Today we have one of the most innovative broads in the history of retail: Maxine Clark! Maxine is the founder of Build-A-Bear! For those of you who do not know what Build-A-Bear is, it’s a place where you can make your own bear or stuffed animal. You can pick from a variety of options, you can name the bear, get a birth certificate and put a unique heart with a wish inside. Each bear comes with its own coding so if the bear is lost and returned to Build-A-Bear the company can locate the owner. This billion dollar business has over 400 build-a-bear workshops worldwide.
The Bear Necessities of Business: Building a Company with Heart
Everyone needs a Mom. Maybe not YOUR Mom, but everyone needs motherly advice at some point, without the judgment you may get from your own Mom. Nina Keneally started by building relationships with millennials at the yoga studio and found herself standing in for their Mom’s, giving advice, listening to their problems, and supporting their ideas. Before long, she was able to turn this into a business and now you can hire Need a Mom for any issue you have! Listen to Nina's amazing story of starting a successful business at 63!
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We are going to go on a wild ride with a badass professional writer broad. She is the founder of Finding Shrimp and the co-creator of The Copy Cure. According to her incredible bio, she has won some big fat awards for her work. Get ready to meet Laura Belgray!
The Copy Cure
Today’s guest started her career very much the same way that many of us did. Dying a slow death in a soul-sucking cubicle job, with no hope for the future. But all that changed through a series of unbelievable circumstances. Caitlin Pyle is today’s guest with this amazing story. She’s managed to build a million dollar business online in a very short amount of time. We’re lucky enough to have her share her secret to success with us today!
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Welcome Broads! Today’s broad is going to help you make sense out of SEO, RSS and every other acronym related to your online business! Donna Cravotta is the CEO of Social Sage PR and the creator of the Total Social Sage PR System™, the innovative one-of-a-kind program combining SEO, Social Media and PR strategies (aka Social PR). Her system was designed to help small businesses build big strategies into the foundation of their businesses.
Donna believes your social media is your brand and you should be able to do it yourself!
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Donna hosts 2 workshops in August:
1. How to Build a Business Intelligence Dashboard - New York City - 8/3
2. How to Get Media Opportunities for Your Business without Breaking the Bank - New York City - 8/17
Find out more about these workshops at www.socialprmasterclass.com
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Today we are going to meet a serial entrepreneur who built not one but two consumer companies from the ground up! You may not know her name right away you certainly know her mark. Joan Barnes is the founder of Gymboree, an international franchise of play programs and company-owned retail stores. We will talk about the other company during our interview which you will certainly know!
“Begin from Within”
“Play it Forward: From Gymboree to the Yoga Mat and Beyond”
Hello broads! I’m so excited for you all to be here today because this is my one-year podcasting anniversary! Whether today is your first time tuning in or you have been with me all year long: Welcome! Thank you for listening! Today’s episode is a special one because I am going to share with you my top ten lessons that I have learned interviewing today’s top women entrepreneurs.
Tip #1 Never give up!
Tip # 2 Be Scrappy!
Tip #3 Don’t be afraid to disrupt an industry
Tip #4 Find a hole in the marketplace and fill it!
Tip #5 You are never too old or too young
Tip #6 Have a word of the year
Tip #7 Give back!
Tip #8 Create something that you want to use
Tip #9 Surround yourself with people who are positive and there to support you
Tip #10 Take care of yourself!
Today I am with a money broad and this broad’s name is Karen McCall! They always say don’t judge a book by its cover and one of the things Karen shares is that on the outside she looks every bit the part of successful career professional. But she has a dirty little secret and she is going to share it with us!
“Sacred Success” – Barbara Stanny
Welcome Broads! Today’s guest is the Chief Sexy Boss with an incredible sense of humor and a passion to help entrepreneurs. Heather Havenwood is an author, business coach, a podcaster, and I could go on and on. She’s so very down to earth and today we get the down low on how she started her business.
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Listen to her podcast: www.heatherhavenwood.com/podcastshow
Get the Sexy Boss book: http://sexybossinc.com/sexy-boss-book-2/
Today we’re here with Rachel Goldstein, the powerhouse broad behind Agent of Change. The five-year-old event marketing company with a social conscience. In just 5 short years Agent of Change has produced approximately 50 million dollars for various charities!
Today we are here with a broad that has been called a spiritual revolutionary, a modern day guru and the oracle of all things mystically glam! She’s worn mouse ears in the blue lagoon, walked the runway at New York Fashion Week and once danced naked in front of strangers at a self-esteem workshop. She believes in the power of Kale and crystals, goal setting and gratitude, kaleidoscope color and kicking ass! Here is the darling of radical self-love: Gala Darling.
JEN MENCHACA is the founder and creative director of Nation Ltd, a premier women's contemporary collection found in department stores and high-end boutiques. Jen founded the company in 2005 and her line has evolved from one simple V-necked T-shirt to a premiere apparel business found in boutiques around the world. Her apparel is distinguished by its ultra-soft fabric, vintage details, and elegant trendsetter style worn by chic women and celebrities.
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For inquiries http://nationltd.com/pages/contact
Laura Roeder is the founder of Edgar, a social media automation tool designed to prevent social media content from going to waste by recycling the content stored in its library according to some parameters that you set up. Since 2009, Laura’s been teaching entrepreneurs how to harness the power of social media marketing and create their own fame. She was named one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under 35 in 2011, 2013 and 2014 and spoke at numerous industry conferences BlogWorld, The South by Southwest Interactive Conference, Real Estate Connect, The Social Communications Summit and Blogher. She has also spoken at the White House about the value of entrepreneurship.
