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On the Business Building Rockstars Show – aka BBRShow – host Nicole Holland invites successful entrepreneurs across a wide range of niches into the hotseat for a frank and unscripted discussion about what it really took for them to reach Rockstar status. Save years of struggle and heaps of money by avoiding the first-hand lessons learned by Nicole and her guests. If you’re looking for real-talk without a bunch of fluffy BS, you’re going to love this show!

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On the Business Building Rockstars Show – aka BBRShow – host Nicole Holland invites successful entrepreneurs across a wide range of niches into the hotseat for a frank and unscripted discussion about what it really took for them to reach Rockstar status. Save years of struggle and heaps of money by avoiding the first-hand lessons learned by Nicole and her guests. If you’re looking for real-talk without a bunch of fluffy BS, you’re going to love this show!

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Nicole's podcast is such a superb mix of inspiration, motivation and practical tips for entrepreneurs. These interviews are no fluff solutions packed with value. I always come away with a new gold nugget (or 2 or 10!) of information I can immediately start implementing. Keep it coming Nicole!

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By HenryLopez@TheHowOfBusiness - Jan 25 2019
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Nicole continues to deliver an incredible combination of inspiration and practical knowledge in every episode of her show. This is a show I recommend highly for any and every entrepreneur and small business owner!

iTunes Ratings

164 Ratings
Average Ratings
152
6
4
0
2

So good!

By LianeMW - Feb 19 2019
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Nicole's podcast is such a superb mix of inspiration, motivation and practical tips for entrepreneurs. These interviews are no fluff solutions packed with value. I always come away with a new gold nugget (or 2 or 10!) of information I can immediately start implementing. Keep it coming Nicole!

Inspiration & Knowledge

By HenryLopez@TheHowOfBusiness - Jan 25 2019
Read more
Nicole continues to deliver an incredible combination of inspiration and practical knowledge in every episode of her show. This is a show I recommend highly for any and every entrepreneur and small business owner!
Cover image of The Nicole Holland Show

The Nicole Holland Show

Updated 10 days ago

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On the Business Building Rockstars Show – aka BBRShow – host Nicole Holland invites successful entrepreneurs across a wide range of niches into the hotseat for a frank and unscripted discussion about what it really took for them to reach Rockstar status. Save years of struggle and heaps of money by avoiding the first-hand lessons learned by Nicole and her guests. If you’re looking for real-talk without a bunch of fluffy BS, you’re going to love this show!

Rank #1: SEO Best Practices with Stephan Spencer of Marketing Speak

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Learn about three pillars of Search Engine Optimization to get more eyes on your content: more clicks, more links, more shares and more leads with good SEO
Jul 17 2019
44 mins
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Rank #2: Organic Instagram Marketing with Jenn Herman & Andee Love

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Feb 15 2019
10 mins
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Rank #3: Learn How to Create a Life of Wealth and Balance with Ajit Nawalkha of Evercoach

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In this episode, Ajit Nawalkha, co-founder of Mindvalley Teach, Evercoach, Global GRIT Institute and the author of ‘Live Big,’ talks with me about creating your own version of “living big” as an entrepreneur by changing the way you look at running your business.

Ajit believes it IS possible to create of life of wealth and balance by working LESS not more, because as he tells me, “I believe all of us can grown our companies but we don’t have to kill ourselves doing it.”

We talk about how not to become a slave to your business, the importance of raising your expectations, why YOU are your own best asset, how to create your ideal work day by working “deeper” not longer, the strategy he’s developed for getting more done in much less time and much more productivity wisdom for busy entrepreneurs.
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In This Episode You Will Learn

How to Create a Life of Wealth AND Balance
Overcoming Other’s Limiting Expectations By Raising Your Own
Create Your Ideal Day Using the Pareto Principle
Why You Are Your Own Greatest Asset
How to Make the Most of Your Strengths
How Not to Become a Slave to Your Business
Get More Done in Less Time Using Parkinson’s Law
The 4x4 Strategy For Working Less and Accomplishing More
How to Live Big By Making Decisions On Your Own Terms
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MindValley

EverCoach

Les Brown, motivational speaker and author

Deep Work by Carl Newport
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Check out Ajit’s book Live Big at livebigthebook.com
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Ajit Nawalkha, a serial entrepreneur, global educator & consultant, he is the co-founder of Mindvalley Teach, Evercoach, and Global GRIT Institute. Born in Jaipur, Rajasthan living in a home with 23 other people, has always pursued the dream of Living Big. Over the past decade he has helped build training and coaching companies to inspire the coming generation, transform entrepreneurs to live on purpose, while enjoying their lives while increasing profits. He enjoys exploring the world, learning different cuisines, writing, and spending time with his wife Neeta. He currently  lives in Los Angeles, California.
Jan 22 2019
36 mins
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Rank #4: Reduce Stress & Overwhelm in Your Business By Building Repeatable Systems with Josh Fonger

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Josh Fonger is a business performance architect and the co-founder of Work The System. He is an international business consultant, coach, and speaker. He’s had the unique experience of personally helping hundreds of businesses grow simply, using the WTS Method.
His specialty is taking stressed out entrepreneurs from working “in” their business to working “on” their business using systems so that profit and freedom become a consistent mechanical reality.
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3 Steps For Building Robust and Long-Lasting Systems

