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Become Your Own Boss

Become Your Own Boss

By Monica Allen

With host Monica Allen, Become Your Own Boss will help you launch, grow and scale your business while also being the BOSS of every area of your life. Bringing you interviews with seasoned as well as new entrepreneurs, the Become Your Own Boss podcast is here to provide you with business tips, inspiration and a community to ensure that you are not alone on your entrepreneurial journey. You will learn from Monica and her guests, business and life lessons to help you grow, avoid mistakes and ensure your business' success and legacy.
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139 - 6 Tips for Thriving in Life, Love & Business Despite a Recession
139 - 6 Tips for Thriving in Life, Love & Business Despite a Recession
On this episode Monica shares 6 tips that has help she and her husband remain in business together for 21 years and married for 20. She also discusses opportunities that exist during and after a recession. Perhaps this is actually the time to start a business for the 1st time or to start a new one.  Episode Quote: As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession. ~Bo Bennett Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet  Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Ways to reach Monica: Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
17:09
February 03, 2023
138 - From Frustration to Freedom: How One Single Mom Turned a Bad Boss into a Business Opportunity with Jennifer Barbosa
138 - From Frustration to Freedom: How One Single Mom Turned a Bad Boss into a Business Opportunity with Jennifer Barbosa
Monica speaks with Jennifer Barbosa, Founder and CEO of International Supply Partners, LLC. A single mom of 3, Jennifer started her company in 2016 out of frustration with her boss, and decided it best to embark on the journey of becoming her own boss. During the pandemic, she leveraged her company's relationships to get her clients many crucial medical supplies.  Episode Quote: There is no point in starting your own business unless you do it out of a sense of frustration.  Jennifer's Contact Info: Jennifer J Barbosa   CEO International Supply Partners p:  1-866-277-8775w:  www.internationalsupplypartners.come e: Jennifer@bizsupplyorders.com Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Ways to reach Monica: Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
39:02
January 27, 2023
137 - How will Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation Change your Business?
137 - How will Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation Change your Business?
On today's episode Monica shares with us some of the tools that she currently use in her business...tools that have impacted the growth of their business over the years and help she and her team work more effectively and efficiently. She also discusses new tools that are taking the world by storm. These tools are already and will continue to impact the way we work. Artificial intelligence is here! ChatGPT, Midjourney and so many more are popping up. They will change the way we do business. How will it impact your business? How will you use these new tools to your advantage?  Episode Quote: We change our tools and then our tools change us. ~Unknown Grab Monica's FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Tools discussed in this episode:  Hireology Trainual Link Infusionsoft (now KEAP) Followup.cc Zapier Google Suite TextExpander Quickbooks Online Gusto Payroll Canva ChatGPT Midjourney Ways to reach Monica: Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
25:34
January 20, 2023
136 - The Problem with Vision Board Parties
136 - The Problem with Vision Board Parties
Monica chat with her husband and business partner Ethan King. They are talking about Ethan's #1 International bestselling book Wealth Beyond Money. Ethan also shares with us why he thinks traditional vision board parties are kind of a waste of time.  Episode Quote: You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at once. ~ Oprah Winfrey Ethan' contact info: ethan@ethanking.com Find out more about Dream Manifestation Day Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Ways to reach Monica: Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
30:59
January 13, 2023
135 - Hey Entrepreneur! Yeah YOU…Let's Talk the Importance of Self Care in 2023
135 - Hey Entrepreneur! Yeah YOU…Let's Talk the Importance of Self Care in 2023
On today's episode Monica is speaking with Shana Scott who serves as VP of Health Strategies here in Atlanta with the American Heart Association and has been a public health leader that has worked at the intersection of public health, law, community advocacy and policy for almost 20 years. Shana has held roles at Barnes Healthcare Services, the Georgia Department of Public Health and has taught health policy and policy evaluation methods at the University of Georgia since 2018. She holds a Juris Doctorate, a Master’s Degree in Public Health, & a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She joins us today to talk heart health and so, so much more. Episode Quote: Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. ~ Jim Rohn Shana's Contact info:  Shana M. Scott, JD, MPH - VP Health Strategies - Atlanta American Heart Association 10 Glenlake Parkway | South Tower, Suite 400 | Atlanta, GA | 30328 O  678.224.2004 | M  706.294.8962 Reduce the Stress Episode Sponsor - Become Your Own Boss Planner Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach Monica: Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
39:56
January 06, 2023
Boss Up Books (5) - Think Again by Adam Grant
Boss Up Books (5) - Think Again by Adam Grant
On this Boss Up Books episode, Monica discusses Adam Grant's book Think Again. Have you ever got on you soap box and felt that you were right or that the way you do something is really the only way to do it? In this book Adam provides us  with much evidence that we can benefit when we think again. Often landing on a better overall result.  Create a challenge network, hang with people who don't always agree with us and so much more. This is a must read because it challenges you to open your mind. As an entrepreneur we cannot get stuck in or on one way of thinking or one way of doing something. We may have to pivot in order for our company to survive or do things differently in order to better serve our customers.  Episode Quote - Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ~ George Bernard Shaw  Get Adam Grant's book here. Note: Monica is an Amazon Affiliate and may receive money when you purchase this item.  Trifecta Group Coaching's 7 Keys to Catapult Your Product-Based Business into 2023   Visit www.monicaallen.com to join the Become Your Own Boss Community  Monica FREE ebook  Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner  Ways to reach  Monica: Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast  TikTok: @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com  Follow on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2  Join the Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST.  Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
08:08
December 30, 2022
134 - Who is REALLY Holding Your Paintbrush?
