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Jul 26, 2019

So many of the issues business owners run into are common problems. What are the mistakes we’re making, and how can we stop making them? Where should we be looking for help? On this episode, I’m sharing the mistakes most online entrepreneurs are making, and how to fix them.

You can have a ton of passions, but you can’t do them all at once. -Dana Malstaff

 

3 Things We Learned From This Episode

  • Stop focusing on everything. If you pay attention to too many components at once, you’ll be more likely to burn out.

  • Before we think about marketing, we need to have a business strategy. Too many entrepreneurs go wrong by having a social media strategy before they develop their business systems.

  • Leverage a community. Don’t try to do everything alone- there is so much to be gained from sharing your ideas with others.

The world we live in is saturated with information and ideas. While this is exciting, it also has a downside: there’s too much noise. Focus your attention on a few ideas, and cut down on the number of people you look to for guidance. Leverage your community, but make sure you’re maintaining a focus on one idea and set a strategy for yourself and your business. Too many cooks in the kitchen is never a good idea.

Jul 18, 2019

A lot of people want to be entrepreneurs, but aren’t sure what their product is. How can you decide what to center your business around? Once you’ve made the decision, where do you begin the process?

On this episode the CEO of Sweet Smell Company, Rachel Ricker shares how she started her own business and what she learned along the way.

 

3 Things We Learned From This Episode

Find the problems you want to solve (12:05- 13:26)

If you know you want to own a business but aren’t sure what your product is, think about the things that interest you. If there’s a problem you wish someone would solve, seize the opportunity! Work on finding solutions you would want. There are bound to be other consumers out there who would love to try your alternative. 

 

Take advantage of the internet (19:01- 20:44)

Research is crucial for any business endeavor, but it doesn’t need to be a difficult process. Information is constantly at our fingertips, thanks to the internet. Research the product you want, who can manufacture it, and anything else related to it you can think of.

 

Secure a manufacturer (21:21- 22:57)

Once you’ve decided what you want to produce and have researched it extensively, it’s time to choose a manufacturer. Find a company that fulfils all the requirements for your product, and if possible, find one that can go above and beyond the basic manufacturing process.

 

Starting a business is a deeply personal experience, so it’s important to make sure your product is close to your heart. Aim to create the item you would love to buy. Research extensively, and be sure to take advantage of the endless information available online. Creating a business is a long process, but it doesn’t need to be a tedious one.

 

Guest Bio- 

Rachel Ricker is the CEO of Smell Sweet Company, committed to providing truly trustworthy organic body products and helping women on their toxin-free journey. She is passionate about helping others make informed decisions on personal care products and raising awareness of the importance of safe ingredients.

Rachel is also the Director of Global Transformation for a fortune 50 company and manages her busy household with her husband and two children. 

 

To find out more about Sweet Smell Company, head to: smellsweetcompany.com

 

You can also find Sweet Smell Company on social media at: https://instagram.com/smellsweetcompany 

And: https://www.facebook.com//Smell-Sweet-Company-1080155948832915/ 

 

To find out about the Pay it Forward deodorant bundle, visit:

https://smellsweetcompany.com/products/pay-it-forward-deodorant-bundle  

Jul 12, 2019

By nature, entrepreneurs go against the grain of the status quo. How does the public schooling system impact entrepreneurship? What are the benefits of homeschooling to combat this?

On this episode, bestselling author and entrepreneur Jadah Sellner shares her experience as a homeschooling mom and a business owner.

 

3 Things We Learned From This Episode

How to start homeschooling (07:12- 10:07)

There are a lot of reasons why parents are choosing to homeschool. If you’re considering taking this route, make sure you’re having serious conversations about it with your children and your spouse. Research and preparation are vital.

 

How the education system is failing future entrepreneurs (14:12- 15:06)

In school, kids are taught to focus on the things they’re not good at, to excel in all areas. This is incredibly frustrating, as no industry expects people to do well at every job within the business. For entrepreneurs in particular, focusing attention on every area of the job is detrimental to success.

 

Knowing when to step away from your business (27:47- 29:26)

Pay attention to your needs and wants. If you’re not happy in your business, or don’t want to grow it any further, it might be time to step out. You have to be mindful of what you want to do and act intentionally. Entrepreneurship offers freedom. Exercise your ability to step away.

 

As a parent, you want to do what’s best for your child. However, when you’re a business owner as well, sometimes the thought of homeschooling can be overwhelming. It’s a decision that requires research and planning, but the benefits of homeschooling are amazing.

 

Guest Bio- 

Jadah Sellner is the host of the Lead with Love™ podcast, a TEDx speaker, creator of Love Over Metrics™, Business Growth Incubator and the bestselling author and co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies. As a serial entrepreneur, online community growth strategist and business mentor, Jadah consults companies and personal brands to build communities with love, service, and impact.

 

To connect with Jadah via social media, head to:
https://www.instagram.com/jadahsellner/ 

https://www.facebook.com/jadahsellner 

 

To find out about Jadah’s products, head to: 

5 Step Challenge Roadmap: https://jadahsellner.com/byc-roadmap 

Love Over Metrics™ waitlist: loveovermetrics.com  

Jadah's work with me page: https://jadahsellner.com/work/ 



You can also hear her podcast on: leadwithlovepodcast.com

And visit Jadahsellner.com for more information.

Jul 4, 2019

As Boss Moms, guilt is a feeling we’re all used to. How can you stop guilt from holding you back? What should motivate you to keep going? On this episode, in honor of Independence Day, I’m reminding you to shed your guilt and feel proud of what you’ve achieved as a Boss Mom.

Independence is about standing up and doing it anyway. -Dana Malstaff

 

3 Things We Learned From This Episode

  • Guilt is normal and bound to happen. While you’ll never get rid of it completely, you need to put it aside and not let it control your choices.

  • You are capable and brilliant: the world needs your brain and your ideas. Believe in yourself and allow yourself to do great things.

  • Independence is about action and doing, even when it feels scary. Celebrate yourself for being a Boss Mom, despite it being a scary process.

Being a Boss Mom is an exciting journey but it’s normal to have moments where you question yourself. Guilt seeps into everyone’s lives at some point. The trick is to not let it control your decisions. Be proud of what you’ve done just by deciding to be a Boss Mom in the first place. Don’t forget to help others along the way. Success is about the ripple effect of our actions because we just keep going.

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