How do I grow my business? How do I have time for my family and self? Am I really able to do this? Yes, yes you are. Welcome to the Real Biz Talk podcast where you will get guidance, support and direction to help you create a real business to have a real life. The biggest takeaway is how to strategically maneuver away from the “hustle to success” culture. Spending more resources of time, money and energy is not the way to create a real business AND have a real life at the same time. While Rachel understands why many think this is the only way to succeed - she is here to debunk this since she has done it over and over again! With quick episodes, Rachel Brenke brings you the tips, strategies and stories needed to implement the real business, real life mission. Rachel shares timeless strategies that she used to build multiple seven figure businesses in a variety of industries all while raising five kids, competing with Team USA and dealing with life. Along with the tell-all approach, she hosts industry leaders who will give you the “real talk” on creating, growing and running multi-million dollar businesses.Do you want to keep hustling with little return? Taking time and money away from self and family? Or do you want to step into a REAL BUSINESS to live your real life? Let’s do this! New episodes every other week.
From TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress to She is Cheval: A Designer’s Journey of Self-Discovery and Shoe Design Success
I welcome a true powerhouse woman, Cheval, the creative director and owner of She is Cheval, a specialty women's shoe brand. As our conversation unfolds, you'll discover the remarkable journey of a woman who has successfully rebranded herself after a high-stakes legal battle.
Cheval's story takes a unique twist from her previous life as a renowned designer, where she was forced to shed her birth name due to legal constraints. The discussion touches on her recent venture, the "A Girl You Might Know Foundation," a nonprofit inspired by her own experiences. While diving into the nuances of her legal battle, Cheval shares valuable insights that resonate with entrepreneurs and creatives alike.
We explore critical lessons from Cheval's journey. They emphasize the importance of specialization and protection for creative individuals who may become overly focused on their craft. Cheval's transformation from a "reckless optimist" to a responsible entrepreneur highlights the significance of self-advocacy and mentorship.
Listeners can expect a thought-provoking discussion that delves into the complexities of entrepreneurship, legal challenges, and the inspiring resilience of a woman who continues to design her destiny. To learn more about Cheval's story and her inspiring work, check out the link below:
Designing Life w/ Carmeon Hamilton, winner of HGTV's Design Star: Next Gen & star of Reno My Rental
When you walk into a space, whether it’s the waiting room of a doctor’s office or a hotel lobby, it can be easy to forget that someone has made a decision about every aspect of that environment, from the colors on the wall to the chairs you’re sitting in. Today’s guest, Carmeon Hamilton, discovered interior design while in college and immediately started working in the corporate space upon graduation, making her aware of the infinite number of behind-the-scenes decisions that shape our built environments. Since then Carmeon has walked a fascinating path, from learning to sew and build original furniture to starting her own design brand and business, Nubi Interiors, to triumphing as the winner of HGTV’s Design Star: Next Gen. I talk with Carmeon about her journey into entrepreneurship, the setbacks she experienced along the way, and how having supportive processes in place can be a lifeline when the unthinkable happens. While Carmeon has had truly wonderful successes, she has also had to contend with unimaginable loss. In our conversation, she provides insight into what it was like losing her husband just as her show was about to premier and what she has learned from trying to make sense of the experience since. Carmeon also shares exciting details about what she has coming up, including a new TV show and a book expressing her philosophies on life and design. Join us for an expansive conversation about the many facets of entrepreneurship and finding meaning, even in life’s most difficult moments.
