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Jill Salzman wants no part of the traditional business landscape. Also, she can't stop shouting, especially when it comes to biz advice. "Why Are We Shouting?" tackles the A’s to every mom entrepreneur’s Q’s when it comes to running a company and lets you in on the stories along the way. Jill ponders the big questions of our day: “How can I grow my business without losing my mind?” “Why can’t my kids stop whining when I’m on an important call?” "How long will it take before Stephen Colbert's ...
 
Brad Farris & Jill Salzman tackle the most complex small business questions of our day. "Why can't I hire competent employees?" "How do I make more money without driving myself nuts?" "How do I take over the world?" They’ll get to the bottom of these mysteries with help from entrepreneurial geniuses, product pushers, brilliant branders and a ragtag team of moguls intent on magnifying profit. The soothsayers of success have arrived, and you don’t want to miss the priceless insights of these p ...
 
Feel like work is broken? Fix it by creating work that works for you! Serial solopreneur and business coach Stephen Warley interviews people who got unstuck and figured out how to work for themselves, so they could design work around their ideal lifestyle instead of fitting life in around their work. He teaches practical life skills like self-awareness, curiosity, energy management and building community to help you design your own unique business model in alignment with your values, needs a ...
 
DO YOU EVER WONDER … How did they get to where they are today? What does ‘Living with Intention’ mean? What advice can they share on getting ‘unstuck’ or getting beyond the feeling of just making it through the day – and living with intention each and every day? Sharing stories and experiences is one of the best ways to learn – so here is to the learning journey we are about to embark on!
 
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What’s In This Episode: Words matter. What we choose to say can impact people in a myriad of ways. Do you ever stop to consider that what you say to your business colleagues might be misconstrued? Jill learned this one the hard way. She discusses a popular phrase that we’ve all heard before, one that got her into big trouble for including it in her…
 
Are you trying to build your business all on your own? Stop trying to go it alone! Jill Salzman wants to share how the power of community will accelerate your growth faster than going it alone. She s the founder of The Founding Moms, the leading online community for moms who want to build better businesses founder a decade ago. She s also host of t…
 
Do you feel stuck or are you unsure about the next step in your work? Karl Staib shares how to learn from your struggles, so you can become a better version of yourself. You know I m also a huge advocate of knowing yourself for yourself, so you can create work that works for you! He helps entrepreneurs turn their struggles into stepping stones. He …
 
Do you worry about what others might think about your beliefs? Tarzan Kay wants to inspire you to speak your truth to build your community. She s an email copywriting coach who can help you build a 7-figure relationship with your email subscribers! Tarzan offering a bunch of free email examples to LSTM listeners for free at tarzankay.com/emails. Lo…
 
What’s In This Episode: Do you have a mentor in your life? Maybe it’s an advisor, a colleague, or a friend. If you do, you’re ahead of the curve. For most entrepreneurs, we have a hard time finding folks that can support us. That’s why Jill rehashes her experience working with a mentor. She never ever ever thought she’d be the person who’d have any…
 
What’s In This Episode: What if you had the opportunity to receive a call from your favorite celebrity…and they told you exactly what you wanted to hear? There’s an app for that. It’s called Cameo, and Jill’s review of her experience on it details exactly what it takes for app creators to do things right. She also makes a magical connection with Ne…
 
Most likely the workplace you will return to will be much different than the one you left a year ago. Neil Miller shares his insights for rethinking company culture in a digital workplace. As the host of The Digital Workplace Podcast, he interviews executives and thought leaders about how to transform the workplace for the better. I also had the op…
 
What’s In This Episode: There’s a very short person in Jill’s household who has a lot to say about how people should conduct business. Her name is Miss Roses and she wants to make sure that founders are doing the right things so that they can sell more stuff. She’s eleven years old. She notices things. Things that are seemingly obvious, incredibly …
 
