Scrappy Ways To Build a Business When You’re Starting From Scratch


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If you’re looking for scrappy strategies to grow your business, you came to the right place. Today’s guest knows what it means to use what she has right in front of her, and turn it into something remarkable. Jess Ekstrom is the founder of Headbands of Hope as well as Bright Pages, the creator of Mic Drop Workshop (a program for women who want to become paid keynote speakers - I’m a student and love it!), and author of Chasing the Bright Side.

Headbands of Hope has been featured on national TV and worn by celebrities like Kelsea Ballerini & Khloe Kardashian, but more importantly, they’ve donated over 600,000 headbands to children with illnesses with their buy one give one model, reaching every single children's hospital in America and 22...

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End Your Year by Decluttering Your Professional Space

There's a saying that I like... "If it costs you your peace, it's too expensive."

When you're working online, especially as a service provider, you rub elbows with a lot of people.

There will be moments when you're scrolling through Instagram and you feel completely overwhelmed or insecure. They're not doing anything wrong, but seeing how successful other people are may make you feel like your own achievements aren't up to par.

You might have spent a few months taking advice or mentorship from an industry leader only to realize that you don't align with their ideas and wisdom. Their positioning and content are totally valid, but it doesn't work for you.

Or there might be a few clients who pay you enough money, but they're constantly expecting you to respond right away or do work that is outside of the scope of your contract. You might need the money but feel this anxiety in this pit of your stomach every time they reach out to you.

Before this year ends, declutter...

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