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May 31, 2016

Preparing Your Business and Home for Summer. Dana and NJ share how they are preparing for summer. In this episode Dana and NJ talk about preparing for Summer, and they share how they are preparing for Summertime with their kids, in their homes and businesses.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How NJ handles having the kids home from school for the summer.
  • NJ adjusts her blogging schedule with the change to summer.
  • Downtime for Summertime and finding time to have fun.
  • Seasons for work and life cycles.
  • Working on a business when you want to go out and play.
  • Building a business that is flexible.

Recommended links and resources:

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • We have to ask ourselves if we are okay with slowing down, but we have to find times to take time off that is more fun. - Dana
  • In the Summer, I'm working ahead, but I'm also working ahead for the Fall as well, so I can take time off and play. - NJ
  • In Summer, that's when I expect the growth of the things I've nurtured in the Spring, in the Fall I'll harvest those. I work by seasons. - NJ
  • I am a Boss Mom. I have created what I created because I wanted to do what I want to do. That means I could be up early or late, but I created that. - NJ
  • Having a pile of cash is great, but having margin is more important to me right now. - NJ

Connect with Dana & NJ

Dana: Instagram / Periscope (her total happy place)

NJ : Website / Instagram (her total happy place)

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

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We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find both of us hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

May 27, 2016

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. In today's podcast episode Dana shares her quest for conquering the illusive About Me page.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • The About Me page is the beginning of the journey.
  • How you speak to your readers.
  • Crafting a mission statement.
  • Directing your readers journey.
  • Ways to create an About Me page that flourishes.

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  • Your about page is the beginning of the journey on getting to know your brand. - Dana
  • The best way to serve your readers is to tell them where to go next. - Dana
  • When you give readers options to click, it directs their journey. - Dana

Connect with Dana: Instagram / Periscope (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

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May 26, 2016

Creating freedom through structure with Gillian Perkins. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Gillian shares her Boss Mom story, how she let go of the clutter so she could focus on what really mattered and how she said goodbye to the things she didn't need... books, dishes, clothes, and junk.

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Gillian's Boss Mom story.
  • Gillian started teaching piano lessons nine years ago, through her business Northwest School of Music.
  • The story of Gillian's new book Sorted: Structure Through Freedom.
  • How Gillian spends half an hour on housework a day.
  • How to break down chores into manageable pieces.
  • Creating routines with kids at home.
  • How to write a book and different tools available to help authors.

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  • We found out while living in a tiny apartment with less stuff, we were happier. - Gillian
  • Everyone can take the time to organize. - Gillian
  • I stopped trying to make things an hour long process, I break them down into little steps. - Dana
  • It's about getting rid of the things that aren't adding value to your life. - Gillian
  • Reorganize until being clean is easy. - Dana

More about our guest, Gillian Perkins.

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Gillian Perkins is a mom, successful entrepreneur, and dynamic business woman. She is a prolific content creator and private consultant who enjoys helping others develop order and discover balance in life. Gillian is the founder and executive director of Northwest School of Music. She lives in beautiful, green Oregon with her husband and two young children.

Website / Facebook / Blog

Connect with Dana: Instagram / Periscope (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find both Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

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May 24, 2016

The Transformers give a great background for learning to seize opportunities in the business world. In this episode Dana and NJ talk about how fate rarely calls upon us at a time of our choosing, and how hard work in your business pays off.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Opportunities are often come into your life when you are not expecting it.
  • The hard work in business pays off.
  • You need to find an area with a thriving community of the concepts you want to grow.
  • Life and business lessons appear in unusual places.

Recommended links and resources:

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • Success, happiness and fulfillment is seeing the right opportunities and seizing them. - Dana
  • When you reach out for help or you offer help, you have someone else cheering for you. - NJ
  • If your first try isn't successful, that doesn't mean you should quit, you need to present it to the right people. - NJ
  • Things take time to grow. - Dana
  • Embrace all the things that have led you to where you are, so you can embrace your fate. - Dana

Connect with Dana & NJ

Dana: Instagram / Periscope (her total happy place)

NJ : Website / Instagram (her total happy place)

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
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  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
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  5. Tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. Tap the Reviews tab.
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We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find both of us hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

May 20, 2016

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. In today's podcast episode Dana gives a step by step process on how to create a great, buzzworthy challenge that will change peoples lives.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • What decisions do you need to make before you a challenge.
    • Find a buzzworthy title.
    • Duration.
    • Is it going to have a launch or will it be evergreen?
    • What tools are you going to make?
    • What is the user experience going to look like?
    • What do you want the outcome to be?
    • Who do you want to help? Who are you targeting?
  • How to create emails for your challenge.
  • Do a wrap up email at the end.
  • Time frame for doing a challenge.

