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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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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?
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
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 - 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
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
17:11
July 15, 2022
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.
10:52
July 08, 2022
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
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
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 - 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?
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
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?
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
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!
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
On today's episode I bring you Mrs. Chevy, a leading sourcing agent in China. Her business Chevy's Business Sourcing Agency designs customized supply chain solutions for startup and mid-size companies. Located in Guangzhou, China, a major manufacturing area and a hub of international trading businesses, the agency sources, oversees production and delivers high-quality sourcing services for brands from around the world.  Episode Quote: Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else. ~Sara Blakely.  Mrs. Chevy's Contact info: Email: info@cbsourcingagency.com Website: www.cbsourcingagency.com Instagram @CBSOURCING Twitter@CBSOURCING Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Become Your Own Boss FREE Goals Workshop - Sign up Today! 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.
40:56
March 25, 2022
95 - Body, Mind & Finally Her Soul Rebels Against the Corporate Ladder with Shelley Paxton
On today's episode I am speaking with Shelley Paxton former Chief Marketing Officer at the iconic global brand Harley Davidson. Founder and CEO of Soulbbatical, Shelley left her corporate career behind after waking up with recurring nightmares for over a year. Soulbbatical is a way of being and movement inspired by her personal journey. This awakening led her on a profound Soulbbatical journey that became her mission, business, and bestselling book Soulbbatical: A Corporate Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life, named #1 on Forbes’ 21 Books to Read in 2021 list. She’s leading a REBELution to rewrite the script of success and liberate a billion souls. Create a life and business you love.  Episode Quote: Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. ~ Oprah  Shelley Paxton's contact info E-mail: media@soulbbatical.com Website: https://soulbbatical.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soulbbatical/ 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.
49:31
March 18, 2022
94 - Takeaways from Mastermind in Paradise
On today's episode I share with you day 2 and day 3 of the 2CCX conference, Mastermind in Paradise hosted by Clickfunnels. There were so many powerful takeaways during this 3 day conference...from building community, digging deeper into your avatar, being the guide for your customer, the 7 fear archetypes, writing your eulogy and so much more. This is an episode you don't want to miss.  Episode Quote: The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. ~ Steve Jobs Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -   Vidkid.school Package Now Available - Promo Code: BOSS The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: 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 a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
17:11
March 11, 2022
93 - Let's Talk About Funnels Baby!!! Sharing My Day 1 of ClickFunnel's 2CCX Experience
On today's episode I bring you takeaways from my first day at Clickfunnel's 2CCX conference in Cancun, Mexico. So much great information provided from a number of seasoned funnel builders. Speakers included Alison J Prince, Allie Bjerk, Bryan Bowman, & Pedro Adao.   Episode Quote: The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice. ~Brian Herbert  Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Vid Kid School ClickFunnel's - Find out more information about funnels and what they are all about.  Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: 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 a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
13:32
March 04, 2022
92 - Self-Doubt, Imposter Syndrome, Self Limitations...Getting Past all the Hard Stuff with Nathaniel Brown
On this episode founder and CEO of This Functional Life & Wellness, Nathaniel Brown speaks with us about mindset and overcoming sticking points that often hold us back from moving the needle and living life to the fullest. Using his life experiences, Nathaniel leads others out of their old perspectives, stories, paradigms and belief systems, so that they can breathe deeply, love fully, and live authentically. Listen to learn how his Influencer Blueprint will change your life and rewrite your story and leave imposter syndrome and self-doubt at the door.  Episode Quote: Without resistance there is no building of strength. ~ Nathaniel Brown Nathaniel's Contact Info: E-mail: coachnathaniel2020@gmail.com Website:www.theperspectivecoach.us Instagram: @therealnathanielbrown LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/theperspectivecoach 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 Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: 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 a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
58:46
February 25, 2022
91 - Time Flies...4 Ways to Truly Be the Pilot
On today's episode I share with you the 4 things I have done to manage and reclaim my time and spend my time doing the things that I really enjoy and want to do. They spell the word DOTS...delegate, outsource, technology & tools and simplify.  Episode Quote: The Bad News is time flies. The good news is You’re the Pilot. ~Michael Altshuler 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 Other tools discussed in this episode: Hireology, Calendly, Ryver, Kaizen Foam, & The Become Your Own Boss planner. Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: 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 a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow.
22:54
February 18, 2022
90 - BONUS EPISODE - Love, Marriage & Business. How to Make it All Work?
My husband and business partner Ethan King and I each share 3 tips that have helped us survive being in business with each other for over 20 years while staying in love and celebrating 19 years of marriage earlier this month.  Quote for this episode: Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction. ~Antoine de Saint Exupery. Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Use the Promo Code: BOSS and save 20% on 3 button downs and 2 polo shirts with your business logo The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast TikTok: @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen@gmail.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. 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 a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow. 
24:16
February 14, 2022
89 - Let's Rock this Become Your Own Boss Journey...Together
On this episode I share with you why I decided to change the Stitched for Success podcast name to Become Your Own Boss. I am truly an entrepreneur at heart. I am competitive more with myself than others and with my phrase for 2022...Level Up Consistently, this podcast needed to level up as well. The Become Your Own Boss podcast is focused on equipping you with the tools not only to be the boss of your business, but to also assist you in becoming the boss of every area of your life. The podcast will continue to have great interviews from entrepreneurs from every walk of life and share tips and inspiration to lead you to success and to the life you desire.  Episode Quote: And suddenly you just know it's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings. ~ Unknown Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Use the Promo Code: BOSS and save 20% on 3 button downs and 2 polo shirts with your business logo The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Ways to reach me: Instagram: @becomeyourownbosspodcast TikTok: @becomeyourownbosspodcast Email: monica@monicaallen@gmail.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. 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 a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. This truly is what helps the podcast grow. 
