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The BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women Small Business | Biz Chix

English, Finance, 1 season, 391 episodes, 3 days, 14 hours, 29 minutes
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Host Natalie Eckdahl, MBA is a coach to high performing women. She is married with three children ages 7-20. Natalie helps women entrepreneurs own their role as CEO through her business trainings, on air coaching calls and expert interviews. Learn how to master your mindset, grow as a leader, refine your strategies, build your team and gain visibility in your industry. Natalie is also an expert in outsourcing at home and at work.
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623: Do You Have a Marketing Problem?

The most common area new clients rank as needing 🔥 urgent help with is marketing.  They report they aren’t doing enough marketing.  They don’t have a real plan. Or their current marketing plan isn’t working.  🧐 But, 9 times out of 10, they DON’T have a marketing problem.  In today’s episode, Elizabeth Cook, coaches with me in our Six Figures Lab group coaching program, and I discuss why “marketing” may not be the issue and what the real problem could be.  Also, Elizabeth pulls an actual formula for you to use that I didn’t even know was in my brain!    Ready to go deeper with me? There are 3 ways we can work together: ​1:1 Coaching (🌟new) - for service providers in business for 2+years who want a customized and intimate coaching experience ​Six Figures Lab Group Coaching - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $3K to $10K/month in sales ​CEOCHIX Mastermind Program - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $10K to $70K/month in sales   ⭐️ Connect with me on LinkedIn and ask me any questions about our programs. ✅ Purchase our on-demand workshop The Automatic Yes Framework.
4/11/202420 minutes, 47 seconds
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622: Dive into Q2 with a Six Week Sprint

The fresh energy of Spring is blooming all around me and it has made me excited to set some very big goals for 🌷Q2. You can harness this energy around you too and join me in a Six Week Sprint. Go to bizchix.com/sprint for our free worksheet to guide and document your sprint.  🏃‍♀️A sprint will be especially useful if you have had a 😓tough Q1 (many people I know have) and are feeling like you need to create some momentum in your business. A Six Week Sprint is a tool made popular by software companies, that we can leverage in our small businesses. It is also a tool we can keep in our back pocket and pull out ANYTIME we need to create focus, build energy, and develop momentum. Plus you can use it alone or together with your team. LISTEN IN TO LEARN: 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 Ready to go deeper with me? There are 3 ways we can work together: ​1:1 Coaching (🌟new) - for service providers in business for 2+years who want a customized and intimate coaching experience ​Six Figures Lab Group Coaching - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $3K to $10K/month in sales ​CEOCHIX Mastermind Program - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $10K to $70K/month in sales   🎗Don’t forget to snag your FREE Six Week Sprint worksheet: bizchix.com/sprint  
4/4/202413 minutes, 47 seconds
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621: Moving Beyond Selling a Package of Hours

Have you noticed that the longer you do the same type of work, the more efficient you get? That is why charging hourly or selling a package of hours starts to feel less great over time. We teach our clients to create either a monthly or a high ticket project business model based on the deliverables not based on the number of hours it takes This works especially well for consultants, marketers and financial professionals. Elizabeth joins me in this episode and we discuss the four stages of the Retainer Roadmap and how you can specialize your services and uplevel your clients. We will share common concerns as well as examples of how the Retainer Roadmap will help you scale your business to offer a package of value instead of a package of hours.    🗺️ Purchase our on-demand workshop The Retainer Roadmap   Ready to get my brain/experience/network into your biz? 👇There are 3 options: ​Six Figures Lab Group Coaching - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $3K to $10K/month in sales (accepting applications NOW) ​1:1 Coaching - apply so we can see if we are a fit to work together ​CEOCHIX Mastermind Program - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $10K to $70K/month in sales (new semesters start in August and January)
3/28/202432 minutes, 41 seconds
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620: Combining Local Networking and LinkedIn for Client Attraction: A Step-by-Step Strategy

🏁 Ready for a training that is the OPPOSITE of what most people teach? Instead of focusing solely on growing an online presence, I walk you through the game-changing strategy of MERGING LOCAL networking with ONLINE engagement, with a special focus on harnessing the power of LinkedIn.   You will hear actionable tips for connecting locally, leveraging LinkedIn, and cultivating a referral-based business.  Join me as we explore the INTERSECTION of local connections and online presence to grow your business.  You will not believe how fast you get results with this strategy! ⭐️ Connect with me on LinkedIn   Ready to get my brain/experience/network into your biz? 👇There are 3 options: ​Six Figures Lab Group Coaching - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $3K to $10K/month in sales (accepting applications NOW) ​1:1 Coaching - open to any level and type of business ​CEOCHIX Mastermind Program - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $10K to $70K/month in sales (new semesters start in August and January)   🥰 You are WORTHY to work with me and will fit into the community if you like this show!
3/21/202420 minutes, 45 seconds
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619: Setting and Holding Boundaries in Your Business

😬Do your CLIENTS know what your boundaries are?  🙀How about your TEAM? 👀Can YOU articulate your boundaries? Boundary issues come up FREQUENTLY as we support our clients, so please know you are not alone.  Sometimes we do not even know we need to articulate a boundary until we are faced with a new situation. 🚩If you struggle with holding boundaries in your personal life, those same struggles often show up in your business. In today’s episode, Elizabeth Cook, who coaches with me in our $ix Figures Lab Group Coaching Program, joins me to discuss some things you can put in place to make setting and holding boundaries a whole lot easier! We cover how boundary issues show up with your clients and team, and how to uphold your boundaries even when it’s uncomfortable.  You can do it! 🔜Connect with me on LinkedIn! Should we take our relationship to the next level 😉?  There are 3 ways we can work together: ​1:1 Coaching (🌟new) - open to coaches, consultants, marketers and financial professionals with at least 2 years in business. ​Six Figures Lab Group Coaching - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $3K to $10K/month in sales. ​CEOCHIX Mastermind Program - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $10K to $70K/month in sales. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Would you consider leaving a podcast review today? I would be so honored and read each one that comes in.
3/14/202430 minutes, 22 seconds
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618: [coaching] Should She Expand Her Niche with Claire Lauer?

Listen in as I coach a client from my Six Figures Lab group coaching program.  Claire Lauer is passionate about serving her clients through her company CL Content Marketing, but growth has slowed. What should she do next? Should she expand her current niche or something else? The answer we landed on surprised us both! Connect with Claire Lauer: LinkedIn Website Instagram   Hello Loyal Listener!   I work with consultants, marketers and financial professionals and would love to support you too! ​1:1 Coaching - apply if you desire a custom coaching program that meets you right where you are in your business ​Six Figures Lab Group Coaching - apply if you are averaging $3K to $10K/month in sales (next enrollments in April, July and October) ​CEOCHIX Mastermind Program - apply if you are averaging $10K to $70K/month in sales   ⭐️ Connect with me on LinkedIn
3/7/202441 minutes, 35 seconds
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617: The Mindset of Raising Prices

💵💶💷 Are you struggling to change your pricing strategy? Are you feeling undervalued? You may be underpricing your services. But how do you raise them with current clients? I’m joined by Elizabeth Cook who coaches alongside me in our $ix Figures Lab group coaching program, and she poses questions from our clients. We dive into all the 🧠 mindset issues that may get in the way of raising prices in your business and how you can deal with them. Don't miss out on this opportunity to take your pricing strategy to the next level.  Ready to work together? There are 3 options: ​1:1 Coaching (🌟new) - open to any level and type of business ​Six Figures Lab Group Coaching - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $3K to $10K/month in sales (next enrollments in April, July and October) ​CEOCHIX Mastermind Program - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $10K to $70K/month in sales ⭐️ Connect with me on LinkedIn
2/29/202420 minutes, 14 seconds
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616: Should You Specialize and/or Niche Your Business?

Today, I’m training on the nuances of specializing and niching in your business. It's more than just semantics; it impacts every aspect of your business, from your marketing efforts to the clients you serve. I'll walk you through real examples and share the benefits of each approach, culminating in my personal favorite - a "specialized niche" business model.    Ready to go deeper with me? There are 3 ways we can work together: ​1:1 Coaching (🌟new) - open to any level and type of business ​Six Figures Lab Group Coaching - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $3K to $10K/month in sales ​CEOCHIX Mastermind Program - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $10K to $70K/month in sales   ⭐️ Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn!
2/22/202416 minutes, 6 seconds
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615: Hiring a Micro-Position

Are you at CAPACITY in your business, where you can’t really grow unless you start taking more off your plate, BUT the business can’t afford to hire the person you think you really need? In this episode we share a workaround.  A way to start delegating small tasks in your business so you can focus on your zone of genius and increase your capacity without overwhelming your time or your bank account. 👉 Enter - The Micro Position! Today I’m joined by Elizabeth Cook who coaches alongside me in our Six Figures Lab Group Coaching Program. We cover the benefits and steps of hiring for micro-positions in your business, including how to determine what tasks you can delegate to give yourself more time to focus on clients. Buy our Hiring Course - Your Next Best Hire to support you (included in all of our programs). Should we work together? There are 3 options. ​1:1 Coaching (🌟new) - open to any level and type of business ​Six Figures Lab Group Coaching - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $3K to $10K/month in sales ​CEOCHIX Mastermind Program - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $10K to $70K/month in sales 🔜 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn! **Would you consider leaving a podcast review today? I would be so honored and read each one that comes in.**
2/15/202434 minutes, 15 seconds
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614: The Art of Feminine Negotiation: 5 Tips to Transform Your Approach

Negotiation is both an 🎨 art and a 🔬 science. Many of the skills associated with effective negotiations are actually historically feminine strengths.  This is incredible news for women entrepreneurs because as business owners we will be part of negotiations whether it is when we are hiring, drafting a proposal, discussing terms for a speaking contract, or considering a new lease. I cover five tips to help hone your negotiating skills, and I bet you have already mastered many of these, you just may not have put them all to use! [Would you consider leaving a podcast review today? I read every single one!] Ready to go deeper with me? There are 3 ways we can work together: ​1:1 Coaching (🌟new) - open to any level and type of business ​Six Figures Lab Group Coaching - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $3K to $10K/month in sales ​CEOCHIX Mastermind Program - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $10K to $70K/month in sales 🔜 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn!
2/8/202418 minutes, 55 seconds
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613: 🎉Ten Thrilling Years: BizChix's Journey of Growth and Impact

We're popping the 🎉confetti to celebrate a decade of the BizChix Podcast which has been a journey of transformation, growth, and empowerment for women entrepreneurs everywhere. In this special episode, I dive deep into the heartwarming stories of our powerhouse team members who had a key role in the BizChix story -  Mark, Shelli, Tiffanie, and Elizabeth. I get personal, sharing the raw beginnings of my 🎙️ podcast adventure, the challenges I faced, and the victories we've achieved together. You'll see just how far we've come, from 😱 fear to fostering a global community of incredible women. Join me for this capstone episode, where I share key milestones, reflect on the lessons learned, and set our sights on a future brimming with potential.  This anniversary isn't just about looking back - it's about igniting the 🔥 spark for what's next. So, whether you've been with BizChix from the start or are just tuning in, this episode is your invitation to celebrate with us.  💛 Let's continue crafting our stories of success and sisterhood. 🎁 Want to help celebrate? - Leave a Podcast Rating AND Review. Let me know if I've ever helped you and how. 🎁   Ways to connect with those who helped build BizChix: Mark Eckdahl Shelli Warren Tiffanie Smith - email [email protected] Elizabeth Cook Other Related Links: Listen to Your Sales Maven episode where sales coach and host Nikki Rausch helped me key into my Enduring Business Framework. Buy my book:  R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset Listen to Previous Capstone Episodes: 1 Year Anniversary Episode - 152: Podcasting Lessons Learned with Natalie and Mark Eckdahl 3 Year Anniversary Episode - 251: Reflections on 3 Years of Podcasting and Business Building with Natalie Eckdahl 4 Year Anniversary Episode - 303: Four Years of Podcasting - Finding My Voice, My Calling and My Community 5 Year Anniversary Episode - 355: Lessons from 5 Years of Business Plus 3 Trends for 2019 6 Year Anniversary Episode - 404: How I Navigated One of My Toughest Years (2019) with Guest Interviewer Elizabeth Cook 7 Year Anniversary Episode - 456: [anniversary] Behind the Scenes with Our Coaches 8 Year Anniversary Episode - 508: [anniversary] Life and Business Pivots of the Last 8 Years Biz Sale Announcement from April 2023 - Sharing How I Sold Part of My Biz to Shelli Warren Ready to go deeper with me? There are 3 ways we can work together: ​1:1 Coaching (🌟new) - open to any level and type of business ​Six Figures Lab Group Coaching - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $3K to $10K/month in sales ​CEOCHIX Mastermind Program - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $10K to $70K/month in sales
2/1/202440 minutes, 58 seconds
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612: Networking IS Your Golden Ticket [How to Leverage your Personal Network]

Have you heard of a Golden Ticket? In the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a golden ticket is hidden inside the wrapper of five chocolate bars. Whoever finds it, can enter the chocolate factory and win a lifetime supply of chocolate. Well, I don’t have a lifetime supply of chocolate to offer you, but how about a lifetime supply of CLIENTS? I believe that you already have everything you need to grow your business, right in your own network. Listen for step by step tactics on how to leverage the network you already have!   Ready to go deeper? There are 3 ways we can work together: 1:1 Coaching (🌟new) - open to any level and type of business  ​Six Figures Lab Group Coaching - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $3K to $10K/month ​CEOCHIX Mastermind Program - open to consultants, marketers, and financial professionals averaging $10K to $70K/month
1/25/202420 minutes, 2 seconds
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611: Rapid Visibility Framework: Strategies for Instant Connection and Client Attraction

Want to get known, and fast? There are many visibility activities that are long-term strategies, 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. Check out my LinkedIn post for another rapid visibility strategy I share with my clients.   Ready to go deeper? There are 3 ways we can work together: 1:1 Coaching (🌟new) - open to any level and type of business  ​Six Figures Lab Group Coaching - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $3K to $10K/month ​CEOCHIX Mastermind Program - open to consultants, marketers, and financial professionals averaging $10K to $70K/month
1/18/202417 minutes, 36 seconds
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610: How to Get More Clients

Join in as I share 12 strategies that can help you attract more clients to your business today. Plus, I cover the 3 most common mistakes I see when business owners try to get more clients, and what you can do to avoid them! It doesn’t matter if you’re a start-up looking for your first few clients or a multi-six figure business owner that wants to reach more people and continue to grow – everyone wants to uncover the secrets to getting more IDEAL clients.   Ready to go deeper? There are 3 ways we can work together: 1:1 Coaching (🌟new) - open to any level and type of business  ​Six Figures Lab Group Coaching - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $3K to $10K/month ​CEOCHIX Mastermind Program - open to consultants, marketers, and financial professionals averaging $10K to $70K/month   ⭐️ Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn
1/11/202417 minutes, 30 seconds
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609: Why Your Business is NOT Growing

Has your business hit a plateau? Do you feel overwhelmed with all the different things you could focus on to grow your business? What’s the best next step? Join me as I help you uncover the main reason YOUR business is not growing and where to focus first. Together, we'll analyze four key areas in your business which comprise our BizChix Coaching Framework - strategy, operations, team, and mindset. Ready to go deeper? There are 3 ways we can work together: 1:1 Coaching (🌟new) - open to any level and type of business  ​Six Figures Lab Group Coaching - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $3K to $10K/month ​CEOCHIX Mastermind Program - open to consultants, marketers, and financial professionals averaging $10K to $70K/month   ⭐️ Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn
1/4/202417 minutes, 22 seconds
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608: Start 2024 With The End in Mind

The fresh 💫 energy of a new year is upon us! Join me to create a clear vision for what you want this upcoming year to look like for your business and yourself.  Let's discover the shifts you need to make in order to bring YOUR vision to life. Learn what you need to prioritize and invest in so that you can gain more revenue and stability while also having more joy and peace in your business. I'll guide you to reflect on your past year and set intentions to prioritize your needs and goals for the new year. Be sure to connect with me on LinkedIn to share your word of the year!   Ready to go deeper? There are 3 ways we can work together: 1:1 Coaching (🌟new) - open to any level and type of business  ​Six Figures Lab Group Coaching - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $3K to $10K/month ​CEOCHIX Mastermind Program - open to consultants, marketers, and financial professionals averaging $10K to $70K/month   ⭐️ Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn
12/28/202322 minutes, 8 seconds
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607: Boundaries with Clients

Holding boundaries with clients is tricky, especially if you already struggle with boundaries in your personal life. Setting boundaries early on with clients sets a clear expectation and prevents you from feeling resentment or disliking your business.  And even if you have never set boundaries, or let a few slide, it is NEVER too late to renegotiate your client relationships. Join Elizabeth Cook and me as we discuss how boundaries can help protect and preserve your client relationships. What I love about this inner work, is that when you improve how you handle boundaries in your business relationships, you get confidence to do the same in your personal relationships and vice versa! This is one area I especially love to coach clients through. Having a mentor that encourages you to hold boundaries with your clients, team and others can give you the confidence you need to move through uncomfortable situations.   There are now 3 ways we can work together: ​1:1 Coaching (🌟new) - open to any level and type of business  ​Six Figures Lab Group Coaching - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $3K to $10K/month ​​​CEOCHIX Mastermind Program - open to consultants, marketers and financial professionals averaging $10K to $70K/month   ⭐️ Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn
12/21/202327 minutes, 59 seconds
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606: How Many Clients Do You Need?

Do you know many clients you can add to your roster with your current team before you reach capacity? Maybe you need more clients to reach your income goals but you’re not sure you have any more time to spend on client work. In today’s episode, I go over how you can determine the amount of clients you need to reach capacity while still keeping your business sustainable and reaching your monthly income goal.   I also share my favorite tool that I use to help me stay focused on how many clients I have space for in my business.  Join me to hear how you can keep yourself laser focused on getting more clients, increase your visibility and grow your business. 👉 Click Here to Receive the Client Vision Board Tool There are now 3 ways we can work together: ​1:1 Coaching (🌟new)  ​$ix Figures Lab Group Coaching ​CEOCHIX Mastermind and Coaching Program  ⭐️ Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn
12/14/202320 minutes, 57 seconds
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605: Sales Strategy for Nonprofit Consultants

Ever wondered how the flow of money differs in nonprofits compared to for-profit companies? It’s essential to understand this ecosystem you are operating within. We discuss how identifying the source of funding for your consulting project matters. Also we share how the 🔌 power of leaning into relationship marketing creates a winning sales strategy for our clients. There are now 3 ways we can work together: ​1:1 Coaching (🌟new)  ​$ix Figures Lab Group Coaching ​CEOCHIX Mastermind and Coaching Program  ⭐️ Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn
12/7/202319 minutes, 16 seconds
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604: Positioning for Nonprofit Consultants

✨ Let’s dive into the nuances of positioning for nonprofit consultants. You’ll gain valuable insights into positioning strategies and learn why it's crucial for nonprofit consultants to choose a specific niche.  🪫My friend, you don’t have to grow your business alone.  I’d love to help you fast track your business growth! There are now 3 ways we can work together: ​1:1 Coaching (🌟new)  ​$ix Figures Lab Group Coaching ​CEOCHIX Mastermind and Coaching Program  ⭐️ Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn
11/30/202322 minutes, 22 seconds
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603: Why You Should Sell Strategy

Have you been wondering how you can offer a high-end service that clients will pay premium prices for? Maybe you want to know how you can offer something unique that lets you charge a premium price and attracts high-end clients.   Join me in this episode as I talk about how you can shift to a service that elevates you to the realm of strategy while working within your zone of genius so that clients will pay you premium prices for a service that you excel in.  Listen in to hear how you can up-level your business and get paid high-end prices.   There are now 3 ways we can work together: ​1:1 Coaching (🌟new)  ​Six Figures Lab Group Coaching ​CEOCHIX Mastermind and Coaching Program  ⭐️ Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn
11/23/202331 minutes, 38 seconds
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602: High Ticket Project Business

Running a business where you deliver High Ticket Projects (think $20K to $200K) can create complexities that disparate from other business models. In this episode, I cover the challenges and share solutions for managing cash flow, handling scope creep, project management, and pricing in a project-based business.    There are now 3 ways we can work together: ​1:1 Coaching (🌟new)  ​$ix Figures Lab Group Coaching ​CEOCHIX Mastermind and Coaching Program  ⭐️ Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn   Other links mentioned: Click here to book a discovery call with Tiffanie Smith.
11/16/202319 minutes, 10 seconds
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601: 5 Mistakes Even the Smartest Consultants Make

Did you know that 50% of small businesses never complete their 5th year of business? In order to build an enduring business, you need to make sure it’s enjoyable, profitable and sustainable.   Today, I’m sharing the 5 biggest "mistakes" that even the smartest consultants make that can stop them from building an enduring business.  Join me in this episode to hear how you can continue to build wealth and grow a sustainable business that lasts.  ⭐️ Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn. 💫Apply for 1:1 Coaching with Natalie ✨ Learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab and CEOCHIX. Episodes Mentioned: 600: Relationship Marketing Formula 599: Get New Clients with Relationship Marketing
11/9/202315 minutes, 30 seconds
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600: Relationship Marketing Formula

🎉 It’s the 600th episode of the BizChix Podcast! Will you help me celebrate by leaving a written podcast review today in your podcast app. I read every one! Today, I’m sharing an incredible tool that can be adapted as a daily practice to stay connected with your network. As entrepreneurs, we often overlook the power of our personal and professional networks or fail to receive the support they offer.  Find out how to unlock the power of relationship marketing and discover a simple (and adaptable) formula for staying connected and building your business.    📌 Join me on November 3rd for a special live workshop where we will analyze your business and plan for 2024 - TOGETHER >>> bizchix.com/ceoday ⭐️ Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn. ✨ Learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab and CEOCHIX. 🔗 Get all the links from this episode. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/600.
11/2/202312 minutes, 42 seconds
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599: Get New Clients with Relationship Marketing

Does having a referral based business make you feel like you don’t have control when it comes to managing your leads? Have you been feeling like you need to do everything and be on every platform to advertise your business? Or maybe you feel like you need to create a better marketing strategy in order to get that steady stream of clients you need.  Relationship marketing is a great way for service based businesses to build strong connections, come from a place of service and gain consistent client leads from referrals.  This week, Elizabeth Cook, joins me to talk about relationship marketing and how you can use this strategy to get new client leads while also nurturing your current client relationships.     Join me for a special live workshop where we will analyze your business and plan for 2024 - TOGETHER >>> bizchix.com/ceoday ⭐️ Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn. ✨ Learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab and CEOCHIX. 🔗 Get all the links from this episode. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/599.
10/26/202330 minutes, 1 second
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598: Do You Have a Frankenstein Business?

When you look at what you have built with fresh  👀 eyes, is it a mish-mashed business of different offers, haphazardly piecemealed together over time? Does your business feel disjointed, jumbled and even chaotic? One of our clients said she felt she had built a “Frankenstein” Business and I know so many of you can relate. On today’s Halloween-themed episode, I am joined by $ix Figures Lab coach, Elizabeth Cook, as we explore how a Frankenstein business is created, what you can do to bring your business back to the living. Could you use some help in simplifying your business? Join me for a special live workshop where we will analyze your business and plan for 2024 - TOGETHER. >>> bizchix.com/ceoday   ⭐️ Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn. ✨ Learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab and CEOCHIX. 🔗 Get all the links from this episode. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/598.
10/19/202322 minutes, 45 seconds
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597: Plan Like A CEO: How to Map Your Ideal Month, Ideal Week, Theme Days and Time Block

Need help planning like a CEO?  Take back control of your calendar by mapping your ideal month and ideal week. Plus, learn how to theme your days and the power of time blocking.    🎟️ Get your ticket for our 2nd annual Strategic CEO Day​ on Friday, November 3rd. Let’s finish off 2023 strong and with a solid actionable game plan for 2024. ⭐️ Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn. ✨ Learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. 🎧 Subscribe to the private podcast for Consultants, Marketers, and Financial Professionals. 🔗 Get all the links from this episode. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/597.
10/12/202316 minutes, 27 seconds
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596: Productivity: Delete, Automate, Delegate, Do

What would it be like to let go of control in your business and know that it would keep running smoothly and successfully?  What if you had a strong support system in your life, both at home and in your business, that you could actually take a breath and really relax?  Today, I chat with BizChix’s very own Operations Leader Tiffanie Smith about simplifying your to-do list and becoming more productive.  ⭐️ Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn. ✨ Click here for more information about CEOCHIX. 👉 Connect with Tiffanie Smith. 🔗 Get all the links from this episode. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/596.
10/5/202336 minutes, 31 seconds
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595: Money Trauma vs. Money Mindset

Trauma.  Most people have some amount of trauma.  What most people don’t realize though is that you can have trauma related to and involving money.  Yes, money. That thing we use everyday to buy our food, pay our rent, the stuff that keeps our lights on. . . Depending on your relationship with it, depending on your parents relationship with it, and even their parents’ relationship with it, money holds a lot of significance.  Today on the podcast, I share with you some insights around money trauma that I’ve learned while coaching women business owners over the years.    ⭐️ Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn. Resources from this episode: Financial Therapy Association New York Times Article: How to Deal With Financial Trauma by Juli Fraga  R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset by Natalie Eckdahl   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/595.
9/28/202326 minutes, 44 seconds
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594: [coaching] How She Can Go from Six Figures to Multi-Six Figures with Lisa Archer

What would it look like for your business to go to the next level?  On today’s episode, I chat with Lisa Archer, CEO of Vancouver-based LacroHR and current $ix Figures Lab member, as we map out her path to making multi-six figures.  👉 Connect with Lisa Archer on LinkedIn. Lisa came into the program already on the verge of making six figures but she struggled to see how she could get to the next level in her business.  In Lisa’s case, I suggest a two-pronged approach. First, narrowing down her positioning even more and then, hiring help in her business, allowing her to stay in her Zone of Genius.  By staying in your Zone of Genius and letting your natural talents shine, you are one step closer to building an enduring business that is enjoyable, profitable, and sustainable.  💰 Applications are open for Six Figures Lab. Apply now to join us at our next Quarterly Goal Setting session on September 27th! 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn.   🔗 Get all the links from this episode. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/594.
9/21/202341 minutes, 48 seconds
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593: [coaching] How SEO Expert Corey Daigle Can Make More Connections in Her New Niche

Congratulations! You’ve already found your specialty and you’ve settled on a niche . . . now what?  Where should you go to reach your ideal client?  How do you get seen by them?  What do you do to grow your referral network? Today, I’m delighted to share a recent coaching session with $ix Figures Lab member, Corey Daigle. Corey is the CEO of WanderWeb, an SEO and Website Design Consultancy, that recently niched down to support MedSpa businesses.  👉 Connect with Corey Daigle on INSTAGRAM. We explore key strategies to gain rapid visibility including how to build out a referral network and how to find complementary service providers.  💰 Applications are open for Six Figures Lab. Apply now to join us at our next Quarterly Goal Setting session on September 27th! 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn.   🔗 Get all the links from this episode. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/593.
9/14/202329 minutes, 31 seconds
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592: How to Trust a Coach Again (after you have been burned)

The hardest thing to rebuild is trust.  For many clients, I am not the first coach they’ve had.  And more often than I’d like, I’ve heard other coaches and programs described as, “feeling like a waste of money,” or that the program was, “too big and you never got time with the lead coach.”    They have lost trust in the coaching community–and rightfully so.  Thankfully, not all coaches are the same.  Today, Elizabeth Cook, my co-coach in $ix Figures Lab, joins me as we talk about what to look for in a coaching program, the questions you should ask when looking at a new program, and how our $ix Figures Lab program differs from most other programs on the market.      💰 Applications are open for Six Figures Lab. Apply now to join us at our next Quarterly Goal Setting session on September 27th! 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals. ⭐️ Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn. 🔗 Get all the links from this episode. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/592.
9/7/202330 minutes, 50 seconds
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591: What Should I Do On LinkedIn?

