVE via blab. I literally got kicked off the platform and could not get back on for almost 10 minutes. Nicole is such a pro, she ended up answering questions I had sent her before our interview as well as a few posed in the chat room. I left all of that in there so you can be part of what happened live.   MASTERMINDS Being in a Mastermind will literally transform your business and that is what this entire series on Masterminding, Networking and Teams is all about. We started it in episode 191. Each episodes stands alone on its own but is best consumed as a package, so go back and listen to any that you have missed. Not all masterminds are successful. I have been in a few that just weren’t the right fit or just kind of lost momentum. I’ve created a free guide to help you get started. Just text masterminding to 33444 or got to bizchix.com/masterminding. It’s everything you need to get started on designing, launching and running your own group.   Connect with Nicole:  Website Twitter
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69 min
October 20, 2015
198 : Video Marketing and Virtual Speaking Engagements with Maria Dismondy
Hear how successful author Maria Dismondy uses authentic and candid videos to connect with her online audience. Maria also shares how she runs her speaking and coaching business and how she books virtual speaking engagements! Please Subscribe to the Podcast! It helps us get noticed my more listeners and is the best way to thank Natalie for producing this show for you!Click to join the Biz Chix Community or text 33444 and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs-----------------------------------------------MASTERMINDS, NETWORKING AND TEAMS SERIESMEET MY MASTERMINDCan I just tell you how awesome all of my mastermind buddies have been? We finish our actual mastermind call and then they have less than 12 minutes before we jump onto this interview.For Maria it was the most challenging b/c she was actually at a speaking engagement. I’ve edited out a few of our technical glitches and as much background noise as I could.One of my intentions for this entire series is for each of you listening to form your own mastermind.I created a quick start guide to help you with the process.You can get it at bizchhix.com/masterminding. It is a free download so check it out. You can also get it by texting 33444 masterminding.I really like how Maria mentioned how important the collaborative nature of our group is and how it has helped achieve goals that seemed out of reach and to take more risks than she would on her own. If you aren't currently part of a successful mastermind, I hope you will consider starting one!Join me Thursday at 12:12PM PT for a live video interview on Blab. You can interact with myself and the guests during the show!Go to Blab.im/bizchixpodcast.Tweet us and share the show:Hear @mariadismondy share why being authentic and vulnerable in Video is important.BizChix.com/iTunes#podcast #author #mastermindConnect with Maria Dismondy:WebsitePinterestInstagramYouTube
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41 min
October 20, 2015
197 : Meet My Mastermind - Maria Dismondy Best Selling Children's Book Author and Speaker
Best selling children's author and speaker shares how she transitioned out of the classroom and into her dream life as an entrepreneur. Maria is a paid speaker, gifted marketer and organized WAHM!   ^^Subscribe to the Biz Chix Podcast^^It helps us get noticed my more listeners and is the best way to thank Natalie for producing this show for you!Click to join the Biz Chix Community  or text 33444 and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs-----------------------------------------------MASTERMINDS, NETWORKING AND TEAMS SERIESMEET MY MASTERMINDI’m loving introducing you to the women in my personal mastermind in the hopes that it will help you to creatively form your own group from your network. I’ve created free quick start guide to help you form your own mastermind. Go to bizchix.com/masterminding to get that today or text 33444 and type in masterminding.Hey Biz Chix:Are you ready to meet the final member of my personal Mastermind? If you have listened to this entire series Masterminding, Networking and Teams (which started in episode 191), you have met three members of my mastermind - Dr. Romie Mushtaq, Katie Krimitsos and Liz Covart. Next up is Maria Dismondy.I first met Maria when I interviewed her in the middle of 2014. I am rearing that episode now so you can hear all about her background. She is a teacher turned entrepreneur and is a best selling author and speaks around the country about bullying and developing character.The next episode #198 was recorded a few weeks ago via a live video broadcast on Blab. You’ll love hearing an update on Maria and to find out the unique way she is reaching more kids with her powerful message.Enjoy hearing my old show music when I was pregnant with baby Jett who is now 13 months old and then we’ll jump right into the interview with Maria.Join me Thursday at 12:12PM PT for a live video interview on Blab. You can interact with myself and the guests during the show!Go to Blab.im/bizchixpodcast.Tweet us and share the show:Meet @mariadismondy who transitioned from teacher to author and speaker..BizChix.com/iTunes#podcast #author #mastermindConnect with Maria Dismondy:WebsitePinterestInstagram YouTube
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37 min
October 13, 2015
196: Meet Historian and Reluctant Entrepreneur Liz Covart
Find out why I hand picked a Historian to be in my Mastermind. Liz elegantly balances her commitment to academy with her out of the box thinking by being what I call a "reluctant entrepreneur." Get to know one of the smartest people I know! ^^Subscribe to the Biz Chix Podcast^^It helps us get noticed my more listeners and is the best way to thank Natalie for producing this show for you!Click to join the Biz Chix Community or text 33444 and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs-----------------------------------------------MASTERMINDS, NETWORKING AND TEAMS SERIESMEET MY MASTERMINDI’m loving introducing you to the women in my personal mastermind in the hopes that it will help you to creatively form your own group from your network. I’ve created free quick start guide to help you form your own mastermind. Go to bizchix.com/masterminding to get that today or text 33444 and type in masterminding.If you’ve been listening to my entire series on masterminding, networking and teams you’ve met half of my crew.This episode was recorded as a live video broadcast on Blab. You can go to Blab.im/bizchixpodcast to subscribe to our next live broadcast and to watch replays. My podcasting mic was not picking up, so I had to use my earbuds. Please give me some grace with the audio.I’ve figured it out going forward to the next interviews will be of higher audio quality on my end.Today I bring you Liz Covart who is a professional historian and host of the wildly successful Ben Franklin’s World podcast.And I am not boasting about that, Liz gets triple the downloads that my show gets. She is a rockstar!Everyone needs a Liz in their mastermind.Liz comes at all of our discussions from a different point of view and her insights have become invaluable to each member of our mastermind.I call Liz a reluctant entrepreneur because she comes from academia and yet her ideas for the future of history and how to share it with the world are cutting edge and very entrepreneurial. She works hard to balance staying true to her community and her field and doesn’t want to be seen as selling out.And yet at the same time she needs to fund the work she is doing, so it puts her at a difficult crossroads a lot of the time.What I love about Liz is her commitment to her field and her desire to share her passion with the world and her understanding of how technology can be used to help us understand and remember the past.Get ready to meet one of the smartest people I know. Join me every Thursday at 12:12PM PT for a live video interview on Blab. You can interact with myself and the guests during the show!Go to Blab.im/bizchixpodcastTweet us and share the show:Hear @lizcovart share the connection between wanting to be a pirate as a kid and her passion for history.BizChix.com/iTunes#podcast #history #mastermindConnect with Liz Covart:Website: www.elizabethcovart.comTwitter: twitter.com/lizcovartPodcast: www.benfranklinsworld.com
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52 min
October 6, 2015
195: Build Your Tribe with Katie Krimitsos of Biz Women Rock
Katie is a master at connecting and marketing. Using these gifts and skills she has built an amazing brands locally and online. Hear her secrets for how to Build Your Tribe! ^^ Please Subscribe to the Biz Chix Podcast^^It helps the show get noticed my more listeners and is the best way to thank Natalie for producing this show for you!Click to join the Biz Chix Community or text 33444 and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs-----------------------------------------------MASTERMINDS, NETWORKING AND TEAMS SERIESMEET MY MASTERMINDKatie Kimitsos of BizWomenRock.comIf you missed the episode right before this 194, I highly recommend you go back and listen to Katie's full background.. That is a replay of her original episode that aired in May 2014. After 5 years of running a local entrepreneurs organization with her husband, Katie launched the Biz Women Rock podcast in 2014 so she could share the real stories of phenomenal business women all over the world. That quickly gave birth to the entire Biz Women Rock brand, complete with practical information and a thriving community that provides you with everything you need to start and grow your business!This episode was recorded LIVE on Blab, a new video streaming platform. Please give us a little grace with the audio. My podcasting mic was not being picked up to I had to switch to earbuds. :(Join me every Thursday at 12:12PM PT for a live video interview on Blab. You can interact with myself and the guests during the show!Go to Blab.im/bizchixpodcast.Tweet us and share show:Hear what @katiekrimitsos and @bizchixpodcast thought of each other when they launched similar #podcasts in 2014.BizChix.com/iTunesHow to connect with Katie:Connect with Katie:BizWomenRock.comTwitter.com/katiekrimitsosHear Katie interview Natalie on Business Women Rocks Podcast:http://bizwomenrock.com/28/
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52 min
October 6, 2015
194: Meet My Mastermind - Katie Krimitsos of BizWomenRock.com
^^Subscribe to the Biz Chix Podcast^^It helps us get noticed my more listeners and is the best way to thank Natalie for producing this show for you!Join the Biz Chix community  and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs.-----------------------------------------------MASTERMINDS, NETWORKING AND TEAMS SERIES^^Subscribe to the Biz Chix Podcast^^It helps us get noticed my more listeners and is the best way to thank Natalie for producing this show for you!Click to join the Biz Chix Community or text 33444 and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs-----------------------------------------------MASTERMINDS, NETWORKING AND TEAMS SERIESMEET MY MASTERMINDThis is a replay of Katie Krimitsos' original episode that aired in May 2014. I want you to hear all about her biz background.After 5 years of running a local entrepreneurs organization with her husband, Katie launched the Biz Women Rock podcast in 2014 so she could share the real stories of phenomenal business women all over the world. That quickly gave birth to the entire Biz Women Rock brand, complete with practical information and a thriving community that provides you with everything you need to start and grow your business!After you listen to this episode, go right into 195 which we recorded LIVE on Blab, a new video streaming platform.Join me every Thursday at 12:12PM PT for a live video interview on Blab. You can interact with myself and the guests during the show!Go to Blab.im/bizchixpodcast.Tweet us and share show:Meet @katiekrimitsos part of @bizchixpodcast inner circle. Talking #podcasting #womeninbiz #community.BizChix.com/iTunesHow to connect with Katie:Connect with Katie:BizWomenRock.comTwitter.com/katiekrimitsosHear Katie interview Natalie on Business Women Rocks Podcast:http://bizwomenrock.com/28/
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56 min
September 29, 2015
193 : Masterminding and Setting Intentions with Dr. Romie @DrRomila
^^Subscribe to the Biz Chix Podcast^^ It helps us get noticed my more listeners and is the best way to thank Natalie for producing this show for you!Join the Biz Chix community and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs.-----------------------------------------------MASERMINDS, NETWORKING AND TEAMS SERIESMEET MY MASTERMINDIf you haven’t listened to episode 192, please go back and listen. That is Romie’s original episode and how we first met in May 2014. Her background is fascinating and includes leaving her lucrative job as a neurologist to focus on integrative medicine and her message of mindfulness. She is sought after speaker, media expert analyst and huffington post contributor. I can’t wait for you get to know Dr. Romie even better today and wait till you hear what she makes me say out loud.This episode was recorded LIVE on Blab a new video streaming platform.Join me every Thursday at 12:12PM PT for a live interview. You can interact with myself and the guests during the show!Go to Blab.im/bizchixpodcast.Tweet us and share show:Meet @DrRomila part of @bizchixpodcast inner circle. Talking #masterminds, #mindfulness and setting #intentions.BizChix.com/iTunesHow to connect with Dr. Romie:Dr. Romila MushtaqBrainBodyBeauty.comTwitterPeriscope: @drromila
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55 min
September 29, 2015
192 : Meet My Mastermind - Dr. Romila Mushtaq - #mindfulness #speaker
^^Subscribe to the Biz Chix Podcast^^It helps us get noticed my more listeners and is the best way to thank Natalie for producing this show for you!Join the Biz Chix community and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs.-----------------------------------------------MASERMINDS, NETWORKING AND TEAMS SERIESMEET MY MASTERMINDI'm excited to introduce you to the four women in my personal mastermind over the course of the next few weeks. Today we have Dr. Romila Mushtaq who you may also know as Dr. Romie! Today I am airing Dr. Romie’s original episode (#85) so you can hear and how we first met in May 2014. Her background is fascinating and includes leaving her lucrative job as a neurologist to focus on integrative medicine and her message of mindfulness. She is sought after speaker, media expert analyst and huffington post contributor. I can’t wait for you get to know Dr. Romie even better today and wait till you hear what she makes me say out loud.The next episode #193 was recorded last week LIVE on Blab a new video streaming platform.Join me every Thursday at 12:12PM PT for a live interview. You can interact with myself and the guests during the show!Go to Blab.im/bizchixpodcastTweet us and share show:Meet @DrRomila part of @bizchixpodcast inner circle. Talking #masterminds, #mindfulness and setting #intentions.BizChix.com/iTunesHow to connect with Dr. Romie:Dr. Romila MushtaqBrainBodyBeauty.comTwitter Periscope: @drromila
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43 min
September 22, 2015
191 : [new series] Masterminds, Networking and Teams
Find out why you need a Mastermind. How to use your Network to get one and why a successful Mastermind is the ultimate Team! ^^Subscribe to the Biz Chix Podcast^^It helps us get noticed my more listeners and is the best way to thank Natalie for producing this show for you!Join the Biz Chix community and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs or text bizchix to 33444 to join.-----------------------------------------------NEW SERIESThis episode lays the ground work for the new podcast series on Masterminds, Networking and Teams.PARTIAL TRANSCRIPTAs I have thought about Masterminding, the connection between masterminds and networking is obvious. To form a mastermind you usually draw on the network you currently have. Being in a mastermind expands your own personal network as you gain access to the network of those in your group.A mastermind functioning on its highest level becomes a successful and powerful Team that is greater than the sum of it’s parts.As I thought about a mastermind being a successful team, my MBA education came into play. A big part of my education involved working in teams, studying successful teams and I even took an entire masters level course called Teams.There is a lot of research on what makes a successful team and what can lead to an unsuccessful team. I look forward to sharing some of that research with you during this series.I also have personally found there is a bit of an art to creating community and a mastermind is a small community so we will touch on that too.MEET MY MASTERMINDCurrently I am part of a powerful mastermind filled with 4 other unique, talented and successful women that I have actually never met in person. I am especially excited to introduce you to each of them and share why I chose them to be in my inner circle.If you have listened to every episode of The Biz Chix Podcast, you have already met 3 of them.Live Video Interviews via Blab.imThose interviews will be aired live on Blab and then will also be aired on the podcast at a later date. If you are not familiar with Blab it is a live video streaming platform that allows up to 4 people to share the screen at one time.This will be the first time I have ever conducted a live interview and the first time you have had the opportunity to interact with the guest and me as the interview unfolds. Blab allows us to see your comments and respond in real time.You can sign up by going to Blab.im and connecting with your Twitter account.Make sure you are part of the BizChix community so you get notified about the Blab with an email reminder. You can do that by clicking the yellow join the community button on this page or Text 33444 and the word bizchix (all lower case).You also can go to Blab.im/bizchixpodcast and subscribe there.YOU NEED A MASTERMINDMy goal for today was to plant the idea of you forming or joining a mastermind.Throughout this series I’m going to share how I connected with each of my mastermind members and why I thought we would be a good fit for each other. As you get to know them, you might see how they are a match for me and in turn think of who might be a match for you.Not all masterminds are successful or meant to be long term. We will dig into that as well.I’m also going to talk about paid and unpaid masterminds as the women I am introducing you to are part of my peer mastermind which is not paid, but I also offer paid masterminds to my community. Both have their merits. If you have a platform, then a paid mastermind could be a potential opportunity for you.START TODAYGrab a notebook and jot down the names of 5-10 people you would be interested in masterminding with. Reach for the stars. Don't dismiss someone because they seem out of reach. Remember you want to be in a group with people who have something you don't and/or are ahead of you in business.Join the Biz Chix Community, Get notified of our Next Blab Interview.Text 33444 and enter bizchix. It just takes a second!
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20 min
September 8, 2015
190: Online Business Tools and Resources
^^Subscribe to the Biz Chix Podcast^^It helps us get noticed my more listeners and is the best way to thank Natalie for producing this show for you!Join the Biz Chix community and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs.-----------------------------------------------I get asked all the time by listeners, my coaching clients and my mastermind members what tools and resources I use to run BizChix.com. Here I open my backoffice so you can hear what makes this ship sail! Please note that some include affiliate links from which I may earn a small commission from. This is not a factor in what I recommend to you, because my integrity is always more important than my income.Check out BizChix.com/190 for links to the resources shared.Text "IdealWeek" to 33444 to download the Ideal Week Template Natalie uses to map out her ideal week.
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39 min
August 19, 2015
189 : Social Media Quick Tips - Summer Series Capstone Episode
^^Subscribe to the Biz Chix Podcast^^It helps us get noticed by more listeners and is the best way to thank Natalie for producing this show for you!Click to Join the Biz Chix community and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs and women who want to quit their day job someday. It is a place you can go to get connected and share resources.-----------------------------------------------The Social Media Summer Camp Series concludes with this 10th episode sharing Social Media Tips Curated from the Biz Chix Community and experts in the series. Check out BizChix.com/SummerCamp for every episode and the Free PDF's that were offered for many of the episodes in the series. We curated them in one place for you! Tweetable: Don't miss the Social Media Summer Camp Series hosted by @bizchixpodcast. BizChix.com/SummerCamp   Inside This Episode Social Media Quick Tips @AnnaMSpooner  how to get started in social media with when you're just starting you're business [03:17] @NikaStewart how to do social media effectively and successfully [03:57] @jeffsieh tip on repurposing contents, including audio and video [04:50] tip on repurposing graphic images [05:33] @bizchixpodcast tip on repurposing videos from Periscope; what is the time length ideal for all platforms  [05:50] Natalie's favorite tools for creating fantastic images [12:11] how to connect with influencers and the media [13:45] how to use Periscope [17:15] @4kidsactivities tip on how to grow your Facebook organically [07:39] @JoAnneFunch tip on images for social media [11:30] @vickiemaris how to pay attention to our mics and improve the mic quality for live videos [17:25] @TheStaceyHarris & @carolesanek how to set up and use Google+ [18:55] @katiekrimitsos How to use Facebook groups for your business [21:14] Resources nataliejillfitness.com The Manly Pinterest Tips Show - With Special Guest Natalie Eckdahl Productivity Tool/Tip Canva PicMonkey Wordswag Social Oomph Meet Edgar Hootsuite Katch.me BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Episode 70: Katie Krimitsos is the Host of the Business Women Rock! Episode 105: Google Plus with Stacey Harris Ep 138: Twitter and Social Media Expert – Nika Stewart Ep 146: LinkedIn Strategies with JoAnne Funch Ep 167: Conference Takeaways, Tips & Tools – Social Media Marketing World Ep 179: Manly Pinterest Tips and Social Media Strategy with Jeff Sieh Facebook Organic Growth by Rachel Miller and Holly Homer of Kids Activities Blog   How to connect with contributors of this episode Anna Spooner @AnnaMSpooner Nike Stewart @NikaStewart Jeff Sieh @jeffsieh Rachel Miller & Homer Holly @4kidsactivities JoAnne Funch @JoAnneFunch Vickie Maris @vickiemaris Stacey Harris @TheStaceyHarris Carol Sanek @carolesanek Katie Krimitsos @katiekrimitsos Tweetable: Great #socialmedia quick tips in the latest episode of @bizchixpodcast. BizChix.com/iTunes Tweetable: You've got to listen to one of my favorite shows @bizchixpodcast. BizChix.com/iTunes #podcast #female #entrepreneurs Thanks for listening!Don't forget to - Join the Biz Chix community and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs.-----------------------------------------------BizChix.com/189 has additional information and links from this episode. BizChix.com/SummerCamp has entire series listed and free PDF's.
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28 min
August 11, 2015
188 : Podcasting and Social Media with Michael Stelzner
Click for Shownotes   Michael Stelzner is the founder of Social Media Examiner, author of the books Launch and Writing White Papers and the man behind large events, such as Social Media Marketing World and Social Media Success Summit. He is also host of the Social Media Marketing podcast show. Inside This Episode The following questions and more are answered in this episode: What Mike was like as a kid? How he met his wife? Why he launched a podcast? Why podcasting is a track at Social Media Marketing World? How many downloads he gets per episode? Will big brands get into podcasting? How does he find new guests? How does he prepare for an interview? What does he send his guests in advance? Who was he most nervous to interview? Who does Mike listen too and how often? Tweet us:  Love hearing behind the scenes of @SMExaminer #Podcast with @Mike_Stelzner and @bizchixpodcast. Join the Biz Chix Comunity and get FREE access to our Private Facebook Group for Female Entrepreneurs.
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54 min
August 4, 2015
187 : Periscope Strategies, Tips and Tools
^^Subscribe to the Biz Chix Podcast^^It helps us get noticed by more listeners and is the best way to thank Natalie for producing this show for you!Join the Biz Chix community and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs.-----------------------------------------------Social Media Summer Camp continues with Periscope.What is Periscope?Why is it important?How can it help your business?Mistakes to avoid.For more social media expisodes go to BizChix.com/SummerCamp   Special thanks to Jason Calcanas of This Weeks in Startups for letting us share a few clips from his interview with Periscope co-founder Kayvon Beykpour. Listen to Jason's entire interview of with Kayvon here or in iTunes episode 530. Check out the Show Notes for this episode for information on how to connect with all the influencers mentioned today and other resources to uplevel your Periscope app. BizChix.com/187 Thanks for listening!Don't forget to - Join the Biz Chix community and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs.
