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Tag: Small Business

114: What Can a Virtual Assistant Do For You?

When scaling a business, it’s natural to reach a point where you feel like your limited capacity is slowing down the business’ growth. In this episode, LZ will talk with Bruce Ackerman about his experience hiring a BELAY virtual assistant. Bruce is the founder of Printavo, a software company that helps screen printing shops stay organized as they grow. Bruce will also talk about some of the biggest challenges he’s overcome while building his business and will share advice for other entrepreneurs.

108: A New Small-Business Blueprint

Every entrepreneur’s journey is unique, but there are a few key characteristics that can increase your chances of success at whatever business you choose to build. In this episode, Monica Allen talks through some of those characteristics and shares the biggest lessons she’s learned throughout more than twenty years of entrepreneurship. Monica is the co-founder and COO of Zeus’ Closet, owner of Monica Allen Interiors, and host of the “Become Your Own Boss” podcast. She discusses some of the common issues facing today’s entrepreneurs, shares a few of her favorite resources, and explains why she’s focused on calibration instead of balance.

103: Critical People Skills for Hybrid Teams

Strong relationships are one of the keys to building a great company culture, especially for remote or hybrid teams. In this episode, BELAY CFO Lisa Zeeveld shares a few key hacks for leading with empathy, setting clear expectations, and creating a culture where feedback is encouraged. Whether you’re new to working with hybrid teams or you’re an experienced leader who just wants to learn more, this episode is full of practical advice and insight.

102: 4 Ways to Stop Being the Bottleneck

When you’re looking to grow your business, the answer is usually less about working harder and more about delegating effectively. That’s why Stacy Tuschl is so focused on helping business owners stop getting in the way of their own growth. In this episode, Stacy shares practical advice leaders can use to start delegating, creating more accountability among team members, and setting up systems that allow the business to keep running smoothly.

101: Growing Your Business with Social Media & Email Marketing

Kevin B. Jennings joins us again to share some practical tips for making the most of your social media presence, measuring your marketing success, and helping people transition from followers and subscribers into customers. If you’re a business owner who’s struggling to get traction with social media and email marketing, or you don’t have a strong online presence yet and want to get started, this episode is full of great advice.

099: How to Take Time Off As a Business Owner

In this episode, LZ and Tricia will talk to busy leaders about the importance of taking time off. Too many leaders and business owners go so hard that they don’t take time for themselves. LZ and Tricia will help leaders understand why vacation time is so important, both mentally and physically. And they’ll explain some strategies and techniques leaders can use to help them implement healthy processes that allow them to get away.

095: How to Build a Culture of Resilience, Belonging & Success

In this episode, we are joined by Mohammad Anwar, the President and CEO of Softway. He’s authored a Wall Street Journal best-selling book called Love as a Business Strategy, and he’s going to talk to us about how to implement this transformational idea all around building a culture of resilience, belonging and success. Listeners will leave this episode feeling hopeful and ready to at least begin thinking about making some changes in their business and culture after listening to Mohammad.

094: EntreLeadership Exclusive: The Key To Developing Effective Team Members

In this special episode, BELAY CEO Tricia Sciortino joins The EntreLeadership Podcast, where she talks with their host George Kamel about how finding a high-performing assistant who thinks like a leader can help business owners take back their time and focus. The conversation was so enlightening that the One Next Step team wanted their listeners to hear the original interview with audio generously provided by The EntreLeadership Podcast.

093: 7 Surprising Ways a Bookkeeper Can Help Grow Your Business – Part 2

In this episode, Melissa Baggett, the senior client success consultant at BELAY, and Melissa Tidwell, solutions consultant, continue their talk about the surprising ways a business can use a bookkeeper to grow their business while saving money along the way.

092: 7 Surprising Ways a Bookkeeper Can Help Grow Your Business – Part 1

In this episode, Melissa Baggett, the senior client success consultant at BELAY, and Melissa Tidwell, solutions consultant, will team up to talk about the surprising ways a business can use a bookkeeper to grow their business while saving money along the way.