When it comes to social media, it can be an incredibly powerful tool or a drain on your time and your energy. So how can you make social media work for your business and avoid falling down the rabbit hole of your newsfeed?  By joining us for BizChix LinkedIn Bingo! I introduced this to our $ix Figures Lab members at the beginning of the month, and I’m delighted to share it with you today.  We’ve made networking on social media a fun, easy, low-risk, high-value activity with tasks that can each be completed in a matter of minutes.  If you’ve never played Bingo the “rules” are simple.  Complete tasks until you fill in a line (diagonally, horizontally or vertically) or reach BINGO by getting a Blackout and completing all the squares on the card.    ⭐️ Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn to get your Bingo card and play along.   💰 Applications are open for Six Figures Lab. Apply now to join us at our next Quarterly Goal Setting session on September 27th! 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals. 👉 Connect with Elizabeth Cook on LinkedIn. 🔗 Get all the links from this episode. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/591.
8/31/202327 minutes, 25 seconds
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590: [coaching] When to Invest in Your Business with Non-Profit Consultant Kelly McLaughlin

As a small business owner and a coach of small business owners, I know first hand how challenging growing and scaling your business can be.  Seemingly overnight, a ton of questions pop up as your company grows in size. Questions like, “When do I need to hire? When should I hire? How much help can I afford? What do I need help with first and foremost?”  $ix Figures Lab member, Kelly McLaughlin, a fundraising consultant for nonprofits, recently reached out to me asking me something similar but wonderfully phrased. “When do you know it’s a good idea to invest in your business?”  I love how she framed this idea of growth within a company as an investment, looking at it as a long term solution which will act as a stepping stone to something greater.  While I would love to say there is a one size fits all answer to this question, there is no secret formula.  It’s entirely dependent on your individual circumstances, on where you are, and where you eventually want to be. And remember, the beautiful thing about being a CEO is that you have a rare opportunity to create a business that is profitable, sustainable, and enjoyable.      💰 Applications are open for Six Figures Lab. Apply now to join us at our next Quarterly Goal Setting session on September 27th! 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 👉 Connect with Kelly McLaughlin on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/590.
8/24/202340 minutes, 52 seconds
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589: Map Your Agency's Path to $300,000 in Revenue

You want to grow your business to multi-figures in yearly revenue. But how do you get there? And what steps do you need to take to achieve your goal?  It might seem daunting, but I’ve found the best way to reach your desired financial target is to start with your big picture in mind and then work backwards with a bit of reverse engineering.  By mapping out where you want your business to be and then how you want to get there, we take out the emotions, the self doubt, and the negative internal chatter – instead turning this urge to grow into a solvable puzzle, complete with actionable steps.  Today, I am joined by our $ix Figures Lab Coach, Elizabeth Cook, as we dive into the many ways to grow your company’s annual revenue, first to $100,000 and then to $300,000 (or more), so you can start paying yourself a six figure salary each year.      💰 Applications are open for Six Figures Lab. Apply now to join us at our next Quarterly Goal Setting session on September 27th! 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/589.  
8/17/202329 minutes, 4 seconds
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588: [success] Positioning Her Brick and Mortar Expertise with Jennifer Kok

Don't you love hearing the others' journey to success? My client Jennifer Kok candidly shares how challenging it was to find her specialized niche as a consultant and strategist for small brick and mortar businesses, As  $ix Figures Lab member, Jennifer came into the program as a skilled entrepreneur, possessing an extensive background in corporate sales, but unsure of who she wanted to serve and what she would offer them.   She had so many things she could offer to so many different types of clients. Can you relate? Looking for strategies to make her new business an unequivocal success, Jennifer was willing to test new markets and to experiment with her services in order to find her ideal client.  On today’s episode, I talk to Jennifer about what compelled her to begin her company, how she discovered her ideal client and what motivates her to continue as a small business owner.      💰 Applications are open for Six Figures Lab. Apply now to join us at our next Quarterly Goal Setting session on September 27th! 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/588.
8/10/202327 minutes, 56 seconds
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587: [coaching] What Niche Should HR Consultant Debra Hope Focus On?

Imagine your business a year from now. What if you were able to work less, make more, and serve only your ideal client?   Sounds like a dream, right?  On today’s episode, I am hosting an On-Air Coaching Call with $ix Figures Lab member, Debra Hope, as we find her path to her ideal client and lay the foundation to make that dream a reality.      💰 Applications are open for Six Figures Lab. Apply now to join us at our next Quarterly Goal Setting session on September 27th! 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/587.
8/3/202345 minutes, 8 seconds
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586: The Client Lifecycle

What happens from your client’s perspective after the contract is signed? What is your onboarding process like?  What do you do to stay connected to the client, aside from presenting deliverables?  Are you working to continue your relationship with them in the future – as a renewal with a long term contract or as a potential referral partner? Often we focus on the client journey, beginning with how you first get seen by a client and ending with a signed contract and payment.  This longer view is the “The Client Lifecycle.”  It has many different stages and each stage can have a massive impact on your business.  Today I'm joined by $ix Figures Lab coach, Elizabeth Cook, as we explore the many stages of client interaction.     💰 Applications are open for Six Figures Lab. Apply now to join us at our next Quarterly Goal Setting session on September 27th! 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/586.
7/27/202338 minutes, 32 seconds
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585: The One Option Proposal

My friends, what if I told you that you could eliminate the stress and hassle of creating multiple proposals for a client – decreasing your initial leg work and increasing your odds of signing the client? We’ve all been told to offer two or three proposal options and that presenting any more will overwhelm your potential client. The truth is between life, business, and social media, we are inundated with decisions all day long.  And this decision fatigue can leave us tired, brain-dead, or in a fog, wanting and waiting for someone else to make a choice for us.  Now – what if you could listen to your client’s needs and co-create the perfect proposal, in real time – effectively eliminating the need for multiple proposals?  Today, I’m joined by our $ix Figures Lab Coach, Elizabeth Cook, as we explore the One Option Proposal – how it works and why you should consider it for your next potential client.     💰 Applications are open for Six Figures Lab. Apply now to join us at our next Quarterly Goal Setting session on September 27th! 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/585.
7/20/202319 minutes, 54 seconds
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584: Getting Paid on Past Due Invoices

Do you have past due, unpaid invoices in your business? Invoices in which the deadline for the client to pay has come and gone? As micro-business owners, not getting paid — even on just one invoice — can be a huge impediment to your business’s cash flow. And it can easily create a ripple effect throughout your business, and maybe even into your personal life.  As CEO, your top priority is (and should be) cash flow.  So — what can you do to get those invoices paid?  Today I’m joined by $ix Figures Lab Coach, Elizabeth Cook, as we dive into the mindset blocks and boundaries involved in getting paid, the tactics and steps you can use to get those unpaid invoices paid, and how to prevent it from happening in the future.     💰 Applications are open for Six Figures Lab. Apply now to join us at our next Quarterly Goal Setting session on September 27th! 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/584.
7/13/202319 minutes, 29 seconds
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583: The Scary Side of Specializing or Niching

Have you ever had a friend or peer describe their business in such a clear and succinct way that you immediately knew who they should meet in your network – either as a potential client or a beneficial connection?  That, my friend, is what I like to call an, "automatic yes."  When you specialize by the type of work you do, and/or niche by defining who you serve, you become instantly referable. Which is exactly where we want to be.  Getting there sometimes isn’t quite as straightforward.  It often takes a series of small experiments to narrow in on the who and the what, and that can be frightening.  On today’s episode, $ix Figures Lab Coach Elizabeth Cook and I discuss the scary side of positioning and the mindset adjustments we can make to embrace experimenting – letting us flourish, both in business, and in life.     💰 Applications are open for Six Figures Lab. Apply now to join us at our next Quarterly Goal Setting session on September 27th! 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/583.
7/6/202335 minutes, 12 seconds
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582: 3 HUGE Benefits of Specializing or Niching

What if you could make your business easier by implementing one strategy? I’m talking about positioning. This means specializing by the type of work you do and/or niching by who you do it for. When you position your business well, you will be able to streamline your services, and you will attract higher level clients. On today’s episode, $ix Figures Lab Coach Elizabeth Cook and I will talk about how positioning can have a “waterfall impact” on your business. And you’ll learn the top 3 reasons positioning is worth your time.       💰 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/582.
6/29/202340 minutes, 19 seconds
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581: 5 Common Mistakes with Retainer Offers

Retainers provide predictable recurring revenue to your business and allow you to know what you can afford to invest in next. I LOVE the stability retainer offers create for service businesses, but retainers can also cause problems if you don’t structure them correctly, so today I’m covering FIVE common mistakes for you to avoid in your retainer offer.       💰 Join the waitlist for $ix Figures Lab 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/581.
6/22/202315 minutes, 58 seconds
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580: 5 Reasons You Need a Retainer Offer

Imagine if you knew how much money was going to come into your business in the next six months. A great way to create stability in your business is to create a retainer offer. Today, I'm sharing five reasons why this is a great idea, how it helps your clients, plus a few bonus tips as well.      💰 Join the waitlist for $ix Figures Lab 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/580.
6/15/202315 minutes, 29 seconds
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579: Do You Need to Uplevel Your Clients?

What if the clients that got you here might not be the clients that get you there?  If you've been thinking that it's time to uplevel your clients, then this episode is for you.      💰 Join the waitlist for $ix Figures Lab 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/579.
6/8/202314 minutes, 43 seconds
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578: Don't Lose Momentum in Your Business

I recently had several one-on-one calls with clients, where we discussed how critical it is to create and maintain momentum in their business. The last thing you want is to be in a vulnerable place in your business, where you lose a big client, or have several clients not renew at once, or have several proposals get declined, and have no one else in your pipeline.  I recently recorded a live training into our $ix Figures Lab group coaching program, where I share the ways I observe business owners losing momentum, and several ways to gain momentum. I decided this is something I wanted to share with all of you that are listening and who are a part of our BizChix community.    💰 Join the waitlist for $ix Figures Lab 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/578. 
6/1/202325 minutes, 6 seconds
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577: [success] Becoming Instantly Referable with Jennifer Edwards

If you struggle with finding clients, getting referrals, and communicating the value of your services, you most likely need help with your positioning.  That’s what $ix Figures Lab member Jennifer Edwards needed help with, too.  I first connected with Jennifer on LinkedIn, when she reached out to let me know she was considering joining $ix Figures Lab. And I gave her coaching right there in the DMs that she now says changed the trajectory of her business.   Jennifer is now positioned as a Fractional Chief Financial Officer, who guides service-based business owners through the maze of their finances, so they can make sound decisions based on facts and figures. And we are meeting 1:1 soon to discuss the next step to niching further by industry. I think you will enjoy hearing how changing her title completely transformed Jennifer’s business, how she niched down to become instantly referable, and the power of leveraging strategic referral partners.      💰 Join the waitlist for $ix Figures Lab 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/577. 
5/25/202343 minutes, 1 second
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576: Adulting in Business

Adulting is hard.  Turns out this is more than just a funny meme. Adulting really is hard.  And many business owners have been expressing the same sentiment.  Being a CEO is hard.  It makes sense, because as the CEO, the buck stops with you.  There’s no one higher up the chain to absorb the impact of a rough patch in your business. There’s no one who can make business decisions for you.  On today’s episode $ix Figures Lab Coach Elizabeth Cook and I will talk about the very real pressures of being a business owner. You’ll learn how your struggles in business mirror your struggles in your personal life, the two areas that drain your emotional and mental resources the most, and why you need a safe space to discuss your business challenges.   💰 Join the waitlist for $ix Figures Lab 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/576. 
5/18/202326 minutes, 13 seconds
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575: [success] Getting Breathing Room by Hiring Help with Rachel Cahill

Are you struggling to find more time to work on your business as it grows and also more time for your personal life too? Many women business owners share the same struggle. And it’s no wonder because we are all trying to balance multiple roles whether it is as moms, care-takers, partners, volunteers, friends, CEOs, and more.  That was certainly the case for $ix Figures Lab member Rachel Cahill, who is a mom of three kids under the age of ten.  Rachel is the CEO of a consulting firm that works with anti-hunger nonprofits. And she originally reached out to me because she needed help hiring in her business.  Now, she has hired help both in her business and at home, and she says it has been life-changing.   Join me for today’s episode where Rachel and I talk about why she hired help, the parts that were challenging for her, the mindset shifts she had to go through and the difference it has made.   💰 Join the waitlist for $ix Figures Lab 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/575. 
5/11/202351 minutes, 56 seconds
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574: Do You Have a Sales Problem?

Do you want to get more leads and convert more of them into clients? Many of the marketers, consultants, and financial professionals in our group coaching program, $ix Figures Lab, initially thought they had a sales problem too.  But, as you’re about to find out, it’s not always that simple. Elizabeth Cook and I will talk about why you may not have a sales problem.  You’ll learn the real reasons you may be struggling to get leads and how to ensure your offer has the three most often overlooked elements it needs in order to sell — specificity, urgency, and ROI.     💰 Join the waitlist for $ix Figures Lab 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/574. 
5/4/202329 minutes, 33 seconds
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573: 3 Ways to Get Paid

Have you been searching for the perfect pricing structure for your business? If so, I have good news and bad news.  The bad news is, there is no perfect formula for pricing.  Now for the good news — there is more than one way to get paid in your business. And as the CEO, it’s your choice. On today’s episode $ix Figures Lab Coach Elizabeth Cook and I will share 3 ways marketers, consultants, and financial professionals can get paid. You will learn the pros and cons of each pricing structure, why you may want to offer different structures to different clients, and how your pricing structure may evolve as your business scales.   💰 Join the waitlist for $ix Figures Lab 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/573. 
4/27/202330 minutes, 57 seconds
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572: The Passive Income Fallacy

What do you think of when you hear the term passive income? The idea is incredibly appealing, and the marketing messages used to sell it are extremely persuasive.  Imagine a steady stream of income filling your bank account on autopilot, while you relax on a tropical beach or sleep in your own bed. That’s every business owner's dream, right? On today’s episode $ix Figures Lab Coach Elizabeth Cook and I will talk about the Passive Income Fallacy.  We cover why so many business owners waste their precious time and energy in pursuit of an illusion, the truth about what’s involved in running a successful online course or membership business, and the business model I recommend instead for marketers, consultants and financial professionals.   💰 Join the waitlist for $ix Figures Lab 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/572. 
4/20/202333 minutes, 56 seconds
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571: Is Your Market Saturated?

Have you noticed a lot more competition for your ideal clients? If you think your market is saturated, you may be right.  Over the past decade, I have noticed several entrepreneurial fields becoming crowded. Areas like marketing, consulting, and business and life coaching have grown exponentially — especially since 2020 and the Great Resignation. There are a few reasons for this growth, and on today’s episode $ix Figures Lab Coach Elizabeth Cook and I will talk about why certain fields have become saturated and how to ensure you stand out in a crowd.   Keep listening to learn the number one mistake service-based business owners make that practically guarantees they will be invisible to their ideal clients, why the way I describe my business has evolved over the years, and how to use the Blue Ocean Strategy to laser in on your niche and specialty.    💰 Join the waitlist for $ix Figures Lab 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/571. 
4/13/202328 minutes, 24 seconds
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570: Do You Have a Marketing Problem?

Do you think you have a marketing problem? Before new clients join us in our group coaching program $ix Figures Lab, we ask them to evaluate and analyze their business across essential areas such as strategy, operations, team, and sub-areas like marketing. This gives us insight into what they believe the problem is and allows us to dig deeper to discover underlying issues.  The most common area new clients rank in as needing urgent help is their marketing. They report they aren’t doing enough marketing. They don't have a real plan. Or their current marketing plan isn’t working.  But, nine times out of ten, they don’t have a marketing problem.  In today’s episode, Elizabeth Cook, who is a coach in $ix Figures Lab, and I will talk about why marketing may not be the issue and what the real problem likely is.  You’ll learn why a marketing problem is a sign you want more control and stability in your business, the reason Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals don’t need an all-out marketing blitz, and what to do instead of wishing for a magic formula.    💰 Join the waitlist for $ix Figures Lab 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/570. 
4/6/202333 minutes, 42 seconds
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4/4/202314 minutes, 2 seconds
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569: Does Your Ideal Client Care?

What I have learned over the last decade working individually with over 1,000 women entrepreneurs, is that we all have blind spots when it comes to our businesses and we are each focusing on things that may not be moving our business forward even though it may feel like we are keeping very, very busy. My guess is that you are doing things to attempt to attract your ideal clients that they do not care about, notice or even participate in. So effectively, you're wasting your time.  One of the challenges here for all of us is that often the loudest marketers, the most flashy, the ones with the best ads, they seem that they have it all together. And they're telling us that we need to do these things and they have really big budgets behind their messaging. They do that without regard to the business model you are building. My goal is to help you maximize the time you spend bringing clients into your business. In January, I created a live video for my clients in $ix Figures Lab that I want to share with you today. Afterwards, I'll circle back and give you some things you can think about as you decide what activities to keep, adjust or delete and what opportunities to say a hard yes to or a hard no.   💰 Join the waitlist for $ix Figures Lab 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/569. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
3/30/202320 minutes, 48 seconds
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568: The Long Game

Are you playing the long game in your business? I hope that question is like a breath of fresh air for you. Because, as a business business owner, you are constantly bombarded with messages about instant results, overnight success, and ways to make money fast.    At BizChix, we do things differently. We help our clients build an Enduring Business, one that is enjoyable, profitable, and sustainable. In order to build an Enduring Business, you must have a long-term perspective.  In today’s episode, Six Figures Lab coach Elizabeth Cook and I will talk about what it means to play the long game in your business. You will learn why we always ask our clients to start with the end in mind, how to reinvigorate your goals by setting specific intentions for your money, and how to create momentum with relationship marketing.       💰 Join the waitlist for $ix Figures Lab 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/568. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
3/23/202323 minutes, 18 seconds
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567: A Lean Dream Team

You don’t need a massive team to have a highly profitable business as a marketer, consultant or financial professional. But you do need a high performing team. What would it be like if you could give every member of your current or future team a five star rating? Can you imagine how your entire business and life would change if you had that kind of support? Your team includes anyone you pay to support you — either in your business, or in your personal life.  Many of the women we work with in our group coaching program Six Figures Lab, have reached a tipping point in their service-based business, and they are ready to bring in more support in business, at home, or both.  But they often get hung up on the idea that their team has to be massive or full-time. It doesn’t. Elizabeth Cook, who coaches with me in Six Figures Lab, joins me to discuss building your lean dream team. You will learn how to rate your team members using one to five stars, why your goal should be five star support all around, and what to do about team members who are not performing at a five star level.     💰 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab enrolling to start March 22 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/567. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
3/16/202327 minutes, 12 seconds
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566: Working as a Fractional Role (CFO, CMO, COO)

Have you considered working in a fractional role with your clients?  The most common fractional roles include fractional chief financial officer, chief marketing officer, chief operations officer and chief people officer.  Some of our clients come to us already offering fractional packages. Or we help them pivot into a fractional role after joining $ix Figures Lab because it elevates their position in the marketplace and reflects the value they are creating for their clients already. In this episode, Elizabeth Cook, a coach in Six Figures Lab, and I will talk about working in a fractional role, and I’ll share why I hired a CMO this year. You will learn why your clients might consider hiring you in a fractional role — instead of hiring a full-time employee, what a fractional role might look like, and how to start re-positioning yourself to sell fractional services.     💰 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab enrolling to start March 22 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/566. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
3/9/202328 minutes, 31 seconds
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565: Should You Offer Discounts?

Does it ever make sense to offer a discount on your services? My stance on discounts is a solid no. But it’s not quite that simple.  If you’re anything like some of our clients, you may get creative when it comes to discounting your services by trying to find an exception to the no discounts rule.  What about you? Are you coming up with creative ways to offer a discount without calling it a discount?  If so, stop right there and listen to today’s episode. Elizabeth Cook, who is a coach in Six Figures Lab, and I will talk about why you should never offer discounts, even to your long-term clients.  And you will learn why you don’t have to offer discounts to get clients, how to respond if a client asks for a discount, and how to navigate a subcontracting arrangement that might involve lowering your rates.       💰 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab enrolling to start March 22 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/565. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
3/2/202325 minutes, 21 seconds
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564: Where Are You Hiding?

Where are you hiding in your business? Now, you might think I’m only talking about hiding from visibility opportunities, but hiding is about more than visibility.  And you might think we’re going to discuss procrastination because so many business owners use it to avoid making difficult decisions or taking action.  Hiding in your business goes a layer deeper, and it may be harder to recognize because it appears to be productive. In today’s episode, Elizabeth Cook, who is a coach in our $ix Figures Lab group coaching program, and I will talk about what it means to hide in your business and what it’s costing you. You will learn about the top three hiding mechanisms entrepreneurs use to avoid making changes in their business, including hiding behind your content, your network, and your client work.   💰 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab 🎧 Subscribe to the NEW private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/564. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
2/23/202329 minutes, 1 second
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563: [success] Scaling a Literary Publicity Agency with Sarah Russo

Are you an absolute expert in your field — but you’re not an expert at running a business? This is the most common roadblock for our clients, including today’s guest Sarah Russo who is an alumni member of our Six Figures Lab Group Coaching program.  Sarah is the Founder of Page One Media, a boutique literary publicity and marketing firm for authors, experts, and literary companies.  In this episode, she shares how her love for books evolved into a career, including the aha moment she had when author Mary Higgins Clark visited her elementary school classroom.  Sarah launched her firm after working long hours in publishing and having to constantly tell authors no. Now, she and her team love telling authors yes and are willing to experiment, as long as she believes the strategy will be effective. Sarah shares how her business has transformed since joining $ix Figures Lab — including executing a complete rebrand, hiring two new team members, getting operational support, and planning strategically for the future.   💰 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab 🎧 Subscribe to the private podcast series for Marketers, Consultants and Financial Professionals 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/563. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
2/16/202350 minutes, 5 seconds
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562: Boundaries in Business Series: Communication

How many of your clients have your personal cell phone number?  If this method of communication works for you, that’s fine. However, it quickly becomes a problem if your client has an all-access pass to your time, and you feel like you can’t say no, especially to those quick texts after hours and on weekends. Maybe this communication style worked when you started your business and had only a few clients. Now, it has become overwhelming and intrusive as more and more clients have access to you.   It will come as no surprise that this is a boundary issue.  In today’s episode, Elizabeth Cook, who coaches with me in our $ix Figures Lab Group Coaching Program, joins me to discuss how to set communication boundaries to protect your time, your team, and your business.   💰 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab 🎧 Subscribe to the private podcast series 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/562. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
2/9/202327 minutes, 52 seconds
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561: Boundaries in Business Series: Team

It could be where they work, their working hours, their communication style, lack of attention to detail or how they present themselves to your clients.  Sometimes we let team members go without giving them a chance to make changes and perhaps as leaders we have not clearly communicated and set boundaries. In today’s episode, I’m joined by Elizabeth Cook, who coaches with me in our $ix Figures Lab Group Coaching Program. We discuss common themes that show up with our clients and how to recognize boundary issues with your team. You will learn how boundaries affect your team’s performance, why your team needs you to provide clear expectations and uphold them, the simple, disarming way to start a boundary-related conversation, and how to know it’s time to set new boundaries with your Team. 💰 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab 🎧 Subscribe to the private podcast series 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/561. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
2/2/202326 minutes, 21 seconds
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560: Boundaries in Business Series: Policies and Contracts

Do your clients know what your boundaries are? How about your team?  Boundary issues come up a lot in with our clients, so please know you are not alone. If you struggle with holding boundaries in your personal life they will inevitably bleed into your business. If you don’t have policies and contracts in place, chances are no one knows what your boundaries are — possibly not even you.  In today’s episode, Elizabeth Cook, who coaches with me in our $ix Figures Lab Group Coaching Program, joins me to discuss why policies and contracts are the foundational pieces for setting and holding clear boundaries in your business. The good news is, if you’ve been running your business without policies and contracts, you can always renegotiate the terms of engagement with your clients and team.  Keep listening to learn how boundary issues show up with your clients and team, and how to uphold your boundaries even when it’s uncomfortable.    💰 Apply now to join the waitlist for $ix Figures Lab 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/560. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
1/26/202337 minutes, 2 seconds
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559: [success] Saying No, So You Can Say Yes with Consultant Dr. Charlotte Huntley

How do you go from juggling multiple offers to focusing on what’s most profitable and aligned in your business?  The truth is, many business owners experiment with different revenue streams, such as online courses, digital products, group coaching offers, and done-for-you services. But most entrepreneurs quickly find that their energy is spread too thin. And, when your offers are scattered, your revenue is scattered too. I have seen this pattern with many of my clients, including Dr. Charlotte Huntley who is an Epidemiologist, Public Health Entrepreneur, Consultant, and CEO.  Charlotte works to bridge the gap between public health and entrepreneurship by supporting public health entrepreneurs and health-focused industry leaders. She is also the host of the Public Health Epidemiology Conversations Podcast. She took the leap from employee to full-time business owner right before the pandemic began, after landing a large consulting project. For Charlotte, the timing brought both opportunity and an avalanche.  Since Epidemiologists collect and analyze data to investigate health issues, including new viruses, Charlotte was immediately inundated with requests from people all over the world. She knew she needed guidance, support, and a community to establish and grow her business.  That’s when she discovered $ix Figures Lab, our group coaching program where we help our clients position themselves in the marketplace, so they are attracting their highest level work and serving their dream clients.  Join me for today’s episode with Dr. Charlotte Huntley as she shares how we transformed her very niche business from pieced together and overwhelming, to streamlined and profitable.    💰 Apply now to join the waitlist for $ix Figures Lab 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/559. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
1/19/202351 minutes, 5 seconds
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558: What You MUST DO in 2023

Do you know exactly what to do to grow and scale your business in 2023? Or maybe your to-do list is stuffed with random tasks you think you should be doing? If you feel pulled in a thousand different directions, and you’re not sure what actually moves the needle in your business, you are in luck.  In today’s episode, we have narrowed the list down to the top five things you must do this year, in order to grow your service-based business.    💰 Apply now to join the waitlist for $ix Figures Lab 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/558. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
1/12/202341 minutes, 17 seconds
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557: What You DON'T Need to Do in 2023

Do you have a plan for what you can stop doing in your business this year?  You probably have an exciting plan mapped out for 2023. But in addition to all of the things you will do, we always recommend taking a step back and assessing what is not working for you. In today’s episode, Elizabeth Cook, who coaches with me in our $ix Figures Lab group coaching program, joins me to discuss the top five things you don’t have to do in 2023, so you can free up your time and energy for high impact activities. 💰 Apply now to join the waitlist for $ix Figures Lab 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/557. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
1/5/202331 minutes, 23 seconds
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556: The 3 Pillars of An Enduring Business

In a world obsessed with instant results, what does it take to build an enduring business? Ultimately, creating an enduring business is what we help all of our clients do at BizChix. And you might be wondering exactly what that means. My definition of an enduring business is one that is profitable, enjoyable, and sustainable. In today’s episode, I’m joined by Elizabeth Cook, who coaches with me in our $ix Figures Lab program.  Together, we will unpack each of the three pillars of an enduring business and how you can use them to identify opportunities for improvement and growth in your business.   💰 Apply now to join the waitlist for $ix Figures Lab 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/556. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
12/29/202238 minutes, 34 seconds
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555: How to 80/20 Your Business for More Profit

Do you know exactly what to focus on every day to grow your business? Not knowing which actions will actually move the needle in your business is one of the biggest challenges facing entrepreneurs today.  After all, there are thousands of strategies and tactics you could try. But which one is the best for YOU? Too often, I see business owners trying to do all of the things in their business. And that is a recipe not only for burnout, but also for a slow growing business. In today's episode, I want to re-introduce you to the Pareto Principle, also known as the 80/20 Rule, which states that 80 percent of your results come from 20 percent of your efforts.  You have probably heard of this principle in relation to productivity and time management. But the 80/20 principle applies across almost anything that has a cause and effect, or inputs and outputs.   💰 Apply now to join the waitlist for $ix Figures Lab 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/555. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
12/22/202219 minutes, 33 seconds
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554: How to Get Out of Business Overwhelm

Are you running your business from a state of overwhelm?  If so, you will struggle to achieve your goals.  How do I know? Because when you are in a state of overwhelm, you cannot see, plan, or act from a place of clarity.  Overwhelm happens you have too many requirements on your time and energy. You feel like you are drowning in your to-do list. And your capacity is maxed out.  As a CEO, you need a clear mind, so you can think strategically and envision what you want from your business and personal life. But that’s not possible when you’re operating in a constant state of overwhelm.  Please know you are not alone and don’t wait to get out of overwhelm to ask for help. Most of our clients in Six Figures Lab arrived in overwhelm and it is one of my favorite things to help small business owners get out of. In today’s episode, I reveal why business owners at all levels find themselves overwhelmed, how to ask for help, and how to identify what you can release in your business and life to free up your energy.    💰 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab for a January 2023 start 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/554. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
12/15/202225 minutes, 30 seconds
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553: Selling In a Recession with Tammy Jones

How do you make sales and keep growing your business during a recession? This is a hot topic of conversation among my clients and the women business owners in the BizChix community.  Whether we are officially in a recession or not, the U.S. economy is in a downturn.  Naturally, many of you are worried about how this might affect the buying behaviors of your ideal clients and ultimately, the financial health of your business.  It turns out that we have a sales expert with 25 years of experience, who is a member of our year-long group coaching program $ix Figures Lab.  And she not only loves to teach other entrepreneurs how to sell in a recession — she says it can be easy.  In today’s episode, Tammy Jones, the Founder of Selling to Scale, and I will talk about how to sell during a recession, even if you’re not a sales expert.   💰 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab for a January 2023 start 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/553. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
12/8/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 35 seconds
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552: Everyone's A Mess

Are you playing the comparison game? The one where you scroll through social media and see all of the wins your competition is celebrating, or their new branding, or their new offer… And suddenly, you feel like you are falling behind. Sound familiar? In today’s episode, I will share why no one wins the comparison game, and I will let you in on a life-changing secret.  The truth is, no one has it all together. Everyone is a mess. That’s right. Behind the social media filter, we are all a mess, including me.   💰 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab for a January 2023 start 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/552. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
12/1/202215 minutes, 59 seconds
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551: The Power of Gratitude and Affirmations with Tara Humphrey