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41 min
July 28, 2015
186 : LinkedIn for Leads and Sales with Experts @MelonieDodaro @JoAnneFunch @KarenYankovich
^^Subscribe to the Biz Chix Podcast^^It helps us get noticed by more listeners and is the best way to thank Natalie for producing this show for you!Join the Biz Chix community  and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs.-----------------------------------------------Social Media Summer Camp continues with LinkedIN.Why is LinkedIN important?What is the biggest mistake people make on LinkedIN?How can it help your business?Do people really make sales using LinkedIN? What are LinkedIn Groups and how can they help you?Should you use the LinkedIn publishing platform (blog)?Former Biz Chix Podcast guests Melonie Dodaro (#83), Joanne Funch (#146) and Karen Yankovich (#37) answer these questions and more plus host Natalie Eckdahl shares how she uses LinkedIn and why it has become so important to her businesses!Check out their full length episodes for their individual entrepreneurial journeys and even more on LinkedIN.Tweet us and share show:Hear why you need to be on @LinkedIn with experts @MelonieDodaro @JoAnneFunch @karenyankovich.BizChix.com/iTunes#podcast How to connect with our guests:JoAnne FunchMelonie DodaroKaren Yankovich Thanks for listening!Don't forget to - Join the Biz Chix community and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs.-----------------------------------------------BizChix.com/186 has additional information and links from this episode.
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July 22, 2015
185 : I Don’t Get Twitter – Strategy, Tweetchats and Lists with @NikaStewart @DonnaCravotta @MomBizCoach @DrRomila
Click for Shownotes Social Media Summer Camp continues. So many women share with me that they just don’t get Twitter. I admit it took me a while to understand how it worked and more importantly how it could help my business. The truth is that it is a key place to connect with influencers in your industry and with the media. Do a search for your favorite print journalist or newscaster and I guarantee they have a Twitter account.  Find out how to connect with them in this episode. Several guests of The Biz Chix Podcast were on the show because I first built a relationship with them on Twitter.  The opposite has happened as well. Potential guests built a relationship with me and then pitched themselves onto the show. I’m thrilled to bring four Twitter experts to you in one episode. Former Biz Chix Podcast guests Lara Galloway (#51), Dr. Romie Mushtaq (#85), Nika Stewart (#138) and Donna Cravotta (#111) answer questions about Twitter Strategy, Tweetchats, Lists and More! Inside this Episode BizChix Episodes for Lara, Dr. Romie, Nika and Donna Episode 51: Lara Galloway The Mom Biz Coach Episode 85: Dr. Romie Mushtaq is teaching the medicine behind mindfulness Ep 138: Twitter and Social Media Expert – Nika Stewart Episode 111: Twitter Workshop with Social Sage PR CEO Donna Cravotta Connect with Lara mombiz.com @mombizcoach Connect with Dr. Romie brainbodybeauty.com @DrROMILA Connect with Nika ghosttweeting.com @nikastewart Connect with  Donna socialsagepr.com @DonnaCravotta Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community (free) and get an invitation to our Private Facebook Group for Female Entrepreneurs Thank you to our Sponsors:
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July 14, 2015
184 : Social Media Goals and Strategy with Sophie Bujold and Melinda Yeaman
^^Subscribe to the Biz Chix Podcast^^It helps us get noticed my more listeners and is the best way to thank Natalie for producing this show for you!Join the Biz Chix community and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs.-----------------------------------------------Social Media Summer Camp continues.What is your Social Media Strategy (do you have one)?Find out how to take your business goals and objectives and translate those into an effective social media strategy. If you have multiple businesses or facets of your brand, hear how you might interact on differently on each platform.Former Biz Chix Podcast guests Sopie Bujold (#122) and Melinda Yeaman (#112) answer these questions and more!Tweet us and let us know what you thought of the show.Sophie Bujold @SophieBujoldMelinda Yeaman @melindayeamanNatalie @bizchixpodcast Here's a tweet you can just copy and paste:Hear how to craft a #socialmedia strategy @bizchixpodcast with @SophieBujold and @melindayeaman.BizChix.com/iTunesThanks for listening!Don't forget to - Join the Biz Chix community and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs.-----------------------------------------------BizChix.com/184 has additional information and links from this episode.
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July 7, 2015
183 : Personal Branding and Social Media Headshots with Melinda Yeaman and Vanessa Van Edwards
^^Subscribe to the Biz Chix Podcast^^It helps us get noticed my more listeners and is the best way to thank Natalie for producing this show for you!Join the Biz Chix community and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs.-----------------------------------------------Social Media Summer Camp continues.What is your personal brand online? Do you have a mission statement?How do you change your social media messaging across platforms?What does your headshot say about you?Former Biz Chix Podcast guests Melinda Yeaman (#122) and Vanessa Van Edwards (#101) answer these questions and more!Tweet us and let us know what you thought of the show.Melinda Yeaman @melindayeamanVanessa Van Edwards @vvanedwardsNatalie @bizchixpodcast Here's a tweet you can just copy and paste:Hear personal brand strategies & headshot perceptions on @bizchixpodcast with @melindayeaman @vvanedwards.BizChix.com/iTunesThanks for listening!Don't forget to - Join the Biz Chix community and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs.-----------------------------------------------BizChix.com/183 has additional information and links from this episode.
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June 30, 2015
182 : Facebook Karma (Part 2 Facebook Organic Growth) with Holly Homer of Kids Activities Blog
^^Please Subscribe to the Biz Chix Podcast^^It helps us get noticed my more listeners and is the best way to thank Natalie for producing this show for you!Join the Biz Chix community and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs.-----------------------------------------------This is the second of a two part series on Kids Activities Blog and their Facebook success via Organic Growth.Rachel Miller (part 1) shares how she and her business partner Holly Homer (part 2) grew their Facebook page from 13K to 1.3 Million (yes Million) followers in less than a year.They did this by focusing on what their audience wanted most versus what they wanted to deliver. It was a mindshift.KidsActivtiesBlog.com get 6-10 million page views a month.The previous episode featured Rachel Miller who sold the site to Holly Homer a few years ago and now works as an employee in the business.These ladies are ones to watch. They know how to dig into analytics and figure out the secret sauce that can disrupt a platform.Check out their Facebook Page .Tweet us and let us know what you thought of the show.Holly @TexashollyKidsActivitiesBlog @4kidsactivitiesNatalie @bizchixpodcast Here's a tweet you can just copy and paste:Hey @texasholly! Love you on @bizchixpodcast and learning a ton about Facebook Karma.BizChix.com/iTunesThanks for listening!Don't forget to - Join the Biz Chix community and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs.-----------------------------------------------BizChix.com/182 has additional information and links and a FREE PDF with all the Facebook Tips shared by Rachel and Holly in the last two episodes.
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June 23, 2015
181 : Facebook Organic Growth and Viral Posts (Part 1) with Rachel Miller of Kids Activities Blog
 ^^Subscribe to the Biz Chix Podcast^^It helps us get noticed my more listeners and is the best way to thank Natalie for producing this show for you!Join the Biz Chix community and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs.-----------------------------------------------This is the first of a two part series on Kids Activities Blog and their Facebook success via Organic Growth.Rachel Miller (part 1) shares how she and her business partner Holly Homer (part 2) grew their Facebook page from 13K to 1.3 Million (yes Million) followers in less than a year.They did this by focusing on what their audience wanted most versus what they wanted to deliver. It was a mindshift.KidsActivtiesBlog.com get 6-10 million page views a month.The next episode feature Holly Homer who bought the site from Rachel a few years ago and now employs Rachel in the business.These ladies are ones to watch. They know how to dig into analytics and figure out the secret sauce that can disrupt a platform.Check out their Facebook Page.Tweet us and let us know what you thought of the show.Rachel @4kidsactivities Natalie @bizchixpodcastHere's a tweet you can just copy and paste:Hey Rachel @4kidsactivities! Love you on @bizchixpodcast and learning a ton about Facebook and Viral Marketing.BizChix.com/iTunesThanks for listening!Don't forget to - Join the Biz Chix community and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs.-----------------------------------------------BizChix.com/181 has additional information and links from this episode.
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June 21, 2015
180 : My Hubby on Becoming a 2nd Dad (Stepdad) with Mark Eckdahl |Stepparent |Parenting | Fatherhood
Click for Shownotes Welcome to a special Father's Day edition of the Biz Chix podcast where I have a surprise announcement for you so stay tuned.   Hey Biz Chix, this is your host Natalie Eckdahl and I am joined today by my husband Mark Eckdahl.   Listen to the next part of the story at Wisdom From Dad's. Help support this new show by subscribing and leaving a rating and honest review.  This help the show gain visibility in iTunes and new listeners find it. You can tweet Mark Eckdahl at https://twitter.com/meckdahl. Website: http://wisdomfromdads.com/  
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June 16, 2015
179 : Manly Pinterest Tips and Social Media Strategy with Jeff Sieh
Join the Biz Chix community and get access to our Private Facebook Group for female entrepreneurs.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cool dude Jeff Sieh shares all about Pinterest and more.  Download the PDF for this episode will all of Jeff's tips and strategies for social media and design (don't miss this FREE resource). We cover Pinterest, Instagram, Google Hangouts, YouTube and Design.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Jeff is the Creative Director at His Design, Inc. and Head Beard at Manly Pinterest Tips. He is the creator and host of The Manly Pinterest Tip Show. With top tips, pop culture, comedy and just plain fun, he teaches Pinterest techniques unlike any other.Adding testosterone…one pin at a time. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Tweet us (just copy and paste): Pinterest and beyond covered by the very manly @jeffsieh on @bizchixpodcast . Get the free PDF of the show.BizChix.com/179     There's a man in the house! Hear @jeffsieh talk Pinterest and Social Media Strategy on @bizchixpodcast. BizChix.com/179   It takes a cool dude to be on @bizchixpodcast. Don't miss @jeffsieh sharing his manly Pinterest Tips and more. BizChix.com/179   Hear @jeffsieh share tips on visual social strategy on @bizchixpodcast. Free PDF too of all the tips. BizChix.com/179   Did you subscribe to the show yet in iTunes? It is the best way to say thank you! Click subscribe now or go to iTunes.   Go to the full show notes for this episode to download the Free PDF. We took notes for you!  
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June 9, 2015
178 : Your Life Can Change in Seven Seconds with Jenna Edwards
Click for Shownotes  Jenna Edwards is a Speaker, Writer, Producer andHow-To expert who loves to do and share what she has learned. Hear how a bit part on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and a horrific accident both lasting just seven seconds changed the course of Jenna’s life. Now Jenna strives to empower people to be the best they can be, to infuse their personalities into everything they do and to show through her own story of survival that you really can overcome anything and create the life of your dreams.  Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book Productivity Tool Habit Forge – helps put your best choices on autopilot Productivity Tip Learning to break things down into small manageable chunks Other Resources toastmasters.org BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Connect with Jenna jennaedwardsmedia.com Twitter Facebook Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community Thank you to our Sponsors:  
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June 2, 2015
177 : How to Pitch a Podcaster with Kira Hug
Click for Shownotes As the copywriter + strategist behind Kira Hug Inc. — and your fellow Pirate — Kira is your rebellious curator, your storyteller, your art director, and your challenger. And sometimes, she’s even your therapist. Under Kira’s care + wordsmithin’ wizardry, your story will be translated into copy that highlights the shiniest parts of your personality to the umpteenth degree AND sells, sells, SELLS. Kira’s eclectic background in marketing and visual communication led her to work for startups like ActionableBooks.com, luxury brands like Estée Lauder, and a handful of global nonprofits. Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book Productivity Tool/Tip Create 15- or 30-day challenges for yourself to force yourself to operate at a higher level and achieve things you didn’t think were possible in your life and business. Developing a tight timeline for yourself will increase your productivity levels, for sure. Other Resources Click Here to get our FREE material: “HOW TO PITCH A PODCASTER” BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Connect with Kira Kira Hug Inc. Twitter Facebook LinkedIn iTunes Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community (free) and get an invitation to our Private Facebook Group for Female Entrepreneurs Thank you to our Sponsors:
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May 27, 2015
176 : [AudioBlog] Put Your Oxygen Mask On First
Click for Shownotes Ladies this is message to you, but the truth is it is first a message to myself because it is what I need to hear most right now. You know how they tell you on a plane to put your own oxygen mask on first before you help anyone else. It seems so counterintuitive. As women we are raised to think of others before ourselves. But if we don’t follow those very important instructions in an airplane emergency, we may endanger ourselves and our children. I find the same true in day to day life. If we don’t take time to take care of ourselves, it impacts our whole world and may endanger our relationships and our own health. My Breaking Point In the last 3 years I have had two babies and launched a new business. That was on top of raising a teenager, running another business with my husband, running a home and being a wife. To say the least it has been a busy time. Recently, I hit a breaking point. I had baby Jett almost 9 months ago and feel like my home, my health and even my relationship with my husband has gotten out of control. I started thinking about changes I could make and who I could use as a guide. Guess what – the role model was right there in front of me. My awesome Mom, Roseanne Cook. I realized my Mom had unknowingly passed on lessons on how I could “put my oxygen mask on first”, without ever speaking a word about it. She passed on this wisdom by how she lived, what she made a priority and what she did not. 7 Important Lessons from My Mom How to Take Care of You So You Can Take Care of Others Take Care of Your Body My Mom has always taken care of her body by working out and eating healthy food. She has a slight leg up in this in that she was a combination English/PE major in college and was teaching middle school PE when she had me and later was an adaptive PE teacher (which means she is skilled in adapting activities to kids with down syndrome, autism and other special needs). When I was growing up in the 70’s, there weren’t a bunch of gyms and yoga studios around, but my Mom would work out at the YMCA or speed-walk around the neighborhood. In the 80’s she got into Jazzersize and the last 10 years she has been doing a lot of low impact workouts like water aerobics and yoga. What I realized is that my Mom makes working out a priority in her week. Even when we had a crazy busy schedule of after school activities, she would often walk the track at the school where my brother and I had swim practice. Next Step: My takeaway is that I need to schedule workouts and mark them on my calendar. If I don’t plan them and arrange for childcare or my husband to help, they are not going to happen.     I’m happy to report that I have gone to spin class 3 times in the last 7 days (twice at 5:45AM). Maintain Your Friendships Earlier this year I had a tear fest crying to my husband about feeling really lonely. I have a lot of friends “online” who I interact with every day, but have struggled to find time to meet a local girlfriend for lunch or coffee. The root of this is feeling that I need to use the time I have my nanny here to work (not workout or see a friend). My Mom is huge on connecting in person with people and throughout my life I have observed her cultivating and making time for her friends. She used to have regular lunch date with her BFF Kay or they would just pop by each others houses for a cup of coffee and a chat. She also would go shopping and out to lunch once in a while with her friend Mary. My parents were part of a Bunco group that met once a month at each other’s homes. If you don’t know what bunco is you can google it.  But basically it is a dice game and they would share a meal each time and have prizes. I remember it being fun when it was hosted at our house because I got to hang out with my parent’s friends while they snacked on yummy appetizers and desserts, then see my parents having fun with their friends as I headed off to bed (make no mistake I often got snuck of bed to see more of the fun…at least until I got caught).   Next Step: I don’t need to feel guilty about using time I have childcare to see a friend.  Also, this is something that I need to plan ahead and schedule for. There are also a few women I have met that I want to get to know better. They have kids my boy’s ages so I can reach out to them to meet at the park for a playdate and don’t need childcare for that. Mark and I really enjoy hanging out with other families and we need to be more intentional about that.   I’m happy to report that I have started meeting a local business friend for coffee once a month and am being intentional about scheduling time with my girlfriends and it just fills me up when we get together!   Date Your Husband One of the things I appreciate most about my parents marriage which is closing on 45 years strong is that I know my Mom and Dad are still in love. They truly enjoy each others company and have maintained a passionate relationship through the ups and downs of life. My parents always dated each other. One of my favorite memories is of my parents getting dressed up in the 70’s in their disco outfits and going out dancing. It is still fun to see my parents moves on the dance floor. They showed me that their marital relationship is a priority. As a Mom myself now, I know all the work that goes into planning a date. My mom had to arrange a sitter, figure out our dinner and possibly plan the date too (since this seems more like her skill set than my dad’s).   Next Step:  Mark and I really need to work towards a weekly date night, but for now we can start with once a month and work up to the once a week goal. For now daytime dates are OK, since baby Jett is very mommy-centric at night. Also, we can meet for lunch during the week when our nanny is here or my Mom is here for the day. For our stage of life, it involves a bit of creativity.   Yeah we went on a date a few weeks ago. I booked my nanny to come for 4 hours on a Saturday. My parents are coming this Friday for the day and we are both going to take the day off work to spend time together.   Hire Help I’m so thankful my Mom showed me it is OK to hire help. I spent my formative years in a very blue collar town and doubt that anyone else in our neighborhood had a housekeeper. When I was in elementary school, my Mom worked full time and my Dad worked full-time plus he was starting his own civil engineering business on the side. When I interviewed my Mom about how she has maintained a Productive Home, my mom shares that she decided “I was worthy to have help with my home.” This also included help fixing things too. My Dad is super handy and can fix almost anything, but if he is too busy my Mom will hire those projects out.   Next Step: While I have outsourced a lot in my home and am thankful to have a nanny who helps me 3 days a week, I do need to find a few babysitters that are available for hire for date nights. Also, I want to hire an organization consultant to come help me with some problem areas in my home. In addition, I need to call our handyman to come do things Mark is too busy to do.   I have not made any progress in this area yet, but stay tuned!   Pamper Yourself (hair cut/color, nails, now massages) My Mom showed me it was OK to take spend money on pampering myself. She had those acrylic nails in the 80’s and 90’s and of course she rocked an awesome perm. So, I saw my Mom making herself a priority and often accompanied her to get her nails or hair done.   Next step:  I have a tendency to wait until things are looking really bad before I make a grooming appointment. It comes back to scheduling. I need to plan in advance when my next few hair appointments are.  Also, I want to get a manicure and pedicure once a month, staring this week (my toes need help).   Have Hobbies I saw throughout my life that my Mom had other interests besides work and being a Mom. She usually was involved in some type of art activity. For years it was toll painting. In the last 10+ years, she has gotten really into gardening. First it was growing roses, which is perfect since her name is Roseanne. But now, she and my Dad are really focused on growing their own food. My Mom also has spent a lot of time volunteering with organization that benefit children with special needs like the Special Olympics or Autism Camps. In addition, she serves at her church in a variety of ways.   Next step: So I realize I do not have a hobby right now unless you consider posting to social media for biz or personal a hobby. Does making images in Canva or Wordswag count? No, I don’t think so.   I used to like to make homemade cards and I started knitting a few years ago, but only ever made a few scarfs.  I’m not sure what my next hobby is going to be, but I am going to open myself up to something new. Stay tuned for that too.   Take Time to Look Nice My Mom always looks put together. It’s not like she waltzes around the house dressed like June Cleaver. She just sets some time aside each morning to take a shower, get dressed and throw some make-up on. Granted she doesn’t have little kids to deal with, but she did this even when we were little. In fact, my Dad leaves the house every day around 5AM to go work out and then get to work early, so my Mom figured out how to shower safely with two little ones.  She would lock us all in the bathroom while she took a shower. I remember trying so hard to break out of there while she showered with the door half open so she could check on our mischief. I also remember watching my Mom sit in front of her vanity mirror and put on her make-up. I often find myself halfway through the day still unshowered and in yoga pants.  Ok, let’s be real, it sometimes is the end of the day and I am smelly and in yoga pants and never worked out. Also, when we are going somewhere as a family, I spend time getting everyone else ready, packing the diaper bag and snacks that I’m left with little or no time for myself, so I end up with my hair in a ponytail and trying to put on mascara in the car which doesn’t always end well. Next step: I need to make getting me ready a priority especially when we are going somewhere as a family. Also, I can delegate some of the tasks I normally do to help the family leave to my husband or daughter or get stuff ready the night before.   I also need to be honest with myself about whether or not I am going to work out. If it is not going to happen, I need to get dressed into real clothes. Hey no offense if you live in yoga pants, but I don’t feel my best going out in public in them. So thanks Mom for teaching me these 7 ways to take care of myself. I’m prepared to put my oxygen mask on first now. How do you put yourself first and what other tips did your Mom or other mentors teach you? 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May 23, 2015
175 : The Productive Home: Tips for Every Life Stage with Roseanne Cook
Click for Shownotes Roseanne Cook is a teacher, wife, mother, best friend, grandma, sister and admired home maker. She is also host Natalie Eckdahl’s Mom and Mimi to Natalie’s three kids. Join this special conversation as Roseanne shares how she created efficiency in her home from the time she was in college through her current empty nest stage and everything in between.     Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book Productivity Tool/Tip Keep a 5×8 index card on your refrigerator and fold it into fourths. Write the name of the 4 stores you visit most at the top.  Then as you think of things you need from each store, write them in.   Other Resources Emilie Barnes Books on Organization BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Episode 174: The Peaceful Home with Joanne Miller Productivity Episodes   Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community Thank you to our Sponsors:
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May 19, 2015
174 : The Peaceful Home – Creating a Haven Out of Chaos with Joanne Miller of 48 Days
Click for Shownotes Joanne Miller has been married to a serial entrepreneur for over 47 years.  She and her husband, author Dan Miller, are often asked how they manage to keep their family strong through the pendulum swing of financial, emotional and physical changes ever present in their chosen lifestyle.  In answer to these questions Joanne is currently working on her new book, Creating a Haven of Peace……(Surviving The Entrepreneurial Roller Coaster and Learning to Love It!)  She is the author of four children’s books and the co-author of Be Your Finest Art, Unleashing Your Creative Self.  She is a speaker, artist, mother of three and grandmother of 14.  Her main career, however, has been to create a peaceful sanctuary for her family and friends where life is safe, happy and full of laughter and where everyone who enters knows they are loved unconditionally. Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book Productivity Tip I think clutter creates a feeling of unrest and chaos.  I look at keeping the clutter at bay by taking small areas at a time and organizing, cleaning, purging.  I may clean out a drawer or closet with my ear buds in while carrying on a conversation on my iPhone.  If I take a room at a time, or a drawer at a time, eventually everything gets cleaned out and my house stays uncluttered.  I have a real sense of accomplishment in knowing I am keeping on top of things. Other Resources BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Connect with Joanne Twitter Facebook YouTube Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community Thank you to our Sponsors:
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May 12, 2015
173 : Marketing Automation and Sales Funnels with Brittany Becher of Foundation Flow
Click for Shownotes Brittany Becher is the principal consultant ofFoundation & Flow, setting strategy and acting as the account director for all our clients. Prior to establishing Foundation & Flow, Brittany worked behind the scenes on sales and online strategy for a 7-figure online-based health business and as a consultant for Fortune 500 companies where she focused on sales psychology, consumer research and campaign design and measurement.   She has nearly 10 years experience as a consultant and strategic business partner within micro businesses, digital agencies and large corporations. Brittany is an Infusionsoft Certified Partner and a Certified Fascinate Advisor. Based in Cincinnati, you can find Brittany doing her daily handstand, practicing yoga, or dining on the latest creation from her chef and baker husband.  She loves travelling, weekends in nature and is obsessed with all things “tiny” from her small loft to her RV to small businesses. Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book Productivity Tool focusatwill.com Other Resources unroll.me BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Connect with Brittany foundationandflow.com Twitter Facebook LinkedIn YouTube Pinterest Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community Thank you to our Sponsors:    
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April 24, 2015
172 : [AudioBlog] How to build a Million Dollar Network
