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Business for Beginners

I help non-techie entrepreneurs design and create their online business. I have 30 years of IT experience, podcasting since 2013 and building websites since 1999. Do you feel that technology holds you back from launching your internet business? Let me help you with simple technical tips and easy strategies that will teach you all the basics of getting started - from launching a new website to creating content that attracts your audience to selling your first product - this podcast will show you the way. I also interview guests who like to share their personal stories on how they transitioned from their career into their online business. Listen for great tips and motivation!

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Erica Quigley - She will Grow Your Revenue with a Strong Business Foundation

Erica is an operations consultant who focuses on process improvement with small businesses. She followed the dream of attending college then finding her career but she learned she needed to venture out on her own. Listen to her share her journey as well as her favorite tools of the trade.


25 Oct 2019

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She went around the world on a bike and ended up starting an online business in Australia

Stephanie Cunningham and her husband took a bike tour around the world in 2000. Her husband fell in love with Australia once they reached there for the summer Olympics so they decided to move there permanently. She needed some work to do so she found a way to proceed with an online business. Listen to how she overcame obstacles and found the path that was best for her.


11 Oct 2019

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Pam Hilliard Owens - From English Teacher to Publisher

Pam knew she wanted to be an English teacher since the second grade. She followed her dreams as they led her from teacher to sales woman that eventually led to writing and publishing.


18 Oct 2019

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She left her role in consumer marketing to coach men then later Help Pregnant Women Fearful of Childbirth

Alexia Leachman realized her job in consumer marketing didn't fulfill her so she decided to go out on her own as a coach - during a financial crisis. Learn how she has evolved her business from helping male business leaders to coaching pregnant woman who are fearful about birth.In this episode we discuss topics such as:How would you spend $100K to grow your business?Taking baby steps now to scale effectively laterLaunch with 60% or 70% ok - not perfectHow to be frictionless to get unstuck


27 Sep 2019

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Leaving behind a Rigid Corporate Practice to find Artistic Freedom with Digital Arts

Shannon MacFarlane had a corporate job she loved but her position wasn't compatible with her life anymore. After hearing troubling news about her unborn child, then health issues for herself after child birth, Shannon decided she had no choice but find a new way to live. She turned to her artistic side and developed a unique photography and digital arts business.You can find Shannon at SlobberedLens.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/slobberedlens


20 Sep 2019

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How to Find a Good Domain Name for Your Business

Finding a domain name these days can be tricky. Many companies own thousands of website names and they aren't willing to give them away. Here is how you can find a domain name that makes sense for your business - and that you can buy for less than $10.


13 Sep 2019

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6 Tips to Help You Come Up with an Online Business Idea

Coming up with a your first internet business may not always be obvious. You want to start a business, but what do you focus on? What do you feel comfortable in teaching and sharing your knowledge on? In this episode, I give you 6 practical ways of brainstorming a business that suits you based on your work history and your life experiences.For complete show notes visit https://sheyharms.com/episode4Find me on Facebook at https://facebook.com/groups/secondactbusinessacademy


6 Sep 2019

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How to Make Money with an Online Business

In this episode, I give you advice on the different types of business models available to online business owner. Even with this comprehensive episode, there are even more business models to explore in future episodes. This list however is a good starting point for a beginner entrepreneur, wanting to make their first income with an internet based business.For complete show notes visit https://sheyharms.com/episode3Find me on Facebook at https://facebook.com/groups/secondactbusinessacademy


30 Aug 2019

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36 Words defined that apply to your online business

These words are often used in the online world but rarely explained in 1 place with real world examples. I want to help speed up your understanding of these terms so you can hit the ground running when launching your business.In this episode I cover terms like "niche", "platform", "domain registrar" and "avatar" as well as different sources of traffic to your website. I also share the multiple types of products you can sell as part of an online business.Complete Show Notes including transcription can be found here:https://Sheyharms.com/Episode2


23 Aug 2019

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An Interview with an Accidental Entrepreneur - Jitendra Chouksey - Founder of FITTR

JC considers himself to be a typical guy, who woke up one day a little differently. He has a passion for health and fitness and he LOVED teaching others how to transform their own physiques. What started off as helping a few friends and coworkers get into shape inside a Whatsapp group, quickly turned into a much larger world wide audience, after people started seeing results. When he couldn't keep up with the demand of folks asking for his guidance, he enlisted the help of others to become coaches on his new S.Q.U.A.T.S. platform, now known as FITTR. Four years later, after investing around $1000 into his business, FITTR is now earning around $15 million/year. In this episode of Second Act Business Academy we talk about the journey, how FITTR took off in a big way (550,000 Facebook members), and how he gave it all away for free (and still does to this day).

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7 Feb 2020

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