Carrie & Jessica met while working at American Girl, and are now the business owners of Wonder: An Idea Studio where they offer creative training sessions and guided brainstorming services when product, process, and other ideation solutions are needed. On today's episode they're sharing a few of their favorite brainstorming techniques for solopreneurs that are featured in their upcoming book: Me, Myself & Ideas: The Ultimate Guide to Brainstorming Solo.Read More
Hannah and Emily are multi-passionate creatives with a passion for sharing how to live mindfully every day. They met online from a coffee chat, are now biz besties, and together created their Facebook Group: Finding Space: a mindful life. In this episode, they share their go-to tips for living mindfully and staying connected to who we are first as humans, and then bringing that into our businesses.Read More
Knowing why you are running your business is so important! We often will first get clear on who we are serving and how we are serving them, without thinking about why the heck we started our business in the first place. What is the purpose of it in our life? How is it going to get me to my freedom lifestyle?
Today's episode is a little different. I'm guiding you through a journaling activity to help you gain clarity on what your purpose is for your business. Not just what you do, but what is the legacy you want to leave behind. This will help you refine (or write) your Mission & Vision statements for your business and make decisions moving forward.Read More
Jenny is the genius behind Confetti Social where she helps female entrepreneurs become the life of the party on social media + attract their dream clients by perfecting their Pinterest strategy and growing their traffic, email list, and income. Today she’s here to share some incredibly actionable tips for getting started with Pinterest for Business Whether you are brand new and just dipping your toes in or if you are ready to take it up a notch to start driving major traffic to your site using Tailwind & Pinterest, Jenny's got you covered.Read More
As entrepreneurs we are dreamers - we love to learn and create and think of new ways of serving our audience. We all have a mile-long list of ideas we want to try or content we want to write/produce, but we often let it stop there. Leaving all those ideas on a list somewhere.
Today I’m sharing why Implementation is the most important part of being an entrepreneur - and how you aren’t really an entrepreneur if you aren’t implementing. I’m also sharing how you can make sure that you put into action the things you are learning in your inbox, webinars, and courses.Read More
Katherine is the founder of Slightly Savvy and the Swipe Up Podcast where she helps influencers work with brands on collaborations of their dreams. She's here to share all of her knowledge of working on brand collaborations with us and give us some strategies that we can steal from world of influencers - because let's be honest, who wouldn't want to get paid to talk about the products they love?Read More
Dubsado just celebrated their 3rd birthday! And they spoiled their users with some amazing feature releases! Today I'm going through all 5 feature releases, why they are so amazing, and how you can use them in your business.Read More
Ashley Mahoney, Owner & Creative Direct of Hello Big Idea, grew her creative agency from nothing. She went on an Eat, Pray, Love trip to reconnect with herself and see if she could make this idea she had work. 3 months later, she returned home with a company and began growing an agency. Today she's sharing how she's been able to grow so fast and prevent herself from burning out along the way.Read More
You’ve heard me talk about how much I LOVE Dubsado. It’s my go-to product for managing my leads and client on-boarding. It makes sending proposals and getting paid so easy and fast.
No joke, most of my clients sign and pay within an hour of receiving their proposal. And I’m able to send out a proposal in less than 10 minutes! So consult to booked and paid in under 70 minutes!
I’m sharing all my secrets and teaching you how you can get booked in an hour too!Read More
If you’ve been around here very much, you know that I absolutely love any tool that helps me be more productive. And if it also gives me a good deal of control over how it looks, then I’m sold!
Today I’m sharing what life used to look like + 3 ways this tool is SAVING MY BUSINESS each and every day!Read More
Knowing when to stay on the free plan and when it's time to upgrade to the paid plan of a tool (like Asana/Trello, Zapier, Acuity/Calendly) can be tricky. Even trickier -- when is it time to switch away from free tools to a tool that is only paid? Today I'm sharing how I go about thinking through this decision with my clients and for my own business. If you're wondering if now is the time to start paying for a tool, listen in.Read More
A few years ago Ashley Hasty, creator of Hasty Book List, was burning out, trying to make a 4-hour (each way) commute work with a job she loved in a career she loved teaching fashion history - and she needed something to help relieve her anxiety and help her focus on the positives. So she leaned on something creative to distract herself on the long drives and help her find joy again.
She began listening to audiobooks and sharing her thoughts her blog, one book at a time. Soon she started interviewing authors and book jacket designers. And after a while authors and publishers started sending her books to read and share with her audience. In the midst of this, she hit a breaking point with her 9-5. So she gave herself permission to work on Hasty Book List exclusively and found she loved it as a business too. Today Ashley works part-time as an consultant for Universities on fashion history and manages Hasty Book List, where she blogs, does bookstore tours, interviews authors, and more!
Today she's sharing how she managed her burnout, stayed open to possibilities, and ended up turning her creative outlet into a daily blog and business.Read More
Jessica's roller coaster journey of becoming an entrepreneur starting with Jessica craving a way to gain some level of control in her life. Despite finding early success, Jessica began to struggle with anxiety and depression that was brought on by being overwhelmed and buried by work she no longer loved. Today, though, Jessica runs a business she loves helping women expand beyond their 1:1 services.
In this episode, she shares her heart, her story and the lessons she's learned along her journey. She also reminds us that to be successful in life and in your business, your happiness and mental health is paramount.Read More
Kelly Marcyniuk is the founder of The Freedom Babe - a platform, brand and tribe that teaches millennial women how to design a life that makes people wonder if you even have a job. Today she’s here to teach us how to recognize and balance our two dual energies - the feminine and the masculine (or left-brain/right brain). She's also sharing how to use the two energies for our benefit in our business, what happens when the two energies get out of balance and how to fix it, and how to manifest money daily.Read More
Everyone says owning your own business is a roller coaster full of ups and downs -- but we often only get to see the ups. Even though we all have those downs too. So today I'm breaking the silence on feeling down in your business and how we all feel uninspired sometimes. Plus I'm sharing what I'm doing to help me get re-inspired and feel connected to my business again and how you can do it too.Read More
Avani Miriyala helps freelancers get more dream clients and scale sustainably to 6-figures and beyond.
On this episode, she gives tips for how you can work less, get more clients, add massive value, and make a whole lot of money using the right systems. She also is sharing how to get started as a freelancer and some of her favorite systems for creating sustainable growth.Read More
February 2019 Tech Pretties are here! Grab yours for all your devices. Plus sign up to get them delivered straight to your inbox each month.Read More
When you’re writing your goals, do you ever feel like you’re guessing at what you want to accomplish? Like you feel like you should be going after this thing or that thing? In this episode I’m sharing a better way to go about writing your goals and deciding where you want to be at the end of the quarter or year.Read More
Often we think branding is just our logo - but it’s so much more than that! Your visuals are just as important as your words when it comes to attracting your ideal client.
Today Kelly McElroy is joining me to share how you can use your visuals to create a brand that inspires both you and your audience, internal and external clues you’re ready to work with a brand expert, how to find the right designer when you are ready, and what files you should make sure to get from your designer at the end of the project.
If you are pivoting, thinking about a rebrand, or just want to know what the heck a designer can do for you - this episode is for you!Read More
If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, there's a good chance it's because you are over-scheduled and over-committed. Those things happen when we say yes to too many things and aren't discerning about the opportunities that come to us. We just take everything that comes our way and hope for the best. But by learning to say "no" to the things that aren't a good fit, we actually create more space for the things that we really want to say "yes" to.Read More