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"How to Build Your Speaking Business: What Works & What Doesn't" with Kerry Heaps on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #417

Topic: "How to Build Your Speaking Business: What Works & What Doesn't"

Tips for the business owner looking to add speaking to your business as an additional revenue stream, or as a primary source of income.
  • What kind of opportunities should you pursue - and which should you refuse? 
  • Should you speak for free? 
  • How are the advantages of adding speaking to your offerings? 

Kerry and Deborah discuss their own experiences, and share how you can use speaking to build your authority and showcase your expertise.

Kerry Heaps is the Founder and Publisher of Strictly Marketing Magazine.  She is also the host of Strictly Marketing Talk Radio. The magazine has recently spun off an online community for women (and men too) looking to gain more media exposure, Pitch like a B*tch Media.

She owns Knockout Marketing, a Business-to-Business telemarketing and lead generation firm.  Her passion is to help other Entrepreneurs with their marketing efforts to continue their dream of running a successful business.

Her story starts in the spring of 2005, working in the corporate world as a recruiter she spent a lot of time at networking functions and participating in putting them together for other organizations. "It's a lot of work putting together events and I thought to myself if I am going to do this, I should do it for myself. I was working part time to save money to start my image consulting firm so I figured this would be a great way to add in some revenue while the business gets up and running."

She left her corporate job in the fall and started getting business owners together at a local book store café. "I still remember my first Monday after I left my job, I got up that morning and thought, what have I done??? Although there's been a lot of bumps in the road I don't regret my decision one bit. My passion is helping others succeed in their marketing efforts, I know how scary it can be to start a business and no one should feel alone on their journey." The company currently specializes in marketing, with the Magazine, talk radio program and online community for Women in Marketing.

Kerry has an extensive background in Sales, Networking, Recruiting, and Training. She is a former Model who specialized in Trade Show and Print work. She is also an experienced judge on the beauty pageant circuit.  Kerry is also a contributing columnist for www.sbmarketingtools.com, www.entrepreneursenvogue.com and she also writes occasionally for www.sheownsit.com and www.womensprospects.com.  Kerry has interviewed celebrities such as Co-Host of Shark Tank, Barbara Corcoran, Authors Larry Winget, Jeffrey Hayzlett, Former Miss West Virginia and QVC Talk Show host, Kim Parrish and many more successful business entrepreneurs.

Websites:
Pitch Like a Bitch Media: www.pitchlikeabitchmedia.com

Strictly Marketing Magazine & Talk Radio:  http://www.strictlymarketingmagazine.com

Appointment Setting by Knockout Marketing website:
http://www.appointmentsettingbyknockoutmarketing.com 


Listen on Podomatic:
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/dbcoach/episodes/2017-07-19T04_00_00-07_00

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Do You Want it More then They Do?

by Chris Atley

If we’re desperately trying to help someone who doesn’t really want our help, we’re putting out a lower energy.

We’re attached in some way, shape or form to the  outcome with the root cause being in fear. We’ve stepped out of faith for whatever reason and into fear instead.

Maybe we are worried about finances or wanting love / recognition on a deeper level, which is dysfunctional when we’re looking for it outside of ourselves. Both reasons are rooted in fear.

If you are invested in someone else’s growth more then 50% then they are, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. If the other party isn’t at least 50% invested in their own growth, it means they just won’t be willing to do what it takes to be successful. If you are overinvested, you want it more for them then they want it for themselves and something else is going on for you at a deeper level – the need to fix others to gain love / approval, etc. Tough love I know and this is why it’s important to know what your core issue is deep down.

The problem is that you are going to bend over backwards, spending a ton of time and energy trying to help this person and expending far more energy then they will put in toward their own success. As much as we want to help people, it’s neither worth the time nor the energy for you. Help people who want to be helped. Does it mean you can’t help those who aren’t ready at all? No. You can recommend resources, share information that will be helpful, and do anything that feels reasonable and is respectful of your own boundaries around your time.

What happens if you don’t follow this guidance and help them on a deeper level anyway? You will end up feeling resentful and angry. Now you’ve spent all of this time and energy and they aren’t doing their part. They’re not showing-up and doing what they need to do in order to grow.  You can’t understand why they won’t do what you have mapped out. Well, it’s because they were never really ready to begin with.