Click for Shownotes I Wanted a Million Dollars and Instead Got a Million Dollar Network   Recently I had the honor of interviewing Racheal Cook for The Biz Chix Podcast and we had a very real and at times raw conversation on what it is like to be a Work at Home Mom, run a business, a home and take care of our children.  I felt immediately like I had connected with a kindred spirit across the country (a cool bi-product of this job and not the first time I have bonded quickly and deeply with a guest).   When Racheal asked if I would participate in her Biz That Loves You Back blog tour, I couldn’t raise my virtual hand quick enough. In fact, be sure you check out Claire Pelletreau (http://clairepells.com/biz-love-blog-tour/) who posted yesterday and Kimberly Riggins( kimberlyriggins.com) tomorrow.   Back when I “only” had one business and two kids in 2013, I got the idea to launch a podcast. There are many reasons I wanted to become a podcaster.    Podcasting fulfills a childhood dream I have of being a talk radio host.  I also wanted to give voice to more women’s stories and create the kind of content I was yearning to hear.  Of the male hosted podcasts I was listening to at the time, women were only being interviewed about 10% of the time.  When they were interviewed, the young, single male host didn’t ask the types of questions I wanted to have answered.     But if I am honest, really honest with you, the truth is I thought I could do all the above and have another big bonus.  I thought I could make piles of money too. There are a few podcasters out there right now that are killing it and making multi-six figure and 7 figure incomes from their podcast   So fast forward from my launch Januay 2014 to now April 2015. Am I rolling around in piles of cash simply from launching a podcast.   No.   I am not a millionaire.  I am not making a six figure income from my podcast.  In fact, I am not even making a 5 figure income from my podcast and the BizChix brand. It took me a full year to even start monetizing in any way.   I could have monetized a lot sooner, but Baby Jett changed my focus.  Towards the end of my pregnancy the time was right to test the monetization waters.  But I was too tired and trying to prepare for a maternity leave from interviewing.  Once Jett arrived, I didn’t feel like hustling to work with clients or build a digital product when I had a newborn to hold and cuddle.   At the beginning of this year, I began working with the Biz Chix community. I have launched two paid masterminds, engaged a few coaching clients and  even experimented with sponsorship of the show for one month.  I decided not to continue with sponsorship for now because I want to promote programs I am offering through Biz Chix or have my other biz ScheduleMAX.com sponsor the episode.     While I have certainly been disappointed with the slow build to monetization, podcasting has had a surprising effect on my life. I haven’t built a million dollar bank account, but I have built a million dollar network.   The show has expanded the depth and breadth of my network.  I have been able to interview women that I would never meet otherwise or even have access to.  A special report is built during interviews and almost every time the guest ends our call by asking me to let them know how they can support me in the future.  I have called in a few of those favors with winning results.   The podcasting community is another huge bonus.  I have never been part of a more supportive or collaborative community and the women in this community are the best. I have new besties all across the country that completely understand my business and my life in ways many local friends can’t.   The best thing I did relating to the Biz Chix brand was launch a private Facebook group for my audience that is filled with female entrepreneurs and women that want to be entrepreneurs.  I get to see relationships developing and women doing business with each other all as a result of the podcast.     This year I have learned something about myself that has come as a big surprise. I really want to teach more people how to podcast.  It is so powerful to get your voice out there and I want to help more people do that, especially bloggers.  Bloggers already have an amazing pool of content and adding audio to their blogs is really a no brainer.  It also allows their audience to connect with them on a more intimate level.   Podcast listeners tend to listen through their smartphones using earbuds and you can’t get much closer to someone’s heart,mind and soul.   I think the more senses we can connect with people in this New Media age, the better.  We all really need to be considering blogging, podcasting and video in that marketing toolbelt I mentioned before.  Video is my next frontier!    So in answer to my new friend Racheal’s question on how is my business loving me back?  Right now BizChix isn’t throwing piles of cash at me, but there is huge potential in the foundation I built so far. Podcasting gave me access to an industry full of new friends, a professional network beyond my wildest dreams and even more importantly the chance to fulfill a childhood dream of being behind the mic.         The Truth About Podcasting   I’m the member of a number of private Facebook communities for Podcasters and almost everyone is trying to figure out the same thing.  How do I make money from this thing and why don’t I have enough downloads yet to warrant sponsorship? It is an ongoing conversation that I see repeated day after day in group after group.   The truth is that podcasts very rarely get sponsored.  They don’t have the kinds of download numbers to warrant an interest from big brands.  Some clever niche podcasters have been able to sell advertisers on the benefits of direct access to he exact customers they are looking for.  This takes a lot of creativity and effort and it is being done by a small group of people.   What podcasts are best suited for is as one tool in your Marketing tool belt.  Podcasts are one of the most intimate mediums out there.  I have released 171 episodes so far and there are some people out there who have listened to every single one.  Imagine being in someone’s ears for 171 hours  That is like someone listening to me 24/7 for one week straight.  It is mind blowing.   This kind of connection allows podcasters to build a tribe of followers that know, like and trust them. I run a private Facebook group for my community filled with female entrepreurs and women who want to be entrepreneurs.  It is very engaged and one of my favorite places to be.   I launched a Mastermind for my community and 1/1 coaching program in early 2015 as my first means of monetizing.  It has been so rewarding to start to work with my community and provide value.   While I was hoping to contribute and provide to my Mastermind, they ended up providing me great feedback as well.  While I provide a ton of business value, I have a skill and industry knowledge that a lot of people don’t have.   I know how to podcast.  I understand how to launch, build and monetize this medium.  I am passionate about podcasting and they want to learn more about it from me.   None of the podcasts I was listening to had hosts I could relate to.  My favorite at the time was Entrpereneur on Fire, hosted by John Lee Dumas. But Johns life is not at all like mine.  He is a 30 year old single guy with no kids who works 80+ hours a week and has kept up that pace for over 2 years now.     I thought it would be cool to interview women like me. Women balancing work and kids. There were questions I wanted to ask them. How do you do it? What is the secret? Do you have balance?  What I found is that most of them have the same answer as me.  I am trying to figure it out day by day.  Some days I feel I have perfect balance, while other days life feel a bit out of control.  The secret sauce or holy grail of balance does not exist.   My other motivation for starting a podcast was to create another income stream for my family.  
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April 23, 2015
171 : Mompreneur of the Year Andrea Iervella of SchoolWorx
Click for Shownotes Andrea Iervella of SchoolWorx has taken the age old question “What do I do with all my children’s art and school work?” and applied a solution to meet the existing markets needs. SchoolWorx has developed a process and service that offers parents an archiving solution for their children’s art and school work by using a large format art scanner and professional photography to create one-of-a-kind hardcover books so that families can celebrate their child’s academic and artistic growth. While parents can certainly scan and take pictures of their own child’s work and use an online photo book service, SchoolWorx’s service removes the onerous amount of time that do-it-yourself photo books require while providing art restoration to each and every piece so that a child’s work is presented in its original form; that is without staple marks, pin holes, rips and tears and missing eyes! Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book Productivity Tool/Tip 3 MIT’s for the day! from Leoni Dawson Connect with Andrea SchoolWorx Facebook Twitter Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community Thank you to our Sponsors:     
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April 17, 2015
170 : Shark Tank Entrepreneur “Behind the Ink” Sherrise Hawkins
Click for Shownotes Sherisse Hawkins is a true geek at heart. She holds two engineering degrees, has worked as a Walt Disney Imagineer, building theme park attractions around the globe, and a system architect specializing in digital video delivery. Prior to starting Beneath the Ink, Sherisse held a VP engineering position at Time Warner Cable. Sherisse has always loved working on projects that come to fruition at the intersection of creativity and technology and this mindset served as the basis for founding Beneath the Ink. Inside This Episode Motivational Quote “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Must Read Book Productivity Tool/Tip Assistant.to Other Resources BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Connect with Sherisse beneaththeink.com Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community Thank you to our Sponsors:     
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April 16, 2015
169 : Video Marketing with Katie Davis | Bestselling Author | Podcaster | Marketing Expert
Click for Shownotes Katie Davis‘ picture books and young adult novels from traditional publishers Harcourt, S&S, HarperCollins, and Diversion Books have sold over 250,000 copies, which is why she then independently published How to Promote Your Children’s Book, a marketing guide for writers which debuted at #1 on Amazon. Katie’s one of the first writer entrepreneurs, with courses for writers including How to Create Your Author Platform (and Market Your Books without Being Pushy), Video Idiot Boot Camp, and others. She holds live (virtual) group coaching sessions called Crank It Up with Katie!, teaching non-techy writers and small biz people how to market themselves in non-pushy ways. Her podcast, Brain Burps About Books, is tops in many categories in iTunes (such as #1, Children’s Publishing, #2 in Book Marketing, #7 in Publishing- a huge category). She’s appeared regularly on Good Morning, CT, and blogs for The Huffington Post. She’s taught and shared her experiences everywhere from classes at a maximum security prison to keynotes at fundraising galas. If you’d like to get Katie’s free marketing lessons head to KatieDavis.com/VIP! Inside This Episode Motivational Quote “Reciprocity rocks!” Katie Davis “Think with abundance.” “There is no downside to generosity.” Must Read Book Productivity Tools Canva.com for image creation Text Expander which has saved Katie 2,220,363 characters and 92.52 hours since she started using it wistia.com Other Resources 21 Must Have Tools BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Connect with Katie katiedavis.com Twitter Facebook YouTube LinkedIn Pinterest Google+ Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community Thank you to our Sponsors:     
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April 7, 2015
168 : Marketing to Millennials and Gen Z with Amanda Slavin of CatalystCreativ
Click for Shownotes Amanda Slavin is CEO and Founder of CatalystCreativ, an experience studio that designs experiences for brands to tell their story in a more impactful way funded by the Downtown Project, (the 350 million dollar city-as-a-start-up project funded by Tony Hsieh CEO of Zappos) most known for CatalystCreativ’s monthly speaker series, Catalyst Week in Downtown Vegas. She earned her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education and wrote her thesis on the impact outdoor community has on engagement creating a metrics of engagement. She has used this foundation of understanding engagement in her approach to grassroots marketing and business development. She started with Paige Management in 2009 and built the events, marketing, social media, online marketing departments from the ground up. She launched the Ainsworth, (number 1 sports bar 3 years in a row by Zagat) with no social media, using only grassroots marketing to do so. She oversaw partnerships with Axe/Unilever and Madison Square Garden, as well as created and spearheaded from the ground up a 16 week activation for LVMH for their new product Moet Ice in 2010 overseeing and activating a 16 week launch of events, tastemaker dinners and experiential marketing in a 15 bedroom estate in Watermill NY. Amanda was listed on this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 for Marketing and Advertising. Inside This Episode Motivational Quote “Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you never thought could be yours.” – Audrey Hepburn (Do what you love!) Must Read Book Productivity Tool/Tip glassfrog.holacracy.org Other Resources BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Connect with Amanda catalystcreativ.com Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community Thank you to our Sponsors:     
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March 31, 2015
167 : Conference Takeaways, Tips & Tools – Social Media Marketing World #SMMW15
Click for Shownotes Today’s Guests The College Checklist Podcast is the podcast dedicated to guiding you through the complex world of college admissions. Host Lauren Gaggioli interviews experts from all areas of college admissions, college search, financial aid, scholarships, test prep and more to empower you to take control of your family’s college admissions process. Rosemary Nickel, Chief Motivator of Motivating Other Moms, created M.O.M. with the purpose of providing a support system for entrepreneurial moms. Allowing them to be their selves, to provide a safe and secure environment where they are surrounded by other entrepreneurial moms that are supportive and understanding of the struggles that come with being a mompenuer. Vickie Maris‘ desire is to help you run a fit business in which you are working within your purpose, and to lead a fit life. You’ll see that theme woven through her blog, podcast, Heartsong Fit With Vickie Maris, ebook, Social Media First Steps:  A Guide for Business, and other online products and services. She intertwines these themes with her passions for lifelong learning; for working smarter, not harder; for making the most of every moment. Inside This Episode Conference Takeaways, Tips & Tools  Wordswag – add awesome text to your photos in seconds Call Loop – quickly and easily send voice and SMS text messages to your customers, contacts, and subscribers in just a few clicks The Guests’ Podcast              Must Read Book BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Episode 46: Wes Schaeffer is The Sales Whisperer® Social Media Episodes Episode 50: Social Media Marketing World Recap with Michael Stelzner, John Lee Dumas, Cynthia Sanchez, Pat Flynn, Dan Miller, Sue B. Zimmerman, Erik Fisher and More Connect with Lauren The College Checklist Podcast Twitter Connect with Rosemary Motivating Other Moms Podcast Closed MOM Group On Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Connect with Vickie Heartsong Fit Podcast Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community Thank you to our Sponsors:   
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March 27, 2015
166 : Outsource Your Marketing Department - Krista Sherkey of Streamline6 Communications
Click for Shownotes Krista Sherkey is the Founder and President of Streamline6 Communications, LLC – a boutique public relations and marketing firm specializing in integrated communications plans, corporate brand development, media relations, event planning and publicity, advertising, content marketing and social media. Prior to founding Streamline6 Communications, Krista handled a diverse range of corporate and non-profit clients at Boasberg/Wheeler Communications, Inc. — an expert public relations and marketing agency located in Kansas City, Missouri. Throughout her career, she has worked extensively in media relations, corporate/financial communications and strategic planning. She has routinely placed her clients in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Smart Money, The New York Times, Barron’s, Investor’s Business Daily, Luxury Home Quarterly, Discovery Magazine, CNBC, FOX, FOX Business and Bloomberg News. Some of her past and current clients include UMB Financial Corporation, Scout Investment Advisors and Mutual Funds, the W.M. Keck Observatory, Element Media, Inc., Pacific Edge Magazine, Minatoishi Architects, Inc., and Kahala Associates Luxury Real Estate Firm. Krista is a frequent columnist for Pacific Edge Magazine writing on topics regarding corporate communications and marketing strategies for growing businesses. Inside This Episode Motivational Quote “It’s not how hard you’ve been hit, but how quickly you stand back up.” Must Read Book Productivity Tools sendible.com - a platform for engaging with customers, measuring results and monitoring your reputation across multiple social media channels at once. hubspot.com - the Inbound Methodology. The best way to turn strangers into customers and promoters of your business. sanebox.com - works on top of your email account. It prioritizes important emails and summarizes the rest. Nothing to download, install or learn – it just works. BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Connect with Krista streamline6.com Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Pinterest Instagram Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community Thank you to our Sponsors:   
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March 24, 2015
165 : LA’s Best Personal Stylist – Laurie Brucker of LaurieBstyle LLC
Click for Shownotes Named “LA’s go-to stylist” by the Los Angeles Times in 2012 and “LA’s best personal stylist” by CBS in 2013,certified image consultant and speaker, Laurie Brucker of LaurieBstyle LLC, is all about everyday people dressing with heart. She believes to live an inspired and desired life, all you need is a great belt and an open mind. Laurie brings 13 years of experience in the fashion industry to your closet, home and heart, by presenting styling techniques as a catalyst for personal growth and achievement. With degrees in Apparel Merchandising from Indiana University in 2002 and Image Consulting from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in 2008, plus a certification Stacy London from TLC’s “What Not to Wear”, Laurie was handpicked by Stacy London in 2011 as a leader in the styling industry. Through her one-on-one consulting work, Laurie goes into closets across Los Angeles teaching people of all shapes, sizes to love their bodies and enjoy their clothes by designing unique, timeless and confident personalized wardrobes. Beyond the closet, you can find Laurie in the New York Times,  Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, and The Washington Post. Inside This Episode Motivational Quote “Passion. Patience, Persistence. Perseverance.” Must Read Book Productivity Tip Finding time for balance.  When I allow myself time off to enjoy life,  see friends, go on an adventure, take exercise classes or even just sit at a coffee shop and read it helps me work more productively when I sit down to work. Connect with Laurie lauriebstyle.com Twitter Facebook YouTube Pinterest Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community Thank you to our Sponsors:     
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March 20, 2015
164 : Oprah Magazine Endorsed Sonia Kanner of hipS-sister
Click for Shownotes Sonia Kanner created the company hipS-sister based upon the concept of the dreaded fanny pack. Sonia strived to create an alternative option that is fashionable, functional, and flattering. “While on a hike with my friends, frustrated because we were all holding our precious iPhones and car keys, I said outloud, “there has to be something out there to hold all this stuff, that is cute and flattering.” I spent hours on the computer and I found nothing that I would buy. A simple piece of fabric with pockets! A-ha, I knew I was on to something. What started as one basic “left coast” design has now turned into a fashion frenzy. hipS-sister now comes in a variety of fabrics, styles and colors to accompany you wherever you go, and if you are anything like me, you are ALWAYS on the go. Now you’ve got that perfect accessory to hold your small personal items and I have no doubt you will love it as much as I do.” Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book Productivity Tip It takes a team for a company to be successful. Find people who you trust and learn to let go and delegate. Owning a company is very stressful and it is necessary to realize that you can’t do it alone. And why would you want to? It is much more rewarding when we work together. BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Product Startups Connect with Sonia hipssister.com Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Pinterest Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community Thank you to our Sponsors:     
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March 17, 2015
163 : From Solopreneur to CEO with Racheal Cook
Click for Shownotes Racheal Cook MBA is a green smoothie enthusiast, restorative yoga advocate, and award winning business strategist who believes entrepreneurs can grow their dream business while living their dream life, right now. After experiencing debilitating anxiety and burnout in her former life in the traditional corporate world, Racheal walked away from a lucrative consulting career and onto a yoga mat. Months later, she married her passion for yoga and business acumen by launching The Yogipreneur, a boutique consultancy teaching the yoga of business and mindful marketing. Since launching The Yogipreneur in 2008, she’s built a multiple six-figure business inspiring over 10,000 healing and helping entrepreneurs around the world to create profitable, sustainable businesses they can be proud of… all while navigating the beautiful journey of mamahood with three children under the age of 5. If you’re ready to create more ease and less stress in your business {and life}, join the Fired Up & Focused Challenge at RachealCook.com Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book Productivity Tool Scrivener - a word-processing program designed for authors. Provides a management system for documents, notes and metadata. Productivity Tips Fired Up & Focused Challenge is FULL of them! Taking a Business Savasana aka actually taking time OFF from the biz Other Resources Asana - to work with team Slack – instant messaging app BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Episode 80: Communications Strategist Maggie Patterson Episode 113: Branding Expert Suzi Istvan Helps You Stand Out Online Connect with Racheal rachealcook.com Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community Thank you to our Sponsors:   
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March 16, 2015
162 : I (almost) Quit Podcasting [audioblog]
Click for Shownotes                 I have been podcasting for over a year now. I did not have a background in radio or TV or journalism. I just believed I could do it and went for it! As a consumer of podcasts and an entrepreneur myself, I loved hearing the journey of other entrepreneurs. In the lonely world of my own software startup, these stories kept me going. But what was missing for me was hearing from women.  The majority of podcasts I listened to were of 30 year old single men interviewing other 30 year old single men.  Usually they were single.  That was so different from my life as a wife and Mom.  When a dude would interview a woman (about 10% of the time), the questions they would ask were not the ones I needed answered. So I launched The Biz Chix Podcast to give voice to woman entrepreneurs and to get answers to my own questions. I have interviewed over 150 women and I walk away each time inspired by the women, the businesses they run and the lives they are living. But the truth is (and this is hard to admit publicly), I considered quitting, throwing in the towel, giving up on at least 3 different occasions during this first year. I’m going to be honest, podcasting is way more time consuming than I ever imagined. The majority of podcasts that launch never reach the 10th episode (I just released #160). The term“Podfading” was even invented to describe the act of quitting a podcast. In January 2014, I launched The Biz Chix Podcast, when I was 7 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child (I now have a daughter that is 13, a son that it 3 and a 6 mos only baby boy). I wasn’t planning on launching while pregnant and if I had not already committed to a launch date before I found out we were expecting a new blessing, I would have delayed the launch. If you or yours has ever been pregnant, you know that the first trimester is tough. A woman’s body diverts all energy to help baby grow and to create the systems needed to sustain baby for 9 months. Let’s just say I got really tired during the first trimester, was prone to fall asleep while sitting straight up on the couch and I ate a lot of cereal.  I mean a lot! I launched the podcast by releasing 3 episodes on the first day (1/31/14) and then 1 episode a day for the first two weeks. So for the 3 weeks leading up to this I was interviewing guests 5-6 days a week to start to build up an inventory of guests. I also needed to get intro music, voiceovers and podcast artwork produced. I was initially planning on editing and doing all the post production  myself, but in order to pull off this aggressive schedule and run my other biz and household, I needed help. My husband, Mark,  is a software developer and super techie, so he easily slid into the role of editor and producer for the show. I started my normal schedule of 5 episodes a week after my initial launch. Once I passed the 50-episode mark, I started to get worn down by this schedule. We had grossly underestimated the amount of time it would take to produce a single episode. It actually takes 4-8 hours (for our team of 3 – myself, Mark and our virtual assistant Liza May) to produce one episode with the greatest variable being the time it takes to edit. Looking back, I cannot believe I kept up this rigorous schedule during my first trimester of pregnancy. Often I would take a nap from 8pm to 10pm and then get up and finish the next day’s episode. Mark would often be editing past midnight to release the episode 2-3 hours later. An exciting early win during this launch period was being ranked as a #1 New Business podcast by iTunes. If you are not a podcaster, you may not realize that this is like being ranked an Amazon bestseller. It helps people discover you and give you some “bragging” rights. An interesting note about the graphic above. Of the 12 podcasts fully visible below, 3 are no longer being produced, one did not release an episode for 5 months and two were produced by veteran podcasters who had other shows (Pat Flynn’s Ask Pat and Tim Paige’sConversion Cast). So I am clearly not the only one that has struggled with podcasting endurance. I Want to Quit Round #1 About mid-April (or 4 months in), I decided something had to change or I was going to burn out. I decided to move to a 3 day a week schedule once I reached the 75th episode milestone. This gave me room to breathe and to think about how to interact more with my audience (something I was desperately craving) besides just releasing episodes. ... see shownotes for more
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March 13, 2015
161 : Living and Working with Your Co-Founders with Nanxi Liu of Enplug a Digital Signage Software Platform
Click for Shownotes Nanxi Liu, 24, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Enplug, a Los Angeles tech company that is building the first public computing platform. Enplug’s industry-leading software for digital displays is used by Silicon Valley Bank, Porsche, Dave & Buster’s, and 300+ companies around the world. Enplug’s App Market offers the largest variety of marketing and engagement tools for displays including interactive and live social media feeds, videos, news, games, and many more third-party developed apps. Enplug was named Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 30 Startups to Watch and Inc. Magazine’s Top 5 Women-Led Startups to Watch. Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book Productivity Tool/Tip Challenge yourself outside of building your business. For example, I practice piano and cello every day that I am home. Connect with Nanxi enplug.com Twitter Facebook YouTube Instagram Google+ LinkedIn Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community Thank you to our Sponsors:     
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March 10, 2015
160 : Effortless Extensions Founder Michelle Elizabeth on Creating an International Business
Click for Shownotes Michelle Elizabeth is the inventor and founder of Effortless Extensions which has grown from a one woman business to an international company. Michelle developed the product after her hair was damaged from too much processing and she had to have it all cut off.  She decided to create her own extension to get back the long hair look. Night after night she played with new ideas and night after night she went to bed discouraged until the day she was just about ready to give up, when her sons fishing gear caught her eye!   Immediately she knew how to configure the Extensions. She wore her new creation for 4 months, never telling my family or friends that she had it on.  (and NO ONE KNEW)! The line is available in both silky smooth and course textures and comes in 7 different styles ranging  from straight to wet and wavy.  Michelle holds patents in over 30 countries to protect her Effortless Extensions design.     Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Productivity Tips Gain knowledge Stay educated BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Product Startups Connect with Michelle effortlessextensions.com Twitter Facebook Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community This episode is brought to you by our Amazing sponsors!   
