Join Diane Sanfilippo - 2x New York Times bestselling author and serial entrepreneur - for business tips, advice, and motivation for emerging or existing business owners. You'll learn practical strategies from Diane as well as hear expert interviews with those who have had similar struggles and have found success.
#54: What I Can & Can't Teach You About Building a Successful Business
Follow whatever it is that you're passionate about and live your truth in that
There are not people who are sitting by who have been successful who want to spend every minute of their life telling you the steps to take because the truth is, nobody ever told us either.
If you want to be an entrepreneur, you cannot expect handholding every step of the way.
If you as the entrepreneur do not have self confidence, you're building a house on nothing.
Learning the strategies of what to put in place is not what’s going to give you long term success.
There is no such thing as perfect.
We have to do the things that we are most interested in. you can’t have a business because you think it will earn money.
#53: Building a Business from Scratch with the Merrymaker Sisters
Introducing our guest, the Merrymaker Sisters [1:18]
Making the decision to work solely on the business [7:12]
Streams of income as a blogger [13:02]
Selling a product before making it [17:20]
Future plans for the Merrymaker Sisters [23:46]
#52: Five Tips for Better Food Photos on Instagram
Garnish is important: It’s what takes a photo from being “ok” to looking that much more exciting, or a bit more thoughtful.
Choose a plate or a vessel that isn’t too big: Make sure that whatever you have is really full, because that’s what makes it look interesting and exciting.
Use natural light: If you’re wondering how to get the absolute best photos of your food, do not shoot them in the dark.
#51: Blogging Etiquette Part 1
Ask for permission before you ask for forgiveness.
When in doubt, don’t.
If you saw it, and you tweaked it and put it on your site, it’s not yours.
Look outside of your direct community for inspiration, not inside of it.
It’s fair to be inspired; you can’t help be see something and like it and be inspired. Make sure you are not stealing; that you’re being inspired.
Don’t go pissing people off in your community; whatever your community is.
#50: Rant: If you don't have $25...then stop talking and get to work!
The more you complain about something, the more you put your time and energy and focus into it, the more that thing, if it’s positive or negative, will grow.
There’s no reason why anyone should not have $25 to buy something that they think they really need or could really help them.
Instead of coming to social media to talk about the fact that you can’t afford whatever it is; get to work! Get to work on your business. Why are you talking about it? Stop talking! Do something!
If you can’t afford $25 to spend on a book, and you have time to complain about it on social media, you're wasting your time.
#49: How to be more productive
One of the keys to productivity is getting to know yourself.
Getting to know yourself will make your life so much easier, and you’ll be able to accomplish the things you’re trying to accomplish in your business.
I stumbled across this podcast by a group chat that I am a part of. They posted a link to one of the more recent episodes. Once I heard the whole episode, I began from the beginning and have been bingeing it since!
I have just opened my crochet business and it has gone great so far, but I love to learn new things to keep improving!
I am pliable and I’ve learned so much just from having this podcast in the background
Thank you Diane and the team!
Motivating and Informative Guide
I have been trying to wrap my head around starting a blog for my brand. I have had so many setbacks solely based on not knowing what to do or expect. It can become overwhelming very quickly and trying to find the right resources to move forward can be equally as challenging. This podcast has not only boosted my work ethic and confidence, but taught me so many tips and tricks to push me forward. Thank you so much Diane!!
Best resource if you're starting your own business
I learned a lot about running a business and about marketing from this podcast. I love Diane's no-nonsense practical approach. Her energy is great and it keeps you listening. This is the best podcast and best resource I've found about starting your own business.