Rank #1: 224: How to Work Full Time and Launch a Business? [Advice from The Biz Chix Community]
The BizChix Community shares advice on how women can building a side business while still working a full time job. This advice also applies to women who are building a business while taking care of small children full time. Key Takeaways: [2:34] Natalie shares positive feedback from a listener. [4:46] The reality of balancing a side business with other full-time responsibilities. [6:48] Biz Chix Community Member, Kim, asks how to grow her side business when she works a full-time job and then comes home and takes her of her family. [10:30] What advice does Natalie give Kim about her current situation? [11:19] Can you squeeze in nine more hours per week? [12:57] Several members recommend getting work done in the early morning hours. [15:11] Time blocking for even simple tasks can increase productivity. [15:38] How can you involve the family and get them to rally around what you are doing? [18:49] Cut out the unnecessary and be creative with how you find time to work. [20:04] How can recognizing a “win” help you? [24:50] How energy levels and gratitude affect running a business. [26:11] Community members share expert tips on managing tasks to increase productivity. [30:36] Planning and time management are key elements to progressing in your business. [32:39] Natalie emphasizes one of her mottos: “Keep your eyes on your own paper. Keep your eyes on your own business.” [36:41] Can the movie, “What About Bob?” teach you something about how you approach your business? Mentioned in this Episode: Setting Intentions Workshop with Dr. Romie and Natalie Work with Natalie If you are struggling in your business and don’t know what to focus on or if you have a business or new product idea and just want someone else to bounce the idea off of, I would love for you to book a 90 minute strategy session with me. There is no long term commitment and it is the most affordable way to work with me. I do these with entrepreneurs at all stages and have also been working with podcasters who want to align their podcast to their business or find a way to monetize their podcast. Click here: Bizchix.com/workwithme This content originally appeared on BizChix.com.
Rank #2: 72 : Activate your Awesome with Molly Mahar of Stratejoy
Molly Mahar is a coach, fierce love advocate and joy enthusiast. She is the founder of Stratejoy, a positive corner of the Internet that provides thousands of women inspiring + useful strategies to create their own joyful world. Molly’s work is delivered through small group programs, digital courses and high level one-on-one coaching, focused on gutsy women in transition. From the quarterlife crisis to the new mama meltdown, the up-and-coming business babe to the career changer, the newlywed to the newly divorced; she helps women get clear on who they are, what they want, and how to get it. Some call it reinvention. Molly calls it Activating your Awesome. A free spirit with a passion for mindful entrepreneurship, Molly loves sharing her passion with others. She’s rocked audiences at the South by Southwest Interactive, lululemonathletica, The US Army Wellness Weekend, Ladies who Launch National Conference, CRAVE Business Symposium and The Junior League.
Rank #3: 288: Time Management for High Performers: How to Map Your Ideal Month, Ideal Week, Theme Days and Time Block
Sharing some content that will be presented at BizChix Live today! Take back control of your calendar — design your ideal month and ideal week! Plus how to theme your weeks and days and the power of time blocking. Be sure to get the free download straight from the workbook we are using at BizChix Live! Key Takeaways: [1:01] Natalie is at BizChix Live giving the opening keynote! What are some of the topics being covered?The theme for this year's conference is doing things as a CEO. [6:26] Natalie shares some of her overall views on having a calendar and planning. What’s the difference between a personal calendar and a business calendar? [10:07] What are theme weeks? Natalie talks about her own themes for each week in an ideal month. [14:55] Natalie also themes her days in a certain way. It’s important to tune in to what is best for you to get the most out of your week and time block your days. [18:06] What is an ideal week? Natalie has some recommendations and examples to help you plan the ideal week. [24:28] Natalie has some other things that you might want to keep in mind when doing your time blocking in your ideal week and ideal month. [25:56] Natalie is currently accepting applications for CEO Chix Mastermind program and for the 5-figure level as well! [28:30] Create a CEO date for yourself in the next seven days, and map out your ideal week and ideal month. Join the BizChix Community Mentioned in this Episode: ● Presale of Tickets for BizChix Live 2018 ● Google Calendar ● “How to Better Control Your Time by Designing Your Ideal Week,” by Michael Hyatt ● Michael Hyatt’s Ideal Week ● Amy Porterfield's Ideal Week ● Marie Poulin’s Ideal week ● BizChix Masterminds BizChix Episodes Mentioned: ● “287: Design a High Performing Mastermind with Natalie Eckdahl” This content first appeared on BizChix.com/288.
