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Overcoming Failure, Financial Strategies, and LinkedIn Master (with Shannon Kuykendall)

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Вміст надано Sarah St John. Весь вміст подкастів, включаючи епізоди, графіку та описи подкастів, завантажується та надається безпосередньо компанією Sarah St John або його партнером по платформі подкастів. Якщо ви вважаєте, що хтось використовує ваш захищений авторським правом твір без вашого дозволу, ви можете виконати процедуру, описану тут https://uk.player.fm/legal.

💡 Guest bio

Shannon is a seasoned entrepreneur who started her business in 2005 after realizing her passion for being her own boss. Prior to this, she gained valuable job experience but always felt that something was missing. Starting her first business, At Your Request VA, she became a highly technical virtual assistant for 10 years, mastering marketing, content writing, and website development. Shannon worked with numerous coaches, authors, and speakers to help build their businesses. In 2015, she transitioned from being a virtual assistant to starting her own agency, showcasing her expertise and resilience in the world of entrepreneurship.

ℹ️ Introduction

In this episode of the Frugalpreneur podcast, our guest Shannon shares her journey as a bootstrapped entrepreneur, offering valuable insights and tips for fellow business owners. Shannon's venture began in 2005 as a virtual assistant, leading her to eventually establish her own agency, Up Automation. She discusses the challenges of pivoting her business model and the importance of managing finances effectively, highlighted by her recommendation of the book "Profit First" by Mike Michalowicz. Shannon also details the services she offers for LinkedIn and emphasizes the benefits of her course aimed at helping individuals establish and maintain their own lead generation system. Tune in to learn from Shannon's experiences and gain actionable takeaways for your own bootstrap business journey.

📚 Timestamped overview

00:00 Started agency, focused on LinkedIn, generated leads.

03:57 Startup failure led to team disbandment and refunds.

07:03 Boost consistency in business and finances. LinkedIn services.

❇️ Key topics and bullets

Primary Topic: Shannon's Entrepreneurial Journey

- Started At Your Request VA as a virtual assistant in 2005

- Transitioned to starting her own agency, up automation, in 2015

- Pivoted her focus to LinkedIn in building her business

- Shared her experiences as a bootstrapped entrepreneur

Primary Topic: Bootstrapping Tactics

- Leveraged her technical skills as a virtual assistant to handle tasks herself

- Utilized free or low-cost tools for website, SEO, and email campaigns

- Reinvested earnings into the business without taking out loans or using credit cards

- Obtained a business credit card to help sustain the business

Primary Topic: Business Failures and Successes

- Highlighted the failure of growing too fast without adequate finances

- Turned the failure into success by pivoting to focus on LinkedIn and generating client leads

- Emphasized the importance of resilience and adaptability in entrepreneurship

Primary Topic: Recommended Book

- Discussed the impact of the book "Profit First" by Mike Michalowicz

- Shared how the book helped her implement a financial system to sustain and grow her business

Primary Topic: Services Offered

- Provided insights into the "done for you" services for LinkedIn, including content creation and lead generation

- Mentioned a course offering to assist more people in setting up and maintaining their own LinkedIn systems

- Promoted a mastermind group for ongoing support and shared learning experiences

❓ Questions

1. How did Shannon bootstrap her business as a virtual assistant and later as an agency owner without having a lot of money?

2. What challenges did Shannon face when she transitioned from being a full-service agency to focusing on LinkedIn for business growth?

3. Can you relate to Shannon's experience of growing too fast without having the finances to back it up? How did she pivot after this failure?

4. How has Shannon's experience with Profit First by Mike Michalowicz influenced her financial management and perspective on business growth?

5. In what ways did Shannon leverage her expertise in LinkedIn to create both done-for-you services and a course for those with different budgetary requirements?

6. How did Shannon's early experience as a virtual assistant help her build and manage her business without having to hire outside help?

7. What takeaways did you find most valuable from Shannon's journey as a bootstrapped entrepreneur, and how could these be implemented in your own business or entrepreneurial endeavors?

8. What strategies did Shannon develop to create content and generate leads using LinkedIn for her own business and for her clients?

9. How did Shannon's pivot to focusing on LinkedIn lead to the creation of her course and mastermind program, and how does it aim to help other entrepreneurs?

10. Have you read Profit First by Mike Michalowicz or other similar books on financial management for business? How do Shannon's experiences align with or differ from the concepts discussed in these books?

