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Professional Organizer's Think Tank podcast

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Management & Marketing
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The Professional Organizer's Think Tank podcast is for any professional organizer who wants to start or grow their professional organization business. Professional Organizer and business coach, Lisa Woodruff, shares how she started and is growing her professional organization business, blog and brand.

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The Professional Organizer's Think Tank podcast is for any professional organizer who wants to start or grow their professional organization business. Professional Organizer and business coach, Lisa Woodruff, shares how she started and is growing her professional organization business, blog and brand.

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30 Ratings
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Good content, awful sound

By NJ Girl 88 - Oct 04 2018
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My eardrums are breaking. I’m working on starting a professional organizing business and find the content and personal stories and ideas helpful. But some of the talking is really quiet and then SUPER loud when the speakers change or they laugh. I have to turn it way down in defense, but then miss half of what is said. Please have someone listen to your sound!

Relatable

By BlakhopeLA - Jun 28 2017
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Lisa is relatable and easy to follow. Very helpful!!

iTunes Ratings

30 Ratings
Average Ratings
23
0
3
0
4

Good content, awful sound

By NJ Girl 88 - Oct 04 2018
Read more
My eardrums are breaking. I’m working on starting a professional organizing business and find the content and personal stories and ideas helpful. But some of the talking is really quiet and then SUPER loud when the speakers change or they laugh. I have to turn it way down in defense, but then miss half of what is said. Please have someone listen to your sound!

Relatable

By BlakhopeLA - Jun 28 2017
Read more
Lisa is relatable and easy to follow. Very helpful!!
Cover image of Professional Organizer's Think Tank podcast

Professional Organizer's Think Tank podcast

Updated 10 days ago

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The Professional Organizer's Think Tank podcast is for any professional organizer who wants to start or grow their professional organization business. Professional Organizer and business coach, Lisa Woodruff, shares how she started and is growing her professional organization business, blog and brand.

Rank #1: 005 - Business Basics for Starting Your Professional Organization Business

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In this episode, Lisa discusses the first few items on the Checklist to start your Professional Organization Business such as filing for an LLC, Business Insurance, EIN Numbers, Vendors Sales Tax License, Bank Accounts, PO Boxes and Business Cards. 

Aug 01 2018
12 mins
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Rank #2: 010 - How Much To Charge and How Much to Collect

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Ah, the issue of money. How do you decide what is the right hourly rate? When will you collect? Let's listen in and hear what Lisa has learned about these important factors! 

Aug 14 2018
23 mins
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Rank #3: 014 - How to Organize

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As a Professional Organizer, you probably know how to Organize, but organizing someone else can be intimidating. Lisa talks about how to organize anything - for anyone in this episode! 

Aug 22 2018
8 mins
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Rank #4: 006 - Branding and Niching Down Your Professional Organization Business

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In this episode, Lisa discusses branding and niching down your Professional Organization Business. What will set you apart in the marketplace? Listen in to learn more! 

Aug 02 2018
14 mins
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Rank #5: 017 - How To Schedule Sessions and When to Hire Help

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You've built such a strong business that you think it's time to add a few more people to help with the workload. Now what?? This episode discusses how to schedule your week and when you should hire helpers. 

Aug 29 2018
13 mins
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Rank #6: 008 - Consultations and Cancellations

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What will your initial consultation look like? How will you handle cancellations? Listen in to learn what Lisa has to say about these two important factors when starting your business! 

Aug 08 2018
21 mins
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Rank #7: 007 - Business Basics for Starting Your Professional Organization Business

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Let's talk about contracts! What should your contract contain? Listen in to learn more! 

Aug 07 2018
4 mins
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Rank #8: 013 - How Do You Get Happy Clients to Refer Your Services?

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The easiest and most cost effective way to grow ANY business is through referrals. In this episode, Lisa shares how to get happy clients to refer you! 

Aug 21 2018
12 mins
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Rank #9: 015 - Setting the Pace with Your Clients

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What if you are a jack rabbit and your client is a turtle? This episode discusses how to set the pace with your clients so you are both happy with a hard day's work! 

Aug 23 2018
26 mins
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Rank #10: 020 - HAP Organizing - Holly Perez

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Holly is a Certified Sunday Basket Workshop Organizer, promoting her Professional Organization Business, as a partner with Organize 365. 

