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Foot Traffic Podcast

It’s time to get more customers through the door and more profit in your pocket! Join International Best-Selling Author, Business Coach, and 7-Figure Business Owner Stacy Tuschl to discover the systems and strategies that really work to grow your own local small business. From offline and online marketing to staffing, scaling, mindset and more, you’ll learn the essential elements for building a massively profitable business and a hugely happy life. Whether you own a dental office or dance studio, real estate brokerage or salon/spa—or any local business in between—the strategies you need to succeed are here. Formerly She's Building Her Empire, click “play” and let’s get started!
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May 9, 2016

Matt Miller spent the first 9 years of his career as an Air Force pilot, before entering the private sector to work in both the medical device and advertising industries. While a top performer in the corporate world, his long-term desire was to be his own boss. A good friend one day mentioned the gumball machines he and his young daughters owned, and that conversation began a 10-year business quest that has brought Matt’s company, School Spirit Vending, to the cutting edge of both the vending and school fundraising industries. Today, School Spirit Vendings franchising program provides a proven and profitable business system for busy professionals and their families looking to develop secondary income streams, while raising millions of dollars for education at the same time.

In this episode, Matt and Stacy discuss the strategies you can use to make your business a success through marketing.

Some highlights include:

Matt’s boss thought he got accolades too quickly, so she gave the company a 5-10% quota increase while giving Matt a 95% quota increase. This pushed him into his own business, and at minute 2:00, Matt talks about making this change.

Have a long term vision. At minute 6:00, Matt talks about fighting through the financial challenges of the early days of his business and making his long term plan work out in the end.

Don’t put all your marketing eggs in one basket. At minute 11:00, Matt talks the importance of having a multi-pronged approach to marketing and why podcasting stands out as an incredible opportunity.

“I have been a solopreneur for most of my business journey.” At minute 19:00, Matt talks what he’s learned recently about using employees to delegate.

Get a coach. At minute 27:00, Matt talks about why you need someone on the outside to help you see what you can’t because you’re on the inside of your business.

Ways to contact Matt:

Resources:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

May 6, 2016

Stacy Tuschl is a speaker, business coach, and the owner of The Academy of Performing Arts in Wisconsin. She is the author of the book “Is Your Business Worth Saving?” where she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success.

This is the third part in our five-part series on boosting productivity using your smartphone.

Your smartphone can be a big distraction. In this episode, I’m going to give you some strategies for fighting this.

Step 1: Figure out your personal preference. What is your personal preference when it comes to email, voicemail, or text messaging? How do you want to be contracted? Let people know what works for you. (minute 1:00)

Step 2: How often do you want to be communicated with? Let people know what times are best for you. (minute 2:00)

Step 3: How you react to communication is going to make or break these rules you set. (minute 3:00)

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

May 4, 2016

Julia Pimsleur is the Founder/CEO of Little Pim, the leading language teaching method for young children, and author of “Million Dollar Women.” She also coaches women on raising capital via her in-person and online workshops.

In this episode, Julia and Stacy discuss the reasons to jump into business, how to do it effectively, and why it can truly be done from anywhere in the world.

Some highlights include:

At minute 3:00, Julia talks about seeing a gap in the market for teaching foreign languages to kids. Becoming fluent in French as by the age of six was one of the best gifts that her parents gave her, and she wanted to be able to give the same thing to her own kids.

Hold the vision of where your company is going. At minute 7:00, Julia talks taking “snowballs to the head” and how to roll with these negatives.

Get focused on who your target customer is. At minute 11:00, Julia talks about how to map out exactly who your target customer is.

“Have the fear and do it anyway.” At minute 17:00, Julia talks about why living on the edge of fear and opportunity is so important.

You can start a million dollar business from anywhere, so don’t give up. At minute 21:00, Julia talks about what she does when she needs motivation.

Ways to contact Julia:

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May 2, 2016

Sonaya is the founder of the Sonaya Williams Group, an operations consultancy that helps emerging CEOs grow their business and meet their business goals. After spending more than 10 years in varying operations and project management roles in large corporations, Sonaya is a master at systems thinking and bringing together all the pieces of the puzzle that hold so many businesses back.