So how do you shift this? Well, identifying the behaviour early on is key. Notice when you seem to want it more for someone else then they want it for themselves. If you’re pushing for something and they’re backing away, leave it at that. Let them go. Let go of the attachment. For when you do, you will create the space for another door to open. It’s like hanging on to something so tightly with a clenched fist. You’re so focused on it you don’t see what else is going on around you. Once you finally let go and open it up, you feel less stressed, more calm and most importantly expansive. Give it a try :-)

So go curious, and look at where your beahviour is coming from as mentioned earlier. Behind every behaviour is a positive intention / reason. On the surface it might be about wanting to grow your business and therefore thinking about money, which is really about freedom. It could be again that you fixing someone else, makes you feel better about yourself. Therefore, it’s about looking for love / acceptance. All reasons then lead back to the fear of not getting it, and thus attachment is created. Sneaky business right?!

I just experienced this the other day. I had someone reach out about doing some private coaching. She was excited about growing her business and knew she had some blocks to work through in order to achieve the results and lifestyle she was wanting. Great! I was excited to dive in and get started. I could feel myself moving into wanting this more for her then she wanted it for herself.

My ego self got caught-up in fixing her, thus my core wound of approval-seeker rearing its familiar head. My higher self knew this person wasn’t quite ready. I ignored my higher self and it’s all knowing for a couple of days :) I started getting irritated that this person just didn’t pull the trigger – doesn’t she want to fulfill her dreams?! I’m ready to help – geesh.

It wasn’t a good vibe for sure. I started paying attention to my wiser self and thought, what is all of this about? This is not your ideal client. You want this more then she wants it for herself, and you’re too focused on wanting this for her. It’s okay if she’s not ready. Let her go. Focus on what you really want to be doing. So I did. I will say in order to shift this quickly, it involves practicing standing in a place of faith and knowing we’re always taken care of, so that we can stand in a place of utmost service instead. A process I continue to practice.

I kid you not, within 30-minutes of these thoughts - poof - I received an email from the person in charge of training and development at a huge company (valued at 46-billion), who wanted to connect about doing some coaching and speaking. What a huge opportunity to impact many lives, and this in line with my bigger vision.

Whether it’s one person or one organization at a time, I am committed to helping those who are ready to grow and change. And if they’re not, that’s okay too. It’s their right and I’ve been in that place before too. We’re still all great people.

One of my clients experienced this too, which is how I know it’s an important topic. She was feeling frustrated with a team member’s lack of commitment to growing the business, and was triggered as a result. Getting triggered, just means it’s another opportunity to let go and learn how to trust and be of service on a deeper level :-)

Amazing things happen when we let go of lower fear-based vibrations. Once again, what we put out we will receive back in spades.

What can you let go of today in your business and life? What are you too attached to that is rooted in fear?

Written by Success Speaker & Coach Chris Atley, CEO of Chris Atley LLC ~ Decisions by Design. For complimentary success tips for business and life, please visit www.chrisatley.com.


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Sales & Marketing Tips for Small Business with Sales Expert Kerry Heaps on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #423

Topic: Sales and Marketing Tips for Small Business


In this episode sales expert, Kerry Heaps returns as co-host for this conversation.
  • What is the real difference between sales and marketing? 
  • What does it mean to be too "salesy" & how you can avoid it.
  • What are some ways to make sales a better experience for sellers and customers?
Listen in and find out how you can look at sales and marketing in a different - and more profitable - way.

Kerry Heaps is the Founder and Publisher of Strictly Marketing Magazine.  She is also the host of Strictly Marketing Talk Radio. The magazine has recently spun off an online community for women (and men too) looking to gain more media exposure, Pitch like a B*tch Media.

She owns Knockout Marketing, a Business-to-Business telemarketing and lead generation firm.  Her passion is to help other Entrepreneurs with their marketing efforts to continue their dream of running a successful business.

Her story starts in the spring of 2005, working in the corporate world as a recruiter she spent a lot of time at networking functions and participating in putting them together for other organizations. "It's a lot of work putting together events and I thought to myself if I am going to do this, I should do it for myself. I was working part time to save money to start my image consulting firm so I figured this would be a great way to add in some revenue while the business gets up and running."

She left her corporate job in the fall and started getting business owners together at a local book store café. "I still remember my first Monday after I left my job, I got up that morning and thought, what have I done??? Although there's been a lot of bumps in the road I don't regret my decision one bit. My passion is helping others succeed in their marketing efforts, I know how scary it can be to start a business and no one should feel alone on their journey." The company currently specializes in marketing, with the Magazine, talk radio program and online community for Women in Marketing.

