28 episodes

Welcome to Work for Honor podcast hosted by April Rose Meisner, Founder of Brand by April Rose - a branding and business educator and graphic designer. This podcast helps creative entrepreneurs embrace the business side of their artistry through reflection, strategic methods, and set apart practices so they can avoid burnout & continue to dream freely! The mission is to eliminate "starving artists" from society's vocabulary and build up a new era of creative women in the business world. Let's see how we can work for honor today to start the movement of tomorrow in our episodes. Work for honor, not hustle or hire. Visit April's website at www.brandbyaprilrose.com for more!

Work For Honor with April Rose April Rose Meisner

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Welcome to Work for Honor podcast hosted by April Rose Meisner, Founder of Brand by April Rose - a branding and business educator and graphic designer. This podcast helps creative entrepreneurs embrace the business side of their artistry through reflection, strategic methods, and set apart practices so they can avoid burnout & continue to dream freely! The mission is to eliminate "starving artists" from society's vocabulary and build up a new era of creative women in the business world. Let's see how we can work for honor today to start the movement of tomorrow in our episodes. Work for honor, not hustle or hire. Visit April's website at www.brandbyaprilrose.com for more!

    Work less while profiting more: Hannah Murphy Productivity Strategist

    Work less while profiting more: Hannah Murphy Productivity Strategist

    Have you ever heard of working less but making more money? Hannah, who has worked 3-day work weeks with a 27 client workload, breaks down how to create a profitable schedule that won't leave you in burnout. 
    In this episode, we will cover
    Do you need to hire people to have the free schedule that you want?The 4 steps you can take to create a schedule that you love and saves you timeThe 2 questions you should ask yourself if you’re thinking about eliminating something from your scheduleHow to make batch days for certain areas of your businessThe signs to look for to know if it’s your schedule that’s burning you outDive deeper into our small business resource community, After Hours: Get your first month FREE here: www.afterhourswithapril.com
    Hannah teaches us in After Hours how to minimize and manage distractions to sustain our schedules and productivity.
    Where to find Hannah
    Hannah's FREE training to creating a Profit Focused ScheduleHannah's Streamline Your Services CourseHannah's InstagramMore from April Rose:
    SubscribePodcast Home PageInstagramSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/workforhonor)

    • 42 min
    Organizing your Brain for Optimal Productivity: Sarah Steckler

    Organizing your Brain for Optimal Productivity: Sarah Steckler

    Does being productive in your work week not come natural to you? Do you stare at your planner and think, "Ok now what?". Sarah Steckler, productivity strategist, author and podcast host, shows us the way on how to take all the swirling thoughts in our brain and put them into strategized action.
    In this episode, we will cover
    What a focused brain dump is and how to do one productivelyMaking our planning periods a ritual instead of a “have to”Identifying what kind of planner could work best for you (digital vs. physical or both)What to look for in a physical plannerHow to check your energy and plan your projects around itSarah’s take on the big 3 tasks a day methodDive deeper into our small business resource community,
    After Hours: Get your first month FREE here (You will also get access to all past expert sessions).
    Sarah teaches us in After Hours about Focus Projects and
    how to start with a brain dump and move it into a manageable project for optimal productivity.
    Where to find Sarah
    Sarah's WebsiteSarah's InstagramThe Mindful Productivity PodcastSarah's Brain Dump BookMore from April Rose:
    SubscribePodcast Home PageInstagramSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/workforhonor)

    • 59 min
    Taxes 101 from a CPA & Bookkeeper for Small Businesses: Megan Evans

    Taxes 101 from a CPA & Bookkeeper for Small Businesses: Megan Evans

    How was this tax season for you? Stressful? Maybe confusing?  What if I told you I had a FREE crash course in taxes right here in this epsiode... Megan Evans, a boss CPA and bookkeeper is here to give use the no BS, tell it how it is, on taxes for your business.
    In this episode, we will cover
    Understanding the difference between sole proprietor, LLC, S Corp. Which one should you be registered as and could you benefit from switching to a SCorp based on your income?The #1 IRS Red flagsWhat % of gross income you need to set aside for taxesShould you be paying taxes quarterly or annually?Do you need to be collecting sales tax on your digital products like PDF downloads and courses?Figuring out how much to pay yourself & how to do so consistently when you have “slow” monthsWhy you shouldn’t be combining your personal and business bank accountsHow should we be paying attention to profit margin?How to know if you should hire a bookkeeper and how much it might costWhat we are diving into deeper on our small business resource community, After Hours: Get your first month FREE here (You will also get access to all past expert sessions).
    Megan is going over what we CAN & CAN'T write off on our taxes--------------
    Where to find Megan
    Megan's InstagramGet a bookkeeping quote with MeganMore from April Rose:
    SubscribePodcast Home PageInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aprilrosemeisner/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/workforhonor)

    • 47 min
    Morgan Rapp: Pulling back the curtain on 7-Figure Business & Defining Success

