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Entrepreneurs often have similar characteristics: energy, passion, vision. Why do some soar to success while others struggle to climb? Would it shock you to know that less than 2 percent of women-owned businesses in North America ever achieve a million dollars a year in revenue? Why is that? How do we dramatically increase that number? What methods and mindsets do these powerful businesswomen have that you can learn from as you press forward on your journey to success? What obstacles did they face, opportunities did they identify, and trails did they blaze to hit this milestone? Each week Sara Roach Lewis has conversations with the ambitious women entrepreneurs that help to form that 2 percent as well as those destined to shatter it. Are you interested in becoming a 7-figure entrepreneur? Sara Roach Lewis is here to help you “breakthrough.”

Entrepreneurs often have similar characteristics: energy, passion, vision. Why do some soar to success while others struggle to climb? Would it shock you to know that less than 2 percent of women-owned businesses in North America ever achieve a million dollars a year in revenue? Why is that? How do we dramatically increase that number? What methods and mindsets do these powerful businesswomen have that you can learn from as you press forward on your journey to success? What obstacles did they face, opportunities did they identify, and trails did they blaze to hit this milestone? Each week Sara Roach Lewis has conversations with the ambitious women entrepreneurs that help to form that 2 percent as well as those destined to shatter it. Are you interested in becoming a 7-figure entrepreneur? Sara Roach Lewis is here to help you “breakthrough.”

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Entrepreneurs often have similar characteristics: energy, passion, vision. Why do some soar to success while others struggle to climb? Would it shock you to know that less than 2 percent of women-owned businesses in North America ever achieve a million dollars a year in revenue? Why is that? How do we dramatically increase that number? What methods and mindsets do these powerful businesswomen have that you can learn from as you press forward on your journey to success? What obstacles did they face, opportunities did they identify, and trails did they blaze to hit this milestone? Each week Sara Roach Lewis has conversations with the ambitious women entrepreneurs that help to form that 2 percent as well as those destined to shatter it. Are you interested in becoming a 7-figure entrepreneur? Sara Roach Lewis is here to help you “breakthrough.”

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Episodes

A Positive Work Culture and Strong Organic Growth Leads Canada's InGenius to 8 Figures

3/30/2020
After being laid off from middle management, Dale Gantous’ colleague showed up at her door with business cards that had her named as President of a non-existent company entitled InGenius. Dale decided to take the leap and InGenius, a successful consulting business, was formed serving giants such as Nortel. But with the dot com burst, Dale and InGenius had to pivot- and fast. Through perseverance (and several iterations,) InGenius was there to answer a need in the marketplace, developing a...

Duration:00:57:17

AfricanAncestry.com Proves That When You Can Answer ‘Where Am I From?’, You Can Change Lives

3/23/2020
The question of ‘where am I from?’ is one that can be answered by most groups except for African descendants looking to accurately trace their roots. With only $1,200 and a database of DNA lineages, AfricanAncestry.com grew to seven figures tracing African lineages. They use genetics to help people reliably trace their roots back to their ancestor’s tribes. On this week’s episode of Breakthrough, Sara Roach Lewis talks to Dr. Gina Paige, co-founder of AfricanAncestry.com, about her 17 years...

Duration:00:58:43

Leading through Crisis: COVID 19 & Your Business

3/16/2020
In this special live broadcast episode of Breakthrough, Sara and her panel of guests will talk about coronavirus and how to manage the uncertainty for your business, support your team, and listen to the latest public health directives.

Duration:00:55:01

30 Years of Lessons: From Serviced Based Solopreneur to Software-as-a-Service, Seven-Figure Success

3/9/2020
Dr. Suzanne Simpson started HRSG in order to remove the pain from business’ important HR processes. In order to remove the pain from growing your business, she joins Sara Roach Lewis on a new episode of Breakthrough to talk about the lumps and bumps she’s experienced over the last thirty years as she grew from solopreneur to seven figure international success. Dr. Simpson, President, CEO and founder of Human Resource Systems Group Ltd., doesn’t sugar coat what it takes to grow. What happens...

