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Jul 29, 2016

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. Dana shares her passion for giving people updates, proactively communicating and keeping them in the loop.

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Be intentional about giving updates.
  • Giving people "wow" experiences
  • Good business practice.
  • How to build trust in your business.
  • An action step for communication.

 

Can I quote you on that?

  • Our clients want to be in the know. - Dana
  • Even if there is no update, still give someone an update. - Dana
  • People want to know you have thought about them. - Dana
  • Giving someone an update builds trust. - Dana
  • My ideal client isn't just about who is perfect for me, I want someone who I can laugh with. - Dana
  • The proactiveness of giving an update is amazing for building a relationship. - Dana
  • Create the client experience you would want. - 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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Jul 28, 2016

Bullying, Branding, and the Importance of Being You with Samantha Johnston. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Samantha shares the story of being a fighter through rough times in life which transformed her into a thriving mom and entrepreneur. The sponsor for this podcast is THEIT camera bag company.

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Samantha's surprising journey to motherhood and entrepreneurship.
  • Finding your sweet spot in your business.
  • Her experience with bullying and how it shaped her.
  • Having a tribe and community.
  • Attracting dream clients.
  • How Samantha deals with overwhelm.
  • Seasons of business.

Our Sponsor:

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THE BRAND

THEIT creates camera bags for photographers that value both style and substance. With designs that aim to capture classic modernity with a sense of playfulness, this philosophy exemplifies the essence of the THEIT customer: someone who is independent, inspired, and full of life, who cannot help but to capture the beauty in her world through the lens. An homage to the well-known fashion term “the it” bag, the brand represents more than the most coveted piece for the season, but a new wave of design enabling style, function and versatility for the fashion-minded photographer. Inspired by the runway and the streets, THEIT’s vision is to uphold a fashion standard that helps photographers live their dreams in style. Visit THEIT's website for more beautiful designs!

An awesome exclusive for Boss Moms! Discount code: LOVEBOSSMOMS20 - 20% Off!

THE STORY

Nicole Fajardo, founder and director of THEIT, conceptualized the idea while working as an international flight attendant based in Dubai. Years of experience working in management, marketing and visual design, and a vehement love for fashion took on a new life while she traveled the world and developed an interest in capturing the moments around her through the camera lens. This passion for photography led her to faraway locales, where she dined in Paris, shopped on the side streets of India, and daydreamed along the canals of Venice – the only thing that was missing from these jet-setting travels was a fashionable camera bag to protect her gear. A fruitless search sparked a dream and a vision, and THEIT was launched in 2010.

Recommended links and resources:

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • When we find our cozy spot, we refine what we want and build on that. - Dana
  • Finding your sweet spot, what you are passionate about and what people need, is what helps to build a brand that will thrive. - Samantha
  • When people are themselves, that's when they stand out. - Samantha
  • If you are yourself in your business, that's when you will find success. - Samantha
  • Being in my tribe, gaining support and being more confident because of those people, has been amazing for my business. - Samantha
  • Our tribes become selfless in promoting each other. - Dana
  • When you are authentically you, you are able to build authentic relationships and those blossom. - Dana
  • It's so hard to ask for help, but people are so willing to help. - Samantha
  • We need to remember to have season of rest while we wait and nurture. - Samantha
  • The more you are your authentic self, that builds brand loyalty. - Dana

More about our guest, Samantha Johnston.

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Samantha is a brand developer to the creative and confused. Through coaching, strategy & design she helps her clients go from doubtful to decisive and create amazing stand out brands infused with their personality and style. What she loves most about working with her clients is watching them fall in love with their brands all over again.

Her adoring fans and clients have called her "Tinkerbell with a whip. Great accountability sprinkled with pixie dust", "[the] push outside my comfort zone" and "an incredible coach and friend."

When she's not working you can find her hanging out with her kids, dog and husband (most likely on a soccer field or at the park).

You can connect with Samantha at www.neapolitancreative.com and find out how you can build a brand that is fully YOU.

How amazing would it be to have a completely unique, stand out brand that attracts your dream clients by just being yourself? This is exactly what the BeYOUtifully branded program helps you to do. From coaching, copywriting and even DIY design, Samantha, Natalie & Illiah show you how you can create your dream brand without breaking the bank. We understand that in the beginning stages of business it's not easy to hire a coach, copywriter and designer, so we've brought the best of all 3 worlds into this amazing DIY program. Best of all, we even help you know what you need when you are ready to hire the pros. We've got you covered from beginning to end. Ready to build your dream brand? Come check us out at Beyoutifullybranded.com.

