Episode 30: Coping With Setbacks


1In Episode 30, I share some of the major business setbacks I’ve been dealing with these past several months. One of them being, the departure of my co-host Naomi. It was a rough time, almost like going through the various stages of grief. But I got through and I share 4 ways that made it happen. 

Number 1 – Stay Positive

Number 2 – Put Your Setback Into Perspective

Number 3 – Where is Your Tribe?

Number 4 -Lean on Your Why

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Join us as we host our monthly networking mixer!

This month’s location is the cozy Bella Vista pub & restaurant, Coeur!

  • Free
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We’ll be there and so will our friends. We look forward to meeting all of you!

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3 Simple Ways to Grow Your Email List Using Facebook

by Annette 



I know, I know – you are a baller, shot-caller on Facebook because over 1,000 people have liked your professional page. High five! But how many of those followers are real, paying customers? If you want to start converting customers, you’ve got to get them engaged. And one of the most effective ways to do that is with email marketing.

Facebook can help turn casual followers into loyal subscribers, and eventually paying customers. In this post, we’re going to share three strategies you can use to boost your email list while taking your relationship with your followers to the next level.

  1. A Simple Sign-Up Form: If you’re not using a simple sign-up* form to drive email opt-ins on Facebook, you should! A sign-up form is the simplest and most efficient way to drive email list growth with customer data and grow your email list with engaged subscribers that are truly interested in your brand. Best of all, businesses of any size can easily create a sign-up form and start reaping the rewards!
  2. Hold a Sweepstakes: People like winning. Want to grow your email list crazy fast? Hosting a contest or giveaway is one of the most effective ways to create buzz around your business. To get the best results, host a contest with a short entry period and valuable prize. You have to give away something your followers will actually want! Ask your followers to enter their email address when they sign up for your contest. Be sure to disclose that they’ll receive your newsletter when they enter, so they’re not surprised when they start getting emails from you.
  1. Promote Exclusive Content: Got great content? Here’s how you can use it to grow your email on Facebook: Let’s say you wrote a mind-blowing blog post on clean-eating tips. Share one of your best tips on Facebook, but don’t give away too much. Tell your followers that if they want more tips like this, they can sign up for your email list (be sure to include a link). That way, they’ll never miss one of your posts. Webinars and events are perfect for gaining subscribers on Facebook, too. If you’re hosting an upcoming webinar, ask your followers to share their email address if they want to participate. Finally, if you have an ebook or a PDF guide, tell your Facebook followers about it and – you guessed it – ask them for their email address in exchange for a free download.

Facebook is a great tool to help build your business, and create lasting relationships with your subscribers.

How are you using Facebook to promote your business? Tell us in the comments!

29: Facebook – Who “Likes” Ya, baby?


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Facebook is the juggernaut of social media platforms. What started out as a place for college students to hangout has grown into a multi-billion dollar platform with more than 1.5 billion daily users. For entrepreneurs, Facebook can help grow your business through global engagement or have the changing algorithms lessened your outreach?

In this episode, we voice our frustration with the ever-changing algorithms but offer four ways you can increase your territory on the most popular social media platform.




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28: Lady Bizness: Branding & Social Media Expert



We have a great episode for you! We are interviewing Chisa Penniz-Brown, founder, creator and owner of Lady Bizness, and she really “showed up & showed out” – as she likes to say! She gives away so much value, be sure you have a pen and notebook handy. 

Lady Bizness is a Lifestyle Brand focused on building entrepreneurs through Social Media Engagement and Bizness Branding. She works with a number of Small Business Centers in North Carolina to provide programming for business startup & marketing. 




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7 Blogs Entrepreneurs Should Follow

by Annette 

I’m going to go out on a limb and bet that there is not a single entrepreneur out there that cannot benefit from some extra inspiration and motivation. These two building blocks usually lead to inventiveness and besides, learning from real-life experiences can help us all on our own entrepreneurial journeys.

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27: You’ve Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers.


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In this week’s episode, we have a ball answering your questions, Noisemakers! You sent in great questions on various topics like, not having family support when you start your business, or using BlueHost when building your website. We even answer a beginner’s question on branding and we take the time to explain what an avatar is and why we should create them. Hold tight, we share some good nuggets in this episode. 

Keep sending us your questions! 

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Once a Skeptic, Not Always a Skeptic

Network Marketing is a Viable Opportunity

by Naomi

Last year, I became a Network Marketing professional, and it has been the most incredible experience. When the option to hear about a business opportunity was presented to me, I emphatically stated, “heck no”. I had joined a pyramid scheme, I mean, I joined a network marketing company back in the 90’s and my mindset from that experience was quite negative. The first network marketing company I joined, I was all in. And by all-in, I mean not really.


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26: Network Marketing

Stereotypes, Prejudices & the Truth


Being your own boss gives you a better shot at building wealth, time-freedom and financial-freedom, but the cost and overhead to run a brick and mortar business is expensive . Network marketing is a viable option and although there are over 18 million direct-sellers in the United states, it continues to get a bad rap! In this episode we breakdown what it actually is and we address the stereotypes and prejudices that surround it. And then – we give you the truth!



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If you are looking for a business opportunity, a viable business opportunity – take another look at network marketing.

While you are researching, follow these three tips:

  1. Carefully research the company
  2. Find a product or service you are passionate about
  3. Examine the compensation plan


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