Duration:00:56:24

When You Can Predict Human Behaviour, You Can Predict the Future and Grow a Global Business

3/2/2020
When you can predict human behavior, you can predict the future and grow to seven figures. Meet Polly. Polly is an AI tool whose job is population research via social media. If you want to know what the population is truly thinking and feeling, the way to get that data has moved online. But Polly is for more than just increasing website clicks. Think how long it took for the population to adopt anti-smoking and drunk driving messages. With targeted messages and Polly’s data, change takes...

Duration:00:58:37

86% of Women-Owned Businesses Make Less Than $100k. So, What Does It Really Take To Breakthrough?

2/24/2020
This week on Breakthrough we answer listener’s questions. How do you pick a rock star team? How do you minimize growing pains? How do you squeeze the most productivity out of your day? How do you set yourself apart and build trust? All these questions - and more - are answered on this week’s episode of Breakthrough. Join me, your host Sara Roach Lewis, business strategist and coach, and Karla Jo Helms, owner of JoTo PR Disruptors, as we dive deeper into what it really takes to get to a...

Duration:00:57:22

You Weren't Born To Wipe Butts - The Invisible Work That Keeps You From 7 Figures

2/17/2020
On this week’s episode of Breakthrough, we’re doing things a little differently. Eve Rodsky, New York Times bestselling author of Fair Play, a Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live), joins Sara Roach Lewis to talk about a 21st century solution to an age old problem. The Mental load, the second shift, emotional labour, invisible work. Whatever you call it, women carry the brunt of it and Eve argues that it keeps you from the seven figure business you...

Duration:00:58:45

Is Your Business a Vitamin or a Pain Killer? Knowing the Difference Led CurlMix to 7 Figures

2/10/2020
Is Your Business A Vitamin Or A Pain Killer? When Kimberly Lewis, co founder of CurlMix, organic products for curly hair, realized she was selling a vitamin and not the solution to her customers’ pain, she stopped in her tracks and pivoted with lightning speed. Leaving product, marketing and money spent behind to give her customers what they told her they wanted paid off quickly. On this week’s episode of Breakthrough, join Sara Roach Lewis as she talks with the millennial entrepreneur about...

Duration:00:56:59

Think a Business Committed to Doing Social Good Can't Scale? Virtual Gurus is Proof that it Can

2/3/2020
Starting with just $300, Bobbie Racette built a seven-figure business in under three years. Even more impressive than her revenue is the massive social impact of her award-winning business, Virtual Gurus. Join Sara Roach Lewis on Breakthrough as she talks with Bobbie about building a business with a mandate to do good and paying employees a fair wage in an industry that is typically a race to the bottom. They talk about Bobbie’s unwavering commitment to hiring marginalized people and using...

Duration:00:58:38

Beyond The Numbers: Building a 7- Figure Wealth Advisory Practice

1/27/2020
Being a woman in a male dominated industry created its own set of challenges for this week’s ambitious entrepreneur, Kathy Robertson. Kathy is the owner of Robertson Wealth Advisory Group, providing financial advice to her clients as they transition through major life events. Her advice to other women entrepreneurs entering the field? When you’re faced with closed doors, you need to build your own door. Join Breakthrough’s Sara Roach Lewis as she talks with Kathy about her client centric...

Duration:00:58:34

Crafting a Seven-Figure Retail Business- Organically and Ego-Free

1/20/2020
Attention crafters and makers! How would you scale your business to seven-figures if you didn’t have access to the digital tools we use to reach a global audience? On this week’s episode of Breakthrough, Sara Roach Lewis talks to Jennifer Ridgway, owner of Moonsnail Soapworks and Luna Eclectic Emporium. They manufacture over 60 unique body products from the east coast of Canada. She joins Sara to talk about her 25 year journey from crafting soaps to give as Christmas gifts to a seven-figure...

Duration:00:59:50

Who Said Artists Have To Starve?

1/13/2020
Who said artists have to starve? This episode of Breakthrough features Michelle Sakhai, visual artist, primordial sound meditation instructor with the Chopra Center and certified Reiki Master. Michelle discusses the power of letting her creations go into the world and the necessity of bringing a business edge to creative work. She shares how her exposure to the art world from an early age instilled a thriving artist mentality that has brought her business to seven-figures. Michelle talks to...