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March 6, 2015
159 : iPhone App - Exist creator Belle Beth Cooper
Click for Shownotes Belle is a co-founder of Melbourne-based startup, Hello Code. The two-person team is building Exist, an app to help you find work/life balance using your personal data. Belle was previously Buffer’s first Content Crafter and has been published on Lifehacker, Fast Company, Inc, Business Insider, Time.com, Salon, and The Huffington Post. In the past year Belle taught herself iOS development and now splits her time between programming, marketing Exist, and writing content. Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book Productivity Tool/Tip Real life Pomodoro - a time management method Other Resources Buffer - the easiest way to publish on social media Slack - a platform for team communication: everything in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go Crew Blog – you have a project that needs a high-quality creative work. We have a network of handpicked, vetted professionals who are ready to get dirty. We match you up and then we make sure the process goes smoothly on both ends. Zapier – be the first to hear about the best apps, in-depth productivity guides and tips to grow your business BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Entrepreneurs in Australia Connect with Belle exist.io Twitter Facebook Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community Thank you to our Sponsors:   
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March 3, 2015
158 : Managing Virtual Teams with Marla Rausch of Animation Vertigo
Click for Shownotes Marla Rausch founded Animation Vertigo in December 2004 to provide unparalleled quality solutions to leaders in film, television and video games. Since its founding 10 years ago, Animation Vertigo continues to set the standard in motion capture outsourcing, consistently exceeding client expectations with timely, quality results. Considered a trailblazer in motion capture outsourcing industry, Rausch’s roster of projects include leading video games such as Call of Duty®: Black Ops 1 and 2 by Activision®, as well as Heavy Rain™ and Beyond: Two Souls™, both from Quantic Dream™. In addition to raising the motion capture and animation industry bar, Rausch is also passionate about giving back to organizations, particularly those that support the entrepreneurial spirit and mentor girls and women. Throughout the last 10 years, Rausch has participated in educational field trips, speaking opportunities and one-on-one mentorship. In addition to local giveback initiatives, Animation Vertigo also contributes to the efforts of charitable organizations providing assistance during times of calamities in the Philippines, such as typhoons. Rausch has proven through the years that she takes sincere interest in the world around her, and through Animation Vertigo, she invests time and funds to causes and organizations that will improve the world we live in. Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book Productivity Tool/Tip Wake up early, make a list and number priorities. When things pup up in the middle of the day – do the quick things, measure the others’ priorities and add to list then move on. Know when to ask for help. Resisted having an assistant at first because thought she needed to do it all herself. Connect with Marla animationvertigo.com Twitter Facebook Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community Thank you to our Sponsors:  
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62 min
February 24, 2015
157 : Getting Published with Alexandra Zamorski of Calamus Works
Click for Shownotes Alexandra Zamorski helps businesses and motivated individuals write and publish great books. She is the founder of Calamus Works, a book publishing company, and believes that everyone has a story to tell, knowledge to share, and skills to teach—and there’s no better way than through a book! In 2012, Alex launched Calamus Works with a group of amazing people. Their goal: to help individuals publish great books and share them with the world. Since those early days, Alex has helped over 100 people write, publish, and market fantastic books, guides, magazines, and more. She has nearly 6 years experience in the book publishing industry as well as a degree in Creative Writing. Grab a free copy of her Real Life Writing Tips and start making your book publishing dreams a reality today! Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book Productivity Tool Scrivener – for book writing Pomodoro Technique – for time management Creativity Stimulator – Writing for 15 minutes every morning about anything that pops in my mind. BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Ep 128: Expansion Capital, Entrepreneur Training and Business Tools with Jan Moran Ep 131: Think and Grow Rich for Women author Sharon Lechter Connect with Alexandra calamusworks.com Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google+ Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community
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52 min
February 20, 2015
156 : Mobile App Creator, Daphne Hargrove of Yuru
Click for Shownotes Daphne Hargrove, CEO of Yuru, grew up in New York City, and began her artistic endeavors as a professional, principal ballet dancer. An entrepreneur at heart and with passion for creative design, Daphne went on to launch successful businesses, which saw her products licensed internationally, and drew international acclaim for her photography. Her business savvy drove her to the top as a sales exec for a Fortune 500 real estate developer. Daphne brings her discipline and skill to Yuru’s product development. Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book Productivity Tool/Tip I find programs that help organize what I need to do, amazingly helpful. For the development side and product management, I use JIRA. A great way to track issues and stay on top of work items and correspond/share items that need to be dealt with and project fixes and to-dos with the other members of your team. And on a personal level, I’ve been using any.do. It’s simple and keeps my priorities in order, and allows me to check them off as I’ve completed them. Plus, it syncs with my phone’s contacts, calendar, alerts, etc. Other Resources BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Connect with Daphne askyuru.com Twitter YouTube Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community
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58 min
February 17, 2015
155 : Upscale Beauty Bar Franchisor Kristen Wood of The Ten Spot
Click for Shownotes Kristen Wood is the CEO & Creator of THE TEN SPOT, a chain of upscale Beauty Bars established in 2006. With a burning desire to start her own business and perceiving a gap in the current spa/salon service offerings in Toronto, specifically the need for services offered in an environment that combines the efficiency of low-end nail salons with the quality standards excellence of high-end spas, she decided to open up Toronto’s niche Beauty Barand “anti” Spa on the hip strip of Queen West. Kristen was named one of PROFIT/Chatelaine Magazine’s top 100 female entrepreneurs in Canada in 2014 and also was awarded placement in the Ernst & Young Winning Women program 2014. Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book Productivity Tool/Tip Google Keep – To Do, Just write everything down and then review it multiple times a day Other Resources BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Connect with Kristen the10spot.com Twitter Facebook Pinterest LinkedIn Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community
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51 min
February 10, 2015
154 : Marilyn Parham of The Bottom Line
Click for Shownotes Marilyn Parham is a CPA and founder of The Bottom Line Accounting firm. In service for more than 18 years and going strong, at The Bottom Line they believe every online business entrepreneur should have a CPA in their corner as they start, grow, and build their dreams. With a variety of ways to partner up, they help their clients protect, strengthen, and grow their business – and their Bottom Line! They are ready to change the conversation on how entrepreneurs view accountants and online business accounting, by bringing you real-world services and expert business accounting support. CPA accounting + bookkeeping is for every online business owner on any budget. Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book Productivity Tool/Tip Project Maintenance Teamwork – the most powerful & yet simple way to manage your projects & team Accounting Xero – cloud-based accounting software ReceiptBank – app for capturing, storing and pushing your business receipts/invoices into your accounting system Hubdoc – app that you set up to pull all your statements automatically into one central storage Other Resources BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Connect with Marilyn The Bottom Line Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community
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59 min
February 5, 2015
153 : Virtual Reality Maven and Game Changer Mary Spio of Next Galaxy
Click for Shownotes Mary Spio is the President of Next Galaxy, a company creating virtual reality technology for education, entertainment and business, Mary has done business with global titans such as Microsoft, Coca Cola Company, Toyota and more – Mary serves as an innovation evangelist working with the US Department of States. She is the author of It’s Not Rocket Science: 7 Game-Changing Traits for Uncommon Success.       Inside This Episode   Motivational Quote     Book Authored by Mary     Must Read Book     Productivity Tip Always start your day with a plan, knocking things off the list is energizing, it helps you feel and be productive. Celebrate those little victories. Other Resources Google Cardboard – experience virtual reality in a simple, fun, and inexpensive way Connect with Mary nextgalaxycorp.com Twitter LinkedIn Facebook   Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community
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67 min
February 4, 2015
152 : Podcasting Lessons Learned with Natalie and Mark Eckdahl
Click for Shownotes   Inside This Episode Join host Natalie Eckdahl and her husband Mark Eckdahl (who edits and produces and edits the show) as they celebrate 1 year of podcasting. They share the ups and downs of getting started and continuing the journey.  In addition they reveal how they have dealt with difficult guests, requests for show edits from guests and why not every download is created equally. Motivational Quote Must Read Book Other Resources BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Connect with  Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community
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65 min
January 29, 2015
151 : Shark Tank Success Stephanie Parker - Inventor of Zipadee-Zip
Click for Shownotes   Stephanie is the Inventor of the Zipadee-Zip and she and her husband Brett Parker are the owners ofSleepingBaby.com which is a company that was recently featured on the ABC hit show Shark Tank for how the Zipadee-Zip wearable blanket miraculously restores sleep to babies and parents all over the world with it’s unique, patent-pending design and function.   This little star-shaped sleeper is intended for babies ages 3 months- 24 months and provides a womb-like environment that helps soothe a baby’s startle reflex, encouraging sounder and more restful sleep.  The Zipadee-Zip has numerous other uses as well!  It can easily be buckled into a car seat or stroller, provides a germ free environment for grocery stores, plane rides and doctor’s offices and is the perfect solution for transitions off of the swaddle and the rock and play sleeper and prevents toddlers from climbing out of the crib!  However the Zipadee-Zip is used, it is bringing smiles to the faces of babies and parents everywhere!     Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book Productivity Tip Multitasking and being as efficient as possible is SUPER important Productivity Tool Zendesk – an email answering system that organizes emails and makes answering them extremely efficient Other Resources BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Episode 05: Nicole Johnson Can Help You and Your Kids Sleep Like a Baby Ep 120: Naming Expert – Alexandra Watkins of Eat My Words Shark Tank Episodes Connect with Stephanie SleepingBaby.com Twitter Facebook Vimeo YouTube Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community
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56 min
January 28, 2015
150 : Facebook Groups with Natalie Eckdahl
Click for Shownotes   In this episode, host Natalie Eckdahl does a deep dive into Facebook Groups.  She participates in groups personally and professionally.  Natalie manages two groups for her own business and thinks they are a fantastic way to connect with and build your community.   You will learn about The Types of Groups Who Can Add You to a Group How to Create a Group How to Manage a Group How to Leave or Delete a Group Maximum Number of Groups You Can Join Apps for Groups
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35 min
January 21, 2015
149 : Angel Investing with Jenn Viane Riese
  Click for Shownotes   When asked “what do you do?” her answer is usually, “depends on the day of the week.”  An impact angel investor and entrepreneur, Jenn invests in early stage, for-profit social enterprise companies.  She is especially passionate about women in investing and giving female social entrepreneurs access to capital.  Jenn recently launched a Rodan and Fields business as a “fun side gig” because she saw a great business opportunity for residual income and way to create long term funding for additional angel investments…she also likes to be so incredibly busy that her head spins.  When she’s not slinging skincare or looking for her next investment, she can be found with her team at Modern Humanity Consulting working with social entrepreneurs to help them build their businesses.  A mediocre cook and terrible housekeeper, Jenn has managed to her three kids and husband, their loyal dog Princess Buster Posey, their 14 chickens and 2 ducks alive on their organic egg farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book Productivity Tool/Tip I outsource as much as I can like cleaning the house and laundry help The little things like making dr. appts, returning emails and calls – things that take 20 minutes or less with half capacity brain power I do during the nooks and crannies of my day like during soccer practice and dance. I put these little things/these tasks on my calendar not just my task list. The important things that require more brain power get done during the day when the kids are at school and on the days I have childcare for the baby and I try to do as much out of the house as possible so I don’t get sucked into doing unproductive things like scavenging for chocolate in the pantry. I stopped doing things for free that I’m good at.  If you are good at something never do it for free!  It cheapens your value and will make you frustrated because you’ll spend the same amount of time and energy doing something that you’ll maybe get a “thank you” for.  Doing things you get paid for increases your productivity instantly! Other Resources startupweekend.org pipelinefellowship.com women2.com/ BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Episode 79: Vanessa Ting of Buyerly.com and Retail Path Connect with Jenn Facebook LinkedIn Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community
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49 min
January 13, 2015
148 : Systems Expert Val Geisler of Aspire & Grow
Click for Shownotes   Val Geisler is the CEO of aspire&grow, a boutique consulting and support firm that works with solopreneurs and corporate clients alike to help them boost their bottom line with systems and technology. With more than 12 years of experience, she has worked with multi-national companies to non-profits to brides to make big goals happen. Her upcoming Systems Finishing School is designed to get your systems in place for more impact and joy in your business. Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book Productivity Tool/Tip Process Mapping Other Resources doodle.com - the scheduling tool you’ll actually use. Find a date for a meeting 2x faster click to tweet - promote & advertise your stuff on Twitter optimizepress.com - is the new way to create high converting landing pages, sales pages and membership portals random.org - is a true random number service that generates randomness via atmospheric noise simplero.com - lets you manage and grow your online teaching business with ease PicMonkey – makes creative tools for photo editing and graphic design. Transform your photos with fast, easy, gorgeous effects BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Episode 80: Communications Strategist Maggie Patterson Episode 105: Google Plus with Stacey Harris Connect with Val aspire&grow.com Twitter Facebook YouTube Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community
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70 min
January 8, 2015
147 : Persistence Pays Off for Elizabeth Rees of Chasing Paper
Click for Shownotes   Elizabeth Rees is the founder of Chasing Paper, a stylish, removable wallpaper company. A graduate of Indiana University and The American University of Paris, Rees started Chasing Paper in 2013 after countless conversations with serial- movers, stylish mamas, renters who feel like anything but, DIYers and, of course, commitment-phones. Chasing Paper offers customers an affordable, fun way to transform spaces of all sizes. Available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, Chasing Paper’s “peel-and-stick” application makes it the perfect solution any interior renovation.   Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book Productivity Tip A good soundtrack for the day is a must. Whether it’s a day I’m on the go or sitting at my desk, music always seems to get things started. I’m also a big list maker – it always helps me to stay focused and the little gratification that comes with “crossing” something off the list is fantastic! Connect with Elizabeth chasingpaper.com Twitter Facebook Pinterest Instagram Tumblr Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community
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62 min
January 6, 2015
146 : LinkedIn Strategies with JoAnne Funch
Have any of you watched the Food Network TV Show CHOPPED where the contestants make a meal out of the mystery ingredients in the basket? JoAnne Funch, helps business owners take the mystery out of marketing their business and says “Marketing is like a recipe you cook, it doesn’t work without the right ingredients” She’s a marketing consultant, experienced social media trainer and online marketing strategist as well as an author and blogger. She has worked with hundreds of small business clients helping them establish a marketing process, strategies and implementation of tactics since establishing her marketing business in 1996. JoAnne especially loves to teach and empower businesses to take control of their social footprint by establishing their voice and implementing a content strategy. She is a workshop trainer for the University of Minnesota, Business & Economic Development Department, often a guest presenter and speaker for organizations locally and nationally.  JoAnne trains both private companies and individuals on marketing topics including social media specializing in LinkedIn For Business. In 2013 she was a featured in the Amazon Best Selling Book “Unlocking the Secrets of Successful Women” and is a contributing author to a variety of blogs and news publications such as Yahoo Small Business Advisor and Huffington Post. When not working you can find JoAnne in the kitchen cooking, entertaining and volunteering for people and causes she cares most about. You can learn more about JoAnne at:  www.MarketingDish.com and www.LinkedinForBusiness.net Inside This Episode Motivational Quote “Life is change, growth is optional. Choose wisely.” Karen Kaiser Clark Must Read Book   Productivity Tool/Tip RoboForm - keeps all my passwords handy with an icon on my browser LeadPages - for creating the simplest, most optimized landing pages out there to build an email list Hootsuite - for scheduling some of my social media Other Resources Professionals – Isn’t it time to take LinkedIn Seriously? How your LinkedIn success is dependent upon the invitation BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Ep 134: Get Noticed, Networked and Booked with Kristen Brown Social Media Episodes Connect with  MarketingDish.com LinkedinForBusiness.net Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community
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65 min
December 18, 2014
145 : Blind World Champion Triathlete – Patricia Walsh
Click for Show Notes   Diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor, Patricia Walshbecame partially blind at age five and lost the rest of her sight at age fourteen.  Today, Walsh is a world champion triathlete, award-winning engineer, and author of BLIND AMBITION:  How To Envision Your Limitless Potential And Achieve The Success You Want.  She is currently training for the 2016 Paralympics in triathlon.  Walsh is a sought after keynote speaker on the topics of resilience, goal achievement, employee motivation, leadership, employee engagement, women in leadership, and more.  Please visit www.blindambitionspeaking.com for additional information. Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Don’t tell me the sky is the limit, there are footprints on the moon!   Book Authored by Patricia Productivity Tool/Tip Other Resources BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Connect with Patricia blindambitionspeaking.com Twitter Facebook YouTube Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community
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58 min
December 16, 2014
144 : Business 3.0 with JJ DiGeronimo of Purposeful Woman
Click here for show notes   JJ DiGeronimo is the president of Purposeful Woman & Tech Savvy Women who began her career designing computer infrastructures for Fortune 500 companies after graduating with a computer information systems degree in 1994. JJ has been featured in many publications and TV shows including Forbes, Fox Business, ITWorld, Career-Intelligence and Rescue a CEO. She has spoken at some of the largest Leadership events for women and companies including Keybank, Microsoft, Bank of America, Symantec, VMware, Grace Hooper, and Cisco. She is a featured columnist for Smart Business Magazine and an award-winning author of books including “The Working Woman’s GPS,” (2012) “Before You Say Yes” and her co-authored book “The Confident Woman.” Leveraging a 20-year career in high technology, JJ is an advocate for working women with a special focus on women in technology and engineering and girls and STEM. Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book Book Authored by JJ Productivity Tool/Tip Knowing we only have 168 hours in each week, it is in my best interest to effectively leverage one of my biggest assets—time, to facilitate my goals. Other Resources fiverr.com - a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed, from which it gets its name elance.com - find, hire, and pay the world’s best freelancers, making it easier than ever to build successful companies and thriving careers BizChix Episodes mentioned in this episode Episode 41: Mabel’s Labels co-founder Julie Cole on Productivity, Partnership and Parenting Connect with JJ purposefulwoman.com Twitter Facebook LinkedIn YouTube Pinterest Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community
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53 min
December 9, 2014
143 : Telling 1000 Stories with Victoria Wang of The Story Exchange
Click for show notes:   Victoria Wang is a former banker and marketing consultant with more than three decades of experience in the financial world. As she rose through the ranks of corporate America, she saw very few role models or even other women to talk to at senior levels. By the time she left she wanted to find ways to mentor women and to encourage them down the path to economic independence. In 2011, she co-founded the The Story Exchange, a nonprofit media site that celebrates female entrepreneurs; its videos and news features about women business owners are now featured in the New York Times and other media partners. Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book Productivity Tip Multitasking makes me less efficient   A Few of Victoria’s Favorite Stories from The Story Exchange           Connect with Victoria thestoryexchange.org Twitter Facebook YouTube Tumblr   Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community
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60 min
December 4, 2014
142 : Disrupting the Personal Finance Industry with Mary Beth Storjohann
Click Here for Show Notes:   Mary Beth is shaking up traditional views of financial planning by leveraging technology to work with GenYers across the country to help them make smart choices with their money. She is a Certified Financial Planner™ and Founder of Workable Wealth. She works as a writer, speaker and financial coach to arm her clients with the necessary tools and resources needed to set them up for financial success. Her writing and expertise has been featured in various industry publications on a local and national level including Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, and more and she is frequently featured as a money expert on NBC. Inside This Episode Motivational Quote   Must Read Book   Productivity Tool/Tip mint.com lessannoyingcrm.com Other Resources zippy courses Ep 131: Think and Grow Rich for Women author Sharon Lechter Connect with Mary Beth workablewealth.com Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google+ Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community
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57 min
December 2, 2014
141 : Surgeon Turned Shoe Designer Dr. Taryn Rose
Click here for Show Notes. Taryn Rose created one of today’s most successful and highly coveted brands in footwear. An orthopedic surgeon turned shoe designer, Dr. Rose married fashion and function in 1998 and changed the footwear industry forever. Her idea of being dressed with a sense of well-being touched a nerve with women from coast-to-coast, creating a dedicated following for her footwear collections. A formally trained surgeon, Dr. Rose witnessed the serious foot problems caused by fashion footwear. A high heel lover herself, Dr. Rose saw a need to combine her knowledge of foot biomechanics and passion for fashion to spread ease to women everywhere. What started in a garage grew to a 40 million dollar business with boutiques all over the country. Inside This Episode Motivational Quote   Must Read Book   Productivity Tip  A good night sleep of 6 hours or 71/2 (you should not disrupt 90 min sleep cycle for proper restoration by allowing your brain to complete the entire sleep cycle) Other Resources Watch Taryn Rose on OPRAH The Anatomy of an Entrepreneur: Taryn Rose at TEDxBayArea Ignite Connect with Taryn tarynrose.com Facebook Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community
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67 min
November 25, 2014
140 : Automation and Access with Lisa deSouza of RPM Demand
Click here for SHOW NOTES Lisa deSouza, Founder & CEO of RPM Demand, is a 15-year veteran digital marketer and content producer. She has worked as a marketing consultant for numerous large corporations such as Tommy Hilfiger, SAP, Medtronic, and TouchCommerce. As a result, Lisa has amassed experience in high-level strategy, marketing (both e-commerce and traditional), new product development, as well as extensive knowledge of sales processes, branding, customer experience, project management, and a strong understanding of cutting-edge web technologies. Inside This Episode Motivational Quote Must Read Book   Productivity Tip I make lists for everything…I have to do lists for my to do list. Connect with Lisa rpmdemand.com Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Thank you so much for listening.  If you enjoyed the episode, please consider subscribing in iTunes  and Stitcher and leaving a rating and or review.  This helps us continue to be featured in New & Noteworthy so that more people can find us. Click here to join the Biz Chix community
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57 min
November 20, 2014
139 : The Netflix of Fashion: Rent frock Repeat CEO Lisa Delorme
Join the Biz Chix Community Lisa Delorme, is Co-Founder and CEO of Rent frock Repeat. After spending 14 years working for Fortune 500 companies such as Coca-Cola, Xerox and Education Management Corporation, Lisa was ready for a new challenge. Relying on her experience and encouragement from friends and family, she subdued that voice that said “what if this doesn’t work and you fail” and replaced it with the louder voice screaming “you’ll regret never trying” and with her friend, Kristy Wieber, opened Rent frock Repeat’s doors in May of 2011. When her inner lizard brain kicks in from time to time (see Seth Godin’s great Ted Talk) she reminds herself that there is nothing scarier than not trying. Her purpose in sharing her story is to let others know we ALL get scared but it’s what we do with that fear that counts. Rent frock Repeat (RfR) gives women the ability to translate their high fashion wish list into reality without the buyer’s remorse. A virtual closet of rentable wears, the boutique allows women to experiment with new looks, dress in the most up-to-date luxury collections, and look their very best for every special occasion – all without cluttering their closets or credit card bills. As a collaborative consumption company, RfR and its members are proud to be reducing fashion’s carbon footprint; one time use frocks are being loved and shared by many. Our partners and designers are proud to be given the opportunity to design high quality products that are now accessible to many vs. having to focus on reducing costs to create less expensive options for the masses. Shownotes: BizChix.com/139
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58 min
November 18, 2014
138 : [WORKSHOP] Twitter and Social Media Expert - Nika Stewart
After building a successful career in online marketing, Nika Stewart created a suite of products and programs to help other entrepreneurs start and grow their own online empires. Much of Nika’s teachings focused on building a solid social media foundation. Over the course of two years, Nika’s products and services propelled the businesses of thousands of marketers and entrepreneurs. Nika noticed that many of her graduates and clients voiced the same refrain: “Yes, now I understand how to do social media – but can’t you just do for me?” And thus, Ghost Tweeting was born – a boutique marketing agency that provides comprehensive, done-for-you social media services – from initial strategic planning and content development through posting, engagement, community building, and relationship building on all major social media platforms. Nika’s team of social media writers, PR professionals, and web specialists manage the social media accounts of entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, international speakers, television celebrities, Fortune 100 senior executives, high-level global politicians, and thought leaders from a broad array of industries.
