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"Secrets of a Creative Entrepreneur" with Writer, Coach & Entrepreneur Deborah A. Bailey on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #412

Topic: "Secrets of a Creative Entrepreneur"


Deborah A Bailey (host of Women Entrepreneurs Radio) is also the guest for this episode. Deborah shares her inspiration for the show, what's coming up, and her thoughts about why entrepreneurs have to stop following the crowd if they want to break through the online marketing noise.

Deborah is a writer, coach, author of several fiction and non-fiction books and creator and host of the Women Entrepreneurs Radio™ podcast and founder of Deb Bailey Media. Her bylines have appeared in Baseline magazine, Dailyworth.com, Bankrate.com, More.com, Working World Magazine and CNN.com. She's been a guest on Good Day Street Talk on Channel 5 in NYC, ABC6 TV, Fox News Strategy Room and WFMZ TV as an expert in career transitions and reinvention.

http://dbaileycoach.com
http://www.DebBaileyMedia.com




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"How to Build a Badass Brand" with Entrepreneur, Speaker & Author Pia Silva

Show #407

Topic: "How to Build a Badass Brand"

Entrepreneur, speaker and author Pia Silva is a partner and brand strategist at Worst-of-all Design where they build "Badass Brands without the BS" for 1-3 person service businesses in 1-3 day intensives.

She is a Forbes contributor and has spoken at a host of entrepreneurial organizations including Goldman Sach's 10,000 small businesses, The Chamber of Commerce, Squarespace, and We Work.

Her company was named top "10 Design Firms Lead By Young People That Are Changing the Way We Look at the World" by Complex. Her upcoming book Badass Your Brand: Impatient Entrepreneur’s Guide to Turning Expertise into Profit launched March 16th, 2017.

https://www.badassyourbrand.com/
http://www.piasilva.com
https://www.instagram.com/pialovesyourbiz
https://www.facebook.com/pialovesyourbiz
https://www.facebook.com/pia.wasterval
https://www.linkedin.com/in/pia-silva-86b2723
https://twitter.com/PiaLovesYourBiz 

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"Why Entrepreneurs Need Multiple Streams of Income" with Kerry Heaps on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #409

Topic: "Why Entrepreneurs Need Multiple Streams of Income"

In this discussion, co-host Kerry Heaps returns for a discussion about why it's important for entrepreneurs to add additional income streams to their businesses.

 Kerry Heaps is the Founder and Publisher of Strictly Marketing Magazine. She is also the host of Strictly Marketing Talk Radio. The magazine has recently spun off an online community for women (and men too) looking to gain more media exposure, Pitch like a B*tch Media.

She owns Knockout Marketing, a Business-to-Business telemarketing and lead generation firm. Her passion is to help other Entrepreneurs with their marketing efforts to continue their dream of running a successful business. http://www.strictlymarketingmagazine.com

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How She Does It: Lise Pape, CEO & Founder of Walk with Path

Lise Pape, an international businesswoman based in London, is a perfect example of bold female entrepreneurship.

Lise’s business, Walk with Path, designs and manufactures assistive technology for people with mobility problems.

In the UK, falls currently account for more than £2.3 billion of National Health Service (NHS) spending each year, making fall prevention an urgent public health priority. One in every three people aged 65+ falls at least once a year, with potentially devastating consequences, including social isolation, reduced quality and life and less independence. For 35-year-old Lise Pape, who has seen her father suffering from Parkinson’s for more than 15 years, issues around mobility and the risk of falling are deeply personal.

Driven by a desire to help her father, and with access to researchers at Imperial College London where she was completing a double Masters in Innovation Design Engineering, Lise started studying the issues of day-to-day life for people with Parkinson…

Composer, Musician & Producer Megan Cavallari on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #404

Composer, musician, and producer Megan Cavallari has a knack for creating music that industry legend Richard Kraft recently called “amazing and earworm candy.”

From film and television soundtracks to stage musicals to having composed music for the Los Angeles Kings, the award-winning Philadelphia native has managed to land at the top of a her profession (despite the fact that less than 1% of all professional composers are females).

Now Cavallari has been tapped to write and produce the soundtrack, songs, and score for the upcoming animated feature “Jacob Marley” with animator and visual effects director Russ Francis.  That goes along with her Jonathan McHugh-produced opera “The Righteous One: The Irena Sandler Story,” about a WWII hero who saved 2500 children in the Warsaw Ghetto, and her ongoing collaboration with Grammy-nominated pop producer Eric Robinson.

Perhaps Cavallari’s favorite gig is her passion and dedication to ice hockey (she regularly plays left wing in a men’s l…

Why Writing a “Done List” at the End of Each Day Will Multiply Your Productivity

by Priyashaa Ghos 

We are all familiar with making lists, right? We have all made a list (bucket list, grocery list, shopping list and so on) at least once in our lives. By making lists, we can see everything clearly laid out in front of us, making it easier for us to work on those tasks.