Recommended links and resources:

Can I quote you on that?

  • You need to keep them engaged to the end, that's the real victory. - Dana
  • Your titles matter. Think benefit over factor. - Dana
  • Before you do your launch, create buzz around the challenge. - Dana

Connect with Dana: Instagram / Periscope (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

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  11. Tap Send.
May 19, 2016

Energy, Food Prep, and Feeding Your Kids with Missi Balison. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Missi shares her Boss Mom story, gives amazing food preparation tips, and how to make your life healthier through eating and exercise.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Missi's journey to being as an exercise physiologist and a mom.
  • How Periscope relationships can change your business.
  • Productivity stems from how well you are eating and treating your body.
  • Tricks for feeding your kids healthy meals.
  • Meal prep for working moms.
  • Missi's mission for helping people live better.
  • How Missi handles overwhelm.
  • A free gift from Missi.

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  • Looking back, I'm glad it happened, there is a lot of strength to be gained from going through a story like mine. - Missy
  • What can I gain from this experience and how can I move my life and my kids life forward. - Missy
  • Health is like an onion and you can peel back one layer at a time. Take health one step at a time. - Missy

More about our guest, Missi Balison.

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Missi Balison has been an Exercise Physiologist, Certified Personal Trainer and Behavior Change Specialist for 23 years. She is the owner of 2nd Wind Fitness Studio in beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho where she trains clients one on one and in small groups. Missi is a former Ironman Triathlete and Marathoner turned “regular active girl in her 40’s”. More recently Missi has taken her business online to help teach more people how their body works and how to create a fat burning environment in the body so that they are inspired to make the changes that will bring them a healthier, stronger and more productive life.

Website / FacebookTwitter / Periscope / Free Gift

Connect with Dana: Instagram / Periscope (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find both Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
  2. Tap the Search tab.
  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
  5. Tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. Tap the Reviews tab.
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  8. Enter your iTunes password to login.
  9. Tap the Stars to leave a rating.
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  11. Tap Send.
   
May 17, 2016

Networking and connecting with others makes a difference in your business, plus some encouragement for when you feel like you are in a business rut. In this episode Dana and NJ talk about New Kids on the Block, networking, giving in community and how it has a long shelf life, and how to move forward when you feel stuck.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Networking, connecting with others and how it makes a difference in your business.
  • What to do when you go to a networking event.
  • When you are giving first, people will go out of their way to help you.
  • Why you might feel like you are not making forward movement.

Recommended links and resources:

Can I quote you on that? 

  • One of the best ways to stand out is to add value. - Dana
  • A promo has a shelf life, but giving in a community lasts. - Dana
  • The dirty work is dirty, and it's hard to not focus on that dirt, but to refocus on the shiny. - NJ

Connect with Dana & NJ

Dana: Instagram / Periscope (her total happy place)

NJ : Website / Instagram (her total happy place)

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
  2. Tap the Search tab.
  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
  5. Tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. Tap the Reviews tab.
  7. Tap Write a Review at the bottom.
  8. Enter your iTunes password to login.
  9. Tap the Stars to leave a rating.
  10. Enter title text and content to leave a review.
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We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find both of us hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

May 13, 2016

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. In today's podcast episode she talks about why she thinks the newsletter should die, what to do instead of writing a newsletter and she gives examples of how to follow through with her suggestions.

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Traditional newsletters are a way of clumping everything together and sending it to your followers.
  • Stop thinking your email list is one group of people.
  • The people on your list is your community.
  • When you send out a newsletter, assume they are all your groupies and want to hear from you.
  • How to change the way you write your newsletter.
  • Create a journey for people.

Recommended links and resources:

Can I quote you on that?

  • Flip your mindset about how you think of your newsletter. – Dana
  • Your list is your community, who wants to hear from you. – Dana
  • Your opt-out is the best thing that will happen to your newsletter. It’s making room for people who want to hear from you. – Dana
  • When you write your newsletter, think of it as sitting down to coffee with a friend. – Dana
  • Make a connection with your community through your newsletter. – Dana

Connect with Dana: Instagram / Periscope (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
  2. Tap the Search tab.
  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
  5. Tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. Tap the Reviews tab.
  7. Tap Write a Review at the bottom.
  8. Enter your iTunes password to login.
  9. Tap the Stars to leave a rating.
  10. Enter title text and content to leave a review.
  11. Tap Send.
May 12, 2016

Building a Podcast as a Business with Jen Hatzung. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Jen shares how her podcast, She Percolates started, her Boss Mom journey and her bright future as a mom, podcaster and entrepreneur.

