Your Biz and Tech Questions | 008

Starting an online business doesn’t have to be complicated. The biggest issue budding entrepreneurs run into is often a completely unnecessary issue: tech problems. When you’re starting an online business it is essential to be clear on what you want to do so you can identify exactly which services and products will help you launch successfully.

In this episode of #dactalk we talk all about the tech questions that haunt most entrepreneurs and how to overcome them. This is good stuff!

The Tip that Set Our Businesses On Fire | 007

This is the #dactalk I’ve been waiting for and the #dactalk I’ve wanted you to hear. Since Charissa Moore and I began #dactalk last year this has been the common theme in every episode.

The tip we talk about in this 007 episode is the single most important tip you will ever implement. It is what sets you a part from your competition. It’s why current and past clients have chosen to work with you and it is what will bring future clients and it has everything to do with you.

The Creative Process | Episode 006

Video not working? Watch on YouTube.

For anyone who is creating any type of art (be it intellectual or physical) the creative process is sacred. It is this process that enables an artist to harness the inspiration and courage to produce their most excellent work. While there will never be a “right” creative process, there are certain truths and principles that we all must be aware of if we ever want to truly find our own creative process.

The episode of dactalk is all about this creative process. It was very interesting for me to hear Charissa’s process especially in light of my own. My process is very much influenced by my daily circumstances whereas Charissa’s process is much more intentional. Topics like this one produce descriptive ways of approaching the creative process and not descriptive ways.

It’s my firm belief that the most important part of the creative process has two facets: you feel good and you produce good work. If one of these is missing it might be a good idea to re-evaluate your current process.

I am continuing to refine my process and as you’ll hear in the conversation I don’t have a defined process, per se, however, I do know certain elements that work for me. I hope this will help inspire you to find what works for you!

Show Notes

Selling On Social Media Without Sounding Like a Salesman | Episode 005

Video not working? Watch on YouTube.

Online business has become so popular that almost everyone has something they’re trying to sell. When you partner with a new organization, join a team or become a rep for a product you’re already using and loving the easies place to go sell is social. However, you can do a lot of damage to your personal profile by pushing products and services without doing the necessary front end work.

In this episode of #dactalk, Charissa and I take on the topic of selling on social media. There are so many different angles to come at this topic because everyone’s business is different. For the family looking to make an extra $1,000 a year it will be a completely different strategy than the person trying to quit his/her job to go full time with their new business.

Some of the topics covered include being authentic in everything you post, loving the products that you’re trying to sell, owning your voice, becoming an authority based upon life experience and many more.

If you have any desire to sell anything and use social to do it, you need to watch this entire episode. You will save yourself a lot of trouble.

Talk Smooth Systems for Businesses | Episode 004

Charissa and I talk about what smooth systems for business can look like. It’s different for everyone, but there are principles that you will want to make sure to incorporate in order to maximize whatever system works best for you!

The goal, no matter what you implement, is to discover what systems for business will help you reclaim hours from your week.

Talk Top Five Tools | Episode 003

For the third episode of Dave & Charissa Talk, Charissa and I talk on the topic of our top five tools!

Business Websites | Episode 002

In the second episode of Dave and Charissa Talk we hit the topic of business websites. Because websites can be so different in design, content and purpose, we hit mostly on principles and several big picture best practices. We also take an unexpected turn into personal development and leadership truths.

Business and Goals | Episode 001

Learn how Dave and Charissa approach setting goals for their business.

The first episode of my new live show, Dave and Charissa Talk, is all about covering the topic of setting goals for your business. Goals can be tough to establish, track and accomplish especially if you’re a small business. Our conversation is all about ways we approach goal setting and goal achieving. There is no “right way” that we prescribe but rather share our successes and failures in hopes of inspiring you to find the process that works for you!

Check out this first episode and let me know what you think!