Episode #26: BIZ Spotlight: From Persian Cat To Cat Grooming Empire With Danelle German

Uncategorized Aug 30, 2020

As promised in our last episode, this week we’re diving into some stories of real entrepreneurs who have successfully built their online business. Today’s guest is Danelle German, founder of the National Cat Groomers Institute. 

From Idea to Business

Danelle German first got into the world of cat grooming when she bought a show quality Persian cat. Upon attending her first cat show, she realized she had no idea how to properly groom cats. As she taught herself the necessary...

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Episode #25: 3 Things We Need to Start Doing Right Now

As you might know, we at Bloomdocking are constantly researching and learning about the knowledge industry so we can share with you the latest strategies and trends that are prevalent today. Earlier this year, we bought an online course about how to build a membership-based business and have recurring income month after month.

As part of this course, we attended a three-day virtual live event where we learned a ton, so we want to share the top three things we learned from the weekend and...

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Episode #24: How to Build Your Email List Using Lead Magnets

Last week we emphasized just how important it is to build your email list. Email provides you with a direct connection to your target audience, with no social media algorithms or trends getting in your way. Your email list will serve as the backbone of your relationships with your potential customers.

But now, it’s time for the specifics. How do you actually build an email list? One way is to use paid Facebook ads to promote a lead magnet, which is something that provides value to your...

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Episode #23: How TikTok Ban Highlights Email Importance

run the business Aug 07, 2020

We’ve mentioned the importance of collecting email addresses from your ideal audience before (listen to podcast #12), but today we want to re-emphasize this topic and go a little deeper for you!

Email addresses often sound like a slightly outdated marketing tactic, especially when compared to the constant parade of new social media platforms and other marketing channels that are always new and changing. But email is a consistent, reliable way of contacting your audience - one that has...

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Episode #22: How to Overcome Sales Objections: Techniques & Tricks

change your mindset Jul 31, 2020

Have you been finding it difficult to get people to commit to purchasing your product? We’ve heard this struggle from several of you lately, so we want to address it specifically and give you the tools and techniques you need to overcome this particular challenge. 

A few weeks ago, we talked about overcoming your fear of sales by redefining and reframing it. (If you haven’t listened to that episode yet, we recommend going back and listening to that one first, as it will help...

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Episode #21: Lessons Learned About Business From Our Kayaking Trip

change your mindset Jul 24, 2020

We know a lot of you are still wondering if you are cut out for running an online business. If you don’t have any entrepreneurial experience, it can be hard to figure that out! So while we were on a family kayaking trip this past weekend, we were thinking about how regular life situations relate to running a business. You’ve probably had some experiences that demonstrate your ability to run a business, even if they weren’t business-related!

Today, we’re going to share...

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Episode #20: What is possible? Inspirational business ideas for you

explore business ideas Jul 17, 2020

Coming up with a business idea can be really difficult. We hear it all the time from the Bloomdocking community! And we know firsthand just how frustrating it can be to want to jump into entrepreneurial freedom, but feel like you just don’t have the idea to make it possible. 

So today, we want to share two real-life stories about how you can find business ideas in pretty much any part of your life. We hope these will inspire you to look at different aspects of your life to find...

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Episode #19: Let’s Celebrate You!

celebrations Jul 10, 2020

Today, we are going to take a little break from the normal program to celebrate. What are we celebrating? YOU - our listeners! Our podcast has reached over 400 downloads – 424 to be exact. 

We’re so excited about this, we just have to share a little of the stats… 

We have listeners in 12 countries. You heard me right, 12! The top countries being the U.S., Ireland, and Canada. 

In the U.S., you all are from 24 states!

  • Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • San Francisco
  • ...
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Episode #18: How to Network Successfully at an Event

change your mindset Jul 02, 2020

Networking. It’s something every business owner knows they should do, but it’s often something entrepreneurs don’t necessarily want to do—usually because they’re unsure of what to do and how to start. This is how Oie felt during a recent virtual networking event, so she turned to Darren for some advice. These tips and tricks come from a seasoned networker, so you can’t go wrong with following them! 

We’ll talk about what to do before, during,...

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Episode #17: What Does It Take to Publish a Podcast Episode?

run the business Jun 24, 2020

Our podcast is a huge part of our content marketing strategy. It helps us attract people who are interested in our business and lets us build relationships with listeners. To build on last week’s interview with Byron White from WriterAccess, this week we want to give you a behind the scenes look at how our podcast gets created. Michelle Luke, our strategic account manager at WriterAccess, is also joining us to share her role in the process.

Working with Michelle is key, as it leverages...

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