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Welcome to The Yard Card School™ Podcast! If you are ready to learn new tips, tricks & listen to some interesting interviews, you are in the right place! Be sure to SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW us and help us get the word out! Sponsored by the Yard Card Association™. www.yardcardassociation.com

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Welcome to The Yard Card School™ Podcast! If you are ready to learn new tips, tricks & listen to some interesting interviews, you are in the right place! Be sure to SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW us and help us get the word out! Sponsored by the Yard Card Association™. www.yardcardassociation.com

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You're Invited to the Business Summit Virtual Event!

7/20/2022
The First Ever Virtual Yard Card Business Summit is happening soon...and you're invited! It is August 3 & 4, 2022 from 10:00am-4:00pm each day. Yes-12 hours of trainings & fun! Come learn from over 10 classes & guest experts + enjoy networking & getting to have some fun with fellow yard carders. This is the ultimate yard card professional development virtual conference. Class examples: -Facebook Ads -Online Marketing & SEO -Business Success -Bookkeeping Basics/Know Your Numbers -Pitch Perfect (Elevator Pitch) -Branding Your Business -Increase Your Income -Diversify with Photo Booths -Diversify with Balloons -Trends And more! Read about all the experts, classes & other events + BUY YOUR TICKET at https://yardcardbusiness.mykajabi.com/business-summit-2022 You will kick yourself if you miss this 2-day event. It is also tax deductible for professional development & education. Attend Live or buy access to the Recordings. We just know you need to be part of this. Proud Sponsor: Yard Card Association Yard Card Association The Yard Card Association is the industry's professional membership designed for yard card pros. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Support the show

Duration:00:15:21

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Yard Card Rally Hot Seat-Q&A Session (Part 2)

6/3/2022
We put the Yard Card Rally event organizer, Devon Fuentes, in the HOT SEAT in a recent Facebook Live Interview. Today, we have the Q&A Session ready for you. You can find Part #1 of the interview in one episode prior to this one. You can watch our full interview on our Facebook page. ⭐SPECIAL! Get $25 OFF your 3-Day Pass! Use our CODE: YCARALLY. Sign up at www.yardcardrally.com by 6/9/2022 11:59pm CDT. The Yard Card Association is a proud Yard Card Rally Sponsor. We are teaching Marketing School, so be sure to register ASAP. Also-YCA Members! We have an exclusive Meet-Up just for you! Ask us for details. #yardcardschoolpodcast Yard Card Association The Yard Card Association is the industry's professional membership designed for yard card pros. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Support the show

Duration:00:28:54

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The Yard Card Rally is in the Hot Seat! (Part 1)

6/3/2022
Today, we put the Yard Card Rally in the Hot Seat! We sit down with Devon Fuentes, the Rally event organizer, and talk ALL THINGS rally-related. Surprise! There's a special discount code just for you! Receive $25 OFF a 3-Day Pass when you register by 6/9/2022 at 11:59pm CDT. Use CODE: YCARALLY Get your ticket at www.yardcardrally.com Bonus episode! There's a Q&A show right after this one. Be sure to listen to it! This was originally recorded on our Facebook Page Live, so you can watch the whole video at www.facebook.com/yardcardassociation. Yard Card Association is a proud Yard Card Rally Sponsor! Come learn & have fun with us! #yardcardschoolpodcast Yard Card Association The Yard Card Association is the industry's professional membership designed for yard card pros. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Support the show

Duration:00:51:46

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Marketing Class Part #4-Let's talk about Social Media!

5/24/2022
Marketing Class Part #4 is all about Social Media! This just scratches the surface. Social media is always changing. What's one big takeaway? KNOW where your audience is hanging out & buying from you. Focus on that platform. The Yard Card Association loves to work on social media topics. We even have a Facebook Ads expert! We have over 6 hours of different Facebook Ads workshops for YCA members. Our expert will be returning again this summer for another live training. The YCA also has amazing Canva Templates, that are perfect for all those social media graphics posts. There's no need to re-invent the wheel; save yourself some time & hassle. Looking for other Marketing Materials like business cards, door hangers, postcards? What about re-branding or getting a new logo? Be sure to talk with Joyful Designs for top-quality designs & products. Joyful Designs Joyful Designs is a wholesale-only yard card supplier, also specializing in marketing materials. Yard Card Association The Yard Card Association is the industry's professional membership designed for yard card pros. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Support the show

