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
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
We all have times when we just feel like we can't focus or everything is taking so long to do. Those are the times when you should take a moment to reset. Today I'm sharing some of my favorite ways to do just that. To help your mind and body reset so you can get back to your focused, more productive self.Read More
Showing up consistently on social media is a struggle - especially when you are just starting out. But it doesn't have to be! And Kirsten Atkins from Socially Boutique is here today to share just how easy it can me to show up consistently. Kirsten is giving us straight-forward, actionable ideas for taking back control of our social media so it's no longer overwhelming. Plus how to encourage your audience to engage more with your content.Read More
2019 is here and I'm betting self-care, wellness, fitness, etc. is on your goal or resolution list somewhere. This year I want you to be able to stick to those all year long. So today I'm share the #1 (and honestly, it's the only) thing you need to do to practice self-care this year.Read More
We've all been there - we start our business thinking, "This is great! I'll finally have the freedom to do what I want when I want." And it's great for a week or two. But then we realize we actually have to get stuff done on a consistent basis. Figuring out how to be your own boss and stay productive when there are a thousand things around the house calling for your attention can be a job in and of itself. But with a little practice and some discipline, you too can be a productive work-from-home entrepreneur!Read More
January 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
As business owners, we are often resistant and hesitant to taking time off. But periodic time off is crucial to your success! And that's never more true than at the holidays.Read More