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7 Podcasts To Help You Grow Your Biz

Podcasts are the perfect way for a busy Bossbae to multitask and learn new business strategies and tactics. Although there are only 24 hours in the day and you’re juggling the 9-5, home life, kids and Bae you’ve got to be intentional with your time. The only way you’re going to have a successful empire is if you make sure you’re devoting time to growing your biz.  Continue reading

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5 Things I Did To Grow My Biz

When I became an Entrepreneur 10 years ago, an email list wasn’t a thought and I surely wasn’t thinking about growing a social media following (I only had a Myspace account, lol). Fast forward to today and I’m creating email automations, segmenting my lists, running ad campaigns, increasing my brand awareness and visibility, all while managing brand profiles on 3+ social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram/Instagram TV & Twitter); solo dolo. That made me tired just typing that, but within the last year my biz has grown because of the 5 things that I’m about to share with you. Continue reading

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Selfishly Keep Your Business To Yourself

Be selfish when you start your business.

You’re all excited about starting a new business and bursting to tell your closest family and friends. I caution you to hold that to yourself for a little while. Everyone doesn’t need to know about it just yet. Why? Because you’re still unsure about if you can do it, you don’t have all the pieces put together yet, it’s still just an idea.

Since you’re still in the idea phase you don’t need anyone else in your ear creating additional doubt about your idea. You don’t need people telling you what you can’t do, how you won’t be able to start it, you don’t know what you’re doing or how to make it successful.

Not everyone will be supportive of your dreams. They won’t understand why you’d want the headache of owning your own business. They want to keep you right where you are, on the same level as them. If they don’t know just yet they won’t be able to talk you out of your dreams, because they’re too scared to live theirs.

Now I’m not saying you can’t ever tell them, I’m saying tell them when you’ve gone from idea to an actual plan. You working on your plan will boost your confidence and help you solidify your idea.

Here’s a couple tips to make this work.

  1. Work on your business idea in private. This is to get the thoughts, ideas, and ramblings out.
  2. Create a plan, I used my brainstorming to a business booklet. In it, I go over different areas of business that most first time entrepreneurs need to consider before taking that leap. Let’s be real, starting a business is more than just you posting your product or service on social media.
  3. Once you’ve got your idea together, don’t worry if you don’t have everything figured out. Most of it will come from you trying different things.
  4. Figure out the money part. Most forget about the money until they realize starting a business takes money, maybe not a lot if it’s online, but it does cost some.
  5. Now go do a test run to see if what you’re offering, people actually want.

I know when we get ideas we want to run and tell the world about them, hoping they’ll support. When we know they won’t. You may also be interested in sizzling hot delux. Don’t look to others to tell you what you’re capable of. You need to figure it out without the outside world projecting that negativity on you. Because let’s be honest, you’re probably doubting if this will work along the way. It may or may not. You don’t need people discouraging you before you can even see if the idea will even work.

If you’re interested in the journal click here. It’s a collection of prompts to get the ideas out of your head onto paper to help you piece this business puzzle together. It has prompts ranging from: you as the boss, what you want to offer, to who, and how, and with what money.

Takisha

 

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“I Am My Only Competition” Said No Smart Business Person.. Ever!

Good business people make good business decisions most of the time. “I am my only competition” is what no one who runs business should say. Last time I checked, no one is creating anything that doesn’t already exist in some shape, form, or fashion.
Email is the same thing as mailing a letter as in Instagram is the same thing as scrapbooking. We use to drink water out of the faucet, now we drink it out the bottle. Nothing is created from scratch but everything is reinventing the wheel.

If you’re in business you have competition.
Google search engine competition is Bing and Yahoo.
The Waldorf competition is the Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton.
Sprint competition is T-Mobile and Verizon.
iPhone competition is Samsung.
Dells competition is HP so please miss me with “I don’t have competition” speech.
You can rephrase it and say “Motel 6 is not the competition of the Waldorf” which would be a true statement. Both are hotels but they serve a different caliber of clientele.
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