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Real Talk for Women in Business

Nichol Stark and Leeha Debnam

Real Talk for Women in Business is a podcast all about helping women entrepreneurs take off in their business. We share real truths, real insights and really practical tips when it comes to juggling all things life and business.
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Welcome to the Real Talk for Women in Business podcast.
On this weeks episode, Leeha is joined by Melissa Langton the Director of Exceler8, a Brisbane-based HR consultancy that helps business owners get real with their HR. Referred to by her clients as the people paracetamol, Melissa helps business owners say goodbye to HR headaches and hello to the perfect people formula to support their business.
In this episode, Leeha and Melissa chat about:

  • The moment you realise you want to and can start a business
  • Why there's no such thing as 'work-life balance', it's 'work-life choices'
  • There's no right or wrong in business, it's about choice and trusting your intuition, your research and your people
  • The importance of systems and processes when bringing new people into your business and setting them up for success
  • Using people data to make the right choices for your business

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Unlocking the Code for a High Performing BusinessManagement in the Spotlight

Social media links :

Website: https://exceler8.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/exceler8growth
Instagram: @exceler8hr or https://www.instagram.com/exceler8hr/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissalangtonexceler8/

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If you have any feedback or questions regarding today's podcast or have a specific topic you would like us to cover, email: realtalk.wib@gmail.com

If you would like to know about how an all-inclusive digital marketing support package can help you connect you with clients, arrange a free consultation call with Leeha from Meridian Digital today: BOOK NOW
If you would like to learn how a Business coach can support your business needs, book a connection call with Nichol from Nichol Stark Coaching today: BOOK YOUR FREE CLARITY CALL

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Welcome to the Real Talk for Women in Business podcast.
On this weeks episode, Nichol is joined by Jessica Coates from Jessica Coates Business Solutions
Jessica shares her valuable insights into marketing for your business and the need to understand not only your purpose and goals, but every part of your business and how to market accordingly.
Jessica is a firm believer of
1. Being clear on your goals
2. Plan, test, evaluate and plan again.
3. Build your business around your life and the life you aspire to lead!
Here are a few things we cover today:

  • From Freelancing and contracting to owning a successful business
  • Finding the balance of moving around and owning a business
  • Finding the right platform to market to
  • Ways to market your brand using social media
  • Is it all about Tik Toks and Reels?
  • Digital vs Non Digital marketing
  • More social media followers doesn't always mean more revenue
  • Paid vs Organic marketing
  • The need to step back and look at your business as a whole, knowing your purpose and goals before developing a marketing strategy
  • Potential customers / clients will know if you are not authentic

Social media links :

Website: https://www.jesscoates.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessicacoatesbusinesssolutions
Insta @jessicacoatesbusinesssolutions @jesscoatesjudson
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicacoatesjudson

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If you have any feedback or questions regarding today's podcast or have a specific topic you would like us to cover, email: realtalk.wib@gmail.com

If you would like to know about how an all-inclusive digital marketing support package can help you connect you with clients, arrange a free consultation call with Leeha from Meridian Digital today: BOOK NOW
If you would like to learn how a Business coach can support your business needs, book a connection call with Nichol from Nichol Stark Coaching today: BOOK YOUR FREE CLARITY CALL

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Welcome to the Real Talk for Women in Business podcast.
On this weeks episode, Nichol is joined by Patrina Carter from Carters' Moggie Minders.
Patrina shares her story from working as a volunteer in a Companion shelter to starting her own business.
Today we will cover:

  • Understanding why you are starting your own business.
  • Educating pet owners
  • The need for collaboration, connection and networking over competition
  • The challenges of getting into the Pet industry
  • When to say 'No'
  • Understanding the laws and regulations and Acts for your industry
  • Working through Covid.
  • Being open to opportunities
  • Flexibility of a business owner
  • Feeling comfortable with knowing your value and raising your rates
  • Knowing whether to scale or not to scale
  • The need for back office processes to support your business
  • Using word of mouth as a key marketing strategy

Social media links :

https://cartersmoggieminders.com.au/
https://www.facebook.com/cartersmoggieminders/

Key Messages Patrina shares:
'As business owners , we are not here to fix everything'


Links mentioned
Hawkesbury Animal Companion Shelter


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If you have any feedback or questions regarding today's podcast or have a specific topic you would like us to cover, email: realtalk.wib@gmail.com

If you would like to know about how an all-inclusive digital marketing support package can help you connect you with clients, arrange a free consultation call with Leeha from Meridian Digital today: BOOK NOW
If you would like to learn how a Business coach can support your business needs, book a connection call with Nichol from Nichol Stark Coaching today: BOOK YOUR FREE CLARITY CALL

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Welcome to the Real Talk for Women in Business podcast.
On this weeks episode, Nichol is joined by Suzanne Herft from Herft Creations.
Suzanne shares her journey as a FoodPreneur and her passion for introducing new food and culture to people. Suzanne is a creator at heart and has always found a joy with connecting with people and starting conversations.
Suzannes way of life is: Home made food is soulful food
Today we will cover:

