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Being Boss® is an exploration of what it takes to be boss as a creative business owner, entrepreneur, freelancer, or side-hustler. Join host Emily Thompson as she explores the mindsets, habits, and tactics of harnessing your creative ambitions and embracing the adventure of starting and growing your own business so that you can make money doing work you love. Brought to you by HubSpot Podcast Network.
 
The Legal Road Map™ podcast teaches creative entrepreneurs how to protect your rights and stay out of legal hot water, so you can confidently build your dream business. Host Autumn Witt Boyd, a lawyer for creative and online businesses, gives you the answers to your copyright, trademark, and business legal questions. Like having an attorney in your back pocket. What contracts should you have? What the heck is a website privacy policy or terms and conditions? What should you protect with a co ...
 
Explore visibility and the art of owning your power as you align your brand. Host and Flaunt Your Fire CEO India Jackson has conversations that disrupt industry standards and defy stale marketing advice. If you are ready to amplify your influence and create lasting impact, you are in the right place.
 
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The first step toward living out loud personally and professionally is to drop the veil. But integrating all that honest visibility into your business, your brand, and your day-to-day can be challenging. No wonder. Society has long kept women, Black folks, and people of color from showing up as fully realized, multi-faceted humans––to the point tha…
 
Running a business that generates revenue for years to come requires a strong yet simple business model. When a creative business has too many offers in place or cannot operate effectively, valuable time and resources get wasted. In this episode, businesses strategist Tara McMullin shares her expert process of how to simplify your business—and how …
 
While boss life allows the benefits of personal freedom, deciding when and how to take a vacation from your business can be challenging. In this episode, Dana Kaye of Kaye Publicity, Inc. shares how she learned to balance responsibility and freedom, what she does to set up her team for success, and why vacations are essential if you want your perso…
 
You've got that entrepreneurial fire. You have a logo, a social presence, a menu of offerings, maybe even several years' worth of doing business under your brand name. The question is: Do you have legal protections in place to defend all of your hard work from business relationships gone sour or deliverables not met? India talks with Autumn Witt Bo…
 
What is a rebrand? When is it time for rebranding and company change? How can your business launch a rebrand that lasts? Figuring out a rebrand strategy is essential, but so is the meaning behind it. In this episode, Emily talks with Gabby from Blades Creative, discussing how to rebrand a creative business. Gabby shares her journey and tells us abo…
 
About This Episode Throughout Season 2, you have seen the Visionary Pyramid in action—offering more time, productive teams, and promotion within your business. The case studies show clients with the ability to take a step back and have a clearer understanding of what they do, how they do it, what value they provide, what team they need to accomplis…
 
As social media followers, newsletter subscribers, and podcast listeners, you spend a lot of time observing the front-facing branding and visibility strategies of others. You rarely get the chance to witness a behind-the-scenes assessment of those efforts - until now. India is joined by her client, best friend, and occasional co-host Erica Courdae …
 
About This Episode Promoting yourself is all about getting out of the day-to-day grind and allowing you to focus on higher-level leadership responsibilities. Join Breanne and Jill for a debrief on Autumn Witt Boyd’s conversation from the last episode so you can apply the learnings inside your online business. This episode of the Visionary CEO Podca…
 
As a creative entrepreneur or small business owner, making the sale can be the most intimidating part of the job. But with one addition to your process, it can be a whole lot easier. That addition is client testimonials. In this episode, Eman Ismail from InkHouse joins us to talk about the power of business testimonials; from how to ask for review …
 
About This Episode Last year, Autumn Witt Boyd's law firm experienced rapid growth. She needed to figure out how not to be involved in everything as the firm's founder and lead attorney because she was doing 19 people's job descriptions. Autumn shares how she is successfully managing the rapid growth while scaling a high-performing team and develop…
 
What happens when India commits to integrating a pandemic hobby into her life going forward? A one-of-a-kind book club for rebellious readers! In this solo conversation, the Flaunt Your Fire CEO shares the inspiration behind her “no rules!” book club, hosted inside Pause On The Play The Community. She also explains how fewer guidelines encourage pa…
 
About This Episode How do you perceive your role as CEO of your business? Is it time for a promotion? Breanne and Jill think so. You will need a new job description that encompasses what you really want to be doing as a business owner. But with a new job description comes new responsibilities. To be successful in this promotion, you will need to cr…
 
Building a strong business is likely a high priority for you, whether you're a solopreneur or an entrepreneur looking to scale. You want your business operations to run efficiently and effectively so you can be ready to grow. But what is business operations exactly? Alicia Butler Pierre from the Business Infrastructure podcast and Equilibria, Inc. …
 
About This Episode The secret to super-profitable teams is to build a culture that empowers and creates efficiency. We learned from Jeni Bee last week that she accomplished this by effective management. Her managerial role was that of a facilitator and learner, not a dictator; Jeni inspired and empowered her high-performing team. In this episode of…
 