Duration:00:36:35

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Marketing Class Part #3-Marketing Postcards

5/24/2022
Marketing Class is back in session! Today, we dive into Part #3...Marketing Postcards. This is an 8-Part Marketing Series. Be sure to look back for the first 2 episodes: Business Cards & Neighborhood Canvassing. Look for Part #4 for the next episode. SUBSCRIBE & Follow the Yard Card School Podcast so you can find out when the next episodes air. The Marketing Class Series is brought to you by Joyful Designs & the Yard Card Association. If you're ready to uplevel your marketing material, let Joyful assist you with creating a beautiful new , show stopping business cards, door hangers, postcards, and more. Uplevel your business savvy by joining the Yard Card Association, with marketing trainings, top level business coaching & mentorship, joining the elite professional organization for the industry & more. Joyful Designs Joyful Designs is a wholesale-only yard card supplier, also specializing in marketing materials. Yard Card Association The Yard Card Association is the industry's professional membership designed for yard card pros. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Support the show

Duration:00:25:39

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Marketing Class Part #2 is Here!

5/17/2022
Welcome to Part #2 of our 8-Part Marketing School Series! In today's episode, we are talking about Neighborhood Canvassing. Sign up for our Podcast Text Alerts! We'll notify you of new episodes. https://www.postmagik.com/form/2e9423d3ba6c9f0f9dc052a49d2bacd4 Joyful Designs Joyful Designs is a wholesale-only yard card supplier, also specializing in marketing materials. Yard Card Association The Yard Card Association is the industry's professional membership designed for yard card pros. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Support the show

Duration:00:14:52

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Marketing Class Is In Session! Part #1

5/10/2022
Welcome to our Marketing Class Series! This is an 8-Part Series brought to you in collaboration with Joyful Designs & the Yard Card Association. This Series covers 8 Marketing Strategies that are low to no-cost, but can have big returns. Part #1 Topic: Business Cards ***Listen in for the Homework Assignment*** Sign up for the Podcast Text Alerts! https://www.postmagik.com/form/2e9423d3ba6c9f0f9dc052a49d2bacd4 You'll be notified when a new episode is ready! Proud Sponsor: Joyful Designs https://www.joyfuldesigns.trade Joyful only sells to Yard Card business owners Yard Card Association https://www.yardcardassociation.com Joyful Designs Joyful Designs is a wholesale-only yard card supplier, also specializing in marketing materials. Yard Card Association The Yard Card Association is the industry's professional membership designed for yard card pros. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Support the show

Duration:00:35:44

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Quick Marketing Tips, Oh My!

5/3/2022
Marketing Tips, Oh My! We've got a quickie 3 minute overview for you... The Yard Card Association partnered up with Joyful Designs to bring to you an 8-Part Marketing Tips Series for Low Cost-To-No-Cost Business Boosting success. These are amazing tips that are simple & effective. This Marketing Tips Series was published on Facebook for 8 days. We want to make sure you get an opportunity to learn, so here's the details for each tip. Before you get to reading, I want to give a big shout-out to Brian Hill with Joyful Designs for creating this fantastic series. SURPRISE! Brian & I are teaming up to record a Mini-Podcast Series on these Marketing Tips, so it will be a deeper drive training for you. Subscribe/Follow the Show to be notified! #1 Business Cards https://www.facebook.com/101753938335254/posts/504610404716270/ #2 Neighborhood Canvassing https://www.facebook.com/101753938335254/posts/505269277983716/ #3 Postcards https://www.facebook.com/101753938335254/posts/505832217927422/ #4 Social Media https://www.facebook.com/101753938335254/posts/506539324523378/ Look for the remaining 4 tips on the Yard Card Association Facebook feed. There's one for each day. We hope you enjoy the series! Joyful Designs Joyful Designs is a wholesale-only yard card supplier, also specializing in marketing materials. Yard Card Association The Yard Card Association is the industry's professional membership designed for yard card pros. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Support the show

Duration:00:03:38

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Quarter One-It's GONE! Now What?!!