Website / Facebook / Instagram

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

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Jul 26, 2016

How do you Parent & Attending Live Events. In this episode, Dana and NJ discuss the best topics and sessions for live events and a preview of the Boss Mom Retreat events. The sponsor for this week is the Boss Mom Retreat, happening January 27-28, 2017.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • What Dana and NJ find important in attending live events.
  • Pondering whether being a parent makes a difference in attending live events.
  • Discussing what types of events are beneficial and what are worth investing in.

Recommended links and resources:

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • What I'm really at a live event for are the people. - NJ
  • You can't be all things to all people at all times. Otherwise you'll be a burnt out basket case. - NJ
  • We're going to work on your business at the Boss Mom Retreat. - 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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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. 

Jul 22, 2016

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. Dana gives an overview of all the tools, strategy and everything she uses to create live events. This podcast is sponsored by Ontraport. If you sign up through Dana's affiliate link, you will get a free hour long training as well as any video training available.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • What steps Dana does to get ready for live events.
  • What the strategy is to plan live events.
  • The key things to remember when planning an event.
  • Community help while planning an event.

Referenced in the show:

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Affiliate links present.

Feature photo by Let's Frolic Together.

Can I quote you on that?

  • If you're not sure about naming an event, think about what it is you want your event to be. - Dana
  • I went out and created buzz around my event by involving my community. - Dana
  • I reach out to the people I trust and have important conversations about decisions to gain necessary feedback. - Dana
  • We can still be authentic and still sell by adding value to that sale. - Dana
  • You have to create continual buzz to continue to sign people up. - 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.
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  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.
Jul 21, 2016

Building Your Home from the Inside Out with Kelsey Van Kirk. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Kelsey shares encouragement for wives, mothers and entrepreneurs as she shares her passion for developing the home loving wife.

Listen to the episode:

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Kelsey's boss mom story.
  • How Kelsey created her Home Loving Wife business.
  • Why she has grown a niche with her own personality.
  • Kelsey's passion of encouraging others in the life they live.
  • How Kelsey deals with overwhelm.
  • Narrowing down your focus.
  • The tools and systems Kelsey uses to run her household.

Our Sponsor:

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THE BRAND

THEIT creates camera bags for photographers that value both style and substance. With designs that aim to capture classic modernity with a sense of playfulness, this philosophy exemplifies the essence of the THEIT customer: someone who is independent, inspired, and full of life, who cannot help but to capture the beauty in her world through the lens. An homage to the well-known fashion term “the it” bag, the brand represents more than the most coveted piece for the season, but a new wave of design enabling style, function and versatility for the fashion-minded photographer. Inspired by the runway and the streets, THEIT’s vision is to uphold a fashion standard that helps photographers live their dreams in style. Visit THEIT's website for more beautiful designs!

An awesome exclusive for Boss Moms! Discount code: LOVEBOSSMOMS20 - 20% Off!

THE STORY

Nicole Fajardo, founder and director of THEIT, conceptualized the idea while working as an international flight attendant based in Dubai. Years of experience working in management, marketing and visual design, and a vehement love for fashion took on a new life while she traveled the world and developed an interest in capturing the moments around her through the camera lens. This passion for photography led her to faraway locales, where she dined in Paris, shopped on the side streets of India, and daydreamed along the canals of Venice – the only thing that was missing from these jet-setting travels was a fashionable camera bag to protect her gear. A fruitless search sparked a dream and a vision, and THEIT was launched in 2010.

Recommended links and resources:

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • I knew I needed to create of inspiration and encouragement for wives, mothers and homemakers. - Kelsey
  • In the season when it's important for me to be home with my kids, they are my top priority, but I wanted to marry my passions and my gifts, and to use them without leaving home. - Kelsey
  • My desire is for any mom to feel comfortable coming to my website. - Kelsey
  • I'm running my home and I feel empowered by it. - Dana
  • I love to encourage and remind people they are the stars in their own lives. - Kelsey
  • If I think about a home as a business, that makes it easier for me to relate to the job I'm doing and celebrate wins. - Dana
  • Just because things are hard, it does not mean that they are not worth it. - Kelsey
  • Giving myself the permission to say the things that need to be said, even if it makes me sound like a bad mom. - Kelsey
  • I rely more on systems than tools to run my house. - Kelsey
  • Once you've learned something, it increases your awareness and the more you practice, the better you get at it. - Kelsey

More about our guest, Kelsey Van Kirk.

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Kelsey Van Kirk is a wife, mama to four princesses, domestic goddess extraordinaire and Founder of TheHomeLovingWife.com. When she’s not braiding hair, tying shoes or tackling endless mountains of laundry, she’s either catching up on sleep, binge-watching Netflix with her hubby or pouring her heart and soul into inspiring and equipping wives, moms and homemakers to flourish while living grace-filled lives they love!

