The Homemakers in Business Podcast: Branding, Websites, Marketing, and Business with Stephanie Duke

Stephanie Duke

The Homemakers in Business podcast encourages fellow legacy-minded homemakers on their entrepreneurial journey. In this podcast, we’re not just talking business - we’re exploring the art of blending homemaking and entrepreneurship. Hosted by Stephanie Duke, a brand and website designer located in Cleveland, Alabama. From candid chats with other homemakers in business to motivating solo episodes, each week you’ll find something to inspire you along your way to building a business that truly aligns with your values and dreams. read less
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35. Should You Start a Business with a Friend? with Amy Parmer
Mar 22 2024
35. Should You Start a Business with a Friend? with Amy Parmer
Amy is first and foremost a daughter of God and a devout Catholic. She is married to her college sweetheart, Matt. They met on the very first day and first class of their freshman year at Purdue. They have been married 23 years and have been blessed with eight children ages 20, and a sophomore at Western Kentucky University, down to 8-year-old twins.  Amy has a background in veterinary medicine, which she formally "retired" from after the birth of their third child. She then stayed home to raise and homeschool her children.  Eight years ago they purchased their dream property that would allow them to build a small homestead and fulfill their dream of being able to raise and produce a lot of their food. Their journey included building a performance herd of Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats that provide the most delicious milk. As the size of the herd grew, so did the volume of milk, which provided the path to Amy’s current adventure and small business. Amy’s best friend, Jessica, and she have been formally making and selling goat milk soap and other body and household products for approximately four years.  They have learned much together about starting and running a business and making it successful all while *attempting* to balance their very busy family schedules. Episode highlights: 📉 Amy’s accidental venture into business in 2020 👩🏻‍💻 Challenges of taking an in-person business online 👨‍👩‍👧 Balancing family life, business, and homesteading 🍃 Recognizing the season of life you’re in right now 👯‍♀️ How Amy and Jessica manage being business partners and best friends 👧🏻 Getting your children involved in business Click for a full transcript of the show here! WANNA BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW? Click here to fill out the application if you want to be a guest on the podcast or have a guest suggestion. WORK WITH STEPHANIE: VIP Design Day Brand Identity Design Showit Website Design Schedule a free 30-min consult call OR fill out my contact form CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: stephanieduke.co | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Buy Me a Coffee CONNECT WITH AMY: hopehillfamilyfarm.com | Instagram | Facebook Thanks for tuning in to the Homemakers in Business Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Share a screenshot with your fav parts to your IG story and tag me @stephanieduke.co Sign up for additional resources and insider updates! I only send this email once a week so it is PACKED full of value for improving your brand, website, and marketing! Get on the list here. Follow the podcast and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
34. 5 Essential Online Business Tools to Use in 2024
Mar 15 2024
34. 5 Essential Online Business Tools to Use in 2024
If you’ve been contemplating getting into affiliate marketing, this is your sign to just do it. In today’s episode I share why I’m focusing more on affiliate marketing in 2024 and beyond, as well as sharing all of the tools I use in my online brand and website design business. A few of these tools are affiliate links, but most are not. I think you know you’re ready for affiliate marketing when you are already sharing about the tools and products you love without compensation. I’d share about these tools whether or not I was an affiliate because I know they could potentially help someone. I hope this episode will inspire you to try affiliate marketing for yourself and check out some new tools that just might make your life easier! Episode Highlights: 💻 My top 5 tools for running an online business 💖 10 additional online business tools I love 🔗 Why I’m leaning into affiliate marketing in 2024 🛠️ Why I love each tool 💸 Savings you can get by using my affiliate links Click for a full transcript of the show here! RESOURCES: Website Planning Guide FREE download #8: Introduction to Showit #32: How to Use Canva for Your Small Business (A Brand Designer’s Take!) Mara’s blog post on affiliate marketing Forbes article on PayPal vs. Stripe for 2024 AFFILIATE LINKS: Flodesk for email marketing Showit website host and builder Riverside online recording studio Dubsado CRM Elizabeth McCravy’s Profit Sheet template WANNA BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW? Click here to fill out the application if you want to be a guest on the podcast or have a guest suggestion. WORK WITH STEPHANIE: VIP Design Day Brand Identity Design Showit Website Design Schedule a free 30-min consult call OR fill out my contact form CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: stephanieduke.co | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Buy Me a Coffee Thanks for tuning in to the Homemakers in Business Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Share a screenshot with your fav parts to your IG story and tag me @stephanieduke.co Sign up for additional resources and insider updates! I only send this email once a week so it is PACKED full of value for improving your brand, website, and marketing! Get on the list here. Follow the podcast and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
33. 1-Year Podcast Anniversary Celebration {Giveaway!}
Mar 8 2024
33. 1-Year Podcast Anniversary Celebration {Giveaway!}
It’s my 1st podcast anniversary! To celebrate, I’m giving away a $25 Amazon gift card AND a free brand and website coaching call with me, Stephanie Duke. Listen in to learn how to enter! Key takeaways: 🎙️ My honest thoughts on podcasting 5️⃣ How I’m feeling entering my 5th year of business 📈 Why my marketing isn’t always a priority 👀 My top 3 episodes and other fun podcast stats 👥 Review of guest episodes in this first year 💞 What I’m looking forward to as I continue podcasting 🥳 How to enter the anniversary giveaway Click for a full transcript of the show here! RESOURCES: 1-year podcast anniversary GIVEAWAY Website Planning Guide FREE download WANNA BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW? Click here to fill out the application if you want to be a guest on the podcast or have a guest suggestion. WORK WITH STEPHANIE: VIP Design Day Brand Identity Design Showit Website Design Schedule a free 30-min consult call OR fill out my contact form CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: stephanieduke.co | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Buy Me a Coffee Thanks for tuning in to the Homemakers in Business Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Share a screenshot with your fav parts to your IG story and tag me @stephanieduke.co Sign up for additional resources and insider updates! I only send this email once a month so it is PACKED full of value for improving your brand, website, and marketing! Get on the list here. Follow the podcast and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
