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<h2>What’s In This Episode:</h2>
Is this the busiest time of the year for your biz? Or are you mentally checked out? (Or both?!) Jill and Brad discuss what they do for their respective businesses at the end of the year and Jill alludes to just how much egg nog she'll be drinking this holiday season. They also talk about the <b class="">Top 5 Things To Review At The End of the Year</b> in this episode.  and they welcome Michelle Koclanis to the show.<span class=""> </span><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-down-your-business/id784888385" target="_blank">Listen in! »</a></strong>
<h2>Rant:</h2>
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<li>JILL HAS A LOT TO SAY ABOUT SOMEONE WHO WON'T STOP FOLLOWING UP WITH HER EVEN THOUGH SHE ADVISES PEOPLE TO FOLLOW UP EVERY SINGLE EPISODE. You may wanna tune in juuuuuuust to hear how angry Jill is at a certain woman who shall not be named...whose name is Heather.</li>
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<h2>What’s In This Episode:</h2>
Do you value sleep? Or do you value caffeine? Pick a side: Brad doesn't do caffeine and has replaced it with solid rest while Jill enjoys the perks of a dark brew and resists a good night's sleep (particularly before recording this podcast for that extra punch.) So it only makes sense that Jill &amp; Brad talk about the <b class="">Top 5 Secrets To Getting Great Rest</b> in this episode and they get a surprise call from Blue Deer Designs' Nedra Rezinas who responds to a question from an earlier episode.<span class=""> </span><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-down-your-business/id784888385" target="_blank">Listen in! »</a></strong>
<h2><img class="alignright wp-image-2779 size-full" style="float: right; margin-left: 20px;" src="http://breakingdownyourbusiness.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/nedra-Rezinas.jpg" alt="Nedra Rezinas" width="300" height="300" />Guest:</h2>
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<li><span class="">Nedra Rezinas is the founder of <a href="http://bluedeerdesigns.com/">Blue Deer Designs</a> where she helps businesses &amp; non-profits with Wordpress websites, email marketing, and other tech solutions. Find her on </span><a class="" href="https://twitter.com/bluedeerdesign" target="_blank">Twitter</a><strong>, </strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/bluedeerdesigns">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/bluedeerforest/" target="_blank">Instagram</a><strong>.</strong></li>
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<h2>HAPPY FESTIVUS FROM JILL &amp; BRAD! EGG NOG FOR ALL!</h2>
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<h2>What’s In This Episode:</h2>
Ever flown Spirit Airlines? Brad and Jill waste no time getting right down to it in this episode and <em>going off</em> on the worst customer experience Jill has ever had while flying. (For a lot of you the term "Spirit Airlines" tells you most of the story already.) They also talk about the <b class="">Top 5 Reasons To Celebrate</b> in this episode and introduce the most soothing app you'll ever use.<span class=""> </span><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-down-your-business/id784888385" target="_blank">Listen in! »</a></strong>
<h2>Tool:</h2>
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    <li><a href="https://www.soothe.com/">Soothe</a> :: <b>Soothe</b> takes the stress out of booking a massage. Request a 5-star massage therapist anytime, anywhere, with a few taps on your cell phone.</li>
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<h2>This Guy's A Genius:</h2>
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    <li><em><strong>Jay Carberry</strong></em> left an iTunes review that Brad reads on the air. He is awesome. (Spoiler alert: <a href="http://www.breakingdownyourbusiness.com/itunes">You can be, too</a>!)</li>
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Top 5 ways to keep your momentum through the holidays

 

What’s In This Episode:

Do you take any time off over the holidays? Jill and Brad share the days they take off, why they choose to break away from biz when they do, and discuss whether it's a good idea to do so or not. They also talk about the Top 5 Ways To Keep Your Momentum Through The Holidays in this episode and they welcome Ethan Daly to the show. Listen in! »

Ethan DalyGuest:

  • Ethan Daly is the Director of Strategy and Partnerships at Sunshine Enterprises, a neighborhood organization that offers entrepreneurial training in Chicago’s struggling communities. Find him on Twitter and Facebook.

Sponsor:

  • EnMast.com is a small business owner community that offers members a supportive community and mass resource to help owners. Want a free 6-week e-course showing you the tools and templates that are offered inside the small business community? Of course you do! Learn how to get your business in shape by signing up here!

Tool:

  • Inbox Pause :: Take a break from email. Be free. Put new messages on hold, making it so they won't appear in your inbox until you're ready for them.