09:04
February 11, 2022
88 - When Being the Boss Means More Than Running a Company
On this episode we are wrapping up season 3, and I am excited to announce that we are moving into Season 4 with new interviews, new content and a new name. Check out the episode for full details.  Episode Quote: Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently. ~ Marie Forleo Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com or 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. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
05:04
February 04, 2022
87 - Change is Constant and So Are Its Discomforts
On this episode I am recording from a tiny igloo at Borealis Basecamp in Fairbanks, Alaska. Talking about stepping outside your comfort zone this Atlanta girl and Georgia native is out here to experience new adventure and get uncomfortable. I am also discussing some changes coming to the podcast in the near future that will increase the impact and reach of the podcast. I also share my word (or actually phrase) for the year.  Episode Quote: Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. ~ Arnold Bennet Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner  - A planner that helps you set annual, monthly and weekly goals to ultimately lead to the life you desire.   Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
08:35
January 28, 2022
86 - Get Your Website on Point for Business Success with RuthAnn Bowen
RuthAnn Bowen runs a web design agency, WIXDesignHer dedicated to getting entrepreneurs a website that best aligns with their brand and business so they are able to convert more sales. She started 6 years ago and work exclusively on the Wix platform. Her former career is in PR and marketing so she use those skills with every website design. Many business owners, especially those just starting out, can feel overwhelmed and stuck when they DIY their website. Today she is here to give the guidance you need to turn that site from a hot mess to total success! Episode Quote: For success, attitude is equally as important as ability, and a great website.  Walter Scott E-mail:ruthann@thebowenagency.com Website: WixDesignHer.com Instagram: @wixdesignher Book: Creating Your Own Website in a Weekend ------------------------------------------------------------------- Episode Sponsor - Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
39:23
January 21, 2022
85 - THROWBACK - Mom & Boss...Tips for Letting Go of the Mom Guilt
Episode 52 was one of the most popular episodes of this podcast. We moms wear a lot of hats and if we own our own business on top of that, things can get a little tough...the mom guilt can creep up on you when you least expect it. In this episode I am speaking with 4 mommas who are growing businesses and kiddos at the same time. They share with us tips for how they manage it all and let the mom guilt go.  Checkout episode 53 for more of my conversation with the ladies of this throwback episode.   Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
29:56
January 14, 2022
84 - THROWBACK - A Perfect Time to Think About Your Legacy
On this throwback episode I speak with Jeff Cooper a Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual. Even if you listened to it early last year, listening to it again can't hurt.  Northwestern Mutual one of the nation’s premier financial services firms offering services and products ranging from insurance & investments to retirement and business planning services. Jeff is a graduate of Emory University and former law enforcement officer working on the local, state, and federal level for over 12 years. On this episode we talk about the importance of setting up your family for success with life insurance and setting up your business for success via a variety of insurance and financial planning vehicles. Jeff also gives us some insight into his transition from having a job to becoming a sole proprietor...betting on himself to grow his own agency and team.   Quote for this episode: The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.   Takeaways for this episode:   How to set up your family financial legacy.  How to set up your business legacy  Betting on yourself and how to set up your personal legacy.  Jeff's Contact Info: O: 706.395.2536 C: 404.862.5434 jeffery.cooper@nm.com http://jefferycooper.nm.com Get your Become Your Own Boss Planner Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED The best way to train team members - Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
31:15
January 07, 2022
83 - THROWBACK - 2 Business Must Haves
In this episode I am sharing with you a throwback from some of the early days of the Stitched for Success podcast. On this episode I am speaking with Jennifer Grayer, former owner of Lollibop Sweet Shop. Jennifer decided to close her business after five years, and though I was personally heartbroken to no longer be able to get her delicious sweet treats, she was generous enough to share with us many of her lessons learned during the process. Regardless of the phase you’re in currently in your business, these are lessons that we can all learn from as we continue on our own entrepreneurial journeys. Episode Quote: If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before. ~ J Loren Norris Check out more from Jennifer in episodes 25, 26, & 28.  Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: The Become Your Own Boss planner Trainual Link Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
20:54
December 31, 2021
82 - The End of the Year is Here. Are You Ready for 2022?
On this episode we are wrapping up 2021 and preparing for 2022. How is 2021 rounding out? Did you meet your revenue goals for your business? Did you have an opportunity to spend time with friends and family even if it may have been from a socially distanced perspective. Did you take care of yourself both physically and mentally? Take some time to reflect on this year and as you prepare for 2022, set aside some time to really determine how you would like your life to look at the end of 2022. How would you like it to be different from right now?  Episode Quote: Begin with the end in mind. ~Steven Covey Episode takeaways: Reflect on 2021 Set goals for 2022 Get the free Goals Challenge Replay which will teach you how to effectively set goals. Email me with show suggestions and tell me a little bit about you.  The Free Goals Challenge Replay Get your 2022 off to a great start! Crush your 2022 goals with my new planner that was 2 years in the making. Finally a planner that helps you get stuff done. Special savings for podcast listeners.   Get the BECOME YOUR OWN BOSS Planner Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
09:41
December 24, 2021
81 - Entrepreneurs...Embrace the Struggle
On this episode I share with you my takeaways from episode 80 with Gian-Carlo Torres and also share with you my new recent struggles as I venture into a new business that required me to build a funnel and host a challenge. It seems that in order to grow, that is not the end of it. I will do it again and again...so you get the pleasure of following my journey. Pursuing this while still running my other businesses should be interesting and make for some great upcoming podcast episodes. :-) “Life is struggle.” I believe that within that quote lies the most important lesson in entrepreneurship: Embrace the struggle.” ― Ben Horowitz, The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers Get your 2022 off to a great start! Crush your 2022 goals with my new planner that was 2 years in the making. Finally a planner that helps you get stuff done. Special savings for podcast listeners.  BECOME YOUR OWN BOSS Planner Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
08:55
December 17, 2021
80 - Determination to Solve His Mom’s Health Issue Leads Young Entrepreneur to a 7-figure Business
On this episode I am speaking with Gian-Carlo Torres of Immunocal. Starting to work with Immunotec, a multi-level marketing company, at the age of 19 with just a high school degree and no business experience, Gian-Carlo has since grown his business to over 7 figures. This journey all began when his mother was diagnosed with an illness and in his research, someone told them about a nutrient that changed her life (Immunical).  Through self-education and a wiliness to fail forward, Gianco (what his friend's call him) is learning to grow his business and help other's build their own enterprises as well.  Episode Quote: Failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success. Arianna Huffington Gian-Carlo Torres (gee-an-carlo) E-mail: olegiancarlo@gmail.com Website: www.thisisgianco.com Instagram: @thisisgianco LinkedIn: Gian-Carlo Torres Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
42:08
December 10, 2021
79 - 5 Tips for Living the Life You Really Desire
On this episode I share with you my takeaways from episode 78 with Bethany Clemenson of Big Life Resources. Bethany was pressurized as she pursued all of the dreams and goals of her corporate career and the material things...earning the promotions, getting the house and having the kids and a dog. She let it all go...selling her home and traveling the country for almost a year with her family.  Episode Quote: Growth never ends. You don't arrive...you just keep becoming a new favorite version of yourself. ~ Bethany Clemenson Takeaways: Sometimes you outgrow things People will give you advice based on their perspective We are designed to be a like a river Remove conditional thinking from your life Focus on feeling good Guest - Bethany Clemenson Contact info: Email: bethany@bethanyclem.com  Website: Bigliferesources.com  Instagram: @bethanyclemenson  Twitter@bethanymclem  LinkedIn@bethanyclem Join the FREE 3 Day Goals Challenge Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
12:26
December 03, 2021
78 - Hustle Less...Earn & Grow Even More!!!
