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By Natalie Eckdahl, MBA

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Host Natalie Eckdahl, MBA is a coach to high performing women. She is married with three children ages 4-16. 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. Meet Natalie and fellow listeners at her annual leadership conference for women entrepreneurs, BizChix Live!

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395: Building a Business to Run Without You with Tera Marie Pupa [High Performing Women Series]
39:25

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?

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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/.

Nov 14, 2019
394: How Private Detective Anna Stowe is Building a Scalable Business [High Performing Women Series]
57:05

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

 

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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/.

Nov 07, 2019
393: Selling with Charm featuring Reena Philpot [High Performing Women Series]
48:14

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

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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/.

Oct 31, 2019
392: With Failure Comes Success with Serial Entrepreneur Charisse McCoy [High Performing Women Series]
51:33

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

  

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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/.

Oct 24, 2019
391: Scaling to Multiple Locations with Nickie Janes [High Performing Women Series]
49:15

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

 

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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/.

Oct 17, 2019
390: The Key Things to Track in Your Business with Layne Booth [High Performing Women Series]
57:25

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

 

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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/.

Oct 10, 2019
389: Downsizing While Increasing Profit with Jacqueline Snyder [High Performing Women Series]
54:39

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

 

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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/.

Oct 03, 2019
388: From 11 Clients to 100,000+ with Amanda Tress of the Faster Way to Fat Loss [High Performing Women Series]
53:51

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

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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/.

Sep 26, 2019
387: From Full Time Entrepreneur to Full Time Employee with Danielle Liss [High Performing Women Series]
52:17

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

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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/.

Sep 19, 2019
386: Closing the Sale with Nikki Rausch [High Performing Women Series]
56:01

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

 

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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/.

Sep 12, 2019
385: How to Create a Belonging Environment with Traci Baxley [High Performing Women Series]
49:07

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

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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/.

Sep 05, 2019
384: How to Create a High Performing Team at Home and at Work
44:17

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? 

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Aug 29, 2019
383: Google SEO and Local Search with Sommer Poquette
49:37

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

 

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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/.

Aug 22, 2019
382: LinkedIn Next Level with Louise Brogan
52:43

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.

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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.”

 

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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/.

Aug 15, 2019
381: Facebook Groups: How to Create Community and Convert Clients with Anna Frandsen
49:56

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

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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/.

Aug 08, 2019
380: Facebook Business Pages and Ads with Karen Nelson
47:11

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 

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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/.

Aug 01, 2019
379: Why Everyone Needs to be on LinkedIn with Karen Yankovich
51:22

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

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This episode was first published at BizChix.com/379.

Jul 25, 2019
378: How to Outsource Social Media and Work with Local Influencers with Sarah Romero
38:16

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

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Jul 18, 2019
377: CEO Day - Strategic Planning: Defining Goals, Objectives, Tactics
28:53

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”:

  1. Marketing/Visibility
  2. Innovation/Product Growth
  3. People/Culture
  4. Financial Growth
  5. Physical Resources (hardware, software, office space)
  6. Processes/Operations (systems, productivity, tools)
  7. Customer Satisfaction

 

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Jul 11, 2019
376: CEO Day - Vision Casting
21:25

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

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Jun 27, 2019
375: Simplify Your Business with the 80/20 Rule
22:46

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?

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Jun 20, 2019
374: Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem?
29:38

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?

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Jun 13, 2019
373: How to Get Out of Overwhelm
34:17

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 

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Jun 06, 2019
372: From Poverty to Paris and Beyond with Rosetta Thurman
51:53

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 

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May 30, 2019
371: Business Beach Reads (books I recommend over and over)
25:32

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!

 

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May 23, 2019
370: How She Specialized and Bought Back Her Time with Melisa Galasso
42:47

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 

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May 16, 2019
369: How to Step Into Thought Leadership with Carmen Landrau
43:20

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? 

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May 09, 2019
368: Breaking Through Limiting Beliefs
23:51

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

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May 02, 2019
367: From Teacher to Six Figure Copywriter with Abby Herman
51:53

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 

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Apr 25, 2019
366: [On Air Coaching] How To Let Go Of Control So You Can Scale with Alex Gourlay
54:39

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  

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Apr 18, 2019
365: Building a Subscription Box Business with Julie Ball
46:41

Are product-based businesses the most difficult to launch and scale?

There are many reasons why I ask this question. For one thing, product-based businesses have a lot of moving parts to them and higher costs than service-based businesses. You’ve got a lot to think about on top of the actual product you’re selling such as packaging, product photos, shipping, returns and so much more. 

So, when Julie Ball first told me about her idea to grow a unique subscription box business, I was a little hesitant and honestly, worried for her. A product-based business is difficult enough, but a subscription box business has even more components to it. However, Julie was able to leverage her corporate background as a digital marketer, her experience working with women entrepreneurs and her own website design and development firm, to make her subscription box business a success. 

I love it when someone proves me wrong with their success, and this is exactly what Julie did with her “Sparkle, Hustle, Grow” subscription box business for female entrepreneurs. Inside each box, her subscribers uncover tools, training, and resources to help them grow their business.  

Hear how Julie went from ground zero to hero in just two years on this episode of the podcast! 

In this episode, we discuss: 

  • Why you need to know your ideal customer and what they want from you 
  • How to make a product-based business a profitable success 
  • How to figure out your churn rate and develop additional streams of revenue 

Save $5 on your first monthly order of the ‘Sparkle, Hustle, Grow’ Subscription Box when you enter code BIZCHIX at checkout

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Apr 11, 2019
364: Lessons From My First Business
19:04

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 

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Apr 04, 2019
363: Hit Your Next Goal with a Six Week Sprint
24:22

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

 

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Mar 28, 2019
362: How to Get More Clients
42:44

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!

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Mar 21, 2019
361: [On Air Coaching] How to Choose Your Next Step with Darcy Schatz
48:37

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

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Mar 14, 2019
360: Why We Create Our Own Glass Ceilings
14:38

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!

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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.

 

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Mar 07, 2019
359: From Side Hustle to a Team of 20 with Sarah Ziemba
47:58

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

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Feb 28, 2019
358: [On Air Coaching] How to Grow a Micro-Niche Business with Evelyn Cucchiara
45:18

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

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Feb 21, 2019
357: Relationship Tips for Entrepreneurs with Therapist Leslie Baker
43:33

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

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Feb 14, 2019
356: How to Pivot and Influence with Erin Busbee
49:37

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

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Feb 07, 2019
355: 5 Lessons from 5 Years of Business Plus 3 Trends for 2019
48:12

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

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Jan 31, 2019
354: [On Air Coaching] How to Specialize with Sommer Poquette
50:26

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.

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Jan 24, 2019
353: How to Get Rapid Visibility
27:58

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.

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Jan 17, 2019
352: Goal Setting - The Weekly One and Daily Three
24:05

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.

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Where will you be November 8-10, 2019?  

Join us at BizChix Live, our leadership conference for women entrepreneurs. Consider this your formal invitation.

 

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Jan 10, 2019
351: How to Create a Theme for Your Year
24:39

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!

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Jan 01, 2019
350: Planning a Productive 2019
42:50

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!

 

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Dec 27, 2018
349: How to Delegate Your Calendar
32:04

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?

 

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Dec 20, 2018
348: How to Create an Accountability Action Plan for Your Team
32:26

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.

 

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Dec 13, 2018
347: How to Get Your Clients Excited to Work with Your Team
48:33

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!

 

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Dec 06, 2018
346: Imposter Syndrome
38:06

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

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Nov 29, 2018
345: How to Work With a Ghostwriter with Katie Cross
51:54

Have you ever thought about writing your own book? What is the process of writing a book? What does a ghostwriter do? The number of decisions that go into producing a book can be overwhelming! That’s why I got Katie Cross, Ghostwriter / Writing Coach / Taskmaster-Disciplinarian, to help me put together my book, R.E.S.E.T. Your Mindset!

 

We discuss how Katie and I first started working together, the different approaches to ghostwriting, and what goes into the process of producing a book. Tip: It is a TEAM effort to get a book produced!

 

I started out with the idea of writing the book in a six-week sprint, but the whole journey ended up taking 9-10 months! I also share more about my creative process in working on the book, overcoming my own Impostor Syndrome and vulnerabilities, and what it was like incorporating other people's stories into the book.

 

Katie Cross is talented writer with a gift for speaking in other people’s voices. She not only helps busy entrepreneurs ghostwrite their non-fiction books, but has also published many of her own fiction books in the fantasy and chick lit genres.

 

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Nov 22, 2018
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344: [Behind the Scenes] BizChix Live 2018
52:03

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!

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Nov 15, 2018
343: Reset Your Mindset - Keynote from BizChix Live
54:47

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!

 

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Nov 08, 2018
342: Planning Next Year Like a CEO
47:51

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!

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Nov 01, 2018
341: Visibility, Pricing and Knowing Your Audience with Google for Teachers Expert Kasey Bell
51:38

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.

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Oct 25, 2018
340: Leveraging Strengths and Pivoting with Monica Froese
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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.

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Oct 18, 2018
339: Stepping into a CEO Mindset with Kellsie Rees
50:56

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!

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Oct 11, 2018
338: Overcoming Limiting Beliefs with Karen DeYoung
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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.

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Oct 04, 2018
337: Selling a Blue Ocean Product with Sue Monhait
55:50

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.

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Sep 27, 2018
336: Local Visibility and Live Video with Paula Kinney
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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.

 

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Sep 20, 2018
335: Navigating the Challenges as You Scale and Multiply
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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.

 

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Sep 13, 2018
334: Multiplying to 5 Locations with Emily Countryman
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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.

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Sep 06, 2018
333: Rapidly Scaling a Product Business with Minna Khounlo-Sithep
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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.

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Aug 30, 2018
332: [On Air Coaching] How to Get More Time and Control with Deanna Gillingham
01:01:04

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.

 

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Aug 23, 2018
331: [On Air Coaching] How to Decide Whether to Specialize with Louise Brogan
48:02

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.

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Aug 16, 2018
330: [On Air Coaching] When to Hire in a Rapidly Growing Business with Marcella De Laurentiis
01:00:27

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?

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Aug 09, 2018
329: [On Air Coaching] How to Pick a Niche with Anne Torrez
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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.

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Aug 02, 2018
328: [On Air Coaching] How to Choose Between Opportunities with Casey Gromer
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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.

 

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Jul 26, 2018
327: [On Air Coaching] How to Get Paid with Michelle Allen
48:46

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.

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Jul 19, 2018
326: The Stages of Small Business - the BizChix Entrepreneur Growth Framework
41:28

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.

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Jul 12, 2018
325: Should You Launch A Course? with Kate Ahl and Kelly Snyder
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A question clients ask me all the time is: Should I launch an online course? How do I go about doing it? Online courses can be a great part of your business, but only if its done right.

Join me on this round table discussion with two experts, Kate Ahl of Simple Pin Media and Kelly Snyder of Adore Your Wardrobe. We talk about what is working now in online courses, what you need in your business to have a successful online course, and how to replicate that success.

Learn about everything that goes into creating a successful course and selling it online (including the hard work behind the scenes!), and the potential for it if you have the audience, the reach and the great content.

Here are some tips when it comes to online courses: Stop playing to the "shoulds" of the online world. Focus on your micro-niches and really think about what your community is asking you for. And bite-sized is better!

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Jul 05, 2018
324: Do You Need a Bookkeeper, CPA or CFO? with Hannah Smolinski
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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.

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Jun 28, 2018
323: How to Create a High End Offer with Carol Cox
51:28

So many people have the possibility of a high end offer in their business and they don't realize it. Carol Cox of Speaking Your Brand joins me today to talk about high end offers, VIP days and how powerful they can be for your business.

What do VIP days look like? Why didn’t we have them from Day 1? Could we have? Carol and I answer these questions on how we offer VIP days in our businesses (both virtually and in person), and how we approach them differently! Money mindset affects everyone, myself included, so we also discuss conquering significant mindset issues to feel worthy of creating high end offers.

I believe that every business owner has a high end offer in her business. Open your mind to the possibility of a VIP day in your business. Let your mind flow and think creatively to uncover just what that is!

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Jun 21, 2018
322: Behind the Scenes of the BizChix Social Strategy with Sarah Frink
54:59

I recently had the opportunity to appear on Getting Social with Sarah, a Facebook Live show hosted by Sarah Frink, CEO and Founder of Real Marketing Solutions, and I’m excited to share my interview with Sarah!

We get into some juicy topics like how I first started out, how I use social media in my business, and the link between my podcast, my email list and Facebook Group. I also share what my group was like when I first launched it and the challenges that came with growing that following.

Sarah and I deconstruct how to generate a large social media impact with a small group of people at live events, like what happened at BizChix Live 2017, and the importance of great content in engaging your audience instead of focusing on likes or number of followers. I also have some tips for connecting with influencers via Instagram.

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Jun 14, 2018
321: Boundaries with Clients - Success Story with Janelle Photopoulos
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Having boundaries in every area of our lives can be a challenge, but boundaries in our business can be especially difficult.

I've invited one of my clients, Janelle Photopoulos, on to the show to share how she navigated some uncomfortable situations to successfully deal with boundaries in her business.

Janelle shares some of her client experiences and how she has managed to hold boundaries in a professional way and maintain excellent working relationships with clients.

When it comes to negotiations with clients in setting boundaries, you have to be willing to stand by whatever you're offering, and be okay with the client walking away because they're not a good fit for you. As a leader, it is a also crucial to stick to your boundaries to protect your team. We discuss setting and keeping to boundaries of time and communication, and some tools that can help!

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Jun 07, 2018
320: Everyone’s A Mess
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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.

 

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May 31, 2018
319: How We Hired an Executive Assistant
01:00:38

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.

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May 24, 2018
318: What are you Tolerating in Your Business?
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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, from creating band-aids and workarounds to mediocre team members. Natalie also shares how she is putting this question into action in her business. This is an issue not just applicable to your business, but also your personal life, so Shelli and Natalie have some great strategies to help you make progress!

What are the two things you are going to stop tolerating today?

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May 17, 2018
317: [On Air Coaching] How to Feel Worthy to Charge with Danni Hall
59:19

Have you ever had trouble charging for your services? Have you had to struggle with raising your prices? Especially in the helping professions, the exchange of money can be awkward and uncomfortable.

Join me as I coach Danni Hall, a member of the BizChix Coop who just opened a new business 4 months ago. Danni doesn't view her business as rendering a service, but solving a problem, which is why she was struggling with charging for her services. We talk through how she can overcome her deep-seated inner beliefs that her time is not worth anything, and I help her change her mindset. Danni and I role-play different scenarios to help her come up with scripts, checklists and a system to deal with her money mindset issues.

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May 10, 2018
316: How to Summer-Proof Your Business
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Summer is just around the corner! What would your dream summer 2018 look like?

Summer brings with it schedule shifts that can impact you and you business. It’s time to rethink your ideal month and week plans because of shifting time availability. I share my summer bucket lists for work and home/ family, and why it’s important for you to think about your strategic and visibility objectives, revenue and profit goals and summer business goals. I also discuss the topic of mom-guilt, and some ideas on managing gaps in childcare as well as maintaining professionalism for working moms.

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May 03, 2018
315: [On Air Coaching] How to Specialize with Rae Walaska
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Is it possible to manage multiple businesses? What’s the best way to get the most out of your business when it comes to prices and time investment?

Join me as I coach Rae Walaska, a successful entrepreneur who runs a murder-mystery entertainment company and a social media management company, on these issues. We go into the intricacies of keeping her murder-mystery business going, and tackle the topic of licensing vs. franchising vs. coaching as ways to move forward. For her social media business, Rae and I dive into how to move from being a social media generalist to a social media specialist. Hint: It’s about productizing your service!

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Apr 26, 2018
314: Stepping into her Publicity Superpower with Amanda Berlin
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Amanda Berlin, my guest on this episode and Featured Speaker at BizChix Live 2018, describes Public Relations (PR) as earned media - you can’t pay for it, but everyone is worth the opportunity.

PR is important to every business but a lot of us haven’t tapped into the full possibilities yet. Amanda reveals that it’s really about sharing your story of what's unique about you, that your audience needs to know in order to identify and want to work with you. Remember, anyone at any stage of business is ready for media.

Also find out why Amanda loves local media, and how you can capitalize on interviews, events and print media to drive word-of-mouth publicity, interactions, and credibility!

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This episode was first published at BizChix.com/314. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.

Apr 19, 2018
313: Finding Her Niche in Video with Jessica Stansberry
56:23

I’m interviewing one of the featured speakers for BizChix Live 2018 - Jessica Stansberry, YouTube and video content marketing strategist!

Jessica didn’t start off in this area, but niching down to a specific area of technology has been a game changer for her. She shares how she managed the (multiple!) pivots she made in her business, and about stepping into the thought leadership space and owning it. Jessica also has tips for dealing with trolls and negative comments online, and a formula for breaking into the YouTube world - it’s all about being tag-able!

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This episode was first published at BizChix.com/312. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.

Apr 12, 2018
312: Sales is About Listening with Nikki Rausch
01:03:47

If you’ve ever grappled with how to approach sales, this interview with Nikki Rausch, founder of Sales Maven, will transform how you think about sales. Her approach and style is different from anyone else I've heard teach on the topic. Nikki shares that we really need to focus on listening. Plus she reveals mistakes we may be making in our conversations with potential clients and customers. 

Nikki also discusses how to identify buying signals, selling past the close, and her very own tips for helping prospects make the final decision. 

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This episode was first published at BizChix.com/312. Subscribe to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or listen at http://bizchix.com/category/team/.

Apr 05, 2018
311: How to Get More Referrals
28:55

Word of mouth is so powerful, and personal recommendations can shorten the client buying cycle immensely. Let's get you more referrals. We'll explore:

1. Who might refer you business?
2. Does your network understand your business?
3. Do you have a path to accept referrals?
4. Do you ask for referrals?
5. Do you have a way to thank people for referrals?
6. Do you know who your top referrers are?
7. What if you don't want the referral? Do you still have to take it?

Learn how to Define Your Niche on this previous BizChix episode:

 

This episode is sponsored by Business Among Moms. Join us in May for the BAM Success Summit.

 

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This episode was first published at BizChix.com/311. Listen to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, online or in your podcast app.

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Mar 29, 2018
310: [On Air Coaching] How to Prioritize Ideas and Opportunities with Amber Hawley
01:05:47

Got tons of ideas? New opportunities on the horizon? How do you decide which to pursue and in what order? Should you move forward now, or put the idea on hold?

Join me as I work with Amber Hawley, successful marriage and family therapist, and co-host of the My Biz Bestie podcast. Amber’s aim is to transition to more online work to have more flexibility, and she has a many ideas and opportunities. Listen as we sort through her next steps plus

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307: How to Maximize a Live Event with Julie Fry of Business Among Moms

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SYT 7: Asking the Right Questions in an Interview

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This episode was first published at BizChix.com/310. Listen to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, here.

Mar 22, 2018
309: Social Media and Visibility: Keep Doing What's Working
20:01

 

Social Media can be a very powerful tool for growing your business but it can also be a huge distraction. Instead of trying to learn the latest new social media tool or strategy, I'd love for you to think about what is working right now for you in terms of gaining visibility for your business. Let’s get back to the basics - I share some strategies for working on your personal network, and boosting your visibility, with some social media tips too.

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This episode was first published at BizChix.com/309. Listen to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com.

Mar 15, 2018
308: [On Air Coaching] How to Design a Content Strategy to Grow Your Biz with Cheryl Tan
52:50

Are you getting the Return on Investment you would expect from the content you are producing? How can you change your content strategy to help you business grow?

Join me as I coach Cheryl Tan, a journalist turned entrepreneur, on how to get more leads to come through her podcast and transform her content strategy to bring in more business. We discuss the benefits of interviews, solo episodes and on air coaching, as well as how to productize consulting services. I break down the steps Cheryl (and you!) can implement to create a content creation strategy that will give you the return on your investment that you deserve.

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This episode was first published at BizChix.com/308.

Mar 08, 2018
307: How to Maximize a Live Event with Julie Fry of Business Among Moms
01:03:04

You’ve registered for an event or a conference - now, how do you make the most out of that investment?

My guest Julie Fry, founder of Business Among Moms, not only attends numerous events, but also hosts her own local meet ups and an annual conference. She joins me to talk about the top dos and don’ts to make every event you attend a successful one. We share our insights about things to do before, during and after an event, and discuss planning your event strategy, how to make connections and build your network, and even what you should wear! We’ve also got some pro-tips to make sure you’re maximizing your time at any event or conference you attend.

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This episode was first published at BizChix.com/307.

Mar 01, 2018
306: Top 7 Ways to Monetize a Podcast
24:49

There are numerous ways to monetize a podcast, but today I am focusing on the top ways I see working right now and the podcasters who are implementing them. One interesting observation is that most podcasters monetize through several methods.

Also, take advantage of the podcasting resources we have available to you including a comprehensive list of all the ways you can monetize a podcast, our New Podcaster Resource Guide plus our guide on how to Pitch to be on a Podcast.

Just go to BizChix.com/podcasting to get access.

 

 

Other Episodes Mentioned:

267: Strategically Design, Launch and Grow a Podcast with Natalie Eckdahl

303: 4 Years of Podcasting – Finding My Voice, My Calling, and My Community

 

Feb 22, 2018
305: [On Air Coaching] How to Generate Visibility, Price Services and Attract a New Niche with Lorena Klingel
57:47

How do you productize a service, and set the right price for it? What are some strategies to increase visibility for your business to attract the exact type of client you want to work with?

Join me as I coach Lorena Klingel, who has a successful business working with corporate clients but needs help generating visibility as she seeks to work with entrepreneurs. Lorena and I discuss pricing strategies and brainstorm tactics to boost visibility for her business. I also have advice on how to choose projects that suit her unique working style and strengths.

Key Takeaways:

[:50] Natalie shares a little personal update about milestones she's celebrating in her family

[1:44] Natalie introduces her on-air coaching call client for this episode - Lorena Klingel.

[3:18] What is Lorena's business now, and where does she foresee it going?

[8:20] Natalie distills Lorena's Kolbe scores.

[12:29] Lorena is having some trouble with pricing her services with clients.

[17:52] Natalie helps Lorena brainstorm some ideas to get out of being paid hourly.

[23:23] Lorena brings up another problem she faces with regards to pricing on a project basis. Natalie has another client who has the exact same problem, and she shares some ideas on how Lorena can address the issue.