134 - Who is REALLY Holding Your Paintbrush?
Write the vision...make it plain. A new year is upon us and this is the perfect time to begin to think about your vision for 2023. On this episode Monica walks through the methodology she and her family uses to create their vision/goals for each new year. She provides you with a worksheet that can be found at www.getgoalsdoneworkshop.com to get you started. Check out her family's unique way of seeing their vision board on a daily basis.  Episode Quote: You are the artist of your own life. Don’t hand the paintbrush to anyone else. ~ Unknown  Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet  Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach Monica: Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
18:45
December 23, 2022
133 - Letting the Silt Settle through Effective Leadership with Lynda Martin
133 - Letting the Silt Settle through Effective Leadership with Lynda Martin
Monica speaks with Lynda Martin, an Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) implementer who gets leaders to a shared VISION, with consistent TRACTION as a HEALTHY, cohesive team. Episode Quote: Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another. ~Unknown Episode Guest: Lynda Martin Lynda’s Profile linkedin.com/in/lynda-martin-eos Websites eosworldwide.com/lynda-martin (Company) Twitter GoodwinGrowth Episode Sponsor -  Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach Monica: Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
32:53
December 16, 2022
132 -Can Your Energy & Thoughts REALLY Move Mountains?
132 -Can Your Energy & Thoughts REALLY Move Mountains?
On today's episode Monica speaks with Elizabeth L.A. Garvish, Founder and Managing Member of Garvish Immigration Law Group, LLC. Elizabeth is the granddaughter of Hungarian immigrants and grew up with a love for languages and culture. These passions landed her in her very first job as an attorney at an immigration firm in Houston, Texas. As an immigration lawyer, Elizabeth had found her purpose. After years of immigration practice experience with small boutique firms, big law and nonprofits, Elizabeth founded Garvish Immigration Law Group, LLC in 2010. Today Elizabeth chats with Monica about creating the best workplace in the America, sending out positive energy, gratitude showers, her desire to be a mom and so much more.  Episode Quote: Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. - Dalai Lama Podcast Guest: Elizabeth Garvish - https://goimmigrationlaw.com/ Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet  Live Life by YOUR Design Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach Monica: Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
46:16
December 09, 2022
131 - The Winning Combo that Definitely Leads to Business Success with Robin Gregg
131 - The Winning Combo that Definitely Leads to Business Success with Robin Gregg
On today's episode Monica talks with Robin Gregg, CEO of Roadsync a company committed to making logistics transactions and financial management faster and easier. Coming to entrepreneurship by taking over a small start-up grappling with founder confrontation and disagreement, Robin has since raised on $39 million dollars to grow the company and modernize transaction handling in the trucking space. Balancing entrepreneurship, getting a divorce during the pandemic, and being a mom to 2 boys, this conversation is one you don't want to miss.  Episode Quote: People don’t care about your business. They care about their problems. Be the solution that they are looking for. ~ Tory Burch Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet  Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica's FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach Monica: Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
35:38
December 02, 2022
130 - The Steps to Building a Vision Beyond Your Business
130 - The Steps to Building a Vision Beyond Your Business
We often will meet with our team to discuss the vision for the future of our businesses, and we often spend time developing core values that we hope will help create and maintain a healthy culture for our company. Have you thought about doing this for your family? On this episode, Monica give you the steps to developing a vision statement and core values for your family.  Episode Quote: When setting intentions, focus on the specifics of what you really want, not necessarily how it plays out. ~Russell Eric Donda  Episode Sponsor - Zeus' Closet Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach Monica: Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
16:22
November 24, 2022
129 - Is your Messaging Sticky or Making Customers Run the Other Way with Tollisha Joseph
129 - Is your Messaging Sticky or Making Customers Run the Other Way with Tollisha Joseph
Monica welcomes Tollisha Joseph to the podcast this week. Serving as a moderator in one of the largest women networking spaces on Clubhouse, Monica and Tollisha made a connection during the pandemic. A seasoned Network Strategist and Corporate Facilitator, Tollisha is the founder and CEO of The Official Glue an agency that helps to get your business unstuck by crafting and using the right messaging each and every time so your business can truly grow. Episode Quote: If people like you, they will listen to you but if they trust you, they will do business with you. ~Zig Ziglar. Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet  Join the Become Your Own Boss Community Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach Monica: Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
