Break the Ceiling

Unconventional strategies you can use to save time, boost your profit & increase your operational capacity

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Money
September 22, 2020
32
 MIN

How Do You Measure the ROI On Your Social Media Investment with Andréa Jones

I invited Andréa Jones—host of the Savvy Social podcast, creator of the Savvy Social School, and an expert at social media—to talk all about measuring the ROI on your investments even if there isn’t a straight line from investment to payoff.

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Title: "When Your Values & Opportunities Collide with Nancy Jane Smith & Bonnie Gillespie - Break the Ceiling: Episode 48"
Mindset
September 15, 2020
66
 MIN

Today, I’m talking with two guests, Nancy Jane Smith and Bonnie Gillespie, about how you balance the financial health of your business against your values and what to do when they come in conflict.

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Quote: "I realized that I had created something that had the potential to scale. And how do I do that? I invested in lots of things that I believed I needed to scale the business." - Beryl Young
Money
September 8, 2020
41
 MIN

We all have a process we go through when we're thinking through new investments in our business. Whether you're conscious of your process or not... it's there. Today we are talking with Beryl Young about how she goes about investing and how she arrived at her process.

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Quote: "When I think about investing in my business it's not about what I want to have happen in a week or two weeks. I'm always thinking about three to six months. It's always that longer term vision." - Michelle Mazur
Money
September 1, 2020
37
 MIN

Michelle shares some of the significant investments she's made in her business that had a long payoff, her approach for evaluating investments in her business, and her view on the intangible, long-term benefits of those investments.

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Quote: "This time I went into hiring differently, giving myself plenty of time to really properly onboard and put people in the right places. This has set up a foundation where we can make moves considerably faster than in the past." - Emily Thompson
HR & Team
August 25, 2020
53
 MIN

No stranger to making hard decisions and priming herself for growth, Emily Thompson talks about how hiring the right people for the right positions with the right mix of skills has made her business more efficient, more effective, and more profitable.

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Quote: "Because the tools are now able to do so much at every step of the way – even automating client communication – I feel like the project manager is the last role and I just don't feel the urgency as much anymore." - Melanie Richards
Software & Tech
August 18, 2020
43
 MIN

Mel Richards shares with us how her choice of software has helped her scale her company, increase profits, and deliver better results for her clients.

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Quote: "Process allows us to do all that we said we would do and gives us the opportunity to intentionally inject those moments of delight for our clients." - Tamara Kemper
Operations
August 11, 2020
36
 MIN

Tamara Kemper and I talk about how a rock-solid process allows you to deliver better service to your clients, onboard team members with ease, deliver projects and services more profitably, free up time for you and your team, and use software to automate tasks.

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Quote: "When you're making deep decisions, it can be so limiting. And yet you don't even know that you're not operating from a place of possibility in your business." - Ashley Gartland
Operations
August 4, 2020
59
 MIN

Every part of your business is interconnected with other areas of your business and Ashley Gartland is back on the show to talk about how your default decisions impact this business ecosystem.

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Quote: "We've built such strong relationships with everyone that's in this membership. I really do see this program benefiting the business financially as well as helping us take our customers through the journey of continuing to expand and grow their businesses." - Katie Hunt
Client Management
July 28, 2020
39
 MIN

Katie Hunt, founder of Proof to Product, helps product-based businesses create product lines, sell wholesale, and build stronger businesses. She has a podcast, courses, masterminds, coaching, conferences, and yes, a community.

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Quote: "I've realized that Scholar Shape can't be achieved through a DIY or static resource. It can only be achieved in a community space where people are interacting with each other and co-constructing it." - Margy Thomas
Client Management
July 21, 2020
40
 MIN

Margy looked at her business and realized that 1:1 services was no longer the best delivery option for her clients and it wasn’t the business she wanted to be running. Creating the ScholarShape community was the natural evolution.

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Quote: "Really let what you're offering—and how you want to guide people through whatever service or product you have to offer—guide where that point of community really lies." - Sophie Bujold
Operations
July 14, 2020
45
 MIN

Harnessing your IP isn't the ONLY way you could add additional revenue or build resilience into your business. Sophie Bujold has another option: building a community product around your business.

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