In this episode, I chat with Josh Fonger, business performance consultant and the co-founder of Work The System, a method for growing businesses by developing repeatable and sustainable systems which is currently helping hundreds of businesses to scale profitably.
Josh has learned how to prioritize his life and work responsibilities in a way that greatly reduces stress and overwhelm, gives him more time, and streamliness his entire business process for greater long-term growth and profits. He emphasizes the importance of building effective systems within your business with a simple analogy. He tells me, “[Your] job is not to put fires out. It’s to build systems that prevent the fires from happening in the first place.”
Josh shares 3 steps for building robust and long-lasting systems, how to audit your daily tasks to see where the holes in your current systems and procedures are, the definition of a successful system, how effective systems will help you to scale your business profitably from the very beginning and the crucial component of doing the right things in the right order.

In This Episode You Will Learn

Why Building Your Own Business Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful or Chaotic
How to Prioritize Your Life and Business in a Way That Reduces Stress and Overwhelm
The Critical Component of Doing the Right Things For Your Business In the Right Order
How to Scale Profitably From The Very Beginning by Building Systems
Why Investing in Repeatable Business Systems is Crucial For Growth
The Daily Audit That Identifies the Holes In Your Current Systems and Procedures
How Consistent Systems Will Allow You to Save Time and Move to Higher Level Tasks
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Get a free copy of ‘Work the System’ by Sam Carpenter here.

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Jun 26 2019
31 mins
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Rank #5: Calvin Correli of Simplero Shares How to Eliminate Tech-Tool Overwhelm with an All-In-One Solution

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In this episode I talk with Calvin Correli, CEO of the holistically focused software company Simplero, about how his robust, scalable software is the perfect all-in-one solution for entrepreneurs from those just starting out in the online space to multi-million-dollar earners, even if they consider themselves not tech savvy.

Calvin takes us on a behind the scenes tour of the many functionalities of Simplero, from managing your membership site, to being your full service email provider, website and membership builder, shopping cart, and more.

As Calvin tells me, “Simplero is for the online entrepreneur who cares about getting results -- doing the things that move the needle, so they can get stuff done.”

You’ll learn why you won’t need WordPress anymore when you use Simplero (yes, really), how you can leverage lead scoring to better understand and connect with your audience, why you won’t ever need to hire a system specific expert when you use Simplero, how to eliminate multi-system overwhelm in you business, and so much more.
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In This Episode You Will Learn

Behind the Scenes of the All-In-One Business Software Solution Simplero
Everything You Need to Start Selling Digital Info Products Online
Why You Don’t Need WordPress When You Use Simplero
How to Eliminate Multi-System Overwhelm with One Streamlined Site
By-Pass System Specific Experts with a Simple Interface You Can Customize Yourself
What Makes Simplero Different from Other Email Service Providers
How Simplero Leverages Lead Scoring to Better Understand What Your Audience Needs
Fully Customizable Emails with Unlimited Tracking, Tagging and Segmenting
How to Get Free High-Touch Concierge Service to Ensure Your Success

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Get DOUBLE your bonus Concierge Hours on any annual plan when you join through my referral link!
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Calvin Correli is CEO of the holistically focused software company Simplero and is passionate about helping online business owners do exactly what brings them the most joy, while taking all of the tech headaches away.

Simplero does everything you need from email marketing, automation, billing, landing pages, membership and course portals, affiliate management, and even offers a complete website solution!

Simplero allows you to deliver the right content to the right people at the right time. It's easy and fun to use, and lets you focus on the things you like to do most.
Jan 24 2019
46 mins
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Rank #6: How to Use Social Media Automation in a Meaningful Way with Ovi Negrean of SocialBee

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In this episode I talk with Ovi Negrean about his incredible tool, SocialBee, that will streamline the way you use social media for followers, engagement, and lead generation for your business.

SocialBee is an all-on-one tool that not only auto-posts on social media for you but also allows you to categorize your posts to keep your content fresh, well-mixed and always engaging. As Ovi tells me, “We help companies, entrepreneurs, and solopreneurs save time but also get more leads and better results on social media.”

If you’re looking for a more efficient and effective social media content management system, don’t miss this behind the scenes look at SocialBee where you’ll learn how you can recycle your evergreen content on autopilot, easily write customized copy for each social platform, how to find and connect with you ideal audience, create limited time promotional campaigns, when to use an automation tool and when to use a human touch, and more -- plus Ovi has a very special offer just for my audience.
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In This Episode You Will Learn

Save Time and Get Better Social Engagement with SocialBee
Category Based Social Media Scheduler That Keeps Your Content Varied and  Engaging
What Should and Shouldn’t Be Automated on Social Media
How SocialBee Helps You Find and Connect With Your Ideal Audience
Leverage Automation to Recycle Your Evergreen Content on Autopilot
Customize Your Copy to Fit Each Social Platform in ONE Entry
How to Set RSS Feed Based Posts With Full Control
Best Practices for Using Automation Tools Effectively and Ethically

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Get 1:1 call with customized demo

Click here to get 20% off your new SocialBee account
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After 10+ years of experience working in various firms, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, having also some entrepreneurial ventures in between, Ovi jumped full time into the startup world with Nugget (acquired) and is now focused on SocialBee.

