It’s True | Guest: Johanna Roach | Ep. 66

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What’s In This Episode:

When you started your business, did people give you “helpful advice” that were a pack of lies? Did you hear all kinds of tales you believed that turned out to be quite the opposite of what you thought? Slightly misguided at times? Jill and Brad have had that happen to them, oh, 420,593,066 times. They talk about what they heard, what they assumed and what’s really happened in their businesses. They also talk about the Top 5 Small Business Truths in this episode and they welcome Decision Point’s Johanna Roach to the show and IT’S TEAM PETE AGAIN! YEAH!! Listen in! »

Guest:

  • Johanna Roach is the founder of Decision Point where she teaches the best practices and techniques to grow a thriving business without the stress. Find her on Twitter and Google+.

Team Pete:

  • He’s back. Do not miss his genius. For reals.


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Hug it out | Guest: Tyler Cooper | Ep. 65

how to use feelings in business

What’s In This Episode:

Do you think that feelings have a place in business? How do you feel about that? It’s the eternal debate — business is about making money and it’s a place devoid of all emotion…unless you’re aware that it’s a bit hard to separate emotion from your business when people have to work with other people. Brad brings up the fact that he’s given up a lot of himself to his clients and his business, and Jill dishes further on whether paying attention to your feelings is make-or-break for growing your company. They also talk about the Top 5 Ways To Use Feelings In Business in this episode and they welcome The Take app’s Ty Cooper to the show. Listen in! »

Guest:

  • Ty Cooper is the founder of The Take, an app that helps you to discover products and places from your favorite movies. It’s the Shazam for movies! Find her on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Sources:

  • The Synopsis – Need to know news. THAT’S IT. Get the latest and greatest headlines of the day in a super easy-to-read format. They’ve cleared all the clutter and Jill absolutely loves getting her news this way. See it to believe it over here.

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You’re Hired | Guest: Monique Caradine | Ep. 64

Top 5 ways to hire the right employees

What’s In This Episode:

What are your go-to interview questions for folks you hire? Whether they’re employees, freelancers or interns, do you ask the tough questions? Because Jill does not. And Brad thinks that this is a huge problem. Jill thinks lengthy interviews are a waste of time, Brad thinks they are imperative to running a better business. Who wins? Tune in to find out. They also talk about the Top 5 Ways To Hire The People You Need To Succeed in this episode and they welcome former TV host, business and success coach Monique Caradine to the show. Listen in! »

Guest:

  • Monique Caradine is the founder of MoniqueCaradine.com where she shares success and visibility secrets with visionary women who are ready to go from invisible to influential. Find her on Twitter and LinkedIn

 

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Learn By Example | Guest: Steve Daar | Ep. 63

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What’s In This Episode:

What would make you more successful but you’re busy resisting or rejecting them? Do you need to get better at accounting? Perhaps you need to slow down how you do what you do – or speed it up? Hire slower or fire faster? Exercise more? Jill and Brad banter about the things they need to change but have a hard time changing, and you know that at least 2 of the things they mention are probably things you need to change, too. They also talk about the Top 5 Things Successful People Do That You Don’t in this episode and they welcome Profit Hacking’s Steve Daar to the show. AND TEAM PETE RETURNS! Get pumped. Listen in! »

Guest:

  • Steve Daar is the founder of Conversion for Good, a conversion optimization firms that works with businesses who have a mission for social good. He’s also the author of Profit Hacking where he helps entrepreneurs maximize success in a 3-part formula that’s pretty sweet. Find him on Facebook, and Twitter.

Team Pete:

  • He’s back. And he’s awesomer than ever.

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Risky Business | Guest: Ali Haynes | Ep. 62

Top 5 Ways To Evaluate Risk

What’s In This Episode:

Have you ever done something that you thought would be a safe move but turned out to be very risky? Brad shares what he’s done (spoiler alert: Launching his very own business!) and how he coped with what happened. Jill talks about her experience kloofing and why she would never kloof again. Your co-hosts discuss the Top 5 Ways To Evaluate Risk in this episode and they welcome The Barre Code’s’ Ali Haynes to the show. Jill even introduces a new tool for your biz! Listen in! »

Guest:

  • Ali Haynes is a franchise owner of The Barre Code, a movement in fitness engineered for a woman’s body. Sweat, strengthen, restore, and live by the Barre Code. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.

Tool:

  • ZenPayroll – It’s the easiest way to pay your employees. Ridiculously easy for you and your employees to use, they have a whole giving program to let employees contribute to nonprofit programs, and all kinds of advanced features I don’t even understand!