32. How to Use Canva for Your Small Business (A Brand Designer's Take!)
Mar 1 2024
32. How to Use Canva for Your Small Business (A Brand Designer's Take!)
In this episode, I talk about the heated debate of Canva among the design community, the difference between Canva and Adobe Creative Cloud, how I use Canva with my brand design clients and touch on why you can’t create trademarked logos in Canva, and so much more. Episode highlights 💔 Why some designers love Canva and others hate it 👩🏻‍🎨 The difference between a brand designer and a graphic designer 💰 Is it worth it to pay for Canva Pro? ❌ How not to use Canva in your business 🤔 Is Canva as good as Adobe? 😍 The best Canva features 👯‍♀️ Why Canva is a great designer/client collaboration tool 💻 Ways I use Canva Pro with my brand design clients Click for a full transcript of the show here! RESOURCES: Episode #14. Why Design Consistency Matters for Business Growth Website Planning Guide FREE download WANNA BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW? Click here to fill out the application if you want to be a guest on the podcast or have a guest suggestion. WORK WITH STEPHANIE: VIP Design Day Brand Identity Design Showit Website Design Schedule a free 30-min consult call OR fill out my contact form CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: stephanieduke.co | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Buy Me a Coffee Thanks for tuning in to the Homemakers in Business Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Share a screenshot with your fav parts to your IG story and tag me @stephanieduke.co Sign up for additional resources and insider updates! I only send this email once a week so it is PACKED full of value for improving your brand, website, and marketing! Get on the list here. Follow the podcast and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
31. Mindful Strategies for Creating a Life, Business, and Brand That Feels Good with Jeni Raitsin
Feb 23 2024
31. Mindful Strategies for Creating a Life, Business, and Brand That Feels Good with Jeni Raitsin
In this engaging podcast episode, Stephanie interviews Jeni Raitsin, the founder of Leisure Hacker, a company focused on helping busy women find balance and manage stress. Jeni shares insights on mindful entrepreneurship, emphasizing the importance of having a clear vision, adopting a sailor's mindset to navigate challenges, and understanding core values for effective rebranding.  She highlights the significance of incorporating feelings into brand representation and provides practical advice on overcoming decision-making stress. Episode Highlights: Importance of a clear vision as a guiding force in business Strategies for decision-making in response to changes such as a rebrand Integration of mindfulness into daily activities as a lifestyle Practical advice on reducing decision-making stress Jeni Raitsin is a Mindful Productivity & Mental Fitness (PQ) coach and an international keynote speaker. Her work combines neuroscience and practical time and energy management strategies with positive psychology and modern-day mindfulness, intentionally designed to help busy women find better, less stressful ways to create greater income and impact without sacrificing their relationships, health, or happiness. Click for a full transcript of the show here! RESOURCES: Discover Your Destiny by Robin Sharma Positive Intelligence by Shirzad Chamine WANNA BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW? Click here to fill out the application if you want to be a guest on the podcast or have a guest suggestion. WORK WITH STEPHANIE: VIP Design Day Brand Identity Design Showit Website Design Schedule a free 30-min consult call OR fill out my contact form CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: stephanieduke.co | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Buy Me a Coffee CONNECT WITH JENI: leisurehacker.com | Instagram | Facebook | LinkedIn Thanks for tuning in to the Homemakers in Business Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Share a screenshot with your fav parts to your IG story and tag me @stephanieduke.co Sign up for additional resources and insider updates! I only send this email once a week so it is PACKED full of value for improving your brand, website, and marketing! Get on the list here. Follow the podcast and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
30. Bookkeeping Basics for Small Business Owners with Erika Millard
Feb 16 2024
30. Bookkeeping Basics for Small Business Owners with Erika Millard
Erika Millard, a Bookkeeping Coach who loves teaching female business owners how to manage their own books & actually understand numbers in order to make smart business decisions, reshapes the narrative around financial management. Her perspective, forged by addressing common negative experiences in the financial industry, centers on making bookkeeping accessible and transformative. She actively demystifies misconceptions and financial jargon, fostering a safe space for questions. For those starting DIY bookkeeping, Erika advises the initial use of a spreadsheet and recommends transitioning to accounting software like QuickBooks or Xero as businesses grow.  Choosing accounting software involves considerations of features, ease of use, and professional support availability. Erika's emphasis on consistent bookkeeping as a habit underscores its power in informed decision-making and business success. Episode highlights: 📊 Explore turning bookkeeping into an empowering tool for business growth. 🔄 Navigate the transition from simple spreadsheets to advanced accounting software. 🤔 Compare popular options like Wave, QuickBooks, and Xero for the perfect fit. 