Kerry has an extensive background in Sales, Networking, Recruiting, and Training. She is a former Model who specialized in Trade Show and Print work. She is also an experienced judge on the beauty pageant circuit.  Kerry is also a contributing columnist for www.sbmarketingtools.com, www.entrepreneursenvogue.com and she also writes occasionally for www.sheownsit.com and www.womensprospects.com.  Kerry has interviewed celebrities such as Co-Host of Shark Tank, Barbara Corcoran, Authors Larry Winget, Jeffrey Hayzlett, Former Miss West Virginia and QVC Talk Show host, Kim Parrish and many more successful business entrepreneurs.

Websites:
Pitch Like a Bitch Media: www.pitchlikeabitchmedia.com

Strictly Marketing Magazine & Talk Radio:  http://www.strictlymarketingmagazine.com

Appointment Setting by Knockout Marketing website:
http://www.appointmentsettingbyknockoutmarketing.com 


Listen on Podomatic:
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/dbcoach/episodes/2017-07-12T04_00_00-07_00

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"How Entrepreneurs Can Maximize Profits & Tax Savings" with Certified Tax Coach Diane Gardner on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #422

Topic: "How Entrepreneurs Can Maximize Profits & Tax Savings"

Diane Gardner: "Your Tax Coach"

Diane Gardner is an expert tax coach, Quilly award recipient, and best-selling author whose proactive planning approach gives clients a leg up on Uncle Sam and helps them dodge the tax bullet. Diane saves small business clients between $5,000 and $50,000 in as little as 60 minutes!

Her tax coaching sessions have resulted in a combined savings of over $700,000 to-date - hard-earned profits small business owners would have given to the government by overpaying taxes.

Leaving no deduction or credit unexamined, Diane ensures professionals like you pay the least amount of taxes allowed by law. As a licensed Enrolled Agent, Diane prepares returns and helps taxpayers nationwide maximize profits and tax savings.  She is a Certified Profit First Professional, an Accredited Tax Preparer and has elite certification as a Certified Tax Coach.

Diane is the co-author of the best-selling books, Stand Apart and Why Didn't My CPA Tell Me That?  She has also authored six other books including her newest, Stop Overpaying Your Taxes! 11 Ways Entrepreneurs Overpay and How to Stop it Now!

She created the nationwide Get Off the Wheel Practice Management Solutions for Accountants and leads the Business Breakthrough Mastermind Group in her hometown of Rathdrum, Idaho.

Diane enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and grandson in her spare time. She is active in her church, community organizations and several local Chambers of Commerce.


http://adeptbusiness.biz/


https://www.facebook.com/taxcoach4you         

https://www.facebook.com/AdeptBusinessServices

https://twitter.com/gardner_diane

http://www.linkedin.com/in/dianeberrethgardner


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Are You Willing to do What it Takes?

by Chris Atley

So are you willing to do what it takes to grow your business to the level you’re wanting?

I remember a past mentor asking me this over and over again. That voice is still engrained in my head. Are you willing to do what it takes? This was a great question because it made me stop and think.

Well, who are we kidding, I didn’t need to stop and think about this….I was a wholehearted yes right away!! It did help me define what this meant though.

The thing is, what this meant to me at that time and what it means to me now have changed significantly. At first it meant hustle and only hustle. Do whatever it takes to make things work. Put in a ton of time and make the business the priority always. Never stop. It didn’t matter if I was tired, burned out, and if relationships were unraveling around me, the focus must me the business. AND for goodness sake, do not EVER and I repeat EVER use your kids as an excuse for stopping.

Noted, and executed.

Well, what kind of existence is that? It sounds exhausting right? Well it was. I realized a couple of years ago, that all I was doing was eating, breathing and sleeping my business. I took the question to heart, as I can be pretty black and white sometimes.

It dawned on me that I didn’t really have my priorities straight. I did get married and have kids for a reason, right?! I was so focuses on being of service in my business, that I missed it at home. This led to a complete reassessment, some rebellious behaviour In terms of the coaching industry and a BREAK from it all. I continued to work with the clients I had and kept it low key from there. I focused on giving and receiving love at home and all around me. It was heavenly.

I studied the course in miracles intently and had some massive shifts around the ego and our true selves. I discovered what true inner peace is.

SO…that’s all great, but how does this look in business today?

Well, whenever I get in this “do what it takes” mode I can see it’s coming from fear and ego. When I approach my clients from this place it doesn’t work. It’s too harsh.