Michelle McCormack wants to share several lessons she s picked up throughout her career on how to make a good first impression online. Like it or not, most people s first impression of you will most likely be on digital, not in person. She s the founder of Casting Coin, an online talent marketplace that gives brands and producers more diversity of …
 
What’s In This Episode: Remember that time an investor courted you for months and then decided it was in his best professional interest to ghost you? Oh wait. That was Jill. She recounts her story from the very scary year of 2020 when an investor showed up and offered to acquire her company. It’s a detailed inside look at what went on behind the sc…
 
If you want to build a business, you re going to spend a lot of time asking questions to better understand the needs of your clients. Billy Samoa Saleebey wants to share how to ask great questions, so you can build great relationships with your clients. He s the host of the For the Love of Podcast and the Insight Out Podcast, as well as the founder…
 
What’s In This Episode: What’s the best way to tell your story? It’s a blessing and a curse. You have a great story, but you can’t figure out how to tell it. Customers wanna know all about you. Clients wanna understand who you are before they connect with you. If you can tell the right story, you can get folks to trust you and hand over the big buc…
 
Chris Martin wants to inspire you to take a step back to move forward on the work you really want to do. He s a self-described curiosity builder as the founder of Chris Martin Studios a media production company, and host of the Getting Work To Work podcast and the Beyond Your Imagination Podcast. Lot of great lessons in our conversation including: …
 
What’s In This Episode: Listen, Stephen. I know you’re reading this. After 11 years of waving the proverbial flag and sending up technological smoke signals to have you invite me onto The Colbert Report and The Late Show, it’s time that you give this mom entrepreneur a chance. We could make history together. Of what kind, I’m not entirely sure. But…
 
How do you feel when you work? Drained? Excited? Amber De La Garza wants to inspire to discover how to be your best self to do your best work. She s the founder of The Productivity Specialist, working as a speaker, trainer and coach to helping small business owners use their limited time more efficiently. Lot of great lessons in our conversation in…
 
What’s In This Episode: How’s a business owner supposed to get butts into seats? It’s one of the great small business mysteries of our time. When there’s an event to fill, a seminar to host, or any event, online or off, that involves inviting people to RSVP, how do you lure them there? This week, Jill will walk you through 5 ways to get customers a…
 
Rachel Freiman wants to teach you how to reframe your mindset to make any big change you want to make in your life. She s the owner and head coach of MindStrong Fitness. Her recent book, Becoming MindStrong, explores why getting in shape all starts in your head. Lot of great lessons in our conversation including: Why she calls herself an educator a…
 
What’s In This Episode: Entrepreneurs are creative people. We see new business ideas all the time. What’s stopping us from launching all of them? The day always comes that we wanna jump ship from the business we’re currently running and launch a new, better one. But it’s not usually feasible. Is there a way to make sure that you can keep your creat…
 
Do you think it s too good to be true to get paid to play for a living? Jeff Harry wants to inspire you to get paid to play for a living regardless of the type of work you want to do! He s the founder of Rediscover Your Play, helping individuals and organizations tap back into the wonder of play as a device to guide uncomfortable conversations. I h…
 
What’s In This Episode: No one likes do to one-on-one outreach. It takes up too much time. People don't respond. And yet, it can be a real boon to your business. We work hard to find ways around the tedious tasks that we have to do. Small business owners enjoy finding other folks to do the grunt work for them. But if feeling like the big boss is mo…
 
Roobens Fils wants to inspire you to turn setbacks into opportunities and he s had his fair share of them! He s a freelance financial writer and travel blogger and his new book, Traveling While Black, shares his insights and experiences about what it s like to travel as a black man throughout the world. Lot of great lessons in our conversation incl…
 
What’s In This Episode: Why don’t we credit the people that help us get to where we are today? Why does going it alone make for a better story? It’s easy to leave out the folks that lift you up. Entrepreneurs like to look good by making it sound as if they succeeded allllll by themselves. But it’s not true. Jill reveals who really helped her break …
 