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65 min
November 13, 2014
137 : Escaping Golden Handcuffs with Pei Kang of the ReLaunch Show
Pei Kang came to the US in her 20’s. She is currently the business executive and co-host of the “ReLaunch” show. she is also a gifted endodontist (root canal specialist) and yoga instructor. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, Tae Kwon Do, and playing doggie-mom. She calls herself: a part-time dentist living a full life.
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52 min
November 11, 2014
136 : Creative Live Success with Kari Chapin
Kari Chapin is a best selling author and she writes business books for creative entrepreneurs, focused on hand makers, artists and designers. Her first book, The Handmade Marketplace was first released in 2010 and a second edition was released in the spring of 2014. Her second book, Grow Your Handmade Business is popular with creatives who are looking to take their business to the next level. Kari also hosts a popular course on CreativeLive.com called Start a Handmade Business. When she’s not writing she consults with small business owners, assisting them in developing long-term goals and plans for their businesses. She is also a popular speaker on the topics of creativity and motivation at schools, colleges and conferences across the country. You can learn more about Kari and her new podcast by visiting her at www.karichapin.com.
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50 min
November 6, 2014
135 : WordPress Expert and Roadpreneur Jill Sessa
The day Hurricane Sandy rolled into NYC, Jill Sessa was celebrating her 40th birthday. She decided it was a sign to shake things up in her life and shortly thereafter, took off on what is now a 20 thousand-mile-plus road trip, first by bicycle, then cross country on a Vespa and then moving into a tiny RV. A serial entrepreneur, with prior businesses in health and fitness, Pilates studios, and building web applications, Jill now travels the country while she manages her website maintenance service, UltimateWPHelp, enjoying an ever changing view from the “office” window. A big fan of outsourcing and building the right team, her favorite thing to say to her fabulous clients is “Let me focus on my genius, so you can focus on yours.”
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56 min
November 4, 2014
134 : Get Noticed, Networked and Booked with Kristen Brown
Kristen Brown is the owner of The Happy Hour Effect. She is your Chief Culture Officer helping organizations build happy and productive teams. She uses proven tools and systems to reduce stress, ignite creativity and inspire action. She is a Bestselling Author, Speaker, Consultant and Widow Mom with over 15 years in leadership positions in corporate America, a Master’s Certificate in Integral Theory (the art & science of multiple perspectives) and a Holistic Coaching certification. She is also host of the podcast The Happy Hour Effect.
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49 min
October 30, 2014
133 : Stop Procrastinating with Michelle Prince - Productivity Expert and Zig Ziglar Speaker
As a best-selling author, Zig Ziglar Motivational Speaker, business owner of multiple companies, wife of 16 years and mother of two young boys, Michelle Prince had to learn the art of juggling her personal and professional life successfully.  Most people are juggling too many things, procrastinating and not getting as much done as they want, which leads to a life of frustration and unfulfilled goals.  Michelle is passionate about helping people live with purpose, follow their passion and take action in big ways!  Michelle has learned the secret to living a happier, more abundant life and she’s on a mission to show you how to stop juggling, overcome procrastination and get more done in your business, leadership and life!
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49 min
October 28, 2014
132 : Productivity Expert and Holistic Time Coach Julie Gray
Julie Gray is a Holistic Time Coach whose specialty is uncovering your unique system that fits your life and natural work style so that it actually lasts. Using mindfulness, body-based coaching, and behavioral research, Julie digs deep to release the emotional blocks and stuck mindsets that are holding you back from living life on your terms. As a certified coach, Julie spent 18 months training in a blend of ADHD and Life Coaching from the Applied Institute of Coaching – where she is now a trainer – and is certified through the International Coach Federation. She has continued her coach and productivity training through ADHD, mindfulness, and body-based programs. Julie is also the author of the True For You Time Management Workbook.
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45 min
October 23, 2014
131 : Think and Grow Rich for Women author Sharon Lechter
Sharon Lechter is the bestselling co-author of the Rich Dad Poor Dad series, editor of Napoleon Hill’s Outwitting the Devil, and the author of Think and Grow Rich: Three Feet From Gold. She is also the founder and CEO of Pay Your Family First, a financial education organization and has served both presidents Bush and Obama on the first President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy. Her new book, THINK AND GROW RICH FOR WOMEN: Using Your Power to Create Success and Significance takes Napoleon Hill’s bestselling classic Think and Grow Rich and puts it in a modern context geared towards women.
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58 min
October 21, 2014
130 : Oprah Effect led to Franchising for Marie DeNicola
Marie DeNicola (DEE Nicola) is the Founder, President and CEO of Mainstream Boutique Franchising, based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Marie started the company in 1991, franchised it in 1998, and today has 44 stores in 16 states with many more on the horizon. Over the past year they have received many awards including being listed in the Inc 5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in America.  Marie and her husband Nick are college sweethearts, and have three children.  Marie’s son Corey has just been named Chief Operating Officer.
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47 min
October 16, 2014
129 : Bridal Industry Disruptor – Danielle Tate of MissNowMrs.com
Danielle Tate is a successful entrepreneur, newlywed expert, on-camera personality, writer, author of a top rated Google newlywed blog and a bridal magazine contributor.  She is the co-founder and CEO of MissNowMrs.com helps brides in all 50 states and Canada to change their name via a unique three-step, 30-minute online service. Since launching, MissNowMrs.com has assisted more than 200,000 brides in their transition from Miss to Mrs. She is also the founder of MarriedNameGame.com, the original proprietary name change algorithm to determine your ideal married name, and GetYourNameBack.com, an online service dedicated to helping women get their name back after divorce.  Danielle is also the co-founder of Sculpt Studio, a Megaformer studio in Bethesda, Maryland and partner in a non-profit organization that helps charities file tax exemption paperwork in multiple states. Danielle has numerous television appearances. She has been interviewed on FOX National News, NBC DC News, KTLA-TV Morning News, Better TV, WBFF-TV Fox News, WBKO-TV ABC News, WJXT-TV News, and KTVK-TV “Good Morning Arizona.”
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44 min
October 14, 2014
128 : Expansion Capital, Entrepreneur Training and Business Tools with Jan Moran
Jan Moran is a serial entrepreneur, author, and co-founder of Rich Ideas.Co, a new online community that features entrepreneur training, business tools, and expansion capital. Along with her husband, Steven Fish, she is the co-founder and creator of Scentsa, a touch-screen software program for retailers and brands. The fragrance and skincare programs are at Sephora stores around the world. Scentsa was recently sold to Sephora. She has spoken before numerous groups, including Fashion Group International, The Fragrance Foundation, and The American Society of Perfumers. She has represented brands and retailers in media on behalf of Edelman and DeVries in New York. Jan writes fiction for St. Martin’s Press, a traditional publisher, as well as Briarcliffe Press, her own indie imprint. Her books include SCENT OF TRIUMPH, FLAWLESS, and FABULOUS FRAGRANCES. She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and the University of Texas at Austin. A few of her favorite things include a good cup of coffee, dark chocolate, traveling anywhere, and a warm sunny beach.
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49 min
October 9, 2014
127 : Reinvent Yourself with Alease Michelle
Alease is Personal Branding coach, 15+ years Fashion Professor, and a best-selling author of Greatness is in the Comeback: 12 Action Steps In Discovering Ways to Reinvent Yourself. . She helps aspiring female entrepreneurs transform passion and ideas into viable businesses.  She provides you with the tools, resources and confidence to build big business.  She tells and show you what other successful entrepreneurs will not. Alease’s programs, workshops and coaching style is creative, straight forward and on point. What she teaches is proven and practical takeaways you can use immediately to make effective, meaningful change in your life and business.
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43 min
October 7, 2014
126 : Fulfillment by Amazon Expert Jessica Larrew
Jessica Larrew is a 28 year old wife, mother and entrepreneur.  She has been making a full time income working online for the last 6 years.  Things have really changed in the last 3 years since her husband was able to leave his job as well to work from home with her.  Now they spend most of their time enjoying their family and living like they are retired, while still bringing in a six figure income selling online.
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54 min
October 2, 2014
125 : Stress vs. Happiness with Julia Skeesick
Julia Skeesick is a Certified Professional Coach and owner of LifeScape Coaching. She earned her coaching certification through iPEC an internationally accredited coaching school and has been a member of the International Coaching Federation. Julia has been a life long seeker of meaning and purpose; studying religions, philosophy and psychology to uncover the secrets to living a happy, fulfilled and successful life. Her tumultuous and dysfunctional childhood surrounded by abusive and depressive people fueled her desire to find a better way. She has learned to rise above past circumstance and limited thinking to find a solid sense of self and a commitment to help others. She has been a stay at home mother fully engaged in her family and community as well as a divorced mother of teens balancing the demands of working several jobs while raising three wonderful and successful children. She has spent over a decade in healthcare before pursuing her coaching certificate and establishing her own private coaching practice. LifeScape is founded on her conviction that we each have the power to change our lives and ourselves as we see fit and create our own happiness. She is dedicated to helping women not waste any more precious time not living a life of their own design. Julia partners with clients to bring out the best in themselves to live their best lives. Helping them to not only successfully achieve their goals but to create lives of meaning, fulfillment and deep satisfaction.She helps women reframe the past circumstances, habits and thinking that limits them, regain their power and direction, and reclaim and redefine their lives.
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45 min
September 30, 2014
124 : Defeating Imposter Syndrome with Psychology Expert Melody Wilding
Join us for our 3 part personal growth series (episodes 123-125). Melody Wilding, LMSW is a psychology expert and licensed therapist who works with entrepreneurs and young professionals. Melody has coached entrepreneurs running some of today’s top startups along with published authors and media personalities. She has been featured on New York Magazine, Fast Company, Glamour, and more. She has a degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and a Masters from Columbia University. Melody provides therapy and coaching to Female Entrepreneurs, Business Women, Startup Founders, Small Business Owners and Solopreneurs through her online business. She provides training on how to overcome imposter syndrome as well as the fear of failure and the fear of success during this episode. She also discusses how publishing articles and blogging is the best advertising and marketing she can do for her business.  
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50 min
September 25, 2014
123 : Fear vs. Love with Transformational Coach Stephanie Kwong
Join us for our 3 part personal growth series (episodes 123-125). Stephanie Kwong is a Love Catalyst, Transformational Coach and Inspirational Speaker. She is on a mission to help others become Fueled by Love™. She knows when people awaken to the presence of love within and use love as their fuel source in life, they can disappear the fear to attain anything they desire. She has worked with thousands of people around the globe through her webinars, online courses, and live transformational retreats.  Her commitment to transformation has helped everyone from executives to artists to tap back into their personal power and infinite potential, and create a life they are fired up about.  She loves being in contribution, and she loves having fun.  If you want to connect with her and receive some lovingly kick-ass inspiration and wisdom, you can sign up for her free weekly newsletter at www.stephaniekwong.com
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44 min
September 23, 2014
122 : Social Media Strategist Sophie Bujold
Sophie Bujold is an expert social media strategist and speaker. She draws on her extensive experience in online marketing to help small businesses and entrepreneurs use social media to reach more people and boost the bottom line.
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48 min
September 18, 2014
121: Stop Fighting Food with Isabel Foxen Duke
Isabel Foxen Duke is a Certified Health Coach and Emotional Eating Expert. After years of trying to overcome emotional eating through “traditional” and alternative approaches, Isabel discovered some radical new ways to get women over their food issues once and for all. She helps women make peace with food through both humor and spot-on observations about the nature of food obsession and how it takes hold in women’s lives. Isabel has been featured in the Huffington Post, Elle Magazine, XOJane, and has been praised by Ricki Lake. She is changing the way women think about food and their bodies from the ground up — not just by shifting the mindsets of individuals, but by creating a greater cultural revolution. Check out her new free video training series at StopFightingFood.com.
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49 min
September 16, 2014
120 : Naming Expert – Alexandra Watkins of Eat My Words
Alexandra Watkins has turned her passion for naming things into a dream job. As Chief Innovation Officer of Eat My Words, she is a nationally known naming expert and has generated thousands of brand names for everything from potato chips to microchips. Some of her successes included the robotic vacuum name NEATO, frozen yogurt franchise SPOON ME, and a language school in Colombia named GRINGO LINGO. She is the author of the upcoming book, “Hello, My Name is Awesome…. How to Create Brand Names That Stick,” which is available on Amazon.
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49 min
September 11, 2014
119 : Largest Minority Owned Construction Firm Founder Gail Warrior
Gail Warrior is an entrepreneur, nationally-recognized speaker, philanthropist and mother. In 1997 she founded and led Warrior Group, a commercial general contracting firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Gail developed the company into one of the largest woman/minority-owned general contractors in the U.S. and one of the country’s leading experts in permanent modular construction.
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47 min
September 9, 2014
118 : Community Builder, Podcaster & Trendspotter – Jessica Kupferman of Lady Business
Jessica Kupferman (kup-ferman)  is the Gordon Ramsay to your online business Kitchen Nightmare. Woman entrepreneurs hire her to bang out brilliant brands, create products and services that fly off the shelves, and find ridiculous business success while making their own rules. You can also find her interviewing fascinating lady-preneurs for her podcast, Lady Business Radio and teaching NEW Lady podcasters in her brand new course, Podcasting School for Women and sharing the mic with Elsie Escobar on She Podcasts. Check out LadyBusiness.biz for recent episodes as well as freebies, featured articles and more. Women in Business, mompreneurs, podcasters and community builders will love this episode.  
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54 min
September 5, 2014
117 : Reach Remarkable with Margaretta Noonan, CEO of noonanWorks
Margaretta Noonan is the founder and CEO of noonanWorks, a firm devoted to helping companies and individuals  “reach remarkableTM”.  noonanWorks is proud to be a certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Margaretta had a long career as a senior corporate executive where she helped lead a high-growth organization (Kohl’s), an acquirer of over 100 firms (Monster Worldwide), a Chapter 11 bankruptcy (Best Products), a company closure (Carter Hawley Hale), and a successful public-company spin off (Hudson Global Resources). Margaretta speaks and writes regularly on topics such as generational issues, women in the workplace and corporate culture and leadership.
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42 min
September 2, 2014
116 : Ideal Workspace Design with Resovate Founder Catherine Avery
Catherine Avery is the founder of Resovate Office Design, a commercial interior design company that creates office environments for small to mid-size businesses that enhance their productivity and improve their bottom line. Her ideal clients are concerned about providing a healthy, effective and efficient work place for their clients and employees, while ensuring that their corporate brand image is reflected throughout their office space. Avery believes that since you spend half or more of your waking hours at your office it should be a sacred space. Avery believes that it’s not just about your design, it’s about your business. It’s about creating a functional, productive, harmonious experience that leads to the success and well-being of you, your clients and your employees. Prior to launching her career in interior design, Avery spent over ten years on Wall Street where she was responsible for developing corporate branding, marketing and client relations.
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45 min
August 28, 2014
115 : Serial Entrepreneur Jill Salzman of The Founding Moms|Community Builder|Podcaster|
Jill Salzman is currently growing her third entrepreneurial venture, The Founding Moms, the world’s first and only kid-friendly collective of offline meetups and online resources for mom entrepreneurs that was just named a Top 10 Website for Women Entrepreneurs in 2013 by Forbes. (She also just launched her fourth, The Founding Kit which helps startups get started.)  A graduate of Brown University and law school, she started a music management firm and then launched a baby jewelry company before creating her current venture. Jill has been featured in national media outlets including People Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Daily Candy Kids, NBC5 and WGN TV. She is the author of Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs, one of the Best Chicago Marketing Speakers in 2014 (according to Orbit Media Studios,) a co-host of the entertaining business podcast, Breaking Down Your Business, a columnist for NBC Chicago,  and she gave her own TED talk on 11/11/11. In her spare time, Jill enjoys kloofing, baking, and erasing her daughters’ crayon artwork from the kitchen walls.
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47 min
August 26, 2014
114 : Shark Tank Entrepreneur Donna Khalife of Surprise Ride
Donna Khalife is CEO and co-founder of Surprise Ride, a leading provider of activity boxes for kids. The company designs hands-on projects that foster creativity and encourage a love of learning. Surprise Ride has received numerous accolades and was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank and The View. Donna’s experience spans both the business and creative fields. Donna left a career on Wall Street and completed her MBA at Harvard where she fell in love with entrepreneurship. After graduation, she bought a one-way ticket to Hollywood to reconnect with her creative side. As founder and CEO of Surprise Ride, Donna aims to help kids explore the world creatively, and make the lives of parents a tad easier along the way.
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48 min
August 21, 2014
113 : Branding Expert Suzi Istvan Helps You Stand Out Online
Suzi Istvan is a brand strategist + designer/developer that works with creative entrepreneurs and small businesses to stand out online. With over a decade of design and marketing experience, Suzi’s specialty is working with clients to define their brand and then design/develop ultra custom web sites that help them build their online empire. She is a mom to 3 boys, married to her high school sweetheart, and a certified yoga instructor who loves coffee… a lot.
