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The Scale Your Small Business Podcast helps entrepreneurs and small business owners put simple systems in place to see exponential growth. It’s hosted by serial entrepreneur, Jillian Flodstrom. If you need help mitigating the feelings of overwhelm and confusion when it comes to leading and growing your business this show will help you calm the chaos, increase productivity and grow your revenue.
 
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This week, Jillian is tackling overwhelm. So many people are finding themselves with too much on their plate, not enough hours in the day, and become paralyzed by the number of tasks that pile up, seemingly out of nowhere. But, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and today we’re talking about systems that can get you through your day. Before w…
 
This week on the Scale Your Small Business Podcast, Jillian is breaking down best practices for storing, sharing, and saving important information. In a professional world increasingly dictated by technological advancement, it’s crucial that you stay ahead of the curve when it comes to taking care of your business’s virtual and online data. Let’s t…
 
Thanks for joining us for this week’s episode of the Scale Your Small Business Podcast with your host, Jillian Flodstrom. The journey of building and scaling a business is filled with a few dangerous pitfalls that can spell doom for your business. However, it’s certainly possible to get ahead of those problems and prepare yourself and the work you …
 
Thanks for joining us on another episode of the Scale Your Small Business Podcast with your host, Jillian Flodstrom. This week, we’re going to take a close look at scaling your business and brand through social media. It can be a daunting task to dive into, but with the right mindset and proper preparation, you can make an impact. The number one th…
 
This week on the Scale Your Small Business Podcast with Jillian Flodstrom, Jillian is answering the question: “how do I give back to my business?” Often, entrepreneurs may have an aversion to posting about giving back on social media out of fear of being misinterpreted and coming off as shallow. But in reality, there is a lot that goes on behind th…
 
Welcome back to the Scale Your Small Business Podcast with your host, Jillian Flodstrom. Today, Jillian is going to share a few of her personal strategies that have made an immediate impact on both her professional and personal lives. From the tactical to the intangible, there are plenty of small changes and pivots you can make to see real growth. …
 
This week, we are going to break down a few of the most useful, most effective, and easiest to use backend systems that you can implement and see an immediate impact on your business. There are plenty of important front-end, client-facing processes, but without a solid foundation behind the scenes, you may not be getting the most out of your busine…
 
Welcome back to the Scale Your Small Business Podcast with your host, Jillian Flodstrom. Today’s topic is an important one--transitioning your in-person business to be fully or partially virtual and online. This can be a daunting task, but we’re going to run through some actionable tips that will help smooth out the process and result in more busin…
 
This week, we’re answering the question “what is an LLC?” An LLC, or limited liability corporation, is one type of legal entity that can be formed to operate your business. It can certainly be intimidating to consider making this switch, but it's important that you know what it is. Today, we’re going to break down the pros and cons of becoming an L…
 
Welcome back to the Scale Your Small Business Podcast with your host, Jillian Flodstrom. This week, we’re diving into the namesake of the show--scaling your business. There are a number of steps you can take to effectively grow a healthy business, but first, you need to lay the foundation. Today, we’re talking about a few actionable steps you can t…
 
Welcome back to the Scale Your Small Business Podcast with your host, Jillian Flodstrom! This week, we’re talking about choosing a life insurance policy. This is an incredibly impactful and important choice that can often leave your head spinning. But, if we take it slow, break it down, and walk through the process, you’ll come out informed and con…
 
This week’s topic on the Scale Your Small Business Podcast is a hot one. Every successful business utilizes technology, but how can you ensure your company is making the most of the software you have? This week, we’re breaking down what programs you should have to streamline, organize, and scale your small business. First things first: if you’re go…
 
Today’s topic is an important one and one that you simply can’t ignore as a small business owner. Separating your business and personal expenses is a crucial aspect of running a successful business and plays a huge role in the health of you, your employees, and your company. The longer you commingle things, the harder it's going to be to separate t…
 
This week’s topic is a tough one, and it’s something that many business owners have done and every business owner hates to do. Firing an employee is a difficult, albeit necessary measure that can often leave your work better than it was. However, there is a right way to do it--with empathy and compassion. Today, we’re talking about some tactics you…
 