Helping take entrepreneurs and ambitious leaders from stress and anxiety to flow, Bethany Clemenson of Big Life Resources joins me as a guest on this episode. Bethany was pressurized as she pursued all of the dreams and goals of her corporate career and the material things...earning the promotions, getting the house and having the kids and a dog. She let it all go...selling her home and traveling the country for almost a year with her family.  Often sitting with individuals at the end of their lives she never heard them talk about the cars they owned or the house they lived in. They more often than not would talk about the experiences they wish they would have shared with loved ones or things they should have tried. This has lead Bethany to help others leave this earth with an empty bucket through her business and The Empty Bucket Club on Clubhouse.  Episode Quote: The more YOU, you are the more your business will grow. ~ Bethany Clemenson Guest Contact info:  Bethany Clemenson Email: bethany@bethanyclem.com Website: Bigliferesources.com Instagram: @bethanyclemenson Twitter@bethanymclem LinkedIn@bethanyclem Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
47:37
November 26, 2021
77 - Takeaways to Step up Your Shoe and Business Game
Tanita Gray has spent 16 years in the shoe industry as a developer and a designer. Over a decade ago she founded Last-Report. The only footwear news magazine that acknowledges western, equestrian and pet footwear as a category. She developed Last Report as a resource and voice of entrepreneurs, professionals, and students who want to understand the business of Shoes. On this episode, I share with you my key takeaways from my interview with Tanita on episode 76. Episode Quote:  Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally. Christian Louboutin Guest Contact info:  Tanita Gray  E-mail: tanita@last-report.com  Website: http://last-report.com/ American Luxury Shoe brand: Max Martin  Sustainable Footwear Design & Manufacturing; Use Promo code STITCHED For 5% off.  Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
08:47
November 19, 2021
76 - If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit…Create It with Tanita Gray
On this episode I am speaking with footwear designer and developer, Tanita Gray. Inspired by the fashion and creative spaces of Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan as a child, she has spent 16 years in the shoe industry. Over a decade ago she founded Last-Report. The only footwear news magazine that acknowledges western, equestrian and pet footwear as a category. She developed Last Report as a resource and voice of entrepreneurs, professionals, and students who want to understand the business of Shoes. Tanita has created the only footwear news magazine that has an education platform for Footwear Design & Manufacturing. She developed shoes on almost every continent; China, India, Italy, Brazil, Spain, Portugal and here in the United States. Her brand experience include urban brand Akademiks, Ed Hardy and she has served as consultant for Max Martin Shoes as well as Agnes Bethel in her firm T.S. Gray Consulting.  Episode Quote:  Guest Contact info:  Tanita Gray E-mail: tanita@last-report.com Website: http://last-report.com/ American Luxury Shoe brand: Max Martin Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
40:44
November 12, 2021
75 - 7000 YouTube Viewers Day of Launch; No Paid Ads. 3 keys to One Entrepreneur Getting There
On this episode I share my takeaways from episode 74 with Larissa Maloney, Founder and CEO of Active Kids 2.0. Her company was born out of the pandemic last year.  Takeaways:  You need Community You have to get Creativity Finding Opportunities without having all the answers.  I also share with you some updates from my hiring woes and the flood in one of our store locations. Episode Quote: When the people who support and are a part of your community, the community you have the pleasure and the power and the opportunity to serve, that is where all the best business happens. ~Chris Brogan Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Want an easier and better way to train your team? Check out Trainual Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
10:57
November 05, 2021
74 - A Business Built over a Weekend with Larissa Maloney
On this episode I am speaking with Larissa Maloney. Founder & CEO of the fastest growing on demand fitness and wellness platform for kids, Active Kids 2.0. She is a former professional beach volleyball player, actress and producer. She is also a wife and mom of 3. Larissa’s business was born out of the pandemic last year and has since revolutionized  kids and family’s virtual fitness. Episode Quote: To launch a business means successfully solving problems. Solving problems means listening. ~ Richard Branson  Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
28:35
October 29, 2021
73 - Are You Strategic When it Comes to Your Taxes?
On this episode I dive into my takeaways from my interview with accountant John Briggs of Incite Tax.  Episode Quote: Control your cash. Stick to your core business. Know your numbers. Marcus Lemonis Takeaways: Mindset plays a part even in our taxes Its time to get strategic Read the book Profit First Cash is king in serving your business Leadership - decision fatigue is real.  Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
07:38
October 22, 2021
72 - The IRS Sucks!!! Winning in the Tax Prep Arena with John Briggs
On this episode I am speaking with John Briggs, owner of a tax firm with 30 team members and multiple 7 figures in revenue.  He thinks and has no problem vocalizing that the IRS sucks and the government sucks at spending business owner's money.  His goal is to empower the business owner to have clarity in their financial decisions. Quote for this episode: There is a story in your numbers.~ John Briggs John's contact info: Email: john@incitetax.com Website: www.incitetax.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/incitetax/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/InciteTax LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/incitetax Link to resource: https://incitetax.com/wealth/ Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
43:58
October 15, 2021
71 - Why Core Values Should be a Part of Every Aspect of Your Life
In this episode I explore the takeaways from episode 70 where I interviewed Jennifer Jayne. Many of my takeaways are around core values and their importance not only for your business, but for you as an individual and your family. Additional takeaways are regarding getting into flow and alignment in your business versus just hustle, hustle, hustle and lastly protecting your energy and how important that is to your overall wellbeing.  Episode Quote: It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are. ~ Roy Disney Link to Zeus' Closets Core Values Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
13:27
October 08, 2021
70 - Could this 1 Thing be at the Core of your Business Success or Failure?
On this episode I share with you my chat with Jennifer Jayne. She is the founder of Jennifer Jayne & Co.  She loves discussing Core Values and believes that clear, concise, and detailed core values can create an incredibly strong foundation for your business. Starting out as a blogger, then becoming a virtual assistant and social media agency owner, Jennifer Jayne also took on business coaching helping business owners with content, marketing strategies, goal setting and running their business day to day.  Jennifer Fun Facts: She recently moved back to Canada after 10 years in Texas. She is a rescue dog mom, book lover, coffee addict and multi-passionate entrepreneur. Episode Quote: Your Core Values are the “glue” that holds your business together. ~ Doris P. Johnson Freebie for Jennifer: https://thejenniferjayne.podia.com/what-are-your-business-core-values-pdf-workbook How to Reach Jennifer:  E-mail:busybeingjennifer@gmail.com Instagram: @thejenniferjayne Twitter: @busybeingjenn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-jayne-5a081b9b/ Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
33:34
October 01, 2021
69: Can these 7 Takeaways help you grow to 7-figures?
On this episode, I share with you my takeaways from Terran and Quinton Lewis who I spoke with on episode 67. Their interview was full of so much helpful information that I wanted to share with you the areas which resonated with me and that I feel can help you as you grow and scale your business.  Terran and Quinton are co-founders of Herb’N Eden, a holistic skincare company that specializes in handmade soap bars. Starting the company in 2015 after dropping out of college, the unprecedented and tragic events of 2020 helped propel their company to heights they had never imagined were possible, and they closed the year with seven figure revenues.  Website: herbneden.com  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herbneden/?hl=en  Don't forget to check out Herb N' Eden's Customer Appreciation event. See Instagram for more details regarding this event.  Quote for this episode: In business, patience is a requirement. You can’t expect to have a tree full of fruit tomorrow if you just planted the seed today. Francesca Anastasi Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
16:14
September 24, 2021
68 - A Day in the Life: My Unexpected Flow
On today's episode I share with you a day in my entrepreneurial life from this week. When I originally began brainstorming ideas for this podcast one thought was to share the good, the bad, and the ugly of an entrepreneur's life. I thought about calling it Notes from a Small Business Owner's Desk, but I thought that was a little wordy and I did not want to box myself in. I wanted to share other entrepreneurs' stories and other business insights.  Takeaways: Problems are going to happen in business...they are inevitable. Sometime you have to just go with the flow. Surround yourself with other entrepreneurs who understand your struggles.  Quote: If you can't control the current of the river, then don't fight it just go with the flow. ~ Unknown Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your
12:10
September 17, 2021
67 - From College Dropouts to 7-figure Entrepreneurial Couple
On this episode I am speaking with Terran and Quinton Lewis, co-founders of Herb’N Eden, a holistic skincare company that specializes in handmade soap bars. Starting the company in  2015 after dropping out of college, the unprecedented and tragic events of 2020 helped propel their company to heights they had never imagined were possible, and they closed the year with seven figure revenues. Quote for this episode: What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. ~ Oscar Wilde E-mail: iveta@oscarhamilton.com Website: herbneden.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herbneden/?hl=en Don't forget to check out Herb N' Eden's Customer Appreciation event. Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
42:08
September 10, 2021
66 - The Rundown: Takeaways from my Interview with Lynda Sunshine West