On today’s special Thanksgiving episode, we talk with Tara Humphrey, CEO of THC Primary Care, a healthcare consulting firm in London. Tara shares with us the life-changing power of positivity, how she sets goals, and how her daily practice of affirmations changed her mindset, her business, and her life as a whole. Because when we focus on how we want to feel, rather than where we are, anything is possible.   🏃‍♀️ Read more about Tara's Sahara challenge 💰 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab for a January 2023 start 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/551. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
11/24/202244 minutes, 4 seconds
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550: Prioritize Conversations Over Content

What if one simple shift in your priorities could decrease your workload and increase your revenue?  The simple shift is prioritizing conversations over content.  This might surprise you because as entrepreneurs, we are told to produce tons of free content in multiple forms for multiple platforms. Frankly, churning out content for your business can be exhausting.   But the real problem is not the amount of time and energy it takes. The real problem is the lost opportunity to have real conversations.  Just one conversation is much more likely to result in referrals, clients, and revenue than publishing one hundred pieces of content.   In today’s episode, Elizabeth Cook, who is the accountability coach in $ix Figures Lab, and I will talk about the content-heavy business model, why it may not work for your business, and why posting content should not be your go-to strategy for getting clients.   💰 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab for a January 2023 start 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/550. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
11/17/202225 minutes, 29 seconds
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549: Let it Go

Are you holding onto something in your business that is not right for you simply because you already invested significant time, money or energy in it? Maybe it is a course, coach, software, strategy, client relationship, or an employee. Even though you are not getting the results you want, you are holding on for dear life.  We see this often with the women entrepreneurs in our community. And I even hear some version of it when women debate whether or not to join us for our group coaching program, $ix Figures Lab.  Many women tell me they feel guilty about making a new investment because their last one did not pan out. I understand why they feel this way. After all, no one wants to waste money. But let me ask you — how much is holding on truly costing you?  In today’s episode, Elizabeth Cook, who is the accountability coach in $ix Figures Lab, and I will talk about Sunk-Cost Fallacy, how it can block your progress, and how to know when to let it go.    💰 Apply now to work with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/549. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
11/10/202229 minutes, 55 seconds
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548: [leadership] Shifting TIME from Clients to Your Team

What would change in your business and life if you were not the only one who delivered service to your clients? What would be possible?  Many of our clients in our signature group coaching program, $ix Figures Lab, want to shift some of their client workload to their team. It is a sign of growth that your business is able to attract more clients than you are able to handle on your own.  But it may also be a struggle to trust someone else with your clients.      In today’s episode, Elizabeth Cook, our accountability coach at BizChix, and I talk about taking client work off of your plate and adding it to your team’s plate. We walk you through the emotional, practical, and tactical aspects involved in taking a step back from client work in order to step into your bigger vision as a CEO.    💰 Apply now to work with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab 🌟 Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗 Get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/548. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
11/3/202226 minutes, 43 seconds
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547: [success] Doubling Revenue AND Simplifying Her Business with Cathy Heflin

What if you are confident in your expertise, but you are not sure what to do next in your business? If you are trying all the things and you have hit a growth plateau, this episode is for you.  Many of my clients experience a plateau. They have built a solid client base. Yet, they struggle to advance to the next level. Cathy Heflin is one of those clients who hit a plateau and overcame it with the help of $ix Figures Lab by actually doing less in her business.  Cathy lives in Pasadena, Maryland, and she is a Pinterest Marketing Consultant for e-commerce brands. Most of her clients are monetizing Pinterest and have online shops.  In this episode, Cathy and I talk about what was missing in her business when she joined $ix Figures Lab, what it means to be coachable, and how she doubled her monthly revenue in just 6 months by focusing on revenue-generating activities, reducing some of her offers and optimizing the remaining offers.   💰Apply now to work with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab 🌟Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 🔗Get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/547. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
10/27/202242 minutes, 22 seconds
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546: Do NOT Hire Interns

It’s a controversial opinion. But for most small business owners, hiring interns is not a good idea. Oftentimes our Six Figures Lab clients arrive in a state of overwhelm. While it might initially seem easy and cost effective, hiring is a big process. And with interns, you’ll be training someone who will take longer to do the work than someone with experience - which only compounds the problem and feelings of overwhelm. Today, we see why hiring interns is not your best bet.   🎯Get your ticket for the BizChix Strategic CEO Day 🌟Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 💰Learn how to work with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab 🔗Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/546. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
10/20/202224 minutes, 44 seconds
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545: How to Create a Compelling Vision for Your Business

Do you embrace vision casting in your business? Large corporations and organizations use this strategy to smash goals and build their businesses. But, small businesses can also leverage the same processes to create a clear vision for the future of their business so they know where and how to steer the ship. Vision casting is the process of creating a vivid mental image of where you want your business to be at some point in the future. You need to know the vision to understand what you need to build or let go of in order to achieve it. But, it’s also got to be a team effort. You must communicate your vision to your team so that everyone can work together to create a roadmap that guides the business to the final destination. If you want to learn more about vision casting for your business, join me on this episode of the podcast. We’re looking at the big picture concept of knowing your vision and how to share it with your team. Creating a vision for your business involves thinking, processing and dreaming.   🎯Get your ticket for the BizChix Strategic CEO Day 🌟Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 💰Learn how to work with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab 🔗Get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/545. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
10/13/202223 minutes
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544: How to Take 100% Off for 24 Hours

In today’s episode, Elizabeth Cook, our $ix Figures Lab Accountability Coach, and I, discuss the importance of taking a break from the ever-spinning hamster wheel. Today we establish how to create boundaries with your clients (and social media), and how to take care of yourself.  Whether it’s getting into your body with a walk, getting your energy up by dancing around the house, getting deep restful sleep, or even writing down your thoughts and ideas - taking a break is restorative for you and your business.  Have you considered: are you running your business or is your business running you? A 24 hour break may be just what you need to restore peace, joy and passion in your business and life. 🌟Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 💰Learn how to work with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. 🎯Get your ticket for the BizChix Strategic CEO Day. 🔗Get all the links from this episode. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/544. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
10/6/202230 minutes, 32 seconds
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543: Pay Yourself Wages AND Profits

One of the driving motivations for me is to help women business owners have businesses that create wealth for themselves, their families, their communities and future generations. This means creating a business that pays you a market based wage AND profit. On this episode of the BizChix Podcast, our Six Figures Lab Accountability Coach, Elizabeth Cook, joins as we normalize talking about money, understanding our business finances, and being okay with creating wealth. And yes, it is okay to do that! 🌟Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 💰Learn how to work with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. 🎯Get your ticket for the BizChix Strategic CEO Day. 🔗Get all the links from this episode. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/543. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
9/29/202217 minutes, 22 seconds
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542: How to Experiment in Your Small Business

Let’s get into the nitty gritty of experimenting in your business. Join Natalie and Elizabeth Cook, our Accountability Coach in $ix Figures Lab, as we break down what experimenting is, how long you need to test it out, and what it means for your offer. From price points to targeted clients to relationship marketing, we discuss the strategy behind experimentation in your business and how to get important feedback (hint: your network is a two way street). So before you head back to the drawing board, Natalie has some helpful suggestions, pointers, and tips to make your business’s experiment practical, profitable, and proactive. 🎟CLICK HERE to reserve your seat for the BizChix Strategic CEO Day. 💰 CLICK HERE to apply to work with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. 🔗 CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/542. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
9/22/202238 minutes
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541: Local Networking + LinkedIn = Ideal Clients

Would you like a formula that leads to ideal clients? Today, I'm sharing how I teach my clients to create a pipeline of ideal clients by taking offline relationships online.  There is gold in your local market which you may be ignoring or not fully leveraging - and LinkedIn is the key. 🌟Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn 💰Learn how to work with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. 🎯Get your ticket for the BizChix Strategic CEO Day. 🔗Get all the links from this episode. If you try the strategies that I  mentioned and they are not working then it is most likely a problem with your POSITIONING and you have confused your potential referral partners and confused potential clients. Here is a process with previous episodes that will support you. Specialize or niche (Ep 513) Confirm that clients are looking for you (Ep 528) Understand your customer journey (Ep 537) Learn how to create curiosity when talking about what you do Practice sharing your business with everyone around you (Ep 491) Identify referral partners already in your current network and uber connectors Ask for Advice from your network Follow-up with recommended connections they have suggested (ep 304) Circle back with connectors with results Post regularly on Linked In and engage with others on the platform (Ep 403) Continue to Cultivate Relationships Even When You are Busy (Ep 500) This episode was first published at BizChix.com/541. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
9/15/202223 minutes, 37 seconds
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540: How We Coach with the Kolbe with Elizabeth Cook

Do you know how you solve problems? When faced with a brand new challenge, how do you analyze a problem and take action?  Today, we introduce you to our secret weapon in the $ix Figures Lab coaching program - the Kolbe A™ index. Looking beyond intelligence and emotions, the Kolbe A™ index identifies your innate approach to problem solving.  Elizabeth Cook, our $ix Figures Lab Accountability Coach and Kolbe Certified Consultant, joins me on this episode as we dig into all things Kolbe. Fascinated by the science of motivation and supporting clients in their goals through accountability, Elizabeth brings her insatiable curiosity and critical thinking to each and every coaching conversation with clients. Discover the benefits of knowing your team members’ Kolbe scores, how it can change your relationships, both personal and professional, and why we pay for all of our clients to take the Kolbe as part of our $ix Figures Lab program. CLICK HERE to reserve your seat for the BizChix Strategic CEO Day. CLICK HERE to apply to work with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/540. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
9/8/202250 minutes, 44 seconds
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539: [coaching] How to Specialize Her Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching Firm with Shireen Motara

Does your network know the best way to refer you business? Today, my $ix Figures Lab client, Shireen Motara, joins me in this on-air coaching call as I help her navigate how to specialize in her services so that she can become highly referable and attract her ideal clients.  Join Shireen and I in this episode to hear how you can break through mindset limitations and keep a stable income while transitioning to a specialized niche.  CLICK HERE to apply to work with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/539. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
9/1/202255 minutes, 38 seconds
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538: Relationship Marketing on LinkedIn with Louise Brogan

LinkedIn can be an amazing platform to connect with potential clients, yet many entrepreneurs aren’t leveraging their LinkedIn network.   Today, my client and CEO of a LinkedIn marketing agency, Louise Brogan, joins me to share her insights on the best way to use LinkedIn for relationship marketing including why you should show up as a thought leader so you can expand your network and how you can optimize your profile.    Join Louise and I to hear how you make yourself stand out on LinkedIn, so you can grow your network and gain referrals.  CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode.   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/538. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
8/25/202256 minutes, 31 seconds
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537: Understanding Your Customer Journey

It’s essential that you understand your ideal clients thoughts and behaviors before they contact you.  Today our Accountability Coach, Elizabeth Cook, joins me as I go through what the ideal client journey would look like for certain businesses including what could lead a client to hire you, how you can position yourself as the perfect hire and how to utilize your network.  Join Elizabeth and I to hear how you can learn your ideal clients actions and how you can demonstrate the transformation you provide.  CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode.   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/537. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
8/18/202242 minutes, 1 second
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536: [Mindset] R.E.S.E.T. Your Upper Limit

Is your mindset holding you back from reaching new heights in your business? Today, our Accountability Coach, Elizabeth Cook and I explain what an upper limit is when it comes to your business, and share some ideas and strategies on how you can reset your mindset so you can stop being stuck in self-sabotage and limiting beliefs. Join us in this episode to learn how you can get over your mindset limitations, shift your worries to positive thoughts and take action.   CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode.   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/536. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
8/11/202243 minutes, 54 seconds
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535: [coaching] Positioning Her Consulting Practice and Relationship Marketing with Lynn Zimmerman

Are you making it easy for your network to refer you business?  Today, my client Lynn Zimmerman, a Communication Strategist, joins me in this on-air-coaching call as I offer advice on how she can leverage relationship marketing, ask her network for referrals and position her business so that there is clarity on who she helps and the transformation she provides.  Join me in this episode to learn how you can be open to receiving and accepting help from your network to strategically grow your business. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode.   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/535. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
8/4/202254 minutes, 26 seconds
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534: Hiring a Micro-Position

Are you an entrepreneur currently in the in-between stage of being a solopreneur and an agency and you need to start thinking of hiring but you're not quite ready to hire another you?  Today I’m joined by our Accountability Coach, Elizabeth Cook, as we go over the benefits and steps of hiring for micro-positions in your business, including how to determine what tasks you can delegate to give yourself more time to focus on clients. Join Elizabeth and I in this episode to learn how you can start delegating small tasks in your business so you can focus on your zone of genius and increase your capacity without overwhelm. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode.   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/534. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
7/28/202240 minutes, 58 seconds
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533: How to Get Clients From Speaking

Speaking engagements can be one of the fastest ways to grow your business and position yourself as an expert.  On today’s episode our Accountability Coach, Elizabeth Cook, joins me as I share some of the best ways to leverage speaking opportunities to fill your business with ideal clients and how you can strategically find the best speaking engagements for your niche. Join Elizabeth and I in this episode to learn how you can use speaking engagements to your benefit while serving the audience. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to receive our complimentary feedback form. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode.   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/533. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
7/21/202243 minutes, 56 seconds
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532: [coaching] Next Steps to Build a Marketing Agency with Debbie Gonzales

Have you reached capacity in your business and you’re wondering if building an agency is the next step to scaling? Today, my client Debbie Gonzales, a Pinterest Strategist who is currently building a Pinterest marketing agency, joins me in this on-air-coaching session as I share the correct steps to take when it comes to building a thriving agency that serves your ideal market.  Join me in this episode to learn how you can build a team, increase revenue and grow your business as an agency. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/532. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
7/14/202255 minutes, 54 seconds
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531: Recovering from a Rough Client Experience

Do you have a time in your business when you disappointed a client or made a mistake?    On today’s episode, our BizChix Accountability Coach, Elizabeth Cook, joins me to talk about how you can recover from a rough client experience and how to appropriately respond both to the client and to yourself so that it doesn’t affect your confidence.    Join Elizabeth and I to learn how you can maintain your client relationships after making a mistake and how you can move forward and take action as a leader.    CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/531. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
7/7/202234 minutes, 45 seconds
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530: How to Get and Use Testimonials

Would you like to get more testimonials for your business and leverage the ones you've already received?  Today, our BizChix Accountability Coach, Elizabeth Cook, joins me as I share easy strategies to get more testimonials and how you can leverage them to grow in your business and show your credibility.   Join Elizabeth and I in this episode to hear how you can get and use memorable testimonials to show the impactful transformation you’ve given to your clients.  CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/530. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
6/30/202234 minutes, 31 seconds
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529: [coaching] How to Get Visibility in a New Niche with Lisa Fortenbaugh

Today in this on-air coaching call, I’m joined by Lisa Fortenbaugh, a member of $ix Figures Lab and a Human Resources Consultant who recently switched up her niche and needs some guidance on how to get in front of her new ideal clients. I give Lisa strategies and tips to get more visibility in front of her new niche.  Join Lisa and I in this episode to learn how you can educate your referral network, and start showing up in front of your ideal clients.   CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/529. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.   
6/23/202250 minutes, 43 seconds
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528: Are Clients Looking for You?

Do you find yourself needing to educate your referral network or your potential clients about what you do and who you serve?  On today’s episode, I’m joined by our BizChix Accountability Coach Elizabeth Cook, as we talk about how you can stand out in your field, position yourself uniquely in your business and offer services that people are already looking to pay for.  Join us to learn how you can position yourself and your offers as valuable and create a profitable, sustainable business that’s easy.  CLICK HERE to apply to work with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab enrolling now for a June 22nd start CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/528. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
6/16/202237 minutes, 16 seconds
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527: Do You Have Too Many Services or Offers?

Are you a CEO who has too many offers or services and it’s confusing potential clients?  Today, I’m joined by our BizChix Accountability Coach Elizabeth Cook, as we discuss how having too many offers may be stalling your business growth, confusing potential clients and causing decision fatigue.   Join us in this episode to learn how simplifying your offers could help your business growth and make your business more referable.  CLICK HERE to apply to work with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab enrolling now for a June 22nd start CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/527. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
6/9/202225 minutes, 52 seconds
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526: [coaching] How to Differentiate from Other Consultants with Dr. Carol Wheeler

Are you an entrepreneur who has a hard time highlighting your accomplishments?   On today’s on air coaching session, my client Dr. Carol Wheeler joins me as I help her find a way to leverage her experience and accomplishments so she can position herself in front of her ideal clients as an expert in her field.  Join us in this episode to hear how you can differentiate yourself from other people in your industry and show your potential clients that you can help them with their transformation. CLICK HERE to apply to work with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab enrolling now for a June 22nd start CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/526. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
6/2/202239 minutes, 43 seconds
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525: Hiring Multiple Positions at Once with Shelli Warren

Are you an entrepreneur who has been thinking about streamlining your hiring process and hiring multiple people into the same position at once?    Today, I’m joined by our Team and Leadership Coach and host of the Stacking Your Team Podcast, Shelli Warren, to talk about the benefits of bulk hiring and the steps you need to take to efficiently train and onboard your new team members.    Join Shelli and I in this episode to hear how you can expand your team with the right candidates and create a great team culture even if it’s virtually.  CLICK HERE to apply to work with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab enrolling now for a June 22nd start CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/525. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
5/26/202246 minutes, 4 seconds
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524: Should You Build an Agency?

The majority of entrepreneurs start out as solopreneurs, but if you’re at capacity and your business is growing, you may be wondering how you can shift your business to an agency model.  Today, I’m joined by our Accountability Coach, Elizabeth Cook, to talk about whether you should build an agency, the challenges you may encounter and how to make that switch so you can continue to serve more clients while making a bigger profit.  Join us in this episode to learn if making the agency transition is the right step for you and your business.  CLICK HERE to apply to work with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab enrolling now for a June 22nd start CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/524. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
5/19/202233 minutes, 56 seconds
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523: Why You Don’t Need an Email List

Are you a done-for-you service provider who’s been wondering if you need to start building your email list in order to grow your business?  Today, I’m joined by our Accountability Coach, Elizabeth Cook, to talk about why you don’t need an email list to grow a profitable business and how you can use relationship marketing along with a retainer model to create consistent ongoing monthly revenue.     Join us in this episode to hear how you can grow your service based business without spending your time and money growing a large email list.     CLICK HERE to apply now to join $ix Figures Lab enrolling for a June 22nd start CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/523. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
5/12/202234 minutes, 48 seconds
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522: [coaching] How to Create a Social Media Strategy with Elizabeth Hall

Are you a service provider who doesn’t know which social media platforms you should be focusing on to connect with potential clients?  Today, Elizabeth Hall, CEO of Hall Educational Resources and a member of $ix Figures Lab, joins me in this on-air coaching session as I guide her to creating a social media strategy that continues to create relationships and caters to all of her potential clients.  Join us in this episode to hear how you can create a social media strategy that works for your business without overwhelming you in the process.  CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/522. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
5/5/202258 minutes, 9 seconds
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521: Could You Be The Breadwinner?

Have you considered what it would take to become the breadwinner in your family? Today our Accountability Coach, Elizabeth Cook, joins me as we discuss the mindset issues and challenges when shifting into the role of sole provider for your family and how you can push past them to reach your revenue goals.  Join us in this episode, as we go over some of the benefits of shifting into the breadwinner role and how you can maximize your business possibilities.  CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/521. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
4/28/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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520: LinkedIn Video with Alicia Henderson

There is currently an incredible opportunity to get noticed and stand out from your competitors by using LinkedIn video.   Alicia Henderson is a LinkedIn video expert and today she joins me to talk about why you should be utilizing video on LinkedIn, the mindset issues around creating video content and how you can get past your imposter syndrome to create consistent video content that will attract clients.  Listen to this value-packed episode to hear how you can utilize video to increase your visibility and look like an expert in your field.    CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/520. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
4/21/202248 minutes, 43 seconds
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519: [coaching] How to Navigate the Messy Middle with Sheila Hansen

Are you a CEO who wants to specialize and work with a particular niche of clients? Maybe you need some guidance on how you can transition away from some of your current clients that don’t fit into that niche?  Sheila Hansen is a CPA and a member of $ix Figures Lab who wants to shift her business into specializing and focusing on a certain niche of clients so she can grow her business and increase her revenue goals.     On today’s episode, I help Sheila identify her dream client and coach her on how she can change her messaging to attract those clients to her business. I also give her some tips on upgrading her mindset so she can attract more wealth.  CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/519. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
4/14/20221 hour, 1 minute, 10 seconds
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518: The Challenges of Filling a Group Coaching Program

Are you a service-based CEO who’s been thinking about launching a group coaching program or mastermind to broaden your business?    On today’s episode, our Accountability Coach Elizabeth Cook joins me as I share some truths and challenges about filling group programs and why it’s not always the easiest way to grow a coaching business. I also share some alternatives to working with clients before you move to selling a group program.      Join us to hear how you can know when you’re ready to launch a group program and how to determine if it’s worth it for your business.    CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/518. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.  
4/7/202237 minutes, 53 seconds
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517: Web 3.0 and How it Impacts Entrepreneurs with JoAnn Holmes

What is going on with Web 3.0 and should entrepreneurs care?  JoAnn Holmes is an attorney that practices in the areas of digital asset law and intellectual property licensing. Today, JoAnn is joining me to talk about Web 3.0, what it is and how it affects female entrepreneurs including the opportunities that are available in the digital space.  Listen to this informative episode to hear how you can take action, add value and get an advantage in the Web 3.0 space.  CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/517. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.  
3/31/202252 minutes, 32 seconds
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516: Cure People Pleasing with Policies and Procedures

Are you a people pleaser and it’s causing you to struggle as you scale your business?    Today, our Accountability Coach Elizabeth Cook, joins me as I share some ways you can protect yourself and your business through creating policies and procedures that support how you want to operate your business. Elizabeth also talks about how she's been able to recover from people pleasing.    Join us in this episode to hear some tips on how you can run your business more effectively as a people pleaser without letting clients cross your boundaries.   CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/516. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
3/24/202231 minutes, 47 seconds
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515: 5 Mistakes Even the Smartest Consultants Make

Did you know that 50 percent of small businesses never complete their 5th year of business? In order to build an enduring business, you need to make sure it’s profitable, enjoyable, and sustainable.    Today, I’m sharing the 5 biggest mistakes that even the smartest consultants make that can stop them from building an enduring business.    Join me in this episode to hear how you can continue to build wealth and grow a sustainable business that lasts.  CLICK HERE to join $ix Figures Lab enrolling now to start March 23rd. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/515. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
3/17/202218 minutes, 27 seconds
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514: Are You Serving Multiple Avatars or Target Markets?

Are you sending mixed messages to potential clients when it comes to who you serve and what you’re offering?  Today, our BizChix Accountability Coach, Elizabeth Cook, joins me to talk about why you need to simplify your target market to make yourself more referable and how you can serve and specialize in a single avatar so that your business continues to evolve.  Join Elizabeth and I as we go over different scenarios on how you can focus and simplify who you serve so that your business becomes more profitable, easier and fun.    CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/514. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
3/10/202229 minutes, 38 seconds
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513: Should You Specialize and/or Niche Your Business?

Trying to grow and scale a generalist business can be hard and can also confuse your network. Choosing to specialize or niche in your business can make you more referable and help you stand out from the crowd.  Today, I’m explaining how niche and specialize are different from one another and what it looks like to do both in your service-based business. I’m also sharing which is my favorite and why getting more specific with who you serve and what you offer can help you scale to multiple 6-figures.  Reserve your seat in our complimentary workshop The Automatic Yes Framework on March 10th. CLICK HERE to appy now to work with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab enrolling for March 23rd. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode.   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/513. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
3/3/202220 minutes, 56 seconds
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512: [Success] How She Created Boundaries and Paid Herself More with LaKeesha Morris-Moreau

Are you a service-based entrepreneur who needs to raise your prices and create some additional boundaries around your business and finances?     LaKeesha Morris-Moreau was on the podcast last year for an on-air coaching call to discuss how she can get out of overwhelm. Today, you'll be hearing the amazing transformation she has made in her business over the past 18 months.   Join us to hear the mindset shifts LaKeesha has made, how she’s been able to pay herself more while hiring a team.  CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/512. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
2/24/202241 minutes, 38 seconds
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Bonus Replay: [coaching] How to Get Out of Overwhelm with LaKeesha Morris-Moreau

For the past 10 years, LaKeesha Morris-Moreau has been providing grant writing services to local government units and non-profit organizations. But as a solopreneur, she feels overwhelmed with the amount of work required in running a business. This is very common for a lot of entrepreneurs. It might be an issue of niching down, hiring, or maybe even tackling the fear of expanding. Listen in to find out how I helped LaKeesha get out of her overwhelming situation. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/443. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
2/24/202245 minutes, 7 seconds
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511: How to Get a Quick Win in Your Business

Do you need to create some momentum in your business, but maybe you’re making it too complicated?  Today, our Accountability Coach, Elizabeth Cook, joins me as we go over some different scenarios and I share how you can create a quick win in your business that will ramp up your confidence without making you overwhelmed.  Join us in this episode to hear some easy ways you can find the low hanging fruit in your business that will give you a quick win and build your momentum.  CLICK HERE to apply now to work with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/511. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
2/17/202220 minutes, 34 seconds
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510: [coaching] How to Pivot to Different Clients with Stephanie Feger

Are you a service provider who wants to upgrade your packages and you’re wondering if you need to pivot your client base to better align with your new prices?  Today, I’m sharing a coaching call with one of my clients, Stephanie Feger, as she navigates raising her prices and pivoting to a new client base that will recognize the value of her new packages.  Join us in this episode to hear how you can stop undervaluing yourself, set boundaries with your current clients and learn how to shift your business and client base to fit your new price points.   CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/510. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
2/10/202251 minutes, 29 seconds
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509: The Mindset of Hiring

Hiring new team members can grow your business and open up capacity, but it can also bring up some new fears for a CEO around leadership and responsibility.  Today, I’m sharing an excerpt from our course Your Next Best Hire, that goes over the mindset shifts you need to make before, during and after you hire a new team member. I share my Framework for Resetting your Mindset so you can work through your imposter syndrome and confidently hire. Listen to learn how you can get past your mindset blocks, hire others to do things in your zone of incompetence and focus on your zone of genius.  CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/509. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
2/3/202227 minutes, 13 seconds
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508: My Life and Business Pivots [8 Year Anniversary]

Today our $ix Figures Lab Accountability Coach, Elizabeth Cook, interviews me as I share some life updates and take a trip down memory lane on the evolution of the business and programs I’ve offered over the past 8 years.  Join us on this special anniversary episode as I talk about some of the highs and lows from my personal and business life and how I’ve adapted to and created space for change.  CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/508. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
1/27/202245 minutes, 40 seconds
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507: [coaching] How to Get Rapid Visibility with Robin White

Are you at a point in your business where you need to gain rapid visibility, but you’re not sure how or where to start?  Robin White is a managing partner of Guided Leadership Solutions, which provides coaching and consulting services for professional organizations and is also a client of $ix Figures Lab. Today, I’m sharing my Framework for Rapid Visibility to help Robin and her business get in front of more ideal clients after niching down.  Join us in this value-packed episode to hear how you can create a visibility strategy that will leverage your network and get you seen by your ideal clients. CLICK HERE to get your copy of my Rapid Visibility Framework CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/507. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
1/20/202252 minutes, 25 seconds
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506: The Fastest Way to $300K in Sales

Do you want to scale your business to large numbers in revenue without selling courses, products or group programs? Maybe you know you want to grow your business and make a higher profit but you don’t feel passionate about growing a large team and don’t know how to get there without one.  Today, I’m sharing a business model that gives you the fastest way to scale your business to $300,000 in revenue with few expenses so you can profit $100,000 or more without having a big team.    Join me to learn how you can build a high ticket service based business that lets you earn more profit without spending a lot on ads and a team.  CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/506. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
1/13/202230 minutes, 33 seconds
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505: Start with the End in Mind

Do you need a clear vision for what you want this upcoming year to look like for your business and yourself?  In today's episode, I walk you through how you can create a clear vision for the new year and the shifts you need to make in order to bring your vision to life. Learn what you need to prioritize and invest in, so that you can gain more revenue and stability while also having more joy and peace in your business. Listen in to hear how you can reflect on your past year and how to prioritize your needs and goals for this upcoming year.  CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/505. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
1/6/202226 minutes, 31 seconds
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504: [productivity] Define Your Non-Negotiables

With the start of the new year approaching, have you been wondering how you can be more productive and manage your time more effectively?    Today, our accountability coach Elizabeth Cook joins me to share how you can define the non-negotiables in your life and what will or will not be a part of your daily, weekly or monthly calendar. We also share tips on getting more intentional about how you spend your time and time blocking your calendar around your priorities so you can honor your boundaries.    Join us to hear strategies on time management and defining your non-negotiables that are customized to your specific priorities.    CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab.   CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/504. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.  
12/30/202141 minutes, 32 seconds
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503: [coaching] How to Design a Coaching Program with Ingela Onstad

Are you a service provider who’s looking to transition from offering a package of hours to offering a value-packed coaching program?    My client Ingela Onstad is a high performance coach for performing artists, an opera singer and a psychotherapist. Today, I’m helping Ingela design a coaching program where she can not only help her clients get the results they desire but also reduce the 1-1 time she spends with each of them.    Listen in to hear how you can stop trading dollars for hours and instead shift to focusing on the results and transformation your clients are receiving while working with you.    CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab.   CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode     This episode was first published at BizChix.com/503. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
12/23/202132 minutes, 15 seconds
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502: 5 Things I Changed on LinkedIn

Is LinkedIn an important avenue for your business but you're not quite sure how to utilize it to its fullest potential?    Today, I'm sharing 5 things I recently changed on LinkedIn, including how you can get specific on strategy and leverage your profile so that you can build strong connections that will have a big impact on your business.   Join me to hear how you can make some valuable changes on LinkedIn, grow your audience base and expand the reach of your business.   CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab.   CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/502. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
12/16/202127 minutes, 56 seconds
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501: Overcoming Fear of Rejection

What are you holding back from doing because you’re afraid of rejection? Do you feel like your fears are standing in the way of you taking your business to new heights?    On today’s episode our accountability coach, Elizabeth Cook, joins me to talk about the mindset around the fear of rejection and how you can reframe your way of thinking when it comes to these fears so your business can thrive.    Listen in to hear how you can stop letting the fear of rejection and judgment stand in your way.   CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab.   CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/501. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
12/9/202145 minutes, 53 seconds
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500: Relationship Marketing Tools

Do you have an amazing personal and professional network but you’re not leveraging their power? Or maybe when you have a heavy client load you stop connecting and you find yourself losing some of your client pipeline?   Today, I’m sharing a special formula for relationship marketing from one of our past guests, Sharon Lechter, that you can adopt as a daily practice to stay connected with your network. I also share how you can take this practice and make it your own so you can stay consistent and focus on the future of your business.   Join me to hear how you can keep connected to your network while creating new connections and increase the momentum of your business.   CLICK HERE to Apply to Join $ix Figures Lab    CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/500. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
12/2/202124 minutes, 21 seconds
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499: [coaching] Choosing a Niche with Miranda VonFricken

Are you a CEO who has been offering a broad range of services and you need to focus on a profitable niche that ignites your soul?     Miranda VonFricken is a member of the $ix Figures Lab who is a branding and visibility strategist, a business coach, and a Linkedin expert who’s been feeling the pull to narrow down her energy and focus more on a specific niche.     In this on-air coaching session, I help Miranda decide on the niche that will allow her to offer her highest value of work, and let her focus on what she's really passionate about.   CLICK HERE to Apply to Join $ix Figures Lab    CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/499. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
11/25/202149 minutes, 38 seconds
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498: [success] How She Doubled Her Revenue by Specializing and Niching with Melissa Morris

Is your business stuck in a feast or famine cycle? Do you have some months where your income is the best it’s ever been and then have months where you make $0?    In this week’s episode, Melissa Morris joins me to share how the $ix Figures Lab helped her create a steady stream of revenue and also led her to making double of what she was previously earning.  Melissa and I go over why it’s important to focus on niching down and getting specific about retainer packages.    Join us to hear how you can specialize and niche down in something that will help you grow your business and give you a steady stream of revenue.    CLICK HERE to Get The Blue Ocean Superpower Training    CLICK HERE to Apply to Join $ix Figures Lab    CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/498. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.  
11/18/202159 minutes, 31 seconds
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497: Why You Should Sell Strategy

Have you been wondering how you can offer a high-end service that clients will pay premium prices for? Maybe you want to know how you can offer something unique that lets you charge a premium price and attracts high-end clients.     Join me in this episode as I talk about how you can shift to a service that elevates you to the realm of strategy while working within your zone of genius so that clients will pay you premium prices for a service that you excel in.    Listen in to hear how you can uplevel your business and get paid high-end prices.    CLICK HERE to Get The Blue Ocean Superpower Training    CLICK HERE to Apply to Join $ix Figures Lab    CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/497. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.  
11/11/202138 minutes, 39 seconds
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496: How Many Clients Do You Need?

