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Small Business

ICYMI: August Monthly Podcast Roundup

Have you fallen behind on your favorite leadership podcast? Don’t worry – we’re here to help. Here are all the One Next Step podcasts released in...

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Elizabeth Boelens

Elizabeth Boelens is the executive assistant to the CEO, CFO, COO, and team lead at Service Express and oversees a team of virtual assistants.

Small Business

90 Days to Financial Clarity In Your Business

Looking for clarity in your business’s finances? Our 90-day plan for financial clarity is designed to help you see where you’ve been and where you’re...

Small Business

Lead Anyone From Anywhere: Communication

We provide tips and advice curated from our book “Lead Anyone From Anywhere” that you can use to improve your communication skills in a hybrid...

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Veronica Meadows

Veronica Meadows is the Chief Strategy Officer for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB).

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Vonetta Young

As the owner of Vonetta Young Advisors, Vonetta Young advises women and people of color forming their first institutional-grade private equity fund.

Small Business

ICYMI: July Monthly Podcast Roundup

Have you fallen behind on your favorite podcast? Don’t worry – we’re here to help! Here are all the One Next Step podcasts released in July of 2022.

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Anne Sullivan

Anne Sullivan is the founder of Harp Mastery, an online resource platform committed to personal harp instruction and revealing possibilities for...

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Michael Chatman

Michael Chatman is the CEO and president of The Community Foundation, a capacity-building organization for nonprofit, charitable organizations that...

Small Business

Lead Anyone From Anywhere: Productivity

We provide tips and advice curated from our book “Lead Anyone From Anywhere” that you can use to increase your productivity at work and at home.

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Tamara Gollob

Tamara Gollob is the owner of I Do Linens, a linen rental company based in Atlanta and available both nationwide and internationally.

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Jason Matta

Jason Matta is the senior pastor of Hope Church Toronto West, founded in 2013.

Small Business

ICYMI: June Monthly Podcast Roundup

Have you fallen behind on your favorite podcast? Don’t worry – we’re here to help! Here are all the One Next Step podcasts released in June of 2022.

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Suzanne Cerra

Suzanne Cerra is the co-founder and partner of Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, a women-owned law firm dedicated to developing meaningful and impactful...

Small Business

4 Ways to Stop Being The Bottleneck

Learn how you can avoid being the bottleneck in your team or small business and allow your team to perform at the best of their ability.

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Springs Rescue Mission

Springs Rescue Mission provides critically needed food, shelter, clothing and services to its neighbors in the Colorado Springs and Southern Colorado...

Small Business

3 Ways To Stay On Top of Your Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping is a challenge for many business owners. Learn how you can catch up on your company’s bookkeeping and make it stay that way.

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Jasmine Womack

Jasmine Womack is the CEO of The E.M.P.A.C.T. Group, an online consulting agency that works with leaders to help them establish authority in their...

Small Business

Lead Anyone From Anywhere: Your People

We provide tips and advice curated from our newest eBook, Lead Anyone From Anywhere, that you can use to provide powerful leadership both in-person...

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Brad Alexander

Brad Alexander runs Clarity Creative, a marketing agency that helps businesses connect with more customers by using story-based marketing.

Leadership

ICYMI: May Monthly Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in May? We’ve got you covered! We’ve rounded up every podcast for easy access and your listening pleasure.

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Christy Frady

Dr. Christy Frady is a dentist at Paramount Pediatric Dentistry, a multi-location pediatric dentist office proudly serving Southeastern Wisconsin.

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Rohit Gupta

Rohit Gupta founded Auditoria.AI in 2019, with the vision of ushering a new paradigm in artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation for...

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Debra Boland

Debra Boland is the office administrator at Advent Lutheran Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Becci Merritt

Becci Merritt, president and board chairman of Nicolás Fund for Education, leads an organization with a scholarship program that helps communities in...