The difference about a "done list" is that you construct it at the end of your day. It gives you an overview of how you spent your time during the previous 24 hours.

"Nothing builds self-esteem like accomplishment." - Thomas Carlyle


The process of creating a "done list" is rather simple. Once your day is over, take a piece of paper and write down the important things you have accomplished in that day. That's it. That's the whole process.

Not only is it easy to make a done list, it offers a lot of benefits which can help you in the following ways.

1.    Releases dopamine

Think about what happens when you get a notification on your social media feeds. Dopamine is releas…

How Do We Support Millennial Women To Become Leaders?

In celebration of Women's History Month, the female empowerment campaign ActuallySheCan, asked millennial women what they think and how they feel about female leadership. 

Though women earn 58% of collegiate degrees, and they hold most of the professional level jobs, women are still significantly under-represented in top leadership positions.   Is the next generation of millennials ready to close leadership's gender gap? 

According to a recent survey by the female empowerment campaign ActuallySheCan, the answer is decidedly mixed. While 80% of women believe that women and men are equally effective leaders—with 14% responding that women were, in fact, more effective leaders—they took a more critical eye when it came to describing themselves: only 12% identified as influential amongst a group, only 17% felt they were charismatic personalities and only 11% felt they were admired for their ideas. 

And how can we help millennial women become a better leader? Her top three responses…

5 Tips to Stop Stressing Your Financials When You're an Employee & a Business Owner

by Deborah A. Bailey

Recently I was at a writers' conference where I attended a workshop about setting up your writing business. Most of the participants were working at jobs and building their writing careers.

A lot of people are juggling a job and business (or a "side-hustle" they hope to grow into a full-time thing). In that case, there's a whole new world of information to absorb about financials and taxes. Here are a few tips that might be helpful.

#1 Start Tracking Your Financials Now


If you're starting out you might think you'll get to it once you're making money. Trust me, you'll have less stress later if you start now. There are lots of tools to help you get things done without a staff, and you'll find that QuickBooks is great solution.

It includes features for invoicing, managing cash flow, reports (always a good thing) and even better you can create 1099s for freelancers and contractors you hire along the way. You can use it on your desktop…

Kara Dolce Founder of Fighting Pretty on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #405

In 2008, Kara Dolce was a 26-year-old girl working in New York City looking to grow her career and live the city life! After her grandmother "Mema" passed away from a long battle with breast cancer, Kara performed a self-breast exam only to find a small lump on her left breast.

Kara then immediately went to her doctor for which she was told "you are too young" to worry. She pushed to have an exam and biopsy to find out she had Stage 3B estrogen-receptive, Her2+, non-BRCA gene breast cancer. 

Kara went on to have a double mastectomy, 8 rounds of chemotherapy, 4 weeks of radiation, fertility treatments (egg retrieval), 1 year of Herceptin treatments and will be on hormone therapy for a total of 10 years. Kara did this all with a smile on her face, lipstick on her lips and strength in her heart. Kara was "Fighting Pretty."

After receiving so much love and support from everyone around her, Kara decided to help women feel this sense of strength by help…

4 Tips to Effective Networking

by Chris Atley

I have the privilege of both attending and speaking at a lot of events. It seems to me that a lot of people were still networking “old school”! Like sitting down at a table, passing around a stack of cards without even meeting anyone.

I’m excited to share some tips on how to build meaningful relationships that lead to referrals.

“4 Tips to Effective Networking”

Tip #1: The know, like & trust factor. Most of you have probably heard about this before. Essentially people usually only refer others that they know, like and trust. The popular networking group, BNI, is structured in this way. A weekly meeting is held and at each meeting members are expected to pass a referral or to have met with someone from the group in-between meetings. They understand that even when a person is involved in a networking group they will only refer to others within the group if they have a relationship with them and trust them. It takes a little time and effort to get to know someone before re…

Self-Care for Entrepreneurs Starts with Getting a Good Night's Sleep

Starting your own business and being successful obviously takes a lot of hard work and dedication. But one of the most important things it requires, is taking care of oneself. Entrepreneurs constantly have their minds on their businesses so often, that often times their health can fall to the wayside.

Missing meals, restless nights, stress; all these can cause health issues down the road. In order to be successful, business people should keep their health in mind. Getting a good night's sleep is vital to a healthy lifestyle. Studies have even shown that sleep deprivation costs U.S. companies more that $63 billion a year in lost productivity. Here are some nighttime/morning routine tips to get better sleep and therefore, have a smoother morning.