[39:00] What are some ways Lorena can increase visibility for her business?

[47:12] Lorena contemplates producing her own online modules to be shared to build street cred. Natalie shares her thoughts on this idea.

[51:48] Lorena's last question relates to building an email list. Natalie has some suggestions on how best to maximize that.

[54:40] Check out Lorena's call with Shelli Warren on the Stacking Your Team Podcast, and be sure to get in touch with Lorena via her website.

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This episode was first published at BizChix.com/305.

Feb 15, 2018
304: The Fortune Is in the Follow-Up
28:48

How much money are you leaving on the table by not following up with your leads? Why is there fortune in the follow-up? On this episode, we're talking about how crucial it is to follow up with potential and past clients. I share my tips for overcoming fear of rejection and developing a healthy sales mindset, as well as how to create a follow-up system that works for you and I’m sharing the simple template I use to track leads.

Be sure to grab a copy of my Sales Follow-Up Template too!

Key Takeaways:

  • Natalie shares some of her experiences where people have successfully followed up with her.
  • Fear of rejection has a part to play in why people don't follow up or even start the sales process. It is important to overcome that fear by working on your sales mindset.
  • A 'no' right now can become a 'yes' later. Keep that in mind for the next sales cycle.
  • Another big missed opportunity is when you don't get an answer - instead of abandoning that prospect, follow up to get an answer!
  • What is Natalie's follow-up system?

1) Start your day with how you can bring sales into your business.

2) Have a system for tracking leads and where they are in the sales cycle.

3) Keep it simple.

4) Create a visual reminder of your sales goals.

5) Celebrate your wins!

Get access to the free Sales Follow-Up Template

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This episode was first published at BizChix.com/304.

Feb 08, 2018
303: 4 Years of Podcasting - Finding My Voice, My Calling, and My Community
50:24

This episode marks my 4th year anniversary of the BizChix Podcast! Carol Cox and Shelli Warren, whom I met because of the podcast and who are now a very big part of my life, business, and podcast, join me in this episode! We discuss my podcasting journey, the lessons we’ve all learned about running a business and share some tips about entrepreneurship.

Key Takeaways:

[:31] Natalie welcomes Shelli Warren and Carol Cox to her 4th year anniversary episode!

[1:10] How did Natalie, Shelli and Carol connect with each other?

[9:34] Natalie, Carol and Shelli discuss the importance of finding a mentor you like and whose approach you are comfortable with.

[14:31] What would Natalie have told herself as she was just starting out on her podcasting journey, based on what she knows now?

[18:06] Did Natalie have an 'aha!' moment when she realized she should be telling people how to work with her?

[19:33] Natalie has evolved as a leader and changed the context of her offering over the years. What offerings is Natalie most proud of?

[28:05] There are more and more podcasts being released, so it's becoming harder to differentiate from other podcasts and to keep listeners engaged. What does Natalie see going forward in terms of trends in podcasting?

[33:41] If you're thinking about starting a podcast, you have to be in it for the long-game.

[36:21] What do Carol, Shelli and Natalie know for sure about entrepreneurship? They share their lessons from their personal entrepreneurship journeys.

[47:27] Shelli will be launching a new podcast soon - watch out for it!

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This episode was first published at BizChix.com/303.

Feb 01, 2018
302: Teams are the “New” Passive Income
23:58

Passive income is the quest these days, but did you know that teams are the “new” passive income? What is passive income? What are some of the different ways you can gain passive income? How does hiring others and building your team, especially in a service based business, help create income?

If you’ve been looking for ways to create passive income in your business, it might be time to start thinking about building your team. Train others to do what you do, in the way you do it. In this episode, I share strategies and tips, as well as some of the success stories I’ve seen.

Get the worksheets referenced in this episode at bizchix.com/moretime.

Key Takeaways:

[1:41] Natalie will be speaking at Social Media Marketing World, as well as hosting one-day Masterminds through the year, so be sure to look out for those!

[5:37] What is passive income? Honestly speaking, there is no income that is really passive. Natalie explains why.

[9:56] If you have a service-based business, create passive income by training others to do what you do, in the way you do it. Natalie shares how she applied this principle to her business.

[15:36] Don't let the fear of needing to have an entire certification or training program hold you back. Natalie has some ideas on how you can create a minimum viable product to keep moving forward.

[19:50] Building a team is not often talked about as a means of creating passive income. Natalie has some examples of other women who have created passive income by building their teams.

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This episode was first published at BizChix.com/302.

Jan 25, 2018
301: Buy Back Your Time (Part 2)
01:02:53

Take control of your life, buy back your time, and outsource! Find out more about all the different ways you can buy back your time, and how to get into the mindset of outsourcing. Are objections from people around you holding you back? I have some great tips for overcoming that too!

I’m a huge fan of outsourcing to create more time in my life for the things that are important to me. I share what I personally outsource at home and at work, and positives and negatives of outsourcing overseas. There are also some really useful software apps and services to help you buy back more time, which I share with you in this episode.

Be sure to snag the free companion worksheets for this episode: BizChix.com/moretime.

Key Takeaways:

[4:26] What are some ways you can buy back your time?

[8:00] What kind of mindset do you need to get into the practice of outsourcing? Why don’t people outsource more? Natalie discusses fear of judgment, fear of losing control, and lack of money as objections that often hold women back from outsourcing.

[20:49] How can you overcome spousal or partner objection with regard to outsourcing? Natalie takes us step-by-step through the process.

[26:28] What is Natalie outsourcing in her life? She shares her personal experiences, past and present to give you some ideas on what you could be outsourcing too!

[34:19] The companion worksheet for this episode can help you look at what you are already outsourcing, in your home and in your business, as well as what areas you could be outsourcing in the future.

[36:08] Natalie uses her executive assistant in both a personal and professional capacity.

[41:10] What is Natalie outsourcing in her business? Natalie shares her pro-tip about hiring people and creating systems. She also reflects on how her business has evolved over time and what functions she has outsourced.

[53:43] There’s a feature episode on how to hire, onboard, and train people at home and in the office coming up, so watch out for that in the future!

[54:05] Use your personal network to find people for your home and your office! Natalie also has some great advice and resources to tap into.

[59:13] Automating through systems is a great way to do work more efficiently. How can you incorporate this into your business and home?

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This episode was first published at BizChix.com/301

Jan 18, 2018
300: Buy Back Your Time (Part 1)
29:05

Are your ready to get more time in your life? The next two episodes will take you through my process of getting more time through delegating, outsourcing and using apps.

I share about a well respected study that confirms that outsourcing can make you happy and more satisfied with your life. I also walk through how you can track your weekly tasks at home and at work so that it makes it really easy to see what to outsource. 

Go to BizChix.com/moretime to get the free companion worksheets.

Mentioned in this Episode:

One Way Money Can Buy Happiness (Washington Post Article)

Original Study on how Outsourcing can increase Life Satisfaction

BizChix Live (tickets available and 70% sold out)

Work with Natalie or Shelli

Previous BizChix Episodes Mentioned:

299: Start with the End in Mind

 

 

This episode was first published at BizChix.com/300.

Jan 11, 2018
299: Start with the End in Mind
25:53

It’s easy to launch into a new year, and get busy conquering new goals and projects without thinking through how we really want to feel at the end. I get vulnerable and share how I purposefully chose to make 2017 a year where my home and self were a bit neglected in the interest of exponentially growing BizChix and how and why I am transforming that this year. You’ll get a chance to pause and take a breath and reflect on 2017 and set an intention for 2018 in terms of three areas, home, self and business. I hope you snag the  free download with companion worksheets to this episode via BizChix.com/299. If you are already on my email list, then it is in your inbox today.

Jan 04, 2018
298: [Best of 2016] Sales Made Easy
54:47

Do you hate sales and selling? Do you wish it was easier to get people to work with you? I have just the tips, strategies, and advice for you, in this throwback episode from 2016 with a few NEW bonus tips and tools at the end. I want you to be in a sales mindset as you move into 2018!

 

How to deal with sales is a question that comes up often in my strategy sessions and masterminds, but the truth is if you want to be an entrepreneur, you’re going to have to sell. The good thing is that it doesn’t have to be difficult! I share four topics that will help make sales easier, from start to close. I also have some additional insights I’ve gathered since 2016, as well as some tools that are working for me right now.

 

Key Takeaways:

Natalie shares a funny/embarrassing story involving herself, her team, and gifts they sent to their clients.

Let’s talk sales! Natalie is actually in a sales process right now in her business — openings are still available for masterminds starting in January! 

Sales is not a topic that is often talked about but is crucial for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

What is your mindset around sales? Natalie virtually coaches you through discovering your sales mindset and shares her own personal positive and negative sales experiences.

Your personal network is the first place to start when it comes to promoting your service or product. 

If you want to grow your business, you’re going to have to personally sell your product or service. Natalie has some tips to get you started.

Sales is not just about selling — success lies in the follow-up! How can you design a good system for following up with leads?

Natalie shares how her sales process and system has changed since 2016, as well as some tools she uses to help her in sales.

Natalie wraps up this episode with an update on what her family’s up to during the holidays! Tickets for BizChix Live 2018 are going on sale, so be sure to check that out!

 

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Mentioned in this Episode:

Biz Chix Masterminds

Word Swag App

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, by Malcolm Gladwell

Revisionist History Podcast

Loom

 

Previous BizChix Episodes Mentioned:

263: How to Get More Clients

220: [On Air Coaching] Launching a Group Program — Coaching Tara Lynn Foster

221: [On Air Coaching] How to Grow? — Coaching Julie Hefner of Nourish Nutrition and Health

Small Business Reality Series

 

This episode first appeared on BizChix.com/298.

Dec 28, 2017
297: [Best of 2015] Understanding Millennials and Generation Z with Amanda Slavin
47:01

As a business owner I am hiring Millennials for my team and they are hiring me as a business coach and mastermind leader so I love learning how to understand and serve them better. Amanda Slavin, CEO and founder of CatalystCreativ has built an incredible agency that helps brands connect with Millennials. We cover: Why generations of people behave in ways different from previous or subsequent generations? What motivates Millennials, and how does that factor into business? Whether you’re creating a new marketing plan, designing a new product or service, or looking to hire, it’s crucial to understand people’s motivations, and Millennials and Generation Z are a huge market.

 

Key Takeaways:

[:50] This is a throwback to Natalie's favorite interview from 2015 — an interview with Amanda Slaven discussing Millennials and Generation Z.

[2:43] Natalie still has some spots left for Masterminds starting in January!

[6:10] Where did Amanda grow up, and what was she like as a little girl?

[8:22] What is Amanda working on right now?

[9:00] What is the Millennial generation? How has Amanda found that the Millennial generation wants to be engaged with differently?

[16:21] It is important to understand each generation, because the things that motivated previous generations may not necessarily motivate Millennials or Generation Z.

[18:26] What are some campaigns that have been successful in engaging Millennials or Generation Z?

[22:12] What is the Downtown Project?

[25:19] How did Amanda get to where she is today?

[29:15] Entrepreneurs aren't often sure how to connect with large corporate clients. What has Amanda’s experience been building relationships with different brands?

[33:24] How has Amanda built a team of people that work best with her? How does she manage her team through the use of technology?

[37:13] What is Amanda most excited about for her business?

[39:06] Get in touch with Amanda through her website or social media!

[41:32] Natalie shares how Amanda’s business has evolved since this interview was conducted, and her key takeaway from Amanda's experience.

 

 

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CatalystCreativ

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

LinkedIn

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Think and Grow Rich for Women, by Sharon Lechter

GlassFrog

Google+

Google Drive

Box

Slack

Evernote

Life is Beautiful

 

Other BizChix Episodes Mentioned:

“296: Best of 2014 — Interview with Think and Grow Rich for Women Author, Sharon Lechter”

Dec 21, 2017
296: [Best of 2014] Think and Grow Rich for Women with Sharon Lechter
01:01:10

One of my favorite interviews of all times was with Sharon Lechter, author of Think and Grow Rich for Women, co-author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad and many more.

She is an incredible advocate for women entrepreneurs and I felt like I was being mentored as I interviewed her.

Sharon is also the founder and CEO of Pay Your Family First, a financial education organization, and has served both presidents Bush and Obama on the first President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy.

Don't miss Sharon’s insights on entrepreneurship, mindset, masterminds, work-life balance, and so much more! 

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:13] This episode is a throwback to the best of 2014 — interview with author Sharon Lechter.

[3:10] There’s still a little time left to sign up for a Mastermind program with Natalie!

[6:35] Natalie introduces her guest for this episode — Sharon Lechter.

[7:31] Where did Sharon grow up and what was she like as a child?

[10:53] How did Robert Kiyosaki get connected with Sharon and how did that relationship grow?

[15:41] How did Sharon publish the first 1,000 copies of her book, and how did it take off from there?

[17:30] Sharon had a ten-year partnership with her co-author, Robert. How did they decide to dissolve the partnership?

[18:41] What was the experience like when Sharon got the call to be part of the first President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy?

[22:39] What is the difference between the original Think and Grow Rich book, and the new Think and Grow Rich for Women?

[26:01] How can someone in a negative mindset shift to a more positive mindset?

[28:23] Napoleon Hill was the first person to create the concept of a mastermind. What is a mastermind and how does it work?

[31:52] In her book, Sharon also touches on the concept of being mindful of your communication style. How does that affect women entrepreneurs?

[37:20] Sharon shares her thoughts on work-life balance as it relates to women and a personal experience of overcoming worry.

[44:40] What are some productivity tools and tips that Sharon uses? 2-2-2-2-2!

[49:40] What is Sharon most excited about in her business in the upcoming year?

[51:04] Get in touch with Sharon via social media or email!

[52:11] Sharon shares some inspirational quotes.

[57:32] Natalie shares her key takeaways from listening to her interview with Sharon again.

 

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Connect with Sharon Lechter:

Website

Blog

Facebook

Twitter

LinkedIn

YouTube

Pay Your Family First

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Think and Grow Rich for Women, by Sharon Lechter

Rich Dad, Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter

Think and Grow Rich: Three Feet from Gold, by Sharon Lechter

BizChix Masterminds

CashFlow (Game)

TechPress Publishing

 

Other Biz Chix Episodes Mentioned:

“Ep 131: Think and Grow Rich for Women author Sharon Lechter”

“Episode 100: Listeners Interview Host Natalie Eckdahl”

 

Dec 14, 2017
295: Discover Your Innate Strengths with Andrea MacKenzie of Lead with Harmony (Kolbe Certified)
46:39

Do you love doing personality tests and assessments to learn more about yourself and how you work? Have you assessed your team? On this episode, Andrea MacKenzie and I discuss the Kolbe Assessment, which measures your instinctive way of doing things.

Andrea is a consultant, coach, and educator who helps her clients create high performance in their businesses by understanding themselves and their teams better.

 

Prior to our interview, my team and I took the Kolbe assessments and Andrea analyzed the results. Andrea coaches me through her findings and what this means for my team to work together more effectively.

 

Part interview, part on-air coaching of me — I’m sure you don’t want to miss out on this exciting episode!  Andrea has some exclusive offers to work with her too.

 

Key Takeaways:

[:01] Part interview, part on-air coaching of me on the Kolbe Assessment with guest expert, Andrea McKenzie.

[2:25] Where did Andrea grow up, and what was she like as a little girl.

[3:45] What is Andrea’s business and how do people work with her?

[5:45] What is the Kolbe A Assessment and how is it different from other personality tests?

[11:25] What is the Kolbe C Assessment, and the Right Fit Assessment?

[18:22] Natalie took her Kolbe A assessment recently. Andrea talks about what her report means, and how this impacts her team.

[25:40] The Kolbe Assessment also opens the door for communication between leaders and their teams.

[27:25] What are some things that Natalie needs to be careful of, and watch out for on her team, to reduce conflict, play to her team’s strengths, and be a more successful team overall?

[31:31] Natalie and Andrea discuss the different Kolbe Assessments that would be useful in different scenarios. Andrea also shares her experiences of using Kolbe with other clients.

[36:52] How can Biz Chix utilize Andrea’s expertise?

[42:11] Do remember to apply for Natalie’s Biz Chix Masterminds starting soon!

[45:18] Natalie summarizes her key takeaways from this episode.

 

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Connect with Andrea MacKenzie:

Lead with Harmony

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Kolbe Assessment

BizChix Masterminds

BizChix Resources

Dec 07, 2017
294: MINDSET - 4 Strategies to Conquer Your Mindset Battles
18:01

There’s a battle going on inside your head, but the good news is you have the power and ability to win it. Mindset is something that every entrepreneur deals with on a daily basis, but nobody talks about it!  On this episode, I share with you four of my strategies for conquering mindset issues and moving your business to the next level. 

 

 

Key Takeaways:

[:45] Mindset issues are something every entrepreneur struggles with. Natalie will be sharing her strategies for conquering these issues.

[2:54] If you are in the midst of a mindset issue, congratulate yourself for realizing that! Strategy 1 is shared.

[4:46] Strategy 2.

[6:34] Strategy 3.

[7:38] Strategy 4.

[9:01] There's a battle going on in your mind, but you're not alone, and you are in control of your mind.

[11:05] Bonus strategy (Ok, there were really 5 to share!)

[12:09] You're always going to have to conquer mindset issues, at each step of your business. But you have the power and ability to do it.

[13:18] Joining a mastermind is one of the best ways to get support with your mindset. Natalie has masterminds launching soon, so don't hesitate to apply!

 

 

Join the BizChix Community

 

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Biz Chix Masterminds

 

Nov 30, 2017
293: [On Air Coaching] Where Are They Now? Updates with Christina Nicholson, Shannon Crow, Lilah Higgins, Julie Hefner, and Tara Lynn Foster
43:34

We have another update from previous on-air coaching clients! Christina Nicholson, Shannon Crow, Lilah Higgins, Julie Hefner and Tara Lynn Foster share their business updates. Some of them have changed their goals, the direction of their business, overcome fears and more, but all of them are definitely having incredible success in their businesses. Tune in to find out more and be inspired by their success!

 

Key Takeaways:

[:11] Natalie has Masterminds launching in January!

[1:15] Happy Thanksgiving! Natalie will be sharing the day with her sister-in-law, who has 12 children!

[2:38] This episode features five more entrepreneurs who have done on-air coaching calls!

[3:25] Natalie is thankful to all of you Biz Chix for supporting the podcast, and being a part of the community!

[7:35] The first update is from Christina Nicholson. She shares how her business has grown and changed, and how her goals have changed as well!

[15:50] The next update comes from Shannon Crow. She talks about overcoming her fears and launching her podcast! She also has an update on her consultation calls, and how she’s figuring things out as she goes.

[24:00] Lilah Higgins is up next to share her updates. Lilah was thinking about expanding into the corporate space but had a realization that prompted her to move in a slightly different direction.

[26:52] Julie Hefner shares her update about how Natalie has helped her grow her confidence, structure her business, and network more.

[33:07] The final update comes from Tara Lynn Foster. She shares about how her learning experiences from marketing and conducting group coaching. She talks about the three things she has done that have really made a big difference in her business in the past year.

[39:52] If you’re interested in exploring a Mastermind with Natalie, don’t forget to apply as soon as possible!

 

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Mentioned in this Episode:

Biz Chix Masterminds

 

Previous Biz Chix Episodes Mentioned:

290: [On Air Coaching] Where Are They Now? Updates with Betsy Furler, Blair Thielemier, Freya Casey and Shawna Dingman

238: [On Air Coaching] How to Prioritize Online vs. Local Opportunities with Christina Nicholson

248: [On Air Coaching] How to Set and Achieve Big Goals with Shannon Crow

276: [On Air Coaching] How To Pivot Your Business To Serve Corporate Clients with Lilah Higgins

221: [On-Air Coaching] How to Grow? – Coaching Julie Hefner of Nourish Nutrition and Health

220: [on air coaching] Launching a Group Program – Coaching Tara Lynn Foster”

 

Nov 23, 2017
292: [On Air Coaching] How to Connect and Leverage Relationships with Complementary Service Providers with Kimberley O’Brien
58:00

How can you connect with other professionals and complementary businesses that serve the same ideal client? What’s the best way to increase visibility for your business?

 

Join me as I coach Kimberley O’Brien, who runs an innovative child psychology practice and a publishing house that creates material and programs for schools. We brainstorm ideas to tap into her personal network and explore other avenues for creating visibility in her business.

 

Kimberley and I also discuss some of her reservations about taking on more responsibilities as a CEO. I have some tips on that as well, so be sure not to miss out on this episode!

 

 

Key Takeaways:

 

[:50] Natalie shares a fun story about her son, Jett.

[2:04] Natalie is still accepting applications for her Mastermind Programs starting in January 2018!

[4:13] Natalie introduces her on-air coaching client for this episode —
Kimberley O’Brien.

[6:38] What is Kimberley's business, and how long has she been practicing?

[8:10] What does Kimberley's team look like? What are the roles of the different members?

[9:25] What kind of programs does Kimberley have in schools? How many schools does she work with?

[13:57] Kimberley wants to increase visibility for her business, and roll out to more schools. How can she use the two days that she has to be as productive as she can be?

[20:46] Natalie has some suggestions for Kimberley to expose all the teachers and students to her program at once, as well as to involve teachers into her program by providing training for them. Natalie breaks down what she envisions for Kimberley’s two

[27:32] Kimberley is considering the idea of landing keynotes and speaking engagements to increase visibility. Natalie talks her through where she might look for these engagements or even the possibility of creating an event for these key decision-makers.

[31:08] Kimberley is also thinking of starting a podcast. What is her vision for the podcast? Natalie has some tips on starting a podcast.

[37:05] Natalie recommends building a community for industry professionals, educators, and parents to come together and discuss how to help the children they work with.

[43:50] With any big endeavor in a business, it is important to consider what you want to get out of it. Natalie and Kimberley talk through her motivations for running a virtual summit.

[47:09] Natalie has some tips for Kimberley to take on more of a CEO role in her business. They discuss some of Kimberley's reservations about stepping up to take on more responsibility.

[56:52] Natalie summarizes her key takeaway from the on-air coaching call with Kimberley, and encourages you to think about how you can connect with complementary service providers in 2018!

 

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Connect with Kimberley O’Brien:

Quirky Kid

Quirky Kid on Facebook

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Biz Chix Masterminds

Zoom

Virtual Summit Tech. Jaime Slutzky

Loom

Process Street

Previous Biz Chix Episodes Mentioned:

“267: Strategically Design, Launch and Grow a Podcast with Natalie Eckdahl”

Other On-Air Coaching Calls

Nov 16, 2017
291: [On Air Coaching] Fear of Success with Taryn Holmstrom
52:27

Mindset issues affect all entrepreneurs regardless of their level of business. Fear of failure is a common block, but did you know that fear of success can hold you back too?