SocialBee offers All-in-One Tools and Services for Content Posting & Recycling, Follower Growth, Engagement, and More to put your Social Media on Autopilot.

Ovi also developed the Alternative Startup Methodology that shifts the conventional startup model by focusing on the Sell -> Service -> Scale sequence. He has experience in building and managing software development teams; building SaaS and mobile products; creating ROI-positive social media; marketing and product launches.
Jan 10 2019
35 mins
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Rank #7: Social Media Training From a Rockstar Team

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Feb 18 2019
15 mins
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Rank #8: What will you be taking off your plate in 2019?

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Jan 19 2019
10 mins
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Rank #9: Get Paid $10K+ From Corporate Sponsors Even If You Don’t Think You Qualify with Linda Hollander

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In this episode, I talk with Linda Hollander, leading expert on corporate sponsorship, author of the # 1 best-seller, Corporate Sponsorship in 3 Easy Steps and CEO of Sponsor Concierge, about best practices to land a sponsorship that can fund your dreams and how to land a sponsor that will renew with you again and again.

Linda began her journey of entrepreneurship at just 13 years old and in her over 20 years of experience as an industry leader on the power of corporate sponsors, she know what works, what doesn’t, and how to craft what she calls the perfect “Sponsor Proposal” that will showcase the benefits of working with you and solidify top tier sponsorships. As she tells me, “If a sponsor doesn’t see the benefits of working with you, you won’t get the sponsorship.”

In this not-to-be-missed Masterclass, Linda teaches the 4 critical components of a killer Sponsor Proposal, the best ways to contact potential sponsors (and what NOT to do), the secret to creating a “cash machine” renewal system with sponsors, how to spotlight your assets with your influence (regardless of how many followers you have), how to turn a ‘no’ into a ‘yes,’ and many more insider secrets.
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In This Episode You Will Learn

How to Get Top Tier Sponsors to Fund YOUR Dreams
3 Critical Steps You Must Take to Land a Killer Sponsorship
How to Craft a “Sponsor Proposal” - 4 Crucial Things Sponsors Want to See  Before They’ll Work With You
The Best Way to Contact a Potential Sponsor (And What NOT to Do)
How to Create an Enticing Benefits Package for Sponsors (So They’re Dying to Work With You!)
Why the Number of Followers You Have Isn’t the Only Thing Sponsors Care About (And What Is)
How to Get a Sponsor to Renew With You Again and Again
The Best Department in a Company to Approach to Get a Yes to Your Sponsorship - And the Questions to Ask Them
How to Handle Rejection - What to Do to Turn a No Into a Yes
Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Ask For a 5+ Figure Sponsorship Deal

Continue the Conversation with Linda
Download the number one secret to landing your dream sponsorships at sponsorconcierge.com  and to schedule a strategy session with Linda.
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Linda Hollander has been featured by Inc. Magazine as the leading expert on corporate sponsorship. She has over 20 years of experience as a small business owner and is the industry leader in teaching people about how to tap into the awesome power of corporate sponsors.

She is the author of the # 1 best-seller, Corporate Sponsorship in 3 Easy Steps. She is also the CEO of Sponsor Concierge and the founder of the Sponsor Secrets Seminar.
Her sponsors include Microsoft, Epson, Wells Fargo, Dun & Bradstreet, Fed Ex, American Airlines, Staples, Health Net, Marriott, IBM and Wal Mart.
Jan 23 2019
51 mins
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Rank #10: FF: January 11, 2019

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On Monday I’ll be announcing the winner of the Big Business Bundle Giveaway -- generously sponsored by Acuity Scheduling, LifterLMS, Simplero, SocialBee, and MobilityWOD.

Thanks to everyone who entered and shared it with your tribes! We sincerely appreciate it and to thank you for your participation we’ve got some special surprises just for you!

Keep your eyes peeled on you inbox for an email from me between now and Monday!

On Monday’s episode I’ll also be sharing tips for getting yourself booked on great podcasts that your ideal clients and customers are already listening to, plus I’ll tell you about my exciting new podcast guesting program that people have been anxiously awaiting since I closed Get Guest Ready School back in 2017.

This new program -- you’ll find out the name on Monday’s episode -- starts the following Monday, January 21st so enrollment will only be open for seven days, or until all of the seats are filled!

Because of the high-level of direct access you’ll have with me in this LIVE intensive program, and because we’ll be focusing on getting you your first (or next) five podcast interviews on the books within 30-days, I’m limiting the group size to just ten participants.

So if visibility is on your radar for 2019 and you’re really raring to go, you won’t want to miss the announcement!

Then on Tuesday I’m joined by Juliet Starrett who is the co-founder and CEO of Mobility WOD, which has revolutionized how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance, as well as the CEO of San Francisco Crossfit, one of the first 50 CrossFit affiliates.

She shares about how to free yourself from the constant pressure to make money by growing your business slowly, the dangers of pushing your body to burnout as a busy entrepreneur, and simple ways to improve mobility despite a sedentary work environment.