    Morgan Rapp: Pulling back the curtain on 7-Figure Business & Defining Success

    Have you heard the term “6-figure” or “7-figure” business lately? They seem to be financial milestones everyone is shooting for, but do you know what the behind-the-scenes of those businesses look like? Morgan Rapp, a self-taught designer, coach, mom of 4 and 7 figure business owner pulls back the curtain with us in today’s episode. 
    In this episode, we will cover
    Morgan’s story of going from not being able to pay her mortgage to hit the 7-figure mark in her business Small, but impactful, steps she made to propel herself out of major burnout and into motivation and missionHow Morgan approaches investing in her business now vs. when she started Does more money and success actually feel as good as it looks or gives you the life you want?How being a woman in entrepreneurship comes with its unique challengesWhat a regular workweek schedule and hours look like for herWhat we are diving into deeper on our small business resource community,
    After Hours: Get your first month FREE here (You will also get access to all past expert sessions).
    Morgan talks to us about how and where to start when it comes to defining your own version of success. --------------
    Where to find Morgan
    Morgan's WebsiteMorgan's InstagramDesign Biz Mastery ProgramGet $20 for your Nuuly Subscription here
    More from April Rose:
    SubscribePodcast Home PageInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aprilrosemeisner/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/workforhonor)

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Possibilities of Pinterest for Your Business: Vanessa Kynes

    The Possibilities of Pinterest for Your Business: Vanessa Kynes

    Pinterest is a powerful visual search engine your business may be missing out on. I sit down with Pinterest strategist Vanessa Kynes who answers all your burning questions about how to use Pinterest to grow your audience, get paying clients, and website traffic!

    In this episode, we will cover
    How long does it take to see results on Pinterest?Why the monthly viewers on your profile really meanWhat are Pinterest stories and should we be giving them our time & attention?Do you need a blog to be successful on Pinterest?What's the most valuable piece of info you can get from someone interacting with one of your pins?What is Tailwind?Is there a magic number of pins to post/schedule a day?The most important analytic piece to watch What we are diving into deeper on our small business resource community,
    After Hours: Get your first month FREE here (You will also get access to all past expert sessions).
    Vanessa has a session with us breaking down the art of creating the perfect pin!--------------
    Where to find Vanessa
    Vanessa's WebsitePinterest Startup GuidePin Progress CourseTailwindMore from April Rose:
    SubscribePodcast Home PageInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aprilrosemeisner/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/workforhonor)

    • 40 min
    Social Media Mental Health, Boundaries & Anxiety Pt. 2: Bridgette Brandon

    Social Media Mental Health, Boundaries & Anxiety Pt. 2: Bridgette Brandon

    In this two-part series, social media coach Bridgette Brandon and I have an honest conversation about mental health with social media, the internet, boundaries, and anxiety. How do we run a business and grow on social without it consuming us?

    In this episode, we will cover
    How to handle running social when suffering from anxiety and depression How to still document your weekends and personal life to share and be in the present momentShould you take regular fasts/breaks from social media as a business owner?Why community and accountability outside of social media is vital to your mental health How to handle hateful DMs and commentsWhy people unfollowing you can be a good thingHow to know when you should outsource and hire a social media managerFeel uncomfortable about showing your face on Instagram?  Here’s how you can practice.THIS IS PART TWO of a two-part interview. Part one is on social strategies for 2021 and how to have an intuitive and relational approach to running your business online. 
    What we are diving into deeper on our small business resource community,
    After Hours: Get your first month FREE here
    Bridgette comes in exclusively to After Hours for a mini-coaching session on hot topic Qs we all have for best practices on IG. --------------
    Where to find Bridgette:
    House 42 Media Agency: http://www.house42.co/Bridgettes Instagram Account: https://www.instagram.com/alwaysaugust/
    More from April Rose:
    SubscribeSUPPORT the PodcastPodcast Home PageInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aprilrosemeisner/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brandbyaprilrose/Apply to work with me
    PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW ON ITUNES on how you liked this episode & a question you would like me to answer on an upcoming  Q&A episode (you could be featured on the podcast)
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/workforhonor)

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

sydneygarrick ,

BEST. PODCAST. EVER.

April is so genuine and personable. I feel like I can relate to her on so many levels. On top of that she is a genius and has so many good tips and insights. I absolutely can not wait for her to release more episodes!

KellieGW ,

Realistic and Relatable

This isn’t your average “hustle harder” business podcast brought to you by a six figure making business guru. Those podcasts have their places, but I find April to be both relatable and practical to where many of us find ourselves NOW- in the beginning stages of a business or idea journey. When she said her idea of success was simply to be able to work from home and enjoy it (a realistic and attainable goal), I knew this would be a podcast I would become a regular listener of. Can’t wait to hear more!

Megbolliiiii ,

So good!

So honest, inspiring, and refreshing! Added to my list of favorite business podcasts. Can’t wait for more!

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