The Home Loving Wife Sisterhood is Kelsey's FREE exclusive community for wives, moms and homemakers like YOU wanting to do life together while being inspired, encouraged and equipped to live grace-filled lives you love! You can learn more and request your invite at bit.ly/hlwsisterhood.

Frazzled to Focused is Kelsey’s FREE 5-day email challenge, created specifically to help overwhelmed, stressed-out wives and moms cut through their mental clutter and find some clarity amidst the everyday chaos that life brings! You can learn more and sign up at http://thehomelovingwife.com/frazzledtofocused.

Kelsey’s signature course, Project Reset, is re-opening for enrollment TODAY, July 21st and there is a killer fast action bonus going on if you enroll by Sunday, July 24th, so don’t miss out! Project Reset is a total life reset course that guides busy, overwhelmed wives and moms like YOU through a process of refreshing, rebalancing and revitalizing your life. You will get clear and confident in exactly who you are, what you were created to do, and how to pursue living the kind of life you want! The course is chock full of video lessons, interactive workbooks and you’ll have access to a private online support community to engage with other course members and Kelsey herself. There are also a limited number of spots available for one-on-one coaching if you’re looking for that extra boost of insight, support and guidance. You can find all the details and get enrolled at thehomelovingwife.com/projectreset!

Website / Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest / Twitter / Snapchat

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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  9. Tap the Stars to leave a rating.
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  11. Tap Send.
Jul 19, 2016

Riding the Struggle Bus. In this episode, Dana and NJ share about their struggles and overcoming those struggles, and how to create steps to spur on action.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • What mom's struggle with the most.
  • Everyone is going to struggle at one time.
  • How community is key to helping get through the struggles.
  • NJ and Dana get vulnerable about there struggles.

Recommended links and resources:

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • No one needs to ride the struggle bus alone. - NJ
  • Acknowledging you have a problem doesn't mean you need to let it stop you. - NJ
  • The second you identify a struggle and go do something about it, that's constructive. - Dana
  • The earlier you recognize your struggle, the earlier you're going to get out from underneath it and be free from that. - Dana
  • Community in a lot of ways is the key, but first you need to realize what you are struggling with. - Dana
  • If you are riding the struggle bus, turn off the screen, do a brain dump for 10 minutes, then break that down into an actionable to do list. - Dana
  • There's no shame in admitting you are struggling. - NJ
  • Look at your schedule and par down what is most essential things in helping you build your business which will help you not get overwhelmed. - 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.
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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. 

Jul 15, 2016

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. Dana gives an overview of all the tools, strategy and everything she uses to create the Boss Mom Academy, her group coaching program.

 

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes: 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How to know if group coaching would work for you as a coach.
  • Whether group coaching is for you, if you are looking for a coach or coaching program.
  • Strategy Dana uses for the Boss Mom Academy.
  • How Dana has her program be evergreen.
  • The flow Dana uses for new program entrants, how she nurtures and cultivates growing entrepreneurs.
  • What Dana uses for her group coaching program, the Boss Mom Academy.

Referenced in the show:

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Can I quote you on that?

  • There is value in group coaching. You gain advice from not just the coach, but the other group members. - Dana
  • The success of what happens in your group is accentuated by those in the group. - Dana
  • I want to make sure that my group coaching members feel nurtured. - Dana
  • You won't understand what the important things are that you need to group coach until you are already running the program. - Dana
  • You are the value in the group coaching. Take the leap and do it. - 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.
Jul 14, 2016

Shifting Your Business Model with Jessica Stansberry. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Jessica shares how she's shifted her business direction to better serve her goals.

 

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes: 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Jessica's Boss Mom journey, her multiple businesses and how she started her design business.
  • How Jessica found the place where she started making money in her business.
  • Where Jessica's gift is in the business world.
  • Jessica's transition from doing the hands on work to coaching.
  • An overview of Jessica's course offerings.
  • The reasons for switching your direction in business.
  • How Jessica handles having her kids at home and working at the same time.
  • What building a business looks like for Jessica.
  • How Jessica deals with overwhelm and being in a funk.
  • Jessica's one thing that every business needs.