Wednesday’s Masterclass expert is SEO expert Tom Casano, founder of Sure Oak agency and podcast will be teaching us how to maximize our organic reach using SEO best practices.

Tom covers why you’re probably not ranking in Google and how to fix it, how to naturally optimize your content for keywords without being spammy, and much more.

This Masterclass is especially for you if you are a business owner, entrepreneur, or marketer who wants to increase the volume of organic traffic to your website. He’ll discuss content optimization, getting great backlinks, and playing nicely with Google.
Coming up on Thursday, Baptiste Debever of Feedier shares how his product helps management and customer success teams in the retail and e-commerce world collect better, more actionable customer feedback, and solve for the typical low response rate to surveys.

In this episode we'll explore behind the scenes of Feedier, an innovative new customer engagement tool, lean how to boost your business with better customer engagement, and why using gamification works so well to get customer feedback.

For today’s Friday Feedback Question, I’d like to know...
What is your big 2019 visibility goal and why does it matter so much to you that you won’t quit until you reach it?
I look forward to reading your answers below!
Jan 11 2019
13 mins
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Rank #11: Maximize Your Organic Reach Using SEO Best Practices with Tom Casano of The Sure Oak Podcast

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In this master class episode I chat with Tom Casano, host of The Sure Oak Podcast and an SEO expert, to learn how content creators and entrepreneurs can maximize the organic traffic their websites get by understanding the four most impactful ranking factors in Google’s algorithm.

Tom explains why simply creating quick content and filling it with keywords we think people are searching for isn’t enough.

He tells me, “If you do this right, you’re going to create helpful content. By helping Google help their users, you’ll get the traffic that you want.”

We also talk about the top three things you need to focus on to boost your SEO, why you aren’t ranking in Google and how to change that, how to naturally optimize your content for high ranking keywords without sounding spammy, how to create long-form, comprehensive content to drive traffic to your site and so much more.
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In This Episode You Will Learn

Maximize Your Organic Reach Using SEO Best Practices
The 4 Most Impactful Ranking Factors in Google’s Algorithm
The Top 3 Things You Need to Focus On To Boost Your SEO
Why You’re Not Ranking in Google and How to Fix It
How to Create a Comprehensive Content Guide to Maximize Engagement and Traffic
Best Free Online Tools For Keyword Research
The Biggest Mistakes Most Entrepreneurs Make When Working on SEO
How to Naturally Optimize Your Content for Keywords Without Being Spammy

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KW Tool

KW Finder

SEMRush

MOZ

Ubbersuggest by Neil Patel

Life Coach Spotter
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Schedule an SEO strategy session with Tom
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Tom Casano is the host of The Sure Oak Podcast and an SEO expert.  Tom's podcast, The Sure Oak Podcast, is a weekly show with interviews from digital marketing experts and thought leaders.

Tom is the founder of Sure Oak, which is an SEO agency.  Tom is an expert at link building, content optimization, keyword research, and search engine optimization strategy.  He lives in New York City with his wife and 2 children.

The Sure Oak Podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and more.
Jan 16 2019
59 mins
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Rank #12: Challenge Your Belief That It’s Impossible to Charge More with Author of Scale How to Grow Your Business by Working Less Frank Bria

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Frank Bria began his entrepreneurial career in the financial services technology sector. He worked with several startups, some selling for hundreds of millions of dollars, and some crashing in flames.
His experience includes helping some of the largest corporations on 5 continents grow their businesses by making a real impact on their customers – and turning that into a scalable offering.
He now turns that experience to the small business sector. He works with consultants and business authors to pivot away from “project-based” and hourly revenue - basically trading time for money. Frank’s clients build their businesses around productized services where you leverage your time across multiple clients – and not just one.

He is author of the internationally bestselling book Scale: How to Grow Your Business by Working Less and the father of 3 beautiful daughters.
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Create a High Ticket, “Gotta Have It” Productized Service That’s Repeatable

In this episode Frank Bria, author of the internationally bestselling book Scale: How to Grow Your Business by Working Less, shares why he believes what most business gurus teach about starting small when you’re starting out is completely backwards, and why you’ll be much better off if you create high-ticket offers from the very beginning.
Frank challenges popular beliefs around what is possible in service-based businesses like coaching and consulting and he states; “If you have something of value to offer your audience, you should be paid your value.There’s no reason you should be paid less that $10k.”
We also dig into why everyone needs a business mentor and where to find yours, how to ditch the fancy funnels and manipulative sales tactics, and much much more.
You’re going to adore Frank as much as I do by the end of episode, so let’s get to it!

In This Episode You Will Learn

Why the “Start Small” Business Model Is Completely Backwards
How to Get Off the 6-Figure Hamster Wheel
Challenge the Belief That It Isn’t Possible to Charge More
Break Through the Conventional Mold and Become a Scalable Consultant
Ditch the Fancy Funnels and Manipulative Sales Tactics
Forget Having a Huge Following First (You Don’t Need One)
Why Everyone Needs a Business Mentor and Where to Find Yours   
Continue the Conversation with Frank

Find Frank's Facebook here.
Get a jump start on your own high ticket offer with Frank’s step-by-step blueprint here.