What does work is this:


*aligning myself with the best version of me and making decisions from this place (this is where self-care comes in)

*exercising a strong faith muscle where I believe and know FULLY that the universe (for me it’s God, the holy spirit and some pretty rad arc angels) is always showing me more and more people to help and how to be of service AND that I’m never, ever alone

*financial goals are secondary to being of service

*creating a life I love with the people I love, in a way that works for me

*having the support in pace in both my business and personal life so that I can be the person I need to be

*persevering and not taking no (in terms of my vision) for an answer and knowing without a doubt there is ALWAYS a way to make things happen

*AND last but not least, HUSTLE!!!! This is where the “willingness to do what it takes” comes into effect in an empowered way! We must be willing to do what we need to do in order to bring all of the wonderful opportunities we are creating into the physical form (to fruition). It will not happen without inspired action. The shift in perspective I’ve had around this though is just this. It is inspired action. It doesn’t feel like work because I’m coming from a place of trust and love first, and not fear.

It’s exciting to bring opportunities to fruition and see them though. It involves “hustle” as I call it, as you have to keep taking action until it’s complete. You have to pick up the phone repeatedly, meet with people, etc. and do whatever else is required. You essentially need to BE who you need to be in order to bring the opportunities to fruition. That means stepping out of your comfort zone, and doing things differently and being WILLING to do this. The willingness really means being willing to move through uncomfortable feelings so that you can be in alignment with what you’re really wanting.

The biggest difference is that when you’re in the place I outlined above, you are not coming from fear. It’s not a struggle. The way I approached this before was coming from fear. Afraid I wasn’t spending enough time and really deep down if I’m being honest, that it wasn’t going to actually happen. The irony though is that even though I was putting so much into it before and “willing’ to do whatever it took, it started happening on a much deeper level once I shifted to this new perspective. Where opportunities to serve manifest without struggle, and hustle serves an inspired purpose of bringing them to fruition.

This is where the magic happens.

Written by Success Speaker & Coach Chris Atley, CEO of Chris Atley LLC ~ Decisions by Design. For complimentary success tips for business and life, please visit www.chrisatley.com.

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Brooke Cagle

"How to Become a Known Authority Through Authorship" with Best Selling Author Julie Broad on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #421

Topic: "How to Become a Known Authority Through Authorship" 

Julie Broad is an Amazon Overall #1 Best Selling Author, an International Book Award Winner, and recipient of the Beverly Hills Book Award for Best Sales book. As an entrepreneur and successful real estate investor she was also awarded the Top 20 under 40 Award.

Her latest venture, Book Launchers, helps entrepreneurs and professionals build their brand and boost their business by writing, publishing, and selling a top quality book. In 2017, she also became a new Mom and moved from Vancouver Island, Canada to Los Angeles, California.

http://BookLaunchers.com


https://twitter.com/thejuliebroad
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/juliebroad
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/booklaunchers

Listen on Podomatic:
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/dbcoach/episodes/2017-06-28T04_00_00-07_00


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5 Success Tips for Small Businesses

by Chris Atley

Running a small business can be a grind. What’s that phrase? Entrepreneurs quit their corporate jobs so they no longer have to work 9-5, only to end up working 70-hours a week??!! We definitely don’t want that to be the scenario for you.

Running a successful business does take a lot of intention and time, but what if you can work smarter instead of harder? What if operating from an inspired and empowered place, can short cut the length of time it actually takes to achieve the results you are looking for?

Well, after helping thousands of entrepreneurs around the globe, I have discovered how to just to do that. Here are 5 tips that will help you move into an empowered place, where you will be readily able to see the solutions that are already there for you that will lead you to the results you want to create.

1. Understanding Beliefs.
This is probably the single most important area to start studying if you haven’t already. I always say that being in business for yourself is the best personal development course you can ever take, as you are forced to get out of your own way if you want to be successful.

By getting out of your own way, I mean looking at the belief systems that are controlling your perception, decisions and behaviours. Beliefs are the underlying operating system for how we make our decisions and therefore what we decide to do and not do. They live in our subconscious mind, which does not have the ability to accept nor reject information. Meaning, any time we have an emotional reaction to something, the belief around it is automatically accepted into our subconscious mind unless we are using our conscious mind (which can accept or reject information), to vet what goes in there.

Most people don’t realize they can do this, and what happens if they don’t! So if deep down we don’t feel worthy of success, we will see life and make designs form this lens. We must first get clear on what is in there, and then reprogram it with new empowered beliefs if what’s in there isn’t so great.