42:14
November 18, 2022
128 - The Big Challenge for Companies that Need People
128 - The Big Challenge for Companies that Need People
On this episode Monica vents around recent events that have taken place at her company and the big challenge they are facing right now.  She also discusses her company's core values and how they not only play a part in her company, but how they are also apart of her relationship with her husband and business partner of 20 years.  Episode Quote: Be a living expression of your values. Wear them, speak them, make decisions aligned with them. ~Unknown Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet  Freedom Formula Crash Course Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach Monica: Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast TikTok: @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
17:41
November 11, 2022
127 - YES…It is Okay to Pivot with Hayley Foster
127 - YES…It is Okay to Pivot with Hayley Foster
On this episode Monica speaks with Hayley Foster, a serial entrepreneur that embodies her last name through and through. From a promotional product business to helping women business owners find and foster their passion, Hayley recently pivoted her business to align more with her passion of health, wellness, and aging backwards.  Episode Quote: The people you surround yourself with influence your behaviors, so choose friends who have healthy habits. ~Dan Buettner. Guest: Hayley B. Foster https://www.fostering101.com/blog Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet  Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach Monica: Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
36:43
November 04, 2022
126 - How to Really Protect Your Brand with Dorna Taylor
126 - How to Really Protect Your Brand with Dorna Taylor
If you own a business or want to have a successful personal brand, you need to listen to this episode. Monica chats with Dorna Taylor, an attorney of over 24 years about copyright and trademark protection. Starting simply with what they are to who needs what to properly protect the business. They also dive into the importance of personal branding and why even micro-influencer should consider having an attorney on their team.  Dorna is the Founder and CEO of Taylor and Associates, LLC. She has served as Senior Vice President – Legal and Business Affairs of Dr. J Enterprises, a full-service consulting company, and as the general counsel for NBA Hall of Famer Julius “Dr. J” Erving. Recently signing on sportscaster Marie Taylor, Dorna's firm is ready to assist clients…both big or small with all of their legal and business matters. Episode Quote: Everyone has a personal brand - by design or default. ~Lida Citroen.  Guest Contact Info:  Taylor & Associates, LLC Contact Dorna Taylor Episode Sponsor: Trifecta Group Coaching - Trifecta Toolbox The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach Monica: Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
26:15
October 28, 2022
125 - What Part can Web 3, the Metaverse and NFTs Play in Your Business Growth with JoAnn Holmes
125 - What Part can Web 3, the Metaverse and NFTs Play in Your Business Growth with JoAnn Holmes
On this episode, Monica speaks with Attorney JoAnn Holmes, Esq. (“Jo") who practices in the areas of intellectual property licensing and digital assets law - including NFTs, DAOs, the metaverse, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain tech.  She helps innovative brands and content creators develop smart Web3 strategy, monetize IP, and negotiate successful deals. Episode Quote: You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you. ~ Barbara Sher Guest Contact Info: Holmes@Law - IP for Web 3™  www.holmesatlaw.com LinkedIn - JoAnn Holmes  www.linkedin.com/in/joannholmes/ Twitter - @HolmesAtLaw https://twitter.com/holmesatlaw Episode Sponsor: Trifecta Group Coaching - Trifecta Toolbox The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach Monica: Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
51:01
October 21, 2022
124 - 5 Steps to Setting Intentions to Live the Life You Want
124 - 5 Steps to Setting Intentions to Live the Life You Want
On today's episode Monica is talking about setting intentions in your life. What are 3 things that are required to move the needle in your life…change, grow and live your best life. She also shares with you the 5 steps you need to take in order to wrap up this year the way you desire. On purpose. Episode Quote: The secret to changing your life is in your intentions. Wishing, hoping and goal setting cannot accomplish change without intention. What is needed is a shift from the inert energy of wanting to the active energy of doing and intention. ~Wayne Dyer Episode Sponsor: Trifecta Toolbox Ways to reach Monica: Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
11:47
October 14, 2022
Boss Up Books (4) - Wealth Beyond Money: Unlocking the 6 Dimensions of Success for Every Area of Your Life