PIVOT! with Whitney Eckis, Founder + CEO of Eckis Marketing
When the world was hit with the COVID-19 pandemic, most businesses were left scrambling to adapt. And while many companies weren’t able to continue, others found ways to pivot and (in the process) were able to diversify and elevate their businesses in profound new ways. Such was the case for today’s guest, Whitney Eckis, Founder and CEO of Eckis Marketing, a creative communications agency based in San Diego, California. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic was an extremely challenging time for her company, Whitney was able to embrace it as an opportunity. She used the pandemic to invest time and energy back into her business by integrating what truly interested her and her team, which allowed her to pursue new opportunities for her company and even double their revenue in both 2021 and 2022! Her story isn’t one of pure success, though. There were many experiments that failed or didn’t go as well as they had hoped. But there’s always something to be learned from your setbacks, and ultimately they make the breakthroughs that much more rewarding! Today on the show, we chat with Whitney about her journey as an entrepreneur, how to build a community around your brand on social media, and the importance of being able to adapt to changing circumstances. She discusses the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic before describing their pivot into Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) with the launch of their CBD coffee brand Get Supr® and the powerful impact it has had on their marketing agency. For a fascinating conversation on the power of the pivot and much more, be sure to tune in today!
Unwrapped with Brock Johnson, Creator of InstaClubHub
Few entrepreneurs start and exit with the same idea. Today’s guest, Brock Johnson, is here to remind listeners that there’s power in just getting started. Tune in to hear Brock’s story of entrepreneurship success, starting with equipping parents to keep their children safe in the digital world. Brock defines entrepreneurship as paid problem solving, and believes strongly in the power of having a niche. Hear all about the memberships Brock offers to help users make the most of social media for business, and much more today. Thanks for tuning in!
Playing the Game with Sarah Hill, Serial Entrepreneur
In all facets of life and business, change is inevitable. The key to ensuring that you stay relevant is to be flexible and willing to adapt to those changes. Today’s guest is Sarah Hill, who started her career as a nurse and, since pivoting to entrepreneurship, has founded multiple successful businesses. During this episode, Sarah and I discuss why you shouldn’t aim to create "perfect" content for social media, why a business plan is crucial for the success of your business (even though it can be a tedious task), how she has managed to avoid burnout throughout her career, and more. The entrepreneurial journey is hard, but it shouldn’t weigh you down, and the advice that Sarah shares in today's episode will help you make it the most fulfilling it can be!
Key Points From This Episode:
Insight into Sarah’s decision to leave nursing to pursue photography.Valuable lessons that Sarah has learned through her photography business. How Sarah stays up to date in terms of how she communicates with her target market.Sarah’s approach to Instagram marketing, and how it has changed over time.The importance of showing your target market who you are on social media. Why she sets a time limit for how long she can spend creating content. How to think about failure as an entrepreneur. The factors that have enabled Sarah to avoid burnout. Sarah’s number one piece of advice for new business owners. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
Sarah Hill on Instagram
Moving Forward by Taking a Step Back with Jamie Otis
I’m so excited to have Jamie Otis (you may have heard of her) back on to chat about life, love, and all the things in between. Jamie was on Married at First Sight and The Bachelor, but today we talk about life beyond the silver screen. Fair warning – this episode may feel heavy at times as we discuss trauma-related topics, therapy and more, so please listen with care. Whether you’re a biz owner or not, this episode is packed with wisdom that’s relevant to every stage of life. We talk about therapy being a key element to Jamie’s healing journey, her authentic online presence, building her personal brand, and the lessons learned along the way. Most importantly, Jamie shares key advice on the power of pausing. Join me and listen in to one of my favorite body-positive influencers and momtrepreneurs.
Content you can trust!
Rachel is the real thing. She doesn’t mess around. No fluff just what you need it when you need it. In a world of never ending coaches and online “experts” - it’s hard to know who to trust. Rachel has proven her self both as an attorney and a business owner. Lover her, listen for sure!
Create Your Business Plan In 10 Minutes
Rachel has the unique ability to share a vast amount of resources in a blink of an eye! In this episode she drills the business plan down to 4 strategic points! I am looking forward to putting them into action and nailing 2021!!! #LeadLoudly Nathalie Gregg
I love this show because of Rachel’s energetic personality and because of all the amazing things I learn every time I listen. Rachel is so generous with her vast knowledge of the law and the business/entrepreneur landscape. Plus she delivers it in a way that is accessible, innovative and interesting. I feel like I’m getting a mini-MBA with every episode.