24 episodes

Welcome to the Encore Entrepreneur Show! Encore Entrepreneurship is our passion. How do we define it? Well, if you’re a female business owner over forty years old, you’re an Encore Entrepreneur.Are you starting, growing, or trying to scale your business? When it comes to your business, does it ever feel like you are trying to put together a complex jigsaw puzzle and you just can't get all the pieces to fit?Imagine learning to build your business in a way that lets you see the big picture and suddenly, putting the pieces together is effortless. We’re committed to bringing you the tried and true business best practices that stand the test of time. It’s through developing a solid foundational business strategy that you will find success. Let’s get started!Carmen Reed-Gilkison, Certified OBM & Whole Person Coach, and Deirdre Harter, CPA, are Business Strategists and Co-Founders of Encore Empire. Mission-oriented women over 40 hire Encore Empire to help optimize their foundational business strategy so they can focus on positively impacting the world.We help female entrepreneurs increase bottom line profits in their online service-based businesses consistently and holistically by leveraging their past experience, honoring their values, and empowering them to become financially savvy.With decades of combined entrepreneurial experience, we understand all aspects of business-building in the online marketplace. By combining our two areas of expertise we’ve created a uniquely holistic approach to launching and growing businesses.

The Encore Entrepreneur: Female Online Business Owners Over 40 Encore Empire (Carmen Reed-Gilkison & Deirdre Harter)

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Welcome to the Encore Entrepreneur Show! Encore Entrepreneurship is our passion. How do we define it? Well, if you’re a female business owner over forty years old, you’re an Encore Entrepreneur.Are you starting, growing, or trying to scale your business? When it comes to your business, does it ever feel like you are trying to put together a complex jigsaw puzzle and you just can't get all the pieces to fit?Imagine learning to build your business in a way that lets you see the big picture and suddenly, putting the pieces together is effortless. We’re committed to bringing you the tried and true business best practices that stand the test of time. It’s through developing a solid foundational business strategy that you will find success. Let’s get started!Carmen Reed-Gilkison, Certified OBM & Whole Person Coach, and Deirdre Harter, CPA, are Business Strategists and Co-Founders of Encore Empire. Mission-oriented women over 40 hire Encore Empire to help optimize their foundational business strategy so they can focus on positively impacting the world.We help female entrepreneurs increase bottom line profits in their online service-based businesses consistently and holistically by leveraging their past experience, honoring their values, and empowering them to become financially savvy.With decades of combined entrepreneurial experience, we understand all aspects of business-building in the online marketplace. By combining our two areas of expertise we’ve created a uniquely holistic approach to launching and growing businesses.

    Episode 24: What Comes Before Hiring Help? (This Before That Series - Part 2 of 3)

    Episode 24: What Comes Before Hiring Help? (This Before That Series - Part 2 of 3)

    In this second episode of our this before that series, Carmen Reed-Gilkison and Deirdre Harter are discussing what you need to have in place before you consider hiring help. The purpose of this series is to give you guidance on what to focus on and when in your business. Many entrepreneurs believe that they should hire help as soon as possible, and that's simply not the case. Listen in to learn why.



    Let’s Connect!



    Website: https://encoreempire.com

    Ready to Work With Carmen & Deirdre? Schedule Your Complimentary Consult Call Here: https://encoreempire.com/consult

    Register for the FREE Marketing Methodology Workshop: https://encoreempire.com/mmw

    Resources: https://vip.encoreempire.com

    Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/EncoreEmpire

    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/empireofunstoppablewomen

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/encore-empire

    • 33 min
    Episode 23: What Comes Before A Website? (This Before That Series - Part 1 of 3)

    Episode 23: What Comes Before A Website? (This Before That Series - Part 1 of 3)

    It's very common for new entrepreneurs to want a website to validate the fact that they have a business, but a website does not make a business! In this episode, Carmen Reed-Gilkison and Deirdre Harter dive into what you need to have in place before you ever consider building a website and how to go about getting yourself set up correctly.



    Let’s Connect!



    Website: https://encoreempire.com

    Ready to Work With Carmen & Deirdre? Schedule Your Complimentary Consult Call Here: https://encoreempire.com/consult

    Register for the FREE Marketing Methodology Workshop: https://encoreempire.com/mmw

    Resources: https://vip.encoreempire.com

    Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/EncoreEmpire

    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/empireofunstoppablewomen

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/encore-empire

    • 31 min
    Episode 22: Rebranding Journey Series - Part 3 of 3

    Episode 22: Rebranding Journey Series - Part 3 of 3

    In this episode, Carmen Reed-Gilkison and Deirdre Harter interview website designer extraordinaire Veronica Chordas, the designer responsible for their new amazing website. Veronica's long and winding road of life as an artist, musician, and seeker has led her back to her truest path as a brand creator. From Music. The Healing Arts. Marketing. Astrology. Graphic Design. Child Therapy. Yoga. Life Coaching. Sales. Performance. Teaching.