Boss Up Books (4) - Wealth Beyond Money: Unlocking the 6 Dimensions of Success for Every Area of Your Life
Monica brings you this Boss Up Books segment sharing the book Wealth Beyond Money: Unlocking the 6 Dimensions of Success for Every Area of Your Life by Ethan King.  The book walks you through the SIMPLE Framework created by Ethan to help you live a well calibrated, successful, fulfilled, and happy life.  Six Dimensions: Subconscious Restructuring Intellectual Improvement & Implementation,  Money Mastery  Physical Presence Love & Leadership Entertaining Experiences Episode Quote: It always seems impossible until it’s done. ~Nelson Mandela Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Ways to reach Monica: Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
09:12
October 07, 2022
BONUS EPISODE - Million Dollar Speaker with Eileen Wilder
BONUS EPISODE - Million Dollar Speaker with Eileen Wilder
Monica is bringing you a bonus episode with Eileen Wilder. Who is Eileen Wilder you might ask: Use to be a Pastor living on humble means Husband was an Uber driver working to support the family All changed when she discovered to do 6 & 7 figure days using virtual events Called by major industry leaders, “The Queen of Stages” She has spoken on stages with Russell Brunson, Tony Robbins, Kevin Harrington and Dan Kennedy If you’re ready to have more impact, more income, and most of all - more FUN!  Please check out this episode with Eileen Wilder. Pulled from a recent Instagram Live Monica conducted with Eileen, she wanted to pass on all of the gems that Eileen shared around becoming a million dollar speaker. With her recent book Million Dollar Speaker, co-authored with Joseph Aaron, Eileen is teaching us all how to make 6 and 7 figures by creating our own virtual stages. You don't want to miss this episode.  Episode Quote: The best speakers are the best listeners. ~Eileen Wilder Join the Million Dollar Speakers 5 Day Challenge Ways to reach Monica: Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join her Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
45:43
October 03, 2022
123 - Should a Podcast be Apart of Your Business Strategy with Anne Claessen
123 - Should a Podcast be Apart of Your Business Strategy with Anne Claessen
When looking up the statistics of podcasts, there is one constant...podcasts and the knowledge of them are growing.  Have you considered starting a podcast? Have you thought about a podcast as a strategy for growing your business? On this episode Monica is speaking with Anne Claessen, founder and CEO of Podcast Babes, a fully-female podcast management & monetization agency. They are talking about if podcasting is right for you and your business, how to monetize a podcast, how to set yourself up for success should you decide to host a podcast and so much more.  Episode Quote: Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come. ~Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Anne's Contact Info: Website: thepodcastbabes.com Email: anne@thepodcastbabes.com Instagram: @thepodcastbabes LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anne-claessen/ Want to start a business, but don't know where to start. Join the Freedom Formula Crash Course Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
35:38
September 30, 2022
122 - What Our Not So Great Hiring Decisions Have Taught Me
122 - What Our Not So Great Hiring Decisions Have Taught Me
On today's episode I am sharing with you what I have learned about hiring. We have made some not so great hiring decisions in the past and on this episode I share with you ways to avoid this as well as steps to just begin the hiring process.  Episode Quote: If you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far go together. ~African Proverb Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet  Freedom Formula Crash Course Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
11:35
September 23, 2022
121 - From Fired to Fifty Team Members & a Non-Profit in less than 2 Years with Clara Baldwin
121 - From Fired to Fifty Team Members & a Non-Profit in less than 2 Years with Clara Baldwin
On this episode, I chat with Clara Baldwin founder and CEO of her for profit Ground Plan Studio Marketing and Peace Over Pieces a non-profit focusing on helping people heal from domestic abuse and trauma.  Clara was let go on New Years Eve of 2019 via email and instead of looking for another job decided to become her own boss in the midst of a pandemic and economic conditions unlike any we have seen. Growing her company and team she decided to not stopping there  and put some of her revenues into a non-profit that support people recovery from trauma and allowing them to share their stories on her podcast, Peace Over Pieces.  Episode Quote: Stopping advertising to save money is like stopping your watch to save time. ~Henry Ford Episode Guest: Clara Baldwin CEO and Founder  - Ground Plan Studio Peace Over Pieces Non-Profit Cure Medical Marketing m:  573-639-7373e:  clara@gpsmarketing.info Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
27:29
September 16, 2022
120 - KICKSTART: Do You Know the REAL First Step to Starting a Business?
120 - KICKSTART: Do You Know the REAL First Step to Starting a Business?
