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Women Thriving in Business is a show that focuses on candid conversations with and about women entrepreneurs discussing their inspiration, accomplishments and aspirations. We also discuss mistakes, lessons learned, and advice for aspiring business owners. Whether you are just starting out or you have been in business for decades, WTiB offers inspiration, strategies, and resources to help you THRIVE in business. Honest discussions with women entrepreneurs about the realities of business.

Women Thriving in Business Nikki Rogers

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Women Thriving in Business is a show that focuses on candid conversations with and about women entrepreneurs discussing their inspiration, accomplishments and aspirations. We also discuss mistakes, lessons learned, and advice for aspiring business owners. Whether you are just starting out or you have been in business for decades, WTiB offers inspiration, strategies, and resources to help you THRIVE in business. Honest discussions with women entrepreneurs about the realities of business.

    Episode 610: The Gift of Fear: Fuel Your Dreams

    Episode 610: The Gift of Fear: Fuel Your Dreams

    Ever held back from doing something you really wanted to accomplish because of fear? No matter where we are going or what we are doing, fear is always going to be a part of our lives. Fear is powerful, so we should face it and use it as a teacher instead of letting it control our lives. Fear should not prevent us from moving forward toward our dreams.

    There is a great deal of fear involved when it comes to starting a business, growing it, and moving it to the next level. And even if you already conquered fear the first time you do something new, that same sense of fear may return a second or third, or fourth time; you still have to DO IT. Whether it is establishing a new business relationship, submitting a proposal, negotiating a contract, hiring team members, or having difficult conversations with staff or clients. 
    Your support system, which consists of family, friends, and team members,  plays a vital role in and has a significant impact on your success. Having someone on your journey who believes in your abilities is so much better than having to deal with it alone, especially during difficult times. You can take bold and courageous action when you are committed to your goals. Sometimes you need cheerleaders, a push, or just internal resolve to do the hard and fabulous things you need to do. Determine what you need and ask for it.
    Focus on the journey, not the destination, as the joy is in what you learn and experience along the way. There are things to learn along the way, sights to see, and points of view that you would not have access to in any other circumstance. Fear can be a propellant or a prison. I chose to use it as a propellant - what will you choose?

    About the Show:
         Women Thriving in Business features candid unscripted conversations with entrepreneurs, business experts, authors, and academics aimed at contributing to business success. This weekly show provides interviews with business leaders who have built, grown, and are thriving in business. Nikki A. Rogers, host of the show, also discusses achievements, lessons learned, and advice for aspiring business owners to develop the mindset, strategies, and connections necessary to thrive in business. Whether you are just starting or you have been in business for decades, WTiB offers inspiration, strategies, and resources to help you THRIVE in business.
    Connect with Nikki:
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    • 18 min
    Episode 609: Working In The New Normal: Leveraging Tech and Culture to Engage Remote and Hybrid Teams | Denise Cagan

    Episode 609: Working In The New Normal: Leveraging Tech and Culture to Engage Remote and Hybrid Teams | Denise Cagan

    The pandemic's impact on business has highlighted the need for today's workforce (and employers) to be flexible and resilient in the face of adversity. Working from home has become the new normal for many businesses in order to sustain operations in the face of the pandemic.
    Now that most COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, many businesses are altering the work-from-home setup by adopting remote or hybrid work. In a setting like hybrid work, it is important that the lines of communication and the expectations of the team are clear. 
    The question now is, How can you maintain engagement among your virtual workforce?
    It is far more challenging to keep a virtual workforce engaged and collaborative than it is in a regular office environment. it requires intentionality to foster a positive work culture where employees are empowered and encouraged to think creatively, their feedback and suggestions are valued, and most importantly, they have a strong working relationship with their team. Giving them time to build relationships within their team is important to maintaining engagement and fostering collaboration.
    In this episode, we are joined by Denise Cagan, Founder, and CEO of DCA Virtual Business Support. She has been successful in navigating the business world, and now she uses her strong operational and management style, along with her excellent business advisor skills to aid small business owners in achieving their goals. She does this with the assistance of her tech-savvy team of project managers and virtual assistants.
    Listen to our conversation where Denise shares with us how she was able to sell her previous business of ten years, the value of creating a syllabus for new hire orientation and screening for a virtual workforce, determining where to invest in technology for your business operations needs, and so much more! 