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50 min
August 19, 2014
112 : Branding Expert Melinda Yeaman of Outlier Magazine
Melinda Yeaman is an online marketing veteran of 15 yrs who unplugged from her corporate career path to live an authentic, passionate life as an entrepreneur. She now runs a digital magazine, helps businesses succeed online and speaks, trains and coaches professionals on personal branding and social media. Her experience in branding, graphic & web design, e-commerce, social media and tech enables her to fuel success for her companies and those of her clients. Melinda and her partners run Outlier Magazine, the media arm of Outlier, a brand dedicated to the success of disruptive entrepreneurs. As host of the Outlier On Air podcast, Melinda interviews entrepreneurs from around the world. She assists locally in the growth of Outlier Labs co-working space and Outlier Conferences to provide a springboard for startups. Melinda’s supportive husband and two beautiful children are her driving force. Adventure, travel, art, culture and diversity add wind to her sails and the beauty of the outdoors wins over morning coffee every time.
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48 min
August 15, 2014
111 : Twitter Workshop with Social Sage PR CEO Donna Cravotta
Donna Cravotta is the CEO of Social Sage PR and the creator of the Total Social PR System™. She helps advancing entrepreneurs and rapidly-growing small businesses maximize their online presence with a very different approach to social media and public relations. Her commitment is to ensure that her clients are empowered to build relationships, amplify their unique voice and share their purpose with ease.
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52 min
August 13, 2014
110 : Build Your Tribe with Wildheart Revolution Leader Sally Hope
Sally Hope is a former touring musician, RV traveler, and current entrepreneur, renegade life coach and leader of the Wildheart Revolution, where she teaches you how to live the life you were put on this planet to live. She’s a pun addict, olive lover, obsessed with motorcycle boots and you’ll never see her without a french manicure. Sally also created Marie Forleo's B School Private Facebook group that has more than 15,000 members.  This girl knows how to build a tribe that engages!
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47 min
August 7, 2014
109 : Silicon Valley Female Founder Lynn Perkins of UrbanSitter.com | VC Funded $20M
Lynn Perkins is CEO and co-founder of UrbanSitter, a mobile and online service that connects parents and babysitters through social connections. Launched in 2011, Lynn led the company from notion to national marketplace in less than a year. A startup veteran, Lynn offers more than 15 years of experience marketing and selling to Gen X and Gen Y. Prior to founding UrbanSitter, Lynn served as founder and CEO of Xuny.com (zuny)  and VP of Business Development at Bridgepath.com. At companies like Gap Inc., LaSalle Partners and Joie de Vivre (jwa de vie) Hospitality, Lynn gained extensive business and transaction experience. Lynn is a frequent speaker on topics like entrepreneurship, technology, women-led business and childcare. She is also the proud mom of three children and a graduate of Stanford University.
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47 min
August 5, 2014
108 : Sticky Bellies Founder Carly Dorogi is an Accidental Entrepreneur
Carly Dorogi is an accidental entrepreneur and founder of Sticky Bellies.  Sticky Bellies are removable stickers that help a person photograph life’s most important milestones with style and ease. Starting in 2010 with one design, no marketing budget and a simple website,Carly built her business though social media, word-of-mouth, and by getting mentioned in virtually every parenting magazine/blog as well as several TV spots. Four years later, over 400,000 packs have been sold Sticky Bellies milestone stickers are now available in over 1,000 stores in the United States in addition to strong Japanese, Australian and Canadian distributor. This year, Sticky Bellies looks to expand their offerings to include other milestone products that help parents document their growing child with style & ease.
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52 min
August 1, 2014
107 : America’s Wealth Mentor™ Linda P. Jones
Linda P. Jones’ mission, passion, and purpose is to empower women and men worldwide to financial freedom. She is the host of the “Be Wealthy & Smart” podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. Linda is the only financial expert who teaches the importance of having a wealthy mindset before wealth building.  In 2014 she was honored to be nominated as “Maverick of the Year” by the American Business Awards for her revolutionary approach to financial education.
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44 min
July 29, 2014
106 : Inventor, Erin Balogh of Hot Iron Holster
Erin Balogh is inventor of Hot Iron Holster and a creative entrepreneur with a background in Nursing. Her award-winning inventions can be found on The Today Show, Real Simple Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Lucky Magazine and in many other fashion, beauty, and reputable books and morning shows. Before exiting her Nursing career, Balogh adopted a role as a working mother until she fashioned the Hot Iron Holster prototype out of household items. After creating the Hot Iron Holster, Balogh went on a mission to help others clear their lives of clutter and started creating a career by design.
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45 min
July 24, 2014
105 : Google Plus with Stacey Harris - Special Workshop!
The Stacey Harris is a powerhouse online entrepreneur helping her clients reach rock star status with communities full of raving fans who follow them anywhere. She has a passion for building and being active in communities and teaching folks to use networking to build relationships that grow businesses. Her passion for rock stars goes back to her roots, she graduated with a degree in audio engineering ready to take the music scene by storm. She quickly started working with an up and coming record label finding bands to sign and feature on their web radio station. Now returning to her web radio roots Stacey is the host of her own show Hit the Mic with The Stacey Harris. You can find out more and connect with The Stacey Harris at www.thestaceyharris.com and over on Twitter at @TheStaceyHarris.
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52 min
July 22, 2014
104 : Lynan Saperstein, CEO & Chief Business Strategist at TheBigFactor.com
Lynan Saperstein is the CEO / Chief Business Strategist at TheBigFactor.com.  She is known globally as a mentor of small to mid-sized business to up-level their offerings, and officially announce to the world what they offer that no one else does. Lynan is living her dream of adventuring around the planet while running a location-independent business. She believes one entrepreneur can change millions of lives by sharing their own unique voice and knows together conscious entrepreneurs will change the world.
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47 min
July 17, 2014
103 : Children’s Book Author, Speaker & Coach Maria Dismondy
Maria Dismondy was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. She is the award-winning author of five children’s books. Maria holds a Masters degree in education and served as an elementary school teacher and reading interventionist for ten years before transitioning into her current role as author, blogger and professional speaker. Maria’s experiences have shaped her into an individual who lives life to the fullest, appreciating what she has and who uses her passion to make a difference. She is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children through meaningful literature. Maria is a dynamic speaker who presents on a number of empowering topics such as bullying, character building, and reading and writing for young authors. She lives in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan with her husband and three young children.
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38 min
July 15, 2014
102 : Sara Holoubek, CEO and founder of Luminary Labs
Sara Holoubek is the CEO and founder of Luminary Labs, a consultancy focused on operationalizing innovation.  Her firm develops strategies and innovation systems for Fortune 500 and government leaders seeking to transform their organizations and industries.  She is also the founder of Luminary Labs Ventures, which invests in early stage companies.
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46 min
July 10, 2014
101 : Human Lie Detector and Expert Behavior Analyst, Vanessa Van Edwards leads the Science of People
Vanessa Van Edwards is the lead investigator at Science of People, a human behavior research lab. She is a Huffington Post columnist and published author. Her innovative work has been featured on NPR, Business Week and USA Today. She regularly gives keynotes and appears in the media to talk about her research. She has written for CNN, Fast Company and Forbes.
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48 min
July 8, 2014
100 : Listeners Interview Host Natalie Eckdahl with John Lee Dumas, Julie Busha, Katie Krimitsos and More
The tables are turned! The Biz Chix Podcast host and entrepreneur Natalie Eckdahl is interviewed by listeners of the show. Get intimate with Natalie as she answers questions about her life, her family and her business.  Natalie also shares how she stays productive running two businesses and being a mom to soon to be 3 children.  Finally, hear some of Natalie's top takeaways from the first 100 episodes!Thanks to Listeners for their Questions    April Lacey, pinupcosmetics.net    Jaime Slutzky, fitwithflair.com    Enya Hixson (10 years old), entrepreneurkidsacademy.com    Brianne Grogan, femfusionfitness.comThanks to Previous Guests for their Shout Outs    Julie Busha    John Lee Dumas    Jenn Paige    Katie Krimitsos
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40 min
July 3, 2014
99 : Sandy Abrams of Moisture Jamzz and Your Idea, Inc.
Sandy Abrams made her dream come true when she had an “Ah-ha” moment for a beauty product idea and turned it into a multi-million dollar company. A self-taught entrepreneur without a business background, Sandy had the passion and persistence to roll up her sleeves and learn on the fly. After years of sweat equity building her business, she turned her naivite into success, experience and savvy. Her signature product, Moisture Jamzz Moisture Gloves and Socks quickly became a top-selling accessory in the beauty/spa industry, being sold in Bed, Bath & Beyond, LinensNThings, Strouds, Williams Sonoma Chambers catalog, QVC, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and private labeled for some of the biggest names in beauty: Estee Lauder, Bath & Body Works, H2O PLUS, Crabtree & Evelyn and Bare Escentuals. After years of helping people turn their ideas into reality, Sandy published her first book titled Your Idea, Inc. and put her inspirational, motivational advice and anecdotes into this entrepreneurial guide book. Her casual, conversational tone feels like a best friend who has “been there, done that” and is now sharing her wisdom…and her mistakes! Sandy’s optimistic, warm and welcoming personality coupled with her self deprecating charm have made her the “go to” source for “regular people with great ideas.” She truly loves the “underdog.”. An avid yoga practitioner for over 20 years (and certified yoga teacher), Sandy brings a sense of Zen to both her personal and business life. Sandy is an active volunteer at NFTE (The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship), coaching high school kids with business plans for their annual national competition.
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42 min
July 2, 2014
98 : Business Woman & Fitness Enthusiast Gretchen Zelek
Gretchen Zelek is a fitness enthusiast, business woman and mother of 4. A collegiate tennis player, she enjoys working out, fitness classes and running. Her passion for exercise and business helped her to successfully merge the two worlds and form dod fitness. Gretchen is excited to introduce dod fitness tools to the exercise world.
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37 min
July 1, 2014
97 : Zee Worstell, Founder and CEO of AccelerateHER
Zee Worstell is the founder and CEO of AccelerateHER.  AccelerateHER is a women’s business development organization which empowers women to embrace their value and the value of their businesses, thereby allowing them to set competitive prices and ultimately earn what they’re worth.  Zee is an accomplished speaker, trainer and coach and published author.  Her second book “Ask and You Shall Succeed” is coming out August 1st. She blends her education and business background, combined with AcclerateHER’s commitment to integrity and compassion, to support women in their quest to earn more.
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40 min
June 26, 2014
96 : Jessica Drummond, Founder and CEO of The Integrative Pelvic Health Institute
Jessica Drummond, MPT, CCN, CHC, the Founder and CEO of The Integrative Pelvic Health Institute, is passionate about caring for and empowering women who struggle with women’s health conditions such as endometriosis, PCOS, bladder pain, low libido, hormonal imbalances, weight gain, period pain, painful sex, and post-surgical, orthopedic, or pregnancy related pelvic conditions.  She is equally passionate about educating and supporting clinicians in confidently and safely using integrative tools to treat chronic pelvic pain, bowel and bladder, osteoporosis, and other women’s health issues.  Having over a decade of experience as a women’s and pelvic physical therapist plus owning a private women’s health clinical nutrition and coaching practice gives her a unique perspective on the integrative, conservative options for pelvic pain management.  Jessica was educated at the University of Virginia, Emory University, The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and Duke Integrative Medicine.
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46 min
June 25, 2014
95 : Kim Meckwood, Inventor of Click & Carry
Kim Meckwood, inventor of Click & Carry, made a life changing decision when diagnosed with breast cancer in February of 2012.  She decided to leave her lucrative career in medical devices to follow her dream of bringing her idea to market.  Her invention is called, Click & Carry, which is a simple, yet ingenious, patented device that helps shoppers to manage and carry multiple bags at once ~ comfortably.  (Any bag with a handle including plastic, paper, canvas, etc.)  The Click & Carry may be carried in the hands or placed on the shoulder for easier carrying, using the weight of the bags to counterbalance.
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40 min
June 24, 2014
94 : The Best Day founder Whitney Komor
Founder Whitney Komor had the idea for The Best Day following a frustrating attempt at organising a weekend away with her girlfriends. She thought it would be easier to lock in your group if you could send them time, date and place options, and invite each person to vote based on their availability and preferences. In March 2013 The Best Day closed a $1M investment round to fund the launch of the social scheduling platform.
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42 min
June 19, 2014
93 : Women in Biz Network founder Leigh Mitchell
Leigh Mitchell is a small business expert and  the founder & president of Women in Biz Network. Leigh specializes in professional development for women through skill building events, conferences, memberships, webinars and marketing services. Leigh is passionate about connecting women online across North America and in person throughout Canada. Her main focus is to empower women with opportunities to learn how to lead the life of their dreams. Leigh has successfully worked with major brands such as GM Canada, Microsoft Canada, Telus,  Johnson & Johnson, Maple Leaf Foods, TD Canada Trust, Staples Canada and Random House. Leigh has been featured on CBC Radio, the Toronto Star, the Globe & Mail and in other media and has been a featured speaker at Blissdom Canada.
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48 min
June 18, 2014
92 : Alexis Wolfer of The Beauty Bean
Alexis Wolfer is the best-selling author of The Recipe for Radiance: Discover Beauty’s Best-Kept Secrets In Your Kitchen and the founder of the popular blog, TheBeautyBean.com. As a favored expert on the morning and entertainment show circuit – as seen on E! News, The Today Show, The Doctors, and many more – Alexis is known for sharing her quick and easy beauty tips that have women across the world turning to her for advice and that has led Access Hollywood to dub her the ‘Female Beauty MacGyver’ and People Stylewatch to call her ‘The DIY Beauty Queen.’
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44 min
June 17, 2014
91 : Blogger, Educator, Freelance Writer, Pinterest Consultant Kim Vij
Kim Vij is a blogger, educator, freelance writer, pinterest consultant and mom of 3.  After 10 years of teaching and 21 years of parenting she was inspired to create a website called The Educators’ Spin On It with Amanda Boyarshinov.  She enjoys sharing ideas for making everyday moments into teachable opportunities. You can find her contributing to several websites including Melissa and Doug, Sylvan, and My Kids Adventures and featured as Parents Magazine Top Pinterest Boards. She uses Pinterest as a key social media tool to share educational resources and ideas with parents. Kim has created award winning boards on Pinterest with over 1.5 Million followers by focusing pins on Education and Parenting.  She’s successfully partnered with leading educational bloggers and brands to create powerful Pinterest boards for early childhood education.
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43 min
June 12, 2014
90 : Entrepreneur Curator & Committed Cultivator Lane Kennedy
Simply said Lane is a Wife, Mom, Entrepreneur Curator & Committed Cultivator of Community Experiences. She brings over 20 years of consulting, personal coaching and start up experience to the world.  Her most favorite moments are those with clients reflecting on what it was like before baby, and before their personal success!  She has helped 1000s of moms build successful businesses and balance the family they love.
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42 min
June 10, 2014
89 : JoeButton.com co-founder Melissa Lee
Melissa Lee is the co-founder of Joe Button and looks after all the numbers as well as ensuring Joe Button customers get exactly what they want.  Melissa has a Business Communications degree from the University of New South Wales and is a qualified Chartered Accountant having previously worked at Deloitte Corporate Finance.  Prior to starting Joe Button, Melissa depleted most of her seed capital traveling extensively throughout Eastern Europe.
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40 min
June 9, 2014
88 : Dare To Create A Life You Love with Rémy Chaussé
Rémy is the best-selling author of “Living Life As An Exclamation Point!” and creator of The Get UNstuck Revolution!™ for extraordinary women with big-ass dreams who were ridiculously unsatisfied with status quo. If you feel stuck and you’ve tried everything, then check out her most recent book called “Get UNstuck – How to Get Out of Status Quo and Get Past Go (In Under 30 Days)!” Rémy has been featured on the Business Beware Show on FOX Business, the On the Edge Show (a CBS affiliate), Smart Money Talk Radio (an NBC affiliate), and The Women’s Information Network. She is the host of the Get UNstuck Expert Café, a weekly podcast at The Get UNStuck Expert Cafe
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48 min
June 3, 2014
87 : Aussie Inventor Gemma Beriman of Moon Mama
Aussie mom Gemma Beriman is the owner of Moon Mama and inventor of the Take-Off Tote, an All-In-One Diaper Bag, Feeding Pillow & Play Mat. She came up with the idea after travelling overseas with her four-month-old baby, Hudson, in 2013. It was so uncomfortable breastfeeding on the go and Hudson didn’t have a clean place for tummy time during the family’s travels. Hence, the Take-Off Tote was born.
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38 min
June 2, 2014
86 : MomBiz.com co-founder Shelagh Cummins – Business Consultant for Mompreneurs
Shelagh Cummins is a business trainer & consultant for Mom Entrepreneurs and co-founder of MomBiz.com – the coaching and training company serving the MomBizTM Owners global community. Her Grow Your Business signature program blends set curriculum, intensive training and consulting for women who are ready to expand their business beyond themselves. Shelagh delivers engaging, empowering, educational and insightful sessions. As a participant, you gain the tools you need to own your time, double your income and accelerate the growth of your business. Shelagh changes diapers really fast, takes calls from the park and burns ribs on the BBQ while chasing after her 3 children.
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46 min
May 29, 2014
85 : Medicine meets Mindfulness with Dr. Romie Mushtaq
Dr. Romie Mushtaq is a traditionally trained neurologist and an expert in the field of mind-body medicine a branch of medicine that promotes the science behind mindfulness based techniques.   She is a national mindful living expert and a certified yoga and meditation teacher.   Dr. Romie beautifully translates complicated neuroscience and medical data into easy to comprehend knowledge.  She helps clients cope with stress by teaching the medicine behind mindfulness.   She is a highly sought after professional speaker, corporate consultant, and an expert contributor for the Huffington Post. Dr. Romie now travels around the country teaching about mindful living in a thoughtful and accessible way.  She sees clients as a personal health and wellness life coach at The Natural and Integrative Medicine Center in Orlando, Florida.  Her guided meditation CD: "Connect To Joy" is now available on iTunes.
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43 min
May 27, 2014
84 : Fit4Mom Franchisor Lisa Druxman - Mompreneur, Fitness, Global Brand
Lisa Druxman is a nationally recognized expert in the field of fitness, particularly pre and postnatal and the creator of FIT4MOM® . Her programs such as Stroller Strides, Fit4Baby and Body Back are all part of the Fit4Mom family. The FIT4MOM franchise has consistently been ranked by numerous publications as one of the fastest growing franchises in the country. Lisa Druxman is the author of L.E.A.N. Mommy, the exclusive writer for Entrepreneur’s online Mompreneur column and the host of the webTV program Mom On A Mission. It is her hope to inspire all moms to live a healthier life. She has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, CNN, The Montel Williams Show, Access Hollywood, and Home & Family, Druxman has been featured in print publications including Entrepreneur, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Self, Fit Pregnancy, American Baby, and more. Lisa lives San Diego with her husband, son and daughter.
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39 min
May 25, 2014
83 : LinkedIn Expert Melonie Dodaro of Top Dog Social Media
Melonie Dodaro, founder of Top Dog Social Media helps business owners, sales teams and professionals use LinkedIn and social selling to boost their visibility, attract new customers and increase their revenue. Dubbed by the media as Canada’s #1 LinkedIn expert, she’s author of the new book The LinkedIn Code and is a highly sought after social media speaker and trainer. She has been published in Social Media Examiner, Social Media Today and the Canadian Business Journal. She is also regularly interviewed for her social media expertise by the media, including the Wall Street Journal, CTV Edmonton, CTV BC, Globe & Mail, Astral Media, San Francisco Business Times, Toronto Star, National Post, Vancouver Sun and Rogers Media.
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47 min
May 21, 2014
81 : Theatre Marketing Expert Amanda Pekoe of The Pekoe Group
Amanda Pekoe holds a BFA in Theatre and MFA in Performing Arts Management. She is the owner and president of The Pekoe Group, a New York City based full-service advertising and marketing firm specializing in theatre, attractions, and live events. Services include logo design, web site design, copy writing, grassroots marketing and promotions, special events, social media platform management, and media planning and buying.
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36 min
May 20, 2014
80 : Communications Strategist Maggie Patterson
Maggie Patterson is a copywriter and communications strategist. She works hands-on with entrepreneurs to help them market their businesses – using content and communications strategies along with copy that converts – to meet business goals. With 15 years of hands-on experience she has worked with companies of all sizes – from big brands to solopreneurs. After cutting her teeth during the dot-com bubble and bust in Canada’s leading PR agency, Maggie started her own highly successful marketing and communications consultancy.  She is the host of the Marketing Moxie podcast and her work has been published on leading websites including The Huffington Post, LKR Social Media, Duct Tape Marketing, Content Marketing Institute, Yahoo Small Business and more.
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41 min
May 15, 2014
79: Buyerly.com and Retail Path Founder Vanessa Ting
Vanessa Ting is a former Retail Buyer for Target and consumer marketer from J&J and now helps product companies strengthen their appeal to major retail buyers nationwide through two businesses, Buyerly.com and Retail Path.  Her businesses have opened doors for product entrepreneurs in stores like Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Bed Bath and Beyond, Babies R Us and many independent retailers.  Client list includes celebrity-headed companies like Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company, and entrepreneurs who have appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank.  Vanessa has appeared on MSNBC as a retail expert, as well as in print for Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch and other notable news outlets.  After years on the east coast and Midwest, she is now back living in her hometown of sunny Los Angeles.
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46 min
May 14, 2014
78 : Swiggies Inventor and Author Julie Austin
Julie Austin is an award-winning author, inventor, and innovation speaker. Her patented product, swiggies, wrist water bottles, have been a NASDAQ product of the year semi finalist and are currently sold in 24 countries. Julie and her products have appeared on The Today Show, The Queen Latifa Show, HGTV, Lifetime, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, and the Wall Street Journal, along with dozens of TV shows, magazines and radio shows around the world. She’s been featured in the books “Patently Female” and “Girls Think of Everything”. Her new book “The Money Garden: How to Plant the Seeds for a Lifetime of Income” is currently available on Amazon.
