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The Biggest Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make with Jenny Odegard

It's incredibly important to protect yourself legally when you are growing a business. Listen up to learn the essential "legal" pieces that entrepreneurs need. Today, I’d love to introduce you to Jenny Odegard owner of a New York City-based law firm that focuses on legal services for creatives and entrepreneurs. Today, she and her business partner Nakia Hansen work with boutique marketing agencies, influencers, beauty entrepreneurs, tech companies, artists, and many other wonderful and...


30 Networking Ideas That Could Change Your Life

I have a little challenge for you today! And I think you can handle it. Today's episode is a little different. I decided to read one of my top blog posts from Classy Career to you today on my 30-day networking plan challenge that I highly recommend. It could seriously change your life. Now the thing is that this challenge is meant to do in 30 days. One task each day. So today I just want you to listen to the entire challenge and each day's activities. Then, I want you to go to the...


How to Be Spontaneous with Judith Humphrey

Have you ever seen a really important person in your company or even in the online world in real life and you just freeze because you have no idea what to say to them. And if you don't say anything at all, you miss on creating an amazing connection. This just happened to my husband and I. We were at a car wash here in San Diego and we were wishing our car right next to Pat Flynn from the Smart Passive income Podcast which I have listened to for years. We hesitated and almost didn't say...


3 Critical Pieces That Must Be In Place To Have a Successful Business

Today's topic is such an important one and a question I get asked all the time!! People ask me all the time, please provide a checklist so that I know what I need to do to build a successful business. Well, today I am going to give you the 3 most important pieces. Pay attention to these 3 things and you'll be submitting your resignation letter very soon. Question: I’m looking for more information on how you “know” you’d be able to quit your corporate job and run your business full...


How Meghan Covert-Russell Grew Her Physical Product Business On The Side of Her Day Job

I bring in a lot of experts on the podcast but today I wanted to bring in someone just like you and me. Today we are taking a peek behind the scenes of a real startup story. Get ready to be inspired to see how you can create a successful business on the side of your day job too! Meghan Covert-Russell Founder of Poppy and Oak. They create custom and curated boxes featuring goods from local makers and farmers markets in Northern California. Working hard on this on the side of her day...


3 Must-Have Tools For Small Businesses

When you are just getting started thinking about growing your business, there are so many tools to choose from! How do you pick the best one for you? In today's podcast, I break down the 3 must-have tools that all business owners should have. This is where you should start so you don't get overwhelmed.


The First Steps To Clarity For Speaking and TED Talks with Dolores

Have you ever wanted to speak on a stage to thousands of people? Have you ever wanted to have such a clear message that your TED talk gets heard by millions around the world? If so, you are going to love this woman I am going to interview. I learned a ton from this interview and I know you will too. Register for the Freedom Workshop If you want to serve others as a business owner and you know you have a bigger purpose or you have a business but...


How to Know When To Quit Your Day Job

Many years ago my husband and got married and drowned ourselves in debt. It's something I am not proud of but what I am proud of is that we got out of debt, decreased our expenses and somehow were able to both quit our jobs to pursue our career and business goals. This did not happen overnight. Today I am going to walk you through some of the beginning budgeting basics we learned in order to decide whether we could quit our day jobs and actually make a living with our business. So if you...


How to Start a Business in the Fashion Industry

Many women dream of starting a fashion brand. I know having a Classy Career Girl clothing line is definitely one of my long-term goals which are why I was so excited to interview our next guest with a wealth of knowledge launching and building fashion brands. If you have the same dream of getting into the fashion industry or just want to hear more about what it's all about and how the fashion industry has changed lately, you are going to love this episode. Business Plan Challenge:...


The 5 Biggest Time Management Mistakes That Cause Stress and overwhelm

Is your calendar stressing you out? Feel a little out of control? Do you ever think there are just not enough hours in the day? You might be making one of these 5 time management mistakes that cause stress and overwhelm that I am going to tell you about in this episode. If you'd like more help on goal setting and self-discipline, I think you are going to love my free 90-day planner that includes my to-do list that I do every single week. I no longer buy planners at the store even though...


