152 episodes

Relatable, raw and tactical business trainings to keep you moving towards your big goals. I’m Elizabeth McCravy — a website designer and business strategist for female entrepreneurs. And, I’ve built a multiple six-figure web design business while in my early and mid 20s. I believe that how to build a thriving business shouldn’t be a secret. So, I’m here to pull back the curtain of all things successful business building.

On this podcast, you’ll find solo episodes that are tactical, actionable, and easy listening! Plus, you’ll find the occasional expert guest interview or lifestyle-related episode. Let’s build a business that feels amazing on the inside and also looks great from the outside.

We’re talking online marketing, graphic design, business strategy, and so much more! It’s time for you to build a breakthrough brand!

Breakthrough Brand Podcast Elizabeth McCravy

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 225 Ratings

Relatable, raw and tactical business trainings to keep you moving towards your big goals. I’m Elizabeth McCravy — a website designer and business strategist for female entrepreneurs. And, I’ve built a multiple six-figure web design business while in my early and mid 20s. I believe that how to build a thriving business shouldn’t be a secret. So, I’m here to pull back the curtain of all things successful business building.

On this podcast, you’ll find solo episodes that are tactical, actionable, and easy listening! Plus, you’ll find the occasional expert guest interview or lifestyle-related episode. Let’s build a business that feels amazing on the inside and also looks great from the outside.

We’re talking online marketing, graphic design, business strategy, and so much more! It’s time for you to build a breakthrough brand!

    152: Don’t Mom Alone: How These Working Moms Have Help Inside the Home (and Their Top Tips for Getting Help with Your Kids, Business, and Household)

    152: Don’t Mom Alone: How These Working Moms Have Help Inside the Home (and Their Top Tips for Getting Help with Your Kids, Business, and Household)

    I have a TREAT for you today! I haven’t had an interview on the show in a little while, and I’m back with not 1 but SEVEN incredible guests for you to hear from! 
     
    Our guests today are Callie Ammons, Kelsea Buddo, Ellen Wagner, Amber Housley, Emily Conley, Jess Jordana, and Madison Brown. These women are sharing the ways they have help with their kids, business and household while running successful businesses! 
     
    As a new mom starting back to working from my maternity leave, I realized working with kids whether you own a business or work for someone else, is an entirely different ball game from what I was used to! I needed all the tips, and I didn’t know where to go to get them because I don’t think enough people are talking about the realities of working full time as a business owner and a mama. 
     
    So, as I watch other business owning mamas, I’ve consistently wondered “How do they do it all? Do they work a limited schedule? Is their baby in daycare or with a nanny? Are they working all day and then cooking dinner every night or is there a hack for that? How do they do it?!” I know many of you wonder the same. 
     
    Balancing motherhood, your household, and your business is a lot of work. The women you’re about to hear from are all moms, all business owners, and all in different stages of motherhood from new moms like me to moms of older kiddos. They are all bringing you their top tip for getting help in motherhood, their business, and their household! 
     
    Some highlighted topics you’ll hear about:
    - Advice from families where both parents are working full time or where their spouse owns a business too. 
    - Thoughts on nannies, daycare, schools, and other ways people find outside help with their kiddos. 
    - The experience of having your child at home “full time” while you also work full time. 
    - What it’s like to run your business AND work another job full time
    - Tips on outsourcing household tasks and growing your team within your business 
    - Ways to organize your calendar as a family 
    - What finding help looks like in the early days when you don’t have family nearby 
    - The different seasons of motherhood as a working mama 
    - And so so much more! 
     
    Links mentioned in this episode:
    - Want to connect with these awesome women? You can get links to their websites and info on how you can connect with them here: http://elizabethmccravy.com/152
    - Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethmccravy/ 
    - Booked Out Designer is opening again VERY SOON. Get on the waitlist at http://elizabethmccravy.com/bod 
     
    If you loved this episode, please consider leaving a rating and review or sharing with a fellow mama who this would encourage! 
     

    • 48 min
    151: You Can’t Be Everything to Everybody- A Business Lesson from a Very Rude Email

    151: You Can’t Be Everything to Everybody- A Business Lesson from a Very Rude Email

    I’ve got a short and sweet episode for you today! We are talking about how and why you shouldn’t create a business that is the “right fit” for everyone — the art of attracting some and repelling others. And, this topic is inspired by a funny and extremely rude email I got during my Black Friday sale from someone who my products are not right for!  
     
