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Foot Traffic Podcast with Stacy Tuschl

Want to know how to get more customers through the door and more profit in your pocket? Join International Best-Selling Author, Business Coach, and 7-Figure Business Owner Stacy Tuschl to discover the systems and strategies that really work to grow your own local small business. From offline and online marketing to staffing, scaling, mindset and more, you’ll learn the essential elements for building a massively profitable business and a hugely happy life. Whether you own a dental office or dance studio, real estate brokerage or salon/spa—or any local business in between—the strategies you need to succeed are here. (Formerly She's Building Her Empire.)
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Mar 25, 2016

Stacy Tuschl is a speaker, business coach, and the owner of The Academy of Performing Arts in Wisconsin. She is the author of the book “Is Your Business Worth Saving?” where she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success.

In today’s episode, I’m going to teach you how to wrap up your week.

Some highlights include:

Take out your journal and talk about your wins. Write down the things you’ve accomplished today or this week. This helps you go into the weekend on a positive note. (minute 1:00)

Journal about what you learned this week. Don’t call these losses -- call them learning lessons. Why did these bad things happen this week, and what can you do to prevent them in the future? (minute 2:00)

Journal about what you learned, not from your experiences, but from your education. You have to invest in your education at least daily. Don’t just take it in. What are you learning? (minute 4:00)

Go through all of the tasks you didn’t get done this week and reprioritize them for next week. (minute 5:00)

Don't schedule any work for the weekend, but if you have free time, that's a good time to get weekend work done if you want to. (minute 6:00)

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

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Mar 23, 2016

Amy is the former Senior Editor of SUCCESS Magazine and Founder of Freelance Academy. As an Emmy Award-winning writer and content strategist, Amy relaunched her failed freelancing career as Anderson Content Consulting in 2012, generating six-figure revenue as a freelancer in her first year. She has worked with clients like John Assaraf and Todd Duncan, written scripts for Dell, and worked on books with Darren Hardy, John Addison, and Stacy Tuschl. Over the last year, Amy has poured her heart into helping other freelancers and consultants break the feast or famine cycle, and create the business and life of their dreams through Freelance Academy.

In this episode, Amy and Stacy discuss a number of topics including Amy’s transition into, out of, and back into entrepreneurship.

Some highlights include:

“I had a moment of clarity after a car accident.” At minute 3:00, Amy talks jumping into entrepreneurship, deciding she wasn’t cut out for it, and what she learned at SUCCESS Magazine.

Don’t settle for the myth of feast or famine. At minute 9:00, Amy talks about what she does differently now after living with this myth for a long time.

What does balance actually mean? At minute 15:00, Amy gives a unique take on the work-life balance debate.

You don’t have to break the bank. At minute 18:00, Amy gave me some delegation tips that she set in place before relaunching her business.

“You are worth betting on.” At minute 29:00, Amy talks about why, if you’re thinking about giving up, you should take some time to sit back and think.

Ways to contact Amy:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

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Mar 21, 2016

An ex-forensic science geek turned expert mindset mentor and best-selling author, Kylie Patchett helps soul-fuelled women entrepreneurs break limiting patterns from the past so they can create the futures they crave.

Kylie and Stacy discuss running your business so that it fits the lifestyle you desire.

Some highlights include:

“I have always had the desire to be the boss of something.” At minute 2:00, Kylie talks about the turning point in which she decided to start her own business.

At minute 11:00, Kylie talks her financial insecurities as a young business owner. She was afraid to look at her money, and she made financial mistakes because of this. She talks about what she’s learned and what she’s changed.

“Stop doing what everyone else does.” At minute 16:00, Kylie talks passionately about why you’re wasting your time if you’re looking outside.

Want to improve your work-life balance? Say “no” quicker. Kylie told me why this works at minute 22:00.

“There’s no rush.” At minute 29:00, Kylie talks about why it’s okay to move your business at a pace that works for you.

Ways to contact Kylie:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

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Mar 18, 2016

Stacy Tuschl is a speaker, business coach, and the owner of The Academy of Performing Arts in Wisconsin. She is the author of the book “Is Your Business Worth Saving?” where she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success.

In today’s episode, I’m going to talk to you about the alternative of finding a freelancer to work on your projects. Maybe you haven’t ever given any thought to using a freelancer, or maybe you’re already doing it. Either way, I’ve got lots of great information to share with you.