Join me as I coach Taryn Holmstrom, owner of a successful wedding rental business in the Northwest. I help her peel back the onion and uncover the root of her fears.

Taryn and I also discuss some ways to take her business to the next level — an organizational chart can be a useful way to plan for this, so don’t forget to get your free download!

Get the Org Chart worksheets! 

Key Takeaways:

[1:08] Natalie introduces her on-air coaching client for this episode — Taryn Holmstrom of Skagit Valley Wedding Rentals.

[10:24] What is Taryn’s business? She shares how she got started in her business, and the role her family plays in her life.

[14:08] When Taryn had a strategy session with Natalie about a year ago, she didn’t have a clear line drawn between personal and business accounts. She does now! Natalie shares her advice on why it’s important to keep these accounts separate.

[16:05] What other changes have happened in the last year? Taryn talks about moving to a different, more consistent child care program for her children so that she has more time to focus on her business.

[19:44] Taryn has a very healthy money mindset, but she has a fear of success, in terms of the amount of time she would have to dedicate to achieving success.

[21:01] What has Taryn’s experience been adding staff and outsourcing tasks?

[24:11] Natalie encourages Taryn to think about what her organizational chart would look like as she grows. It is important to think about the functions of the business, not the people on hand.

[31:34] Based on Taryn’s current situation, she has two options: a) maintain her current structure, limit her client base and raise prices, or b) grow the business by hiring more people to support more clients. Natalie and Taryn discuss her options based on her strengths and weaknesses.

[38:33] Natalie addresses Taryn’s fear of success with a key insight: At the end of the day, know that you as the business owner are in complete control of everything that’s happening in your business.

[43:27] Taryn has a lightbulb moment — teachers can be a great resource for her to tap into during her busiest months in summer!

[45:24] Natalie has a free download for you! Download the organizational chart and write out the functions of your business. Based on the vision you have for your business in 2018, you can see where you might need to hire more people.

[47:30] Natalie’s advice for anyone feeling overwhelmed is to get it all out, and not let it float around in your head!

[50:41] Natalie is accepting applications for her Mastermind Programs! 

Connect with Taryn Holmstrom:

Mentioned in this Episode:

Previous BizChix Episodes Mentioned:

This content first appeared on BizChix.com/291

Nov 09, 2017
290: [on air coaching] Where Are They Now? Updates with Betsy Furler, Blair Thielemier, Freya Casey and Shawna Dingman
44:40

By popular request, I am bringing back Blair Thielemier, Betsy Furler, Freya Casey and Shawna Dingman, women who have done on-air coaching calls with me, to give you an update. What action have they taken? How have their businesses progressed? What are their next steps as their businesses continue to grow? Tune in to be inspired by the incredible progress these ladies have made!

 

Key Takeaways:

[:47] Natalie is bringing back several women that have done on-air coaching calls!

[2:30] The first update is from Blair Thielemier. She shares how her business has progressed since her call with Natalie discussing if she should launch a podcast.

[8:05] The next update is from Betsy Furler. She shares how her business has grown in the last nine months, the launch of her new books, how her money mindset has changed, and some of the changes she’s made in her life and business.

[17:55] Freya Casey is the next guest. She talks about raising her prices and shares some of the numbers from her business, as well as how she has developed her avatar. She is also working on her first book!

[24:25] The final update comes from Shawna Dingman. She has taken a lot of action since the coaching call, and these changes have had an impact not just on her business, but on her family life as well. She also shares some of the strategies she’s utilizing to maximize her time in her zone of genius and grow her business.

[39:53] Presale of tickets for Biz Chix Live 2018 is over, but do get on the waiting list if you’re interested in joining the event next year!

[41:52] Natalie highlights some key takeaways looking at her clients and how far they’ve come in their businesses.

 

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Mentioned in this Episode:

Biz Chix Masterminds

Biz Chix Live 2018 Waiting List

Talking with Tech: Solutions for Children and Adults who are Non-Verbal, by Betsy Furler

Talking with Tech: Apps for Speech Therapy, by Betsy Furler

The Fulfilled Podcast

 

Previous Biz Chix Episodes Mentioned:

Previous On Air Coaching Calls

“223: [On Air Coaching] Should I Launch a Podcast? – Coaching Dr. Blair Thielemier”

“252: [On Air Coaching] Launching Business #2, Pricing and Money Mindset with Betsy Furler”

“240: [On Air Coaching] How to Pivot Your Business with Freya Casey”

“275: [On Air Coaching] Leverage Online Strategies in a Local Business with Shawna Dingman”

“60: Richard Branson funded Tech Entrepreneur Stacey Ferreira: Coder. Risk Taker. Future Cage Diver”

Nov 02, 2017
289: Behind the Scenes of BizChix Live with Natalie Eckdahl
01:06:13

Want to hear about some of the behind the scenes moments from BizChix live? Hint: it's not all pretty. I'm sharing some things that no one else knows happened, the fear I experienced right before the conference and the incredible experience of seeing a community I have built over the last 3+years come to life. Dream it. Do it. 

Key Takeaways:

[1:01] Natalie will be giving a recap of BizChix Live!

[2:50] Natalie shares how BizChix Live started off, with exclusive activities for her VIP clients.

[11:02] Before BizChix Live, Natalie was planning to close her membership site down!

[16:48] The main event kicked off on October 18. Natalie talks about how she modeled the conference and some of the details about the events that went on.

[20:26] The night before a full day of delivering content, Natalie was feeling miserable and throwing up! She shares how she dealt with it — fear and mindset had a large part to play.

[27:52] Natalie’s keynote speech was about being a CEO: “Being CEO — Transforming into the Leader Your Company Needs.”

[30:44] The next item on the agenda was a talk by Natalie Gingrich on Strategic Planning for CEOs.

[31:02] Natalie gives a shout out to Dana Malstaff of Boss-Mom for giving her the impetus to make a conference happen for the BizChix, and inspiring the workbook for the conference!

[33:40] Another element of BizChix Live was a mastermind panel with live hot seats.

[35:54] The next segment of the day was focused on planning and Natalie delivered a talk entitled “Planning 2018 Like a CEO.”

[37:40] The ladies got changed into comfortable clothes for the next item on the agenda — the Implementation Party.

[40:55] Natalie shares some of her takeaways as an event owner and organizer.

[44:44] At the Implementation Party, the ladies were so enthusiastic that they didn’t want to stop working!

[46:33] Every morning, the MC and Event Historian, Edie Berg, hosted a power walk! Natalie also gives a shout out to Chrissie Wywrot and Tara Humphrey, who made it to Soul Cycle on Friday morning.

[47:25] On Friday, the event started off with Key Takeaways followed by Natalie's 2nd Keynote speech “The Battle for Your Entrepreneurial Mind,” where she talked about mindsets and other related ideas.

[48:30] Some of the other talks on Friday were given by Carol Cox, who spoke on the topic of increasing visibility in your business, Shelli Warren, who spoke about building an ideal team, and finally Natalie herself, delivering the closing Keynote speech “No Woman Left Behind.”

[52:41] Natalie’s parents and sons made an appearance at the end of BizChix Live! Natalie talks about the closing of the event.

[57:35] You can get your tickets for BizChix Live 2018 until October 30th, or again in January!

[58:40] Natalie shares a story about how sometimes you can impact people without even realizing it.

 

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Mentioned in this Episode:

 

BizChixMasterminds

Presale of BizChix Live 2018 Tickets!

Email Natalie to join the membership group The Nest

Hotel Irvine

Social Media Marketing World

Natalie Gingrich

Dana Malstaff of Boss-Mom

Amanda Harris of Magically Ever After Travel

Edie Berg

Shelli Warren

Carol Cox

 

BizChix Episodes Mentioned:

“280: The Chief of Staff Role with Natalie Gingrich”

“258: Build Your Team — How to Source, Interview, and Assign Roles with
Natalie Gingrich and Shelli Warren”

“288: Time Management for High Performers: How to Map Your Ideal Month, Ideal Week, Theme Days and Time Block”

Oct 26, 2017
288: Time Management for High Performers: How to Map Your Ideal Month, Ideal Week, Theme Days and Time Block
34:05

Sharing some content that will be presented at BizChix Live today! Take back control of your calendar — design your ideal month and ideal week! Plus how to theme your weeks and days and the power of time blocking. Be sure to get the free download straight from the workbook we are using at BizChix Live! 

Key Takeaways:

[1:01] Natalie is at BizChix Live giving the opening keynote! What are some of the topics being covered?The theme for this year's conference is doing things as a CEO.

[6:26] Natalie shares some of her overall views on having a calendar and planning. What’s the difference between a personal calendar and a business calendar?

[10:07] What are theme weeks? Natalie talks about her own themes for each week in an ideal month.

[14:55] Natalie also themes her days in a certain way. It’s important to tune in to what is best for you to get the most out of your week and time block your days.

[18:06] What is an ideal week? Natalie has some recommendations and examples to help you plan the ideal week.

[24:28] Natalie has some other things that you might want to keep in mind when doing your time blocking in your ideal week and ideal month.

[25:56] Natalie is currently accepting applications for CEO Chix Mastermind program and for the 5-figure level as well!

[28:30] Create a CEO date for yourself in the next seven days, and map out your ideal week and ideal month.

 

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Mentioned in this Episode:

Presale of Tickets for BizChix Live 2018

Google Calendar

“How to Better Control Your Time by Designing Your Ideal Week,”
by Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt’s Ideal Week

Amy Porterfield's Ideal Week

Marie Poulin’s Ideal week

 

BizChix Masterminds

 

BizChix Episodes Mentioned:

“287: Design a High Performing Mastermind with Natalie Eckdahl”

 

This content first appeared on BizChix.com/288.

Oct 19, 2017
287: [High Performing Women] Design a High Performing Mastermind with Natalie Eckdahl
37:50

Masterminds are all the rage these days, but what makes a successful mastermind? Is there an optimal format and size? What elements lead to a High Performing Mastermind? Masterminds are my jam, and on this episode, I share my experiences and knowledge about masterminds, ranging from the value of having masterminds, as well as my personal tips drawing on my Masters level education on Teams, years of research and practical experience for designing a successful mastermind. Tune in to this episode if you are considering starting or joining a mastermind!

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:02] Natalie is getting ready for BizChix Live!

[5:35] Natalie has a lot of experience with masterminds. Where does the term ‘mastermind’ come from, and what does it mean?

[9:43] Natalie shares an excerpt from Benjamin Franklin’s biography that talks about his involvement with masterminds.

[11:01] The members of Ben Franklin’s mastermind were incredibly diverse. What are the benefits of having a diverse mastermind team?

[12:46] What is the difference between a mastermind and a group coaching?

[14:03] What is the optimal format for a mastermind group? Natalie shares how she has organized masterminds for women at the 5-figure level of their business.

[18:54] How does the 6-figure and beyond mastermind differ?

[20:55] What are some of Natalie’s secrets for forming an ideal group? She shares tips about the ideal group size, and who should be in the group.

[25:06] Commitment to the mastermind is what distinguishes a paid mastermind vs. peer-led or free masterminds.

[27:00] Something else Natalie has added to her masterminds is affirmations. What are affirmations and how do they help?

[32:34] Natalie has a free mastermind guide and some other great podcast episodes for you to check out.

[34:00] Natalie also has some new masterminds coming up — be sure to check them out to see if they’ll be a fit for you!

 

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Mentioned in this Episode:

BizChix Live

Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill

The Art of Masterminding: Free Quick Start Guide

BizChix Masterminds

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, by Walter Isaacson

Ben Franklin's World — A Podcast About Early American History

 

Previous BizChix Episodes Mentioned:

High Performing Women Series

Masterminds, Networking, and Teams Series

“250: The 5 People to Avoid in Your Mastermind or Team”

“283: [High Performing Women] Scaling a Team, Creating Visibility and Continuous Innovation with Author, Speaker, Publisher Maria Dismondy”

 

This content was first published on BizChix.com.

Oct 12, 2017
286: [High Performing Women] Growing a 7 Figure Business, Launching a Certification Program and Permission to be Selfish with Cate Stillman of Yogahealer
01:05:46

What does it take to get to a business with a seven-figure revenue, and 30 to 40% growth every year? Cate Stillman, founder of Yoga Healer, host of multiple podcasts, and super-successful entrepreneur joins me on this episode to discuss how she went from offering a $20, two-hour workshop to a certification course at $7,500. We discuss the struggle women entrepreneurs face with money mindsets, and the money blocks that impact their ability to create a sustainable business. Cate also shares some tips to get a high-performing body so that you can become the high-performing woman that you are, so be sure to tune in!

 

Key Takeaways:

[6:55] Where did Cate grow up and what was she like as a little girl?

[9:55] What is Cate’s business and where is it now?

[13:34] Cate’s business experiences a 30 to 40% growth a year. What does she attribute that to?

[18:10] How many people does Cate have on her team? She elaborates about her global team and how she manages it.

[21:41] What was Cate’s background like? How did she go about healing her body, which led her to her business?

[26:34] What happened in 2001? How did Cate move into her current business?

[29:25] Cate’s business started off as an in-person business but is now an amazing online business. How did she make the transition?

[31:41] Cate and Natalie discuss how they deal with clients who approach them saying they feel bad to leave people by pricing higher.

[38:38] What is Cate’s certification program? What is the story behind how Cate started offering a certification program?

[42:40] How did people around her react to the certification course? How did she deal with the negative comments and feedback?

[46:14] Cate and Natalie discuss exchanging value for money.

[50:10] To be high-performing women, we need to have high-performing bodies. What are a few things that we can do to take care of ourselves in the last few, busy months of the year?

[55:47] What advice does Cate have for women who are worried about being judged?

[57:57] Where would be a good place for beginners and wellness practitioners to start? Cate shares some resources you can check out.

 

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Connect with Cate Stillman:

Yoga Healer

Have A Conversation with Wellness Professionals (Yoga Healer)

Yogidetox

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

BizChix on iTunes

High-Performing Women Series

Zoom

Basecamp

Google Docs

Focus on Fit, Not Thin Webinar (YogaHealer)

BizChix Masterminds

 

Previous BizChix Episodes Mentioned:

“264: Building a Culture from Day One with Amy Errett of Madison Reed”

“282: [Live From Podcast Movement] Leverage Your Podcast to Grow Your Business”

“233: [new series] Monetizing and Money Mindset” #BizChixMonetize

“242: Are You Self-Sabotaging Your Success?”

“263: How to Get More Clients”

Oct 05, 2017
285: [High Performing Women] Live Video, Starting Over and Letting Go with Luria Petrucci
01:01:12

You do not want to miss the cutting edge Live Streaming tactics and strategies shared by expert Luria Petrucci. However, my favorite part of this episode is the resilience behind Luria’s incredible entrepreneurial journey over the last 10+ years, which involved leaving controlling relationships and partnerships, shedding the stage name she became known for and pivoting away from the millions of social media followers she had cultivated. Yes, there is drama, but also inspiration. Hold on tight, because we are covering a lot!

 

Key Takeaways:

[2:45] Natalie shares an embarrassing story!

[8:02] Where did Luria grow up and what was she like as a little girl?

[10:00] What is Luria’s business like now? What is she doing and what are the streams of revenue?

[15:58] What are the four levels of live streaming?

[19:42] Luria recommends having a weekly show to provide value, field questions, and drastically improve your expert status.

[22:50] Luria has had some difficult relationships in her life. She shares her inspiring story of overcoming many difficult challenges in her personal and business life on her journey to where she is today.

[40:49] Luria had to make the difficult decision to pivot away from her existing following, which was huge. What were some of the challenges she faced?

[48:45] What does Luria predict for the future of live streaming?

[54:55] Tune in to Luria’s live shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays and check out her website for some free training resources and content calendar!

[57:05] Natalie’s birthday is coming up on 27th September! As a gift to her, share this podcast with someone and subscribe to the show on iTunes!

[59:40] Natalie shares about her first experience doing live video, and her tips for getting started.

 

This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all-access, 60-Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 

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Connect with Luria Petrucci:

Live Streaming Pros

Tuesday and Thursday Live Stream with Luria Petrucci

Luria Petrucci Speaking Reel

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Level 2 Live Streamer Gear Guide

Live Content Calendar

Walkthrough of Michael Hyatt’s New Level 4 Studio

Luria Petrucci TEDx Talk

Wirecast

ECamm

BeLive

Zoom

Geek Beat

 

Previous BizChix Episodes Mentioned:

246: “Interview Swap with The Mompreneur Show — Vicky Lashenko and
Natalie Eckdahl Interview Each Other”

283: “[High Performing Women] Scaling a Team, Creating Visibility and Continuous Innovation with Author, Speaker, Publisher Maria Dismondy”

Sep 28, 2017
284: [High Performing Women] From School Nurse with a Side Hustle to Multi-Six Figure, Multi-Business Owner with Karey Northington
59:56

How do you stay focused and create momentum in your business? How do perseverance, endurance, and openness to learning benefit your business? My guest today is Karey Northington, fitness coach, IFBB professional athlete, and entrepreneur. Karey has grown her business from a side hustle to a team with six coaches in just two years, and is launching a new business this month.

Karey shares her experiences about creating and maintaining momentum in her business, which has allowed her to create complementary businesses that feed into each other.

 

Key Takeaways:

[4:39] Natalie’s pro-biz tip for you: When you add something to your business, you either have to take something away, or add more time in.

[6:23] What sets apart women who are high performers? Natalie shares some of the things she learned from her 6-figure-and-beyond clients.

[9:04] Where did Karey grow up? What was she like as a little girl?

[10:19] What was Karey’s entrepreneurial journey like? How did she get on this path?

[11:57] Karey’s turning point was when she decided to move forward from coaching part-time as a side hustle, to doing it full time. How did she feel that she would have enough business to cover her full-time salary?

[13:52] What is Karey’s background in fitness? How did she draw people to her as a coach?

[15:20] When did Karey go full-time into her business of fitness coaching?

[17:03] What exactly is Karey’s fitness business? What are the different elements that make up her business?

[20:39] How did Karey decide to make the leap to hire her first employees?

[22:51] Relinquishing control over the business and hiring people was not an easy task for Karey. How did she manage that transition and difficult situations that arose as a result?

[25:11] Has Karey dealt with people who are attracted to her brand because of her, but are disappointed when they can’t coach with her? How does she deal with that?

[33:04] Alongside her fitness coaching business, Karey has started another business. What is Protein House and how did she decide to get started on that?

[35:37] There are some differences between being an independent entrepreneur and being part of a franchise. What was Karey’s experience as being a part of a franchise like?

[42:45] Eric, Karey’s husband, was part of a reality show called Fit2Fat2Fit. Karey talks more about her husband’s (and her) experiences through the process.

[46:45] Karey and her husband work together. What is it like to work together? What are some tips Karey has for other married couples who work together?

[48:00] Karey talks about confidence. She had stage fright but had to overcome that to become a competitive bodybuilder. How did she overcome that, and how has that helped her in her business?

[53:10] Connect with Karey via her website or social media!

[53:57] Natalie reflects on her discussion with Karey and shares some of her key learning points about how Karey has built and grown her business so quickly.

[57:35] Natalie’s birthday is coming up on 27th September! As a gift to her, share this podcast with someone and subscribe to the show on iTunes!

 

This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all-access, 60-Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

Join the BizChix Community

 

Connect with Karey Northington:

Northington Fitness and Nutrition

Karey Northington on Instagram

Northington Fitness and Nutrition on Facebook

Protein House Gilbert, AZ

 

Previous BizChix Episodes Mentioned:

245: “8 Secrets of My Six Figure Clients”

283: “[High Performing Women] Scaling a Team, Creating Visibility and Continuous Innovation with Author, Speaker, Publisher Maria Dismondy”

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got: 21 Ways You Can Out-Think, Out-Perform, and Out-Earn the Competition, by Jay Abrahams

Fit2Fat2Fit

Sep 21, 2017
283: [High Performing Women] Scaling a Team, Creating Visibility and Continuous Innovation with Author, Speaker, Publisher Maria Dismondy
58:22

How do you continue to create visibility for your brand year after year? How do you manage multiple streams of revenue? Which ideas and opportunities should you say YES to? My guest, Maria Dismondy, is a children’s book author, professional speaker, and owns a publishing company. She rapidly scaled from 2 to 10 team members in the last year. This is her 9th year in business and she is not slowing down. In just the first 9 months of 2017, she has experienced 278% growth.

Maria shares some tips for creating visibility for your business, how to grow your team by outsourcing and investing in training, and the importance of innovating in your industry.

 

Key Takeaways:

[3:55] Natalie and Maria have known each other for a few years, and have seen and supported each other through the growth of their businesses.

[6:20] What is Maria’s business?

[7:00] Maria has three children. As her family grew, so did her business, but this was a challenge for her to manage.

[9:09] What is the scale and scope of Maria’s business? She talks about the revenue of her company, as well as the streams of revenue..

[11:24] One of Maria’s revenue streams is speaking at schools. How have her speaking engagements expanded over time?

[13:02] What is Maria’s system for publishing books? What kind of clients does her publishing company take on?

[15:45] Maria is a person who is not afraid to try new things, but also not afraid to stop doing them if she decides she doesn’t like it or it doesn’t work. What has been the difference in how she has approached her business in 2015 and 2017?

[17:25] Since 2015, Maria’s team has grown rapidly. What is Maria’s team like now?

[25:33] From 2015 to 2017, Maria had a shift in mindset that allowed her to grow and expand her business. What brought that about?

[30:27] In order to grow, Maria had to spend and expand. What are some of the changes she made in her spending? How did she outsource, both in her business and at home?

[34:50] Even working just 10-to-15 hours a week, Maria accomplishes a lot. What are some secrets Maria has about setting yourself up for success?

[38:30] How does Maria plan her days?

[40:40] Maria has some really creative ways of getting herself known. What are some of Maria’s strategies for gaining visibility? She shares her experiences with social media, local media, book signings, and virtual book tours!

[48:05] Maria shares about virtual speaking engagements.?

[50:54] How do contests help Maria’s business and get her visibility?

[53:30] Natalie and Maria leave us with some final thoughts about being innovators, entrepreneurs and sharing ideas.

