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Get actionable strategies and killer marketing tips to grow your creative business inside The Strategy Hour podcast. Say goodbye to the “side-hustle” mindset and hello to getting paid (and paid well) to do what you love. Your hosts Abagail Pumphrey and Emylee Williams from Think Creative Collective share all the ins and outs of their experience growing a successful 6-figure online business. You’ll hear from some pretty amazing entrepreneurs like David Siteman Garland of the Rise to the Top, Nathan Barry of ConvertKit, Natalie Franke of the Rising Tide Society, and Ankur Nagpal of Teachable. These in depth interviews go straight to the meat and potatoes (a.k.a. Actionable steps you can take away and use in your business today). Our episodes cover a wide range of topics, including growing an online audience, email automation, diversifying your products and offers, generating more sales online, social media, outsourcing, affiliate marketing, productivity, systems, and how to treat your passion like the real business it is. It’s time to become a total creative BOSS! Find show notes and resources at thestrategyhour.com.

Get actionable strategies and killer marketing tips to grow your creative business inside The Strategy Hour podcast. Say goodbye to the “side-hustle” mindset and hello to getting paid (and paid well) to do what you love. Your hosts Abagail Pumphrey and Emylee Williams from Think Creative Collective share all the ins and outs of their experience growing a successful 6-figure online business. You’ll hear from some pretty amazing entrepreneurs like David Siteman Garland of the Rise to the Top, Nathan Barry of ConvertKit, Natalie Franke of the Rising Tide Society, and Ankur Nagpal of Teachable. These in depth interviews go straight to the meat and potatoes (a.k.a. Actionable steps you can take away and use in your business today). Our episodes cover a wide range of topics, including growing an online audience, email automation, diversifying your products and offers, generating more sales online, social media, outsourcing, affiliate marketing, productivity, systems, and how to treat your passion like the real business it is. It’s time to become a total creative BOSS! Find show notes and resources at thestrategyhour.com.
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Get actionable strategies and killer marketing tips to grow your creative business inside The Strategy Hour podcast. Say goodbye to the “side-hustle” mindset and hello to getting paid (and paid well) to do what you love. Your hosts Abagail Pumphrey and Emylee Williams from Think Creative Collective share all the ins and outs of their experience growing a successful 6-figure online business. You’ll hear from some pretty amazing entrepreneurs like David Siteman Garland of the Rise to the Top, Nathan Barry of ConvertKit, Natalie Franke of the Rising Tide Society, and Ankur Nagpal of Teachable. These in depth interviews go straight to the meat and potatoes (a.k.a. Actionable steps you can take away and use in your business today). Our episodes cover a wide range of topics, including growing an online audience, email automation, diversifying your products and offers, generating more sales online, social media, outsourcing, affiliate marketing, productivity, systems, and how to treat your passion like the real business it is. It’s time to become a total creative BOSS! Find show notes and resources at thestrategyhour.com.

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Episodes

373: The Secrets Behind Scaling Your Service Based Business with Amy Northard and Parker Stevenson

10/17/2019
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Today we have our first roundtable discussion of sorts! We are joined by Parker Stevenson of Evolved Finance and Amy Northard of Amy Northard CPA! Both of our guests are people that we work with and they are here to tell us about their experiences scaling service-based business scaling service-based businesses. Parker is our resident bookkeeping and financial guru and Amy is our tax accountant and so much more! Now you might be thinking that these topics might not make for the most...

Duration:00:50:34

372: Seasonal Marketing Strategies and Conquering 2020 with the Boss Project Summit

10/15/2019
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Welcome to the Strategy Hour, everybody! Today’s show is all about our upcoming summit! Yup, it is our fourth summit, can you believe it? This time out we are focused on helping you make the most of the end of the year and soaring into the new year like a rockstar! It is going to be so awesome and we can hardly contain our excitement about it! There is so much potential for the last part of the year and we probably do not need to tell you that Q4 is a really big one for small business...