A seasoned speaker, she has taken many event stages and is a frequent guest expert on leading podcasts and websites. When she’s not running the Sonaya Williams Group, she loves to travel and find adventure wherever she goes.

In this episode, Sonaya and Stacy discuss how you can make working remotely not only a viable business strategy but a strategy that can be incredibly effective.

Some highlights include:

“I was making good money, but I just wasn’t happy.” At minute 2:00, Sonaya talks why she decided to make the jump and go into business for herself.

At minute 9:00, Sonaya talks about the biggest mistake she made while growing her team. Make sure you’re following up and checking that work is getting done!

Be consistent. At minute 12:00, Sonaya talks about all the reasons that consistency is absolutely the most important part of marketing.

“We use a lot of communication tools.” At minute 17:00, Sonaya talks about the tools and strategies that she and her team use to make working remotely very effective.

Trust your gut. At minute 24:00, Sonaya talks about the reasons you need to trust your own instincts to survive in business.

Ways to contact Sonaya:

Resources:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

Apr 29, 2016

Stacy Tuschl is a speaker, business coach, and the owner of The Academy of Performing Arts in Wisconsin. She is the author of the book “Is Your Business Worth Saving?” where she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success.

This is the second part in our five-part series on boosting productivity using your smartphone. You can find part one of this series here.

There are several great smartphone apps that you can use to listen to different kinds of audios. At minute 2:00, I give you my recommended apps.

Live video is great for continuing your education. At minute 4:00, I run down some of the great live video platforms that you need to check out.

I have an email address that no one else knows about. This is a great way to subscribe to things that you like while keeping your main email inbox clutter-free. (minute 5:00)

When should you be using these resources? At minute 6:00, I detail some strategies for fitting these into your schedule without taking up too much of your time.

Similarly, where should you be using your smartphone to make the most of these resources? At minute 7:00, I give some tips for locations for using these resources. You can do even more than simply listening to them in the car!

Implementation: at minute 8:00, I go over some strategies for taking what you learn from these resources and getting them into action. It’s important to implement what you learn, but it can become dangerous if you get overwhelmed by all of the knowledge that you’re taking in.

Apr 27, 2016

Felena Hanson is the founder of Hera Hub, a shared, flexible work and meeting space where entrepreneurs can create and collaborate in a professional, productive, spa-like environment. The platform provides members with connections to other business experts, access to educational workshops, and visibility within the community. Hera Hub’s goal is to support 20,000 women in the launch and growth of their business by 2020.

In this episode, Felena and Stacy discuss the ins and outs of running a business in the modern world. A lot of our online businesses don’t have physical locations, but Felena talks about why a physical space is a great investment.

Some highlights include:

Do you need an office? At minute 3:00, Felena talks about why making an investment in a physical location is one worth making.

“I work my butt off.” At minute 7:00, Felena talks about why tenacity is such an important trait in entrepreneurs.

“There’s a time and a place to hire an expert.” At minute 10:00, Felena talks about why you can’t do it all yourself.

“I believe in work-life integration.” At minute 16:00, Felena talks about why she doesn’t believe in work-life balance.

You have to be able to communicate. At minute 24:00, Felena talks about the various tools she and her team use to stay organized.

Ways to contact Felena:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

Apr 25, 2016

Lisa Larter, the founder of lisalarter.com, is a Business Consultant, Social Media Strategist, and Speaker. She works with businesses to maximize their profits and scale beyond their dreams, using social media, relationship marketing, and dead-simple, eye-opening systems. She’s helped increase the visibility and profits of a wide range of clients including retail groups, authors, realtors, brick-and-mortar businesses, shopping centers, online entrepreneurs, and, her favorite big-name advisee, Deepak Chopra. His feedback? “Lisa, you’re the best.”

Are you feeling held back by your job? In this episode, Lisa and Stacy discuss the reasons why you should consider becoming an entrepreneur.

Some highlights include:

Lisa walked away from a six-figure income to start her business. She talks about why she walked away from that job and how she fought through the fear of running a business. (minute 2:00)

“If it’s possible for you, it’s possible for me. And if it’s possible for me, then it’s also possible for you.” At minute 5:00, Lisa talks about how she’s able to instill her confidence in others.

