Working long hours with ever-changing schedules and to-do lists can make it seem impossible to find time to get our sweat on – not because we don’t want to but because it just doesn’t feel that urgent. Unfortunately, when we fall into a pattern of neglecting our bodies, we notice a decline in our physical fitness, strength and wellbeing, which often adversely affects how we feel about ourselves, our creativity and even our business productivity. It’s all connected.
I’ve never had a particular interest in or fondness for sales. It felt forced, aggressive, and at times, cheesy. The word “salesperson” would conjure images of tawdry used cars salesmen and bumptious, overly perfumed cosmetics associates. Prior to starting my company, it didn’t really hit me that we are all in sales, in a sense. We’re constantly pitching, influencing, negotiating, marketing. I had to change my attitude towards selling, in order to give my company a chance.
Bold Broads highlights women founders and creative [read: BADASS] small business owners about how they really deal with the ups and downs of running a BOLD business. Meet Liz Long, as a leader in the "maker's movement," she has worked with thousands of entrepreneurs to bring their product ideas to life.
Bold Broads highlights women founders and creative [read: BADASS] small business owners about how they really deal with the ups and downs of running a BOLD business. These women share honest wisdom and tough lessons to support you in collectively making good shit happen in your own women-led startup or small business. Meet Myrna Daramy, Co-Founder / CEO of Mezzohead Media Corporation and the mind behind Newlybride.com.
Freelance writing is a legitimate way to share the things you’re knowledgeable about and establish yourself as an expert in areas you care about. Freelance writing can also serve as a bona fide side hustle, helping you earn some extra cash. Even better? Breaking into freelance writing doesn’t require a fancy degree or specific background.
When I started my feminist blog, one of the hardest parts was aligning my business choices with my values. I felt a clash. It was business growth vs. feminism, and I didn’t want to face that conflict. Then I realized I didn’t have to. As a business owner, I could call the shots. I didn’t need to abide by the standards I inherited from my former corporate employers. And by changing the way I did business, maybe I could even change the way business was done.
Bold Broads highlights women founders and creative [read: BADASS] small business owners about how they really deal with the ups and downs of running a BOLD business. Meet Laura Huebner of Dotted Design. Laura is a brilliant graphic designer and the owner of Dotted Design, a boutique design studio that creates visual brands for small businesses.
Bold Broads highlights women founders. These women share honest wisdom and tough lessons to support you in collectively making good shit happen in your own women-led startup or small business. Meet Ashley Feinstein Gerstley of Fiscal Femme. Ashley is a money coach and founder of the Fiscal Femme where she demystifies the world of personal finance and money for her clients in a fun and accessible way that empowers them to achieve their financial goals.
When it comes to building a marketing strategy, I am always asked the same question: “What should my strategy be and will I even hit my goals on a shoestring budget?” The digital and social media age has made proving marketing ROI (return on investment) easier, but measuring ROI doesn’t matter if your marketing budget is ten dollars. Enter partnerships. There is incredible growth potential in barter partnerships. Here are three steps to a successful partnership strategy.