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Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional

Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional

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Being a vegan business owner can be incredibly exciting, but also scary, overwhelming and lonely. Now there is a podcast you can turn to when you need inspiration! Spark, hosted by Stephanie Redcross West, will provide you with support to help you on your road to success.
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Time is such an incredibly precious commodity for any entrepreneur. Do you ever feel like you're an aspiring inventor trying to discover the formula to unlock additional hours in the day? I know I’ve been there! But we all know that’s a lost cause, so instead of constantly trying to find time, think about how you can use the time you have more wisely. One of my secrets to time management is using tech to reduce the amount of manual work I do daily. Today I want to show you how to automate the top 5 tasks you do every week so you can stop working so hard, and instead work smarter.  What to know how I do it? Join me in our new course, Tech Vibes. It’s time to get more comfortable with using tech tools in your businesses to help drive growth and personalization. Sign up by Nov 17th to save 30%!! https://learn.veganmainstream.com/p/tech-vibes/?coupon_code=TECH Subscribe to Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional on Soundwise
The impact technology can make on a business’s growth trajectory is impressive. And yet many people feel intimidated at the idea of adding a new tool or process in their business. Novel technology can feel overwhelming -- like “one more thing” to learn in your business. But as we continue to move toward an increasingly digital world it is important to find some level of comfort. During this live session join Stephanie to discuss some cornerstone tech that every business should be using and how to get a handle on it, even if technology is a challenge for you. You’ll learn: Tips for overcoming technology overwhelm Some easy steps to help you get started Key tools that can improve your business now  ------------- Never Miss An Episode - WATCH NOW: Spark! A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional https://veganmainstream.com/category/podcast-spark/ Subscribe to Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional on Soundwise
As business owners many of us make the mistake of pulling everything we can out of our businesses, especially when the business is our sole source of income. But in order for a business to thrive over the long term we must resist that urge! Join Stephanie in today’s live session to talk about why it may be time to give your business some love, the benefits of doing so, and ideas for doing it without breaking the bank! Tune in for: Ideas for giving your business a boost this month -- and that doesn’t necessarily mean $ Inspiration for giving your business a little love  Tips for identifying something you can do that will be really impactful in terms of how your business runs Subscribe to Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional on Soundwise
The current business landscape is requiring a level of resilience that is pushing many of us out of our comfort zones. To combat that, many business owners have been focused on training and self-improvement. I’ve been blown away by the growth I’ve seen in my students and the individuals I coach. However, I have been noticing that most don’t share their personal improvement stories with their own communities or their customers. In this week’s session let’s talk about the value of sharing your experience, learnings and successes with others, especially during this time of social distancing.  Subscribe to Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional on Soundwise
Shiny new marketing tools and ideas are always alluring, but what results are you getting from the efforts you are already making? In this episode of Spark! Stephanie will discuss some quick, easy actions you can take to improve your results, without revamping your whole marketing strategy. This isn’t a theoretical discussion! Today Stephanie is sharing 5 things she and the Vegan Mainstream team have done this year that generated surprising (and exciting!) results. Be prepared to be inspired to examine how you can tweak what you are doing to help you improve your results by 5%, 10%, 15% or more!  Tune in to learn: - The value of tweaks and nuances  - Tips for repurposing content - from video to audio - How to improve your sales pages, and more! Subscribe to Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional on Soundwise
If you’ve been part of the vegan movement for any length of time, you will have noticed the incredible growth in interest in vegan products and services -- and as a result, the number of vegan businesses that have popped up in and around the mainstream. Still, it’s not always easy to stick to buying vegan 100% of the time. Stephanie Redcross West has been intimately involved with the vegan marketplace for more than a decade, and in this Spark! podcast she explores why it’s more important than ever for vegans to go out of their way to support vegan businesses. Join Stephanie to learn how powerful your dollars can be, and how to best use your buying power to help the vegan movement gain momentum. You’ll learn: The difference your steady (vs sporadic) support can make to the vegan movement How to get the most ethical bang for your buck Tips for “outside the box” ways to support vegan businesses   Subscribe to Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional on Soundwise
I absolutely love the ability to talk directly with people via messages in social media. It has been one of the best channels for growth and collaboration for my business, and it has helped me ground myself during these challenging times. However, I have to admit that when the pandemic started I was struggling to keep up. Each week I was simply running out of time and a few people would not get a timely response. I know that sounds crazy, right? How could I not have enough time to talk to customers or potential customers, or even people in my community? It was really based on the way I was managing my week. What I want to share with you today is how I changed the way I was working to ensure I can get the most out of what is working for me and social media -- and how you can do the same for your business! Did You Know That We Offer Online Training? Social Media Mastery is a course that will help you figure out where to put your focus, and how to spend your efforts in order to maximize the impact on your business. Designed by marketing expert Stephanie Redcross West this course will teach you strategy and best practices so you can make your social media efforts count. AND it includes a 30-minute personalized session with Stephanie! https://learn.veganmainstream.com/p/social-media-mastery  #linkedinlive #youtubelive #facebooklive #marketing #veganbusiness #veganmainstream #periscopelive #entrepreneurship #vegan #business   Subscribe to Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional on Soundwise
