44 episodes

The #Hashtags and Habits podcast, hosted by Danni White, is for small-to-midsize business owners and their teams. If you fit this audience, you likely know how hard it is to not only start a business but to market a business. From clients to payroll and everything in between, the CEO is every company’s first chief marketing officer.

In this podcast, I break down trends and share practical strategies every week to help you cut through chaos, build marketing habits that help you stand out in the marketplace, and generate consistent results for your business. From content to social and branding to messaging, whether you’re a solopreneur or part of a small team, I help you understand the jargon and buzzwords so it helps you grow.

Subscribe to the podcast and newsletter and connect with us on social @HashtagsandHabits everywhere.

#Hashtags and Habits with Danni White Danni White

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The #Hashtags and Habits podcast, hosted by Danni White, is for small-to-midsize business owners and their teams. If you fit this audience, you likely know how hard it is to not only start a business but to market a business. From clients to payroll and everything in between, the CEO is every company’s first chief marketing officer.

In this podcast, I break down trends and share practical strategies every week to help you cut through chaos, build marketing habits that help you stand out in the marketplace, and generate consistent results for your business. From content to social and branding to messaging, whether you’re a solopreneur or part of a small team, I help you understand the jargon and buzzwords so it helps you grow.

Subscribe to the podcast and newsletter and connect with us on social @HashtagsandHabits everywhere.

    Personal Branding Beyond Social Media: Danni White on SwagHer Magazine

    Personal Branding Beyond Social Media: Danni White on SwagHer Magazine

    This episode is a cross-promotion with SwagHer Magazine.
    Check out my feature here: http://swagheronline.com/a-journey-into-strategic-marketing-with-danni-white/
    In this episode, I talk about personal branding beyond social media and share examples of where and how you can leverage relationship building to grow your thought leadership through collaboration, networking, and other offline strategies. 
    Resources:Connect with Hashtags & Habits:
    Subscribe to the soon-to-be #1 newsletter on the planet here: www.hashtagsandhabits.beehiiv.com 
    Follow us on IG: https://www.instagram.com/hashtagsandhabitspodcast/  and FB: https://www.facebook.com/hashtagsandhabitspodcast/. Check out the video version via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@hashtagsandhabitspodcast.
    Follow me on IG: https://instagram.com/mdanniwhite, FB: https://www.facebook.com/mdanniwhite7, LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danniwhite/, and TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@mdanniw. 
    If you want to be a guest or sponsor or have a question you'd like me to answer, email us at hashtagsandhabitspodcast@gmail.com. 
    If this podcast has been helpful to you, share it with your friends, subscribe, and leave a review!

    • 23 min
    Jamie Drew: Embracing Main Character Energy and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome as an Entrepreneur

    Jamie Drew: Embracing Main Character Energy and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome as an Entrepreneur

    In this episode, Jamie Drew, founder of The Bliss Code, shares her journey of overcoming burnout and self-neglect to embrace boldness and confidence as an entrepreneur. She discusses the importance of self-care, embracing your authentic self, and overcoming imposter syndrome. 
    Jamie offers practical tips for incorporating mindfulness, creativity, and a connection with nature into your daily routine and shares her insights on living authentically and fearlessly as a business owner.
    She further shares her expert advice on embracing a "main character energy" mindset, the importance of self-care routines, and tips for entrepreneurs and small business owners to tap into their creativity and self-expression. She discusses the concept of "getting rejected" as a way to push boundaries and create new opportunities and how spending time alone can help uncover one's true passions and callings.
    Timestamps:[03:32] The challenge of perfectionism as an entrepreneur
    [07:49] Jamie's background and how she overcame burnout
    [11:10] Trying to balance entrepreneurship and a corporate job early on
    [16:24] Incorporating self-care routines into daily life
    [18:11] Advice for entrepreneurs on prioritizing sleep and routines
    [21:12] The Sims game and its relevance to creating routines
    [23:16] Recognizing and overcoming imposter syndrome
    [24:31] "Try to get rejected" approach to overcome imposter syndrome
    [25:00] The power of getting rejected and embracing new opportunities
    [27:46] Defining "main character energy" and finding confidence
    [36:31] The origin of the name "The Bliss Code Academy."
    [44:37] Tapping into creativity and self-expression for entrepreneurs
    Quotes:●      Whatever you want to do, whether collaborating with somebody and you're afraid to go to the people or trying to get that grant you're most afraid of, try to get rejected.
    ●      One of the main things to remember about the main character's energy is confidence. Confidence means knowing you are capable, worthy, and the number one person.
    ●      Spending time alone lets you open up and notice what you are doing when nobody's looking. And that's actually how I started painting.
    ●      The only way to start hearing those things is to start listening, unplug, get by yourself, and remove distractions.
    ●      Go with your first mind. Get by yourself with nobody else's thoughts or opinions. And when you get that inkling in your mind of something you think would be fantastic, that is what you should do.
    Resources:The Bliss Code Academy: https://theblisscode.net/
    Connect with Jamie Drew on: 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_theblisscode/
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jamiedrewblisscodefounder
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    • 44 min
    Visibility Leads to Profits: Danni White on the Business Growth Trailblazers Podcast