The takeaways from episode 64 with Lynda Sunshine West were overwhelming. Lynda Sunshine started her entrepreneurial journey at 51 years old after being in corporate America for over 36 years. The things she has learned throughout her life and on her entrepreneurial journey led her to start Women Action Takers. A company giving women a voice and a way to tell their stories to motivate and enrich the lives of others.  Quote for this episode: Start changing yourself if you want to change the life around you. ~Mahatma Gandhi  My takeaways on this episode:  Create multiple streams of income You can make changes to YOU Focus Don't be afraid to stand out Ask for help Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet.  Get your Solopreneur Package  Use Promo Code: STITCHED to save.  Resource to better train your team. Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success:  Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely.  Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com  Ways to reach me:  DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess  Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com  Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2  Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST.  Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
09:56
September 03, 2021
65 - Top 4 Takeaways from a Financial Fitness Trainer
On today's episode I am recapping my conversation with Tracey Bissett, a chief financial fitness trainer. She left so many nuggets of wisdom with us on episode 63, but I share with you my top 4 takeaways and how they have impacted my business in the past.  Quote for this episode: The moment you make a mistake in pricing, you’re eating into your reputation or your profits. ~ Katherine Paine My takeaways on this episode: Networking Hiring/Training Pricing Review Financials Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet. Get your Solopreneur Package  Use Promo Code: STITCHED to save. Resource to better train your team. Trainual Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
12:48
August 27, 2021
64 - From 5 Year Old Runaway to 51 Year Old Action Taking Entrepreneur. The Story of Lynda Sunshine
Founder of Women Action Takers, Lynda Sunshine West joins me on this episode and talks about her entry into entrepreneurship at the age of 51 after being in corporate America for 36 years and having over 49 jobs. Having grown up in a tumultuous household, Lynda shares with us how she ran away from home at the age of 5 and how that impacted her for many years to come. She also enlightens us on the biggest lessons learned after losing over $70,000 on her very first business venture.  Women Action Takers helps women entrepreneurs gain confidence to ask for their worth, clarity to attract clients TO them, and focus to get faster results.  Episode Quote: Enlarge the size of your comfort zone. ~Lynda Sunshine West  Purchase Lynda's book all about her Years of Fears.   Reach Lynda Sunshine: lynda@womenactiontakers.com  What Monica's up to:  Amazon Bestseller The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More is now available.   Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
32:28
August 20, 2021
63 - The #1 Way to Kill Your Business
Chief Financial Fitness Trainer Tracey Bissett of Bissett Financial Fitness Inc. joins Monica on this episode to discuss money...more specifically cash flow in your business.  Tracey educates and empowers individuals, notably young adults, and entrepreneurs to take control of and live their financial lives with confidence. As a former executive at TD Bank, one of Canada's Big 5 Banks, Tracey has worked with and in support of thousands of individuals and entrepreneurs to secure the financing they needed.  This hands on experience coupled with her formal financial education, Masters of Business Administration and Chartered Financial Analyst designation, position Tracey uniquely to coach about all things money. Tracey is a full time professor in the financial services faculty within the Business School at Centennial College. She leads speaking engagements and is the Executive Producer and host of the Young Money podcast all focused on increasing financial fitness. Tracey was named the Silver Award winner for The IFSE Institute Award for Financial Literacy Champion through the Wealth Professional Awards 2020 and Bissett Financial Fitness Inc. a Worldwide Finance Awards 2020 winner. Contact Tracey: https://www.bissettfinancialfitness.com/ Tracey's Money Meeting Agenda - Download Now! What Monica' up to: Book Launching August 16, 2021 - The Fearless Entrepreneurs Available for Pre-Order Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Trainual Link Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
36:59
August 13, 2021
62 - The 3 "C"s that will EXPAND your entrepreneurial mindset with Nina Obier
On this episode I continue my conversation with Nina Obier, CEO and founder of Success Simplified. We are talking clarity, confidence, commitment, joy, daily habits and how it all plays into mindset. As an entrepreneur, setting intentions and having the right mindset can make or break your business.   Episode Quotes:  Mindset is Everything. ~ Unknown Everything starts within your own mind. Your thoughts, attitude and determination are all essential for success. ~ Unknown Guest: Nina Obier E-mail: info@ninaobier.com Website: https://www.ninaobier.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ninaobier/ Books: Listen. Learn. Love. Lead: 40 Simple Messages for and #inspiredlife My Daily Clarity: 90 Days to Connect.Create.Communicate.Celebrate Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
32:36
July 16, 2021
61 - What is your INTUITION telling you...Are you listening?
On this episode I am speaking with Nina Obier CEO and founder of Success Simplified. Nina is known for BEing a Business Strategist and the original FUNness Facilitator.  She enJOYs coming alongside momprenuers to simplify their business model, message, and method so they can make a living, while having a JOYFILLED Life. Episode Quote: The more clarity you have, the more powerful your goals are. ~ Robert G. Allen Guest: Nina Obier E-mail: info@ninaobier.com Website: https://www.ninaobier.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ninaobier/ Books: Listen. Learn. Love. Lead: 40 Simple Messages for and #inspiredlife My Daily Clarity: 90 Days to Connect.Create.Communicate.Celebrate Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED  Trainual Link  Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success:  Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist  Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started.  Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com  Ways to reach me:  DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess  Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com  Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST.  Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
20:51
July 09, 2021
60 - Retired Navy Petty Officer Michael Dillard shares TIPS and the mindset needed to move from employee to entrepreneur
A retired Navy Submarine Chief Petty Officer, Michael Dillard is a side hustling entrepreneur balancing his 9 to 5 with 4 businesses. An office incident moved Michael out of his employee mentality when he realized that it was up to him to take care of his family because there was truly no such thing as job security. In 1994 Michael Dillard found himself homeless and raising his 1 year old daughter. Leaving his position in the US Navy at the age of 24 to pursue a  “promised” 6-7 figure income in insurance he found himself penniless and homeless just 6 months later. He sold knives, artwork and even his own plasma to buy food for him and his daughter.  Michael's entrepreneurial mindset is one of determination and believing that he was endowed with a higher purpose. In this episode he shares with us the 3 things he has learned on his journey thus far and drops a great deal of knowledge on government contracts and partnering with your own non-profit.  Episode Quote: Being an entrepreneur is a mindset. You have to see things as opportunities all the time. ~ Soledad O'Brien Guest Contact info:  Michael Dillard on LinkedIn & Instagram (for Christian inspiration) Company: www.ionreliability.com Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Trainual Link - The Easiest Way To Train And Grow Your Team Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
41:39
July 02, 2021
59 - Successful Entrepreneurs...Do you HAVE what it takes?
On this episode I am talking about getting your mindset right before and keeping your mindset right as you journey down the entrepreneurial path. Your friends may make entrepreneurship seem glamourous and alluring, but they probably aren't telling you the whole truth. They are not telling you how they have not been able to pay themselves for a few week or how it was difficult to meet payroll for their team last week. This episode is not to scare you out of becoming a entrepreneur, but it is to share with you the bad and the ugly of being a business owner. What will you give up to be a successful entrepreneur? How many hours are you willing to work? Can you be consistent? How do you work for someone else currently? Can you persevere and remain committed when the going gets tough?  Episode Quote: I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. ~Steve Jobs Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess or TikTok @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave a honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help the me out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews I get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
13:32
June 25, 2021
58 - A 6-pack MINDSET for your body, brain and bank account with Ethan King
On today's episode I am chatting with my life partner and business partner Ethan King. We have been working together for almost 20 years...married for 18.  As a young adult, he was a starving artist, struggling to make ends meet while taking out the trash at a seedy Atlanta nightclub. After a scary encounter where he was robbed at gunpoint, he left his old life behind, and harnessed his talents co-founding our multiple 7-figure brands stuff4gREEKS and Zeus’ Closet where our clients have included celebrities such as Akon, and Rick Ross, as well as major enterprises like Coca-Cola, BET and Marvel Studios. For several years he was Tyler Perry’s exclusive graphic designer and last year he was named winner of the Best Self Atlanta Magazine’s Over 40 and Fabulous. Quote for this episode: There is no downside to a side hustle. There are only benefits to building more than one source of income. ~ Forbes.com Guest Contact info:  Ethan King Six Pack Dads Website: www.6packdads.com Website: www.ethanking.com IG: @ethankingdotcom Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
21:36
June 18, 2021
57 - Multiple Businesses? REAL talk with Kim Dow owner of Sass Studio & Sass Magazine
On this episode I have a delightful conversation with Kim Dow, owner of Sass Studios—a boutique branding and creative design studio that specializes in supporting and empowering women-owned businesses by helping them cultivate their visual “voice”. She also serves as the owner, publisher, and creative director of Sass Magazine and EverydayDogMagazine.com. Sass Magazine serves up articles on a variety of topics including career, wellness, travel, style, beauty, home, and more. As well as special feature articles spotlighting women doing amazingly kickass things! Episode Quote: I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. ~ Estee Lauder Guest Contact info:  Kim Dow Sass Magazine: https://sassmagazine.com/ Sass Studios: http://sasscreativestudios.com/ p. 240.446.9765  |  w. https://sass-collective.com/ Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Trainual Link Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started. Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com Ways to reach me: DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2 Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Social Media Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST. Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-) Thanks for listening!