Do you need to get clear on how many clients you can serve with your current team before you reach capacity? Maybe you need more clients to reach your income goals but you’re not sure you have any more time to spend on client work.   In today’s episode, I go over how you can determine the amount of clients you need to reach capacity while keeping your business sustainable and reaching your monthly income goal.  I also share my favorite tool that I use to help me stay focused on how many clients I have space for in my business.    Join me to hear how you can keep yourself laser focused on getting more clients, increase your visibility and grow your business.   CLICK HERE to Get The Client Vision Board    CLICK HERE to Apply to Join $ix Figures Lab    CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/496. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.  
11/4/202130 minutes, 37 seconds
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495: Leading Part-Time Team Members with Shelli Warren

Have you started hiring part-time team members but you want to make sure you’re giving them the best possible experience so that they feel valued and included?   This week our Team and Leadership Coach, Shelli Warren, joins me as we go over the 3 things you need to watch out for when you’re leading part-time team members to ensure that you can build a long-term relationship with them.   Listen in to learn how you can set clear expectations and build open communication so that your business and part-time team members can grow together.   CLICK HERE to Apply to Join $ix Figures Lab    CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/495. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
10/28/202123 minutes, 21 seconds
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494: What to Focus on in Your Service Business

What are you struggling with the most in your service based business? Are you having a tough time trying to figure out what you need to focus on so that you can scale your business and bring yourself to capacity?   This week our Accountability Coach, Elizabeth Cook, joins me as we share our BizChix Coaching Framework to help you discover the most critical parts of your business that you need to focus on and how you can fix it.   Join us to learn how you can use our framework to make a strategy so you can know exactly what to prioritize in your business while making the best use of your time.    CLICK HERE to Apply to Join $ix Figures Lab    CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/494. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.  
10/21/202128 minutes, 47 seconds
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493: Boundaries with Clients

Have your clients been calling or texting you outside of your work hours or even on the weekends? Maybe you have a client that’s making requests outside of your original agreement and you feel like it’s taking away from your personal time.     Setting boundaries early on with clients sets a clear expectation and prevents you from feeling resentment or disliking your business.    In this week’s episode our Accountability Coach, Elizabeth Cook, joins me to talk about the importance of setting boundaries and how you can design your ideal work week while preserving your client relationships.    CLICK HERE to Apply to Join $ix Figures Lab    CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/493. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
10/14/202138 minutes, 21 seconds
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492: The Fortune is in the Follow-Up

Have you ever had an amazing sales call but afterward, you never heard back from that potential client? Maybe you’re not sure how to follow up or you're lacking the confidence to reach out again. Far too often we let our mindset get in the way and instead of following up, we abandon potential clients when they could have turned into paying clients.    Join me in this episode as I share how you can set up a custom system to follow up with potential clients and how you can develop a healthy sales mindset so you can stop leaving money on the table and bring in more revenue.      CLICK HERE to Apply to Join $ix Figures Lab    CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/492. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
10/7/202127 minutes, 20 seconds
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491: Master Relationship Marketing

Does having a referral based business make you feel like you don’t have control when it comes to managing your leads? Have you been feeling like you need to do everything and be on every platform to advertise your business? Or maybe you feel like you need to create a better marketing strategy in order to get that steady stream of clients you need.    Relationship marketing is a great way for service based businesses to build strong connections, come from a place of service and gain consistent client leads from referrals.    This week our Accountability Coach, Elizabeth Cook, joins me to talk about relationship marketing and how you can use this strategy to get new client leads while also nurturing your current client relationships.     CLICK HERE to Apply to Join $ix Figures Lab    CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/491. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.  
9/30/202146 minutes, 48 seconds
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490: Transform Your Sales Calls with Assignment Selling

Can you imagine LOVING sales calls and the sales process? Have you ever had a sales call and realized the person was not qualified for what you were offering? Or maybe they asked questions that were answered on your sales page and you find yourself explaining the same things over and over.    Assignment selling is an amazing way to preserve your time, share a small snapshot of your business with a potential client and make sure that you’re really focusing on those high value actions that will grow your business.    In this week's episode, our Accountability Coach, Elizabeth Cook, and I share how to implement assignment selling in your own business and how this method can revolutionize your sales call structure. Get our Free Resource on Assignment Selling - See Exactly How we Do It CLICK HERE to Apply to Join $ix Figures Lab Enrolling Now to Start September 29th (we only open doors 4x's a year)     CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/490. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
9/23/202137 minutes, 19 seconds
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489: [productivity] Do You Have Non-Client Weeks?

Are your clients running your calendar? Do you feel like you're overwhelmed running your business, you hate your schedule and you're overbooked with client calls? Setting intentions and creating boundaries around your time is important when growing into your role as a CEO.   Elizabeth joins me this week to talk about how you can integrate non-client weeks into your ideal month to create your dream schedule that gives you valuable time back.    Listen in as we give you tips on how you can shift into a schedule that you love and take control of your calendar so your business works for you.   CLICK HERE to Apply to Join $ix Figures Lab Enrolling Now to Start September 29th CLICK HERE to Register for Our FREE Workshop The Retainer Roadmap on September 16th CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/489. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.  
9/16/202130 minutes, 50 seconds
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488: [coaching] Which Opportunity Should She Pursue with Lorraine Sanders

What should you do as an entrepreneur who’s been offered an exciting position with a company that may also take you out of your business? Lorraine Sanders, the founder of Spirit of 608, a media services company, joins me during this On Air Coaching call to discuss her next steps when navigating this potential career opportunity that could impact her business.    Join us as we also dive into how Lorraine can stay focused and attract ideal clients to her business by leveraging her podcast to get consistent leads.   CLICK HERE to Apply to Join $ix Figures Lab Enrolling Now to Start September 29th CLICK HERE to Register for Our FREE Workshop The Retainer Roadmap on September 16th CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/488. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
9/9/202155 minutes, 19 seconds
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487: 4 Coaching Models That Save You Time

Do you love your business, but lately it’s feeling more like a job with a schedule that won’t let you take any time off? Are you struggling with how to make a shift that will give you more time while still serving your clients? This week, I’m sharing 4 coaching models that can save you time as a one to one coach and allow you create boundaries around your schedule. Listen in to hear how you can scale your business to new heights while working less time.    CLICK HERE to Apply to Join $ix Figures Lab Enrolling Now to Start September 29th CLICK HERE to Register for Our FREE Workshop The Retainer Roadmap on September 16th CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode This episode was first published at BizChix.com/487. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
9/2/202121 minutes, 2 seconds
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486: How We Do Goal Setting with Our Clients

As an entrepreneur it’s important to set measurable goals for your business and know which tasks you need to prioritize in order to reach those goals.  In this week’s episode, Elizabeth joins me as we walk you through the goal setting process in the Six Figures Lab.  Listen in to learn how you can create a rhythm when it comes to setting weekly, quarterly and yearly goals and also how having an accountability process and celebrating your wins can lead you to reaching your goals quicker.  CLICK HERE to Apply to Join $ix Figures Lab Enrolling Now to Start September 29th CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. ​ This episode was first published at BizChix.com/486. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
8/26/202129 minutes, 1 second
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485: [coaching] How to Stop Being a Bottleneck with Madison Wetherill

Madison Wetherill is a successful web designer for food bloggers. While she wants to scale her team and increase her capacity, she isn’t sure if she’s ready and also doesn’t want the quality of her product to suffer.  Join us as we dig into how she can slowly shift herself into that CEO mindset while improving her workflow and operations so she can expand her business without working more hours or compromising her product.   CLICK HERE to Apply to Join $ix Figures Lab Enrolling Now to Start September 29th CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. ​ This episode was first published at BizChix.com/485. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
8/19/202142 minutes, 35 seconds
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484: Laser Coaching in $ix Figures Lab

Listening to other people’s questions and gaining insight from the answers can give us so much value. Today we’re giving you an inside look into our lightning round of coaching from one of our monthly calls in our group coaching program $ix Figures Lab.  In this round of laser coaching, you can hear questions directly from our clients on topics like saying no to new ideas and specializing in either DIY clients or Done-for-you clients.  CLICK HERE to Apply to Join $ix Figures Lab Enrolling Now to Start September 29th CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/484. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
8/12/202130 minutes, 57 seconds
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483: 3 Things to Do Each Week on LinkedIn with Louise Brogan

Have you been struggling with learning how to use LinkedIn effectively for your business? This week, LinkedIn expert Louise Brogan joins us to share 3 simple things you can do each week to maximize your time on LinkedIn. Listen in to hear how you can create an action plan to expand your network with your ideal clients and grow your business purposefully. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Louise Brogan. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/483. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
8/5/202137 minutes, 17 seconds
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482: [success] How She Set Boundaries and Raised Prices with Elizabeth Hall

Elizabeth Hall is an educational consultant, founder of Hall Educational Resources and a client of the Six Figures Lab who implemented strategy and made some small shifts in her business over the last 60 days that expanded her client experience and gave some big results.  Listen in as Elizabeth shares how she was able to set appropriate boundaries with her clients, raise her prices and take action to grow her business to new heights.  CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. Click here get all the links from this episode. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/482. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
7/29/202137 minutes, 18 seconds
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481: [coaching] How to Design a Corporate Offer with Attorney Amy Grubb

Have you been struggling with creating the perfect offer for your ideal client after making some shifts in your business? Amy Grubb is an attorney who pivoted her business after joining Six Figures Lab to focus on teaching business development to lawyers in law firms.  Join us in this episode as we go over some of the ways Amy can position and price her corporate offer so that her ideal clients can see the value and transformation she brings to their business.  CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. ​CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/481. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
7/22/202141 minutes, 47 seconds
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480: When You Suddenly Become a Caregiver with Dr. Regina Koepp

Dr. Regina Koepp is a clinical psychologist and gerontologist, founder and director of the Center for Mental Health & Aging and is also the host of the Psychology of Aging Podcast. Regina is passionate about mental health and aging, and also helping caretakers of aging parents get the resources they need to have a healthy family dynamic.  In this episode, Regina and I talk about how you can prepare for and cope with suddenly becoming the caretaker of your elderly parents, including how to set boundaries and how to have difficult conversations. Listen in as she uses her expertise to offer support, resources and hope to those in the caregiver role.  Follow Dr. Regina Koepp on Instagram or LinkedIn and listen to her podcast Psychology of Aging.  You can also visit her website:  https://www.drreginakoepp.com/ Resources mentioned:  https://www.mentalhealthandaging.com/how-to-start-the-conversation-with-your-aging-parents/ https://regina-koepp.mykajabi.com/blog/how-to-start-a-senior-living-discussion-with-aging-parents   CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. ​ This episode was first published at BizChix.com/480. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
7/15/202146 minutes, 51 seconds
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479: [coaching] Should She Rebrand Her Coaching Practice with Cat Cantrill

Have you been thinking it’s time to rebrand your business? Rebranding can sometimes take away valuable time that could be spent getting more clients.   Cat Cantrill was the owner of a successful dance studio, but during the pandemic, she decided to focus solely on her coaching business, which made her realize she needed a rebrand to attract the right clients.   Listen in as we talk about some of the ways Cat can rebrand and refresh her coaching business to separate it from her dance studio and expand her business.   CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode.   CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab.   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/479. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
7/8/202140 minutes
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478: Stepping Into Leadership with Shelli Warren

Are you struggling with hiring and managing a high performing team?   Do you want to learn how you can step into a leadership role?   In this episode, Shelli joins me to talk about what it takes to step into a leadership role and the two different types of leaders.    Click here to learn more about working with Shelli in the Leadership Lab.   CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode.   CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab.     This episode was first published at BizChix.com/478. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.  
7/1/202143 minutes, 2 seconds
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477: [success] How Louise Brogan Quadrupled Her Revenue

If you have ever considered specializing, or perhaps you're scared or hesitant, this episode is a must-listen.   Louise Brogan is a LinkedIn consultant that has found success and profitability by niching down. We recount the steps since our on-air coaching call in August of 2018, and the changes that she has made along her journey to quadruple her revenue.   Learn More about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab - https://BizChix.com/SixFiguresLab   Get all the links from this episode - https://BizChix.com/477   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/477. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
6/24/202143 minutes, 40 seconds
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476: The Mindset of Raising Prices

Have you ever been told your prices are too low? Or maybe you're starting to resent a client every time they show up in your inbox? These are just some of the signs that you're probably underpriced.   Join me and Elizabeth as we pull actual questions that were submitted from members of our $ix Figures Lab group coaching program. We dive into all the mindset issues that may get in the way of raising your prices and how you can deal with them.   Apply and book a call with Natalie to learn more about $ix Figures Lab - https://BizChix.com/SixFiguresLab   Get all the links from the episode here - https://BizChix.com/476   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/476. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
6/17/202130 minutes, 38 seconds
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475: Sneak Peek Inside $ix Figures Lab Laser Coaching

Want a sneak peek inside our $ix Figures Lab Laser Coaching calls? In this episode, Elizabeth and I are sharing a sample from the monthly Laser Coaching calls inside our $ix Figures Lab group coaching program. Questions are submitted each month, grouped, and then answered during our live call. Some clients ask questions each call and others learn from listening to other people’s questions. This is our favorite call of the month, and we hope you enjoy a taste of our lightning coaching.   Apply now to join Six Figures Lab enrolling for June 23rd start - BizChix.com/SixFiguresLab     Register for the Retainer Roadmap workshop on June 10th - BizChix.com/Retainer   Get all the links from this episode HERE - BizChix.com/475   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/475. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
6/10/202128 minutes, 33 seconds
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474: [success] Finding Her Next Level with Veronica "V" Sagastume

Are you trying to grow to your next level of success in your business?    Are you investing your time, money and resources in your business to maximize your revenue and profit?    Veronica “V” Sagastume is the business owner of Fortified Accounting. As a member of Six Figures Lab, V has pivoted her business and is set to quadruple last year's revenue. V joins me in this episode to share a few inspirational strategies on how you can niche down, show up in the online space, and expand your business as well.   Apply now to join Six Figures Lab enrolling in June https://bizchix.com/sixfigureslab   Register now for our FREE Retainer Roadmap workshop on June 10th https://bizchix.com/retainer   Get all the links from this episode HERE - https://bizchix.com/474   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/474. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
6/3/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 56 seconds
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473: Moving Beyond Selling a Package of Hours

Are you charging for your services based on a set number of hours?    Do you want to learn how to have a business that is more sustainable, profitable and easier to operate?    Elizabeth joins me in this episode and we discuss the four stages of the Retainer Roadmap and how you can specialize your services and uplevel your clients. We will share common concerns as well as examples of how the Retainer Roadmap will help you scale your business to offer a package of value instead of a package of hours.  CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode.   CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab.   CLICK HERE to sign up for The Retainer Roadmap workshop on June 10th.   When you are ready, here are a few ways we can help grow your service business. 🎧 Subscribe to our weekly podcasts Stacking Your Team and The BizChix Podcast. ​ ✅ Get support as you hire with Your Next Best Hire course. There are 18 modules that include everything you need to successfully hire your next high-performing team member. Hiring mistakes are expensive and this course will walk you through each step, so you have a process going forward you can replicate.​ 📆 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab our group coaching program for service business owners who want to take home $8-10K per month. This group is ideal for women with sales averaging $3000 or more per month and provides nearly daily access to me, accountability and a community of women who will get you.​ 👉Register now for the Retainer Roadmap workshop on June 10th! 📅 Apply now to join Leadership Lab our group coaching program for service business owners who have a team of 5 or more. Get the tools and confidence to become the leader your team needs and a community to support you! This episode was first published at BizChix.com/473. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
5/27/202136 minutes, 43 seconds
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472: Turn Team Performance Around with Shelli Warren

Are you struggling with team performance and issues within your company?  If you are, how are you able to identify that you are having team issues?  In this episode, Shelli and I join together and dive into our four favorite team leadership tools that can help you more easily lead your team regardless of the size of your team or the type of business that you have.  CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode.   CLICK HERE to sign up for our FREE workshop How to Turn Team Performance Around on June 15th   CLICK HERE to get access to Your Next Best Hire.   CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab.   CLICK HERE to sign up for The Retainer Roadmap workshop on June 10th.   When you are ready, here are a few ways we can help grow your service business. 🎧 Subscribe to our weekly podcasts Stacking Your Team and The BizChix Podcast. ​ ✅ Get support as you hire with Your Next Best Hire course. There are 18 modules that include everything you need to successfully hire your next high-performing team member. Hiring mistakes are expensive and this course will walk you through each step, so you have a process going forward you can replicate.​ 📆 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab our group coaching program for service business owners who want to take home $8-10K per month. This group is ideal for women with sales averaging $3000 or more per month and provides nearly daily access to me, accountability and a community of women who will get you.​ 👉Register now for the Retainer Roadmap workshop on June 10th! 📅 Apply now to join Leadership Lab our group coaching program for service business owners who have a team of 5 or more. Get the tools and confidence to become the leader your team needs and a community to support you! This episode was first published at BizChix.com/472. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.  
5/20/202140 minutes, 55 seconds
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471: Dealing with Shame Around Hiring Help

Have you ever felt ashamed or embarrassed for hiring someone to take care of your children, clean your house, or wash your car?  Or have you been perhaps on the opposite side and you have questioned someone else's choices about paying for those services? Join me and Elizabeth Cook, our Accountability Coach for the $ix Figures Lab, to talk about how women entrepreneurs deal with shame around hiring help. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to register for our FREE Retainer Roadmap workshop on June 10th. When you are ready, here are a few ways we can help grow your service business. 🎧 Subscribe to our weekly podcasts Stacking Your Team and The BizChix Podcast.​ ✅ Get support as you hire with Your Next Best Hire course. There are 18 modules that include everything you need to successfully hire your next high-performing team member. Hiring mistakes are expensive and this course will walk you through each step, so you have a process going forward you can replicate 📆 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab our group coaching program for service business owners who want to take home $8-10K per month. This group is ideal for women with sales averaging $3000 or more per month and provides nearly daily access to me, accountability and a community of women who will get you. 👉Register now for the Retainer Roadmap workshop on June 10th! 📅 Apply now to join Leadership Lab our group coaching program for service business owners who have a team of 5 or more. Get the tools and confidence to become the leader your team needs and a community to support you! This episode was first published at BizChix.com/471. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
5/13/202140 minutes, 41 seconds
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470: [coaching] Two Ways to Expand Capacity with Liz Murphy

When you are overbooked with clients and are struggling to manage the amount of work that you have, this usually means that you are at capacity.  Liz Murphy's college advising business has been growing so fast in the past year which made her decide that she needs to streamline some of her processes and hire somebody to help her serve her clients. Listen in as we explore some of the ways that Liz can expand capacity so that she can help more students and families find the right college for them.CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to sign up for the FREE Retainer Roadmap Workshop on June 10th. When you are ready, here are a few ways we can help grow your service business. 🎧 Subscribe to our weekly podcasts Stacking Your Team and The BizChix Podcast. ​ ✅ Get support as you hire with Your Next Best Hire course. There are 18 modules that include everything you need to successfully hire your next high-performing team member. Hiring mistakes are expensive and this course will walk you through each step, so you have a process going forward you can replicate.​ 📆 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab our group coaching program for service business owners who want to take home $8-10K per month. This group is ideal for women with sales averaging $3000 or more per month and provides nearly daily access to me, accountability and a community of women who will get you.​ 👉Register now for the Retainer Roadmap workshop on June 10th! 📅 Apply now to join Leadership Lab our group coaching program for service business owners who have a team of 5 or more. Get the tools and confidence to become the leader your team needs and a community to support you! This episode was first published at BizChix.com/470. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
5/6/202135 minutes, 50 seconds
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469: Do You Need to Uplevel Your Clients?

What if the clients that got you HERE, may not be the clients that get you THERE.  If you’ve been thinking that it’s time to uplevel your clients, then this episode is for you. CLICK HERE to register for The Retainer Roadmap Workshop. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. When you are ready, here are a few ways we can help grow your service business. 🎧 Subscribe to our weekly podcasts Stacking Your Team and The BizChix Podcast. ​ ✅ Get support as you hire with Your Next Best Hire course. There are 18 modules that include everything you need to successfully hire your next high-performing team member. Hiring mistakes are expensive and this course will walk you through each step, so you have a process going forward you can replicate.​ 📆 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab our group coaching program for service business owners who want to take home $8-10K per month. This group is ideal for women with sales averaging $3000 or more per month and provides nearly daily access to me, accountability and a community of women who will get you.​ 👉Register now for the Retainer Roadmap workshop on June 10th! 📅 Apply now to join Leadership Lab our group coaching program for service business owners who have a team of 5 or more. Get the tools and confidence to become the leader your team needs and a community to support you! This episode was first published at BizChix.com/469. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team. Remember, I believe in you!
4/29/202114 minutes, 45 seconds
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468: May I Send You Clients?

If I could send you 4 of your ideal clients today, do you know what you would ask for? Are you a generalist or a specialist because I like to refer specialists. Join me today to learn if you are easily referable and the steps to take if you are not because I would love to refer you business. CLICK HERE to learn more about $ix Figures Lab CLICK HERE to get our FREE training on specializing - Discover Your Blue Ocean Superpower CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode When you are ready, here are a few ways we can help grow your service business. 🎧 Subscribe to our weekly podcasts Stacking Your Team and The BizChix Podcast. ✅ Get support as you hire with Your Next Best Hire course. There are 18 modules that include everything you need to successfully hire your next high-performing team member. Hiring mistakes are expensive and this course will walk you through each step, so you have a process going forward you can replicate.​ 📅 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab our group coaching program for service business owners who want to take home $8-10K per month. This group is ideal for women with sales averaging $3000 or more per month and provides nearly daily access to me, accountability and a community of women who will get you.  👉 Register now for the Retainer Roadmap workshop on June 10th! 🗓 Apply now to join Leadership Lab our group coaching program for service business owners who have a team of 5 or more. Get the tools and confidence to become the leader your team needs and a community to support you! This episode was first published at BizChix.com/468. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
4/22/202127 minutes, 27 seconds
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467: Is Scope Creep Impacting Your Growth?