Small Business

ICYMI: April Monthly Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in April? We’ve got you covered! We’ve rounded up every podcast for easy access and your listening pleasure.

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Barbara Burgess

Barbara Burgess is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Vision Realization Officer at Wright Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides life and...

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Justin Salters

Justin Salters is the founder and president of Hey Salty, a boutique public relations and marketing communications agency.

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Kate Hoffman

Kate Hoffman is the CEO and founder of Earn to Learn, the largest and most successful matched-savings scholarship program in the country.

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Michael Jacobson

Dr. Michael Jacobson, a former family physician and flight surgeon in the military, has been in medicine for 37 years and a business-operating system...

Small Business

ICYMI: March Monthly Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in March? We’ve got you covered! We’ve rounded up every podcast for easy access and your listening pleasure.

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Angie Palafox

Dr. Angie (Maria) Palafox, a tenured board-certified general surgeon at South Texas Breast Surgery, is trained in advanced laparoscopic and robotic...

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Joe Garcia

Joe Garcia, co-founder and CEO of NoFo Brew Co, is in charge of a team of 20 people and three BELAY contractors.

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Theresa Caden

Theresa Caden is the administrator at GracePointe Forsyth Church in Cumming, Georgia.

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Jessie Boucher

Jessie Boucher helps people buy and sell homes as a residential real estate broker in Seattle, Washington.

Small Business

ICYMI: February Monthly Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in February? We’ve got you covered! We’ve rounded up every podcast for easy access and your listening pleasure.

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Rob Blankenship

As the director of emergency medicine at EMsono as well as the CEO and founder at ECG Weekly, Rob Blankenship is understandably busy juggling two...

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Damon Taylor

Damon Taylor is the CEO and founder of Here for You Enterprise, a counseling agency in Ohio that focuses on substance abuse.

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Audra Ward

Dr. Audra Ward runs her periodontistry practice, Ward Periodontics, in Overland Park, Kansas.

Virtual Assistants

The Anatomy of A Great Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant is basically a superhero with MacGyver-like skills. We’ll break down what it takes and what skills you need here.

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Rob Herold

Rob Herold operates a Chick-fil-A franchise, a quick-service restaurant that draws customers with fresh food, quality products and great hospitality.

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Jodi Carlton

Jodi Carlton, the owner of Spectrum Relationships, has over 20 years of experience as a therapist and has been a full-time coach of neurodiverse and...

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Wendy McFalda

Dr. Wendy McFalda is the principal provider at Clarkston Dermatology, a practice merged with a group of three doctors and 50 employees.

Small Business

ICYMI: January Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in January? We’ve got you covered! We’ve rounded up every podcast for easy access and your listening pleasure.

Client Success Story

Stephen Cutchins

As senior pastor at First Baptist North Augusta, Stephen Cutchins is responsible for leading the organization and managing a team of people.

Remote Work

The Biggest Trends in Social Media Right Now

We’ll catch you up to speed on the social media trends projected for 2022 and what next steps can be put in place to make sure you stay relevant and...

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Susanne Tedrick

Susanne Tedrick is an author and speaker who works full time in the tech industry as well as maintaining her personal brand.

Small Business

ICYMI: December Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in December? We’ve got you covered! We’ve rounded up every podcast for easy access and your listening pleasure.

Small Business

3 Tools to Unlock Your Leadership Potential

Understanding and perfecting your leadership skills is a crucial part of working with people and bringing up a team that works together well.

Remote Work

Bookkeeping: How To Go Virtual

Find out if you’re ready to hire a virtual bookkeeper to help you get out of the weeks of your day-to-day spreadsheets and invoices.

Virtual Assistants

4 Ways BELAY Is Called To Serve The Local Church

At BELAY, we value coming alongside an individual or a team in order to help them be the best they can be. This does not change when we place members...

Client Success Story

Dave Rodriguez

Dave Rodriguez operates a Chick-fil-A franchise, a quick-service restaurant that draws customers by fresh food, quality products and great...

