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6 Steps to Grow an Online Business and Build an Empire Without Paid Ads

Aug 24, 2021

We were extremely lucky to chat with Lorraine Dallmeier about her journey into entrepreneurship and her six steps to building an online empire without using paid ads.

An award-winning CEO of formula Botanica, the organic cosmetic formulation, and business school, which has trained over 13,000 organic cosmetic formulators and ND beauty entrepreneurs in 177 countries.

She was voted the most influential person in natural beauty for 2020 and was awarded the digital achiever of the year for the cosmetics industry by Google.

 

Lorraine, can you give everybody an introduction, share who you are, how you started out, and explain this amazing online empire that you have built?

I'm Lorraine. I run formula Botanica, I'm a biologist, I'm a chartered environmentalist and I am on a mission to teach the world to formulate.

I run formula Botanica, the online organic cosmetic formulation school, training people how to make their own natural skincare and haircare using botanical ingredients.

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Getting Over the Fear of Hiring Team Members

Jun 23, 2021

In podcast episode number 231, April chatted with Theresa Loe, founder of streamlinedandscaled.com and a leadership and business coach for overworked entrepreneurs. She helps business owners streamline their operations and build self-managed teams so they can finally get their time back and scale with ease.

Theresa chatted with April and offered advice to help you get over the issues that may be stopping you from scaling and growing your business to the next level; how to get over your fear of hiring people.

So first of all, let's talk about why this is even a fear. What is the deal? What is the matter with us?

I have struggled with management over the years. It's not my strength. I have had to work very hard to learn, to become a better leader and manager and delegator.

As entrepreneurs we have all these ideas in our head and we think it's so much easier or it's so much faster if we just do it ourselves, but I'm going to tell you that, and I learned this the hard...

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Key Areas To Reset and Refocus Your Business This Fall – Part 2

Sep 15, 2020

As we approach the end of the year many businesses aim to refocus in order to make their end of year goals. In our last article, I spoke about refocusing your business by resetting aspects such as your offer, your marketing, and lead generation systems as well as your internal systems. If you haven't read that, 6 Key Areas to Reset and Refocus Your Business This Fall, Part 1 head on over for full details before I go over the remaining tips.

 

These reaming tips will be looking more at you, the business owner. Now you may be wondering why we need to have a look at you. The answer is simple. You and other aspects of your life ultimately affect your business; therefore, it is equally important to analyze those as well. As the owner of the business, your mind, your connections, and your home and office life are key components to your success.

 

Refocus Your Mind

Without the right mindset, you won't be able to achieve your goals. According to Tony Robbins, your business...

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How To Keep Your Business Moving During COVID-19 (Corona) and Tools To Work From Home

Mar 16, 2020

COVID-19 (Corona) is threatening America and our friends across the world. It's starting to wreak havoc on supply chains, travel and food stores.... and this can be scary. But let's look for the opportunities in the chaos, and business growth in the trials.

 

You may be feeling a little unsure and uneasy as to how to navigate all of this. Rightfully so. Maybe you're questioning how to grow at a time like this, if growth is even possible, or how to simply continue with your current momentum. 

 

And as a business owner, you may be forced to operate a bit differently, but all of this has the potential to lead to a bigger bottom line.

 

You could actually be forced to tap into some big-time scaling opportunities, even if you have been reluctant to previously or simply hadn't planned to under these certain circumstances.

 

Incorporate New Tactics in Your Local Business

So how exactly do you continue with business as usual if you own a local business that...

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