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Blogging, Baking and Podcasting with Lemon Baby

Cheers To Business

Release Date: 02/18/2020

The Podcasting Centerfold: Bradley Flowers show art The Podcasting Centerfold: Bradley Flowers

Cheers To Business

Karen talks with Co-Host of The Insurance Guys Podcast and founder of Portal Insurance, the incomparable Bradley Flowers. Bradley shares his "The Power of Podcasting" business insights, and "secrets" recently featured in Paradiso Presents "Last Agent Standing" Magazine. He discusses how he uses podcasting as a marketing tool, networking tool, lead generation sales tool, and why anyone in business should have one.

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Trimming Customers and Grooming Clients with Carita Koen show art Trimming Customers and Grooming Clients with Carita Koen

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On this episode, Karen talks with Carita Koen, COO, and Chief Marketing Officer for Green Magic Landscape. Carita is a financial planner whose main job is to keep everyone accountable, focused on the company's mission, and on track for success. Today she shares Green Magic's process for finding new business and cultivating a proactive and profitable relationship with their clients and community.

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Business Friendly Government with Terrence DeShaun Smith show art Business Friendly Government with Terrence DeShaun Smith

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Karen talks with the Director of the Mobile, Alabama Mayor's Innovation Team (I-Team) Terrence DeShaun Smith. Terrence is a legit Mobile mover and shaker who leads a local government problem-solving think tank whose mission is to find new ways to solve perennial and entrenched government process problems. Terrence shares the details of this new initiative and how his team is fueled by hindsight, insight, and foresight to improve this maligned government and citizen interaction.

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Brandon Kiser Interviews Karen show art Brandon Kiser Interviews Karen

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On this episode, Karen talks with Employee Benefits Specialist at Colonial Life, Brandon Kiser. Brandon is a school friend of Karen's daughter Cadie and has some "getting started" questions for his side hustle businesses. Karen lays out some LLC and S-Corp information, and then Brandon turns the tables and interviews Karen on the sale of her CPA firm. This show is sponsored by DocRX and docrx.com.

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The Business and Benefit of Covid-19 Testing show art The Business and Benefit of Covid-19 Testing

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Covid-19 looks like it is here to stay, and testing for individuals and companies is as important as ever to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our families, customers, and businesses. On this episode, Karen talks with Leitha Boutwell of Coast Diagnostics, LLC, a growing clinical testing laboratory for hospitals, urgent care centers, doctor offices, and businesses in Mobile, Alabama. Leitha fills us in on why individuals and companies need to get COVID-19 tested.

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Sales Help With Yelp And Juliet Hart show art Sales Help With Yelp And Juliet Hart

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Karen talks with Yelp.com expert Juliet Hart and how she and Yelp's community of 145 million monthly users, 150 million reviews, and 150 local Yelp Elites can increase awareness and sales for any company. It's time to try something new and proven to get your business seen online. Plus, let's get your profile set up correctly to get more eyeballs on your digital footprint and more sales in the books. Yelp can help!

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Are We Going To Have A Fair This Year? show art Are We Going To Have A Fair This Year?

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Karen talks with Josh Woods, the Executive Director at The Grounds and Greater Gulf State Fair. Josh fills us in on how the Greater Gulf State Fair is planning to happen in 2020. Josh shares how The Grounds was not eligible for PPP and how he and the Jaycee's Board of Directors are not only surviving but also thriving in a post-COVID-19 world. Enjoy the show!

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Still Be Like Christine Cumbie show art Still Be Like Christine Cumbie

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It seems like everything is chaotic and scary in the business world these days. So, Karen thought we needed some good vibes and inspirational messages. It was a no brainer to decided to replay the Christine Cumbie of Gardberg & Kemmerly episode from last year. Christine is a local change-maker, entrepreneur, cancer warrior, and survivor. Cadie and Karen love Christine, and they are not kidding when we say they want to be like Christine Cumbie. Enjoy The Show and stay well!

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Good Teams, Smart Growth and COVID-19 Testing show art Good Teams, Smart Growth and COVID-19 Testing

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Karen talks with the CEO of DocRx and owner of Coastal Diagnostics, Brian Ward. Brian explains how he saw and seized an opportunity to grow his small medical lab by providing much-needed testing for COVID-19. By investing and expanding his medical testing capabilities, Coast Diagnostics is now poised to create a huge opportunity for Brian and his well-tuned team by helping the businesses and people in his community.

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Deduction or No Deduction show art Deduction or No Deduction

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On this special gameshow edition of Cheers To Business, Karen quizzes Chris and Laney Andrews, owners of Bienville Bites Food Tours, on a game called Deduction or No Deduction. Karen throws out a common business tax deduction and Chris and Laney yay or nay that you can deduct that cost on their 2019 business taxes. Pop a top or pop a cork and learn while having fun on this special episode.

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On this episode, Karen and Cadie are back in the studio together, and they are talking to food blogger, Instagram influencer, photographer, and wanna-be podcaster Amanda "Birdie" Gibson of the Lemon Baby food blog. Stuffed with Amanda's own original recipes, food photography, and thoughts on Gulf Coast cuisine, Lemon Baby, is an online blog created to educate and demystify the ingredients, instructions, and dishes that everyday people think are too complicated to make. Have you ever wanted to know how a blogger gets started and makes money? Amanda shares her secret recipe for getting started in blogging, content marketing, and online writing.

 

Key Takeaways

Lemon Baby is a labor of love side hustle for this college professor, advertising copywriter, and full-time Mom.

Adsense by Google is a good way to monetize your blog or website.

Make things happen for yourself. Don't sit around and wait for anyone else to start something you really want to do.

 

Learn more about Karen Simmons & Cadie Gaut



Karen Simmons

Payroll Vault - Mobile & Baldwin Counties

 

Cheers To:

It's not going to happen to me. I'm going to have to make it happen. And sometimes it works and then sometimes it doesn't. But I think it's always worth the effort. That is how I approach life. - Amanda Gibson

Most of the content on the blog is my own original recipes, but occasionally, if I want to try a restaurant, I'll go there, do a review, and take some photos. - Amanda Gibson

I started a catering company with a friend. I got a taste of the catering life, and that wasn't for me. - Amanda Gibson

If you want to start a podcast, get a professional producer to help you do the show or get started. - Cadie Gaut