Remote Work

Bookkeeping: Expectations vs. Reality

You may have an idea of what you think a bookkeeper does, but the reality of having great systems and accurate reporting in place is so much more.

Remote Work

Hiring Isn't Hard. You're Just Doing It Wrong.

We’ve seen the headlines and heard the click-worthy names given to labor issues. And we’re not buying it. Hiring doesn’t have to be hard – and here’s...

Small Business

How to Infuse Fun Into Any Company Culture

When you’re having fun and genuinely enjoying yourself at work, you will be more excited to interact with your coworkers and check tasks off of your...

Small Business

Being a Pro At Saying “No”

Learning how to say “no” and putting boundaries into place can help you accomplish more of your priorities.

Small Business

Bookkeeping 101: What to Tackle First

When working with a bookkeeper, it’s helpful to know where to start in order to get the most out of the partnership from day one.

Virtual Assistants

SMM: 5 Truths & 5 Myths

When you don’t have a clear understanding of your social media presence and goals in place, it can seem understandably daunting. Here are some truths...

Virtual Assistants

BELAY Favorites: Zoom Attire

Not to be dramatic, but it’s basically gift-giving season already. Here’s a list of some of our favorite gifts for the coworkers, vendors and clients...

Small Business

What to Do If You Hate Working from Home

Setting personal goals, whether small or long term, allow you to be more successful and thrive in all aspects of your life.

Small Business

How to Navigate A Loss of Revenue

The market always evolves. So while the pandemic has created additional financial pressure for most businesses, it also rendered some business models...

Small Business

ICYMI: October Monthly Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in October? Or just can’t get enough episodes? Say no more – we got you! We’ve rounded up every podcast for easy access...

Small Business

Behind the Curtain — BELAY’s Year-End Review

Having a clear year-end review is important in tracking the success of your business as well as knowing what to focus on and continue putting your...

Virtual Assistants

The Secrets of Businesses That Scale

Creating clear processes and procedures for your business can seem a bit daunting or fluffy, but it is one of the key ways to scale your business.

Remote Work

The Myths of Remote Work

There are several myths surrounding remote work. We’ll explain why and debunk them for you.

Social Media Manager

12 Things Social Media Managers Wish You Knew

What do social media managers wish you knew? We sat down with one of our resident social media managers to break down social media a bit more.

BELAY

BELAY Favorites: Our Go-to Gift Guide

Not to be dramatic, but it’s basically gift-giving season already. Here’s a list of some of our favorite gifts for the coworkers, vendors and clients...

Small Business

ICYMI: September Monthly Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in September? Or just can’t get enough of them? Say no more – we got you! Here, we’ve rounded up every podcast for...

Small Business

What Does A Bookkeeper Do?

A bookkeeper manages and records all of your business's financial transactions. But what exactly does that mean? We’ll break it down for you.

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Stacy Williams-Duncan

Stacy Williams-Duncan is a parish priest who shares her expertise in pedagogy, curriculum design, change management, and digital learning through...

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Arnav Guleria

Arnav Guleria is the managing director at Zanbato, a private securities crossing network providing market data, counter-party verification, and order...

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Stephan Abrams

Stephan Abrams is the owner of The Liquor Store of Jackson Hole, a locally-owned, customer focused business that is nationally recognized as an...

Small Business

ICYMI: August Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in August? Or just can’t get enough of them? Say no more – we got you! Here, we’ve rounded up every podcast for...

Productivity

Self-Care: Don't Be The Reason You Burnout

“In a society that says ‘put yourself last,’ self-love and self-acceptance are almost revolutionary. Self-care is not a habit; it is a lifestyle.” –...

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Todd Slechta

Todd Slechta is the president of Covenant Initiatives for Care (CIC), an organization that partners with initiatives seeking to assist the...

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Jim Amundson

Jim Amundson is the president and CEO of Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota (ICBM), a state trade association that represents community banks...

