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The Strategy Hour Podcast: Online Business | Blogging | Productivity - with Think Creative Collective

Get actionable strategies and killer marketing tips to grow your creative business inside The Strategy Hour podcast. Say goodbye to the “side-hustle” mindset and hello to getting paid (and paid well) to do what you love. Your hosts Abagail Pumphrey and Emylee Williams from Boss Project share all the ins and outs of their experience growing a successful 6-figure online business. You’ll hear from some pretty amazing entrepreneurs like David Siteman Garland of the Rise to the Top, Nathan Barry of ConvertKit, Natalie Franke of the Rising Tide Society, and Ankur Nagpal of Teachable. These in depth interviews go straight to the meat and potatoes (a.k.a. Actionable steps you can take away and use in your business today). Our episodes cover a wide range of topics, including growing an online audience, email automation, diversifying your products and offers, generating more sales online, social media, outsourcing, affiliate marketing, productivity, systems, and how to treat your passion like the real business it is. It’s time to become a total creative BOSS! Find show notes and resources at thestrategyhour.com.
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Sep 29, 2017

Happy Birthday to us (queue birthday song). Did you know Think Creative Collective just turned two? We are worried now, because the terrible two’s, does that happen in business too? We certainly hope not! We want to tell you everything we’ve worked on, everything that’s kinda worked for us, some stats to get you familiar with how things have been going and talk a little bit about the future of TCC.

Also, we have opened and started and closed seven businesses together, so this ain’t our first rodeo, babes. It might be our first rodeo together and our most successful business, but we have been in so many other businesses and we have been through all the ups and downs. So we get it, we get it all. Want to find out how we have made this business work? Keep listening to hear more!

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Sep 27, 2017

Today on the podcast we have Madison Sanders, of Madison Sanders Events. Madi has been a wedding planner and designer since 2014 (and also, it just so happens that we went to high school together!) Madison has gone from working for other agencies to building her own business, to even growing her agency where she now has other planners working for her. We talk about how that entire process worked, what she invested in along the way and how she was able to utilize relationships with vendors to continue to grow her business.

We discuss the ins and outs of wedding planning – from managing multiple marketing platforms, how she gets her clients, communicating with employees and clients, asking for referrals and setting boundaries so that you can look after your own well-being. Even if you are not in the wedding industry, there are so many valuable nuggets here, for any entrepreneur, in any industry. Take a listen!

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Sep 25, 2017

We are here for another launch breakdown, we hope you’re as excited as we are. Today we’re breaking down our second Rock Your Biz launch. We’re giving you the inside scoop and believe me, it’s something you’ll want to hear. We learned a lot and we have a lot of stats to cover with you all today because we like sharing the nitty-gritty details. ( you already know that though)

In case you’re brand spanking new and don't know what the heck Rock Your Biz is. It’s a program that we opened and then closed just this month. We ran a free four-day challenge to kind of warm people up to the concept of what was going to be so good to them once we open the doors. We had 3 webinars and it was awesome. To say we were the most baffled by this launch, ever, would be an understatement and babes, you’re hearing it all here first. So keep listening to hear more!

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Sep 22, 2017

Today on the show, we welcome Val Geisler. Val is an Email Marketing Strategist with a passion for digital entrepreneurs. With over a decade of experience working with everything from non-profits to multi-six-figure businesses, Val knows email like the back of her hand and is going to help us tackle the dreaded inbox today. We all communicate by email, especially in business. If email is one of our most fundamental communication tools, shouldn’t we be using it to the best of our ability? We all know what it’s like to have an overflowing inbox, scattered folders, hundreds of unread newsletters and emails we keep saying we’ll get back to. Managing your inbox can be stressful, time-consuming and down-right overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to be, not if it’s done right. Today on the show we discuss the strategies, tips and tricks that you can start implementing today into your business. Tips to help you efficiently sift through the clutter, get things done and ultimately improve your business communication. We’ll be taking a look at different approaches to email; such as hiring out your inbox, Val’s OHIO method, the Pomodoro Technique, email marketing and why you should treat the inbox of other’s the way you want your inbox to be treated. Take a listen! 

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Sep 20, 2017

We’re here for our very first evening recording of the podcast. Today on the show we are breaking down our second free challenge that we hosted recently. We’re giving you all the data, all the numbers about the results we got from that challenge. We want you to know that the biggest take away from all of this is that challenges are awesome sauce and we don’t know why you haven't run one.

They’re still kind of new and hot. We’re walking you through our 4 Days To Sexy Systems challenge and giving you the low down. All the things you need to know about running a challenge and the results that we saw because of it. Keep listening to hear more babes!

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Sep 18, 2017

Today on the podcast we have the numbers queen, Geily Romero. Geily is a financial consultant and strategist for businesses. She has some amazing knowledge all about getting your business financially stable, setting goals and growing your business. On today’s show we’re going over one of our favorite things; profit and loss statements!

We are talking numbers and all the things you need to do to get setup so you can start analyzing the financial side of your business, what mistakes you might be making and how you can start paying more attention to this very important piece of your business. We are also giving you some free solutions on how to make it all happen! Yeah, you heard that right, so stay tuned!

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Sep 15, 2017

Rock Your Biz is back! Doors are open! And we can’t wait to tell you all about this game-changing opportunity starting September 25th. Rock Your Biz is a five week online course for overwhelmed creatives who want to build productive, sustainable and profitable system inside their businesses. We’re recording this episode in the middle of the Rock Your Biz launch so that you can get a taste for what it’s all about – what’s inside, what you’re going to tackle, as well as what this program can do for you and what it’s done for thousands of creative entrepreneurs around the globe.