Resources:

https://linkherin.com

Follow the Frugalpreneur:

https://www.frugal.show/

Sponsor Frugalpreneur:

https://www.frugal.show/p/sponsor-the-show/

Leave a Message for the Show

https://podinbox.com/frugalpreneur

Grab Your Free E-Books:

https://www.ampmypod.com/freebook

Join the Free Community:

https://www.skool.com/ampmypod

Get Your Podcast Audited:

https://www.ampmypod.com/audit

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Manage episode 402778203 series 2812922
Вміст надано Sarah St John. Весь вміст подкастів, включаючи епізоди, графіку та описи подкастів, завантажується та надається безпосередньо компанією Sarah St John або його партнером по платформі подкастів. Якщо ви вважаєте, що хтось використовує ваш захищений авторським правом твір без вашого дозволу, ви можете виконати процедуру, описану тут https://uk.player.fm/legal.

💡 Guest bio

Shannon is a seasoned entrepreneur who started her business in 2005 after realizing her passion for being her own boss. Prior to this, she gained valuable job experience but always felt that something was missing. Starting her first business, At Your Request VA, she became a highly technical virtual assistant for 10 years, mastering marketing, content writing, and website development. Shannon worked with numerous coaches, authors, and speakers to help build their businesses. In 2015, she transitioned from being a virtual assistant to starting her own agency, showcasing her expertise and resilience in the world of entrepreneurship.

ℹ️ Introduction

In this episode of the Frugalpreneur podcast, our guest Shannon shares her journey as a bootstrapped entrepreneur, offering valuable insights and tips for fellow business owners. Shannon's venture began in 2005 as a virtual assistant, leading her to eventually establish her own agency, Up Automation. She discusses the challenges of pivoting her business model and the importance of managing finances effectively, highlighted by her recommendation of the book "Profit First" by Mike Michalowicz. Shannon also details the services she offers for LinkedIn and emphasizes the benefits of her course aimed at helping individuals establish and maintain their own lead generation system. Tune in to learn from Shannon's experiences and gain actionable takeaways for your own bootstrap business journey.

📚 Timestamped overview

00:00 Started agency, focused on LinkedIn, generated leads.

03:57 Startup failure led to team disbandment and refunds.

07:03 Boost consistency in business and finances. LinkedIn services.

❇️ Key topics and bullets

Primary Topic: Shannon's Entrepreneurial Journey

- Started At Your Request VA as a virtual assistant in 2005

- Transitioned to starting her own agency, up automation, in 2015

- Pivoted her focus to LinkedIn in building her business

- Shared her experiences as a bootstrapped entrepreneur

Primary Topic: Bootstrapping Tactics

- Leveraged her technical skills as a virtual assistant to handle tasks herself

- Utilized free or low-cost tools for website, SEO, and email campaigns

- Reinvested earnings into the business without taking out loans or using credit cards

- Obtained a business credit card to help sustain the business

Primary Topic: Business Failures and Successes

- Highlighted the failure of growing too fast without adequate finances

- Turned the failure into success by pivoting to focus on LinkedIn and generating client leads

- Emphasized the importance of resilience and adaptability in entrepreneurship

Primary Topic: Recommended Book

- Discussed the impact of the book "Profit First" by Mike Michalowicz

- Shared how the book helped her implement a financial system to sustain and grow her business

Primary Topic: Services Offered

- Provided insights into the "done for you" services for LinkedIn, including content creation and lead generation

- Mentioned a course offering to assist more people in setting up and maintaining their own LinkedIn systems

- Promoted a mastermind group for ongoing support and shared learning experiences

❓ Questions

1. How did Shannon bootstrap her business as a virtual assistant and later as an agency owner without having a lot of money?

2. What challenges did Shannon face when she transitioned from being a full-service agency to focusing on LinkedIn for business growth?

3. Can you relate to Shannon's experience of growing too fast without having the finances to back it up? How did she pivot after this failure?

4. How has Shannon's experience with Profit First by Mike Michalowicz influenced her financial management and perspective on business growth?

5. In what ways did Shannon leverage her expertise in LinkedIn to create both done-for-you services and a course for those with different budgetary requirements?

6. How did Shannon's early experience as a virtual assistant help her build and manage her business without having to hire outside help?

7. What takeaways did you find most valuable from Shannon's journey as a bootstrapped entrepreneur, and how could these be implemented in your own business or entrepreneurial endeavors?

8. What strategies did Shannon develop to create content and generate leads using LinkedIn for her own business and for her clients?

9. How did Shannon's pivot to focusing on LinkedIn lead to the creation of her course and mastermind program, and how does it aim to help other entrepreneurs?

10. Have you read Profit First by Mike Michalowicz or other similar books on financial management for business? How do Shannon's experiences align with or differ from the concepts discussed in these books?

Resources:

https://linkherin.com

Follow the Frugalpreneur:

https://www.frugal.show/

Sponsor Frugalpreneur:

https://www.frugal.show/p/sponsor-the-show/

Leave a Message for the Show

https://podinbox.com/frugalpreneur

Grab Your Free E-Books:

https://www.ampmypod.com/freebook

Join the Free Community:

https://www.skool.com/ampmypod

Get Your Podcast Audited:

https://www.ampmypod.com/audit

  continue reading

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