2. Be of service first and foremost always in your businesses. When we can accept and trust the universe always has our backs, and is going to show-us more and more people and opportunities to serve, we can relax, have fun and be of complete service. We’re not worrying about money in this place or where the next client is going to come from. The money is secondary. Helping and being of service is primary. Start asking each and everyday who you can help and ask to be directed to them like a magnet.

When you are spending time with a potential client to serve, ask a ton of questions. It’s not about you, it’s about them. How you can serve and help them in that moment? You won’t know unless you ask questions and focus on them. You might discover that it’s not your product or service that will help them or make the most sense at that time. That’s okay and you have to be willing to let them go. This is where standing in faith that you are always going to be guided to be shown more people to help is imperative. You are taken care of, if you let yourself be.

3. Honour and love yourself enough to receive. What you put out you will get back more of. If you’re not feeling good enough deep down, you will see more in your life to not feel good about; i.e. debt, overwhelm, stress, etc. If you’re feeling good and relaxed, you will see more in your life to feel good about, i.e. results, awesome clients, time with family, etc. Note, I said “see” – this is all about your perception. It’s about how you’re “seeing” what is happening on your life. Like attracts like, so if you feel good you will notice more of the good, which leads to seeing empowered solutions and all of your next steps.

The best way to feel good is to make time for self-care. Self-care is really about appreciating yourself enough to do the things you love that bring you peace. What is that for you? Schedule it in every day. It also enables you the space to hear / listen / receive the guidance that is there for you. Take the time to tune in.

4. Follow-up. It’s important to have an empowered follow-up system in place for after you have connected with people. You may have a different plan depending on how you connect with people, i.e. via phone, email, meetings, live events, etc. It may also differ based on how you know them and whether or not you have actually talked to them already (and how many times). Map out a complete follow-up system, so that you can funnel people through this plan and assign dates for follow-up on your calendar. I see business owners fall short in this area all of the time.

Follow-up is everything. I recently reconnected with someone who I have been checking-in with for two years! This led to coaching their private group and additional private coaching with people in their company. This all came about because I genuinely cared about this person and was being of complete service and continued to follow-up.

5. SAY YESS!!!
Take massive action in your business by saying yes to all of the inspired opportunities that come your way. It will feel scary and is like exercising a new muscle, but so worth it in the end. Once you say yes, the universe can show you the way to make it happen – each and every step along the way, and not a second before hand. The yes has to come first. DECISION FIRST. This is where trusting in something bigger then yourself, and knowing it has your back is of utmost importance! Practice this often. It will help to think back to a time when you have said yes to something, and made it happen no matter what. It’s this type of tenacity and perseverance that will enable you to keep seeing empowered solutions and next steps.

Above all else have fun creating the business and lifestyle you desire! Connect with why you are doing this each and every day to stay inspired, and please reach out anytime if you’re feeling stuck or want help stepping into the best version of yourself! You’ve got this.


Written by Success Speaker & Coach Chris Atley, CEO of Chris Atley LLC ~ Decisions by Design. For complimentary success tips for business and life, please visit www.chrisatley.com.

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Anthony Ginsbrook

"The Reality of Today's Mom Entrepreneur" with Pamela Webber, Chief Marketing Officer of 99designs on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #420

Topic: "The Reality of Today's Mom Entrepreneur" 

Pamela Webber is Chief Marketing Officer at 99designs, where she heads up the global marketing team responsible for driving customer acquisition and increasing lifetime value of customers. She is passionate about using data to derive customer insights and to find “aha moments” that impact strategic direction.

In addition to her experience as a marketer, Pamela brings a host of first-hand experience as an ecommerce entrepreneur and working with fast-growing startups. Prior to joining 99designs, she founded weeDECOR, an ecommerce company selling custom wall decals for babies' and kids' rooms, and also worked as an executive marketing consultant for True&Co, a wildly successful ecommerce startup specializing in custom-fitted women’s lingerie.

Earlier in her career, Pam served in various corporate strategy and marketing positions with brands Borden, eBay and its subsidiary, PayPal, Inc. A resident of San Francisco, Pamela received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a MBA from Harvard Business School. 


Twitter: @pamwebber_sf
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamwebber/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pam.webber

www.99designs.com (on Twitter: @99designs)


Listen on Podomatic:
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/dbcoach/episodes/2017-06-21T04_00_00-07_00


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Shopping Tips for Women Short on Time

by Arden Brewer

I don't have enough time, is probably the number one complaint of businesswomen everywhere!