Duration:00:31:37

371: Using NLP to Perfect Your Sales Language, Change Your Deep Beliefs and Rewire Neural Pathways with Jen Casey

10/10/2019
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Today we are super glad to welcome business and NLP coach Jen Casey to the show! Hailing from NYC, Jen is focussed on helping coaches sell profitable group programs by incorporating psychology into their sales techniques. She also has her own podcast called the Inner Boss Podcast, so make sure to check that out! As you probably know, here at The Strategy Hour we are pretty obsessed with psychology! Jen is all about perfecting sales language for webinars and in-person meetings and uses her...

Duration:00:53:53

370: The Side Hustle Epidemic

10/8/2019
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We did a survey to find out where you guys are currently at in your businesses, the areas you are struggling in, what kind of profits you are making and where we could come in and offer some guidance. What we’ve noticed from the feedback and about the industry generally is that there is an epidemic going on – one that involves the side hustle! So, we thought we better address this topic, not to pigeonhole you, but rather to give you the facts we’ve gathered. The survey is technically still...

Duration:00:30:38

369: Unf*ck Your Biz Framework with Braden Drake

10/3/2019
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Today on the podcast we have Braden Drake, a California licensed attorney with a master’s degree in tax law joining our conversation. He runs an education company that teaches other small business owners how to get the legal and tax stuff in order to ultimately unf*ck your business framework! He’s a pro at sorting out all the accounting and tax mess we make in our businesses, all those things that are totally befuddling to most of us! You’ll be happy to hear that he dishes out a lot of...

Duration:00:38:22

368: The Truth About Employees Vs. Contractors

10/1/2019
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We’ve heard from a lot of people that going from contractors to employees is complicated, expensive and overwhelming, so for a long time, we avoided going down that road. But then we started looking into it and considered all the potentially good stuff about having employees, such as having more control over how they spend their time and when they work. On today’s episode, we want to talk about all the things to think about before hiring an employee, because the truth is, it is very...

Duration:00:30:05

367: Your Sales Fix with Aandra Bohlen

9/26/2019
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Today we welcome Aandra Bohlen, sales guru, inspiring friend, and all-round badass! She is here to demystify the sigmas around selling and the ways it is being taught. Her work is centered on developing and teaching entrepreneurs to create an amazing enrolment experience that leads to high conversion rates. She is an expert on sales calls and mentality and if you did not get the point already, she has it going on! We are going to talk about getting your mindset right and some real techniques...

Duration:00:50:31

366: August Profit Report: How We Made 24% of our Income from a $29 Product

9/24/2019
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Income reports can be super distracting and set you on a road of comparison, so instead of focusing on the exact dollars, it might be more useful to look at the profit and give you a breakdown of the biggest sources of income as well as the major expenses. Therefore, we are calling it a profit report and we want to ask all of you, even before we start, to DM us feedback – whether this format worked and helped you in your business. In this episode, you will hear more about our thought...

Duration:00:48:43

365: Becoming a Full-Time Creative Entrepreneur

9/19/2019
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Today we talk about what it means to become a full-time creative entrepreneur. Scary thought? Maybe, but we’re here to tell you that starting your own business does not have to be the insurmountable project that it is often believed to be. Yes, it can be less stable and riskier in many ways, but what we are going to tell you today is really going to surprise you, and hopefully encourage you to take the leap of faith toward becoming a full-time creative entrepreneur. Ultimately, our goal is...

Duration:00:40:04

364: Is a Course, Group Program or One-on-One Coaching Your Next Step in your Business with Christine McAlister

9/17/2019
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Today on the show we are so happy to welcome back Christine McAlister! If you are not already familiar with Christine, she helps high achievers replace income and continue to grow their businesses and be generally awesome! This episode is a look behind the scenes on coaching, group courses and one on one programs. We want to try to help you to decide which might be the right one for you at any particular time. All of us on the show believe that different times require specific approaches,...

Duration:00:41:17

363: Busy versus Productive: How to Stop Spinning Your Wheels and Get Some Traction with Lauren Goldstein

9/12/2019
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Today on the podcast we are joined by the fabulous Lauren Goldstein, CEO, and founder of Golden Key Partnership, a strategy consulting firm that helps businesses to scale smart in order to be more sustainable. There are tons to learn from her seasoned and scientifically backed up approach, so today she will be dishing out straightforward facts, particularly as it pertains to productivity and how it relates to your profit. She shares time-wasting tactics that many of us are skilled at and...

