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Scaling a fast-growing small business can seem daunting, especially when you’re cut off from operational resources normally reserved for larger enterprises. As a world-renowned business infrastructure expert, Alicia Butler Pierre has dedicated the past 16 years of her career to closing this knowledge gap. Each Sunday, she and her guests pull back the curtain of their successful businesses to share the people, processes, and tools to scale. If you’re an ambitious entrepreneur seeking actionab ...
 
Being Boss® is an exploration of what it takes to be boss as a creative business owner, entrepreneur, freelancer, or side-hustler. Join host Emily Thompson as she explores the mindsets, habits, and tactics of harnessing your creative ambitions and embracing the adventure of starting and growing your own business so that you can make money doing work you love. Brought to you by HubSpot Podcast Network.
 
The Solopreneur Coach™ Steve Coombes along with solopreneurs and business leaders from around the world share their best business tips, tools and strategies for growing your own solopreneur business while designing a life you’ll love in every episode. Visit solopreneurcoach.com to join Steve’s free Solopreneur Success Connections™ community and get live monthly business training sessions, networking opportunities and more.
 
If you are like me & know that America 🇺🇸 is the greatest opportunity in the world! BUT, you also see there are HUGE ISSUES starting to arise like... •Why is mentorship decreasing in popularity? • Why do ENTREPRENEURS like us, who love success, see people fail at the biggest challenge SIGNIFICANCE? • How do people like us make a lasting impact on the world!? • And is it possible for enough ENTREPRENEUR Leaders together to make a REAL difference? These are the BLARING questions and this podca ...
 
Want to learn from one those people who get so much done and appear everywhere as a successful serial entrepreneur? Tracy Hazzard is one of those do-it-all kind of entrepreneurial women who runs multiple creative ventures, works for/with household names, launches best-selling products, all while married to her best friend and business partner, and jointly raising three daughters. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could dive deeper into Tracy’s mindset, success strategies, daily practices, her ho ...
 
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Trello. Asana. Monday.com. ClickUp. These are all amazing tools. And we’ve tried them all here at the Business Infrastructure podcast, but in the end, we landed on Notion as the tool to organize our back-office operations. * Notion is an all-in-one digital workspace that brings together once disparate and hidden documentation into a single platform…
 
How can you follow online business laws to save yourself legal trouble as a boss? In this episode, Emily of Being Boss chats with Autumn Witt Boyd, a business lawyer and legal contracts expert. They discuss all things small-online-business legal, and Autumn shares the specific things you need to protect yourself as a business owner in 2022. Get ful…
 
What comes to mind when you think of an organizational chart? Do you have one for your small business? After listening to this episode, you’ll understand just how powerful this tool is. * An organizational chart visually communicates more than just your company’s chain of command, but also its maturity and growth opportunities. For these reasons, a…
 
LinkedIn is much more than just a social networking site. John Nemo literally wrote the book on turning LinkedIn into a potent tool to grow your business. John’s LinkedIn advice has featured in Business Insider, Inc. Magazine, and even LinkedIn’s official marketing blog. In today’s episode, John shares how to build the perfect LinkedIn profile, how…
 
Trying to level up your social media presence this year? In this episode, Emily of Being Boss chats with social media strategist Andréa Jones about the social media trends for 2022. They discuss what people are engaging with most, and how to stay on top of social media trends while still showing up authentically. They also explain what creative bus…
 
What is Journey with Christian D Evans Podcast and Why is Everyone Talking About it? __________ Get Mentored by Christian D Evans: www.christiandevans.com __________ You've probably heard about Journey with Christian D Evans Podcast by now. It seems like everyone is talking about it. So what exactly is Christian D Evans Podcast? And is it even wort…
 
Welcome to the masterclass edition of the Business Infrastructure podcast! In the first episode, you heard the story of Emily Miller, the founder of a fast-growing non-profit. She met a consultant who introduced her to a Business Parts Analysis as a means of sustaining the growth. * As Emily discovered, fast growth is exciting but requires adding m…
 
What makes a good online course? In this episode, Emily of Being Boss interviews Spencer Fry, the founder of Podia: an online course and digital product sales platform. They discuss current trends of the most successful courses and offer tips for online course creation going into 2022. Spencer shares his expert advice from the online learning indus…
 
It’s Season 15 on the Business Infrastructure podcast and we’re trying something different. Many of you asked for it and it’s here – a business infrastructure masterclass! * Over the next 13 episodes, you’ll hear the alternating stories of entrepreneurs faced with the challenges of unfilled customer demand and the specific tactics used to calm the …
 
For part two of this year in review with business besties Emily and Kathleen, they discuss what is working for each of them moving into 2022. Emily shares her experience starting a successful retail shop. Kathleen reflects on everything that helped her grow personally and professionally. They share what they’re looking forward to next year, brainst…
 
In this first episode of a 2-part reflection series, Emily and Kathleen, the co-founders of Being Boss sit down to chat about 2021. Even though they now have separate companies, these two business besties share their unique lessons over the past year as business owners. They review what foundations are keeping them going, what didn’t work, and how …
 