34:29
June 11, 2021
56 - Why you MUST TikTok your business with Samantha Vlasceanu - The TikTok Coach
On this episode I chat with Samantha Vlasceanu, owner of The TikTok Coach. Samantha works with businesses wanting to utilize TikTok as a sales funnel. Whether you're new to TikTok or been using it for a while, she has positioned herself as the go-to expert in the field. By day, she's a mom of two and at night she's building her empire. Her company has worked with many businesses in all areas, from lawyers to coaches to brick & mortar stores. Her methods have been proven time and time again and she shares with us how it can help your business grow too. Episode Quote: Going viral is not an outcome. It's a happening. Sometimes it happens; sometimes it doesn’t. Just remember fans are vanity and sales are sanity. ~ Lori Taylor Contact info:  Samantha Vlasceanu - The TikTok Coach TikTok Facebook Group Instagram Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED   Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success:         - Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist     - Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely.       - Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart  - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started.           - Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com          Ways to reach me:              - DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess     - Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com         - Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2        - Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST.        Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-)    Thanks for listening!
31:33
June 04, 2021
55 - Steps to GREAT copywriting with Stephanie Mojica from Get Their Attention Now
Stephanie Mojica is a long-time copywriter, editor, and writing coach. She has worked with a wide variety of businesses, educational institutions, coaches, authors, realtors, and attorneys in multiple capacities. Some of her past and present clients include Harvard University, Lockheed Martin, CBS, NBC, and Verizon. Stephanie has also coached dozens of authors through the book writing. Quote for this episode: If you can’t turn yourself into your customer, you probably shouldn’t be in the ad writing business at all. --Leo Burnett Stephanie's Contact Info:  https://www.instagram.com/gettheirattentionnow/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephaniemojica/ 3 Little Known Secrets to Create Words That Sell Episode Sponsor -  Zeus' Closet Solopreneur Package Now Available - Promo Code: STITCHED Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success:       - Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist    - Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely.     - Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started.          - Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com        Ways to reach me:            - DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess         - Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com       - Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2      - Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST.       Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-)    Thanks for listening!
35:14
May 28, 2021
54 - Tips for getting marketing and branding RIGHT with Kelly Hackney of Caffeine with Kelly
On this episode I speak with Kelly Hackney of Caffeine with Kelly, LLC. Starting in December 2020 with the vision of adding some caffeination to marketing plans, Kelly has a mission and passion to add more positivity to the world, one cup of coffee at a time. With 10+ years of marketing experience, she brings authenticity, customization, and deep strategy work to the marketing space. She prides herself in being the guide for her clients to help them be the hero in their story and win the day with their customers. Quote for this episode: The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well that the product or service fits them and sells itself.-----Peter Drucker Kelly's information:  www.caffeinewithkelly.com or on Instagram as @caffeinewithkelly. Learn more about me: https://www.caffeinewithkelly.com/my-story Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success:      - Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist   - Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely.     - Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started.         - Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com       Ways to reach me:           - DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess        - Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com      - Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2     - Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST.      Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-)    Thanks for listening!
39:25
May 21, 2021
53 - 6 Tips to ROCK being a Mompreneur
On last week’s episode I spoke with Jennifer Grayer formerly of Lollibops Sweet Shop. Deidre Bembry aka The Insurance Lady,  a State Farm insurance agent for 12 years and Monica Van Landingham, a serial entrepreneur and current owner of a social media strategy firm in Nashville, Vier Media. These ladies were generous enough to share their time with me and answer questions in regards to being an entrepreneur and mother.  They share some great tips to manage business and motherhood at the same time.  Episode Quote:Be Strong you never know who you are inspiring. -- Unknown Guest contact info:  Deidre Bembry - State Farm Insurance Agent; www.asktheinsurancelady.com; IG:unwrittenbydeidre  Monica Van Landingham - Owner of Vier Media; www.viermedia.com; IG: @viermedianash  Jennifer Grayer - former owner of Lollibop Sweet Shop of Atlanta. Future entrepreneurial journey to come.  Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success:      - Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist   - Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely.    - Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started.         - Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com       Ways to reach me:          - DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess        - Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com     - Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2    - Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST.     Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes or Audible. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please take a moment to leave a review. :-)    Thanks for listening!
21:10
May 14, 2021
52 - Run the World (MOMpreneurs)...Tips for overcoming "mom guilt"
I speak with 4 mompreneurs who share their stories of raising kids and running and growing their businesses at the same time. On this episode we talk mom guilt and the pros and cons of being a mompreneur.  Episode Quote: I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking. “This is impossible--oh this is impossible.” And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible. -- Tina Fey  Guest contact info: Samantha Vlasceanu - Owner of The Tik Toc Coach; www.thetiktokcoach.ca; IG: @thetiktokcoach Deidre Bembry - State Farm Insurance Agent; www.asktheinsurancelady.com; IG:unwrittenbydeidre Monica Van Landingham - Owner of Vier Media; www.viermedia.com; IG: @viermedianash Jennifer Grayer - former owner of Lollibop Sweet Shop of Atlanta. Future entrepreneurial journey to come. Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success:      - Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist  - Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely.   - Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started.        - Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com      Ways to reach me:          - DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess       - Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com    - Follow me on Clubhouse - @monicaallen2   - Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST.    Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now. :-)   Thanks for listening!
29:22
May 07, 2021
51 - 5 Things You MUST do when starting your business...the story of a business launched in JUST 49 days.
On this episode I speak with Moona Mohammed, owner and founder of The Perfect Dress Atlanta. Remembering the feeling of frustration in not having the conveniences of a dress shop in her own community,  In February of 2019 Moona set a 30 day goal to open a dress shop for women in Southwest Atlanta, at the age of just 23. Though she did not meet her 30 days goal, she did have her dress shop opened in just 49 days prior to prom season 2019 and making over $20K her 1st month without any marketing. Moona walks us through her start, the drama of Covid in 2020 and where she is headed in 2021.  Episode Quote: There is no point in starting your own business unless you do it out of a sense of frustration. -- Richard Branson Guest: Moona Muhammad; IG: @theperfectdressatl  Book an Appointment Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success:      - Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist  - Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely.   - Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started.       - Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com     Ways to reach me:         - DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess      - Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com   - Follow me on Clubhouse - Monica Allen   - Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST.    Thanks so much for being with me this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. 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 "Stitched for Success!"  And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now. :-)   Thanks for listening!
22:49
April 29, 2021
50 - Celebrating 1 Year of the Stitched for Success Podcast & the NEW things in store for this upcoming year.
It is hard to believe it has been one year since I launched this podcast. I have learned alot during this process. I share with you all that I have learned, and they are not only things that have impacted my life, but they are things that can impact and change all of our lives.  Episode Quote: God has a way of turning our pain into our platform. In fact it is through our pain that we often find our passion. Sometimes our greatest misery can become our great ministry.  From Family Shift Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success:      - Get the 30 point checklist for building a clothing brand at www.zeuscloset.com/checklist - Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely.  - Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started.      - Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com   - Ways to reach me:        - DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess     - Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com  - Follow me on Clubhouse;    - Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST.   Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.   If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Stitched for Success!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now. :-)  Other ways to reach out: Website: stitchedforsuccess.com  Thanks for listening!
