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 SophieZo.com.

Episodes

October 13, 2021 9 min

Changing and updating your brand identity is a huge undertaking. You and your team are refreshing and reimagining every aspect of your business. There are lots of decisions to be made, and you’re going to need plenty of creativity and motivation to get you through the rebranding process.

Rebranding can be overwhelming, so we’re breaking it down, step-by-step! I’m sharing 7 simple steps that will take you through the process and help...

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 Sometimes a few changes aren’t enough to bring your branding up to date. In this episode, I’m pointing out the signs that it might be time to take on a full rebrand. 

I’ll be sharing my experiences as I undergo a rebrand of my own, and we’ll spend some talking about letting go of worrying what people will think when you make major changes. 

If you’ve wondered if it’s time to rebrand, you’ll find the answers in this episode! 

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September 29, 2021 8 min

You are a work in progress - constantly changing and evolving into a stronger, better, more authentic version of yourself. Shouldn’t your business do the same?

In Part 3 of my Let Go to Grow series, I’m sharing tips on knowing how to recognize when you’ve outgrown important elements of your business, and showing you how to update your website, content, and message as your business grows and evolves.

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September 22, 2021 9 min

Sometimes the stories we tell ourselves hold us back and keep us from growing into our full potential.

We tell ourselves stories like:

“I don’t have time to grow my business…”

“I can’t afford to reinvest in my business and make it better….”

“I’m perfectly happy with my business the way it is now…”

In this episode, I’m breaking down the stories and paradigms that hold us back from becoming our best selves. We’ll talk about how to turn ro...

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September 15, 2021 11 min

Humans tend to be creatures of habit. We like to be in our comfort zones. We establish our routines, and we know what to expect, and we’re perfectly happy to stay right there.

But what do you do when your routine becomes a rut??

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be talking about change. I’ll be sharing my own journey as I tackle rebranding my business, and we’ll be talking about how to let go of the things that are holding us b...

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September 8, 2021 11 min

When an opportunity comes your way, how do you respond?

Do you have a tendency to hem and haw and talk yourself out of it, or do you go after it fearlessly and without hesitation?

In today’s episode, we’re talking about knowing when to say YES! When you get an opportunity to grow, learn, or broaden the horizons of your business, you should have the courage to embrace it and use it to make your business better than ever.

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September 1, 2021 11 min

In Part 3 of our Know When to Say No series, we’re discussing one of the most important parts of your business - your team.

You have high expectations for your team - but what happens when they don’t meet them?

Today I’m sharing strategies for recognizing when a team member isn’t meeting their responsibilities and creating an improvement plan to bring their performance up to your standards.

I’ll also be sharing tips on how to fire som...

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August 25, 2021 11 min

 

It’s never easy to end a relationship with a client, but sometimes it has to be done. 

In this episode, I’ll show you the warning signs that tell you it’s time to cut ties with a client, and I’ll share some tips on terminating a client without damaging your business. 

Listen now to learn how to decide which clients are good for your business, and which ones need to go! 

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August 18, 2021 8 min

Lots of business owners struggle with the word “no.”

We’re programmed to say “yes!” to more business, more customers, and more projects, but that’s not always the best choice…

In this three-episode series, I’m sharing tips on recognizing when it’s time to say no and doing it without hurting your business or your relationships. In Part 1 we’ll be focusing on when and how to turn down potential projects.

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August 11, 2021 10 min

I’ve owned my own business for many years, and I’ve learned some very valuable lessons along the way!

In this episode, I’m sharing my best advice for business owners at every step of the journey. Whether you’re a newly-minted entrepreneur who’s just making the leap, the owner of a thriving business on the brink of major growth, or an experienced business owner beginning to think of retirement, I’ve got some great tips for you!

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August 4, 2021 11 min

What’s the one thing almost all business owners have in common? STRESS! And lots of it!

Entrepreneurs face a lot of pressure, and that adds up quickly. On this episode, you’ll get helpful tips for dealing with stress BEFORE it takes over your life.

I’m sharing my best stress-busting tactics like:

●        Setting a schedule with built-in chaos protection

●        Using systems to take the stress off your whole team

●        Delegating a...

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July 28, 2021 10 min

Building an empire requires dedication, motivation, and fearless leadership! 

In this episode, you’ll learn actionable strategies for building a top-notch team, boosting morale, and keeping everyone working together like a well-oiled machine. 

Great leadership comes from within, so we’re also going to talk about ways to motivate yourself and set a great example for your team. 

I’m showing you how to lead boldly and set the tone for yo...

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How do you grow your business when you’re already maxed out?

It’s easy for small businesses to get stuck at their current level. When you already have a full workload, it’s hard to figure out how to take on more customers and bigger projects.

In this episode, Sophie shares EASY ways to grow your business without stress or overwhelm.

You’ll get tips on:

●        Making Your SEO work harder for your business

●        Getting your social m...

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July 14, 2021 12 min

Small businesses often have far more tasks than time, and repetitive tasks can take up far too much of your day and negatively impact your overall productivity.

In this episode you’ll learn more about automating tasks to free up your valuable time. You’ll get great tips on using automation software in ways you might not have considered.

You’ll also get valuable advice on maximizing your productivity, embracing a forward-thinking mind...

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July 7, 2021 12 min

You declared your independence when you stepped away from your comfort zone and steady paycheck and decided to blaze your own trail.

So, what comes next?

In this episode, Sophie talks about her own journey to freedom, and shows you how you can achieve your vision for your life. Whether you need to grow your business to fund your future, or you want more time to do the things you love, your dream life is within reach.

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In the final episode of The Top Tech You Need to Scale series, Sophie is tackling all things content!

Today’s episode is packed with awesome apps and software that help you create an endless stream of attention-getting, engaging content. You’ll get great recommendations on content generators, content tools, and content curation apps.

We’re looking at the best features of content generators like:

●        Uberflip

●        Contently

●   ...

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In Part 2 of The Top Tech You Need to Scale series, we’re taking a look at all the tools you need to build a stunning website, create and test content, and optimize your site for a top-notch customer experience.

Sophie is sharing a dozen of the top-rated options for web-builders, testing tools, and optimizers. You’ll get the important details of

●        Webnode

●        Weebly

●        Jindo

●        Webit

●        Unbounce

●        Orac...

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When your business is growing, you need the technology that can keep up!

It can be hard to choose the right tech tools with so many on the market, but SophieZo is making the job easier by highlighting her favorites.

In this multi-week series, SophieZo is sharing all the tech your business needs to scale. Part 1 takes a look at the best software for:

●        SEO

●        Social listening and customer feedback

●        Retargeting

In this...

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June 9, 2021 10 min

SophieZo started her podcast nearly a year ago, and in that time, she’s learned A LOT!

In this episode, Sophie’s sharing her top tips for aspiring podcasters. You’ll get great advice on:

●        Taking the stress out of podcast planning

●        Choosing the right format for your audience

●        Creating a content calendar

●        Preparing for each episode

●        Choosing the best production tech

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It’s never been easier to design and publish a beautiful, professional-looking blog or newsletter, and SophieZo is sharing the tools to make it happen!

In this episode, you’ll learn more about the top blog and newsletter building tech. Discover the capabilities and features of:

  • Active Campaign
  • Keap
  • HubSpot
  • WordPress
  • Wix
  • SquareSpace
  • Sophie breaks down the benefits and highlights her favorite aspects of each app. Listen now to learn more abo...

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