 

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Maria Dismondy

Cardinal Rule Press

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Mentioned in this Episode:

Empowering Kids with Character (Private Facebook Group)

Asana

Voxer

PowerSheets

Day Designer

Sep 14, 2017
282: [Live From Podcast Movement] Leverage Your Podcast to Grow Your Business with Cate Stillman, Michael Stelzner, Mike Morrison and Natalie Eckdahl #PM17
42:43

How can you use your podcast to grow your business? How do you convert your listeners into paying customers? How does a podcast relate to the rest of a business owner's funnel? What podcast content strategies are working right now? How can you authentically sell on air?

Michael Stelzner, Cate Stillman, and Mike Morrison, all successful business owners and podcasters, answer these questions and more as we recreate the content we shared in our popular panel at Podcast Movement.

 

Key Takeaways:

[:49] Natalie talks about her experience at Podcast Movement two weeks ago — she hosted a panel on How to Leverage Your Podcast as the Ultimate Marketing Tool for Your Business.

[6:43] Many people create podcasts in the hope that it will help them grow their current business or lead to a new business, but they are not converting listeners. Natalie’s panel at Podcast Movement addressed exactly this issue.

[9:18] Natalie welcomes her guests for this episode — Michael Stelzner, Cate Stillman, and Mike Morrison!

[10:25] What do each of these great podcasters and business people do, and how do they leverage their podcasts to build their businesses?

[12:15] Mike Morrison shares how his Facebook group impacted his podcast, and vice-versa.

[13:14] Learn why Cate started a separate show for her community.

[14:50] How are Michael Stelzner’s podcast and live events connected?

[16:10] What are some things that Michael Stelzner and Mike Morrison do organically on their shows to promote what they do, and the products they have?

[19:35] Cate has three different avatars. How does she decide what content to deliver?

[20:35] Mike Morrison shares some tips and strategies for other podcasters — stay focused on your niche!

[24:13] Michael Stelzner’s tip is to focus on your guests and build a relationship with them.

[27:09] What other advice do they have for podcasters?

[32:10] Cate delves into the issue of spending versus investing.

[37:38] Natalie reflects on her experience of hosting a panel at Podcast Movement, and shares some of the things she did that made the entire experience more productive and fruitful.

 

This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 

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Connect with the Guests:

Michael Stelzner — Social Media Marketing Podcast

Cate Stillman — The Yoga Healer Podcasts

Mike Morrison — The Membership Guys Podcast

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Podcast Movement

Steve Stewart

Ask Me About Email Marketing Podcast: “Strategically Designing Your Podcast with Natalie Eckdahl”

TalkShoe

Shure Microphones

Other BizChix Episodes on Podcasting:

267: Strategically Design, Launch and Grow a Podcast

251: Reflections on 3 Years of Podcasting and Business Building with Natalie Eckdahl

209: Become a Podcast Guest with Natalie Eckdahl

 

Learn more about BizChix Live, October 18-20, 2017.

This content first appeared on BizChix.com/282.

Sep 07, 2017
281: [High Performing Women] Training Your Team and Stepping into Thought Leadership with Kate Ahl
01:11:41

What is the best way to train a team? How do you build a business that is scalable and operates without you? Kate Ahl, of Simple Pin Media, shares how she scaled her Pinterest management agency to a team of 29 serving 80 clients in just 3.5 years.

Kate reveals her methods for training her team, how she has built a scalable business that can mostly operate without her, and why it’s so important to ask questions first, rather than making assumptions. Kate also talks about being a thought leader in her industry, and some of the obstacles around that she has had to overcome.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:09] Join the Biz Chix Community to get exclusive access to the carefully curated Biz Chix Facebook group, and special email communication from Natalie!

[2:24] Here’s a quick email marketing tip from Rebecca of AWeber — use interactive emails to engage subscribers and increase click-through rates.

[3:58] Natalie introduces her guest for this episode — Kate Ahl of Simple Pin Media.

[5:48] Where did Kate grow up, and what was she like as a little girl?

[8:21] What is Kate’s family unit like now?

[11:10] What is Kate’s business? Where is it now?

[17:32] What is the structure of Kate's organization?

[20:15] How did Kate get started in the business?

[29:55] Kate shares some pointers about when it’s time to hire someone for your organization.

[33:40] Kate takes us through a hypothetical situation of dealing with a difficult situation.

[37:08] Sign up for the Biz Chix Live event at the website!

[39:06] Kate talks about her role as a trainer.

[44:10] What was Kate’s inspiration for creating her particular structure in the organization?

[51:45] Kate’s genius idea for prioritizing those on her waitlist for clients.

[56:37] How does Kate feel about stepping into the role of a thought leader in this industry?

[1:06:43] Natalie sums up this episode with Kate, and her key takeaways from their conversation.

 

This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 

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Simple Pin Media

Simple Pin Podcast

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You, by John Warrillow

Tailwind

Screencast-O-Matic

Teachable

Loom

Social Media Marketing World

Aug 31, 2017
280: [High Performing Women] The Chief of Staff Role with Natalie Gingrich
58:37

What is a chief of staff? Are you ready for this type of strategic role in your business?  Are you limiting your own growth due to lack of support? Let’s find out!

I invited Natalie Gingrich, MY Chief of Staff, on air to help you determine if you are ready for this role in your biz.  Since Nat has come on board, my business has gone through tremendous growth and evolution, and I have been freed up to do what I do best – create this podcast and work with high performing women who are scaling their businesses!

Key Takeaways:

  • How does a Chief of Staff (COS) fit into the entrepreneurial world?
  • How do you decide if you need a COS?
  •  Human resources is the area where most small businesses struggle.
  • Learn the difference between a project manager and COS.
  • A CEO should ONLY be selling, creating content, or building relationships.
  • Are you limiting your own growth due to lack of support?
  • There are 7 objectives to Strategic Mapping for every business. Guess which one surprised me.

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

Connect with other Female Entrepreneurs

Connect with Nat

Website

Facebook

BizChix Episodes Mentioned

273: Meet My Biz Bestie: Lisa Woodruff and I Discuss Mindset, Upleveling and Being Gen X Women

274: Declutter and Organize Your Home and Work with Lisa Woodruff

258: Build Your Team – How to Source, Interview, and Assign Roles with Natalie Gingrich and Shelli Warren 

Click to Learn More about working with Natalie.

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Aug 24, 2017
279: [High Performing Women] Stacking a Team with Shelli Warren
01:11:05

How do you build a dedicated and high performing team? We discuss hiring, onboarding, training, developing, assessing, retaining and MORE! Whether you are at the 5-figure or 7-figure level, building the right team will guarantee future success.

I’m thrilled to have Shelli Warren, the creator and brilliance behind SheConnex here today to share how we can find, hire and retain all-stars for our team. She also shares how to hire with the intention to build a team for the future of our business, not just to meet our immediate needs.

Key Takeaways:

  • What does “Stacking a Team” mean?
  • First step to building your team may be a surprise: be a leader and a brand that will attract the best, high performing people.
  • Build a team with ambition and goals, so you can help them get there.
  • Do you know the difference between training and development with your team?
  • Hire slow, and fire fast.
  • What are the ways to motivate your team that don’t include money?
  • Use “Touch Points” – face to face check-in with your team, to find out how you can help them, impact your team on a personal level, show them that you ca
  • Want to keep your contractors more engaged? Make sure they know that they are an asset!

 

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 

Connect with other Female Entrepreneurs

 

Connect with Shelli

Website 

Encore Career Women Facebook page 

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Group: The Sheconnex Group for Professional Women 

BizChix Episodes Mentioned

258: Build Your Team – How to Source, Interview, and Assign Roles with Natalie Gingrich and Shelli Warren

Click to Learn More about working with Natalie.

 

Come to BizChix Live!

 

This content first appeared on BizChix.com.

Aug 17, 2017
278: [High Performing Women Series] Gaining Visibility AND Clients Thru Speaking with Carol Cox
01:00:16

How can public speaking help you gain visibility for your business, and find new clients?  I’m delighted to share the wisdom of my friend and colleague Carol Cox, creator of Speaking Your Brand. Carol shares techniques to excavate your stories, define your core message, and create a breakthrough brand that grows your business.

It’s a noisy world out there! You need to create a powerful brand that breaks through the crowded marketplace with a meaningful message and a story that sells.

Join the BizChix Community 

COME TO BIZ CHIX LIVE!

 

Key Takeaways:Where to start? Focus on whom you can help.

    • Start with one-to-one work to develop your own process/program.
    • Create one signature talk that will be the keystone for all of your content – courses, coaching, additional speaking topics, or blog.
    • Learn why Carol ultimately shifted her attention to her local market for speaking opportunities.  Play to your OWN strengths, not what the “gurus” are telling you.
    • How do you get a speaking gig?  Hint: cold pitches rarely work.
    • Is it worth your time to do free speaking engagements?
    • Hear how Carol’s podcast and being a guest on other’s podcasts can create visibility as well.

 

Connect with Carol

Free PDF download for BizChix 

Twitter

Instagram 

Mentioned in This Episode

Carol’s podcast

Podcast Movement

BizChix Episodes Mentioned

185: “I Don’t Get Twitter” with experts @NikaStewart @DonnaCravotta @MomBizCoach @DrRomila

200: Grow Your Network with Carol Cox, Jaree Freeman and Natalie Cutler-Welsh

231: Uplevel Your Next Speaking Engagement with @CarolMorganCox

265: Six Online Tools for Entrepreneurs via The Nest

 

Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More.

 

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 

This content first appeared on BizChix.com.

Aug 10, 2017
277: [On Air Coaching] How to Scale a Local Biz and Open a New Location with Rochelle Migliore
01:08:45

Who knew that dog walking could be a Six Figure+ business? In this episode we discuss building a team, adding a new location as well as a high end offer to create more streams of revenue.

Natalie coaches Rochelle Migliore of See Spot Run San Jose on ways to grow her already successful local business by expanding into new directions, and ramping up her prospecting efforts. Natalie shares creative and innovative branding ideas that take advantage of the fact that Rochelle and team are a walking advertisement for her business.

Rochelle is also relocating to a new area soon, and Natalie guides her on how to take advantage of the move by using this as an opportunity to expand on, rather than walk away from her current business.  

This is a very fun and creative episode – don’t miss it!

Want a peak at some happy dogs on their pack walk? Click below.

 

 

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 
Sponsored by AWeber

Key Takeaways:

  • Keep your mind open about what you CAN be doing for a business.  Rochelle is making over 6 figures, walking dogs, having niched down from a broader concept.
  • How do I start getting new clients proactively?  Revisit how you got business in the past and think creatively about how you can expand on that.
  • Branding – be creative. Rochelle has welcome to the pack “Bark boxes” for new clients. How could you do something like this?Think about how your clients find you. Who else has a complementary but not competitive business that you could share mutual referrals with?  It never hurts to ask (best advice from Natalie’s Mom!).
  • The fortune is in the follow up. No doesn’t mean no, it means not right now.

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Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/seespotrunsanjose

Instagram   https://www.instagram.com/seespotrunsj

Website   www.happypackwalks.com

BizChix Episodes Mentioned

Listen to Previous On Air Coaching Calls

263: How to get more clients

 

BizChix Live Event

Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More.

Aug 03, 2017
276: [On Air Coaching] How To Pivot Your Business To Serve Corporate Clients with Lilah Higgins
57:36

How do you take an already successful business into a new direction by working with corporations? What are the opportunities and risks involved in working with corporate clients?

Listen in as Natalie coaches Lilah Higgins, owner of Higgins Design, about how she can pivot her branding and design business from working with solo-entrepreneurs and small businesses to larger companies and organizations who are willing and able to pay more.

Natalie guides Lilah in the process of refining exactly who her corporate niche should be and discusses the complexities of developing corporate relationships. Natalie also outlines how to find specific prospects, how and where to network, both online and off, and how to build those important relationships within an organization to close more sales.

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Key Takeaways:

  • The online model of creating and selling digital products is not for everyone, although that’s the hype we are hearing from every online guru.

 

  •  A podcast can be a networking tool to connect with potential clients. Asking for interviews is frequently more productive than asking for a meeting or call about your business.

 

  • Niche down, rather than focusing on “corporate”.  Find an industry, or a size of organization that is going to want your services.  Bigger companies may not be better or more receptive to your services.  VC funded start-ups may be a great opportunity (and have money to invest in branding and design).

 

  • Corporate relationships take time to develop. Work your personal network with an eye to people who may have a friend, colleague, or spouse at your ideal corporation.

 

  • Keep track of your networking and leads.  Have a system for tracking – even just a spreadsheet (rather than a CRM) to get started.

 

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 

Connect with Lilah:

Website: www.thehigginscreative.com

Podcast: bit.ly/waketomakepodcast

Courses on Skillshare: www.skillshare.com/r/user/thehigginscreative

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Pitch Like a Girl: How a Woman Can Be Herself and Still Succeed by Ronna Lichtenberg

Yesware  

 

Episodes Mentioned:

Listen to Previous On Air Coaching Calls

267: Strategically Design, Launch and Grow a Podcast with Natalie Eckdahl  

Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More.

 This content first appeared on BizChix.com/276.

Jul 27, 2017
275: [On Air Coaching] Leverage Online Strategies in a Local Business with Shawna Dingman
01:19:32

How do you leverage digital marketing strategies and tactics for a local service based business? In this on air coaching call, Natalie details how Shawna can utilize online marketing tactics for her large local chiropractic business to create more awareness and attract even more patients. We also dig into tips on Facebook Groups and creating a Facebook Live show to not only expand her local reach but also her presence on Facebook. Shawna is also a mom to 3 thriving kids, and we discuss ways to find a balance between mom time an work. My advice on what to do with Shawna’s podcast may surprise you!

 

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 
Sponsored by AWeber

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Don’t be afraid to put a project on hold to gain clarity.
  • Just because your good at something, doesn’t mean your should be doing it – be willing to outsource.
  • Process audit – revisit KPIs for your business – what do you need to streamline your business, and how many new customers do you need to grow, what is your retention rate?
  • How can you take back knowledge of online marketing into the local space to build your local community?

 

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Join BizChix

Connect with Shawna

www.ElevateChiropractic.ca

shawna@shawnadingman.com

Facebook - Elevate Chiropractic

Facebook - Fulfilled Podcast

Fulfilled Podcast

 

Mentioned in this Episode

eMeals Meal planning service

Yelp

BeliveTV 

Zoom

Perpetual Traffic Podcast Facebook Group Changes 

 

 

 

BizChix Episodes Mentioned

Listen to Previous On Air Coaching Calls

 

BizChix Live Event

 

Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More.

 

Jul 20, 2017
274: Declutter and Organize Your Home and Biz with Lisa Woodruff
54:04

Would you like an incredible and simple solution for managing all the paper that comes into your home and business? My guest, Lisa Woodruff of Organize 365, shares her system for taming paper clutter.

Do you have your BizChix Live ticket yet? Come meet Natalie and Lisa in person at this intimate event for Women Entrepreneurs. You will walk away feeling inspired, connected with other like-minded women and with an action plan for 2018.

Key Takeaways:

[4:15] The 4 phases of life and how they impact organization

[8:48] The 3 stages of organizations

[11:22] The struggles of productivity and the first steps of the Sunday Basket Method

[32:08] The Sunday Basket Method can be used for businesses

[36:50] Overwhelm with paper clutter is real

[39:00] How to divide your year into 3 separate "years"

[44:54] Lisa offers a gift to Biz Chix listeners

[47:50] Natalie's final thoughts

[50:12] Natalie provides tips on finding your Biz Bestie

 

Thank you AWeber for supporting the BizChix Podcast. Get your all access, 60 day free trial at AWeber.com/bizchix.

 

 

Connect with Lisa Woodruff:

Mentioned in this Episode:

Episodes Mentioned:

 

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This content first appeared on BizChix.com/274.

Jul 13, 2017
273: A Candid Conversation with My Biz Bestie on Mindset, Upleveling and Being Gen X Women with Lisa Woodruff of Organize365
01:15:39

Join my Biz Bestie, Lisa Woodruff of Organize 365, and me as we talk about our friendship and how we've helped each others businesses grow in ways we never imagined! We share how we conquer mindset issues together and uplevel our businesses faster than we ever could alone. Listen for our unique challenges as GenX women managing homes with teenagers and husbands while scaling our multi-six figure businesses.

Key Takeaways:

  • Natalie and Lisa "met" on Twitter and in person at FinCon 2016.
  • Natalie was fascinated with Lisa as they were both in similar seasons with family and business.
  • Hear how they help each other stretch each other and push past limiting beliefs.
  • A key value of their relationship is honesty.
  • They delve into the differences between how Millenials and Gen Xers share parenting and household responsibilities.

 

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This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 

Connect with Lisa Woodruff:

 

Get the FREE Sunday Basket eBook!

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

BizChix Episodes Mentioned:

 

Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More.

 

This content first appeared at BizChix.com/273.

Jul 06, 2017
272: LinkedIn Strategies to Grow Your Biz with Chrissie Wywrot
59:02

Should you be spending more time on LinkedIN? Learn how Chrissie Wywrot, a digital marketer, PR expert and LinkedIn specialist uses the platform to grow her business and helps her clients do the same. Chrissie's previous experience in the NFL and for a national foundation give her a unique perspective on how to connect with the media and leverage your current network. Find out the latest best and worst practices on LinkedIn and how the premium features available through the Sales Navigator upgrade.

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

Key Takeaways:

  • Optimize your LinkedIn Headline
  • Use your LinkedIn profile as a landing page (draw people in and have keywords)
  • Find the mutual connection (What can you talk about?)
  • Write articles on LinkedIn and promote on other social media platforms
  • Take advantage of the one month free of premium service LinkedIn offers
  • Listen for more...

 

  • Action step: Take 30-60 minutes on your calendar to update your LinkedIn profile (Connect with Natalie and Chrissie while you're there!)

 

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Connect with Chrissie Wywrot:

Mentioned in this Episode:

Episodes Mentioned:

 

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This content first appeared on BizChix.com/272

Jun 29, 2017
271: Did you Forget Your Local Market? #SellLocal
34:00

There may be a goldmine waiting for you in your backyard! Have you been so focused on the shiny online world, that you forgot your local market. Join me as we explore if you should focus more time in your local market? The majority of my six and seven figure clients have a huge local element to their business. We’re going to talk about whether or not you should be spending time locally, explore the opportunities and if the answer is YES, I’m going to share some of my client’s best strategies for connecting and growing a local client base.

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 
Sponsored by AWeber
 
 

 

 

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Mentioned in this Episode:

 

The Tipping Point by Malcolm GladwellThe Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Episodes Mentioned:

 

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Previously published on: bizchix.com/271

Jun 22, 2017
270: The Magical Art of Niching Down
30:05

 

Niching down is scary. It feels like you are saying no to a huge group of people and turning down business. But the truth is when you try to talk to EVERYONE, you end up talking to no one. In this episode I share 9 ways niching down can benefit you, plus I share about four BizChix community members who saw huge growth in their businesses by choosing to serve a specific niche.

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 
Sponsored by AWeber
 
 

Thank you Madison Reed for saving women time with your innovative at home coloring kits. Get 10% of your first color kit and free shipping using code BIZCHIX.

 

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This content first appeared on BizChix.com/270.

Jun 15, 2017
269: Eight Ways 1/1 and Group Work Will Grow Your Biz
26:03

YOU HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED! And I was too. I have been part of the online space since 2012 and for the last five years I have heard guru after guru tell me not to trade my time for money. They say it like it is a horrible nasty thing that no one should do. Well, I am here to tell you that I have built a multi-six figure business (that is scaling to 7 figures) that has very low overhead based off of one on one work and I want to share with you EIGHT reasons why working directly with other humans is so powerful.

I'm tired of the SHAMING around 1/1 work.

Like you, I used to get wowed by five, six and seven figure launches that I saw people BRAGGING about. But as I have gotten more savvy, I realize that when the "gurus" share their Revenue without ever disclosing if they made a Profit (notice, they don’t share the cost of their launch, how many refunds they gave out or how many people did not follow through on their payment plan).

Anyone can build a business that can take care of their family based on one on one work and still have time for fun, family and travel.

If you are trying to launch your business, pivot into a new area or launch a new product, there is nothing more powerful than 1/1 work. 

 

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

Connect with other Female Entrepreneurs

Episodes Mentioned:

Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More.

   

This content first appeared on BizChix.com/269.

Jun 09, 2017
268: [On Air Coaching] Getting New Clients using a Free Call Strategy - Joanna's Success Story
01:14:10

 

How do you go from ZERO clients to MULTIPLE paying clients in the matter of a few weeks? We are breaking down how Joanna Sapir did just that. Joanna shares how she took immediate action on my challenge to offer 10 free calls and how she turned these calls into clients. She also shares the process she went through to go from brainstorming to booked. Then I answer some questions Joanna has on the next steps to building her coaching practice. Don't miss the free download that includes a step by step guide to create your own email script, plus get a copy of the exact email Joanna's sent out! One of the things I am most excited about is that this is what is working now. This is a real time success story.

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 
Sponsored by AWeber
 
 

Thank you Madison Reed for saving women time with your innovative at home coloring kits. Get 10% of your first color kit and free shipping using code BIZCHIX.

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Launching a Coaching Practice and Converting Free Calls with Joanna Sapir

 

Download the Email Script to Get Booked 

 

Key Takeaways:

[7:30] Natalie introduces Joanna to the show

[10:26] Joanna chats about starting her new business and her services

[13:26] Joanna takes on Natalie's challenge by contacting her existing network

[23:46] What are you waiting for to take action... a website, a logo, etc?

[40:26] When should you give out your terms and conditions?

[42:45] The difference between coaching and consulting

[48:20] When can Joanna spend money on her business?

[57:32] How to work with beta testers and new clients

[1:05:54] How to get in contact with Joanna

[1:08:16] Natalie's final thoughts

 

 

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This content first appeared on BizChix.com/268.

Jun 01, 2017
267: Strategically Design, Launch and Grow a Podcast with Natalie Eckdahl
54:21

Should you launch a podcast? Should you make changes to your current podcast? Natalie shares how you can STRATEGICALLY design a podcast that brings your ideal client to you. Also, Natalie reflects on what she would do differently if she was launching right now. Plus don't miss the incredible Podcasting Resource Guide that Natalie created as a free download for this episode.

 

Strategically Design, Launch and Grow a Podcast with Natalie Eckdahl

Key Takeaways:

[3:40] AWeber Email Marketing Tip

[4:37] Natalie chats about her podcasting technology tips

[8:02] Natalie had the honor to meet amazing women at Business Among Moms Success Summit

[10:23] The BizChix Live event in Newport Beach, CA is finalized for October 18-20, 2017

[11:50] Natalie's 'Street Cred' as a podcaster

[13:20] Benefits of a podcast

[15:00] Truths about podcasting

[16:07] Is a podcast a business?