Many businesses are now turning to freelancers because of the convenience and financial advantages that flexible workers like this offer. Personally, I have had great success working with a variety of freelancers by outsourcing work to them that I am just too busy to complete myself. Because of this, I’m able to focus my time on what I am really good at and let someone else deal with other important areas of the business that I am not as skilled in, or that I quite frankly don’t have time for. If you are an entrepreneur, you know as well as I do that when you run your own business and have a family life, time is valuable and you need to identify priorities.

Today I’m going to tell you what to look for in a freelancer, where to look, what the advantages are, and how to develop an ongoing relationship with the right freelancers. You’ll learn all about doing business with freelancers, and I’ll give you some practical advice to help make sure you succeed. I hope that by the end of the podcast you will be well educated on the subject and will feel confident about exploring the option of hiring a freelancer for yourself.

Some highlights include:

Why should you use freelancers? In today’s market, you may need someone to help you share your message. You’ll need people to help you in the areas of business you aren’t an expert in, and it quickly becomes very expensive to employ a full-time staff to fill every position you need to fill, particularly if your business is small. (minute 2:00)

How do you find the right freelancer? Freelancers can be found easiest online, and I recommend a resource called Upwork. Freelance platforms like Upwork help to protect you from bad experiences by creating transparency through client feedback. I’ve used Upwork for several projects and it has helped me connect with some excellent people who I still work with to this day. (minute 3:00)

When you are hiring a freelancer, make sure you also take the time to consider what time zone they are working in. If they are outside of your region, they may be in a completely different time zone and communication could be a major challenge. (minute 6:00)

Any wise freelancer will price their rates competitively because they know that there are plenty of other people out there trying to land contracts as well. This is great for you because unless the job you are hiring for is incredibly specialized, it means you’ll be able to work with someone who isn’t overcharging you for their services. (minute 11:00)

Don’t try and nickel and dime people so that you’re paying less than minimum wage. Word will get out that you are a stingy client, and there will be less incentive for freelancers to give you their best. Remember, you are still paying less for the work than you would be if you have to bring someone in on salary. (minute 12:00)

Resources:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

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Mar 16, 2016

Russ Sorrells is the founder and chief coaching officer at GA100. Russ helps people who want to help themselves, make a plan for their lives, so that they can make the most of the one life they have been blessed with. After floundering for the first few years following college Russ began to take charge of his future with yearly planning sessions. Progress was immediate and planning became a daily function. Now Russ owns 3 businesses including GA100 which allows him to contribute and fully live his purpose by helping High Performers take their lives to the next level.

In this episode, Russ and Stacy discuss not getting overwhelmed when it comes to marketing and remembering how important your email list is.

Some highlights include:

Take responsibility for yourself. At minute 2:00, Russ talks about learning financial lessons from his dad when he was a young kid.

Have a positive and optimistic outlook. At minute 6:00, Russ shares why not dwelling on the negative has been a good strategy for him.

At minute 7:00, Russ talks about investing $75,000 in a property that is now worth nothing. He talks about what he learned from this loss as well as several others.

“Focus on branding and the power of the email list.” (minute 10:00)

What is work-life balance? At minute 11:00, Russ talks about why he doesn’t believe in work and life as two separate entities.

It’s important to make sure everyone is clear of their role. At minute 14:00, Russ talks about what they’ve done to make sure everyone knows what their job is and how they monitor.

“I really enjoy helping business owners gain clarity and courage and have more energy and influence and productivity.” At minute 15:00, Russ talks about why he loves focusing on helping others achieve success.

Read “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm,” written by Verne Harnish. At minute 17:00, Russ talks about why this book will help you run your business better.

Know your why. At minute 20:00, Russ talks about why you have to keep your passion strong.

Ways to contact Russ:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

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Mar 14, 2016

Ray Edwards has worked as a communications strategist and copywriter for some of the most credible voices in leadership and business. He’s worked with New York Times best-selling authors Tony Robbins (author of “Unleash the Giant Within” and “Money: Master the Game,” Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (co-authors of “Chicken Soup For the Soul”), Jeff Walker (author of “Launch”), and many more. Ray has also written his own books, “Writing Riches,” “Just Get Started: Tips For Starting, Running, & Growing Your Online Business,” and “MoneyWords: Easy-To-Use Copywriting & Marketing Secrets That Help You Sell More.” His marketing campaigns that he’s written or directed have generated an estimated $100 million in sales.