4/24/2022
Quarter One of 2022 is Done! (That means January, February & March is complete!) Now it's time to KNOW YOUR NUMBERS! In this episode, we dive into 5 Numbers You Need To Know to help you be successful the rest of the year! Head over to the Yard Card Association Facebook Page to connect with us! Support the show

Duration:00:07:19

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Spring Has Sprung! 3 Tips To Help You LEAP Into Spring That Don't Cost You Any Money

3/31/2022
SPRING HAS SPRUNG! We have 3 Tips to Help You LEAP Into Spring That Don't Cost You Any Money! Spring is here! That means it's the start of BUSY season across the Yard Card industry! In today's episode, we bring you 3 Tips To help your business work smarter, not harder, all while not costing you a dime! That's just the right price! Interested in other yard card business resources? Go to www.yardcardassociation.com to find our FREE Business Expense Resource Kit, Goal-Setting training & many other resources. Get involved with all of our activities over on our Facebook page! We do lots of different industry activities such as showcasing logos, TikTok videos, favorite themes & more. It's lots of fun to come together as an industry & support each other. We hope you have a spark of inspiration & a takeway or two from today's episode. Please be sure to share your FEEDBACK on our Facebook page. Yard Card Association The Yard Card Association is the industry's professional membership designed for yard card pros. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Support the show

Duration:00:08:32

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Interview With Special Guest-Kim Barlowe with Epic Print Concepts

3/15/2022
INTERVIEW WITH THE CEO OF EPIC PRINT CONCEPTS, KIM BARLOWE In today's episode, we sit down with Kim Barlowe, the CEO of Epic Print Concepts. We ask Kim for some insights on the yard card industry, a few things people might not know about vendors & a fun fact about herself. You can find Epic over in their Facebook group & see all of their new designs & sales. BONUS! Kim is giving all Podcast Listeners a Special 30% Off Yard Cards when you go shopping. Listen for the Special Code at the end of the podcast. Epic Print Concepts Epic Print Concepts is a proud sponsor. They're one of the few in-house printers. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Support the show

Duration:00:46:06

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Pain in the Gas? 7 Tips to Help You Pass Your Gas Problems

3/14/2022
PAIN IN THE GAS?? 7 TIPS TO HELP YOU PASS YOUR GAS PROBLEMS Gas Prices are Soaring! This definitely affects the yard card industry! In today's episode, we've got 7 Tips to help you keep more pennies in your pocket. Links mentioned in episode: Tire Pressure: https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/maintain.jsp Tire Pressure Calculator https://www.schradertpms.com/en/driver-education/whats-cost-low-tire-pressure Need Yard Card Resources? Check out our Tools of the Trade on our website. We've also got the Business Expense Resource Kit to help you get organized. Yard Card Association The Yard Card Association is the industry's professional membership designed for yard card pros. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Support the show

Duration:00:16:40

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Your Cricut Class Invitation is here!

2/18/2022
We are hosting a Cricut Machine 101 Class & You're Invited! Vinyl cutting is a HUGE advantage in the yard card industry. We've been asked for trainings & to learn how it works, so we are excited to bring to you our first Cricut 101 Class! Note: We will be working with Cricut software. However, you do NOT need to own a Cricut machine in order to get a ton out of the class. Various vinyl cutting software have a lot of the same features + vinyl cutting & vinyl signs techniques are pretty standard. Specific Lessons: Class Price: FREE!! Who's it for? Yard Card Association (YCA) Members If you've been waiting to join the YCA, let's get you signed up asap! Membership doors are currently closed, but we will get you in beforehand. Just email us at info@yardcardbusiness.com or visit us on Facebook for details. Yard Card Association The Yard Card Association is the industry's professional membership designed for yard card pros. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Support the show

Duration:00:03:23

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Happy Valentine's Day! Ready for an Action Challenge?

2/14/2022
It's Valentine's Day! We send you flocks of love! In this episode, we are talking about an Action Challenge. The Yard Card Association will be hosting an industry-wide Challenge, and we want your INPUT! We've got some Challenge examples for you, too. When you've got a few topic ideas together, head over to the Facebook page & post yours. We will start the community challenge very soon! Please Note: This episode is a replay from our Facebook Live Show. Proud Sponsor: The Yard Card Association Support the show

Duration:00:28:31

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The High Five Awards Are Here!