What is the process of writing a book? In this episode, Leigh Bardugo, the New York Times bestselling author of Ninth House and the creator of the Shadow and Bone trilogy (now a Netflix original series) shares her approach to book writing. Leigh and Emily discuss different steps in the creative process, how to keep doing the work after receiving re…
 
Tal Zlotnitsky is the Co-Founder and CEO of Our.Love, an exciting and unique startup that combines love and relationship wellness with technology. What’s love got to do with business? Everything! Your personal relationship can affect your work performance, especially if you operate a business with your significant other. * Our.Love might be a start…
 
How good are your business boundaries? Having a healthy work-life balance can save you a lot of time, energy, money, and frustration. In this episode, Emily and Corey of the Being Boss team discuss the four types of boundaries CEOs need to truly be successful. They share how to create and maintain boundaries in business and life, and provide tips f…
 
Kate Erickson’s back! When she first appeared on the show, she shared some of the key processes and philosophies behind Entrepreneur on Fire’s (EOFire) operational excellence. This time, she’s giving us an audio tour of the game-changing technology she credits with powering the back-office operations of EOFire’s 7-figure business – Asana. * As the …
 
With his extensive Financial Qualifications and operational experience in the Financial Services and Banking Sector, Mark founded Debt-IN (Now Capability Working Capital Solutions) in 2008. His hands-on approach, keen operational insight and extensive financial qualifications and experience saw the need to expand offerings to the broader Business P…
 
Entrepreneurship begins with a vision. Especially for women today, crafting a business that carries out your vision is more important than ever before. In this episode, Emily has a conversation with Monique Shields, a business coach who helps women exit corporate jobs to live the life of their dreams. They discuss vision casting in business and lif…
 
I have bootstrapped Xtensio out of our UX design agency, Fake Crow in Los Angeles. I am a professional musician turned designer turned entrepreneur. Connect with Alper Cakir: https://xtensio.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/acakir/ https://twitter.com/alpercakir https://www.instagram.com/alpercakir What is Journey with Christian D Evans Podcast and…
 
Kimanzi Constable sums up his entrepreneurial journey as “I used to deliver bread for a living, now I write.” Of course, there’s more to his story than this. A lot more. Through his relentless pursuit for building a profitable six-figure online business, he’s now the author of four books, has appeared on over 250 podcasts, and has written articles …
 
I’m delighted to welcome back my dear friend Alicia Butler Pierre! You remember Alicia from our discussion in 2020 (Episode 30 of the Operational Excellence show) - where we spoke about the importance of Operational Structure for Sustainable Success. Today’s discussion is very much centred around the fact that the pandemic put operations and operat…
 
Well, where to begin. My life started with a single mom in a Trailor park in Northern Ontario Canada. Obviously living in a house on wheels in -20 weather creates some challenges. Like my mom crawling under the trailer with a propane torch thawing out the water lines so we can have water. Fast forward to my career and first passion, strength and co…
 
A snapshot of his professional and teaching experience: He’s worked in the Film & TV Industry for over 25 years, as an editor, director and cameraman. He spend 7 years teaching 1000+ solo and small business owners how to build an online presence and sell their products and services. He studied practical filmmaking before digital was a thing. He’s p…
 
With 25+ years of corporate and agency experience in the marketing and advertising industries, Sean Atkinson works with SMBs to build and grow competitive, strategic brands. After spending decades uncovering the secrets to big brands’ successes, he is now leveling the playing field and opening doors for SMBs by sharing best practices and insights g…
 
Are you a creative entrepreneur who overthinks important decisions in your business? In this episode, Emily and Corey of Being Boss chat about something they call the Test and Change Mindset. This is a perspective that helps business owners adjust and adapt in an ever-changing market. They discuss what it means to Test and Change, specific examples…
 
Founder & CEO - Equilibria, Inc. Consultant •Speaker •Author •Podcaster Alicia Butler Pierre is the founder and CEO of Equilibria, Inc., a 15-year-old operations management firm. She specializes in increasing bandwidth for fast-growing organizations via business infrastructure. Alicia has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State Universi…
 
Every U.S. Dollar in Research & Development (R&D) tax credit yields $20 in new economic activity. With that kind of return, why don’t more small businesses take advantage of these tax credits? Answering that question is what led Lloyed Lobo on his fintech journey. * With a background in software engineering, Lloyed was already familiar with technol…
 
I am a kingdom led entrepreneur with a thriving relationship who has generated over 2 million in revenue on E-commerce platforms. My wife and I strive to live our life with the mission of Thriving Not Just Surviving. We take this concept into business, homeschooling our 7 year old son, and especially into our relationship with each other. My mess h…
 
Liz Wolfe is a skilled and energetic motivational speaker, coach and trainer. For more than 20 years she has inspired hundreds of people with her passionate stand of abundance: “There is plenty for everyone, including me.” Liz got her entrepreneurial start growing up on a sheep farm in Western Pennsylvania with her mother and two sisters. They had …
 