Recommended links and resources:

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • Forming or being part of a community has been super important to my business. - Jessica
  • You (Jessica) are able to simplify so people can feel engaged with you. - Dana
  • You have to think about what words you use to keep them from being jargon filled. - Jessica
  • I started polling my audience to see what they want because that's really smart, and I found out what they wanted. - Jessica
  • You have to create space and time in your business to do what you love and enjoy. - Dana
  • I started my business to be at home with my kids. - Jessica
  • I want to make enough money in my business so I have the opportunity to be with them when I want to be. - Dana
  • We're building our business, not to be away from our kids, but because we are passionate about it, and so we can be with our kids in a way that makes sense to us. - Dana
  • You can build your business and your job around what you want to do and where you want to travel. - Dana
  • Have a babysitter for at least a few hours a week to have dedicated work hours. It's huge for mindset and productivity. - Jessica
  • You need to have a blog that is relevant to what your ideal client is. - Jessica
  • What are you inspiring people to do when you post an inspirational quote. - Dana

More about our guest, Jessica Stansberry.

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Hi, I'm Jessica Stansberry, the tech guru for online entrepreneurs and the sassy southern half of the All Up in Your Lady Business podcast. I help business owners figure out the more technical parts of this world by teaching online courses, free lessons on my blog and one-on-one strategy sessions. Oh, and, I still design custom websites which is where my business started 5 years ago. When I'm not being a complete nerd, I'm either chasing my little boys or chasing chickens off of my porch on our family farm in North Carolina.

My "DIY Your Website" course which can be found here! http://www.jessicastansberry.com/diy

Website / Periscope / Instagram / 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.
Jul 12, 2016

When to Act & When to Shelve an Idea. In this episode, Dana and NJ talk about content creation, ideas and when, if ever, it is necessary to put your idea on the shelf. Plus, a party box discount code from our fun sponsor: SamJoCo.com.

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes: 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How to decide what ideas to go with.
  • What happens if someone creates something you were planning to produce.
  • Fun ways NJ is monetizing her blog.
  • Dana's upgrade to ProgressAlly and how it will help her grow her business.

Our Sponsor:

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Two mamas who know the struggles and stresses of planning a party make your lives easier with ready to go parties in a box.

Birthday parties should be about more than just eating cake and opening presents. A party should be a chance to honor the little birthday boy or girl and spoil your guests rotten with fun activities and a great atmosphere that leaves them begging for more. SamJoco Celebrations does just that by creating and curating unique adventure and activity party boxes that cover the A-Z of the party for you. Open your party in a box and breathe a sigh of relief, the fun is ready to be had and all the hard work is done. Every Samjoco party box comes with all the necessary ingredients for a rocking party including a party guidebook that takes you step by step to setting up the party of your child's dreams. Your next party, in one box so you can stop stressing and start the enjoying the fiesta. Find these great party boxes at samjoco.com!

An awesome exclusive for Boss Moms! Discount code: BOSSMOM - 15% Off!

A note from our sponsor: Hi, I'm Samantha! I'm a fun-loving mom and military spouse. I co-own Samjoco Celebrations, we are a unique party supply company specializing in adventure and activity party boxes! We take the stress out of planning a party and include literally everything one would need (minus food, of course) to throw a rocking child's birthday party ... in a single box. We are affordable and dedicated to supporting other small biz owners by including their handcrafted goods in our boxes. We offer typical party supply products such as banners and goody bags, adventure and activity party boxes.

Recommended links and resources:

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • I gauge my ideas on if they fit with my brand and the key elements of Boss Mom. - Dana
  • You gauge your ideas against what is important to you, and if they don't match up, you shelve the idea. - Dana
  • I want to be true to the process that I have created for creation. - Dana
  • If you have a good idea, you should pursue it until you can no longer pursue it. - NJ
  • Don't ever not do something because someone else is doing it. It's your voice, your perspective. - 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.
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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.
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Jul 8, 2016

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. Dana gives an overview of all the tools, strategy and everything she uses to create the Boss Mom Podcast. This podcast is sponsored by Divi WordPress theme.

Listen to the podcast: 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • What Dana uses for recording podcasts.
  • Suggestions for products to use.
  • Costs associated with running a podcast.
  • Dana's podcast strategy.

Referenced in the show:

Can I quote you on that?

  • If you are not sure what your community needs, ask them. - Dana
  • If you do anything from this podcast, get a good, high-quality microphone. - Dana
  • Keep it simple for you to orchestrate your podcast. - Dana
  • I'm building my brand from the community aspect. - Dana
  • Build buzz around your podcast so you can make the iTunes New and Noteworthy list. - Dana
  • Not everything we do that is successful from the beginning, sometimes it grows organically and becomes successful. - 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.
Jul 7, 2016

Stop Giving All Your Money Back To Your Business with Annette Ferguson. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Annette gives advice on paying back to yourself, and being financially wise in your business.