🚀 Uncover the transformative power of regular bookkeeping on business decision-making and personal confidence. Click for a full transcript of the show here! RESOURCES: Get Comfy with Numbers Podcast Grab Erika’s Bookkeeping Checklist for free! Accounting softwares to check out: QuickBooks, Xero, and Wave Christy Wright’s Podcast: Get Your Hopes Up WANNA BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW? Click here to fill out the application if you want to be a guest on the podcast or have a guest suggestion. WORK WITH STEPHANIE: VIP Design Day Brand Identity Design Showit Website Design Schedule a free 30-min consult call OR fill out my contact form CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: stephanieduke.co | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Buy Me a Coffee CONNECT WITH ERIKA: erikamillard.com | Instagram | Facebook | Get Comfy with Numbers Podcast Thanks for tuning in to the Homemakers in Business Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Share a screenshot with your fav parts to your IG story and tag me @stephanieduke.co Sign up for additional resources and insider updates! I only send this email once a month so it is PACKED full of value for improving your brand, website, and marketing! Get on the list here. Follow the podcast and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
29. Showit Website Template Customization: DIY vs Hiring
Feb 9 2024
29. Showit Website Template Customization: DIY vs Hiring
The allure of the DIY website approach is strong—cost savings, creative control, and the satisfaction of crafting your online space all on your own. That’s tempting stuff. Early on in business, this is the path many small business owners choose. It’s the economic choice at a time when your profits are uncertain. I’m not here to tell you that DIY is wrong. It isn’t. It is the right choice for many people. Some folks will never hire professional website designers, and that’s okay. You can still be successful without ever hiring anyone. However, today I’m talking directly to those who are just over trying to customize their Showit website template on their own and are feeling desperate for some professional help. Tell me, does this sound like you? You lack the time or willpower to complete the customization to your high standards You lack the skills or knowledge or time to obtain the knowledge and want to avoid the prolonged learning curve You’re overwhelmed by attempting to learn a new platform You’re frustrated by the slow progress of your DIY attempts Friend, if any of those describe you, then this episode is for you. Listen, learn, commiserate, take notes. It’s gonna be a good one. Let’s dive right in. Episode highlights: The cost of DIYing your website template customization Overcoming website overwhelm Benefits of a professional touch Setting a realistic website design budget Tips for finding the right website designer for you Click for a full transcript of the show here! RESOURCES: Your guide to a stress-free website: Website Planning 101 Guide WANNA BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW? Click here to fill out the application if you want to be a guest on the podcast or have a guest suggestion. WORK WITH STEPHANIE: VIP Design Day Brand Identity Design Showit Website Design Schedule a free 30-min consult call OR fill out my contact form CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: stephanieduke.co | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Buy Me a Coffee Thanks for tuning in to the Homemakers in Business Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Share a screenshot with your fav parts to your IG story and tag me @stephanieduke.co Sign up for additional resources and insider updates! I only send this email once a month so it is PACKED full of value for improving your brand, website, and marketing! Get on the list here. Follow the podcast and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
28: How to Launch a Successful Rebrand with Dolly DeLong
Feb 2 2024
28: How to Launch a Successful Rebrand with Dolly DeLong
In this episode, Stephanie and Dolly break down the practicalities of launching a business rebrand. From pre-launch strategies to post-launch momentum, they provide actionable insights on engaging your audience, driving traffic to your website, and utilizing collaborations and incentives effectively. Skip the fluff and dive into the essentials of a successful rebrand, learning strategies that work in the real world of business. Episode Highlights: 🌐 Drive traffic to your website with strategic collaborations 🤝 Use incentives and giveaways to boost engagement 📧 Build and leverage your email list 🔄 Maintain content consistency across post-launch Click for a full transcript of the show here! RESOURCES: Download my helpful Website Planning Guide here! Looking for a strategic, gorgeous Showit website template? Look no further than EM Shop 💻  Book a VIP Design Day to get your EM Shop template customized in a day. Are you a designer? Join Elizabeth McCravy’s Booked Out Designer course! This is the course I took that allowed me to quit my last part-time job and go full-time in my design business. Get a month of Showit for FREE in addition to their 14-day free trial - a total of 44 free days! Use code stephdukeshowit Flodesk makes creating beautiful newsletters easy and fun. Get 50% off your first year with my link. Check out the blog for all the links to free and paid stock photography websites here. WANNA BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW? Click here to fill out the application if you want to be a guest on the podcast or have a guest suggestion. WORK WITH STEPHANIE: VIP Design Day Brand Identity Design Showit Website Design Schedule a free 30-min consult call OR fill out my contact form CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: stephanieduke.co | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Buy Me a Coffee CONNECT WITH DOLLY: Instagram | The Systems & Workflow Magic Podcast | The Systems & Workflow Magic Bundle: The Launch Edition Thanks for tuning in to the Homemakers in Business Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Share a screenshot with your fav parts to your IG story and tag me @stephanieduke.co Sign up for additional resources and insider updates! I send this email once a week and it is PACKED full of value for improving your brand, website, and marketing! Get on the list here. Mara says, “I love this email so much! It’s such a good mix of just life and biz advice!” Follow the podcast and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