    Visibility Leads to Profits: Danni White on the Business Growth Trailblazers Podcast

    In this episode, I am on the other side of the microphone, chatting with Alicia Hill on the Business Growth Trailblazers Podcast. I share how more visibility (digital or in-person) can lead to better and bigger profits as a small business owner.
    Resources:Connect with Hashtags & Habits:
    Subscribe to the soon-to-be #1 newsletter on the planet here: www.hashtagsandhabits.beehiiv.com 
    Follow us on IG: https://www.instagram.com/hashtagsandhabitspodcast/  and FB: https://www.facebook.com/hashtagsandhabitspodcast/. Check out the video version via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@hashtagsandhabitspodcast.
    Follow me on IG: https://instagram.com/mdanniwhite, FB: https://www.facebook.com/mdanniwhite7, LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danniwhite/, and TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@mdanniw. 
    If you want to be a guest or sponsor or have a question you'd like me to answer, email us at hashtagsandhabitspodcast@gmail.com. 
    If this podcast has been helpful to you, share it with your friends, subscribe, and leave a review!

    • 17 min
    Keocha LaFleur-Anders: The Impact of Storytelling for Business Growth and Community Connection

    Keocha LaFleur-Anders: The Impact of Storytelling for Business Growth and Community Connection

    In this episode, Keocha LaFleur-Anders, founder of Chestnut Publishing House and Coffee Milk Media, shares her insights on leveraging storytelling for business success, content creation, and community building.
    Drawing from her journey as a minority woman entrepreneur and author, Keocha discusses overcoming fears of judgment, constructively embracing feedback, and self-care's role in creativity. She also explores strategies for prioritizing wellness routines amid entrepreneurial demands.
    Keocha highlights the power of storytelling in fostering brand intimacy, relatability, and understanding of diverse perspectives. Additionally, she offers valuable advice on finding your unique entrepreneurial path aligned with your passions and values.
    Join us for an enriching conversation on personal growth, authentic branding, and using your voice to create impactful connections.
    Timestamps:[01:32] Keocha's journey into book and digital publishing
    [05:51] Why do people shy away from creating content
    [08:06] Embracing feedback constructively
    [10:01] The role of storytelling in brand building
    [13:22] Unearthing authentic brand stories
    [15:59] Storytelling for community building
    [18:17] Keocha's transition into entrepreneurship
    [20:43] Finding your entrepreneurial formula
    [25:30] Creating time for a wellness routine
    [31:57] Keocha's most valuable advice for business owners
    [35:14] How to connect with Keocha and her work
    Quotes:●      Your work is not for everybody. And perspective makes a big difference in how you see things. So, if someone comes back, it's okay to engage and go, “Why do you feel that way?” Because that might help you improve your next work that you work on.
    ●      Your business's storytelling becomes personal and intimate. It becomes relatable because there are other people who are going through the same things as you. So, your brand tells the story of you. That's how people get to know you.
    ●      You have to be growing, too. So, it makes a huge difference to invest in your well-being. That makes a huge difference. That's how you discover what you're supposed to do. So, that's always going to be my go-to. I'm always going to say: Invest in yourself. 
    ●      Take care of yourself. Because how can you care for others if you're not taking care of yourself?
    Resources:Connect with Keocha LaFleur-Anders:
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/k-lafleur-anders
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klafleuranders/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chestnutreads/
    Website: https://www.coffeemilkmedia.com/
    Check out Chestnut Publishing House: a...

