The CoCreate Podcast

Business Building And Adulting 101 With Sasha Buerano

September 30, 2020 Nicole Salvatore Season 1 Episode 6
The CoCreate Podcast
Business Building And Adulting 101 With Sasha Buerano
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The CoCreate Podcast
Business Building And Adulting 101 With Sasha Buerano
Sep 30, 2020 Season 1 Episode 6
Nicole Salvatore

Originally from Mercer County, NJ, Sasha is a newer transplant to the Jersey Shore since opening her business, SB Financial LLC, in 2016. SB Financial operates under the Allstate Insurance name and provides products like auto, home, renters, condo, boat insurance as well as life and retirement products. Sasha's office is in Ocean County while she resides in her new  home in Monmouth County. 

Outside of the insurance world she loves going to the beach, travelling (under non-covid circumstances), spending time with her family, and creating events for the nonprofit she co-founded called The Local Fix Foundation. 

Our conversation covered some vital considerations when it comes to stepping into the business owner role and tackling adult life head on.

You can follow Sasha's personal IG @thesashamaria and her business IG @sbfinancialnj . You can also visit her website https://www.sbfinancialnj.com/


Show Notes Transcript

Originally from Mercer County, NJ, Sasha is a newer transplant to the Jersey Shore since opening her business, SB Financial LLC, in 2016. SB Financial operates under the Allstate Insurance name and provides products like auto, home, renters, condo, boat insurance as well as life and retirement products. Sasha's office is in Ocean County while she resides in her new  home in Monmouth County. 

Outside of the insurance world she loves going to the beach, travelling (under non-covid circumstances), spending time with her family, and creating events for the nonprofit she co-founded called The Local Fix Foundation. 

Our conversation covered some vital considerations when it comes to stepping into the business owner role and tackling adult life head on.

You can follow Sasha's personal IG @thesashamaria and her business IG @sbfinancialnj . You can also visit her website https://www.sbfinancialnj.com/


Nicole Salvatore :

Welcome to the CO create podcast. I'm your host Nicole Salvatore, a beach bum and aspiring dog mom who left her windowless office job to start a copywriting business. I said hell no to burnout and now I spend my days connecting with amazing women, many of them copywriters, just like me, who are creating businesses they don't crave a break from. And that's exactly what we're going to help you do on this podcast. Help you co create amazing experiences with your clients and design a life that's nothing short of stellar will welcome copywriters, creators and straight up inspiring women as they share their sparks of insight or go to marketing moves, and the mindset shifts that mattered most to them and their business. So whether you're looking for those business strategies you can put into action right away, or you just need a kick ass pep talk from someone who gets it. You'll feel right at home here. And I can't wait to help you and your business. Stay stellar. Let's go. Originally from Mercer County, New Jersey Sasha Burano is a newer transplant to the Jersey Shore since opening her business SP financial LLC in 2016. Sp financial operates under the Allstate Insurance name and provides products like home, auto renters, condo and boat insurance as well as life and retirement products. Sasha's office is in Ocean County while she resides in her new home in Monmouth County. Outside of the insurance world, she loves going to the beach traveling under non COVID circumstances, of course, spending time with her family and creating events for the nonprofit she's co founded called the local fixed foundation. I really am excited to share this interview with Sasha with all of you, because like many of us, she has built her business from the ground up. And what sets her business apart from many others, in my opinion, for what it's worth, is that Sasha has done it in her own unique way and has found a way in so doing to give back to the community in which she lives and works and enjoys her life. So I'm excited for each of you to listen to what Sasha shares in this interview, because she touches on a lot of different things related to becoming and stepping more fully into adulthood, but also stepping up to the plate and taking ownership of your business. Moving from Yes, I have a business to I own I run a business and and we talked a bit about what that really looks like. So that's why I think this is a phenomenal place to start if you're even just contemplating opening or running your own business. So without further ado, let's dive right in. And here's my interview with Sasha Burano. Hi, Sasha, how are you doing?

