Queens Rise To CEO: Taking Your Business from Hobby to CEO

Talena Bacon

Welcome to Queens Rise to CEO!

Your ultimate podcast destination for Women Entrepreneurs who are hustling to get to CEO! I'm your host, Talena Bacon, your go-to business strategy coach and your biggest cheerleader on this exhilarating journey to success.

Think of this podcast as our cozy hangout spot, where we spill all the juicy details about online business – from launching your coaching or crafting business to mastering organic marketing and social media savvy.

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Ep 8: How To Get Coaching Testimonials When You're Just Starting Out
4d ago
Ep 8: How To Get Coaching Testimonials When You're Just Starting Out
Welcome to another episode of "Queens Rise to CEO," where we dive into the heart of building a successful coaching business from the ground up. In today's episode, we're exploring the goldmine of testimonials. Testimonials can elevate your coaching business, providing the social proof you need to attract new clients. But how do you gather these invaluable endorsements when you're just starting out? We’ll walk you through effective strategies to earn authentic testimonials that will establish your credibility and help you build a thriving coaching practice.As a new coach, it might seem daunting to ask for testimonials, especially when you feel you haven't yet built a strong client base. Don't worry; I've got you covered. I will share some actionable steps to help you gather those first crucial testimonials. So grab your favorite drink, settle in, and let's unlock the secrets to building your coaching reputation!Episode Highlights:[00:00:19] Importance of Testimonials: Discover why testimonials are essential for new coaches and how they act as your platinum card in the industry.[00:02:42] Joining Niche Facebook Groups: Learn the importance of joining niche-specific groups and how to offer value without being overly promotional.[00:04:20] Offering Free Mini-Sessions: Understand how offering brief coaching sessions in exchange for testimonials can build trust and showcase your expertise.[00:07:46] Cautions with DMs: Explore the pros and cons of using direct messages to request testimonials and how to navigate potential pitfalls.[00:11:07] Creating Your Own Group: Find out how starting your own Facebook group can help nurture relationships and organically gather testimonials.🌟 Featured Message:  "Give your best in every mini-session. Genuine value builds trust and earns the best testimonials." What would you like me to talk about next? JOIN THE MEMBERSHIP THAT FITS YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS: For Coaches: Get Started~Get Clients Coaching Academy-Join Here For Crafters: The Profitable Crafters Society: Join Here
Ep 7: Maximizing Profit: Selling Your Extra Craft Inventory
Jul 4 2024
Ep 7: Maximizing Profit: Selling Your Extra Craft Inventory
In this episode I dive deep into the art of repurposing and revitalizing leftover craft inventory. Acknowledging the familiar sight of unused products tucked away in craft rooms, I share practical tips to transform these items into profitable ventures. Whether it's adding new touches, rebranding as signature pieces, or exploring tax implications, I will guide you through thoughtful strategies to monetize their creativity effectively.Join me as I uncovers the secrets to maximizing your crafting potential and turning passion into profit. This episode is not just a guide to business strategy; it's a warm invitation to crafters everywhere to reclaim their creativity and embrace new opportunities for success.Episode Highlights:[00:02:00] Refurbishing Inventory: Explore ways to enhance existing products with simple additions like hang tags or color variations.[00:05:25] Unique Selling Points: Learn how to market one-of-a-kind items effectively to capture niche markets.[00:10:00] Tax Considerations: Delve into the potential tax benefits of handling leftover inventory strategically.[00:12:00] Resource Efficiency: Tips on reusing materials like cotton in crafting to reduce costs and maximize profitability.[00:15:00] Strategic Planning: Insights into planning inventory levels and product lines to minimize excess and maximize sales potential.🌟 Featured Message: "Crafting isn't just about creating; it's about strategic creativity that pays off."~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Website: Creative Women Coaching***Grab Your Free 10 Marketing Tips HEREYour support is important to me. Leave a review on whatever platform your listening on What would you like me to talk about next? JOIN THE MEMBERSHIP THAT FITS YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS: For Coaches: Get Started~Get Clients Coaching Academy-Join Here For Crafters: The Profitable Crafters Society: Join Here
Ep 6: How to Get into High-Level Craft Shows and Elevate Your Creative Business (Part 3)
Jul 2 2024
Ep 6: How to Get into High-Level Craft Shows and Elevate Your Creative Business (Part 3)