    So, volume up for the story plus my tips for how to differentiate yourself and be less vanilla in your business! 
     
    To get the show notes head to: https://elizabethmccravy.com/151
    Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethmccravy/ 
    Get on the Booked Out Designer waitlist: https://elizabethmccravy.com/bod 
    Shop website templates: https://elizabethmccravy.com/showit-website-templates 

    • 14 min
    150: A Bulletproof Strategy for Achieving Your Goals with the Power of Habits [Recast]  

    150: A Bulletproof Strategy for Achieving Your Goals with the Power of Habits [Recast]  

    It’s that time of year where we are all goal setting. Today I’m sharing ONE simple strategy I use to create new habits in my life. In a little by little sort of way. It’s simple, yet powerful. I believe this episode will be the motivation you need as we move into a new year to really GO AFTER those crazy goals and create change for yourself. I want you to not just get all excited with a goal on December 31st then quit, but actually carry it out throughout the WHOLE YEAR. Habits are the way to do it. 
     
    So volume up for a short and sweet episode to motivate and inspire action in your life using the power of habits. And if you’re catching this episode at some random time in the future... still tune in. This strategy is timeless, and you can get started at absolutely any time! 
     
    This is a recast of episode 98 that aired at the end of 2020! Here we are a year later, and it’s just as relevant as ever, so I want us all to hear it again. (Myself included!) Tune into the beginning too to hear a fresh intro and a little life update from me on what’s happening as we start 2022. 
     
    If this episode impacts you, please share it with a friend who needs it too. Let’s get the word out! And, I’d love to hear from you. What’s your takeaways from this episode? Come tell me over on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethmccravy/ 
     
    Get the full show notes for this episode at http://elizabethmccravy.com/98 
    Shop website templates at https://elizabethmccravy.com/shop 
    Join the waitlist for Booked Out Designer at http://elizabethmccravy.com/bod 
     
    * If you love the Breakthrough Brand Podcast, but haven’t left a rating and review yet, would you mind taking a moment to do so? It helps other people like you find the show and means the world to me! *
     

    • 30 min
    149: 4 Important Business Lessons I Learned in 2021 (+Recapping the Year, Talking Revenue, Growth, What Worked, What Didn’t)

    149: 4 Important Business Lessons I Learned in 2021 (+Recapping the Year, Talking Revenue, Growth, What Worked, What Didn’t)

    I personally love these types of episodes — don’t you?! And I’ve done this yearly recap content on my podcast or blog typically every year, but skipped 2020. So, I’m back though to recap 2021 with you in this casual, fun episode with plenty of biz tips throughout! 
     
    I’m sharing some highlights from the year both personally and in my business, plus 4 specific business lessons I learned. I’ll also be talking about revenue numbers from this year compared to 2020, what WASN’T working for me this year and some things that were frustrating. And, at the end, I’ll be sharing what’s on the agenda for my business in 2022! 
     
    I hope you enjoy this casual episode! And, as we close out another year, I want to say THANK YOU for being here. Thank you for being a podcast listener. I appreciate you more than you know! If you’ve never reviewed or rated the show, would you mind doing so today?! It just takes a moment and helps others find this podcast. 
     
    I’d also love to hear from you in my annual survey. Take that here: http://elizabethmccravy.com/survey — You’ll be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card for your time! 
     
    Links mentioned in this episode:
    - Get the full shownotes and all links mentioned: http://elizabethmccravy.com/149 
    - Take the annual survey: http://elizabethmccravy.com/survey 
    - Join the Booked Out Designer waitlist: http://elizabethmccravy.com/bod 
    - Shop templates: http://elizabethmccravy.com/shop 
     
    Episodes mentioned: 
    - Recapping the Booked Out Designer launch: Episodes 110, 114 
    - Colin’s birth story: Episode 148 
    - Pregnancy Recaps: Episodes 107, 112, 118, 131
    - Real estate podcast series: Episodes 134. 135, 136 

    • 50 min
    148: 10 Ways God Showed Up When Birth Didn’t Go As Planned (Colin’s Birth Story — Surrendering, God’s Goodness, and Unanswered Prayers) 

    148: 10 Ways God Showed Up When Birth Didn’t Go As Planned (Colin’s Birth Story — Surrendering, God’s Goodness, and Unanswered Prayers) 

    Ready to hear Colin’s birth story?! My sweet son Colin entered the world on September 2nd, 2021, and I’m here today to tell you that story, but more importantly to tell you how God showed up in a difficult birth experience. My labor was long, scary at times, and not what I “wanted”. Things didn’t go according to MY plan, but the story is beautiful nonetheless! 
     
