Episode 10: How to Establish the Right Mindset as You Approach Entrepreneurship

How to Establish the Right Mindset as You Approach Entrepreneurship

Today I’m chatting with Nichole Guerrette, college professor, accountant and mother of two. Nicole is the owner of Stafford Consulting, an accounting services firm, as well as an energy and fitness company, N-er-G Fitness. Today we’re talking about how Nicole maintains balance between her life and running these two businesses. Nichole and I also discuss how mindset plays into the journey to entrepreneurship, and how we need to approach establishing the right mindset as we start a business, and throughout the years of building and growing that business. If you are just starting your journey as an entrepreneur, or if you struggle with your mindset in your business, I encourage you to tune in to my conversation with Nichole.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR:

  • About Nichole’s experience in the corporate world, and how she finally made the switch to starting her own business.

  • About the risks she took in the very beginning to get her business going.

  • The freedom she achieved through entrepreneurship to balance career and motherhood.

  • Why Nichole started her second business, and how she approaches each of them.

  • How having the right mindset will set you up for long term success.

  • Quick tips for switching between work mode and parenting mode.

  • Nichole’s strategies for developing the right mindset around your business and life.

nichole’s advice for entrepreneurs:

It’s your story, you can write it however you want. When you shift your mindset from the world being stacked against you because of your circumstances, to an idea that you are not limited by your past, you can own your story, and allow it to free you to understand that you can do whatever you want to do. If you are allowing your story to shape you, you will never go after what you want. But when you write your own story, you can do anything.

Nichole’s favorite resources:

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Episode 09: Creating Profit Opportunities as a Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur

Creating Profit Opportunities as a Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur with Jax Ball of Jax & Crew

Friends, today I am excited to introduce you to Jax Ball. She is the epitome of a multi-passionate entrepreneur. Jax is a blogger at her blog, Jax & Crew, where she writes about travel, beauty, fashion, and lifestyle. In addition to doing graphic design and marketing, she and her husband also run several business together, and they recently started an import business where she imports furniture and home decor from Bali and Southeast Asia. Jax does a lot of things, and I think you’ll love this interview because it shines a light on the fact that you can turn the ideas and opportunities you discover into profits. My interview with Jax will inspire and encourage you to believe you can run more than one profitable business that you are passionate about.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR:

  • How Jax got found her passion for entrepreneurship at a young age.

  • How she views everything she does as an opportunity to increase her profits.

  • Why she holds on to a more “traditional” side-hustle while she creates multiple additional revenue streams.

  • How she has learned to always pursue what she’s passionate about, even when that means letting go of a business for a season, or permanently.

  • How she’s able to make the decision to “sunset” businesses when she needs to take a step back for her family or herself.

  • How seeing trends on social media and from bloggers led her to start an import business from Bali, importing furniture and home decor.

  • How she found ways to give back during her time in Bali while building her import business.

  • How her mindset allows her to maintain a balance in life, family, and business.

JAX’S ADVICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS:

You don’t have to stay in one lane. You can diversify your business portfolio and try new things and sometime you’ll love it and sometimes you won’t, and you can move on to the next. Be open to have multiple revenue flows at the same time. Be open to finding opportunity in things you genuinely enjoy and be okay to change your focus as you grow as an individual and mature in business.

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Episode 08: Improving Your Marketing Strategy Using the Problem-Awareness Spectrum

Episode 08: Improving Your Marketing Strategy Using the Problem-Awareness Spectrum

On today’s episode of The Inspired Entrepreneur Podcast, I am going to walk you through the Problem-Awareness Spectrum and how understanding this spectrum can help you figure out what audience you need to focus on and how to improve your marketing efforts. Listen in for tips on how to take inspired action to improve your marketing strategy using the problem-awareness spectrum.

Episode 07: How Relationship Marketing Helps to Drive Your Business In New Directions with Emily Kirby of Texture Design Co

How Relationship Marketing Helps to Drive Your Business in New Directions with Emily Kirby of Texture Design Co

Hello friends! Welcome to Episode 7 of the Inspired Entrepreneur Podcast. Today I am excited to chat with Emily Kirby of Texture Design Co. Emily is an interior designer turned graphic designer, who creates amazing greeting cards, calendars, art prints, even mugs! The mission of her company is to create products that help you live joyfully and love on others. Once you hear this interview, you will realize that is so true for Emily. We had an amazing chat, focusing on customer feedback and relationship marketing. She is a master at this, and she shares so many actionable tips in this episode, I know you are going to love it.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR:

  • The goal and mission behind Texture Design Co.

