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How to Maximize Your Conference Networking Experience with Chris Browning #35

Biz bro, Chris Browning, joins Maelisa and Amber in this live interview from the Podcast Movement conference. Chris hosts Popcorn Finance, a podcast which gives financial tidbits in about the time that it takes to make a bowl of popcorn. During this super special interview with everyone’s favorite financial guru, the biz besties pick Chris’s brain to learn how he maximizes his time at conferences. Although Chris hasn’t been to that many conferences he has learned how to get the most bang for...


Finding the Right Business Friendship with Stacey Ogden #34

Stacey Ogden joins Maelisa and Amber today to find a bestie. Stacey is a busy working mom that loves building her side hustle. She needs to build a business friendship with some entrepreneur friends because no one at her day job understands what she is going through. She loves her teacher friends but is looking to find a bestie that understands what it is like to work full-time, be a great mom, and build a business on the side. Stacey is an expert when it comes to time management and loves...


The 6 Areas of Your Life That Create Your Business Support System #33

Welcome to season 3 of My Biz Bestie. After an enjoyable summer hiatus, Maelisa and Amber are back in action and ready to talk about entrepreneurship, business relationships, and of course, biz besties. On this episode, they are excited to explore not just the biz bestie relationship, but the entire support system that surrounds you and your business. They explore the different areas of your life that provide a support system for you and your business. Are you ready to discover what the 6...


How Can Having an Arch Nemesis Help You Grow Personally? #32

Whether you call them frenemies, haters, or nemesis (nemesi??), it seems like everyone has someone in their lives that is their antithesis. On this episode of My Biz Bestie, Amber and Maelisa flesh out the arch-nemesis relationship. An arch-nemesis can actually be an important relationship that helps you define your life (much like a biz bestie!). Having an arch-nemesis may not seem like a good thing, but you may be surprised at the good they can provide to your life. Listen to this episode...


The GSD Mavens Share the Value of a Week-Long Entrepreneur Retreat #31

This episode is a special one where six GSD mavens join Maelisa and Amber to share their experiences from the week-long GSD entrepreneur retreat. You may not consider a week-long retreat to be a valuable use of your time, but these ladies will prove you wrong. Listen to this episode of My Biz Bestie to hear the GSD mavens explain why the week-long GSD entrepreneur retreat may be exactly what you need. What benefits does Agnes Wainman see in GSD? Agnes Wainman is a clinical psychologist in...


How a Business Friendship with Someone in a Different Niche Can Help You with Julie Fry and Nikki Rausch #30

Biz besties, Julie Fry and Nikki Rausch, join Maelisa and Amber on episode 30 of My Biz Bestie. Just because these two run different types of businesses doesn’t stop their business friendship. They have found that having a biz bestie with someone in a completely different niche to be really helpful. Julie leads a community of mom entrepreneurs. She knows all about the importance of getting to meet with people in real life and helps to facilitate that with inclusive live events. Nikki is a...


Do You Need Accountability? Join Our Networking Challenge #29

Networking can be a weak point for many entrepreneurs. Sometimes entrepreneurs get so caught up in the day to day aspects of their business that they forget that networking is one of the easiest ways to grow their business. Maelisa and Amber are expert networkers who occasionally need some accountability to get things done. This is why they are excited to announce their June Networking Accountability Challenge. This challenge will happen live on Facebook every Thursday in June at noon PST...


Find Me a Business Bestie with Vickie Maris #28

On this episode of My Biz Bestie, Maelisa and Amber embark on a challenge: to find a business bestie for Vickie Maris. Vickie met Maelisa and Amber at Social Media Marketing World and was intrigued by the idea of finding a biz bestie. The gals thought that this would be a fantastic idea for an episode. Consider this the Tinder of podcasts, but for biz besties! Vickie shares a bit about her life and why she is looking for a business bestie on episode 28 of My Biz Bestie. Listen in to hear if...


The Four Tendencies Book Review #27

This episode is a review of Gretchen Rubin’s The Four Tendencies. This book explains so much about what motivates people and it can really be a window into why some people do what they do. Do you know why some people are intrinsically motivated and why others need an external source pushing them to get them to do things? Do you know someone that questions every little thing? Listen to this episode of My Biz Bestie to hear about the four tendencies so that you can understand why some people...


What Does Your Chronotype Say About You? A Book Review of The Power of When #26

Do you ever feel that your schedule is a bit off-kilter from the rest of the world? Well, you’re not alone. Maelisa and Amber have found a fantastic book that explains why different people’s optimal schedule may not line up with their spouse’s or seemingly everyone else’s. On this episode of My Biz Bestie Maelisa and Amber review a book that they have often mentioned on the podcast. The book is The Power of When and it was written by sleep psychologist, Michael Breus. If sleep or...


