Go behind the scenes with female entrepreneurs as they reveal the struggles, strategies, and inspiring stories of successful small businesses. Hosted by Pepper Makepeace, an online business strategist for female solopreneurs and side hustlers and founder of the Small Business Sisterhood - an online membership community serving small business owners in the first stages of business. If you’re interested in connecting with like-minded women, learning effective business strategies from the experts, and getting inspired to keep moving forward in your business – then you’re in the right place.
#49 Rhonda Mincey - balancing the need for profit with purpose
Rhonda G. Mincey is a multi-award-winning mentor, entrepreneur, and inspirational expert for female entrepreneurs. Her genius and gift is to create profit-producing and legacy-building content that distinguishes businesses from the competition. Through her speaking and writing, Rhonda challenges women to work passionately and purposefully with her Born to R.E.I.G.N.TM Methodology. Believing that everyone lives their legacy daily, Rhonda has founded two nonprofits that serve youth, building their self-esteem and leadership skills, and she also supports young ladies in Brazil and Rwanda to become educated, confident, and productive women.
In this episode, Rhonda and I talk about the struggle to balance profit with purpose. There’s a lot of conversation about either profit or purpose, but very little about working to combine the two. Rhonda shares practical ways to bridging the gap between them in a way that not only increases profit while working within purpose, but also creates a legacy. She also highlights that purpose-driven businesses don’t have to be only for service-based businesses and shares how product-based businesses can also live the dream of profit and purpose.
#48 Sandra Francisco - dealing with anxiety, imposter syndrome or overwhelm as a business owner
Sandra Francisco is a Business Coach that helps entrepreneurs go from idea to profit while balancing their personal growth so that they can have fulfillment and profit.
Sandra spent 15 years as a marketing and product development expert for two of Canada's fortune 10 companies, after making the difficult decision to leave the corporate path, she found herself exploring professional coaching and the dynamics of the human psyche. The combination of her eclectic background in personal and professional development translates to a unique and exceptional understanding of people, from multi-million-dollar business owners to entrepreneurs that are just getting started in business.
In this episode, Sandra and I talked about how anxiety shaped her decision to start her own business and how that move impacted her sense of identity. Sandra’s passionate about the importance of self-care and we discuss the common blocks her clients experience in this area, the impact of imposter syndrome and how identity plays such a huge role in her work. If you’re struggling with anxiety, imposter syndrome or overwhelm, this episode is for you.
#47 Suzanne Tulien - how clarity around your personal brand can help you and your business
Suzanne Tulien is a Brand Clarity Expert, author, and speaker who specializes in helping her clients identify, define, and align their brand to what they want to be known for. She’s a firm believer in the power of aligned branding and how it can help solopreneurs launch and grow a successful business. She is the author of three books: Brand DNA, Personal Brand Clarity, and The 6 Myths of Small Business Branding. She speaks, trains, and consults internationally.
In this episode Suzanne and I explore how branding can empower not just the business but also the business owner. We talk about the difference between marketing and branding, how brand values can translate to creating a business that stands out in a crowded market, and how personal branding can help us, as business owners, overcome mindset issues that may otherwise hold us back.
#46 Debra A. Woog - the importance of self-care as an entrepreneur
Debra A. Woog is a Crisis Navigation Partner™ with 30+ years of experience as a leadership researcher, executive and advisor. She provides highly competent women with expertise, structure and empathy so that they can process difficult situations, connect with necessary resources, communicate effectively, and lead with a clear mind and a solid strategy. Having experienced her own crises and crossroads, Debra understands the importance of an outside resource to provide perspective while navigating difficult circumstances, decisions, and conversations.
In this episode, Debra shared the impact crisis has on a business, along with the components of her own Crisis Management Plan which, after this episode, I believe every business should have in place! Debra has over 20 years experience as a business owner, and she shares a lot of valuable lessons learned that I’m excited to share with you.
#45 Ashlee Dozier - why DIY-ing your branding is a good thing
After making the decision to leave an abusive relationship and fight for the life she knew she deserved, Anuket’s founder, Ashlee Dozier, took several months to travel solo around the world. She committed to rediscovering her independence and was determined to come out stronger than ever. Little did she know, her investment into herself would lead her to discover the thing that would change her life and inspire the creation of, what you now know as, Anuket Luxury Apothecary.
In this episode, Ashlee and I talk about the serendipity of her business, the journey she’s taken literally and figuratively to get to where she is today. Ashlee shares her experiences in building a brand, particularly for a product based business, and where to focus due to the importance of prioritising money that goes hand in hand with that kind of business.
#44 Nikki Nash - attracting and converting the right people into clients
Nikki Nash is a Hay House author, international speaker and marketing mentor for women entrepreneurs. As host of the Market Your Genius podcast and founder of the Genius Profit Lab, she equips entrepreneurs and authors with the tools and resources they need to share and profit from their experiences.
Known for empowering people to quit making excuses and start going after their dreams, Nikki uses her extensive business and personal development background to help women create a business and a life they’re MADLY in love with.
In this episode, Nikki and I discuss attracting and converting the right people into clients, and how to evaluate your marketing for success. Nikki shares a simple way to test and change your marketing for the biggest impact, making marketing feel a little less overwhelming and aligned with how you want to show up, as well as attract the people you want to work with.
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