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How to Choose the Right Tools to Organize Your Online Service Business

How to Choose the Right Tools to Organize Your Online Service Business

Does it matter which tools you use to organize your business?

Yes.

A lot of people will tell you it doesn’t matter and that you should just use the tools you “prefer”. But choosing your business tools based on what you personally prefer is a dangerous way to go about choosing tools to organize your business.

In fact, simply choosing what you prefer has led to a lot of solopreneurs taking weeks to set up a certain tool to organize their business... only for them to go ahead and migrate to another one in a few months.

Why?

Click “play” on the podcast player below OR keep reading to learn more!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why you’re choosing tools the wrong way

  • How to avoid shiny object syndrome and STOP trying every new tool that comes out

  • Why you should choose tools with your clients and future team in mind.

  • How to stop being perfectionistic about the tools you use and stop taking forever to organize your business

The Truth About Mental Health & Entrepreneurship

The Truth About Mental Health & Entrepreneurship

How do our businesses affect our mental health? That's what we're discussing in today's episode with design agency owner Amy Cox-Tennant.

When Amy went from her day job to being her own boss and suddenly found herself without order, systems, processes or anyone telling her what to do, she didn't find it liberating. She found it overwhelming.

Her struggles grew so difficult that one day, someone found her crying under her desk in her co-working space.

In this episode, Amy shares the vulnerable and honest story of her mental health crisis, the tools, mindset and practices that helped her overcome it, and how YOU can bring more inner calm to your life and online business.

What to Do When You Want to Invest in Your Business but You Don’t Have the Money

What to Do When You Want to Invest in Your Business but You Don’t Have the Money

Sometimes we say to ourselves...

“I want to join a course, hire a virtual assistant or a coach... but I don’t make enough money to invest in my business yet.”

And I get that. A lot of us want to invest in ourselves and our businesses but we feel like we can’t because of our finances. 

I remember making my first big financial investment in my business and it was freakin’ scary!

It was a $500 course and I remember thinking, “that’s SO much money, I’ve never spent this much money on something like this before. What if it isn’t worth it? What if I know everything it teaches already? What if I don’t even use it? What if there’s something more important I should be spending money on?”

It was scary investing $500 in my business (and therefore myself.)

But I was able to understand that I could afford to invest in myself…

I was just scared to let go of that money because I was too focused on temporarily losing that financial investment, and not focused on what I would gain from the investment. 

I'm Just Starting My Business - Is Organizing It Really a Priority?

I'm Just Starting My Business - Is Organizing It Really a Priority?

If you’re NEW to business and you’ve heard me talking about the importance of organizing your business a lot, you may be thinking… 

“I’m at the beginning stage of my business Nesha… I’m not sure if organizing it should be a priority right now.”

Do you feel this way?

Maybe you just want to focus on marketing and finding clients and so you can actually make some money from your baby business.

Maybe you’re still holding down your day job and trying to build your business on the side… so you prioritize setting up a website, going to networking events, and posting to your new business Instagram account in the hopes that someone will hire you.  

Or maybe you’re on a strict budget and believe you don’t have much money - if any at all - to invest in your business tools and systems.

In this episode, I’m going to show you why you SHOULD make organizing your business a priority even if you’re just starting out and don’t have much money to invest in your business, and how organizing your business can bring in clients and DOUBLE your income.

Did you know you could make more money by organizing your biz?

Yep!

How to Balance Motherhood & Travel with Running an Online Business

How to Balance Motherhood & Travel with Running an Online Business

It’s hard balancing motherhood and running an online business at the same time.

If your child is young, you may find yourself having to squeeze in one or two hours of work each day while your baby is asleep and you’re meant to be sleeping too.

If your child is a little older, you may find yourself putting them in daycare a couple of days a week so you can work in peace (but getting chastised from family members who think you shouldn’t put your child in daycare because you “work from home.”)

Sound familiar?

Today’s guest, Alarice Stuart, is the owner of a design studio called Brand Babes Studio. She’s also a single parent to a toddler, a podcast host, and a regular traveler.

In this episode and article, she shares:

  • Why she believes work/life balance is a myth

  • Her top 3 tips for avoiding burnout

  • How to make time for your passions even when you’re busy being a mum and running a business

  • Why you shouldn’t feel guilty about putting your child in daycare while you work

Click “play” on the podcast player at the top of this post (or read on) to learn how she does it all!