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Better Than Big invites you to explore what it looks like to build a business that’s streamlined, sustainable and scaling in a way that serves your life. Business mentor Ashley Gartland and her guests have transparent conversations about what it really looks like to pursue growth with intention and build a business that makes the life – and lifestyle – you desire possible. They’ll share the tactics, strategies, mindset shifts and solutions that work for them and open your eyes to new ways of working and growing so you can build a business that’s better than big too.

Better Than Big Ashley Gartland

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Better Than Big invites you to explore what it looks like to build a business that’s streamlined, sustainable and scaling in a way that serves your life. Business mentor Ashley Gartland and her guests have transparent conversations about what it really looks like to pursue growth with intention and build a business that makes the life – and lifestyle – you desire possible. They’ll share the tactics, strategies, mindset shifts and solutions that work for them and open your eyes to new ways of working and growing so you can build a business that’s better than big too.

    Redesigning Your Business After Burnout with Cassie Widders

    Redesigning Your Business After Burnout with Cassie Widders

    What happens when you realize you’re experiencing burnout because the business you’re building isn’t actually the one you want to run? That’s the question I’m exploring on this week’s episode with my guest Cassie Widders, who intentionally took a step back to redesign her business after burnout. In this episode, Cassie and I talk about what wasn’t working in her social media management business and about the signs that told her it was time to pivot into a new model with new offers. We also talk about the practical changes and the mindset shifts she made to move from a done-for-you model to a seasonal business that better suits her life.
    Learn more about Do Less, Live More: www.ashleygartland.com/dolesslivemore
     
    Learn more about Ashley: https://www.ashleygartland.com/
     
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    Learn more about Cassie: www.cassiewidders.co.uk
     
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    • 42 min
    Taking a Stress Break from Your Business with Shulamit Ber Levtov

    Taking a Stress Break from Your Business with Shulamit Ber Levtov

    We all dream of spending time unplugged but it can feel impossible to actually take a break from business because we’re so enmeshed in the day-to-day. The key, as my guest on the podcast today learned, is to take the time to ask yourself HOW you can take a break instead of just asking IF you can take one. In this episode, resilience and mindset consultant Shulamit Ber Levtov joins me to talk about when she realized she needed to take a month-long stress break from her business and about what it looked like to take that extended time off. We also talk about how she prepared for her time away, and about what the experience taught her about her business moving forward.  
     
    Get access to Do Less, Live More: www.ashleygartland.com/dolesslivemore
     
    Learn more about Ashley: https://www.ashleygartland.com/
     
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    Learn more about Shulamit: www.shula.consulting
     
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    • 39 min
    Learning to Prioritize Yourself Above Work with La'Vista Jones

    Learning to Prioritize Yourself Above Work with La'Vista Jones

    Years ago, La’Vista Jones found herself working in corporate America with little time to rest or eat or care for herself. She was taught to prioritize work over self so she did - until she burnt out. That experience led her to leave corporate and create her own business, 31 Marketplace, where she redefined what work looks like for her. In this episode, she joins me to talk about her experience with burnout and what it taught her about the importance of prioritizing herself above her work. We talk about how she built her agency around this philosophy and about the daily rituals and boundaries that help her keep work and life separate. La’Vista also shares a simple weekly practice that reminds her to ask for support so she can create space to prioritize herself. 
    Learn More about Do Less, Live More: www.ashleygartland.com/dolesslivemore
    Learn more about Ashley: https://www.ashleygartland.com/
     
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    Learn more about La’Vista: http://lavistajones.com/
     
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    • 41 min
    The Choices That Lead to Burnout

    The Choices That Lead to Burnout

    The burnout we often talk about in business is burnout with a capital B...you know, the kind that leaves you lying flat on your back in pure exhaustion or that turns into a health crisis that requires you to take a break from business. But business owners can also experience burnout in subtler ways - and that’s worth paying attention to because it points to areas of your business that you can refine or improve by making different choices. In this episode, I talk about the “little b” burnout I experienced in my first business and the three areas that caused it. I also talk about the choices I made in those areas to do things differently in my coaching practice so I could make sure that burnout stays a thing of the past. 
     
    Learn more about the Do Less, Live More private podcast feed: www.ashleygartland.com/dolesslivemore
     
    Learn more about Ashley: https://www.ashleygartland.com/
     
    Connect with Ashley on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleygartland/

    • 13 min
    Creating Opportunities for Repeat Clients with Michaela Latavanha

    Creating Opportunities for Repeat Clients with Michaela Latavanha

    Selling more to your past clients is a simple and sustainable way to grow your business - and yet, many business owners forget that fact or don’t feel like they know how to do it without feeling sales-y. My guest on the podcast today, Michaela Latavanha of Beachside Studio, joins me to talk about how she nurtures her client relationships after the first sale to create more opportunities for her business, and more support for her clients. In this episode, we talk about why selling more to past clients was the right fit for Michaela and about what she offers them as their next steps to work with her. We also talk about how she nurtures her relationships with her clients after their initial engagement in simple and authentic ways. 
     
    Learn how to design your signature service or next-level offer: https://www.ashleygartland.com/simplifiedservicesintensive
     
    Learn more about Ashley: https://www.ashleygartland.com/
     
    Follow Ashley on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleygartland/
     
    Learn more about Michaela: www.beachside.studio
     
    Follow Michaela on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beachsidestudio/

    • 31 min
    Serving Clients Well Beyond the Sale with Maggie Patterson

    Serving Clients Well Beyond the Sale with Maggie Patterson

    As service providers, it’s easy to focus more on your sales and marketing than on your actual client services because the industry as a whole is geared toward that ‘sell, sell, sell’ mentality. But while sales and marketing matter, it’s just as important to make sure that your clients have an outstanding experience after the sale. In this episode, Maggie Patterson from Small Business Boss and Scoop Studios joins me to talk about the changes she’s made in her businesses to make sure her clients have a great experience working with her. We talk about how she’s learned to better manage client communication, about how she paces projects and about the importance of understanding your true capacity. She also gives us her take on what your clients really need from you (hint: it’s not a fancy welcome gift).
    Learn more about the Simplified Services Intensive:https://www.ashleygartland.com/simplifiedservicesintensive
     
    Learn more about Ashley: https://www.ashleygartland.com/
     
    Follow Ashley on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleygartland/
     
    Learn more about Maggie: www.smallbusinessboss.co 
     
    Follow Maggie on Instagram:  www.instagram.com/smallbusinessboss/

    • 37 min

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Lydia Lee

Finally! A show that helps entrepreneurs scale with ease and intention. I so appreciate Ashley’s approach and great advice on building lifestyle businesses that serve what we want more in life. To doing less, and experiencing more!

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