Rank #1: How To Keep Your Business Healthy In This Uncertain Time With Hannah Smolinski
In times of so much upheaval and shifting, how can you keep your business healthy? This is the question that Amber Hawley’s guest for this episode is going to answer. She has over Hannah Smolinski, the founder and CEO of Clara CFO Group—a virtual CFO company that helps small business owners reach their goals. Highlighting first the strengths of small business owners, Hannah talks about the nimbleness that they can use as an advantage to move through the changing tides of the business environment. She discusses how they can keep their personal and business goals in line as well as make good financial decisions, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Amber lists down some ways you can cut down expenses, prepare for the worst-case scenario and the future, and even alleviate the demands you put on yourself and save your employees.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
May 19 2020
Rank #2: Breaking Barriers: Women In Business With Maggie Frank-Hsu
Despite the fact that there are so many women in business who give their all to thrive, they still face challenges unique to their identity. There are numerous expectations placed upon women in business that they must overcome, but with a little help, they have shown time and time again that they’re perfectly capable. Amber Hawley is joined by Maggie Frank-Hsu, a writing coach who helps entrepreneurs who want to go from invisible to high-profile. Amber and Maggie discuss some of the challenges and expectations that women in business have to overcome. Let Amber and Maggie’s conversation inspire you to continue breaking barriers, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
May 26 2020
Rank #3: Profit Planner: Creating The Business Profit You Deserve With Danielle Hayden
Many businesses and entrepreneurs don’t know how to meet their goals and set profit because they don’t have a planner that can help them with their accounting. Danielle Hayden, co-owner of Kickstart Accounting and Profit Planner, helps entrepreneurs get accounting off their plate. In this episode, she talks about creating zero accounting overwhelm with her Profit Planner for business owners to create the profits in their business and take home a paycheck they deserve. She breaks down to us the process of incrementally meeting weekly goals and bring your business to new heights. Listen to the story your numbers are telling you as Danielle guides us into this episode.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Dec 10 2019
Rank #4: Strategic Planning For Your Business With Natalie Gingrich
Are you done doing and want to start leading your company? Then you have to know the not-so-fun part of a business, that is, operations and strategic business planning. In today’s episode, Biz Besties Amber Hawley and Maelisa Hall chat with The Ops Authority Natalie Gingrich. Natalie reveals the reality of an entrepreneur’s burnout and the eventuality of needing an operator to scale your business. She shares seven objectives that you need to consider and emphasizes how you should set your priorities. She goes on to talk about her Strategic Mapping ModelTM, the Biz Planning Bootcamp course, and her group program, A-Team, which allows her to support women entrepreneurs to learn the skills needed to get their operations running smoothly.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Dec 03 2019
Rank #5: Strategies For Working From Home With Maureen Werrbach
Many people are finding themselves suddenly working from home mainly because of the global pandemic. How do we balance the expectation or need to get work done, with all the distractions of being at home can bring? Join Amber Hawley and Maureen Werrbach, as they discuss some strategies for staying productive and sane while being sequestered. Maureen is a therapist and a multiple business owner with a large team to lead and two kids at home. This episode was originally streamed to the My Biz Bestie YouTube channel and you can find the video there as well.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
May 05 2020
Rank #6: When The Other Shoe Drops: What To Do When Changes Happen With Katie Krimitsos
When changes happen in your life, it’s natural to feel a certain degree of difficulty and emotional turmoil. To work through those kinds of changes, you need to allow yourself the space to absorb, process, and even grieve, if you must. Otherwise, you risk burnout. Katie Krimitsos is a mom, wife, adventurer, podcaster, business coach and strategist, seeker, and change maker. She joins Amber Hawley to discuss how to carry yourself when big changes happen in your life. If this is a process you have difficulty grappling with, know that you are not alone, and Katie has a lot of rich, actionable advice to help you through it.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
May 05 2020
Rank #7: How To Manage Life In Quarantine With Laura Reagan