Beating the clock is always a huge challenge. We all want to look good, but who has the time or energy to go the mall, or even peruse the internet to find something wearable? Not when there's a slew of emails to respond to, kids to pick up from school, and tired feet to put up after a busy day of work!

Shopping can seem like an additional chore, but luckily it doesn't have to be!

These time saving tips will help you streamline your shopping experience, so you can look good and spend more time doing the things you love!

1.     E-mail subscriptions

A super simple thing you can do right now is subscribe for your favorite stores' e-mail list. This will keep you up-to-date on new collections coming out, and let you know of any upcoming sales or promotions. Many times stores will include specific items you can shop for directly via e-mail. Shopping directly from your inbox? Hey now, that sounds easy doesn't it?!
 
2.     Online subscription boxes

There are several companies out there such as, Stitch Fix and Trunk Club, that send a box of clothing directly to your door! These companies start out by having you complete a style questionnaire. They will then gauge your needs, sizes, and budget. Afterwards, you'll work with a digital stylist who will find the right pieces specifically for your body and lifestyle. They will send you a box of these carefully selected times. You keep what you want, and send the items you don't care for back! What's best about this option is that it is all done from the comfort of your own home. You can't beat that!

3.     Shopstyle.com
This is one of my favorite online tools. Instead of combing through a mess of different websites, shopstyle.com organizes items from hundreds of stores in one easy-to-shop site. Their search filters are a fantastic feature. Say you are looking for a a cocktail dress, then you could filter by size, color, brand, and price to bring up the specific items that suit your criteria. Voila! No more endless scrolling!
 
4.     In-store Stylist

This option tends to be a bit intimidating for some, but it doesn't have to be! In-store Stylists are a perfect option if you want to have specific items pulled from the shelf for when you arrive to the store. Most major department stores have this service available. Make an appointment, and let the stylist know what you are looking for: (sizing, price point etc). They will select items that suit your needs. All you have to do is show up and try the items on for size! You won't have to do any actual shopping! How convenient is that?


5.     List it!

We all love a good list right?! The most time-consuming part of shopping is not knowing what we are looking for, or where to find it.  Spending hours wandering about aimlessly from store to store thinking we will "know it when we see it," leaves many of us feeling frustrated and exhausted. Before you hit the streets, why don't you make a list detailing exactly what you need? Just like writing out a grocery list, writing out a shopping list can save time in the long run! 

Shopping isn't always a blast, but it shouldn't have to be another stressful chore. Utilize a few of these tips, and you will be well on your way to painless shopping in no time!


About the Author: Arden is a personal stylist who is obsessively passionate about helping women create a wardrobe they love. She takes a lifestyle specific approach when coaching her clients so their ward-robe reflects their specific lifestyle. For more style strategies visit  www.LifeViaStyle.com.

The Truth Behind Podcast Guesting with Kerry Heaps on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #419

Topic: The Truth Behind Podcast Guesting 

Kerry Heaps returns as co-host for this discussion. If you're looking to become a podcast guest to get more exposure for your business, listen to this show first. Get the truth about what's hype and what's real from two experienced podcasters.


Along with a few other things, we discuss:
why podcasting is not the path to instant riches, why you're wasting your time if you're not promoting your appearance, what to do if you want to be the type of guest podcasters love.

Kerry Heaps is the Founder and Publisher of Strictly Marketing Magazine.  She is also the host of Strictly Marketing Talk Radio. The magazine has recently spun off an online community for women (and men too) looking to gain more media exposure, Pitch like a B*tch Media.  She owns Knockout Marketing, a Business-to-Business telemarketing and lead generation firm.  Her passion is to help other Entrepreneurs with their marketing efforts to continue their dream of running a successful business.

Her story starts in the spring of 2005, working in the corporate world as a recruiter she spent a lot of time at networking functions and participating in putting them together for other organizations. "It's a lot of work putting together events and I thought to myself if I am going to do this, I should do it for myself. I was working part time to save money to start my image consulting firm so I figured this would be a great way to add in some revenue while the business gets up and running."

She left her corporate job in the fall and started getting business owners together at a local book store café. "I still remember my first Monday after I left my job, I got up that morning and thought, what have I done??? Although there's been a lot of bumps in the road I don't regret my decision one bit. My passion is helping others succeed in their marketing efforts, I know how scary it can be to start a business and no one should feel alone on their journey." The company currently specializes in marketing, with the Magazine, talk radio program and online community for Women in Marketing.