About This Episode We talked with Jeni Bee about how she rejected the typical top-down management styles and opted for team ownership and empowerment in its place. She managed a group of contractors into a seamless team by aligning on communication, building culture, and removing the owner from the sole decision-making process. This led to a highly…
 
When it comes to pursuing the path of an entrepreneur, the positions that we put ourselves in as decision-makers, creators, community leaders and change-makers can be a breeding ground for mindset challenges. Finding success requires business mindset shifts and having the perseverance to continue to improve yourself, skill sets, and endeavors. In t…
 
About This Episode When you empower your teams with ownership, the real magic happens. It is true ownership when your team members understand what is best for the business and want to learn how to make better decisions on their own, freeing you from bottlenecking the process. When Breanne and Jill show you what authentic team empowerment looks like…
 
About This Episode Breanne and Jill dig into Keila's case study from the previous episode to glean some lessons that can be applied to a larger set of businesses. Keila shared with us three key elements for gaining control of how time flows in her business: creating partnerships with her clients, empowering her employees to collaborate, and steppin…
 
Project management is an important skillset for entrepreneurs – it's the work that will allow you to take a big idea and turn it into reality. But as business owners in the modern age, we tend to think of project management not as the skillset, but as the tool, the shiny piece of software that we believe will lessen the load. In reality, without un…
 
About This Episode Keila Hill-Trawick joins us this week for a conversation about time and how she was able to get more of it in her business. In this case study, Keila demonstrates how focusing her core offer and aligning her team brought more time into her accounting firm. By building the foundations learned in Visionary CEO Academy, she now has …
 
Grab your favorite notes app or an old-school legal pad. India shares tangible actions that’ll help you audit your social media presence with ease. Getting a handle on your myriad platform handles lays the groundwork for establishing a more focused brand visibility strategy. That awareness can open up so much room to create change; this detailed so…
 
About This Episode When it comes to time, it's really more about priorities than about time itself. Breanne and Jill introduce you to a method they call the "Apocalypse List" to help you figure out your priorities. Plus, learn the most effective way to block your time so you're kind to your future self. Listen to this episode of the Visionary CEO P…
 
Kathleen Shannon joins to share a conversation on handling distractions and finding focus as a multi-passionate creative. From dealing with shiny object syndrome to narrowing in on your core genius and dedicating yourself to becoming great at something, we discuss the process and benefits of improving your focus. Get full shownotes for this episode…
 
About This Episode Using examples from real-life case studies featuring our amazing clients, we take the lessons you learned from season one into season two of the Visionary CEO Podcast. We will be focusing on three common problems that we find people encounter as they go through the promotion process to becoming a Visionary CEO: organizing teams, …
 
Screw the template, own your values, and amplify your influence. While you may recognize the Flaunt Your Fire catchphrase, have you ever stopped to identify your values? Have you ever taken the time to express them in written form? Clearly defined values are the foundation for everything within your brand. They inform how you engage with your team,…
 
Expand your capacity for success and manifest the money you want to make with your business. In this episode, join in to hear from Pamela Chen, a spiritual entrepreneur who's talking about manifesting, and not the watered-down platitudes of practicing positivity and creating a mood board, but the real magic of reprogramming yourself for success and…
 
Most business owners want to build their business to support their life, crafting the ideal work/life balance. But as we go along this entrepreneurial journey, things often begin revolving entirely around our work. In this episode, join Emily and her business bestie, Megan Flatt, as they talk about entrepreneurship, motherhood, and what it takes to…
 
No one does it alone - even the solo entrepreneur. In this conversation, India celebrates Women’s History Month by acknowledging some of the amazing women who support her and her team professionally at Flaunt Your Fire as well as personally. These aren’t the women behind India; these are the women beside her, each sharing their unique talents and e…
 
About This Episode You need to step out of your own way as the visionary CEO of your business. To do that, you need to step into your leadership mindset. Breanne and Jill reveal how applying team leadership, client leadership, and self-leadership consistently at every step of the Academy framework will deliver the results and outcomes necessary to …
 
About This Episode Our focus has been on the Visionary Pyramid and how your teams can realign with your delivery methodology so you can take a step back from the How decisions. In this episode, we discuss how your Culture acts as the guiding force that holds your Visionary Pyramid together. It is crucial that you set up a business culture with syst…
 
To explore the topic of influence and how we, as business owners, wield influence in our life and work, Vivian Kaye returns to give a look inside how to stay authentic when you have attention of tens of thousands of followers. In this episode, Vivian shares her experience of the growth of her influence, and how she uses her platform to fuel her per…
 
There’s so much content out there that’s intended to sell audiences on something, providing pros and cons, tips and tricks, or features and benefits. Creating content, however, that is designed to entice people to follow, listen, and subscribe to your brand, that gives them something to feel that will live on in their hearts forever -- that can be …
 