08:28
April 22, 2021
49 - The Entrepreneurial Struggle is REAL
On this episode I am discussing some of our current struggles. Having a team that is stretched thin and me trying to juggle being a wife, a mom with kids who have not been on their normal school schedule in over a year, and a business owner that has very little time to work on the business for working in it right now. As an entrepreneur I have a desire to create new businesses, this podcast, courses and more, but there is only so much time in the day so it is time to hire again. With the pandemic we are hiring with caution so I share some to of the things I have learned over the years to hire team members who operate under your company's core values and help you avoid wasting time and ultimately money.  Episode Quote: I accept uncertainty. I impact the world. I live my passions. I create. I am an entrepreneur ~ Monica Allen  Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success:        - Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely.    - Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started.     - Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com   Reach me:       - DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess     - Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com - Facebook Group: Stitched for Success. Request to join. - Follow me on Clubhouse;   - Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST.   Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please share on IG or email me.  Remember you can save 15% on any company swag at www.zeuscloset.com. Just email us at shop@zeuscloset.com and mention the podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Stitched for Success!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now. :-)  Other ways to reach out: Website: stitchedforsuccess.com  Thanks for listening!
12:36
April 04, 2021
48 - How IP (Intellectual Property) can impact the MONEY you make or lose
On this episode I am discussing Intellectual Property or IP. Are you licensed to use someone else's intellectual property or do you own your own or perhaps its a combination of both. Having your own IP is ideal, but how can the use of someone's IP affect your business if your contract changes or the relationship comes to a halt.   Episode Quote: Intellectual Property is a key aspect for economic development ~ Craig Venter Click here for Legal Zoom Link describing trademarks, patents and copyright.  Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success:       - Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely.   - Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started.    - Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com       - DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess     - Follow me on Clubhouse;  Join my Clubhouse Club -  Become Your Own Boss - Room hosted each Thursday at 10AM EST.  Next week topic: Let's Talk Social Media for Your Biz Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please message me on Instagram @stitchedforsuccess.  Remember you can save 15% on any company swag at www.zeuscloset.com. Just email us at shop@zeuscloset.com and mention the podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Stitched for Success!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now. :-)  Other ways to reach out: Website: stitchedforsuccess.com Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
12:12
March 26, 2021
47 - The one thing you need to know BEFORE hiring a social media guru.
On this episode I bring to you the second part of my interview with Hayley Luckadoo. Owner of Luckadoo Media. A podcaster, motivational speaker and marketing coach Hayley shares her challenges, the biggest mistake she feels she has made in her business, and what you need to know before hiring a social media expert.  Hayley's Contact info:  Email address: hello@hayleyluckadoo.com Website: www.hayleyluckadoo.com  Quote for this episode: To some extent, being an entrepreneur is a lonely journey. ~ Chad Hurley Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success:      - Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely.    - Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started.   - Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com      - DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess    - Follow me on Clubhouse; New Clubhouse group to join: Become Your Own Boss  Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please message me on Instagram @stitchedforsuccess.  Remember you can save 15% on any company swag at www.zeuscloset.com. Just email us at shop@zeuscloset.com and mention the podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Stitched for Success!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now. :-)  Other ways to reach out: Website: stitchedforsuccess.com Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
31:02
March 19, 2021
46 - Know your WORTH!!! 2 Things to keep in mind when pricing your services.
On this episode I have the pleasure of speaking with Hayley Luckadoo. Such a fun interview partner. This is the first part of our interview. We had so much fun chatting we went on for quite a while. Hayley is a marketing coach and motivational speaker who empowers entrepreneurs to let go of the things holding them back and take the steps toward bigger dreams and a better life. She is an audacious dreamer who started with a hobby wedding planning business born out of her college apartment and turned it into a serial entrepreneur success story built on resilience. Through her company, Luckadoo Media, and her passion project, the Females on Fire podcast, Hayley spends most days in her pink office, creating content and resources to educate and motivate entrepreneurs to change their finances, their business, and their life by stepping into action in their full potential. Hayley's Contact info: Hayley Luckadoo - Money & Marketing Coach and Motivational Speaker hello@hayleyluckadoo.com www.hayleyluckadoo.com Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success:     - Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely.    - Become Your Own Boss 21 Day Quickstart - Sign up to launch your business in 21 days. Everything at your fingertips that you need to get started.  - Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com     - DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess   - Follow me on Clubhouse; New Clubhouse group to join: Become Your Own Boss Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please message me on Instagram @stitchedforsuccess.  Remember you can save 15% on any company swag at www.zeuscloset.com. Just email us at shop@zeuscloset.com and mention the podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Stitched for Success!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now. :-)  Other ways to reach out: Website: stitchedforsuccess.com Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
20:26
March 12, 2021
45 - Who’s REALLY building your business? 3 Tips for building a successful business.
In this episode I discuss customers and how they help us business owners beyond simply purchasing our goods and services. Looking back over the growth of our company, we have found that our customers have actual helped build our business into what it is today. They have provided us with ideas and direction over the past 18 years of our business through their requests, questions and challenging projects. Quote for this episode: The customer is the most important person in our company. Takeaways for this episode:  1. LISTEN to your customer 2. Get to "YES". 3. Just ASK.  Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success:    - Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely.   - Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com    - DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess  - Follow me on Clubhouse     Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please message me on Instagram @stitchedforsuccess.  Remember you can save 15% on any company swag at www.zeuscloset.com. Just email us at shop@zeuscloset.com and mention the podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Stitched for Success!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now. :-)  Other ways to reach out: Website: stitchedforsuccess.com Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
10:54
March 05, 2021
44 - The 3 Things you must know to secure your financial legacy as an entrepreneur
On this episode I speak with Jeff Cooper a Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual. Northwestern Mutual one of the nation’s premier financial services firms offering services and products ranging from insurance & investments to retirement and business planning services. Jeff is a graduate of Emory University and former law enforcement officer working on the local, state, and federal level for over 12 years. On this episode we talk about the importance of setting up your family for success with life insurance and setting up your business for success via a variety of insurance and financial planning vehicles. Jeff also gives us some insight into his transition from having a job to becoming a sole proprietor...betting on himself to grow his own agency and team.  Quote for this episode: The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.  Takeaways for this episode:  1. How to set up your family financial legacy 2. How to set up your business legacy 3. Betting on yourself and how to set up your personal legacy. Jeff's Contact Info: O: 706.395.2536 C: 404.862.5434 jeffery.cooper@nm.com http://jefferycooper.nm.com Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success:   - Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely.  - Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com   - DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess - Follow me on Clubhouse    Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please message me on Instagram @stitchedforsuccess.  Remember you can save 15% on any company swag at www.zeuscloset.com. Just email us at shop@zeuscloset.com and mention the podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Stitched for Success!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now. Other ways to reach out: Website: stitchedforsuccess.com Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
30:21
February 26, 2021
43 - Can't find the job you are looking for? Create your own!