In this episode, Ray and Stacy discuss advertising in today’s world. It’s truly never been easier to make money through advertising, and Ray has the secrets that will help you do it right.

Some highlights include:

“I decided to start my business about 1,007 times.” At minute 2:00, Ray talks about all of the factors that you have to consider when quitting your job and starting your new business.

The traits that make an entrepreneur are like any other traits in nature: they can be put to good or bad use. At minute 7:00, Ray talks about why you need to surround yourself with people that see problems and obstacles.

Everybody is on Facebook. Advertising on Facebook is a great way to make money, Ray says, and you can make money even if you spend as little as $10 a week. (minute 13:00)

Do you have a product that you want to sell more of? (Yes, you do.) At minute 16:00, Ray talks about his new book, “How to Write Copy that Sells,” and this book will help you write sales copy and marketing campaigns in the exact same way he does.

“Because of the internet, people can work from anywhere, for anyone.” At minute 24:00, Ray talks about why the size of his team ebbs and flows. It’s a smart idea to be flexible in this way.

Ways to contact Ray:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

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Mar 11, 2016

Stacy Tuschl is a speaker, business coach, and the owner of The Academy of Performing Arts in Wisconsin. She is the author of the book “Is Your Business Worth Saving?” where she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success.

In today’s episode, I’m going to talk to you about professional development. Even if you’ve been very successful with your business and you feel that you’ve made it to the top, you need to be committed to being a lifelong learner.

Think back to the time you spent in school. As a student, your primary job was to learn. It wasn’t to sell or produce a product, it was simply to absorb all of the knowledge being presented to you. Unfortunately, it’s easy to stop learning once the tests end. Nobody is able to make it through life solely on the knowledge we learned in school, and we have to keep learning.

In this episode, I’m going to present some opportunities for lifelong learning.

Some highlights include:

Continual learning is a sign of strength, not weakness. (minute 2:00)

Learning doesn’t have to be time-consuming. I try to read at least 10 pages of a book every night before bed. Daily learning in small chunks is a great strategy for fitting professional development into your already busy schedule. (minute 4:00)

Attend live seminars. I always attend at least one live seminar every six months, and the reason I love these is because it’s a great opportunity to set everything else aside and focus on your professional development. (minute 8:00)

Darren Hardy says you should invest 10% of your income towards your professional development. This is a great strategy, and you will reap the benefits. (minute 12:00)

Are you not enjoying learning? You’re probably not learning from the right person. Don’t be afraid to mix it up and try someone new. You just need to find the right person for you. (minute 14:00)

Resources:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

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Mar 9, 2016

Neil Patel is the co-founder of Crazy Egg and Hello Bar. He helps companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom grow their revenue. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 online marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies in the world. He was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 by the United Nations. Neil has also been awarded Congressional Recognition from the United States House of Representatives.

In this episode, Neil and Stacy talk the ins and outs of running a business in its early stages. They discuss why it takes time, effort, and money.

Some highlights include:

“With my first business, I started it because I wanted to make money. It was the wrong reason.” At minute 2:00, Neil talks about why he cut his losses on his first business and moved onto the next one.

Continually learn from your customers. At minute 3:00, Neil talks about why it is so important to actually listen to what your customer wants.

At minute 4:00, Neil talks about why you should reinvest your business profits into making the business grow. Neil invested in other ideas, and it was a big mistake.

Build the traffic before you start the business. At minute 5:00, Neil talks how to monetize your business from the start.

“No excuses. No if's, and's, or but's.” At minute 7:00, Neil talks why task-based goals are the best way to structure your day.

At minute 9:00, Neil talks about the ability to learn more as an entrepreneur than he ever could in a nine to five job.

Make sure you’re closing down your business for the right reason. At minute 11:00, Neil gives a list of the reasons you should and shouldn’t end your business.

Ways to contact Michael:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

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Mar 7, 2016

Michael Port has written six books, including “Book Yourself Solid” and “Steal the Show,” the latter which, according to the former President of Starbucks, might be the most unique and practical book ever written on the topic of public speaking. He's been called an “uncommonly honest author” by the Boston Globe, a “marketing guru” by The Wall Street Journal, a sales guru by the Financial Times, a public speaking phenom by Jonathan Fields and the best public speaking coach in the world by Lewis Howes. The founder of MastermindTalks, Jayson Gaignard, declared, "Michael Port is the best speaker I've ever seen."

