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Four Must-Watch TV Shows for Small Business Owners



TV Shows for Small Business Owners

We talked about the “Multi-tasking Myth” when I had the opportunity to listen to Roberta Oster Sachs pour wisdom into working women at a local women’s leadership luncheon. I’m going to play on that a bit today by suggesting one area of your life where you CAN multi-task. Watching TV.

If you’re like me, you rarely have the opportunity to sit down and watch TV, falling far behind on top shows and probably having no idea what “How to Get Away with Murder” is (I found out about that one super late – holy cow, it’s worth watching!). When I do watch TV, I try to watch something that gives me a little brainpower. How? Here are my four must-watch TV shows for small business owners.


1. The Profit. This is my #1, must have in your arsenal, TV show for small business owners. Marcus Lemonis is one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and breaks down good business clearly and concisely. This show is a spot on way to learn from the failures of others and apply the knowledge to your own professional ventures to avoid making the same mistakes. This show is hugely underrated and I bet most of you have never even heard of it. I am constantly fascinated by his thorough research, ability to think on his feet and drive straight to the source of the problem, offering direct solutions that convert in a powerful way. He rocks my entrepreneurial world.


2. Shark Tank. Yes, I know you’ve probably heard of this show and yes, it’s not particularly relatable, as most of us will never pitch our business on TV to a top level panel of celebrity billionaires. Don’t watch this show to dream of your own fantasy presentation. Watch this show to understand the knowledge you need to have in your back pocket in order to accurately report on the success of your business. The sharks ask all the right questions, and applicants are expected to know every fact and figure. Consider how they market their brands, the recommendations they receive and how that knowledge might be translated to your own professional visibility and overall control of your venture.


3. Beyond the Tank. Betcha didn’t know about this one! This is where the sh*t gets real for Shark Tank dealmakers. This show follows up on the deals the sharks have made with various companies, moving past the sparkle and presentation of the original connection and into the real deal ins and outs of the offer. You get to hear exactly what went down, what deals made it, which ones crashed and burned and how the sharks implement their expertise into each of their partnerships. This is another great opportunity to learn from the failures of others and to see relatable business growth in real time.

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4. Bar Rescue. Ha! If you’ve been following me for awhile, you already know this is one of my favorites. If you’re just tuning in, I’m sure you’re wondering why the heck this one made the list. Admittedly, this show is loud and proud, and more than a little rough around the edges. It comes with the territory! But let me tell you, Jon Taffer knows his business INSIDE AND OUT. That’s the first big lesson – Know your industry. KNOW IT. Secondly, Taffer applies business knowledge to every aspect of his rescues – sales, marketing, organization, prioritization, systems, branding. The show is literally packed full of small business knowledge and follows logical common sense and small adjustments that can impact productivity and profitability in a VERY big way.

Do you have TV shows that can entertain and also educate? I’m always looking for new ways to learn, even while I kick back and relax (wait, when do I do that?).


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  1. Irish Carter

    January 10, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    What a really helpful list of shows. I am like you and know that TV is not the wisest choice for time but do love to engage in it when I can. I love the shark tank. I’ve not heard of beyond the tank or the profit and am really excited to check them out. One show I seen once on Netflix was a series called the pitch and it centered around marketing and advertising techniques. I loved it. It actually taught me a lot creatively. Thanks for sharing your list. I’m looking forward to checking out these shows.


    • Katy Blevins

      February 4, 2016 at 7:06 am

      Ooooh, I’ve never heard of The Pitch! I’m definitely going to check it out. Thank you for the recommendation!

  2. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

    January 29, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I loooove Shark Tank!! I’ve gotten to see a couple of the Sharks in person and it’s so surreal! I’ve only seen The Profit a couple of times but it looks like a good one!

    • Katy Blevins

      February 4, 2016 at 7:05 am

      It really is! I think The Profit is completely underrated. Most people (myself included) overlooked it, but it really is such a brilliant show for small business owners to watch. I listened to Daymond John speak last year and I was really impressed at how down to Earth he was. He shared some really powerful wisdom that inspired everyone in attendance!

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Top 10 Family Safety Tips from @GetReadyNowPack



Family Safety Tips

Life as a busy working mom is more than hectic! The best way to combat the crazy and chaos is to do our best to prepare in advance whenever possible. Emergency preparedness is one area we often skimp in, leaving us stressed and scrambling when disaster strikes (sometimes even by our own doing!). Our friends at Get Ready Now have a few simple routines, habits and family safety tips that will keep us in control when life strikes back.