    Listen to Episode 609 to learn more!
    Thriving Points:
    When you have a really small business, the problems of your clients or the problems of your team sometimes inherently become your problems without you even trying to. -Denise CaganI am very creative when it comes to finding out how to pull things together and make them work a little bit better. -Denise CaganIf you want people to feel engaged in working as a team and collaboratively,  you do need to give them that time to do that. -Denise CaganSometimes, people with very good intentions will give you misinformation. -Denise CaganOther Resources Mentioned:
    DCA Virtual Business Support WebsiteThe E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. GerberAbout the Show:
         Women Thriving in Business features candid unscripted conversations with entrepreneurs, business experts, authors, and academics aimed at contributing to business success. This weekly show provides interviews with business leaders who have built, grown, and are thriving in business. Nikki A. Rogers, host of the show, also discusses achievements, lessons learned, and advice for aspiring business owners to develop the mindset, strategies, and connections necessary to thrive in business. Whether you are just starting or you have been in business for decades, WTiB offers inspiration, strategies, and resources to help you THRIVE in business.
    Connect with Nikki:
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    • 34 min
    Episode 608: Your Health, Your Responsibility | Dr. Jerrica Dodd

    Episode 608: Your Health, Your Responsibility | Dr. Jerrica Dodd

    The pressure we put on ourselves to be successful manifests in how easily we are willing to deprioritize or sacrifice our health and wellness.  We have been raised in a society that has taught us that we have to give up something in order to accomplish our goals. We often feel we have to choose between our personal and professional lives. 
    In reality,  we do have the benefit of choice, and that gives us the ability to steer our lives in a variety of directions. If we choose to be the pilot of our own lives, we are accountable for ensuring that our lives unfold in the manner in which we envision them.
    Our health is frequently the aspect of our lives that we fail to fully prioritize and take care of. Your body and health are entirely your responsibility. Nobody knows your body better than you do. Don't rely solely on other people to take care of your health; rather, you should be knowledgeable and vigilant about your own health. 
    For many of us, it is in our nature to put the needs of others ahead of our own. But how can you help others if you don't prioritize yourself first? Your health is your most prized possession. If you don't take care of your body, you won't be able to do the things you love and live long enough to spend quality time with the people you care about.
    The Thriver joining us this week is Dr. Jerrica Dodd, Founder and CEO of Your Pharmacy Advocate. She has been a pharmacist for 24 years, providing the highest level of pharmaceutical and wellness expertise to providers and patients.
    She shares with us the value of prioritizing our health and stepping outside of our comfort zone. She also discusses the right of patients to be involved in decision-making processes pertaining to their own medical treatment, as well as the significance of having a comprehensive awareness of one's insurance policy.
    Be inspired. Be empowered. Listen to Episode 608 to learn more!
    Thriving Points:
     The thing that I'm most proud of is that I started shaping and having my hands on other people's businesses. So my impact was further than my own impact that I could have with patients,  but my impact was on the lives and the families, and the businesses of other women in pharmacy. -Dr. Jerrica DoddAs I was coaching the women,  I decided that I needed to help them tell their stories because I had learned how to tell my story.  And that was what was people coming to me and finding me because I was telling my story. -Dr. Jerrica DoddOther Resources Mentioned:
    PharmaSis MagazineAtomic Habits by James ClearAbout the Show:
         Women Thriving in Business features candid unscripted conversations with entrepreneurs, business experts, authors, and academics aimed at contributing to business success. This weekly show provides interviews with business leaders who have built, grown, and are thriving in business. Nikki A. Rogers, host of the show, also discusses achievements, lessons learned, and advice for aspiring business owners to develop the mindset, strategies, and connections necessary to thrive in business. Whether you are just starting or you have been in business for decades, WTiB offers inspiration, strategies, and resources to help you THRIVE in business.
    Connect with Nikki:
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    • 31 min
    Episode 607: Six She Rules for Success | Sara Roach-Lewis