Today, we’ll be discussing the course framework, giving real life examples of how this course has helped others, as well as giving you an outline of the course from week one through to week five. Even if you are already enrolled, this episode will give you a framework of what to expect in the coming weeks as you go through the program. If you want to enroll you can go to rockyourbizbabe.com where you’ll find a ton of information. Enrollment is open for just a few more days, so sign up now and get ready to go from frazzled hot mess to master of systems with Rock Your Biz. 

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Sep 13, 2017

We have a crowd favorite on the podcast today. Megan Stone, owner of Sweet Chubby Cheeks. Megan is a proud Momma to two wonderful kiddos. Her designs are inspired by her daughter, and the need she had to find quality outfits for photo sessions, and headbands for everyday wear. She quickly found that other moms had the same desire and Sweet Chubby Cheeks was born!

Today we’re getting super deep, super real, a little personal, crossing those boundaries of what you should and shouldn’t talk. Yeah, we’re talking all about when your spouse is your employee and how the dynamics of that really works. We’re talking about hiring your husband/wife and Megan has been able to successfully do so. She’s giving us an idea of the work that she took to get there and some of the stumbling steps she took in the beginning. We’re diving into it, so keep listening to hear more!

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Sep 11, 2017

Today we are recording a live version of us going through our monthly review sheet. What we’re really going to talk about is the process and we are going through the entire thing step by step, just as we normally do, so you guys can see how long it takes, what we talk about, what we ask ourselves, what are we looking at, what numbers are we pulling and we’re doing it in real time. We’ve pulled up the websites that we usually gather data from but we haven't crunched the numbers yet. We are doing it on air so you guys can see realistically how all this works.

It’s August review and we use our worksheets that we’ve created for some awesome students of ours and our community and those are available in both The Follow Through Method and Rock Your Biz. We are going through our typical review of what we would do at the end of a month and then planning for the following month. This episode might be a bit different to listen to. We are testing it so do let us know if you love it or hate it at the end of it. So keep listening to hear how all this works!

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Sep 8, 2017

Today on the podcast, we welcome personal branding and publicity strategist, Hope Brookins. After having her family’s personal story of building a house using YouTube tutorials go completely viral, Hope was able to leverage that opportunity into her own business success. Using this experience, Hope helps small business owners do the same thing. She helps them build their own brand story, take their media and take these opportunities so that they are perfectly positioned, polished and prepared to present themselves to the world.

On today’s episode, Hope gives actionable steps to help you craft your own brand story and integrate it into your website and business. She also identifies the key features of a viral post and what you can do to every piece of content to help it have the opportunity to go viral, organically. Many people think “going viral” happens overnight but this is not always the case. It took Hope and her family two years of preparation for their story to go viral and Hope is all about having a carefully planned strategy to get you there. If you are looking for some great tips and actionable steps on how you can tweak your brand story to be more viral-worthy, then this episode is definitely for you. We can’t wait for you to hear her story!

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

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Sep 6, 2017

Today we are excited to tell you about a workshop coming up next Tuesday, September 12th. We are going to help you create a foolproof plan so you can literally conquer anything. Inside this workshop we are going from step zero to done and everything in between. We are going to show you the steps you need to take before you even think about being more product. On this episode we are going through some of the actual steps inside the challenge so you can start to see results right away and know that the stuff that we share and talk about is legit.

We are also bringing it a step back into the workshop so we can help you create a good framework going forward. Finally, we will also be sharing a couple of saucy hacks that you can implement to make running your business on the go faster, easier, and more polished. Then, we are moving to “to-do list, done”, crossing them off because they are done. So we are going to talk about how other successful business owners look at their goals and their strategies and how they can work specifically for creatives. So how do you get there? Let’s jump in and take a look.

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Sep 4, 2017

Today we welcome Renee Dalo of Moxie Bright Events. Renee is a southern California wedding planner and she is also the leader of the Los Angeles chapter of the Rising Tide society. Today’s episode is all about that icky word, “networking.” Renee has really used this practice to build her business from the ground up. To this day, over a decade later, almost 99% of her clients came from customer friend referrals. Networking has been vital to the growth of her business and Renee is extremely knowledgeable in this realm that we often don’t really know how to effectively tackle.

In today’s episode, Renee gives us actionable steps that we can take away for avoiding awkward conversations and cultivating better networking practices. We talk about ghosts, being authentic, and why business is ultimately all about people. Whether you are in events planning or not, Renee has a lot of great tips for your business and personal life. So either way, if you just need a good belly-laugh, this episode is right up your alley. Take a listen!

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Sep 1, 2017

Today we are talking all things systems. Our main concept is all about working backward to achieve a goal. This may not be a new concept, but it is one of the topics we get the most questions about. So we are going to answer a bunch of the questions we have received about achieving your goals and tackle them head on! Often, identifying an end goal can be confusing, overwhelming and lead to a lot of self-doubts. Especially if your business is new. We are here to tell you why you need to have an end goal in mind, no matter where you are in your business.

If the thought of reaching that goal makes you want to freeze, we want to show you how you can break your goal down into mini-tasks and work your way backwards to achieve it – without getting too dizzy. What if you’re close to a deadline and not even close to reaching your mini-goals? What do you do and how do you tackle it? This is what we’re going to be talking about today. This entrepreneur life is all about baby steps and we want you to know that you can reach your goal. So let us help you and take a listen!

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

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