When she opened her business, Lisa spent $20,000 in marketing and it didn’t bring in any business at all. At minute 13:00, she talks about what she learned and what she does differently now.

“You work to live, you don’t live to work.” At minute 16:00, Lisa talks about why she believes work-life balance exists and what you can do to achieve it.

There are a lot of great tools out there available to entrepreneurs. At minute 24:00, Lisa talks about Dropbox, FreshBooks, and Infusionsoft, three tools that she loves.

Ways to contact Lisa:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

Apr 22, 2016

Stacy Tuschl is a speaker, business coach, and the owner of The Academy of Performing Arts in Wisconsin. She is the author of the book “Is Your Business Worth Saving?” where she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success.

Today’s episode is a really special one. Over the next five weeks, I’m going to be using these solocasts as a five-part series on how to get more productive using your smartphone. Today’s episode is going to be about social media.

Social media can be very overwhelming, and it can take away so much time that it can easily lead to a major drop in productivity. So today we’re going to go over a few things that are crucial factors for your productivity.

When should you be on social media? When is the most productive time? Feel like you’re taking way too long checking? At minute 1:00, I go through several tips and tricks for making sure you’re checking your social media at the right time.

What should you focus on with social media? At minute 3:00, I go through some of the focuses that I personally use, how to spend your time wisely when you do, and what you should delegate.

You can also use different social media platforms for personal and professional development. At minute 6:00, I go over some strategies for using these platforms in ways that don’t become major time constraints on your schedule.

Is your Facebook feed too cluttered? At minute 8:00, I talk about how to successfully go through a Facebook purge.

Apr 20, 2016

Jodi Aman is a lead-by-example teacher. Despite seeing the depths of hell when she was immobilized by panic and anxiety, she clawed her way back to life and taught herself to master happiness. She has been teaching and counseling people around the world for over 20 years, helping them find peace in their lives amid dealing with sadness, loss, anxiety, divorce and other life transitions.

As an author and inspirational speaker, she helps audiences make sense of their lives. She shows how to shift thinking, change unwanted situations, and finally stop the out-of-control downward spiral by releasing that internal self-critic.

Most self-help authors tell you what to do. Jodi shows you.

In this episode, Jodi and Stacy discuss Jodi’s battle with anxiety and how she’s become a happy, successful business owner.

Some highlights include:

Jodi was a counselor saying the same thing to eight people a day. At minute 2:00, she talks about deciding to take her expertise and turning it into a business that could touch many more people than she already was.

“I don’t let things get me down.” At minute 7:00, Jodi talks about why an equal dose of optimism and realism are so important in being a business owner.

Don’t hire people who can’t do the job. At minute 9:00, Jodi talks about what she has learned about the hiring process and how she overcame always seeing the best in people. That’s a dangerous practice when it blinds you from seeing the negatives in potential employees.

You need to be able to transition from work to home. At minute 16:00, Jodi talks about work-life balance. She believes it exists, but it takes a lot of work.

Don’t clutter up your tools. At minute 20:00, Jodi talks about why she only uses a select few tools.

Ways to contact Jodi:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

Apr 18, 2016

Tara Gentile is the creator of Quiet Power Strategy™ and the founder of CoCommercial, a company specializing in hands-on business training for idea-driven entrepreneurs. She’s passionate about helping people with smart ideas make more money, reach new audiences, and live life with ease. Tara is the author of “The Art of Earning,” “Quiet Power Strategy,” and “The Observation Engine.”

Tara’s work has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Design*Sponge, and in the New York Times bestselling book “The $100 Startup” by Chris Guillebeau. She’s a regular instructor on CreativeLive and speaks on entrepreneurship, money, and marketing all over the world.

In this episode, Tara and Stacy discuss strategies that you can use as a business owner to solve problems for your customers.

Some highlights include:

“I just needed the seed of an idea.” At minute 2:00, Tara talks jumping into business head first without thinking about it and why experimenting is so important.

