My guest today, Mary Winners, is the Founder & CEO of About Senior Solutions.
About Senior Solutions is a senior resource, evaluation, placement and advocacy organization dedicated to serving the needs of aging seniors and their family members.
Mary had worked in healthcare and still found the process of serving the needs of aging seniors confusing, so she decided to create a company that makes the process easier.
Mary talks about the best way to deal with aging parents, how she started About Senior Solutions, the advice she wishes someone would’ve given her early on, and much more.
I really enjoy being able to look at a problem and solve it.” – Mary Winners
Oftentimes it is not quite as difficult as we think it is going to be.” – Mary Winners
It is really important to make sure you have your mentors and people who have been down that road a bit to keep by your side.” – Mary Winners
“Things break all the time.” My guest today, Ashley Merrill, CEO & Founder of Lunya, the modern sleepwear for women, takes a deep dive into what it means to grow and scale a boot-strapped business. She’s had blockbuster growth over the last 18 months and on today’s episode she gets radically transparent about what the journey has been like.
IF you are looking to grow your business in 2020 and have a goal to hire an A+ Team and truly understand what it means to lead, do not miss this episode. Ashley breaks down her hiring process, step-by-step, as well as her thoughts on leadership.
Once everybody is in the spot that they are really going to be successful in and they know what they’re supposed to do, it is amazing what you’re able to accomplish.” – Ashley Merrill
The big game-changers have been a lot of org adjustments and a lot of really wonderful hires.” – Ashley Merrill
Early on in the brand a lot of it is about you personally and how much you can do as an entrepreneur. But as the company has grown, hiring has been what has really enabled us to grow – getting the right people in the right spots.” – Ashley Merrill
Never say it’s too late.
My guest today, Susan Feldman was 53 when she founded One Kings Lane, a go-to destination for home and interior design shopping because she couldn’t find home furnishings that she liked. She cracked the code on this industry and ended up selling One Kings lane to Bed Bath & Beyond.
Now, Susan’s on to her next entrepreneurial venture, In the Groove. With a sense of humor, community, and self-awareness, In The Groove is on a mission to free women from rules, age limits, and expectations.
Today, Susan talks about how and why she became an entrepreneur at 53, how she dealt with an empty nest, the advice she would’ve given herself before she started her companies and much more.
Just get started.” – Susan Feldman
It doesn’t have to be perfect. It has to be good. You have to not be embarrassed by what you’re putting out there, but put it out there. Because you’re going to iterate on it anyway.” – Susan Feldman
I think being an entrepreneur is so amazing and so rewarding and so much fun. I wish I would’ve done it 20 years earlier.” – Susan Feldman
Today, I’m talking about three unconscious emotional triggers that can sabotage your business.
I’ve talked about this some at my Align Retreat. If you’re interested in learning more about these unconscious triggers, then make sure you register for the Align Retreat coming up in February.
What are the things that happen to us unconsciously as women that cause us to become stuck?
Tune in to find out.
The place you never want to be as an entrepreneur is stuck in your decision-making.” – Joy Chudacoff
Use your online tools. Do everything you possibly can to order online, and that saves everybody a lot of time.” – Joy Chudacoff
Everybody in the family can do everything.” – Joy Chudacoff
My guest today, Priscilla Tsai, struggled with life-long hormonal acne issues until one day she decided to take matters into her own hands and literally solve this problem that created insecurity for her every day.
She left her job on Wall Street and went straight into wellness by founding, Cocokind, an organic skincare brand that is clean, conscious and accessible to everyone.
On today’s show, she talks about how she took her struggle with hormonal acne and turned it into a business that now has 133K raving fans on Instagram who love Cocokind.
How I actually convinced myself to just do it was – I was like ‘you know what? You don’t have to be the face of the company – you can just be a business owner.'” – Priscilla Tsai
We don’t ask, ‘what can we charge?’… we charge what we think is fair.” – Priscilla Tsai
For me, when I hear from my other friends who started things say ‘we go through similar pains’, and then you that, it is normal and you shouldn’t be so hard on yourself.” – Priscilla Tsai
My guest today, Christy Davies, is a friend, long-time client and the CEO & Founder of Physicians Success RX.
Christy is an expert who has been supporting physicians for over a decade in the areas of business development, managing cash-flow and helping them remain independent from the hospital system.
On today’s show, Christy talks about growing up on a family dairy farm and how her childhood experience gave her a boost as an entrepreneur today. She shares how she moved from 6 to 7 figures in her business, the ONE thing that holds entrepreneurs back, and much more.
Embrace that history, don’t push it aside, don’t hide it. Because it does help you bloom as a person.” – Christy Davies
It really comes down to making sure you understand who your core group is and feeding that part of your business and feeding it well and letting them know how appreciative you are.” – Christy Davies
What I found in my space is that people will reinvest in you if you’re providing a good service to them.” – Christy Davies
Last week, my family and I had to evacuate our home in southern California. My kids wanted to take a lot of stuff with us but I just took a few things.
I ended up going back into the house and grabbed something that I had purchased after I started my first business 28 years ago.
This gift to myself was a symbol for me that I was going to make it as an entrepreneur.
In the spirit of that, I’m sharing 7 Questions You Need to Answer to Get Your Audiences Attention in order to help you as an entrepreneur.
How many testimonials have you generated from your satisfied clients and customers?” – Joy Chudacoff
Start thinking about who’s the market and niche it down as much as you can.” – Joy Chudacoff
I have a folder with actual written testimonials.” – Joy Chudacoff
Today’s episode is all about nine leadership skills that you need to flex your Moxie muscle in 2020.
You’ll definitely want to listen in if you are interested in investor money because investors need to see that you are a strong leader and if you’re bootstrapping, you’ll need these skills to build an A+ team committed to your mission and vision!
When you’re looking for venture capital money, leadership is one of the things they look for.” – Joy Chudacoff
The one thing that everybody struggles with, and I’ve had to learn it too, is communication.” – Joy Chudacoff
Today’s episode comes from yours truly on why it’s important to force your focus when it comes to knowing exactly who your product or service benefits best.
*If you had to choose 1,000 raving fans, who would they be and why?
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