Virtual Assistants

How To Leverage Your VA

Once you’ve determined that you’re ready, willing and able to delegate, get ready to have your mind blown. Seriously. Consider yourself warned –...

Small Business

ICYMI: July Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in July? Or just can’t get enough of them? Say no more – we got you! Here, we’ve rounded up every podcast for...

Small Business

Journal Entries Explained with Examples

In accounting, journal entries are used to record your business’ daily financial activity. Learn why they matter and see examples to help you get...

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Beth Carr

Beth Carr is a Certified StoryBrand Guide and the founder of Fortified Branding, which applies the power of design and storytelling to be able to...

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Ashley Usher

Ashley Usher is a partner in TechCXO's Product & Technology practice, which provides companies with on-demand executives.

Social Media Manager

What Does A Social Media Manager Do?

A social media manager plans and implements a company’s strategy across social media platforms. Learn about the skills you need to become an SMM.

Small Business

Why Is Self-Care Important?

Before you write this self-care article off as another impossibly unattainable lifestyle recommendation, here are 10 actionable, everyday things you...

Small Business

ICYMI: June Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in June? Or just can’t get enough of them? Say no more – we got you! Here, we’ve rounded up every podcast for...

Small Business

Leaders Are Readers: A Summer Reading List

While your toes rest blissfully in the sand, here are my summer reading recommendations so you can sharpen your ax while you recharge your batteries.

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Rod Whitson

Rod Whitson is a managing partner at the Strategy Shop, which serves as a trusted advisor to CEOs, founders, owners, and other key executives and...

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Kristina & Tony Ebel

Dr. Tony Ebel and his wife, Kristina, are the owners and founders of The Pediatric Experience, a community of pediatric, prenatal, and family...

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Sandra Funk

Sandra Funk is the CEO and Creative Director of House of Funk, an interiors, building, and renovation design firm.

Small Business

ICYMI: May Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in May? We’ve rounded up every podcast for at-your-fingertips easy access and listening pleasure.

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Stormy Bradley

Stormy Bradley is the President of Bulldog Steel, a steel manufacturing business that prides itself on its ability to deliver high-quality steel for...

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Anthony Armendariz

Anthony Armendariz is a Partner and Head of Design of Funsize, a digital service and product design agency.

Small Business

ICYMI: April Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in April? We’ve rounded up every podcast for at-your-fingertips easy access and listening pleasure.

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Leisle Chung

Leisle Chung is the CEO of Vanguard Skin Specialists, Southern Colorado's premier dermatology and plastic surgery practice.

Small Business

ICYMI: March Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in March? Or just can’t get enough of them? Say no more – we got you! Here, we’ve rounded up every podcast for...

Small Business

6 Reports You’re Not Using That You Should

Who has opened a financial software application and stepped away a bit overwhelmed with the amount of data available? These are the top 5 financial...

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Guy Timberlake

Guy and Margaret 'Maggie' Timberlake are the Chief Visionary Officer and President, respectively, of GovCon Club.

Small Business

February Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in February? Or just can’t get enough of them? Say no more – we got you! Here, we’ve rounded up every podcast for...

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Kevin Callahan

Kevin Callahan is the principal at Interaction Agility, Inc. and for more than two decades, he's brought people together to solve complex problems as...

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Bob and Mandy Morreale

As The Tuning School's co-founders, President Bob Morreale and his wife, CFO Mandy Morreale, help vehicles to the next level of performance for...

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Dethra U. Giles

As the CEO of ExecuPrep, Dethra leads her organization of international Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training, coaching and consulting.

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Mike Taggart

Michael Taggart is the COO and CTO of the informational technology and development team at Envoy Media Group, Inc.

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Patrick McGovern

As the Executive Director of the Acacia Fraternity, Patrick McGovern oversees all daily operations of the Fraternity's International Headquarters.

Small Business

ICYMI: January Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in January? Here, we’ve rounded up every podcast for at-your-fingertips easy access and listening pleasure.