Coffee Powered Systems

Coffee Powered Systems

Equipping women with actionable systems to streamline business and life. If you are a one-woman show, female entrepreneur, stay at home mom, or any bad-ass woman who's ready to be more efficient, then this show is for you. Stop flying by the seat of your pants everyday. It’s time to learn how to be more organized, productive, and efficient. Time flies when you’re doing everything for everyone else. It’s especially easy for us moms that are also entrepreneurs working from home. You were in a zone. Understandable. But this should not be a weekly occurrence. Tune in for tips to help streamline your day. Just getting started with productivity? Grab my FREE Personal Productivity Power Pack! https://www.mirandamerten.com/power-pack

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February 2, 2024 15 mins

Members Only Preview Episode: Grab your favorite beverage and tune into this episode about the boring (but necessary) quarterly taxes! I’m breaking down how I organize and automate taxes in my business, from saving my tax money to paying the IRS. Set it and forget it! I also detail the quarterly payment schedule and my personal method using Wave Accounting and automatic transfers to manage tax payments efficiently.

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In today's episode, we dive into the world of scheduling software. If you're tired of the same old options like Calendly or Acuity, then you're in luck because we're introducing you to Trafft. This free scheduling software is here to automate your business and streamline your appointments. So grab your favorite drink and join me as we explore Trafft and discover if it's the perfect scheduler for you.

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September 8, 2023 12 mins

In today's episode, we're going to talk about a powerful technique for enhancing your success rates. Instead of focusing solely on big and intimidating goals, we're going to shift our attention to smaller, achievable milestones - what we call micro goals. These micro goals are like stepping stones that bring us one step closer to our ultimate objectives. By breaking down our larger goals into a series of mini achievements, we can m...

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Hey there! Welcome to another episode of "Coffee Powered Systems"! Today I'm excited to introduce you to a productivity tool that has been a game-changer for me - Sunsama!

Let's be real, achieving work-life balance can be a real struggle. But with Sunsama, managing my time effectively has become so much easier! This digital daily planner helps me stay focused and organized throughout the day.

One of my favorite features of Sunsama is...

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Today, I want to share my recent website journey with you. I used to be a WordPress gal, but I recently made the switch to Showit and let me tell you, it's been a game-changer!

One of the best things about Showit is the ability to customize any page. I love having the freedom to create a website that truly reflects my brand and personality. Plus, their customer support is top-notch. Whenever I have a question or need help, they're a...

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    Today’s tip is: Showit: Drag & Drop Website Builder

    From their website: Create a website that books the clients you love

    I stumbled upon Showit sometime last year and although I thought the websites were very pretty, I was very used to my WordPress sites and was not in the mood to switch anything up.

    Fast forward a few months and I was looking for someone to redo my website and that’s how I came across Emma Troy— but she specializ...

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    When I started my business— and up until just recently, my vision was to help walk you through ALL the things you need to know in order to run your business smoothly with tech.

    I wanted to be able to give you an idea of how to use a variety of tools and apps, or maybe just choose the ones that you are using and forget the rest.

    What I’ve come to realize is that I don’t need to (nor can I) be all things to all people.

    Yes… we’ve heard ...

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    Have you only used your simple Notes app for just jotting down a quick note? Or maybe Notes is your heavy hitter app that you go to all the time when you’ve got to get your thoughts down. Either way, there might be some features you didn’t know Notes was capable of, and they might help you be more efficient when using it.

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    • How Siri can help you”take a note”
    • This one simple step can help you collaborate
    • Pri...
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    I’ve been an entrepreneur for over 10 years and in that time I have purchased a lot... a LOT of courses. It’s time to take control of this growing problem and get it organized so that I don’t waste anymore time or money on this obsessive past time. I’ll break down how I decided to organize my courses so that you can replicate a system for yourself (or grab the template!).

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    It's been 2 years since the launch of Coffee Powered Systems. 2 years!! For this special coffee chat, I'm reflecting on my time as a podcaster, and things I would have told myself back then if I knew what I know now.

    Also, this episode has a couple of Easter eggs hidden in it, and if you can tell me what they are, there is a prize up for grabs.

    When you have them, email: contact@mirandamerten.com or DM on Instagram: @mirandamerten (f...

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    When you find a tool you really like, stick with it. That's what I've done with ActiveCampaign and in this episode, I break down the features I like about it and a new one I discovered that could change my email marketing forever.

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    Do you ever wonder why some time management strategies work for you and others don’t? It might be because you are trying to solve the wrong problem. There are a number of different time management blocks, and often times, you can’t fully alleviate your problem if you don’t know what problem you need to solve. In today’s episode, I discuss a few of the different time management blocks, how you can reframe them positively, and a few ...

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    Are you looking for a social media management platform that will allow you to plan and schedule your posts quickly and easily, all in one place? Check out today’s tip: SocialBee, a social media manager that connects to all of your major social platforms, so you can organize your content and view your analytics without having to go from platform to platform.

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    Your website is basically your digital business card and portfolio so you always want to make sure it is optimized for your current season of business. Jessica Freeman of Jess Creatives takes us through some tips and mistakes of website design, SEO, logos and more.

    Jessica Freeman is an Atlanta-based award-winning web designer that helps nutrition and fitness business owners build authority and get more clients. When she’s not worki...

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    If you tend to open 52 tabs every time you are on the computer, you might need a better way to organize and manage your browser tabs. Create private and shareable spaces to organize your tabs into reusable collections.

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    If you’ve ever had trouble keeping up with hustle mentality, managing all of your daily obligations, or just wondering if introverts can successfully run a business, Lindsay is going to break down her thoughts on all of this. We talk about how it’s possible to work on your business while keeping your 9 to 5 career, managing your work week intentionally, and why your individuality matters because someone out there needs to hear what...

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    Where do you find affordable help when you need it? Today’s tip is a job search website for Filipino workers. Filter by position, cost, browse resumes, and post up to 3 job positions for free, and when you’re ready to reach out to candidates, you can upgrade your plan for an affordable fee.

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    Beate Chelette is the Growth Architect® and Founder of The Women’s Code® and provides strategy development blueprints and results-oriented, tangible tools and techniques for Entrepreneurs, Workplaces and Organizations that unify your teams, give you clear steps to improve your business systems, and strengthen your leadership skills.

    In this conversation we discuss creating a signature system, defining your customer avatar, and Beate...

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    If there is one thing I think is worth the investment when it comes to running an online business, it’s your shopping cart software. Today’s tip brings you ThriveCart — it’s a shopping cart, affiliate platform, and course software, all-in-one. If you are in need of one or all of these, I would highly recommend you check it out. If you want to see how it works, you can grab one of my free offers below to go through the shopping cart...

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    Cuddle up and join me for a casual conversation about social media and the role it will play in my business in 2022.

    As an introvert, social media is hella exhausting and I’m not sure it’s worth the time and energy I put into it. The input doesn’t match the return (in my business), so I’m re-thinking my social media strategy. Tune in to find out why I’m nixing social and what I’m doing instead.

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