Duration:00:59:30

How One Woman Turned a Necessary Evil into a Global Business

1/6/2020
Have you ever spent time stressing over a necessary evil in your business and wishing it would just go away? Our latest Breakthrough guest turned her irritation into several massive businesses. Monica Eaton-Cardone is the co-founder of Chargebacks911, a division of Global Risk Technologies, which manages over 200 million global transactions each month. Fed up of being penalized in her online retail space for “chargebacks” (forced transactions that occur when a customer contacts their bank...

Duration:00:58:30

Breakthrough Season 1: Inspire, Motivate, and Act

12/30/2019
Breakthrough Season 1 is a wrap! Over the last 3 months, we’ve been fortunate to speak with 12 ambitious women who’ve all achieved more than a millions dollars in annual revenues in their business. What trailblazers, since less than 2% of women entrepreneurs achieve this milestone. We hope their stories motivate you to break through the million-dollar ceiling—let’s smash the stat to welcome other women into the seven-figure club! Tune in to our most recent episode, where Sara Roach-Lewis...

Duration:00:58:11

Learning to Turn 'Off' While Working in a 24-7 Industry

12/23/2019
In the latest episode of Breakthrough, we meet Katherine Fleischman, founder and CEO of Do Tell PR, a boutique PR firm based in Miami, Florida. Katherine started her business straight out of grad school and invested her 20s growing and stabilizing both her PR firm and her work processes. From working out of her bedroom office for a year to now bringing in seven-figure revenues, Katherine opens up about what it meant to create a business during a time when her peers were focused on other...

Duration:00:57:36

Become Your Own “Sugar Daddy”: Choose Yourself, Choose Success

12/16/2019
In this Breakthrough episode, Sara Roach-Lewis introduces us to Jessica Higgins, an investor, author, and owner of both an award-winning marketing agency, and an advisory firm. Jessica has staff and offices worldwide and has consulted with seven Fortune 100 companies, so she knows her stuff. This ambitious go-getter, who considers “no” to mean “not right now”, doesn’t hold back sharing about navigating male spaces in business. Her values-led style of leadership drives every business decision...

Duration:00:59:25

Ripples of Change: The Case for Humanity in your Business Model

12/9/2019
Sherry Deutschmann used to feel inferior for only having a high school education, but this seven-figure earner now realizes the value of something more important than credentials -- empathy. In this episode of Breakthrough, host Sara Roach Lewis chats with Sherry about her journey, from not being able to afford electricity to becoming a multi-millionaire. Using only filing cabinets she bought from Goodwill, Sherry founded LetterLogic, a company she grew to 40 million dollars in annual...

Duration:00:58:34

Talk Your Way to 7 Figures: The Power of Positivity in Business

12/2/2019
In this episode of Breakthrough, host Sara Roach Lewis talks with seven-figure earner Tammy Roach (yes, there is a family connection!) about her bold ambition to become Prince Edward Island’s first woman to own a car dealership. In fact, her dealership, Charlottetown Mitsubishi, is only one of a handful of women-owned dealerships across Canada. Tune in to hear how Tammy raised the multi-million dollar capital she needed to purchase the dealership in just three days and how her strategy for...

Duration:00:58:42

Expert Advice on Outsourcing Outcomes and Risks

11/25/2019
Our latest Breakthrough guest is Trivinia Barber, founder of Priority VA. An on-line staffing company, Priority VA, helps entrepreneurs scale and grow their teams quickly. In this episode, host Sara Roach-Lewis asks Trivinia how she grew her solo enterprise into a multiple seven- figure business where she manages 80+ virtual assistants and 6 staff. Tune in to hear this expert networker and entrepreneur speak candidly about outsourcing—how she’s learned to outsource even the tasks she’s...

Duration:00:57:32

Disrupting Business: Lessons from a 7-Figure'Anti' PR Company

11/18/2019
Karla Jo Helms loves to disrupt. The founder of an anti-public relations agency in Tampa Bay, Florida, she works with businesses who are “disruptively innovative.” In this episode of Breakthrough, host Sara Roach-Lewis speaks with Karla Jo about what an anti-PR agency is and how her business, JoTo PR Disruptors, branched away from traditional public relations. Karla Jo has created a successful business based on implementing crisis management strategies into public relations in an innovative...

Duration:00:57:27