***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.
May 19, 2023
Are you falling into the copy-and-paste culture of online business building? Are you drowning in marketing "shoulds" doled out by gurus and one-size-fits-all peddlers? Are you sick to death of collaborations that take more t…
May 10, 2023
How can you evoke emotion (ethically) and show your passion for your work? How can you stand out in a sea of similar brands? And what the heck can be learned about partnership, flexibility, and delight from the spellcasting,…
April 19, 2023
How can introverts (or empaths, or people-pleasers) sell and market their businesses without coming across as pushy and aggressive? How can every small business owner keep their nature and their gifts in mind when it comes t…
April 5, 2023
Are you suffering from or through "random acts of marketing?" Online visibility is such a noisy endeavor - so many options, so many "shoulds." How do you know what's right for you and which efforts to double down on? And- is…
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…
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…"