    Episode 607: Six She Rules for Success | Sara Roach-Lewis

    As a woman thriving in business, do you still subscribe to the saying, “It’s a man’s world”?
    If you do, don’t judge yourself. It’s hard to outgrow decades - if not hundreds - of years of cultural, societal, and media perspectives deeply ingrained in our psyches and entrepreneurial systems. As women, we have been socialized to put everyone’s needs ahead of ourselves.
    Thankfully, there are more and more women who are helping countless others step outside of imposed boundaries and think beyond the four walls of their homes and cubicles, such as this week’s Thriver, Sara Roach-Lewis. Sara not only embodies a strong, independent woman; she actually wrote guidelines that will help educate and inspire fellow women to take action in their own businesses. 

    Listen as Sara shares the six She Rules and how she was able to overcome challenges in her own life and achieve so much in her career and business.
    Thriving Points:
    The more women can hit that six-figure and seven-figure mark, the better off we all are. - Nikki RogersThe bible of business strategy is “The Art of  War”, which is a book about military strategy. And it is supported by a woman at home doing everything. So when we think about that, it's no wonder that it doesn't always feel comfortable for women - because it wasn't created for us. - Sara Roach-LewisThere's so much of that hustle culture and you just having to do all the things. You have to do it hard, and you have to do it fast, And that doesn't work for women. - Sara Roach-LewisTo ignore (everything else a woman does) in a plan for your business is just not fair. - Sara Roach-LewisOther Resources Mentioned:
    She Rules: What You Didn't Know Is Holding You Back in Business by Sara Roach-LewisGet to Know the Guest:

    Sara Roach-Lewis is a coach and advisor to ambitious businesswomen. She teaches the strategies they need to claim their confidence, scale their businesses, and double their revenues. Her first book, She Rules: What you didn’t know is holding you back in business is available for purchase on Amazon.
    Connect with Sara:
    WebsiteLinkedInFacebookInstagram About the Show:
         Women Thriving in Business features candid unscripted conversations with entrepreneurs, business experts, authors, and academics aimed at contributing to business success. This weekly show provides interviews with business leaders who have built, grown, and are thriving in business. Nikki A. Rogers, host of the show, also discusses achievements, lessons learned, and advice for aspiring business owners to develop the mindset, strategies, and connections necessary to thrive in business. Whether you are just starting or you have been in business for decades, WTiB offers inspiration, strategies, and resources to help you THRIVE in business.
    Connect with Nikki:
    LinkedInInstagramYoutube

    • 41 min
    Episode 606: Sales are Great, BUT Cash is King! | Dee Bowden

    Episode 606: Sales are Great, BUT Cash is King! | Dee Bowden

    In business, it’s all fun and glamorous when we talk about marketing and making sales. But what happens AFTER the sale? There’s more to it than meets the eye - and most of the time, the post-sales, post-delivery activity is what most entrepreneurs and small business owners find to be painstaking.
    We’re talking about collecting payment. How do you collect the revenue you have earned? 