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Annette's reluctant move into entrepreneurship.
  • Her Boss Mom story and how her husband is involved.
  • Annette's mission statement.
  • Having a business budget where you pay yourself.
  • How to invest in your business and your life.
  • Handling expenses and using money wisely.
  • Why having an accountant is important for your business.
  • Annette's course, Passion 2 Profits Academy, which teaches how to look at your business finances and establish financial intelligence.

Recommended links and resources:

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • When you don't have a plan for your business, you will miss things. - Dana
  • There needs to be some financial give back to yourself, otherwise you are going to fall out of love with it. - Annette
  • We all want to have a nice life, part of running a business is getting that. - Annette
  • Be really honest with yourself about the money you are spending and question whether you need to spend that. - Annette
  • You start to like numbers and accounting more when the numbers in your bank account are looking good. - Dana
  • If you listen to this podcast and it's scaring you, you need to either get the help you need or learn what you need to learn to keep your business running. - Dana
  • If you know your finances, you know how to fix what needs to be fixed and have confidence in what you are doing right. - Dana
  • Ever successful CEO has clarity of what their business finance numbers are. - Annette
  • Do the things that make you profit first, then take care of your clients. - Annette
  • Self-love is not just giving yourself a manicure, it's also about paying yourself what you deserve. - Dana

More about our guest, Annette Ferguson.

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Annette Ferguson is a profit professional, financial coach and Chartered Accountant for small  business owners who are not taking home the money they need or want, who are putting their  time, effort and energy into their business and seeing little or no financial reward and who are living off the financial scraps of their business.

Through her great blogs, top tips and webinars as well as her Passion 2 Profits Academy and 1­2­1 client work she shows you how to make your business profitable which means you can take more money home for you and your family to enjoy and shake up your approach to your  businesses finances.

Her fans have been known to call her the “Money Mistress” and “Super Accountant by name, Super Accountant by nature.”  And when she is not helping small business owners make more profit you can find her hanging  out with her little boy and hubby, running and drinking tea but not all at the same time.

To find out more and for great profitability tips and tricks head over at her website.

Website / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

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.
Jul 5, 2016

Can we Live an Instagram Worthy Life? In this episode, Dana and NJ talk about having an Instagram worthy life, how brands are developed through pictures and how to live authentically through your Instagram. Plus, a party box discount code from our fun sponsor: SamJoCo.com.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Dana and NJ's Instagram strategies.
  • How we view life differently because of social media.
  • Discussion about using social media to create relationships.

Our Sponsor:

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Birthday parties should be about more than just eating cake and opening presents. A party should be a chance to honor the little birthday boy or girl and spoil your guests rotten with fun activities and a great atmosphere that leaves them begging for more. Samjoco Celebrations does just that by creating and curating unique adventure and activity party boxes that cover the A-Z of the party for you. Open your party in a box and breathe a sigh of relief, the fun is ready to be had and all the hard work is done. Every Samjoco party box comes with all the necessary ingredients for a rocking party including a party guidebook that takes you step by step to setting up the party of your child's dreams. Your next party, in one box so you can stop stressing and start the enjoying the fiesta. Find these great party boxes at samjoco.com!

An awesome exclusive for Boss Moms! Discount code: BOSSMOM - 15% Off!

A note from our sponsor: Hi, I'm Samantha! I'm a fun-loving mom and military spouse. I co-own Samjoco Celebrations, we are a unique party supply company specializing in adventure and activity party boxes! We take the stress out of planning a party and include literally everything one would need (minus food, of course) to throw a rocking child's birthday party ... in a single box. We are affordable and dedicated to supporting other small biz owners by including their handcrafted goods in our boxes. We offer typical party supply products such as banners and goody bags, adventure and activity party boxes.

Recommended links and resources:

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • Everyone wants to present a beautiful image of a beautiful life, but that's not real life. - NJ
  • Instagram has forced me to live a more visual life. - Dana
  • I'm interested in telling the story and capturing the moment. - NJ
  • The only effective way to use social media is to keep the social in it. If your strategy does not involve people, then you are just creating noise on the internet. - 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.
  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. 

Jul 1, 2016

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. Dana gives an overview of things you should stop doing as she gives real life examples of things she wants to stop doing out in her day.

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Dana runs through her day and gives examples of what she is going to stop doing.
  • The things you need to stop doing.
  • How reaching goals is a daily practice.

Referenced in the show:

Can I quote you on that?

  • Focus on the thing that is important for today. - Dana
  • Focus on what will help you deliver on your promises and grow your business. - Dana
  • We want accountability partners, but we need to first be accountable to ourselves. - Dana
  • Goals are something you move toward on a daily basis. - 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.
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