Sasha Buerano :

Hey, how's it going, Nick,

Nicole Salvatore :

I'm so excited for our conversation today. Because we were talking offline about a little behind the scenes, guys, we were talking offline about adulting. And this whole concept is just like, I thought I was an adult. And then I started a business and I just feel like this is gonna be such a good conversation for anyone who doesn't quite feel like they're running a business as it is. I feel like that's like sometimes the mindset shift has to happen. So we're gonna dive into that. But before we do for anyone in my audience who hasn't had the privilege of meeting you yet, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Sasha Buerano :

So my name is Sasha, and I own a business actually in Ocean County in New Jersey, and I jumped into this four years ago, I grew up in the insurance industry, and I guess it's one of those things you kind of grow up in. And then you know, after trying to spread my wings and fly and like, look at look at other opportunities out there, I realized I had a great lifestyle, I grew up what it's like to be in the community to help people through something like insurance and decided that instead of putting 1718 hour days into someone else's company, I want to do that for myself. So I took over an existing agency four years ago, and every day's definitely just been a journey, you know, since awesome,

Nicole Salvatore :

I think that's such a great point to start with, too, is I was putting all this time into somebody else's organization. And that's totally cool. If that's like what you would like to do. I think that's fantastic. But for some of us, I feel like and tell me if I'm always feel free to edit me, but I feel like that wasn't necessarily what you were feeling like doing and that's kind of one of the reasons that you stepped away.

Sasha Buerano :

Yeah, I think that's definitely a definitely a good point. Like it's not, it's not for everyone, I guess it also helps or to see it from the vantage point of having grown up. under the wings of my parents who are entrepreneurs and started their own business from scratch. So I think that seeing seeing them make it now I, I'm, I'm a first generation Filipino American. So my parents were born in the Philippines, and they, they literally achieved the American dream. So coming here and seeing them start something from the ground up, you just develop so much respect for that, that, I think for me that definitely molded how I think about how I want my life to be and kind of how I go about just, I don't know, everything in general, I want to be able to lead people and develop a legacy of my own, so to speak. And I found that the best way for me to do that would be by owning my business. Right?

Nicole Salvatore :

So you started that, and I think that's an amazing point to my partner's, is first generation Filipino, so it's like, there's just the opposite. Right? And, and his parents did the exact same thing. They are fantastic people who have a phenomenal son, but like, it is, it is a it's a mindset, right. It's a decision to to go after these things. And I think that it's fantastic. And not like you said earlier, not for everyone. But you you did you started this business and and so I'm wondering for anyone who's maybe still working that nine to five for somebody else? What are some of the things that you had to take into consideration to make that happen?

Sasha Buerano :

You mean making like the transition from like, yeah, from the Yeah, so again, it's everyone's different, right? Everyone wants something different in life, I grew up with the mindset of, of leading people, and my parents have always been the type of people to just, you know, they just kind of they're, they're very much very proactive, they take initiative, and want to own the process, because then they know, they want to lead it in their own way. And I loved that I loved growing up doing events, doing, you know, being in the community. And, you know, I think, after seeing it in the, because I worked for my, I worked for my dad and his office for four years after college. And then I took a took a year abroad, and then I came back, I was like, I need to know what it's like to not work for family, and try working as a true like employee of the company. And that was definitely like humbling. So seeing it in that light. I think it's just you come to a point, I think I came to a point where I was like, well, I value my time. And I have a lot to bring to the table. And I have a lot to offer. And I think in some for some people, they realize, well, maybe they don't agree with how a company's going or they can only goes so far, or management prevents them from moving up. Or maybe it's a financial, like, red line that they can't cross. Right. And so for me those things, definitely were top of mind. I personally am very outspoken. So, and I like being able to push the limits and push the boundaries of what did you ever think about this? Like, how do you how do you, you know, did you ever think about making this change? And when I was met with Well, that's just like, not how we do things or met with like, that's, you know, like, whatever and it made people feel uncomfortable. That was the realization in my head that, Okay, listen, I respect how they need to like operate, right? This isn't for me, you know, so I guess if you're in a place where you're, you're working for a lawyer, and if you've ever felt those things, you felt like no one was hearing you out, you feel like you can't go further, you're bored. Or, you know, you just feel like you have so much more to bring to the table, I think that might be a sign that maybe pursuing something else maybe pursuing your own business or maybe not even pursuing your own business, you know, pursuing, you know, a company that values what you have to put in. I think that that is something to definitely take take to heart and listen to it sooner than later.