His books have been on the bestseller lists of the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Publisher's Weekly and have been selected by Amazon and 800-CEO-READ as "best books of the year." He was once a professional actor, having received his MFA from NYU's Graduate Acting Program, guest starring on shows like Sex & The City and Law & Order, and in films like The Pelican Brief and Down to Earth. These days, Michael can be seen on MSNBC, CNBC, and PBS as an on-air expert in communication and business development and as the host of the most popular podcast on public speaking and performance, Steal the Show with Michael Port.

In this episode, Michael and Stacy discuss the trials and tribulations of running a business.

Some highlights include:

“Winners quit all the time.” At minute 3:00, Michael talks about why it doesn’t mean you’re a failure if you quit. Sometimes it pays to just move onto a better idea.

What’s more important, approval or results? Michael dives deep into the search for approval and discusses why constantly seeking approval can lead to burning out. (minute 14:00)

“How much you make really doesn’t matter.” Michael shares at minute 18:00 why revenue isn’t the financial number that you need to pay attention to; it is profit.

Things change. The kinds of advertising Michael uses now simply didn’t exist when he first started his business, and you have to be willing to utilize the most effective strategies available now. (minute 25:00)

“When there’s a lot of friction, things slow up.” At minute 37:00, Michael talks about how to become better at leading your team.

Ways to contact Michael:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

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Mar 4, 2016

Stacy Tuschl is a speaker, business coach, and the owner of The Academy of Performing Arts in Wisconsin. She is the author of the book “Is Your Business Worth Saving?” where she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success.

In today’s solocast, I’m going to be talking about tech tools that will help you work smarter. There are so many tools that you can now access to make your business run more efficiently than ever before. I use a lot of the tools that we’ll be talking about today for my own business, and with the tech tools that I have at my fingertips I can’t imagine how I would get by from week to week.

In this solocast, I’m going to talk about eight of my personal favorite tech tools.

Some highlights include:

One of my favorites is an accounting tool called FreshBooks, an application that can help you track time, create invoices, make payments, report expenses, and more. I used it when my business was very small, and I’ve yet to outgrow its usefulness. (minute 1:00)

A business marketing platform that I love is Ontraport, a service that allows you to publish websites, manage email marketing campaigns, sell your products, and more. It’s been designed with entrepreneurs in mind. (minute 3:00)

Asana is a great tool for project management. We all know how quickly projects can become disorganized if we aren’t careful, and Asana is amazing for organization. (minute 6:00)

Do you spend too much time on social media? Do you feel unorganized? If you’re not yet using Hootsuite, you really should be. It allows you to post to all of your social media accounts at the same time, saving valuable time that you can spend elsewhere. (minute 9:00)

A service you can’t afford to live without is Dropbox. Uploading your files is safe and secure, and it’s smarter to not have them taking up space on your computer. Your computer will run faster if it’s not bogged down, and you’ll be prepared if your computer crashes. (minute 10:00)

Resources:

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Mar 2, 2016

Lisa-May Huby is a professional copywriter that specializes in writing high-converting sales pages and email sequences for women business owners. She’s been slinging copy for over a decade and has more than 20 years in marketing under her belt. Lisa-May believes that learning to write great copy is a fundamental skill for every business owner because when you're selling yourself, everything you write is copywriting. She enjoys sharing her knowledge on Facebook, in blog posts and workshops, and dropping easily implemented tips for writing sleaze-free copy that actually sounds like you.

In this episode, Lisa-May and Stacy discuss Lisa-May’s two businesses. Her first one failed, and now that she’s learned from her mistakes, she’s seeing success.

Some highlights include:

“I wasn’t setting strong financial goals.” At minute 4:00, Lisa-May talks about what went wrong the first time she entered business and what she’s learned.

Don’t bury your head in the sand. At minute 6:00, Lisa-May talks about why you have to pay attention to the changes in the marketing landscape. You can’t afford to ignore the new trends.

What is the thing that is going to serve you best? At minute 7:00, Lisa-May talks about why you have to pick the best social network(s) for you.

