November 14, 2018

Are you the type of person with all the ideas? It’s like you have an idea fountain in your brain that keeps ideas pouring forth. But are those ideas working for you? If you’re a business owner, chances are you’re great at coming up with ideas. It’s what you do. You have five amazing ideas…

November 7, 2018

If you’re like the rest of us small business owners, this is what your day at work looks like: You answer emails. You set up meetings with your clients. You write a pitch for a new prospect. You track down outstanding payments from clients. You make calls to vendors you’re working with. You work on…

October 31, 2018

A lot of us need to delegate and don’t, and when we do we’re not always as effective as we should be. Sometimes it’s the fear of someone not being able to do the task the “right” way (which is actually key for not doing it “your” way). Sometimes it’s not know what you need…

October 24, 2018

Some tasks are just not worth it for you to do yourself. Not in your business, and not in your life. If the alternator goes out on your car, chances are you’ll take the car to the shop to have an expert work on it. If one of your kids falls and breaks a bone,…

October 17, 2018

Everyone who’s followed me at all knows that I love to talk about delegation. But before you can delegate anything, you need to have systems in place so your team members know what to do and how to do it. On this episode of The Sassy Strategist, I’m talking to Melissa Morris, a business operations…

October 10, 2018

You were sick of being trapped in a corporate 9 to 5 with nothing to look forward to but two weeks of vacation a year and missing out on milestones in your own kids’ lives. You decided you didn’t want to spend the prime of your life building someone else’s dream. Instead, running your own…

September 26, 2018

“Niche down” is advice a lot of business coaches give their clients as a way to find more clients and build a solid business. It’s also advice that scares a lot of business owners. By definition, to “niche” is to identify a specialized area to focus on–a very specific segment of their industry. This smaller…

September 18, 2018

Before we dive in, I want to note that we’re updating and refreshing The Sassy Strategist as we head into the fourth season. No longer are we simply listening to business owners’ stories. Instead, we’re diving deep into specific topics to provide you value and education with every episode. Expect insights, strategies and helpful tips…

September 11, 2018

No matter what industry you’re in, it’s likely saturated with a lot of people doing something similar to you and probably even calling themselves by the same title. Your job as the expert in your field is to establish your point of differentiation–what makes you different from the other designers, coaches, strategists and consultants out…

August 23, 2018

Passion… drive… a desire to fill a need.  Wanting to be your own boss, freedom to be creative, and a natural instinct towards entrepreneurship. Cash flow projections, business plans, and financing. All things needed to start, run, and grow a successful business. But no matter how much of a fire you may have in your belly, or how…