Making a Business

a podcast for makers + retailers

Starting a business? Follow along as Emily, co-host of Being Boss, launches her new maker and retail business, Almanac Supply Co. In this podcast, Emily shares the struggles, strategies, tools, and tactics she uses to build her new business.

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SEASON 1

Emily is starting another business, and this time is a product-based business—Almanac Supply Co.! So we’re launching a brand new podcast to follow along with her journey of building this maker/product business from scratch. Welcome to Making a Business. The whole thing is that I want to get back into product business! -E What people […]

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Starting a new business means getting in the right mindset, so we’re talking about creating a business based on your values, having a long-term vision to make sure your business is really something you want, and how to overcome the fraudy feelings that inevitably arise. Having a business that aligns with your own personal values is a foundational […]

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Building a strong container around your work, your creativity, and your life is really important for achieving your goals and maintaining control of your endeavors. So in this episode of Making a Business, Emily’s sharing how she’s setting up healthy boundaries to ensure she’s making the most out of her time, energy, and money as […]

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There’s no way around it: starting a new business means spending time on your business, but that doesn’t mean that you have to spend ALL of your time. In this episode of Making a Business, we’re diving into the habits and routines that help you find order in the chaos so you can dedicate time […]

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We’re busting out the numbers and calculations in this episode! We’ve been talking about mindset and boundaries and more of the thinking and planning aspects of a product business. Now we’re going to dig into the specifics of pricing—both for retail and wholesale, figuring out your profit margins, and balancing supply, inventory, and distribution.   […]

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We often think of our lives and businesses as two completely separate things, but rarely is that actually the case. In this episode of Making a Business, we’re talking about how working on your “life-hustle” enriches your business. Whenever I step away from work, I can reconnect with my purpose. -E This business is making […]

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SEASON 2

We’re back for season two of Making a Business! So to dive in, we’re sharing what’s been going on with Emily’s product-based business, Almanac Supply Co., since season one—including dissolving a business partnership, redefining roles and responsibilities, and making a couple vision shifts to the business. “Whenever you partner with someone communication is key—for real.” […]

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What are the most important pieces of creating a new business? We’re talking about the ingredients that make up a product business—from consistently showing up, to tracking your numbers and knowing all the math that goes into your business, to creating an incredible customer experience. “Consistency breeds legitimacy—and I think that’s even more important for […]

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Even if you have a physical, product-based business, it’s important to play the online marketing game. So in today’s Making a Business episode, we’re talking about how Emily is using social media and email marketing to grow her business while still focusing on building relationships and seeking avenues of growth offline. “I’m not here to […]

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When you’re a product-based business, one of the biggest hurdles is sourcing materials and managing stock and inventory. In today’s Making a Business episode, we’re digging into what you need to consider when searching for a source for your raw materials, curating a shop and selling other makers’ goods, and ordering and maintaining stock as […]

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Okay, so if you think building a product-based business sounds super dreamy, we’re here to get real and talk about the darker side of product and retail business. In this episode of Making a Business, we’re digging into consumerism, waste, and the ever-lurking copycat. “If you don’t give up, and you put in the time […]

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You know we love a good brand story, and as it turns out, a solid brand is probably the number 1 piece of the puzzle that’s lending to the success of Almanac Supply Co. So in this episode of Making a Business, we’re digging into how Emily has established a brand for her business—what this […]

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