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Katelyn James on being an industry trailblazer

I'm so thrilled to have Katelyn James join me on the podcast to talk about being an innovator in an industry of imitation.

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Masterminds & Education Formats with Hope Taylor

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Instagram Strategy with Tyler McCall

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Episode 52: The Importance of Trademarking Your Brand with Ashley Kirkwood

Welcome to So, Here’s the Thing! In this episode, Ashley Kirkwood joins us to discuss the trademarking process and why it’s important for your brand. Listen in as she describes when to trademark your business and three ways to go about doing it! After graduating top of her class at Northwestern Law and going to […]

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Episode 51: Setting Up Systems in Your Business with Julie Painter

Welcome to So, Here’s the Thing! In this episode, Julie Painter joins us to discuss why systems are important in your business, along with the tools you should be using to create them. Listen in as she shares how her role as a VA can help you manage and further automate those systems. Dallas Girl […]

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Episode 50: 5 Tips for Crafting a Business Plan with Candice Coppola

Welcome to So, Here’s the Thing! In this episode, Candice Coppola joins me to discuss the components that will help you craft a solid business plan. Listen in as she discusses the purpose of developing a business plan and how it can guide your success! Candice Coppola is an author, podcast host, business coach, and […]

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Episode 49: Short Form Video Marketing: Reels & TikTok with Natasha Coyle

Welcome to So, Here’s the Thing! In this episode, Natasha Coyle joins us to discuss the benefits she’s found in short form video marketing while using Instagram Reels and TikTok. Listen in as she highlights how to get started and what you should be sharing for your audience as a business owner! Natasha Coyle is […]

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Episode 48: Building a Personal Brand with Stephanie Kase

Welcome to So, Here’s the Thing! In this episode, Stephanie Kase joins us to highlight the importance of building a personal brand and four things to consider when developing it. Stephanie is a photographer and educator from Columbus, Ohio. She offers practical small business education through online courses, shop products, and in person speaking. When […]

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criticism in your business

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Episode 47: How to Handle Criticism in Your Business with Anna Wright

Welcome to So, Here’s the Thing! In this episode, Anna Wright joins us to discuss how to handle hearing no in your business. Listen in as she shares the value in evaluating criticism and doing the hard work to understanding where you can improve in your business. Anna Wright is a hybrid wedding and portrait […]

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Hey, friends! I'm Laylee; a teacher turned photographer, and small-business owner turned business-educator... and you could say I am habitually seeking out new adventures (like this podcast). I love meeting new people, especially in the creative industry, and I found that I had so many game changing moments in the middle of intimate conversations with peers and industry leaders—so many fresh, real and raw perspectives are shared in those conversations over a drink or a meal, and I wanted to create a space to bring a little of those conversations to you. 

I don’t have all the answers (wouldn’t that be nice!), but I’ve learned a lot along the way and I’m an open book. As a former high school teacher, I have a huge heart for educating others. I’m not afraid to dig into tough topics or share my experiences—the good and the bad. I want you to feel confident in your ability to make a difference and make a living doing what you love. 

I’m here to encourage you, lift you up, give you my honest advice, and equip you with the resources and support you need to achieve your goals. Let’s dive in!

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