So she went into social media training as she realized training was way easier than making websites.
Meet Mother and daughter Matchmaking duo: Janis and Carly Spindel who run a successful business called Janis Spindel Serious Matchmaking. Janis is just 4 couples shy of having 2000 couples she introduced get married! ! Carly is on number 85, almost 86, couples married! If you are looking for “the one” check out Janis Spindel Serious Matchmaking!
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This show is for all the Broads with a Bump! Today’s Broad built a business called Bump Boxes that is quickly becoming a hit with new mothers everywhere! Christine Deehring created Bump Boxes to take the guesswork out of choosing the best pregnancy products for you and your bump. Their team of experts has researched, vetted and approved every product included in these boxes. She’s conveniently bundled safe essentials to use throughout your pregnancy. Not only are they clean and safe products, they have been personally used, recommended and loved by real mothers.
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Want to work 20 to 25 hours a week and still make the big bucks? Today’s broad is Susie Romans who is an online business strategist who does just that! Of course, her hours were not always that good. You have to work hard to get to that point. Susie uses her skills in marketing and building businesses to help other women and small business get ahead and make that money so that they can work 20 to 25 hours a week!
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On today’s show we have Sarah Kaler who has her own coaching business: Soul Powered, to help women entrepreneurs with their businesses so that they don’t have to sacrifice their lives to just work. Sarah was working her way up in the corporate world when she had a massive seizure! Doctors say that the seizure was caused by exhaustion and stress. Sarah has such a “soul powered” story about how her life changed and how she started her amazing business.
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Today’s broad is known for her “pitching”. Laura Allen closed a $5.5-million-dollar cold call because of her pitch! She is the founder of her business “The Pitch Girl” which teaches people how to pitch your yourself in 15 seconds or less. Laura has some fascinating stories and advice!
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Want to learn how to be more profitable as an entrepreneur so you can spend more time with loved ones? You have got to check Fabienne Raphaël! She is an amazing online business coach and has a great podcast of her own. Fabienne was in the Olympics! This is a first on the show! She shares with us some great advice and tips on how to crush your competitors and make life easier as an entrepreneur.
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Welcome Broads! Today’s guest is Nicole Lapin. She’s an amazing and energetic broad who has created the Rich Bitch brand! I’m so excited to talk to Nicole about her journey into finance and what we need to know to be financially successful.
Here’s Nicole’s impressive bio:
Nicole Lapin is the star of the CW’s new business competition reality show “Hatched.” She was the youngest anchor ever at CNN before holding the same title at CNBC anchoring “Worldwide Exchange,” the only global finance show on the network, while contributing financial reports to “Today” and MSNBC. Lapin has served as a business anchor and special correspondent for Bloomberg Television as well as the money-saving correspondent for “The Wendy Williams Show” and also reports on Hollywood business for “The Insider” on CBS. She is currently Redbook magazine’s first-ever money columnist. Lapin’s first book, Rich Bitch, a personal finance guide for women, became an instant New York Times bestseller and sold out on Amazon. Crown Business recently announced its publication of her second book, Boss Bitch, slated for release in 2017. Lapin is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary and graduated as valedictorian from Northwestern University.
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Emily Williams of I Heart My Life is today’s guest. She made a dramatic decision when she changed her mind about Grad school and entered a quarter life crisis. Instead of heading to Grad school, she packed her bags and headed to England, even then she didn’t have full clarity for the vision of her life.
Emily shares the following about her story:
iheartcoaching.com - starting May 2nd
Instagram and Facebook - iheartmylifenow
Jenn Scalia is a badass broad that went from rock bottom to million-dollar superstar. Jenn started the Million Dollar Mommy, is a go-to business mentor and visibility strategist who turns online business wallflowers into badass, brazen business babes who shine. She's a business mentor and visibility strategist who helps online businesses shine. Putting herself out there and being an introvert was not easy for her in the beginning. But she made the conscious decision to get over herself and do or die with her business. Once she got started there was no stopping her.
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Today on the show we have Rebecca Tracey! Before Rebecca started her business “The Uncaged Life” she was going to nutrition school, doing some life coaching and then decided to sell everything she owned to go on a rock climbing trip. She started her business in a van on this trip! She believes that life is supposed to be lived! Her goal is to help everyone see how great it is to have your own business online.
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Today on the show we have a money rockstar! Ellen Rogin is a best-selling author of the book “Picture your Prosperities: Smart Money moves to Turn Your Vision into Reality”. She shows people how to be good with money. She is a certified financial planner and is hired by corporations and organizations to show how to make money easy. She really shows how the power of visualization can be really powerful and how to use it in everyday life.
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Need help planning a bachelorette party? Eliminate the stress and go to JoAnne Barken’s website for bachelorette planning made easy! Joanne’s website is designed to help plan a classy bachelorette party where the fun doesn’t have to neccesarily be a night out at a bar. Plan a getaway with the girls, take a dance class or painting class, anything that would be fun to do together.
JoAnne Barken graduated from Cornell University’s of Hotel Administration with a BA and Brooklyn Law School with a JD. While in law school she attended several weddings and was continually asked for her planning expertise. That’s when she realized she had a passion for the hospitality in the bridal industry.
JoAnne Barken shares with us the following:
If you want to be featured on her website: #shareyourbach on Instagram