Being Boss Minisodes

Available exclusively on the Being Boss website, this archive contains over 130 previously released podcast minisodes where Emily and Kathleen answered listener questions and provided quick and easy-to-digest tips and resources for growing your business.


In order to be boss, you have to do the work…but sometimes doing the work looks like some serious rest. In today’s minisode, we’re talking about the importance of giving yourself some serious rest and separation from your business to avoid burnout and feel refreshed. The Mandatory Lazy Day is one of those things that’s […]

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Having an employee handbook isn’t just important if you have employees, it’s important if you are your own employee so that you can set boundaries and rules for the way that you want to work. In today’s minisode, we’re sharing how you can create your own employee handbook give yourself the structure you need in […]

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Establishing boundaries to cultivate more of what you want to grow in your business is a lot like tending to a garden, which is exactly the metaphor we use in an exercise from the Being Boss book. In today’s minisode, we’re sharing how you can plot out your “boss garden” and the importance of establishing […]

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When you’re taking control of your work and living life on your terms, it’s important to pay attention to who and what you’re putting in your orbit of influence. In today’s minisode, we’re going over an exercise from the Being Boss book all about what your consciously place in your sphere of influence so that […]

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One of the exercises we outline in the Being Boss book is The Scientific Method (for creative entrepreneurs) because running a business is all about testing and changing. In today’s minisode, we’re sharing how to employ the scientific method in your business for getting more clients, to launching a product, to trying out a marketing […]

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You hear us talking about finding your values and this comes up several times in the Being Boss book as well as our CEO Day Kit, but we still get questions from listeners about how to actually find your values. Today we’re digging in and sharing why finding your values is so important and how […]

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Coming at you live from the Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago, listener Patrick asks us what’s next for the Being Boss Podcast. We’re talking all about our spinoff podcast and what’s next up our sleeves with new podcasts and projects. “I needed to be creative in another place in order to bring a fresh […]

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Coming at you live from the Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago, listener Claire asks us for tips on how to build or join communities and just connect with other creatives if you’re just starting out as a creative entrepreneur. “In your early days, publish as much as you can.” -Kathleen

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Coming at you live from the Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago, listener Jill asks us how our business bestie relationship even started. So we’re sharing our business bestie origin story and how we continue to nurture our own plus other business bestie relationships. “It really is about the intentionality and vulnerability of saying, ‘Hey! […]

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We’ve noticed that a lot of our bosses are having trouble either figuring out what they want or expressing what they way, so today we’re removing some of the shame that might be surrounding what you want and sharing how to go after the things that you want. “I think we’re trained to think that […]

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If you haven’t heard by now, we recently published a book: Being Boss: Take Control of Your Work + Live Life on Your Own Terms, and after going on a mini book tour to celebrate with some of our bosses in person, we had a lot of people asking us how we got a book […]

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Our bosses are always wondering how they can scale their business offerings to sell more or make more without spreading themselves too thin. So today we’re offering our scaling tips and resources for both service-based and product-based business owners. “Scaling your offering is really going from that paycheck-to-paycheck boss to creating something that can be sustainable.” […]

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Do you need to be on Facebook as a creative entrepreneur or business owner? We’re sharing how Facebook hasn’t served our business and community and how you can find a platform that works for you and your business. “There are tons of options out there, you don’t have to default to the one you heard […]

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Our favorite social platform of the moment is Instagram, so we’re sharing our tips for using Instagram and growing your following as a creative entrepreneur or business owner. Curate something that you enjoy doing because if you’re not enjoying using a platform, then it’s not going to be serving you anyway.

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We’ve got a listener wondering what they should do when their dream client can’t afford their services. So we’re offering tips on getting in the right mindset to approach your dream client with what you want to charge and how to price your services fairly. “When you are a creative entrepreneur, you are getting paid […]

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