“It becomes clearer to me every week that work-life balance really does not exist.” At minute 8:00, Lisa-May discusses why it’s up to you to balance your time in the way that works best for you.

At minute 10:00, Lisa-May talks about the ways CrossFit has improved her life.

“It’s hard to let go.” At minute 11:00, Lisa-May talks about the ways delegation has been tough but why it’s ultimately so rewarding.

Why are you thinking of closing down? At minute 13:00, Lisa-May talks about why, if it’s for the right reasons, it’s okay to start over.

Ways to contact Lisa-May:

Lisa’s free downloads for Business Rescue Road Map listeners:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

Feb 29, 2016

Kelly Azevedo, founder of She's Got Systems, has always unconsciously created systems around her to dominate, including in college when she won national debate tournaments to be ranked #4 in the nation two consecutive years. Raised by an engineer, Kelly loves training and teaching, and she pursued a degree in Business Management and Communications at Liberty University as she went through school on a debate scholarship. Kelly learned that her innate ability to create and utilize systems allowed her to complete task at corporate jobs in a fourth of the time and sought out a more challenging environment, landing in the middle of two million dollar online businesses. Adapting quickly to the fast-paced environment, constant changes, and ever present challenge of communication in the online world, Kelly has supported her private clients in their group programs, private clients, product launches, and all the daily business. Now working with marketers, coaches, teachers and professionals, Kelly continues to connect with entrepreneurs who are passionate about why they're in business and need support seeing how to make it all happen.

In this episode Kelly and Stacy discuss the struggles of running a business in the early stages, including giving yourself the authority you deserve.

Some highlights include:

At minute 3:00, Kelly talks about being an employee who was so efficient that her employers cut her losses. She talks about how this experience forced her into working for herself and how this has paid off for her.

The most important skill as an entrepreneur is discernment. At minute 6:00, Kelly talks about why you need to really think about whether suggestions you’re given are right for you.

“I was letting my clients call the shots.” At minute 9:00, Kelly talks about how she learned the that only the clients that want to do business the same way that you do are the clients that you should work with.

At minute 13:00, Kelly shares a great metaphor for work-life balance. It exists, but you can’t have the perfect balance all the time.

Give people the tools they need to succeed. At minute 17:00, Kelly talks how to delegate effectively.

Pick employees you enjoy working with. (minute 20:00)

“Every struggle is a missing system.” At minute 22:00, Kelly talks about why you need to talk to someone who has been there when you’re considering closing down your business.

Ways to contact Kelly:

Resources:

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Feb 26, 2016

Stacy Tuschl is a speaker, business coach, and the owner of The Academy of Performing Arts in Wisconsin. She is the author of the book “Is Your Business Worth Saving?” where she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success.

In today’s solocast, I’m going to be talking about creating a business wish list for 2016. It is still very early in the year, and as a business owner, you need to consider what dreams you want to turn into actionable priorities. I believe that you can do incredible things with your business if you really put your mind to it and put things in action.

Every time we enter a new year, I’m really excited by what lies ahead for my business. A new year means new challenges, new possibilities, and new accomplishments. It’s up to us as business owners to really set the tone for the year and decide what direction we want our business to go in.

In this episode, I’m going to take you through the process of creating a great business wish list.

Some highlights include:

Develop a step by step action plan. You don’t want to let these plans fall by the wayside, so you’ve got to have a plan to make these wishes become realities. (minute 1:00)

Identify three items that you want to put on your business wish list this year, and develop a plan to achieve these goals. You don’t want to put too many items on your list: that’s a good way to force yourself to fail. (minute 3:00)

In order to grow, you must invest. You need to create a detailed investment strategy. (minute 8:00)

Get an accountability partner. You need to have someone to regularly review your business wish list with. This person will help keep you on track. Be consistent with these meetings and put them on the calendar! (minute 11:00)

Work with your team to accomplish your goals, and listen to them and help them achieve their own goals. (minute 12:00)

Resources:

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Feb 24, 2016

Belinda Davidson is a well-known medical intuitive, spiritual mentor, author and public speaker. She is the creator of The Soul Essence™ Journey and founder of The School of the Modern Mystic, a world-class, online teaching facility dedicated to helping people become intuitive, create an exceptional life and discover their purpose. She is also a mentor and consultant, and amongst her private clients are celebrities, public personalities, doctors and business leaders. Belinda is often described as a spiritual change agent, thought leader for her generation, visionary and pioneer. But she feels most comfortable with being called a modern mystic because, she is, as she describes, "A modern-day woman with one foot in this world and one foot in the other."