  • About Emily’s journey from interior design to graphic design

  • How Texture Design Co evolved from branding to paper goods and products

  • Tips for how to land wholesale accounts with local retailers

  • How she transitioned between online sales and a brick & mortar shop

  • About the importance of building relationships with customers and retailers

  • How relationship marketing can drive your business and how you serve your customers

  • About her upcoming collaboration on the Shop Pop with Katie Salmon

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EMILY’S FAVORITE BUSINESS ADVICE:

Done is better than perfect – you can work on something so long and never complete it, strive for excellence, but know that done is better than never finishing.

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Episode 06: How Re-Aligning Her Marketing Strategy Took Her From Burnt Out to Booked Up

Maggie Giele, Business and Marketing Strategist, From Burnt Out to Booked Up

Maggie Giele is an award winning business and marketing strategist and a certified coach. She helps fiercely dedicated business owners slay strategies and scale businesses, so they can make more impact and more money with ease. She’s also the founder of Bosses in Europe which is an online community for entrepreneurs in Europe to connect and collaborate, and she also hosts live international events. Maggie loves fantasy video games, meeting people in person, and helping people create a life and business they love.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How moving to another country pushed her into the online business world

  • How her desire to succeed led to a hospitalization

  • The three big changes she made that took her from burnt out to booked up

  • What Maggie thinks about the ideal client avatar

  • The idea of using big impact strategies to align your values with your goals

  • Maggie’s method for improving her strategies

  • How to approach building your team as you scale

Maggie’s favorite resources:

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Episode 05: Responding to Copycats in the Creative Industry with Angela Mondloch of Saffron Avenue

Responding to Copycats in the Creative Industry with Angela Mondloch of Saffron Avenue

Angela Mondloch is the owner, designer and editor behind Saffron Avenue which is a creative design studio dedicated to heartfelt brands, custom websites, modern calligraphy, and creative resources that are inspiring and intentional. Angela and I had a great conversation about some of the not so pretty things that happen in business. We’re talking specifically about when people steal or copy your creative work and the best ways to handle it. We discuss her personal experiences and how the way we respond in these circumstances has an effect on our business and on the creative industry as a whole.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Angela’s background and desire to pursue a creative career since childhood.

  • How she built her creative design skills while working for another company

  • When she knew it was the right time to make a big career move

  • Her experience with having her creative design work copied

  • Her advice for how to respond to copycats in order to build community, and avoid hurting your own business and reputation

  • Her long-term goals and vision for Saffron Avenue

Angela’s favorite resources:

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Episode 02: How One Email Changed Her Business with Shelley Cohen from From Shelley With Love

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Shelley Cohen is a Creative Director & Interior Designer who whips together brands, home offices and commercial spaces into jaw-dropping experiences. Boss babes across the world track down Shelley to design anything from cozy home studios to drop-dead gorgeous commercial offices to seriously swoon-worthy business photography, logos, social media branding and websites.

In this episode we discuss how Shelley sent one email over the summer and booked herself out until February. And honestly, this is an email you can send to your clients as well. Tune in to learn more!

www.fromshelleywithlove.com

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Episode 03: How Choosing a Unique Offering in Her Business Helped Grow it to 6 Figures with Kaitlyn Kessler of the Crown Fox

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Today I chat with graphic designer and owner of the company the Crown Fox, Kaitlyn Kessler. Kaitlyn lets us in on a little secret about the simple thing she did to create a unique service offering in her business and how it easily and steadily grew to 6 figures.

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Episode 01: Inspired Entrepreneur TRAILER

Hello and welcome to the Inspired Entrepreneur Podcast!

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The Inspired Entrepreneur Podcast is a podcast to empower entrepreneurs to take inspired action, grow their brand, and create a business and life they love!

I am your host,  Alli Elmunzer, photographer and business strategist, and I am excited to take you behind the scenes of my entrepreneurial journey of 10 years from attorney, to lifestyle photographer, to business strategist and coach.  I am also excited to share with you interviews with other inspiring entrepreneurs who are sure to inspire you so you can start right where you are and truly achieve anything your heart desires. My ultimate goal and mission is to share knowledge, expertise, successes, failures, and actionable strategies to help you achieve your goals and dreams.

So join us every week on the Inspired Entrepreneur Podcast and become part of our amazing, action taking, goal achieving, community!