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The goal for coaches Trinity French and Mike Manning is to help you grow your business to the level you want it so you can enjoy the life of the small business owner. Most of the small business owners we meet and work with need help with systems and processes, especially in sales and marketing. We help them create a more profitable and efficient yellow brick road on the way to their Oz.
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Season 2, Episode 34--Producer or Procrastinator

Wired2ChangeFeb 23, 2021

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Season 2, Episode 34--Producer or Procrastinator

Season 2, Episode 34--Producer or Procrastinator

In Episode 34 of Season 2, Trinity and Mike talk about the reasons why people are procrastinators and why they are productive. Some of the reasons why we procrastinate it we feel we have to be perfect, we don't prioritize correctly and we get distracted.

We are productive when we prioritize, set systems and tackle the hardest tasks first.

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ABOUT WIRED2CHANGE

Wired2Change formed in early 2019 by two people who had nothing in common except the passion to help people. Trinity is from Michigan and got married in 2019. Mike is from Raleigh and is a very happy grandfather.

We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

CONTACT WIRED2CHANGE

www.wired2change.com

https://www.facebook.com/wired2change/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/wired-2-change

Feb 23, 202141:36
Season 2, Episode 33--Is Your Client Onboarding Process Repeatable

Season 2, Episode 33--Is Your Client Onboarding Process Repeatable

In Episode 33 of Season 2, Trinity and Mike talk about why your client onboarding process needs to be a practiced process and repeatable. When you onboard a new client, do you set the tone for their expectations and do you establish a level of comfort for them by describing roles and responsibilities for both parties?

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ABOUT WIRED2CHANGE

Wired2Change formed in early 2019 by two people who had nothing in common except the passion to help people. Trinity is from Michigan and got married in 2019. Mike is from Raleigh and is a very happy grandfather.

We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

CONTACT WIRED2CHANGE

www.wired2change.com

https://www.facebook.com/wired2change/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/wired-2-change

Feb 16, 202135:40
Season 2, Episode 32--Is Your Company Brand Clear

Season 2, Episode 32--Is Your Company Brand Clear

In Episode 32 of season 2, Trinity and Mike talk with Wendy Harrington of Beacon Creative Lab.  Wendy is a branding and copywriting expert. We talked extensively about your brand, how it is built and how you share it with your employees so they take it out into the market with them for a consistent message.

When it comes to copywriting, it is important to decide what the takeaway is from each post, article or blog.

LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

wendysharrington@gmail.com

https://beaconcreativelab.com/

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ABOUT WIRED2CHANGE

Wired2Change formed in early 2019 by two people who had nothing in common except the passion to help people. Trinity is from Michigan and got married in 2019. Mike is from Raleigh and is a very happy grandfather.

We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

CONTACT WIRED2CHANGE

www.wired2change.com

https://www.facebook.com/wired2change/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/wired-2-change

Feb 09, 202147:09
Season 2, Episode 31--Know Yourself To Organize Yourself

Season 2, Episode 31--Know Yourself To Organize Yourself

In Episode 31 of Season 2, Trinity and Mike talk with Elizabeth Stefani, a professional organizer.  We learn quickly how mike ha stuff written down everywhere and how organized Trinity is because of technology. Elizabeth discusses learning styles and how they correspond with organizing styles. She also talks about limiting our gathering points so we don't have information in too many places.

LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

www.elizabethstefani.ca

MORE ABOUT GUEST

My personal experience over the last 17 years of working in small businesses, a home office, and out-on-the-road, has given me an understanding of how challenging staying organized can be. As someone who was not naturally organized, I actively sought out knowledge in the field of organizing and productivity. I found how applying organizational systems could improve not only my productivity at work, but also my overall health and life balance.

Elizabeth Stefani Professional Organizing was born through my desire to bring this same balance to my customers. Over and over again I saw how inefficiencies and disorganization present within the processes and environment of a workplace, caused people to lose focus, waste time, and ultimately miss out on opportunities that would fulfill their goals. As I developed my systems and saw my productivity and life improve, I started helping others too.

I know that just trying to understand where to start can seem very overwhelming. I understand how frustrating it can be when deadlines are missed, files are lost, or goals are not met – especially when you seem to be working all the time. My gratification comes from helping clients overcome this anxiety, regain focus, and move forward with clarity and momentum.

I am committed to engaging, inspiring and empowering others to become more productive and efficient. I care about your ongoing success, and provide the support needed to reach your goals.

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ABOUT WIRED2CHANGE

Wired2Change formed in early 2019 by two people who had nothing in common except the passion to help people. Trinity is from Michigan and got married in 2019. Mike is from Raleigh and is a very happy grandfather.

We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

CONTACT WIRED2CHANGE

www.wired2change.com

https://www.facebook.com/wired2change/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/wired-2-change

Feb 04, 202149:30
Season 2, Episode 30--By Reaching Out to a Recruiting Agency, You Get an Expert

Season 2, Episode 30--By Reaching Out to a Recruiting Agency, You Get an Expert

In Episode 30 of Season 2, Trinity and Mike talk with Ilene Rein an executive recruiter with Marketing and Sales Resources.  Ilene also owns Pounding Pavement 101 for job seekers. Ilene talks about the marketing process that goes on within the hiring process. Candidates need a resume that shows results and what they have accomplished.  Pleas don't lie on your resume.  You will be found out.

If you have been out of the work force because you were raising kids, caring for a sick loved one or your spouse gets transferred n a regular, please put that on the resume but also talk about what you did during that time.

LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

https://www.marketingsalesresources.com

https://www.poundingpavement101.com

MORE ABOUT GUEST

Ilene Rein is a Professional Recruiter and Partner at Marketing & Sales Resources, an executive search firm focused on the engineering fields.

Ilene developed her coaching program, Pounding Pavement 101, to exponentially increase a job seekers chances of getting noticed and hired rapidly! She shares the inside secrets from the view of the Recruiter and how to grab their attention and become the candidate of choice. Ilene provides seminars, online courses and private consulting to job seekers to develop resumes to generate calls, LinkedIn profiles to create your professional brand, interview preparation and job search strategies.

Prior to Ilene's recruiting career, she was a Marketing and Creative Director (Purple Communications, Dolphin Technology, Varityper, PC Magazine) and Corporate Trainer (ExxonMobil, Avaya, Schering Plough). She has always been involved in the hiring and training process in the teams she led.

An advocate for the community at large, Ilene is always involved in community events and charities. She is a Mentor for FIRST Robotics and continues to work with FIRST as a judge, volunteer coordinator, planning board member, volunteer, speaker and advisor.

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ABOUT WIRED2CHANGE

Wired2Change formed in early 2019 by two people who had nothing in common except the passion to help people. Trinity is from Michigan and got married in 2019. Mike is from Raleigh and is a very happy grandfather.

We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

CONTACT WIRED2CHANGE

www.wired2change.com

https://www.facebook.com/wired2change/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/wired-2-change

Feb 02, 202141:18
Season 1, Episode 13--How To Be a Good Networker

Season 1, Episode 13--How To Be a Good Networker

In Episode 13 of Season 1, Trinity and Mike talk about the do's and dont's if networking and why you should network. 

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ABOUT WIRED2CHANGE

Wired2Change formed in early 2019 by two people who had nothing in common except the passion to help people. Trinity is from Michigan and got married in 2019. Mike is from Raleigh and is a very happy grandfather.

We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

CONTACT WIRED2CHANGE

www.wired2change.com

https://www.facebook.com/wired2change/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/wired-2-change


Jan 28, 202136:51
Season 2, Episode 29--Hacking Is Organized Crime

Season 2, Episode 29--Hacking Is Organized Crime

In Episode 29 of Season 2, James Evans of The American Frontier talks cyber security.  James says the two things anybody can do today is make your passwords harder to crack and backup your information off site.

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ABOUT WIRED2CHANGE

Wired2Change formed in early 2019 by two people who had nothing in common except the passion to help people. Trinity is from Michigan and got married in 2019. Mike is from Raleigh and is a very happy grandfather.

We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

CONTACT WIRED2CHANGE

www.wired2change.com

https://www.facebook.com/wired2change/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/wired-2-change

Jan 26, 202146:13
Season 2, Episode 28--Systems and Processes are the Secret Sauce

Season 2, Episode 28--Systems and Processes are the Secret Sauce

In Episode 28 of Season 2, Trinity and Mike share tips from their Mastermind Group on Systems and Processes that Trinity is moderating. We talk about the differences between systems and processes.  Systems help businesses run smoothly without supervision. 

Systems are a set of protocols, people and strategies that work together to solve a problem or achieve a goal.

Processes are a subset within a system and is a standardized way of doing something.

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ABOUT WIRED2CHANGE

Wired2Change formed in early 2019 by two people who had nothing in common except the passion to help people. Trinity is from Michigan and got married in 2019. Mike is from Raleigh and is a very happy grandfather.

We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

CONTACT WIRED2CHANGE

www.wired2change.com

https://www.facebook.com/wired2change/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/wired-2-change

Jan 21, 202135:59
Season 2, Episode 27--People Love Recurring Revenue

Season 2, Episode 27--People Love Recurring Revenue

In Episode 27 of Season 2, Trinity and Mike talk with Neal Isaacs with VR Business Brokers or the Triangle. Neal is an expert on helping small business prepare their business to be sold at the highest price.  

Neal' top 2 tips for selling our business are:

1) Get your systems and processes in place because they add value;

2) Owner dependent businesses can be difficult to sell.

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ABOUT WIRED2CHANGE

Wired2Change formed in early 2019 by two people who had nothing in common except the passion to help people. Trinity is from Michigan and got married in 2019. Mike is from Raleigh and is a very happy grandfather.

We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

CONTACT WIRED2CHANGE

www.wired2change.com

https://www.facebook.com/wired2change/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/wired-2-change 

Jan 19, 202142:47
Season 2, Episode 26--Doing Less Steps to Get More Done

Season 2, Episode 26--Doing Less Steps to Get More Done

In Episode 26 of Season 2, Trinity and Mike talk to Heather Steinker, podcaster, mom of 3 and CEO and Founder of Chaos 'n Cookies.  Heather helps moms and mompreneurs be more efficient with everything on their plates.

She tells us the ways she works with moms because kids thrive on routines, as do businesses. Heather also reminds us that kids don't come with a manual, but she can help you set up a manual for your business and home. 

To help herself get more efficient, she learned to fold clothes in the pick up line a school. 

THANKS FOR LISTENING

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ABOUT WIRED2CHANGE

Wired2Change formed in early 2019 by two people who had nothing in common except the passion to help people. Trinity is from Michigan and got married in 2019. Mike is from Raleigh and is a very happy grandfather.

We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

CONTACT WIRED2CHANGE

www.wired2change.com

https://www.facebook.com/wired2change/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/wired-2-change

Jan 14, 202148:32
Season 2, Episode 25--Development Does Require Vulnerability

Season 2, Episode 25--Development Does Require Vulnerability

In Episode 25 of Season 2, Trinity and Mike start the New Year off talking with Dr. Ken Keis, owner of CRG about the value of assessments. CRG does assessments, training and coaching around the world and time and time again their clients see the value of what assessments provide for building and growing teams. 