How Tanya Got Over Her Fear of Live Video and Made More Money in Her Side Hustle Than Her Day Job

I recently did this interview for my podcast and while I was recording it I knew I had to get this into your hands IMMEDIATELY! But first, I totally messed up in this interview and pronounced her name wrong!! Today's interview is with Tanya Conner-Green and Tanya I am so sorry for mispronouncing your name during the interview. Tanya totally reminds me of myself a few years back and shared so many things that are going to help you take your business to the next level! And so much more!...


The Daily Habit That Will Change Everything

Everything I teach in this podcast is lessons I have learned myself and today's lesson is a great one. It singlehandedly made me so much happier and less stressed about doing more more more and gave me the peace of mind to stay focused on what I need to accomplish each and everyday. I can't wait for you to hear the one daily habit that will change everything for you. Register for our upcoming webinar: How to Ditch Your Dead-End Job and Find a Career You Love...


Everything You Need to Know About Salary Negotiation with the Founder of Career Contessa

Having a career website myself, I very rarely read other career blogs except for one, Career Contessa. Which is why I was so honored and excited to interview the founder, Lauren McGoodwin on the blog today. If you are job searching or have a salary negotiation coming up, you'll definitely want to hear what Lauren has to say because she might just help you get thousands of dollars more for your starting salary. And that is pretty amazing in my opinion. You are going to love this interview...


How to Stay Motivated When You Hate Your Job

If you are feeling stuck and unmotivated with your career, I get it, I've been there. Going to a job you dread and feeling like you are wasting away hours of your life working for a boss who doesn't appreciate anything you do. Well today I have some ideas for you to help you get out of bed and keep moving forward. You never know one simple suggestion you hear today could change everything for your career opportunities in the coming months. FREE: TWO Proven Resume Templates You'll Want...


The Biggest Branding Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

When I started my business, I had no idea what branding even was. As I've grown my business over the last 8 years, I've realized how important my brand is in absolutely everything I do in my business from writing an email, talking you all on this podcast or posting on Instagram. It all comes back to my brand. If you've never really thought about what your brand means or it really confused you about how to get clear on what your brand is all about, you are going to love this episode with...


BONUS: GDPR - What You Need to Know and Do If You Run a Business Online with Jodi Daniels

GDPR IS NOT YOUR ENEMY Every time you see those four letters together you feel overwhelmed though. You’ve probably lost countless hours scrolling through the “free” information available online wondering who to trust. Sound familiar? I’ve got something that will change that. Are you a coach, a blogger or a digital marketer? Are you using email marketing, affiliate links or are you a digital marketer? Jodi Daniels is a digital privacy expert with more than 19 years...


How I Juggle Being a Mom and a CEO

I've learned a lot being a mom. It really helped me prioritize what is improtant and what is not important in my business and let me tell you EVERYTHING changed in my business the day my daughter arrived. Suddenly I could say no a lot quicker when I have a cute little one to cuddle in my arms. I haven't talked a lot about my juggle as a mom and entrepreneur because honestly, I am just still figuring it out! But I'll share a sneak peek behind the scenes today. I hope you enjoy...


How to Brand Yourself When Interviewing with Jessica Smith

I'm excited to introduce you today to another writer, career coach and podcast host just like who has some very different tips and advice to share. That's what I love about this podcast is that you get a different perspective on your career and let me tell you Jess has some incredible tips for combatting the go go go nature of your career as well as personal branding in job searching and interviews. So if you want to communicate that there is a real-life human behind the resume when you...


3 Things You Must Do to Be Your Best Self

Are you operating at your very best right now? Are you making time for creativity, self-care, passions, and fun? A few years ago, I was stressed out all the time and worked my butt off trying to reach goals and meet deadlines. I hustled like a crazy woman trying to be perfect and get everything done with stress, chaos, and deadlines. I raced the clock and let things go crazy. I felt like I always had to be working. I didn’t take care of myself and was not a very happy person to be around....


How to Stand Out From Your Competition With Melonie Derose

This interview today I learned so much from. Our guest, Melonie, has so much experience building businesses and succeeding in markets that have so much competition. I'm excited for you to hear this interview because I think you'll be inspired just like I was. Most business owners don't have a business plan and in my interviews with successful entrepreneurs, it's the #1 thing that is always recommended when starting a new business or growing a current business. If you'd like a super...