In this Live session I thought I would pull back the curtain and share the changes I have made to my weekly schedule as a result of this new environment we are all working in. While it's important to me to be productive in my work I’ve also been feeling the need to diversify my activities each day so the days and weeks don’t blur together.  This has meant making sure that each day has a purpose in my business. I am avoiding simply working on a project on any given day. Instead I am choosing to work on specific items on specific days, which allows me time to focus on planning and strategy. Then I can allocate other days to meetings or project tasks. It took a bit of rethinking and reorganizing, but this new approach to scheduling is working for me! While some states and countries are relaxing stay-at-home orders, I continue to ensure that I have some virtual personal connection activities planned each week. This ensures that I don’t get lost in my work or feel too isolated. It's so easy to become consumed by all the change and stress, so I am making an effort to plan a little fun into every week! Join me to talk about the changes I'm making and see if some of them don't resonate with you! #linkedinlive #newnormal #veganbusiness #veganmainstream #vegansolopreneur #lovinglife #stayathome Subscribe to Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional on Soundwise
Is trying to remember giving you brain fatigue? When you’re running a business it can feel like there is a lot to memorize and remember -- which buttons to push on that Zoom call, your meetings for the week, or notes from a recent call with a client or customer. But unless you’re strategic about the things you commit to memory, and what you actually need to remember, non-essential tasks can burn through the creative energy you could use in your day to do something great. In today's live session join me to talk about some tactics and techniques you can use to reduce the number of things you need to commit to memory. It’s time to set your brain free! Subscribe to Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional on Soundwise
The shockwaves of 2020 are still being freshly experienced as we all continue to heal and adjust to our new work-life reality. For most of this year we’ve been in reactionary mode, navigating the transition to digital services, dealing with restrictions on retail and figuring out general limitations that have been placed on the way we once did business. Today’s session is a reminder that as business owners we need not only to respond to the times, but also start to build a road back to profit in our businesses. This is a reminder not to get stuck in fight-or-flight mode! Of course it may take some time to reach the goals you had once set for your business -- or maybe those goals have changed -- but the important thing is that you don’t lose sight of those goals and the need to build sustainable business practices, even in the worst of times. Identify A "Big Win" For 2020 Look Towards Collaborations Budgets, Metrics & Goals Focus On A Signature Offer Subscribe to Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional on Soundwise
If you're struggling with your social mediaI want to challenge you today to think about what could be the missing ingredient. Social media requires content for growth. Yes, it’s great to share content from your community. However, if you're not sharing your own original content and information your audience won’t get the opportunity to know you, or connect with your brand. This isn't about making everything all about you. Instead, it's about your followers connecting with you on a deeper level. And while I'm not necessarily advocating for an immediate ramping up of blogging or podcasting, I am encouraging you to create new content of some kind to share weekly or twice a month. This way your audience can get to know YOU a little better, learn about the successes you’ve had with clients, how you plan to change the world, and ultimately why your brand is worth following.   Subscribe to Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional on Soundwise
I find that some of the most successful people on social media are those who truly open themselves up to the world and let people know who they are and what they stand for.  I don't mean people who grandstand and make controversial statements for the sake of garnering attention. I'm talking about people who have the courage to share honest opinions, ideas and perspectives knowing that they won’t be accepted or liked by everyone.  But they do it because it’s important to them to stand up for what they believe in. It takes conviction to find your voice and push through obstacles that can keep you from getting an important message out to the world.  Today, I want to share my story with you, and hopefully inspire you to take the leap too.  Subscribe to Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional on Soundwise
Going live on social media is one of the best marketing strategies for vegan business owners today. While many of you would probably agree with that statement, if I asked you to go live tomorrow you might experience a sudden headache!  I know it's a lot of pressure to go live, and sometimes the tech - or the “public speaking” - can feel a little intimidating. But I worry that so many people with important things to say are missing out on an amazing tool because of fear.  In today's session let’s talk about the idea of building skills out in the open. This is all about finding your courage, pushing yourself to grow and learn, even when it's hard.  Come join me to get inspired! Did You Know That We Offer Online Training? Social Media Mastery is a course that will help you figure out where to put your focus, and how to spend your efforts in order to maximize the impact on your business. Designed by marketing expert Stephanie Redcross West this course will teach you strategy and best practices so you can make your social media efforts count. https://learn.veganmainstream.com/p/social-media-mastery Subscribe to Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional on Soundwise