Welcome to Queens Rise to CEO, the podcast for women coaches and crafters on the journey to success. I'm your host, Talena Bacon, your go-to business strategy coach, supporting you on this adventure towards attracting clients and skyrocketing your sales. Picture this podcast as your cozy corner where I spill the tea on all things online business, from kickstarting your coaching or crafting journey to mastering organic marketing, client attraction, social media strategies, and so much more. Plus, I'll be talking about some of my coaching programs designed to help you create a strategy as unique as your business.Episode Highlights:[00:01:19] Introduction to high-end craft shows: What you need to know about the rules and regulations.[00:04:21] Application tips: What to include when applying for high-end craft shows.[00:07:29] Setting up your booth: Importance of tablecloths, display setup, and extra inventory storage.[00:10:18] Inventory management: How much to prepare for a three-day craft show.[00:13:34] Pricing strategies and professionalism: Why you shouldn’t lower prices on the last day and tips for engaging with customers.🌟 Featured Message: "A seamless booth setup with floor-length tablecloths not only looks professional but hides your extra inventory, keeping you prepared and polished."~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Website: Creative Women Coaching***Grab Your Free 10 Marketing Tips HEREYour support is important to me. Leave a review on whatever platform your listening on What would you like me to talk about next? JOIN THE MEMBERSHIP THAT FITS YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS: For Coaches: Get Started~Get Clients Coaching Academy-Join Here For Crafters: The Profitable Crafters Society: Join Here
Ep 5: How to Get Into mid-level craft shows and decide on the right inventory? (Part 2)
Jul 1 2024
Ep 5: How to Get Into mid-level craft shows and decide on the right inventory? (Part 2)
Welcome Creative Queens! In this episode, we're diving deep into the world of medium-sized craft shows. These shows are a step up from the smaller ones, typically spanning two days, requiring set up on a Thursday with shows on Friday and Saturday, or set up on a Saturday with shows on both Saturday and Sunday. We'll explore how much inventory you should have, whether these shows are worth your time and money, and share tips to ensure your success.Whether you're starting or growing an online business, diving into craft shows and boutiques, or mastering social media strategies, I've got you covered. Grab your favorite beverage, a pen, and some paper, and let's embark on this exciting creative journey together!Episode Highlights:[00:00:00] Introduction to Medium-Sized Craft Shows: Understanding the setup and structure.[00:01:00] Inventory Essentials: How much to bring and preparing for the busiest days.[00:03:28] Finding and Evaluating Craft Shows: Tips on choosing the right shows and avoiding first-year flops.[00:06:00] Learning from Experience: The highs and lows of participating in medium-sized craft shows.[00:09:00] Practical Tips: Preparing for the physical demands and making the most of your craft show experience.🌟 Featured Message: "Remember, when you're going into craft shows, think of it as a learning experience. There will be great shows and flops, but you learn from every single one".~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Website: Creative Women Coaching***Grab Your Free 10 Marketing Tips HEREYour support is important to me. Leave a review on whatever platform your listening on What would you like me to talk about next? JOIN THE MEMBERSHIP THAT FITS YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS: For Coaches: Get Started~Get Clients Coaching Academy-Join Here For Crafters: The Profitable Crafters Society: Join Here
Ep 4: How to Get into Small Craft Shows & Nailing Your Inventory Game (Part 1)
Apr 20 2024
Ep 4: How to Get into Small Craft Shows & Nailing Your Inventory Game (Part 1)
Welcome back, creative queens! In today's episode, we're diving into the world of small craft shows. Whether you're just starting out or looking to refine your approach, this episode will be your go-to guide. We'll explore the essentials of preparing for small craft shows, from choosing the right events to managing your inventory effectively. By the end of this episode, you'll be ready to showcase your creations with confidence and turn your passion into profit.Craft shows are an excellent way to connect with your community, gain exposure, and make sales. However, it's crucial to start small and gradually work your way up to larger events. We'll discuss the benefits of starting with small craft shows, how to find them, and what to expect. Additionally, I'll share tips on how to create an eye-catching display and ensure you have enough inventory to meet customer demand without overwhelming yourself. So, grab your favorite beverage, a pen, and some paper, and let's dive into the first part of our craft show series!Episode Highlights:[00:00:23] Introduction to the series and overview of craft shows.[00:01:00] Talena Bacon welcomes listeners and outlines the episode.[00:02:04] Types of small craft shows and their benefits.[00:05:00] Tips for setting up your display and managing your space.[00:06:37] Importance of having the right amount of inventory.🌟 Featured Message: "Take special orders at craft shows. It ensures you don't lose a customer and keeps your business thriving."***Grab Your Free 10 Marketing Tips HERE_________________________________________Find me on Social Media:Website: Creative Women CoachingGrab Your Free Resource: FREE No Money, No Problem Marketing Resource HereWhat would you like me to talk about next? JOIN THE MEMBERSHIP THAT FITS YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS: For Coaches: Get Started~Get Clients Coaching Academy-Join Here For Crafters: The Profitable Crafters Society: Join Here
Ep 3: Finding Your Coaching Niche
Apr 19 2024
Ep 3: Finding Your Coaching Niche