Welcome to part 3 of the people / process / profit mini series! In today's show we are diving into the third P - Profit - in the CX space! Operational Excellence / Customer Service and Customer Experience typically scream COST! Yet - When I speak to clients I am putting a lot of emphasis on the fact that a well managed customer service department i…
 
"Helping our people evolve emotionally to a place of feeling good is the #1 cultural differentiation and retention strategy that exists."~Fletcher Ellingson Fletcher Ellingson is a speaker, coach, and founder of Ellingson Enterprises, a coaching and training company. Fletcher helps people evolve their thinking in order to solve their biggest challe…
 
If marketing is a struggle in your business, it might be time for you to approach it differently. In this episode of Being Boss, Emily interviews guest Mike Michalowicz, an entrepreneurial strategist and author of the new book, Get Different: Marketing That Can’t Be Ignored. They discuss why marketing is important to a business, how to stand out in…
 
Adrian Tobey is a foundr of a multi-award winning tech start up and great story to share. Adrian Tobey has been featured on WP Builds, Authority Magazine, WP Founders, MixErgy, WPTonic, Atarim Summit, WPMayor, WP Watercooler, LMScast, WP Plugins A-Z, Automation Rehab, Mastermind.fm, Trailblazer, How I Built It, and many more! As the son of entrepre…
 
When Jason Cavness joined the US Army at 19, he took a test to determine his optimal career starting in the military. He had a choice between working as a parachute repairman or working in Human Resources (H.R.) He chose the latter - the allure being the opportunity to live in Germany. * 25 years later, he retired and through a chance encounter met…
 
My name is SF. Banks. My friends call me SF. Growing up with a single mother who cleaned houses and buildings for some of the most wealthy and elite people in Seattle, WA, I was instilled with a strong work ethic to pursue big dreams and help others. One night, my life was rocked by a nightmare when my uncle murdered my aunt and cousin in a domesti…
 
Kristin Ostrander is an author, serial entrepreneur, speaker, podcaster, and eCommerce expert. She founded MommyIncome.com and hosts a weekly podcast, The Amazon Files, where she helps others start and grow businesses online. Her grit, hard work, and business savvy have changed her life in ways she never thought possible. From the emotional low of …
 
Today we are diving into the second P in the People - Executing Process - Amplifying Profit - the 3 P’s I am referring to regularly! My guest today is Mark Buckley of MXB consultancy and Associate Director of Rutz Consulting! We are diving into operational delivery best practice! You will learn how to discover what’s “below the surface” i.e. the Ic…
 
"It is better to swing and miss than to be on the sideline and carry the oranges" Rob Elliott I have over 30 years of sales and business experience from small to large companies across many industries. Throw in being involved on Charity boards, raising money through Rotary International and being an experienced MC and public speaking coach I love t…
 
What does hustle mean to you as a business owner? In this episode, Emily and Corey of Being Boss discuss hustle culture. They define what hustle is and share their experiences with good hustle and bad hustle. They talk about anti-hustle culture and the dangers within. They also share tips on how to make the most of your business practices in respon…
 
He currently serves as a pastor in a small town where he lives a quiet life with his wife and two children. He advocates for human dignity and believes this will be further protected by granting qualified robots’ legal personhood. He is a graduate of William Carey University, where he earned a B.A. in Religion. He holds an M.T.S from Gateway Theolo…
 
You've probably heard the expression, “It takes money to make money.” But what happens if you’re never given a fair shot at getting access to money? This is the dilemma of too many small businesses. They can’t grow, let alone scale because traditional banks won’t lend them the money required to invest in hiring more people, streamlining key process…
 
Voted best Coach in 2021 by Thrive Global with Vikram Deol Connect with Vikram Deol: https://www.instagram.com/coachvikramdeol/ https://www.facebook.com/vikram.deol.14 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/be-real-with-vikram-deol/id1441982409 What is Journey with Christian D Evans Podcast and Why is Everyone Talking About it? __________ Get Mentor…
 
I am a personal transformation coach. I have a passion for helping people be better by "Understanding Your Owner’s Manual." One of the most powerful transformation tools I use is “A Father's Blessing.” This is where I stand in the place of a father and bless them as a son or daughter. We have been using this blessing to touch people's hearts and li…
 
Today we are kicking off a 3 part Series under the Header Leading People - Executing Process - Amplifying Profit - the 3 P’s I am referring to regularly! My guest today is Teresa Robertson of Endrick Consulting and Associate Director of Rutz Consulting! Everything in any business starts with people! In the new normal, nothing is exactly how it was …
 
I bring a depth of experience, skills & uniqueness to an interview as a lifelong entrepreneur & creator. All with personality! - Deborah Author Deborah Johnson, M.A. has not only written multiple books and albums, but hundreds of songs, three full-length musicals and is the producer of the popular podcast, Women at Halftime. Her five books have bee…
 
What is your legacy? Starting a business is a generational venture for many business owners in today’s world. In this episode, Emily Thompson chats with Ella Livingston of Cocoa Asante about how starting a business can contribute to building a legacy for your family. They discuss how the chocolate industry works, why Ella is passionate about sustai…
 
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