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With host Monica Allen, Become Your Own Boss will help you launch, grow and scale your business while also being the BOSS of every area of your life. Bringing you interviews with seasoned as well as new entrepreneurs, the Become Your Own Boss podcast is here to provide you with business tips, inspiration and a community to ensure that you are not alone on your entrepreneurial journey. You will learn from Monica and her guests, business and life lessons to help you grow, avoid mistakes and ensure your business' success and legacy.

Become Your Own Boss Monica Allen

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With host Monica Allen, Become Your Own Boss will help you launch, grow and scale your business while also being the BOSS of every area of your life. Bringing you interviews with seasoned as well as new entrepreneurs, the Become Your Own Boss podcast is here to provide you with business tips, inspiration and a community to ensure that you are not alone on your entrepreneurial journey. You will learn from Monica and her guests, business and life lessons to help you grow, avoid mistakes and ensure your business' success and legacy.

    132 -Can Your Energy REALLY Move Mountains?

    132 -Can Your Energy REALLY Move Mountains?

    On today's episode Monica speaks with Elizabeth L.A. Garvish, Founder and Managing Member of Garvish Immigration Law Group, LLC. Elizabeth is the granddaughter of Hungarian immigrants and grew up with a love for languages and culture. These passions landed her in her very first job as an attorney at an immigration firm in Houston, Texas. As an immigration lawyer, Elizabeth had found her purpose. After years of immigration practice experience with small boutique firms, big law and nonprofits, Elizabeth founded Garvish Immigration Law Group, LLC in 2010. Today Elizabeth chats with Monica about creating the best workplace in the America, sending out positive energy, gratitude showers, her desire to be a mom and so much more. 
    Episode Quote: Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. - Dalai Lama
    Podcast Guest: Elizabeth Garvish - https://goimmigrationlaw.com/
    Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet 
    Live Life by YOUR Design
    Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss
    Monica FREE ebook
    Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner
    The best way to train team members - Trainual Link
    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
    Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2
    Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST.

    Who is Monica?
    Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration.
    Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More).
    She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success.
    Have some Feedback?
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    • 46 min
    131 - The Winning Combo that Definitely Leads to Business Success with Robin Gregg

    131 - The Winning Combo that Definitely Leads to Business Success with Robin Gregg

    On today's episode Monica talks with Robin Gregg, CEO of Roadsync a company committed to making logistics transactions and financial management faster and easier. Coming to entrepreneurship by taking over a small start-up grappling with founder confrontation and disagreement, Robin has since raised on $39 million dollars to grow the company and modernize transaction handling in the trucking space. Balancing entrepreneurship, getting a divorce during the pandemic, and being a mom to 2 boys, this conversation is one you don't want to miss. 

    Episode Quote: People don’t care about your business. They care about their problems. Be the solution that they are looking for. ~ Tory Burch

    Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet 

    Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss

    Monica's FREE ebook

    Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner

    The best way to train team members - Trainual Link

    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
    Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2
    Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST.

    Who is Monica?

    Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration.

    Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More).

    She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success.

    Have some Feedback?

    If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.


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    • 35 min
    130 - The Steps to Building a Vision Beyond Your Business

    130 - The Steps to Building a Vision Beyond Your Business

    We often will meet with our team to discuss the vision for the future of our businesses, and we often spend time developing core values that we hope will help create and maintain a healthy culture for our company. Have you thought about doing this for your family? On this episode, Monica give you the steps to developing a vision statement and core values for your family. 

    Episode Quote: When setting intentions, focus on the specifics of what you really want, not necessarily how it plays out. ~Russell Eric Donda 

    Episode Sponsor - Zeus' Closet

    Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss

    Monica FREE ebook

    Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner

    The best way to train team members - Trainual Link

    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
    Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2
    Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST.

    Who is Monica?

    Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration.

    Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More).

    She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success.

    Have some Feedback?

    If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.


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    • 16 min
    129 - Is your Messaging Sticky or Making Customers Run the Other Way with Tollisha Joseph

    129 - Is your Messaging Sticky or Making Customers Run the Other Way with Tollisha Joseph

    Monica welcomes Tollisha Joseph to the podcast this week. Serving as a moderator in one of the largest women networking spaces on Clubhouse, Monica and Tollisha made a connection during the pandemic. A seasoned Network Strategist and Corporate Facilitator, Tollisha is the founder and CEO of The Official Glue an agency that helps to get your business unstuck by crafting and using the right messaging each and every time so your business can truly grow.
    Episode Quote: If people like you, they will listen to you but if they trust you, they will do business with you. ~Zig Ziglar.
    Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet 
    Join the Become Your Own Boss Community
    Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss
    Monica FREE ebook
    Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner
    The best way to train team members - Trainual Link
    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
    Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2
    Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST.

    Who is Monica?
    Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration.
    Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More).
    She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success.
    Have some Feedback?
    If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.

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    • 42 min
    128 - The Big Challenge for Companies that Need People

    128 - The Big Challenge for Companies that Need People

    On this episode Monica vents around recent events that have taken place at her company and the big challenge they are facing right now.  She also discusses her company's core values and how they not only play a part in her company, but how they are also apart of her relationship with her husband and business partner of 20 years. 
    Episode Quote: Be a living expression of your values. Wear them, speak them, make decisions aligned with them. ~Unknown
    Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet 
    Freedom Formula Crash Course
    Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss
    Monica FREE ebook
    Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner
    The best way to train team members - Trainual Link
    Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist
    Ways to reach Monica:

    Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast
    TikTok: @becomeyourownbosspodcast
    Email: monica@monicaallen.com
    Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2
    Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST.

    Who is Monica?
    Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration.
    Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More).
    She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success.
    Have some Feedback?
    If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.

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    • 17 min
    127 - YES…It is Okay to Pivot with Hayley Foster

    127 - YES…It is Okay to Pivot with Hayley Foster

    On this episode Monica speaks with Hayley Foster, a serial entrepreneur that embodies her last name through and through. From a promotional product business to helping women business owners find and foster their passion, Hayley recently pivoted her business to align more with her passion of health, wellness, and aging backwards. 
    Episode Quote: The people you surround yourself with influence your behaviors, so choose friends who have healthy habits. ~Dan Buettner. Guest: Hayley B. Foster https://www.fostering101.com/blog
    Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet 
    Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss
    Monica FREE ebook
    Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner
    The best way to train team members - Trainual Link
    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
    Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2
    Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST.

    Who is Monica?
    Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration.
    Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More).
    She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success.
    Have some Feedback?
    If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Gluellc ,

SHARING IS CARING

I love tuning into this podcast because Monica shares so much of her journey in business with her listeners. She doesn't stop bringing her listeners' top experts and the most valuable information that new business owners need to get the best results on the first try. Become Your Own Boss is a top listen on my list.

Ctilt ,

Fantastic podcast

As a woman in business I am always eager to connect myself with others and learn all I can as i navigate my journey. Each episode has value added! Monica does a fantastic job carrying the conversations with her guests. This is a podcast you’d look forward to each week!

DenVinTay ,

Excellent episode!

Thank you for this podcast. Thank you for your commitment to serving others. That’s significant and valuable. I enjoy the conversation you had with Shelley Paxton.

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