Podcast Trailer – Jump Start Business Builders Your Six Figure Business

Podcast Trailer - Your Six Figure Business

Success meant achieving a six figure business. I started businesses and failed over and over again. As a small business owner the fear and wonder of where my next paycheck would come from has been a reality. For many years I felt as though I was running in place yet spinning my wheels at the […]

Episode #43 | Turn Your Business Card Into a Book!

Podcast 43 Turn Your Business Card into a Book

Interview with Wendy Melrose, Author & Founder of Soel Love Books, LLC. Please join me in welcoming Wendy Melrose to the Jump Start podcast! This week we delve into the strategies that business owners can use to leverage their authority in the business world. Wendy shares with us her experience in full-time authorship, teaching self-publishing, […]

Episode #42 | The Next Generation of Business Leaders

Episode 42 - New Generation of Business Owners

Rising Entrepreneur, Leah Cotten, joins us for an exclusive interview highlighting business leadership. Did you know that nearly 60% of high school students desire to own a business rather than working a traditional job after high school? This week’s episode gives us first-hand insight on what it’s like as an aspiring entrepreneur in the world […]

Episode #41 | Taking Strategic Risk in Your Small Business

There is a cost to how you spend your time. And we want to help you discover how you can maximize that time. We know that you came into business with a plan to grow. The only way you’ll be able to successfully grow in the ways that you hope is to take risks. I’m […]

Episode #40 | Coach vs. Therapist: What is the Difference?

Episode 40 - Therapy vs Coaching

Where do I start!? In this week’s podcast we have the incredible Linda Thompson, Therapist and Coach. Linda is a licensed therapist as well as a coach; she strives to help anxious women learn how to thrive in motherhood and business without falling apart. In this Jump Start episode, Linda is walking us through the […]

Episode #39 | Launch Your New Business in 2024

Podcast Episode 39 Cover

Are you ready? Entrepreneurship is the leading career choice today. Business ownership is critical to the economy and nearly half of Americans are employed by a small business owner. If you want to make your mark on the world, there are so many reasons to start or grow your own small business. Look, I don’t […]

Episode #38 | Your First 12 Months In Business

Episode 38 - First Year in Business

Interview with Kendra Noel, Boomtag Media Light the Spark that Makes Your Business Boom When Kendra Noel had to make the heart wrenching decision to close her business in August 2022, she was devastated. She felt like a failure. Thousands of dollars felt wasted and countless hours were spent with no return on her investment. She […]

Episode #37 | Mindset Reset for the New Year

Ep #37 Reset Your Mindset for the New Year

#Trigger warning: In this episode I get raw and real as I talk about specific trauma I have experienced. If you’re in a place right now where you are easily triggered from any kid of trauma in your life, then this may not be the episode for you. Please, just do me a favor and […]

Episode #36 | Embracing the Future: Marketing Trends 2024

Podcast episode 36 Marketing Trends of 2024

Why do things keep changing?! Last week we talked about upcoming sales trends for 2024. This week, we need to have a chat about the upcoming marketing trends that will be imperative to know for your business in 2024.  It’s not just about knowing what trends are affecting marketing, but making sure that you understand […]

Episode #35 | Embracing the Future: Sales Trends 2024

Podcast Episode 35 Cover Photo

Traditional approaches to selling have been challenged. Sales trends for small businesses are continuing to evolve. As small businesses aim to succeed in 2024 it is critical to understand how the digital age is ushering in transformative changes shaping the customer sales journey. This week, we are sharing with you the projected sales trends according […]

Episode #34 | Strategic Planning for Your Small Business

Jump Start Podcast Episode #34 | Strategic Planning for Your Small Business

Who’s ready for a fresh start?! I certainly am! If you haven’t completed strategic planning for 2024, now is the right time to do it! You really need to set aside a time to reflect on what your business accomplished over this last year. You also need to take this opportunity to discover what needs […]

Episode #33 | Affordable Ways to Thank Your Customers

Episode 33 Affordable Ways to Thank Your Customers

A little gesture can go a long way… It can be really easy to forget that your customers are what makes business happen. Showing them your appreciation results in long-term brand loyalty and increased customer retention rates and referrals.  I understand that during a time of economic disruption, budgets may be tight and you can […]

Episode #32 | The Hidden Dangers of Free Products and Services

Ep 32 Dangers of Free Products and Services

What I’m not saying in this episode…  Is that you should not offer anything for free or reduced pricing. However, we do recommend that you not give your products or services away.  Hear me on this. You can provide value to your customers for free. You can serve your community and provide your potential customers […]

Episode #31 | How to Create a Compelling Offer

How to Create a Compelling Product or Service Offer

People no longer buy products or services because they are good. It’s crucial for you to understand that people buy solutions to their problems. Nobody has extra time, money, or energy to throw away, so creating a compelling offer is so critical to the sustainability and scalability of your business.  In this week’s podcast, I walk you through the three simple steps we teach our clients […]

