The Second Mile

The Second Mile

Ever thought about starting your own business? Best friends Jess Vossler and Hannah Collins Lee opened their digital marketing agency in 2016 and are now giving listeners a glance at how they’ve found success by going the extra mile. Tune in as these boss babes navigate the highs and lows of turning relationships into results.

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May 13, 2020 43 min

Ever heard the terms “gap year,” “continued education,” or “apprenticeship,” but don’t understand their benefit? In this episode of The Second Mile, Hannah and Jess talk with one of their Social Media Week Austin peers, Jermaine Malcolm, from Digital Creative Institute about the importance of apprenticeships, diversity, inclusion, and equity. This episode is packed with discussion on skills-based learning, what steps are needed for...

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Working online requires some unique tools and processes, and here at Second Mile Marketing, we’ve uncovered those hidden gems. In this episode of The Second Mile, Hannah and Jess are compiling all their favorite business software tools in one place. From content creation software to payroll management systems, this episode is packed with products to help save you time and streamline your processes. Listen in to Season 2 - Episode 9...

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April 15, 2020 46 min

In this week’s episode of The Second Mile, these two co-founders talk about how to lead an online remote business team, both efficiently and creatively. Hannah and Jess discuss the practices they have used over the past 3 years of leading a remote team, creating culture through digital platforms, and how to trust your team even if you can’t see them. Throughout the episode, they give personal advice on the strategies and tips for h...

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Need help during this season to figure out your next move financially? This episode of The Second Mile will unpack all the info you need related to stimulus packages, managing cash flow and more. Hannah and Jess chat with guest Benjamin Oscarlece, a CPA primarily working with small business and banking at The Bonadio Group. Throughout the episode, they dig into the strategies small businesses can use to come out of this season stro...

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Who couldn’t use a little extra motivational boost right about now? This is, without a doubt, the most hype episode of The Second Mile to date. In this episode, Hannah sits down with guest Billy Holman, head coach for South Landing Crossfit, to unpack the strategies of mindset and motivation for all areas of life. Listen in to Season 2-Episode 6 to get the inside scoop of how you can create and integrate intentional habits to unlea...

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This week the Second Mile podcast is covering all things entrepreneurship! In this episode, Hannah and Jess chat with guest Griffin Hill, a successful entrepreneur who kicked off her own self-starter attitude by opening Pure Barre locations in Colorado Springs. Providing insight into how she handles leading a team passionately, setting boundaries for her work, and much more, listen in on Season 2-Episode 5 to get the inside scoop. 


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February 27, 2020 52 min

The husbands are in the house! In this episode, Hannah, Ryan, Jess, and Andrew chat about life, business, and their relationships tied to Second Mile. Go behind the scenes with these two intentional couples in Season 2-Episode 4 as the husbands tell all about what it’s like being married to business owners, how to balance work and marriage, and how to pursue excellence in marriage. 


After the intro, join these two couples as they ju...

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Juggling jobs, schedules, and wearing multiple hats, guest Meredith W. Boggs gives us insight into how she balances being a medical professional and a creative individual and the perks of doing both. Sharing their experiences with start-ups and growing your career, Hannah, Meredith, and Jess chat about the beauty of doing what you love as a job and how to make your passion meaningful and beneficial. In Season 2-Episode 3, join thes...

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January 30, 2020 46 min

Everyone wants to be empowered financially, whether your desire is successfully beginning a start-up or just wanting to continue to build a solid financial foundation for your business.

In Season 2-Episode 2, walk with Hannah and Jess as they talk about taking an active role with finances and how they debunk the myth that it costs a fortune to begin and sustain a startup company.

Join these two intentional business women as they dive...

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Find yourself unfulfilled and wondering how to get to the sweet spot of actually enjoying your career? Join Jess and Hannah as they talk with show guest Jena Viviano, a Wall Street investment banker turned career strategist, who wants to help you find a job you are passionate about. 

“You don’t have to do a full 180, just take a quarter turn.” 

In Episode 1, walk with Hannah, Jess, and Jena as they discuss how to navigate positive ch...

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December 19, 2019 52 min

“The biggest communication breakdown we see is when we don’t set expectations well on the front end.”

In Episode 10, Hannah and Jess talk about...talking! This episode unpacks the power of communication and how these co-founders have learned (for better and worse) how to effectively communicate with co-workers, clients, and more. 

If you’re looking for tips on how to be a better leader as a business owner, tune in to this episode.

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“Being an entrepreneur is all about riding the highs and managing the lows”

In Episode 9, Hannah and Jess sit down with Drop Source CEO, Nate Frechette to discuss how he successfully built a tech business starting from the ground up. Nate shares advice learned through his own experiences on how you can navigate resilience in future business adventures. 

If you’re looking for tips on how to be a better leader as a business owner, tune...

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“By delegating responsibilities I am able to put myself into a supportive leadership role”.

In Episode 8, Hannah and Jess highlight and reflect on the importance of delegation for business growth and success. These co-founders discuss the value of replicating yourself in order to focus on what matters most.

Taking the time to train employees on skills or delegate to those who have the proper skill-set to execute a specific task at th...

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How do you manage your time so you can actually enjoy life?

“How you spend each day is how you spend your life.” In Episode 7, Hannah and Jess sit down with business owner, Samantha Lane, to discuss efficient time management and the value of rest. As a reformed workaholic, Samantha shares the solutions she created at her time management company, Origami Day.  

Working with clients on personal and professional levels, Samantha communi...

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How has your business evolved and shaped you over time?

“The degree to which I grow, is the degree to which our company is capable of growing.” In Episode 6, Hannah and Jess take a walk down memory lane and share their vision for the future of Second Mile Marketing. These co-founders recap their hardest battles and sweetest victories as they gear up to celebrate the companies 3rd birthday. 


What was once a mere dream, Second Mile Mar...

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How can you focus on personal wellness in the midst of all the busyness?

“Make health a priority and see it as a win.” In Episode 5, Hannah and Jess sit down with South Landing Crossfit Owner, Crissy Glarrow to pause and reflect on encouraging yourself to be authentic in life’s toughest seasons. 

As a business owner and new mom, Crissy unravels how she runs a successful business and prioritizes her health. Tune in to find out how you...

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How can you create company culture?

“A great culture outlives leadership.” In Episode 4, Hannah and Jess unfold the truth behind what makes a successful company culture. They discuss the highs and lows any organization may face in the journey of cultivating structural values. 

As Co-founders, Hannah and Jess enlighten us on how you can measure cultural success and ways to establish it. Tune in to find out how you can implement values...

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“There is a way of business that is proven to make money but is that something that is inspiring.” In Episode 3, Hannah and Jess sit down with Morgan J. Lopes to pick his brain on what makes a successful human-centered business. We will discuss Morgan’s helpful tips in order to dial in on prioritizing business relationships, as well as ways you can handle your changing business.   

As the founder and CEO of multiple companies, Morga...

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“The quality of your life comes down to the quality of your relationships” In Episode 2, Hannah and Jess dive into the highs and lows of their roles as being the Co-founders of Second Mile Marketing. By generating unique business energy, these ladies know what it takes to sacrifice and balance in order to create a successful partnership. 

In this episode, these Co-Founders will elaborate on the everlasting effect this business adven...

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“Sometimes you just have to stop googling and start.” Hannah and Jess recount the past three years of Second Mile Marketing - from branding the business to how they solve the problems of today. Tune in & glimpse into the narrative of how these entrepreneurs began with great spirit & a boss attitude.


In this episode, Hannah & Jess take you back to day one of their business. Joking about the irony of upward mobility and di...

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