On this episode we are discussing an article that I recently read stating that the #1 reason businesses fail is there is NO market need. This is why market validation is so important. I share with you 3 things to determine prior to kickstarting your business. These 3 things will help you get the market validation you need to confirm that your company is a GO and that it is time to take the next steps in incorporating, setting up bank accounts, etc.  Episode Quote: While surveys are useful I would much rather take bets on what people are doing, not what they say they would do or are doing. ~Brian Balfour, VP of Growth at Hubspot Episode Sponsor: Zeus' Closet - We're like a tattoo shop for your clothes.  Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
11:48
September 09, 2022
119 - How $300 and A Passion Led to 25 Years of Success with Elise Rosenstock of ElyseRyan Jewelry
119 - How $300 and A Passion Led to 25 Years of Success with Elise Rosenstock of ElyseRyan Jewelry
On this episode I am speaking with Elise Rosenstock of ElyseRyan Jewelry Company. ElyseRyan creates unique stackable pieces called wristrocks that are timeless and inspirational. Made with handpicked colorful gemstones of  many unique shapes and carried in Bloomingdales, Saks and on QVC ElyseRyan has made her mark in the jewelry world while raising a family and supporting many notable charities. Episode Quote: Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. ~ Oprah Winfrey Guest: ElyseRyan Jewelry Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet  Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: BOSS (Save 15% off) The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
40:54
September 02, 2022
Boss Up Books (3) - Ask for More: 10 Questions to Negotiate Anything by Alexandra Carter
Boss Up Books (3) - Ask for More: 10 Questions to Negotiate Anything by Alexandra Carter
Boss Up Books segment...installment 3. Check out Ask for More: 10 Questions to Negotiate Anything This book is packed with 10 questions that will help you answer questions of yourself as well as the individual or group that you are negotiating with...whether it is your spouse, a colleague, manager, etc.  Purchase  Ask for More: 10 Questions to Negotiate Anything Note: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
08:46
August 30, 2022
118 - THROWBACK: Don't Get Pebbles in Your Shoes
118 - THROWBACK: Don't Get Pebbles in Your Shoes
You may think well this episode is not about some cool entrepreneur that has created this amazing business, but I promise you that on this episode we are talking about some information that is extremely valuable to your business. Yes! We are talking financial statements ya'll. Understanding your money... the profit & loss statement, the balance sheet, and understanding your cash flow. This may in some cases be called the boring stuff, but knowing where you stand financially can mean the difference between business success and business failure.  Episode Quote: It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you down; it's the pebble in your shoe.~Muhammad Ali Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: BOSS The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
12:49
August 26, 2022
117 - THROWBACK: "Girl Wash Your Face" author Rachel Hollis gets her demographics right whether critics like it or not.
117 - THROWBACK: "Girl Wash Your Face" author Rachel Hollis gets her demographics right whether critics like it or not.
On this episode we are talking demographics and the importance of knowing yours for your business.  Episode Quote: It’s better to be someone’s shot of vodka than everyone’s cup of tea. ~Kate McKibbin Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: BOSS The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
12:16
August 19, 2022
116 - A Little Catching Up to Do
116 - A Little Catching Up to Do
On this episode I am sharing with you some of the happenings in my life and business…providing some real life examples of what makes entrepreneurship such a rollercoaster ride. All of which happened in less than 1 month.  Episode Quote: Starting a small business is like riding an intense roller coaster. There are tons of twists, turns, and loops. ~Eric Dosal I would change this quote to starting AND running a small business...because truly the ride never stops. Unless you get off by selling or moving on in some other way.  Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Episode Sponsor - Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: BOSS One of the best way to train your team members - Trainual Link Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
10:57
August 12, 2022
115 - The Leap. The Podcast. My Story. Your Journey.
115 - The Leap. The Podcast. My Story. Your Journey.
After several inquires on Instagram about my business, my entrepreneurial journey, my story and the podcast, I decided to share my very first episode. This is a bit of a throwback to my leap into entrepreneurship and why I started this podcast. I also share with you 3 lessons learned in my early days of starting my business. I want to share those with new and early stage entrepreneurs as well as side hustlers wanting to make that side hustle a main thing so you can grow your business in a wise and strategic way.  Episode Quote: Sometimes you just have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down. ~Kobi Yamada Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: BOSS The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
10:49
August 05, 2022
114 - Is Franchising your Key to Entrepreneurial Success?
114 - Is Franchising your Key to Entrepreneurial Success?