Nicole Salvatore :

Yeah, no. And I think that to that value aligned business could be one that already exists or one that you create. I think both are definitely possible. So I love that you brought both of those to the table because it could go either way. You could find a company to work with and you're like this is these are my people, whatever company it is, you know, Bob Joe internationals my company, I love them, you know, whatever it is.

Sasha Buerano :

Yeah, but I do think that that I guess I answered your question a very long, broad way. But I think I think there's definitely value in paying attention to, don't let your I don't know, don't, don't play down what you have to bring to the table. And then also don't, if you feel like you're being silenced, you know, obviously, there's a way there's a way to be respectful about it in any company, you know, you don't want to be respectful. If you're coming to the table and, and bringing up maybe your problem, come with a solution, right? Don't just say like, here's a problem, because then you don't want to be that that person in the company that just like, always looks for the problem, come with a solution, because then that's how you get people to like, listen to you. But if in general, you're doing everything you can to try and bring your value to the table, and it's just really not being recognized, or you just feel like a gut feeling like you should probably leave. Don't waste your time there. There's so many, there's so many companies out there, there's so many things that you can be doing that the right people will find you, you know, you know, and you will find the right people if you just kind of like manifest that. And I'm a huge advocate of that. Now, when I finally understood what that meant.

Nicole Salvatore :

Yeah, when you're not, you know, reading the secret and thinking you just say things into the air, it does, you know, it feels a lot better. But absolutely, your point, your point is, is definitely resonating here. Because, yeah, there's plenty of places that will respect your genius. And I don't mean like in an abstract sense, but what you actually, as you said, bring to the table and what you can really bring to the conversation, because I think a lot of times, we've also had them I'm sure, those meetings, that could have been an email, right, and you're like, this could have been an email. But I've had amazing in some of the school, I used to work in schools. And so like some of the schools when we would have these phenomenal meetings, and I'm like, I wish every meeting was like this, but it was the it was the it was the group of people that had come together for that particular meeting. And I think that synergy is really important. Speaking of which, I'm wondering, so once you establish the business for yourself, and really stepped into that role, as you know, I'm a business owner, Hi, my name is Sasha and I own this business. And and this is mine, what are some of the things that you did that you took the initiative, or you learned that you had to do? Because sometimes life smacks you in the face that says you got to do this? What are some of the things that you did to build yourself? Or to increase your your ability to see yourself as a business owner or to step into that role? As a business owner?

Sasha Buerano :

Oh, my gosh, I feel like that's a totally, it's a great question. It's such a loaded question. Because I'm like, feeling all the emotions, like it's all coming back to me. So. So I'm coming from like, an interesting place, then I moved back to Jersey, and I haven't been here for like a while. And I knew no one when I moved here. So there was a lot of time. And I share that because I think it's important to note that there's a lot of value in spending a lot of time alone, because as a business owner, you are alone. In a way no one will care about your business more than you. Not even maybe your partner or anything like that, like no one will care about your business more than you. So I have a lot to figure out as most people do. It was okay, like, a your business comes first. So I had no life. I had no social that, but then be like there was just so many things like how do I market this? How do I delegate you have to learn how to delegate as a business owner, right? So I have a team that works with me. Now, how do I pass some of that off? to them? How do I want to do taxes? How do I learn how to do you know, just like reconciling my expenses and Quicken, quicken the way you don't like, like all of those types of things. There are so many different things that you have to learn as a business owner, that it took me a while to realize that there's a lot of like actual things that you have to learn, like, how to how to run your business in general. But I think the number one thing that I realized over time was that you have to take care of you and your mindset first, because without that, your business is not going to run because you are your business. It's you do social media marketing, if it's copywriting if it's running an insurance agency, you are the face of your business, if you're not doing okay, and you don't know what's going on. Like you need to do your own check ins. So what does that mean exactly? documented journal, I use Instagram selfishly for documenting just kind of my thought processes. So I don't know if anyone else does that. But having something like that, I think is good. And why that's important is I think it's good to reflect on where you started and then where you are like keep checking back in with yourself to know and see how you felt, and how you how you felt before and how you feel now, if those things that aren't resolved, still aren't resolved, then that's something you still need to work on. But then also give you also give yourself a pat on the back for how far you came. So I think number one is like, developing a mindset learning how that yes, you are alone. But I think, again, checking in with yourself, and I think the next thing is finding people who understand how you how you feel, and so that that may be finding a networking group, which is how we met, right, yeah. You know, finding other business owners or people like minded and, and they will understand, like, how, how you feel and what you're going through, and they can help you along the way.