Have you ever started to resent a client? Perhaps you accommodated a request and then regret it. This is called scope creep and it can really impact how you grow and scale your business. But never fear, in this episode I coach you around how to handle these sometimes sticky situations whether they are new or have been going on for years. And we are sharing our tried and true email scripts for navigating these sometimes difficult conversations. CLICK HERE to get our email scripts to help you manage scope creep. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. When you are ready, here are a few ways we can help grow your service business. 🎧 Subscribe to our weekly podcasts Stacking Your Team and The BizChix Podcast.​ ✅ Get support as you hire with Your Next Best Hire course. There are 18 modules that include everything you need to successfully hire your next high-performing team member. Hiring mistakes are expensive and this course will walk you through each step, so you have a process going forward you can replicate.​ 📅 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab our group coaching program for service business owners who want to take home $8-10K per month. This group is ideal for women with sales averaging $3000 or more per month and provides nearly daily access to me, accountability and a community of women who will get you. Our next enrollment period opens June 2021! 👉 Sign up to get on the waitlist for our next retainer workshop coming this June 2021.  This episode was first published at BizChix.com/467. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
4/15/202113 minutes, 46 seconds
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466: [coaching] How to Expand Her Consulting Practice with Michelle Slade

As you scale and expand your business, it is important to ask: what should you invest in and how can you make changes so that you're doing only your highest level work? Today's episode is an on-air coaching call with Michelle Slade of C4 Consulting where she does strategic planning and leadership coaching to bring community-improving visions into reality. In order for her to expand her consulting practice, we figure out what kind of help she needs so she can get out of capacity and grow her business. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. When you are ready, here are a few ways we can help grow your service business. 🎧 Subscribe to our weekly podcasts Stacking Your Team and The BizChix Podcast.​ ✅ Get support as you hire with Your Next Best Hire course. There are 18 modules that include everything you need to successfully hire your next high-performing team member. Hiring mistakes are expensive and this course will walk you through each step, so you have a process going forward you can replicate.​ 📅 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab our group coaching program for service business owners who want to take home $8-10K per month. This group is ideal for women with sales averaging $3000 or more per month and provides nearly daily access to me, accountability and a community of women who will get you. Our next enrollment period opens June 2021! 🏁 Sign up to get on the waitlist for our next retainer workshop coming this June 2021.  This episode was first published at BizChix.com/466. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
4/8/202141 minutes, 21 seconds
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465: [success] You Can Always Go Backwards with Madison Wetherill

Today's guest is a true testament to the value of experimenting and niching down.  Madison Wetherill is a website designer for food bloggers who use WordPress and are at a certain level in their business. In the past couple of years, she has grown her team and scaled her business as the CEO of Grace and Vine Studios.  Madison believed that if things didn't work out, you can always go backwards. But everything fell into place when she finally specialized.CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. When you are ready, here are a few ways we can help grow your service business. 🎧 Subscribe to our weekly podcasts Stacking Your Team and The BizChix Podcast.​ 🎯 Purchase one of our LAST Strategy Sessions. There are only a handful left and it is an incredible way to get expert 1:1 coaching, strategy and an action plan. After April, they will only be available to clients in our programs.​ ✅ Get support as you hire with Your Next Best Hire course. There are 18 modules that include everything you need to successfully hire your next high-performing team member. Hiring mistakes are expensive and this course will walk you through each step, so you have a process going forward you can replicate.​ 📅 Apply now to join $ix Figures Lab, our group coaching program for service business owners who want to take home $8-10K per month. This group is ideal for women with sales averaging $3000 or more per month and provides nearly daily access to me, accountability and a community of women who will get you. Our next enrollment period opens June 2021! 🏁 Sign up to get on the waitlist for our next retainer workshop coming this June 2021.  This episode was first published at BizChix.com/465. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
4/1/202154 minutes, 35 seconds
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464: [success] Growing to Capacity with Danielle Droitsch

Danielle Droitsch is an executive coach and consultant for mission-driven organizations. Before she joined $ix Figures Lab last year, she was right in the middle of a cross-country move and a looming pandemic. Tune in as Danielle shares how she went from being in fear, wondering how she would get her next clients, to now growing to capacity and working with her ideal clients.CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. When you are ready, here are a few ways we can help grow your service business. 🎧 Subscribe to our weekly podcasts Stacking Your Team and The BizChix Podcast. ​ 🎯 Purchase one of our LAST Strategy Sessions. There are only a handful left and it is an incredible way to get expert 1:1 coaching, strategy and an action plan. After April, they will only be available to clients in our programs.​ ✅ Get support as you hire with Your Next Best Hire course. There are 18 modules that include everything you need to successfully hire your next high-performing team member. Hiring mistakes are expensive and this course will walk you through each step, so you have a process going forward you can replicate.​ ☎️ Join me for a 1:1 interest call for Six Figures Lab our group coaching program for service business owners who want to take home $8-10K per month. Click to fill out the application and my team will connect with you to set up our call. This group is ideal for women with sales averaging $3000 or more per month and provides nearly daily access to me, accountability, and a community of women who will get you. I'm so excited that several of our clients have had their highest revenue months ever in February! This episode was first published at BizChix.com/464. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
3/25/202138 minutes, 18 seconds
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463: [coaching] How to Niche Down Further with Melissa Rose

Join me in today's episode as I coach my client, Melissa Rose, into how she can niche down further to scale her business. Aside from being a dance educator for more than 20 years, Melissa has established a coaching business for brick and mortar owners to gain more visibility. Listen in as we figure out the ways she can maximize her reach by bringing more value to her ideal clients. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. ************************************************ Sign up for the Retainer Roadmap - Free Workshop ************************************************ When you are ready, here are a few ways we can help grow your service business. 🎧 Subscribe to our weekly podcasts Stacking Your Team and The BizChix Podcast. 🎯 Purchase one of our LAST Strategy Sessions. There are only a handful left and it is an incredible way to get expert 1:1 coaching, strategy and an action plan. After April, they will only be available to clients in our programs. ✅ Get support as you hire with Your Next Best Hire course. There are 18 modules that include everything you need to successfully hire your next high-performing team member. Hiring mistakes are expensive and this course will walk you through each step, so you have a process going forward you can replicate. ☎️ Join me for a 1:1 interest call for Six Figures Lab our group coaching program for service business owners who want to take home $8-10K per month. Click to fill out the application and my team will connect with you to set up our call. This group is ideal for women with sales averaging $3000 or more per month and provides nearly daily access to me, accountability and a community of women who will get you. I'm so excited that several of our clients have had their highest revenue months ever in February! This episode was first published at BizChix.com/463. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
3/18/202136 minutes, 14 seconds
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462: [success] When Opportunity Meets Preparation with Dr. Traci Baxley

Dr. Traci Baxley is back on the podcast to share how much growth she has experienced in her business in the last year. She is a pivotal voice for social justice parenting but it has not been an easy road to building her business.  So many opportunities came her way which had a lot of decisions to go along with them. Listen in as Dr. Traci shares how she found success in her entrepreneurial journey and her passion for diversity and inclusion. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. ************************************************ Sign up for the Retainer Roadmap - Free Workshop ************************************************ When you are ready, here are a few ways we can help grow your service business. 🎧 Subscribe to our weekly podcasts Stacking Your Team and The BizChix Podcast. ​ 🎯 Purchase one of our LAST Strategy Sessions. There are only a handful left and it is an incredible way to get expert 1:1 coaching, strategy, and an action plan. After April, they will only be available to clients in our programs. ​ ✅ Get support as you hire with Your Next Best Hire course. There are 18 modules that include everything you need to successfully hire your next high-performing team member. Hiring mistakes are expensive and this course will walk you through each step, so you have a process going forward you can replicate. ​ ☎️ Join me for a 1:1 interest call for Six Figures Lab our group coaching program for service business owners who want to take home $8-10K per month. Click to fill out the application and my team will connect with you to set up our call. This group is ideal for women with sales averaging $3000 or more per month and provides nearly daily access to me, accountability and a community of women who will get you. I'm so excited that several of our clients have had their highest revenue months ever in February! This episode was first published at BizChix.com/462.
3/11/202147 minutes, 48 seconds
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[encore] 5 Reasons You Need a Retainer Offer

Want to have a stable flow of revenue in your service business? The retainer offer is one of my favorite ways to create monthly recurring revenue that helps you grow and scale.  ************************************************ Sign up for the Retainer Roadmap - Free Workshop ************************************************ When you are ready, here are a few ways we can help grow your service business.​ 🎯 Purchase one of our LAST Strategy Sessions. There are only a handful left and it is an incredible way to get expert 1:1 coaching, strategy and an action plan. After April, they will only be available to clients in our programs. ​ Get support as you hire with Your Next Best Hire course. There are 18 modules that include everything you need to successfully hire your next high-performing team member. Hiring mistakes are expensive and this course will walk you through each step, so you have a process going forward you can replicate. ​ Join me for a 1:1 interest call for Six Figures Lab our group coaching program for service business owners who want to take home $8-10K per month. Click to fill out the application and my team will connect with you to set up our call. This group is ideal for women with sales averaging $3000 or more per month and provides nearly daily access to me, accountability and a community of women who will get you. I'm so excited that several of our clients have had their highest revenue months ever in February! Connect with Natalie:  Instagram LinkedIN  Subscribe to the BizChix Newsletter    This episode was first published at BizChix.com/437.
3/4/202121 minutes, 8 seconds
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461: Retainer Offers - Five Common Mistakes

Retainers provide predictable recurring revenue to your business and allow you to know what you can afford to invest in next. I LOVE the stability retainer offers create for service businesses, but retainers can also cause problems if you don’t structure them correctly, so today I’m covering FIVE common mistakes for you to avoid in your retainer offer. ************************************************ Sign up for the Retainer Roadmap - Free Workshop ************************************************ When you are ready, here are a few ways we can help grow your service business. 🎧 Subscribe to our weekly podcasts Stacking Your Team and The BizChix Podcast. ​ 🎯 Purchase one of our LAST Strategy Sessions. There are only a handful left and it is an incredible way to get expert 1:1 coaching, strategy and an action plan. After April, they will only be available to clients in our programs. ​ ✅ Get support as you hire with Your Next Best Hire course. There are 18 modules that include everything you need to successfully hire your next high-performing team member. Hiring mistakes are expensive and this course will walk you through each step, so you have a process going forward you can replicate. ​ ☎️ Join me for a 1:1 interest call for Six Figures Lab our group coaching program for service business owners who want to take home $8-10K per month. Click to fill out the application and my team will connect with you to set up our call. This group is ideal for women with sales averaging $3000 or more per month and provides nearly daily access to me, accountability and a community of women who will get you. I'm so excited that several of our clients have had their highest revenue months ever in February! Connect with Natalie:  Instagram LinkedIN  Subscribe to the BizChix Newsletter  This episode first appeared at BizChix.com/461.
3/4/202115 minutes, 57 seconds
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460: How We Hired an Executive Assistant

Have you considered hiring an assistant? Or have you hired an assistant and it didn't work out? So many of our clients in both of our group coaching programs and 1:1 mentorship program are hiring an assistant which is honestly one of the most personal and intimate positions you can hire for. Join us for this throwback episode as we go behind the scenes and share the highs and lows in our journey to hire an executive assistant for BizChix. You'll also hear our process of finding candidates, interviewing and hosting a trial period with the right candidate. Plus, three years later, I'm sharing some updates on how the business has changed and reflecting with key takeaways. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to book your last chance for a Strategy Session with Natalie. CLICK HERE to purchase the Your Next Best Hire signature course. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/460. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
2/25/202159 minutes, 24 seconds
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459: [success] Scaling a Niche Business from Rural Montana with Michelle Patten

It can be terrifying to niche down because it feels so counter-intuitive to narrow who you are targeting. But today's guest is a great example of how specializing made it so easy for her to get clients and to simplify her visibility and hiring efforts. Michelle Patten is a bookkeeper and business consultant for agriculture businesses. Listen in to know how she found success in choosing to work with a very specific industry.CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to join the waitlist to get first access to Your Next Best Hire. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/459. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
2/18/202143 minutes, 9 seconds
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458: [mindset] 3 Mindset Issues Blocking Your Growth

Are there some things you know you could do to grow your business, but you are just not doing them? Today let's get you unstuck and moving forward by learning how to handle fear of judgment, fear of failure, and money mindset issues that may be holding you back. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to join the waitlist to get first access to Your Next Best Hire. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/458. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
2/11/202126 minutes, 20 seconds
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457: [productivity] How to Get More Time

What if I could simplify your life and business, and still get you more time, money, and energy?  Today let's talk about the 80-20 rule: 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. Listen in as I share how you can apply this simple principle to almost any event you can imagine. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to join the waitlist to get first access to Your Next Best Hire. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/457. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
2/4/202120 minutes, 15 seconds
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456: [anniversary] Behind The Scenes with Our Coaches

Seven years ago, I never could have imagined that this podcast and this business would be what it is today. And what better way to celebrate this anniversary than by going behind the scenes with your coaches? Shelli and I dive into our history together, our own personal backgrounds, and what you can expect from us in the coming months.  CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to join the waitlist to get first access to Your Next Best Hire. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/456. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
1/28/202138 minutes, 25 seconds
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455: My Hiring Mistakes

If you have hired before and it did not turn out as well as you expected, I'm here to tell you that your past mistakes should not stop you from hiring again. Today I share five mistakes I've personally made while building out my team, and what you can do to make hiring much easier.CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to join the waitlist to get first access to Your Next Best Hire. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/455. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
1/21/202115 minutes, 16 seconds
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454: [success] Letting Go of Control as You Grow with Abby Herman

I’m so excited to welcome back our client, Abby Herman, to talk about how her business experienced over 50% growth in the past two years. Abby is a content strategist and coach for business owners who want to gain visibility by using her personalized content strategies and implementation. As she experienced a significant increase in revenue, the only way to keep up was to let go of control and grow her team. Join us this episode as Abby shares how her business grew in a different direction than she anticipated, and how she kept up with the challenge of hiring despite past mistakes.CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to join the waitlist to get first access to Your Next Best Hire. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/454. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
1/14/202138 minutes, 47 seconds
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453: Is It Time to Build or Stabilize?

When you first start your business, the focus is on growth, getting new clients, and serving them to your highest ability. But at some point, you will start to notice some bottlenecks that will impede your growth. In this episode, I will help you figure out whether you need to build a bigger business or stabilize what you currently have. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to join the waitlist to get first access to Your Next Best Hire. BizChix Episodes on Building: Episode 353: How to Get Rapid Visibility Episode 398: Why Your Business is NOT Growing Episode 414: Networking IS Your Golden Ticket [How to Leverage your Personal Network] Episode 425: How to Maximize Your Social Media Presence Episode 435: The Fastest Way to Scale to $300,000 per Year BizChix Episodes on Stabilizing: Episode 384: How to Create a High Performing Team at Home and at Work Episode 405: The Best Systems Checklist with Jordan Gill Episode 410: What Happens After You Hire [interview with Shelli Warren] Episode 433: 5 Common Team Leadership Mistakes with Shelli Warren Episode 434: Productivity: Delete, Automate, Delegate, Do with Tiffanie Jordan Episode 440: [productivity] Why You Need Workflows with Melissa V. Morris Stacking Your Team Episodes Mentioned: Episode 141: The team that got you HERE may not be the team that gets you THERE Episode 142: Hiring is a Project (to be released on January 12, 2021) Episode 143: When You're Scared to Hire Again (to be released on January 19, 2021) Work with Us: Programs Overview VIP Day One:One Coaching Leadership Lab Six Figures Lab This episode was first published at BizChix.com/453. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
1/7/202115 minutes, 18 seconds
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452: How to Give Yourself a Raise

Think about your goals for 2021.  What are your financial goals for your business? How much do you want to pay yourself in the next 12 months?  I want all of us to get a raise this year, but that only happens with intention. Join me in this episode as we make a plan and explore some of the mindset issues that may come in different scenarios.  CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/452. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
12/31/202020 minutes, 24 seconds
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451: Mindset: Fear of Success

Mindset issues creep in at the most inopportune times like when you're trying to take advantage of the momentum that comes with the new year. Today I am once again sharing a chapter from my book, R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset, about the fear of success.  If you find yourself getting stuck in your head or stuck in this fear, let's dive in and talk about what you can do to counter this mindset issue.CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/451. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
12/24/202022 minutes, 6 seconds
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450: [coaching] How to Grow a Referral Based Business with Sara Hyzdu

Through a neuroscience approach, Sara Hyzdu of Why Grey Matters helps other CEOs to perform better based on how their brain works.  Sara joins me in today's on-air coaching call to ask for help on how she can grow her referral-based business. Not only do we discuss how she can frame her offers better, but I also coach her on how to prioritize her time. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/450. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
12/17/202043 minutes, 17 seconds
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449: Mindset: Imposter Syndrome

Do you ever feel like a fraud? You keep on thinking that pretty soon, everyone is going to find out that you don't know what you're doing. Guess what? Everyone does. As we’re moving into a new year, I will be reading a chapter from my book, R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset, in hopes that this will help you not get stuck or be held back from your greatness.  Let this New Year lead to the birth of new ideas and bigger thinking. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/449. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
12/10/202028 minutes, 24 seconds
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448: How to Maximize A Group Coaching Program

Whether you are in a group coaching program or thinking of joining one, this episode will offer insight on how you can maximize your investment of time, money, and energy. Today I will share my experiences as not only a member of other coaches’ programs, but also as someone who has run several group programs of my own. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/448. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
12/3/202037 minutes, 17 seconds
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447: The Power of Gratitude and Affirmations with Tara Humphrey

Just in time for Thanksgiving, I am excited to feature someone who lives and breathes gratitude and affirmations in her life. My guest today is Tara Humphrey, CEO of a healthcare consulting firm in London, and a former client. Tune in to know how she sets goals for herself, and how her practice of affirmations actually brought this episode to be. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/447. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
11/26/202044 minutes, 2 seconds
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446: [coaching] How to Build a Retainer Business with Amy Lebeck

Amy Lebeck has been operating two profitable businesses: Money Grove which provides daily management services for individuals and small businesses, and Taskmasters which provides virtual paraplanning for financial planners. Amy reached out for a coaching call because she was at capacity and has been feeling stuck for a while. Join me in today’s on-air coaching call to find out how I helped her build a retainer business that she can scale.CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/446. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
11/19/202049 minutes, 57 seconds
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445: Everyone’s a Mess

Do you compare yourself to other entrepreneurs and find that sometimes you don’t measure up? I’m here to remind you that it’s normal. Everyone is a bit of a mess, and that’s okay.  Join me in today’s episode as we do our best to stop the comparison game by taking control and doing actionable steps. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/445. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
11/12/202016 minutes, 6 seconds
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Thank You for 2.5 Million Downloads

A message of gratitude to you. Thank you for listening, thank you to my guests, and for all of you who have worked on the show behind the scenes. I am humbled by the success of the show.
11/6/20205 minutes, 58 seconds
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444: How to Keep More Money From Your Biz

Think about how much money you personally took out of your business in the past 6 months. If your answer is zero, then you’re most likely running a hobby, not a business.  In line with my goal to help women prosper in all areas of life, I am sharing 8 strategies that will help you keep more money from your businesses. Because by creating more profit and taking more money, women are able to improve the quality of their lives, including the people around them. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/444. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
11/5/202026 minutes, 52 seconds
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443: [coaching] How to Get Out of Overwhelm with LaKeesha Morris-Moreau

For the past 10 years, LaKeesha Morris-Moreau has been providing grant writing services to local government units and non-profit organizations. But as a solopreneur, she feels overwhelmed with the amount of work required in running a business. This is very common for a lot of entrepreneurs. It might be an issue of niching down, hiring, or maybe even tackling the fear of expanding. Listen in to find out how I helped LaKeesha get out of her overwhelming situation. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/443. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
10/29/202044 minutes, 51 seconds
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442: CEO Day - Determine Your Business Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT)

Today I share a time-honored tool in the business world: the SWOT analysis.  SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats, and it is a great strategic planning tool that helps you look at your business internally and externally. Before you create a plan for 2021, let’s pause and analyze how things are currently going in your business, and figure out what improvements you can make in the future. ***Get Your SWOT Workbook.*** CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/442. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
10/22/202020 minutes, 17 seconds
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441: [coaching] How to Uplevel Your Clients with Tracy Jepson

Before having her own consulting firm, Tracy Jepson was offering her bookkeeping services only as a side-gig. Now, she is the CEO and Owner of TLJ Bookkeeping + Consulting, a certified Profit First Mastery firm that helps their clients increase their profitability. In this coaching call, I help her find clarity on how she can up-level her clients and focus on what she enjoys working on the most.  We discuss finding her ideal clients, building her own team, and figuring out where she can specialize. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/441. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
10/15/202057 minutes, 29 seconds
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440: Productivity: Why You Need Workflows with Melissa V. Morris

As business owners, we all want to operate more efficiently and to have order in the way we do things. This is where workflows come into play.  Today we invited systems expert, Melissa V. Morris, to talk about the processes that you can implement to ensure productivity and harmony within your team.  We explore why workflows are so important because no matter how big or small your business is, there is always room for operational improvement. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to schedule an Interest Call with Natalie to learn more about $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/440. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
10/8/202049 minutes, 55 seconds
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439: Should You Launch a Group Program

Have you thought about adding a group program to your business? In this episode, we will be defining the 3 types of group programs you can launch for your business: Membership Sites, Masterminds, and Group Coaching. With each of these types, I will give you the positives, the negatives, and what I’ve learned from trying all of them and having worked with many clients who’ve done the same. Let’s figure out which of these, if any, is a fit for you and your business! CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/439. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
10/1/202036 minutes, 24 seconds
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438: [success] How She Specialized Her Consulting Practice with Ericka Aguilar

Ericka Aguilar has a successful consulting practice working with Dentists, but was getting burnt out with the one-on-one work and year-long consulting gigs. She loved her clients but the business she built was not something that could grow beyond her. Ericka reached out to me for help and we worked together in a VIP Day and made some huge changes to her business. Today, three months after our session, Ericka shares what has happened since we worked together and how she is now leading a scalable company that no longer rests only on her shoulders. She also is getting more qualified referrals and incredible opportunities since specializing. Ericka’s journey through entrepreneurship will inspire you no matter where you are in your business and if you need to specialize more in your business, it just might give you the confidence to take the next step in that direction. CLICK HERE to get all the links this episode. CLICK HERE to learn more about working with Natalie in a VIP Intensive. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/438. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
9/24/20201 hour, 1 minute, 38 seconds
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437: 5 Reasons You Need a Retainer Biz

Wouldn’t it be exciting to know how much money is coming into your business for the next 6 months?  In today's episode, I share why offering a retainer is such a great way to create financial stability and predictable income in your business. Let me walk you through what exactly a retainer is, what type of businesses it is best for, and why you need to offer this kind of arrangement to your clients. Ready to find out if a retainer offer is a good fit for you and your business? CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to learn more about how BizChix can support you. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/437. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
9/17/202019 minutes, 26 seconds
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436: Sales Goals with Reena Philpot

Do you know how to set sales goals for your business?  I'm joined today by Sales Coach, Reena Philpot, to discuss how setting a sales goal can help you measure your business’s progress, and how it gives you something to work for. Reena has grown her local business into a multi-million dollar success story through the help of her sales prowess.  Listen to this episode to find out how you can focus on your sales goal, and what you can do if you ever come across some stumbling blocks in meeting your goals. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. CLICK HERE to schedule an Interest Call with Natalie to learn more about $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/436. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
9/10/202052 minutes, 41 seconds
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435: The Fastest Way to Scale to $300,000 per Year

Today, I am sharing a business model that I never hear talked about in the online world or on podcasts. I am going to tell you the fastest way to grow a business to $300,000 in revenue with very few expenses. So you are putting $100,000 or more into your pockets each year! And hint, it doesn’t involve selling courses, selling products, offering group programs or building a large team. CLICK HERE to get the Blue Ocean Superpower Training Video & Workbook CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/435. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
9/3/202034 minutes, 9 seconds
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434: Productivity: Delete, Automate, Delegate, Do with Tiffanie Jordan

Ready for more time in your life? Today, I'm joined by Biz Chix Inc.’s Manager of Operations, Tiffanie Jordan, and together we are sharing how to figure out what to delete, automate, delegate and do. Listen in as Tiffanie and I give examples from our lives and a few famous people, too!  Click here to schedule an Interest Call with Natalie to learn more about $ix Figures Lab. Click here to get all the links and tools we discussed in this episode. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/434. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
8/27/202047 minutes, 30 seconds
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433: 5 Common Team Leadership Mistakes with Shelli Warren

Today I’m joined by Shelli Warren, Chief People Officer of Biz Chix, Inc., and host of our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, to discuss 5 common mistakes that leaders make when building their own teams. Whether you're making your first hire or you're expanding your team, Shelli and I will walk you through which leadership mistakes to avoid and how to adjust along the way. Click here to learn more about the Leadership Lab. Click here to book a discovery call with Shelli to learn more about the Leadership Lab. Connect with Shelli on LinkedIn. Click here to learn more about $ix Figures Lab. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/433. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
8/20/202051 minutes, 59 seconds
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432: Top Social Media Tools

For the last episode of this year’s Social Media Summer Camp series, we asked members of our community to share their favorite social media tools.  Let our Accountability Coach, Elizabeth Cook, guide you through this mashup episode as we explore online tools that can help you automate tasks and manage your social media. Social Media Tools Recommended: Alicia Henderson – Facebook Live, Instagram Live, LinkedIn Live Alma Bradford – Asana Amber Peterson – Tailwind Tribes Amy Woods – Buffer Jessica Morrison – Later Karen Nelson – Facebook Pixel Louise Brogan – Headliner CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode including our epic Social Media Guide. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/432. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
8/13/202023 minutes, 20 seconds
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431: How to Hire a Social Media Manager with Alma Bradford

In this episode of Social Media Summer Camp, Alma Bradford joins me to talk about how to successfully hire and outsource your social media content creation and strategy. With a background in project management combined with her passion for storytelling and writing, Alma started her own social media and content marketing agency, 360 Content Pro, running marketing campaigns for global companies and startup businesses. Today, Alma coaches and mentors women entrepreneurs to become the CEO and build their own social media agency. Before you decide to hire someone for your social media, listen in as Alma shares how to find the right people to help you build your audience and create content that attracts your ideal client. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode including our epic Social Media Guide. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/431. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
8/6/202050 minutes, 20 seconds
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430: [coaching] How to Monetize Your Facebook Group with Shannon Crow

Shannon Crow is a yoga entrepreneur. She became a yoga teacher in 2006 and continues to teach weekly group and private classes in Owen Sound, Ontario, with a specialty in Yoga for Pelvic Health.With The Connected Yoga Teacher podcast and Facebook group, she has built a playful, diverse, and supportive community to accomplish her goal of helping yoga teachers define their niche and thrive at marketing. The group now has more than 8000 members.  For Social Media Summer Camp, I coach her on how she can use her Facebook group for more than community building. Shannon is so generous about giving to her audience, and I believe that she can build on that base and use her Facebook group to gain more business.  CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode including our epic Social Media Guide. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/430. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
7/30/202043 minutes, 12 seconds
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429: What to Do BEFORE You Run Ads with Karen Nelson

Karen Nelson learned Digital Marketing from the trenches. She has managed social media channels with thousands of followers, deployed thousands of corporate emails, and produced countless content and marketing campaigns. But what she is most passionate about is working with paid ads because the results are measurable with numbers that track almost every detail.  In this episode of Social Media Summer Camp, I talk with Karen on how to prepare your lead magnet and what to expect before diving into the world of paid ads. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode including our epic Social Media Guide. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/429. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
7/23/202047 minutes, 31 seconds
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428: How to Sell on Instagram with Jacqueline Snyder

I am so excited to have Instagram expert Jacqueline Snyder of The Product Boss back on the podcast today. She’s mastered the platform’s features, figured out all the best sales strategies, and how to use direct messages to develop a one-on-one relationship with your audience. Jacqueline sharpened her product selling skills running and designing for fashion companies. Today, she and her partner, Minna, have a combined 27 years experience in building product-based businesses, and have made multi-six-figure in sales online. They consider it their mission to help both makers and entrepreneurs reach their revenue goals selling online. Listen in as Jacqueline shares why DMs are magic, how to use Stories, and what following the breadcrumbs mean. CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode including our epic Social Media Guide. This episode was first published at BizChix.com/428. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
7/16/202052 minutes, 54 seconds
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427: Facebook Organic Growth with Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller has perfected the art of getting people to pay attention on Facebook. She has gone viral 49 times and her company Moolah Marketing helps other businesses and entrepreneurs do the same. She has appeared on Good Morning America and her book has sold over 100,000 copies.  On the third episode of this year’s Social Media Summer Camp, Rachel gives us tips on what content gets engagement and the three main things to optimize for Facebook if you’re serious about growing your audience.  CLICK HERE to get all the links from this episode including our epic Social Media Guide.  This episode was first published at BizChix.com/427. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team. 
7/9/202047 minutes, 7 seconds
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426: The Latest in LinkedIn with Louise Brogan

Today we are diving deep into LinkedIn, the first platform in our Social Media Summer Camp Series. Louise Brogan is a sought-after LinkedIn expert who helps companies and entrepreneurs maximize their presence and go beyond just creating profiles on the platform. This is her third time on the podcast. We talk about all the latest features on LinkedIn and why you should be using them. CLICK HERE to get all the links for this episode including our epic Social Media Guide.  This episode was first published at BizChix.com/426. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
7/2/202047 minutes, 18 seconds
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425: How to Maximize Your Social Media Presence

In this episode, I am kicking off our Social Media Summer Camp Series. We will cover LinkedIn, Instagram, Ads, Groups, Audience Building, Outsourcing Social and the best tools for social media. You will be amazed and inspired by all of the stories you’ll hear. My goal is that you walk away from this series, confident in knowing where you need to focus your time on social media with a clear strategy that will bring you clients. But before we begin, may I ask you the same questions I ask every client when I start working with her: How are you currently getting clients? How do you want to get them in the future? Are your ideal clients on social media? Today I figure out how to maximize your social media presence, and I break down the process for you in five steps. Use this process to get clear about where you want to focus as you revamp your social media strategy. Download the EPIC Social Media Guide Other Links Mentioned: Need support with your follow up process and closing more sales? Check out our Follow Up Formula Online Workshop Join the BizChix Community BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 405: The Best Systems Checklist with Jordan Gill 414: Networking is Your Golden Ticket [How to Leverage Your Personal Network] 182: Facebook Karma and Organic Growth with Holly Homer Work with Us: Programs Overview VIP Day One:One Coaching Leadership Lab Six Figures Lab This episode was first published at BizChix.com/425. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
6/25/202026 minutes, 16 seconds
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424: The Stages of Small Business [The BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework]

Our mission at BizChix is to help you grow a profitable business that supports your goals and builds a legacy.  This episode is all about the BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework. The framework helps us have a common language to share about our businesses.   No matter whether you’re at the Startup, Validate, Scale or Multiply stage of your business, there are common issues that you have to deal with, as well as struggles and obstacles specific to the different phases.  I talk you through my recommendations for each stage, and also key questions you need to ask yourself in order to build and grow a successful business. Get your Free BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework VIsual Join the BizChix Community Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne Kolbe Assessment BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 225: Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem? 268: [On Air Coaching] How to Launch a Coaching Practice and Convert Free Calls to Clients with Joanna Sapir 286: [High Performing Women] Growing a 7-Figure Business, Launching a Certification Program and Permission to be Selfish with Cate Stillman Stacking Your Team Episodes Mentioned: SYT 19: Leading a Large Virtual Team with Kate Ahl Work with Us: Programs Overview VIP Day One:One Coaching Leadership Lab Six Figures Lab This episode was first published at BizChix.com/424. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
6/18/202040 minutes, 33 seconds
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423: Business Beach Reads