Welcome back, queens! Are you a new coach struggling to find your niche? Join me in today's cozy corner as we unravel the mysteries of niching down and attracting your dream clients. When I first started in this coaching industry, I kept hearing about the niche. The concept of finding your niche might feel daunting. But fear not, my queens! It's all about aligning your passion with your expertise to create a space in the coaching world that feels like home.In this episode we will talk about the niche, how to find it and why its important to your coaching journey. I'm Talena Bacon, your trusty guide in the world of business strategy, here to sprinkle a little magic on your journey to CEO status. Let's dive in!Episode Highlights: [00:02:00] "When I first started in this coaching industry, I kept hearing about the niche..." [00:05:00] "Your niche has to be suited for you... What do you enjoy creating?" [00:07:00] "As a new coach, when someone comes in and they're complaining about their business..." [00:10:00] "Your niche has to be focused on your programs... What do you enjoy helping women with?" [00:17:00] "Love what you do and the money will flow... So go out there, pour your passion into your craft..." 🌟 Featured Message: "Whether you're a coach or crafter, don't stay stagnant in one level. Move up to that next level. You got this, okay?" 💪~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Website: TalenaBaconCoaching***Grab Your Free 10 Marketing Tips HEREYour support is important to me. Leave a review on whatever platform your listening onWhat would you like me to talk about next?What would you like me to talk about next? JOIN THE MEMBERSHIP THAT FITS YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS: For Coaches: Get Started~Get Clients Coaching Academy-Join Here For Crafters: The Profitable Crafters Society: Join Here
Ep 2: Four Social Media Streaming Tips for Coaches and Crafters
Mar 18 2024
Ep 2: Four Social Media Streaming Tips for Coaches and Crafters
Welcome back to Queens Rise to CEO, the podcast dedicated to empowering women coaches and crafters on their journey to business success. I’m your host, Talena Bacon, your go-to business strategy coach. In today’s episode, we’re diving into the world of Facebook Lives. If the thought of going live makes you cringe, you’re not alone! But let’s be honest, showing up and showing your face is crucial for building that all-important know-like-trust factor with your audience. I’ll be sharing my own experiences and some practical tips to help you overcome your fears and start using Facebook Lives to boost your business.We’ll explore why video content is so powerful and how it can transform the way your audience perceives you and your products or services. From sharing the initial nerves of going live to offering actionable strategies for getting comfortable on camera, this episode is packed with insights. So, grab your favorite beverage, a pen, and some paper, and let’s get ready to unleash your inner CEO and skyrocket your business with Facebook Lives!Episode Highlights:[00:00:00] Introduction to Facebook Lives - Why showing up is essential for your business.[00:01:31] Welcome to Queens Rise to CEO - Introduction to the podcast and what to expect.[00:02:00] Overcoming Facebook Live Fears - Sharing personal experiences and initial fears.[00:04:14] Building Trust Through Video - Importance of personal connection in business.[00:05:33] Four Tips for Live Streaming - Practical tips for those who are camera shy.🌟 Featured Message: “Love what you do and the money will flow. Pour your passion into your craft and watch the abundance flow.”~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Website: TalenaBaconCoaching***Grab Your Free 10 Marketing Tips HEREYour support is important to me. Leave a review on whatever platform your listening onWhat would you like me to talk about next? JOIN THE MEMBERSHIP THAT FITS YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS: For Coaches: Get Started~Get Clients Coaching Academy-Join Here For Crafters: The Profitable Crafters Society: Join Here
Ep 1: Mastering the Client Magnet to Attract Clients for Your Coaching Business
Mar 17 2024
Ep 1: Mastering the Client Magnet to Attract Clients for Your Coaching Business
Welcome to Queens Rise to CEO, the podcast that’s your cozy corner for all things business, especially for women coaches and crafters. I’m your host, Talena Bacon, your go-to business strategy coach. In this episode, we’re debunking the myth that there's a single magic formula for getting clients. Spoiler alert: the secret sauce is you! Forget the noise and the pressure from so-called experts dictating how to succeed. Let's dive into creating a unique strategy that fits you, makes you happy, and naturally attracts clients who resonate with your personality and approach. Grab your favorite beverage, a pen, and some paper, and get ready to unleash your inner CEO. Let’s do this!In this episode, I’ll share insights on how to authentically attract clients by being yourself and leveraging your unique story. We’ll discuss why it's important to build a genuine connection with potential clients and how to foster trust and rapport. I’ll also touch on some of my personal experiences and strategies that have helped me and my clients achieve success without the overwhelm. So, if you’re ready to stop chasing one-size-fits-all solutions and start embracing your unique journey, tune in and let’s make some magic happen together.Episode Highlights: [00:00:00] Introduction to the episode: The frustration of one-size-fits-all advice and the truth about getting clients.[00:01:00] Welcoming listeners and setting the stage for a journey into authentic client attraction.[00:02:28] The secret ingredient revealed: Why you are the key to attracting clients.[00:04:57] Practical tips for new coaches: How to post on social media and share your story.[00:07:07] Personal anecdotes: The importance of building a connection and trust with clients.🌟Featured Message: "Clients work with coaches they feel comfortable with and connected to. Be yourself, and let your personality shine."~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Website: TalenaBaconCoaching***Grab Your Free 10 Marketing Tips HEREYour support is important to me. Leave a review on whatever platform your listening onWhat would you like me to talk about next? JOIN THE MEMBERSHIP THAT FITS YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS: For Coaches: Get Started~Get Clients Coaching Academy-Join Here For Crafters: The Profitable Crafters Society: Join Here