27. Where to Find High-Quality Images for Your Website
Jan 26 2024
27. Where to Find High-Quality Images for Your Website
Uncover the impact visuals have on creating a confident first impression and building trust with website visitors. Learn to plan for the right images and explore unique sources beyond the typical stock photo sites. Elevate your website with engaging high-quality images that tell your brand's story. Tune in for practical tips that promise to transform your online presence. Episode highlights: Understand the significance of high-quality images in website design Learn essential tips for planning the images your website needs Discover unique sources for finding high-quality images beyond standard recommendations Click for a full transcript of the show here! RESOURCES: Download my helpful Website Planning Guide here! Listen to episode #22: Website Planning 101 Looking for a strategic, gorgeous Showit website template? Look no further than EM Shop 💻  Book a VIP Design Day to get your EM Shop template customized in a day. Are you a designer? Join Elizabeth McCravy’s Booked Out Designer course! This is the course I took that allowed me to quit my last part-time job and go full-time in my design business. Get a month of Showit for FREE in addition to their 14-day free trial - a total of 44 free days! Use code stephdukeshowit Flodesk makes creating beautiful newsletters easy and fun. Get 50% off your first year with my link. Check out the blog for all the links to free and paid stock photography websites here. WANNA BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW? Click here to fill out the application if you want to be a guest on the podcast or have a guest suggestion. Interviewing guests on your own podcast? You should be using Riverside! MagicClips makes creating social media promotional content a breeze. WORK WITH STEPHANIE: VIP Design Day Brand Identity Design Showit Website Design Schedule a free 30-min consult call OR fill out my contact form CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: stephanieduke.co | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Buy Me a Coffee Thanks for tuning in to the Homemakers in Business Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Share a screenshot with your fav parts to your IG story and tag me @stephanieduke.co Sign up for additional resources and insider updates! I send this email once a week and it is PACKED full of value for improving your brand, website, and marketing! Get on the list here. Mara says, “I love this email so much! It’s such a good mix of just life and biz advice!” Follow the podcast and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
26. 5 Reasons People Leave Your Website and How to Fix It
Jan 19 2024
26. 5 Reasons People Leave Your Website and How to Fix It
This episode is for you if you’re struggling with a high bounce rate, low conversion rate, and lack of ideal clients inquiring with you. Episode highlights: How to fix outdated website design so potential clients stay on your site longer How to make your website accessible for everyone Creating clear menus for easy navigation Why design matters to your business success Losing excess website weight to speed up load time Click for a full transcript of the show here! RESOURCES: Looking for a strategic, gorgeous Showit website template? Look no further than EM Shop 💻  Book a VIP Design Day to get your EM Shop template customized in a day. Are you a designer? Join Elizabeth McCravy’s Booked Out Designer course! This is the course I took that allowed me to quit my last part-time job and go full-time in my design business. Get a month of Showit for FREE in addition to their 14-day free trial - a total of 44 free days! Use code stephdukeshowit Flodesk makes creating beautiful newsletters easy and fun. Get 50% off your first year with my link. WANNA BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW? Click here to fill out the application if you want to be a guest on the podcast or have a guest suggestion. Interviewing guests on your own podcast? You should be using Riverside! MagicClips makes creating social media promotional content a breeze. WORK WITH STEPHANIE: VIP Design Day Brand Identity Design Showit Website Design Schedule a free 30-min consult call OR fill out my contact form CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: stephanieduke.co | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Buy Me a Coffee Thanks for tuning in to the Homemakers in Business Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Share a screenshot with your fav parts to your IG story and tag me @stephanieduke.co Sign up for additional resources and insider updates! I send this email once a week and it is PACKED full of value for improving your brand, website, and marketing! Get on the list here. Mara says, “I love this email so much! It’s such a good mix of just life and biz advice!” Follow the podcast and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
25. Holy Health Habits for Busy Women in Business with Shaela Daugherty
Jan 12 2024
25. Holy Health Habits for Busy Women in Business with Shaela Daugherty