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Hit It! | Guest: Brandon Robins | Ep. 61

top 5 ways to hit the ground running with your business

What’s In This Episode:

Are you getting back into work with a whole new, refreshed outlook on life in this new year? Did you shut down over the holidays and now need to crawl back into full speed at work? Jill and Brad do. And they dish about how hard it’s been for them and how hard it doesn’t have to be for you. They also talk about the Top 5 Ways To Hit The Ground Running and they welcome FlyoverWorks’ Brandon Robins to the show. Listen in! »

Guest:

  • Brandon Robins is a part of FlyoverWorks, a software design and development company that focuses on web and mobile software. He’s a problem solver, ideator, musician (classical/contemporary saxophone,) slacker triathlete, globetrotter, reluctant adventurer, and optimistic realist. Find him on Facebook and Twitter. Find him on Facebook and Twitter.

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Just Stop It | Guest: Lakesha Cole | Ep. 60

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What’s In This Episode:

Did you ever get caught up in a fad? Say, slap bracelets or Chia Pets or, um, Facebook perhaps? Jill and Brad talk about the Tom Cruise Fan Club, mullets and why they hope that Foursquare is nothing but a fad in the social media universe. They also talk about the Top 5 Things We Are Not Going To Do This Year in this episode and they welcome She Swank | Too’s Lakesha Cole to the show. Stay tuned for Jill’s latest and greatest tool, too! Listen in! »
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Guest:

  • Lakesha Cole is the CEO of She Swank | Too, a specialty boutique for girls featuring beautifully-constructed handmade collections by military spouses that are created with artisanship in mind. A business woman, entrepreneur, mother and Marine Corps spouse, Lakesha was selected as the 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® for her impact on community change, volunteer efforts, personal sacrifice, professional pursuits, goals, and her efforts to support the military community. Find her on Facebook and Twitter.

Tool:

  • Mention:: Never miss a thing online. Start listening to what’s being said on the web and social web. React quickly, collaborate and analyze your online presence.

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NEXT! | Guest: Michelle Koclanis | Ep. 59

Top 5 ways to plan for next year

What’s In This Episode:

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Unlike Jill and Brad, do you stick to them? If you’re resolving to get in shape, stop doing all the bad things and wanna sing Kumbaya more often: Good luck with that. Jill and Brad talk about how they make goals, not resolutions, and they plan ahead rather than making a few things up in the hopes that they stick to it. They also talk about the Top 5 Ways To Plan For Next Year in this episode and they welcome marketing consultant Michelle Koclanis to the show. Listen in! »

Nancy GoldsteinGuest:

  • Michelle Koclanis is the founder of consulting firm called Michelle Koclanis where she helps you to refresh your marketing efforts through creative marketing and graphic design solutions. Find her on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Shut It Down | Guest: Nancy Goldstein | Ep. 58

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What’s In This Episode:

Let’s face it. We really wanna know: Are you enjoying our new format? We’re shorter. We’re faster. And maybe we’re even more mediocre than ever before. We’re yearning to hear from you – would you do Jill and Brad a favor and let them know by leaving a voicemail at 708.872.7878? Brad and Jill talk about how they kept technology under control during the holidays and they discuss the Top 5 Rules for Keeping Your Technology Under Control so that you can reclaim your lives. They welcome Compass(x) Strategy’s Nancy Goldstein to the show and rock out some great advice for her. Listen in! »

Guest:

Sponsors:

  • The Founding Kit - It’s what every entrepreneur needs to launch a business. Use these toolkits for your small business so that you can focus on doing what you do best and letting The Founding Kit do the rest.

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Lock It Up | Guest: Mari Luangrath | Ep. 57

how to leave work at the office

What’s In This Episode:

Do you have one client that doesn’t ever stop working? And that client expects that you will also never stop working? UGH to that, Jill and Brad say. (And plenty more on that, too.) They talk about their best practices for dealing with clients like that and, just, UGH. They also talk about the Top 5 Ways To Leave The Office At The Office in this episode so that you can avoid having those mishaps (that we’ve all had) when you walk into a work environment. They welcome Foiled Cupcakes’ Mari Luangrath to the show and Team Pete returns, thank goodness. Listen in! »

Foiled Cupcakes.Guest:

  • Mari Luangrath is the co-founder of Foiled Cupcakes, Chicago’s famous gift cupcakes that can only be ordered online in all their shiny, happy goodness glory. Find her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Sponsors:

  • The EnMast Budget Kit is the complete business owners’ guide to creating a budget. It include a video series, pre-formatted budget excel template, and how-to guide to creating a small business budget.

Team Pete:

  • He’s back. And he’s awesome.

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