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39 min
May 13, 2014
77 : Create New Habits with Dr. Susan Weinschenk Expert on Persuasion and Motivation
Susan Weinschenk is the person to go to when you need to know how to persuade and motivate people to take action. She has a Ph.D. in Psychology and over 30 years of experience as a behavioral psychologist. Her clients call her “The Brain Lady” because she applies research on brain science to predict, understand, and explain what motivates people and how they behave. Dr. Weinschenk is the author of several books, including How To Get People To Do Stuff, 100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People, 100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People, and Neuro Web Design: What makes them click? Her clients include Medtronic. Walmart, Disney, Amazon, The Mayo Clinic, Charles Schwab, and Best Buy. And Dr. Weinschenk writes a popular blog for Psychology Today.
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46 min
May 9, 2014
76 : Key Takeaways - Amy Porterfield's Biz Tools, PJ Jonas Productivity Tips, Katie Richardson Design Methods, Molly Mahar Course Technology (Recap of Ep: 72-75)
ost Natalie Eckdahl provides a recap of episodes 72-75 with clips from each episode and key takeaways for your business as well as a few of her own favorite productivity tools and apps. Review for Episodes 72-75 Episode 72: Activate your Awesome with Molly Mahar of Stratejoy Molly Mahar is a coach, fierce love advocate and joy enthusiast. She is the founder of Stratejoy, a positive corner of the Internet that provides thousands of women inspiring + useful strategies to create their own joyful world. Molly’s work is delivered through small group programs, digital courses and high level one-on-one coaching, focused on gutsy women in transition. Episode 73: Puj Founder and Designer Katie Richardson is Simplifying Parenting Katie Richardson is known for her resourcefulness and clean, minimal design. Her company Puj (pronounced like “pudge”) focuses on “simplifying parenthood” with easy-to-use products for parents. In a few short years, Puj has expanded to 20 countries. Her products have been featured in publications like Parenting, Fit Pregnancy, Pregnancy & Newborn and the Daily Candy. Episode 74: Amy Porterfield Peels Back the Curtains of Her Biz & Shares her Work/Life Balance Tips Amy Porterfield is a social media strategist and co-author of Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies. Amy has a deep background in Marketing and has worked for Harley Davidson and for Peak Performance Coach Tony Robbins – first as Director of Content Development, and later she managed large-scale online marketing campaigns. Episode 75: Founder of Goat Milk Stuff PJ Jonas PJ is mom of eight homeschooled children and the founder of Goat Milk Stuff. PJ’s adventures into soapmaking originated in 2006 out of her desire to not use chemicals on the children’s skin. She wanted a natural soap that would moisturize their skin and last a long time. In 2008, Goat Milk Stuff was born, and she drafted the entire family into her adventures.
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28 min
May 8, 2014
75 : Founder of Goat Milk Stuff PJ Jonas
PJ is mom of eight homeschooled children and the founder of Goat Milk Stuff. PJ’s adventures into soapmaking originated in 2006 out of her desire to not use chemicals on the children’s skin. She wanted a natural soap that would moisturize their skin and last a long time. In 2008, Goat Milk Stuff was born, and she drafted the entire family into her adventures.
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45 min
May 7, 2014
74 : Amy Porterfield - Online Marketing, Productivity, Tools, Work Life Balance
Amy Porterfield is a social media strategist and co-author of Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies. Amy has a deep background in Marketing and has worked for Harley Davidson and for Peak Performance Coach Tony Robbins – first as Director of Content Development, and later she managed large-scale online marketing campaigns. She helps entrepreneurs across industries establish strategies to maximize the power of social media and increase the success of their online marketing efforts.   She accomplishes this via her free webinars and online courses including FB Influence and most recently the Facebook Marketing Profit Lab.  She is also the host of one of my favorite shows, the Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast
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47 min
May 6, 2014
73 : Puj founder and designer Katie Richardson is Simplifying Parenting
Katie Richardson is known for her resourcefulness and clean, minimal design. Her company Puj (pronounced like “pudge”) focuses on “simplifying parenthood” with easy-to-use products for parents. In a few short years, Puj has expanded to 20 countries. Her products have been featured in publications like Parenting, Fit Pregnancy, Pregnancy & Newborn and the Daily Candy. Her innovative, fold-able infant bathtub, the Puj Tub, was awarded by Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine as the #1 Baby Product of 2010. It’s also been featured on the Rachel Ray Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
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48 min
May 5, 2014
72 : Activate your Awesome with Molly Mahar of Stratejoy
Molly Mahar is a coach, fierce love advocate and joy enthusiast. She is the founder of Stratejoy, a positive corner of the Internet that provides thousands of women inspiring + useful strategies to create their own joyful world. Molly’s work is delivered through small group programs, digital courses and high level one-on-one coaching, focused on gutsy women in transition.  From the quarterlife crisis to the new mama meltdown, the up-and-coming business babe to the career changer, the newlywed to the newly divorced; she helps women get clear on who they are, what they want, and how to get it.  Some call it reinvention.  Molly calls it Activating your Awesome. A free spirit with a passion for mindful entrepreneurship, Molly loves sharing her passion with others. She’s rocked audiences at the South by Southwest Interactive, lululemonathletica, The US Army Wellness Weekend, Ladies who Launch National Conference, CRAVE Business Symposium and The Junior League.
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43 min
May 2, 2014
71 : Key Takeaways: New Media Production, Risk Analysis, Video Courses, and Community Building from Ep 67-70
Host Natalie Eckdahl provides a recap of episodes 67-70 with clips from each episode and key takeaways for your business as well as a few of her own favorite productivity tools and apps. Review for Episodes 67-70 Episode 67: Elise Jaffe of Big Teeth Productions Elise Jaffe is the “spokes teeth”  and Executive Producer  (AKA “Little Miss Bossy Pants”) of Big Teeth Productions.  She has over 14 years of experience in Advertising, TV and New Media Production at companies including JWT, Grey New York and DraftFCB, Edelman as well as VSA Partners, Vitamin Pictures and Foundation Content. Episode 68: Billy Murphy Forever Jobless Billy is a former professional poker player turned entrepreneur in 2009 by launching BlueFirePoker.  In 2011, he started launching and acquiring E-commerce stores, and began training others via EComLab. He now invests in and advises businesses while blogging atForeverJobless.com, where he explains his logical and analytical approach to business. Episode 69: Brianne Grogan of FemFusion Fitness Dr. Brianne Grogan, DPT earned her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Pacific University in 2006. She developed FemFusion Fitness in 2009 as a way to combine the safety and effectiveness of doctor-designed fitness with the FUN of group fitness programming.  Episode 70: Katie Krimitsos is the Host of the Business Women Rock! Katie Krimitsos is the Host of the Business Women Rock! podcast, a show that shines the light on the incredible journeys of amazing business women all over the world.  She and her husband also run a local entrepreneur’s organization called the Tampa Bay Business Owners, a peer group that provides resources to growing business owners. She’s passionate about business, has a crazy love for birds and plays a BIG game for a BIG impact.
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20 min
May 1, 2014
70 : Business Women Rock! Host Katie Krimitsos
Katie Krimitsos is the Host of the Business Women Rock! podcast, a show that shines the light on the incredible journeys of amazing business women all over the world.  She and her husband also run a local entrepreneur’s organization called the Tampa Bay Business Owners, a peer group that provides resources to growing business owners. She’s passionate about business, has a crazy love for birds and plays a BIG game for a BIG impact.
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56 min
April 30, 2014
69 : FemFusion Fitness Creator Brianne Grogan
Dr. Brianne Grogan, DPT earned her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Pacific University in 2006. She developed FemFusion Fitness in 2009 as a way to combine the safety and effectiveness of doctor-designed fitness with the FUN of group fitness programming. Brianne passionately promotes total-woman wellness, bringing together mind, body, and spirit with her own relatable, feminine flair. Brianne and her certified FemFusion instructors teach live group fitness classes in Germany and the USA. In addition to teaching, Brianne is the author of FemFusion Fitness for Intimacy, a three step guide to revealing your sexiest, most confident self. Brianne is also the creator of several unique fitness and nutrition videos designed exclusively for women that are available for purchase at FemFusion Fitness.
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45 min
April 29, 2014
68 : Pro Poker Player turned Entreperneur - Billy Murphy of Forever Jobless
Billy is a former professional poker player turned entrepreneur in 2009 by launching BlueFirePoker.  In 2011, he started launching and acquiring E-commerce stores, and began training others via EComLab. He now invests in and advises businesses while blogging at ForeverJobless.com, where he explains his logical and analytical approach to business.
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36 min
April 28, 2014
67 : Production Studio Owner – Elise Jaffe of Big Teeth Productions
Elise Jaffe is the “spokes teeth”  and Executive Producer  (AKA “Little Miss Bossy Pants”) of Big Teeth Productions.  She has over 14 years of experience in Advertising, TV and New Media Production at companies including JWT, Grey New York and DraftFCB, Edelman as well as VSA Partners, Vitamin Pictures and Foundation Content.  Her career began in Children’s Television at Reading Rainbow and Blue’s Clues.  She’s also a Voice Over talent and member of SAGAFTRA and the mom of 2.5 year old daughter and 3.5 year old pit mix. She’s never met a schedule she couldn’t organize, a budget she couldn’t manage, or a song she wouldn’t rock out karaoke-style.
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40 min
April 25, 2014
66 : Key Takeaways on Limiting Beliefs, Product Development and Helping 3rd World Entrepreneurs from Ep 62-65
Host Natalie Eckdahl provides a recap of episodes 62-65 with clips from each episode and key takeaways for your business as well as a few of her own favorite productivity tools and apps. Review for Episodes 62-65 Episode 62: Erin Loman Jeck of Create Infinite Balance, LLC Erin is the Founder of Create Infinite Balance, L.L.C., Life Success Coach, Speaker, Author, and host of her own radio show, Life’s A Journey Not A Destination. She helps people reach the next level of success by assisting in addressing what is getting in their way and getting people tangible results in their life.   Episode 63: Veronica Cockerham of Freedom Snacks Veronica Cockerham was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest.  She grew up in a family that owned and operated businesses so it was no surprise that someday she would start one of her own.  Earning a bachelor’s in business management at City University while working full time running the family  business was no easy task, but with determination and a strong will she graduated on the deans list in 2006.  Later in 2011 Veronica decided to start the road map into owning her own company along with getting married to her very supportive husband Chris.  June of 2011 they welcomed ”The Boss” of Freedom Snacks to the world.   Episode 64: CC Sofronas of Pacific Shaving Company CC Sofronas  is the co-owner of Pacific Shaving Company, a San Francisco-based manufacturer of innovative and niche shaving care essentials.  What started out in 2002 with just one product, has grown into an award winning product line, for men and women, featuring safe and natural ingredients, an eco-friendly philosophy and an affordable price point, all made in the USA.  The goal – to break through the barriers that give shaving a bad name.   Episode 65: Toni Maloney of Bpeace Bpeace CEO Toni Maloney believes in the connection between job creation and peace. Toni Maloney is a co-founder and the CEO of the Business Council for Peace (Bpeace), the award-winning non-profit organization that New York Times columnist Nick Kristof describes as, “one impressive force for change.”
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30 min
April 24, 2014
65 : Bpeace co-founder and CEO Toni Maloney
Bpeace CEO Toni Maloney believes in the connection between job creation and peace Toni Maloney is a co-founder and the CEO of the Business Council for Peace (Bpeace), the award-winning non-profit organization that New York Times columnist Nick Kristof describes as, “one impressive force for change.” Toni, who has a background in advertising and marketing, decided after the events of September 11, 2001, that business has a role in peace building. She helped found Bpeace in 2002 to assist small and medium-sized businesses in conflict-affected countries.  Today, Bpeace international business volunteers consult and train small business owners, especially women, in Afghanistan, Rwanda and El Salvador. Bpeace believes:  “More jobs mean less violence™.”
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37 min
April 23, 2014
64 : Product Development and Crowdfunding with CC Sofronas of Pacific Shaving Company
CC Sofronas  is the co-owner of Pacific Shaving Company, a San Francisco-based manufacturer of innovative and niche shaving care essentials.  What started out in 2002 with just one product, has grown into an award winning product line, for men and women, featuring safe and natural ingredients, an eco-friendly philosophy and an affordable price point, all made in the USA.  The goal – to break through the barriers that give shaving a bad name.  Shaving’s a bitch and CC’s doing her best to tackle the challenges head on. In addition to running the business with her husband, she also teaches cooking classes at the premiere San Francisco Cooking School and manages to juggle three kids and dog.   Working from home translates to a laptop and papers on the dining room table but CC takes comfort knowing her kids are establishing good grooming habits and have a sophisticated palette.
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39 min
April 22, 2014
63 : Popcorn Powered Veronica Cockerham of Freedom Snacks
Veronica Cockerham was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest.  She grew up in a family that owned and operated businesses so it was no surprise that someday she would start one of her own.  Earning a bachelor’s in business management at City University while working full time running the family  business was no easy task, but with determination and a strong will she graduated on the deans list in 2006.  Later in 2011 Veronica decided to start the road map into owning her own company along with getting married to her very supportive husband Chris.  June of 2011 they welcomed ”The Boss” of Freedom Snacks to the world.  Scarlett, now 2 years old is the driving force to have the “Freedom” to own and operate a company while being a mom and wife.  It’s been almost 3 years now since starting her company out making popcorn in her home kitchen and selling it at farmers markets on the week-ends.  Working hard on growth and streamlined production she opened her manufacturing facility is located in Des Moines, WA in 2012.  Continuing to work hard at creating her own company, Freedom Snacks gourmet popcorn can now be found in hundreds of locations locally and throughout the United States.
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31 min
April 21, 2014
62 : Overcome Limiting Beliefs with Erin Loman Jeck
Erin Loman Jeck is the Founder of Create Infinite Balance, L.L.C., Life Success Coach, Speaker, Author, and host of her own radio show, Life’s A Journey Not A Destination. She helps people reach the next level of success by assisting in addressing what is getting in their way and getting people tangible results in their life. Erin discusses how to overcome limiting beliefs in this episode.
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38 min
April 18, 2014
61 : Key Takeaways on Networking, iPhone Apps, WireFraming, Techstars and more from Ep 57-60
Host Natalie Eckdahl provides a recap of episodes 57-60 with clips from each episode and key takeaways for your business as well as a few of her own favorite productivity tools and apps.   Review for Episodes 57-60 Episode 57: Sarah Boyd of Simply Stylist Sarah Boyd is the founder and creative mind behindSimply Stylist; we like to think of her as our oh-so-chic captain. With years of experience in fashion PR under her belt, Sarah set out to start her own multi-service boutique agency in 2009 to connect the stylemakers she encountered on a daily basis with brands, events and other opportunities. Episode 58: Reshma Chamberlin of Muzio and B&C Designers Reshma Chamberlin dreamed of being an entrepreneur as soon as she started dreaming! She founded and runs B&C Designers, a boutique design firm that works to achieve their web, mobile and other design objectives. The firm has an unwavering passion for artistic conception and implementation. She focuses on strategy and finding creative solutions for your business, whether that is web, print or mobile! Episode 59: Sandi Lin of Skilljar Sandi Lin is the CEO and founder of Skilljar, which provides easy online course software for businesses. Prior to Skilljar, Sandi was a Senior Manager at Amazon.com in Seattle, where she helped launch and grow Fulfillment by Amazon and Amazon Local. She has an MBA from Stanford and 2 engineering degrees from MIT. Episode 60: Stacey Ferreira of MySocialCloud.com Stacey is an established tech entrepreneur, best known for co-founding MySocialCloud.com, an online password manager whose investors include Sir Richard Branson, Jerry Murdock, and Alex Welch. In 2013, she and her brother (and co-founder) sold their startup to Reputation.com, making Stacey one of the youngest (if not the youngest) female tech entrepreneur to ever make a successful exit of this nature. Now, she is working on building her next business, AdMoar.
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43 min
April 17, 2014
60 : Richard Branson funded Tech Entrepreneur Stacey Ferreira: Coder. Risk Taker. Future Cage Diver.
Stacey is an established tech entrepreneur, best known for co-founding MySocialCloud.com, an online password manager whose investors include Sir Richard Branson, Jerry Murdock, and Alex Welch. In 2013, she and her brother (and co-founder) sold their startup to Reputation.com, making Stacey one of the youngest (if not the youngest) female tech entrepreneur to ever make a successful exit of this nature. Now, she is working on building her next business, AdMoar.
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39 min
April 16, 2014
59 : VC Funded Tech Startup CEO Sandi Lin of Skilljar
Sandi Lin is the CEO and founder of Skilljar, which provides easy online course software for businesses. Prior to Skilljar, Sandi was a Senior Manager at Amazon.com in Seattle, where she helped launch and grow Fulfillment by Amazon and Amazon Local. She has an MBA from Stanford and 2 engineering degrees from MIT. The Skilljar team hails from Amazon.com, CreateSpace (BookSurge), Stanford, and MIT. Based in Seattle, they’re backed by leading investors including Innovation Endeavors and TechStars.
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38 min
April 15, 2014
58 : iPhone App Creator & Designer - Reshma Chamberlin of Muzio and B&C Designers
Reshma Chamberlin dreamed of being an entrepreneur as soon as she started dreaming! She founded and runs B&C Designers, a boutique design firm that works to achieve their web, mobile and other design objectives. The firm has an unwavering passion for artistic conception and implementation. She focuses on strategy and finding creative solutions for your business, whether that is web, print or mobile! She has clients from San Diego to Mumbai and from Chicago to NYC. Reshma also founded and runs Muzio, an iPhone application that is the easiest way to curate the best of life’s adventures into one little package to share and enjoy. Using photos, video, audio, text and a little creativity, you can create your next Muze Buchanan + Chamberlin is a digital creative design studio that blends style with strategy for clients around the world. We build solutions when we find a need in the market, Muzio is our signature product. Muzio is a simple and powerful tool for multimedia storytelling. You can weave digital photos, videos, voice notes and text into bite-size bundles to save, share or enjoy – for work or play.
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39 min
April 14, 2014
57 : Forbes' 2013 Founder to Watch - Sarah Boyd of Simply Stylist
Sarah Boyd is the founder and creative mind behind Simply Stylist; we like to think of her as our oh-so-chic captain. With years of experience in fashion PR under her belt, Sarah set out to start her own multi-service boutique agency in 2009 to connect the stylemakers she encountered on a daily basis with brands, events and other opportunities. This eventually grew to include what is now a core part of our company: the Simply Stylist conference. Forbes named her a “Female Founder to Watch” in 2013 and she’s been featured in Marie Claire, Hautelook, Fox, E! and more. Sarah’s vision for Simply Stylist is to create an inviting space for driven, stylish and tech-savvy women to come together, learn and connect.
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39 min
April 11, 2014
56 : Week in Review & Key Takeaways on Instagram, Launching, Shark Tank & Online Video
Host Natalie Eckdahl provides a recap of episodes 52-55 with clips from each episode and key takeaways for your business. This is a new Friday format we are trying out and would love to hear your feedback on it.    Review for Episodes 52-55 Episode 52: Sue B. Zimmerman aka The Instagram Gal   Episode 53: Andreea Ayers of Launch Grow Joy    Episode 54: Romy Taormina of Psi Health Solutions, maker of Psi Bands    Episode 55: Online Video Producer Jill Addison  
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38 min
April 10, 2014
55 : Online Video Producer Jill Addison
Jill Addison is an Online Video Producer (you can find her at JillAddison.com) who loves helping small and mid-sized businesses strategically use online video to rank with search engines and make a personal connection with prospective clients. Jill lives in San Diego with her husband, Eric, who is also in the video production industry.
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34 min
April 9, 2014
54 : Shark Tank Entrepreneur Romy Taormina inventor of Psi Bands
Shark Tank entrepreneur - Romy Taormina is Nausea Relief Chief/Co-Founder of Psi Health Solutions, Inc., the maker of Psi Bands, FDA-cleared fashionable and functional acupressure wrist bands for the relief of nausea. Award-winning Psi Bands are sold at more than 10,000 U.S. locations, including: CVS, Babies “R” Us, Whole Foods, REI, and launching in two weeks at select Target stores. Romy and/or Psi Bands have appeared on Shark Tank, The Jeff Probst Show, Good Morning America, O-The Oprah Magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, and Women’s Health magazine. Romy is a Huggies MomInspired Awardee, a Make Mine a Million $ Business Owner from Count Me In and American Express OPEN, and a Trailblazer from Wells Fargo and the National Association of Women’s Business Owners. Romy offers tips to product-based entrepreneurs for getting and keeping their product on retail store shelves in her blog, “Both Sides of the Retail Table”. Romy is the mom to two boys and a wife of 18 years.
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39 min
April 8, 2014
53 : Consumer Product Launch Expert - Andreea Ayers of Launch Grow Joy
Andreea Ayers is a successful entrepreneur who has started and sold three companies over the last few years. Now, as the founder of www.launchgrowjoy.com, and GetMediaHappy.com and she helps entrepreneurs who wish to launch a consumer product line through retail outlets and the media. A frequent contributor and guest author, Andreea has been featured in Yahoo! Small Business, Design Sponge, TheStreet.com, Entrepreneur.com and over 100 other media outlets.
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37 min
April 7, 2014
52 : Instagram Expert - Sue B. Zimmerman aka The Instagram Gal
Sue B. Zimmerman, aka the #InstagramGal and #TheInstagramExpert, is a master at Instagram for Business. She teaches entrepreneurs, business execs, and marketing professionals how powerful Instagram for business can be. Sue B. is the founder of the online Instagram course Insta-Results, the author of the #1 eBook Instagram Basics for your Business, a Speaker and Business Coach. She also is the founder of SueB.Do& Sue B. Zimmerman Enterprise.