Abigail White and Jason Rhoades join me to discuss how they organically started their company after Jason could not find a job offering him the type of work he longed to do. We chat about the challenges they have faced in their business and what they would change if they could send their younger selves a message.  Toolbox #9 is a web development agency that places a strong emphasis on user experience. With clients like The CDC Foundation, Lego, and Cartoon Network they are making websites and apps easier to use, more simple, more engaging and sometimes even more fun.  Quote for this episode: To me, a leader is a visionary that energizes others. This definition of leadership has two key dimensions: a) creating the vision of the future, and b) inspiring others to make the vision a reality. - Vince Lombardi  Takeaways for this episode: The difference between being the doer and then becoming the person managing the doers in your business is often a change we all fight. Save a minimum percent of every dollar you make in your business. Paying for time can get expensive especially when you are just starting out.  Recognize and be willing to pivot to remain relevant in your industry.  Check out Toolbox #9: https://www.toolbox9.com Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success:  - Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely.  - Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com  - DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess - Follow me on Clubhouse   Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please message me on Instagram @stitchedforsuccess.  Remember you can save 15% on any company swag www.zeuscloset.com. Just email us at shop@zeuscloset.com and mention the podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Stitched for Success!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now. Other ways to reach out: Website: stitchedforsuccess.com Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
36:52
February 19, 2021
42 - “Let me get a coffee first”. A few more rules of engagement for working with your spouse.
Abigail White and Jason Rhoades join me to discuss working with each other in their business Toolbox #9. A web development agency with a strong emphasis on user experience. With clients like The CDC Foundation, Lego, and Cartoon Network they are making websites and apps easier to use, more simple, more engaging and sometimes even more fun. Quote for this episode: Relationships are the only thing that matter in business and in life. – Jerry Weintraub Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: - Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. - Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com - DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess - Follow me on Clubhouse   Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please message me on Instagram @stitchedforsuccess. Check out Toolbox #9: https://www.toolbox9.com If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Stitched for Success!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now. Other ways to reach out: Website: stitchedforsuccess.com Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
15:23
February 12, 2021
41 - 5 Practical tips for being in business with your spouse and staying in love with each other.
On this episode I hang with my husband and business partner Ethan King. We both share 3 tips that have helped us survive being in business with each other for over 20 years while staying in love and celebrating 18 years of marriage earlier this week. Quote for this episode: Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction. ~Antoine de Saint Exupery   Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success:   - Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely.   - Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.2021secrets.com - DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess   - Follow me on Clubhouse   Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please message me on Instagram @stitchedforsuccess.  Check out 6 Pack Dads: @sixpackdads; www.6packdads.com Don't miss the next session. Join the waitlist today! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Stitched for Success!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now. Other ways to reach out: Website: stitchedforsuccess.com Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
23:59
February 05, 2021
40 - Are you still getting people's attention?
On this episode learn why continuing to market your business and brand is essential for the overall success of your business even during tough times when money is tight. Quote for this episode: Marketing is a contest for people’s attention. Seth Godin Zeus' Closet; Direct link to Logo Products. Save 15% just by mentioning this podcast. Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success:  - Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely. - Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.stitchedforsuccess.com to download your copy. - DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess - Follow me on Clubhouse  Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please message me on Instagram @stitchedforsuccess. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Stitched for Success!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now by clicking here. Other ways to reach out: Website: stitchedforsuccess.com Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
09:02
January 29, 2021
39 - The #1 action you must take to ensure business success in 2021
Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms are all great for reaching your community...your people,  but you don't own them. If they make changes, go away or suspend your account, your business will be in BIG trouble. You must own your community. How do you do this? Email addresses from your customers and prospects are key. Email is still #1.  Listen to this episode to see how important this continued step is in your business and how to do it successfully.   Quote for this episode: Taking the time to build your community, to get to know your people will have long-lasting benefits. ~Clifton Taulbert Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: -Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support because entrepreneurship can be lonely.  -Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.stitchedforsuccess.com to download your copy. -DM me on IG @stitchedforsuccess -Follow me on Clubhouse Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please message me on Instagram @stitchedforsuccess. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Stitched for Success!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now by clicking here. Other ways to reach out: Website: stitchedforsuccess.com Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
08:34
January 22, 2021
38 - What would you tell your younger self?
We all learn so much through our experiences during our life. Have you ever thought about what you would tell a younger version of yourself if you had the chance. Especially as an entrepreneur, and I love asking entrepreneurs this question. Listen to the answers from the following entrepreneurs in this episode and find their common theme: Ethan King - An award-winning graphic designer.  His work has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and 60 Minutes. He served as Tyler Perry Studios' exclusive graphic designer for his plays and special projects for over 10 years. He is co-founder and CEO of our  multimillion-dollar brands stuff4GREEKS and Zeus’ Closet. He served as president of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) Atlanta 2018-2019. Full interview on episode 8. Deidre Bembry -  Owns and operates 2  successful State Farm locations and is the cofounder and chairperson of Keris Kares, Incorporated. a nonprofit that exists to support families impacted by Pediatric Cancer.  Full interview on episode 15 & 16 Korey Felder - Co-founder and CEO of Hittsquad Entertainment a 15 year old Strategic Event Planning, Marketing and Promotions company, He serves as Event Manager for the Ludicrous Foundation , Marketing Director of oAK Atlanta, and an Executive Member of Emerging 100 Atlanta.  Full interview on episode 24. Helpful Entrepreneurial Resources from Stitched for Success: -Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support.  -Download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.stitchedforsuccess.com to download your copy. Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please message me on Instagram @stitchedforsuccess. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Stitched for Success!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now by clicking here. Other ways to reach out: Website: stitchedforsuccess.com Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
13:40
January 08, 2021
37 - How to Create Your Own Stimulus Check
Over the past few weeks many Americans have been waiting for legislators to decide if they would be able to pay their rent or their mortgage...legislators to decide if they will be able to put food on the table for their families another week. Well on this episode, I tell you how to plan to create your own stimulus check so you don’t have to rely on someone else to make these decisions that impact YOUR life in the future. The fist steps: 1. Get your mind right. 2. Assess your skills 3. Be open and willing to learn. No longer depend on others to determine your future. Join the Stitched for Success Facebook group today!  A community of entrepreneurial support. Also go download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.stitchedforsuccess.com to download your copy. Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please message me on Instagram @stitchedforsuccess. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Stitched for Success!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now by clicking here. Other ways to reach out: Website: stitchedforsuccess.com Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
06:29
January 01, 2021
36 - Setting goals...does it actually work or is it just a sham?
Happy Holidays! On this episode I talk about getting ready for 2021.  Do you set goals each year? How do you go about setting your goals? Do not be discourage by 2020 if you did not accomplish all of your goals. Come on over to the podcast’s Facebook Group: Stitched for Success and tell us about how you set goals each year. What works for you and what does not. Join the community today!  A community of entrepreneurial support. Also go download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.stitchedforsuccess.com to download your copy. Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please message me on Instagram @stitchedforsuccess. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Stitched for Success!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now by clicking here. Other ways to reach out: Website: stitchedforsuccess.com Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Thanks for listening! Quotes for this episode: Setting Goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. - Tony Robbins - &  You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for. - Ted Turner -
05:39
December 25, 2020
35 - Why you MUST have your products on Amazon with Laura Buhl an Amazon products expert and consultant
On this episode I bring you an Amazon insider. She is the founder of eCommerce Boss Babes a thriving community for female entrepreneurs. Laura Buhl shares with us insights to being successful on Amazon’s platform. About Laura Buhl: Laura Buhl is an eCommerce Consultant who helps businesses build 7-Figure Businesses selling products successfully on Amazon. She is the founder of the eCommerce Boss Babes taking females founders from Zero to Launch on Amazon Laura is a former Amazon employee that used to support and coach Europe's Top100 Amazon Sellers. So if you want to learn how to be successful on Amazon...tune in now! In this episode, you'll discover: - The biggest secret to being successful on Amazon - Why every small business should use Amazon’s platform - How to find profitable products - Steps to finding the right products - Setting up your Amazon business properly Contact Info: Laura Buhl hello@laurabuhl.com Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EcomBossBabe Quote for the episode: For any business large or small not to have an ecommerce strategy is a big mistake. William M. Daley Podcast’s Facebook Group: Stitched for Success. Join the community today! FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Go to www.stitchedforsuccess.com to download your copy. Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please message me on Instagram @stitchedforsuccess. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Stitched for Success!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now by clicking here. Other ways to reach out: Website: stitchedforsuccess.com Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
34:60
December 18, 2020
34 - Are you ready for 2021...is your business ready?