[18:35] What Natalie would do differently if she was launching today

[21:10] BizChix podcasting tats

[22:05] How I Grew My Podcasting Audience 400% in one year

[35:55] Madison Reed and Natalie's 1st gray hair story

[38:55] What do you want your podcast to do for you?

[40:15] Is podcasting worth it?

[46:56] How to learn to podcast?

[48:40] Choosing podcasting equipment

[49:00] How to get people to work with you

[49:30] Don’t be afraid to sell or share yourself on the podcast

[52:30] Natalie’s final thoughts

 

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Mentioned in this Episode:

Episodes Mentioned:

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 
Thank you Madison Reed for saving women time with your innovative at home coloring kits. Get 10% of your first color kit and free shipping using code BIZCHIX.

Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More.

 

This content first appeared on BizChix.com.

May 25, 2017
266: [On Air Coaching] How to Choose a Niche and Pivot with Edie Berg
01:04:18

Do you ever wonder where you should go next with your business? Sometimes there are so many possibilities it is hard to know what to focus on. Also, have you ever been presented with an opportunity that is exactly what you have been dreaming of? How do you prepare and make the most of it? In this On Air coaching call, Natalie works with the fabulous Edie Berg, from The Strong Women's Club, to create a plan for her business and podcast. Edie shares her journey of launching a podcast that cast a wide net in terms of her target market to then pivoting and focusing on a specific niche. She recently launched a Virtual Summit which gained her a lot of visibility and shares the results of the summit. Natalie helps Edie look even closer at her niche and see if she can get even more focused and shares how to make the most of the some big meetings she has coming up.

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

Thank you Madison Reed for supporting BizChix and saving women time with your innovative at home coloring kits. Get 10% of your first color kit and free shipping using code BIZCHIX.

Creating a Strategic Plan, Niching and Pivoting with Edie Berg

Key Takeaways:

  • Niching down to a subset target audience, professional Jewish women
  • Is a Facebook group a good fit for your business?
  • Do what your best at! Edie is amazing with Facebook Live videos.

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Connect with Edie Berg:

Mentioned in this Episode:

Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More.

This content first appeared on BizChix.com/266.

May 18, 2017
265: Six Online Tools for Entrepreneurs via The Biz Chix Nest
27:42

My co-hosts are SIX amazing women entrepreneurs from the BizChix Nest who each share an online tool they recently added to their business.

Thank you AWeber for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more about their email marketing software and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber

Thank you Madison Reed for saving women time with your innovative at home coloring kits. Get 10% of your first color kit and free shipping using code BIZCHIX.

Online Tools for Entrepreneurs via The Nest

Key Takeaways:

#1. Moment [listen at 7:00]

Recommended by: Carol Cox

#2. Insightly [listen at 9:29]

Recommended by: Julie Fry

#3. Loom [listen at 11:04]

Recommended by: Elizabeth Henson

#4. SaneBox [listen at 15:37]

Recommended by: Betsy Furler

#5. Wave [listen at 17:14]

Recommended by: Shannon Crow

#6. Recurpost [listen at 19:37]

Recommended by: Freya Casey

 

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Previous BizChix Podcasts featuring the co-hosts in this Episode:

 

Previous BizChix Tools Episodes:

 

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This content first appeared on BizChix.com/265.

May 11, 2017
264: Building a Culture from Day One with Amy Errett
01:05:38

When should you start to think about designing the culture of your organization? What is the ONE question you should ask in every interview? How do you make sure you are hiring people who will fit into your culture? How do you measure your team's happiness and satisfaction? My guest, Amy Errett, the Founder and CEO of Madison Reed, thought about the culture and team she wanted to build from the very beginning.

Amy is a horseback riding, fly-fishing, black-diamond snowboarding, wine collecting, SF Giants-loving Californian. She founded Madison Reed with years of business and operating expertise as a leading entrepreneur, senior executive, venture capitalist and social-mission visionary.

The mission of Madison Reed is to make luxurious, at-home hair color with ingredients you can feel good about.

Amy shares the startup story of Madison Reed, how she is disrupting an old school industry and how Madison Reed values and measures customer and employee satisfaction

 

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 

Key Takeaways:

  • The importance of creating a culture with intention
  • How to measure customer satisfaction
  • How to measure internal/Team satisfaction
  • Why it is GREAT to have Values that repel some potential employees
  • The one question you should ask in an interview
  • Assessing Ability and Willingness
  • The importance of Celebrating as a team

Join The BizChix Community (free)

 

Listen to Other Women in Tech Interviews:

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Madison Reed (use code BIZCHIX to save 10% off a color kit and get free shipping)

 

Apply to mastermind with Natalie and get connected with your Awesome Eight! Click to Learn More.

 

This content first appeared on BizChix.com

May 04, 2017
263: How to Get More Clients
41:47

Learn 12 proven strategies to Get MORE Clients, plus 3 mistakes people often make when they are trying to develop business. I cover this topic constantly with clients during Strategy Sessions and Masterminds and it is the most commonly asked question in the BizChix community.

 

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber

 

 

Episodes Mentioned:

 

Apply to mastermind with Natalie and get connected with your Awesome Eight! Click to Learn More.

This content first appeared on BizChix.com/263 where you can find the full show notes.

Apr 27, 2017
262: The Ultimate Business Checkup - Diagnose the Gaps in Your Biz
24:13

Are you spending the majority of time working IN your business and not ON it? Today we are going to look through some different areas of your business and do an assessment on how things are going in each functional area and choose 1-3 areas to focus on in the next 90 days.

We cover Marketing/Sales, Finances, People/Team and Self Care.

Plus I have a FREE TOOL for you to download so you can quickly asses how things are going.

 
 
 
This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

The Ultimate Business Checkup

Questions to think about:

  • How are you doing at managing your money?
  • Are you treating it with respect?
  • Do you need to hire a bookkeeper to help you or set aside one day a month to work on your money/bookkeeping stuff?
  • Are you overspending for the size of the business and your financial goals?

Connect with other Female Entrepreneurs by Joining the BizChix Community for FREE!

Resource Mentioned:

Book: The 12 Week Year

Episodes Mentioned:

 

Apply to mastermind with Natalie and get connected with your Awesome Eight!

 Click to Learn More.

Apr 20, 2017
261: You Are The Average of the Five People You Spend The Most Time With
32:25

You Are The Average of the Five People You Spend The Most Time With

Key Takeaways:

  • Do you feel unsupported in your entrepreneurial journey?
  • Do you have friends who encourage you, but don't exactly understand your entrepreneurial life?
  • Who you are spending the most time with?
  • Who are the five people whose opinions matter the most to you?
  • How do manage fear?
  • What fears do women in the BizChix Community Struggle with?
  • Learn how being part of a mastermind can help you find your fab 5!

Connect with other Female Entrepreneurs

Join BizChix

 

Apply to mastermind with Natalie and get connected with your Awesome Eight! Click to Learn More.

Apr 13, 2017
260: [On Air Coaching] The Seven Drivers of Motivation, Creating New Habits and Influencing Buyers with Dr. Susan Weinschenk
41:09

Learn the 7 Drivers of Motivation and how they can impact your business. Plus Hear ME get coached on how to make a new habit and how we can all influence buyers. I have Dr. Susan Weinschenk ("The Brain Lady") of The Team W sharing the latest brain research and how it impacts how we persuade others, including ourselves.

 

This conversation has had an incredible impact on me personally and on my business.

 

 

Dr. Weinschenk is the author of several books, including How To Get People To Do Stuff, 100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People, 100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People, and Neuro Web Design: What makes them click?

Her clients include Walmart, Disney, Amazon, The Mayo Clinic, Charles Schwab, and Best Buy. And Dr. Weinschenk writes a popular blog for Psychology Today.

 

 

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This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 

Blogs and Audioblogs Mentioned:

 

Listen to Susan's Full Length Episode:

 

Connect with Susan:

 

This content first appeared on BizChix.com/260, where the full show notes can be found.

 

Apr 06, 2017
259: Social Media Marketing Trends, Tips and Tools #SMMW17
38:50

What are the latest trends in Social Media? How can you implement them in your business? What is the next big thing? Hear key takeaways from Social Media Marketing World curated from 8 other attendees hailing from 4 countries. Special thanks to Stacy M. Tuschl, Loren Bartley, Maggie Patterson, Kelly Noble Mirabella, Kate Ahl, Sigrun, Wendi James and Holly Homer for taking the time post conference to share their learnings.

Key Takeaways:

[3:40] Stacy talks about the importance of Facebook Live posts and Facebook ads

[6:30] Natalie chats about her takeaways on videos

[7:45] Loren reveals amazing tools to enhance videos

[11:08] Kate was reminded to be helpful as possible to her target audience and show her real authentic self

[12:50] Sigrun found the key throughout the conference to be consistency

[15:50] Maggie talks about being unique and focusing on a targeted audience

[19:20] Wendi discusses Facebook organic reach

[23:00] Kelly is amazed by AI and chatbots for Facebook messaging

[28:33] Holly grabbed some interesting statistics about customers

[30:58] Natalie chats about leading a panel at the conference

 

 

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Episodes Mentioned:

 

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 

Want to work 1/1 with Natalie or join one of her masterminds? Click to Learn More.

 

This episode first appeared on BizChix.com. For full show notes go to BizChix.com/259.

Mar 30, 2017
258: Tactics to Build Your Team - How to Source, Interview and Assign Roles with Natalie Gingrich and Shelli Warren
01:09:53

What's the difference between a project manager and an online business manger? How does a virtual assistant fit into the mix? Where do you find team members and what should you ask them in an interview? We cover the answers to these questions and more.

This episode is two mini interviews in one podcast! Natalie interviews two experts in team building, Natalie Gingrich and Shelli Warren.

Natalie Gingrich owns a project management firm and she breaks down what to expect when hiring a Project Manager. She also explains the differences between project managers, online business managers, and virtual assistants.

Shelli Warren of She Connex works with encore career women and today shares her secrets for hiring and building a team. Don't miss her incredible interview questions.

Key Takeaways:

  • The differences between a virtual assistant, online business manager, and project manager.
  • How do you know when to hire a virtual assistant, online business manager, or project manager?
  • What to expect to pay for the different roles?
  • How to create a job description.
  • Avoid quick emotional decisions when hiring.
  • Take advantage of association organizations.
  • Should you use a trial period when hiring?
  • Use your intuition.
  • Are you checking references?
  • Your first hire is your most important hire.

    Interview Questions  
  • What compelled you to answer my ad?
  • What led you to this line of work?
  • Tell me about your most favorite client to work with.
  • Tell me about your current workload.
  • Describe your most frustrating client right now.

Connect with:

Episodes Mentioned:

Virtual Assistant Resources:

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

Want to work 1/1 with Natalie or join one of her masterminds? Click to Learn More.

 

This episode first appeared on BizChix.com/258.

Mar 23, 2017
257: Building Your Ideal Team with Lessons Learned from Influencers - Amanda Bond, Russell Brunson, Stu McClaren and Shane Sams
33:57

The next two episodes are designed to help you scale your business and build an ideal team. Hear how four influencers have experienced the highs and lows of growing their business from hiring to employee development and training to letting people go. Previous episodes mentioned are #243 and #255. Please take a moment and share this episode with a friend!

Key Takeaways:

[1:00] AWeber email marketing tip

[3:30] Stu McLaren chats about fear of responsibility and provides three amazing tips to hiring

[10:25] Amanda Bond talks about duplicating herself and creating internal trainings

[23:00] Shane Sams reveals his tips on letting team members go

[27:00] Natalie's final thoughts

 

Episodes Mentioned:

Want to work 1/1 with Natalie or join one of her masterminds? Click to Learn More.

 

This content first appeared at BizChix.com/257. Click to get the full show notes and links.

Mar 16, 2017
256: [On Air Coaching] How to Serve Empire Builders with Katie Wyatt
57:30

A new on air coaching call with Katie Wyatt, who is a brilliant podcaster and coach from Australia. Katie has successfully changed her branding and podcast from a focus on wellness entrepreneurs to a broader group of empire builders!

Her related courses and services provide entrepreneurs and small businesses an opportunity to grow their influence with podcasting. But how should she focus her offerings? Should she target corporate clients, small business owners or solo entrepreneurs? Should she target DIY product offerings or customized services? Can she work with others with larger businesses than hers?

Natalie and Katie work together to answer these questions.

Key Takeaways:

[6:08] Natalie welcomes Katie Wyatt and they chat about how she started her podcast

[9:40] Katie discusses how she successfully changed her branding and podcast

[19:00] Katie has thoughts of adding a corporate audience as an avatar

[23:11] Natalie talks about how a course model is not for everyone

[25:47] Katie mentions her mindset issues with working with six-figure or successful business owners

[39:20] Natalie taps into the various ways Katie can handle her offerings

[45:29] Natalie and Katie talk about how the online space can be glamorous and make things seem easy

[48:11] Natalie lets Katie know about what she discovered at Funnel Hacking Live 2017 in regards to the podcasting market

[52:50] How to connect with Katie

[53:38] Natalie's final thoughts

 

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

Find out how to work 1/1 with Natalie or join one of her masterminds? Click to Learn More.

This episode first appeared on BizChix.com.

Mar 09, 2017
255: Sales and Marketing Training via #FHL2017 (ClickFunnels)
40:48

Natalie is back from the Funnel Hacking Live Conference (#FHL2017)  hosted by ClickFunnels and is sharing the top sales and marketing takeaways!

She covers her pre-conference prep and the intentions she set ahead of the conference.

Her takeaways include teachings from ClickFunnels CEO Russell Brunson, Stu McClaren and closing keynote speaker Tony Robbins!

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 
 
 
Funnel Hack Live 2017 Conference
Funnel Hacking Live 2017 Conference in Dallas, TX

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Tony Robbins at FHL2017
Tony Robbins at #FHL2017

Mentioned in this Episode:

Blue Ocean Strategy

Interested in coaching with Natalie or joining one of her masterminds? Click to Learn More.

Mar 02, 2017
254: Design Your High End Offer (everyone has one) Based on the 80/20 Rule
24:20

Natalie shares how entrepreneurs can use their unique gifts and skills to create high end offers to uncover more profit in their business. She offers examples of different types of businesses that high end offers can work with.

This is all based on the 80/20 rule.

Natalie explains how it relates to different aspects of your business and how you can use it to determine the rate to charge for your high end offer and the number of people who may buy it!

Plus there are a few mindset hurdles to overcome as well.

 

Interested in coaching with Natalie or joining one of her masterminds? Click to Learn More.

 

Join the Biz Chix Community today for FREE.

 

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

 

Find out more about how to work with Natalie. BizChix.com/workwithme

 

This content first appeared on BizChix.com.

Feb 23, 2017
253: [On Air Coaching] How to Target Your Ideal Client with Diane Diaz
49:52

How do you choose the type of client or customer to target when you are attracting multiple avatars? Natalie coaches Diane Diaz from The Brand Teacher through choosing her Ideal Client so she can focus her messaging, content and social media efforts.

Diane Diaz is a full-time University Professor who teaches branding and branding strategies.

Diane also works with individuals and corporations to help employees create their own personal brand with branding workshops. Providing a professional look across social media platforms to bring professionalism to both the corporation and individual is crucial to succeed as a professional.

Here are a few topics we cover in this call:

  • Creating a Customer Avatar
  • Changing a Social Media Presence to Reflect a Brand
  • The Importance of LinkedIn
  • Pricing Services

This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 


Not a member of the BizChix Community yet? Click to join for FREE!

 

Connect with Diane Diaz:

The Brand Teacher website

Tweet with Diane Diaz

Connect with Diane Diaz on LinkedIn

Connect with Diane on Facebook

Attend You Renewed Personal Brand Workshop Facilitated by Diane in Orlando, FL on March 9, 2017

Mentioned in this episode:

231: Uplevel Your Next Speaking Engagement with Carol Cox

232: Best Small Biz Apps and Tools for Women Entrepreneurs

BizChix.com/Nest

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Strategy Session

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Feb 16, 2017
252: [On Air Coaching] Launching a 2nd Business, Pricing and Money Mindset with Betsy Furler
57:19

A new on air coaching call with Betsy Furler from Communication Circles who is launching Business #2!

Betsy has been a speech pathologist for over 25 years with five years in private practice. She has a fantastic team taking care of her clients and day to day operations, which has freed her up to launch business #2 as a consultant to the tech industry.

Betsy is an expert in the area of augmentative communication and a pioneer in the use of mobile applications with people with a wide range of abilities. She provides consulting services to app developers and tech companies as well as direct services to people with disabilities utilizing tech solutions.

Here are a few topics we cover in this call:

  • Launching a Second Business
  • Stepping into the Role of Influencer
  • Outsourcing
  • Pricing Services
  • Opportunity Cost
  • Consulting and speaking with technology companies
  • Impostor Syndrome
  • Money mindset

This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 


Not a member of the BizChix Community yet? Click to join for FREE!

 

Connect with Betsy Furler:

Communications Circle website

Tweet with Betsy Furler

Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn

Connect with Betsy on Facebook

Join the AAC (Augmentative Communication) Parents Facebook Group

Mentioned in this episode:

NextDoor

Secrets of My Six-Figure Clients

BizChix.com/Nest

Feb 09, 2017
251: [Special Edition] Reflections on 3 Years of Podcasting and Business Building with Natalie Eckdahl
01:08:59

Natalie celebrates 3 years of podcasting and building a business! Katie Wyatt, fellow podcaster of Empire by Design and BizChix member, interviews Natalie on her podcast journey and how she created her online business. Natalie discusses her dreams for the BizChix podcast and how much she enjoys impacting the lives of woman entrepreneurs.

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 
 
 

3 Years of Podcasting and Business Building

Key Takeaways:

[4:10] Katie starts her interview with Natalie.

[5:00] Natalie discusses how and where she grew up as a child.

[8:50] Natalie's journey into podcasting.

[12:10] Katie asks which combination of things that have helped Natalie grow.

[19:34] Does consistently 'showing up' make a difference?

[26:11] Natalie talks about how she's been stuck with imposter syndrome.

[31:30] Which podcast influencers does Natalie admire?

[37:31] What to do when you fail?

[50:00] What Natalie would say to herself 3 years ago and where she sees herself in the future 3 years from now.

[57:47] Natalie's final thoughts.

Listen to my guest interviewer, Katie Wyatt!

empire by design katie wyatt

 

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Join BizChix

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Feb 02, 2017
250: The 5 People to Avoid in Your Mastermind or Team
23:20

There are 5 people to avoid at all costs when forming a mastermind or team. Who are they and how can they disrupt the cohesiveness of your group? Listen to hear content Natalie has never shared before on the podcast.

Mastermind with Natalie by going to BizChix.com/workwithme.

Have a Six Figure Business? Get on the waiting list for ProfitChix, the Six Figure Mastermind. BizChix.com/sixfigures

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

  

The 5 People to Avoid in Your Mastermind or Team

Key Takeaways:

[7:05] What’s a mastermind?

[10:25] Natalie provides an overview of the 5 people to avoid in a mastermind or team.

[16:50] How to assess the drama level of potential members.

[20:43] Recap of the 5 people to avoid in a mastermind or team.

[21:12] Natalie has gifts for you!

Mentioned in this Episode:

Go to the full show notes to get the free Art of Masterminding Download - BizChix.com/250.

 

This content originally appeared on BizChix.com.

Jan 26, 2017
249: Hosting Profitable Live Events with Julie Fry of Business Among Moms
50:25

Hear Julie Fry, the Chief Mom Officer at Business Among Moms (BAM) share how LIVE EVENTS have grown and connected her community and her lessons learned from hosting small and large events. Also, Julie has a special announcement about her BAM Success Summit this spring (hint…it involves Natalie). 😉 Business Among Mom’s is a thriving community of over 5,000 mom-run businesses across the country and the BAM Success Summit is the live event Julie spearheads each spring in Seattle to bring her community together. She is expecting 250 attendees this year. Julie was a previous guest on episode 24 and agreed to an interview before Natalie had even launched the show. They reminisce on their relationship over the last three years and Natalie reads the initial email she sent inviting Julie onto the show. Natalie also offers a special thank you to the BizChix community as the show has experienced 300% growth in downloads in the last year.

Jan 19, 2017
248: [On Air Coaching] How to Set and Achieve Big Goals with Shannon Crow
56:32

A new on air coaching call with Shannon Crow who trains and consults with Yoga Teachers and with Studio Owners. Shannon wants Natalie’s advice on how to set a 12 week goal and break it into weekly goals and daily tasks. Natalie takes Shannon through the entire goal setting process. They also discuss podcast strategy set a launch date for Shannon’s new podcast.

If you have any yoga teacher friends, be sure to have them connect with Shannon and follow her as she launches The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast.

This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

Jan 12, 2017
247: Create a Profit Goal for Your Business
31:16

Did you know that 2017 is The Year of Profit? In this episode I challenge you to create a profit goal for your business. There is so much focus on having a big revenue or sales number that often what gets lost is the actual money you transfer from your business to your home.

Many of us get caught up in investing in our business and forget to make a plan to have our business financially provide for us.

Not this year!

It's time to take a look at not only how you can increase revenue, but also how you can decrease expenses.

Listen to get encouraged and inspired!

 

Mentioned in this Episode: 

Episode 241 Profit First with Michael Michalowicz

Episode 235 How I Monetize my Podcast and Platform

Episode 225 Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem?

 

Interested in working with Natalie one on one or in one of her masterminds? Go to BizChix.com/workwithme

 

This content first appeared on BizChix.com.

 

 

 


This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

Jan 05, 2017
246: Interview Swap with The Mompreneur Show - Vicky Lashenko and Natalie Eckdahl Interview Each Other
01:11:28

Two interviews in one episode! Perfect to listen to while you pack gifts or travel and family friendly. Natalie interviews Mompreneur Show host Vicky Lashenko, then rebroadcasts Vicky’s live interview of Natalie. Vicky shares what it was like to immigrate from the Ukraine as an 8 year old, and how the bravery and grit she developed from that experience played a roll in launching her business and her focus on live video shows. Natalie shares her rough beginning as a podcaster, how she found her footing and her advice for women just getting started as entrepreneurs.

 

For the full show notes go to BizChix.com/246.

 

Want to work with Natalie? Go to BizChix.com/workwithme to learn more.

