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If you’ve ever wanted to learn about entrepreneurship and empowerment as a woman in business without all the frills and the lies, this podcast was created for you. Michelle and JoyGenea take off the uncomfortable heels, the lipstick, the pantyhose, the bra with the underwire poking out, and they give it to you straight. Learn everything you need to know about taking your rightful place as a woman of power and importance from two women who have experienced the ups and the downs of being a woman in business. Find your voice and gain your footing in the business world as they recount both stories of horror and of triumph over their decades of experience.

What Are Your Top Three?

It’s not fun to think about. And it’s really easy to think that your whole business could change just by turning off a few lights more often and ordering fewer K-cups from Amazon. But a business budget is just like a household budget. When disaster strikes, it takes more than a quick...

Pandemic Anyone?

Don’t Panic. Not only is this emblazoned on the cover of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, it should also be your small business rallying cry during the current coronavirus pandemic. But don’t panic doesn’t mean don’t plan. In fact, planning is the best way to hold off feelings of panic, fear,...

Living on the Edge

Entrepreneurs take risks. It’s in the job description. In fact, it might be the whole job description.  In this episode of “If These Heels Could Talk,” JoyGenea and Michelle discuss risk. Not the board game, but the actual scary stuff that business is made of. When to hire, buy a building, add a...

To Hire or To Sub?

As a small business hiring is one of the biggest hurdles you will have to jump.  The first hire can be pivotal to how you feel about growing your business and having more staff.   Michelle talks about that first hire she added and what that was like for her as a business owner and now being at the...

Where is the Social Media Line?

How to separate personal from professional on social media? It’s not something that occurs to most entrepreneurs early on, but having a strategy for how to manage your online persona is essential to a small business owner. And helping your staff manage their time and online personas is also...

The Start of If These Heels

Starting something new takes a ton of courage. It’s easier with an amazing friend by your side. Michelle and JoyGenea, a platonic love story to end all love stories. First comes love, then comes co-working, then comes the podcast in the Apple feed. Learn about Michelle and JoyGenea’s journey to...

What is a Business Pivot?

What is a business pivot? Adding services, subtracting product lines, adding employees. Whenever your business’s direction changes, it’s a pivot. The trick is making it intentional. JoyGenea and Michelle discuss their business pivots. Why they happened, how they happened, and when. Not to mention...

Myth of Having It All

“You can should all over me, but…” This amazing statement will release you from the shoulds in life so your All is truly your own.  Having it all isn’t about what we think it is. It isn’t about stretching and stretching and stretching until you break. But it is about defining your own all and...

Toxic Behaviors

Do you know how to own your own toxicity? Can you see when your own toxic self is getting on others? We all have behaviors that are brought out when we’re stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or even just hungry. And the same is true for our employees. But when does a toxic behavior become something...

Volunteering is Good, Right?

Nothing makes us feel better than giving. But when you’re starting and running your own business, you need to be selective and strategic with your giving. With so many deserving organizations, who do you say no to? Michelle and JoyGenea get honest about volunteering, giving, and the various ways...