Dr. Ken talks about when you are hiring for a position at your company, the first thing you should look at is what does the position need.  Studies show that the wrong hire could cost a company .5 to 1.5 times the salary of that position if you have to go through the hiring process again, 

Dr. Ken has a gift for our Wired2Change listeners at www.kenkeis.com/wired. 


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ABOUT WIRED2CHANGE

Wired2Change formed in early 2019 by two people who had nothing in common except the passion to help people. Trinity is from Michigan and got married in 2019. Mike is from Raleigh and is a very happy grandfather.

We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

CONTACT WIRED2CHANGE

www.wired2change.com

https://www.facebook.com/wired2change/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/wired-2-change

Jan 12, 202145:20
Season 1, Episode 12 -- Co-Working Space

Season 1, Episode 12 -- Co-Working Space

Trinity and Mike talk about the advantages of using co-working spaces, especially if you are just starting a business and want to save money.

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ABOUT WIRED2CHANGE

Wired2Change formed in early 2019 by two people who had nothing in common except the passion to help people. Trinity is from Michigan and got married in 2019. Mike is from Raleigh and is a very happy grandfather.

We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

CONTACT WIRED2CHANGE

www.wired2change.com

https://www.facebook.com/wired2change/

Jan 07, 202136:48
Season 1, Episode 11--10 Tips for Home Business Success

Season 1, Episode 11--10 Tips for Home Business Success

Having a traditional job or a business with an office is different than building business from the house. This week, Trinity and Mike are sharing 10 tips you can use when working from home.

THANKS FOR LISTENING

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ABOUT WIRED2CHANGE

Wired2Change formed in early 2019 by two people who had nothing in common except the passion to help people. Trinity is from Michigan and got married in 2019. Mike is from Raleigh and is a very happy grandfather.

We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

CONTACT WIRED2CHANGE

www.wired2change.com

https://www.facebook.com/wired2change/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/wired-2-change

Jan 05, 202140:15
Season 1, Episode 6--Branding vs. Marketing

Season 1, Episode 6--Branding vs. Marketing

In Episode 6 of Season 1, Trinity and Mike expand on "Ep. 5: Sales vs Marketing"  this week when they sit down to talk about the differences of Branding and Marketing. Mike and Trinity give examples of major businesses and how they brand and how they market. "Branding is who you are, marketing is what you do"

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ABOUT WIRED2CHANGE

Wired2Change formed in early 2019 by two people who had nothing in common except the passion to help people. Trinity is from Michigan and got married in 2019. Mike is from Raleigh and is a very happy grandfather.

We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

CONTACT WIRED2CHANGE

www.wired2change.com

https://www.facebook.com/wired2change/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/wired-2-change

Jan 01, 202145:28
Season 1, Episode 5--Sales vs. Marketing

Season 1, Episode 5--Sales vs. Marketing

Trinity and Mike come to you today to discuss the differences between Sales and Marketing. Why are they listed together? What are their major differences?

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ABOUT WIRED2CHANGE

Wired2Change formed in early 2019 by two people who had nothing in common except the passion to help people. Trinity is from Michigan and got married in 2019. Mike is from Raleigh and is a very happy grandfather.

We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

CONTACT WIRED2CHANGE

www.wired2change.com

https://www.facebook.com/wired2change/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/wired-2-change

Dec 31, 202040:20
Season 1, Episode 4--What is Your Target Audience

Season 1, Episode 4--What is Your Target Audience

In Episode 4 of Season 1, Mike and Trinity are back to discuss how to decide what your target audience is and the best ways to find them. They give examples of major companies finding their target audience as well as give examples of how they found their target audiences within their businesses.

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ABOUT WIRED2CHANGE

Wired2Change formed in early 2019 by two people who had nothing in common except the passion to help people. Trinity is from Michigan and got married in 2019. Mike is from Raleigh and is a very happy grandfather.

We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

CONTACT WIRED2CHANGE

www.wired2change.com

https://www.facebook.com/wired2change/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/wired-2-change

Dec 26, 202042:02
Episode 3--The Whats

Episode 3--The Whats

Going back to Season 1, Episode 3, Trinity and Mike begin their "What" series, starting today with: Goal Setting, determining what your business needs to get started vs what it needs to be successful early, and also what to do with referrals, both getting them and following up with them. 

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ABOUT WIRED2CHANGE

Wired2Change formed in early 2019 by two people who had nothing in common except the passion to help people. Trinity is from Michigan and got married in 2019. Mike is from Raleigh and is a very happy grandfather.

We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

CONTACT WIRED2CHANGE

www.wired2change.com

https://www.facebook.com/wired2change/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/wired-2-change

Dec 22, 202035:40
Season 2, Episode 24--Everyone is in Sales

Season 2, Episode 24--Everyone is in Sales

In Episode 24 of Season 2, Trinity and Mike talked with Mike Englert, owner of Sales Mechanic.  Mike trains large and medium sized companies and has adapted his sales strategy to solopreneurs and small business owners.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE EPISODE

*10. Regular (Weekly) Sales Meetings

9. Sales Training

8. Annual Performance Reviews

7. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Tool

6. Sales Pipeline - Forecasting

5. Get help when needed

4. Clearly Defined Sales Metrics

3. Defined Sales Process

2. Reward your successes along the way

1. Have a Sales Plan

MORE ABOUT GUEST

Michael “Mike” Englert is the founder and President of Sales Mechanic LLC, where his mission is to help  businesses build or fix their sales structure to get revenue performance on track and reach new heights.