 

This content originally appeared on BizChix.com.

Dec 20, 2016
245: 8 Secrets of My Six Figure Clients
30:22

I noticed a trend among clients whose revenue exceeds Six Figures. There are certain characteristics, business practices and tactics that make them stand out. Here are eight of the secrets to their success. If I could encourage every entrepreneur to make just one change in their business that would have a HUGE impact, that would be to implement secret #1 - Consistency. My six figure clients set big goals every week and hit them week after week after week.


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An overview of the 8 secrets (listen for all the juicy details!)

  1. Consistency
  2. Sell Local
  3. Laser Focused
  4. Long Term Mindset
  5. Endurance
  6. Invest in Their Personal Growth
  7. Positive Money Mindset
  8. Thick Skinned

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Mentioned in this Episode:

Self Sabotage Episode

Money Mindset Episode

 

Hear the entire #BizChixMonetize series.

Now go make some money!

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Masterminds forming for women entrepreneurs, women podcasters and six figure entrepreneurs.

 

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Dec 13, 2016
244: Buy Back Your Time - Tips for Outsourcing at Home
29:17

There is a ton of information on outsourcing in your business but very little on how to outsource in the home as a woman entrepreneur.

And let’s face it, women take on a lot of responsibility in the home even if we are in a relationship with a really supportive partner.

Some of that is our own doing because we like things done a certain way and other parts of it are gender roles that we are expected to take on.

In this episode we talk about the first steps to outsourcing at home, how to budget for it, how to creatively outsource if you don't have money to invest and how to overcome objections you or others in your life may have to outsourcing.

A special thank you to the BizChix Community for discussing this topic in our Private Facebook Group. It was fun to create an episode drawn from that discussion.

Not a member of the BizChix Community yet?

Join the BizChix Community today. Go to BizChix.com and click on the yellow join the community button.

 

This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

NextDoor App

BizChix #244: Productive Work at Home Mom with Holly Homer

Happy Home, Happy Business Series

 

Hear the entire #BizChixMonetize series.

 

I'd love to work with you. The first step is a Strategy Session. Learn More.

 

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Dec 06, 2016
243: How to Succeed at Online Business with Jocelyn Sams of Flipped Lifestyle
55:16

Natalie chats with one of her favorite podcasters, Jocelyn Sams from Flipped Lifestyle Podcast. Jocelyn shares how she launched her online business which led to she and her husband Shane being able to quit their teaching jobs. Hear this fantastic startup story and how they transformed their family's future. Jocelyn also shares how she outsources household duties to free up more time for her business and family.

This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 

How to Succeed at Online Business

Key Takeaways:

[11:00] Jocelyn talks about how she became an online entrepreneur.

[16:48] Natalie asks Jocelyn about her process of obtaining her first customers.

[21:20] Jocelyn reveals how she and her husband quit their teaching jobs to become online entrepreneurs full-time.

[29:25] How do you explain online entrepreneurship to friends and family?

[35:45] Are membership sites for you?

[36:42] Getting started with live events and how they contribute to your business.

[41:20] Outsourcing in your home and if you need to hire a "Fairy Godmother".

[48:50] Natalie’s final thoughts.

[54:54] Special message from Tahoe (Natalie’s 4 year old son).

Connect with Jocelyn Sams:

Flipped Lifestyle Website
Flipped Lifestyle Podcast

Tweet Jocelyn

Mentioned in this Episode:
BizChix.com/nest
ElementaryLibrarian.com
UShistoryteachers.com
BizChix.com/Aweber

 

Link to Jocelyn's Household Outsourcing List (coming soon). It will also be posted in the Private Facebook Group so be sure to Join the BizChix Community (free).

 

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Nov 29, 2016
242: Self Sabotage and Limiting Beliefs
24:54

Do you ever find that you are derailing your own success? Being an entrepreneur takes an extraordinary amount of courage and endurance. I believe that at least 50% of your success depends on your mental game.

Sometimes we have great goals and plans and dreams for our business and yet just as we are getting close to attaining them, we set ourselves up for failure. It can be subtle and look like procrastination or it can be more overt and end up in depression.

 

One place to start is with your own limiting beliefs.

Since we are in our #BizChixMonetize Series, I want to focus today on any limiting beliefs you have around money and your own success.

I am talking about our mindset and the tapes or scripts you are playing in your head. Many of you may not even realize that the words you are saying to yourself and the things you are believing about yourself and your potential for success are someone else’s words.

Are you replaying negative words that a parent or caregiver put in your head when you were just an innocent child?

Do you have fears about how success could impact your relationships?

What if you made more money than your spouse or your parents or your siblings or your friends?

What words or phrases come to you about money?

Take a highlighter or different pen and note those statements that have a negative connotation about money.

For phrases that are common sayings about money - think about what the underlying meaning of that saying.

SIMPLE STEPS TO ELIMINATE LIMITING BELIEFS

The key is to first start with recognizing it. Then decide if you agree with it. If not, do you want to change it? If you do, create a new script to replace it.

  • Recognize it
  • Evaluate it - agree or disagree
  • Re-Script it
  • Maintain it
  • [optional] Relapse It

Source: Psychology Today

 

A note of inspiration:

I give you permission to make 2017 the most successful year you have ever had.

Whatever glass ceiling you have placed on yourself, 2017 is the year it get’s shattered. [click to tweet]

Being an entrepreneur takes an extraordinary amount of courage and endurance. - Click to tweet

Now go take some action!

This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/AWeber

I’d love to work with you go to BizChix.com/workwithme

Thank you so much for listening. If you enjoyed the episode, please SUBSCRIBE and leave a rating and review!

 

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Nov 22, 2016
241: Learn How to Profit First with Mike Michalowicz
51:55

Are you earning profit in your business? Are you paying yourself a salary? Natalie interviews Mike Michalowicz, author of Profit First, Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, The Pumpkin Plan, and Surge. Mike shares how he’s made millions and lost millions. He reveals how his 9 year old daughter and her piggy bank were the trigger to change his life. Learn why Profit First was the most important book Natalie read this year and how the system can work in your business.

 

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 

Key Takeaways:

[9:30] Mike gives a fascinating overview on how he started his business life to earn millions and how he lost his millions.

[14:05] Mike talks about what triggered the change to his mindset and his future.

[16:40] Mike breaks down each of his books and how they help entrepreneurs.

[27:48] Mike shares what types of accounts business owners should have.

[36:26] Are you feeding your business or your ego?

[45:22] Where you can find Mike online and grab his free resources.

[48:35] Natalie’s final thoughts.

[51:19] Special message from Tahoe (Natalie’s 4 year old son).

 

Connect with Mike Michalowicz

Mike’s website

Mike’s Free Resources

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

BizChix.com/nest

 

Hear the entire #BizChixMonetize series.

 

This episode first appeared on BizChix.com.

Nov 15, 2016
240: [On Air Coaching] How to Monetize a YouTube Audience with Freya Casey
49:22

Hear Natalie coach Freya Casey, a vocal coach and professional singer in Germany with an international YouTube following. Natalie helps Freya determine how she can pivot her business from serving only local clients to working with clients globally. Natalie guides Freya to choose her new ideal client which ultimately plays on her experience building her own professional singing career.

 

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 

Key Takeaways:

[7:03] Freya asks how she can transition her local business to a successful online business and work with the global audience she has built through her YouTube channel and podcast.

[10:43] Freya talks about her current online efforts to gain clients.

[12:05] Freya discusses her social media presence on YouTube and her podcast.

[17:00] Natalie and Freya dig into a new business avatar.

[25:45] Natalie suggests different services Freya can start offering and adjusting her online presence.

[39:00] Freya asks about how she can shift her business.

[44:16] Where you can find Freya online.

[45:39] Natalie’s final thoughts.

[48:47] Special message from Tahoe (Natalie’s 4 year old son).

 

Connect with Freya Casey

Freya’s Singing Tips

Freya’s Singing Tips - The Podcast

Freya Casey on YouTube

Freya Casey’s website

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

BizChix.com/nest

 

Hear the entire #BizChixMonetize series.

 

This episode first appeared on BizChix.com.

Nov 08, 2016
239: Legal Mistakes to Avoid in Your Online Biz with Jamie Lieberman and Danielle Liss of Hashtag Legal
53:40

Hear Natalie chat with Jamie and Danielle from Hashtag Legal on four major legal mistakes to avoid in an online business. These impact anyone who has a website, collects emails, sells products and/or is an Amazon Affiliate.

 

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 

Key Takeaways:

[9:20] How should people choose a lawyer for their business.

[12:03] Natalie mentions how she hired Jamie and Danielle to help her with the Aweber sponsorship contract.

[13:55] Danielle lists the top four legal mistakes an online business makes and the different types of business entities to be aware of.

[19:40] Natalie asks about obtaining a LLC in other states.

[21:55] Danielle discusses the biggest issue business owners face in legal situations.

[31:09] Danielle and Jamie talk about how important a privacy policy is for a business website and what types of questions that need to be addressed.

[38:06] Danielle and Jamie can’t stress enough about being proactive in protecting your business.

[46:12] How to connect with Danielle and Jaime

[48:30] Natalie’s final thoughts.

[53:03] Special message from Tahoe (Natalie’s 4 year old son).

 

Connect with Jamie and Danielle

Hashtag-Legal website

@hashtaglegalLLC Twitter

Businessese Website

@businessese Twitter

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

BizChix.com/nest

 

Hear the entire #BizChixMonetize series.

 

This episode first appeared on BizChix.com.

Nov 01, 2016
238: [On Air Coaching] How to Prioritize Online vs. Local Opportunities with Christina Nicholson
01:10:32

Hear Natalie coach Christina Nicholson of Media Maven on how to prioritize her local media relations work and the opportunities to create “passive” income online. Natalie also provides training on planning for 12 weeks at a time in your business.

This episode is sponsored by AWeber.  Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber!

 

Key Takeaways:

[4:35] Natalie welcomes Christina Nicholson and learns about her background in as a TV anchor and in PR.

[8:36] Christina describes her business, Media Maven, where she provides media relations, video production, and blogging services.

[13:00] Christina shares how she uses LinkedIn to gain clients.

[25:25] Natalie mentions how Christina should be selective on networking events and speak at local events.

[27:25] Natalie gives Christina some recommendations on her online course, Master Your PR.

[40:00] Christina and Natalie chat about potential one-on-one sessions Christina can implement.

[44:24] Natalie and Christina talk about how important retainer clients are for her business.

[47:28] Natalie provides insight on limiting beliefs and client expectations.

[57:20] Is a business plan really needed?

[1:00] Natalie mentions the book, “The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months”.

[1:03] Final thoughts from Natalie

[1:08:08] Special message to everyone from Tahoe (Natalie’s 4 year old son).

 

Connect with Christina

Media Maven

LinkedIn

Facebook

Twitter

7 FREE ways to use LinkedIn to Grow your Business

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

The Pitch Podcast with Amanda Berlin (episode #30 featuring Christina)

The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months

BizChix.com/nest

 

Hear the entire #BizChixMonetize .

 

This episode first appeared on BizChix.com.

Oct 25, 2016
237: Think Bigger and Other Takeaways From My MBA
38:19

Host Natalie Eckdahl shares four major takeaways from her MBA education and how they impacted her entrepreneurial journey.

 

This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Click the image below to learn more and get a 60 Day Free Trial.

 

Key Takeaways:

 

[6:05] First takeaway - Think BIGGER!

 

[10:35] Being “surprisingly” inspired by Noah Kagan at #FinCon16 and having an epiphany under a tree.  

 

[15:09] Second takeaway - Study best practices in other industries.

 

[22:25] Natalie shares how her networking relationship with Jessica Rhodes grew and networking with Facebook groups.

 

[27:16] Third takeaway - focus on your Network and Networking.

 

[27:55] Fourth takeaway - teams and the power of collaboration.

 

[35:10]  The Nest is open to registrants at bizchix.com/nest with.

 

[37:35] Special message to everyone from Tahoe (Natalie’s 4 year old son).

Mentioned in this Episode:

 

Hear the entire #BizChixMonetize.


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Oct 18, 2016
236: [On Air Coaching] How to Build an Audience and Monetize with Kiana Porter-Isom
01:08:38

Hear Natalie coach Kiana Porter-Isom from Edupreneur Today about monetizing her “side” business! They strategize on how Kiana can create recurring revenue through membership sites. Also, Kiana shares how she has grown her audience through Instagram and what her business is like one year in.

 

This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Click HERE to start your 60 Day Free Trial.

 

Key Takeaways:

 

[4:25] Learn about Kiana and her biz Edupreneur Today.

 

[8:30] Natalie and Kiana chat about hiring a driver for long drives for consulting and how to use that time in the car to be productive.

 

[10:17] Kiana would like to work on income stream that’s predictable, particularly a membership site for teachers.

 

[12:40] Natalie and Kiana talk about the value of email list building.

 

[14:57] Kiana lets us know the unique way she built her email list with free products.

 

[17:42] Kiana talks about the steps she used to take people to her lead magnet using Instagram.

 

[23:11] Natalie asked Kiana when she first monetized in her business?

 

[25:09] Kiana offers insight about how she felt her business was growing slow.

 

[28:52] Natalie and Kiana discuss options on creating a recurring revenue stream.

 

[35:35] Natalie suggests a couple of podcasts related to membership sites.  

 

[45:06] Natalie offers suggestions on getting clarity on membership sites - Do you want to provide content, community or both?

 

[49:33] Natalie explains the difference between forums versus Facebook groups.

 

[57:40] What to do if Kiana gets stuck on the technology end of a membership site?

 

[1:00:38] Kiana asks if she should set up a landing page now even before the membership site is ready?

 

[1:02:04] Natalie mentions that there is an element of personal selling involved while building a membership site.

 

[1:48] How to connect with Kiana.

 

[1:06:12] Natalie states you can hear the latest developments on her membership site, “The Nest” at bizchix.com/nest

 

[1:07] Final thoughts from Natalie

 

[1:08:08] Special message to everyone from Tahoe (Natalie’s 4 year old son).

 

Connect with Kiana

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

 

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Oct 11, 2016
235: How I Monetize My Podcast and Platform
50:22

Host Natalie Eckdahl opens up about how she monetizes her podcast and business! It is not how she expected things to evolve when she launched the show in January 2014. In fact, it has taken Natalie much longer than she expected to build a business that can provide for her family. Natalie also reveals the different ways to monetize a podcast and how she currently makes money through her podcast and business. 

This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Go to BizChix.com/AWeber to learn more and get a 60 Day Free Trial.

Key Takeaways:

[4:35]  Natalie talks about why and how she started the BizChix podcast.

[6:40]  Natalie discusses the different ways you can monetize your online business or podcast.

[12:48] Natalie’s epiphany when listening to Claire Pelletreau from the Get Paid Podcast

[16:50] How Natalie is monetizing today.

[19:08]  What Natalie has learned from podcasting.

[23:08]  How and why create multiple streams of revenue.

[27:00] Lessons learned on monetizing.

[33:09] How did the AWeber sponsorship happen?

[48:40] Honored AWeber appreciates BizChix and how important women entrepreneurs are - please tweet or send a thank you on Instagram for their support.

[49:52] Special message from Tahoe!

Mentioned in this Episode:

Don't forget to click subscribe so you never miss an episode and get to hear the entire #BizChixMonetize Series.

Now go make some money!

I'd love to work with you! Click for more info BizChix.com/workwithme

 

This episode first appeared on BizChix.com/235.

Oct 04, 2016
234: Building a Six Figure+ Biz with Lisa Woodruff, Jessica Rhodes & Natalie Eckdahl #FinCon16
59:30

Recorded in person and outside at #FinCon16. In this episode, host Natalie Eckdahl, Lisa Woodruff and Jessica Rhodes share how they built their six figure+ businesses from the ground up as well as how they manage their teams, handle pricing strategy and balance motherhood.

For full show notes go to: BizChix.com/234

 

 

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Sep 27, 2016
233: [new series] 10 Tips to Monetize and Grow Your Biz #bizchixmonetize
28:53

 

We are going to spend the next 10+ episodes talking about all the issues related to MONEY, your mindset around money, getting paid, setting prices, raising rates, finding more customers and how to organize your business finances.

I am creating this series in response to the emails you send me, the work I do with clients, and the conversations I see in our Private Facebook group.

Today I am going to do an overview of some topics that we are going to dig deeper on throughout this series.

  1. Set realistic expectations. It takes years to build a business that can support your family.

  2. Keep your business and personal finances separate - it is hard to know how you are doing if it is all co-mingled.

  3. Decide on an amount to invest in your business and put it in a separate business account (see #2).

  4. Understand your attitude around money and building wealth. What is your family history around money? What money stories from your past are affecting you today?

  5.  You don’t know what is going on in someone else’s bank account. Realize what you perceive about others, may not be the reality of the situation. Keep your eye on your own business. Don’t get distracted. (For more on this listen to The Six Lies of Six Figure Launches.)

  6. The higher income you earn in your day job, the harder it is to transition to entrepreneurship. The easiest path to entrepreneurship is to leverage what you are already doing in a consultant role.

  1. You need to network with others. No matter what your business is, you have to get out and meet people. Go to local events, attend conferences, have lunch, meet for coffee. Go broad, then go deep.

  2. Stop spending money on courses and coaches and tools.  You already know enough.

  3. You’re going to fail along the way. Keep trying, keep iterating. Don’t give up.

  4. Focus the bulk of your time on bringing money into your business. That means selling. That means having something to offer. Make sure what you think you want to do aligns with what people really need and are willing to pay for (validate this through 1/1 work). (Listen to The Truth About Sales and Selling and Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem? for more on this topic).

Now go make some money!

I'd love to work with you! Go to BizChix.com/workwithme for more info!

Thank you so much for listening. If you enjoyed the episode, please SUBSCRIBE in iTunes and leave a rating and or review.  This helps the show rank higher in iTunes search results!

 

This content first appeared on BizChix.com.

Sep 20, 2016
232: [series finale] The Best Tools and Apps for Small Business via the BizChix Community
49:25

This episode was created in partnership with The BizChix Community. I am so excited to have NINE amazing women entrepreneurs on the show to share their favorite business tools with you.

I love bringing our BizChix community to life in this way and am thrilled to share this capstone episode of The Small Biz Reality Series with you.

 

Key Takeaways:

#1. Voxer [listen at 5:26]

Recommended by:

Natalie Eckdahl

Biz Chix

Connect on Twitter

 

#2. Text Expander [listen at 7:33]

Recommended by:

Laura McClellan

The Productive Woman

Connect on Facebook

Hear Natalie Interview Laura for Her 100th Episode

 

#3. Boomerang [listen at 11:55]

Recommended by:

Blair Thielemeir

Pharmapreneur Academy

Connect on LinkedIn

 

#4. The Skimm [listen at 14:05]

Recommended by:

Heather Ryan

Special Agent Heather

Connect on Facebook

 

#5. Trello [listen at 15:58]

Recommended by:

Danielle Liss

Businessese & Hashtag Legal

Connect on Instagram

 

#6. Google Calendar [listen at 19:18]

Recommended by:

Diane Diaz

The Brand Teacher

Connect on Facebook

 

#7. Bullet Journal (also see this link) [listen at 22:59]

Recommended by:

Jill Sessa

Ultimate WP Help

Connect on Facebook

 

#8. Onlypult [listen at 28:22]

Recommended by:

Kendra James

The Finance Femme

Connect on Instagram

 

#9. Zapier [listen at 31:44]

Recommended by:

Alaia Williams

AlaiaWilliams.com

Connect on Facebook

 

#10. Evernote [listen at 36:03]

Recommended by:

Jennifer Ebeling

6ftmama.com

Connect on Facebook

 

#11. Chipotle App [listen at 42:50]

Recommended by:

Natalie Eckdahl

Connect on Instagram

 

Podcasts featured in this Episode:

The Small Biz Reality Series (BizChix)

BizWomen Rock (Katie Krimitsos)

The Productive Woman (Laura McClellan)

The Pharmacy Podcast Show (Blair Thielemeir Guest Host)

At the Helm (Alaia Williams)

Still Growing (Jennifer Ebeling)

 

This content first appeared on BizChix.com.

Aug 30, 2016
231: Uplevel Your Next Speaking Engagement or Webinar with Carol Cox
01:03:46

Host Natalie Eckdahl gets coached on air by expert Carol Morgan Cox of Speaking Your Brand. They cover how Natalie can take her signature talk on Masterminds to the next level and how each opportunity to speak builds relationships and can attract clients.

 

Key Takeaways:

[5:59] How Carol helps women entrepreneurs, professionals, and executives use public speaking as a marketing and networking tool.

[9:09] How speaking engagements can help sell your product or service.

[11:42] Carol and Natalie discuss Natalie’s presentation at Podfest 2016.

[17:03] Natalie shares the highs and lows of her presentation.

[19:59] How can you improve your delivery at speaking engagements?

[23:12] How the content that you offer can give you additional speaking opportunities.

[28:28] Planning for your next speaking engagement.

[33:20] What can you offer your audience while you speak?

[35:08] Carol shares her messaging framework to help structure your presentation.

[52:17] Carol challenges Natalie to use her framework to revise her original presentation and shares ideas for practicing the presentation.

[54:22] How to connect with Carol online.

[57:11] Natalie shares tips for preparing for your own speaking engagement.

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Hear the entire Small Business Reality Series via: BizChix.com/smallbiz

I'd love to work with you either 1/1 through a 90 minute strategy session, via one of my Masterminds for Entrepreneurs or Podcasters or in my new Group Coaching Program for New Entrepreneurs.

Click HERE--> BizChix.com/workwithme

Thank you so much for listening. If you enjoyed the episode, please SUBSCRIBE in iTunes and leave a rating and or review.  This helps the show rank higher in iTunes search results!

 

This episode appeared first on BizChix.com.

Aug 23, 2016
230: The Truth About Sales and Selling
41:22

If you want to be an entrepreneur, you are going to have to do SALES! 

This episode for those of you that struggle with sales and selling, especially when it involves putting yourself out there and possibly being rejected.

Sales and selling is a topic that is rarely discussed in the online world, at least not in the way I am addressing it today.

Most of the talk is about passive income and selling through ads and webinars and more passive means, but most successful entrepreneurs fill their courses, group programs and sell their products based on personal selling and using the connections they already have.

I have four approachable topics relating to selling I cover in this episode:

  1. Understanding your sales mindset.
  2. Creating brand awareness in your personal network.
  3. Personally selling your product or service.
  4. Designing a simple system to follow up.

