Blue Plate Special: Our 100th Episode

Our 100th Episode

What’s In This Episode:

IT’S THE 100TH EPISODE!!!! Jill and Brad made it. They’ve talked to over 200 business owners over the lifetime of the podcast. They’ve yelled at each other a lot. They’ve shouted at you a lot. And their extraordinary producer, Lightning Atkinson, recounts several great moments for us all. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. And then you should pay Jill and Brad 5% of whatever you make because they said so. Tune in for a most special, celebratory episode here! »


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You Need To STOP IT! | John Luke | Ep. 99

Things you should stop doing

What’s In This Episode:

Ever wonder what on earth you should be doing in your business? Jill and Brad do too. There are so may things to do, so little time — and plenty of things that you should not be doing, too. Let others do it for you, or cut it out of your work day entirely. So, Jill and Brad talk about the Top 5 Things That You Need To Stop Doing in this episode and they welcome John Luke to the show. Listen in! »

John LukeGuest:

Sponsor:

  • The FMC - The Founding Moms Community is the place to be for mom entrepreneurs who want to build better businesses. With value-packed video courses, an exclusive members-only forum, early access to entrepreneurial opportunities, personalized guidance and so many virtual high-fives, join the FMC waiting list to get in on the action.

Tool:

  • Slydial :: It’s a voice messaging app which connects you directly to someone’s mobile voicemail. Pretty sly, huh?


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Don’t Press Send… | Lisa Lehmann | Ep. 98

Emails you should NOT send

What’s In This Episode:

Have you called in and talked to Jill & Brad yet? Left an iTunes review? Jill and Brad talk about the myriad ways to get in touch with them and go over why show notes exist for your viewing pleasure. They also talk about the Top 5 Emails You Do Not Need To Send in this episode and they welcome Lisa Lehmann to the show. Listen in! »

Lisa LehmannGuest:

Sponsor:

  • EnMast.com is a small business owner community that offers members a supportive community and mass resource to help owners. Wanna get more prospects? You have to take the 30-Day Challenge where every day for 30 days, you’ll be told exactly what to do to get more prospects into that funnel of yours. Go get it here! HERE!

Turning The Tables:

  • You get to give Brad & Jill the advice now! Brad needs your help this time. Tune in to find out why Brad needs help broadening the skill set of his team — and what you can do to help.


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Top 5 Things You Should NOT Do Yourself | Guest: Michael Luchies | Ep. 97

Top 5 things you should NOT do yourself

What’s In This Episode:

Are you doing things you shouldn’t be doing in your business? Why aren’t you getting rid of the things you’re not very good at doing? Jill and Brad are really bad at doing most things and yet have a hard time handing them off to other people, so they discuss why they have 99 problems. They also talk about the Top 5 Things You Should Not Do Yourself in this episode and they welcome Michael Luchies to the show. Listen in! »

Michael LuchiesGuest:

  • Michael Luchies is an entrepreneur and writer who is dedicated to helping others grow themselves and their businesses at Trep Rep. Find him on Twitter and Facebook.

Sponsor:

Tool:

  • Flint :: It’s a feature-rich app that allows you to manage many core aspects of your business from anywhere – all you need is your mobile device. With secure credit card payment processing, mobile invoicing, simple online selling tools and digital coupon promotions, Flint combines an array of payment and customer marketing tools into one app. No extra hardware or merchant account needed and just one set of transaction fees.


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Top 5 Reasons I’ll Subscribe To Your Newsletter | Guest: Tanner Agar | Ep. 96

Top 5 reasons I'll subscribe to your newsletter

What’s In This Episode:

Are there any newsletters that you’re on that are mediocre? Why aren’t you unsubscribing from them? They’re probably friends. Or colleagues. Or people you think you should stay connected to, right? Jill and Brad understand that folks need growing numbers of subscribers and readers, but they have bones to pick about those of you doing a less-than-stellar job at writing a newsletter. They also talk about the Top 5 Reasons I’ll Subscribe To Your Newsletter in this episode and they welcome Tanner Agar to the show. Listen in! »

Tanner AgarGuest:

Sponsor:

  • The FMC - The Founding Moms Community is the place to be for mom entrepreneurs who want to build better businesses. With value-packed video courses, an exclusive members-only forum, early access to entrepreneurial opportunities, personalized guidance and so many virtual high-fives, join the FMC waiting list to get in on the action.

Rant:

  • On “Great Question!” – Brad wants you to stop RIGHT NOW. When someone asks you a question, particularly in a media interview, and you respond with, “Great question!” then you don’t sound very good. Folks who say these things end up saying them a lot in the course of a conversation and it drives him crazy. Please think about it. And then stop doing it. And tune in for Brad’s rant because it’s a beautiful one.


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Go To A Conference | Guest: Jennifer Berson | Ep. 95

reasons to go to a conference

What’s In This Episode:

Are you going to a conference this year? Do you find them worth your time? Jill and Brad go over why they find conferences are massively helpful to building a business for a variety of reasons (and you have to tune in to find out what those are!) They give you the Top 5 Reasons To Go To A Conference This Year in this episode and they welcome PR maven Jennifer Berson to the show. Listen in! »

Jen BersonGuest:

  • Jennifer Berson is the founder of Jeneration PR, a premier Los Angeles-based Public Relations & Marketing agency that specializes in promoting beauty, fashion & lifestyle brands through traditional media outlets, as well as implementing strategic social media campaigns. Find her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Sponsor:

Rant:

  • On Subscribing and Unsubscribing to your newsletter: Jill gets agitated about how and why certain newsletters are very unsubscribe-worthy. Don’t make these mistakes. OK, buddy?