Separate your personal and business finances. At minute 11:00, Tara talks about making this mistake when she started her business and the ill effects that it had for years on her business.

Know where your customers are in their awareness. At minute 16:00, Tara talks about this major principle of copywriting that you need to know to market effectively.

At minute 21:00, Tara talks about work-life balance and why it doesn’t exist. However, she believes that what she calls work-life integration does exist.

“People know how I receive information best.” At minute 32:00, Tara talks about developing a system with your team so they know how to communicate in the way that is most productive for both of you.

Ways to contact Tara:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

Apr 15, 2016

Stacy Tuschl is a speaker, business coach, and the owner of The Academy of Performing Arts in Wisconsin. She is the author of the book “Is Your Business Worth Saving?” where she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success.

In today’s episode, I’m going to talk to you about social. If you’re familiar with my material, you know that I’m very active on social media, and I’m a huge advocate for using lots of tools that it can offer you. If you use social media the right way, it can be a great way to connect with your audience. However, if you’re using it the wrong way, it can also be a huge waste of time. But if you’re not using it at all, you’re definitely missing out on a great free resource.

Some highlights include:

Feel like you don’t have the time to spend on social media? Consider hiring someone to run your social media for you. (minute 2:00)

The most important step for social media success is staying active. I post things on my Facebook account three times a day so people always have the opportunity to engage with me. Take the time to plan out at least a week in advance. (minute 4:00)

I recommend reading Gary Vaynerchuk’s “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook.” At minute 5:00, I talk about the strategies I’ve learned from it that you can use to successfully present gives to your audience.

What kind of social media should you use? At minute 7:00, I run through some of the biggest platforms and whether or not they’re the right ones for you.

People are more likely to leave honest feedback on social media than they are in person. This can be both a good and bad thing. (minute 10:00)

Stay professional. Everything you do is very visible and speaks to the quality of your business. (minute 13:00)

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

Apr 13, 2016

Cassie Mendoza-Jones is a kinesiologist, naturopath, and author for women who feel stuck, unworthy, and disconnected to themselves. She's the founder of Elevate Vitality, her kinesiology and naturopathy clinic, as well as the Heartfelt Harmony Society, a collection of online lifestyle and business courses and guides to help women live in freedom and harmony every single day.

Through her work, she’s here to help you shake up your approach to self-care, self-worth, and self-acceptance on every level while making it all feel like nourishing yourself without feeling guilty for it is the simplest thing in the world.

Her upcoming book, "You Are Enough," is being published by Hay House and is due for release in early 2016. She’s spoken at events and workshops around Australia for a variety of companies, including LinkedIn and New Balance.

In this episode, Cassie and Stacy discuss making your business work for you so that you’re able to live the life that you want to live. One of the topics that they discuss is laying down boundaries.

Some highlights include:

“To be totally honest, I had no idea that I was starting a business.” At minute 2:00, Cassie talks about how she started her business without even realizing it.

Don’t be naive. At minute 7:00, talks about why you can’t just assume that you’ll get a return on investment.

Lay down your boundaries. At minute 12:00, Cassie talks about “burning 10 candles at both ends” and learning to say no to work that isn’t right for you.

“Everything is an experiment.” At minute 19:00, Cassie talks about taking the pressure off and just trying things out to see how they work.

Take a big step back. At minute 25:00, Cassie talks about what to do when things feel overwhelming.

Ways to contact Cassie:

Resources:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

Apr 11, 2016

Before Alyson started her own company, she was the Marketing Manager at Glazer-Kennedy Insider’s Circle working for Dan Kennedy & Bill Glazer where she discovered her passion for all things direct response and info-marketing. She’s taken that passion and turned it into her business where she helps coaches, speakers, and authors create info empires.

In this episode, Alyson and Stacy discuss why going into business for yourself can be a safer career path than working as an employee if you go about it in a smart way.

Some highlights include:

Feel like you can’t afford to go into entrepreneurship? At minute 1:00, Alyson tells me why this is backward thinking. She tells me why going freelance is very lucrative.

“I ran out of money.” At minute 6:00, Alyson talks about the money mistakes she made and what you can learn from her mistakes.

