250 episodes

Dive into entrepreneurship with Monica Allen, an entrepreneur with over 20 years of business ownership. This podcast is for you if you desire to start your own business & defy the odds of failure or you are less than 5 years into your business & desire to grow your revenue and profit. Learn from diverse entrepreneurs and experts about marketing, team dynamics, finances, social media, and more. Entrepreneurship might feel isolating at times, but with this podcast by your side, you'll never walk alone. Elevate your business game and master your entrepreneurial life and truly become a BOSS. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/becomeyourownboss/support

Become Your Own Boss: Tips for Starting and Growing Your Own Small Business Monica Allen

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    • 5.0 • 61 Ratings

Dive into entrepreneurship with Monica Allen, an entrepreneur with over 20 years of business ownership. This podcast is for you if you desire to start your own business & defy the odds of failure or you are less than 5 years into your business & desire to grow your revenue and profit. Learn from diverse entrepreneurs and experts about marketing, team dynamics, finances, social media, and more. Entrepreneurship might feel isolating at times, but with this podcast by your side, you'll never walk alone. Elevate your business game and master your entrepreneurial life and truly become a BOSS. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/becomeyourownboss/support

    203 - Embracing Tenacity: Lessons from the Past, Drive for the Future

    203 - Embracing Tenacity: Lessons from the Past, Drive for the Future

    In this episode, Monica reflects on the journey of the past four years by sharing an early episode from exactly four years ago. She discusses the importance of balancing work and vacation and highlights the challenge of planning content in advance to stay consistent.

    Listeners will revisit an episode from the podcast's early days, gaining timeless insights and inspiration encourages listeners to persist through challenges and pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

    Episode Quote: The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is mere tenacity. ~Amelia Earhart



    Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss:
    ⁠Get Monica's FREE ebook 1⁠⁠1 Essential Secrets to Small Business Success⁠⁠⁠
    Join the⁠ ⁠⁠⁠Become Your Own Boss Community⁠⁠⁠⁠
    Get your⁠ ⁠⁠Become Your Own Boss Planner⁠⁠⁠

    Ways to reach Monica:

    Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast
    Email: monica@monicaallen.com


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    • 9 min
    202 - The Power of Curiosity

    202 - The Power of Curiosity

    In this episode of "Become Your Own Boss," Monica explores the transformative power of curiosity. Discover how asking the right questions can deepen your connections, enhance your problem-solving skills, and make you more likable. Plus, we'll discuss a memorable lesson from the musical Hamilton and share practical tips on how to cultivate curiosity in your daily life. Tune in to learn how curiosity can elevate your personal and professional relationships.

    Episode Quote: I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. ~Albert Einstein

    Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss:
    ⁠Get Monica's FREE ebook⁠ 1⁠⁠1 Essential Secrets to Small Business Success⁠⁠⁠⁠
    Join the⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠Become Your Own Boss Community⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠
    Get your⁠ ⁠⁠⁠Become Your Own Boss Planner⁠⁠⁠

    Ways to reach Monica:

    Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast
    Email: monica@monicaallen.com




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    • 12 min
    201 - Pitch Perfect: Crafting an Elevator Pitch that Wins Every Time

    201 - Pitch Perfect: Crafting an Elevator Pitch that Wins Every Time

    In this episode of "Become Your Own Boss," Monica shares the art and importance of crafting a compelling 60-second elevator pitch. Whether you're an early-stage entrepreneur or looking to refine your pitch, this episode is packed with actionable tips and real-life examples to help you stand out. We'll break down the key elements of a successful pitch, from grabbing attention with a strong hook to clearly articulating your unique value proposition. Discover practical strategies to make your pitch concise, engaging, and memorable. By the end of this episode, you'll have the tools and confidence to deliver a pitch that leaves a lasting impression. Tune in and take the first step towards mastering your elevator pitch!

    Episode Quote: If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t know it well enough. ~Albert Einstein

    Share you pitch with Monica via Instagram DMs @becomeyourownbosspodcast, scroll down and leave a message or email Monica to set up a call.

    Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss:
    ⁠Get Monica's FREE ebook 1⁠1 Essential Secrets to Small Business Success⁠⁠
    Join the⁠ ⁠⁠Become Your Own Boss Community⁠⁠⁠
    Get your⁠ ⁠Become Your Own Boss Planner⁠⁠
    Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist
    Ways to reach Monica:

    Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast
    Email: monica@monicaallen.com




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    • 15 min
    200 - The Secret to Social Media Success: It’s Not About You with Antonia Semanskee

    200 - The Secret to Social Media Success: It’s Not About You with Antonia Semanskee

    In this episode, Monica chats with Antonia "Toni" Semanskee, a social media marketing expert with over 25 years of experience in startup business development, sales, marketing, & teaching. Toni shares key strategies for leveraging SWOT analysis, maintaining consistent messaging, using strategic keywords, and diversifying content formats to enhance your social media presence.
    Episode Quote: It’s not about you. It’s never about you. Even when it’s about you. ~Antonia Semanskee

    Grab Toni's FREE Guide: https://crushyoursocial.myflodesk.com/3keys
    Toni's Contact Info:
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/crushyoursocial
    Website: http://www.crushyoursocial.com
    Email: http://Antonia@crushyoursocial.com
    LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/antoniasemanskeems

    Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss:
    ⁠Get Monica's FREE ebook 11 Essential Secrets to Small Business Success⁠
    Join the⁠ ⁠Become Your Own Boss Community⁠⁠
    Get your⁠ Become Your Own Boss Planner⁠
    Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist
    Ways to reach Monica:

    Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast

    Email: monica@monicaallen.com




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    • 52 min
    2 MINUTE TAKEAWAY - The Power of 2 Simple Words

    2 MINUTE TAKEAWAY - The Power of 2 Simple Words

    Two simple words can help a business relationship just like it helps a personal one. Take a listen. They can be invaluable in your business.



    Grab the free ebook: 11 Secrets to Small Business Success.




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    • 1 min
    199 - Five Secrets to Creating Raving Fans

    199 - Five Secrets to Creating Raving Fans

    In this episode, Monica discusses additional tips for delivering exceptional customer service, building on last week's discussion. Establishing a culture of service excellence within your organization begins with defining core values that promote exceptional service and aligning your team around them. Sharing a clear vision for your company's future ensures everyone is working towards a common goal, fostering unity and purpose. There's so much more to unpack in this episode to help guide you and your business in providing customer service that is memorable and helps grow your business.



    Episode Quote: The most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. ~Bill Gates

    Check out Zeus' Closet's Core Values



    Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss:

    Grab the FREE ebook: ⁠⁠⁠⁠11 Secrets to Small Business Success⁠⁠⁠

    Join the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Become Your Own Boss Facebook Group⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠
    Get your⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Become Your Own Boss Planner⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠


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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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61 Ratings

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So good!

I love your podcast! You and your guest share practical tips and experience with your listeners. The episode lengths are a perfect way for me to effortlessly get nuggets of information and inspiration!

Play_DR22 ,

Thank you Monica!

I have appreciated your practical explanation of business development for business beginners. I also appreciate that you role real-life, family life, into the mix as that impacts decisions so much. Thank you for this podcast! Dinalynn Rosenbush | The Language Of Play

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Love this podcast!

I love Monica’s podcast because it gives you all of the ins and outs of how to successfully launch and start your own business. She is someone that you cannot only learn from, but feel excited and empowered to listen to each week!

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