Stick to a bedtime


Setting a bedtime is super important to helping get a good night's rest, but this comes with a few challenges. Most people think it's a success to make it into bed at a certain time, but then they start surfing the …

Shirin Behzadi, Chief Executive Officer of Home Franchise Concepts on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #403

Topic: "How to Strike Work/Life Balance As an Entrepreneur"

Shirin Behzadi is Chief Executive Officer of Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), which in 2017 celebrates its 25th year as the top-selling family of direct-to-consumer brands in the home-related goods and services space, one of the world's largest franchise businesses and a recognized leader in franchisor-franchisee relationships.

HFC's three brands including Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft™ are consistently rated at the top of their categories and supported by 1,300 franchisees in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

As CEO, Behzadi leads the HFC executive team to expand the HFC family of brands by leveraging her financial, operational and franchising experience, as well as her passion for helping franchisees realize their financial and personal dreams.

She is currently embarking on a company-wide initiative to grow installations to record levels across all three brands in 2017 - which, for th…

Millionaire Success Stories Who Started in Customer Service

When it comes to being a woman starting or running a business, there are fewer examples and fewer mentors to turn to. That's because women, historically, have had more limited opportunities and resources-and the stories of women who built something out of nothing have gotten less attention, too.  

But if you look far enough into the history of women in business, you'll find some pretty inspiring stories to guide you as you make your way forward in creating and running a successful business. Take Massachusetts's own Karen Kaplan: She got her start as a receptionist-and she didn't even know how to type. Eventually, through ambition, education, training, and smarts, she worked her way up to head of an advertising firm that bills over $2 billion each year.

Of course, there are other more well-known examples, such as Oprah Winfrey. She's got countless lessons about starting from very little and working your way up, as well as overcoming obstacles that are particular to b…

3 Pertinent Ways to Shift Your Limiting Money Beliefs

by Chris Atley

Beliefs. They are the underlying operating system for how we make our decisions and therefore what we decide to do and not do. They live in our subconscious mind, which does not have the ability to accept nor reject information.

Meaning, any time we have an emotional reaction to something, the belief around it is automatically accepted into our subconscious mind unless we are using our conscious mind (which can accept or reject information), to vet what goes in there. Most people don’t realize they can do this, and what happens if they don’t!

So if deep down we don’t feel worthy of success, we will see life and make designs form this lens. We must first get clear on what is in there, and then reprogram it with new empowered beliefs if what’s in there isn’t so great.

My motto is that we need to be of service first and foremost always in our businesses. When we can accept and trust the universe always has our backs, and is going to show-us more and more people and opportuniti…

Credit Card Fraud Stats - Protect Yourself from Being Scammed

As a small business owner, you get a credit card to easily deal with financial transactions and keep the business running. The payment to the debts incurred will be taken from the business. Imagine if you have used the credit card for online transactions and hackers were able to access your credit card information.

Your business will most likely suffer. Since you have just started the business, you are still a long way to go from being stable. A problem like credit card fraud will most probably bring your business down. Take note that if your credit card information is stolen, those who have access to the credit card can use the amount to the maximum.

Business credit cards usually have a high limit. If the entire amount was used up, you will end up paying for what was stolen. There is also a high possibility that you can’t capture the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

This means that you have to be extra careful in using the business credit card for various transactions, especially…

Marketing Consultant & Event Planner Melissa Forziat on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #402

Topic: Small business marketing on a budget


Melissa Forziat is a marketing consultant and event planner. She founded Melissa Forziat Events and Marketing in 2012 and currently works with small business owners and nonprofits to develop impactful events and strategic marketing plans.

Before starting her business, Melissa held event planning roles at the 2006 and 2010 Olympic Winter Games, 2011 Rugby World Cup, and US Olympic Committee. In her spare time, Melissa is a member of the Board of Directors at Ventures – a Seattle-based non-profit that helps low-income entrepreneurs to gain self-sufficiency through business ownership. She is also very active in the Seattle improv comedy scene. http://melissaforziatevents.com

Download Melissa's free ebook: Small Business Marketing on a Budget http://melissaforziatevents.com/free-ebook-small-business-marketing-budget

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International Women's Day 2017

International Women's Day, March 8, 2017

Theme: #BeBoldForChange


International Women's Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900's - a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women's Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity.

No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women's network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women's Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights," says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. Internation…

Epic List of 50 Must-Have Blog & Business Resources for the Solopreneur

by Deborah A Bailey

Whether you're an "solopreneur" or an entrepreneur with a team, you'll need the right tools to make your life easier.

When you're working online (or working from home) you need resources to get things done. Here are some of my favorites.



Blogging & Web Hosting Resources
Bluehost- Hosting services. I use them for my self-hosted Wordpress sites.