Marketing is so important that you should outsource the rest of your business. At minute 11:00, Alyson talks about how and why to learn to market.

“Wherever you are, be there.” At minute 16:00, Alyson talks about why the way to achieve work-life balance is by being present in whatever you’re doing at that moment.

Be really detailed in your instruction. At minute 21:00, Alyson talks about delegation and how to work with employees effectively.

Ways to contact Alyson:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

Apr 8, 2016

Stacy Tuschl is a speaker, business coach, and the owner of The Academy of Performing Arts in Wisconsin. She is the author of the book “Is Your Business Worth Saving?” where she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success.

In today’s episode, I’m going to talk to you about free content vs. paid content. I’m talking about all of the free education we’re getting online. This here is my podcast, but I also use this content on Periscope, YouTube, Facebook -- I’m constantly repurposing my content.

Some highlights include:

Learn to ask yourself whether you really need what you’re being sold through sales funnels. (minute 2:00)

Have a free ticket somewhere? Don’t take a member of your team. Take someone else and build a relationship with them. (minute 4:00)

Be fully in the moment. Don’t waste your time by focusing on your business when you’re at an event. (minute 6:00)

What should you say yes to and what should you say no to? At minute 7:00 I share my strategies for making these decisions.

What are your three big goals this year? After you figure this out, you can figure out where to spend your time and money this year. (minute 9:00)

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

Apr 6, 2016

Suzanne Glover is an author, coach, motivational speaker, hypnotherapist, actress, and a personal development professional who inspires and encourages you to become your best!

Suzanne has a unique approach to helping people because she mixes her background as a professional model and actress with effective hypnosis and positive thinking techniques to give extraordinary tools that work inside and out for better communication, presentation, and a successful mindset.

Suzanne and Stacy discuss taking control of your life. Suzanna has a number of incredible tips for making the changes you need.

Some highlights include:

Everyone told Suzanne she should be a model, but, unfortunately, she wasn’t treated kindly in an industry notorious for that kind of behavior. At minute 2:00, Suzanne talks what she learned in that time and how it’s had an impact on her life.

Step one: recognize that you have mental roadblocks. At minute 7:00, Suzanne talks about what you can do to combat the fear of failure.

Let go on a subconscious level. At minute 14:00, Suzanne talks about how to change your subconscious programming that you don’t even realize is there.

Look beyond your current reality. At minute 18:00, Suzanne talks about why you need to focus on the future and not dwell on the present.

Your mind lives up to people’s expectations around you. At minute 20:00, Suzanne talks about why you need to separate yourself from others on an emotional level.

Ways to contact Suzanne:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

Apr 4, 2016

Joe Pulizzi is the founder of Content Marketing Institute, the leading education and training organization for content marketing, which includes the largest in-person content marketing event in the world, Content Marketing World. Joe is the winner of the 2014 John Caldwell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Content Council. Joe’s fourth book “Content Inc.” was just released. His third book, “Epic Content Marketing” was named one of “Five Must-Read Business Books of 2013” by Fortune Magazine.

In this episode, Joe and Stacy discuss the benefits of running a remote business.

Some highlights include:

“The writing down of your goals is the most critical thing I can give anyone. Write them down in a notebook and review them every day.” (minute 5:00)

“Do whatever you need to do to hang on as long as you can.” At minute 7:00, Joe talks about why you need to be patient.

Joe had an idea that he thought was going to change the world. At minute 16:00, he talks about why his idea crashed and burned and what you can learn from his mistakes.

Give your employees the flexibility to live the lives they want to live. At minute 25:00, Joe talks about why having employees work from home is the only model he would ever want to use.

“If you focus on the needs of the customer, they will tell you what they want to buy.” (minute 34:00)

Ways to contact Joe:

Resources:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

Apr 1, 2016

Stacy Tuschl is a speaker, business coach, and the owner of The Academy of Performing Arts in Wisconsin. She is the author of the book “Is Your Business Worth Saving?” where she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success.

In today’s episode, I’m going to talk to you about preparing for the week ahead.

