Episode 237: Running a Debt Free Business, with Molly Stillman - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina are joined by Molly Stillman is the founder and creator of Still Being Molly, a life and style blog started in 2007 and the host of the Business With Purpose podcast with over 600,000 readers. Stillbeingmolly.com has become a trusted community for women, especially moms who love everything from style and beauty to parenting and real food, to serving in their communities and making the world a better place. At the beginning of the episode, we hear all about Molly’s struggles with debt and how it influenced her to live a debt free life. Molly shares about why sharing your struggles with someone is important to your healing. Lastly, she shares some safeguards you can put up in your business to set yourself up for financial success.

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Main Takeaways:

  • How she started blogging in 2007 [0:01:41]

  • How grief has influenced her debt [0:05:34]

  • What she did to get out of the debt [0:12:23]

  • How her husband and her live a debt-free lifestyle [0:19:28]

  • Why you need to share your struggles [0:20:53]

  • How to say "no" to unwise business decisions [0:26:26]

  • What safeguards you can put up in your business [0:32:43]

  • How to strategize for future expenses [0:38:34]

I wouldn’t be where I am now had it not been for that really terrible dark season of my life.
— Molly Stillman
My biggest tip is first share it with somebody and then get help.
— Molly Stillman

Bio:

Molly Stillman is the founder and creator of Still Being Molly, a life and style blog started in 2007, and the host of the Business with Purpose podcast. With over 600,000 readers in the last year, stillbeingmolly.com has become a trusted community for women, especially moms, who love everything from style and beauty, to parenting and real food, to serving in their communities and making the world a better place. Molly has had the honor of collaborating with well-known brands such as Stitch Fix, Target, Sseko Designs, CAUSEBOX, Sevenly, Noonday Collection, and more. Molly is honored to have been featured in such publications and media as US News & World Report, Scary Mommy, Fashion Revolution’s Zine “Loved Clothes Last”, The 700 Club, Cary Magazine, and was named as one of “the Carolina’s 75 Most Stylish People” by Carolina STYLE Magazine.

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