Pixie Dust & Profits | Small Business Podcast for Disney Lovers

Our Most Popular Episodes & Favorite Disney Business Insights

Apr 1, 2021

We know you’re a busy business owner, so we thought you’d love this quick start guide to some of our fans’ favorite episodes of the Pixie Dust & Profits podcast. 

Take a listen, and then follow us on Instagram to share which one is your favorite!

Pixie Dust & Profits episodes you might like:

Discover the inspiration behind the podcast…

Queue up Episode 00 to find out how we met, why Disney holds such a special place in our hearts, and why we started this project. 

Learn why operations are so important to your business…

Listen to us geek out over the guest transportation system at Disney World in Episode 04 and how this big expense pays off in spades.

Get a grip on content creation…

You’ll find our best tips on maximizing your time and money through repurposing your content and your products in Episode 08: Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose in Your Business

Stop struggling with pricing…

Head on over to Episode 09, where we talk about resource and team planning, supply and demand (even as a service provider), and raising and determining your prices.

See how to hire people as happy as Disney’s bus drivers…

Want to know where to find great contractors and employees, and how to keep them happy? Check out our handy small business hiring tips in Episode 010.

Apply Disney’s quarterly review process to your biz…

Hear what we learned while listening to Disney’s Q1 2020 earnings call — you know, *pre*COVID-19 — in Episode 015. There are a lot of pricing tools we gleaned from the call that you can use yourself, including how to reduce churn rate (cancellations or non-renewals), ways to reach new people through outreach & value, and creating a backup plan for when revenue or reach dip.

Bring that Disney magic into your customer experience…

If you’ve ever been on the new Star Wars ride at Disney, you know it’s more of an experience than a ride. We use this new attraction as an example of how to craft a customer experience that will surprise and delight your customers, and keep them coming back, in Episode 023.

New Disney business insights for your small biz — every other week!

Thanks for being here, we’re so excited to take all of this information and show you how it can apply to YOUR business. 

Because whether you’re a solopreneur, small business, or something in between, Walt Disney has left us all with waaaay more than epic movies and memorable vacations.  

He left us with a business blueprint. 

With a little research, our expertise, and the pixie dust sprinkled on, we will show you how to make the magic happen in your businesses too. Listen to these episodes and more by finding the Pixie Dust & Profits podcast wherever you listen to podcasts!

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Episode 41: The 3 Types of People You Need On Your Team

Apr 6, 2021

 In this episode, we discuss how to build an effective team. If you want to make sure all of the dreaming, planning, and doing actually gets done, you’ll want to listen now and discover the 3 types of people you need behind the scenes of your business.

Episode 10: Time, Money, Quality: First-time Hiring Tips

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Episode 40: Measuring the Mosquitoes in Your Business

Mar 23, 2021

Have you ever wondered why you don’t seem to be bit by mosquitoes at Disney World? Today, we’re sharing how Disney uses data to find pesky “hot spots” and adjust their actions accordingly… and we’ll teach you how to use metrics to make decisions in your business. 

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Episode 39: Making the “Right” Business Investments

Mar 9, 2021

It’s no secret there have recently been some major cut-back announcements to the magical experience we all know and love.  In this episode we discuss preparing for the future by looking at trends, cutting expenses, and planning ahead like our friends over at Disney do best. Listen today to hear about how Disney has used the pandemic as an opportunity to reduce or eliminate unprofitable activities.

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Episode 38: How Much Capacity Do You *Actually* Have?

Feb 23, 2021

Within each Disney park, different experiences can vary with how many customers can be accommodated at once. Between the types of products and services you offer and the bandwidth on your schedule, this episode will get you thinking about just how many people you can effectively support. Listen now for ways to determine your capacity, aka how many customers you can actually support at one time. 

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Episode 37: The Why & How Behind Discontinuing Products

Feb 9, 2021

In this episode we’re discussing why Disney is ending the annual pass program at Disneyland and Magical Express at Disney World. Listen now to learn a few tips and tricks for discontinuing a product or service in your business.

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Episode 36: It’s a Small World After All

Dec 22, 2020

Disney paves the way in customer experience, but even moreso, they know how to delight kids’ senses and help them stay engaged. Channel your inner “what would Walt do?”, and listen now for tips for balancing your time at home with little ones.

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Episode 35: Copyrights & Creativity with Christina Scalera

Dec 15, 2020

In this episode, we’re sitting down with our first ever guest interview (she also happens to voice our intro!) Christina Scalera is the attorney and founder of The Contract Shop®. Listen now to hear about copyrights protecting your business online. 

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Episode 34: Disney & Coronavirus… Take 3?

Dec 8, 2020

In this episode we’re discussing the latest updates on how Disney is managing COVID-19, their financial losses and how they’re planning to recover as the parks continue to re-open.

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Episode 33: Empower Your Team to Make Magical Moments

Dec 1, 2020

Disney cast members are notorious for making a guest’s experience even more magical…because they are trusted and empowered to do so. Listen today to learn from why letting your team members take ownership over their roles will make them more dedicated and help your business soar.

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