Connecting with Business Besties (and Bros) with Katie Vernoy and Curt Widhalm #25

Katie Vernoy and Curt Widhalm join Maelisa and Amber on the podcast for a My Biz Bestie first. Curt is the first guy to join the show, proving that biz besties can even be biz bros! Curt and Katie share their origin story, get real about their friendship, and share the juicy details on their joint business and how they are able to balance each other out. Katie and Curt have so much fun with their witty banter. You won’t want to miss this episode, so be sure to hit play to join in on the...


How to Create Community with Katie Krimitsos #24

Katie Krimitsos of Biz Women Rock joins Maelisa and Amber on episode 24 of My Biz Bestie to share her superpower. Katie’s superpower is creating community. She joins the conversation to teach My Biz Bestie listeners how to create community. Katie has an enormously interactive Facebook group and a podcast by the same name. She learned how to create community building by creating a local entrepreneur networking organization with her husband. She then took the expertise that she gleaned locally...


Dealing with Overwhelm: How to Manage Your Time and Expectations #23

This episode of My Biz Bestie is all about dealing with overwhelm and discovering the root causes. Why do you get overwhelmed and how do you avoid it? Often people offer the advice of practicing self-care. But self-care is not just about taking baths, getting a massage, or enjoying a cup of tea. These are great things to do, but they won’t help much if you are truly feeling overwhelmed. Simple band-aid fixes can’t make changes to the bigger picture. If you are feeling overwhelmed in your...


Learn Team Leadership Strategies That You Need to Know, with Shelli Warren #22

As a business owner, you may now find yourself in a leadership position that you haven’t been in before. On this episode of My Biz Bestie Amber and Maelisa welcome team and leadership expert Shelli Warren. Shelli has been a team leader for Procter and Gamble for more than 25 years. She has led a multitude of types of teams ranging from technical teams to virtual teams, to local teams and many kinds in between. She shares her leadership expertise and provides some fantastic nuggets of gold...


The Product Boss Besties with Minna Khounlo-Sithep and Jacqueline Snyder #21

On this episode of My Biz Bestie, Product Bosses, Jacqueline Snyder and Minna Khounlo-Sithep tell of their experience as biz besties. Jacqueline is a fashion designer that became an apparel startup expert. She owns Designer Consulting Co-Op and has helped companies launch and grow their businesses. Minna is an entrepreneur at heart and an Amazon expert. She is the owner of Lil' Labels, a baby bottle label company. Together they recently started a podcast called the Product Boss. Listen to...


How to Set Up an Amazing Group Retreat #20

On episode number 20 of My Biz Bestie, Amber and Maelisa discuss how to set up an awesome group retreat. Group retreats are a wonderful way to get away and really focus on your business. When done well they are the perfect mix of business and pleasure. Planning a group retreat can be a daunting task. A well-planned retreat is not just good for your business, it’s good for your soul. If you are thinking of planning a group retreat or even just attending one then you will want to listen to...


What are the Benefits of Masterminds? with Natalie Eckdahl #19

Have you ever wondered if a mastermind would be a good idea for you and your business? Perhaps you’re already in one, but it isn’t providing you with all the benefits that you were expecting? On this episode of My Biz Bestie, Natalie Eckdahl from the Biz Chix podcast is here to discuss masterminds. Natalie is the mastermind queen and has the scoop on everything you have been wondering about masterminds. If you have masterminds on the mind you will want to listen to this episode of My Biz...


What to do when Your Business Friendship Goes Bad #18

This episode of My Biz Bestie is all about what to do when your business friendship goes south. Not every relationship was made to last forever. There’s a saying that there are friends for a reason, friends for a season, and friends for a lifetime. It's important to know what kind of friend you are dealing with, kind of like the dating game. Walking away from a crumbling friendship can be hard, but it is important to know when to do it. On this episode, Maelisa and Amber will walk through...


Learn How Collaboration Works with Biz Besties Geraldine Carter and Jeannine Widmann #17

On this episode of My Biz Bestie, Maelisa and Amber welcome Biz Besties, Jeannine Widmann, and Geraldine Carter. These independent women found each other at a networking event in their small town in Montana. When they realized that they served the same market as business coaches they made the conscious decision to see how collaboration works for them in their industry. Jeannine coaches women leaders and business owners by helping them increase their confidence and teaching them to own their...


How Can Utilizing a Business Support System Save You Time and Money? #16

Do you have a business support system in place? What kind of support system, you ask? Well grab your favorite headphones and a cuppa and sit down for a listen! On this episode of My Biz Bestie, we’re talking about support and not the 1-800-helpdesk kind. Your business support system can be a part of your network, but they are your inner circle. These are the folks you can come to for support or collaboration. Or maybe they are just there to tell you that you should not be wearing that shirt...