Our accountability coach Elizabeth Cook takes over the BizChix podcast this week. She rounds up the avid readers in our BizChix community to give their recommendations for Business Beach Reads. Going to the beach may not be possible for many of us right now but it’s always possible to continually improve by learning and reading. Join the BizChix Community Book Recommendations: Abby Herman - They Ask You Answer: A Revolutionary Approach to Inbound Sales, Content Marketing, and Today's Digital Consumer by Marcus Sheridan  Danielle Liss - Radical Candor: Fully Revised & Updated Edition: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott and anything by Patrick Lencioni Erica Mandy - Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear  Helen Jacobs - Winging It: Stop Thinking, Start Doing: Why Action Beats Planning Every Time by Emma Isaacs Elizabeth Cook - Overcoming Underearning: Overcome Your Money Fears and Earn What You Deserve by Barbara Stanny Melina Palmer - A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas by Warren Berger Reena Philpot - Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries by Safi Bahcall  Shelli Warren - The Motive: Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Most Important Responsibilities by Patrick M. Lencioni  Connect With Abby Herman: Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Linkedin Podcast Connect With Danielle Liss: Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Linkedin Connect With Erica Mandy: Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Linkedin Podcast Connect With Helen Jacobs: Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Connect with Melina Palmer: Website Twitter Linkedin Podcast Connect with Reena Philpot: Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Linkedin Work with Us: Programs Overview VIP Day One:One Coaching Leadership Lab Six Figures Lab This episode was first published at BizChix.com/423. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
6/11/202019 minutes, 11 seconds
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422: We Need Each Other with Dr. Traci Baxley

Today I am coached by Dr. Traci Baxley on how to talk to my white kids (ages 5, 8 and 18) about racism. We recorded this epsidode as a Facebook Live about 10 hours before is being released. Thank you Dr. Traci Baxley for sharing that We Need Each Other and for your teaching on Radical Love and how we can learn from each other. Dr. Traci Baxley has been an educator for over 30 years, a TEDx speaker, and she is mother of five biracial children.  Listen in as she uses her experience and expertise to support parents in developing trusting family relationships and building self-advocacy, independence and humanity in their children.  Follow her on Instagram where she is building a village of parents who want to learn and grow and be part of change. You can also visit her Website. Books and Authors Traci Mentioned: Patricia Hill Collins A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn AntiRacist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi This episode was first published at BizChix.com/422. 
6/4/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 25 seconds
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421: Is My Niche Too Small? [understanding micro-niches]

Did you know that going small can help you grow big? This is an absolutely counterintuitive concept. But it works. Going small can help you grow big. One of the concepts I teach the most is the power of specializing and how it actually makes your business easier and more profitable. But some of you ask, can a niche be too small? How do I know? Today we’re talking about micro-niches and I am thrilled to feature several BizChix community members who saw their business explode once they chose to serve small. Join the BizChix Community  Books Mentioned:  This is Marketing by Seth Godin  Lingo by Jeffrey Shaw Words That Change Minds by Shelle Rose Charvet Other Links Mentioned:  Deanna Gillingham  Sheri Gazit  Rosie Jablonsky  Jaquilyn Edwards  Katie Mleziva  Stacey Ogden  Emily Anderson Jennifer Merida BizChix Episodes Mentioned:  406: Discover Your Blue Ocean Superpower  374: Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem?  332: How to Get More Time and Control with Deanna Gillingham  Additional Resources:  Are you ready to discover your Blue Ocean Superpower? Access our free training and workbook.   Work with Us:  Programs Overview  VIP Day  One:One Coaching  Leadership Lab  Six Figures Lab  This podcast was first published on BizChix.com/421. Listen to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your app or at BizChix.com.
5/28/202025 minutes, 13 seconds
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420: Find Your Story and Get the Publicity You Deserve with Amanda Berlin

I believe every woman, including you, has an important story to share with the world. Your stories help others see what is unique about you. It makes you memorable.  But how do you get your stories out there?  How do you know what will resonate with others and how do you get the media interested?  In this episode, you will get answers to those questions and so much more as I am joined by Public Relations Expert and Host of the The Empowered Publicity Podcast, Amanda Berlin.  Join the BizChix Community Connect With Amanda Berlin:  Website  Instagram  Facebook  Empowered Publicity Podcast  Pitch School Live  Free Resources  Publicity Personality Quiz Other Links Mentioned:  Natalie’s Empowered Publicity Podcast Episode  Shelli’s Empowered Publicity Podcast Episode  Stacking Your Team Podcast Step into Your Thought Leadership Right Now with Amanda Berlin Episode  MZ Wallace Bags Work with Us:  Programs Overview  VIP Day  One:One Coaching  Leadership Lab  Six Figures Lab  This episode was first published at BizChix.com/420. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com/category/team.
5/21/202041 minutes, 45 seconds
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419: [coaching] Should She Offer Classes or Hire More Providers with Lydia Paasch

Lydia Paasch discovered her passion for personal finance after she read her first Dave Ramsey book. After a career with one of the nation’s top accounting firms and experience as an Advanced Certified QuickBooks Pro-Advisor, she now helps small businesses keep their books in order.  In this on-air coaching call, I help Lydia figure out the best next step for her growing bookkeeping business. She has started offering classes to draw more clients to her, but they are not filling as easily as she imagined. We discuss who her ideal client really is, how she can attract more of them and how to grow her team.  Join the BizChix Community  Connect With Lydia Paasch:  Website  Facebook   Linkedin  QuickBooks  Books Mentioned:  Profit First by Mike Michalowicz  Other Links Mentioned:  Calendly  Google Calendar  Loom  Zoom  QuickBooks  BizChix Episodes Mentioned:  241: Learn How to Profit First with Mike Michalowicz  Work with Us:  Programs Overview  VIP Day  One:One Coaching  Leadership Lab  Six Figures Lab  This podcast was first published on BizChix.com/419. Listen to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your app or at BizChix.com.
5/14/202041 minutes, 19 seconds
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418: The Art of Feminine Negotiation

Negotiation is both an art and a science. Many of the skills associated with effective negotiations are actually historically feminine strengths. This is incredible for women entrepreneurs because as business owners we will be part of negotiations whether it is when we are hiring, drafting a proposal, discussing terms for a speaking contract, or considering a new lease. Today, I cover five tips to help you hone your negotiating skills, and I bet you have already mastered many of these, you just may not have put them all together. Join the BizChix Community Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended on it by Chris Voss Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships by Daniel Goleman Silent Messages: Implicit Communication of Emotions and Attitudes by Albert Mehrabian Other Links Mentioned: Chris Voss Negotiation Masterclass Work with Us: Programs Overview VIP Day One:One Coaching Leadership Lab Six Figures Lab This episode was first published at BizChix.com/418. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at BizChix.com.
5/7/202027 minutes, 7 seconds
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417: The Science of Mindset with Allison Jordan

One of the most important things we can work on right now as entrepreneurs is maintaining a positive mindset. Easier said than done, right? If you are trapped in fear and in a loop of procrastination, then how are you going to attract your right fit client? Our guest today, Allison Jordan, is an expert on the connection between our gut, brain and nervous system and she joins me to discuss the biology behind my RESET framework for moving through mindset issues. Join the BizChix Community Connect With Allison Jordan Website LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Email: [email protected] Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks Enthusiasm Makes the Difference by Dr. Norman Peale RESET Your Mindset by Natalie Eckdahl Stop Stomach Pain: How to Heal Your Gut and End Food Restrictions by Allison Jordan Listen to Stacking Your Team Work With Us: BizChix Programs  VIP Day  One:One Coaching  Six Figures Lab  Leadership Lab Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/417. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
4/30/202045 minutes, 30 seconds
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416: The Power of Experimenting: Embrace Ms. Trial and Ms. Error

Think back to the story of Goldilocks. Remember how she tries Mama and Papa Bear’s porridge? One is too hot, the other too cold and then, she settles on Baby Bear’s, which is just right. I’m going to share my own entrepreneurial Goldilocks story of trial and error. It took me a long time to get to “just right.” Join the BizChix Community Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: RESET Your Mindset Other Links Mentioned: Join the BizChix Coop! Flipped Lifestyle Podcast The Product Boss Podcast BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 233:[new series] Monetizing and Money Mindset #BizChixMonetize 346: Imposter Syndrome Listen to Stacking Your Team This episode was first published at BizChix.com/416. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
4/23/202037 minutes, 47 seconds
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415: [coaching] How Do You Take Your Local Service Business Online to a Global Audience with Devy Baseley

Devy Baseley has a successful business in Australia teaching French. While she wants to maintain her local business, she sees a lot of opportunities to take her business online and reach a global audience, especially clients in North America. Devy has started to learn about online business. She has implemented a few strategies and is savvy already with social media. We dig into how she can use Facebook ads and her new Facebook group to grow the online component of her business. Join the BizChix Community Connect With Devy Baseley: Website LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Email: [email protected] Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: Counting to 100 Other Links Mentioned: Take the Kolbe test! Listen to Stacking Your Team This episode was first published at BizChix.com/415. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
4/16/202045 minutes, 56 seconds
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414: Networking IS Your Golden Ticket [How to Leverage your Personal Network]

Have you heard of a Golden Ticket? In the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a golden ticket is hidden inside the wrapper of five chocolate bars. Whoever finds it, can enter the chocolate factory and win a lifetime supply of chocolate. Well, I don’t have a lifetime supply of chocolate to offer you, but how about a lifetime supply of CLIENTS? I believe that you already have everything you need to grow your business, right in your own network. Join the BizChix Community Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell Other Links Mentioned: BizChix Programs Join The Coop! BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 221: [On-Air Coaching] How to Grow? – Coaching Julie Hefner of Nourish Nutrition and Health Listen to Stacking Your Team Work With Us: BizChix Programs  VIP Day  One:One Coaching  Six Figures Lab  Leadership Lab Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/414. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
4/9/202031 minutes, 19 seconds
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413: It's Not About The Price with Melina Palmer

Why do we make the buying decisions we do? What leads us to say yes, when we might not have been planning to? What are the barriers to a potential client saying yes to you? How should we share testimonials? In this episode, you will get answers to those questions and so much more as I am joined with Behavioral Economics Expert and Host of the Brainy Business Podcast, Melina Palmer. Join the BizChix Community Connect With Melina Palmer Website LinkedIn Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter Email: [email protected] Other Links Mentioned: The Brainy Business podcast Brainy Pricing Course (use code BIZCHIX for 10% off) BE Thoughtful Revolution Membership Group (use code BIZCHIX for 10% off) Listen to Stacking Your Team Work With Us: BizChix Programs  VIP Day  One:One Coaching  Six Figures Lab  Leadership Lab Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/413. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
4/2/202055 minutes, 17 seconds
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412: [coaching] How To Increase Revenue When You Are At Capacity with Gena Lester

Gena Lester has a successful local service-based business, but she is at capacity. She wants to grow and there are a few options she can pursue. In this on-air coaching call, we discuss ways to increase prices, ways to package her services differently, whether or not she should hire another provider, and how she could immediately get more time back with an executive assistant who helps both in the business and her personal life. Join the BizChix Community Connect With Gena Lester Website LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: Profit First by Mike Michalowicz The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks Other Links Mentioned: Download our FREE Hiring Resources! Stacking Your Team Episodes Mentioned: SYT 9: How We Hired an Executive Assistant Listen to Stacking Your Team Work With Us: BizChix Programs  VIP Day  One:One Coaching  Six Figures Lab  Leadership Lab Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/412. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
3/26/202053 minutes, 26 seconds
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411: How To Pivot Your Small Business [Managing Changes During A Pandemic]

We are experiencing an unprecedented time in our world and it is having a direct and immediate impact on our economy, our communities and potentially our businesses. I have buckets of ideas for you on how to pivot if necessary during this uncertain time and STAY in business. Guess what? People are still going to purchase products and services during a pandemic. YES, our behavior is very much changed. Some of it is temporary, some of it will be long term. This time period will change us. Your mission should you choose to accept it is to get into The Cognitive (rational) part of your brain and not allow emotion and fear to rule your decisions.  I am going to help you figure out how to anticipate the needs of others and be agile without seeming scattered. We are going to serve and build goodwill. We are going to follow the golden rule of business and treat others the way we want to be treated in business. And we are going to stay in business. We've got this my friend! *****Join the BizChix Community***** Mindset Resources: Click here to get our mindset resources. Listen to Episode 343: R.E.S.E.T Your Mindset Read R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset: Silence Your Inner Mean Girl by Natalie Eckdahl Connect with Me Online: Instagram LinkedIn Facebook Work with Us: BizChix Coaching Programs Overview One:One Coaching and Strategy Sessions Leadership Lab (join the waitlist) Six Figures Lab (enrollment is open) Listen to our sister podcast Stacking Your Team   Did you find this episode valuable? It would mean the world to me if you would share it with one person right now. If you are active on social media will you take a screenshot and tag me, @bizchixpodcast. If you want to share the link to our website so people can listen from the web, you can share BizChix.com/411.
3/19/202024 minutes, 39 seconds
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410: What Happens After You Hire [interview with Shelli Warren]

What happens after you hire someone? This is a phase of having a team that is not often talked about. Luckily, we have an expert right here on the BizChix team and I am delighted to have our team and leadership coach, Shelli Warren, join me on the podcast today. Shelli reveals the things you need to think about in terms of planning for someone’s first day, training them in their new role, and how to give difficult feedback. Plus, I sprinkle in my own experiences along the way from being a team member at other organizations and on-boarding here at BizChix. Join the BizChix Community Connect With Shelli Warren:  LinkedIn Instagram Email: [email protected] Other Links Mentioned: Six Figures Lab Stacking Your Team Episodes Mentioned: SYT 41: The Simplest Way to Give Feedback to a Team Member SYT 44:  [On Air Coaching] How to Streamline Recruiting and Training with Amanda Vaughn SYT 68: Overcoming the Fear of Hiring SYT 70: Myth Busters about Remote Team Members with Abby Wolfe SYT 91: [coaching] How to Know it’s Time to Fire a Team Member with Laura Cross Listen to Stacking Your Team Work With Us: BizChix Programs Overview  VIP Day  One:One Coaching  Six Figures Lab  Leadership Lab Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/410. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at https://bizchix.com/category/team/.
3/12/202043 minutes, 11 seconds
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409: Preparing for the Coronavirus as a Small Business Owner with Dr. Amy Zalman

When I started thinking about the impact of the Coronavirus on our clients and community members who are women who primarily own local service-based businesses, online businesses, or some hybrid of the two, I wanted to have a conversation with someone who could see things from a 10,000-foot view. The person that immediately came to mind was Dr. Amy Zalman, a Professor of Foresight at Georgetown University and the Founder of Prescient, a consulting firm that helps executives and teams anticipate the impacts of critical global trends so that they can capitalize on changing conditions, stay ahead of the competition and minimize risk. Join the BizChix Community Connect With Dr. Amy Zalman: Website Prescient Website LinkedIn YouTube Twitter Listen to Stacking Your Team Work With Us: BizChix Programs Overview  VIP Day  One:One Coaching  Six Figures Lab  Leadership Lab Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/409. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at https://bizchix.com/category/team/.
3/5/202049 minutes, 46 seconds
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408: [coaching] How to Get Unstuck with April Caldwell

April’s business is stalled. She has invested a lot of time and money in multiple courses and coaches. But she STILL needs more clients! April wants to know how to find more of her right-fit clients – clients who are willing to pay for her services. We talk about all of this and more on this on-air coaching episode…and my advice may surprise you. Join the BizChix Community Connect With April Caldwell: Website LinkedIn Email: [email protected] Other Links Mentioned: Professionally Obnoxious Podcast TrailBlazeHers Membership BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 343: R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset 346: Imposter Syndrome 124: Defeating Imposter Syndrome with Psychology Expert Melody Wilding 368: Breaking Through Limiting Beliefs 353: How to Get Rapid Visibility Listen to Stacking Your Team Work With Us: BizChix Programs Overview  VIP Day  One:One Coaching  Six Figures Lab  Leadership Lab Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/408. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at https://bizchix.com/category/team/.
2/27/202041 minutes, 42 seconds
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407: [coaching] How to Grow Her Biz and Work Less with Beth Haselhorst

What happens when you’ve been in business for 10 years and you’re ready to work less, but make more? And, how can you accomplish this goal if you don’t have an audience outside of your past clients? On this on-air coaching call, I strategize with Beth Haselhorst on how to grow the instruction design and video training business she owns with her husband without taking time away from raising their six-year-old son. Join the BizChix Community Connect With Beth Haselhorst: Website LinkedIn Facebook Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: Built to Sell by John Warrillow Other Links Mentioned: The Product Boss Podcast Listen to Stacking Your Team Work With Us: BizChix Programs  VIP Day  One:One Coaching  Six Figures Lab  Leadership Lab Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/407. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at https://bizchix.com/category/team/.
2/20/202043 minutes, 56 seconds
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406: Discover Your Blue Ocean Superpower

In this episode, you’ll find out the key to discovering your blue ocean superpower. It's a combination of deep thought over the last several years from reading books like Blue Ocean Strategy, The Big Leap, Atomic Habits, and Built to Sell along with my boots on the ground experience coaching hundreds of women entrepreneurs! Join the BizChix Community Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: Blue Ocean Strategy The Big Leap Atomic Habits Built to Sell R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset Other Links Mentioned: Blue Ocean Superpower Training Video & Workbook BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 216: Small Business Reality – Is this a Business, Hobby or Charity? Listen to Stacking Your Team Work With Us: BizChix Programs  VIP Day  One:One Coaching  Six Figures Lab  Leadership Lab Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/406. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at https://bizchix.com/category/team/.
2/13/202021 minutes, 43 seconds
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405: The Best Systems Checklist with Jordan Gill

Want to know a secret? There is something that all of us who see under the hood of small businesses know…everyone is a hot mess behind the scenes! No matter what your business, there is always a part of it that needs a good clean-up, including us here at BizChix. Our backend systems got so out of control that we brought in Operations Consultant, Jordan Gill, to help us out and she joins us on this episode to share a bit of her magic with you. Join the BizChix Community Connect With Jordan Gill: Website LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: Download Jordan’s FREE Systems Checklist! Work With Us: BizChix Programs  Six Figures Lab  Listen to Stacking Your Team Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/405. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at Bizchix.com/category/team/.
2/6/20201 hour, 22 seconds
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404: [6th Anniversary] How I Navigated One of My Toughest Years (2019) with Guest Interviewer Elizabeth Cook

Life is full of highs and lows, including mine. Last year was an especially tough year and yet, I was able to survive and thrive because of the support I had around me. In commemoration of completing my 6th year of podcasting, please join me as I open up in what feels a very vulnerable way on the highs and lows of 2019. Join the BizChix Community Anniversary BizChix Episodes: 152: Podcasting Lessons Learned with Natalie and Mark Eckdahl 209: Productive Podcast Guesting – Become a Podcast Guest with Natalie Eckdahl 251: Reflections on 3 Years of Podcasting and Business Building with Natalie Eckdahl 303: 4 Years of Podcasting – Finding My Voice, My Calling, and My Community 355: 5 Lessons from 5 Years of Business Plus 3 Trends for 2019 Work with Us: Six Figures Lab Programs Overview VIP Day One:One Coaching Listen to Stacking Your Team Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/404. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at Bizchix.com/category/team/.
1/30/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 32 seconds
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403: [coaching] How to Decide Where to Focus with Lindsay Recknell

Do you ever feel pulled in lots of different directions and struggle with where to focus? In this on-air coaching call, I help speaker, facilitator, and educator, Lindsay Recknell, figure out what to keep doing and what to let go of. She is currently juggling three businesses, one of which pays the bills, another she wants to keep until she gets her investment back, and the third is her passion and where she wants to focus her energy on. I'm so excited about where we ended up…I help Lindsay turn hope into ACTION and decide where to focus. Join the BizChix Community Connect With Lindsay Recknell Lindsay Recknell: Expert in Hope LinkedIn Email: [email protected] Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: BizChix Podcasting Resources Other Links Mentioned: Hope Motivates Action podcast BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 267: Strategically Design, Launch and Grow a Podcast with Natalie Eckdahl Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: Programs Overview One:One Coaching Six Figures Lab Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/403. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at Bizchix.com/category/team/.
1/23/202050 minutes, 59 seconds
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402: [coaching] How to Get More Time and Profit with Jena Viviano

Do you want to know how to get more time and profit in your business? Jena is riding a huge growth wave in her business, but she has built her business by doing a lot of 1:1 work and now has several different ways she might grow. This episode covers a lot of options and we dig into podcasting strategies too. She’s a gem and I think you will love this on-air coaching call. Join the BizChix Community Connect With Jena Viviano Website LinkedIn Your Career Story Podcast Work with Jena: LinkedIn By Lunch Recruit the Employer Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: Kolbe Assessment BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 267 – Strategically Design, Launch and Grow a Podcast with Natalie Eckdahl   Work with Us: Six Figures Lab Programs Overview VIP Day One:One Coaching Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/402. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
1/16/202057 minutes, 3 seconds
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401: My Best Strategic Advice for Small Businesses

Happy New Year BizChix. To launch this year and hey, this new DECADE, I am sharing my best coaching advice for small businesses. These are things I would say to help you in 2020 if we were sitting across the table having a cup of coffee, going for a walk together or catching up on the phone. These are not old strategies or what I think might work, these are strategies and tactics I see working with our clients today! Ready to Take Home $8-10,000 per month? Check out Six Figures Lab Six Figures Lab Want to Work Together 1/1 One Time Strategy Session One:One Coaching VIP Day BizChix Episodes Mentioned 375: Simplify Your Business With The 80/20 Rule Are you building a team? Listen to our sister podcast Stacking Your Team. Stacking Your Team Podcasts ON behalf of myself and the BizChix Team, thank you for inspiring us by doing what you do, it is our honor to help you grow your business and build wealth for your family and future. So my friend, stay focused and go take some action. This episode first appeared on https://bizchix.com/401.
1/9/202036 minutes, 56 seconds
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400: [coaching] Should She Launch a Group Program with Kelly Wittman

Have you ever felt the pull to launch a group coaching program? Brand Designer and Strategist, Kelly Wittman, provides design, strategy and marketing services for purposeful small businesses through her company, Witt and Company. She’s been in business for two years and she wants to know how she can create a group coaching program and also create more consistent revenue in her business. In this on-air coaching session, I help Kelly decide whether or not now is the time to launch a group program. We also discuss how she can get help in her business and stay focused in her zone of genius. Join the BizChix Community Connect With Kelly Wittman Website LinkedIn The ‘Build Your Brand Foundation’ Facebook Group Instagram Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 216: [new series] Small Business Reality – Is this a Business, Hobby or Charity? Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: Programs Overview VIP Day One:One Coaching Leadership Lab Six Figures Lab Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/400. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
12/19/201948 minutes, 13 seconds
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399: [coaching] Finding the Superpower She Can Monetize with Kim Beasley

I bet you can relate to my guest today. She has so many ways she can help clients that it is tough for her to narrow down her offerings. The biggest problem is she has too many superpowers! She already has a multi-six figure business working with a corporate client and their dealers, but she wants to diversify and work with entrepreneurs. In this on-air coaching call, I help Kim find the superpower she can monetize and boy, is it an amazing one! Join the BizChix Community Connect With Kim Beasley Website LinkedIn Email: [email protected] Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: Built to Sell by John Warrillow BizChix Episodes Mentioned: On-Air Coaching Series Work with Us: Programs Overview VIP Day One:One Coaching Leadership Lab Six Figures Lab Listen to our sister podcast Stacking Your Team Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/399. 
12/12/201948 minutes, 18 seconds
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398: Why Your Business is NOT Growing

Do you feel stuck? Do you feel overwhelmed with all the different things you could focus on to grow your business? Join me as I help you uncover the main reason your business is not growing. Work With Us: BizChix Programs  VIP Day  One:One Coaching  Six Figures Lab  Leadership Lab   Related episodes  Operations 288: Time Management for High Performers: How to Map Your Ideal Month, Ideal Week, Theme Days and Time Block Mindset 343: R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset 346: Imposter Syndrome 368: Breaking Through Limiting Beliefs Strategy 270: The Magical Art of Niching Down 298: [Best of 2016] Sales Made Easy with Natalie Eckdahl 304: The Fortune Is in the Follow-Up 309: Social Media and Visibility: Keep Doing What’s Working 353: How to Get Rapid Visibility 362: How to Get More Clients On Air Coaching 331: [On Air Coaching] How to Decide Whether to Specialize with Louise Brogan 354: [On Air Coaching] How to Specialize with Sommer Poquette Join the BizChix Community Listen to our sister podcast Stacking Your Team This episode was first published at BizChix.com/398. 
12/5/201927 minutes, 4 seconds
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397: The Power of Forgiveness with Brenda Reiss

If you are human, then you can likely benefit from learning more about radical forgiveness. Why are we talking about forgiveness on a business podcast? Well, over the last six years, I have had the honor of working one on one or in group programs with hundreds of female entrepreneurs, and what I have learned is that our personal issues bleed into our business and vice versa. The holiday season is upon us and I invited my client and forgiveness coach, Brenda Reiss, to share more about how we can navigate difficult situations we may encounter as we are around extended family, in-laws, office parties, etc. Join the BizChix Community Connect With Brenda Reiss Website LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Work With Us: Programs Overview VIP Day One:One Coaching Leadership Lab Six Figures Lab Listen to our sister podcast Stacking Your Team This episode was first published at BizChix.com/397. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
11/28/201957 minutes, 59 seconds
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396: Secrets of High Performing Women [High Performing Women Series]

Today we dig into the qualities of High Performing women that I curated while working with 100’s of clients 1/1 over the last 5 years and interviewing 100’s of women for the podcast since 2014 including the most recent eleven in this series. The truth is that anyone can be a high performer, but not everyone currently is. I hope you find one thing that you want to work on as you grow as a leader and business owner! At the end I’ll share how I am growing. Join the BizChix Community   Work with Us: Programs Overview VIP Day One:One Coaching Leadership Lab Six Figures Lab Listen to our sister podcast Stacking Your Team Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/396. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
11/21/201919 minutes, 13 seconds
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395: Building a Business to Run Without You with Tera Marie Pupa [High Performing Women Series]

Could you step away from your business and have it run just as smoothly without you? Tera Marie Pupa experienced this when she was forced to take a break from her business for a year while she battled cancer. Her remarkable team not only kept the business running but actually grew the business. As a result of their hard work and dedication, Tera Marie was able to continue taking her full salary during one of the most trying times of her life. Tera Marie and her team of professional Transaction Coordinators at “VC|TC, Inc“ do the paperwork for realtors, helping to free up their time so they can focus on listing and selling properties rather than chaining themselves to a stack of papers.  Listen to Tera Marie’s wonderful story and discover how she built a business that could run and grow without her presence. Tera Marie also reveals what it was like for her to return to her business after her year-long leave of absence and how she transitioned back into her CEO mindset. Are you ready to learn how you can create a self-sufficient business? Join the BizChix Community Connect With Tera Marie Pupa Website LinkedIn Books Mentioned: Profit First by Mike Michalowicz Simple Numbers, Straight Talk by Greg Crabtree Listen to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team Work with Us: GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/395. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
11/14/201939 minutes, 25 seconds
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394: How Private Detective Anna Stowe is Building a Scalable Business [High Performing Women Series]

Have you ever felt like you’re in the wrong career? When work feels like a drag and you can’t silence the nagging voice in your head telling you to go in a different direction, it could be time to stop and listen. Transitioning from a corporate background to entrepreneurship isn’t easy, but it is possible and in this special episode of our High Performing Women series, Private Investigator, Anna Stowe, reveals exactly how it’s done. Anna is a fully licensed and insured Private Investigator and Mitigation Specialist with over 20 years of experience. She specializes in background checks, surveillance, criminal/civil, and family law investigations. If that wasn’t enough, Anna is also the elected Sacramento District Governor for the California Association of Licensed Investigators. Let’s just say that if you ever need to uncover the truth about something (or someone), you should give Anna a call.  Together, we piece the story of her rather unusual career path including how she managed to successfully transition from a corporate job to entrepreneurship and how other female entrepreneurs helped her to move her business forward.  So, if you’re ready to discover what life is really like for a female private detective in a male dominated profession, have a listen! In this episode, we investigate: What it’s really like to work as a Private Investigator How Anna moved from a corporate role to launching her own private investigator business How to find and connect with your ideal client   Join the BizChix Community Connect With Anna Stowe Website LinkedIn Instagram Facebook Twitter Email: [email protected] Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko Built to Sell by John Warrillow BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 216: Small Business Reality – Is this a Business, Hobby or Charity? 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/394. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
11/7/201957 minutes, 5 seconds
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393: Selling with Charm featuring Reena Philpot [High Performing Women Series]