    Veronica's training in all of these areas has culminated in a fluid way to support her work on behalf of other creatives and healers. Her wayfaring lifestyle enables Veronica to work with clients from all over the world. Traveling from place to place keeps her eyes fresh and heart open. What shows up through this lens of child-like curiosity amazes even her on a daily basis. On the most visual level, it manifests beauty, wisdom and light that only art can bring. In the invisible realms, it serves to uplevel our consciousness and move us forward as a humanity. This is Veronica's passion and the highest purpose of the work she does.



    Are you ready for next-level branding? Veronica is sharing step one of her branding process with you. Check it out here: https://wonderlust.love/reflections-of-you-personal-branding/



    Let’s Connect!



    Website: https://encoreempire.com

    Ready to Work With Carmen & Deirdre? Schedule Your Complimentary Consult Call Here: https://encoreempire.com/consult

    Register for the FREE Marketing Methodology Workshop: https://encoreempire.com/mmw

    Resources: https://vip.encoreempire.com

    Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/EncoreEmpire

    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/empireofunstoppablewomen

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/encore-empire

    • 31 min
    Episode 21: Rebranding Journey Series - Part 2 of 3

    Episode 21: Rebranding Journey Series - Part 2 of 3

    In this episode, Carmen Reed-Gilkison and Deirdre Harter interview personal brand photographer Terri Burke. Terri Burke is a Brand Catalyst—a unique mix of a communications advisor and growth strategist.  She works with the seasoned entrepreneur who has an established business but is feeling stuck at a plateau or overwhelmed juggling all the things (even with a team for support) and needs a fresh perspective to focus on the right priorities to get to the next level.  Terri started her adventure as an entrepreneur back in 2009 as a professional photographer after spending 18 years in advertising, working with the brand leadership at companies as varied as BP Amoco, Lands’ End, Toys R Us, and Audi.



    As mentioned in the episode, Terri has a great free resource for you - “Finding the Right Brand Photographer” - you can download it here: https://offer.terriburke.com/photographer.



    Connect With Terri here: 



    Website: terriburke.com

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/terri.p.burke

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/terriburke/

    The contact page on Terri’s website - https://terriburke.com/contact



    Let’s Connect!



    Website: https://encoreempire.com

    Ready to Work With Carmen & Deirdre? Schedule Your Complimentary Consult Call Here: https://encoreempire.com/consult

    Register for the FREE Marketing Methodology Workshop: https://encoreempire.com/mmw

    Resources: https://vip.encoreempire.com

    Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/EncoreEmpire

    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/empireofunstoppablewomen

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/encore-empire

    • 33 min
    Episode 20: Rebranding Journey Series - Part 1 of 3

    Episode 20: Rebranding Journey Series - Part 1 of 3

    You don't need a brand to be successful! You heard that right. You absolutely unequivocally don't need a brand to be successful. In fact, we recommend avoiding branding altogether until you've got these three things in place, and we'll tell you what they are. This episode is the first of a three-part series about the Encore Empire rebranding journey. We want to share our experience with you so that you know what to focus on, when, and what to expect when you're ready to invest in professional branding.







    Let’s Connect!



    Website: https://encoreempire.com

    Ready to Work With Carmen & Deirdre? Schedule Your Complimentary Consult Call Here: https://encoreempire.com/consult

    Register for the FREE Marketing Methodology Workshop: https://encoreempire.com/mmw

    Resources: https://vip.encoreempire.com

    Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/EncoreEmpire

    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/empireofunstoppablewomen

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/encore-empire

    • 23 min
    Episode 19: The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship

    Episode 19: The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship

    In this episode, Carmen Reed-Gilkison and Deirdre Harter discuss how critical mastering your mindset is as an entrepreneur. They share strategies that helped them succeed, the lessons they learned from failure, and cultivating a winning mindset.



    Topics Include:


    Strategies to make entrepreneurship go smoother
    Cultivating a winning mindset
    Why you shouldn’t compare yourself to others
    Deciding that you’re going to succeed
    Learning to enjoy the journey
    Knowing when to take a break
    Lessons learned from failure
    Having impact and joy in your business
    Following curiosities
    And more!



    Let’s Connect!



    Website: https://encoreempire.com

    Ready to Work With Carmen & Deirdre? Schedule Your Complimentary Consult Call Here: https://encoreempire.com/consult

    Register for the FREE Marketing Methodology Workshop: https://encoreempire.com/mmw

    Resources: https://vip.encoreempire.com

    Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/EncoreEmpire

    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/empireofunstoppablewomen

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/encore-empire

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

HoneYourSocial ,

Insightful

While I am not over 40 yet, this podcast is full of insightful business tips for the female entrepreneur! I’m excited to tune in every week to keep learning from these incredible women!

Finely Creative ,

Wonderful podcast!

So relatable and real! It’s about time someone reaches out to women in mid-life, making them feel validated and that mid-life isn’t the beginning of the end of a meaningful life filled with purpose. Kudos to Carmen and Deirdre for doing what they do!

Guide Peggy O’Neal ,

Peggy O’Neal

Deirdre and Carmen walk their talk and are phenomenal to work with. Just listening to this first introductory podcast provided me several insights and ideas. Thank you for adding this media to access your business and entrepreneurial acumen! I look forward to the next one!