Rank #4: 245: 8 Secrets of My Six Figure Clients
I noticed a trend among clients whose revenue exceeds Six Figures. There are certain characteristics, business practices and tactics that make them stand out. Here are eight of the secrets to their success. If I could encourage every entrepreneur to make just one change in their business that would have a HUGE impact, that would be to implement secret #1 - Consistency. My six figure clients set big goals every week and hit them week after week after week. This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber! An overview of the 8 secrets (listen for all the juicy details!) Consistency Sell Local Laser Focused Long Term Mindset Endurance Invest in Their Personal Growth Positive Money Mindset Thick Skinned Join the Private Facebook Group I host for Female Entrepreneurs. Mentioned in this Episode: Self Sabotage Episode Money Mindset Episode Hear the entire #BizChixMonetize series. Now go make some money! Ready to Mastermind in 2017? Click to learn more and apply. Masterminds forming for women entrepreneurs, women podcasters and six figure entrepreneurs. This content was originally published on BizChix.com.
Rank #5: 263: How to Get More Clients
Learn 12 proven strategies to Get MORE Clients, plus 3 mistakes people often make when they are trying to develop business. I cover this topic constantly with clients during Strategy Sessions and Masterminds and it is the most commonly asked question in the BizChix community. This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber Episodes Mentioned: 209: How to Pitch a Podcast Apply to mastermind with Natalie and get connected with your Awesome Eight! Click to Learn More. This content first appeared on BizChix.com/263 where you can find the full show notes.
Rank #6: 52 : Instagram Expert - Sue B. Zimmerman aka The Instagram Gal
Sue B. Zimmerman, aka the #InstagramGal and #TheInstagramExpert, is a master at Instagram for Business. She teaches entrepreneurs, business execs, and marketing professionals how powerful Instagram for business can be. Sue B. is the founder of the online Instagram course Insta-Results, the author of the #1 eBook Instagram Basics for your Business, a Speaker and Business Coach. She also is the founder of SueB.Do& Sue B. Zimmerman Enterprise.
Rank #7: 51 : Mompreneur Consultant & Twitter Expert - Lara Galloway a.k.a The Mom Biz Coach
Lara Galloway, The Mom Biz Coach, is an author, speaker, business coach and mentor to mom entrepreneurs and small business owners at MomBiz. Her passion is helping entrepreneurs create and run businesses that honor their priorities and values. She is frequently interviewed for her expertise on work/life balance, starting and running a successful small business, marketing your business on Social Media, and creatively managing your time by media like Forbes, Crain’s Business, ABC, The Chicago Tribune, and More Magazine. Her book, Moms Mean Business: The Guide to a Successful Business and a Happy Life as a Mom Entrepreneur will be published by Career Press in October 2014. When she’s not working, she’s wrangling her three kids with her husband, drinking good wine or micro-brewed beer, and baking something with lots of calories since food is her love language. She loves living in Michigan, especially when it’s 80 degrees and sunny.
Rank #8: 205 : [new series] Productivity – Top 10 Productivity Tips Curated from 200 Interviews
The best productivity tips curated from 200 interviews of female entrepreneurs on The Biz Chix Podcast. Welcome to my new podcast series on Productivity! I have such a fantastic series planned which includes a few solo episodes from me as well as some brand new interviews with productivity experts in different facets of our lives. We are going to talk about how to be productive with our inbox, social media, style, working from home, relationships, networking, systems and more. To kick us off, I pulled the ten best productivity tips ever shared on The Biz Chix Podcast. Please Join The Biz Chix Community text bizchix to 33444 or go to BizChix.com and click the join the community button. Click for Full Shownotes If you enjoy the tips shared by these guests, be sure to check out their original episode. 1. Create a NOT to do List Vanessa Van Edwards Website: scienceofpeople.com Twitter: @vvanedwards Episode 101: Human Lie Detector and Expert Behavior Analyst, Vanessa Van Edwards leads the Science of People 2. Harness the Power of 3 Michelle Prince Website: michelleprince.com Twitter: @motivateinspire Ep 133: Michelle Prince is Best-selling Author, Zig Ziglar Motivational Speaker, Business Owner of Multiple Companies 3. Schedule Everything Danielle Botterell Website: sparkconsulting.ca Twitter: @Spark_biz Episode 35: Mom Inc. Author and Consultant Danielle Botterell 4. Set a Timer Karen Yankovich Website: karenyankovich.com Twitter: @karenyankovich Episode 37: Social Media & LinkedIn Evangelist Karen Yankovich 5. Eat That Frog Lisa B. Marshall Website: lisabmarshall.com Twitter: @lisabmarshall Episode 32: Author & Noted Speaker Lisa B. Marshall (plus Podcaster, Consultant, and Mom to twins) 6. Delegate Pei Kang Website: findingyourvoiceradio.com Twitter: @drpeikang Ep 137: Escaping Golden Handcuffs with Pei Kang of the ReLaunch Show 7. Get Help Julie Cole Website: mabelslabels.com Twitter: @juliecole Episode 41: Mabel’s Labels co-founder Julie Cole on Productivity, Partnership and Parenting 8. Find Your Triangle of Services Lynn Perkins Website: UrbanSitter.com Twitter: @urbansitter Episode 109: UrbanSitter.com co-Founder & CEO Lynn Perkins – VC Funded Entrepreneur, Mom, Parent/Sitter Matchmaker 9. Reduce Decision Fatigue Gail Warrior Website: gailwarrior.com Twitter: @gail_warrior Ep 119: Largest Minority Owned Construction Firm Founder Gail Warrior 10. Change Locations Natalie MacNeil Website: SheTakesontheWorld.com Twitter: @nataliemacneil Episode 29: Natalie MacNeil of She Takes on the World
Rank #9: 225: Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem? [Small Business Reality Series]
Are you struggling to sell your current product or service offerings in your small business? If so, you might not be solving a big enough problem. Host Natalie Eckdahl digs into how to examine your own business and turn things around. MASTERMINDS New masterminds for women entrepreneurs and women podcasters are launching in August, so be sure to apply now. If you are interested in a future group, apply for that now too so I can keep you on an interest list and help match you to the best group when you are ready. Go to BizChix.com/workwithme for more info and to apply! Key Takeaways: [7:02] Are solving a big enough problem with your product or service? [13:40] Do your clients believe your fee is worth the benefit they will receive? [15:33] Why is timing important and what triggers someone to purchase your product or service? [18:34] Real life examples: People are willing to pay more if you are fulfilling a fantasy they have. [26:47] Consider who your target market is and have you specifically targeted them? [28:11] Need help with the next steps? MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Naomi Fournier of Birdsong Farm (http://www.naomisbirdsongfarm.ca/) Naomi on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/naomisbirdsongfarm/) Small Business Reality Series (BizChix.com/smallbiz) WORK WITH NATALIE If you are struggling in your business and don’t know what to focus on or if you have a business or new product idea and just want someone else to bounce the idea off of, I would love for you to book a 90 minute strategy session with me. There is no long term commitment and it is the most affordable way to work with me. I do these with entrepreneurs at all stages and have also been working with podcasters who want to align their podcast to their business or find a way to monetize their podcast. Go to BizChix.com/workwithme to book a Strategy Session. This content originally appeared on BizChix.com.
Rank #10: 88 : Dare To Create A Life You Love with Rémy Chaussé
Rémy is the best-selling author of “Living Life As An Exclamation Point!” and creator of The Get UNstuck Revolution!™ for extraordinary women with big-ass dreams who were ridiculously unsatisfied with status quo. If you feel stuck and you’ve tried everything, then check out her most recent book called “Get UNstuck – How to Get Out of Status Quo and Get Past Go (In Under 30 Days)!” Rémy has been featured on the Business Beware Show on FOX Business, the On the Edge Show (a CBS affiliate), Smart Money Talk Radio (an NBC affiliate), and The Women’s Information Network. She is the host of the Get UNstuck Expert Café, a weekly podcast at The Get UNStuck Expert Cafe
Rank #11: 274: Declutter and Organize Your Home and Biz with Lisa Woodruff
Would you like an incredible and simple solution for managing all the paper that comes into your home and business? My guest, Lisa Woodruff of Organize 365, shares her system for taming paper clutter. Do you have your BizChix Live ticket yet? Come meet Natalie and Lisa in person at this intimate event for Women Entrepreneurs. You will walk away feeling inspired, connected with other like-minded women and with an action plan for 2018. Key Takeaways: [4:15] The 4 phases of life and how they impact organization [8:48] The 3 stages of organizations [11:22] The struggles of productivity and the first steps of the Sunday Basket Method [32:08] The Sunday Basket Method can be used for businesses [36:50] Overwhelm with paper clutter is real [39:00] How to divide your year into 3 separate "years" [44:54] Lisa offers a gift to Biz Chix listeners [47:50] Natalie's final thoughts [50:12] Natalie provides tips on finding your Biz Bestie Thank you AWeber for supporting the BizChix Podcast. Get your all access, 60 day free trial at AWeber.com/bizchix. Connect with Lisa Woodruff: Organize365 Connect with Lisa on Facebook Tweet with Lisa Listen to Organize365 Podcast Connect with Lisa on Instagram Mentioned in this Episode: Voxer Sunday Basket Gift Episodes Mentioned: 234: Building a Six Figure+ Biz with Lisa Woodruff, Jessica Rhodes, & Natalie Eckdahl #FinCon16 273: Meet My Biz Bestie: Lisa Woodruff Book a Strategy Session or apply to Mastermind with Natalie! Click to Learn More. This content first appeared on BizChix.com/274.