As many people around the world have surely experienced by now, life in quarantine is difficult. Life in quarantine means not being able to go outside for a run or to see a movie, or basically most of the activities people use to cope, but you still have to find a way through. Laura Reagan, LCSW-C is an integrative trauma therapist and the owner of the Baltimore Annapolis Center for Integrative Healing. She sits down with Amber Hawley to talk about the best ways of coping with life in quarantine. Remember, you are not alone in this experience of crisis. Let Laura and Amber guide you through this world-changing event.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
May 12 2020
Rank #8: Shifting Priorities
You may be doing something you really love, but sometimes you have to make decisions that appease your heart. In this episode, Amber Hawley and Maelisa Hall chit chat about Maelisa’s decision to step back from the My Biz Bestie podcast. Changing the structure of how everything works these days and shifting priorities has become a common move for almost everyone. With this, Maelisa takes change to a more personally satisfying level by doing a major shift. Join the girls as they reminisce about some episodes, talk about priorities, seek out new friendships, and so much more.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
May 05 2020
Rank #9: The Pace Of Your Business: Finding Your Business Bestie And Your Inner Circle
Business moves differently for different people. Some may be in start-up mode, while others are in growth mode. No matter where you are, it is important to think about how aligned you and your team are with the overall pace of your business. In this episode, Amber Holly and Maelisa Hall dive deep into the pace of your business, what it says about your business growth along with where you are in life. Humans as we are, we encounter many things in our personal lives that keep us from that growth pace in business. With this, Amber and Melissa share the challenges that may come our way and how to overcome them. They also talk about the importance of keeping the same pace as your business partners and helping your team keep pace with their roles. What is more, they share some pointers about how to create space to find the right people to be in your inner circle.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Nov 26 2019
Rank #10: Difficult Conversations And Your Conflict Personality With Lara Curie
Are you a perfectionist, a victim, a pleaser or an avoider? How you handle difficult conversations depends largely on your conflict personality type. In this episode, Amber Hawley and Maelisa Hall talk to podcaster, speaker, trainer, and author Lara Curie on having clear intentions and getting them across depending on the personality type of the person you’re having a conflict with. They also touch on pre-framing high tension situations and of letting go of control. Learn about the trouble of having assumptions and expectations that lead to judgment. If you didn’t do well on a conflict, take courage. Practice is key in getting better in dealing with difficult conversations.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Nov 19 2019
Rank #11: How Your Website Impacts Your Professional Reputation featuring Maelisa Hall
These days, no matter how small or big a business is, a website is necessary. Dr. Maelisa Hall, a licensed psychologist and the Founder of the digital marketing company called My Digital Maven explains why it’s important to have a website and digs into the three main reasons why people would seek out a website and explore it. With the need for having a business page also comes the necessity to make it functional. Maelisa highlights some of the challenges and key mistakes when creating business websites including linking the right people. She also shares the simplest but most vital information needed for a home page and the importance of having a site that’s easy to navigate.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Nov 05 2019
Rank #12: Building Your Entrepreneurial Support System with Rhonda Peterson and Teresa McCloy
Who are the folks in your entrepreneurial support system? Biz besties Rhonda Peterson and Teresa McCloy join the My Biz Bestie podcast to discuss their biz bestie relationship and how it is a part of their overall entrepreneurial support system. Rhonda is an executive coach for financial services and a 7 on the Enneagram. Teresa is an executive coach that works with small businesses and entrepreneurs. She is a type 3 on the Enneagram. Together they are a perfect 10. Find out how their biz bestie relationship plays a role in their business support system and why they are such a (super) match by listening to this episode of My Biz Bestie.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Oct 29 2019
Rank #13: Productivity Hacks for Entrepreneurs from Entrepreneurs
Let’s face it, we’re all looking for productivity hacks for entrepreneurs. Since productivity isn’t exactly Maelisa and Amber’s forte they did what any creative entrepreneur would do. They outsourced this episode. Optimizing your time to get the most out of your day is a key to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Thankfully Maelisa and Amber have an awesome network of super resourceful entrepreneurs. Listen now to hear creative productivity hacks for entrepreneurs from these helpful biz owners.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Oct 15 2019