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Jun 05 2019
43 mins
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Rank #13: How to Make a Video in Minutes with Jason Hsiao of Animoto

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Jason Hsiao is the co-founder and Chief Video Officer of Animoto, an award-winning online video maker that makes it easy for anyone to create professional-quality marketing videos, even if they have no technical skills and have never created a video before.
With the mission of empowering everyone to create powerful videos regardless of age or experience, Jason founded Animoto with his high school and Dartmouth College friends back in 2006. Animoto’s certified partnerships with Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and the Small Business Administration give it unique insight into the changing social media and business landscape -- which may be why more than 1-million businesses around the world are already using Animoto to create marketing videos.
Prior to founding Animoto, Jason was a producer for MTV Networks and Comedy Central.
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How to Make a Video in Minutes Even If You Have Zero Experience

No doubt you’ve noticed that videos are everywhere, from Facebook lives, to IGTV, to YouTube, to short fun videos that pop up as we’re surfing our favorite social media app. People love videos!
Gone are the days where only the big businesses with even bigger budgets could create promotional videos and share them with the masses. Anyone with a smart phone and access to video editing software is capable of creating videos and using them in their marketing strategy.
Social media has also leveled the playing field when it comes to reach. We can literally connect and share our message with hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world.
So how can you leverage this power and weave videos into your marketing? Jason Hsiao of Animoto shares ninja video tips to get more visibility, leads and engagement with your videos, and how to easily get started even if you have zero video editing experience.
Why Videos Trump Other Forms of Online Content 

There have been many interesting studies done in the last couple of years about the results you can achieve when you include videos in your marketing strategy. These tests tell us:

People tend to remember six times the amount of information in video than from text
Video gets shared 12 times more often than text
64% of people tend to make a purchase decision after watching a video

Using videos in your marketing leads to tangible results. Video is compelling, it's visual, it's moving, it connects to people emotionally.

But sometimes, with all the other constant changes taking place in the online marketing space, the idea of making videos can be daunting for small business owners.
We have to ask ourselves if this is really worth investing in. But what the statistics bear out is that video is only growing in importance. We can safely assume that no matter how things continue to evolve, the video is wave isn’t coming, it’s here.  
Anyone and everyone (including you!) is capable of creating videos even if they don’t consider themselves tech savvy. Now is the time to jump on the video wave!
How to Use Videos to Amplify Your Current Marketing Strategy 
For small business owners, we’re not referring to the big budget ad commercials you see on TV. We're talking about the short videos you see on social media.
Video should be used as a regular form of communication with your audience. We're not just talking about one-off videos here. This isn’t a one and done strategy where you simply put together an introductory video and call it good.
Just as you regularly email your followers or create posts on social media or blog content, videos should also be created and shared either as a stand alone piece of content or to enhance other forms of communication.
The Easiest Way to Get Started Making Videos 
To get started with video, Jason suggests taking inventory of all the things -- blog content, products, services, testimonials, success stories, cast studies -- that already work in your business....
May 01 2019
45 mins
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Rank #14: How to Make Working With Family Work with Henry Lopez of The How of Business Podcast

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Henry is a serial entrepreneur and business coach, with over 34 years of diverse business experience, including successful careers in the information technology industry, sales, sales training and business ownership.
His current business ventures include: co-founder of Levante Business Group (supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners), co-owner of iTopIt (a self-serve frozen desserts restaurant in Colorado Springs), co-owner of Wild Blue Car Wash (an exterior-express car wash in Colorado), Mojave Systems (offering Task & Maintenance Management software solutions for the car wash industry), and L3 Destinations (a Travel Agency co-founded with his wife). Henry is also the co-host of The How of Business podcast, and The How of Carwashing podcast.
 
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Working With Family in Business - Is It Right For You?

In this episode, I talk with multi-business owner Henry Lopez, a serial entrepreneur and business coach, with over 34 years of diverse business experience as the creator over 5 seperate businesses including Levante Business Group which supports entrepreneurs and small business owners, about finding your passion project (or projects) and how to make being a multi-franchise owner work for you.
For Henry, it’s all about the creation process and enjoying the journey of creating a business from the ground up. As he tells me, “Enjoy the journey of creating a business. What we’re all subject to as business owners are these arbitrary and external measures of success. Enjoy the creation. It’s about creating.”
Henry shares the lessons he’s learned about business creation, transitioning from a corporate job to being an entrepreneur, how to choose the right partners in business that will help you grow not slow you down, the importance of developing the unique details that represent you and set you apart in your business, how to stay focused and true to yourself when setting business goals, how to handle competition within your chosen field and many more nuggets of wisdom.

