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When your time=money you have to be SMART. It’s easy to waste your time, your money, and possibly your sanity, especially if you run a small team, family business or you’re out there solo. After 15 years of building her marketing agency, working with thousands of frustrated business owners, and bootstrapping her way past 7-figures, Army Veteran Torie Mathis knows the struggle is real. Joined by her husband, Sean Mathis, fellow entrepreneur and Founder of Miles Through Time Automotive Museum, they talk marketing strategy, small business, raising kids, working together, accomplishing big goals, and of course, how to work Smart AF.

Smart AF Torie Mathis

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 421 Ratings

When your time=money you have to be SMART. It’s easy to waste your time, your money, and possibly your sanity, especially if you run a small team, family business or you’re out there solo. After 15 years of building her marketing agency, working with thousands of frustrated business owners, and bootstrapping her way past 7-figures, Army Veteran Torie Mathis knows the struggle is real. Joined by her husband, Sean Mathis, fellow entrepreneur and Founder of Miles Through Time Automotive Museum, they talk marketing strategy, small business, raising kids, working together, accomplishing big goals, and of course, how to work Smart AF.

    Ep. 139 If It Was Easy, Everyone Would Do It

    Ep. 139 If It Was Easy, Everyone Would Do It

    Entrepreneurship is a difficult yet rewarding journey. No matter how much experience or time in the game you have, you're going to have little disasters, problems, and mistakes. It's inevitable. What matters is what you do with them. In this episode, we talk about challenges we've been facing and how we're working through our entrepreneurial path.
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    • 26 min
    Ep. 138 Starting an Antique Market

    Ep. 138 Starting an Antique Market

    Starting a new business always has its challenges. Sean has been thrust into his new business; owning and operating an antique market. He'll talk about his new challenges including renovations, hiring, and announcing changes to vendors. You can follow his new business at https://vintagegarageantiques.com

    • 31 min
    Ep. 137 How to Overcome Fear of Failure

    Ep. 137 How to Overcome Fear of Failure

    How many things have you talked yourself out of because you were afraid you might fail? This fear of failure can become so ingrained in you, like a bad habit, that you continually downplay what you can actually accomplish. I'm here to tell you that you can do SO much more than you could imagine. So how do you push through this fear? In this episode, Torie Mathis and her cohost Sean, talk about how they've overcome the fear to start new businesses, move across the country and take on their fair share of risk. No risk, no reward.

    • 27 min
    Ep. 136 How to Improve Your Return Process

    Ep. 136 How to Improve Your Return Process

    Most businesses deal with some type of returns or cancellations, and getting this right is crucial to customer satisfaction. Over 90% of shoppers say they will NEVER shop with a business again after a poor return experience. A return or cancellation of service does not mean the relationship is over, it can be just the beginning. In this episode, I review a couple of my recent review experiences and give actionable strategies for you to improve your return process and get SMART with your customer service and relationship building.

    • 30 min
    Ep. 135 From Army to Art School to Entrepreneurial Success

    Ep. 135 From Army to Art School to Entrepreneurial Success

    Everyone's entrepreneurial journey is a little different, but most seem to be a rollercoaster of changes, challenges, and opportunities. Mine is definitely all of those and more. Coming up on 15 years of my entrepreneurial life, I reflect on the ups and downs, the unexpected turns, and the milestones that got me here. And I highlight the three major turns that made the most impact on my success and how you can speed up your chances of success too.

    • 37 min
    Ep. 134 Saving a Failing Business

    Ep. 134 Saving a Failing Business

    What do you do when each month you have money in and money out, but nothing left? We've seen businesses think they're doing okay because they have money coming in every month, but if there is never anything left over, what can you do? In this episode, Torie Mathis and her cohost Sean, talk about what steps you can take to save your failing business and how they are turning around a new business they just bought the owner out on. Why would they buy out a business that is upside down? Follow them on their journey and find out!

    • 30 min

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