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"No Fluff" "Direct" "Tangible Help" "Seriously Lifechanging" are ways the Team AP Consulting audience have described our straight to the point business tips we share regularly on our instagram @teamapconsulting. Tune in weekly for the unfiltered behind the scenes look with our Founder and CEO, Ashli Pollard, who shares actual advice to scale your business and live the life you're working so hard for.

Unfiltered Entrepreneur by Ashli Pollard - Business Tips for Digital Service Based Founders and Agencies Team AP Consulting

    • Business
    • 4.5 • 37 Ratings

"No Fluff" "Direct" "Tangible Help" "Seriously Lifechanging" are ways the Team AP Consulting audience have described our straight to the point business tips we share regularly on our instagram @teamapconsulting. Tune in weekly for the unfiltered behind the scenes look with our Founder and CEO, Ashli Pollard, who shares actual advice to scale your business and live the life you're working so hard for.

    ASHLEY BENNINGTON ON BELIEVING IN YOURSELF AND PAVING YOUR OWN WAY

    ASHLEY BENNINGTON ON BELIEVING IN YOURSELF AND PAVING YOUR OWN WAY

    I’m sitting down with Buy the Blazer CEO Ashley Bennington in a candid discussion of her entrepreneurial journey, specifically the initial stages of her business, the struggles she’s faced, self-investment, and achieving her financial goals (YAY $1 MILLION IN SALES!!). We explore the power of aligning investments with personal values, stepping out of comfort zones, and making the right hires to assist in growth. Ashley takes us through the process of expanding her team and what she’s learned, and how we can all grow by creating a supportive and inspiring community to support us as we grow our businesses. If you’ve been looking for a way to start your business, we’re going to leave you feeling empowered by giving you permission to create something that works for YOU rather than just a one-size-fits-all model.



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    00:00 — Introducing Ashley Bennington

    01:04 — Family & Owning Your Own Business

    02:40 — Balancing Business and Personal Life

    02:53 — Reflecting on Business Success

    03:56 — Hitting the $1 Million Mark

    06:34 — The Shift in Business Goals

    10:40 — Building a Team and Scaling the Business

    11:42 — The Importance of Onboarding and Efficient Systems

    14:38 — The Journey of Entrepreneurship

    21:21 — The Power of Going All In

    23:36 — The Power of Taking Messy Action

    24:32 — The Impact of High-Pressure Careers on Entrepreneurship

    25:05 — The Struggles of Corporate Life vs. Entrepreneurship

    29:35 — The Importance of Surrounding Yourself with the Right People

    30:28 — The Power of Investing in Yourself

    32:44 — The Importance of Building a Business that Fits Your Lifestyle

    40:42 — The Impact of Negative Comments and Overcoming Them

    43:45 — The Importance of Staying True to Your Course

    49:20 — The Future Plans and Aspirations

    49:44 — Wrapping Up



    Resources:

    ✦  Follow Ashley Nicole Bennington on IG @ashleynbennington

    ✦ Follow Ashley Nicole Bennington on TikTok @ashleynbennington

    ✦  Follow @BuyTheBlazer

    ✦ Additional Links

    ✦ Buy the Blazer Website

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    • 51 min
    AMA: HOW MUCH DO YOU PAY YOURSELF? (and more…)

    AMA: HOW MUCH DO YOU PAY YOURSELF? (and more…)

    In this Q&A segment, I’m answering all of your questions on my entrepreneurial approach. I go into how much I pay myself and why, my view on growing your business, and my decision to live a minimalist lifestyle so I can reduce my personal expenses and eventually leverage that to win big later by selling one of my ventures. Also, if you’ve been thinking about how you can get into entrepreneurship without having a defined idea, I’ve got just the advice for you. Be sure to ask me a question for the next one, and let me know what your answers to these questions would be!



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    00:00 — Intro

    00:50 — How Much I Pay Myself

    03:50 — Low Pressure

    06:04 — Small Salary Perks

    10:02 — What Keeps Me Up at Night

    11:45 — Business Stresses

    14:33 — How to be an Entrepreneur Without an Idea?

