Are You Charging Enough? | Angie Maguire | Ep. 108

Top 5 signs you are not charging enough

What’s In This Episode:

When did you realize that you’re not charging enough? Are you realizing it right now? Jill and Brad share what they’ve done, how they handle pricing increases, and what they do to keep up with the changes (and the Joneses’.) They also talk about the Top 5 Signs You Are Not Charging Enough in this episode  and they welcome Go! Go! Go! Fundraising’s Angie McGuire to the show. Stay tuned for Jill’s crazy rant, too. Listen in! »

Angie MaguireGuest:

Angie Maguire is part of Go! Go! Go! Fundraising, an organization that helps folks fundraise by providing fans with a healthy product that fits today’s fast paced lifestyle. Find her on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.

Rant:

Jill can’t stand automated scheduling systems. Brad is pretty sure she’s the only one — but catch her riffing on booking meetings throughout her day.


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Intern, Get Me Some Coffee | Reva Minkoff | Ep. 107

Top 5 lessons from creating an internship program

What’s In This Episode:

Were you ever an intern? What kind of experiences filled out your professional life, or sucked the life right out of you? Jill recounts the olden days when interned at modeling agencies, software companies, and restaurant guide giant Zagat Survey (it’s pronounced “za-GAT” like “the CAT.”) and what life was like before the Internet.They also talk about the Top 5 Lessons From Creating An Internship Program (with Greg Jaffe!) in this episode and they welcome DigitalGroundUp’s Reva Minkoff to the show. Stay tuned for Brad’s latest rant, too! Listen in! »

Reva MinkoffGuest:

Reva Minkoff is the founder of DigitalGroundUp, an interactive technology platform that helps its users learn digital marketing through its interactive software. Find her on Facebook and Twitter.

Rant:

Brad has a few things to say about people who don’t reply to emails. Don’t miss the rage that ensues…


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Find Your Tribe | Kathy Stowell | Ep. 106

Things to look for in a networking group

What’s In This Episode:

What do you look for when you go to a networking event? Do the type of people attending matter more, or do you prefer to focus on what speakers will be presenting? If this entire topic makes you cringe, do you value networking events for your business at all? If for nothing else, what about the free pizza that shows up at every single networking event Jill has ever been to?  Jill and Brad cover the best parts about networking events and what you should look for in a group when they go over the Top 5 Things To Look For In A Networking Group in this episode. They also welcome Bliss Beyond Naptime’s Kathy Stowell to the show. Listen in! »

Kathy StowellGuest:

Tool:

  • Periscope :: Explore the world through someone else’s eyes. You can video livestream anything you’re doing at any moment in time and people can watch you — and interact by chatting with you — in realtime. You can also watch other people do the same thing around the world!


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Stop The Insanity | Ryan Evans | Ep. 105

What’s In This Episode:

How do you stay sane in a busy workday? There’s a lot that goes on in a day, let alone the things that happen when you run a freaking company. Are there routines you rely on? Ways that help you breathe better? Jill and Brad talk about how they make things a lot easier with the goal of keeping their sanity by covering the Top 5 Ways To Stay Sane In A Busy Workday in this episode. They also welcome Tend’s tech tinkerer Ryan Evans to the show. Listen in! »

Ryan EvansGuest:

  • Ryan Evans is the founder of Tend, a platform that helps you to easily figure out what’s driving customers to your website. Find him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

Turn The Tables:

  • Brad needs your help in this episode. He wants to attract clients who want to get more done without using terminology like “business therapist.” How can he talk about it — what words can he use — to offer his services in a way that gets his message across? Call in and help! (708) 872-7878.


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I Know A Guy Who Could Do That… | Mike Michalowicz | Ep. 104

What’s In This Episode:

Are you an expert at hiring other people? If you’re nodding your head, you’re lying to yourself. You couldn’t be. None of us are. (Well, except for our co-host, Brad.) So listen up, listeners! Jill and Brad throw down about the Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Hiring Other People in this episode. They also welcome the entrepreneur’s entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz to the show. Listen in! »

Mike MichalowiczGuest:

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:

  • Tactick :: Create a checklist for a process that you want to do over and over again. If there are things in your business that you want to make sure other folks are doing and check them off together, this is a tool for you.


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Incorporate Your Family | Melissa Lagowski | Ep. 103

Raising kids is like building a business

What’s In This Episode:

Got kids? If you do, you know that raising them is a lot like building a business. Don’t have children? You still get it; Running your company is a lot like dealing with the ins and outs and ups and downs of child-rearing. Since Jill and Brad are parents who know better than anyone (except you — who knows just as well as they do) — they talk about the Top 5 Ways That Raising Kids Is Like Building a Business in this episode. And they welcome Big Buzz Idea Group’s Melissa Lagowski to the show! Listen in! »

Melissa LagowskiGuest:

  • Melissa Lagowski is the founder of Big Buzz Media Group, the ideal event management team for all corporate, community, non-profit, and private events in Chicagoland. Find her on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Tool:

  • Topsy :: Find people who are using the links you post to social media and connect with them!


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Bring In The Clients! | Sarah Shaw | Ep. 102

Ways to get more prospects

What’s In This Episode:

Wanna get more buyers for the stuff that you’re selling? Of course you do. Brad and Jill want to help you help yourself because without things like “sales activity,” it’s really really hard to get any sales. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Listen in as Jill and Brad give you the Top 5 Ways To Get More Prospects in this episode. They also welcome Entreprenette’s Sarah Shaw to the show. Listen in! »

Sarah ShawGuest:

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.

Turn The Tables:

  • This episode, Jill needs help creating an internship program. Have any experience setting one up? Know any tips, tricks or best practices she (and all our listeners) can learn about? Call in! (708) 872-7878.


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Top 5 Mistakes People Make Working With Designers | Guest: Derek Eder | Ep. 101

Mistakes people make working with designers

What’s In This Episode:

Ever try to work with a designer and it just didn’t happen the way you thought it would? It’s happened over 2,537 times to Jill and Brad. It’s pretty painful. And it’s so common among business owners that it’s time to talk about it — so, they’re dishing on the Top 5 Mistakes People Make When They’re Working With Designers in this episode and they welcome data genius Derek Eder to the show. Listen in! »

Derek EderGuest:

  • Derek Eder is the founder of civic technology company DataMade where he builds open source technology using open data to empower journalists, researchers, governments and advocacy organizations. Find him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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!

Answering Machine:

  • Squareplanet’s Brian Burkhart calls back after his appearance in episode #37 to update Jill and Brad on the progress he’s made with his business since being on the show.


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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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