Being Boss®

For creatives, business owners, and entrepreneurs who want to take control of their work and live life on their own terms

Being Boss® is an exploration of not only what it means, but what it takes to be boss as a creative business owner, freelancer, or side-hustler. Join host Emily Thompson as she explores the mindsets, habits, and tactics of harnessing your creative ambitions and embracing the adventure of starting and growing your own business so that you can make money doing work you love.

Brought to you by Hubspot Podcast Network.

Project management can change your world as a business owner. More importantly, it can bring your big vision to life. In this episode, Emily of Being Boss discusses all things project management with Jackie Cahill, the Senior Project Manager at Biddy Tarot. They share some of the top time management skills every entrepreneur needs, how […]

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Content creation has become an important part of how we promote our businesses online. But how do you approach your content strategy responsibly and with intention? In this episode, Emily and Kathleen discuss the current state of content marketing, the pros and cons of creating content, and the evolution of content creation since they started […]

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What does it mean to be good enough? Many entrepreneurs look to others for the answer. Trying to find validation and examples of what success should look like from the outside. In this episode, author Carrie Severson joins Emily to discuss how she learned to stop questioning her enoughness. And instead asked what her life […]

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What does it mean to do the work? After 7 years and 300 episodes, Emily reboots the very first Being Boss podcast episode. She explores why doing the work is what separates the hobbyists from the professionals, why it is critical to also have a devotion to the craft of business, and why having self-awareness […]

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A sense of urgency can be good in some situations, but operating a business in constant hustle mode isn’t healthy. In this episode, Emily of Being Boss talks with Erica Courdae about releasing the belief that everything is urgent. They share insightful tips on handling conflict, why it’s okay to be wrong sometimes, and how […]

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How does your relationship with money affect your life, business, family, community, and even the world? You might be surprised to learn that financial wellness is one of the most meaningful and impactful practices you can cultivate. In this episode, Emily interviews Jessie-Susannah Karnatz, the Money Witch, about money magic and rituals for financial well-being. […]

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Having a day job can be a huge bonus when pursuing your creative boss goals. Many entrepreneurs keep their day jobs, which is both valid and sustainable in business. In this episode, Emily chats with Alanah Joseph, Head of Creator Partnerships at Hubspot and creator of the Ambitious Black Woman channel. They discuss tips for […]

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A lot of business owners get stuck feeling lonely and overwhelmed in their creative work. This is why finding a business community is one of the most life-changing things you can do in entrepreneurship. In this episode, Emily chats with Erica Courdae (DEI teacher & founder of Pause on the Play) and Tasha L. Harrison […]

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Love it or hate it, math is a successful business owner’s best friend. Numbers let you see the truth of business performance. In this episode, Emily and Corey of Being Boss talk about numbers and business metrics. They share why metrics matter and how to consistently tune in to your business’ data to make improvements. […]

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After four years of running an online product shop, Almanac Supply Co. became a retail store. In this episode, Emily of Being Boss shares the most important lessons she’s learned from running this small retail business. She explains how she started an online shop, what it takes to run a retail store, and tips for […]

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Everyone has a calling in life. Astrology can help business owners align with theirs. In this episode, Emily of Being Boss dives deep with Natalie Walstein, a career astrologer and business coach. They discuss birth charts, what astrology can reveal about your life, and how your zodiac chart can help you discover what your cosmic […]

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What’s the difference between boundaries, expectations, and standards? While all three are must-haves in business, knowing when and how to use them is important for everyone. In this episode, Emily and Kathleen discuss the importance of setting boundaries and upholding your standards. They share tips for knowing your boundaries and why it’s important to communicate […]

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Once you know what things to consider before hiring someone for your business, how do you actually make your first hire? In this episode, Emily and Corey of the Being Boss team continue the discussion on how to hire employees for the first time. They cover everything from job listings to interviews to trusting your […]

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If you can no longer keep up with all the work in your business, it might be time to consider hiring. In this episode, Emily and Corey of the Being Boss team talk about how to hire employees when growing your business. They share the different types of employees to work with, how to prepare […]

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Why is it so hard for bosses to rest when running a business? In this episode, Emily shares her experience with creative burnout and how she learned to heal her relationship with rest. She explains the importance of rest in order to show up and “do the work”. Emily also offers tips on how you […]

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