Small Business, Big Mindset

Muscle Creative

We believe everyone with the spark of a business idea can make it a reality. Sometimes you just need a leg up. Someone to fill in the missing piece. For many micro and small businesses that missing piece includes one or more of the following: Content. Marketing. Mindset.Hello from Austin, TX! We're Erin Geiger and Joey Ramirez, founders of Muscle Creative. We created this company with one focus - to support micro businesses and small businesses via content strategy, media creation, and mindset. In this podcast series, we discuss insights and trends to help business owners move the dial toward their goals as a holistic approach – strategy, but also mindset and vision.Some episodes will feature business owners at varying states of entrepreneurship, discussing their background and how they got started, their growth and vision for the future, tips and insight for those looking to build their businesses, as well as the ‘why’ that fuels it all.We zero in on the challenges that block entrepreneurs from growing to the next level, as well as obstacles that stop entrepreneurs-in-the-making before they get started. For many business owners, creating content and a solid strategy to get that content in the hands of their ideal customer, is a struggle. Some begin the content journey, get frustrated, and allow their business to languish, or worse..they quit altogether, assuming it wasn't meant to be.Others might be killing it in building out their core product or service, but need support on content creation and strategy in order to focus their attention on other key areas and not spread themselves too thin. Regardless of the background of our listener, our mission remains the same: building brands with a strong vision and growth mindset to make an impact including tactical actions you can take NOW to move the needle in your business toward your goals. read less
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Episodes

Laura Belgray - Tough Titties: On Living Your Best Life When You're the F-ing Worst
May 2 2023
Laura Belgray - Tough Titties: On Living Your Best Life When You're the F-ing Worst
This week on the show we have the one, the only, soon-to-be New York Times Bestselling author, Laura F*ing Belgray!When I thought of who I would want to help ring in my 100th episode, my mentor, my friend, Laura Belgray catapulted to mind first.She has a long list of accolades which you can learn more about on her Talking Shrimp website...as well as learn why her company is named after a chatty crustacean to begin with.A bonafide celebrity and icon in the copywriting world, she's about to launch her first book, aptly named, "Tough Titties: On Living Your Best Life When You're the F-ing Worst".  The book comes out June 13th, but you can pre-order it here.  I read it cover-to-cover in under four days...a joyous respite between the job, the kids, and the MBA program that currently (happily) rule my life.  😍In this episode, Laura tells us how she went from wandering through life to earning $1,000,000+ annually (I could have just typed 7-figures but damn, $1,000,000 is more fun) by chucking the standard rules of copywriting out the window and letting her personality shine through. We unwrap what exactly goes into the traditional publishing process, even when what you're publishing isn't traditional - why would a copywriting expert write a book about her life's trials and tribulations instead of how to write emails that sell your product but not your soul? Because. She's Laura F*ing Belgray.Connect with Laura on her website (linked above), Instagram, and LinkedIn (although she spends most of her time on IG).
Stop Writer's Block: How to Never Wonder What to Write Again
Feb 17 2022
Stop Writer's Block: How to Never Wonder What to Write Again
We've all been there.That darn blinking cursor. It's like it's taunting you, "Look at this big, blank page. You'll never figure out what to write. Such a waste of time. Loser." RUDE.This week I go over 15 ways you to always know what to write. I'm finally recording this episode because one of the most common things I hear from people is that they have no idea what to write about, especially when it comes to their business. As well, you don't ALWAYS want to be strictly talking about your business, at least not in a way that it comes across that way.  Ideally, you'll make a connection to your audience... I always say to have an ongoing conversation with your audience - a copy as a conversation.You may be like, "Okay, great,  I know how to talk about my product. But what else do I talk about? I'll tell you! Listen in for a few ways (15 to be exact) to keep the writing topic ideas coming. If you need help with your copywriting, I have a bunch of different ways I can do that. One of them is my Copyedit Polish + Strategy service -  if you've written something and it's not performing for ya, not attracting engagement or sales and you need to get it to the next level to really engage and connect with your audience for that sale... you can send it to me and I'll give it a glow-up if you will, to really make it pop for you and engage those customers. I'll also look at all of your copy holistically and suggest strategic placement and perhaps additional copy to add to bring in more sales. Click here for more info!