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Jen shares her journey to being an entrepreneur and boss mom.
  • Her infertility struggle, her getting pregnant and starting a podcast at the same time.
  • Creating and running a podcast with a co-host, Danielle.
  • How motherhood has created a shift in their podcast topics.
  • Building a community who is excited to hear Danielle and Jen talk.

Recommended links and resources:

Can I quote you on that? 

  • Being pregnant was helpful because we were able to figure out what really mattered and what was working. - Jen
  • I make a goal to get three things done every day. I know I'm going to get three things done, and if more gets done, the others are a bonus. - Jen
  • We serve up a fresh perspective of success with our podcast. - Jen
  • I am so driven and motivated to show my little girl she can do whatever she wants to do. - Jen
  • Every woman is at a different place in both their mom journey and business journey. - Dana

More about our guest, Jen Hatzung.

Jen is the co-founder and co-host of the twice weekly podcast, She Percolates. Each week we interview interesting and inspiring women who live all different versions of success. Jen is a new mom who will never claim to have “it all” figured out. Jen has a BA in Political Science and has a background in social media, brand marketing, and non-profit communications, specifically with military families. Jen is also a military spouses and strives to encourage women to live out their own version of success. She lives off of grace, coffee, running, and wine.

Website / FacebookInstagram / Twitter / Pinterest 

Connect with Dana: Instagram / Periscope (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find both Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
  2. Tap the Search tab.
  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
  5. Tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. Tap the Reviews tab.
  7. Tap Write a Review at the bottom.
  8. Enter your iTunes password to login.
  9. Tap the Stars to leave a rating.
  10. Enter title text and content to leave a review.
  11. Tap Send.
   
May 10, 2016

Facebook groups are a great place to build relationships and grow your business. In this episode Dana and NJ talk about how important Facebook groups are for your business and how to rock them.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How to find good Facebook groups.
  • Tips for searching for awesome Facebook groups.
  • Etiquette in Facebook groups.
  • How to engage well in Facebook groups.
  • Why having your own Facebook group is a good thing.

Recommended links and resources:

Can I quote you on that? 

  • Find people in Facebook groups who are excited about the same things that you get excited about. - Dana
  • I like to read the pinned post or the sidebar to see what the group rules and values are. - NJ
  • Find out how you can be useful in groups, and it showcases your expertise. Add genuine value. - Dana
  • I'm having real time conversations and forming real relationships on Facebook. - Dana
  • If you are not in Facebook groups, or not active in them, you are missing out. - Dana
  • Facebook is probably the second most valuable thing in your business. - NJ
  • Boss Mom isn't just a business. It's about a movement. - Dana

Connect with Dana & NJ

Dana: Instagram / Periscope (her total happy place)

NJ : Website / Instagram (her total happy place)

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
  2. Tap the Search tab.
  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
  5. Tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. Tap the Reviews tab.
  7. Tap Write a Review at the bottom.
  8. Enter your iTunes password to login.
  9. Tap the Stars to leave a rating.
  10. Enter title text and content to leave a review.
  11. Tap Send.

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find both of us hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

May 6, 2016

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. In today’s podcast episode she talks about how to host a great Periscope event, some challenges in using this platform and how to build community.

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How to get started with Periscope:

  1. Create an enticing title. Can also use icons.
  2. Know what is that your tribe wants to know/hear.
  3. Make sure in your settings you choose to have it save on your phone. You can then take that and do something else with it.
  4. Start facing something pretty when it starts broadcasting.
  5. When starting out, in the first few minutes, have interaction before introducing yourself.
  6. When you introduce yourself, talk about who you serve.

Topic Tips: 

  • Broaden visibility (have people share to their followers). Thank you them for sharing. Thank them for hearts.
  • Thank replay viewers.
  • Have bullet points on what you are wanting to talk about.
  • Repeat bullet points. (Repeat and summarize)
  • As you go through, as for engagement. Ask for comments or hearts.
  • If comments are distracting for you, tell people you will not be participating in the communication.
  • Built community by saying you can tap and view profile or respond to them. Also, you can call out to people you want viewers to grow friendships.
  • Have someone in the conversation type in the URL of something you want them to go to.
  • Always have at least one link to something you are doing. Have a call to action! When you do this, make sure your content backs this up. If you don’t have a list, at least give them an email address.
  • The more consistent you are, the more people will follow you.
  • A great way to build a following is to do either a power hour – someone new comes on for one topic, then it gets passed to someone else. You can also do one each day of the week with five friends. Also, you can do a challenge where you are talking about something each day of the week, then pull that off and make it into a mini course to multitask your content.