    • 36 min
    Mel Daniels: Bringing YOU to Your Content

    Mel Daniels: Bringing YOU to Your Content

    In this episode, I’m joined by content strategist Mel Daniels from Sydney, Australia. Mel shares valuable strategies from her book "The Power of Content," emphasizing the importance of authentically aligning one's content creation with one's core values, beliefs, and natural strengths.
    She introduces her innovative framework of four content creator archetypes to help listeners identify their innate style and craft content accordingly. Mel's flexible "4 Ps" framework provides a structure for creating powerful, resonant content efficiently.
    She further explores balancing creative expression with strategic business goals and the emerging role of AI in content marketing. Mel stresses the importance of injecting human uniqueness into AI-assisted content to forge genuine connections with audiences. Mel encourages entrepreneurs to create content from a place of positive purpose and genuine impact rather than noise or ego. She emphasizes embracing vulnerability and allowing one's authentic self to shine as key to attracting an aligned audience.
    Timestamps:[02:41] Mel's journey from corporate life to entrepreneurship
    [11:14] Transitioning from full-time mom to finding her entrepreneurial path  
    [13:11] How Mel became an expert in content strategy
    [15:16] Realizing the transformative power of content
    [20:15] Benefits of understanding your core values and beliefs in content creation
    [24:06] Mel's book "The Power of Content"
    [25:45] Understanding the content marketing and connecting with your audience
    [27:30] The four archetypes of content creators
    [34:01] Mel's framework for content creation
    [42:45] The role of AI in content marketing and the benefits of injecting your unique voice
    [47:20] Mel's valuable advice
    Quotes:●      The moment you step into being yourself and portray that to the world, you will attract the right people to your world. It will become easy for you to create content, and you will start really enjoying creating content for your business.
    ●      Understanding your core beliefs. What do you believe to be true in this world? What do you believe to be true of mankind? What do you believe to be true in your industry, and what is true or possible for the people you are here to serve? Those core beliefs, believe it or not, drive so much of your content marketing.
    ●      When we understand our strengths, then that's when content creation is going to be far easier as well.
    ●      It's about understanding your boundaries and connecting with them to create a business where you can do what you want—serve the people you want to serve.
    Resources:Mel's book: The Power of Content: https://www.amazon.com.au/Power-Content-framework-achieve-confidence/dp/0648618005?source=ps-sl-shoppingads-lpcontext&ref_=fplfs&psc=1&smid=ANEGB3WVEVKZB
    Connect with Mel Daniels:
    Website: a href="https://www.meldbusinessservices.com.au/" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

    • 48 min
    Jeanette Woods: Designing Tomorrow – Exploring Innovative and Inclusive Design Frameworks as a Woman in Tech and Business

    Jeanette Woods: Designing Tomorrow – Exploring Innovative and Inclusive Design Frameworks as a Woman in Tech and Business

    In this episode, Jeanette Woods, a UX professional, design strategist, and CEO of Sketch and Form joins me to discuss human-centered and inclusive design principles. We discuss the importance of cultivating deep empathy for the people we design for, involving the community in the design process, and ensuring accessibility and functionality for all users. 
    Jeanette shares insights on her proprietary framework, "Socially Conscious UX Design," and the design thinking process. We also explore the impact of AI on design, tackle challenges as a woman in a male-dominated industry and provide tips for aspiring designers and business owners looking to hire designers.
    Timestamps:[02:06] What drew Jeanette to design and start her own business
    [03:58] Principles of a human-centered design
    [06:58] Strategies for businesses to work with design elements holistically
    [10:56] Benefits of gathering diverse perspectives in the design thinking process
    [15:32] Advice for small businesses to implement design thinking
    [18:20] The impact of AI on design
    [22:19] How small business owners can incorporate inclusive design principles
    [27:43] Resources for promoting inclusivity in business operations
    [30:12] Challenges as a woman in a male-dominated industry
    [32:51] Tips for aspiring designers and hiring designers
    [36:16] How to find and connect with Jeanette
    Quotes:●     Human-centered design is about cultivating deep empathy for the people you're designing for. You do that through research or different ways of addressing design work in general.
    ●     We need to be able to serve the people and communities we're building these experiences for by connecting with them. We can't leave that corner because it will get us on the back end.
    ●     AI is essentially fed by algorithms that are fed by us, right? So, whatever we see going on in society will reflect in AI. It's just picking up on our behaviors collectively. 
    ●     Inclusive design is the approach of approaching things in an accessible way that is as accessible as possible for as many users and as understandable as possible for as many people as possible.
    ●     We need more people in this space that are more focused on community. We have moved into a very quantitative reductionist way of looking at things, which is also driven by a patriarchal approach.
    ●     It's okay to occupy multiple lanes, but I think understanding what most resonates with you is important. You can start doing that by getting information online.
    Resources:Connect with Jeanette on:
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jeanetteguardiola
    Company Website: www.sketchandform.com  
    Additional ResourcesNielsen Norman Group: https://www.nngroup.com/
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Tiff C K ,

Right on time!

As someone who is always trying to grow their brand, I love listening to Danni’s tips on building a strong digital presence. The LinkedIn advice was so helpful! Thank you for these gems.

SexiMelly ,

Great info!

This podcast is light yet packs a punch. If you’re looking to learn more about marketing, sales, and branding, it’s a must listen for sure!

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Breath of fresh air

These are highly needed topics

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