    17:56 — Big Takeaways



    Resources:

    ✦ Ask me a question for the next one: https://teamap.consulting/ig

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    • 20 min
    Q1 ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRENDS AND HOW TO INCORPORATE THEM

    Q1 ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRENDS AND HOW TO INCORPORATE THEM

    Keeping up to date with trends can really make a difference in the way we tackle our business. Learn from the mistakes of others and know what has been working so you can implement those strategies in your business too! I’m big on researching trends, and it’s okay if you’re not, but I want to show you the value by sharing the 2024 Q1 trend report I create for The Doers. I’m going to be providing you with insights on successful business planning based on my experiences with the business cycles in 2022 and 2023, what I learned from those years, and what I’ve seen others doing that has been working. So if you want to know the three major trends forecasted for all of 2024, I got you.



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    00:00 — Introduction and Welcome

    01:01 — The Importance of Trend Reports

    02:04 — Creating and Understanding Trend Reports

    02:44 — Major Trends for 2024

    03:17 — The Rise of Anti-Merch

    05:25 — The Resurgence of Education

    08:50 — The Death of Celebrity

    12:07 — Lessons from the Past Year & The Perfect Year Strategy

    19:09 — The Impact of Numerology on Business

    22:24 — Moving on from Criticizing the Coaching Industry

    24:54 — Conclusion and Final Thoughts



    Resources:

    ✦ Shop My Anti-Merch Merch (And Get 50% with code ‘PODCAST’)

    ✦ Free Resources & Recommendations

    ✦ Dial Zero Marketing

    ✦ Drew Afualo’s IG

    ✦ Elyse Myers’s IG

    ✦ Charli D'amelio TikTok

    ✦ Selena Gomez TikTok

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    • 27 min
    [Walk + Talk] “Maybe I don’t want a big business…” and other burnout thoughts

    [Walk + Talk] “Maybe I don’t want a big business…” and other burnout thoughts

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    • 15 min
    3 WAYS TO UTILIZE TIME AS YOUR BEST ASSET

    3 WAYS TO UTILIZE TIME AS YOUR BEST ASSET

    In this episode of the Unfiltered Entrepreneur, we’re diving into importance of valuing time as an essential business asset. If we don’t manage our time properly, we risk the potential loss of revenue from dedicating time to tasks that don’t really need our undivided attention and could be outsourced. We also always want to be sure that we get the pay we deserve, but how the heck do you figure it out? I’ve come up with an equation that always works for getting to the salary where you start to thrive, and I’m sharing that tried-and-true method with you as well. After all, I know what it’s like to feel like our time is slipping away from us, and I’ve learned how to make the most of this limited resource that we all have. So if you want to know how to start using your time to the best of your ability and get paid what you’re worth while doing it, I’ve got you.



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    00:00 — Introduction to Time Management in Business

    02:39 — Understanding the Financial Value of Your Time

    04:55 — The Impact of Outsourcing on Your Time and Business

    07:01 — Adopting a Departmental View of Your Business

    09:19 — Utilizing Google Calendar for Business Organization

    10:07 — Tips to Save Time

    11:17 — Conclusion: The Importance of Viewing Time as an Asset



    Resources:


    Freebies, including the Google Calendar Training

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    And make sure you check out our FREE downloads page for even more incredible resources made specifically for you.

    Follow us on IG here! And check out all the other phenomenal podcasts from Fast Forward Productions right here.

    Get more from Ashli over on this side and leave your listener voicemails at the link below


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    • 13 min
    [Walk & Talk] Come BTS of a MAJOR Pitch Prep

    [Walk & Talk] Come BTS of a MAJOR Pitch Prep

    And ways to psychologically sell

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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Mika Mooney Law ,

One of my favorite podcasts for entrepreneurs

I love the Unfiltered Entrepreneur and have listened to many of the episodes multiple times! Ashli’s honesty and frankness is refreshing. My industry is completely different than Ashli’s and yet I have learned so much just by listening to this podcast, whether it’s marketing tips, systems, organization, mindset or just being human. No matter what area you’re in you’ll take away something. Check it out!

airielanah ,

you’ll learn SO much

it’s insanely common for people to want to gatekeep their success, what’s working, and how they got to where they are. Ashli is the complete OPPOSITE. i’ve binged nearly every episode & when i say it’s been a massive GAME CHANGER for the way i approach business, im not just saying that for the buzzword. i truly mean it. you gotta tune in!! 🤩🫶🏼

rizway97 ,

You get so much FREE ADVICE in one podcast!

This podcast is no joke! Ashli is so real and raw in every episode AND you get so many little nuggets that you can immediately apply to your business and your life and an entrepreneur. The fact that she gives all this away for free every week is mind blowing but if you know Ashli, that’s just how she’s roles!

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