Dashing Through the Snow | w/ Ethan Daly | Ep. 129Talk to us! Leave us a Google Voicemail so that we can read it in a future episode at 
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Top 5 moments for straight talk in business

 

What’s In This Episode:

When's the last time you met with someone in a business setting and thought, "Wow, you're such a fake!"? Were you offended by their lack of authenticity? Why? Jill and Brad talk about the ins and outs of fakes, condescending tricksters, and folks who just aren't doing this business thing correctly. Spoiler alert: They also figure out why telemarketers have such success! So, this week they share their Top 5 Moments for Straight Talk In Business in this episode and they welcome motivational guru Stephanie Owen to the show. Listen in! »

Stephanie OwenGuest:

  • Stephanie Owen is the founder of Motivational Parenting where she helps parents tackle the challenges in setting limits and clear boundaries with their children. Find her on Twitter and Facebook.

Rant:

  • Jill needs your help. If you know the answer to, "WHY, DEVELOPERS, WHY?" then please call 708.872.7878 and help her understand how coding a website permits developers to do business wildly differently than everyone else in the world. Tune in to hear why there's so much steam coming out of her ears.


Truthiness | w/ Stephanie Owen | Ep. 128Talk to us! Leave us a Google Voicemail so that we can read it in a future episode at 
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Top 5 Lessons from a Launch

What’s In This Episode:

Ever plan a launch? Have an event or opening or new something you're announcing to the world and soon? Jill and Brad talk all about their top tips to get you in shape and shout it from the rooftops at the volume that they prefer (spoiler alert: really ridiculously loud.) So tune in for their Top 5 Lessons Learned From A Launch in this episode and they welcome entrepreneur Brian Feldkamp to the show. Listen in! »

Brian FeldkampGuest:

Sponsor:

  • The Founding Moms Community - If you want to get all the hot tips and resources for building a better business, look no further. The FMC is the place to be, complete with video courses, webinars, a forum, early access to a variety of opportunities and more for the mom entrepreneur.

Thought Of The Day:

  • REI boldly announced that they're closed on Black Friday. Do you think this will harm or benefit the brand for making this move? NOT TO WORRY: Brad and Jill share their thoughts on the topic, and then some.


T-minus 10 seconds | w/ Brian Feldkamp | Ep. 127Talk to us! Leave us a Google Voicemail so that we can read it in a future episode at 
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Top 5 ways to make the rest of this year COUNT

 

What’s In This Episode:

Do you make goals at the beginning of each year? Have you stuck to them? Oh, yeah? How are they going? Jill talks about her miserable failures at keeping any of them, and Brad admits that he failed (at making any goasl at all.) So, the duo talks about the Top 5 Ways To Make The Rest Of This Year Count in this episode and they welcome Nic Zito to the show. Listen in! »

Nic ZitoGuest:

  • Nic Zito runs the Rev3 Innovation Center, a mixed-use business incubation center and he's also doing economic development for Dupage County in Illinois. Find him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Tool:

  • Priime :: It's a powerful new photo editor for iPhones. Jill uses it regularly now and raves about it! Try it out.


Count the days | w/ Nic Zito | Ep. 126Talk to us! Leave us a Google Voicemail so that we can read it in a future episode at 
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Top 5 ways to manage a client's emergency without creating your own

 

What’s In This Episode:

Ever have clients call you with emergencies that aren't really emergencies? What do you do about it? Our previous guest, Oz du Soleil, asked us to talk about what small business owners can do to make sure that their day is not completely sucked up by one client's perceived emergency. Jill and Brad share great tips and tricks for making sure this doesn't happen to you ever again. Therefore thus hence, in this week's episode they go through their Top 5 Ways To Manage A Client's Emergency Without Creating Your Own and they welcome the ever-so-helpful Terry L. Green to the show. Listen in! »

Terry GreenGuest:

  • Terry Green is the founder of BizEase Support Solutions, a company of online support specialists providing seamless online marketing implementation solutions to speakers & business coaches. Find her on Twitter and Facebook.

Tool:

  • Assistant.to, Sunrise, and Ask Clara are all scheduling apps that help Brad to schedule his business. Jill can't stand any of them. Listen in to hear Jill and Brad duke it out about calendaring automagically...or not!


Had this been an actual emergency... | w/ Terry L. Green | Ep. 125Talk to us! Leave us a Google Voicemail so that we can read it in a future episode at 
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