Some highlights include:

I’m a big fan of Google Calendar. I use their task list at the top. It works really well for me. (minute 0:00)

Here’s how I set up my calendar. Step #1: I review for the coming week. Do all of the tasks in my calendar need to be where they are on my calendar? If not, it might be a good idea to reorganize. (minute 1:00)

Step #2: I weed out. Delete or delegate tasks that aren’t the best use of your time. Decide if it’s best for someone else to do the task for you. (minute 2:00)

Step #3: Prioritize and order. Look at your week and put your big tasks in the beginning of your week and label them 1, 2, and 3. (minute 4:00)

Step #4: Reorganize your to-do list each day. (minute 6:00)

Resources:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

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Mar 30, 2016

Erica Jennings quit her day job in early 2009 to run her graphic and web design firm full-time. At the time, she had a mortgage and one client. Today, Jennings Design LLC has worked with dozens of clients big and small, from national magazines and nonprofits to local consultants, authors, and professionals.

In this episode Erica and Stacy discuss the decisions that entrepreneurs have to make throughout the life of their business, starting with the decision to just go for it.

Some highlights include:

Why not now? At minute 1:00, Erica talks about her decision to quit her day job. After listening to a lot of personal development audios and videos for her day job, she realized that the time was right to make the plunge.

Make a decision. Lots of entrepreneurs get stuck and don’t make decisions they have to make, Erica says. “You don’t need to spend six months coming up with a perfect name.” (minute 6:00)

“I found perfect work-life balance.” At minute 9:00, Erica talks about making the mistake of saying this. She’s come to the conclusion that work-life balance goes in cycles.

Do your due diligence in the hiring process. Erica hired a person through a temp agency, and the person left her completely hanging. Make sure you’re hiring the right person for you. (minute 11:00)

“It can be very nerve-wracking when the money’s not coming in.” Erica talks about learning that it will work out in the end, no matter what. (minute 14:00)

Ways to contact Erica:

Resources:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

You can also find us here: ----- BusinessRescueRoadMap.com -----

Mar 28, 2016

Nicole quit her 6-figure, corporate job LIVE on Periscope with 10,000 people watching -- and less than a year later has built a million dollar business, rooted in faith, purpose, and teaching others how to live "the monetized life" as an income strategist.

In this episode, Nicole and Stacy discuss Nicole’s decision to quit her job, how that decision changed her life, and how she uses live streaming to sell her courses fast.

Some highlights include:

“There really was a process.” At minute 5:00, Nicole talks about everything that went into quitting her job. It wasn’t just a decision on a whim.

Share the highs and lows. At minute 6:00, Nicole talks about the reason being so open has been such a valuable strategy for her.

Live broadcasting is a new frontier. At minute 12:00, Nicole talks about how being live is such a game-changer for selling.

At minute 14:00, Nicole talks her program called 1K 1Day. The first time it was launched it sold out in just four minutes.

Entrepreneurship has no definition. At minute 19:00, Nicole talks about why she loves being an entrepreneur.

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Mar 25, 2016

Stacy Tuschl is a speaker, business coach, and the owner of The Academy of Performing Arts in Wisconsin. She is the author of the book “Is Your Business Worth Saving?” where she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success.

In today’s episode, I’m going to teach you how to wrap up your week.

Some highlights include:

Take out your journal and talk about your wins. Write down the things you’ve accomplished today or this week. This helps you go into the weekend on a positive note. (minute 1:00)

Journal about what you learned this week. Don’t call these losses -- call them learning lessons. Why did these bad things happen this week, and what can you do to prevent them in the future? (minute 2:00)

Journal about what you learned, not from your experiences, but from your education. You have to invest in your education at least daily. Don’t just take it in. What are you learning? (minute 4:00)

Go through all of the tasks you didn’t get done this week and reprioritize them for next week. (minute 5:00)

Don't schedule any work for the weekend, but if you have free time, that's a good time to get weekend work done if you want to. (minute 6:00)

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

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Mar 23, 2016

Amy is the former Senior Editor of SUCCESS Magazine and Founder of Freelance Academy. As an Emmy Award-winning writer and content strategist, Amy relaunched her failed freelancing career as Anderson Content Consulting in 2012, generating six-figure revenue as a freelancer in her first year. She has worked with clients like John Assaraf and Todd Duncan, written scripts for Dell, and worked on books with Darren Hardy, John Addison, and Stacy Tuschl. Over the last year, Amy has poured her heart into helping other freelancers and consultants break the feast or famine cycle, and create the business and life of their dreams through Freelance Academy.

