63 episodes

Hosted by Illana Burk who has 20 years experience guiding hundreds of entrepreneurial clients in creating profitable, ethically-driven, sustainable businesses based on their life’s work. Good Business is here to teach you how to do great work, make great money, and make a positive impact without feeling like you need a shower afterwards.

Good Business Illana Burk: Business and Leadership Coach

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Hosted by Illana Burk who has 20 years experience guiding hundreds of entrepreneurial clients in creating profitable, ethically-driven, sustainable businesses based on their life’s work. Good Business is here to teach you how to do great work, make great money, and make a positive impact without feeling like you need a shower afterwards.

    How to deal with business pauses | GB62

    How to deal with business pauses | GB62

    Dive into the realities of managing business amidst personal upheavals in this episode. Drawing from the Good Business Incubator community's experiences, we face balancing entrepreneurial demands and life's unpredictable events. Discover strategies for handling both planned and unplanned breaks, from creating financial buffers to building supportive networks. Whether you're currently facing a pause or planning for the future, this episode offers valuable insights and practical advice for maintaining your business and well-being through life’s ups and downs.
    Good Business is hosted by Illana Burk, CEO of Your Life's Workshop llc and strategic coach to entrepreneurs, creative leaders, and industry disruptors the world over.
    For more details, visit YourLifesWorkshop.com.

    • 20 min
    The problem with most excellent plans | GB61

    The problem with most excellent plans | GB61

    Ever plan an amazing business move but hit a roadblock? This episode tackles the "pothole" of poor planning for solopreneurs. Learn how to "right-size" your strategy based on your resources and set yourself up for sustainable success. Listen now! 
    Good Business is hosted by Illana Burk, CEO of Your Life's Workshop llc and strategic coach to entrepreneurs, creative leaders, and industry disruptors the world over.
    For more details, visit YourLifesWorkshop.com.

    • 7 min
    When to stick and when to bail | GB60

    When to stick and when to bail | GB60

    In this 60th episode, we're diving into a crucial topic for entrepreneurs: knowing when to quit.
    This episode goes beyond the "stay positive" rhetoric. Host Illana is a pro-quitter and believes quitting strategically is essential for success.
    Learn a valuable framework to help you decide when to walk away or double down on your endeavors. We'll explore:
    The difference between quitting and giving up.Identifying when you've learned what you needed from an experience.Recognizing the pressure to "finish" and how it can be counterproductive.Practical tools and a clear methodology to help you make informed decisions.Remember, quitting isn’t the same thing as failing.
    Bonus: Check out episode 33 for more insights on why the world needs more quitters, not less.


    Good Business is hosted by Illana Burk, CEO of Your Life's Workshop llc and strategic coach to entrepreneurs, creative leaders, and industry disruptors the world over.
    For more details, visit YourLifesWorkshop.com.

    • 12 min
    You might not need a VA after all | GB59

    You might not need a VA after all | GB59

    In this episode, we discuss the crucial first steps in hiring and why starting in the wrong place can lead to problems. We explore the difference between what you want and what you actually need, and how to avoid wasting time and energy in the hiring process. Tune in to learn how to make smarter hiring decisions for your business.
    Good Business is hosted by Illana Burk, CEO of Your Life's Workshop llc and strategic coach to entrepreneurs, creative leaders, and industry disruptors the world over.
    For more details, visit YourLifesWorkshop.com.

    • 14 min
    The most important 15 minutes of any client relationship | GB58

    The most important 15 minutes of any client relationship | GB58

    In this episode of The Good Business Podcast, Illana Burk discusses the significance of the first 15 minutes of a client meeting or call in setting the tone, establishing boundaries, and building trust. Learn how to effectively utilize those initial minutes to set expectations and create a clear partnership with the client.
    Good Business is hosted by Illana Burk, CEO of Your Life's Workshop llc and strategic coach to entrepreneurs, creative leaders, and industry disruptors the world over.
    For more details, visit YourLifesWorkshop.com.

    • 21 min
    Want better clients? Make more mistakes. | GB57

    Want better clients? Make more mistakes. | GB57

    Today’s topic is all about mistakes. Why? Because we all make them and good business means managing the bad AND the good. People tell everyone they know when someone handles a mistake with elegance and class. But if you finish a project limping over a mistake, they ALSO tell everyone you know. Today's episode teaches you how to make mistakes well, so they can work for you instead of against you.
    Good Business is hosted by Illana Burk, CEO of Your Life's Workshop llc and strategic coach to entrepreneurs, creative leaders, and industry disruptors the world over.
    For more details, visit YourLifesWorkshop.com.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

conseler ,

Learned so much from this podcast

Gotten such valuable advice from people I could never afford. Love this content, and the HIST is such a great listen!

Amy McGeachy ,

Honest, Candid, Thought Provoking all packaged for bite sized consumption

Illana exudes a ’tell it like it is’ confidence along with her wise business perspective leaving me wanting to listen to more episodes of her bite sized podcast.

Jen Vertanen ,

Refreshingly candid and thought-provoking advice

Let's be honest - there's no shortage of (really bad) business advice out there and with Good Business, Illana cuts through the fluff and tells it like it is. I find myself re-listening to certain episodes because there are so many good nuggets in each one. This is for anyone either starting OR has been in business for a while and things are jamming quite like you'd want them to.

Top Podcasts In Business

In Good Company with Nicolai Tangen
Norges Bank Investment Management
Money Stuff: The Podcast
Bloomberg
Thoma Bravo's Behind the Deal
Thoma Bravo | Pod People
REAL AF with Andy Frisella
Andy Frisella #100to0
Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin
Money News Network
The Ramsey Show
Ramsey Network

You Might Also Like