BONUS Episode | Businesses That Started During a Recession

Bonus Episode Businesses That Started During A Recession

Transforming their fears into your success. When your competitors scale back this is your launching pad. They literally just opened up the greatest opportunity for you to transform their fears into your success. These (now billion dollar) businesses did just that! They started where you are now, and they’ve grown into the most successful businesses in the world. You’re […]

Episode #30 | Economic Downturns Are Business Launching Pads

Jump Start Business Builders Podcast Episode #30 Economic Downturns are Small Business Launching Pads

A downturn in the economy is not a new concept. We’ve witnessed the wax and wane of economic health for ages. I imagine most of you remember the “Crash of ’08,” right? Some of the top major businesses started around that and have scaled to millions!   While the last two years have truly been stressful (an understatement, I know) with notes of an impending […]

Episode #29 | Networking: Game Changer for Small Business Owners

The landscape of small business is changing. Digital communications are constantly evolving. It can be difficult for small businesses to navigate the challenges of networking in an ever-changing environment. The first piece of advice: don’t lose your connection with people.   People are central to building your network so its imperative that you spend time […]

Episode #28: Coaching Corner – Top Episodes Revisited

Sometimes we need to call an audible.  Hey there FIRSTNAME,  We hadn’t planned on recapping some of our top episodes this week, but since I lost my voice this week (a business coach that can’t talk?? 🤔) I decided to share highlights from a few of our previous top episodes.  What We Recap in This Episode: […]

Episode #27: 3 Professionals Every Business Owner Should Hire

Business Builders Podcast 27 - 3 Professionals Entrepreneurs Should Hire

You do not want to continue in your business without hiring these positions out. You may be expecting me to tell you to hire professionals like accountants, bookkeepers, or lawyers. While those are definitely necessary to positions to hire out, I’m going to suggest a few positions that you may not be expecting. But, if […]

Episode #26: Create Brand Loyalty with Social Media

Jump Start Business Builders Podcast Create Brand Loyalty with Social Media

loy·al·ty: faithfulness to a cause, ideal, custom, institution, or product (Merriam-Webster) That’s the definition of loyalty, so what is brand loyalty? Brand loyalty is the faithfulness that a customer has toward a brand (not just a single product) that pushes them to consistently buy that brand’s products and/or services, regardless of competitors, price, or convenience. […]

Episode 25: Transform Your Business with Artificial Intelligence

Never, ever, ever… I’ve heard a lot of that recently. “I will never use AI tools!” I could go on about the reasons why people don’t use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help grow their businesses. Instead, I want to help you understand how you can responsibly use AI tools and the things you should never, […]

Episode 24: How to Sell Without Being Pushy

Jump Start Podcast Episode 24 - How to Sell Without Being Pushy

Stop beating around the freaking bush! On this week’s podcast, I am going to help you understand why it’s so important to get past the sales anxiety and be direct about asking for the sale. To be clear, I know anxiety around this is real, so I am not discounting that truth at all. What […]

Episode 23: Marketing Strategy vs. Sales Strategy

Is Marketing or Sales more important? Gotcha! That’s a trick question! Neither is more vital to your business than the other. In fact, if you want to grow a powerhouse business, you need to put effort into both your Marketing Strategy and your Sales Strategy.   Join our podcast showdown on Marketing Strategy vs. Sales Strategy. What You’ll Learn in This Episode: ✅ […]

Episode 22: Overcoming Trauma While Running a Business

Small business owners wear a lot of hats and often have their time torn between multiple obligations. Running a business is no easy feat, and when you add the burden of a traumatic event into the mix, it can feel as though a weight has crushed your soul and there is no coming back from […]

Episode 21: What Is a Lead Generator and Why is it Important?

Will you date me?  Essentially that’s what a lead generator is asking of your potential customers or clients. Meaning… they’re not quite ready buy from you, but they’ll take that next step and they’ll give you their email address.  You may already be taking in some leads, but if you really want to grow your […]

Episode 20: Leadership Highlights From the Global Leadership Conference 2023

Just some of my thoughts… Now that I’ve had a couple of weeks to process the fire hydrant of information from the Global Leadership Summit 2023, I would like to share some of my takeaways. While there were so many incredible speakers, I chose my top few to share with you. I’ve also incorporated a few of my thoughts and ideas as it relates […]

Episode 19: September is the New January!

Q3 has just blindsided me!  I did not expect summer to be over just like that! The great thing is… September brings a sense of renewal and you can maximize that in your business. I know, I know… September is still a couple of weeks away, but that natural transition has already started and I want you to be prepared for what it could bring.  Discover with me why September is the […]

Episode 18: Is Email Marketing Still Effective?