In This Episode You Will Learn

Lessons Learned As A Multi-Franchise Owner - How to Make It Work For You
Finding Your Passion Areas In Business and Life
How to Successfully Transition From a Corporate Job to Being Your Own Boss
The 2 Types of Business Owners - Making the Most of Your Personal Style
Why You Need to Be Methodical About Who You Choose to Do Business With
Learning From Disney - How to Develop the Details In Your Business That   Represent You
Enjoying the Journey and Freedom of Creating Your Own Business
Keeping Your Focus and Being True to Yourself in Your Business Goals
Continue the Conversation with Henry

You can find Henry’s podcast and schedule a free business coaching consultation here

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May 15 2019
32 mins
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Rank #15: Learn the 3 Things That Make a Killer Public Talk with Tricia Brouk of The Big Talk Podcast

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Tricia Brouk is an award winning director. She is also writes and choreographs for theater, film and television. In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, she applies her expertise to the art of public speaking.
She’s the executive producer of Speakers Who dare, a TEDx producer. She choreographed Black Box on ABC, The Affair on Showtime, Rescue Me on Fox, and John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes, where she was awarded a Golden Thumb Award from Roger Ebert.
Her series Sublets, won Best Comedy at the Vancouver Web-Festival. She curates and hosts the Speaker Salon in NYC,  The Big Talk a podcast on iTunes and directs and produces The Big Talk Over Dinner a new tv series.
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EFFECTIVE PUBLIC SPEAKING TIPS WITH TRICIA BROUK OF THE BIG TALK

Only 3 years ago, Tricia Brouk, public speaking coach and host of The Big Talk podcast, was minding her own business in the film, television and theatre industry with no intention of becoming a speech coach.
When a dear friend booked a TEDx talk and asked Tricia to direct her, the seed was planted.  Within just 6 months Tricia had a website up and The Big Talk was live in NYC.
Her work now centers around helping people “talk” and not only talk, but give BIG talks, the important ones, whether it's a TEDx, or a keynote or a toast, or communicating in front of people that they respect.
Despite having zero online presence, Tricia began surrounding herself with people who understood the online world, one of whom was networking a specialist Jamie Broderick who helped Tricia create an online media presence and introduce her to key people who might need speaking directors.
The rest, as they say, is history.  
Here Tricia shares her process for delivering a successful “Big Talk” so you can spread your message on a global scale.

WHAT ARE THE TECHNIQUES OF EFFECTIVE PUBLIC SPEAKING?
Knowing the Difference Between a TEDx Talk and a Keynote Speech 
The Art of The Big Talk first breaks down the difference between a TEDx talk and a keynote speech. This is an important distinction you’ll need to understand in order to get the delivery just right.
A TEDx talk is 

18 minutes or less
Contains your ideas (not problems or issues)
Aims to give the listener a “gift” or a solution (“We can end global warming by doing this one simple thing…”)

A keynote speech 

45 - 60 minutes long
Presents hard hitting problems or issues
Contains a clear call to action or an “ask” (“Buy my book”)

Tricia further explains these very different approaches by stating “If you talk about an idea and frame it as an idea, not an issue, people will respond to you more openly. An idea is a thought a concept or a notion that we have. And once we form a thought this can become an idea with massaging, tending to and allowing for growth, an issue is usually an emotional or a personal problem. And it makes you feel prickly.”
Issues may make us feel like ‘What can we do about it? It's so big.’ However, if you reframe it as an idea, a short to-the-point statement of hope, it sounds doable, actionable, and people are more likely to respond.
Having a “Through-Line” in Your Talk to Stay in Alignment with Your Message 
The through line is the heartbeat of a talk. If you understand what your through line is, you can constantly come back to it and never get lost.
A through line is short, only 15 words or less. It's the concise, articulate and singular progression of your idea, which includes all of the critical elements unique to the idea. It's simple, it's clear, and it's very succinct.
Here are three examples of really strong through lines: 

More choices make us less happy
Vulnerability is something to be treasured, not hidden
Fake it until you make it

As writers and speakers with big ideas, we have so many things we want to say and sometimes we go off track. But if you're constantly coming back to your through line...
Jun 12 2019
32 mins
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Rank #16: Why a Solid Business Model is Paramount to Success with Stephanie Hayes

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With over 20 years of experience, Stephanie Hayes helps entrepreneurs, small business owners, and corporate executives who have plateaued or reached the edge of their comfort level to excel. Sought out because of her knack for being able to see the big picture and her expertise to design, plan, and implement the next phase of their business, Stephanie thrives in transforming the fears and struggles of her clients into opportunities and successes.
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Building a Better Business Model with Stephanie Hayes

Meet Stephanie: full-time mom, business coach and strategist who shares with me the power of building your business on a solid foundational model and how to truly create balance between your personal and professional life.
Stephanie has been working with startups in the online business space for over 20 years and has been in business for herself for the past 15. It’s through this work that she’s discovered where many businesses fail: they’re built on shaky foundations. Building a better business model and leveling up is the essence of what Stephanie does for her clients.
In addition, Stephanie has learned how to fully align her business to what she wants in life -- not the other way around.
Read on for the full interview.
What is your business and what do you do? 
I am a business coach and strategist. I work with experienced entrepreneurs who are looking to level up their business and mature the way that they are working with their own clients. I work with them usually in a one on one capacity sometimes in a group. We’re building a framework for them to have a sustainable business that can grow.

How long have you been in business? 
Formally in my coaching business for about five years. Informally I've been working with small businesses and startups for the last 20 years.
It's been really fun to have my feet in both the small business and the corporate camp because I get to see how we can marry both together to give small business owners what they really need.