In this episode, Stephanie interviews Shaela Daugherty, a health and fitness professional who integrates the Gospel with health journeys. Shaela shares her background and how she transitioned from working in ministry to starting her own health and fitness company. She discusses the importance of consistency and building skills in both spiritual and physical disciplines. Shaela also emphasizes the need to start small and celebrate wins along the way. In this conversation, she shares insights on embracing small improvements, her SD Fitwell app, starting small in busy seasons, and her experience as a homemaker in business. Key Takeaways: Integrating faith with health and fitness can lead to a holistic transformation. Consistency is key in building both spiritual and physical disciplines. Starting small and celebrating small wins can lead to long-term success. Building skills and habits in health and fitness requires intentionality and accountability. Focus on making small improvements each week in your health and fitness journey. The SD Fitwell app is a faith-based platform that provides workouts, nutrition guidance, and habit coaching. Don't wait for the perfect time to start working towards your goals; start small even in busy seasons. Being a homemaker in business means prioritizing family and being present for them while still pursuing your business goals. Click for a full transcript of the show here! RESOURCES: Cultivate What Matters Power Sheets Alli Worthington SD Fit Well App WANNA BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW? Click here to fill out the application if you want to be a guest on the podcast or have a guest suggestion. WORK WITH STEPHANIE: VIP Design Day Brand Identity Design Showit Website Design Schedule a free 30-min consult call OR fill out my contact form CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: stephanieduke.co | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Buy Me a Coffee CONNECT WITH SHAELA: shaeladaugherty.com | Instagram | Facebook Thanks for tuning in to the Homemakers in Business Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Share a screenshot with your fav parts to your IG story and tag me @stephanieduke.co Sign up for additional resources and insider updates! I send this email once a month and it is PACKED full of value for improving your brand, website, marketing, and homemaking! Get on the list here. Follow the podcast and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
24. Yearly Financial Goal Planning Tips for Women Entrepreneurs with Olivia Langan of Frolic Bookkeeping
Jan 5 2024
24. Yearly Financial Goal Planning Tips for Women Entrepreneurs with Olivia Langan of Frolic Bookkeeping
Olivia Langan, the owner of Frolic Bookkeeping, shares her insights on bookkeeping and financial goal-setting for women entrepreneurs in the new year. She emphasizes the importance of knowing and understanding your numbers, debunking common misconceptions about bookkeeping. Olivia provides practical tips for transitioning to bookkeeping software and knowing when to hire a bookkeeper. She also highlights the significance of setting clear financial goals and tracking progress throughout the year. Olivia encourages women to develop a positive and empowering relationship with their finances, making it a fun and motivating aspect of their business! Episode Highlights Olivia’s journey into starting a business Common misconceptions about bookkeeping Transitioning to bookkeeping software from spreadsheets When to hire a bookkeeper Finding the right bookkeeper for you Importance of setting financial goals as women Practical tips for financial goal setting (even after the new year has begun) Tracking your progress and key metrics for monitoring your goals Developing a positive relationship with your books Click for a full transcript of the show here! RESOURCES: Use code HOMEMAKERS for 20% off Olivia’s Profit and Loss Template Listen to the Breakthrough Brand Podcast with Elizabeth McCravy WANNA BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW? Click here to fill out the application if you want to be a guest on the podcast or have a guest suggestion. WORK WITH STEPHANIE: VIP Design Day Brand Identity Design Showit Website Design Schedule a free 30-min consult call OR fill out my contact form CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: stephanieduke.co | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Buy Me a Coffee CONNECT WITH OLIVIA: frolicbookkeeping.com | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest Thanks for tuning in to the Homemakers in Business Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Share a screenshot with your fav parts to your IG story and tag me @stephanieduke.co Follow the podcast and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
23. Navigating Motherhood as an Entrepreneur: Setting Your Business Up for Freedom and Flexibility | A Kitchen Table Chat with Mara Kucirek
Nov 24 2023
23. Navigating Motherhood as an Entrepreneur: Setting Your Business Up for Freedom and Flexibility | A Kitchen Table Chat with Mara Kucirek
In this episode, I'm delighted to have Mara Kucirek. Mara is an online course designer, launch strategist and host of the Create a Better Course Podcast. She’s helped over 150+ entrepreneurs launch online courses and digital products. Mara lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband, two dogs and brand new baby girl! Mara shares her journey from being a middle school teacher and corporate marketer to an online entrepreneur. With a passion for learning and diverse industries, she highlights the joy of working with different personalities and businesses. She emphasizes that your niche can be based on the personality of your clients rather than a specific industry. As a new mom, Mara provides words of encouragement for women in similar life stages, emphasizing that everyone's experience is unique. She dispels myths about pregnancy and motherhood, urging women to embrace their own journey. She highlights the ever-changing nature of challenges, emphasizing the growth