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Navigating Business Partnerships with Friends

Episode 148

In this episode, Jessie and Angela discuss the complexities and benefits of business partnerships with friends, drawing parallels with family relationships and emphasizing the importance of clear expectations, open communication, and respecting each other’s strengths and boundaries. They share their personal experiences of collaboration, highlighting the necessity of flexibility, mutual support, and setting priorities, especially when family is involved. Jessie and Angela stress the value of having honest conversations about workload, responsibilities, and conflicts to prevent resentment. They reflect on their journey, discussing the challenges and rewards of working together, the importance of enjoying the collaboration, and the need to continually adapt to life’s changes. The conversation concludes on a positive note, with both expressing gratitude for their partnership and the experiences they’ve shared, affirming the potential benefits of partnering with a friend in business.

**ANNOUNCEMENT** After nearly 3 years, the Marketing Moms podcast is sunsetting. We’d love to invite you to share any final comments, favorite memories, or questions with us for our final episode, 150. Email us at contact@marketingmoms.co or find us on Instagram @marketingmomspodcast by April 10, 2024 to be included.

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How To Optimize Processes for Efficiency and Scalability In Business

How To Optimize Processes for Efficiency and Scalability In Business

Episode 139

In this episode, Jessie and Angela focus on optimizing business processes for efficiency and scalability. Key topics include implementing automation to handle repetitive tasks, streamlining workflows by removing unnecessary steps, and investing in technology that aids efficiency. They also discuss the importance of continuous training for teams, data-driven decision making, and the need to regularly review and refine business processes. The conversation emphasizes the impact of these strategies on improving business operations and the importance of adapting them to individual business needs.

Strategies for Deepening Customer Connections For Retention

Strategies for Deepening Customer Connections For Retention

Episode 138

In this episode, Jessie and Angela discuss essential strategies for strengthening existing customer relationships, a critical aspect for businesses transitioning from the initial client acquisition phase to focusing on customer retention. They emphasize the importance of exceptional customer service, highlighting the need for empathetic and adaptable customer interactions, which can significantly impact a business’s reputation through positive word-of-mouth and referrals.

5 Key Strategies After The Business Startup Phase

5 Key Strategies After The Business Startup Phase

Episode 137

In this episode, Jessie and Angela discuss five key strategies for businesses transitioning from the startup to the growth phase. The focus areas include setting purposeful goals for a balanced work-family life, improving products or services based on customer feedback, streamlining operations for efficiency, building a strong team either through hiring or freelancers, and leveraging technology to enhance productivity and customer experience. The episode emphasizes the importance of these strategies for maintaining business growth while also focusing on personal and family time.

3 Signs Your Business Is Over The “Hustle” Phase

3 Signs Your Business Is Over The “Hustle” Phase

Episode 136

In this episode, Jessie and Angela discuss recognizing when a business transitions from the hustle phase to a period of slower growth and stability. They highlight three key signs: sales and revenue growth becoming more predictable, a shift from rapid expansion to optimizing and streamlining operations, and a greater emphasis on maintaining existing customer relationships. They share personal experiences and insights on this transition, emphasizing the importance of adapting to this new phase and its impact on personal and professional life.

Setting Goals for Balance

Setting Goals for Balance

Episode 135

In this episode, Jessie and Angela focus on setting realistic goals for balance. The discussion emphasizes the importance of setting goals that are not only ambitious but also achievable and relevant to individual circumstances. They introduce their “Balance Journal,” which is designed to aid in setting balanced goals. The journal incorporates what they call the “5 P’s of Balance”: Prioritize, Plan, Protect, Persist, and Ponder.

Evolving Focus For The Marketing Moms Podcast

Evolving Focus For The Marketing Moms Podcast

Episode 134

In this podcast episode, Angela and Jessie reveal a slight shift in the focus of their discussions. They emphasize a more intentional approach to their content, aiming to cater to mothers with established businesses rather than those in the initial growth phase. Jessie and Angela discuss the importance of balancing business growth with family time and the notion that it’s acceptable to be satisfied with a business’s current state, rather than constantly striving for expansion. They express a desire to connect with other mothers in similar situations, sharing experiences and advice for maintaining a business while enjoying family life. This change reflects their personal journeys and the stage they are at in their own businesses, advocating for a healthy balance between professional aspirations and family commitments.

Conscious Use Of Technology For Kids Over Holiday Break 

Conscious Use Of Technology For Kids Over Holiday Break 

Episode 133

In this podcast episode, Angela and Jessie discuss strategies for keeping kids engaged during the holiday break in modern ways. They share the challenges of managing work-from-home responsibilities while kids are on break. Angela and Jessie highlight the difference in children’s entertainment now compared to their own childhoods, emphasizing the heavy reliance on digital devices. They suggest creative ways to engage kids, like involving them in pretend or actual business activities, such as taking photos for social media, writing captions, and using hashtags. Additionally, they propose introducing kids to Canva for designing holiday cards and tags, encouraging reading through digital books, and exploring educational websites or virtual museum tours. They also suggest teaching kids skills like cooking, typing, and using technology for educational purposes. The conversation reflects on the importance of balancing screen time with productive and creative activities, adapting to modern tools while instilling valuable skills in children.

Part 2: Reviewing Specific Project Management Systems

Part 2: Reviewing Specific Project Management Systems

Episode 132

In this episode, Jessie and Angela dive once again into various project management tools and their features, catering to different needs and preferences. They note things like suitability for individual use versus teams, pricing, and simplicity vs complexity. They emphasize choosing a tool that fits individual business needs and personal preferences, rather than a one-size-fits-all solution. The discussion reflects a deep understanding of the functionality and applicability of various project management tools, providing valuable insights for listeners who are entrepreneurs or freelancers seeking an effective way to manage their projects and teams. This is Part 2 of a two-part conversation. This episode covers Airtable, Jira, Height, Monday.com, Zoho Projects, Smartsheet, Notion, Teamwork, Basecamp, and Hive.

Part 1: Reviewing Specific Project Management Systems

Part 1: Reviewing Specific Project Management Systems

Episode 131

In this episode, Jessie and Angela discuss various project management tools and their features, catering to different needs and preferences. They note things like suitability for individual use versus teams, pricing, and simplicity vs complexity. They emphasize choosing a tool that fits individual business needs and personal preferences, rather than a one-size-fits-all solution. The discussion reflects a deep understanding of the functionality and applicability of various project management tools, providing valuable insights for listeners who are entrepreneurs or freelancers seeking an effective way to manage their projects and teams. This is Part 1 of a two-part conversation. This episode covers Marvin, Trello, Asana, ClickUp, Wrike, and ActiveCollab.

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