Rank #1: Episode 101 – Starting a New Business with a Bang–and Clear Priorities–with Edios Media Founders Elizabeth Madariaga & Michael Karsh
For our 101st episode, we’ve got something pretty special. This week, Tara talks with two former producers of this podcast, who are now former CreativeLive employees. In January of this year, just nine months ago, they started a production agency and consultancy called Edios Media and have rocketed to small business success in an incredibly […]
Oct 03 2017
Rank #2: EP 178: The Most Productive Habits Of Thriving Small Business Owners
We want to celebrate the most effective habits of small business owners in our network.So, we’ve asked 4 members to share what’s working for them as they reexamine and refine their own routines.
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Jan 24 2019
Rank #3: Episode 99 – The Power of a Profitable Niche with Content Copywriter Jessica Mehring
This week, Tara’s guest is Jessica Mehring, CEO of Horizon Peak Consulting. She combines sales-focused copywriting with content marketing to help IT software, and tech clients turn clients into revenue. She’s also the creator of The Content Lab, where she trains content creators and copywriters how to get better results from their written content while […]
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Sep 19 2017
Rank #4: EP 138: Establishing Authority With Standout Content On Instagram With Achieve Fitness Founders Lauren & Jason Pak
Lauren and Jason Pak are the cofounders of Achieve Fitness, a gym based in Boston, Massachusetts. While personal fitness is what they do, their why is even more compelling. This husband-wife team set out to change the industry: they want to make the fitness industry a more approachable and positive place to be.
Jun 19 2018
Rank #5: Episode 110 – Top Entrepreneurs Get Real About What’s Working Now
As 2017 comes to a close, Tara gives a quick hit of reflection on what’s working from a bunch of former Profit Power Pursuit guests. We e-mailed them and asked “what’s working for you right now?” As you listen, be sure to reflect on what’s working for you and your business right now. What assumptions […]
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Dec 05 2017
Rank #6: EP 170: 5 Trends Shaping Small Business In 2019: Prioritizing Sustainability With The When I Grow Up Coach Michelle Ward
The small business landscape is constantly evolving. At What Works, we've noticed 5 key trends start to take on a life of their own--and we predict they'll play a huge part in shaping 2019 for small business owners. First: prioritizing sustainability.
Dec 20 2018
Rank #7: Episode 95 – Creating Systems for Efficiency & Productivity with Indie Shopography founder Emily Thompson
This week, Tara is joined by Emily Thompson. Emily is the founder of Indie Shopography and co-host of “Being Boss” a podcast for creative entrepreneurs who want to up their game. At Indie Shopography, Emily helps creatives run online businesses from websites to marketing, to education. Emily and Tara talk about the time she bought […]
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Aug 22 2017
Rank #8: EP 236: Leveraging Your Special Sauce With Speaking Your Brand Founder Carol Cox
Carol is the founder of Speaking Your Brand, a speech coaching agency that helps women entrepreneurs and executives craft their signature talks.
I wanted to ask Carol how she worked out the recipe to her own special sauce so she could start training the first speech coach she brought on board.
Carol and I talk about the time and energy she put into working with clients 1:1, paying attention to exactly how she worked her magic. We also chat about how she knew it was time to hire, what have been her biggest fears throughout the process, and how her mindset about the business she's building has shifted.
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Sep 17 2019
Rank #9: EP 189: What’s Working In Community Building With Mighty Networks’ Senior Community Strategist Audra Lindsey
People are a core part of any small business. Today, Mighty Networks' Audra Lindsey shares how you can create an amazing experience for the people your business brings together—without spending a ton of time or energy to do it.
Mar 07 2019
Rank #10: EP 149: Combining Creativity and Productivity To Do Great Work With Unmistakable Creative Host & Author Srinivas Rao
Srini Rao writes at least 1,000 words a day and yet the majority of them you’ll never read. Why does he write so much, knowing that most of it won’t see the light of day through a blog post, an email, or a book chapter? Srini argues that within that daily practice comes some of your best work… and the essential opportunity to master your craft.
Sep 11 2018
Rank #11: Episode 037 – Uncovering Your Brand with Kathleen Shannon
Today’s episode features Kathleen Shannon, cofounder of Braid Creative, and co-host of the popular Being Boss podcast. Kathleen transitioned her career from graphic design and art direction in an advertising agency to entrepreneurship and branding for creative entrepreneurs. She created the Braid Method to help entrepreneurs blend who they are with what they do. Now […]
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Jun 21 2016
Rank #12: Episode 105 – Building a Business on the Side of a Job You Love with Laptop Lifestyle Creator Alexis Teichmiller
This week, Tara’s guest is Alexis Teichmiller, host of the Laptop Lifestyle podcast and a content creator for hospitality brands. She’s also the full-time affiliate manager at ConvertKit, an e-mail marketing provider for creators and online entrepreneurs. Tara wanted to chat with Alexis about how she’s created a thriving side hustle while working a job […]
Oct 31 2017
Rank #13: EP 146: Wellness Hacking For Time Management Success With Business Strategist Michelle Warner
As a startup cofounder and high achiever, Michelle Warner eventually hit a wall. She completely wore out her adrenals from working countless hours every day. But, instead of pushing through it and carrying on, Michelle’s body forced her to stop. That’s when she decided to get curious: how could she live and work in a way that aligned with her natural strengths instead of constantly pushing against them?
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Aug 21 2018
Rank #14: Episode 76 – Navigating a Slow & Steady Business Brand Transition with Racheal Cook
Racheal Cook is the author of “Your Business SweetSpot” and creator of the SweetSpot Method. Racheal launched online with TheYogipreneur.com in 2008 and since then, her business has grown to expand to all manner of holistic and service oriented businesses. She’s built two multiple 6-figure businesses inspiring over 20,000 entrepreneurs around the world to create […]
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Mar 21 2017
Rank #15: Episode 70 – Setting Business & Personal Financial Goals with Worth It Author Amanda Steinberg
This week Tara talks to her friend and the founder of Daily Worth and WorthFM, Amanda Steinberg. Amanda launched DailyWorth in 2009 to bring a fresh voice and an outsider’s perspective to personal finance. Oprah selected her to the exclusive SuperSoul 100, and Forbes named her one of twenty-one New American Money Masters. Her digital […]
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Feb 07 2017
Rank #16: EP 133: Building A Business In The Feminine Economy With Sister Founder & Director Jennifer Armbrust
Do you think there’s a better way to approach your work than just hustling hard? Jennifer Armbrust, founder of Sister and Feminist Business School, would argue there’s a more feminine way to build and grow your business.
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May 15 2018
Rank #17: EP 193: Doing More With Less: How Small Business Owners Take A Minimalist Approach
We asked 4 members of the What Works Network to share what has worked for them and each gave their own take on how business can benefit from a less-is-more approach to doing business.
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Mar 21 2019
Rank #18: EP 211: Building An Audience With Tara McMullin
May 30 2019
Rank #19: EP 125: Writing Content For Results with Content Direction Agency Founder Lacy Boggs
Lacy Boggs shares how her content marketing has evolved to focus on producing clients--not just email subscribers. Plus, she shares why she's asking for more referrals and hanging out where your ideal clients hang out.
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Apr 11 2018
Rank #20: EP 224: Building Confidence Through Consistent Action With Shatterboxx Design Founder Jamie Varon
Jamie Varon made a big lifestyle change over the last few years and I wanted to know where she found the confidence to do life differently as a small business owner.
We talk about the year she spent living and working in France, how she's redefined satisfaction for herself, and how she balances setting goals with finding peace in what already is. We also talk about the very real implications these changes have had on her business and professional success.
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Aug 06 2019