Working with Mike is like taking your car to your trusted mechanic when you have a problem. Mike will  diagnose the challenges within your Sales organization, recommend the best course of action, AND fix  what is needed to get you back on the road and headed toward your destination. As part of your team,  he will develop and implement the sales strategy, process, and practice needed to achieve success. Sales  Mechanic is powered by Sales Xceleration, a national firm recognized by many as the leading provider of  Fractional Sales Executives.

Before deciding to start Sales Mechanic, Mike spent the last 2 decades leading Sales teams across several  continents for major multi-national corporations.

- At Lenovo, Mike led the SMB segment, where he built Inside Sales teams in North America,  Europe, and Asia, complimented by launching an online portal to grow sales 6X over a 2-year  period to over $250M.

- At TE Connectivity, Mike led the start up of a new venture in Wireless Systems, where he  developed the sales team, process, and channel strategy to grow from $2M to $10M in 2 years.  - Also, at TE, he led the $1.2B Electrical Channel organization, where he developed and

implemented the channel Sales and Marketing strategy that grew sales at 2.5X market.  - As a Sales Leader and Executive Leadership Team member at Raychem, he restructured the Sales  organization during the Great Recession to focus on key customers, enhance partnerships, and  grow market share, resulting in 15% increase in wins.

Mike earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh and MBA at  the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. He is also a graduate of the Leadership  Development Program at the Wharton School of Business.

As a degreed engineer, as well as son and grandson of life-long mechanics / small business owners, Mike  is a troubleshooter and problem solver at heart. “I've taken this discipline into the business world over  the past 25+ years, to lead Sales, Marketing, and Operations teams for businesses of all sizes. This  experience has given me the skills and practice to diagnose a business challenge or opportunity and to  implement the right team, processes, and tools to deliver the best outcomes. I'm excited to bring this to  the Small and Mid-Size Business community and committed to helping CEOs and business owners  achieve new heights in their organizations and improve their lives.”

CONTACT WIRED2CHANGE

www.wired2change.com

https://www.facebook.com/wired2change/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/wired-2-change

Dec 17, 202043:42
Season 2, Episode 23--How to Sleigh the New Year

Season 2, Episode 23--How to Sleigh the New Year

In Episode 23 of Season 2, Trinity and Mike talk about using your time wisely during the Christmas and New Year break.

1) Double checking your goals for 2020 and 2021

2) How to maintain your numbers

3) Research networking events, both virtual and in person

4) Stacking your 1-2-1s

5) Self care

6) Holiday themed social media posts

7) Shine a spotlight on your employees

8) Review your P&L

9) Volunteer in the community

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Dec 15, 202044:19
Season 2, Episode 22--Pale, Male and Stale

Season 2, Episode 22--Pale, Male and Stale

In Episode 22 of Season 2, Trinity and Mike talk to Pinky Ghadiali of netwomen.co about why she started the organization.  Thus the name of the show. Pinky works with women to help them overcome imposter syndrome, low confidence and not charging their worth.  She preaches to believe in yourself, follow your why and get a coach.

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www.bypinky.com @bypinkyg- FB, Instagram, twitter, linkedin

www.netwomen.co @netwomen.co- FB, Instagram, twitter, linkedin

MORE ABOUT GUEST

Pinky is a women’s transformational life and business coach working with

career driven women and entrepreneurs across the UK and globe. She is

passionate about helping her clients become empowered to achieve personal

and professional goals with purpose, drive and vision. Whether it’s asking for a

promotion or chasing leads and closing business deals, believing in yourself is

the first step towards creating a life you love. She will help you create your

killer mindset that dismisses your inner critic and puts you on the right track

for professional and personal success. She is a master practitioner in Neuro

Linguistic Programming (NLP) trained with the co-founder Richard Bandler and

qualified with Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) in coaching and

mentoring.

She founded netwomen.co in 2015, Scotland’s only global online women’s

network for ambitious professionals who feel alone, isolated or stuck in

business or careers to help you promote yourselves, increase visibility, build

relationships and generate leads and new professional and business

opportunities. Our platform is for personal development and skill sharing,

interviews, videos, mastermind groups and online networking. Join us and

meet our incredible ladies. www.netwomen.co 

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Dec 10, 202047:54
Season 2, Episode 21--You Have to Set Up the Follow Up

Season 2, Episode 21--You Have to Set Up the Follow Up

In Episode 121 of Season 2, Trinity and Mike talk about how you follow up after a networking event or a sales call.  You have to do some research so you know who you might meet.  Then when you meet them, here are a couple of tips for the follow up.

1) In the email header, remind them where you met.

2) Don't use I, me or mine in the email.  Make it about them.

3) Refer to a story you talked about.  Send them an article or a link to information about something you talked about with them.  It showed you listened.

4) If you send a handwritten note,  use blue ink.

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Dec 08, 202040:22
Season 2, Episode 20--Rocks and Issues

Season 2, Episode 20--Rocks and Issues

In Episode 20 of Season 2, Trinity and Mike talk about the Entrepreneur Operating System (EOS). Two of the categories they work with their clients on are Rocks and Issues.  Rocks are opportunities or priorities or goals that should take no more than 90 days to complete.  The Issues are potential hurdles that could hinder the success of that Rock. Rocks also give people in your company accountability.  On order to be successful, you need to identify the resources and skills needed to reach your goal.

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We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

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Dec 04, 202045:12
Season 2, Episode 19--Be First or Better

Season 2, Episode 19--Be First or Better

In Episode 19 of Season 2, Jennie Wright, a marketing strategist and list building expert talks about the value of a mailing list to not only stay in touch with your clients, but to also promote events. Jennie says that crappy headlines and not having a segmented list can lead to low open rates.  But if you do these two things correctly, it could lead to open rates of 30-40%.

LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

Website: www.jenniewright.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennielwright/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenniewrightjlw

Twitter: @JennieVW

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniewrightjlw

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Jennie Wright is an Online Marketing Strategist, List Builder and Lead Generation Expert. She’s also the creator of List building 2.0, her own successful system of building your list through attraction and permission marketing.

Leveraging over 15 years of marketing, communications and branding experience for her clients, Jennie firmly believes that if you live your life with passion and transparency, you will create life-long success.

Having managed over 260 online list builds for her clients, Jennie is a passionate believer in organice, authentic list building techniques for her clients and mentors them through the process from start to finish.

Jennie is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs around the world develop intelligent and authentic marketing, branding and list building strategies that drive results. Her knowledge and expertise have many people referring to her as one of the up-and-coming business coaches for entrepreneurs.

An avid home cook, Jennie spends her downtime whipping up neat meals, or reading some trashy fiction for fun.

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We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

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Dec 01, 202044:53
Season 1, Episode 2--The Whys of Small Business

Season 1, Episode 2--The Whys of Small Business

Mike and Trinity are back with Episode 2 of Season 1! Today they're talking about the "why’s" of being a small business owner. What should you know going into business for yourself? Trinity and Mike give examples of the "why’s" they are going through right now building this coaching business.


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We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

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Nov 27, 202034:46
Season 1, Episode 1--The Introduction to Wired2Change

Season 1, Episode 1--The Introduction to Wired2Change

We are going back to the beginning where Trinity and Mike introduced themselves.  Combined 50+ years of managing businesses, starting businesses and training sales forces for companies. This episode helps to explain who we are, our business backgrounds, and why we will be successful in helping you grow your business!

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We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

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Nov 27, 202042:05
Season2, Episode 18--What Lifestyle Do You Want

Season2, Episode 18--What Lifestyle Do You Want

In Episode 18 of Season 2, Trinity and Mike talk with Evans Putman, a coach and consultant who helps clients build businesses without complicated marketing systems. Evans is especially good at helping people grow podcasts.  He emphasizes the simplicity of growing any business, especially podcasts, without paid advertising.

Evans' Tips to Podcasters

1) OPA-Tap into Other People's Audiences

2) Have a content marketing strategy and be proactive

3) Leverage guests and their audiences

LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

www.dreamclientsforlife.com/pat

https://www.facebook.com/groups/MyPodcastCoach

MORE ABOUT GUEST

Evans is going into his 20th year in the online entrepreneurial space. Today, he is a coach and consultant who helps entrepreneurs with big, positive messages and missions build profitable, scalable businesses without complicated marketing systems or selling 1-to-1 services by using his Dream Client Podcast Funnel Formula.

Evans is the creator of the Infinite Impact Method™ and 7-Figure Podcast Blueprint. He is the host of the Infinite Impact Radio podcast and his trainings have been licensed by and featured in ClickFunnels Founder Russell Brunson's high-ticket coaching programs.

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We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

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Nov 18, 202044:08
Season 2, Episode 17--What Is a Mastermind Group

Season 2, Episode 17--What Is a Mastermind Group

In Episode 17 of Season 2, Trinity and Mike talk about what a mastermind group is and why you should join one.  In it's simplest form, it is a peer to peer meeting with a facilitator.   We are big fans of being in a group and facilitating a group.  Here is the link to our 3 upcoming mastermind groups.

https://www.wired2change.com/events/

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Nov 17, 202043:41
Season 2, Episode 16--You Can't Edit a Blank Page

Season 2, Episode 16--You Can't Edit a Blank Page

In Episode 16 of Season 2, Kim Day talks about why you should write a book to grow your business and your client base.  She tells us that the three biggest objections she hears from people are it takes a lot of time, it takes a lot of resources and it is expensive.  She says none of those three are true.  Most of us who want to write a book have the content. Her goal in writing her first book was to get clients, not make money.  In fact, she hass no idea how many books she has sold.  She gives them away.

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https://www.facebook.com/therealkimday

https://www.linkedin.com/in/therealkimday/

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Hello! My name is Kim and I'm the Award Winning Author of "Write and Grow Rich: How to Use a Book to Supersize Your Brand, Your Business, and Your Bank Account".
For 13 years I was one of usually a dozen financial advisors at every networking event, struggling to compete for clients in an overcrowded and skeptical market. After publishing my award-winning book, the "Financial Fitness Playbook: The Ultimate Guide to Winning the Money Game", I was able to double my income in less than 12 months using the same strategies I now teach in my new book and my signature program.
I am passionate about helping coaches, consultants, and service-based entrepreneurs overcome the daily struggle of finding their next client.
If you are an entrepreneur looking to take your prospecting to the next level, I will show you how to elevate your brand, become the go-to authority in your market, and virtually eliminate your competition by using a book as your new business card on steroids.
My book and program is a step-by-step guide to writing and publishing a book designed to attract your ideal client to your business like a magnet.

1. Take a minute to watch my video
2. Download my "10 Step Guide to Planning and Writing a Best-Selling, Business Building Book", and/or
3. Book an "Income EXPLOSION Strategy Session" where we will create a crystal clear vision for ultimate success, uncover hidden challenges that may be standing in your way. You will leave the session feeling renewed, re-energized and inspired to get business results faster and easier than ever before or you ever thought possible!
If you are someone who is looking to grow your business this might be a great place for you to start!

