Welcome to The Smart Business Podcast, where you'll find practical tools and strategies to get consistent results as you start, grow and scale as a solopreneur. Karen Murray shares all the tips and tricks she has learned in 6 years of growing her own business, and hundreds of other businesses through coaching and workshops. Using her SMART principles as a framework for your success - Show up, be Methodical, take Action, be Relationship focused and stay Teachable - Karen will show you it really is possible to work smarter, not harder whilst creating your profitable business.
#57: The power of getting clear on your strengths with Alison Hughes
Are you really clear on your strengths and can you own them, at least to yourself? Are you really leaning in to them and using them everyday? Or are you someone that holds back a little or finds it hard to be really clear on what your strengths even are? In this week's episode Alison Hughes helps us understand what our strengths really are and how to use them to get the results we want in our businesses.
#56: How to maximise your belief when you need it most
Ever heard the saying 'it's darkest just before dawn'? Very often when we are about to breakthrough... that's when we need our belief the most. But whatever you are going through in your business, be it highs or lows right now, belief is a vital part of the solo business owners toolkit. So in this episode I'm sharing some tips and tricks to maximise yours.
#55: How to escape the 'I know what I should be doing but I'm just not doing it' trap
There are two key questions we have to ask when we catch ourselves saying this phrase and in today's episode I take you through those essential questions and give you some hints and tips for getting out of the trap that gets us stuck and feeling that we aren't making progress.
#54: Personal development traps and how to avoid them
Have you ever wondered if your personal development work was actually leading to any real growth for you or your business? Over the years of using the SMART framework, I have revisited and refined the Teachable area because I see solo business owners falling into various traps in their personal development practice that actually do more harm than the thing they are trying to correct! Have a listen to this episode to make sure you are getting the results from personal development that you really want.
#53: 5 things to think about as we come out of lockdown
We're open for business!! It is an exciting time as things start to open up again and vaccine roll outs happen all over the world. But as we emerge from this strange time we need to think about the impact on ourselves and our business and we ready for that. In this episode, I'm talking about 5 things to think about that will help you do just that.
#52: Getting more visibility on social media with Alice Fewings
Getting more clients and growing our business needs more visibility, right? Well, I put this question to our guest today and the brilliant Alice Fewings gave us an interesting perspective on the topic of visibility and some key pointers for how to grow the right audience to really grow our business.
I have listened to several podcasts and have always said that I should leave a review- this is the first time I have actually done so. This content is so valuable to me as a relatively new but successful solo business owner and I really appreciate the clarity and guidance provided by Karen. I am working my way through every episode and it feels like a highly effective free training course/ coaching on tap / direct link to tips and useful resources. Thank you, I really appreciate you offering all of this - it is very generous. I have thanked the person who recommended this to me and will certainly recommend to my friends in business.
Easy listening, super insightful
Just listened to my first episode after seeing Karen’s post on LinkedIn, featuring Ian Dickson, superb podcast from Karen & some great pointers from international speaker, Ian Dickson. This is for any business owner, especially small business owners & solo business owners. Kind of reminded me of a Sunday morning type, easy listening radio show. Fantastic.
Sound, down to earth advice delivered in bite sized chunks
I’ve been listening to a few of your podcasts (working my way through the catalogue, although not chronologically). I love them! For me they offer sound, down to earth advice and suggestions that really resonate with me. I listened to the ‘4 ways to get past perfectionism and comparison’ and your suggestion of having a goal to getting something completed (rather than perfect) was so helpful. I’ve really held that in my mind in the last few days and it’s helped.
There is loads more I’ve learnt and taken on board so I just wanted to thank you for getting your podcast out there. Thank you for your straight forward, down to earth advice, delivered in such a calm, supportive manner and broken down in to bite size chunks. It helps motivate and set me up for the day.