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Your Own Best Company with Franklin Taggart

Franklin Taggart

A podcast and community for creative people who love working alone. **Coffee Breaks - short episodes featuring helpful insights for your career, business, and life. **Podshops - longer episodes featuring practical training and instruction. **Interviews feature the wisdom and advice of people who have successfully made the leap. Produced & hosted by Franklin Taggart Ready for new career directions, finished projects, and low-cost/no-cost marketing solutions that work? Visit https://franklintaggart.com! Join the Facebook group! http://bit.ly/YourOwnBestCompanyFB

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May 27 2021
Your Own Best Company Podcast Trailer
Some of us want a lifestyle and career in which our creativity is the centerpiece. We want to spend our time making life-enhancing, beautiful things. We only have businesses to support and sustain our creativity-centered lifestyle. We need our businesses to be simple, efficient, and profitable, but… We don’t want to build and manage organizations. We don’t want to spend all of our time marketing and selling. And we don’t want the business to be the only thing we do. We’re most happy working by ourselves on projects that excite and motivate us. When I was a book-loving, under-the-covers-with-a-flashlight drawing, solitude-seeking kid, my dad used to say, “You are your own best company.” That seems like a good name for a group of people like us. This video and podcast channel are made by Franklin Taggart in a small room in Loveland, Colorado. The programming on Your Own Best Company includes three types of episodes. Coffee Breaks are short episodes where Franklin shares insights from his life and business experience. Studio Sessions are longer episodes in which Franklin teaches simple but practical ways for you to make your business work for you. And interviews feature Franklin in conversation with other people in careers like yours, bringing out their interesting stories and insider tips. This is Your Own Best Company, a podcast, and community for creative people who value and enjoy working alone. Contact yobc@franklintaggart.com This program is a production of Franklin Taggart Coaching & Consulting in Loveland, Colorado
Packaging Knowledge
Today
Packaging Knowledge
Working on course videos for my wife this weekend was a great reminder of what a star I'm sharing life with. She's an exceptional teacher and deserves a much wider path of influence, even though she's already created a very positive name for herself. Visit and see what I'm saying. I've also been working on a Quiz Quick Start mini-course to highlight Interact Quiz Maker software. I became a big fan of quizzes a couple of years ago and I've written a few for clients. Finally getting around to making some of my own. I was asking some people in the Interact Quiz Collective for some feedback and was marveling at the intelligence in that virtual space. And every one of them is finding a way to share what they know in creative and innovative ways. There's never been a better time for sharing knowledge of every kind. The sizes and shapes of all the potential packages are already mind-blowing, but we're still finding new ways to share what we know. Has anyone seen video books yet? Check out back to quizzes - I'm going to be talking about them quite a bit this week. If you haven't checked this out, go over to Interact and see how easy it is to turn what you know into a useful product tath can lead to more opportunities to serve and share. There's a 14-day free trial that will let you take a ride to decide. I'm an affiliate and here's my link:   After you enroll, check out the Quiz Collective to see what I'm talking about with regard to their personalized support and burgeoning community! I become a more raving fan every day! #interactquiz #onlinequiz #infoproducts
How High Is Your Ticket?
3d ago
How High Is Your Ticket?
Several recent conversations about concerns over inflation and the economy are the inspiration for today's Coffee Break. As purse strings tighten, and people start to curb their spending, what can small businesses, freelancers, and artists do to weather the changes? An interesting observation from past recessions suggests that people who cater to higher-income earners tend to not be as negatively affected by downward economic trends as those who serve middle and low-income consumers. Luxury buyers' lifestyles won't see much of a change. Those whose buying power is affected negatively and those whose jobs may be compromised will be a different story. If you depend on high volume sales of low to mid-priced goods and services, you may want to adopt a different strategy as the economy adjusts itself.  And if you've been exclusively selling higher-priced goods and services, adding options in the middle price ranges may also be of benefit.  In the past couple of recessions, I noticed a trend of people being willing to invest in their own education, especially in areas related to earning, saving, and investing. If there is a way you can offer some informational products in those areas, there may be a higher demand for them. Human needs don't change during times like these, but our ability to pay might be affected for a little while. Find ways to serve and be creative in the ways you accept payment. Bartering may be an excellent option if all other avenues are crossed. #recession #inflation #smallbusiness