Strategy for Creatives: Business Minus the Bullshit

Strategy for Creatives: Business Minus the Bullshit

Welcome to Strategy for Creatives: Business minus the bullshit. Whether you're new in business or finding yourself in a season of change, get ready to build a strategy, create an action plan, and crush those goals. I’m Sasha, host of strategy for creatives, and I help female-led businesses grow their brands in authentic, measurable, and meaningful ways without the stress! There’s no sugar-coating over here. I’m serving up real tips and actionable steps you can take to help uplevel your business. Join me every other Tuesday as I share business strategy lessons that will help you get organized, get off the path to burnout, and grow your brand like a boss.


June 6, 2023 35 mins

Discover how aligning your purpose in business can lead to greater success and fulfillment in our insightful conversation with transformational life and business coach, Catherine McCourt. Together, we explore the importance of having a purpose-driven business, finding the right balance between self-care and work, and building stronger connections with your customers.

Catherine emphasizes the power of staying in your flow a...

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In this engaging episode of "Strategy for Creatives: Business Minus the Bullshit," I welcomed Kathy Walterhouse, one of the Top 20 Business Coaches to watch by Disrupter Magazine with an impressive track record in corporate sales.

During our candid conversation, Kathy discusses the critical importance of reframing the sales process. She dives into her experiences and shares strategies for moving from conventional, transact...

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In this enlightening episode of the "Strategy for Creatives: Business Minus the Bullshit" podcast, I welcomed a special guest - Jessica Conoley. A writer, coach, speaker, and founder of The Creative’s Apprentice, Jessica brings a unique perspective to the intersection of creativity and business.

Dive deep with us as we unravel the mystery behind energy management in our business lives. Jessica shares her wisdom a...

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May 16, 2023 40 mins

Your homepage is your virtual storefront, and its ability to capture attention and drive conversions is critical to your success. In this episode, I'm diving into the art of creating a homepage that converts and offering insights and actionable strategies to help you maximize your website's potential.

There's a lot to cover in this episode! I'm discussing effective methods for identifying your audience's pai...

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According to a survey by the Content Marketing Institute, 81% of business-to-business (B2B) marketers in North America use eBooks as a content marketing tactic. This suggests that eBooks are becoming increasingly popular among businesses as a way to connect with their audience and establish thought leadership. Have you ever thought about writing a book for your business? I'll be honest and say I sure didn't before this ep...

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Did you know that there's a difference between a copywriter and a copy editor? In this episode, I had a conversation with Jasmine "Jae Herman", a strategic brand and marketing consultant and a copy editor with over 20 years of digital marketing experience. We talked about the difference between a copywriter and a copy editor and how a copy editor can add value to your business.

Jasmine "Jae" Herman...

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The way that you onboard clients into your business can dramatically change how they experience working with you. In this episode, I'm exploring the critical topic of client onboarding and how it can make or break your business. I delve into the key elements of effective client onboarding, including understanding client needs and goals, clear communication and expectations, timely delivery of services, setting up feedback loop...

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It's been a goal of mine to grow the Strategy for Creatives Facebook group for the past two years. Facebook groups can be a powerful tool for connecting with like-minded people and turning them into clients. 

To help me explore this topic further, I invited Kim Dang, the founder, and CEO of Group Convert software, to share her expertise on how to collect emails from Facebook groups and monetize them effectively. Kim shared tips...

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In this episode I'm chatting with Dorothy Kolb, an operations and finance executive that made the transition from corporate life to running her business full-time. We know that making that leap can be scary! Dorothy talks about how she became an entrepreneur due to necessity when she was laid off and wanted to spend more time with her children. We're talking everything from how to figure out how much you should have in th...

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April 4, 2023 28 mins

Do you want to build a successful business that aligns with your mindset and values? It can be hard to reconcile what we hold close to our hearts with that bottom line in business. In this episode, I'm talking with Courtney Lorenz, the founder of Northern Michigan's first kombucha tea brewery, about how she built an intentional business aligned with her mindset and values.  

As a certified Culinarian, Reiki Master, certifi...

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As a business owner, staying ahead of industry trends is crucial to success. In this podcast, I'm talking about the impact of AI creative businesses and how embracing new technologies and tools can help you stay competitive. I'm jumping into specific examples of AI tools, including ChatGPT, AI art tools, and predictive analytics, and discussing how they can improve business efficiency and help you provide better service t...

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March 21, 2023 28 mins

The best way to grow your business is by establishing yourself as the expert in your niche. When you become the person people seek out for your knowledge, it becomes easier to turn them into clients. But how do you actually go about showing off your expertise and positioning yourself as an authority in your niche - especially when there may be a lot of other people doing what you do? In this episode, I'm breaking down how to b...

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If social media is the bain of your existence, I'm right there with you! Figuring out what to create, when to post, and what to measure seems like a never-ending guessing wheel of what might work. In this episode, I'm chatting with Social Media Strategist and owner of Next Step Social Communications, Katie Brinkley about how to create a social media strategy that won't leave you feeling burnt out!

Katie Bri...

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March 7, 2023 24 mins

Late last year we heard talks about whether the economy was headed into a recession. While it looks like most of those fears went away, the economy is still on shaky grounds. This is why it's important to consider what your business can manage if the economy takes a downturn. Marketing is traditionally one of the first things that get scaled back when entering a recession, but for most online businesses, it's exactly the ...

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February 28, 2023 26 mins

Running a business can be scary. Especially when we don't have anyone around us that has done it before. Fear often stops us from doing things in our businesses that can be transformative. But reconciling that fear while still pushing ourselves into new territory, is often what we need to do in order to see big changes in our business. In this episode, I'm chatting with success strategist Linda Perry about how to shift ou...

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Your business' financials tell a much bigger story than you probably realize. But you have to make sure you're capturing the correct data first. Figuring out what we should be measuring in our business (because it's more than just income and expenses) can help us find out which of our services has the most significant profit margin, how much we're really earning, and so much more. In this episode, I'm chatt...

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One of the tenets of my own business is that you should find your people and create genuine connections. I'm a big believer in community building (that's why I have the Strategy for Creatives Facebook group!). Much of our business's success relies on who we know and the community we have around us. In this episode, I'm chatting with Inbal Claudio, founder of Like Minded Collective, on her journey building a soci...

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February 7, 2023 22 mins

If you've been a listener for a while then you already know I have a love-hate relationship when it comes to showing up on video. The idea of dancing in a Reel or creating a video podcast just seems like SO MUCH WORK! But...I also know that video isn't going anywhere and that it should be an integral part of a successful business marketing strategy. In this episode, I'm chatting with India Brown, a video marketing sp...

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Branding is so much more than a nice logo and a pretty typeface. Your brand encompasses everything your business stands for and how it shows up in the industry you're a part of. In this episode, I'm talking with  Tristan Thibodeau - “The Rebel Brand Strategist”, to learn more about what differentiates a brand from others and how to create a brand that stands with a purpose.

Tristan Thibodeau is the Founder of Wi...

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January 24, 2023 22 mins

When it comes to going full-time in your business, one of the scariest things (at least in the US) can be figuring out where to get health insurance. Because healthcare (for now, at least) is tied to employment, going full-time in business means navigating the often hard-to-understand world of insurance - or even forgoing it entirely and hoping for the best. In this episode, I'm talking to Dr. Noor of Noor healthcare about nav...

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