GoDaddy - I get my domain names here and have a free landing page here as well. (GoDaddy offers promotions when you buy domain names.)

Blogger - This blog runs on Blogger. Use your Gmail login to create an account.

Blogging class- Jessie on  Journey teaches you how to create a blogging business so you can get paid to travel.

Restored 316- Wordpress themes (featuing the Genesis framework) and support. (They recently added a business planner to their offerings.)

Georgia Lou Studios - Feminine Wordpress themes and Blogger templates. She created the template for the Secrets of Success blog and the themes for th…

5 Tips for Getting Control Over Your Calendar

 by Chris Astley

1.  Get clear on your priorities. I remember an old mentor once saying that you can tell what is important to a person by what is in their bank account and on their calendar.

Take a look at your top 5 values, i.e. family, security, freedom, spirituality, etc. Make sure you have time allotted in your calendar for all of these.

It also makes saying no a whole lot easier when you’re clear. If values like freedom and financial security are on your list, that relates to growing a successful business. Also, make sure you are a priority in all of this and that your self-care is recognized. When you take care of yourself, you will be more grounded, clear and have more to give :-)

2. How to block time. I have found the most successful way to do what you want to be doing, and to be actively working toward your goals, is by scheduling everything. A lot of business owners have resistance to this because they feel controlled and that it goes against why they went into business in the …

5 Questions to Ask Before You Go Into Business for Yourself

by Deborah A. Bailey

Thinking about starting your own business? Or maybe all you want is a side hustle (with "hustle" being the key word). When it comes to business ownership, do you have the right mindset?

Here are some important questions to ask yourself first!

1. Are you afraid to fail? 

Failure is not a bad word in the entrepreneurial world. A high tolerance for risk and the ability (and desire) to reinvent yourself is required for long-term success. On social media you might only see smiling, happy entrepreneurs who claim to make six figures with every launch. But for every successful launch there's one (or more) that didn't work. You might not hear about those as often, but they're much more likely. Entrepreneurs have to be resilient enough to learn from what didn't work and keep it moving.

2. Do you hate working overtime?

There's no such thing as regular nine-to-five hours when you work for yourself. Even if you have employees or contractors, you'll …

7 Exercises You Can Do Right from Your Chair

Business owners who work from home may seem like they are more flexible with their time and with what they do compared to working at the office. However, many of them are still busy with their work and they are glued to the things they have to finish that they even forget taking a break. This is much needed as not standing up or stretching for an extended period can lead to various health risks.

Some of the health problems that you may develop include diabetes and heart attack. The reason for this is that insulin efficiency becomes lower and so as the good cholesterol in your body, as you sit for a long time. This doesn’t have to be the case as there are basic exercises that you can do every now and then while working at home.

Stretching your hands and legs is a good way to loosen those muscles and get the blood flowing properly in your system. You don’t even have to get up from your chair to do these stretches as they can be done while sitting.

There are more exercises that you can easi…

Evolving Through Entrepreneurship

by Imelda Arcilla

Being an entrepreneur is more than the conventional terms used in business like scaling, production, making the bottom line etc.

The entrepreneur is the enterprise that she launches through her vision and devotion.

I humorously say if you want to find out your dysfunctions through beliefs, resistance to change, along with your strengths then become an entrepreneur.

It will challenge you to grow beyond what culture and fate gave you to create your own destiny. In the beginning, you play by the rules and when you know the rules you play by your heart and soul mission. Meaning we start off with the influence of culture beliefs, conditioned programing and a limited landscape.

But when the spirit of the entrepreneur is fueled by a great desire to create something beautiful and innovative in the world. It forces us to look inside to see where we may not be showing up fully in our lives to be able to carry the weight of our unlimited dreams. Our ability to manage and redefine c…

Tanna Frederick: Actress & Philanthropist on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #401

In this lively conversation, Tanna Frederick shares how creative people can enjoy successful careers while doing what they love.

Tanna Frederick can currently be seen starring in Henry Jaglom’s romantic mystery “Ovation” opposite James Denton. The story is set in the backstage world of theatre where the cast struggles to keep their play afloat while they search for a murder suspect amongst themselves.

Frederick is also producing and starring in the virtual reality series “Defrost.” Directed by Randal Kleiser, series cast members include Bruce Davison, Harry Hamlin, Christopher Atkins and Carl Weathers. “Defrost” was presented at Sundance’s New Frontier Program and Cannes Film Festival.

Next year, she’ll also star as a single mother who returns to Iowa (Frederick’s hometown) to deal with her past in “Garner, Iowa.”

Frederick is a mainstay of the Los Angeles theatre community. In 2013, she won the LA Stage and Eddon awards for Best Actress for N. Richard Nash’s “The Rainmaker” at …