We’ve all got our own reasons for starting a business and for the star of this episode of the High Performing Women series, it was about making a living to support her family. Reena Philpot and her husband Earl started their business, Precision Duplicating Solutions Inc, in their home garage 17 years ago. What started as a way to make a modest living soon escalated into an empire that serves over 500 businesses with annual sales of $1.7 million.  Neither Reena nor her husband could have predicted the fast-growing success of their business. As a husband and wife team, they have a combined experience of over 40+ years in service and sales in the document management industry. They offer great machines such as digital and multifunctional copiers and desktop printers to businesses, schools, and non-profits. They’re both super passionate about their business and Reena’s unique entrepreneurial journey is one that’ll stay with you, inspire and motivate you to continue on your own journey to profit, growth, and success. Listen in to discover how Reena built her business from the ground up and grab a notebook to take down all of the incredible advice she shares for anyone who wants to grow and improve their ability to sell. If you love running a business and want to get better at selling, this episode is for you!  In this episode, we discuss: How Reena grew her original business in her garage to a seven-figure business Tips to help CEOs like you get better at sales How to know when it’s time to build a sales team for your business Join the BizChix Community Connect With Reena Philpot Website LinkedIn Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: KOLBE Assessment The Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz Built to Sell by John Warrillow 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/393. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
10/31/201948 minutes, 14 seconds
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392: With Failure Comes Success with Serial Entrepreneur Charisse McCoy [High Performing Women Series]

Do you know anyone who owns their own business and hasn’t failed in one way or another? Me neither. It’s how you deal with failure that will either make or break your business. It doesn’t get any easier when you aren’t surrounded by people who understand what it’s like to own a business either. In this episode, we speak to serial entrepreneur, the lovely and larger than life, Charisse McCoy who came from humble beginnings to forge her own business empire. Charisse has owned a mailing company, collection agency, consulting firm and residential care facilities and lately, she’s trying her hand as a software developer. She absolutely loves to teach others the empowerment that comes with self-employment and being a hands-on mom. Charisse formed Mom-e-Preneurs with the sole aim of supporting work at home moms of any age and ethnicity. While running a successful consulting business, raising a young family of her own, caring for disenfranchised children and intellectually disabled adults, Charisse has found time to follow her passion for writing and has released her first book: My Work At Home Mom.  So, if you’ve encountered failure and you’re looking for a little inspiration to get you back on the right track, or you’re just interested to hear some insightful stories from one of the most engaging and smart entrepreneurs out there, then make sure you tune in! In this episode, we discuss: The rise of introverts within business How Charisse succeeded in her early career When she realised it was time to start her own business How she turned her first major failure into success The quote that inspires her each day    Join the BizChix Community Connect With Charisse McCoy Website LinkedIn Facebook Email: [email protected] Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: CEOCHIX Masterminds My Work At Home Mom 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/392. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
10/24/201951 minutes, 33 seconds
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391: Scaling to Multiple Locations with Nickie Janes [High Performing Women Series]

Have you ever thought about expanding your business to different locations? It can be a really big investment financially and emotionally, but when you get it right, there’s nothing else quite like it. If you feel like another town or city could benefit from your business, you owe it them and yourself to try, right? I’ve invited Nickie Janes, a CEO who made the bold decision to scale up to take us through her journey on this episode of the BizChix podcast.  Nickie is a licensed aesthetician, Founder and CEO of Smooth boutiques and has over eighteen years of experience specializing in skincare and waxing. She’s built her business from a one room studio to a seven-figure business with thirty employees in three locations in the Norfolk/Newport News area in Virginia. Nickie is great at what she does, cares deeply about the clients her team serve and loves helping women find financial security for themselves. So, if you’re tempted to branch out but don’t quite know how, or you’ve only just started visualizing your multi-store empire then Nickie is someone you can definitely learn from. She’s open about the internal struggles she faced and how she overcame them to really make a success of her boutiques. If you want to find out how she did it, make sure you tune in!  In this episode, we discuss: Nickie’s transition from working for someone to working for herself When she knew it was time to scale to multiple locations How to deal with insecurities and impostor syndrome Where she sees Smooth going in the future   Join the BizChix Community Connect With Nickie Janes Website Facebook Instagram Email: [email protected]   Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: BizChix Live E.S.E.T. Your Mindset Essentialism by Greg McKeown Next 90 days planner CEOCHIX   BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 346: Imposter Syndrome   Stacking Your Team Episodes Mentioned: SYT 50: Leading Across Multiple Local Locations   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/391. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
10/17/201949 minutes, 15 seconds
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390: The Key Things to Track in Your Business with Layne Booth [High Performing Women Series]

Do spreadsheets, KPIs and dashboards make your head spin? If the answer is yes, then you’re not alone. Fortunately, our guest on this episode of our High Performing Women series is able to take the scariest looking facts and figures and turn them into stories that any entrepreneur can understand. Layne Booth is the Chief Profit Hunter at The Project Booth: A growth and opportunity agent for small business owners that are passionate about their product or service, but are getting sucked into daily operations versus executing their vision. Layne has over a decade of experience in manufacturing, supply chain, and sales and marketing companies and has spent significant time in the trenches, learning best practices in both process management and operations excellence. She’s been able to transition from a lucrative corporate position to a full-time entrepreneur and is the perfect person to learn from if you’re contemplating a similar move. Interested in finding out how she did it? And what data you should be tracking to help your business grow? Then listen in.   In this episode, we discuss:  How Layne knew what it was time to leave her corporate career behind How to plan your transition into an entrepreneurial journey The things we should all track in our own businesses   Join the BizChix Community Connect With Layne Booth Website Facebook Group “Backend Brilliance” Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: Layne’s Template Shop BizChix Live BizChixPrograms 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/390. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
10/10/201957 minutes, 25 seconds
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389: Downsizing While Increasing Profit with Jacqueline Snyder [High Performing Women Series]

No matter where you are on your business journey there is something for you in this episode. Jacqueline Snyder has experience as a product entrepreneur, service provider, online entrepreneur, community builder and podcaster. She has worked solo, with a team and with a business partner.  I can’t wait for you to hear about the many pivots Jacqueline Snyder has made in the last few years that have allowed her to downsize her business while creating more profit, launch a podcast and a NEW business. Jacqueline is one of those women who always looks effortlessly stylish. She has over 20 years of experience in the garment industry and 12 years as an entrepreneur. She has founded three multi-six figure businesses and helped thousands of companies and entrepreneurs minimize the learning curve that comes with starting a new business and teaches them how to design and start their own clothing/product lines.  Whether you’ve got an idea for a product brewing or you’ve sat on the same idea for years, this episode of our High Performing Women series with my good friend, Jacqueline Snyder, will help you bring your product idea to life. In this episode, we discuss: Going from having a physical location to pursuing virtual coaching How and why Jacqueline started The Product Boss Podcast Tips and advice for adding a new product/products to your business Check out the Product Boss Program to 2x-4x Your Revenue in Your Product Biz   Connect With Jacqueline Snyder Multi-Stream Machine Course Designer Consulting Co-op Website LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: BizChix Live R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset Other Links Mentioned: The Product Boss Podcast BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 333: Rapidly Scaling a Product Business with Minna Khounlo-Sithep Work with BizChix: Strategy Session CEOCHIX Mastermind Other Programs Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/389. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
10/3/201954 minutes, 39 seconds
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388: From 11 Clients to 100,000+ with Amanda Tress of the Faster Way to Fat Loss [High Performing Women Series]

Can you imagine going from 11 in-person clients to over 100,000 virtual clients in just a few years? It sounds impossible and yet my guest Amanda Tress has inspired and motivated thousands of women (including me) to live a truly healthy and happy lifestyle through cutting-edge fitness and nutrition strategies. Amanda Tress is the Founder and CEO of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss, an eight-figure business that’s growing so fast it’ll make your head spin. Amanda created the FASTer Way to Fat Loss program as a way to teach her clients how to burn fat and live a truly healthy lifestyle through intermittent fasting, carb cycling, macro tracking, whole food nutrition, strategic workouts, and a positive mindset. The speed of which her business has grown is truly mind-boggling. I’ve been following her journey over the last few years and she never fails to impress me. Since launching her business, Amanda has served over 100,000 clients and has become one of the most successful female entrepreneurs in the country. I know what you’re thinking – how did she do it? And, what can other female entrepreneurs learn from her?  In this episode, we discuss: How Amanda grew her FASTer Way to Fat Loss into an eight-figure business How to manage a fast-growing business without getting overwhelmed The importance of empowering clients to become micro-influencers for your brand Join the BizChix Community Connect With Amanda Tress Website LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Email: [email protected] Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: FASTer Way to Fat Loss by Amanda Tress The Quest to Digest by Mary Corcoran BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 387: From Full Time Entrepreneur to Full Time Employee with Danielle Liss [High Performing Women] Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: Strategy Session CEOCHIX Program ProfitChix Program GrowthChix Accelerator Program Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/388. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at BizChix.com/category/team/.
9/26/201953 minutes, 51 seconds
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387: From Full Time Entrepreneur to Full Time Employee with Danielle Liss [High Performing Women Series]

This is an option that is rarely talked about in our entrepreneurial world, but it is not unusual. Sometimes an incredible opportunity comes around for an entrepreneur to work for someone else. An opportunity that just cannot be passed up. I am thrilled to have attorney Danielle Liss back on the podcast to share how she chose to move from full time entrepreneur to a Vice President level position with a fast growing startup.   Danielle left a thriving virtual law practice to a join The Faster Way to Fat Loss team as General Counsel and VP of Affiliate Programs. Perhaps even more surprising is Danielle’s realization that this career change has actually improved her mental health and well-being.  Danielle is free-spoken and honest in our discussion and really opens up about entrepreneurship and why she decided to return to full-time employment. But that’s not all we talk about! We also dive into lessons learned throughout her career, why CEO’s need to invest in themselves before they can really invest in their businesses and what it’s like working for an eight-figure company that is experiencing hockey stick growth!   In this episode, we discuss:  How Danielle grew her virtual legal business Why Danielle decided to go back to full-time employment The positive impact that full-time employment has had on Danielle’s mental health and wellbeing Join the BizChix Community Connect With Danielle Liss Website Faster Way to Fat Loss LinkedIn Instagram Facebook Twitter Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: You Are A Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero Rising Strong by Brene Brown Radical Candor by Kim Scott Other Links Mentioned: Stop, Breathe & Think Buddhify 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/387. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
9/19/201952 minutes, 17 seconds
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386: Closing the Sale with Nikki Rausch [High Performing Women Series]

Do you lack the confidence and the ‘natural flair’ for sales? A huge part of running a business is knowing how to close a sale. Some might argue that closing the sale is the most important aspect of running a business and if you’re not a ‘natural’ salesperson, you’re in trouble. However, seasoned sales guru, Nikki Rausch, thinks otherwise. Founder and CEO of “Sales Maven”, Nikki is a returning guest on the BizChix podcast and dedicated to authentic selling. She has helped thousands of entrepreneurs overcome their struggles so they can ignite their sales. Nikki has authored three books and is highly sought after for her business-changing workshops. She’s also a keynote speaker and even graced the stage at BizChix Live 2018. If you’re ready to think about sales in a whole new way and equip yourself with the skills needed to sell effectively, this is the episode you’ve been waiting for. Tune in to hear more about her story and discover lots of training tips on closing sales like a pro! In this episode, we discuss: Nikki’s 5-step selling process and common mistakes that could lead to postponing or losing the sale entirely Why you shouldn’t offer a discount just to close the sale Tips to help you close the sale and get better at selling with confidence   Join the BizChix Community Connect With Nikki Rausch Website Sales Maven Society LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: Get your FREE E-Book ‘Closing the Sale: Three Secrets of Master Sellers” ‘The Selling Staircase’ by Nikki Rausch ‘Buying Signals’ by Nikki Rausch ‘Six-Word Lessons on Influencing with Grace’ by Nikki Rausch BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 312: Sales is About Listening with Nikki Rausch 216: Small Business Reality – Is this a Business, Hobby or Charity? Stacking Your Team Episodes Mentioned: SYT 67: How to Hire and Train a Sales Team with Nikki Rausch 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/386. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
9/12/201956 minutes, 1 second
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385: How to Create a Belonging Environment with Traci Baxley [High Performing Women Series]

Do you want to create a business where people feel like they belong and can bring their full authentic self? Do you want to foster an inclusive environment where people feel like their voices are being heard and valued? Do you want to attract the best talent and build a team of high performers? Diversity does not just mean race. It is so much more layered in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, age differences, disability, sexuality, religion.  I'm thrilled to introduce you to my guest and BizChix Live Speaker Traci Baxley. Together, we talk about the need to belong, no matter your race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexuality or cultural background and WHY this topic is essential for us to consider as business owners and leaders. Traci is the Founder and CEO of BrownSchooling, a unique consulting company that supports educators and business leaders in developing inclusive practices in classrooms and workspaces. Traci is a TEDx Speaker and sought after consultant by top companies and schools. She has worked with traditionally marginalized groups for almost three decades.  Research shows that when you hire people from diverse backgrounds, you’re more likely to cultivate a workplace where creative ideas flourish. Traci shares statistics about how a diverse workforce significantly impacts the bottom line. A diverse team that can consider and integrate different perspectives and points of view is a team where creativity rules and innovative ideas, solutions and products are developed. In this episode, we discuss: How to create a workplace environment where everyone on the team feels like their voices are heard and valued The struggles that different races face in society and the importance of educating children and “social justice parenting” What CEOs can do to attract more diversity into their businesses Understanding your own implicit biases Join the BizChix Community Connect With Traci Palmer Baxley Website LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Email: [email protected] Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: BizChix Live 2019 Dare to Lead   Listen to Stacking Your Team Work With Us: Strategy Session (1/1 coaching session) CEOCHIX Mastermind ProfitChix Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/385. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
9/5/201949 minutes, 7 seconds
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384: How to Create a High Performing Team at Home and at Work

Having high performers work with me at home and in the business has allowed me to have more time and a greater impact, but it wasn't always like this! I have made several hiring mistakes over the years and my hope is that this episode will help you surround yourself with a high performing team that allows you to stay focused on the work and home responsibilities that are most fulfilling to you. Have you ever wondered why your team isn’t as outstanding as you’d hoped for? Creating a high performing team is something that every CEO wants. But not every leader knows how to create a workplace environment where collaboration comes naturally and everyone brings each other up, smashes goals and works together to drive the business forward. When your team isn’t performing to your standards, it can often feel like you’re tolerating too much. This isn’t the ‘dream team’ you hoped for when you launched your business and you don’t have to put up with it. If you’re fed up with mediocre team members and want to learn how to build a high performing team that you can be proud of, tune into this special episode with Shelli Warren! This week Shelli shares her unique twist on the five key factors of creating a high performing team. As Shelli points out in the podcast, once you know how to create a high performing team, you’ll never settle for anything less again. Are you ready to stack a team that can deliver?  Work With Us: CEOCHIX Mastermind ProfitChix Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program Strategy Session Stacking Your Team Episodes Mentioned: SYT 7: Compelling Interview Questions SYT 16: Common Team Conflicts with Lara Currie SYT 34: How to Create an Accountability Action Plan for Your Team SYT 38: Why They Keep Quitting SYT 41: The Simplest Way to Give Feedback to a Team Member SYT 46: When Your Team Ask For A Raise SYT 48: What To Do When A Team Member Cries SYT 57: How to Stop Gossip and Drama on your Team Listen to Stacking Your Team Join us at #BizChixLive
8/29/201944 minutes, 17 seconds
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383: Google SEO and Local Search with Sommer Poquette

Did you know that 97% of your potential customers will Google your business before deciding whether to use your services? This is why your Google business listing is so important and why you need to optimize your google presence. On the final episode of the Social Media Summer Camp series, we are taking a break from social media. I’m joined by Google, SEO and social media expert, Sommer Poquette. Sommer has experienced huge success with her clients by optimizing Google listings and truly taking advantage of the Google My Business service. Sommer is the CEO of Keep it Real Social and is dedicated to helping her clients to effectively use social media to grow their business.  This episode is extra special for me as this is not Sommer’s first time on the BizChix podcast. I previously did an on-air coaching call with Sommer. After being a part of our GrowthChix Group Coaching Accelerator program, Sommer’s company has gone from being a 5-figure business to a 6-figure business! She is now back as our Google expert and I’m so proud of her. Sommer teaches us all about why we should claim our Google business listings, how to use the free Google My Business service and all the benefits it will bring with it! Let’s get ready to embrace Google with Sommer Poquette... On this episode, we discuss: Why Google My Business matters and who it applies to How to claim and customize your Google listing How to optimize your Google listing and the importance of reviews   Join the BizChix Community Connect With Sommer Poquette Website Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Other episodes mentioned: 354: [On Air Coaching] How to Specialize with Sommer Poquette 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/383. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
8/22/201949 minutes, 37 seconds
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382: LinkedIn Next Level with Louise Brogan

Once you have your LinkedIn profile set up, what do you do there?If you really want to take your LinkedIn game to the next level, you need to create an effective LinkedIn strategy catered to your business and what you want to get out of the platform. Today I am joined by Linked In expert, speaker and podcaster Louise Brogan of Social Bee NI we are talking how to create a posting strategy, the power of showcasing your thought leadership on LinkedIn, what to do after you publish an article to get more engagement, how to repurpose content from other sources on linked in, the difference between connections and followers and features of LinkedIn Premium and a really cool way to use the LinkedIn app to find others at the same event that are in and out of your network. Connect with Louise on LinkedIn Connect with Natalie on LinkedIn With over 645+ million users, LinkedIn takes the crown as the world’s largest professional network. The ability to tap into a pool of potential clients and make connections that can help grow your brand is where the true power of LinkedIn lies. This isn’t the first time Louise has been on the podcast. A year ago, she joined me for an on-air coaching session, where we talked about whether or not it was a smart business move to specialize on one platform. 12 months later and her decision to niche down and focus solely on LinkedIn has proved to be one of the best decisions she ever made. Bonus Tips! Louise shared so many amazing LinkedIn tips with us including how to get started with LinkedIn Live. Because LinkedIn Live is still in the initial testing stages, the feature isn’t available to all LinkedIn members. If you want access to the LinkedIn Live feature, you need to apply to become a live video broadcaster via a simple application process. A great way to gain more followers without actually connecting with anyone is to switch your LinkedIn profile button from ‘connect’ to ‘follow.’ To do this, login to the LinkedIn app on your phone and tap on your profile. Select “Settings & Privacy” and then click on “Followers.” You’ll see a section beneath it that says, “Make follow primary,” and all you have to do is choose “yes” and your profile’s primary button will become “Follow” rather than “Connect.”   Connect With Louise Brogan Website LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Books, Tools or Events Mentioned: · BizChix Live Other Links Mentioned: Wear the Madonna Headset Social Bee Podcast BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 331: [On Air Coaching] How to Decide Whether to Specialize with Louise Brogan Listen to Stacking Your Team Work with Us: Strategy Session (1/1 coaching) GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/382. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
8/15/201952 minutes, 43 seconds
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381: Facebook Groups: How to Create Community and Convert Clients with Anna Frandsen

Facebook groups are ideal for businesses who want to create a community of people who share a common interest in your brand, products or services. When used right, you can leverage your Facebook group to market your business and convert members into loyal clients. However, only a small percentage of businesses are actually moving people from being a free participant to a paying client. So, how can you use a Facebook group to not only build a thriving community but convert leads?  On this special episode of our Social Media Summer Camp series, I’m joined by a dear former client and friend, Anna Frandsen. Anna is a business coach and mentor who has a knack for helping women entrepreneurs build a business that changes their lives. Anna is a savvy businesswoman who takes a strategic approach in everything she does. She understands the bravery and courage it takes to leave a 9-to-5 stable job to invest in your dream of breaking the corporate chains and working for yourself. The training we cover together includes everything from growing a community to turning leads into paying clients….and I reveal the one post that always gets the most engagement inside our private Facebook group, the BizChix Coop. Are you ready to start using your Facebook group as a powerful marketing tool for your business? Do you want to increase brand visibility and start converting followers into loyal clients? Let’s get ready to learn with Anna Frandsen…  On this episode, we discuss: The five steps to help you nurture and create an ongoing culture inside of your Facebook group Why it’s so important to create compelling written content and the role it plays in increasing your visibility and attracting the right audience Practical tips to help you turn your engaged audience into paying customers Join the BizChix Community Connect With Anna Frandsen Website Facebook Facebook Group Instagram Other Links Mentioned: 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/381. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
8/8/201949 minutes, 56 seconds
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380: Facebook Business Pages and Ads with Karen Nelson

Do you struggle to run Facebook ads that actually hit a cord with your audience? Navigating the maze that is social media marketing can be exhausting, especially if your zone of genius lies elsewhere. But don’t worry, I’ve got Digital Ads Strategist, Karen Nelson, on the podcast to help you get your Facebook Ad strategy off the ground running.  Karen is a former elementary teacher turned digital marketing strategist. She recently did an incredible Facebook training session with our clients that blew me away, so I knew I had to have her on the show as part of our mini social media series. Karen works with small business owners and helps them utilize Facebook/Instagram ads to drive traffic to their content and sell more products than ever. Facebook ads can be complicated if you don’t put the time and effort in to learn how the system works. Thankfully, Karen is here to offer her top tips and advice to help you get the most out of your next Facebook ad campaign. In this episode, we discuss: The average costs of running an ad campaign and hiring a social media strategist to help you boost sales Tips to help improve your Facebook business page How to create, target, manage, and promote effective Facebook ads  Join the BizChix Community Connect With Karen Nelson Website LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Twitter Email: [email protected] Other Links Mentioned: Learn how to set up Facebook Pixel BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 364: Lessons From My First Business 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/380. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
8/1/201947 minutes, 11 seconds
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379: Why Everyone Needs to be on LinkedIn with Karen Yankovich

Hear why EVERY CEO needs a carefully crafted LinkedIn profile, and which LinkedIn services are worth your time and money. Karen Yankovich returns to the BizChix podcast to share her LinkedIn genius. Listen to find out how she uses LinkedIn to find her “sweet spot”, build her audience, gain exposure, and (most importantly!) increase profit in her business. Karen shares insider tips about how LinkedIn has changed since her first BizChix interview in 2014, and how users can evolve alongside the platform. If you’re a local biz owner wondering how LinkedIn can help you or wondering how you might grow your business locally, we discuss how local businesses can use LinkedIn to make essential connections and access new customers. LinkedIn is the social-media solution you didn’t know you were looking for and Karen will tell you everything you need to know about it!  Tune in for Karen’s LinkedIn expertise on: Finding “your people” Using keywords effectively in your profile Escaping the noise of social media The importance of your inbox Leveraging your time Join the BizChix Community Connect on LinkedIn with: Natalie Eckdahl Shelli Warren Karen Yankovich Connect With Karen: Website Work With Us: Strategy Session (1/1 coaching session) VIP Day (a day where we work ON your biz) CEOCHIX Mastermind and Coaching Program ProfitChix Mastermind and Coaching Program GrowthChix Accelerator Program Listen to our Sister Podcast “Stacking Your Team” This episode was first published at BizChix.com/379.
7/25/201951 minutes, 22 seconds
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378: How to Outsource Social Media and Work with Local Influencers with Sarah Romero

Are you a local service business owner ready to leverage the power of local influencers to boost your online presence and help grow your business? If you’re new to social for business or you’re not sure how to outsource it to the right people, you’re in luck. Welcome to the first episode of my new Social Media Summer Camp series! I’m so excited to get the ball rolling on this one and cover the ins and outs of social media through the lens of a local business. But don’t worry, even though a lot of the advice I share in this series is catered towards the local service business owner, it can also be applied to almost any business. In this first episode of the series, I interview Sarah Romero, who owns a social media management agency dedicated to helping local businesses in Southern California. Sarah and her team specialize in helping businesses grow by leveraging the power of social media. If you’d like to learn how you can get started with outsourcing social media and connect with micro-influencers who can help build your audience, this one is for you! In this episode, we discuss: How to outsource social media and grow an engaged audience Using a social media professional to help you create brand awareness and promote your business Tips to help you target your ideal clients and connect with local influencers Join the BizChix Community Connect With Sarah Romero SR Social Media LinkedIn Instagram Twitter Email: [email protected] 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/378. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
7/18/201938 minutes, 16 seconds
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377: CEO Day - Strategic Planning: Defining Goals, Objectives, Tactics

Are you struggling with how to prioritize new opportunities or ideas? Are you stuck in research mode and not ready to move forward? Are you on a path you no longer want to be on? Join me for a Strategic Planning session. I walk you through a process used in large organizations that will help you know what to focus on and WHEN. Most business owners are trying to do too many things at once and struggle with prioritizing. Next time you are presented with something new, you can easily determine if it aligns with your goals and objectives by reviewing your strategic plan! You will know what to say YES to, what to say NO to and what to say NOT RIGHT NOW to. I also cover when to bring your team into this process, and that differs based on your leadership style. Part of Strategic Planning is determining your Vision which I discussed in the previous episode.  The Strategic Objectives I cover today are adapted from Peter Drucker “the father of modern management”: Marketing/Visibility Innovation/Product Growth People/Culture Financial Growth Physical Resources (hardware, software, office space) Processes/Operations (systems, productivity, tools) Customer Satisfaction   If you enjoyed this episode, I would be honored if you would share it with a friend.   Join the BizChix Community   Other Links Mentioned: FREE Podcasting Resources   FREE Planning Worksheets   BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 373: How to Get Out of Overwhelm 299: Start With The End in Mind 374: Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem? 375: Simplify Your Business With The 80/20 Rule   Listen to Stacking Your Team   Work with Us: Strategy Session CEOCHIX Mastermind and Coaching Program ProfitChix Mastermind Program GrowthChix Accelerator Program VIP DAY   Join the BizChix Community   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/377. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
7/11/201928 minutes, 53 seconds
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376: CEO Day - Vision Casting

Do you embrace vision casting in your business? Large corporations and organizations use this strategy to smash goals and build their businesses. But, small businesses can also leverage the same processes to create a clear vision for the future of their business so they know where and how to steer the ship. Vision casting is the process of creating a vivid mental image of where you want your business to be at some point in the future. You need to know the vision to understand what you need to build or let go of in order to achieve it. But, it’s also got to be a team effort. You must communicate your vision to your team so that everyone can work together to create a roadmap that guides the business to the final destination. If you want to learn more about vision casting for your business, join me on this episode of the podcast, which is part of our mini-series where I share ideas for how you can spend a CEO day. We’re looking at the big picture concept of knowing your vision and how to share it with your team. Creating a vision for your business involves thinking, processing and dreaming. So, if you’re ready to craft your vision for the next season of your business, tune in!  In this episode, you’ll discover:  Why you should create a vision for your business How to prime your brain so that you can see your vision and reverse engineer the future of your business Tips and ideas to help you vision cast and decide where you want to go with your business Join the BizChix Community Other Links Mentioned: FREE 2019 Planning Worksheets BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 373: How to Get Out of Overwhelm 374: Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem? 375: Simplify Your Business With The 80/20 Rule 299: Start With The End in Mind 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/376. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/.
6/27/201921 minutes, 25 seconds
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375: Simplify Your Business with the 80/20 Rule

What if you could simplify your life and business and DO LESS while having MORE energy, time and money? Join me as I share how you can leverage the 80/20 rule in all aspects of your business and even your personal life.   How may we support you? Join our Private Facebook Group Learn about our Programs Consider a Strategy Session or VIP Day Meet us in person at BizChix Live    Episodes Mentioned: 254: How to Design Your High End Offer 273: How to Get Out of Overwhelm   Subscribe to Stacking Your Team (our sister podcast) Listen in Apple Podcasts to Stacking Your Team Listen via our website to Stacking our Team   This episode first appeared on BizChix.com/375, click to see the full show notes. 
6/20/201922 minutes, 46 seconds
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374: Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem?

