***Instantly Actionable Small Business Strategies with a Pop Culture Spin***
Join non-sleazy sales specialist Annie P. Ruggles and highly successful but utterly relatable guests as they decode the marketing, mindset, sales, and success hacks hidden within beloved movies, tv, music, books, and more.
Often goofy but never fluffy, each episode ends with easy-to-implement homework that will leave you feeling delightfully legit.
New episodes drop every Monday.
March 22, 2023
Sales is the art of receiving money in exchange for your goods and services. It's an energetic exchange between two people, and it can be beautiful. Here to prove that point are two highly opinionated, emotional women discus…
Feb. 21, 2023
Are you truly making profit a priority? There are so many metrics to track, clients to dazzle, prospects to woo, details to manage. It's shockingly easy for our livelihoods to get lost in the shuffle. But, we can't grow what…
Feb. 14, 2023
Does it seem like everyone around you is always "launching?" Big launches! Flashy launches! Multi-day multi-media launches! What the heck is a launch anyhow? And do we really need to talk about ourselves this much in order t…
Feb. 7, 2023
Is your email list really that important? How can we best communicate our deep awareness of the problems our prospects face without pouring salt in the wound? How can we find the perfect balance between personalized storytel…
Jan. 18, 2023
Should your stances, causes, and beliefs be part of your brand? Should we welcome unsubscribes and bitchy comments - or play it safe when it comes to "hot button" topics? And what the heck should we do when our best-laid pla…
Jan. 2, 2023
Happy World Introvert Day! As you get back into the swing of your work week, take a trip down memory lane to one of the first episodes of TLTQ - featuring marketing maven, Nikki Nash and Annie's lifelong devotion to Angela L…
For almost a decade, Annie P. has harnessed her Hulk-like disdain for hard-sales, tacky self-promotion, and overly competitive sleazeballs as inspiration to help people find better ways to grow their small bizzes. She's guided hundreds of people toward making deeper connections, lasting impressions, and friendlier, more lucrative transactions and conversations.
Annie is the daughter of an award-winning motivational speaker and an always-ahead-of-his-time business strategist, and the granddaughter of a legendary used-car salesman, a perspicacious wordsmith, a singing waiter, and a cafeteria caterer with a raving fan base. (So clearly, she was literally born for this.)
She lives in Chicago with her hobbit husband (who is also in sales), her furkids, and her disdain for deep dish pizza.
Great business tips with a fun twist1
"Annie provides tips you can put into action right away - keeping steps simple while sometimes diving deep into topics and the emotional aspects of being an entreprenuer. Very helpful!"
"Pop Culture AND business advice!?! Did Hannah Montana inspire this podcast because listeners get the best of both worlds! For real, you should listen. Just sayin."
Such a fun podcast for solopreneurs!!
"This is such an entertaining and informative podcast. Love the pop culture references and how they tie into these important topics!"
"Annie has the years of experience to backup her advice and speak honestly about the onljne business space, but she also makes learning FUN! She asks the right questions, follows up with helpful feedb…"