On this episode I am joined by Jon Ostenson, founder of Franbridge Consulting, a non-restaurant franchise broker. Whether you already own a business or you are eager to deep you foot into entrepreneurship, franchising could possibly be the right way to go. Jon and I talk about the pros and cons of franchising, the funds needed to get started and so much more.  Episode Quote: With a franchise, you have someone who cares as much about the business name and image as you do because they own it. ~Jim Evanger Jon's contact info: Website: https://franbridgeconsulting.com/ Email: jon@thefranchiseconsultingcompany.com Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: BOSS The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownboss Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
31:52
July 29, 2022
113 - Firefighting, Fear, and Franchising with Lauren Glick
113 - Firefighting, Fear, and Franchising with Lauren Glick
On this episode I share with you my conversation with Lauren Glick, retired city firefighter. Growing up naïve and sheltered Lauren gained the confidence to fight fires for 10 years in a city that was rated #1 homicide per capita in the US. She has since been on her entrepreneurial journey since 2018.  Episode Quote: Your Success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude. ~Michelle Obama Episode Sponsor -  Trifecta Group Coaching Guest Info: E-mail: lauren.glick@mac.com  Instagram: @thelaurenglick Twitter: @thelaurenglikc Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownboss Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
39:49
July 22, 2022
Boss Up Books (2) - We Should All Be Millionaires by Rachel Rodgers
Boss Up Books (2) - We Should All Be Millionaires by Rachel Rodgers
On this Boss Up Books episode I am discussing We Should All Be Millionaires by Rachel Rodger.  Rachel's books encourages every woman to become a millionaire. She shares all of the benefits to our families and our communities when we women all become millionaires and gives us a roadmap to making it happen. Such a great read that I have now read it 2.5 times.  Purchase We Should All Be Millionaires by Rachel Rodger Note: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. ———————————————————— Trifecta Group Coaching free Masterclass. Checkout the website here. ———————————————————— Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group. She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
08:38
July 20, 2022
112 - Entrepreneurs & Safari Animals…We Aren’t That Different
112 - Entrepreneurs & Safari Animals…We Aren’t That Different
As we explore the Kenyan bush on safari, I find many similarities between us entrepreneurs and the safari animals. Take a listen to my takeaways. Episode Quote: Build your own business team. Survival in business requires a synergy of skills. ~ Sir Richard Branson
17:12
July 15, 2022
111 - “Slow Down” & Forget About Time
111 - “Slow Down” & Forget About Time
On this episode I am recording in Kenya as my family and I are headed out on safari. Safari is the word for “a journey” in Swahili.
10:53
July 08, 2022
110 - Pricing for Profit with Octavia Conner
110 - Pricing for Profit with Octavia Conner
On this episode I am speaking with Octavia Conner, CEO of Say Yes To Profits, a virtual CFO firm that helps businesses have more money, more profits, and pay less in taxes. After spending ten years in corporate America, helping to build multimillion-dollar businesses as the "go-to numbers girl," Octavia decided to ditch the 9 to 5 in 2011 and build her dream business instead. With a laptop, a busted printer, nominal saving, but full of passion Octavia embarked on a journey of providing businesses with advanced financial management support, strategies, and solutions. Episode Quote: A business without a path to profit isn’t a business, It’s a hobby. ~Jason Fried Guest Information: Octavia Conner - Say Yes To Profits, LLC 3645 Marketplace Blvd, Suite 130-357 Atlanta, GA 30344 Phone: (888) 966-7438 https://www.instagram.com/sayyestoprofits/ https://www.youtube.com/user/SmartChoicellc Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: BOSS Vidkid.school - The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownboss Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
36:10
July 01, 2022
109 - The 1 Thing that Will Lead to Legacy
109 - The 1 Thing that Will Lead to Legacy
On this episode I am sharing my conversations with my daughter Imana and my son Legend. We are talking about entrepreneurship and all they learned at a recent conference, Unlock the Secrets. A conference focused on marketing and youth entrepreneurs.  Episode Quote: Instead of buying your children all the things you never had, you should teach them all the things you were never taught. Material wears out, but knowledge stays. ~Bruce Lee Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Vidkid.school The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownboss Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
20:28
June 24, 2022
108 - Tips to Optimize Your Health to Grow Your Business with Tanessa Shears
108 - Tips to Optimize Your Health to Grow Your Business with Tanessa Shears
On today episode, I am chatting with Tanessa Shears. Tanessa is a Kinesiologist, Certified Sleep Science Coach, health consultant and host of the Becoming Limitless Podcast. She helps entrepreneurs scale their business by optimizing their health, focus & productivity with science and biohacking. Tanessa works closely with business owners to implement effective sleep, nutrition, movement and out of the box stress management strategies so they can eliminate brain fog and wake up feeling well rested, energized and focused. Episode Quote: Never forget that your health is an investment not an expense. ~Unknown Tanessa' contact info: E-mail: tanessa@tanessashears.com Website: tanessashears.com Instagram: instagram.com/tanessashears Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Vidkid.school  The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownboss Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
39:29
June 17, 2022
Boss Up Books(1) - Cumulative Advantage by Mark W. Schaefer
Boss Up Books(1) - Cumulative Advantage by Mark W. Schaefer
Welcome to the 1st episode of a new segment, Boss Up Books. In what I plan to be once a month segments, these episodes will highlight books that I think will help you be more BOSS. Boss of your business, health, personal finances…basically boss of every area of your life. Check out this episode to learn a little more about the book Cumulative Advantage by Mark Schaefer and pick up the book for more in depth examples of this advantage and how consistency in what you do can lead you to this advantage.  Purchase Cumulative Advantage  Note: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. ————————————————————  Trifecta Group Coaching free Masterclass. Sign up here. ———————————————————— Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group. She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
07:56
June 15, 2022
107 - Summer, Summer, Summertime...What's in Store for Your Business this Summer?