When did you know you wanted to be an entrepreneur and how did you get started?
I have been an entrepreneur at heart since I was a young child and I always knew that I wanted to own my own business. It took me a little while but I was able to finally make that happen about 15 years ago.
Before that, I've been working in startups my entire life in the technology space. And so I got a lot of exposure to seeing how small businesses and startups grow, and all the things that they need to do.
When you're in that kind of environment, you have to do all the things, you have to play all the roles and you have to get all of that experience.
So by the time I started up my own business, I already had a lot of that under my belt. But I've always had that entrepreneurial spirit along the way.

I moved into being an entrepreneur mentor at the University of British Columbia and worked with small businesses and startups who wanted to become funded for the the ideas that they had. It all kind of all progress naturally.
Eventually people started asking me, can you help me with my business? Can you help me figure out what's wrong? Can you help me get to that next stage of growth? It became really obvious that what I wanted to do was not do the work within the business itself, but help these businesses see the forest for the trees.
So it gradually evolved to the point where I recognize what I was really good at is that bigger picture of the strategy and being able to see all the pieces working together.
A few years ago, I actually formalized that capacity, and now I work as a coach and a strategist helping all of these different businesses, whether they're a product business or service business or something in between, establish their strategy, their business model and realign their businesses so that they can implement.
Apr 10 2019
33 mins
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Rank #17: What Surviving a Near Death Experience with a Hippo Taught Juliet Starrett of Mobility WOD

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In this episode, I chat with Juliet Starrett, co-founder and CEO of MobilityWOD.com, which has revolutionized how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance, CEO of San Francisco Crossfit, one of the first 50 Crossfit affiliates, and co-author of the Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Deskbound, about the lessons she learned from a cancer diagnoses at a young age and how she grew her business organically over several years by creating a sense of community around Crossfit in the Bay area.

Juliet is a big believer in the power of prevention as we care for our health long-term, and encourages busy entrepreneurs to take steps now to prevent the burnout that often comes with the demands of entrepreneurship. As she tells me, “I’m hell bent on not dying from some sort of disease I could have prevented through healthy habits.” She continues, “The goal is to be as functional and independent as possible as we age and it starts with taking care of your body when you’re young.”

We also discuss what drew Juliet to the world of health and fitness (you don’t want to miss the story of her near-death encounter with a hippo!), how MobilityWOD is crushing the Crossfit stereotypes, tips for determining if starting a business while holding down a day job is the right decision for you, simple ways to improve your mobility despite a sedentary work environment and more inspiring stories from Juliet’s 15+ years in the fitness industry.
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In This Episode You Will Learn

Overcoming Adversity and Thriving Through Health Challenges
Why MobilityWOD.com Is Crushing the Crossfit Stereotypes
How to Grow Your Business Organically With a Focus on Community
How to Determine If Starting a Business While Having a Day Job is Right For You
Free Yourself From the Constant Pressure to Make Money By Growing Your Business Slowly
The Dangers of Pushing Your Body to Burnout As a Busy Entrepreneur
How to Help Your Body Survive the Demands of Entrepreneurship
Simple Ways to Improve Mobility Despite a Sedentary Work Environment

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Juliet Starrett is the co-founder and CEO of MobilityWOD.com, which has revolutionized how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance as well as CEO San Francisco Crossfit, one of the first 50 Crossfit affiliates. Before turning her attention to the businesses full-time, Juliet had a successful career as an attorney, practicing complex commercial litigation at Reed Smith for nearly eight years.

Juliet is the co-author of the Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Deskbound and successfully collaborated on and developed the marketing strategy and plan for the New York Times Bestsellers, Becoming A Supple Leopard and Ready to Run.
Jan 15 2019
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Rank #18: How to Build Your Own Robot Assistant Using This One Tool with Gavin Zuchlinski of Acuity Scheduling

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Gavin Zuchlinski is the founder of Acuity Scheduling, the slickest way for businesses to automate and manage their appointments online, allowing clients to schedule themselves. Gavin is a self-professed tech geek and espresso maniac (a word he does not use lightly) who wholeheartedly believes that business should be fun.

Acuity Scheduling supports over 50,000 businesses of all sizes, from people working for themselves to major corporations with thousands of employees. Their Customer Support is unmatched in this industry as they focus on easy & pain-free scheduling with one on one support as they help their client’s businesses grow and thrive.
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Behind the Scenes of Acuity Scheduling with Gavin Zuchlinksi
In this episode I talk with Gavin Zuchlinski, founder of Acuity Scheduling, a cross vertical and fully customizable scheduling tool for business owners whose days revolve around scheduling client appointments.

When Gavin’s mother was unable to find an easy scheduling system for her massage therapy business he built one for her. Acuity has been the leading online scheduling system for many years.

Gavin takes me behind the scenes of Acuity to demonstrate the robust functionality of this easy and flexible online tool. With high-touch automations, customer management, 24/7 online scheduling, integrations with multiple applications and a fully customizable platform, Acuity is so much more than just scheduling. You’ll learn if Acuity is right for you and just how simple it is to use.
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Get 45-Days of Acuity Scheduling FREE when you register for your new account at AcuityScheduling.com/nicole
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Feb 14 2019
51 mins
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Rank #19: Why You Need to Set Time Boundaries with Yourself with Cailen Ascher

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Cailen Ascher is a Business + Lifestyle Coach who teaches women entrepreneurs how to make an abundant full-time income working part-time hours.
Best known for her 3-day workweek, Cailen has been featured in Business Insider and Huffington Post and has been interviewed on Entrepreneur on Fire, She Means Business Podcast and Courage + Clarity podcasts.
Her coaching and teachings have helped 1000s of women upgrade their lives and businesses and embrace the idea that full-time income income and part-time hours is not just a dream, but can be their reality.
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What is a 3-day work week? 