Tips for being on camera: 

  • Turn off location at the beginning to minimize distractions. Trolls are finding people to bother this way.
  • Do what works with you as far as location of where you are broadcasting from. It doesn’t have to be a perfect setting. You are amongst friends.
  • Have fun with it. Talk about things you like, engage with it. Find ways to connect with them. Be real!
  • Outline what you are going to talk about. Know your topic so you aren’t looking at notes. Choose things you know about and can talk freely about!

Recommended links and resources:

Can I quote you on that?

  • We don't want to watch perfection, we want to have fun and get information. - Dana
  • Periscope is a great place where I have built community. - Dana
  • If you are excited and scared at the same time, that means it's time to jump in and try something new. - Dana
  • Everyone has a community they can be a part of, find one that fits you. - Dana
  • Find ways to connect with your audience. - Dana

Connect with Dana: Instagram / Periscope (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  • Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
  • Tap the Search tab.
  • Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
  • Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
  • Tap the album art for the podcast.
  • Tap the Reviews tab.
  • Tap Write a Review at the bottom.
  • Enter your iTunes password to login.
  • Tap the Stars to leave a rating.
  • Enter title text and content to leave a review.
  • Tap Send.
May 5, 2016

How to Become a Writer Entrepreneur with Alexa Bigwarfe. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Alexa gives her diverse history and how she has found a niche in writing after experiencing a personal family loss. She also shares about her upcoming entrepreneurial summit.

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Alexa shares her story of childhood, motherhood and her multiple careers.
  • After going through a trial, Alexa started blogging as a way to advocate for a cause. She then went on to author or co-author six books.
  • A military veteran, Alexa shares how that influences her story as an entrepreneur.
  • Dana and Alexa talk about being present with their kids and working at the same time.
  • Alexa shares her view of balance and handling overwhelm.

Recommended links and resources:

Can I quote you on that? 

  • I didn’t just quit my job and decide to be an author, I experienced something that knocked me off my rocker and I started my blog to bring awareness. – Alexa
  • The underlying pursuit of our passions is to build a foundation where we are present with our kids. – Dana
  • As much as I love working, I love being present with my kids. – Alexa
  • Being a Boss Mom is not about finding balance, it is about give and take. – Alexa
  • There is something so refreshing about completely unplugging. – Alexa
  • You are not a workaholic. You are a passionate entrepreneur. You are working for your dreams. – Dana

More about our guest, Alexa Bigwarfe.

Alexa Bigwarfe is a wife, mother, author, and writer entrepreneur. She has written and/or edited and self-published five books and published articles in over 30 parenting publications and online magazines. She now uses that hard earned writing, publishing, and business knowledge to support other writers at writepublishsell.co. She is also passionate about women's issues and working with other female entrepreneurs. Alexa loves encouraging women and mothers to take their passions and create an income to move toward their dream life. Additionally, she runs an online magazine for moms designed to encourage and uplift moms during the stress of the daily juggle at losethecape.com.

The link for the virtual conference: The Career Beyond Blog Summit: How to Become a Paid Influencer for Writers, Bloggers, and Entrepreneurs is http://careerbeyondblog.com.

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May 3, 2016

Community is a powerful part of creating a lastingbusiness. In this episode Dana and NJ talk abouthow important they think community is, how to choose acommunity and where to find that great community to call home.

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In this episode you’ll hear: 

  • May is Boss Mom month – stay tuned for awesome contentcelebrating you, the Boss Moms, who are building ourcommunity.
  • Building an online community.
  • Creating a community is something you have to work for.
  • How to find your community.
  • Building or joining a community is beneficial forbusiness.
  • Steps for finding a group:
    • Find out what you need in a community
    • Add value to that community
    • Be yourself, if no one finds you, go elsewhere

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • To me, community is everything. It has been so powerful. -Dana
  • Business is community and collaboration. - NJ
  • After I became a mom, I opened up and realized I needed acommunity. - Dana
  • We are living in a time where if you want community, you reallyhave to work hard for it. - NJ
  • When we find our tribe, we can reach out and build ourcommunity. - Dana
  • You have to know what you want to get out of your community. -NJ
  • Collaboration is so much more fruitful in community. -Dana

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NJ : Website / Instagram (her total happyplace)

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