Guest Appearances

When Should Consultants (and Others) Focus on the Numbers?

When should consultants who are starting their own business focus on numbers and financial projections? What are the steps they can take to avoid running into a cash crunch? David and I talk about how to launch your consulting or coaching business after a long career as a corporate professional.

How to Minimize Your Risk (and Stress) When Starting a New Business

Starting a business can be a climb, can be risky, can be nerve-wracking… all of the above. But there are things we can do to minimize the risks, the stress and the heartaches. Diane & Lou talk about business plans vs. roadmaps, how to avoid falling down the Google rabbit hole, raising funds from friends & family and more.


Funding Your Business Idea: What You Should Know

Diane chats with Robyn about the differences between how men and women tap into financial resources to fund their business. She also shares tips on how to successfully pitch investors.

Distilling Your Dreams Into a Thriving Business

Diane talks about how to focus your ideas, develop a roadmap and know when to turn to experts in places where you may need help, whether it’s reaching your financial goals or how to grow your business.

YOU Get to Decide How to Grow Your Business (Not Other People)

Diane shares the secret to learning what customers really want, plus how to grow a consulting business and still keep it solo.

3 Alternatives to Scaling for Business Growth

Diane explores the idea of scaling vs. growth, sharing pros and cons, as well as several alternatives for growth that don’t require scaling.

Starting a New Business? Tap Into the Power of Inertia

And idea is just the first step! Diane talks about how to create momentum to keep your business moving forward as you build the foundation — no matter how much (or how little) time you have.

Build the Business You Want

“I help you do you.” That’s Diane in a nutshell as she talks about building the business you want, not what others expect or what you think society demands.

What If I Don’t Want to Scale My Business?

Diane talks with Tobi about growing vs. scaling and shares tips for growing without having to scale your business. (Because growing exponentially isn’t always the answer.)


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