Episodes
In this episode James and Dean welcome Gina DeVee, entrepreneur and creator of Divine Living, to share her best tips for hitting your first $10K. She’ll also dispel the mindsets and myths getting in the way of that first $10K.
Published 01/07/21
In this episode, James and Dean dive into what has to happen below the surface of your business in order for you to grow it. Tune in to hear exactly why focusing only on new customers is a business death sentence, and what to put in place so you aren’t dependent only on new customers for every dime you earn. This episode will be especially helpful if you’re interested in affiliate marketing, but it applies to all business models.
Published 12/31/20
You don’t have to be paralyzed physically to be paralyzed by things like doubt, fear, and complacency. If achieving impossible goals still feels impossible to you, tune into this episode for Griff’s tips for taking what seems impossible and making it reality.
Published 12/24/20
You have a dream: To serve people with your idea, make a lot of money doing it, and create the freedom to enjoy your family and favorite activities. You get your business up and running, and even get some traction. Next thing you know, you dread getting up in the morning to face the overwhelming nightmare that your business has become. But after working with his secret weapon, Dean now enjoys the true freedom entrepreneurs expect to create when they start their business.
Published 12/10/20
Tune into this week’s episode for Jessica’s tips on how to create a profitable Facebook ad. She’ll reveal how to tell you’ve got a winner, the variables that can make or break your ad’s success (it’s not just about the ad), and how to scale profitably when you do identify a winner.
Published 12/03/20
The idea of the “self-made” man or woman is pretty appealing. But it’s also a myth. None of us are born knowing everything there is to know. We learn what we need from experience, and most of that experience revolves around interacting with other people.
Published 11/26/20
In this week’s episode, master marketer Todd Brown, the secret marketing weapon even marketing legends turn to, joins James and Dean to show you what it actually takes to nail your marketing campaign. From presenting your offers in a way that leads to sales, to writing persuasive copy that converts, Todd’s shining a light on the biggest mistakes he sees entrepreneurs make in their marketing campaigns.
Published 11/19/20
Black Friday is a huge opportunity to give your bottom line a shot in the arm and get your message or product in front of your customers. People are already in buying mode and eager to spend money.
Published 11/12/20
When most business owners that this week’s guest, Teresa Harding, has done a billion dollars in sales, they assume it’s because of things like on-target marketing, “killer Facebook ads,” and a great team. Those are all factors, yes, but they’re not THE reason. THE reason is because Teresa breaks the rules. When someone tells her, “you HAVE to do it THIS way,” Teresa does it her way instead.
Published 11/05/20
Networking is still one of the most powerful ways to grow your business, yet a lot of people go about it the wrong way, or try to skip it altogether. The problem with that is, one person, when it’s the right person, is all it takes to explode your business to the next level. 
Published 10/29/20
This has been a pretty ugly year for most people, and the temptation to write this year off and start fresh in January is stronger than usual. If this year hasn’t been your best year, and you’re thinking of curling up and hiding out, tune into this episode for James and Dean’s best tips on making the most of your fourth quarter, no matter what’s happened in your business this year.
Published 10/22/20
Success in business comes to those who can identify and follow through on profitable opportunities. The people who struggle most are both the ones who wouldn’t know an opportunity if it punched them in the face, and the ones who see opportunities everywhere, but struggle to identify and act on the profitable ones. Either they freeze, or they go down so many rabbit holes, they never get traction.
Published 10/15/20
Tune into this episode for a behind-the-scenes, comprehensive look at what it takes to grow and scale a successful company like LadyBoss - the strategies, the mindsets, the vision, the customer relationships, all of it - in a few years instead of a few decades.
Published 10/08/20
Longtime listeners of Just the Tips know that Dean and I are in an epic race to see who can finish their book first. It was a challenge set by Ken Dunn, our guest on episode 44, and as of this recording, there’s no real easy way to put this, I’m mopping the floor with Dean. I may even be able to finish my book and come back and write his.
Published 10/01/20
How to consistently create offers your ideal customers find irresistible is a part of business that challenges even the most seasoned, successful entrepreneurs. And once you’ve got them in the door, how do you continue serving them, so they stick around, keep buying, and keep benefiting?
Published 09/24/20
The ability to make decisions, and make them fast, is critical for any entrepreneur, because very often it’s the decisions you don’t make that will stall, or even destroy, your business. Uncomfortable, intimidating decisions are the ones most likely to trip you up. It seems easier to kick the can down the road than to make a decision that might be wrong, or may hurt someone’s feelings.
Published 09/17/20
Most entrepreneurs salivate at the thought of high-ticket offers. Make more money working with fewer clients. A dream come true, right? But what does it REALLY take to create a high-ticket offer people want enough to pay a high-ticket price? That’s what Tyler Kemp, this week’s guest, is going to reveal.
Published 09/10/20
Productivity and accomplishment--the double edged swords of entrepreneurship. Setting and hitting goals are an absolute must to build and grow a successful business. So is being productive. Yet it’s SO easy to become so focused on goals and being productive, you end up anxious and miserable, because you’re always thinking about “What’s next.” It doesn’t leave room for the happiness and freedom you expected when you started your business. You end up feeling more like a robot than like a person
Published 09/03/20
A lot of businesses had to close their doors in the year 2020, and for some, those doors will never re-open. Even outside of this year’s events, plenty of companies close up shop because things go south, and they have no idea how to fix it. Sometimes throwing in the towel is the answer, but most of the time, a solution is out there, if only the business owner was aware of it. Most of the time, your problem isn’t a lack of resources, it’s a lack of resourcefulness (even in times like these).
Published 08/27/20
When it comes to new ideas, entrepreneurs are like machine guns. We can spit them out as rapidly as a machine gun sprays bullets. But when we get so excited about an idea that we don’t properly put it through its paces, we end up wasting exorbitant amounts of time and money trying to fulfill an idea that’s never going to happen. Then we blame our customers for not seeing the value, leap to the next “sure thing,” and repeat the process again.
Published 08/20/20
You’ve probably run head-first into the following leadership myth: “If you’re not born a great leader, you’ll never be one.” That statement couldn’t be further from the truth! Great leaders are made, not born, because great leadership is a skill that anyone willing to put in the time and effort can develop.
Published 08/13/20
Growing your business without efficient systems in place is a disaster waiting to happen, because you can generate a lot of revenue and still end up broke. Having the right systems in place, on the other hand, gets you a fat bottom line, while also freeing up your time to focus on the best use of your time, in both your business and your own life. Plus you get to spend less time on the things that stress you out.
Published 08/06/20
Three action-packed years ago, James P. Friel and Dean Holland set out on a mission with one objective: Launch a fun, value-packed podcast full of cutting edge advice to help entrepreneurs take their business to the next level.
Published 07/30/20
Instead of getting to business and lining out next steps, virtual team meetings often turn into time-sucking social hours, feel pointless, or take three times longer than necessary, all because there’s no meeting framework in place.
Published 07/23/20
This year’s events have inspired more people than ever to seek out creative ways to earn more income. Whether it’s growing a side hustle, pivoting or expanding their existing business, or creating a business from scratch, online info products are a fantastic way to create a revenue stream, and do so without a lot of overhead costs.
Published 07/16/20