Family Safety Tips

Regular Car Check Ups

We’ll admit, guilty as charged! We often overlook the basic maintenance that keeps our car running and in tip top shape. Then, when our car decides to bite back with a little reminder about how much we’ve been neglecting it, we’re stuck in all the wrong places at all the wrong times. If you have trouble remembering to give your car some much needed love, be sure to download our Google calendar reminder list!

Keep Your Phone Fully Charged

Oops…guilty as charged again! We hate hunting down our phone chargers and have a really bad habit of tossing our phones under our pillows instead of plugging it in at night, which usually means it’s teetering near death right when we want to make an important call the next day. Invest the few dollars to keep phone chargers handy. One in the kitchen, one in the office, one in the bedroom, one in the car. Do your best to stay charged up so you have some mileage on your phone’s battery when you need it!

Stay Tuned to Weather and Disaster Warnings

We all have our phones within reach around the clock, so be sure to sign up for phone alerts or download your favorite weather app to stay in the know and be ready to move and take action when regional warnings are issued!

Have an Evacuation Plan in Place

This is a big one. Whether it’s talking about your family plan to exit the house in the event of a fire or learning your local evacuation routes and shelter locations, take time to sit down with your family and make sure everyone, young and old, understands exactly what you’ll do, where, when and how should you need to evacuate your home for any reason. This can feel like a scary conversation, especially for little ones, so we often avoid it and then reality is much, much scarier when emergency strikes and we are not prepared. Bite the bullet, map out your routes and practice it as a family!

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Know How You’ll Reconnect With People Who Matter

If your phone died right now, would you know how to reach the most important people in your life? Yup, us too. Busted. Memorization not your thing? Make sure you store contact information safely in a few different places so you can reach out to friends and family in the event of an emergency from wherever you are. When it comes to evacuation and fire escapes, set up family meeting points where you will all head should you get physically separated. Plan for the worst case scenario!

Learn What to Do if You’re Caught Away From Home

This is more about having a plan A…through double ZZ. Emergencies breed fear and fear breeds panic, so our best defense is a good offense. Spend some time thinking through the different scenarios that might result in your being stuck somewhere you don’t want to be, unable to get somewhere you do what to be. What will you do? Where will you go? Confronting your fears, establishing plans and considering your options will empower you to act with clarity and purpose when life goes awry.

Have an Emergency Kit (or Ten) and Know How to Use Them

An emergency preparedness kit is only helpful if you know where it is, can easily get to it, know what’s in it and how to use it. Thankfully, our friends at Get Ready Now can help us there. They have vehicle packs, grab and go packs and have thought about everything you’ll need in an emergency from start to finish. Their bags are waterproof (win), clear (double win) and the supplies inside are good for 5 years (triple win!). Their website has complete lists and even videos detailing exactly what is in your pack and why it’s important. Use the code FREESHIP for free shipping! Woot! Woot!

Don’t Forget to Plan for Your Pets

Many of us overlook preparing in advance for what will happen with our pets in an emergency. We adore these beloved family members and can hit a wall of panic when disaster strikes and we realize we have not accounted for their needs along with our own. Make sure your emergency kits have extra pet food and include your pet care in evacuation planning and practice.

Stay in the Know and Sharpen Up on Your Emergency Skills

Are you CPR certified? Do you know how to safely perform the Heimlich Maneuver? Do you know how to start a fire outdoors? Consider signing up for a local safety or survival skills course. When disaster strikes, our knowledge base fuels our ability to stay calm and act effectively, which can save crucial time in an emergency or even save somebody’s life!

No Cheating! Check Those Smoke Detector Batteries Regularly

Admit it. We’ve all done it. It starts beeping, out of love to let us know that something’s up and it’s not in prime shape to save our lives. And we beat it to death with a stick, rip out the batteries, and cuddle back up in bed. And then leave it. And then leave it. And then leave it some more. NO MORE. Get those batteries in, set calendar reminders to test all smoke detectors regularly and keep your family safe, starting in your home, today.