Karwanna Dyson wants to teach you how to make six figures landing government contracts, helping you become profitable faster than you might have imagined! She s the CEO of She s Got Goals, a training firm that teaches women and minority small business owners how to land six-figure government contracts. Lot of great lessons in our conversation inclu…
 
What’s In This Episode: Does being a more successful entrepreneur directly correlate to making mistakes less frequently? Jill wants to bust the myth that the best entrepreneurs know what they’re doing at all times. Decades in to running several businesses, she continues to be surprised by just how much goes wrong in a regular work day. Let her take…
 
Sandra Booker wants to teach you how to become a virtual assistant (VA). She s the founder of AnyOldTask, a virtual assistant agency that believes no solopreneur should build their business all on their own. I wholeheartedly agree! It takes a village to build a business! Lot of great lessons in our conversation including: How she turned her adminis…
 
What’s In This Episode: Should you raise money to fund your business? This week, Jill reveals the goose chase that she’s currently on in an effort to find funding and explore the wide world of VC’s, angel investors, and accelerators. She highlights the pitfalls, feedback, and interesting anecdotes that abound throughout her money hunt. It’s been a …
 
Laura Roeder wants to inspire you to create time freedom by designing your work around your lifestyle instead of the other way around as we ve been taught. Laura is the founder of MeetEdgar, social media scheduling software and Paperbell, a software suite to help coaches run their businesses. Lot of great lessons in our conversation including: How …
 
What’s In This Episode: Why does age matter so much when it comes to making decisions for our businesses? We let judgment about age impact our business decisions an awful lot. Entrepreneurs often think they’re too young or too old to do business the right way and judge others about it as well. Ageism is real. Does it show up in your work? Jill Salz…
 
Jatali Bellanton is a banker turned financial literacy advocate that wants to inspire you to create your own freedom and to be aware of unknowingly building your own prison. She s the founder of Brilliant Minds Unite and is on a mission to promote financial literacy among children and adults. Lot of great lessons in our conversation including: How …
 
What’s In This Episode: Do you ever consider global events to have had an impact on you as an entrepreneur? We may or may not know where we were when Kobe Bryant died or when we first learned about COVID-19, but we do know that world events impact us. This week, Jill highlights several world events she participated in and how they impacted the work…
 
We re welcoming back Evan La Ruffa, he shares how to embrace change in times of great chaos like we are living through. He was on our show a few years ago back in episode 114. From time to time we like to bring guests back so you can see how they and their business have evolved. He s a creative entrepreneur and founder of IPaintMyMind.org, a nonpro…
 
What’s In This Episode: Has anyone ever hurled an insult at you during the course of your business day? What did you do about it? Insults are hard to deal with, especially in an industry that wants us to ignore them and move on because it’s not business-appropriate. This week, Jill talks about the many different ways that folks have offended her an…
 
Khalilah Elliott wants to inspire you to repackage your skills to do work that matters. She s the founder and chief disruptor at Gafford Communications focused on helping organizations with their multicultural and social responsibility communication strategies. Before she went out on her own she created marketing strategies for the Apollo Theater a…
 
Why aren’t we founders talking about the customer experience more often? This week, Jill gives you two sides of the app-developing coin: what it’s like when a founder puts a new idea into app action, and what it’s like when a user puts the app to the test. Tune in to find out all about her experience using the new app, Shmeal, and what she (literal…
 
Jessica Malone wants to inspire you to declutter to live your desired life. She s a decluttering coach and founder of Nacho Average Fro. Her goal is to help you live a life you love as she has been able to do. Lot of great lessons in our conversation including: Why decluttering was the one method that finally got her unstuck. Why she tackled her cl…
 
What’s In This Episode: To go or to not go out for coffee: that is the networking question. This week, Jill enters the universal debate about meeting people for coffee, virtually or otherwise. She explores whether it’s a waste of time, what purpose it really serves, and how her business has benefited over the years thanks to the kindness of strange…
 