Rank #12: 80 : Communications Strategist Maggie Patterson
Maggie Patterson is a copywriter and communications strategist. She works hands-on with entrepreneurs to help them market their businesses – using content and communications strategies along with copy that converts – to meet business goals. With 15 years of hands-on experience she has worked with companies of all sizes – from big brands to solopreneurs. After cutting her teeth during the dot-com bubble and bust in Canada’s leading PR agency, Maggie started her own highly successful marketing and communications consultancy. She is the host of the Marketing Moxie podcast and her work has been published on leading websites including The Huffington Post, LKR Social Media, Duct Tape Marketing, Content Marketing Institute, Yahoo Small Business and more.
Rank #13: 210 : Productive Workflow, Time Management and Tools with Kate Erickson
Kate Erickson is a creator, engager and implementer over at EOFire, a 7-day a week podcast that interviews today’s most inspiring and successful entrepreneurs. She is also the host of Kate’s Take: The EOFire Audio Blog and author of The Fire Path: A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Your Online Business. Kate is passionate about helping entrepreneurs create freedom in their business and life through developing systems and processes that can help their business scale and grow. Click for Shownotes
Rank #14: 234: Building a Six Figure+ Biz with Lisa Woodruff, Jessica Rhodes & Natalie Eckdahl #FinCon16
Recorded in person and outside at #FinCon16. In this episode, host Natalie Eckdahl, Lisa Woodruff and Jessica Rhodes share how they built their six figure+ businesses from the ground up as well as how they manage their teams, handle pricing strategy and balance motherhood. For full show notes go to: BizChix.com/234 This content originally appeared on BizChix.com.
Rank #15: 241: Learn How to Profit First with Mike Michalowicz
Are you earning profit in your business? Are you paying yourself a salary? Natalie interviews Mike Michalowicz, author of Profit First, Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, The Pumpkin Plan, and Surge. Mike shares how he’s made millions and lost millions. He reveals how his 9 year old daughter and her piggy bank were the trigger to change his life. Learn why Profit First was the most important book Natalie read this year and how the system can work in your business. This episode is sponsored by AWeber. Thank you for supporting women entrepreneurs! Find out more and get an all access, 60 Day Free Trial at BizChix.com/Aweber! Key Takeaways: [9:30] Mike gives a fascinating overview on how he started his business life to earn millions and how he lost his millions. [14:05] Mike talks about what triggered the change to his mindset and his future. [16:40] Mike breaks down each of his books and how they help entrepreneurs. [27:48] Mike shares what types of accounts business owners should have. [36:26] Are you feeding your business or your ego? [45:22] Where you can find Mike online and grab his free resources. [48:35] Natalie’s final thoughts. [51:19] Special message from Tahoe (Natalie’s 4 year old son). Connect with Mike Michalowicz ● Mike’s website ● Mike’s Free Resources Mentioned in this Episode: ● BizChix.com/nest Hear the entire #BizChixMonetize series. This episode first appeared on BizChix.com.
Rank #16: 131 : Think and Grow Rich for Women author Sharon Lechter
Sharon Lechter is the bestselling co-author of the Rich Dad Poor Dad series, editor of Napoleon Hill’s Outwitting the Devil, and the author of Think and Grow Rich: Three Feet From Gold. She is also the founder and CEO of Pay Your Family First, a financial education organization and has served both presidents Bush and Obama on the first President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy. Her new book, THINK AND GROW RICH FOR WOMEN: Using Your Power to Create Success and Significance takes Napoleon Hill’s bestselling classic Think and Grow Rich and puts it in a modern context geared towards women.