 

Key Takeaways:

[5:07] What Natalie learned from her digital detox.

[8:53] Are sales required to be an entrepreneur?

[10:30] Natalie introduces the four main topics of the podcast.

[10:54] What do you think of when you think of the word “selling?”

[15:21] What makes a negative sales experience?

[17:16] Why your personal network and connections are vital to successful sales.

[21:00] How you can make the best use of your personal connections?

[27:59] How can you personally sell your product or business?

[31:28] Designing an effective follow-up system.

[33:33] Natalie shares tried-and-true tips for making sales work for you.

[34:54] How to have confidence and confront the fears associated with selling in your business.

[37:11] Make a simple sales plan for yourself and your business.

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Episode 221 with Julie Hefner

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

The Revisionist History podcast by Malcolm Gladwell

 

Hear the entire Small Business Reality Series via: BizChix.com/smallbiz

 

I'd love to work with you either 1/1 through a 90 minute strategy session, via one of my Masterminds for Entrepreneurs or Podcasters or in my new Group Coaching Program for New Entrepreneurs.

Click HERE--> BizChix.com/workwithme

This episode appeared first on BizChix.com.

Aug 16, 2016
229: [On Air Coaching] How to Hire and Scale Your Small Business - with Sarahna Fernandes
38:39

Join Natalie for this on air coaching call with Sarahna Fernandes on expanding her business, hiring, and setting up procedures and routines that will allow Sarahna to step away from her business as needed.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:20] Natalie shares how she plans to unplug for a week while on vacation with her family.

[4:01] The realities of preparing to leave for vacation as an entrepreneur and a mother.

[10:55] Natalie introduces part two of her conversation with Sarahna Fernandes from episode 227.

[12:19] Sarahna shares her dream of expanding her business and designing procedures to prepare for business growth.

[15:33] Natalie encourages Sarahana to train people to do what she does or train them to do the tasks she doesn’t like to do.

[19:21] What are the pieces of your business you don’t enjoy doing? How can you hand off that relationship or task to someone else?

[22:33] Solutions for passing tasks off to others when people have requested you specifically to offer a service.

[28:45] The software, Sweet Process, can help you to train employees and have a productive workflow.

[30:30] What should you consider when you are hiring someone?

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

 

This content originally appeared on BizChix.com

Aug 09, 2016
228: My Week Off
09:22

I will be taking this week off to do a digital detox. An entire week of no social media and no computer. I am challenging you to do the same with a Digital Detox Challenge. 

Want to take the challenge? Join me and our entire community in our private Facebook Group for Female Entrepreneurs and share your goal or experience! Click here to join the BizChix community for free: Join BizChix Community .

 

Masterminds are forming and launching soon you can apply today! Apply online and I will let you know when a spot opens in a group which best fits your needs. Go to BizChix.com and click on the "Work With Me" tab for more information and to apply.

I would be honored if you would help share this entire series with your community...a great link to use is BizChix.com/smallbiz.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

 

Top Ten Most Downloaded BizChix Episodes

Biz Chix Productivity Series

Biz Chix Mastermind Series

Join the BizChix Community (free)

 

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Aug 02, 2016
227: [On Air Coaching] How to Manage Money like a Boss - with Sarahna Fernandes
38:51

Natalie coaches Sarahna Fernandes, a successful wedding planner from Trinidad & Tobago, on how to manage her business finances like a boss!

Sarahna is a busy mom of a two year old daughter and her husband is also an entrepreneur.

This year her business has taken off and she needs to figure out how to manage the money coming in and out of her business.  Can you relate?

These topics...money, bookkeeping, bank accounts, taxes are not sexy but so important to run a successful business.


**The content in this episode is general business coaching advice and not meant to meant to take the place of the individualized and expert advice a Certified Public Accountant, Tax Professional or Attorney can provide.

Consult with a CPA or Attorney in your region if you have questions related to your specific situation.**

 

Key Takeaways:

[6:18] Sarahna describes Simply Organized, her business focusing on organizational services and wedding planning.

[12:08] Sarahna’s side business is turning into something more and she wants to take care of things like a Pro, but is not sure where to start or how far to go back in her accounting.

[27:51] The benefits of running your business and personal accounts separately is not only the right thing to do, but helps you feel like a BOSS!

 

THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY MY MASTERMINDS. NEW GROUPS ARE FORMING ALL THE TIME SO GO TO BIZCHIX.COM AND APPLY TODAY!

---> Biz Chix - Work with Me

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Biz Chix - Small Biz Reality Series

Simply Organized on Facebook

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

 

Tweetables:
“Hear how to manage money like a Boss on @bizchixpodcast"

 

**This content originally appeared on BizChix.com.**

Jul 26, 2016
226: Business and Babies ~ 5 Mom's Talk Childcare and Sex #PM16
46:35

Join Natalie and her co-hosts at Podcast Movement ( #PM16 ) where they discuss the challenges of balancing motherhood and business. We recorded this live in a booth on the conference floor. Hear us share how we each manage childcare as busy working Mama's and how sex changes after baby.

Thank you Elsie Escobar, Jessica Kupferman, Jessica Rhodes and Katie Krimitsos for your vulnerability and honesty in this episode.

Also, special thanks to the women in the Business and Babies secret Facebook Group who inspired this conversation. You are AMAZING. 

Key Takeaways:

[4:42] Natalie introduces her co-podcasters while recording at Podcast Movement.

[9:13] Advice for first time mothers who have an online business.

[11:46] Running a business post-baby necessitates a new approach.

[12:34] Elsie shares how she needed to step away from her work and the importance of asking for support.

[17:12] Many mothers need to adjust their expectations and understand that they may not feel ready to leave their baby with anyone for awhile. They may also need to get creative with a childcare solution that they feel comfortable with.

[22:34] Natalie acknowledges the advantages of having her office outside of the home now that her children are more independent.

[24:27] What is your why behind working from home?

[26:45] How intimacy changes after you become a mother.

[29:23] The lack of interest in sex is often a phase after having a baby and it’s often difficult to be present.

[32:45] Getting away with your partner will help you to think of yourself as a WOMAN and not as a mother.

[33:31] Connect with other mompreneurs who understand what it’s like to be pregnant, have a baby, and run a business.

[34:02] Natalie encourages listeners to create their own private groups to share ideas and to discuss specific challenges and successes.

[37:49] Context-shifting is a real difficulty for mothers and the reason why it takes longer to get work done once you become a mother.

[38:45] Be loving to yourself as a new mom who is not getting a full night’s sleep.

[40:21] Post-partum hormones play a big part in a women’s lack of desire for sex after having a baby.

[40:48] Suggestions for making sex pleasurable again post-baby.

[41:55] Communicate what you need and why to those around you.

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Buzzsprout
Tweet this: 

Thx @YoGeek @JessKupferman @katiekrimitsos @JessRhodesBiz for keeping it real on @bizchixpodcast. BizChix.com/226 #PM16

This content originally appears on BizChix.com.

Jul 19, 2016
225: Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem? [Small Business Reality Series]
32:43

Are you struggling to sell your current product or service offerings in your small business? If so, you might not be solving a big enough problem. Host Natalie Eckdahl digs into how to examine your own business and turn things around.

MASTERMINDS
New masterminds for women entrepreneurs and women podcasters are launching in August, so be sure to apply now. If you are interested in a future group, apply for that now too so I can keep you on an interest list and help match you to the best group when you are ready.

Go to BizChix.com/workwithme for more info and to apply!

 

Key Takeaways:

[7:02] Are solving a big enough problem with your product or service? 

[13:40] Do your clients believe your fee is worth the benefit they will receive?

[15:33] Why is timing important and what triggers someone to purchase your product or service?

[18:34] Real life examples: People are willing to pay more if you are fulfilling a fantasy they have.

[26:47] Consider who your target market is and have you specifically targeted them? 

[28:11] Need help with the next steps?




MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
Naomi Fournier of Birdsong Farm (http://www.naomisbirdsongfarm.ca/)
Naomi on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/naomisbirdsongfarm/)
Small Business Reality Series (BizChix.com/smallbiz)

WORK WITH NATALIE

If you are struggling in your business and don’t know what to focus on or if you have a business or new product idea and just want someone else to bounce the idea off of, I would love for you to book a 90 minute strategy session with me.

There is no long term commitment and it is the most affordable way to work with me. I do these with entrepreneurs at all stages and have also been working with podcasters who want to align their podcast to their business or find a way to monetize their podcast.

Go to BizChix.com/workwithme to book a Strategy Session.


This content originally appeared on BizChix.com.

Jul 12, 2016
224: How to Work Full Time and Launch a Business? [Advice from The Biz Chix Community]
40:23

The BizChix Community shares advice on how women can building a side business while still working a full time job. This advice also applies to women who are building a business while taking care of small children full time.

Key Takeaways:

[2:34] Natalie shares positive feedback from a listener.

[4:46] The reality of balancing a side business with other full-time responsibilities.

[6:48] Biz Chix Community Member, Kim, asks how to grow her side business when she works a full-time job and then comes home and takes her of her family.

[10:30] What advice does Natalie give Kim about her current situation?

[11:19] Can you squeeze in nine more hours per week?

[12:57] Several members recommend getting work done in the early morning hours.

[15:11] Time blocking for even simple tasks can increase productivity.

[15:38] How can you involve the family and get them to rally around what you are doing?

[18:49] Cut out the unnecessary and be creative with how you find time to work.

[20:04] How can recognizing a “win” help you?

[24:50] How energy levels and gratitude affect running a business.

[26:11] Community members share expert tips on managing tasks to increase productivity.

[30:36] Planning and time management are key elements to progressing in your business.

[32:39] Natalie emphasizes one of her mottos: “Keep your eyes on your own paper. Keep your eyes on your own business.”

[36:41] Can the movie, “What About Bob?” teach you something about how you approach your business?

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Setting Intentions Workshop with Dr. Romie and Natalie

Work with Natalie

If you are struggling in your business and don’t know what to focus on or if you have a business or new product idea and just want someone else to bounce the idea off of, I would love for you to book a 90 minute strategy session with me.

There is no long term commitment and it is the most affordable way to work with me.  

I do these with entrepreneurs at all stages and have also been working with podcasters who want to align their podcast to their business or find a way to monetize their podcast.

Click here: Bizchix.com/workwithme

This content originally appeared on BizChix.com.

Jul 05, 2016
223: [On Air Coaching] Should I Launch a Podcast? with Dr. Blair Thielemier
01:22:53

In today’s episode, Natalie coaches one of her clients, Blair Green Thielemier, PharmD, about whether or not she should launch a podcast. Blair works full time as a pharmacist and is the founder of Pharmapreneur Academy, an online teaching platform that guides pharmacists entrepreneurs through the process of building a pharmacy consulting business. She is also the author of How to Build a Pharmacy Consulting Business and guest host on the Pharmacy podcast.

Blair shares how she launched her online business while balancing a full-time job and a young family. 

Even if you don’t plan to launch a podcast, the principles Natalie shares in this episode can be applied to launching any type of program in your business. 

 

Skip straight to the PODCASTING conversation at time stamp 25:00. 

 

Key Takeaways:

   [6:23] Natalie introduces Blair Green Thielemier.

   [7:41] What Blair was like as a little girl.

  [10:35] Blair shares what she does as a pharmacist consultant and coach.

  [14:10] Natalie shares Blair’s success in building a minimum viable business.

  [18:13] How is one-on-one work beneficial to your business?

  [19:12] Blair talks about her different streams of income.

  [20:22] Are you using the right social media strategy for your business?

  [21:42] Why it is important to build an email list from the beginning.

  [25:45] Should Blair launch a podcast?

  [30:35] Natalie shares how she consciously choose to change her podcast to align with her business goals and the work that goes on behind podcasting.

  [41:40] Blair quizzes Natalie on how she prepares for a podcast.

  [43:06] How might a sponsored podcast vary from a typical podcast?

  [47:05] Natalie recommends that Blair start with a podcast that relates to her current business or to her future business goals.

  [50:05] Blair shares an experience that made her want to start her own podcast.

  [51:08] How podcasting can be used as a networking tool.

  [52:12] Natalie encourages Blair to be intentional with starting her podcast and shares ideas for getting started.

  [56:13] Natalie addresses specific questions Blair has about launching a podcast.

[1:03:41] Understand your audience and cater your podcast to their needs.

[1:06:05] Blair shares some of her hesitations with launching a podcast and gets advice from Natalie on interviewing skills, strategy, opportunity cost, branding, and hardware.

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

BT Pharmacy Consulting Website

Pharmapreneur Academy

Blair’s book, How to Build a Pharmacy Consulting Business

Pharmacy Times

Blair on LinkedIn

Libsyn

Canva

Podfly

Music Radio Creative

 

Work with Natalie

If you are struggling in your business and don’t know what to focus on or if you have a business or new product idea and just want someone else to bounce the idea off of,

I would love for you to book a 90 minute strategy session with me. There is no long term commitment and it is the most affordable way to work with me.  

I do these with entrepreneurs at all stages and have also been working with podcasters who want to align their podcast to their business or find a way to monetize their podcast.

Click here: Bizchix.com/workwithme

This content originally appeared on BizChix.com.

Jun 28, 2016
222: The 6 Lies of Six Figure Launches
41:48

Have you ever wondered why you can’t seem to replicate someone else’s success when launching your own business? Join host Natalie Eckdahl as she shares the six lies of six figure launches and how you can have the right set of expectations for your small business.

Key Takeaways:

[5:35] Natalie shares personal insights regarding the emails in your inbox that claim you can replicate someone else’s success.

[9:25] What are your salary expectations as an entrepreneur?

[10:06] Natalie encourages entrepreneurs to consider the cost of pushing for a six figure salary during the beginning stages of their business.

[13:07] When you hear other’s success stories, are you getting the whole story?

[13:59] The profit formula will give a more complete picture of a successful business.

[14:48] What underlying business costs are you not aware of?

[16:02] It may appear that profitable entrepreneurs are making things happen on their own.

[20:15] What is the likelihood that you will replicate someone else’s success by following their suggested course of action?

[22:11] Pay attention to bottom line numbers and top line numbers.

[25:24] Consider how many businesses the entrepreneur you are following may have already launched prior to you ever finding them.

[26:29] How can you verify that someone is telling you the truth about their business?

[28:04] Natalie shares an online course case study published by previous Biz Chix Podcast guest Val Geisler. Val openly shares the numbers behind her recent launches.

[34:48] How to manage your expectations for your business.

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

John Lee Dumas: Podcasters’ Paradise

Claire Pelletreau: Get Paid podcast

Episode 148: Systems Expert Val Geisler of Aspire & Grow

The Real Truth Behind Most Course Launches by Val Geisler

Unroll.me

 

Work with Natalie

If you are struggling in your business and don’t know what to focus on or if you have a business or new product idea and just want someone else to bounce the idea off of, I would love for you to book a 90 minute strategy session with me.

There is no long term commitment and it is the most affordable way to work with me.  I do these with entrepreneurs at all stages and have also been working with podcasters who want to align their podcast to their business or find a way to monetize their podcast.

This content originally published on BizChix.com.

Jun 21, 2016
221: [On Air Coaching] How to Grow? - with Nutritionist Julie Hefner
55:27

The Small Business Reality Series continues with Nutritionist, Julie Hefner who seeks host Natalie Eckdahl's advice on how to grow her practice.

Julie has a powerful personal network, yet many of her friends and family do not know the depth and breadth of her expertise or how they can work with her.

Natalie shares ways she can authentically use her personal social media channels to define herself as an expert in her niche.

They also discuss how Julie can document her business tasks so she can decide what to delegate and what are CEO tasks she should always do.

 

Key Takeaways:

[7:24] Find out where Julie grew up and what she was like as a little girl.

[8:25] Julie describes her business as a nutritionist and how she became an entrepreneur.

[10:54] When does Julie find time to work on her business with three kids?

[12:26] The best way to market and get potential customers for your business.

[15:30] How can Julie authentically use her personal social media channels to talk about her business?

[19:52] Find a friend who can help monitor how you use your personal network in your business ventures.

[24:24] Natalie suggests specific social media strategies for Julie’s business and to consider capitalizing on “seasonality.”

[26:19] Julie shares business success stories.

[29:15] Natalie and Julie discuss the challenge of prioritizing business ideas and how to keep from getting distracted.

[30:43] Natalie suggests how Julie can map out business tasks and delegate them to others.

[38:13] How do you capture dreams and ideas for your business?

[50:23] Natalie recaps her conversation with Julie and shares her own personal success with Julie’s nutrition coaching.

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Biz Chix Small Business Reality Series

Join the Biz Chix Community

 

Connect with Julie:

Nourish Nutrition and Health

● Call or text Julie at: 949-345-5885

● Julie’s email address: nourishnutritionandhealth@yahoo.com

 

Sponsor Info:

This episode is brought to you by my Strategy Sessions.

They are my favorite way to work with new clients.

We spend 90 minutes together on a video call and cover three big topics in your business you need help with.

You leave with clarity, focus, new ideas and an action plan. Go to BizChix.com/workwithme to learn more.

 

This episode was first published on BizChix.com.

Jun 14, 2016
220: [On Air Coaching] Launching a Group Program - with Tara Lynn Foster
01:10:47

In this fourth episode of the Small Business Reality Series, host Natalie Eckdahl provides on air coaching to Tara Lynn Foster, a paid speaker, executive coach, and consultant.

Tara left a multi-six figure job two years ago to launch her own business. Tara shares some of the challenges of transitioning from a structured corporate environment to the freedom of an entrepreneur.

Natalie provides coaching on how Tara can focus on activities that monetize her business and launch a group coaching program.

 

Key Takeaways:

[6:34] Tara shares where she grew up and what she was like as a little girl.

[9:26] The first steps Tara made toward becoming an entrepreneur.

[14:19] Tara’s desire to be a landscaper, not a gardener, in her corporate job pushed her to work toward something that fit her personality and strengths.

[22:14] How to move beyond planning and bring in revenue for your business.

[24:46] How do you change the tires on the bus while the bus is still moving?

[27:37] The entrepreneurial path involves risk and much is self-taught.

[31:39] How to plan the week and organize networking, planning, etc.

[34:50] Tara discusses why she decided to offer group coaching.

[37:50] Who is your current audience and how can you put out leads to attract your target audience?

[42:56] Natalie shares ideas for connecting with your audience.

[49:14] How to make your idea or product “good enough,” not necessarily perfect.

[53:10] Extend a personal invitation for a beta launch to get things off the ground.

[1:00:05] How to define your avatar and determine what your audience really wants.

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Jun 07, 2016
219: [bonus episode] Four Months Later - Listen to 218 first - Update on Nutty Snacks from CEO Sarah Snider
15:31

Product entrepreneur Sarah Snider shares an update on her business Nutty Snacks.

If you have not listened to the coaching session Natalie did with Sarah, please go back to episode 218 (the one right before this) and listen first.

In this episode you hear:

What has happened since Sarah had a coaching session with host Natalie Eckdahl?

Four months later, she shares an audio update of all that has transpired in her business and the impact the coaching call had on her personally and professionally.

Call to action --> Let's help Sarah have her best week of sales ever! Go to her site and make a purchase. Her product is delicious and there is a sample pack you can buy for just $12.

 

Could you use help in your business? Natalie offers a 90 minute Strategy Session where she digs deep into your business and creates an action plan of next steps. You can find out about the strategy session and Natalie's 12 week programs by going to BizChix.com/workwithme.

 

Tweet this--> Hear @nuttysnacks founder and #productentrepreneur Sarah Snider get coached on how to prioritize her biz with @bizchixpodcast. BizChix.com/218

May 31, 2016
218: [On Air Coaching] How to Prioritize? with NuttySnacks CEO Sarah Snider
57:52

Welcome to our very first on air coaching call with Sarah Snider of Nutty Snacks

Sarah is a single Mom of 4 who currently runs her product business part time.

In this call, host Natalie Eckdahl coaches Sarah on how to prioritize her time and resources so she can grow her business.

Sarah’s goal is to be able to quit her day job and work in Nutty Snacks full time.

 

ABOUT NUTTY SNACKS

I sell an all natural snack mix…it’s gluten free, no artificial ingrediens, kid approved. I am in a spot where it’s time to grow.

I’ve spent a year doing “proof of concept” and testing things out. Now I gotta grow! A huge piece of our business is our “do good” component.

We are committed to giving back through our philanthropic arm The Amani Project. We don’t want to be a non-profit, instead we want to support organizations who are already doing good.

Call to action --> Let's help Sarah have her best week of sales ever! Go to her site and make a purchase. Her product is delicious and there is a sample pack you can buy for just $12. http://www.nuttysnacks.com/shop/

 

Could you use help in your business?

Natalie offers a 90 minute Strategy Session where she digs deep into your business and creates an action plan of next steps. You can find out about the strategy session and Natalie's 12 week programs by going to BizChix.com/workwithme.

 

Tweet this--> Hear @nuttysnacks founder and #productentrepreneur Sarah Snider get coached on how to prioritize her biz with @bizchixpodcast. BizChix.com/218

May 31, 2016
217: Media Coaching and How to Get Noticed with Donna Cravotta (host Natalie Eckdahl gets coached)
01:07:02

A public relations and media expert shares how to leverage an Inc. Magazine article naming Biz Chix as one of the top podcasts for women entrepreneurs.

Small Business Reality Series

How to Leverage Media Exposure?

 

This episode is sponsored by my very own programs. Go to BizChix.com/workwithme more information.

Part of peeling back the layers on the reality of small business is going to be on air coaching calls with me.

But first, I thought I would share that I too reach out for coaching.

So let me tell you the back story.

I was featured in Inc Magazine by journalist Leonard Kim as a top podcast for Female Entrepreneurs to listen to.

I knew there were some ways I could leverage this exposure, but wasn’t quite sure where to start.

I reached out to Donna Cravotta who is CEO of Social Sage PR. Donna was a guest on episode 111  where she did a deep dive on Twitter. I also featured her on episode 185 when I did an episode called "I don’t get Twitter".

Donna is an active member of my Private Facebook group, which by the way, you can get access to by going to BizChix.com and click on the yellow join the community button.

I knew that Donna could offer me some incredible advice and I am so grateful for her wisdom.

She came armed to our session with 7 ways I could leverage the exposure from this article. 

You can get links to Donna’s website and the free Pitching Guide she has for you by going to the show notes and BizChix.com/217.

 

If you are struggling in your business and don’t know what to focus on or if you have a business or new product idea and just want someone else to bounce the idea off of, I would love for you to book a 90 minute strategy session with me.