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Top 5 Ways To Keep Trusting Your Gut | Guest: Megan Strand | Ep. 94

5 Ways to Keep Trusting Your Gut

What’s In This Episode:

Do you trust your gut? Do you make business decisions based on data, crowdsourced opinions or do you trust no one? Jill and Brad talk about how one of them is a “gut girl” and the other prefers to skirt the gut and focus on the numbers instead. So, they discuss and debate the Top 5 Ways To Keep Trusting Your Gut in this episode and they welcome fellow podcaster Megan Strand to the show. Listen in! »

Megan StrandGuest:

  • Megan Strand is the host of the superb Lifehacks for Working Moms podcast. Find her on iTunes,  Twitter, and Facebook.

Sponsor:

  • The FMC - The Founding Moms Community is the place to be for mom entrepreneurs who want to build better businesses. With value-packed video courses, an exclusive members-only forum, early access to entrepreneurial opportunities, personalized guidance and so many virtual high-fives, join the FMC waiting list to get in on the action.

Tool:

  • Google Drawing – It’s Brad’s favorite new tool! It’s a drawing package for making flow charts, sketching out your website changes, make comments and edits with others and so much more.


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Top 5 Reasons To Be More Transparent | Guest: Scott Hansen | Ep. 93

Top 5 reasons to be more transparent

What’s In This Episode:

Didja get your BDYB ringtones yet? When your phone rings, you can now hear Brad making trumpet noises with his mouth. Or Jill singing “Nuts & Junk” on repeat. Or the co-hosts laughing hysterically. Head here to download yours immediately. It’s really very important. There’s a bit of talk about Jill’s devotion to Ryan Seacrest, and how the co-hosts deal with their own major mistakes in running their businesses. (Ever send out an email without the link that you’re asking everyone to fill out in said email? Be transparent about the fact that you were a moron.) Jill and Brad also talk about the Top 5 Reasons You Need To Be More Transparent in this episode and they welcome consultant extraordinaire Scott Hansen to the show. Listen in! »

Scott HansenGuest:

  • Scott Hansen is the founder of Scott Hansen Consulting where he helps business owners get to the next level and he co-hosts the Success Hackers podcast where he cracks the entrepreneurial code with stellar guests. Find him on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Sponsor:

  • EnMast.com is a small business owner community that offers members a supportive community and mass resource to help owners. Wanna get more prospects? You have to take the 30-Day Challenge where every day for 30 days, you’ll be told exactly what to do to get more prospects into that funnel of yours. Go get it here! HERE!

Tool:

  • Slack :: It’s an app and platform for team communication: everything in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. Jill uses it and is obsessed with how easy it is to use, and how organized she has become. USE IT!


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Show me the MONEY | Guest: Thomas Iwema | Ep. 92

Top 5 Things to Know About Crowd Funding

What’s In This Episode:

Ever thought about raising funds for your business via the crowd? What crowd, you say? Your crowd. The one that knows you, the one that likes you, and the one that wants to help you out. (Spoiler alert: It’s the same for everyone. That human kindness thing? It’s true.) Jill and Brad talk about Jill’s recent Kiva Zip campaign and rolls that into this episode’s Top 5 Things To Know About Crowdfunding. They also welcome college mogul Thomas Iwema to the show. Listen in! »

Thomas IwemaGuest:

  • Thomas Iwema is the founder of IKG Property Maintenance, Inc., a full-service property maintenance company built around the desire for higher standards in order to achieve superior quality in assisting companies and homeowners with maintenance solutions. He’s also a college freshman! Impressive.

Sponsor:

  • The Founding Moms Community - It’s the place to be for mom entrepreneurs who want to build better businesses. With value-packed video courses, an exclusive members-only forum, early access to entrepreneurial opportunities, personalized guidance and so many virtual high-fives, join the FMC waiting list to get in on the action.

Rant:

  • Brad is pretty annoyed about what marketers are doing in advertisements these days. Tune in to hear the rage that goes along with negative messaging and don’t make that mistake yourself.


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Oh, the people you’ll meet | Guest: Lakshmi Jayanthi | Ep. 91

The top 5 people to meet on your entrepreneurial journey

What’s In This Episode:

Do you meet interesting people in your work day? What makes them interesting, or what about them makes you tick? Jill and Brad talk about what makes them stay curious in their day-to-day when it comes to customers, clients and colleagues galore. They also talk about the Top 5 People To Meet On Your Entrepreneurial Journey in this episode and they welcome Lakshmi Jayanthi to the show. Listen in! »

Lakshmi JayanthiGuest:

  • Lakshmi Jayanthi is the co-founder of Roomations, a site that connects you with interior designers to help you visualize your space through photorealistic renderings that incorporate real products. Find her on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

Sponsor:

  • EnMast.com is a small business owner community that offers members a supportive community and mass resource to help owners. Wanna get more prospects? You have to take the 30-Day Challenge where every day for 30 days, you’ll be told exactly what to do to get more prospects into that funnel of yours. Go get it here! HERE!

Tool:

  • Aha is an app that lets you easily access and organize your favorite content from the web into personalized, live, on-demand stations. Take them with you wherever you go on your phone and even sync it to your car.


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