Kerry has an extensive background in Sales, Networking, Recruiting, and Training. She is a former Model who specialized in Trade Show and Print work. She is also an experienced judge on the beauty pageant circuit.  Kerry is also a contributing columnist for www.sbmarketingtools.com, www.entrepreneursenvogue.com and she also writes occasionally for www.sheownsit.com and www.womensprospects.com.  Kerry has interviewed celebrities such as Co-Host of Shark Tank, Barbara Corcoran, Authors Larry Winget, Jeffrey Hayzlett, Former Miss West Virginia and QVC Talk Show host, Kim Parrish and many more successful business entrepreneurs.

Websites: 

Pitch Like a Bitch Media, www.pitchlikeabitchmedia.com 

Strictly Marketing Magazine & Talk Radio:  http://www.strictlymarketingmagazine.com

Appointment Setting by Knockout Marketing website:
http://www.appointmentsettingbyknockoutmarketing.com 
 


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How She Does It: Imelda Arcilla of enstigate entrepreneurs

Deb's note: The day of this post I received word that Imelda had passed away suddenly. At this time I have no updates and don't know what the future plans are for enstigate.


Imelda Arcilla is multi-passionate working in the Healing Arts, Transformation, Writer  and has a passion for helping Creative Entrepreneurs thrive in their unique way. And President of enstigate entrepreneurs where they help entrepreneurs get capital through creative loans.

Imelda was a previous guest on the Women Entrepreneurs Radio™  show.

Listen to her interview here: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/dbcoach/episodes/2017-05-17T04_00_00-07_00


Deb Bailey: Welcome to the blog, Imelda. Why did you come up with enstigate for entrepreneurs?

Imelda Arcilla: Great to be here, Deb. We believe it's entrepreneurs that are part of what's changing the game as far as in innovations, creating valuable products and service to the world while taking your financial vision and destiny into your own hands.

We're passionate entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs because we understand the challenges. We laugh about how we've hit every branch on the way down to really understanding how this all works. So, we have the hard-earned wisdom to share with others so they don't fall into the common traps.

Ultimately, we're not just helping them succeed in business but what the success of that business means overall. It's supporting their dreams and freedom to do more things that they love, enjoy and contribute to. There's always a bigger vision that pulls us and in this way, it's not a constant work by pushing, but a pull by something greater than us.

So, we're connecting the dots for entrepreneurs to make it easier for them to find the capital they need. Because the world of financing can be quite overwhelming and tricky especially if you're just starting out or have been in business but don't know about finding money to expand.

There are many reasons businesses fail, funding shouldn't be one of them. That's the easy part is our motto.

I also work in the transformation and mindset area with entrepreneurs and what I realized was they just needed some extra money to either jump start their business or need capital to grow into the next level, but didn't know how to go about it. So, they'd spin their wheels and either get burned out or quit. When all they needed was some guidance and cash to get them to the next stage.


Deb: Why are you also targeting funding for females? 

Imelda: Women business owners are over 35 percent and growing generating over 1.5 trillion in sales. The crazy thing is women only receive 7 percent of venture capital or investment money and loans are usually at least 15 percent lower than men with higher interest rates.

Needless to say, women's ability to get capital is disproportionate to their rising contribution. Even though there are women entrepreneurs there aren't as many high profiles as men. We have to change that if we want to see more high profile women entrepreneurs out in the world to aspire to. Because it's very much possible and we are ready for it.

When that becomes a reality, women are seen just as competent if not more than the men. And hopefully the pay wage can also be equalized. The Finance world has been men driven and a dominated sector so it's difficult for women to impact, unless we make a concerted effort to break through the old establishments. I believe we poised for that.


Deb: What advice would you give to women entrepreneurs who are just starting out in researching for funding? 

Imelda: Do your due diligence.

There are traditional bank lenders, venture capitalists, angel investors and alternative or creative loans. Crowd funding is becoming more popular but it can be a hit or miss with a lot of time invested in it. Weigh out the pros and cons before you make a decision.

The traditional bank route have stricter guidelines and qualifications, vc's again only fund a very small fraction of women, and angel investors want equity and can persuade the original intention of the entrepreneur's creative vision.

And this is where we come in as alternative and creative loans. The qualifications for these loans tend to be more lenient. We offer different products depending on what is needed and where the business wants to go. So not all products are right for each unique entrepreneur and business. That's a big one because if you get talked into something that isn't right you, you could end up paying for it down the road. It happens all the time. So, you have to trust the person or lender you're relying on to get you the best loan product for your business at the time. Do your due diligence is very much an important mantra.