107 - Summer, Summer, Summertime...What's in Store for Your Business this Summer?
On today’s episode, I am talking about summer. Summer is a special season for me. I want to share with you it’s significance for me and the entrepreneurial steps I have taken to get to where I am today. Takeaways from 17 years of full-time entrepreneurship: Keep your business a side hustle for as long as possible, but know in order to grow you will have to take the leap.   Don't over hire. Use virtual assistants or freelancers as long as possible. This will help you better manage expenses. Use summers to strategically plan. Living and learning is a must in entrepreneurship. Establish core values and stick with your core competency Episode Quote: Vision is not enough. It must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps; we must also step up the stairs. Vaclav Havel Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Episode Sponsor - Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: BOSS The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownboss Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
15:25
June 10, 2022
106 - 5 Ways to Crush Your Instagram Engagement with Toni Semanskee
106 - 5 Ways to Crush Your Instagram Engagement with Toni Semanskee
On this episode I am speaking with Antonia Semanskee aka Toni. After 8 years of corporate sales and several years as a college professor, Toni has stepped into her entrepreneurial journey. As a solopreneur she is helping businesses build communities of social proof and be seen as experts by other industry leaders and peers so they can attract high quality leads and referrals. She is doing all this through her company Crush Your Engagement. Growing her Instagram account using her very strategic tactics, she is not teaching other social media managers and marketing departments of large firms how to do the same.  Episode Quote: Success in social media is more than big numbers, it’s about genuine human connection and engagement. ~ Tamara McCleary Toni's Contact Info: E-mail: antonia@crushyourengagement.com Website: www.crushyourengagement.com Instagram: @crush_your_engagement LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoniasemanskee/ Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  www.vidkid.school The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownboss Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
43:37
June 03, 2022
105 - Is the Private Sector the Answer to Gun Violence?
105 - Is the Private Sector the Answer to Gun Violence?
On this episode I just needed to vent...to speak my peace around the tragic and senseless killing of America's children. Also let's not forget just a few days prior to the tragedy in Texas, 10 people were killed while grocery shopping in Buffalo, NY. When is this insanity going to stop??? I think entrepreneurs and the private sector is the answer. Take a listen. What do you think? Can we entrepreneurs make a difference? Episode Quote: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results. ~ credited to Albert Einstein Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: BOSS The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownboss Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
13:16
May 27, 2022
104 - 2nd Act in Business & Life with Jack Perez of Kuel Life
104 - 2nd Act in Business & Life with Jack Perez of Kuel Life
On this episode I am speaking with Jacqueline Perez (Jack), CEO and Founder of Kuel Life. Jack champions change, redefining modern midlife for women through curated content and women-driven brands. The Kuel Life Community grows daily. With over 50 Kuel Category Experts and 38 women-driven brand, Kuel Life offers women an opportunity to ‘Share, Learn, Shop, and Play with Our Second Act Sisters! Episode Quote: Define what your brand stands for, its core values and tone of voice, and then communicate consistently in those terms. Simon Mainwaring. Kuel Life Monica's Kuellife article: https://kuellife.com/want-to-start-a-business-heres-how/ Episode Sponsor: Wix DesignHer - Beautiful Wix website designs for ambitious female entrepreneurs ready to kickstart their business.  Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: BOSS The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownboss Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
31:50
May 20, 2022
103 - Expect the Unexpected...Cliché, but True!
103 - Expect the Unexpected...Cliché, but True!
This week I am discussing the unexpected leak in my home and how it has thrown me off of my game this week.  Episode of the week: Life is full of unexpected things but always remember that it's hard to beat a person who never give up. ~ Unknown Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: BOSS The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownboss Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
10:08
May 13, 2022
102 - Shoutout to Teachers!!! You are Creating Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs.
102 - Shoutout to Teachers!!! You are Creating Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs.