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How to Add Custom Facebook Tabs to your Business Page



Custom Facebook tabs are a great way to spiff up your business page with touches all your own. In a visual flow format that’s mostly controlled by the social media platform itself, making the most of these tiny advantages and calls-to-action can be pivotal to expanding your reach. Take steps to prompt your audience to actively engage and direct visitors on your business page to your areas of greatest interest (i.e. subscribing or following you on social media). Custom Facebook tabs give you the opportunity to plant a tiny seed of interest by highlighting applications that otherwise tend to be ignored.

Implementing custom Facebook tabs starts with activating the appropriate applications on your business page. Connect your TwitterPinterest and Instagram feeds directly to your business page (Did you know you can set up your Instagram to post directly to your Facebook business page?). Explore your email subscriber tool for Facebook integration. If you’re using LeadPages via WordPress, activate the auto-Facebook tab (amazing!).

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Your next step is to order your Facebook tabs so that your top 3 (the ones you plan to create custom Facebook tabs for) are at the top of the list. You can do so easily by navigating to your business page, clicking “More” on your top tab bar, and then selecting “Manage Tabs.” From there you can drag up or down to order your list and even delete tabs that serve no use for your page.

Click -More- and -Manage Tabs.- Then

Now we are ready to create your custom Facebook tabs. This feature is kind of hidden…which is why most people don’t customize their tabs! The phrase we hear most often when introducing this to our clients is “Wow! I never even knew that existed!” Click on your page Settings and then navigate to Apps, which should show a complete list of the programs you just integrated with your page. Click “Edit Settings” on one of your apps and there it is! You can accomplish two special customizations here. You can change the tab name (i.e. from LeadPages to Free Motivational Planner) and upload a custom tab image. Yay!

The appropriate size for custom Facebook tab images is 111 pixels wide by 74 pixels high.


Customize your Tab Name AND your Tab

And there you go. You now have custom Facebook tabs that can drive traffic to subscriber portals, other social media profiles and more. Make sure your custom Facebook tabs are in line with your brand style and message. Maybe try a few different styles to see if any convert more than others. Take the opportunity to make the page your own and entice your audience to take the next step by clicking through.

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How to Make Custom Pinterest Board Covers and Upload Pins



There are so many little ways you can personalize your online profiles and increase engagement with your market simply by improving your visual presentation. This week, we’re introducing a few ways to sharpen your Pinterest profile. The most visual of all the social media platforms out there, and second only to Google for searching for just about anything…Pinterest is an application that no small business owner can ignore. The case for Pinterest and how to maximize market engagement could be a whole blog in and of itself. We’ll have more tips and tricks to share later, but for now, let’s start small. Today, let’s talk about how to make custom Pinterest board covers and how to manually upload and edits pins (without hitting the “Pin It” button).

Custom Pinterest board covers create a strong visual consistency in your profile that can help visitors understand your brand, intent and authority in your area of the business (or blogging) world. To create them, you’ll need to understand how to manually upload and edit pins, so we’ll start there.

Log into your Pinterest account and open one of your boards. See that nice little “Add a Pin” button? Click it!


Once you click that button, you’ll have two options. Add from Web or from your Device. When you click from Web, it’s going to remind you that you should just use a “pin it” button (and they’re right). For this lesson, let’s click from your Device. It will prompt you to upload a photo and you’ll browse your device (in this case, my computer hard drive) and choose the image to upload. It will automatically trigger the pin box and you’ll be able to choose your board and add a pin description. Voila!

What does your head shot say about you-

You’re probably going…something is missing! Where does the newly created pin take you? And you’re right. We’ve got one more step. Once the pin has been created and uploaded. Click to edit the pin and then add the URL that you want your audience to click through to in the Source box. Now…ta da!!! Voila!! You’re done!


The process for adding custom Pinterest board covers is 90% what you just learned and 10% PicMonkey fun. Click “Custom” to get started.

The magic dimension size for custom Pinterest board cover is 217 pixels x 147 pixels. 

Once you have your board covers created, you’ll upload each of them via the process above. You don’t have to add a source URL to click through if you’re just going for Pinterest pretty, BUT…our recommendation is to take the opportunity to link through to your website wherever you can! So, if you have a landing page on your website that relates to the items on your board, link your custom board cover through to that page! You never know who might click! To assign the new custom boards as the cover images in your profile, click “Edit” and then “Change Cover” and you’ll be able to scroll through to the new cover image. Click “Save Changes” and you’re done!



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