2 Girls Talking

We are 2 business owners, 2 journalists and 2 working moms! Our lives are crazy as we live our dreams of entrepreneurship and raising a family. Sometimes those worlds collide, sometimes they co-exist and some rare times they work together.

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Dec 3rd, 2019 by Anna & Ashley at 7:00 am

Mike.jpeg When Mike Neill talks, we should all listen. The owner of Servistar Consulting knows what he's talking about! From team building to             training employees to be managers to changing a company's culture, Mike preaches the benefits of getting your employees on board with your vision, which can only help your clients. 

 As business owners we all face similar challenges - especially hiring the right employees, getting everyone on the same page and then helping those employees be better so that we can all help our clients. It's hard work - but with Mike's help we will do it!

You can learn more about Mike and his company, Servistar Consulting on his website. Check him out - truth bombs abound! (and if you think he's funny on the podcast, watch his video. Mike knows how to keep his audience!)

 

 

Nov 26th, 2019 by Anna & Ashley at 8:30 am
gluten-free-health-coach-nutrition-wellness-coffee-shop-table-cropped-mini.jpegFood is life! And not just for foodies. But it can also be dangerous and bad for our health, especially if we don't know the signs and symptoms of illnesses. That's what happened to Laurel Otey, owner of Layered Living. She knew something was wrong when her daughter's behavior changed and she went into detective mode. What came next was rounds of doctor visits, a return to the United States, back to college and now a new career and business helping you discover how to live your healthiest - maybe even tastiest - life.  
Nov 12th, 2019 by Anna & Ashley at 8:30 am

How many times have you woken up and just did not feel motivated to work? Too many to count? We've all been there. When you're staff you take a mental health day, but when you run your own business can you afford to take a day like that? 

Everyone has days we don't feel motivated but as business owners, we need to be disciplined to find ways to make us move forward. Ashley and Anna give you tips on what works for them, but we also want to hear from you! What do you do to motivate yourself when you just don't feel like working? 

And if that means taking a day off - then take it.

Oct 29th, 2019 by Anna & Ashley at 8:30 am

image-asset.jpegMarci Moberg has been on a journey. One that brought her to Washington, DC for a government job, saw her get married, then divorced and took her all over the world before returning to DC. She finally found her way home when she decided to listen to her body and follow her intuition. We all have those gut feelings when something just feels right. Or wrong. We don't always listen, and that usually turns out badly.

Marci is on a new journey now, a teaching journey. She shows people how to connect with themselves, how to listen to the voice inside and follow that path, even if it's very scary. And believe us it can be! Joy takes time. Finding yourself takes time. Marci's passion is helping you find yours.

Learn more about Marci on HER WEBSITE.

 

 

Oct 15th, 2019 by Anna & Ashley at 8:30 am

 

Screen_Shot_2019-09-03_at_1_12_06_PM.pngWelcome to our first guest on 2 Girls Talking - a guy! Chip Sovek is the owner of Spinn Creative. He's a fantastic audio engineer who makes everything you listen to sound better, more real and exciting! He's a business owner and a dad.

Chip started out making music as a recording engineer but then found his calling in film and broadcast. We'll talk to him about his career, how he got into the audio world and how he started a business.

And we'll ask him how his business life affects his parenting. You may be surprised by his answers. 

Learn more about Chip at Spinn Creative.

Oct 1st, 2019 by Anna & Ashley at 8:30 am

Your business is growing! Yay! That's good news. Right? Usually, yes. But not always. Growing too fast is one of the main reasons small businesses fail. We can't sustain the product, or we bank on always being that busy. Then that business goes away and we can't stay afloat. So let's change our thinking. Slow growth is ok! Can be great! And one author has a radical idea - No Growth. There's no real right or wrong way - no matter what any business tells you. And we both have business coaches. The trick is finding what works for you, and following that path.

And even after years of owning our businesses, we are still learning that lesson.

 

 

Sep 17th, 2019 by Anna & Ashley at 9:00 am

Uh oh, you've just received the dreaded phone call/email/angry text. Your client is not happy with the work your company is doing for him or her. Happens to the best of us. And there's no easy answer or way to appease the client. All you can do is fix what's wrong. If you can. But take heart: the lessons you learn today will help keep heartache away later.

 

Sep 3rd, 2019 by Anna & Ashley at 9:00 am

Who's good at setting boundaries? Chances are you're not. Most of us aren't good at setting boundaries, or really know how to set boundaries. But boundaries can be our friends - our good friends. And make us better business people for our clients. Here's what we've learned.

Aug 20th, 2019 by Anna & Ashley at 9:00 am

Mistakes happen. We all make them, they're painful, but they don't have to be fatal. If you change the way you look at the situation, you'll see that mistakes can teach you something, and it's how we learn from these mistakes that can make us stronger, and better business people and human beings. But the first thing we need to learn is that we can't keep holding onto a mistake just because we spent such a long time making it.

Aug 6th, 2019 by Anna & Ashley at 9:00 am

Social Media is everywhere right? And that's great! But it's not always good. Most social media experts will tell you to have two separate social media worlds - a personal and a business account. But what happens when the two worlds collide? And when is the right time to take a break? We had to ask ourselves some hard questions when we ran into this issue.