Welcome back to the Scale Your Small Business Podcast with your host, Jillian Flodstrom.This week, we’re going to talk about quarterly distributions. Everyone’s favorite question for their accountant is “how much money do I get to spend?” When the answer isn’t what you want to hear, it can be frustrating. But, there is a way to see the money you ea…
 
Welcome back to this week’s episode of the Scale Your Small Business Podcast with your host, Jillian Flodstrom! Many small business owners are looking to uplevel their practices as they expand by joining Mastermind groups. While these communities are incredibly powerful tools to help you take the next step, it’s important to be intentional about wh…
 
Welcome back to the Scale Your Small Business Podcast with your host, Jillian Flodstrom. If you’ve been a solo entrepreneur for any amount of time, you probably know that you need help. Everybody tells you that you need help, but you have no idea who this first person that you should hire, what they should do, who they should be, maybe even what to…
 
Title: Empowering Your Evening Routine Quotes from this episode “The entire day can go by, you fall into bed exhausted and you're like, "What did I get done? What happened today?" “I'm a growly bear if I don't get enough sleep.” “Sometimes my brain is going a million miles an hour, so I always have a journal by my bed too so if there's something th…
 
On this week’s episode, we’re going to talk about morning routines. We’ll take a step by step walkthrough of Jillian’s process in the morning and how each aspect brings something new, productive, and effective to the table. With the right tools and the right mentality, you can set yourself up for a good day, every day. Start your day early--Jill wa…
 
Today, we’re taking a look at a super useful tool that helps you visualize your work, limit your work in progress, and maximize your efficiency. The Kanban Board is an organizational poster-style home for your tasks, projects, and important reminders. A simple, three-sectioned board divided into quarterly goals. If you’re looking for a way to keep …
 
The question we’re answering today is this: how often should you meet with your team? It can be difficult to balance over and undermanaging, and thinking about team-meetings can be overwhelming. How much is too much? What is too little? What other forms of communication work? Let’s dive into today’s episode and find out. Jill’s team meets once a we…
 
We’re all about saving time, being efficient, and being productive. When you’re in the business of producing content, there’s a practice many utilize to get material ready ahead of time: batch filming. You’d be surprised at how much content you can pump out in a short period of time when you allow yourself to sit down and get to work. Certain perio…
 
Sometimes, when a person leaves your company things can, unfortunately, go south. Perhaps this person managed content, finances, or even crucial data. Today’s question is a big one: how do I protect my business information from someone who has access to everything? There are steps you can take before you even hire a person to make sure your busines…
 
Today's question is this: when do I know the right time to invest in technology? There are certain things that can make my life easier, but those come with a pretty hefty cost. So if you’re evaluating if it's worth it to get that technology, tune in to hear Jill’s process on determining what to spend money on. The first step is obvious: do your res…
 
Today, the question Jill’s answering on the podcast is “"How do I create a monthly budget?” This is an essential task that is going to benefit you in the long run. How do you prepare for slower months? How do you maximize a smaller budget? How can we make our money do push-ups? This week, we’re digging into everything budgets. First things first: i…
 
How do we keep track of our priorities? How do we know what we should be prioritizing in the first place? Are there places you can make those priorities more efficient? These are all questions Jill is tackling in today’s episode. Making your business run smoothly while maintaining your sanity is essential. Let’s break down how you can do just that.…
 
This week, the question Jill is answering is an important one: how can we stay at the top of an ideal client’s mind? Sales are like dating. You wouldn't go on a first date with someone and say, "Hey, do you want to marry me?" The process is more similar than you think! Today, we’re breaking down what you can do to make a sale naturally. Selling is …
 
On this week’s episode of the Scale Your Small Business podcast, Jill is breaking down how best to communicate with your team. In today’s working climate, there’s a good chance your team is spread across the globe. When you have so many moving parts in so many places, it’s absolutely essential that your communications are down-pat. First thing’s fi…
 
Today's question is, when is the right time to choose accounting software? And when should you hire an accountant? And the answer is now. If you have not chosen accounting software or don’t have an accountant just yet, the time has come. In this week’s episode, Jill is digging into all things money management. There are many things that can make yo…
 
Saving is an essential practice for businesses of every size. But it can be hard! The benefits of saving are monumental, and the downsides of doing it improperly can be crippling. Debt, business expenses, and other costs can add up. So, how do we get ahead? Today, Jill is breaking down her tips for saving. There are certain priorities when it comes…
 
