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Top 5 Ways To Celebrate With Your Team w/ Silvia Mestre

What’s In This Episode:

Have you ever been to an office party that got a little bit awkward? Jill and Brad share their favorite awkward office party stories - Brad's got a bit wet and wild, while Jill's involved a celebrity and absinthe. They draw connections to some ideas from last week's episode on treating employees like family, and cause Seinfeld fans to yell into their headphones when they just can't name that holiday thing from the show. Plus they discuss how business owners can throw great parties but still maintain a level of professionalism - leave early and expand the guest list! And maybe don't include absinthe. 'Tis the season for holiday parties so grab a pen and paper and take note on the Top 5 Ways To Celebrate With Your Team, and give a warm welcome to Egg-Q's Silvia Mestre. Listen in! »


Guest:

  • Silvia Mestre is the founder of Egg-Q, a fertility check-up for women who want to have kids in the future. Find her on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Sponsor:

  • This episode is brought to you by Pluot. Free video conferencing with no logins, no weird plugins, and no fuss. Go to pluot.co/bdyb for a free trial offer.

 

Shout-out:

  • Someone named 'MarsWife' was kind enough to leave a very nice review of the show on iTunes. We loved it and want more! Perhaps the next reviewer will be named 'JupiterWife'..
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_182.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Treat Your Employees Like Family w/ Martin Rawls-Meehan

What’s In This Episode:

Are you looking forward to seeing your family this upcoming holiday season? Or are you just looking forward to lots of food and stretchy pants? Jill and Brad talk about what they love about seeing family this time of year, and what makes them so darn great! And maybe not so great. (Thank goodness for Adele. Google "SNL Adele Thanksgiving." Trust us.) Plus, they discuss the pros and cons to treating your colleagues like family, and what we really mean when we say "like family." Pro tip: assess your leadership style and think about how others may want to be treated. Speaking of family, they also talk about the Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Treat Your Employees Like Family in this episode and they welcome Reverie's Martin Rawls-Meehan to the show. Listen in! »

Guest:

  • Martin Rawls-Meehan is the CEO of Reverie where they create unique sleep systems so you can sleep better and live better. Find him on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Sponsor:

  • This episode is brought to you by Pluot. Free video conferencing with no logins, no weird plugins, and no fuss. Go to pluot.co/bdyb for a free trial offer.
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_181.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Top 5 Small Business Headaches, And How To Stop Them w/ Maddy Osman

What’s In This Episode:

Do you have problems that feel impossible to solve? No matter what you do, something else is neglected? Or every time you solve one problem, another one pops up? These tricky balancing acts are necessary tensions to manage that keep your business going. How do we be efficient, yet still be present for others? Grow and build a successful business but still spend quality time with friends and family? Jill and Brad have some pretty unique work-life balance solutions that may or may not include cages. They discuss useful insights to help you cope with all your tensions, plus Jill has a meta moment about tensions.  They also talk about the Top 5 Small Business Headaches, And How To Stop Them in this episode and they welcome Maddy Osman to the show. Listen in! »

Guest:

Sponsor:

  • This episode is brought to you by Pluot. Free video conferencing with no logins, no weird plugins, and no fuss. Go to pluot.co/bdyb for a free trial offer.
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_180.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:00am EST

The Top 5 Things You’ll Learn If You Create A Budget And Plan for 2017 w/ Ross Kimbarovsky

What’s In This Episode:

Do you have plans to change anything up in 2017? How are you going to track what you want to change? Brad thinks there are solid ways to measure the things you tweak, and Jill thinks it's much harder than Brad says it is to do (what else is new?) so if you tune in and hear the goals that they say out loud, you maybe wanna help them and weigh in about whether their goals are realistic or not. (Read: Please do. Pretty please?) So Brad and Jill cover the Top 5 Things You'll Learn If You Create A Budget And Plan for 2017 in this episode and they welcome crowd sorcerer Ross Kimbarovsky to the show. Listen in! »


Guest:

  • Ross Kimbarovsky is the founder of crowdSPRING where you can post your project, name your price and watch 182,000+ designers and writers submit ideas for you to choose from. Find him on Twitter and Facebook.
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_179.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:00am EST

5 Things About Owning A Business That Make You A Better Person w/ Joshua Latimer

How do you know that you're actually growing while you're busy running your business? Do you notice behaviors that you repeat and could potentially change? Ever see a situation where you realize that you grew a bit because you're doing things a bit differently? There are different measuring sticks for each business owner. It's always a good idea to make sure that you're tracking changes, somehow, so that you're moving forward. And it's hard to do it without other people. So it makes sense that Jill and Brad talk about the 5 Things About Owning A Business That Make You A Better Person in this episode and they welcome entrepreneur Joshua Latimer to the show. Listen in! »


Guest:

  • Joshua Latimer is the founder of SendJim.io, an effortless marketing tool that you can use to generate raving fans with just one button. Find him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_178.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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