May 24, 2016
216: [new series] Small Business Reality - Is this a Business, Hobby or Charity?
25:41

Business, Hobby or Charity?

Welcome to the first episode of the Small Business Reality series. Today I am going to share a training that I end up giving all of my coaching clients at one point or another… more on that in a moment

It centers around how to deal with discounts, free services and generating revenue.

One of the questions I often ask my coaching clients is do you have a business, a hobby or a charity?

For some clients, this has come up as they struggle with what to charge for their product or service. For others, they are focusing on making their business look pretty to the outside world, but are not pulling in any revenue.

If you are not making money in your business then you either have a hobby or a charity.

Your hobby can turn into a business by making your first dollar. Once you have generated revenue, then you have a business.

What Happened to Me

I can be honest and say that for one solid year, BizChix was a hobby.

I spent countless hours creating a podcast. I started off publishing new shows 5 times a week and did that until I reached 75 episodes. Then I scaled back to 3 days a week. This was all while I was pregnant with my third child and helping run ScheduleMAX.com which I co-founded with my husband Mark.

To be honest, I had zero time or energy to think about how I might monetize the platform I was building.  Eight months after I launched the podcast, I gave birth to Baby Jett, moved my podcast to two days a week and enjoyed my maternity leave by airing episodes I had batched produced before Jett arrived.

When those episodes ran out, I hit a crossroads. I no longer wanted to continue podcasting if it wasn’t going to connect to my income, but I LOVED podcasting and the community of women listeners and guests who hang out in my private Facebook group for female entrepreneurs.

I decided that I wasn’t going to keep podcasting if I couldn’t see a direct link between my podcast and my income.  So I did two things. I started featuring ScheduleMAX.com (my other biz) as a sponsor of the show and I launched a paid mastermind.

Over time, I have transitioned to 1 episode a week and now release episodes in a series format by publishing one episode a week for 10-12 weeks and then taking a 2-3 week hiatus.  This allows me to get refreshed and create other content for my business, like my upcoming mastermind course. (Hear how I almost quit podcasting.)

I tell this all to you, because at the time I launched the podcast, I felt like I had a business. I was putting in a lot of hours. I was building up my presence on social media. I was hearing from listeners. I was building a platform from nothing. I was a member of the podcasting community and making friends all over the country. I was building a million dollar network of female entrepreneurs around the world that were guests on my show.

But it wasn’t until I received my first dollar from my first mastermind client, that I really had a business.

The Danger of Trying to Be Pretty

I have worked with many clients that spend months or even almost a year making their business look pretty. They hire a designer and spend thousands of dollars on creating the perfect logo and website. They spend lots of time on social media and creating content, but still have not offered anything for sale.

I know that for a lot of you this is very familiar.

I have other clients that go for that minimum viable product. They invest as little as possible in creating a website and test the waters within a few months by selling an inexpensive product or service or offering to work 1/1 with people. These people have a business and not a hobby.

I have watched product entrepreneurs literally invest their life savings into developing a product they are actually not even sure will sell, while others presell on kickstarter and prove their is a demand for their product. Those that have sales have a business and not a hobby.

 Business vs. Charity

Now if you have determined that you want to have a business and not a hobby, then you need to make sure you have a business and not a charity. This comes up most often for entrepreneurs when they are asked for discounts on their product or service offering.

Many of the people I work with really struggle with what to charge for their products and services. This is normal and sometimes hard to determine.

I had one coaching client that really struggled with having confidence in her pricing. She would try to guess with every new client that came to meet with her whether or not they could afford her services. Often she would get frustrated when she gave a discounted price for her services and would see that person posting pictures of themselves on an expensive vacation or taking their entire family to a theme park.

She ended up with lots of different clients, paying lots of different prices. When she got a referral she had to look at what the referring customer was paying so she could quote a price for the new client.

I asked her if she had a business or a charity.

We worked through some of her issues emotional and confidence issues around her pricing.

Most of this had nothing to do with the price she was charging, but her own self-esteem. She needed to believe that what she had to contribute was valuable.

Her client testimonials and success stories were a great reminder of the amazing work she does and that what she offers is worth paying for.

We came up with a pricing structure that felt like a great value for her clients but also honored the her time and her expertise.

We talked about how it is really unfair to charge different people different prices based on what you think they can afford unless you are going to get their tax returns from the previous year.

It is not our job to decide what our clients can afford. It is our clients job to decide if they can afford to work with us.

Now this does not mean you cannot be charitable in you business. You can donate a percentage of your profits to a charity. You can offer scholarships for your services or donate your products to non-profit events.

For this client, I suggested that she decide each year how many hours she “donates” to others. For example, she could work with one client a quarter for free or at a discount. This helps her feel like she is giving back, but doesn’t cause her pricing to fluctuate for each client.

Boundaries in Business

I have many women contact me and tell me they want to work with me but cannot afford to. My heart wants to work with each and every one of them for free. But, I am running a business. When I work, I am spending time away from my family. I am also paying for childcare.

Thus, I am very intentional when and to whom I donate my services. The truth is that it is not to someone that asks for the help, but someone I feel inspired to help.

I would love to hear from you if these comments resonate with you. We will be discussing this in the Biz Chix Coop, so I hope to learn more about whether you have a business, hobby or a charity or if you struggle with some of the issues I have presented today. Either way it is OK. We are all on a journey in this entrepreneurial adventure.

Let’s Connect

If you could use some clarity in your business, I have a great way to work with me that doesn’t require a long term commitment. It is through a 90 minute strategy session. During a strategy session we focus on three things you are struggling with and create an action plan for you to focus on moving forward.  You will be amazed at what we can accomplish in 90 minutes.  You can get more information on the strategy session, my 1/1 coaching program or apply to be part of an upcoming mastermind here.

Book a Strategy Session

Also, I am available to speak at your upcoming event, retreat or conference. I love to talk about the power of masterminds, what I have learned from interviewing over 200 female entrepreneurs or how to build a business from a podcast. You can share more about your event here.

What is Your Answer?

Let’s get back to the topic at hand. How would you answer the question I posed at the beginning? Do you have a business, or a hobby or a charity?

If you have not generated any income yet, what can you do today to bring in your first dollar in the next 2-4 weeks. For service based businesses, that often means doing 1/1 work.

Stop or reduce those activities that do not lead to a direct link to your income. For many of us that includes social media and checking email. Focus on doing things that will bring money into your business. Many of those things are scary because they can lead to rejection, but we’ve got to put ourselves out there and go for it.  I like to say…do it scared.

If you tend to provide discounts to your clients or give away too much of your product for free, make a plan to add boundaries to your business.  What can you do to bring all your clients up to the same pricing structure? What decision making tools can you use to decide when you give something away for free? Make it on your own terms and timeline.

Decide in advance what your discount policy is.

Hold firm on your boundaries BizChix and go take some action.

This episode is sponsored by my 2016 programs. Click below for more information.

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May 17, 2016
215: Top 8 Productivity Tools
39:03
I’m closing out the Productivity Series by sharing my top eight productivity tools and top 4 productivity books. A few may surprise you!
  1. Facebook Groups app
  2. Wordswag
  3. ClickFunnels
  4. Do 3 things app (Kiana Porter-Isom)
  5. Rescue Time
  6. Asana
  7. Focus at Will
  8. Audible
    1. Essentialism
    2. Slight Edge
    3. Tipping Point
    4. Five Love Languages
This episode is sponsored by my Mastermind Programs. I am currently launching masterminds for Female Entrepreneurs and Women in Podcasting. Go BizChix.com/workwithme for more information and to apply. For podcasters, go to BizChix.com/shepodcasts.

 

Apr 21, 2016
214: Productive Mompreneur with Holly Homer
49:11

Two seasoned entrepreneurs and moms share their best practices for juggling motherhood and entrepreneurship. 

Great for WAHM and anyone else trying to maximize their time and stay focused.

Holly Homer, mom of 3 boys, and the owner of KidsActivitiesBlog.com and Business2Blogger.com share the creative ways she organizes her home and her life around her strengths.

Host Natalie Eckdahl also shares how she manages 3 kids and running an online business from home.

This episode was originally recorded on Blab as part of Women Entrepreneur Conference (WEcon) which took place in December 2015.

It was organized by Hannah Russell-Goodson who is the founder of Pod Clear which was acquired by Blab and Alexandra Black-Paulick who hosts the Positive Impact Podcast.

Special thanks to Hannah and Alex for allowing me to share this excerpt with my podcast audience!

Holly and I are both avid Twitter user so please tweet us @TexasHolly and @BizChixPodcast.

The full show notes are available at BizChix.com/214.

I'd love to work with you and help you grow and monetize your business.

Learn more at BizChix.com/workwithme.

Also check out the Women in Podcasting Mastermind that is forming for female podcasters who have launched their show and want to take it to the next level.

 

Apr 05, 2016
213 : Productive Healthy Living with Adria DeCorte
59:57

Adria DeCorte is a Healthy Living Strategist who helps high performing, driven female entrepreneurs and executives feed their hustle and practice the self-care that creates a foundation for lasting success. Adria has over 13 years experience including a M.S. in Environmental Science with a focus on botany which gives her a unique understanding of food and nourishment. She is a TEDx speaker and host of the Feed Your Hustle Podcast, and her expert advice has been featured on the Huffington Post, YFS Magazine, and the Fox Morning News Las Vegas.

Mar 22, 2016
212 : Productive Relationships with Susie Miller
53:21

Unstable relationships effect your business. Dealing with unsupportive family and friends is challenging. Part of being productive is learning how to have better relationships and manage difficult people.

Thankfully Susie Miller is here to share how we can create create better personal and professional relationships in 30 days or less!

Susie is known internationally as The Better Relationship Coach,™ is an Author, Speaker and Coach.  She equips high potential entrepreneurs and executives to reduce stress, improve communication, and not bankrupt their relationships in pursuit of profits – so they can Maximize their Success! She has been featured in major news outlets including Forbes, Fox New, Entrepreneur, and is the bestselling author of Listen, Learn, Love: How to Dramatically Improve Your Relationships in 30 Days or Less! Susie has been married to John for 32 years, and they have 3 adult children.

 

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Mar 15, 2016
211: Productive Networking Dinners with Dorie Clark author of Stand Out Networking and Reinventing You
01:03:29

Get specific networking tips and learn the A-Z of hosting the perfect Networking Dinner. Guest Dorie Clark shares how she connects deeply with more people and elevates herself to a leadership position in her community by organizing and facilitating Networking Dinners.

 

Dorie Clark is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, and Entrepreneur.

 

Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Inc., and Fortune, Clark is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, and the World Bank. You can download her free 42-page Stand Out Self-Assessment Workbook and learn more at dorieclark.com.

Mar 08, 2016
210 : Productive Workflow, Time Management and Tools with Kate Erickson
01:03:09

Kate Erickson is a creator, engager and implementer over at EOFire, a 7-day a week podcast that interviews today’s most inspiring and successful entrepreneurs. She is also the host of Kate’s Take: The EOFire Audio Blog and author of The Fire Path: A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Your Online Business. Kate is passionate about helping entrepreneurs create freedom in their business and life through developing systems and processes that can help their business scale and grow.

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Mar 01, 2016
209: Productive Podcast Guesting: Become a Podcast Guest with Natalie Eckdahl
52:58

Happy Birthday BizChix! We’re celebrating 2 years of the BizChix podcast by sharing my top tips for getting booked on a podcast! From gaining the confidence to get started to the top do's and don't of the process. Plus what to do after your interview gets released.

Get the free guide on How to Pitch a Podcaster.

You will Learn:

  1. How to gain the confidence you need to get started
  2. How to find shows that fit your target audience/ avatar
  3. Which shows are best for you to pitch
  4. How to build a relationship with a host before you pitch
  5. What to say in your pitch email
  6. How to follow up
  7. How to prepare for your interview
  8. What to do after an interview
  9. How to share and promote the episode to increase your exposure


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Feb 19, 2016
208 : Productive Style with Nicole Longstreath of The Wardrobe Code
01:09:25

Find out how getting dressed can be efficient and fun. Hear who my style muses are and my surprising style breakthrough!


Nicole Longstreath helps ambitious women build personalized style, invest wisely in their wardrobes, and feel supremely confident. Shortly before she was was downsized a second time from her industry of interior design, she embarked on an experiment to finally conquer something in her life that had always eluded her – having highly personalized, yet effortless personal style. That was in 2010. Today she styles clients and coaches women all over the world, teaching them the skills that transformed her life and watches as they inevitably transform theirs.

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Feb 02, 2016
207 : Productive Social Media with Edgar CEO Laura Roeder
01:02:01

Hear how to save time on social media for your biz without sacrificing quality. MeetEdgar.com CEO, Laura Roeder shares how her software as a service (SaaS) biz she launched with her programmer husband has grown to a team of 16 and $2M in annual revenues in less than 2 years.  

Inside This Episode:

5:40 Laura shares her family background
 
8:25 How she graduated college early
 
12:42 B School partnership with Marie Forleo
 
18:05 LKR Social Media
 
20:29 Laura’s whirlwind romance
 
21:45 The birth of Edgar
 
27:53 Working out differences with husband-business partner
 
31:50 Social media scheduling & posting tips
 
45:09 Tips on hiring a nanny

Laura Roeder is the founder of Edgar, a new social media automation tool designed to prevent updates from going to waste. Since 2009, she’s been teaching entrepreneurs how to harness the power of social media marketing and create their own fame at LKR Social Media.

Laura was named one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under 35 in 2011, 2013 and 2014 and spoke at the White House about the value of entrepreneurship.

Laura has spoken at numerous influential industry conferences including, BlogWorld, The South by Southwest Interactive Conference, Real Estate Connect, The Social Communications Summit and Blogher, discussing online marketing, social media, and personal branding

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Jan 19, 2016
206 : Productive Email with April Perry of Power of Moms
01:08:22

Ready to master our inbox and finally get to inbox zero? April Perry of PowerofMoms.com and LearnDoBecome.com shares her strategies for filtering, organizing and processing your email. These are all things you can do this week to conquer your inbox.

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April Perry is the wife to her best friend Eric and mother of four children who runsPowerofmoms.com–a gathering place of more than 50,000 deliberate mothers andLearnDoBecome.com, a brand new site she and her husband created to help individuals and families architect a life of excellence. Get the Free 7 Days of Action Course

 

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Jan 15, 2016
205 : [new series] Productivity – Top 10 Productivity Tips Curated from 200 Interviews
35:53

The best productivity tips curated from 200 interviews of female entrepreneurs on The Biz Chix Podcast.

Welcome to my new podcast series on Productivity!

I have such a fantastic series planned which includes a few solo episodes from me as well as some brand new interviews with productivity experts in different facets of our lives.

We are going to talk about how to be productive with our inbox, social media, style, working from home, relationships, networking, systems and more.

To kick us off, I pulled the ten best productivity tips ever shared on The Biz Chix Podcast.

 

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If you enjoy the tips shared by these guests, be sure to check out their original episode.

1. Create a NOT to do List

Vanessa Van Edwards

Website: scienceofpeople.com

Twitter: @vvanedwards

Episode 101: Human Lie Detector and Expert Behavior Analyst, Vanessa Van Edwards leads the Science of People

 

2. Harness the Power of 3

Michelle Prince

Website: michelleprince.com

Twitter: @motivateinspire

Ep 133: Michelle Prince is Best-selling Author, Zig Ziglar Motivational Speaker, Business Owner of Multiple Companies

 

3. Schedule Everything

Danielle Botterell

Website: sparkconsulting.ca

Twitter: @Spark_biz

Episode 35: Mom Inc. Author and Consultant Danielle Botterell

 

4. Set a Timer

Karen Yankovich

Website: karenyankovich.com

Twitter: @karenyankovich

Episode 37: Social Media & LinkedIn Evangelist Karen Yankovich

 

5. Eat That Frog

Lisa B. Marshall

Website: lisabmarshall.com

Twitter: @lisabmarshall

Episode 32: Author & Noted Speaker Lisa B. Marshall (plus Podcaster, Consultant, and Mom to twins)

 

6. Delegate

Pei Kang

Website: findingyourvoiceradio.com

Twitter: @drpeikang

Ep 137: Escaping Golden Handcuffs with Pei Kang of the ReLaunch Show

 

7. Get Help

Julie Cole

Website: mabelslabels.com

Twitter: @juliecole

Episode 41: Mabel’s Labels co-founder Julie Cole on Productivity, Partnership and Parenting

 

8. Find Your Triangle of Services

Lynn Perkins

Website: UrbanSitter.com

Twitter: @urbansitter

Episode 109: UrbanSitter.com co-Founder & CEO Lynn Perkins – VC Funded Entrepreneur, Mom, Parent/Sitter Matchmaker

 

9. Reduce Decision Fatigue

Gail Warrior

Website: gailwarrior.com

Twitter: @gail_warrior

Ep 119: Largest Minority Owned Construction Firm Founder Gail Warrior

 

10. Change Locations

Natalie MacNeil

Website: SheTakesontheWorld.com

Twitter: @nataliemacneil

Episode 29: Natalie MacNeil of She Takes on the World

 

Jan 08, 2016
204 : Top 2015 BizChix Takeaways: Video, Teams, Millennials, Productivity, Intentions and Inspiration
01:08:19

The 8 biggest takeaways from my 2015 guests. 


While I learn something from EVERY SINGLE guest, some of the wisdom hits me deeper and I’m sharing 8 huge takeaways from those interviews today. These are guests that caused me to think differently, behave differently or consider adding a new layer to my business.

Katie Davis

Ep 169: Video Marketing with Katie Davis | Bestselling Author | Podcaster | Marketing Expert

Ep 169: Video Marketing with Katie Davis | Bestselling Author | Podcaster | Marketing ExpertKatie Davis‘ picture books and young adult novels from traditional publishers Harcourt, S&S, HarperCollins, and Diversion Books have sold over 250,000 copies, which is why she then independently published How to Promote Your Children’s Book, a marketing guide for writers which debuted at #1 on Amazon.

 

Website: katiedavis.com | Twitter: @KatieDavisBurps

Nicole Walters

199: Mentors and Masterminds with Nicole Walters @NapturalNicole of Monetize Thyself

199: Mentors and Masterminds with Nicole Walters @NapturalNicole of Monetize ThyselfNicole Walters brings her expertise in monetizing multibillion dollar corporations to you- stay at home parents to small business owners- with her affordable and entertaining webinars, and private monetization coaching. Using her trademarked Pitch & Pray™ method, Nicole will help you embrace the ‪#‎monetizethyself™ mindset, and realize your brands fiscal goals.

Website: monetizethyself.com | Twitter: @NapturalNicole

Amanda Slavin

Ep 168: Marketing to Millennials and Gen Z with Amanda Slavin of CatalystCreativ

Ep 168: Marketing to Millennials and Gen Z with Amanda Slavin of CatalystCreativAmanda Slavin is CEO and Founder of CatalystCreativ, an experience studio that designs experiences for brands to tell their story in a more impactful way funded by the Downtown Project, (the 350 million dollar city-as-a-start-up project funded by Tony Hsieh CEO of Zappos) most known for CatalystCreativ’s monthly speaker series, Catalyst Week in Downtown Vegas.

Website: catalystcreativ.com | Twitter: @CatalystCreativ

Roseanne Cook

Ep 175: The Productive Home: Tips for Every Life Stage with Roseanne Cook

Ep 175: The Productive Home: Tips for Every Life Stage with Roseanne CookRoseanne Cook is a teacher, wife, mother, best friend, grandma, sister and admired home maker. She is also host Natalie Eckdahl’s Mom and Mimi to Natalie’s three kids. Join this special conversation as Roseanne shares how she created efficiency in her home from the time she was in college through her current empty nest stage and everything in between.

Laurie Brucker

Ep 165: LA’s Best Personal Stylist – Laurie Brucker of LaurieBstyle LLC

Ep 166: Laurie Brucker of LaurieBstyle LLC - BizChix.comNamed “LA’s go-to stylist” by the Los Angeles Times in 2012 and “LA’s best personal stylist” by CBS in 2013,certified image consultant and speakerLaurie Brucker of LaurieBstyle LLC, is all about everyday people dressing with heart. She believes to live an inspired and desired life, all you need is a great belt and an open mind.

Website: lauriebstyle.com | Twitter: @Lauriebstyle

Jenna Edwards

Ep 178: Your Life Can Change in Seven Seconds with Jenna Edwards

Ep 178: Jenna Edwards of Jenna Edwards MediaJenna Edwards is a SpeakerWriterProducer andHow-To expert who loves to do and share what she has learned. Hear how a bit part on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and a horrific accident both lasting just seven seconds changed the course of Jenna’s life. Now Jenna strives to empower people to be the best they can be, to infuse their personalities into everything they do and to show through her own story of survival that you really can overcome anything and create the life of your dreams.

Website: jennaedwardsmedia.com | Twitter: @CreateWithJenna

Dr. Romila Mushtaq

192 & 193: Dr. Romie on Setting Intentions | @DrRomila #mindfulness

192 & 193: Dr. Romie on Setting Intentions | @DrRomila #mindfulnessRomila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, M.D., ABIHM, is a traditionally trained neurologist with additional board certification in integrative medicine.  Dr. Romie helps individuals and audiences learn to heal from stress-based illnesses such as insomnia, anxiety, and career-burnout.  Her mindful living program, Mindset Matters, is based in neuroscience, positive psychology, and mindfulness.

Website: brainbodybeauty.com | Twitter: @DrROMILA

Patricia Walsh

Ep 145: Blind World Champion Triathlete – Patricia Walsh

Ep 145: Blind World Champion Triathlete – Patricia WalshDiagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor, Patricia Walshbecame partially blind at age five and lost the rest of her sight at age fourteen.  Today, Walsh is a world champion triathleteaward-winning engineer, and author of BLIND AMBITION:  How To Envision Your Limitless Potential And Achieve The Success You Want.  She is currently training for the 2016 Paralympics in triathlon.

Website: blindambitionspeaking.com | Twitter: @BlindAmbitionSp

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Dec 18, 2015
203: Being a Thankful and Content Entrepreneur #thankfulbizchix
16:48

Learn how to say I love my business, it couldn't be any better and really mean it! Let's take a break from comparing, regretting and goal setting and just be thankful for what we have and acknowledge where we are at. You've come a long way baby!

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I love my listeners, they couldn't be any better!

Nov 24, 2015
202: Masterminding Quick Tips and Series Wrap-Up
28:52