Rank #17: 49 : Certified Health and Wellness Coach Katie Bressack
A lover of all things health and wellness, Katie Bressack is a women’s health expert living in Los Angeles. Katie traded in the corporate world to follow her passion for supporting women with nutrition and wellness counseling. While working in the corporate world, Katie noticed that when she took time to eat healthy, exercise and take breaks during the day, she felt more focused and performed better at work. Watching others around her struggle to make it through the day inspired Katie to support busy women with nutrition and wellness counseling. Katie works to help implement simple, healthy choices that make a big impact on women’s health. Katie specializes in healthy weight loss, hormone balancing and body love. With Katie’s support, the woman she counsels lose weight, eat healthier, maintain a balanced mood, increase energy levels, and live a healthier and more vibrant life. Katie is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Board Certified by the American Association for Drugless Practitioners (AADP). She also has a certificate from the Institute of The Psychology of Eating, Trained in the Hormone Cure with Dr. Sara Gottfried and is a Registered Yoga Instructor. Katie is a Corporate Wellness Expert and creates Wellness At Work programs for businesses. She has supported Fortune 500 Companies such as Mattel, Digitas and Publics Modem. Katie was also named Today’s Innovative Women Start Up Entrepreneur Of The Year in 2013 and She Know’s Expert Among Us For Women’s Health in 2013. Katie is also the creator of Balance Your Body in 28 days for the busy woman on the go.
Rank #18: 215: Top 8 Productivity Tools
I’m closing out the Productivity Series by sharing my top eight productivity tools and top 4 productivity books. A few may surprise you! Facebook Groups app Wordswag ClickFunnels Do 3 things app (Kiana Porter-Isom) Rescue Time Asana Focus at Will Audible Essentialism Slight Edge Tipping Point Five Love Languages This episode is sponsored by my Mastermind Programs. I am currently launching masterminds for Female Entrepreneurs and Women in Podcasting. Go BizChix.com/workwithme for more information and to apply. For podcasters, go to BizChix.com/shepodcasts.
Rank #19: 230: The Truth About Sales and Selling
If you want to be an entrepreneur, you are going to have to do SALES! This episode for those of you that struggle with sales and selling, especially when it involves putting yourself out there and possibly being rejected. Sales and selling is a topic that is rarely discussed in the online world, at least not in the way I am addressing it today. Most of the talk is about passive income and selling through ads and webinars and more passive means, but most successful entrepreneurs fill their courses, group programs and sell their products based on personal selling and using the connections they already have. I have four approachable topics relating to selling I cover in this episode: Understanding your sales mindset. Creating brand awareness in your personal network. Personally selling your product or service. Designing a simple system to follow up. Key Takeaways: [5:07] What Natalie learned from her digital detox. [8:53] Are sales required to be an entrepreneur? [10:30] Natalie introduces the four main topics of the podcast. [10:54] What do you think of when you think of the word “selling?” [15:21] What makes a negative sales experience? [17:16] Why your personal network and connections are vital to successful sales. [21:00] How you can make the best use of your personal connections? [27:59] How can you personally sell your product or business? [31:28] Designing an effective follow-up system. [33:33] Natalie shares tried-and-true tips for making sales work for you. [34:54] How to have confidence and confront the fears associated with selling in your business. [37:11] Make a simple sales plan for yourself and your business. Mentioned in this Episode: Episode 221 with Julie Hefner The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell The Revisionist History podcast by Malcolm Gladwell Hear the entire Small Business Reality Series via: BizChix.com/smallbiz I'd love to work with you either 1/1 through a 90 minute strategy session, via one of my Masterminds for Entrepreneurs or Podcasters or in my new Group Coaching Program for New Entrepreneurs. Click HERE--> BizChix.com/workwithme This episode appeared first on BizChix.com.
Rank #20: 113 : Branding Expert Suzi Istvan Helps You Stand Out Online
Suzi Istvan is a brand strategist + designer/developer that works with creative entrepreneurs and small businesses to stand out online. With over a decade of design and marketing experience, Suzi’s specialty is working with clients to define their brand and then design/develop ultra custom web sites that help them build their online empire. She is a mom to 3 boys, married to her high school sweetheart, and a certified yoga instructor who loves coffee… a lot.