and joy that come with each phase. Mara dives into her favorite aspect of business—long-term vision planning and goal setting. She shares insights into her process, emphasizing the importance of reflection and identifying what truly brings joy and fulfillment to your business. Discover how Mara defines her niche by personalities rather than specific industries. Mara encourages a balance between motherhood and business, urging women to embrace their unique experiences and challenges. Uncover Mara's favorite business activity—long-term vision planning and goal setting—essential for sustainability and joy in business. Explore the "Company of One" approach with Mara, challenging the notion that business success is solely defined by growth. Understand the essence of being a homemaker in business—finding balance amidst constant shifts and defining a vision for family and work. Click for a full transcript of the show here! RESOURCES: Company of One by Paul Jarvis WANNA BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW? Click here to fill out the application if you want to be a guest on the podcast or have a guest suggestion. WORK WITH STEPHANIE: VIP Design Day Brand Identity Design Showit Website Design Schedule a free 30-min consult call OR fill out my contact form CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: stephanieduke.co | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Buy Me a Coffee CONNECT WITH MARA: marakucirek.com | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Create a Better Course Podcast Thanks for tuning in to the Homemakers in Business Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Share a screenshot with your fav parts to your IG story and tag me @stephanieduke.co Sign up for additional resources and insider updates! I only send this email once a month so it is PACKED full of value for improving your brand, website, and marketing! Get on the list here. Follow the podcast and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
22. Website Planning 101: Step-by-Step Content Planning Guide
Nov 17 2023
22. Website Planning 101: Step-by-Step Content Planning Guide
Learn the ins and outs of content planning, from images to links, and discover the advantages of using Google Docs for seamless collaboration when planning your website build. This episode comes with a downloadable guidebook, featuring printable checklists and planning tools. Stay tuned for a special Black Friday offer on Showit website templates and a limited-time low-price offer on my VIP Design Day service. Episode highlights: The significance of website templates for a streamlined design process. Defining clear goals for your website and their impact on your brand. A step-by-step guide to content planning, covering images, text, links, and embed codes. Pro tips on using Google Docs for efficient collaboration and organization. Introduction to a downloadable guidebook with valuable planning resources. Exciting Black Friday offers on Showit website templates and my VIP Design Day service. Click for a full transcript of the show here! BLACK FRIDAY DEALS Get your EM Shop Showit Website Template for 35% off through 11/27/23 Book a VIP Design Day to get your template customized in a day (lowest price it will ever be through 11/24!) Are you a designer? Join Elizabeth McCravy’s Booked Out Designer course and get $150 off through 11/27/23! GRAB THE GUIDE: Get the 18-page guide to planning your website content with confidence! RESOURCES: Get a month of Showit for FREE in addition to their 14-day free trial - a total of 44 free days! Use code stephdukeshowit Flodesk makes creating beautiful newsletters easy and fun. Get 50% off your first year with my link. WANNA BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW? Click here to fill out the application if you want to be a guest on the podcast or have a guest suggestion. Interviewing guests on your own podcast? You should be using Riverside! MagicClips makes creating social media promotional content a breeze. WORK WITH STEPHANIE: VIP Design Day Brand Identity Design Showit Website Design Schedule a free 30-min consult call OR fill out my contact form CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: stephanieduke.co | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Buy Me a Coffee Thanks for tuning in to the Homemakers in Business Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Share a screenshot with your fav parts to your IG story and tag me @stephanieduke.co Sign up for additional resources and insider updates! I only send this email once a month so it is PACKED full of value for improving your brand, website, and marketing! Get on the list here. Follow the podcast and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
21. Building a Profitable and Sustainable Business from Home | A Kitchen Table Chat with Erin Pratt | Ivy Lynne Studio
Nov 10 2023
21. Building a Profitable and Sustainable Business from Home | A Kitchen Table Chat with Erin Pratt | Ivy Lynne Studio
In this episode of the Homemakers in Business Podcast, I am interviewing Erin Pratt, founder of Ivy Lynne Studio, a web and brand design studio helping female creatives share their unique gift with the world through beautiful and effective design. She is also an online educator with a course designed to support women on their path to entrepreneurship.  Erin is a mother of two sweet girls, Sophie Ivy and Lucy Lynne, who believes it IS possible to have it all, but it's not possible to do it all on your own. She is a former travel blogger who still finds so much passion in travel, yoga + meditation instructor, natural birth advocate and now owns a successful website design studio in Charleston. Her mission is to help others find their unique gift and empower them to share it with the world.  