In this episode, Amy and Stacy discuss a number of topics including Amy’s transition into, out of, and back into entrepreneurship.

Some highlights include:

“I had a moment of clarity after a car accident.” At minute 3:00, Amy talks jumping into entrepreneurship, deciding she wasn’t cut out for it, and what she learned at SUCCESS Magazine.

Don’t settle for the myth of feast or famine. At minute 9:00, Amy talks about what she does differently now after living with this myth for a long time.

What does balance actually mean? At minute 15:00, Amy gives a unique take on the work-life balance debate.

You don’t have to break the bank. At minute 18:00, Amy gave me some delegation tips that she set in place before relaunching her business.

“You are worth betting on.” At minute 29:00, Amy talks about why, if you’re thinking about giving up, you should take some time to sit back and think.

Ways to contact Amy:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

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Mar 21, 2016

An ex-forensic science geek turned expert mindset mentor and best-selling author, Kylie Patchett helps soul-fuelled women entrepreneurs break limiting patterns from the past so they can create the futures they crave.

Kylie and Stacy discuss running your business so that it fits the lifestyle you desire.

Some highlights include:

“I have always had the desire to be the boss of something.” At minute 2:00, Kylie talks about the turning point in which she decided to start her own business.

At minute 11:00, Kylie talks her financial insecurities as a young business owner. She was afraid to look at her money, and she made financial mistakes because of this. She talks about what she’s learned and what she’s changed.

“Stop doing what everyone else does.” At minute 16:00, Kylie talks passionately about why you’re wasting your time if you’re looking outside.

Want to improve your work-life balance? Say “no” quicker. Kylie told me why this works at minute 22:00.

“There’s no rush.” At minute 29:00, Kylie talks about why it’s okay to move your business at a pace that works for you.

Ways to contact Kylie:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

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Mar 18, 2016

Stacy Tuschl is a speaker, business coach, and the owner of The Academy of Performing Arts in Wisconsin. She is the author of the book “Is Your Business Worth Saving?” where she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success.

In today’s episode, I’m going to talk to you about the alternative of finding a freelancer to work on your projects. Maybe you haven’t ever given any thought to using a freelancer, or maybe you’re already doing it. Either way, I’ve got lots of great information to share with you.

Many businesses are now turning to freelancers because of the convenience and financial advantages that flexible workers like this offer. Personally, I have had great success working with a variety of freelancers by outsourcing work to them that I am just too busy to complete myself. Because of this, I’m able to focus my time on what I am really good at and let someone else deal with other important areas of the business that I am not as skilled in, or that I quite frankly don’t have time for. If you are an entrepreneur, you know as well as I do that when you run your own business and have a family life, time is valuable and you need to identify priorities.

Today I’m going to tell you what to look for in a freelancer, where to look, what the advantages are, and how to develop an ongoing relationship with the right freelancers. You’ll learn all about doing business with freelancers, and I’ll give you some practical advice to help make sure you succeed. I hope that by the end of the podcast you will be well educated on the subject and will feel confident about exploring the option of hiring a freelancer for yourself.

Some highlights include:

Why should you use freelancers? In today’s market, you may need someone to help you share your message. You’ll need people to help you in the areas of business you aren’t an expert in, and it quickly becomes very expensive to employ a full-time staff to fill every position you need to fill, particularly if your business is small. (minute 2:00)

How do you find the right freelancer? Freelancers can be found easiest online, and I recommend a resource called Upwork. Freelance platforms like Upwork help to protect you from bad experiences by creating transparency through client feedback. I’ve used Upwork for several projects and it has helped me connect with some excellent people who I still work with to this day. (minute 3:00)

When you are hiring a freelancer, make sure you also take the time to consider what time zone they are working in. If they are outside of your region, they may be in a completely different time zone and communication could be a major challenge. (minute 6:00)