In this episode I bring you the 2nd part of my conversation with our business coach Wayne Kurzen.    Wayne Kurzen is an expert award winning business advisor and successful entrepreneur with over 18 years experience in helping hundreds of business leaders create organizations that become market leaders and highly valued companies.  His  accomplishments include:  - A decorated Air Force pilot and commander of a unit of 500, who was promoted in the top 1% of his peers.   - A sought-after keynote speaker, multi-time national  - Grew a startup to become a Home Depot supplier in less than two years.   - Help leadership teams implement the business operating system called EOS ® -- the Entrepreneurial Operating System ®   So if you want learn the keys to success in 2021...tune in now!  In this episode, you'll discover:  - The one thing that all successful business leaders have in common - How to go about asking someone to be your mentor - What to do if you are afraid to take the leap. Contact Info: Wayne Kurzen - Certified EOS Implementer The Kurzen Group Phone: 678-362-7734 Web: www.kurzengroup.com  Quote for the episode: Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field. Brian Tracy New Facebook Group: Stitched for Success. Join today. Go to www.stitchedforsuccess.com to download your FREE ebook: The 10 Secrets to Small Business Success in 2021. Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please message me on Instagram @stitchedforsuccess If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher , Google Podcast or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Stitched for Success!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now by clicking here. Other ways to reach out: Website: stitchedforsuccess.com Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
17:05
December 11, 2020
33 - Secrets to business growth and success with Wayne Kurzen
In this episode I bring you the first part of my conversation with our business coach Wayne Kurzen.   Wayne Kurzen is an expert award winning business advisor and successful entrepreneur with over 18 years experience in helping hundreds of business leaders create organizations that become market leaders and highly valued companies. His  accomplishments include: - A decorated Air Force pilot and commander of a unit of 500, who was promoted in the top 1% of his peers.  - A sought-after keynote speaker, multi-time national - Grew a startup to become a Home Depot supplier in less than two years.  - Help leadership teams implement the business operating system called EOS ® -- the Entrepreneurial Operating System ®  So if you want to be a successful business owner, set up your company for success and grow your business so you can succeed, tune in now! In this episode, you'll discover: - The common challenges of business owners - The 5 frustrations in business - The importance of a good operating system Contact Info: Wayne Kurzen - Certified EOS Implementer The Kurzen Group Phone: 678-362-7734 Web: www.kurzengroup.com Quote for the episode: Treat yourself like your best client Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please message me on Instagram @stitchedforsuccess If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher , Google Podcast or wherever you get your podcast to get automatic episode updates for "Stitched for Success!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now by clicking here. Other ways to reach out: Website: stitchedforsuccess.com Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
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December 04, 2020
32 - 3 questions to ask yourself as a business owner during this season of thanks.
In this episode I talk about gratitude as a business owner. Giving you a practical and doable exercise to help you lift your spirit and mind as we enter this holiday period. I don’t know if your business is extremely busy during this season, but this exercise will help you get your mind right and ready for the challenges this seasons holds if it is. Quote: Gratitude is the best medicine. It heals your mind, your body and your spirit And attracts more things to be grateful for. Connect with me on Instagram @stitchedforsuccess; Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com
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November 27, 2020
31 - Don’t make this $200K mistake
On this episode I bring another portion of my interview with Steven Yates a business consultant and business owner with over 20 years of marketing experience. In this episode Steven speaks of a huge mistake he made in his business that he doesn’t want you to make. Not only did it cost him $200,000 but it could have cost him much more. Steven enjoys helping small and medium sized businesses market their products and services domestically and abroad. His areas of expertise include marketing, import/export and professional services.  He is a veteran of Desert Shield/Desert Storm and life-time member of the US. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds.  Steven's Contact info:  steven.yates@theedgeconnection.com or heros_intl_tr@yahoo.com Please feel free to email me stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com IG: @stitchedforsuccess
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November 20, 2020
30 - Serial Entrepreneur, Business Consultant and Veteran Steven Yates talks business lessons
On this episode I interview Steven Yates a business consultant and business owner with over 20 years of marketing experience. Steven enjoys helping small and medium sized businesses market their products and services domestically and abroad. His areas of expertise include marketing, import/export and professional services.  He is a veteran of Desert Shield/Desert Storm and life-time member of the US. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds.  Steven's Contact info:  steven.yates@theedgeconnection.com or heros_intl_tr@yahoo.com Please feel free to email me stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com IG: @stitchedforsuccess
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November 13, 2020
29 - Step-by-Step guide to setting up your business
In this episode I discuss a few of the things I wish we would have known when we started our first business. Much of the legalese that I did not understand or even know to expect at the time, I share in this episode.  If you are thinking about starting a business or you just started a side hustle, I want to help you get things set up correctly from the start. I am not a lawyer,  though I do recommend having a good attorney. If you can't afford one at this time, this episode will at least help you get off to the right start and put you in the fast lane to launching your business.   Quote: "Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." -- Conrad Hilton Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com IG: @stitchedforsuccess
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November 06, 2020
28 - 7 essential tips for an aspiring or new entrepreneur to avoid failure.
In this episode I share the last part of my interview with Jennifer Grayer of Lolli Bop Sweet Shop. Jennifer shares tips for aspiring and new entrepreneurs. I always ask for 1 tip or piece of advise for newish entrepreneurs from all of my interviewees, but Jennifer had several that she felt all new business owners should think about and consider as they start their business. Jennifer is taking a hiatus from entrepreneurship, but I know she will be back, and I will be excited to have her on a future episode to learn all about her new venture.  National Women's Small Business Month is in October and the progress of women business owners should be celebrated. Listen to hear some of the wonderful statistics regarding female owned businesses. Quote: "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it." — Maya Angelou Article referenced in this episode: https://www.business.com/articles/womens-small-business-month/ IG: @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Sign up for complimentary coaching at stitchedforsuccess.com
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October 30, 2020
27 - The 2 business MUST haves that no one talks about.
I continue my conversation with Jennifer Grayer from the formally Atlanta based Lolli Bop Sweet Shop.  In part 3 of this series Jennifer discusses the one regret that she has and how that may have possibly saved her business. I go on to give insight as to why the 2 things that are typically not discussed prior to starting your business is so essential.  If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before. ~ J Loren Norris IG: @stitchedforsuccess Email me: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com
19:04
October 23, 2020
26 -The 2 keys to unlocking a successful business.
On this episode I bring you part 2 of my series with Jennifer Grayer, owner and operator of Lolli Bop Sweet Shop in Atlanta. After being in business for 5 years, Jennifer decided to close her doors this year. She has been gracious enough to share her lessons learned with the Stitched for Success podcast family. We discuss hiring employees and catering to customers. These are lessons that every business owner/entrepreneur can learn from and mistakes to avoid to help your business be successful.  IG: @stitchedforsuccess Email: stitchedforsuccess@gmail.com Sign up for your complimentary coaching session with Monica and learn more about the Imprinted Apparel Academy at the Stitched for Success website. www.stitchedforsuccess.com
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October 16, 2020
25 - A New Series: Lessons Learned from Failure - My interview with Jennifer Grayer. Yes! Success is sweet, but Failure does not mean defeat.
On this episode I begin my first series. Jennifer Grayer, owner and operator of Lolli Bop Sweet Shop in Atlanta decided to close her sweet shop after being in business for 5 years. Over those years, Jennifer learned so many lessons about business from hiring to diversifying your offering and so much more.  She has bee