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 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 120: Getting started with cash flow management

cash flow solo show Dec 03, 2020

On this episode, I give an introduction to cash flow management and share how you can get started with my super simple approach.

 

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a financial shitshow for many of us. I'm kicking off the Money Series on my podcast with a discussion on cash flow management. The Money Series will cover personal budgeting, business budgeting, how much to pay yourself, specific tax deduction and bookkeeping questions and how to get more revenue in your business right now with upsells, cross-promotions and more.

 

Today’s topic: what is cash flow management? And once a client pays you, what happens to the money? We’re talking where it should go, how to get paid and ways to intentionally manage your cash flow management.

 

Previously on the podcast we’ve covered the basics of Cash Flow 1.0 – putting all your business money into a business bank account to pay your business expenses, then transferring the money to our personal...

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Episode 117: Signup for UFYB closes today

solo show Nov 19, 2020

The door close today for the fall class of Unf*ck Your Biz. Checkout this episode for more details on the program.

Link mentioned by Braden

Join the fall class at www.unfuckyourbiz.com


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Episode 116: Can I Form My Own LLC?

biz entities solo show Nov 17, 2020

On this episode, I answer the question "I am a virtual assistant (aka service provider) who is branching out to coaching/courses so I feel I need to get an LLC in place prior to the launch but am worried about doing it wrong & my attorney wants $1200 to do it for me. Can I do it myself?"

Link mentioned by Braden

Take the quiz at www.unfuckyourbiz.com


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Episode 113: Do you need to be on payroll?

cash flow solo show Nov 10, 2020

On this episode, I answer the question "As a business owner, should I put myself on payroll or just take an owners draw?"

Link mentioned by Braden

Signup for the Masterclass.

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Episode 107: How do I know which tax bracket I'm in?

income tax solo show Oct 27, 2020

On this episode, I answer the question "How do you know what tax bracket you fall into if forming a business? All things taxes are confusing as F!"

Links mentioned by Braden

Take the quiz at www.bradendrake.com/quiz


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Episode 105: How to balance quarterly taxes with multiple streams of income

income tax solo show Oct 21, 2020

On this episode, I chat with Chassie Bell about how she manages multiple streams of business and personal income and her journey to unf*ck her biz.

Links mentioned by Braden

Take the quiz at www.bradendrake.com/quiz


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Episode 104: Is There a Tax Advantage for a Corporation?

income tax solo show Oct 20, 2020

On this episode, I answer the question "Are there more tax advantages to a being a corp than an LLC?"

Link mentioned by Braden

Take the quiz at www.bradendrake.com/quiz


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Episode 103: Now is the Time to Start Planning for 2021

biz entities solo show Oct 15, 2020

December and January are too late to start planning the legal and tax essentials for your business. If you want to kick the new year off right, you have to consider things like LLCs and s corps in November.

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Grab your copy of the book.


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