Building Your Empire With SophieZo

Building Your Empire With SophieZo

Welcome to Building Your Empire with SophieZo! In this podcast, you will learn how to build an effective team, increase your productivity, and far more to help you scale your business while keeping your sanity. Your host, Sophie Zollmann, is an experienced Online Business Manager who has helped many different businesses scale and grow effectively by equipping business owners to focus on their most profitable areas. Now, she’s sharing her best tips and strategies with you! Listen in each week as Sophie shares ways to help you grow your business while living your best life. To find out how SophieZo can help your business - and you - contact her at


March 22, 2023 10 min

Setting goals for your business is really important, but without an action plan backing them up, you’re unlikely to reach the milestones you set. 

The road to your ultimate goals has many steps along the way, and each one needs to be precisely mapped. You start by creating the strategies that lead you to your goals, and then it’s time to put them to work!

It’s a process, but going from idea to implementation doesn’t have to be hard! 


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Your business is only as good as your people. Whether you hire an all-in-one team or assemble your employees one by one, you want the end result to be AMAZING!

So, let’s talk about a few things you can do as your team’s leader to create an awesome company culture that allows everyone to grow, challenge themselves, and produce outstanding results!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to give clear, precise instructions that set your t...
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Self-care has become kind of a buzzword lately. We hear a lot about how important it is, but we don’t always know the science behind self-care… 

I’m here to help! 

I have regular self-care rituals in place, and I cherish that time. I’ve found that when I’m diligent about taking care of myself, everything else gets better. I’m better at my job, I show up in better ways for my family and friends, and I can feel a remarkable improvement...

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The bigger your business gets, the more time and attention it demands.

As your revenue increases, so does the marketing, the sales, the day-to-day management, and a million other tasks that threaten to eat up every hour of your day.

So, how do you avoid the overwhelm that comes when your business begins taking over your life? 

You know the answer to that, right? You get a great team! But let’s be honest- that’s not always as simple as...

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By this point, you’ve definitely learned a few things about life, and one thing we can all agree on with absolute certainty is that life can be VERY unpredictable. 

You get sick, you need surgery, you have to step away from your life to help a loved one in need- and a million other possibilities we might not have even considered!

I learned that lesson all too well when I had to step away from my business (and my beloved podcast!) to ...

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February 8, 2023 8 min

Setting specific and attainable goals is the first rung on the ladder to next-level success, but before you set your next goal for your business, let’s talk about how to do it the SMART way. 

There’s a 5-step strategy behind setting goals for your business, and I’m breaking it down letter by letter! 

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How to use the SMART strategy to set realistic, attainable goals for your business
  • How to measure your...
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February 1, 2023 7 min

The mullet is officially back…

The “business in the front, party in the back” hairstyle might not look great on, well, anyone - but it can do wonders for your social media strategy!

In this episode, I’m breaking down the mullet strategy and teaching you how to make a memorable impression that sets you apart from the crowd.

You’ll learn:

  • How to prove your expertise without ignoring your fun side.
  • Why it’s good to be weird!
  • Why you sho...
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January 25, 2023 10 min

What do you do when shit hits the fan?

It’s going to happen. No matter how focused and prepared you are, no matter how well you’ve planned and mapped out your day, week, or month, there are going to be times when it ALL goes wrong.

Running a successful business means being adaptable, flexible, and able to change directions midstream without breaking a sweat. That’s a skill that doesn’t come naturally to everyone, but like most skills...

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If you’re going to reach the next level of success, you’re going to need a killer team backing you up!

Your team can truly make or break your business, so this week, we’re talking about what it takes to assemble a spectacular, next-level team.

In this episode, you’re going to discover:

The 5 key players you want on your dream team

  • How to turn your vision into a plan
  • Who keeps everyone in the loop, keeps everyone on track, and keeps ...
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January 11, 2023 11 min

“New year, new you!!!!”

“This can be YOUR year!!”