In this episode, Belinda and Stacy discuss taking a successful offline business and transitioning it to an online business.

Some highlights include:

At minute 2:00, Belinda talks about her entrepreneurial journey. In her story, she shares about the grueling challenges that she fought through to get to where she is today.

You don’t need to be technologically advanced. At minute 4:00, Belinda talks creating The School of the Modern Mystic and how she was able to make it successful online without any online background.

“We’re often shocked about our low conversion rates.” At minute 10:00, Belinda talks about the naivety of thinking everyone will fall in love with your product instantly and what to do to nurture relationships to the point where people want to buy.

Work-life balance is very challenging. At minute 15:00, Belinda talks being overwhelmed in the early days of her business and what she did to find her balance.

“I love being an online entrepreneur.” At minute 23:00, Belinda talks about the flexibility of running a business from anywhere in the road. It’s such a nice thing to be able to run your business from anywhere.

Connect with yourself. At minute 26:00, Belinda talks about the power of meditation. You have to know yourself before you can run your business in the right direction for you.

Ways to contact Isabelle:

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Feb 22, 2016

Isabelle Rizo is a singularity storytelling consultant and speaker who has been featured on Entrepreneur, LifeHack, and UnCollege. She brings together technology, digital media, and storytelling for brands that change paradigms.

In this episode, Isabelle and Stacy discuss a number of topics related to running a successful business on the road like why you need to get your marketing automated.

Some highlights include:

“I stumbled into business on accident.” At minute 2:00, Isabelle talks about learning to follow her heart and why she now helps people get clear on their story.

At minute 3:00, Isabelle talks about freedom of lifestyle and why it’s so exciting to have this freedom.

At minute 5:00, Isabelle talks about her strengths. Within a few minutes of talking to someone she can understand their strengths and come up with a strategy for them.

Use what you have around you. At minute 8:00, Isabelle talks about the pitfalls of not spending your money wisely.

Automation is your best friend. Isabelle talks about why you should automate your email at minute 11:00. Talking to everyone one-on-one isn’t sustainable!

“It’s so easy to be in a different country but be on your laptop working.” At minute 14:00, Isabelle talks about her morning ritual that helps her get work done and achieve an ideal work-life balance.

At minute 18:00, Isabelle talks her shared Evernote notebook and why systems have kept her content creation consistent.

“[I enjoy] connecting with all these amazing people from all over the world that are really in alignment with who they are because that inspires me to be the best version of me that I can be.” (minute 19:00)

Hire a coach. At minute 20:00, Isabelle talks why she’s glad she gave up her resistance and got a coach.

What was the spark that got you involved in your business? At minute 22:00, Isabelle talks about why you need to figure out what went wrong before you consider ending your business.

Ways to contact Isabelle:

Resources:

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Feb 19, 2016

Stacy Tuschl is a speaker, business coach, and the owner of The Academy of Performing Arts in Wisconsin. She is the author of the book, “Is Your Business Worth Saving?”, where she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success.

Welcome to my first Business Rescue Roadmap solocast.

In this solocast, I’m going to be talking about something that is crucial to the success of your business. You need to surround yourself with people who work hard to achieve your company’s goals.

When you hire new employees you need to make sure the individuals that you’re bringing on have the necessary skills and the experience to excel in their role and bring value to your company.

In this episode, I’m going to discuss with you the key areas to focus on during the hiring process to ensure that your company attracts and hires quality candidates that will stick around long-term and provide value.

Some highlights include:

Can you ensure that the position will be long-term? You shouldn’t hire an employee if you’re going to have to let them go right away. (minute 1:00)

Ask for more than a resume and a cover letter. This is a good strategy for making sure people have actually read your job description. You don’t want to sift through generic resumes. (minute 3:00)

Set up systems to speed up the hiring process next time. (minute 5:00)

Schedule interviews for the same position as close together as possible. This way you are easily able to compare and contrast the candidates. (minute 7:00)

Consider the needs of your candidates. Give your candidates a timeline so they know when to expect to hear from you. (minute 12:00)

Trust your instinct. When your gut tells you not to hire someone, don’t hire that person. (minute 14:00)