While I’m a big fan of finding that “next amazing offer or product”, and sweeping changes are sometimes a good way to do that, I want to send a cautionary note your way. In circumstances like these it can be easy to gravitate toward an all-in strategy that requires everything from you, and I’d like to encourage you first to make sure you aren’t overlooking a smaller renovation that could just as effectively increase the value of your business. This would be the equivalent to the home DIY project where you look at the small changes that could make a big difference to your bathroom or kitchen -- before you start the complete makeover! It’s a nudge to consider the current services or products you have in your business and whether you can “renovate” them effectively for the current business climate and needs of your business. In this week’s session we will uncover mini DIY projects you should be considering in your business. Join me! Subscribe to Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional on Soundwise
Be honest. How long has it been since you looked at your business numbers? By this I mean things like validating your budget, reviewing your email marketing reports, monitoring your social media stats or looking at your website traffic data. If you can’t remember, or if you had to spend a few minutes thinking about it, it’s time to dig those numbers out and take a look! This may not be the most glamorous task you do for you business, but today I want to talk to you about why it’s so important! Regularly analyzing your numbers can make a difference when it comes to success. Let me explain why... Subscribe to Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional on Soundwise
Chronic disorganization can be detrimental to long-term business success, and often when people GET organized they are shocked at just how much time and space their former messy habits were taking up.  Can’t find that password? Don’t know where you saved that file? Find yourself doing unnecessary rework because you just can’t remember where you put…?  If you have no idea what you’ve been spending your time on this week it might be time to tidy up your business.  Our world is moving faster than ever so I understand the temptation to ignore the destruction you’ve been leaving in your wake. But if you want your business to grow and improve you need systems, processes and order.  So, let’s get the broom out and talk about how you can start cleaning things up. Subscribe to Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional on Soundwise
We are living through challenging times. I find myself managing an undercurrent of sadness most days.  Between the pandemic, the injustice and the political fighting it’s easy to become consumed by it all. You might be feeling it too. Are you less energized and excited about your business? Or are you feeling worried about promoting your business or services in the midst of the suffering?  It may be a delicate balance, but the reality is you should still be able to support your community, stand against injustice and run your business successfully too.  Today, I’ll walk you through a few recommendations on how to get the balance right. --------- Never miss an inspirational session or broadcast, subscribe to our podcast: SPARK! A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional: https://veganmainstream.com/spark-a-roadmap-for-the-vegan-professional/ Join us live every Wednesday at 1pm ET via: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/veganmainstream Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/veganmainstream LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/571259 Subscribe to Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional on Soundwise
The online world can feel like a crowded space. As you look back at all the work -- blogs, emails, social media posts -- you have put “out there,” you might be wondering if anyone is listening. When you are building a community around your business, it takes time, a level of expertise and good planning to get everything to gel together. In today’s session, I will be talking about how you can earn the support you desire. Join me! Subscribe to Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional on Soundwise
This month I’ve been journaling my vegan business experiences. With everything that’s been happening I have been finding myself triggered more than usual by roller-coaster emotions, stress and worry. Video journaling has become a way for me to reflect, release and review my mental state as I navigate the way forward for my business. The videos that I create in this process will only be for me, but because I prefer making videos to writing it’s a way for me to express how I’m feeling, and to think through what I want to do with my day. It’s a way of giving myself a pass if I need to take a breath or if I need some extra motivation to do something big. My plan is to watch the videos at the end of each week to reflect on how I’m feeling and if I’m doing enough to love and support myself during the week.  Are you journaling (video or otherwise) your vegan business experiences right now? Subscribe to Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional on Soundwise
With everyone flocking to Zoom and live streaming and rushing to create online versions of their products or services, it can feel like the online marketing and digital business world is getting crowded quickly. Yes, there are more people using the internet to build their brand and business, however, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for you too!In this week’s podcast, we are talking about how to develop your signature approach, even while using the same tools everyone else is using. The key is understanding that just because the tool you are using is the same doesn’t mean the experience for your community or customers has to be the same. I’m going to challenge you this week to think about your own secret sauce and how you want to impact the world so you can translate that into your digital impact. Join the conversation! Subscribe to Spark - A Roadmap For The Vegan Professional on Soundwise
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