Have you heard of the 3-day work week yet? If not, you’re going to want in on this!
The 3-day work week is a process of effective time management skills and productivity tips that essentially reduce your weekly work load without sacrificing the results that move your business forward.
Cailen Ascher developed this process out of necessity after her first daughter was born four years ago. It was a personal choice and an experiment. Cailen felt, ‘I've got this new baby, I don't want to go back to working full time hours.’
What felt right for her intuitively would be to work three days and then have four days, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday off to spend with her daughter and family - a four day weekend, a three day work week.
Thus the 3-day workweek was born.
Cailen shares how to create this 3-day schedule for your own business and life to increase your productivity without working longer and harder.

How to be more productive without working all the time
At first, this 3-day work week was a bit of a gamble for Cailen. She wasn’t sure what this was going to do to her business or how to make it work long term.
Despite her reservations, she stepped into it, set up her schedule, and started implementing the time management techniques and productivity strategies that she shares below.
Her business was not only maintained, but actually grew and expanded to new levels she had not previously reached when working full time.
How can I improve my time management and productivity skills?
Do a Time Inventory
First and foremost, this process is about you finding the working hours that makes sense for you -- your life, your family, your business.
Cailen reminds us, “It's not about adopting exactly what I've done, cutting your your work week back just to three days, but moving in the direction of what truly serves you personally and professionally.”
Under that umbrella, think of the most powerful things you can do to move in the direction of making highest and best use of your time and protecting your time. The first step in doing this is to do a time inventory.
To do this, get a pen and notepad ready and set a timer for about every 60 minutes or so. Pause and take a second to jot down the task or the multiple tasks that you were doing during that time.
Repeat this process for a couple days. Doing so can give you rich insight into how much time you’re wasting on things that aren’t really important, that you don’t enjoy or that you aren’t particularly good at. It can also reveal how much you’re ping ponging back and forth between tasks that could be chunked together more effectively.
Once you sit with that, and do this for a few of your work days, you start to see where changes can be made.
Dig even deeper and rank your tasks. Ask, does this make me money and do I enjoy it? Am I good at this? Adding in some of those questions can be extremely helpful as you re-prioritize your time and set more boundaries.
Learn to Outsource Your Tasks
The next step is to outsource your tasks if possible. If you're in a position where you’re able to get support from a virtual assistant, this is a great time to circle all those items that you would love to outsource.
Give the things that you're not good at or don’t...
May 22 2019
35 mins
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Rank #20: How to Leverage Your Business or Influence to Be a Force for Good with Ron Klabunde of Generosity Feeds

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Ron is the Founder and CEO of Generosity Feeds – a national for-purpose organization that mobilizes thousands of volunteers in cities around America to address the local needs of hungry children through meal creation events. Generosity Feeds is igniting a movement of generosity.

As a sought out speaker, trainer, and consultant Ron advocates generosity while equipping organizations and leaders to engage in a mission that brings peace and prosperity to their cities. He specializes in assisting businesses and non-profits in community engagement, social innovation, and inspiring higher purpose.
 
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How to Use Your Influence to Be a Force for Good
In this episode, I talk with Ron Klabunde, Founder and CEO of Generosity Feeds, a national non-profit organization that addresses the local needs of hungry children across America through meal creation events, about the difference between simply “doing good” and being a FORCE for good in a way that benefits both communities and businesses alike.
Ron knows that at the heart of it all, each one of us has the desire to make a difference and know that what we do in the world day in and day out ultimately has a higher purpose. Whether it’s through feeding the hungry or some other force-for-good mission that finds us, Ron believes everything we do should meet a human need. He tells me, “Regardless of where any one of us is in life, we all want to make a difference, we want to serve and be generous.”
Ron and I deep dive into how we can leverage the social impact of our business or influence to BE that force, how to unite people around shared values for a common cause, why we need to build generous deeds into the DNA of our business from the very start and many more gems of wisdom.

In This Episode You Will Learn

The Difference Between Doing Good and Being a FORCE for Good
Allowing Our Mission in Life to Find Us
How to Inspire Generosity Within Your Business for Greater Impact
Leveraging Social Impact for the Benefit of Business AND Community
Why When Employees Know Their Job Has a Higher Purpose, They’re Easier to Retain
The Power of Uniting People Around Shared Values for a Common Cause
Being Leaders of Integrity in Our Business to Meet the Needs of Others
How to Build Impactful Good Deeds into the DNA of Your Business from the Very Beginning (And Why You Should Sooner Rather Than Later!)
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Learn more about Ron and his mission here or talk with him personally about ideas for serving YOUR community at ron@generosityfeeds.org

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Apr 17 2019
34 mins
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