Hire slow, and fire fast. You need to make sure you hire with a long-term strategy in mind. (minute 16:00)

Resources:

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Feb 17, 2016

As a leading work life balance renegade, Samantha Ettus is passionate about helping women reach their potential. Sam is a bestselling author of four books, a writer for Forbes, and host of a nationally syndicated call-in radio show. Since earning her MBA from Harvard, Sam has worked with thousands of women and companies to create lifestyles that maximize professional and personal success. Sam is a renowned speaker, leads a large social media community and makes frequent TV appearances on shows including Access Hollywood, The TODAY Show, The Security Brief, Home and Family and Fox and Friends. Her fifth book, The Pie Life: A Woman’s Recipe for Love, Success and Satisfaction will be published in September, 2016.

In this episode, Samantha and Stacy discuss the struggles women face as business owners. Among other things, they talk about how to give yourself the authority you deserve.

Some highlights include:

“I was always driven by creating something that hadn’t been done before.” At minute 1:00, Samantha talks what first got her motivated to start her business.

If something goes wrong, pick yourself up. At minute 4:00, Samantha dives into the traits needed to be a successful, resilient business owner.

At minute 6:00, Samantha talks about how she learned you can’t negotiate with anyone. Stick to your rates!

Don’t be afraid to talk about numbers. At minute 7:00, Samantha talks about why you shouldn’t worry about asking for a breakdown of costs.

Know your story. At minute 9:00, Samantha talks about why everyone in your business needs to be able to explain your business in the exact same way.

“It’s impossible to reach your professional potential if you’re not happy at home.” At minute 11:00, Samantha talks about becoming an hour in work-life balance and what you can do to achieve that balance.

Hire attitude over experience. At minute 15:00, Samantha talks about why people with poor attitudes will be a cancer on your business, no matter how talented they are.

You have to be practical. At minute 19:00, Samantha talks about why you should keep your family’s needs at the forefront of every major business decision you make.

Ways to contact Samantha:

Feb 1, 2016

Stephen Woessner is CEO of Predictive ROI and the host of the top-rated Onward Nation podcast for business owners. He is the author of two bestselling books, The Small Business Owner’s Handbook to Search Engine Optimization and Increase Online Sales Through Viral Social Networking. His digital marketing insights have been featured in SUCCESS, Forbes, Entrepreneur, The Washington Post, Inc. Magazine and many more. His agency blends education in very transparent ways for clients.

Stephen and Stacy cover the challenges of running a business in this episode. They discuss why challenges are the parts of business that teach you valuable lessons and transform you as a person.

Some highlights include:

Start your business for the right reasons. At minute 4:00 of our interview, Stephen tells the story of why his first company failed, how he recovered from losing $100 thousand at 28 years old, and the lessons he’s learned that formed the foundation that he built Predictive ROI and Onward Nation upon.

Be at your best when the fight is the hardest. At minute 7:00, Stephen lays out why you can’t give anyone but you the permission to tell you what is so.

“Be wise enough to understand when someone has a data point that you don’t.” At minute 9:00, Stephen tells the story of one of his most expensive lessons.

At minute 11:00, Stephen details how and why you need to build a platform.

“Work-life balance is being able to balance the things you truly love.” At minute 14:00, Stephen, talks about why working a lot doesn’t equal a poor work-life balance.

Think thoughtfully about the things that are important. At minute 15:00, Stephen talks about the benefits of prayer, meditation, or just general thinking time.

Master delegation and outsourcing. Stephen talks about why micro-managing is a terrible strategy at minute 17:00 of our interview.

Stephen enjoys the path. At minute 19:00, Stephen talks about why he enjoys the struggles and challenges of business more than anything else.

“The transformation of challenges forcing you to become somebody different on your way to accomplishing a goal, that’s what makes it really rewarding.” (minute 21:00)

Why are you quitting your business? At minute 22, gives the things you should really look at before closing the doors on your business. There’s always a way to build capital.

Ways to contact Stephen Woessner:

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Feb 1, 2016

Denise Duffield-Thomas is the money mindset mentor for the new wave of online female entrepreneurs. Her best-selling books “Lucky Bitch” and “Get Rich, Lucky Bitch” give a fresh and funny road-map to create an outrageously successful life and business. Denise helps women release their fear of money, set premium prices for their services and take back control over their finances. She is an award winning speaker, author and entrepreneur who helps women transform their Economy-Class money mindset into a First-Class life.

