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
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
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
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
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
Megan started as a photographer balancing toddlers and the life of a solopreneur. The loneliness of running her own business eventually inspired her to open a co-working space that would help other entrepreneurs collaborate and make connections.
Now she runs Firebrand Collective, a Kansas City co-working space created by women, for women. Megan shares her journey of how she balances personal life and business, tell-tale signs that you may need a co-working space, and the benefits of joining one.Read More