Duration:00:55:39

362: What Does it Really Cost to Grow a Million Business

9/10/2019
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Welcome back to the show, everybody! Today we are going to be letting you in, even further into our business lives! As we continue to grow we are constantly asking ourselves, "What is the content that people want to hear about?" This goal of keeping you entertained, educated, and engaged is very important to us and we have always loved sharing our lives and work with all of you. When we started out, everything we did felt fun, fresh, and engaging and it was easy to share this with our...

Duration:00:28:40

361: We Almost Deleted Our 39k Follower Instagram Account

9/5/2019
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Would you ever consider deleting your Instagram account if you had nearly 40 000 followers? Businesses go through different seasons and for a long time we had not been focusing on Instagram because we were otherwise occupied. But for some reason, our account remained semi-active and we were still slowly but surely gaining followers, even though we only really posted about the podcast and random bits in between. But the engagement was poor, so much so that we no longer saw the need to post at...

Duration:00:36:36

360: Marketing to Millennials & the Generational Divide

9/3/2019
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Today we talk about a fascinating topic, one that affects every single one of you in one way or another in your business. When we think about marketing, we tend to think about psychology in general and the things that inherently appeal to all people. But, there is a better way to approach marketing and it pertains to the different generations. Ever thought about why people of different ages think and behave so differently from one another and often bump heads, whether in families or in...

Duration:00:37:56

359: Think Inside the Box - Constraints Drive Creativity

8/29/2019
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If you have not already heard of the law of diminishing returns, it states that everything we do is on a bell curve and as we do more work so the results improve. But once we pass a certain point or amount of work, the results begin to lessen and the work we do becomes less effective. After a certain amount of time and effort, our results can even start to decline and drop off to a point below our earlier work! The main lesson we want to extrapolate here is that more work equals better...

Duration:00:41:47

358: Owning & Changing Your Deeply Rooted Beliefs

8/27/2019
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Welcome back to another episode of the Strategy Hour Podcast! Today, we dive into the topic of owning and changing your deeply rooted beliefs. We are a lot like trees. Imagine you are a tree and you have an abundance of beautiful fruit hanging from you, but you also have fruit that is rotten, that you feel ashamed of and that you don’t want others to see. The only way to determine what the problem is, why there is this bad fruit, is to go through the entire system to see where the change...

Duration:00:33:23

357: Life Updates: What Really Happens Outside of Boss Project

8/22/2019
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Today on the show we are giving you a little break from the norm and offering a few updates on things besides Boss Project. That's right, this episode is dedicated to all those things outside of work, although some of it is more work! We both have a lot going behind the scenes, in our personal lives and we wanted to share some of what keeps us inspired, busy and our occupied when we are not doing our main thing! This conversation includes a lot of life changes because that is what has...

Duration:00:37:09

356: Tips to Structure Your Work Day for Productivity

8/20/2019
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Today we’re excited to be talking about a number of awesome productivity hacks. We know this is a popular topic many have covered, but it’s because it shapes the future of your business and in fact, your day-to-day happiness! We sometimes get stuck in a rut where we simply can’t focus and work like we are able to at other times. Now, with the changing season, we thought it would be an appropriate time to relook at some of these daily practices and share what we’ve personally done to up our...

Duration:00:20:51

355: How to Get People on Board with Your Business

8/15/2019
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This is an episode that can apply to any of our listeners, no matter where you are currently at with your biz! There are always times that you need to get people on board and with what you are doing or hoping to do. Whether you are just starting out or ramping up to a new level, conversations have to be had with those close to us, in order to create understanding, buy-in and a system that can work for you. You need to be able to communicate where your passion lies and how you want to do...

Duration:00:31:24

354: 8 Steps for Growing Your New Business

8/13/2019
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On today’s show, we will be answering our most frequently asked question: How did you get from point A to point B? We will be sharing what to do, when to do it and how to do it, in your first two years of business. These steps got us from zero dollars to nearly half a million dollars and we want to give you a step-by-step breakdown of everything we did along the way. Even if your goal is not to make half a million dollars, the strategies we implemented and the lessons we have learned can...

Duration:00:50:04