Episode 232: Interview with Denise

interview other legal Jun 23, 2022

On today's episode of the podcast I speak with Denise Duffield-Thomas about becoming a chillpreneur. 

To hear Denise's previous episode of my podcast, click here for episode 65 "Money Blocks."

Being a chillpreneur does not mean working beachside from a hammock. It's about creating a business that works for your and your personality. When you start a business, a lot of learning who you like to work with or what your boundaries are comes from trial and error. A chillpreneur business is one that is in line with your strengths, fits your lifestyle goals, fits your income goals and is personal to you. Creating an optimism that there is space for you is a tenet of the chillpreneur philosophy. Know thyself and prosper. 

Denise's third book titled Chill and Prosper comes out on July 19, 2022. It gives a fresh and funny roadmap to living a life of abundance without burnout. To pre-order the book and get access to Denise's free affirmations for business owners, click...

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Episode 218: In Which States Can You Work With Contractors?

other legal solo show Mar 17, 2022


On today’s episode of the podcast, I discuss state-by-state independent contractor laws. 


This week I announced the launch of my new offer. I’ve restructured my signature program, Profit Rx, so you can join the membership for just $30/month and get access to basically everything I’ve ever created about taxes, profit, business entities, legal protection, contracts, and more. Get access to all of these templates, resources, and trainings for just $30/month before the price goes up next week


Wedding pros, this week only you can get access to Renee Dalo’s Profitable Pro Bundle, which includes 2 free months of my Profit Rx membership along with 19 other incredible resources for wedding professionals to make your business even more profitable, for just $97. Access to this bundle ends tomorrow so get yours today. 


This is not an A to Z guide to hiring, that would be a law school-sized text book. I am focusing on areas of...

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Episode 207: How to Start Optimizing Your Profit

other legal solo show Dec 30, 2021


On today's episode of the Unf*ck Your Biz podcast I explain how you can start making more profit in your business, beyond increasing your revenue.


This episode of the Unf*ck Your Biz with Braden podcast is sponsored by my program, The Profit Rx. The end of the year is the time to get your books in order and set up your LLC or S Corp for the new year. I work through these steps in the Profit Rx and to give you a sneak peek into the plan, I dive into cash flow management and profit optimization.


As we wrap up another year, for many business owners our goal is to scale our profits year over year. There is more to profit than just money which is what I call finding your profit sweet spot. In my Profit Rx program I share a profit matrix which is a venn diagram with three circles - hours worked, revenue, and profit. Where these three overlap is what I call your profit sweet spot. For example, you may be willing to work less hours or make less revenue if it means...

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Episode 201: The Profit Rx

other legal solo show Nov 18, 2021

In this episode I am going to tell you more about The Profit Rx and why you should join, but I'm also sharing with you why I've made the change.

I had previous programs. One of my programs was called Fundamentals. It was a monthly membership. I also had Unf*ck Your Biz, the course which has now been retired. Both of these programs have been retired. Fundamentals, Fundamentals, Um, I initially created. It was supposed to be a program more for newer business owners. It didn't really turn out that way, like my goal was to create Fundamentals, a monthly program that then prepared people to join Unf*ck Your Biz. But what ended up happening was that I drastically changed the Fundamentals content last year I would say during COVID but that's still a thing at the time of recording this podcast.

But once we went on lockdown in the wedding industry in particular, the events industry was dealing with all of the Um, COVID-related contract cancellations, postponements, refunds, and all of that,...

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Episode 198: It's Never Too Early to Think About Your Team

other legal solo show Oct 28, 2021

On today's episode of the podcast I talk about hiring a team and why it's never too early to think about hiring, even if you aren't ready.


I've previously spoken about hiring a team, for example when I interviewed Ashley Ebert on episode 178 of the podcast. While it may be too early to build a team, it is never too early to think and plan for that day. The first question is what that team will look like. It's not several full-time employees, it can be just one contractor, and those contractors can be broken down into two types of contractors - internal and external.


An internal contractor is someone I'm working with on a regular basis and I pay them monthly for an indefinite period of time. I have weekly meetings with them and treat them as a member of my team. I also have external contractors, which are contractors that I'm hiring on a project-basis such as redoing your website or setting up your Pinterest account. When we talk about building a team, we're talking...

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Episode 197: Legalities Protect Your Bank Account

other legal solo show Oct 21, 2021

On today's episode of the podcast I talk about how legalities can help protect your bank account.


I always talk about these things in a vacuum, for example how an LLC helps protect your personal assets, I chat about how insurance can help defend you in the case of a lawsuit, and I've noticed these are the topics people are not always as interested in as tax topics, I think because our fear of the IRS often seems to outweigh our fear of legal repercussions. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this in my Facebook group.


Beyond contract templates and starting an LLC, why should you care? The reason is because it all comes down to our finances. Assume you have a client problem that ends up in court, aside from being anxiety producing, we could have a judgement against us. A lot of our legal protections are to give us financial security. This is where our legal layers of protection come in, including liability layers and intellectual property layers.

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Episode 191: Why You Need To Run Your Biz Like You Plan to Sell It

interview other legal Sep 09, 2021

On today's episode I chat with Amber Anderson, Owner of Refine for Wedding Planners, about business acquisition and trademarks. 


We should all run our business with a long-term perspective of "do I want to run this thing until I'm ready to retire?" or "do I potentially want to sell my business one day?" Even if you think you don't want to sell, it's good for business to run it in a systemized way that it could one day be sold. 


Amber Anderson sold her wedding planning company, Heavenly Day,  in January of 2020. She said it was easier to sell the company since it was not tied to her name directly, though the name was not trademarked. When she was ready to sell, it all came down to timing and who was ready to buy at the same time Amber was ready to sell.  As for pricing, Amber calculated based on 3-4x annual revenue. Depending on your timing and if you had a broker and how much time you have will also play a factor in the money you will get...

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Episode 188: My Credit Journey

other legal solo show Aug 19, 2021

On this episode of the podcast I share how I increased my credit score by 100 points in 6-8 months.


I think it's important that we as business owners get more comfortable sharing more about our personal finances. Everything from profit to saving for taxes to how much we pay ourselves and how this all relates to our personal finances like our credit scores, our savings, our emergency fund, our retirement savings, our loan repayments, our credit cards, etc. They're very taboo topics so I've found the best way to discuss them is to start sharing.


To give you my background with credit, my journey started my freshman year of college when someone offered me a credit card. I signed up thinking there were no consequences. Luckily I only used it to buy my books, so about $1,000. But I didn't have $1,000 to pay it back so my credit score immediately tanked and stayed there for about five years. When I got to law school I had a car loan my mom was co-signed on and I think I made...

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Episode 173: The Doors Close on Unf*ck Your Biz Tomorrow

other legal solo show May 06, 2021

You're invited to join Unf*ck Your Biz! The cart closes on Friday. Check out Tuesday's episode to hear from our previous students and learn more about what you'll get when you join the program.

Want a closer look at the content you'll get from the program? Click here.

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