Welcome back to the Scale your Small Business Podcast with your host, Jillian Flodstrom! Today’s topic is hiring. How do you know when it’s time to bring someone on? How do you navigate the budget around that? What roles would you hire for? All of these questions can be overwhelming, but in today’s episode, Jill is breaking down the basics. Jill’s …
 
Today’s question is a big one: where do I start when it comes to social media? This is a major player in today’s game, especially as a small business owner. If you’re looking to get more visible, attract clients, and build a community around your brand, social platforms are the place to be. But, how can we overcome the pitfalls that come with it? I…
 
Trying to get work done through constant distractions and interruptions can be frustrating. Putting out fires left and right, answering the same question multiple times, losing your train of thought, and bouncing between mental spaces is exhausting and inefficient. Today, we’re going to talk about how you can effectively manage these interruptions …
 
Show Notes There are tons of options for you when it comes to choosing a planner or notebook. It can be overwhelming and confusing, and can often lead to throwing your hands up and going on without that essential tool. Today, we’re going to take a look at the different types of bindings and uses for a variety of planners so you can find one (or a f…
 
Show Notes A clear and clean working space is an essential part of the work that you do. Having a place that is free of clutter allows you to think clearly, stay focused, and get things done. But this begs the question: how do you get started? If you know anything about Jill, you know that she is an organizational fanatic. Today, she’s breaking dow…
 
We’ve all been there--it’s a Monday, you’re still easing into the week ahead, and suddenly you get to your desk and there are 500 things you had forgotten about, things that came up at the last moment, and even more things that just need your attention now. It can be overwhelming and can start you out on the wrong foot for the rest of the week. Tod…
 
For many of us, there is an untamed beast that lives in our computers--it’s our inbox. Organizing your email can be a daunting task, especially if you’re sitting on 54,000 read, unread, drafted, spam, and otherwise out of control bits of correspondence. If you’re looking to calm that chaos, here are a few helpful tips that can get that little red n…
 
There are plenty of ways to keep your day on track. Planning takes effort and can end up being a big part of your week. Making sure everything is laid out is the first step in having a productive day. Today, we’re going to talk about a few different strategies you can use to point yourself in a direction, hit your goals, and calm the chaos. First, …
 
Today on the Scale your Small Business podcast, we’re talking about project planning! It can be easy to get lost in the chaos these days. With everything going on in the world right now, sometimes keeping track of your projects--what they are, when they should be finished, who is working on them--can be especially difficult. But there are methods a…
 
Imagine this: you’ve poured hours upon hours in a project--blood, sweat, and tears went into this thing you’ve worked so hard on. You’re proud of it and ready to share it with the world! Then suddenly, it goes missing--your computer crashes, your laptop falls off the desk, your phone drops into the toilet. You guessed it, today on the Scale Your Sm…
 
On today’s show, we’re talking about a critical, preparatory step you should be taking for your business. We’re breaking down financial planning for the slow season. Right now, COVID-19 is impacting organizations and institutions across all industries, and it’s important that you’re prepared to handle whatever challenges the Coronavirus throws at y…
 
Today’s topic is something you probably know you need to do, especially if you’re a high-achiever. On this episode, we’re breaking down delegation--how we can train, educate, and empower our team to tackle tasks with the same intensity and passion you bring to the table. Being able to trust someone to accomplish assignments frees you up physically …
 
Thanks for tuning in to Episode 3 of the Scale Your Small Business Podcast with your host, Jillian Flodstrom! This week’s topic is handling distraction--something we all deal with (some of us more than others!) and a subject that can make or break your workday. Do you find yourself jumping from task to task? Struggling to get a project started--fin…
 
It's the premiere episode of the Scale Your Small Business Podcast with your host, Jillian Flodstrom. Today, we’re talking about something many people have experienced at least once in their lives, and something Jillian herself had to deal with recently. We’re tackling the topic of hacking. What are the warning signs? What can we do if it happens t…
 
The name says it all! The Scale Your Small Business Podcast helps entrepreneurs and small business owners put simple systems in place to see exponential growth. If you need help mitigating the feelings of overwhelm and confusion when it comes to leading and growing your business this show will help you calm the chaos, increase productivity and grow…
 
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