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We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

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Nov 12, 202044:23
Season 2, Episode 15--I Love Saving People Money

Season 2, Episode 15--I Love Saving People Money

In Epsode 15 of Season 2, Kristi Farrell of Land and Sea Travel talks about how she has started a side hustle to take the place of her current full time job when she retires from that. It is always good to have a plan and Kristi is thankful for her full time job as the Grants and Development Coordinator for the animal shelter at the City of Burlington, North Carolina.  She tells us about the hardest thing about doing both jobs is separating the two and working the long hours which has led to her losing a lot on interest in cooking.

LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

kristi@mylandandseanc.com

336-684-0228

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Kristi is a wife of 20 years and mother of two teenagers. She has worked 24 years in local government and currently serves as Grants and Development Coordinator for the Burlington Animal Shelter.  She also serves as a travel advisor, as an independent contractor with Land and Sea Travel. She plans to retire from the shelter in about 4 years where she then plans to serve full-time in the travel industry.  Her passions include connecting others, traveling and all things Disney!

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We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

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Nov 10, 202044:55
Season 2, Episode 14--Start, Stop, Continue

Season 2, Episode 14--Start, Stop, Continue

In Episode 14 of Season 2, Trinity and Mike recap their Mastermind Group with a conversation on Start, Stop, Continue.  We have said many times that your business plan should be written in pencil because things change.  We ask you to look through your plans and your daily activities and decide what you are going to start doing, what you will stop doing and what you will continue doing.

The most common thing people were going to stop doing was procrastinating,  Usually we procrastinate because we wait to be perfect to start or we are afraid of doing it.  We also talked about how you have to delegate to elevate.

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For more information on our Mastermind Groups, please go to www.wired2change.com

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We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

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Nov 05, 202041:49
Season 2, Episode 13--Keeping Good Books is Not Sexy, but Crucial

Season 2, Episode 13--Keeping Good Books is Not Sexy, but Crucial

In Episode 13 of Season 2, Courtney Barbee, COO of The Bookkeeper, LLC talks about why it is so important to keep clean books and it's not really that hard to do.  She also talks about when the company formed, a potential client called one day thinking they were a bookie and wanted them to come take care off someone.

Courtney's Top 3 Tips on Keeping Good Books

1) You need to make it a priority.

2) Please separate your personal and business finances.

3) Invest in software to make it easier to track

LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

www.thebookkeepernc.com

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Courtney Barbee is a NC native with over 17 years of accounting experience and co-founder of

The Bookkeeper, a Raleigh-based firm providing full-charge bookkeeping and fractional CFO

services to clients in a wide variety of industries. As chief operating officer, she has lived her

passion of helping business owners maintain and understand their financials. In addition to a

love of accounting, Courtney loves her husband and two sons, volunteering, and reading.

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We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

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Nov 03, 202043:54
Season 2, Episode 12--Meet Michelle, A 12-year Overnight Sensation

Season 2, Episode 12--Meet Michelle, A 12-year Overnight Sensation

In Episode 12 of Season 2, Michelle Abraham, owner of Vancouver-based Amplifyou, a company that produces, markets, promotes and publishes almost 150 podcasts tells us what it is like to start your own podcast and your own podcasting company. Michelle and her partner Evans Putnam met through a Facebook group and have never met in person.  Michelle stresses the fact that most people's podcast fizzles out because of a lack of commitment.

Michelle's 3 tips on how best to start a podcast

1) Go on other podcasts to get your story out

2) Invest in a good microphone

3) Think about your commitment level, prepare to do something once a week

LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

JOIN FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MyPodcastCoach

PODCAST: https://amplifyou.captivate.fm/

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Michelle Abraham is an international speaker, Podcast Host and Podcast Producer and Author of the up coming book The Profitable Podcast. Michelle was just voted #16 of the top 50 Moms in Podcasting by Podcast Magazine and  Business from the heart awarded her Entrepreneur of the year. Michelle is the Founder of Amplifyou. Kevin Harrington, the original shark on the hit TV Show Shark tank says Amplifyou is North Americas Top Podcast Management Company.

Michelle is the founder of Amplify where they specialize in Done For You Podcast Services for Entrepreneurs with a Big Vision & a Big Message who want to Make a Big Impact. At Amplifyou they Make, Market, Manage and Monetize Podcasts. Michelle and her team have launched and managed well over 137 podcasts in the last 18 months and manage over 55 shows weekly. Michelle is also the Cofounder of The Canadian Podcast Network and MyPodcastCoach.com Michelle has been mentoring and sharing her passion for podcasters since 2012! Something unique about Michelle is that she doesn’t just speak about a freedom lifestyle she lives off the grid on the a lake and drives her kids to the school bus by boat all while running a 100% online business.

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We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

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Oct 28, 202046:01
Season 2, Episode 11--Educate, Don't Sell

Season 2, Episode 11--Educate, Don't Sell

In Episode 11 of Season 2, Kim Niskey, the Business Development Director of the Garner (NC) Chamber of Commerce talks about how a local Chamber plays such a key role in the growth and success of small businesses.  Since 2015, Kim has been ranked in the top 10 in the country in bringing on new members to the Chambers she has worked for.

Kim shares 3 tips on how to activate your Chamber membership.

1) Do something once a month, even if it is just having a 1-2-1 with another chamber member.

2) Pay attention to what the Chamber is involved with locally.

3) Know what is happening in the local market and who the leaders are.

LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

www.garnerchamber.com

kniskey@garnerchamber.com

Kim's cell phone number is 919-906-3030

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We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

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Oct 26, 202044:53
Season 2, Episode 10--I Wanted My Voice To Be Heard

Season 2, Episode 10--I Wanted My Voice To Be Heard

In Episode 10 of Season 2, David Smith of Motorsports Analytics talks about starting his business from his college dorm room.  David carved a niche out in NASCAR when he started ranking drivers at local short tracks.  It took 2 years for him to get noticed, but now he not only has his own paid service and podcast (Positive Regression), but is a contributing writer for The Washington Post, Forbes, Sports Illustrated and The Athletic.

LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

www.motorsportsanalytics.com

https://positiveregression.podbean.com/

MORE ABOUT GUEST

David Smith is the owner of MotorsportsAnalytics.com, a hub offering NASCAR stats and analysis, and the co-host of Positive Regression: A Motorsports Analytics Podcast. Currently a contributor to Forbes SportsMoney, he's also provided written analysis for The Washington Post, NASCAR.com and The Athletic. He previously served 13 years as a NASCAR driver talent scout on behalf of sports agencies MMI, Spire and RSMG.

Also included Vol. 1 of the Motorsports Analytics Prospect Bible, an 18-page eBook featuring artwork and analysis on five up-and-coming NASCAR drivers.

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Oct 22, 202042:00
Season 2, Episode 9--Do You Know Your Hourly Worth?

Season 2, Episode 9--Do You Know Your Hourly Worth?

In Episode 9 of Season 2, Sherri Durbin, owner of Consider it Done!, tells Trinity and Mike that people can be more productive and profitable when they delegate.  She asks the question "Do You Know Your Hourly Worth?" Do you really need to sit at the vets office for 2 hours instead of working on your business? Sherri started this concierge/personal assistant company in Southern California in 2004, but move to North Carolina in 2018.  She decided to start the company up again because people needed help. 

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www.consideritdoneasap.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherridurbin/

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We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

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Oct 19, 202038:21
Season 2, Episode 8--How To Start Showing Up as Your Best Self

Season 2, Episode 8--How To Start Showing Up as Your Best Self

In Episode 8 of Season 2, Genie Goodwin, better known as My Relationship Genie, tells us why every problem in life is a relationship problem. She talks about previous clients who wanted her to come in and fire people, only to find out the problem sometimes is them.  In the 36th minute, she tells us about the differences between the male brain and the female brain and how she learned to speak "manglish."  You can also go to www.myrelationshipgenie.com/freebook and get a copy of her best selling book.

Genie's 3 Tips to Building a Relationship with Your Staff

1) What do you want?

2) What do you want to be know for?

3) What outcomes do you want out of the relationship?

LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

www.myrelationshipgenie.com

www.myrelationshipgenie.com/freebook

MORE ABOUT GUEST

Genie is a certified high performance coach and a best selling author

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We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

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Oct 15, 202042:47
Season 2, Episode 7--Hire for Values vs. Skills

Season 2, Episode 7--Hire for Values vs. Skills

In Episode 7 of Season 2, Nick Pione, owner of Trek CBD talks about the educational process they have with clients to explain the value of CBD.  He also talks about how and why he and his partners decided to open 3 stores in 2 states at the same time during COVID.  Nick and Trinity discuss the benefits of CBD oil on dogs for anxiety and joints.

Nick says their focus is on customer service because most people come into the store either curious or confused.

LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

www.trekcbd.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholas-pione/

MORE ABOUT GUEST

Nick spent 20 years managing sales teams in the pharmaceutical field.  That experience, combined with Scott's retail experience and Jeff's background in finance, have positioned them to grow and succeed.

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We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

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Oct 12, 202047:11
Season 2, Episode 6--Who Wouldn't Open a Letter Mailed to Them?

Season 2, Episode 6--Who Wouldn't Open a Letter Mailed to Them?

In Episode 6 of Season 2, Janice Porter, LinkedIn Trainer, Podcaster and Executive with SendOut Cards, tells us why building relationships is so important.  She shares her top 4 tips on how to build relationships.

1) Be curious enough to ask questions

2) When networking with someone, make it about them and ask how you can help them

3) Don't leave an event, until you have booked a meeting

4) If you are networking online, agree to take it off line and meet.

LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

www.janiceporter.com

Relationships Rule podcast

https://www.linkedin.com/in/janiceporter/

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We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

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Oct 08, 202043:44
Season 2, Episode 5--They Have Bots for Girls Too

Season 2, Episode 5--They Have Bots for Girls Too

In Episode 5 of Season 2, Haley Gray, owner of Leadership Girl and Fiercely Marketing and the architect of the powerful Women's Entrepreneur Network Facebook Group talks about how and why she became an entrepreneur, how we can leverage a Facebook group and what women should keep in mind when starting a business. 

LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

https://www.leadershipgirl.com/

https://fiercelymarketing.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WomensEntrepreneurNetwork

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We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

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Oct 05, 202046:03
Season 2, Episode 4--I Don't See That as a Limiting Factor

Season 2, Episode 4--I Don't See That as a Limiting Factor

In Episode 4 of Season 2, Heather Widener, owner of Flower Creations Rolesville talks about overwhelming feeling she gets from helping people in the biggest events of their lives.  She also talks about now that she knows the business, she gets flowers from around the world and why she donates product to a local nursing home.

LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

www.flowercreationsrolesville.net

Instagram--Flowercreationsnc

Facebook--FlowerCreations

MORE ABOUT GUEST

Heather also works for a financial services company.

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We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

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Sep 30, 202039:33
Season 2, Episode 3--The Flowers Mean More Than the Flowers

Season 2, Episode 3--The Flowers Mean More Than the Flowers

In Episode 3 of Season 2, Heather Widener of Flower Creations Rolesville talks about the pivots she has had to make during COVID, since most of her big events have been cancelled. She is open for curbside pickup and delivery only.  Some good news for her is that weddings are starting to open back up, little by little.

LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

www.flowercreationsrolesville.net

Instagram--Flowercreationsnc

Facebook--FlowerCreations

MORE ABOUT GUEST

Heather also works for a financial services company.

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We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

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Sep 29, 202032:44
Season 2, Episode 2--I Forgot to Put Sugar in the Cheesecake

Season 2, Episode 2--I Forgot to Put Sugar in the Cheesecake

In Episode 2 of Season 2, Mica Parekh of Mica's Sweets and Treats talks about the ups and downs of starting her business, especially during COVID.  She talked in depth about the mindset she had to have to get to this point and the role her husband, Tesh, plays in the business.  Mica also gives advice for female business owners starting a business today.

LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

https://www.micassweetsandtreats.com/

https://www.iwpphotography.com/

https://teshparekhart.com/

MORE ABOUT GUEST

In addition to running her family businesses, Mica used to be a certified meeting planner.  She is also a mom and a member of BNI (Business Networking International)

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We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

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Sep 23, 202045:35
Season 2, Episode 1--Working on Cookies, My Handwriting got Better

Season 2, Episode 1--Working on Cookies, My Handwriting got Better

In Episode 1 of Season 2, Mica Parekh of Mica's Sweets and Treats talks about starting her business while managing her husband's businesses. Mica started making her sweets officially right before COVID 19 hit and told us that she was all in from day one.

LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

https://www.micassweetsandtreats.com/

https://www.iwpphotography.com/

https://teshparekhart.com/

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In addition to running her family businesses, Mica used to be a certified meeting planner.  She is also a mom and a member of BNI (Business Networking International)

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We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

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Sep 21, 202030:44
Episode 100--This is our 100th episode and we Welcome our Spouses!

Episode 100--This is our 100th episode and we Welcome our Spouses!

In Episode 100, Trinity and Mike welcome their spouses, Scott and Becky, and talk about the life of a small business spouse.  We also share our favorite episodes and which spouse had to take the StrengthsFinder test and which spouse was supposed to be able to dance.

Sep 17, 202059:48
Episode 99--Peach, Blackberry or Cherry Cobbler?

Episode 99--Peach, Blackberry or Cherry Cobbler?

In Episode 99, Michelle Owens of Grayter Business Solutions talks about why customer service is so important these days and how they train their employees to help their customers.  Michelle's love of making cobblers has helped her develop relationships. She also talks about what small business owners need during COVID and what got her started wearing hats since she is known as the hat lady.  

LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

https://www.grayterbusiness.com/

https://www.sixsistersstuff.com/

MORE ABOUT GUEST

Michelle is a business development and account manager at Grayter Business Solutions.  Prior to that, she was a team leader and parent education consultant at Brain Balance Achievement Centers after spending 2 years as a realtor in Tallahassee, Florida.

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We work with small business owners to put systems and processes in place to help their business become more profitable so they can enjoy the life of a small business owner.

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Sep 15, 202040:56
Episode 98--Yeah, I'm The Tax Man...In a Good Way!

Episode 98--Yeah, I'm The Tax Man...In a Good Way!

In Episode 98, we continue our conversation with Chris Cherico of Guardian Tax Solutions. Chris talks about why it is a good idea to take a picture of receipts because they fade over time, the number one mistake small business owners make and why it is not a good idea to self prepare.  Chris does a diagnostic profile for his clients to understand their entire picture.

TIPS ON DEALING WITH PPP

1) Talk to your bank about forgiveness

2) Make your tax pro aware of how much PPP money you received and how you spent it.

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Sep 10, 202039:50
Episode 97--Soft Skills and the IRS. Who knew?

Episode 97--Soft Skills and the IRS. Who knew?

In Episode 97, we talk with Chris Cherico, owner of Guardian Tax Solutions. We know him as the tax man, but he is much more than that.  he helps clients with tax preparation to stay out of the IRS doghouse.  As an enrolled agent, he can help people in all 50 states. 

Here are 3 tips Chris has for new businesses.

1) Know your business entity, i.e. LLC, S Corp, etc.

2) Know what red flags come with deductions in your industry.

3) Having a good relationship with your tax preparer.

Here are 2 red flags for the IRS when looking at your tax return

1) Under reporting your income

2) Over declaring deductions for your industry

MORE ABOUT GUEST

Chris Cherico

www.guardiantaxsolutions.com

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Sep 07, 202036:16
Episode 96--Do You Train Your Staff So You Can scale Your Business?

Episode 96--Do You Train Your Staff So You Can scale Your Business?

In Episode 96, we continue our conversation with 3rd generation auto repair owner Mike Allen of Carfix.  From day 1 he had wanted a second location and on this episode he is sharing his thoughts on how to go about getting a third location.

Sep 03, 202037:08
Episode 95--Do You Know Your Neighborhood?

Episode 95--Do You Know Your Neighborhood?

In Episode 95, Trinity and Mike hear from Carfix owner Mike Allen, a 3rd generation auto mechanic owner.  He owns two locations and talks about the value of knowing the location you are looking to expand to.  You also need to know how to provide first class customer service.

Aug 31, 202036:01
Episode 94--Why You and Your Partner Should Take Personality Tests

Episode 94--Why You and Your Partner Should Take Personality Tests

In Episode 94, Trinity and Mike talk about Mike's results from the CliftonStrength Finder's Test.  Needless to say Trinity geeked out on it and Mike wasn't surprised with his results.  He knows he talks a lot and is bad with details.  Still, it was very entertaining.

Aug 26, 202042:04