In another Kitchen Table Chat, learn how Erin, a driven entrepreneur, and mother of two, balances her web design business with family life. Erin discusses her journey from a corporate job to building her own business, Ivy Lynn Studio, and shares insights into transitioning to passive income. Learn the importance of consistency in online marketing and discover when to outsource tasks for business growth. Gain motivation from Erin's perspective on managing work-life balance. What you can expect from this conversation: Navigating the transition from a corporate job to entrepreneurship. Building passive income streams and the value of online courses and templates. The significance of consistency in online marketing and effective strategies. When and how to outsource tasks in your business to prevent burnout and improve efficiency. Getting inspired by other women’s success stories while building your own. Click for a full transcript of the show here! RESOURCES: Goal Digger Podcast You're a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero You're a Badass by Jen Sincero Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport WANNA BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW? Click here to fill out the application if you want to be a guest on the podcast or have a guest suggestion. WORK WITH STEPHANIE: VIP Design Day Brand Identity Design Showit Website Design Schedule a free 30-min consult call OR fill out my contact form CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: stephanieduke.co | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Buy Me a Coffee CONNECT WITH ERIN: ivylynnestudio.com | Instagram | Facebook Thanks for tuning in to the Homemakers in Business Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Share a screenshot with your fav parts to your IG story and tag me @stephanieduke.co Sign up for additional resources and insider updates! I only send this email once a month so it is PACKED full of value for improving your brand, website, and marketing! Get on the list here. Follow the podcast and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
20. How to Support Your Friend’s Small Business for Free
Nov 3 2023
20. How to Support Your Friend’s Small Business for Free
This episode is for a couple of different people. Those without businesses that want to support their friend or family member that does have a business. And those with businesses that want an easy way to share with their friends and family how they can support them. This is a pretty nuanced topic and can have a ton of variation depending on what type of business someone owns, so I’ll primarily be talking about (B2B) business-to-business… businesses, lol. So businesses who sell their products or services to other businesses, not to everyday consumers. I think this will be a fun discussion so let’s get started! Click for a full transcript of the show here! RESOURCES: Buy Me a Coffee WANNA BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW? Click here to fill out the application if you want to be a guest on the podcast or have a guest suggestion. WORK WITH STEPHANIE: VIP Design Day Brand Identity Design Showit Website Design Schedule a free 30-min consult call OR fill out my contact form CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: stephanieduke.co | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Buy Me a Coffee Thanks for tuning in to the Homemakers in Business Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Share a screenshot with your fav parts to your IG story and tag me @stephanieduke.co Sign up for additional resources and insider updates! I only send this email once a month so it is PACKED full of value for improving your brand, website, and marketing! Get on the list here. Follow the podcast and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
19. Functional Medicine for Homemakers in Business | A Kitchen Table Chat with Lacy Lain | The Functional Medicine Woman
Oct 27 2023
19. Functional Medicine for Homemakers in Business | A Kitchen Table Chat with Lacy Lain | The Functional Medicine Woman
Episode highlights: What exactly is Functional Medicine? The importance of continued learning throughout your career (and learning to love learning) Why it’s necessary to grow a trusted network of other experts in your field How stress and burnout negatively impact our ability to run our businesses Why it’s important to take time away from your business and truly rest Why you need to set boundaries with clients 2 simple actions you can take to start taking better care of yourself Reset rhythms Sunlight first thing in the morning Get more proper sleep Move your body daily Set boundaries Separate work and family time Click for a full transcript of the show here! WANNA BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW? Click here to fill out the application if you want to be a guest on the podcast or have a guest suggestion. WORK WITH STEPHANIE: VIP Design Day Brand Identity Design Showit Website Design Schedule a free 30-min consult call OR fill out my contact form CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: stephanieduke.co | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Buy Me a Coffee CONNECT WITH LACY: Lacylainwellness.com | Instagram Thanks for tuning in to the Homemakers in Business Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Share a screenshot with your fav parts to your IG story and tag me @stephanieduke.co Sign up for additional resources and insider updates! I only send this email once a month so it is PACKED full of value for improving your brand, website, and marketing! Get on the list here. Follow the podcast and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
18. Winter Routine Hacks for Homemakers in Business
Oct 20 2023
18. Winter Routine Hacks for Homemakers in Business
