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.

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Episode 169: Managing the Mailbox Panic

other legal solo show Apr 22, 2021

On this episode of the podcast I talk abut what types of mail may be headed your way in regard to business documents and what you can expect to find when opening your mailbox.

 

This episode is brought to you by my new FREE Masterclass, "The Most Common Legal and Tax Mistake at Each Stage of Business and How to Avoid Them." This Masterclass will cover if it's time to go from a sole proprietorship to an LLC or an LLC to a S-Corp and how to properly run an S-Corp. You'll learn how to get more profitable in a snap and put your taxes on auto-pilot as well as how to manage the growth of your business without fear of IRS hate mail or lawsuits. Click here to sign up for the Masterclass.

 

Do you have an increase in panic every time you open the mailbox? Fear of getting bills on top of debt or IRS hate mail that you fear will be in there, leading to procrastinating in opening the mail?


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Episode 165: Getting Stuck with Overcomplication

other legal solo show Apr 15, 2021

This episode is brought to you by my new FREE Masterclass, "The Most Common Legal and Tax Mistake at Each Stage of Business and How to Avoid Them." This Masterclass will cover if it's time to go from a sole proprietorship to an LLC or an LLC to a S-Corp and how to properly run an S-Corp. You'll learn how to get more profitable in a snap and put your taxes on auto-pilot as well as how to manage the growth of your business without fear of IRS hate mail or lawsuits. Click here to sign up for the Masterclass.

 

"Your systems are only as good as your ability to manage them." This is the mantra I often tell myself. Sometimes we start off very well-intentioned, and then we get overwhelmed with choices and burned out because we've created too much for ourselves.

 

We do this with the legal and tax aspects too. We get really well-intentioned, maybe it's with setting up Quick Books and getting our bookkeeping in order with sub accounts and then we realize we've created an...

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Episode 161: You're Not "Too Beginner"

other legal solo show Apr 08, 2021

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On this episode of the podcast I talk about what makes someone a beginner and who is "too beginner" for my Unf*ck Your Biz course.

 

This episode is brought to you by my new FREE Masterclass, "The Most Common Legal and Tax Mistake at Each Stage of Business and How to Avoid Them." This Masterclass will cover if it's time to go from a sole proprietorship to an LLC or an LLC to a S-Corp and how to properly run an S-Corp. You'll learn how to get more profitable in a snap and put your taxes on auto-pilot as well as how to manage the growth of your business without fear of IRS hate mail or lawsuits. Click here to sign up for the Masterclass.

 

While I was looking through the responses business owners shared with me as to why they did not join the Unf*ck Your Biz course I noticed that 25% of the responses all said the same thing. "I'm too beginner."

 

Whether you buy the course or not, this is pep talk to you that your business is not "too beginner." If you view yourself...

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Episode 153: My Beef with Tax Pros & Lawyers

other legal solo show Mar 25, 2021

On this episode of the podcast I share why going out and hiring someone is not your best first step and what to look for if you do hire someone.

 

This episode is brought to you by my FREE Tax Challenge. Taxes suck but we all have to file them. I'll walk you through the 5 steps you need to get your tax documents organized and ready to file. Sign up for this free challenge.

 

We get different answers from different people because everyone looks at something from a different lens - an accountant and a lawyer will give you two different answers to the same question, even though tax and law are so related.

 

Taxes are a function of law - tax attorneys should know the tax law. I often see bad advice from accountants and attorneys (more on that in my podcast episode "Three of the Worst Pieces of Legal Advice I Have Seen in Facebook Groups"). For example, accountants love to throw out arbitrary numbers for how much income you should have before filing for an LLC.

 

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Episode 133: How to close sales without a phone call

other legal solo show Jan 19, 2021

On this episode, I chat with Maria Bayer, sales coach, strategist, and wealth builder, about how to close sales when you hate talking on the phone and feel like selling in the DMs is unnatural.

 

This episode is sponsored by my FREE training: 3 legal & tax mistakes made by new and experienced creative entrepreneurs & how you can avoid them. Sign up for this free Masterclass here, and get ready to unf*ck your biz.

 

Today's question comes from Melissa McClure, a wedding and boudoir photographer and educator who asks, "Do you have any tips on closing sales when you hate talking on the phone and when you feel like selling in the DMs is unnatural?"

 

Most importantly you have to get comfortable with talking to your clients. If you can't communicate with them you won't be able to evoke emotion with them and sell them what they truly need. You can't do that in the DMs, especially if you are selling a high-end service. Part of why people are uncomfortable is...

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Episode 128: An open discussion on equitable financial practices in business

interview other legal Jan 01, 2021

On this episode, I have an open and honest conversion with Meg Wheeler about diversity, equity, and inclusion and how to build better financial practices in business.

This episode is sponsored by my FREE training: 3 legal & tax mistakes made by creative entrepreneurs & how you can avoid them. Sign up for this free Masterclass here, and get ready to unf*ck your biz.

Wealth is inequitably distributed among people based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and more causing wealth gaps. It's important to design your business in a way to eradicate these wealth gaps and make your business part of a shifting culture toward equality and long-term wealth.

When starting a business, having equitable practices is not as talked about in the small business space as it is in the corporation space with diversity and inclusion. It's planning and conversations that are often put off until a person's company is bigger or they start hiring but the truth, is if we build a business focused...

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Episode 126: My 6 life & business lessons learned from 2020

other legal solo show Dec 24, 2020

On this episode I'm talking about the six life and business lessons I learned in 2020.

This episode is sponsored by my FREE training: 3 legal & tax mistakes made by creative entrepreneurs & how you can avoid them. Sign up for this free Masterclass here, and get ready to unf*ck your biz.

(1) Life lesson: Minimalism is fantastic

My desire for minimalism stems from my Ennegram 7 and need for control when stressed. Minimalism and cleaning allows you to take control of your space. On this episode I discuss a conversation I recently had with one of my students about the message that minimalism sends, and thoughts that the message of minimalism is one associated with elitism.

I subscribe to the phrase, "Cluttered space, cluttered mind." Minimalism has helped me on the business side of my life to streamline my offers. I've gotten my business down to one funnel (check it out here). It will walk you through the steps to unfuck your biz.

Minimalism has helped to curb my spending,...

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Episode 118: How to deduct and handle credit card fees

interview other legal Nov 24, 2020

On this episode, my guest answers the question "I have no idea what to do about credit card fees, like whether I record the income amount that my client paid or the amount I actually got?"


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Episode 112: A personal account of small claims court

interview other legal Nov 05, 2020

On this episode, Kevin Dennis shares what it was like to go through the legal system to defend his contract against a COVID related cancellation refund.

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