About This Episode Despite having a vision, it is almost impossible to grow and scale your business just by being the one holding it all together. You need to elevate yourself to the top of the Visionary Pyramid and learn how to empower your team by giving them their own decision-making power and authority. The pyramid will thrive, and you will no …
 
About This Episode How do you remove yourself from being the person that does all the delivery, but still see your business continue to grow and scale? Build a scalable delivery team that supports your High-Value Hybrid business! Breanne and Jill use an exercise for structuring a billion-dollar product ops team, building on the three dials and infi…
 
Our go-to boss lawyer, Autumn Witt Boyd, rejoins the podcast today to talk about growing your business. She goes into detail about all of the methods and tactics that she used herself to expand her own business over the past 6 years. Get full show notes for this episode here --- Listen to more Being Boss shows on our website, on Apple Podcasts, or …
 
About This Episode It’s critical to find the unique blend of delivery methods that are going to work for your business. On this episode, Breanne and Jill reveal how to scale up your delivery and expand your client capacity. Discover how to apply infinitely scalable delivery using the High-Value Hybrid on the Visionary CEO Podcast. Key Takeaways [1:…
 
In support of Pause On The Play The Community’s February theme - Sustainability! - India chats with Sustainable Business Consultant and founder of Mama Eco, Shannon Kenny, about eco-conscious values from a brand perspective. What does sustainability mean, anyway? How can a service-based business integrate eco-conscious decisions into standard opera…
 
About This Episode Identifying your bottlenecks is a critical step to building a scalable business. Breanne and Jill outline a practical exercise you can use to analyze and isolate the key points in your workflows that hold up your process. With this exercise, you will be able to find the balance that gives you the maximum amount of value to the cl…
 
When you're a creative, there's often a whole heap of overlap between your work and what you do for fun. But making time for doing things that you enjoy that have NOTHING to do with work is important, even if it requires a bit more effort and intention. In today's episode, Emily shares with you the importance of strategizing your way into pursuing …
 
About This Episode: You know you want to scale your business to seven figures and beyond - but have you stopped to consider if your core offer is up to the task? Having the right scalable core offer and business model will free you from the day-to-day headaches. Your clients will be happier, and you will see the profits you desire! Breanne and Jill…
 
Flaunt Your Fire brand values are front and center as India and Erica welcome Brittany Dunn, chief operating officer of Safe House Project. The organization’s mission to support survivors of human trafficking is especially meaningful to India. As a sexual assault survivor herself, she takes the opportunity and access afforded by FYF’s platform to i…
 
About This Episode: Scaling doesn't have to mean sacrificing profit, building a massive team, and hustling harder. It also doesn't have to mean you need to sacrifice results or lose the high-touch along the way. In fact, achieving true scalability requires you to put into place just a few key structures. Join in and listen to Breanne and Jill expla…
 
Two multi-passionate creatives, D'ana Joi Spencer and Dana Kaye, join Emily in a conversation that navigates through the definition of being a multi-passionate creative entrepreneur, whether or not you should be focusing your endeavors, and the pros and cons of being our kind of boss. Get full show notes for this episode here --- Listen to more Bei…
 
What does brand visibility mean and how can it be improved? In this episode, India returns with case files of Flaunt Your Fire clients. Using these real-life stories, she explores five examples of visibility insights that any business can use: Working with people who see you Trusting that there are myriad ways to grow your business Leveraging the p…
 
At Flaunt Your Fire and Pause On The Play, we’ve been getting a flood of questions and concern about the events of Wednesday, January 6th in our nation’s Capitol. India and Erica are very grateful for those of you who have reached out, and wanted to offer some quick insights into how you, as a brand, can be responsive in the midst of the chaos and …
 
About This Episode: What would happen to your business if you suddenly had 10, 20, or 50 new clients wanting to work with you? Could you take an unexpected leave for a few days and your business will carry on perfectly? Does your team get things done without you having to manage every little thing? If you answered ‘no’ to any of these, you’re not a…
 
With more than twenty combined years of experience in operations, finance, team building, and business development, Breanne Dyck and Jill Joevenazzo have helped hundreds of entrepreneurs structure their businesses for sustainable, profitable scale. Visionary CEO Podcast aims to help the coach, strategist or the consultant, who have built their thri…
 
2020 did a number on our basic structures: our boundaries, habits, and routines that we've been creating over the years, which means that now is the perfect time to get back to the basics. To help you start making that move, this episode is all about successful habits of CEOs, the decision-maker for your business (which is likely YOU). Get full sho…
 
If you listen to just one episode of the Legal Road Map® podcast, let this be it. In the final episode - at least for the foreseeable future - Autumn shares takeaways from the past 5 years of running her own law firm, what all online business owners need to know about legal protection to build a sustainable, profitable business, and more. In this e…
 
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