Where to Focus to Move Your Business Forward

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Where should you focus your time to move your business forward? In this episode we go over our Task Quadrant. It helps you differentiate between those high-impact, low effort items versus those low impact, high effort tasks that can distract you and waste your time and money.

Download the Task Quadrant here: https://www.theproductboss.com/taskquadrant

Spend the day with us Planning Like a Product Boss. Spots are limited. Sign up today at: www.theproductboss.com/planning.

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Connect with us on Instagram: @theproductboss 

Get into The Product Boss Facebook Group and connect with other product-based entrepreneurs.

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Minna's company Lil' Labels

Jacqueline's company Designer Consulting Co-Op

Adding New Products - Good Idea or Bad Idea For Your Business?

Listen to episode #73:

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This is a really common question we get when we are working with Product Bosses: should I add more product to my business? This question creeps in from every stage from start-up to 5-figure to 6-figure and above. First of all, great question. Second, it is always really tempting for everyone. In this episode, we chat about three key areas that you, as a Product Boss, should consider before adding a product to your existing line. Walk through these three things and check (and verify) if adding a product is indeed right for you and your business.

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We know you have BIG goals. But, do you have an action plan? An Action Plan created with the help of actual product experts? That's where we come in. Spend the day with us Planning Like a Product Boss. It's a virtual planning day where we coach you to a Big 30-Day Goal, alongside fellow product business owners. We’ll help you break it down, work backwards, and identify real action items. We'll set clear success metrics to get you motivated and keep you unstuck
The best part is: you walk away with a 30-Day Action Plan. Spots are limited. Sign up today at: www.theproductboss.com/planning.

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Minna's company Lil' Labels

Jacqueline's company Designer Consulting Co-Op

Speaking Your Brand for Your Product with Carol Cox

Listen to episode #72:

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When you get down to the nitty gritty your product and your brand - what is your message? Are you "speaking your brand" when you show up in people’s Instagram feeds or email inbox? How does your product speak to them? In this episode, we are joined with Carol Cox of Speaking Your Brand. She is amazing at breaking down how to construct a brand message and making it connect (and memorable) for your customers, as well as investors and wholesale buyers.

Connect with Carol:

Carol's Podcast "Speaking Your Brand"

Speaking Your Brand Website

Carol Cox Instagram

Carol Cox Twitter

Carol's free download with this episode:

https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/productboss

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Links mentioned:

MilkBliss

Support MilkBliss on Kickstarter

Dorai Home

Skylar Yoo

Tropical Shores Popcorn Co.

Books: Traction and Get a Grip

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Connect with us on Instagram: @theproductboss 

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Spend the day with us Planning Like a Product Boss. It's a virtual day where Jacqueline and Minna coach you to a Big 30-Day Goal, alongside fellow product business owners. Walk away with a 30-Day Action Plan. Sign up today at: www.theproductboss.com/planning.

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Minna's company Lil' Labels

Jacqueline's company Designer Consulting Co-Op

 

Things We Learned from Meeting Amy Porterfield

Listen to episode #71:

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Amy Porterfield was nothing short of brilliant when we met her at Mastermind Live in San Diego. We walked away so inspired by her clarity and her vulnerability. In this episode, we wanted to share with you the 3 things that Amy said she focuses on as the CEO of her business that has helped move it forward. We dig into those and give you tips on how to successfully approach them as a Product Boss.

Links mentioned:

Connect with Amy Porterfield on her website

Mastermind Live by Kickass Masterminds

Connect with us on Instagram: @theproductboss 

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Minna's company Lil' Labels

Jacqueline's company Designer Consulting Co-Op

Behind the Wholesale Side of Pura Vida Bracelets with Jared Mehr

Listen to episode #70:

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Pura Vida Bracelets. You've probably heard of them because they are HUGE. But, we all start at zero, right? Pura Vida went from zero stores to being in over 2000 stores worldwide. Jared Mehr takes us behind the wholesale side of Pura Vida, but also lets us in on their product development, branding, tradeshows, relationship building, social good and SO MUCH MORE. There are so many gems in this episode, it's one of our favorites. An amazing story about college students that ended up starting a company together and how they're literally changing the world and creating the brand into exactly what they want it to be. 

Find Pura Vida Bracelets:

Pura Vida Bracelets website

Pura Vida Bracelets Store Locator

Pura Vida Bracelets Instagram

 

Links mentioned:

Blew Candle Co. Instagram

Blew Candle Co. Etsy

 

Follow us on Instagram: @theproductboss 

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This episode was brought to by our Strategy Sessions. Want to work directly with Jacqueline and Minna on your business? Get more information here. Or sign up to get on our Mastermind waiting list.

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Minna's company Lil' Labels

Jacqueline's company Designer Consulting Co-Op

Happy 1-Year Anniversary to The Product Boss Podcast

Listen to episode #69:

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Happy Anniversary, Product Bosses! In this episode, we celebrate our one-year mark for The Product Boss podcast. We've come so far in just one amazing year. We also invited on three other product entrepreneurs who we've connected with along this amazing journey. Where were they then? And where are they now? 

Links mentioned:

Subscription Boss series

PhotoWeights

Leisure Lane instagram

Leisure Lane website

Pop It When She Pops instagram

Pop It When She Pops website

With Love Studio instagram

With Love Studio website

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The Product Boss Instagram: @theproductboss - Follow us!

Get into The Product Boss Facebook Group and connect with other product-based entrepreneurs.

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This episode was brought to by our Strategy Sessions. Want to work directly with Jacqueline and Minna on your business? Get more information here.

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Minna's company Lil' Labels

Jacqueline's company Designer Consulting Co-Op

Plan Your Product Development Calendar for 2019

Listen to episode #68:

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New products. They are the siren call for many product entrepreneurs. But, do you know when you should develop your new products for your business? In this episode, Jacqueline and Minna help you break this yearly task to build your business product development calendar together. 

Links mentioned:

The Product Boss Instagram: @theproductboss - Follow us!

With Love Studio Instagram

Creating Carmichael Instagram

Get into The Product Boss Facebook Group and connect with other product-based entrepreneurs.

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This episode was brought to by our Strategy Sessions. Want to work directly with Jacqueline and Minna on your business? Get more information here.

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Minna's company Lil' Labels

Jacqueline's company Designer Consulting Co-Op

You’re Not Alone - Reset Your Mindset with Natalie Eckdahl of BizChix

Listen to episode #67:

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In this special episode, we are joined with Natalie Eckdahl. Natalie is our mentor, friend, encourager, leader - so many things. Natalie Eckdahl is a business strategist and high performance coach that helps women across the globe build, grow, and scale their businesses. She is also the mom of 3 kiddos. And she’s actually worked with both of us directly in each our businesses. She's the founder of the BizChix community and host of the BizChix Podcast. Natalie has just come out with a new book, RESET Your Mindset and it really helps entrepreneurs tackle those mindset struggles that come with building your business.

Connect with Natalie:

Natalie/BizChix Podcast on Instagram

BizChix Website

Purchase RESET Your Mindset on Amazon

Special access to interviews (including Jacqueline's) and other resources for RESET Your Mindset: Silence Your Inner Mean Girl by Natalie Eckdahl

 

Links mentioned:

BizChix Podcast, Episode #333: Rapidly Scaling a Product Business with Minna Khounlo-Sithep

Rising Strong by Brené Brown

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Get into The Product Boss Facebook Group and connect with other product-based entrepreneurs.

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Minna's company Lil' Labels

Jacqueline's company Designer Consulting Co-Op