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39 min
April 4, 2014
51 : Mompreneur Consultant & Twitter Expert - Lara Galloway a.k.a The Mom Biz Coach
Lara Galloway, The Mom Biz Coach, is an author, speaker, business coach and mentor to mom entrepreneurs and small business owners at MomBiz. Her passion is helping entrepreneurs create and run businesses that honor their priorities and values. She is frequently interviewed for her expertise on work/life balance, starting and running a successful small business, marketing your business on Social Media, and creatively managing your time by media like Forbes, Crain’s Business, ABC, The Chicago Tribune, and More Magazine. Her book, Moms Mean Business: The Guide to a Successful Business and a Happy Life as a Mom Entrepreneur will be published by Career Press in October 2014. When she’s not working, she’s wrangling her three kids with her husband, drinking good wine or micro-brewed beer, and baking something with lots of calories since food is her love language. She loves living in Michigan, especially when it’s 80 degrees and sunny.
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39 min
April 3, 2014
50 : Social Media Marketing World (#SMMW14) Recap featuring Michael Stelzner, John Lee Dumas, Cynthia Sanchez, Pat Flynn, Dan Miller, Sue B. Zimmerman, Erik Fisher and More
Host Natalie Eckdahl celebrates her 50th episode by sharing the latest tools, tips and tactics in social media.  She recently returned from the Social Media Marketing World conference in San Diego, CA which was a gathering of nearly 2000 professionals that work in social media.  Natalie’s focus was to learn more about how entrepreneurs can use social media to grow their businesses with a specific focus on Google+, Twitter and Instagram. This episode includes not only Natalie’s takeaways from this event, but also insights from numerous speakers at the event and other attendees including Michael Stelzner, John Lee Dumas, Cynthia Sanchez, Pat Flynn, Dan Miller, Sue B. Zimmerman and Erik Fisher. Listen for info on: Google Plus (Google+), Facebook, Podcasting, Instagram and more!
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23 min
April 2, 2014
49 : Certified Health and Wellness Coach Katie Bressack
A lover of all things health and wellness, Katie Bressack is a women’s health expert living in Los Angeles. Katie traded in the corporate world to follow her passion for supporting women with nutrition and wellness counseling. While working in the corporate world, Katie noticed that when she took time to eat healthy, exercise and take breaks during the day, she felt more focused and performed better at work. Watching others around her struggle to make it through the day inspired Katie to support busy women with nutrition and wellness counseling. Katie works to help implement simple, healthy choices that make a big impact on women’s health. Katie specializes in healthy weight loss, hormone balancing and body love. With Katie’s support, the woman she counsels lose weight, eat healthier, maintain a balanced mood, increase energy levels, and live a healthier and more vibrant life. Katie is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Board Certified by the American Association for Drugless Practitioners (AADP). She also has a certificate from the Institute of The Psychology of Eating, Trained in the Hormone Cure with Dr. Sara Gottfried and is a Registered Yoga Instructor. Katie is a Corporate Wellness Expert and creates Wellness At Work programs for businesses. She has supported Fortune 500 Companies such as Mattel, Digitas and Publics Modem. Katie was also named Today’s Innovative Women Start Up Entrepreneur Of The Year in 2013 and She Know’s Expert Among Us For Women’s Health in 2013. Katie is also the creator of Balance Your Body in 28 days for the busy woman on the go.
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38 min
April 1, 2014
48 : How to Pay for College HQ owner Celest Horton
Celest Horton is the founder of How to Pay for College HQ Podcast and website. It’s a FREE resource available on iTunes and Stitcher radio to help families plan and prepare for college without the assistance of loans. Tune in for a new Episode every Wednesday where the industry experts answer the pressing questions. Celest is a mom of four kids and a Chemical Engineer by trade who has spent most of her professional career in the Oil Industry.  Celest enjoys her job, yet wanted to help serve others too by solving a current fear for most…paying for college without going into DEBT.  The Debt Free Degree goal is possible because, back before the Internet, she was able to secure enough Private Scholarships to fully fund her educational expenses. Celest wants to help others understand how simple it can be with a little planning, preparation and organization.
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39 min
March 31, 2014
47 : Amber Ludwig of NGNG Enterprises (No Guts, No Glory)
Amber Ludwig is an online business growth mentor who supports authors, speakers and coaches to establish a powerful, integrated online presence that gets results and empowers them to make a difference in their industry. Since starting her multi-six-figure company NGNG Enterprises (standing for No Guts No Glory) in 2007, she has spent her career impacting her community and building strong strategic alliances with industry leaders and game-changers across the web. Amber has supported well over 1000 entrepreneurs to get results, including more than 500 authors on six continents, including bestselling authors Mark Victor Hansen, Brendon Burchard, Lisa Nichols, and Les Brown
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39 min
March 28, 2014
46 : Wes Schaeffer is The Sales Whisperer®
Wes Schaeffer is The Sales Whisperer®, a sales and marketing industry leader whose team educates and trains clients on sales and marketing automation, social media marketing, Infusionsoft certified, CRM, SEO, SEM, and at least 47 other acronyms. (That rhymes, by the way.) He is a motivational speaker and author, the latest titled “It Takes More than a Big Smile, a Good Idea & a Twitter Account to Build a Business that Lasts.” Wes was raised in Baton Rouge, LA and Houston, TX, and will always be a Southerner at heart. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and Texas A&M but he has never let formal schooling get in the way of his education. On April 16th he’ll be the father seven children, all with the same wife of 18+ years.
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39 min
March 27, 2014
45 : Onboardly co-founder Heather Anne Carson
Heather Anne Carson is the President and Co-Founder of Onboardly. The ultimate ‘people person’ and feisty redhead, Heather’s focus is on cultivating relationships between brands and influencers and translating client goals into actionable campaigns through PR and influencer marketing. Dedicated to client success, Heather pours passion and insight into every client project, inspiring her team to deliver exceptional results. Her leadership philosophy is simple: inspire the people around you and anything becomes possible.
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39 min
March 26, 2014
44 : Power Up for Profits with Kathleen Gage
Kathleen Gage is the “no-nonsense, common sense” online marketing strategist, speaker, author, product creation specialist, and owner of Power Up For Profits. She helps entrepreneurs make money online. Her clients are driven by making a difference through their own unique voice.
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34 min
March 25, 2014
43 : Angela Wright is Optimising Business
Angela is a business owner, entrepreneur and business development specialist who lives with her family at Sunshine Beach. She is also chief executive and founder of Solent Skill Quest Limited, Southampton, Hampshire. (An enchanting amusement park in England) People say that Angela’s Unique Ability is seeing opportunities and creating better futures through asking difficult questions, analysing the past and connecting the best currently available solutions. After a successful business life generating millions of dollars in both hemispheres, Angela has spent the last two years studying current and future trends in marketing and business growth, resulting in expertise in the most vital forms of marketing and business building and continues to dedicate hundreds of hours every month to keep abreast of latest proven developments, resulting in more effective and less expensive ways for local businesses to grow.
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39 min
March 24, 2014
42: Popforms CEO Kate Matsudaira shows us How to Shine at Work
Kate Matsudaira is an experienced technology leader.  She worked in big companies like Microsoft and Amazon, 3 successful startups (Decide acquired by eBay, Moz, and Delve Networks acquired by Limelight), before starting her own company Popforms.  Having spent her early career as a software engineer she is deeply technical and has done leading work on distributed systems, cloud computing and mobile.  However, she has shown herself as more than just a technology leader by managing entire product teams, research scientists, and building her own profitable business. She is a published author, keynote speaker, and has been honored with awards like Seattle’s top 40 under 40.  She sits on the board of the ACM Queue, maintains a personal blog at katemats.com and helps curate the Technology and Leadership newsletter http://www.techleadershipnews.co
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39 min
March 21, 2014
41 : Mabel’s Labels co-founder Julie Cole on Productivity, Partnership and Parenting
Julie is the mother of six and a co-founding VP of Mabel’s Labels, the leading provider of labels for the stuff kids lose! Mabel’s Labels has grown from basement start-up into an award winning, celebrity endorsed, international phenomenon. As company spokeswoman, Julie is well-known amongst North American entrepreneurs and has led numerous speaking engagements, from university business classes to TV appearances including NBC’s The Today Show, CityLine, Breakfast Television, The Marilyn Denis Show, Metro Morning, Better TV, The Mom Show, Fox 5 San Diego and WGN’s Midday. She is a regular parenting contributor for HLN’s Raising America and CH Morning Live. She is a syndicated blogger for modernmom.com, PTPA Media, Yummy Mummy Club, and her company’s Mabelhoodblog. Her writing has also appeared in Chicken Soup For the Soul – Power Moms and numerous websites. Mabel’s Labels has been featured everywhere from The View to Forbes.com, and recently made Inc.com’s list of 20 Awesome Facebook Fan Pages and Hubspot’s The 15 Best Facebook Pages You’ve Ever Seen.
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38 min
March 20, 2014
40 : Laura Vanderkam shares What Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast
Laura Vanderkam is the author of 168 Hours and What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. She is a frequent contributor to Fast Company and USA Today, and blogs daily at LauraVanderkam.com. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and 3 children. She is a nationally recognized writer who questions the status quo and helps her readers rediscover their true passions and beliefs in pursuit of more meaningful lives.
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34 min
March 19, 2014
39 : PR specialist, speaker and business founder – Rebekah Epstein
Rebekah Epstein is the founder of fifteen media, an agency that works exclusively with PR firms to streamline media relations in a digital era. She specializes in business, lifestyle, fashion and beauty. She also blogs at NeonNotebook. As an NYU college student, Rebekah broke into media at NYLON magazine and Vogue magazine. It was there that she formed tight-knit relationships with national, top-tier media, and got a behind-the-scenes look at how major magazine offices and television studios operate. The lesson? To break through a crowded email inbox, a publicist has to turn their client into an irresistible story, make face-time a top priority, and craft pitches that aren’t just polite – but memorable.
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37 min
March 18, 2014
38 : Shark Tank Kidpreneur Ryan Kelly of Ryan's Barkery
Ryan’s Barkery was founded by then 10 year old Ryan Kelly in an effort to make a better biscuit for his new best friend. Ryan’s Barkery bakes and sells fresh, all natural dog treats made from human grade ingredients. He pedaled the neighborhood selling treats, sold at lacrosse practice and at dog adoption events, and was asked to pitch his business on the ABC hit show Shark Tank. After getting an investment from Barbara Corcoran, business is booming!
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34 min
March 17, 2014
37 : Social Media & LinkedIn Evangelist Karen Yankovich
Karen Yankovich is a Social Media Brand Strategist, Business Consultant, Speaker and CEO of Dimare Group, LLC .  Having “been there and done that” in the arena of losing (and then re-finding) a focused approach to business and life, Karen now offers coaching and consulting for entrepreneurs. Her unique specialty blends her “get it done” attitude with a passion for soulful living in her personal services and online workshops. As a social media and LinkedIn Evangelist, Karen guides entrepreneurs to creating wealth by combining smart business practices with simple proven systems that develop and maintain strong customer relationships. She offers results oriented and expert Conversational Marketing strategies that position her clients to bring in instant results. Karen’s background includes over twenty years in the fields of information technology, marketing, and customer relationships, making social media her ideal niche.
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39 min
March 14, 2014
36 : Going Beyond the To Do List with Erik Fisher
Aside from being a bacon connoisseur and student of coffee, Erik Fisher is a productivity author, podcaster and coach. Erik studies implementing social media in the academic and university setting as part of the digital marketing & communication department of Indiana Wesleyan University.
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41 min
March 13, 2014
35 : Mom Inc. Author and Consultant Danielle Botterell
Danielle Botterell and her business partner, Amy Ballon are passionate about all things small business. They frequently speak on the topic of entrepreneurship to the media, at seminars and conferences. Amy and Danielle co-founded Admiral Road Designs, which they sold in 2013 after more than a decade. They also wrote Mom Inc. — How to Raise Your Family and Your Business Without Losing Your Mind or Your Shirt, published by HarperCollins. These days, the best friends continue to work together, advising other entrepreneurs via their business, Spark Consulting.  Danielle has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.  She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.
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35 min
March 12, 2014
34 : How to be Holistically Hot - Marissa Vicario
Marissa Vicario is a certified holistic health coach, healthy living expert, creator of The Total Reset Plan and author of How To Be Holistically Hot: A 30 Day Guide to Making Men Swoon and Your Friends Want What You Have.  She shares her health secrets, get-fit tips and the cooking expertise that has inspired countless women to ditch the diet mentality, transform their relationship with food and turbocharge their health to become holistically hot in a way that’s fun and fearless. Marissa has appeared in Glamour, Shape, Forbes.com, Entrepreneur Magazine, the Chelsea Krost Show and was a featured female entrepreneur on Next Generation TV. Her blog, Where I Need to Be, has been named one of the Top 100 Health Coach Blogs and Top 50 Wellness Web Sites two years in a row. She regularly speaks on topics such as health and wellness and entrepreneurship.
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38 min
March 11, 2014
33 : New Jersey's Local Chat Box owner - Suzanne O'Rourke
Suzanne O’Rourke is the owner of LocalChatBox.com, Central NJ’s Online Business Directory.  Consumers use the website to find great local businesses, print coupons, read and post ratings and reviews and find local community events.  You can search by category on the website, such as Automobile Services, Business Services, Contractors, Restaurants, Retail Stores, Children’s Birthday Party Venues and much more.  LocalChatBox is in its 4th year of business.  Suzanne started LocalChatBox.com with the idea of helping Independent Businesses advertise in an affordable medium.  They launched during the recession.  Over the years they have created great partnerships with other local media such as Newspapers, Radio, Print Direct Mail Services, Video Services and More.  These partnerships have allowed their businesses more advertising opportunities at great rates.  They currently have over 150 local businesses advertising on LocalChatBox.com.   LocalChatBox.com saves consumers time and money.
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33 min
March 10, 2014
32 : Author and noted Speaker - Lisa B Marshall
Communication expert Lisa B. Marshall delivers consulting and workshops, is author of Smart Talk and Ace Your Interview, and also host of the Public Speaker and Smart Talk podcasts. Clients include Johns Hopkins Medicine, Managers Investment Group, Genentech, Roche, Harvard University, and others. She’s been featured in CBS Money Watch, Ragan.com, Cosmopolitan, and more.
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35 min
March 7, 2014
31 : Married with Luggage author Betsy Talbot
Betsy Talbot and her husband Warren have been pressure-testing their relationship in the public eye since 2008, when they first made the decision to quit their jobs, sell everything they owned, and travel the world full time. Through their action-oriented books, popular weekly podcast, and revealing Sunday emails, they share the unconventional wisdom they’ve learned about living, working, and traveling together…without killing each other. Their latest book, a memoir entitled, Married with Luggage, will be available on April 23, 2014. Get the scoop on true partnership in business and life at MarriedwithLuggage.com.
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36 min
March 6, 2014
30 : Shark Tank Entrepreneur Carmen Lindner’s Gotta Have S’More
c spent a decade in corporate America before jumping into the kitchen and going on a wild S’more adventure. After years of tossing around an idea with her husband she finally decided it was time to start her own company, Gotta Have S’more.  What makes her dessert company different than any others?  It’s Carmen signature S’more dessert known as a “S’muffin”. She sells them online at GottaHaveSmore.com, through Williams Sonoma (online) and a few local bakeries throughout Los Angeles. Carmen has been in business for almost 5 years and was recently on ABC’s #1 show, Shark Tank.
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34 min
March 5, 2014
29 : Natalie MacNeil of She Takes on the World
Natalie MacNeil is an Emmy Award-winning media producer best known as the Creator of SheTakesOnTheWorld.com, listed by Forbes four years in a row on “Top 100 Websites for Women.” She’s also the bestselling author of the book She Takes on the World: A Guide to Being Your Own Boss, Working Happy, and Living on Purpose. Her focus now is on She Takes on the World’s flagship program, THE CONQUER CLUB.
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33 min
March 4, 2014
28 : Jennifer Corr – Entrepreneur in a Foreign Land
Jennifer Corr is the owner of a cloud-based business support office.  Using today’s technology, Jennifer and her associates enable entrepreneurs and small to medium sized businesses to work from anywhere, with anyone, by providing user-friendly cloud-based solutions and administrative support that will allow them to get things done. Jennifer is a well traveled, creative, motivated, results-driven professional with more than 18 years of business support experience. In 2011, her love of the outdoors brought her from Canada to New Zealand, where she has made her new home. She is now living happily in the Waikato Region with her partner and is devoted to helping businesses and entrepreneurs get organized and develop ideas that set them apart.
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34 min
March 3, 2014
27 : Famous Crafter Claudine Hellmuth designs amazing art
Claudine Hellmuth is living proof that you can have a successful and profitable business that’s driven on pure whimsy. She designs and illustrates printable boxes and kits that bring delight to customers young and old. She’s been featured in The New York Times, appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, HGTV, HSN, QVC UK and The DIY Network. Her client list includes projects with major companies like Smart Car, Capitol Records and national publications such as TheSaturday Evening Post. When she’s not covered in paper, glue and tape she’s walking her dog Maggie, reading a book or enjoying a well deserved afternoon nap with her very fat cat Mabel.
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37 min
February 28, 2014
26 : Granola Babies' Owner Giselle Baturay
Giselle Baturay is a mother, wife, herbalist, aromatherapist, prenatal and postpartum educator, boutique owner, community builder healer, Reiki Practitioner, gatherer of dreams, task juggler and a lover of life. All of these parts of Giselle come alive in her business Granola Babies, which is not only a brick and mortar store located in Costa Mesa and Long Beach, California but also, an online store and community as well. For over 15 years Giselle has studies holistic mothering and wellness including studies at the University of San Diego, The institute of INtegrative Aromatherapy and the INternational Childbirth Association.
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38 min
February 27, 2014
25 : Get Productive with Ann Gomez of Clear Concept Inc.
Ann Gomez is a Productivity Consultant and the founding president of Clear Concept Inc. Ann and her team work with busy professionals who are looking to get more done each day. They help people become more productive by learning how to prioritize effectively, manage interruptions and deal with overwhelming amounts of information. Ann has worked with many Fortune 500 companies including financial institutions, law firms and many other industries. Ann is an active blogger and has served as a spokesperson for several clients. She is often quoted in the Globe & Mail and has appeared on both ROBtv and BNN.
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39 min
February 26, 2014
24 : Business Among Moms owner - Julie Fry
Julie Fry is the owner and community manager of Business Among Moms.  Business Among Moms was founded on the concept that women (and especially moms) have a natural instinct to help others succeed and that is the mission statement here at Business Among Moms.  We provide networking and education with our membership program and we have great events on our Facebook pages to help you grow your fan base.  We have a network of over 6,000 women and offer a wide variety of low cost advertising programs to promote  your business.
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29 min
February 25, 2014
23 : Best-selling author Joel Comm - Internet Guru
Joel Comm is an entrepreneur, NY Times bestselling author, and new media innovator. An expert on harnessing the power of the web, publishing, social media and mobile applications to expand your brand’s reach and engage in active relationship marketing, Joel is a sought-after public speaker who leaves his audience inspired, entertained, and armed with strategic tools to create a new media campaign that will explode their business.
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35 min
February 24, 2014
22 : Doctor Jacq - Young Athlete Nutrition Specialist
Jacqueline Winkelmann, M.D. – known to many as “Doctor Jacq” – is a Board Certified Pediatrician with a special interest in Childhood Nutrition and Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes. However, Doctor Jacq is not only a Pediatrician and Nutrition Expert – she’s a dedicated Home Chef and Mother of two. Combined together, Doctor Jacq has the knowledge, expertise, and experience to teach young athletes how to make better food choices and to help parents make the “Healthier Choice the Easier Choice.”
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37 min
February 21, 2014
21 : Trading Pounds with Stephanie Cottrell
Since 2010, Stephanie Cottrell has lost over 200 pounds, left her corporate career behind, launched two businesses, published her first book and was married this past June. She began her career in corporate marketing over 13 years ago and has worked with a number of companies large and small on their marketing strategy. Today, she’s the founder of Blue Elephant Creative; a marketing and web development firm focused on helping small businesses and entrepreneurs grow their revenue. She’s also the writer behind Trading Pounds, a site dedicated to helping others lose the weight and gain the life they want.
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38 min
February 20, 2014
20 : Alaia Williams - Small Biz Swiss Army Knife
Alaia Williams is often referred to as the “Small Biz Swiss Army Knife.” She is a business operations strategist, speaker, and community cultivator. Alaia owns One Organized Business where she helps clients create sound business systems, identify new revenue and growth opportunities, and create and execute their social media strategies. She is also the creator of The Entrepreneur Connection, a 900 member strong networking group in Los Angeles, which has garnered support from Delivering Happiness, HP, GE, Amex OPEN, and The Microsoft Store. Alaia is also the Founder of the At the Helm: Women in Biz Conference. Her passion to serve women business owners has led her to create 10 At the Helm communities throughout the U.S. and launch the At the Helm Podcast in 2013.
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34 min
February 19, 2014
19 : Actress Devin Mills of Dating in the Middle Ages
Devin is a member of Screen Actors Guild, IAWTV (International Academy of Web TV) and NAWBO (Nationa Association of Women Business Owners) And, finally she is the creator of the award winning comedy webseries “Dating In The Middle Ages,” starring Deidre Hall, Matthew Ashford and John Schneider. Devin has been in the webseries industry since 2009 and speaks on panels about “How to create and market webseries.”
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31 min
February 18, 2014
18 : Shark Tank Entrepreneur Shelly Ehler owner of ShowNo Towels
Shelly Ehler is an inspiring entrepreneur who took a simple idea, believed it with all her heart and made it come to life!  She is the inventor of the ShowNo towel and was featured on ABC’s Emmy nominated reality show, Shark Tank.   Shelly had three “Sharks” fighting over her and is the only entrepreneur in the show’s history to ever leave with a check in her hand.  Her towel has also been featured on The Today Show, The View and Good Morning America.  Her product is set to launch in major retailers this summer.  Shelly’s story of overcoming challenges and following the voice of her heart is truly inspiring.  Her motto is, “Dream it, Believe it, Let it Go.”  She believes anything is possible when you follow your heart in faith.  She is a wife and mother of two young boys and lives in Orange County, California.
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38 min