Learn a practical 10-step process for creating a personalized winter routine. The episode begins with an exploration of why crafting a routine tailored to the season is crucial. Hear my unique journey with journaling and allow me to walk you through the 10 steps to adapt your daily schedule for optimal productivity and well-being in winter (or any season). From aligning your tasks with natural rhythms to reducing stress through predictability, this episode offers valuable insights to enhance your winter routine. Tune in to find inspiration for a more productive, balanced, and cozy winter experience. Key Takeaways: The importance of analyzing your daily activities for optimal timing. Adapting your routine to seasonal changes and specific activities. The benefits of routine in reducing stress and enhancing productivity. How embracing winter's unique qualities can lead to a more positive experience. Click for a full transcript of the show here! RESOURCES: VIP Design Day WANNA BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW? Click here to fill out the application if you want to be a guest on the podcast or have a guest suggestion. WORK WITH STEPHANIE: VIP Design Day Brand Identity Design Showit Website Design Schedule a free 30-min consult call OR fill out my contact form CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: stephanieduke.co | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Buy Me a Coffee Thanks for tuning in to the Homemakers in Business Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Share a screenshot with your fav parts to your IG story and tag me @stephanieduke.co Sign up for additional resources and insider updates! I only send this email once a month so it is PACKED full of value for improving your brand, website, and marketing! Get on the list here. Follow the podcast and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
17. What to Expect During a VIP Design Day
Oct 13 2023
17. What to Expect During a VIP Design Day
I'm unveiling the magic behind VIP Design Days, an innovative solution that can supercharge your brand and business. Tune in as I demystify what VIP Design Days are and how they can save you precious time. Discover how these intensive design days can make your website sparkle, your course launches seamless, and your marketing materials pop. Plus, hear real-life success stories from clients who've harnessed the power of VIP Design Days. If you're ready to transform your business and boost your brand, VIP Design Days might be the game-changer you've been searching for. In this episode, you'll learn: What VIP Design Days are and how they can revolutionize your business. The top 5 types of projects perfect for VIP Design Days. Real-life client success stories showcasing the power of these intensive design days. How VIP Design Days can save you time, effort, and money in your business. The incredible versatility and efficiency of VIP Design Days in achieving your goals. If you're ready to elevate your brand and business, VIP Design Days could be the key. Tune in, and let's explore the possibilities! If this episode inspires you, reach out to me for more details or to book your very own VIP Design Day. Your vision is just a VIP Day away from reality. Click for a full transcript of the show here! RESOURCES: VIP Design Day pricing, process, and application Episode #2 WANNA BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW? Click here to fill out the application if you want to be a guest on the podcast or have a guest suggestion. WORK WITH STEPHANIE: VIP Design Day Brand Identity Design Showit Website Design Schedule a free 30-min consult call OR fill out my contact form CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: stephanieduke.co | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Buy Me a Coffee Thanks for tuning in to the Homemakers in Business Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Share a screenshot with your fav parts to your IG story and tag me @stephanieduke.co Sign up for additional resources and insider updates! I only send this email once a month so it is PACKED full of value for improving your brand, website, and marketing! Get on the list here. Follow the podcast and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
16. Celebrating Small Wins on my 28th Birthday
Oct 6 2023
16. Celebrating Small Wins on my 28th Birthday
Join Stephanie in episode #16 as she reflects on her 28th birthday, celebrating small wins and setting inspiring goals for the future. Get inspired to acknowledge your achievements, no matter how small, and recognize your own success. Tune in for a dose of motivation and encouragement! What you can expect in this episode: Stephanie's personal journey of embracing small wins. Setting aspirational goals and intentions. The power of reflection and gratitude. An invitation to share your small wins and celebrate together on Instagram. A heartfelt thank you for being part of the Homemakers in Business community. Click for a full transcript of the show here! RESOURCES: VIP Design Day pricing, process, and application Share your wins with me on Instagram! WANNA BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW? Click here to fill out the application if you want to be a guest on the podcast or have a guest suggestion. WORK WITH STEPHANIE: VIP Design Day Brand Identity Design Showit Website Design Schedule a free 30-min consult call OR fill out my contact form CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: stephanieduke.co | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Buy Me a Coffee Thanks for tuning in to the Homemakers in Business Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Share a screenshot with your fav parts to your IG story and tag me @stephanieduke.co Sign up for additional resources and insider updates! I only send this email once a month so it is PACKED full of value for improving your brand, website, and marketing! Get on the list here. Follow the podcast and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts.