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Get inspired by business owners just like you.

Welcome to the Real People, Real Business Show, where I am bringing you interviews with real people doing real business that you can relate to, be inspired by and learn from.

Latest Episode

Episode #20 – The Business of Creating Change

Episode #20 – The Business of Creating Change

Robin Miller is the owner of an innovative design studio called Back Forty Studio. She works with clients to create an immersive brand experience to express their passions in a way that is just right for them. Her clients experience an “increased state of pleasure when communicating their brand and find a sense of joy during the small moments of their daily business lives.” Robin brings a balanced perspective not only to her work but also into her life, which she developed after learning to acknowledge and work with her challenges and her strengths. Through an intense process of self discovery, she has been able to create a business that works specifically and perfectly for her. Her philosophy is based on trust, honesty, experience, and openness and is a filter through which she views all her work. She seeks to create a playful and purposefully curated story-based brand that lets her capture the core principles and messages essential to creating positive and lasting change f...

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Episode #01 – No One Gets Anywhere Alone

Episode #01 – No One Gets Anywhere Alone

Caroline Mays is a superbly talented writer who works with thought leaders, authors, speakers and entrepreneurs who are trying to build and grow their personal brands through their own stories and experiences. Caroline has been in business since 2007...


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If you've got an inspiring story to tell, and you are building a real business like my featured guests, I would love to have you on the show. Just complete the form linked below, and come on over and join the Real Deal Business Coaching group (it's free!), where we showcase our members on this show.

One of the agendas of this show is to talk with small business owners who’re not only growing their businesses, but also battling the notion that there is a silver bullet.  And if you haven’t found it yet…you’re doing something wrong.

Sensational success stories give us the inspiration to take risks (often a good thing), but MOST of us, will have more organic, pivot-infested “slow growth” and we should celebrate that. Because it’s not easy. 

Stephanie has a way of preaching reality and slow growth and alignment while also amping you up and not bursting your bubble.

Caroline Mays

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I am a small business strategist whose personalized approach helps entrepreneurs achieve next-level growth. I create highly-customized business models that have enabled clients to double and triple their income without working longer hours. Whether they’re service providers or product creators, I help my client build the confidence and find the clarity they need to feel energized by their new business direction.