So some say email marketing is dead… Email marketing, like all forms of marketing, only continues to evolve. This is one method, one extremely valuable method, that is not necessarily a quick return on investment. BUT, but it is something you need to be consistent in so that your followers, target market, ideal customers, or current customers can see your […]

Episode 17: Why Your Business Needs a Blog

Do you want to see lasting results? That’s one of the things we all look for, right? Both as a consumer and a business owner. When we are looking for a product or service to purchase, we want to see results. And, when we put effort into growing our businesses, we want to see results from that effort.  I […]

Episode 16: Brand Messaging That Attracts Your Buyers

This can truly make or break your small business. If your brand messaging doesn’t resonate with your target audience, you’ll be stuck on that hamster wheel going nowhere fast. The first and most important thing you can do is to identify your target market. Messaging is what’s attracting prospective buyers, but it’s also what is going to retain your current […]

Episode 15: 5 Ways To Increase Sales Using Your Website

I know how frustrating it is to feel like you are wasting your time and money. Especially when you don’t see your marketing efforts working for you right away. This week I want to talk to you about how your website is your main marketing channel that you have readily available to you to leverage your business and to captivate new and current clients and customers.  […]

Episode 14: The Power of Short Form Video to Market Your Small Business

I know there’s a big fear for some of you when it comes to video. But realistically, using short form video has become a non-negotiable in this market. Our goal at Jump Start Business Builders is to help you build up your confidence to create and experience success in business.  You already have great content. You may think you don’t, but you do. Taking […]

Episode 13: Marketing 101 For Every Small Business

What are you currently doing for marketing? Really. I want you to take a moment right here and write down all the things you are doing for marketing… I’ll wait… Okay, so your list may be really long or it may be blank… Either way, you’ll likely need to refine this. So in this week’s podcast, I will walk […]

Episode 12: Shift Your Mindset in Business

The most massive barrier that holds business owners back from achieving success is mindset. Mindset doesn’t have to be a negative thing, though. That’s why I want to challenge you to Shift Your Mindset in Business. I feel so strongly about this, I shifted my podcast schedule and recorded one to put out today!  I believe so much in the power of a healthy mindset, […]

Episode 11: How To Write An Effective Executive Business Summary

Executive Summary. Even the title of the thing sounds so dull & boring… I’m with you on that. BUT, do you think maybe the most boring things for our business are the most important?  It makes sense. Think about bookkeeping (okay, maybe some of you get really excited about that… thank you for what you do… it’s not me). There […]

Episode 10: A Successful Business Starts Here

𝐖𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐜𝐤 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞𝐣𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐭? Think about that for a moment… Whether you’re an 𝗮𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 business owner getting ready to start-up, a seasoned, but 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗴𝗴𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 business owner, or you are 𝗻𝗲𝘄, you just started and it’s really exciting, but so overwhelming… 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝗻. In this week’s episode I […]

Episode 9: Get the Best Results with Your Business Coach

Don’t hire a coach……unless you are ready to take huge steps in your business.   This week I talk to you about how a business coach can help you generate solutions and ideas so that you can give your business a chance to survive and thrive.  I want you to have the best coaching experience possible.   What You’ll Learn in This Episode:  ✅ […]

Episode 8: Create a Brand That Stands Out

Branding is literally the heart and soul of your business. Branding is the unique identity that sets you apart from your competitors and it’s so much more than just logo, fonts, and great graphics.  Please hear me on that.  Your branding is this internal message that establishes the unique identity of your business. It’s really the authenticity and uniqueness that’s going to capture the heart of […]

Episode 7: Branding vs. Marketing vs. Advertising

It is more important to focus on branding, marketing, or advertising? All three of these elements are incredibly important for your business to succeed. Your business needs a brand that will be consistent across all platforms. Marketing is going to generate interest in your company’s products or services. And advertising is how you’re going to […]

Episode 6: Recession Proof Your Business

As a small business owner, shift your perspective regarding recessions. This time can actually help you reset your business and reposition it for greater growth.  Be a business that pushes through and generates more revenue than ever before. Now is not the time to close your doors. Despite your fears over the last year or […]

Episode 5: Top 10 Business Books To Read

Reading and learning should never stop! Do you know Bill Gates still reads around 50 books every year? 🤯 And Warren Buffet reports spending nearly 80% of his day reading! 📚 Business books are one of the most practical guides to owning a successful business. The most successful entrepreneurs and business owners make reading a priority. This is my list […]

Episode 4: 3 Reasons to Hire a Business Coach

Have you been wondering if a business coach is the solution to your current business needs? Small business owners and leaders are on the field everyday making decisions that could make or break a business. You are executing and implementing strategies that may or may not produce the results you desire. Did you know that […]

Episode 3: 5 Questions to Answer Before You Start a New Business

I talk to people all the time that have a business idea and they almost never actually execute the idea. It is true that 99% of running a successful business is execution and only 1% is the idea itself. Execution is the hardest part. It requires effort, strategy, finances, marketing and sales skills. If you […]

Episode 2: 6 Steps To Launch and Grow Your Small Business

Close to 25% of businesses will fail in the first year and 50% (that’s half!) of businesses fail within the first five years, and 65% will fail within 10 years. We know the hustle is real in the beginning stages of growing a business and the reality of the financial burden to owning and operating a business can be […]

Episode 1: Setting SMART Goals For Your Business

It’s not uncommon to hear business owners attempt goals like; drive sales, start a blog, implement SEO, increase social media followers, etc. While these are great ideas to grow your business, they lack clarity, vision and purpose. Business owners are struggling to keep their head above water right now. However, a goal that lacks clarity […]