Join co-hosts Anneliese Gartner and Georgia Kaye every week for laid-back chats about the ups and downs of running your own business. Anneliese owns the New York-based marketing agency, Apto Media, and Georgia is a St. Louis based web designer and content strategist. Together, they're bringing you their personal success and struggle stories, corporate America memoirs, candid conversations with other entrepreneurs across multiple industries, and of course - all of those "per the contract" moments that pop up in business all day, every day. Slide into their DMs @perthecontract 😏
Behind-the-Scenes of the Lifestyle and Travel Influencer Industry with NYC's Mariann Yip
In today's episode, we chat with Mariann Yip, a native New Yorker, writer, lifestyle and travel blogger. You'll hear how Mariann was an early adopter of Instagram, grew her following to 100k+, and started working as an influencer before it became mainstream. Mariann shares some tips and tricks for pitching brands, how she's managed imposter syndrome, and her experience navigating the travel influencer industry in the wake of COVID-19. Plus, she even shares some sneak peeks into a book she's publishing later this year focused on her online dating adventures in NYC!
4 Signs You're Due for a Website Redesign, and How to Prepare for the Process
Since Apto Media is undergoing a website redesign, it seemed like perfect timing to discuss what a website redesign is, when you need it, and how to prepare for one! Anneliese shares all the reasons she knew it was time for a redesign plus what items she needed to gather ahead of time, and Georgia shares her actual process and timeline for redesigns. We also dig into DIY versus professional website redesign, and the importance of understanding ROI for projects like these.
Does your brand strategy need a facelift, or maybe it doesn't even exist yet? Get in touch with Anneliese to get this right and tight for your business!
Wondering if your website is due for a redesign? Book a free consultation with Georgia to get an expert opinion on whether it's worth investing in a website redesign for your business!
How Jese Lewing Gary's Modeling Career Helped Launch Her Multiple Six-Figure Businesses, LuxeGiving and GreeneyedAmbition
Following a lucrative career within the plus-size modeling career that included features in Essence Magazine to QVC, Jese Lewing Gary stepped onto the entrepreneurial runway as the CEO & Founder of both LuxeGiving and GreeneyedAmbition. Jese built LuxeGiving with the purpose of helping people feel connected in a world that is disconnected, and she specializes in helping multifamily property managers create a sense of community to improve resident engagement and retention. Through GreeneyedAmbition, Jese supports other hospitality and service based entrepreneurs with scaling their brands by simplifying their systems to improve productivity and duplication. In today's episode, you'll hear how Jese's modeling career helped her better understand business and relationships, how she grew LuxeGiving to a multiple six-figure business annually, and how GreeneyedAmbition is helping service & hospitality entrepreneurs scale through sustainable development and systems, and focusing on the things that truly matter.
When, Why and How to Increase Your Rates
Let's talk about money, money, money! In today's episode, we've outlined five main reasons for when and why it might be time to raise your rates, so you can sustainably keep booking amazing opportunities while simultaneously avoiding an income ceiling. We also share some tips for letting your current clients know about rate raises in advance, and a few things to be wary of when discussing future projects.
Virtual Networking, Business Coaching and Community Curating with Founder and CEO of Six Degrees Society, Emily Merrell
Emily Merrell is the Chief Networker and Founder of Six Degrees Society, whose mission is to provide an integrative approach to networking — focused on women and their personal, professional, and lifestyle development. She has supported thousands of ambitious women in their journey to get what they want in both their personal and professional lives thanks to her signature curated connection style, and her expertise has even been applauded and featured by Refinery29, Girlboss, Forbes and Huffington Post. Emily is a professional speaker, podcast host, business coach for ambitious women and an expert community curator.
In today's episode, we chat about her entrepreneurial journey and what led to the creation of Six Degrees Society, and how she's reinvented what it means to network. Emily also shares the ins and outs of her 1:1 coaching and mastermind programs, and details how she has successfully transitioned her business to meet the digital demands of COVID-19.
The Essentials Your Side Hustle or New Business Needs
People are starting businesses left and right lately, and if you have a business, a pretty common question you’ll get as an entrepreneur from want-to-be entrepreneurs is “how’d you do it?” That’s a loaded question because there are infinite answers! In today's episode we're walking through our recommendations for what you need to get started when you're side hustling, and the essentials you need when you're ready to take your business full-time. For direct links to several of the tools and platforms listed during this episode, check out our show notes here.
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Everything you need to hear!
Such a great podcast with two fabulous entrepreneurs. Per the contract gives you the raw real material talking about the ups and downs in owning your own business and learning from your mistakes. Can’t wait to hear more!
The perfect podcast for new entrepreneurs
Two years into my own design business, I find myself nodding my head and smiling during every episode. Georgia and Anneliese just get it, it’s so refreshing to hear from women who are building strong creative businesses with healthy boundaries and a true purpose!
Awesome podcast for small business owners!
Anneliese + Georgia are great at hitting all the topics you want and need to hear about! I am so excited to listen to more of their podcast throughout 2021.
Also, I am obsessed with the podcast name!