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BroadCast: Broads Building Businesses is the go-to podcast for and about women entrepreneurs. Join Chief Broad Jenny Powers each week as she interviews today's most successful women business owners. Get entertained, educated and empowered while learning how these women grow their business beyond their wildest dreams . We cover topics that relate to women in business, such as networking, being an entrepreneur, womens business, start ups, and empowerment. Don't miss a single episode.
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Now displaying: November, 2016
Nov 23, 2016

Carrie, the CEO of Likeable Media, studied Marketing and Advertising Communication at Emerson College.  She is also the host of All the Social Ladies Podcast. Likeable Media provides “social insights to develop and promote digital branded content that generates business results.”

Show Notes 

  • How she established Likeable Media
  • They raised funds for the company and their wedding
  • Their story had been featured in
  • If she had to do it all again, there’s something she would have done differently
  • Carrie reinvented the processes
  • Their company has been named as one of the best places to work in
  • Both Carrie and Dave have a commitment to culture
  • What are some “out of the box” reasons they were named as fun place to work
  • They have 40 people working with them
  • They hire based on core values
  • What are their core values?
  • What their “toolbox” includes

Resources

http://carriekerpen.com/

http://www.likeable.com/

Nov 18, 2016

It was 2013 and Megan had a little sister who needed to wear a bra for girls but was offered the bras for women.  They found only padded, push up bras with wiring. It was the time when she realized that the market needed comfortable, age-appropriate bras for teens.

That was when she thought of setting up her own company, Yellowberry using her savings.  She was only 17 then, was a busy high school junior and a nationally ranked competitive skier. She also launched a Kickstarter campaign that raised $41,795 and she began manufacturing and shipping bras.

Media around the country picked up on Megan’s story—Fortune magazine, Fast Company, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Good Morning America, The Today Show and others.

She was selected as one of TIME Magazine’s 25 Most Influential Teens in 2014.  Huffington Post named her one of the 14 Most Fearless Teens in 2014. In 2015, Megan was named one of the 24 Millennials to Watch by Yahoo.

She has been featured on the TODAY Show, The New York Times, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Seventeen and Teen Vogue.  

She served as a member of the Barbie Global Advisory Board in 2015. She is a recipient of the 2016 Thiel Fellowship Grant and was named to the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Retail and Ecommerce.

Show Notes

  • Her personal and business story
  • What drove her to become an entrepreneur
  • Her parents owned their family business and gave them a lot of responsibility
  • She took care of her younger siblings
  • She attributes her strength of character to being given major responsibilities by her parents
  • Her careers highlight
  • Her favorite business resources
  • Her biggest challenge then and now

 

Website: www.yellowberrycompany.com/

Nov 9, 2016

Jessica Rhodes, founder and CEO of Interview Connections, is our guest today! She shares a wealth of information for business success with us.  Jessica is a regular speaker at Dream Business Academy and has shared the stage with dozens of top podcasters at Podcast Movement and Podcast New England.  

Jessica Rhodes

Show Notes

  • What Jessica did prior to her podcasting work
  • Her dad’s role in building her own business
  • Steps she took to make her business a reality.
  • What she learned from her dad
  • Interview Connections launched in September 2013
  • What Interview Connections does- Services and Products
  • Her tips for hiring a Virtual Assistant
  • Know the role that your VA will fill
  • The best starting point to hiring staff/team members
  • Importance of being in a Mastermind
  • Reasons why it’s important for a business to have a podcast: all
  • Providing added value to clients
  • Is it easier to be a guest on another’s show than to have your own podcast?
  • How to get booked as an expert in your industry
  • Apps she recommends for better communication with clients and teammates 
  • Her book The Interview Connection: How to Rock your Podcasts will launch in January 2017 (Amazon link coming soon)  
  • Quotable Quote: Find someone you can take direction from.

Resources:

Jessica's website :   http://www.jessicarhodes.biz/tag/podcasting/

2nd Website: http://www.interviewconnections.com/

Email: GuestExpert(at)InterviewConnections(dot)com

Broadcast Resource Center:  http://www.running-with-heels.com/broadcast/

Nov 2, 2016

Afrin Kahn is our guest today. She’s the Co- Founder of Red Elephant event planning company. After losing her possessions in Hurricane Sandy, and having to re-invent her business, she began speaking everywhere she could and gained a quick following and tons of clients. Red Elephant works to make great live events for entrepreneurs and they also provide training for Speakers. She made her husband her business partner and the rest is history.

 

Listen as Afrin also discusses:

 

  • How she and her husband got together - they’ve been best friends all their lives
  • Why it took 6 months for her husband to respond to being asked out on a date
  • How her business changed after Hurricane Sandy
  • Why you must “eat your own dog food!”
  • How she made $75K from her first live event for her own business
  • Why their experience in wedding planning was invaluable when they had to reinvent their business
  • Find out what she considers her career highlight
  • Afrin talks about what is next in her business….it includes a bit more balance!
  • Why they believe training speakers requires you to be hands on
  • How you can create raving fans with your community

 

Afrin's Favorite Tool:

 

Trip It - the travel app

 

 

Connect with Afrin:

 

www.redelephantinc.com - get a free speaker checklist before you take the stage!

 

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