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Nov 28, 2016

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In this episode, I share with you how to spread the word about what you do through creating high-quality content. Go back and listen to episode 8 on how to figure out if your idea will make money.

Here is what I dig into:

How to create content that captivates the attention of your ideal clients.
How to grow your following.
How to bring value to the marketplace (and a big lesson that I learned in the process).
How to start to be more strategic about content creation.
What questions to ask yourself about your content to make sure that it stands out.
How to attract the right people.
How to construct your business and your message.

Nov 21, 2016

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Today I have Dana Malstaff on the show. Dana is a mother, an author, a business and content strategist, coach, podcaster, a blind spot reducer, and founder of The Boss Mom Movement. She is the author of Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide To Raising A Business And Nurturing Your Family Like A Pro.

Here is what we talked about:

  • How she got started in the online business and managing motherhood and entrepreneurship all at once
  • The reasons behind the birth of Boss Mom
  • Business in Dana’s point of view: gifts over passions
  • How being a mom has impacted her business on a day to day basis and choosing the people to work with
  • In business and friendships: it’s not about picking your niche, it’s about picking your life
  • What success means to Dana in relation to how she wants to live life
  • Building a team and delivering great value
  • What she does to stay on top of her game
  • How she overcame her most unforgettable failure
  • Dana’s piece of advice: be honest

 “You should start a business based on your gifts and not on your passions, because when you do that, then you can infuse your passions into your business but your gifts are what come easy to you.”

“When you’re chasing the money, it’s harder to get it. And when you’re chasing the dream, so to speak, as long as you’re focused with it, money comes quicker.”

“Great entrepreneurs have great teams and great support systems and great communities.”

 “Your goal is not to just start a business and run a business. Your goal is to raise and nurture a business so that it can contribute to the community and contribute to the world through your gifts and what you’re building. That should be your ultimate goal. If you can stay focused on that, then success is imminent, I believe.”  

“Be open and honest with yourself and the world, and it will actually do more good than you generally think it would.”

“Think about your gifts in terms of how your brain as opposed to the task you perform coz it opens so many opportunities for you about what you could be doing outside of corporate America or even just shifting what you’re doing in your business.

Resources Mentioned:

Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide To Raising A Business And Nurturing Your Family Like A Pro
Boss Mom Podcast
Boss-Moms Facebook Group

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Nov 14, 2016

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I’m excited to have on the show today Tara Newman, a business and leadership coach for ambitious women who are looking to jump off the high-achiever hamster wheel and tune into their feminine, genuine selves so that they can learn with ease.

Here is what we covered:

  • How she got started in online business and her experience in the corporate world
  • How being a mom impacted her business and how she leveraged her time, content and relationships
  • Building revenue off of all that you bring to the table: building business around your strengths
  • Common misconception on the illusive 6-figure income and the importance of money conversations
  • Tara Newman’s definition of success and her own “no-joke broke” story of struggle
  • Understanding what really generates revenue
  • Her ultimate secret in staying in the game
  • Her struggle with visibility and what she did to move past it

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Nov 7, 2016

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In this episode, I talk about how to figure out if your business is going to make you money.

Here is what I covered:

  1. How to figure out if your idea will make money.
  2. What is market research and how to approach it.
  3. What to do if someone already is offering what you want to do.
  4. How to validate your idea.
  5. Common mistakes that people make when they conduct market research and how to avoid them.

Resources Mentioned:

  2. Entrepreneurial Mom's Group
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