In this episode, Denise and Stacy talk about how to run a business that doesn’t have many employees. Is this the right career path for you?

Some highlights include:

“My early businesses didn’t last very long.” At minute 3:00, Denise talks about what she learned that made this business a success.

Do what you’re meant to do. At minute 5:00, Denise talks about the journey she went on that ultimately led to her becoming a life coach.

You don’t have to buy now. At minute 12:00, Denise talks about learning to be more cautious with money.

The principles of marketing are always the same. At minute 13:00, Denise talks the differences -- or lack thereof -- in different marketing platforms.

Look at return on investment. At minute 17:00, Denise talks about why she ditched on a project when she was $6,000 dollars in.

“I think about my business all the time.” At minute 20:00, Denise gives some tips for having a better work-life balance.

Take things out of your control. At minute 23:00, Denise talks about why she doesn’t know her email password and why she has lunch delivered every day.

Get clear on what you want your assistant or team to do. At minute 25:00, Denise talks about her various failed assistants and what she learned.

“Business is a vehicle for women to create empowerment for ourselves.” (minute 30:00)

Reach down into your gut. At minute 32:00, Denise talks about what you have to ask yourself to figure out if business is truly for you or not.

Ways to contact Denise:

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Feb 1, 2016

Jill Stanton co-founded Screw the Nine to Five with her husband Josh. screwtheninetofive.com has some amazing resources for webpreneurs. Jill and Josh are constantly teaching you how to take your business to the next level while making more money and working less

Jill and Stacy cover life as a business owner. In this episode, they talk how to achieve a crucial work life balance, how to use your time wisely, and so much more.

Some highlights include:

“It’s not about the lifestyle anymore.” At minute 2:00, Jill talks about coming up with the idea for Screw the Nine to Five, the motivations that began the business, and her motivations for keeping it going each day today.

Realize and play into your strengths. At minute 6:00, Jill talks about learning to stay out of her husband’s area in their business, and vice versa.

“Don’t start a business with your significant other the year you’re getting married.” (minute 8:00)

Make sure people actually want your product. At minute 10:00, Jill talks about learning her lesson when a product didn’t sell. She explains why you should pre-sell before you do the work.

Is your marketing going to cost you time or money? At minute 13:00, Jill talks about why you need to decide which way of paying for marketing is best for you.

“For the first few years of business I had zero work-life balance.” At minute 16:00, Jill talks about learning to take the down time that she wasn’t giving herself when she was driven to work every hour of the day.

Foster an attitude of gratitude. At minute 17:00, Jill talks about what she does every morning to get herself in the right mindset for the day.

“We live and die by Slack.” At minute 20:00, Jill talks using Slack to communicate with their team and create video tutorials.

At minute 22:00, Jill talks about how community and sales funnels have been the two things to have the biggest impact on her business.

“Most people will give up when it gets really, really hard.” At minute 25:00, Jill talks about why you need to push through when times get tough.

Ways to contact Jill:

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Feb 1, 2016

As Founder of Maximum Potential Academy, Lady J helps driven, early stage entrepreneurs turn their obstacles into opportunities. She’s an author, speaker and leadership coach who has helped thousands of high potential women understand their most unique and powerful talents so they can make a larger impact, amplify their strengths, and thrive financially.

Lady J and Stacy cover the ups and downs of business in this episode. They talk overcoming personal tragedy and how to navigate the difficult waters of business.

Some highlights include:

Tomorrow is not promised. At minute 3:00 of our interview, Lady J tells the story of turning a personal tragedy into the fuel that drove her to create her business.

“I’m genuinely compassionate about my clients and follow up on accountability.” At minute 5:00 Lady J talks about her strengths that keep her business successful.

Jump on the power of video. At minute 9:00, Lady J talks about why you should use live streaming video.

“You have to focus. Focus is faithfully overcoming challenges until success.” (minute 11:00)

Let go of your control. At minute 13:00, Lady J talks about why you need to focus on what you’re good at and let your employees focus on what they’re good at.

Get into a mastermind group. At minute 18:00, Lady J talks why you should get your “own personal board of directors.”

Get to the core of your “why.” At minute 21, Lady J goes over the many things you should consider before deciding to end your business.

Ways to contact Lady J:

Recommended resources:

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