In this week's podcast episode Lisa poses many questions to Holly, who is now in her second year in business. Holly decided to become a Professional Organizer working full time for a corporation, doing a job she loves. She never intended to set out to own her own business,but has been inspired by women who retired "from corporate life" in their 50s to work on their own businesses full time. She was a huge fan of Lisa Woodruff and Organize 365. She was feeling good and getting her house under control, and it made her curious to see what other organizing podcasts were out there. She stumbled on this podcast, when it was first released, was a listener and thought it would be fun as a career after she retired. Inspired by Organize 365, she decided to take the plunge! 

Her advice for anyone considering becoming a Professional Organizer? "Listen to POTtank and suck up as much knowledge from that as possible to get started. Come to Lisa's live events to hear her motivate you in person and network with other POs. But really if you're starting a business yourself and you want to be your own boss you have to look inward, find your passion/your "why" and everything else can fall into place. Like Lisa says 'you are enough' - you have it in you to be what you want to be, so you have to find the confidence to know you're worth it and deserve it. Get to know yourself so you can develop a unique personal brand and go after clients that you will work with well. Having your own business means you don't have to work with anyone and everyone. Hiring a coach you can have one-on-one sessions with really helps with this personal development. Oh and don't compare yourself to the what everyone else is doing. There is no 'right way'. It does help to find a mentor/model who is only a tiny bit further than you in the process of starting the business."

One thing that Holly feels is unique about her business/services is her name. "I picked my name HAP Organizing Solutions to mean various things. On one hand it stands for my initials Holly A. Perez, but it really stands for Happy and Productive. This is the emotional base for what I'm offering to clients. It also can abbreviate Home offices and Paper. :) I use my corporate experience to focus on efficiency and streamlining the home's operations as if you were improving processes at work. It's about gaining savings of time and money. My philosophy is that we don't need to waste time/money on organizing products in order to make a significant impact. It's all about prioritizing the client's most impactful project to build momentum and experience the benefits right away."

Listen in as Holly and Lisa share what it's like to be a Professional Organizer today! 

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You can learn more about Holly's business here!

Sep 11 2018
52 mins
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Rank #11: 009 - Should you Add Cleaning to your Professional Organization Business?

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Many Professional Organizers get asked to do House Cleaning jobs also. How will you decide if you want to add this to your Professional Organizing Business? Listen in to find out! 

Aug 09 2018
12 mins
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Rank #12: 016 - How Do You Organize Without the Client Home?

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Working side by side with your client to help them eliminate the excess is easy, but what if they are away from home while you are there working? This episode discusses how to organize for the client when they are not home! 

Aug 28 2018
19 mins
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Rank #13: 018 - Photo Organization Services

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Lisa talks about adding photo organization services to your service offerings in this episode. 

To learn more about Organize 365's photo organization services, click here: https://organize365.com/photo-organization-album-making/

Aug 30 2018
21 mins
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Rank #14: 012 - How to Use Networking Groups to Grow Your Business

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There really is a science to networking that makes it work. Just showing up doesn't cut it. Listen in while Lisa shares some helpful tips on making networking work for you.

Aug 16 2018
17 mins
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Rank #15: 021 - Her Kind By Design - Lauren Wolf

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In this week's podcast episode, Lisa Woodruff interviews Lauren Wolf of Her Kind By Design. Lauren has been a Professional Organizer for almost a year, is Certified by Organize 365 as a Sunday Basket Workshop Organizer and she is Certified to teach the Direct Sales Workbox and all of the Organize 365 Binders.

She lives in Leland, NC with her husband and two pre-teen children, Jack and Lily. 

Lauren found Lisa when she was Googling how to organize kids school papers and stumbled upon her blogpost and podcast. She has been a faithful listener ever since.

When asked what her advice is for anyone who is thinking about starting a Professional Organizer, she says, "Just start. Right where you are. Live the methods you teach and talk to people. The websites, logos, newsletters, etc. will come. Just go for it!"

Lauren is passionate about helping parents of children with medical needs, helping them find "control over the chaos."

Listen in this week as Lauren shares her story of her first year as the CEO of Her Kind By Design! 

Sep 18 2018
52 mins
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