Nicole Salvatore :

That's fantastic. I'm gonna have to go back and re, like, re listen to the recording and like mine, all that because I think that's fantastic. I'd be like, I'd be like, well, because I think the mindset shifts are at our job one, like, when you start even, like, I moved here, and I knew no one and it took me like three years to make a friend. So it was like, Yeah, like I made a friend today. And Mike's like, mm hmm, by one of the cool things and I don't know if this was your experiences, once I did find people who were also doing this business building, in like taking on this business building endeavor, the mindset shifts became a little bit more, I don't say easier, because that's just not it's not my experience, but like, less dramatic, it wasn't there was there was less drama around I have to start thinking this wire, I have to make these these changes, because I was like watching other people do the same thing. And, and having those models and having those people who also believed in what I was creating, and to when you mentioned our, you know, amazing, phenomenal networking crew, meeting those people and connecting with them and not even just having people send you referrals or anything but just that community was was pivotal for me. And I'm, I'm guessing for you because you've hung around and stayed. I wonder you know what that's been like,

Sasha Buerano :

I it took me a long time like you to find any UI I really like I don't mind going out like meeting people by myself and going to different events and Chamber of Commerce's and all these things is great. I'm like, I just still haven't found people that I can connect with. And just randomly it just so happened, someone I met through networking, I follow their Instagram story. The first time I ever looked at an Instagram story, I found our networking group. I'm like, Oh my gosh, no way. Like there's people that meet, like across the street from where I live. And I think you're right, finding people that, that understand your journey, because they are also business owners is great for mindset, also, because now you can find people who, who understand that you're not actually and you can feel and realize that you're not actually that crazy people exactly like you, and are going through the same things. And I think there's something to be said about people who share your journey or similar journey. They're kind of like sidelining, like they run parallel to you. And a lot of times many of us learn from the mistakes or the experiences, learning experiences of other people. And then they kind of digest that for themselves. Like we you know, so Michelle bacon in our group user, like she ran this like 2020 reset thing, which was phenomenal coaching thing, and it was amazing. Yeah, yeah, yeah. So I think it was so eye opening in so what's the word I'm looking for it relieving to hear that other people were feeling like they were juggling too much that they were stressed out that they feel like they weren't putting their best foot forward, that they were failing in different aspects of their life. And I'm sitting here like, Oh my God, that's me. And it was I think every single one of us kind of had this like, Yeah, that's it. So I think there's a lot of value to finding people that that get where you are in life, because sometimes it's not your friends and a lot of times it's not your your partners, you know, because not everyone has that that same mindset as you as that you'd be I'm running my own business mindset. There's an entrepreneur mindset, and that's very particular.