On today's episode I am showing some appreciation. As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week and Mother's Day, I want to highlight the many educators that made a difference in my life and what they said or did to inspire, push and educate. However, beyond that I want YOU to think about the people, be it teachers or not, that have inspired you to be where you are today…to pursue your goals and dreams. Let me know how they inspired you at monica@monicaallen.com. Episode Quote: Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher. ~ Japanese Proverb Episode Sponsor -  Wix DesignHER Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss: Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownboss Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
14:15
May 06, 2022
101 -The Importance of MarCom in your Business with Cris Wright
101 -The Importance of MarCom in your Business with Cris Wright
Perhaps marketing and communications sounds better, but really I think it should be communications and marketing. Determining how and what you want your company and brand to communicate is key to you determining how to marketing to your ideal customer. You cannot have one without the other. On today's episode, I am speaking with Cris Wright of WrightNow Results, a marketing and communications firm. Cris' goals is to help you maximize your budget through a strategic marketing and communications plan.  Episode Quote: A good relationship starts with good communication. ~unknown Email: christina@christinawrightnow.com Website: christinawrightnow.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wrightnowresults/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinamwright1/  Listener SURVEY Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: BOSS The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownboss Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
47:12
April 29, 2022
100 - 6 Things Deciding to Become a Podcaster Has Taught Me
100 - 6 Things Deciding to Become a Podcaster Has Taught Me
After 2 years of podcasting and 100 episodes, I have learned a lot about podcasting, social media, funnels, myself and so much more. I share those on this episode because not only have they impacted me over the past couple of years, but they are also relevant and useful in business for all of us. Episode Quote: If you had it all figured out today, there would be nothing to learn tomorrow. Enjoy being a work in progress. ~ Unknown Complete the Survey mentioned in this episode. A completed survey gives you one entry to win a $50 Amazon gift card.  Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica's FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: BOSS The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach Monica: DM me on IG @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
15:25
April 22, 2022
99 - All You Need to Know Before Buying Facebook Ads with Lionell Ball
99 - All You Need to Know Before Buying Facebook Ads with Lionell Ball
Having worked at Facebook for a number of years Lionell Ball and his business partner took their expertise of Facebook ads from behind the senses and transferred them into an agency of their own, Inflect Digital. Lionell shares with us the keys to deciding whether running Facebook ads are right for your business as well as the best way to go about running them or selecting an agency to help you. If you are even remotely considering running ads or have run them in the past with not as much success as you had hoped, this is the episode for you.  Episode Quote: The great thing about digital marketing...ingenuity and creativity can always win over big marketing budgets. ~Ann Smarty Lionell's contact info: Company: Inflect Digitial Email: lionell@inflectdigital.com Website: https://inflectdigital.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lbtheconnector/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/lbtheconnector LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lionellball/  Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: BOSS The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownboss Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
42:28
April 15, 2022
98 - 7 Tips to Grow Yourself & Your Business
98 - 7 Tips to Grow Yourself & Your Business
On this episode, I give you an update on my business of 20 years and share with you my takeaways from Shelley Paxton (episode 95), Mrs. Chevy (episode 96) and Rose Kaz (episode 97). Three women who are charting their own path to grow their businesses and help others each in their own unique way.  Episode Quote: I never dreamed of success. I worked for it. ~ Estee Lauder Top Takeaways: Be intentional Be willing to change Ask for help Don't edit yourself "Hell maybe" is not a thing Take advantage of opportunities Build your community Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: BOSS The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownboss Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
12:29
April 08, 2022
97 - The New Power of Community with Rose Kaz
97 - The New Power of Community with Rose Kaz
Rose Kaz of Ladyboss International has been an entrepreneur for 15 years. An internationally published portrait photographer, owner & lead photo queen at the all women owned and operated Rose Photo + Video, a boutique wedding + lifestyle photography studio in Chicago, Illinois and Asheville, North Carolina, Rose has taken her passion for female business ownership and community to a whole new level. Starting Ladyboss International, a growing community of women around the world, Rose has built a place for women to collaborate, elevate and inspire each other through leadership in business and beyond. Rose's contact info: E-mail: word@rosekaz.com Website: www.ladybossinternational.club Instagram: @Ladyboss.international Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss Monica FREE ebook Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: BOSS The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @becomeyourownboss Email: monica@monicaallen.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Who is Monica? Monica Allen grew up in a small town in Georgia with her single mom who had her at age 18, her grandmother and uncle. Living below the poverty line for all of her young life, Monica was determined to break the cycle. Being the first in her immediate family to attend a 4 year university, Monica worked in the field of insurance as a benefits broker for 8 years and earned her Masters in Business Administration. Leaving to set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 2005, she is now a serial entrepreneur owning several businesses. She is co-founder of Zeus' Closet, stuff4GREEKS and Deuce Equity Group.  She is the sole proprietor of Monica Allen Interiors and an Amazon Bestseller (The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More). She loves equipping aspiring entrepreneurs, side hustlers and small business owners with tips to launch, grow and scale their business while avoiding the many pitfalls of entrepreneurship. She believes that being surrounded by positive people, believing in yourself, and having faith in God has led to her success. Have some Feedback? If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends or fellow entrepreneurs. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pandora, Amazon or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Become Your Own Boss!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
50:34
April 01, 2022
96 - All You Need to Know About Sourcing from China with Mrs. Chevy