31 episodes

Audrey Blackburn, owner of Blackburn Consulting, Accounting and Tax talks being a mom, wife, the struggles of being a small business owner, and a boss. She shares the joys, the struggles, the lessons and the successes. This podcast is her way to share all the things she wishes she had been told when she started her business.

Blackburn Boss Audrey Blackburn

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Audrey Blackburn, owner of Blackburn Consulting, Accounting and Tax talks being a mom, wife, the struggles of being a small business owner, and a boss. She shares the joys, the struggles, the lessons and the successes. This podcast is her way to share all the things she wishes she had been told when she started her business.

    Vision, Mission and Purpose - What's the difference?

    Vision, Mission and Purpose - What's the difference?

    This week marks two years that I've been in my new space. So for those who don't know, seven years ago, I started my business. And two years ago, into the middle of the pandemic, in August of 2020, I moved into an office space outside of my home, and I hired my first employee. 

    And so two years has went by. And during this whole time, I've been asked many times, like, What possessed you to lease an office in the middle of a pandemic? 

    Well, in short, it was a vision that I had, when I started the business seven years ago, I, you know, whenever any of us are thinking about what we want to do, as a business owner, we have an idea, we have that vision, whether we call it that or not, that's what it is. It's the vision of what our business is going to be. And I had this vision of what I wanted this business to be and to become. 

    Now I knew I was a really long way from that vision. But my background is heavily a nonprofit organizations and small businesses. And because of that, I've been exposed over the years, so many times, to retreats, and workshops on mission, vision and purpose. So I'm going to share with you a little bit about what that is, and why you need a mission, vision and purpose...

    https://davidburkus.com/2020/05/whats-the-difference-between-vision-mission-and-purpose/ 


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    • 11 min
    Goal Setting-what you must do

    Goal Setting-what you must do

    You must set goals for your business and take action on them or you won't grow. 

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    • 31 min
    Lessons Learned: Staffing

    Lessons Learned: Staffing

    There have been so many lessons I've learned in these past 21 months. Journey along with me as I talk through the hard things I've learned and how I'm using them to improve my business. 



    Hiring and retaining staff is probably one of the hardest things you will ever do in your business. It will require you to grow and get crystal clear on where you want your business to go. You have to be ok with making mistakes, starting over and trying again until you get it right. If you are going to succeed in business you will have to make mistakes. 


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    • 23 min
    I'm Back!

    I'm Back!

    After taking a huge break from the podcast (my last episode was in August 2020), I'm back. My business has been in growth mode for the past 20 months and something had to give so I let the podcast sit while I grew my business. I've learned so many lessons that I want to share with you. 


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    • 21 min
    Step into courageous

    Step into courageous

    I've been MIA on the podcast for almost a month. Right after the last podcast posted I made a life altering decision for my business. Well, actually I made two life altering decisions. I quickly started down a new path. One that feels so right and in alignment with who I am and where I want to go with my business. Have you ever done something so completely scary that you had no choice but to be courageous? Follow along as I share my journey for the past month and what I have been up to in the absence. 


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    • 20 min
    Chat with Authentic LadyBoss Chisa Pennix-Brown

    Chat with Authentic LadyBoss Chisa Pennix-Brown

    With over 19 years of experience in business coaching, community outreach, and social media insight, Chisa Pennix-Brown has transformed her love of learning into Lady Bizness She is the #1 Small Business Facilitator in North Carolina and she continues to foster environments for small business development, community partnerships, business growth, and events for Entrepreneurs throughout the state.   Her most notable accomplishment is opening Pod Biz Studios, the first Black Woman Owned Podcast Studio in North Carolina. Chisa is also the author of The 90 Day Focus: Your Action Plan for Success, a book that helps to transform your mindset towards prioritization and goal setting to help you complete your passion project.  She has also founded a 501c3 nonprofit women's organization, called  Real Glow Getters to help women start, stay and slay in business. She thrives around women who aren't afraid to shine, but thrive on sharing their #GlowUp with others. She can always be found Giving it to the People! Please put your hands together for Chisa Pennix-Brown.

    You can find her here:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chisapennixbrown/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChisaPennixBrownMBA/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ladybizness

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ladybizness/

    Website: https://www.ladybizness.com/


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    • 46 min