Any wise freelancer will price their rates competitively because they know that there are plenty of other people out there trying to land contracts as well. This is great for you because unless the job you are hiring for is incredibly specialized, it means you’ll be able to work with someone who isn’t overcharging you for their services. (minute 11:00)

Don’t try and nickel and dime people so that you’re paying less than minimum wage. Word will get out that you are a stingy client, and there will be less incentive for freelancers to give you their best. Remember, you are still paying less for the work than you would be if you have to bring someone in on salary. (minute 12:00)

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*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

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Mar 16, 2016

Russ Sorrells is the founder and chief coaching officer at GA100. Russ helps people who want to help themselves, make a plan for their lives, so that they can make the most of the one life they have been blessed with. After floundering for the first few years following college Russ began to take charge of his future with yearly planning sessions. Progress was immediate and planning became a daily function. Now Russ owns 3 businesses including GA100 which allows him to contribute and fully live his purpose by helping High Performers take their lives to the next level.

In this episode, Russ and Stacy discuss not getting overwhelmed when it comes to marketing and remembering how important your email list is.

Some highlights include:

Take responsibility for yourself. At minute 2:00, Russ talks about learning financial lessons from his dad when he was a young kid.

Have a positive and optimistic outlook. At minute 6:00, Russ shares why not dwelling on the negative has been a good strategy for him.

At minute 7:00, Russ talks about investing $75,000 in a property that is now worth nothing. He talks about what he learned from this loss as well as several others.

“Focus on branding and the power of the email list.” (minute 10:00)

What is work-life balance? At minute 11:00, Russ talks about why he doesn’t believe in work and life as two separate entities.

It’s important to make sure everyone is clear of their role. At minute 14:00, Russ talks about what they’ve done to make sure everyone knows what their job is and how they monitor.

“I really enjoy helping business owners gain clarity and courage and have more energy and influence and productivity.” At minute 15:00, Russ talks about why he loves focusing on helping others achieve success.

Read “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm,” written by Verne Harnish. At minute 17:00, Russ talks about why this book will help you run your business better.

Know your why. At minute 20:00, Russ talks about why you have to keep your passion strong.

Ways to contact Russ:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

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Mar 14, 2016

Ray Edwards has worked as a communications strategist and copywriter for some of the most credible voices in leadership and business. He’s worked with New York Times best-selling authors Tony Robbins (author of “Unleash the Giant Within” and “Money: Master the Game,” Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (co-authors of “Chicken Soup For the Soul”), Jeff Walker (author of “Launch”), and many more. Ray has also written his own books, “Writing Riches,” “Just Get Started: Tips For Starting, Running, & Growing Your Online Business,” and “MoneyWords: Easy-To-Use Copywriting & Marketing Secrets That Help You Sell More.” His marketing campaigns that he’s written or directed have generated an estimated $100 million in sales.

In this episode, Ray and Stacy discuss advertising in today’s world. It’s truly never been easier to make money through advertising, and Ray has the secrets that will help you do it right.

Some highlights include:

“I decided to start my business about 1,007 times.” At minute 2:00, Ray talks about all of the factors that you have to consider when quitting your job and starting your new business.

The traits that make an entrepreneur are like any other traits in nature: they can be put to good or bad use. At minute 7:00, Ray talks about why you need to surround yourself with people that see problems and obstacles.

Everybody is on Facebook. Advertising on Facebook is a great way to make money, Ray says, and you can make money even if you spend as little as $10 a week. (minute 13:00)

Do you have a product that you want to sell more of? (Yes, you do.) At minute 16:00, Ray talks about his new book, “How to Write Copy that Sells,” and this book will help you write sales copy and marketing campaigns in the exact same way he does.

“Because of the internet, people can work from anywhere, for anyone.” At minute 24:00, Ray talks about why the size of his team ebbs and flows. It’s a smart idea to be flexible in this way.

Ways to contact Ray:

*Business Rescue Road Map may be an affiliate or receive compensation from some of the business listed for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, we would never recommend any product or service unless we personally love the product and have great things to say about it. Our reputation is at stake and we would not jeopardize that!

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