You’ve heard all the platitudes, you’ve seen the trends that come and go, and it’s really easy to get sucked into doing things just because everyone else is doing them - but I’ve got a better idea…

This year, instead of jumping on whatever bandwagon happens to be passing by, I’ve got a better idea; Do what’s right for YOU.

In this episode, we’ll be talking tips on setting goals and inte...

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January 4, 2023 13 min

Out with old and in with new!

A new year often inspires people to do some serious house cleaning, and who can blame them? There’s nothing better than starting the year fresh, organized, and ready to take on anything, so in honor of 2023 we’re talking about cleaning house!

I don’t have any tips for making dusting or mopping more fun (well I do - hire a housekeeper!), but I do have some awesome advice for doing a mental, physical, emot...

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Setting boundaries is hard for a lot of business owners.

We get this idea that if we’re not available around the clock, working 24-7, and saying “YES!” to every offer or project that comes our way we won’t be able to keep our businesses growing and thriving.

Well, friends, I’m here to tell you, that’s a bunch of B.S.

In this episode, we’re looking at how to set better boundaries, protect your time fiercely, and grow your business with...

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December 21, 2022 11 min

Your success depends on 3 key factors:

  • Goals
  • Planning
  • Implementation

You can’t lead your business to the next level of success until you have these 3 steps firmly in place, so we’re breaking it down one by one.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to define what success means to YOU
  • How to set goals that support your business AND your life
  • How to create a step-by-step action plan to your goals
  • How to set the KPIs and metrics that ...
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Your team supports your vision for your business, and they’re the ones that put in the work to make it happen. You’re depending on your team to make your business bigger and better with every year, and that means it’s up to you to keep them happy, motivated, and working together like a well-oiled machine.

It doesn’t matter whether you have a small team, or a bigger, fully assembled, plug-and-play team, there are 3 things you should ...

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We’re kicking off season 3 of Building Your Empire with SophieZo and bringing you a new approach to next level success!

We’re eschewing the hustle and grind culture and giving ourselves ease and grace and time and space to reach our magnificent goals. The end results are the same- you’ve accomplished what you set out to do. But when you give yourself ease, grace, time, and space you accomplish it without exhaustion, overwhelm, and b...

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November 30, 2022 18 min

My friend, Toye Penny, is a Luxury Well-Being Strategist who works with high-profile celebrity and CEO moms to help them learn how to care for themselves FIRST.

As the creator and author of The Love You More method, Toye has seen countless moms so consumed by their mental load and drive to care for others that they neglect their own health and well-being in the process.

Toye sat down with me to share some of her best advice for high-...

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November 23, 2022 17 min

Your people are your greatest asset!

They’re the ones you rely on to take care of business and produce stellar results time after time. With that much riding on your team, keeping them happy is a top priority.

My friend, Gail Kraft, is a motivational speaker, author, and thought leader coach and she joined me on the podcast to share some of her best advice for building the team culture that takes your business to the next level.

In th...

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November 16, 2022 18 min

Jay Razzouk is a corporate attorney and the founder of ProSCALE Legal. He’s created a turnkey framework to help coaches, influencers, and mastermind leaders boost profits, scale their business, and build lifelong relationships while protecting their legacy.

He stopped by the podcast to share his simple, 5-step SCALE method to take your business to 7 figures and beyond!

In this episode you’ll learn what you need to scale successfully ...

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November 9, 2022 23 min

You’re all about taking care of business, but Ryan Dunphy knows that the real secret to success is taking care of YOURSELF!

As a talent scout for Rising Tide Connections, Ryan is dedicated to amplifying those who have a mission or message to make the world a happier, healthier, more productive place, and he believes that the better you take care of yourself, the better you can take care of your business.

He’s sharing some of his best...

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November 2, 2022 21 min

Sara Phillips KNOWS how to sell.

She’s had a highly successful sales career stretching over 40 years, and now she relies on her years of experience to deliver sales training that empowers her clients to sell confidently and comfortably to create a consistent income at whatever level they desire.

She bases her training on one core belief - sales start with people.

She stopped by the podcast to share her strategies for improving sales b...

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