It s been a rough year, hasn t it? So much has changed, so quickly it feels as though it s been years since January 1, 2020. It was a year of great disruption from the pandemic to a deep recession to massive racial injustice protests to a close Presidential election. I believe 2020 will also be remembered as the year how work changed as we ve known…
 
What’s In This Episode: Why don’t more parents talk about the work stresses of our kids’ sick days? This week, find out what shenanigans ensued on a day that Jill was forced to take her kiddo to work. Not only does she share the parental perspective but she invites said kiddo to talk about what she recalls from that day so many years later. Jill Sa…
 
Jeremy Enns shares how niching down his business helped him gain more clarity and revenue. He s the founder of Counterweight Creative, a podcast marketing and production agency with a focus on the health and wellness space. Lot of great lessons in our conversation including: Why you need to shun the nonbelievers from your business life. How he fell…
 
What’s In This Episode: Is there really so much to self-publishing a book? What if you’ve self-published your own work twice and still don’t have the process down pat? This week, Jill regales us with her adventures in crafting her first book, Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs and how the release of her follow-up, The Best Business Book …
 
Isha Uppalapati shares why she started a nonprofit to teach girls entrepreneurship skills. She s a high school senior living just outside of Atlanta who started a nonprofit 2 years ago. She founded A Girl s Frontier to teach disadvantaged girls entrepreneurship skills. Lot of great lessons in our conversation including: Sharing the resource you hav…
 
What’s In This Episode: Business isn’t supposed to get personal. Business is business, they say, and we’re supposed to keep our personal lives out of it. But can we? More importantly, should we? This week, Jill calls up three colleagues to find out just how personal business can get, if at all. She speaks to business guru and game changer Melissa F…
 
Aaron James shares how to make your website a sales lead machine. He s a digital software entrepreneur and founder of Webonli, a low-cost and user-friendly website builder for small business owners. He got hooked on digital marketing after working for YellowPages.com back in 2006. He was so blown away by what he learned he decided to buy a consignm…
 
What’s In This Episode: Hiring is hard. What do you look out for when you’re hiring someone to ensure the most productivity and the least risk of turnover? This week, Jill walks you through 2 checklists that every entrepreneur needs to make when they consider a new hire. She learned what to look out for the hard way. Tune in to hear the story of th…
 
Natalie Sisson shares our mission to inspire you to get paid to be you. She teaches women how to earn $10,000/month doing work that matters most to them. Natalie is also known as the Suitcase Entrepreneur, helping people work from anywhere in the world. Lot of great lessons in our conversation including: Practice telling your story. Getting paid to…
 
What’s In This Episode: When someone gives you their word in business but doesn’t follow through, should you do anything about it? This week, Jill talks about how she got a musician signed to a major record label. She was promised that she’d be rewarded if the artist got famous. He did. But what followed was not at all the outcome that she expected…
 
Todd Henry wants to help you to understand your motivation, so you can unlock your hidden potential. We re excited to have him back on the show, check out out first interview with him in episode 93, when he discussed the difference between real work versus fake work. He s the host of the Accidental Creative podcast and author of several best sellin…
 
What’s In This Episode: How is it that you can plan and plan and plan a major launch for your business and epically fail to successfully launch it anyway? This week, Jill talks about all the hard work she put into creating and hosting a business conference. One small oversight and it turned into a complete and utter failure. Find out what she forgo…
 
Black women are transforming work for themselves because the conventional work system never worked for them. Do you know black women have been starting businesses at a faster rate over the past decade compared to any other group? I m joined by a guest co-host Jillian Hubbard, a diversity, equity and inclusion consultant, whom I previously interview…
 
What’s In This Episode: How do you know when enough entrepreneurial education is enough? Carey On founder and Plyovation creator Regina Carey has been running her business for 4 years and she’s become exhausted by educational information overload. Tune in to hear Jill help her out with 3 tips for getting off the roller coaster ride that’s made up o…
 
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