We have an Angel loan that is different than the Angel Investor where we give you the loan and we don't require equity and we don't interfere with the vision of the company. Now that's a real Angel!



Deb: What are the "lessons learned" that you'd like to share?

Imelda: hen we meet our challenges, and overcome them a new level of playing field opens for us which has its own set of challenges. Again, you'll overcome to conquer and reach a new plateau. So, challenges are like obstacle courses each problem is meant to elevate or expand you.


Deb: Who are your ideal clients?

Imelda: My ideal clients are women at any stage of their business. Whether they're ready to start and they need help with capital. Or have been in business for a little while and ready to expand or have been moderately successful but want to take it to the next level.

The funding is for anything from marketing, materials, equipment, revamp your brand, hire a success coach or assistant, technology to enhance your business, bridge the slow times, accelerate your six figure and up aspirations or whatever you need it for. Having money available can jump start not only your business but create momentum especially when you find your business in a lull. It supports your ideas, creativity or innovation with a way to bring them to the people who want it.


Deb: What inspires you to do this work?

Imelda: I think that money, financing and getting funding can be very complex and women don't feel comfortable or confident in this area. They'll try the traditional route that's very limited in their offering. The current state of the finance world has been very complex, convoluted and primarily have been for a very few. So, it's no wonder it has this stigma. But money and getting funding doesn't have to be so complicated there's a simpler way to all this we just have to create it and then make it available to ease the challenges already inherent in being a female entrepreneur. 

We are innovating the old template of financing and bridging it through creativity and soul mission. It connects to the human side where the financing world traditionally has a disconnect.

People are willing to do the work, they just need the basics building blocks and money is part of that reality architect.


Deb: What's your vision for your business?

Imelda: My ultimate vision for enstigate* entrepreneurs as it pertains to female funding is that we contribute to changing the game for women entrepreneurs in how they get capital and allow it to be more accessible for them so they can create their dream business and life without struggling or eventually quitting. Their rising number and huge contribution to the economy should drive the market for more lenders and investors to participate. If you have a product or service that enhances life or contributes to humanity thriving that deserves to be successful!


Deb: What advice would you give to women entrepreneurs who are just starting out?

Imelda: Make sure your why also serves the larger good somehow. There is grace in that.


Deb: That's excellent advice. What do you wish you could tell your younger self? 

Imelda: Trust yourself more and your intuition.


Deb: Thanks so much for joining me today Please share website and social media URLs.

Imelda: Enjoyed it, Deb. Here are my links.

Website-
           Funding - http://enstigate.com/
           Transformation Mentoring- http://imeldaarcilla.com/

Social Media-
             https://www.facebook.com/Imelda-Arcilla-148226671880228/?fref=ts
             https://twitter.com/ImeldaArcilla1
             https://www.linkedin.com/in/imeldaarcilla/

Sally Coldrick and Rachel Hentsch Founders of InfinityFoundry on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #418

Topic: Curiosity as a tool for life that leads towards learning and growth 


Sally Coldrick is a visionary leader with a background in strategic marketing. She is a connector of people and pioneer of big ideas which is complemented by her passion to inspire curiosity in those around her to solve problems creatively. Sally has two children (aged 4 & 7) and is married to an Englishman. They currently live in Brisbane, Australia.

Rachel Hentsch is an energy volcano and believes in the power of Technology as a means to enhance the human Sharing experience at all levels: spreading opportunities to learn, discover and grow. She is an Architect-turned-Digital-Entrepreneur, mother to five children (ages 12 to 23), is happily married and lives in Rome, Italy.

Business URL: https://www.infinityfoundry.com/

Twitter Account info: @InfinityFoundry (https://twitter.com/InfinityFoundry)


Curiosity Challenge free mini course: http://infinityfoundry.thinkific.com/

Full course - The Curious Entrepreneur online course:
http://infinityfoundry.thinkific.com/ 

o   Instagram: infinityfoundry https://www.instagram.com/infinityfoundry/
o   Facebook Company Page: https://www.facebook.com/infinityfoundry/
o   Medium Channel: https://medium.com/infinityfoundry-by-mitsisters
o   Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFXkhdR6lhEDd0dzAWKiB2A

Social Media Profile URLs:

o   Rachel’s personal Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/rachel.spadafora
o   Rachel’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelhentsch/
o   Rachel’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/RachelHentsch
o   Rachel’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cccalyxxx
o   Sally’s personal Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/sallyCcoldrick
o   Sally’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sallycoldrick/

Listen on Podomatic:
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