Rank #14: 3 Tips to Become a Better Leader and Avoid Burnout
How do you become a better leader when you’re already feeling burned out? When you are trying to scale your business oftentimes leadership is the last thing you consider. Business owners tend to think of logistics or the client experience first without pausing to think that the way they lead their business has a lot to do with their overall well-being. Are you starting to feel burned out? If being the captain of your ship has got you down then listen to this episode to hear tips on how to become a better leader so that you can focus your energy elsewhere.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Sep 10 2019
Rank #15: Understanding Myers Briggs Personality Types
The Meyers Briggs personality types can be insanely complicated to understand but Maelisa and Amber are here to break it down for you. They will dive deep and go beyond the letters to show you how the personality test really works. Not only will they simplify this famous personality test, but show you why understanding yourself better makes you a better business owner and leader for your team. Listen to this episode (and check out the unedited video on their YouTube channel!) to dive deep and hear how the Myers Briggs can make you a better business owner and communicator.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Sep 03 2019
Rank #16: Networking Ideas to Help You Through Those Awkward Situations #65
Are you looking for new networking ideas to help you survive those in-person networking events? Networking can feel awkward for everybody, even for extroverts like Maelisa and Amber. Luckily they have come up with some networking tips to share with you. The networking extraordinaires have put together some advice based on their own experiences networking at many events. Listen to this episode to hear how to extricate yourself from uncomfortable conversations, how to make others feel comfortable, and how to set networking goals.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Jun 25 2019
Rank #17: How to Improve Your Leadership and Communication Skills with Maureen Werrbach
Megastar entrepreneur Maureen Werrbach joins the My Biz Bestie podcast to discuss how to improve leadership and communication skills to help you grow your business. Maureen has her eggs in many baskets and has learned how to successfully juggle multiple businesses. She has her own counseling practice with 3 locations, a consulting business, and she is in a partnership with other mental health professionals. Maureen understands that the secret to success is building an amazing team to stand behind you. Listen to Maureen discuss how to become an effective leader and communicator so that you can build your team and grow your business.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
May 28 2019
Rank #18: How Inner Growth Can Lead to Prosperity Inside and Out with Natalie MacNeil
Maelisa and Amber welcome self-care guru, Natalie MacNeil to discuss personal reflection, imbalance, and inner growth. Natalie has written 3 best selling books and is the visionary behind one of Forbes Top 100 websites for women. She has a new book called The Rituals coming out in the fall of 2019. You will want to download this one so that you can pause and reflect and then go back and listen again. Watch out because Natalie throws the inspirational knowledge bombs in every direction on this episode of My Biz Bestie.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Apr 23 2019
Rank #19: Can You Become a Successful Entrepreneur and Have it All?
You may feel driven to become a successful entrepreneur, but what are the costs? On this episode of My Biz Bestie Maelisa and Amber examine the 4 burner theory to see if successful entrepreneurs really can have it all. Everyone wants to be successful, but is it possible to become successful in all the major areas in life? Listen in as Amber and Maelisa unpack this interesting theory about life balance, what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur, and what success really means.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Mar 19 2019
Rank #20: How to Use the Enneagram in Relationships with Chrissie Wywrot
Do you know how to use the Enneagram in relationships? Amber and Maelisa love how much personality tests can help people learn about themselves and interact with others. Enneagram expert, Chrissie Wywrot joins the My Biz Bestie podcast to discuss this fascinating ancient tool that can help you discover more about yourself and others that are close to you. Find out more about the Enneagram and how you can use it to improve your relationships in both your personal life and in your professional life on this episode of My Biz Bestie.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Dec 04 2018