    Making the sale is a “prize”, but collecting the payment afterward? Invoicing for your services and collecting the cash can be a burden or even feel distasteful. This might be especially true if you are used to people-pleasing or you are worried about maintaining the relationship. 
    But take it from this week’s Thriver, Dee Bowden. For Dee, sales are great, but cash is still king! We can run away from this business activity, dodge it a couple of times, or hope that we don’t ever have to confront this situation. But the truth is if you don’t have adequate systems in place, or you can’t communicate with your clients and collect payment for services or products provided, then you need help in collecting the cash.
    Listen to this episode to know how you can set up an effective payment collection system that will help move your business forward.
    Thriving Points:
    The sale is not complete until the money's in the bank, but you must collect the first.  If you were competent to ask for the business, in terms of asking for the sale,  you have to be just as competent and asking for your payments. - Dee BowdenI make it fun because this is very serious. And it's also one of those things that a lot of people in business shy away from. They don't like selling. They don’t want to have to ask for the business. They don't want to have to deal with all that. - Dee BowdenRelationships are everything in business. Especially around money. A lot of people don't like having that conversation. But if you set it up upfront correctly in the beginning, it doesn't have to go left. - Nikki RogersSetting up a collection system is no different than running your own home. Dee BowdenWe make things complicated. But what we really just need is to track who it is we're supposed to be billing. Nikki RogersIn deciding on your collection system, you have to make a decision based on what's best for you in terms of (1) your business, (2) the relationships, and (3) your cash flow. - Dee BowdenOther Resources Mentioned:
    Collect The Cash by Dee BowdenThe 52-Week Challenge for SavingsAbout the Show:
         Women Thriving in Business features candid unscripted conversations with entrepreneurs, business experts, authors, and academics aimed at contributing to business success. This weekly show provides interviews with business leaders who have built, grown, and are thriving in business. Nikki A. Rogers, host of the show, also discusses achievements, lessons learned, and advice for aspiring business owners to develop the mindset, strategies, and connections necessary to thrive in business. Whether you are just starting or you have been in business for decades, WTiB offers inspiration, strategies, and resources to help you THRIVE in business.
    Connect with Nikki:
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    • 47 min
    Episode 605: Motherhood and Business: Be GREAT At Both | Angela Henderson

    Episode 605: Motherhood and Business: Be GREAT At Both | Angela Henderson

    Yes, you can be both a great mom and a successful entrepreneur.  You do NOT have to choose one over the other. 
    I believe that both endeavors require superpowers and that the two roles can complement each other if you are committed to making them both work for the life you want to create. Being a mother is both an empowering and incredibly humbling experience. The same can be said of entrepreneurship. The universe has so much potential for us to discover and enjoy. We can take care of our families, run our businesses, and practice self-care, all because of our superpowers and by asking for help when needed., 
    You will be astonished by how quickly things manifest once you decide to pursue something and actually start doing it. You have to trust yourself and believe that you are capable of doing whatever it is you have set your mind to. 
    In this episode, we are joined by Angela Henderson, a business consultant, author, entrepreneur, blogger, mental health clinician, and, most importantly, a mother. She provides assistance and direction to women so that they can successfully manage their businesses while also maintaining their personal lives.

    Be inspired. Be empowered. Listen to Episode 605 now!
    We also touched on the following:
    Why does mindset matter?The impact of workplace bullying on your mental healthWhy hypnotherapy is  recommended for  your healing journeyFocusing on our internal perspectiveOther Resources Mentioned:
    The Go-Giver by John David Mann & Bob BurgThe Business and Life Conversations PodcastAngela Henderson ConsultingThriving Points:
    I can be an amazing mother, but I can equally be an amazing woman in business.  You can have both. You don't have to choose. - Angela HendersonThe universe is working for you, not against you. - Angela HendersonBe the hero for yourself. - Nikki RogersMy life is my responsibility and every day I make choices, ultimately it's up to me how I handle these situations. - Angela HendersonGet to Know the Guest:

    Angela Henderson is an international award-winning business coach for women, international keynote speaker, and podcaster who helps women in business get all the pieces in place to have consistent 5-figure months and then onto 6/7 figure years without burning out in the process.
    Connect with Angela:
    WebsiteAbout the Show:
         Women Thriving in Business features candid unscripted conversations with entrepreneurs, business experts, authors, and academics aimed at contributing to business success. This weekly show provides interviews with business leaders who have built, grown, and are thriving in business. Nikki A. Rogers, host of the show, also discusses achievements, lessons learned, and advice for aspiring business owners to develop the mindset, strategies, and connections necessary to thrive in business. Whether you are just starting or you have been in business for decades, WTiB offers inspiration, strategies, and resources to help you THRIVE in business.
    Connect with Nikki:
    LinkedInInstagramYoutube

    • 41 min

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Whether you’re well established as an entrepreneur, or just getting started in your career, this is a must-listen podcast for you! Nikki does an incredible job of leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving career, and a life you can be proud of! It’s clear that she puts a ton of effort into finding other amazing women who’ve actually experienced success themselves to share their stories, insights, and tips on the show. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!