2/13/2022
The High-Five Awards are here! In this episode, we debut the new Yard Card Association High-Five Awards. These recognize various industry professionals for different recent achievements. It's a digital pat-on-the-back and high-five for striving for excellence! Tune in to hear the new recipients! We will have more High-Five Awards coming soon! Vendor High-Five goes to Joyful Designs! Congrats!! Find more up-to-date info on the Yard Card Association Facebook page! Joyful Designs Joyful Designs is a wholesale-only yard card supplier, also specializing in marketing materials. Yard Card Association The Yard Card Association is the industry's professional membership designed for yard card pros. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Support the show

Duration:00:06:15

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Tax Time Tips-Part 3: Your Car & Home Office

2/7/2022
Tax Time Tips Part #3: Your Vehicle Mileage & Home Office Deductions In the yard card industry, a vehicle is an absolute necessity. The good news is you get to deduct some of the expenses! Business-related mileage is our friend. The important piece is you MUST have detailed records of every mile. Or you can claim auto expenses, such as fuel. But you CANNOT claim both mileage AND gas. 2021 Mileage Rate: 56 cents 2022 Mileage Rate: 58.5 cents It pays to count your miles!! Home Office: Do you have a dedicated business space? If not, get one! There's 2 methods for this deduction & we talk about it in the episode. LINKS: IRS Vehicle LInks: Business Use of Car: https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc510 Mileage Rate: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-issues-standard-mileage-rates-for-2021 IRS Home Office: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/home-office-deduction PROUD SPONSOR: Yard Card Association Get Your FREE Business Expense GUIDE from the Yard Card Association! www.yardcardassociation.com Yard Card Association The Yard Card Association is the industry's professional membership designed for yard card pros. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Support the show

Duration:00:07:56

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Tax Time Tips-Part 2: 5 Expense Categories + Some Do's & Don'ts

1/31/2022
Tax Time Tips: 5 Expense Categories & + Some Do's & Don'ts (Part #2 in our Tax Tip Series) There's LOTS of Business Expenses & plenty of categories. Today, we are going to talk about 5 Business Expense categories, some popular examples...and a few DO's & DON'Ts. You might be surprised when you hear some of the YAY's and NAY's. If you're ready to dive in a bit more, the Yard Card Association has a FREE Business Expense Resource Kit, which includes: 1. Video Workshop 2. Business Expense Guide & Cheat Sheet 3. Spreadsheet Template for you to start your own expense organization Grab yours at www.yardcardassociation.com Make sure you SUBSCRIBE/FOLLOW our Show for our future episodes! Yard Card Association The Yard Card Association is the industry's professional membership designed for yard card pros. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Support the show

Duration:00:16:58

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3 Tax Time Tips To Get You Started

1/25/2022
3 TAX TIME TIPS TO GET YOU STARTED It's tax time in the U.S. (and probably everywhere). That means it's time to get your Business Expenses & Gross Revenue organized. It all starts with some fundamentals. We've got 3 Basic Tips to help you get started. Learn More about our 2022 Business Expense Workshop. Proud Sponsor: Yard Card Association The Yard Card Association is the industry's professional membership designed for yard card pros. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Support the show

Duration:00:06:29

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You're Invited to the Business Expense Masterclass!

1/18/2022
You're Invited to the Yard Card Association 2022 Business Expense Masterclass! Do you want to go through the basics for your business expenses? In this training, we'll talk about the most popular Business Expenses, the categories they go in, and some examples of what's deductible & what's NOT deductible. A few things might surprise you! When: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 12:00 pm CST/1:00pm EST/10:00am PST Where: Facebook Livestream RSVP: 2022 Business Expense Masterclass EMAIL LIST: Have you signed up for the YCA Email List? We'll send you various notifications, updates, training invitations & lots more. Head over to our WEBSITE to sign up now. Support the show

Duration:00:03:04

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We Need YOU! What are YOUR Questions?

1/10/2022
👉Do You Have Business Questions? 👉Do You Have Topic Ideas? The Yard Card Association is INVITING YOU to Submit Your Questions & Topic Ideas so we can better serve YOU! The Podcast, Facebook Shows & YouTube Videos are to help YOU grow your business. That's why we need to hear from you so we can plan out our content for 2022. When you ask Questions or have great topic ideas, there are others who will benefit from it as well. And there are NO dumb questions! Help us help the entire yard card industry make 2022 an EXTRAORDINARY year. Head over to the Yard Card Association Facebook Page & Submit Your Questions & Topic Ideas on the Pinned Post. Support the show

Duration:00:03:08