Nicole Salvatore :

No, absolutely. And I think too, like I I didn't grow up in insurance, but my father had his own business and still has his own business and I grew up in tile stores. So it was a little different. But you know, I could pick out grout you know, grout colors for you if you need that. And marble slabs, but I, I take your point there too, because it was it was one of those things where That was the one of the first people who understood what this was going to look like. And not that I modeled my business on a tile and marble company sorry, dad, but just like that when I said it, everybody else's eyes kind of like bulged out of their skulls with my Master's in counseling except his so it was comforting and then to find our group and realize other people all joking aside, like other people don't like QuickBooks. I also have so much you know, emotional baggage around QuickBooks and other people are feeling overwhelmed or spread too thin or as you alluded to, like pulled in all these different directions or going in all these different directions on purpose for some reason, which you know, that's a whole nother conversation other Kava, maximalism minimalism and essential ism, but we can have that whole conversation. But But to your point, I think that that yeah, that's transformative and cathartic to be like, Ah, I'm not clinically in see. This is nice. Yeah,

Sasha Buerano :

yeah, there's definitely, there's definitely comforting to realize there's other people out there and and sometimes it takes time to find them. So if you're, if you're one of those people out there that are struggling to be like art, you know, to find your your group, your CRO, your people that get you keep going, I encourage you to keep going because I was so close to just giving up on that entirely. And just, I guess I put it out there in the universe. And then the next thing I knew, I found myself at a Halloween party with all these people, but now, now we're good friends. And also, you know, great, great business partners.

Nicole Salvatore :

Absolutely. And I think to one of the things that I wanted to ask you about because you work in insurance, and because I know that it's not always the the most sexy thing to talk about for some people. But I do think it's it's really like, it's something I'm still learning about. And I'm still figuring out, but it is brought to my mind this idea of you know, what, if anyone's out there, and they're listening, and they're like, I'm just trying to really figure out what it means to step into some of these like adult roles for myself, whether that's like, starting a business, or raising a family, buying a home, buying an investment property, getting a brick and mortar, which I know is a challenging thought right now, as we're recording this in a pandemic, but any of those different steps and mile markers in life. I wonder if there's things that you see in your role in insurance that people get hung up on? Or they just skip it all together? Because they're like, Lalalalala, and they put their hands over their ears? Are there any things that as people are stepping into these more? We call them like adulting roles, but like, what, as they step into these things? Are there things that that they cover their ears about? Or that they just kind of misstep on in your mind?

Sasha Buerano :

So I don't I don't know that it's so much covering your ears on per se, but I think more so I see a trend of people have like gaps of, of knowledge in certain things. Because, man, if I could suggest to the world of like, what we educate our kids on like in high school and college, I would definitely put in there something about like literally like an adulting one on one class. Because I think it's hard, you don't know what you don't know. Right? Which I think is something that we learn. We're learning like in our 20s 30s, that transition stage of owning a business, I think there's there's a lot of things that people need to take into account. And what I realized is, finances is a major part of that, that plays into almost every single thing that all of us everything, everyone, it affects everyone whether or not you run a business, if you have a family or if you don't have a family, you're just like super career driven. You want to buy a house, you want have kids, like you're taking care of a, you know, guardian or elderly parent or something like those things are really, really important. And I see that all the time. Like, Oh, I didn't know, like, for example, the other day, I was talking to a friend of a friend and they're looking into buying solar panels for their home. And I'm like, Okay, I'm like that's, that's good that you you're exploring that option. But you know, there's different things that you might want to consider. will it affect the value of your home? You know that that's a question, you have to lease them. So like, it's interesting, because there's so many great things out there that are screaming at all of us like hey, well this is important. This is important. What do we have to listen to? I think the main things are, if your goal is to settle down, whether that be with The family are not in with kids or not to buy a home to start your own business, what I would highly suggest is taking some time to think about all the things that affect that. And that starts with finance. It starts with a budget, and learning to think realistically about, like, what it is that you want and setting realistic goals for yourself. So I would encourage you to reach out to an accountant and a financial advisor, I would encourage you to make sure that you're also protecting everything that you have. That's why I come into play, right? Because people don't like, think about, Hey, I work my ass off for like all of these years. No worries, I work my butt off for like all of these years, or however long. And then something can happen. And then it all disappears. If you're not protecting it, then what's the point? Take good care of what you have that type of thing. And then even starting with those three things, ask those people, where do I go from here? What else should I be thinking about? Because again, you don't know you don't know. And you need some sort of starting point. But I think for adulting, I think the number one thing I see is is people usually struggle with with financially, what they need to do and the steps that they need to take and setting realistic goals for themselves.

Nicole Salvatore :

Yeah, and to your point, just start with those three people gives me something I can actually tangibly do. Whereas, and I love I love Google, we get along. But if I go onto Google and type in, what do I need to know about financial advising? Or what do I need to know about setting up insurance policies? Or what do I need to know about solar panels or something, I'm going to probably get fall down a black hole of some sort and get really, really overwhelmed by it. But if I just start with trusting these three professional people, these three experts to help me, that feels a lot more doable, if that makes sense.

Sasha Buerano :

Yeah, I think it can get definitely get overwhelming. But I think starting someplace, and how does that usually happen? Right? How do you find people that you can trust with that? Ask your friends, right? That's what referrals are great for. And that's what we learned in networking, right? That it's not, it's so much more about relationships. So start with the people, you know, so if you're, if you are listening, and you're in like the 20s 30 years, you're trying to like, make your next big step, whether that's buying your car and a car, buying whatever starting a business, ask the people that you know, in your trust your families, your parents, your your siblings, your friends, like, Hey, who do you use for x? Do you if you're looking at my house would use for a realtor, you know, and then anything related to a house, ask the realtor, you know that, that you've been interested to speak with, you know, and then kind of go from there ask all the questions. There's no stupid question. But definitely, like, roll with highly suggested people and like, do your research on that, as, you know, again, don't go in the Google rabbit hole, but do some research. But I would start with someone and then look at and start there.

Nicole Salvatore :

Yeah, and so one of the things that all that is amazing. Again, I'm gonna have to mine this and just, you know, just keep going. figure, yeah, figure it out to you know, make sure I have like my adulting in order side note, but I think one of the cool things that you do get to do as an adult is, and this is something that we both have done in different ways. But one of the cool things we get to do as adults is find causes that really speak to who we are, and step into roles within those those platforms, essentially. So I know you've co founded an organization. So I was wondering if you would introduce it to everybody so they can go look it up and learn as much as they can about it. So the local fix, right, the local fix foundation. Yeah. Can you tell us a little bit about that, and about how that came to be a thing, especially in our current circumstances?

Sasha Buerano :

Sure. So I think I probably mentioned before I I grew up planning like events in the community with my family. And I guess I just grew up loving to do that. And it started with this idea last year of doing an event for a good cause. And it grew into what we called rocktober feast, which is the music and Beer Festival, which was a lot of fun. And we raised a lot of money for a local nonprofit, but the need we feed and then you know after after doing that, myself and the co founder will grundmann who's the CEO of twin lights brewing. I said you know we had a good thing like running here we great make great momentum. I think we need to like take almost a step. higher than this in a way, and in do something more like a foundation. And so we get some people together and the local fixed Foundation was created. Truthfully, it started, not how we imagined, as I'm sure a lot of people who started some sort of business in the last six months can also agree with during a pandemic. But the basic, basically, our mission is to put on, you know, great events for a good cause. And basically Connect charities, local charities, with local businesses, and you know, with the communities that they that they support. And so we stand for, for things like, you know, the environment, hunger, the arts, veterans, and you know, medical research, advocacy and awareness. So those are some of the things that we are looking to continue to support. And there's a lot of exciting things coming, we just had a beach clean the other day, and it was really successful, super windy, learned a lot from that on a windy day, all good things. So that that's, that's where we're at. So taking it local and trying to just connect with as many people as possible and give back.