  • The importance of being a mentor to the next generation
  • Suzannes background from Sri Lanka to Zambia to Australia
  • Understanding your market
  • Staying balanced whilst running multiple businesses
  • From being a Market owner to owning Herft Creations
  • If we aren't setting boundaries and expectations - the impact on our health and relationships
  • Finding ways to marketing during extreme weather events & lockdowns with little to no funds
  • Knowing your limitations as a business owner
  • The importance of community during challenging times
  • Taking care of your mind, body and soul
  • Knowing the tribe you need to surround yourself with
  • Using intuition not only in life but in business
  • Using cooking to practice mindfulness
  • Learning more about Herft Creations and Sri Lankan food

Social media links :

Herft Creations website
www.facebook.com/herftcreations2007
www.instagram.com/herftcreations
www.linkedin.com/company/herft-creations

LINKS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE
Holding the infinite - The Reiki Nook
Sarah Cassim Consulting
Hawkesbury Women in Business
Jen Borg - Youth Mentoring
Richmond Good Food Markets
Lime and Coconut Cafe

The most important message Suzanne wishes to share:

Don’t let money, or the lack thereof, hold you back. Anything is possible, adjust your wants, take stock of your needs and then spend a little bit of time researching alternate ways to get there. Where there is a will, there is always, always a way.


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If you have any feedback or questions regarding today's podcast or have a specific topic you would like us to cover, email: realtalk.wib@gmail.com

If you would like to know about how an all-inclusive digital marketing support package can help you connect you with clients, arrange a free consultation call with Leeha from Meridian Digital today: BOOK NOW
If you would like to learn how a Business coach can support your business needs, book a connection call with Nichol from Nichol Stark Coaching today: BOOK YOUR FREE CLARITY CALL

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Welcome to the Real Talk for Women in Business podcast.
On this weeks episode, Nichol is joined by Sarah Cassim from Sarah Cassim consulting, Hawkesbury Women in Business, Little BlueBird and Sign It Graphix .
During our conversation, Sarah shares her journey of leaving the corporate space, having kids and being a multi award winning business owner, here in the Hawkesbury, NSW.
Sarah is passionate about helping women understand limitations are a state of mind and resilience has a distorted definition.
Below is a breakdown of areas covered during our conversation.

  • Living in the grey
  • There are 2 choices - Succumb or redirect
  • Finding your inner strength
  • Motivating yourself
  • Breaking limitation & barriers
  • Your support system
  • Connection and collaboration over competition
  • Building a successful community
  • Being consistent and showing up - for you and your audience
  • Trusting your gut, trusting your intuition

...and finally, to end the show - Sarah will share her:

  • Top tip for being a woman in business
  • Why she loves being a business owner
  • A freebie for anyone that connects Sarah.

LINKS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE
Connect with Sarah via socials on @iamsarahcassim
Hawkesbury Women in Business
Little Bluebird books and gifts
Sarah Cassim Consulting
or LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahcassim
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We hope you’ve enjoyed tuning in to this episode. We would love it if you could please take a few minutes to leave a rating and a few words about why you love Real Talk for Women in Business.

If you have any feedback or questions regarding today's podcast or have a specific topic you would like us to cover, email: realtalk.wib@gmail.com

If you would like to know about how an all-inclusive copywriting and website package can help you find your brand voice and connect you with clients, arrange a discovery call with Leeha from Meridian Digital today: BOOK NOW
If you would like to learn how a Business coach can support your business needs, book a connection call with Nichol from Nichol Stark Coaching today: BOOK YOUR FREE CLARITY CALL

Visit us at:

Leeha Debnam: https://meridiandigital.com.auNichol Stark: https://nicholstark.com.au

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Starting a new business can be super exciting and downright scary - all at the same time...There are so many things to consider, and so many emotions that you’ll experience.

You might be starting a new business, as a hobby OR maybe you already have a day job and want to transition to your dream business full time OR maybe you’ve never worked and this will be your first time selling ANYTHING.

In this weeks episode, Leeha and Nichol have taken a trip down memory lane to talk about what it was like when launching their respective businesses.

During this podcast, Nichol and Leeha share some of their insights and experiences, including what has worked well, what didn't go to plan and the various places they have found the necessary support.

Key highlights include:

  • Week in the life of a solo business owner
  • What we wish we had of known or at least been aware of
  • Our top 3 tips when launching a new business


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We hope you’ve enjoyed tuning in to this episode. We would love it if you could please take a few minutes to leave a rating and a few words about why you love Real Talk for Women in Business.

If you have any feedback or questions regarding today's podcast or have a specific topic you would like us to cover, email: realtalk.wib@gmail.com

If you would like to know about how an all-inclusive copywriting and website package can help you find your brand voice and connect you with clients, arrange a discovery call with Leeha from Meridian Digital today: BOOK NOW

If you would like to learn how a Business coach can support your business needs, book a connection call with Nichol from Nichol Stark Coaching today: BOOK YOUR FREE CLARITY CALL

Visit us at:

https://meridiandigital.com.au

https://nicholstark.com.au

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