    Instead of focusing on the nitty gritty details of my labor experience, I’m going to hit the highlights and then tell you the 10 ways God showed up in the birth story. I want to encourage you to stay until the end too because I’ll be sharing some tips/takeaways for any expecting mamas! Plus, I saved one of my favorite ways God showed up for the VERY end… so stay until #10! 
     
    I’m recording this episode solo, but Adam was by my side the whole time and was such an amazing birth partner. I wish you guys could hear his perspective too, but us both sitting down to outline and record this together might have taken hours and we have a newborn to care for, haha. 
     
    I hope you enjoy this episode. Thank you for holding space for me to vulnerably share my experience with you, and I hope hearing Colin’s birth story points you to the goodness of God. I feel so blessed to be his mama, and stay tuned for more motherhood content on this podcast in the near future! 
     
    To get the show notes head to: https://elizabethmccravy.com/148 
    Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethmccravy/ 
    Near by Sally Lloyd-Jones: https://rstyle.me/+3191VYglcRZ8aC6rlgjFiQ 
    Scripture mentioned: Ephesians 3:20; Matthew 6:30-32 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    147: How to Increase Your Profits in the New Year with a Quick Evaluation of These 4 Things

    147: How to Increase Your Profits in the New Year with a Quick Evaluation of These 4 Things

    I run a pretty lean business — meaning lower expenses, higher profit margins! I’m proud of that. That’s a PRO of online business, we can be lean! However, so often we overspend without even thinking about it. It’s easy to just spend, spend, spend! Shiny object syndrome is real. And most of us (myself included) did not study finance, accounting, and bookkeeping in any professional capacity. We might struggle to really SEE where our money is going. 
     
    As we move into the new year, it’s the perfect time to evaluate what’s been happening in our business financially and what shifts we can make to improve our finances! Let’s look critically at our business’ finances today to see what shifts we can make to increase our profit margins! I am going to show you 4 areas to evaluate in your business finances to get your profits higher and spending lower for the new year! 
     
    Think you want more financial tools to track this kind of stuff? Check out my resource, Profit Sheet! This is the tool I created and have used for years to track my business finances. You can track everything from tax payments, to what you pay yourself monthly, profit margins, and so much more! Buy it at https://elizabethmccravy.com/profit-sheet 
     
    Links mentioned in this episode:
    - Get the blog version/full show notes for this episode: http://elizabethmccravy.com/147
    - Get QuickBooks at 55% off:  https://elizabethmccravy.com/quickbooks 
    - Get Profit Sheet for your business: https://elizabethmccravy.com/profit-sheet 
    - Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethmccravy/ 
    - Shop Showit templates: https://elizabethmccravy.com/shop 
    - Why You Shouldn’t Use Personal Venmo for Your Business: https://elizabethmccravy.com/88 

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
225 Ratings

225 Ratings

janbxtr ,

This is an amazing podcast! The BEST!

Elizabeth is so fun to listen to. I love her energy, and I gain something from every single episode. Whether you’re a business owner or not, this show is for you!

Candid Liv ,

I Cannot Believe How Helpful This Podcast Is

I have been struggling to update my website, and although I have yet to switch to Showit, the episode on free Wordpress plugins to enhance your website was golden! Thank you so much for your sharing your knowledge with us!

KenzDiamond ,

My New Fave Podcast

I started up my own copywriting business at the end of 2020 and man has it been overwhelming. There’s so much to learn and figure out along the way. I found this podcast after purchasing a template from Elizabeth, and it has quickly become my favorite! I’ve binge-listened to most of the episodes already and have become a big fan 💗 I’ve also implemented many of her tips into my business and am looking forward to learning more each week.

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