Nicole Salvatore :

That's phenomenal. That the local fixed for those of you who I will, I'll leave it in the show notes so that if you are interested in being a part of that, or in any way supporting Sasha and will, and their organization that they've they've co founded that you can get in touch with with them, and in whatever way makes sense for you. So I'll leave that in the show notes. But before I let you go, I would be remiss if I didn't ask this question, because I think it flows from the same source in my mind, as I want to write a book, right? A lot of people are like, I want to write a book. And there's also other people who are like, I want to start a nonprofit. And I'll do it eventually. But I want to recognize and and express my admiration and curiosity, what made this a right now thing for you? And what made it not a? That's something I'll do later, what made this something that you wanted to do right now? And how did you start that process? You don't have to tell us the whole process. I feel like we could have you on and talk all nonprofit. But, you know, we could go into that and you know, all the different things. But what made this a right now, you know, not I'm going to write a book someday, or I'm going to start nonprofit someday. What made this for you? And we can speak though he's not here. But for for well, like what made this a right now thing?

Sasha Buerano :

So it's, it's a great question. So right now, I think we realized that, because we are both business owners, and we're both, you know, we love where we live. We wanted to do what we ever we could to make sure that we help support the businesses that needed it the most. And that was a lot of local restaurants in the area. And I think the urgency that, you know, the pandemic created an urgency for us to say, Now more than ever, we need to do what we can, because we are fortunate enough to be in a place where we can give back. So regardless of how crazy everything is how much we need to do stuff for ourselves in our businesses, there's no better time than now because there was already momentum a we don't want to lose that momentum. But be we want to be able to capture people's attention by saying, hey, let's not forget about the people in our community that need it. And places that we love places that some of our friends own and and run or workout. So I think that that's that's where we came from it. It's like the pandemic almost put a fire under our button and just made us even more, even more so passionate about doing this now. So I would like to say like almost something like not like a thank you. But almost like that was a good thing that came out of one thing I can say it was a good thing that came out of this whole situation. Where is it? That kind of pushed us along? So that answers your question in the short? Well,

Nicole Salvatore :

it certainly does. It certainly does. I think I think it's really important to recognize the urgency of right now. You know, to quote the Smith, how soon is now how soon is never you know, it has to happen when it has to happen. And I think for a lot of business owners. The pandemic has lit a proverbial fire under our butts in in a myriad of different ways. But yeah, especially our restaurants here on the east coast. And particularly in New Jersey. We were shut down for way, what feels like aeons, but it was really a season but it's a it's one of the most important seasons here. We only get a couple, a couple months of really good ones. So it's fantastic work that you guys are doing and that we're We're already you know, we're going back into winter again here, which seems unfair. And frankly, I'm upset about it. It's fantastic work. And all kidding aside, it's fantastic work. I'm so stoked and honored that that we got to talk a little bit about it on the show, because I think it's really phenomenal work. Of course, of course. So before I let you go, could you let everybody out there know how to get connected with you, because you offer aside from, you know, hopping on podcast, and, and owning and running your own business, you offer a lot of insight on your social channels, as far as guidance on on all things, insurance and all things adulting 101, essentially, so how can people get ahold of your, or at least learn from you if they're not in New Jersey ready to work with you?

Sasha Buerano :

Sure. So I think the best thing is Instagram, Instagram all the time. So my handle is at the Sasha Maria, on Instagram, and then also live businesses at SP financial and J. So you could follow those two. And I'd love to connect,

Nicole Salvatore :

thank you for hanging out with me and just like imparting all of this amazing knowledge that I really do believe our audience will really benefit from so thank you so much, Sasha,

Sasha Buerano :

thank you so much, Nicole. So

Nicole Salvatore :

if you just wrapped up that interview, and you are feeling just as inspired as I am, I want to invite you to head over to SP financial nj.com. And check out the work that Sasha is doing for her insurance clients, and then head over to at the Sasha Maria, to check out what she's doing when she's not selling insurance. And of course, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that you can check out the local fixed foundation as well, I will leave all these links in the show notes. So you don't have to worry about writing them down if you're driving a car, but I wanted to make sure that you had every way you could to get in touch with Sasha because she is a font of knowledge when it comes to owning your business stepping into adulthood, and stepping up to the plate for the things that matter most to including getting active in your local community. So I hope that this interview was as illuminating for you as it was for me. And until next time guys, stay stellar. And I'll see you soon