Have you been thinking of launching something new? Whether it is adding a new service, a new product, a membership site, a retreat, a Facebook group, a podcast, a book or even a new business - this episode will help you think things through. We also dive into some of the reasons why an existing product or service offering might not be getting the level of traction you expected. One of my superpowers is getting into the head of other people and really understanding their lives and their pain points. This is what you need to do when you are creating something new. Many of our clients and community members are ready to launch something new. And whether you are a seasoned business owner or dipping your toes into entrepreneurship, it is important to make sure take time to ask yourself a few important questions. One of which is - Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem? Join the BizChix Facebook Group Listen to our sister podcast Stacking Your Team  Other Links Mentioned:   Birdsong Farm  Naomi’s Instagram  Work with Us:   CEOCHIX Mastermind and Coaching Program  ProfitChix Mastermind Program GrowthChix Accelerator Program  Strategy Session  Join us at BizChix Live!  This episode was first published at BizChix.com/374. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/. 
6/13/201929 minutes, 38 seconds
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373: How to Get Out of Overwhelm

Fed up with overwhelm? Ready to say goodbye to starting and ending your day feeling like you’ve just run a mental marathon…twice? When you’ve got too much on your plate, it’s easy to slip into overwhelm.    As CEO’s, we need a fresh mind to be able to think strategically and envision what we want from our business and personal life. But, that’s almost impossible when you’re operating in a constant state of overwhelm. No matter what level you’re at with your business, anyone can experience overwhelm. Although it’s normal to feel like this from time to time, if it becomes part of your everyday life, you need to make a permanent change.   If you’re done with overwhelm and ready to close the book on this chapter of your life for good, tune into this episode of the podcast, where I reveal some actionable tips to get you out of overwhelm.   In this episode, I discuss:  How to manage your energy by looking at what you can let go of   Why you need to be okay with asking others for help   Tips for relaxing your mind and body  Books, Tools or Events Mentioned:  R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset  Other Links Mentioned:  FREE Training: The BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework  FREE 2019 Planning Worksheets  BizChix Episodes Mentioned:  333: Rapidly Scaling a Product Business with Minna Khounlo-Sithep  326: The Stages of Small Business – The BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework  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/373. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/. 
6/6/201934 minutes, 17 seconds
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372: From Poverty to Paris and Beyond with Rosetta Thurman

Have you ever heard a story so moving and inspirational that it inspires you to be the best possible version of yourself? If not, you’re about to. Although I originally planned to do a deep dive into community building with my guest, it quickly became so much more than that.   Rosetta Thurman shares her incredible story from humble beginnings to building a successful business that helps thousands of women. Rosetta was raised by a single teen mom and a very involved grandmother. Back then, books opened up a world of possibilities for her that she has manifested in her real life through vision casting, goal setting and a lot of hard work.   Rosetta is an author, speaker, consultant and the Founder and CEO of Happy Black Woman, a global company and community that empowers black women who desire to make a big impact and create their dream lives and businesses. She’s also the host of the Happy Black Woman Podcast and has spoken at over 100 business events around the country.  Tune in to hear Rosetta candidly share her story from living in poverty to building the life she dreamed of when she was a child. I don’t know everything but what I do know for sure is that by the time you finish listening to this podcast episode, you will be inspired. Guaranteed.    We discuss:   Rosetta’s inspirational story from living in poverty to building a successful business  Building your tribe: How to grow and connect a community within your business  How to retain your audience and the importance of investing in yourself  Join the BizChix Community  Connect With Rosetta Thurman  Happy Black Woman   Happy Black Woman University  Happy Black Woman Podcast  Twitter  Facebook  Instagram  YouTube  Email: [email protected]   Books, Tools or Events Mentioned:  Launch Your Business by Rosetta Thurman  How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar by Rosetta Thurman & Trista Harris  Other Links Mentioned:  BizChix Coop  Watch the video: Meet Rosetta Thurman, Founder of Happy Black Woman  BizChix Episodes Mentioned:  368: Breaking Through Limiting Beliefsbi  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/372. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at bizchix.com/category/team/. 
5/30/201951 minutes, 53 seconds
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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/.
5/23/201925 minutes, 32 seconds
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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/. 
5/16/201942 minutes, 47 seconds
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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/.
5/9/201943 minutes, 20 seconds
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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/.
5/2/201923 minutes, 51 seconds
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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/. 
4/25/201951 minutes, 53 seconds
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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/. 
4/18/201954 minutes, 39 seconds
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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/.   
4/4/201919 minutes, 4 seconds
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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/.
3/28/201924 minutes, 22 seconds
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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/.
3/21/201942 minutes, 44 seconds
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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/.
3/14/201948 minutes, 37 seconds
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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.
3/7/201914 minutes, 38 seconds
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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: [email protected] 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/.
2/28/201947 minutes, 58 seconds
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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: [email protected] 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/.
2/21/201945 minutes, 18 seconds
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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.
2/14/201943 minutes, 33 seconds
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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: [email protected] 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/.
2/7/201949 minutes, 37 seconds
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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/
1/31/201948 minutes, 12 seconds
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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.
1/24/201950 minutes, 26 seconds
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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.
1/17/201927 minutes, 58 seconds
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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.
1/10/201924 minutes, 5 seconds
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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. I like to choose a word of the year, and let this word inspire my activities for each week and month. Choosing a word 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! Click for our 2019 Planning Resources Learn About Masterminds BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 299: Start with the End in Mind 342: Planning Next Year Like A CEO 350: Planning a Productive 2019 Work With Us: CEOCHIX Mastermind ProfitChix Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program One Day Mastermind  Strategy Session Listen to our sister podcast Stacking Your Team For Libsyn: This episode was first published at BizChix.com/episode number. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.
1/1/201924 minutes, 39 seconds
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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 tools.   I dive into why you should avoid multitasking, how to take back control of your calendar, and why it is just as important to manage your energy at the same time that you manage your time. Something that really helps me is batching my tasks, or creating theme days. And remember ladies, always be kind to yourself in your planning!   Join the BizChix Community   Connect With Natalie: Instagram Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: Kolbe Voxer Focus@Will BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 326: The Stages of Small Business – The BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework 342: Planning Next Year Like a CEO Ep 175: The Productive Home: Tips for Every Life Stage with Roseanne Cook   Listen to Stacking Your Team   Work With Natalie: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session   Work with Shelli: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind Strategy Session   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/350. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.
12/27/201842 minutes, 50 seconds
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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, both in my personal life and in my business.   In my youth, I was an assistant too! I learned so much from working under great leaders, and that has shaped how I delegate my calendar. I dive into the nitty gritty of how I document my preferences for my schedule, the color codes for events, and a shorthand for communication.   Spoiler alert: Delegating your calendar will transform your life and help you take back your time and thinking space. What are you waiting for?   Get your Free Download of how Natalie’s Delegates her Calendar   Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: Google Calendar BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 319: How We Hired an Executive Assistant 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 33: Five Essential Leadership Strategies You Need to Implement Now Listen to Stacking Your Team   Work With Natalie: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session   Work with Shelli: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind Strategy Session This episode was first published at BizChix.com/349. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.
12/20/201832 minutes, 4 seconds
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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.   Shelli and Natalie discuss the 5 Rs, including why communicating results to the team member is important, the role of metrics in assessing results, and the idea that this is a living document that should be revisited regularly. Remember: Grey areas are frustrating for team members - the more you can convey your expectations in black and white, the easier it is for people to be able to deliver.   How can you integrate this tool into a formal performance review? How can you use this document if the team member’s performance is high / low? Shelli shares how this document can become a part of your team member’s journey, and help guide them and provide clarity in their duties.   Join the BizChix Community   Other Links Mentioned: GrowthChix Group Coaching Program Listen to Stacking Your Team   Work With Natalie: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session   Work with Shelli: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind Strategy Session This episode was first published at BizChix.com/348. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.
12/13/201832 minutes, 26 seconds
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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!   Natalie and Shelli dive into some strong feelings you may encounter in this situation: Guilt about not meeting clients' expectations. Limiting beliefs. Letting go of control and trusting someone else. Pro Tip: Natalie felt the same in her business!   So what are some steps you can take to ease the transition? It really comes down to messaging, putting the word out there about your new team member, and being excited about having them on the team. Natalie and Shelli also discuss the numbers aspect of having a new “billable” team member, and Shelli has a special tool to get over some of your stumbling blocks!   Join the BizChix Community   Other Links Mentioned: GrowthChix Group Coaching Program BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 302: Teams are the “New” Passive Income   Stacking Your Team (SYT) Episodes Mentioned: SYT 32: The Cost of Hiring a Team with Hannah Smolinski SYT 33: Five Essential Leadership Strategies to Implement Now Listen to Stacking Your Team Work With Natalie: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session   Work with Shelli: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind Strategy Session   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/347. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.
12/6/201848 minutes, 33 seconds
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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? Welcome to the world of Imposter Syndrome.  It’s known as a feeling of self doubt, of being a fraud, or that any success has just been a fluke. When it comes to creative entrepreneurs, you may feel that sinking sense of “I’m going to put this out there and I have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about. Everyone is going to know.” When you’re stuck in the middle of Imposter Syndrome, you never feel good enough. Some women have described it as the sensation that people are going to “draw back the curtain” and realize the truth: that you, whoever you are, are an imposter. Imposter Syndrome knows no bounds. You’ll find it in successful actors, CEO’s, bankers, mom’s, athletes . . . and me. Join me as I share the chapter on Imposter Syndrome from my new book R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset. Can We Support You in 2019: CEOCHIX Mastermind – A Mastermind for women with business revenue of $300,000+ ProfitChix Mastermind – A mastermind for women with business revenue of $100,000-$300,000 in the last 12 months GrowthChix Accelerator Program – Designed for ambitious, five-figure women entrepreneurs who are driven to grow beyond five figures to six figures in annual revenue in 18 months Books or Tools Mentioned: R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset: Silence Your Inner Mean Girl by Natalie Eckdahl
11/29/201838 minutes, 6 seconds
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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. The team also reflects on Natalie's powerful opening keynote with the Mean Girl Mirror, and the amount of effort that went into creating the best workbook to serve as a resource for the community.   P.S.A. If you missed BizChix Live, you can still get a Virtual Ticket for access to all the great content shared! Get your BizChix Live Virtual Ticket (Digital Workbook included)! Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: BizChix Live 2019 R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset, by Natalie Eckdahl Other Links Mentioned: Amy Cuddy TED Talk: Your body language may shape who you are Christopher Todd, BizChix Live Official Photographer Dr. Goldi Jacques-Maynes, Chiropractor BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 343: R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset 289: Behind the Scenes of BizChix Live with Natalie Eckdahl Stacking Your Team (SYT) Episodes Mentioned: SYT 30: [Behind the Scenes] The Teams of Biz Chix Live Listen to Stacking Your Team Work With Natalie: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Work with Shelli: One Day Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator Program ProfitChix Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/344. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.
11/15/201852 minutes, 3 seconds
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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? Three days ago, I delivered a keynote speech at BizChix Live sharing the R.E.S.E.T. framework which give you a process to deal with mindset issues. Spoiler alert: you'll have to go through this process of resetting your mindset over and over and over again every time you start something new. But it will get easier. So, dream it. Do it! I also have a special announcement: My book R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset: Silence Your Inner Mean Girl is now available on Amazon and Kindle! Get your copy today!   Join the BizChix Community   Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: BizChix Live #BizChixLive on Instagram #BizChixLive on Twitter Rising Strong, by Brene Brown Ship It Journal, by Seth Godin R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset: Silence Your Inner Mindset, by Natalie Eckdahl Exclusive Mindset Interviews that correspond with the R.E.S.E.T. book Listen to Stacking Your Team Work With Natalie: One Day Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind ProfitChix Mastermind Strategy Session GrowthChix Accelerator Work with Shelli: One Day Mastermind Strategy Session ProfitChix Mastermind GrowthChix Accelerator   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/343. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.
11/8/201854 minutes, 47 seconds
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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. You can follow along with your free downloadable worksheet as I guide you through the steps to get started with your 2019 plan. Step 1: Reflect on your business. Step 2: Reflect on your schedule. Step 3: Decide on some changes for 2019. Step 4: Look at 2019 globally. Step 5: Do some goal setting. It’s time to start creating a year that you want to live. Take this chance to design the business that is best for you. Remember, running a business is a marathon, not a sprint. Every moment of your time does not have to be filled with work. You can take time off to do something to refresh yourself. I believe 2019 can be our best year yet together, so get planning! Get our Free Worksheet on Planning for 2019!   Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: Kolbe Assessment Other Links Mentioned: Stages of Small Business - The BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework PDF Download   BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 288: Time Management for High Performers: How to Map Your Ideal Month, Ideal Week, Theme Days and Time Block 326: The Stages of Small Business – The BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework 320: Everyone's a Mess 338: Overcoming Limiting Beliefs with Karen DeYoung   Listen to Stacking Your Team   Work With Natalie: One Day Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind ProfitChix Mastermind Strategy Session   Work with Shelli: One Day Mastermind Strategy Session   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/342. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at https://bizchix.com/category/team/.
11/1/201847 minutes, 51 seconds
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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. She also explains how Twitter became her platform for finding her niche, audience and growing her visibility through a personal learning network, where she now has 60,000 followers! We also discuss Kasey’s challenges with pricing. When some of her audience challenged her pricing for her courses, what was her mindset around that? How did she stay firm in her pricing? It all boiled down to the value Kasey saw in her own offering of self-paced online courses vs. in person courses. Find out also how Kasey grew her email list to 64,000 subscribers through careful goal setting and serious lead magnets, and how she’s working to scale her business by hiring a team, and adjusting her goals. Kasey Bell, founder of Shake Up Learning, is an author with over 12,000 copies sold, international speaker, podcaster and blogger running an online business delivering virtual and in-person trainings to educators. Join the BizChix Community Connect With Kasey Bell: Shake Up Learning Facebook Twitter Instagram Google Teacher Tribe Podcast Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic, by Kasey Bell Ditch That Textbook, by Matt Miller Google Classroom Other Links Mentioned: Ditch That Textbook Content Marketing World Pat Flynn, The Smart Passive Income Blog 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/341. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at https://bizchix.com/category/team/.
10/25/201851 minutes, 38 seconds
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340: Leveraging Strengths and Pivoting with Monica Froese

Sometimes what we start doing is not where we end up. Monica Froese of Redefining Mom shares how how she grew her corporate side hustle to a monetized blog and business with a high converting email list of over 30,000. Her story includes an invitation to the White House and a few pivots as she figured out how to leverage her strengths. Plus, I got Monica to share a few of her top list building tips to boot! We also discuss ways to create white space in your calendar to give yourself time for creativity, and the importance of positive self-talk. Join the BizChix Community Connect With Monica Froese: Redefining Mom Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Pinterest Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: Profit First, by Mike Michalowicz   Other Links Mentioned: Promoted Pins BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 320: Everyone’s A Mess 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/340. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at https://bizchix.com/category/team/.
10/18/201855 minutes, 58 seconds
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339: Stepping into a CEO Mindset with Kellsie Rees

Kellsie Rees, a multi-six figure product entrepreneur, 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 recently scaled her team and moved her business out of her basement into a location 10x the size! Kellsie opens up the struggles she’s faced professionally and personally, and the lessons she’s learned - from knowing which opportunities to pursue, to what it’s like building a business without a support system. She shares how she found support and community in her Mastermind group, and what it's like to finally be able to step back from her business and focus on being the CEO her business needs. Kellsie Rees is an incredible product entrepreneur selling jewelry organizers on Etsy. She recently sent her first shipment to Amazon, and her business is at 90% year over year, with $350k in revenue (without marketing) and growing! Join the BizChix Community Connect With Kellsie Rees: The Knotted Wood Email Etsy Shop Anthropologie Instagram @knottedwood Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: BizChix Live BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 333: Rapidly Scaling a Product Business with Minna Khounlo-Sithep 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/339. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at https://bizchix.com/category/team/.
10/11/201850 minutes, 56 seconds
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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. We also discuss the challenges in taking her business from $100k to $400k and more, as well as why she decided to hire her first employee, after years of working with independent contractors. Karen also went from podcast listener to enrolling in my high-end mastermind. She talks about her experience and the benefits she has reaped in finding community and support from the other BizChix in her mastermind group. And if you’re a consultant or coach - Karen has some special advice for you. Karen DeYoung has been a successful entrepreneur for over 20 years! Karen is President and CEO of DeYoung Consulting Services, and works primarily with non-profit entities and government agencies to provide training, organizational development, evaluation and outreach services. Join the BizChix Community Connect With Karen DeYoung: Website - DeYoung Consulting Services Twitter Facebook Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: Kolbe 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/338. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at https://bizchix.com/category/team/.
10/4/201839 minutes, 27 seconds
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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.   We discuss the importance of helping people understand what you do and why it's valuable. You must keep your eye on the customer and give them what they want and need. Sue also shares how she leveraged her corporate background in her business and how it ties into niching down. Find out what it’s like for Sue to juggle two businesses and keep them both thriving. Sue also shares her personal experiences and gains from being a part of my CEOChix mastermind group. Sue Monhait is a podcaster, business owner of two amazing businesses, and best-selling author who supports gifters, bakers, crafters and makers by leveraging her business background, which includes 15 years in corporate marketing and sales. Join the BizChix Community   Connect With Sue Monhait: The Ribbon Print Company Gift Biz Unwrapped Podcast Maker to Master, by Sue Monhait Makers MBA Gift Biz Breeze Facebook Group Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: BizChix Live Other Links Mentioned: Gift Biz Unwrapped Episode 171: Create Your Own Mastermind Magic with Natalie Eckdahl of Biz Chix BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 333: Rapidly Scaling a Product Business with Minna Khounlo-Sithep 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/337. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at https://bizchix.com/category/team/.
9/27/201855 minutes, 50 seconds
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336: Local Visibility and Live Video with Paula Kinney

Paula Kinney joins me to share 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 also opens up about her special needs daughter and how that pushed her into embarking on her entrepreneurial journey. We've also got great insights about what's going to be happening at BizChix Live! Paula is going to be our emcee for BizChix Live 2018. She was one of the attendees at BizChix Live 2017, and really made an impression on all of us with her warm and open personality.   Join the BizChix Community   Connect With Paula Kinney: Love Your Nest Facebook Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: BizChix Live 2019 Wait List Other Links Mentioned: LuAnn Nigara, A Well-Designed Business Podcast Product Boss Podcast Reena Philpot on Instagram Jessica Stansberry Amanda Berlin Nikki Rausch BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 333: Rapidly Scaling a Product Business with Minna Khounlo-Sithep 283: [High Performing Women] Scaling a Team, Creating Visibility and Continuous Innovation with Author, Speaker, Publisher Maria Dismondy 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/336. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at https://bizchix.com/category/team/.
9/20/201850 minutes, 51 seconds
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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! These stages are also for you to build and grow your team. Shelli takes us on a deep dive of the challenges surrounding hiring, on-boarding, and managing team members, and her tips for tackling these aspects. As your business grows, recognize that you require different expertise at different levels of your business. Don't be afraid to let someone go if they're no longer a fit. Shelli and I talk about low-performing teams and teams that run their leaders, and how that can hold you back. We also deal with numbers - profits, revenue, costs and more! And as with any stage of business, be sure to ask for help if you need it.   Get your Free BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework Resource Packet   Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: Voxer Kolbe Assessment Books by Patrick Lencioni Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick Lencioni Built to Sell, by John Warrillow Profit First, by Mike Michalowicz Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits, by Greg Crabtree Other Links Mentioned: Hiring Resources from Shelli Warren Patrick Lencioni on YouTube BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 326: The Stages of Small Business – The BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework 241: Learn How to Profit First with Mike Michalowicz Stacking Your Team Episodes Mentioned: SYT 10: Lessons from Our Best Bosses (Featuring BizChix Community Members)   Work With Natalie: One Day Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind ProfitChix Mastermind Strategy Session Work with Shelli: One Day Mastermind EliteChix Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/335. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.
9/13/201846 minutes, 9 seconds
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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 shares her struggles with expanding from one center to two, and her advice and key learning points from the experience. Financing the business also becomes a key consideration, and Emily has some insight into how she managed to fund the growth of her business. Emily and I also discuss teams: from strategies for training new hires and documenting internal processes to part-time vs full-time employees to the importance of communication in building a cohesive team, we dig into the nitty gritty of taking a business to the next stage. At this level, it’s really about transitioning from the manager of the business, to stepping into the CEO role and being the leader your business needs. Get your Free BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework Resource Packet Connect With Emily Countryman: Ideal Wellness Instagram Facebook Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: Profit First, by Mike Michalowicz One Drive The 10X Rule, by Grant Cardone BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 326: The Stages of Small Business – The BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework 241: Learn How to Profit First with Mike Michalowicz 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 Join the BizChix Community   This episode was first published at BizChix.com/334. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.
9/6/201852 minutes, 19 seconds
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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. Minna and I dive into the challenges of running a product-based business, vs. a service-based business, and the key takeaways she has gleaned from her experiences as an entrepreneur. Minna also shares how she leveraged her areas of expertise to build her business in such a way that it was able to grow even as she faced a stressful personal crisis. We talk about the importance of getting really deep into and mastering just one platform before moving on to other areas, how to create visibility and sales beyond your primary platform to build a thriving business, and why we as leaders need to invest in ourselves as much as we invest in our businesses. Connect With Minna Khounlo-Sithep: Lil' Labels The Product Boss The Product Boss Podcast Holiday to Halo Mastermind The Product Boss: Product Biz Community Facebook Group Other Links Mentioned: Kate's Take John Lee Dumas Jane.com Sassy Steals Groupon Zulily Walmart Jet.com Jacqueline Snyder, Designer Consulting Coop   Work With Natalie: One Day Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind ProfitChix Mastermind Strategy Session Work with Shelli: One Day Mastermind EliteChix Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/333. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at https://bizchix.com/category/team/.
8/30/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 24 seconds
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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. Deanna operates in an incredible micro-niche and has built an amazing business serving her very specific avatar - it’s a reminder that there is value in finding an unserved niche! 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, and how she can achieve that step-by-step. We also dive into what it means to work on your business rather than in your business, and some key functions of being a CEO, such as tracking KPIs, creating visibility for the business and showcasing your expertise as a high-functioning leader. I also share some of my strategies for Deanna to stop working so much, and start enjoying her success and her time with friends and family.   Get your Free BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework Resource Packet   Connect With Deanna Gillingham: Facebook Email Website: Case Management Study Guide Case Managers Community Facebook Group   Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: Google Calendar Other Links Mentioned: @bizchixpodcast on Instagram Green Exam Academy SuperSoul Sunday Podcast by Oprah Parkinson's Law BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 326: The Stages of Small Business – The BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework 319: How We Hired An Executive Assistant Other On Air Coaching Calls Work With Natalie: One Day Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind ProfitChix Mastermind Strategy Session Work with Shelli: One Day Mastermind EliteChix Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/332. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.
8/23/20181 hour, 1 minute, 4 seconds
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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 discuss the feasibility of catering to different avatars with the same messaging. I also help Louise to see the value of what she is doing, and suggest a time-study for her to measure her activities and financial payoff for that work she does. This chat is also a reminder to Louise that it’s okay not to know where to specialize when starting out, but for social media, particularly in dealing with larger organizations, finding and honing in on that specialization is key to becoming the expert in that field. Get your Free BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework Resource Packet Connect With Louise Brogan: Social Bee Website LinkedIn Social Beehive Facebook Group Social Bee Podcast Instagram Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: Zoom Skype Other Links Mentioned: #LinkedInLocal BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 326: The Stages of Small Business – The BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework 323: How to Create a High End Offer with Carol Cox Other On Air Coaching Calls   Work With Natalie: One Day Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind ProfitChix Mastermind Strategy Session Work with Shelli: One Day Mastermind EliteChix Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/331. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.
8/16/201848 minutes, 2 seconds
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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. We explore the idea of creating a mid-tier offering and the possibility of an online course to free up more of Marcella’s time. I also talk Marcella through the importance of creating an email list, and share some tips for upselling to clients. Marcella also uses a unique platform to capture clients, Reddit, and we discuss some strategies for leveraging Reddit by creating and demonstrating value to prospects without giving everything away. Group coaching programs for various client groups in different stages is another strategy that could be good for Marcella’s business, but at the end of the day, it all comes down answering the question: Should she hire and start building a team? Get your Free BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework Resource Packet Connect With Marcella: HelpWithApps.com Email Reddit Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: Text Expander Skype Google Hangouts Facetime Other Links Mentioned: Ask Reddit BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 246: Interview Swap with The Mompreneur Show – Vicky Lashenko and Natalie Eckdahl Interview Each Other 322: Behind the Scenes of the BizChix Social Strategy with Sarah Frink Other On Air Coaching Calls   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/330. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.
8/9/20181 hour, 27 seconds
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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. We discuss the importance of knowing who your ideal client is, and then using the right language to them to draw them to you and trying increase your visibility to them. I also share my expertise to answer Anne’s question of what content to produce and what medium to use to share that content as her business grows. Anne and I brainstorm on how she should build community among her ideal clients, add value and establish herself as the thought leader in the group, and come up with some great ideas. Get your Free BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework Resource Packet Connect With Anne Torrez: Website Email Facebook Group Other Links Mentioned: Speaking Your Brand with Carol Cox BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 326: The Stages of Small Business – The BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework 270: The Magical Art of Niching Down 271: Should You Target Local Clients? 304: The Fortune Is in the Follow-Up 300: Buy Back Your Time – Part 1 301: Buy Back Your Time – Part 2 Other On Air Coaching Calls Work With Natalie: One Day Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind ProfitChix Mastermind Strategy Session Work with Shelli: One Day Mastermind EliteChix Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/329. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.
8/2/201854 minutes, 12 seconds
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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. If you, like Casey, are in this stage of your business, it is crucial for you to figure out where you wants to grow and put you efforts - it's okay to work with a lot of different people, because knowing your ideal client is not just about who you want to work for, but who you don't want to work for as well. I also have some tips for Casey on getting the language right on her website to attract her ideal clients and the right avatar, and how she can leverage complementary service providers to build up her client base.   Get your Free BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework Resource Packet   Connect With Casey Gromer: Website Email Facebook Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: Heil PR 30 Microphone The Five Minute Journal on Amazon Blue Ocean Books by W Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne Other Links Mentioned: BizChix on Instagram BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 326: The Stages of Small Business – The BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework 324: Do You Need a Bookkeeper, CPA or CFO? with Hannah Smolinski 304: The Fortune Is in the Follow-Up 325: Should You Launch A Course? With Kate Ahl and Kelly Snyder Other On Air Coaching Calls   Work With Natalie: One Day Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind ProfitChix Mastermind Strategy Session Work with Shelli: One Day Mastermind EliteChix Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/328. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.
7/26/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 39 seconds
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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. We also explore new avenues for creating visibility and awareness of what she has to offer, as well as the opportunities to create a high end offer. I help Michelle see how Facebook Live can be a great resource, and why building a community may benefit her business. Listen till the end for my advice to Michelle and those of you in the start up stage. Get your Free BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework Resource Packet Connect With Michelle Allen: Dear 2 My Heart Facebook Instagram Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: Zoom Other Links Mentioned: Speaking Your Brand Podcast by Carol Cox BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 326: The Stages of Small Business – The BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework 225: Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem? Other On Air Coaching Calls Work With Natalie: One Day Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind ProfitChix Mastermind Strategy Session Work with Shelli: One Day Mastermind EliteChix Mastermind Strategy Session Join the BizChix Community This episode was first published at BizChix.com/327. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.
7/19/201848 minutes, 46 seconds
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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. No matter whether you’re at the Startup, Validate, Scale or Multiply stage of your business, there are common issues that you have to deal with, as well as struggles and obstacles specific to the different phases. I talk you through my recommendations for each stage, and also key questions you need to ask yourself in order to build and grow a successful business. Get your Free BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: Blue Ocean Strategy, by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 225: Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem? 268: [On Air Coaching] Getting New Clients using a Free Call Strategy – Joanna’s Success Story 286: [High Performing Women] Growing a 7 Figure Business, Launching a Certification Program and Permission to be Selfish with Cate Stillman of Yogahealer Stacking Your Team (SYT) Episodes Mentioned: SYT 19: Leading a Large Virtual Team with Kate Ahl 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/326. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.  
7/12/201841 minutes, 28 seconds
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324: Do You Need a Bookkeeper, CPA or CFO? with Hannah Smolinski

  This is a must listen! CEO's know their numbers and know who to turn to to get them. Most of my clients share that they don't know which numbers they should be tracking, how to decipher the financial reports they receive and what support they need on their team and when. So, I invited BizChix community member, Hannah Smolinski, CPA, who provides virtual CFO services through her firm BrightenUp Financial to educate us. Hannah shares what the difference is between a  bookkeeper, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Also, when do you need them in your business? We dig into questions to ask before hiring a bookkeeper, CPA or CFO, some key indicators that point to the need for a CFO in your business, and overcoming the mental block that says you need to have your numbers in order before hiring a financial professional. Join the BizChix Community Connect With Hannah Smolinski: BrightenUp Financial - Resources for BizChix Email Facebook Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: QuickBooks Xero TurboTax Other Links Mentioned: Emeals Saving Dinner Sweet Peas and Saffron The Honest Weigh Blue Apron Janine Steyn Wellness Geraldine Carter’s “Help with Dinner” thread in The Biz Chix Coop BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 320: Everyone’s A Mess 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/324. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.
6/28/201855 minutes, 20 seconds
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320: Everyone’s A Mess

If you're thinking other entrepreneurs really have their act together, think again. As someone who has worked directly with hundreds of entrepreneurs, 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! Whether it's hiring, managing emails, setting boundaries, taking risks or anything else - we all struggle with something. No one has it all figured out. I have some action steps for you to get over this mental hurdle and alleviate the pressure we're putting on ourselves. Remember: Everyone is a mess, and you are normal. Everyone's a mess, and it's okay.   Join the BizChix Community Connect With Natalie: Instagram Other Links Mentioned: Amanda Berlin Podcast Episode with Mary Clavieres: [On Air Coaching] How to Leverage Community to Create Business and Step into Your Genius Zone 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/320. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.
5/31/201817 minutes, 28 seconds
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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. There were also a few unexpected benefits of choosing to hire a local assistant--both in Natalie’s business, and in her life! Plus we are sharing the job description we used to find our incredible new hire. Don't miss the free download. Get your free template for hiring an Executive Assistant! Other Links Mentioned: Next Door Indeed Zoom Kolbe Assessment Stacking Your Team Episodes Mentioned: SYT 7: Compelling Interview Questions 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/319. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.
5/24/20181 hour, 38 seconds
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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,