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.

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How can creative business owners equip themselves with the magic of creativity? If you’re a visionary entrepreneur or artist, you likely know the struggle to find a balance between the mundane and the meaningful. In this episode, Emily chats with Chris-Anne, an oracle deck creator, designer, and marketing strategist. Together they explore the power of […]

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Crystals are a hot topic these days, and it’s about time! In this episode, Emily chats with Pamela Chen about all things crystals. Pamela is the creator of the Crystal Unicorn Tarot and teacher of Quantum Wealth Coaching. Emily and Pamela discuss how to start manifesting with crystals, what crystals help with manifestation in business, […]

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Maybe you’re someone who has found your creative voice by following the nudges on your spiritual journey. Since art and spirituality go so closely hand-in-hand, what can be learned from combining the two in a profitable business? In this episode, artist, writer, and oracle deck creator Alana Fairchild joins us to discuss how she navigates […]

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Many bosses get confused when it comes to knowing the difference between market, audience, and community. In this episode, Emily of Being Boss sits down with Corey to discuss how you can know your market, sell to your audience, and build a community in order to grow a fulfilling, successful business. Learn how you can […]

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What does diversifying your business mean? These days, many businesses are focused on implementing DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) for building a more inclusive company. But where should you start if you don’t know how to set up inclusive workplace practices? In this episode, Emily talks with Erica Courdae, a professional DEI coach and educator […]

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What does it mean to market your genius? In this episode, Emily talks with Nikki Nash about how marketing is changing and how creative entrepreneurs can learn to market their zones of genius. Nikki is an expert marketer, author, motivational speaker, and creator of the Genius Profit Society. Her new book, Market Your Genius, explores […]

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Emily opened a store! While Almanac Supply Co. has been running successfully online since 2018, it was finally time to open a physical retail space to get these beautiful crystals and home goods in the hands of customers. In this episode of Being Boss, Corey joins in as co-host to help Emily share the fun, […]

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Running a business that generates revenue for years to come requires a strong yet simple business model. When a creative business has too many offers in place or cannot operate effectively, valuable time and resources get wasted. In this episode, businesses strategist Tara McMullin shares her expert process of how to simplify your business—and how […]

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While boss life allows the benefits of personal freedom, deciding when and how to take a vacation from your business can be challenging. In this episode, Dana Kaye of Kaye Publicity, Inc. shares how she learned to balance responsibility and freedom, what she does to set up her team for success, and why vacations are […]

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What is a rebrand? When is it time for rebranding and company change? How can your business launch a rebrand that lasts? Figuring out a rebrand strategy is essential, but so is the meaning behind it. In this episode, Emily talks with Gabrielle Blades from Blades Creative, discussing how to rebrand a creative business. Gabrielle […]

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As a creative entrepreneur or small business owner, making the sale can be the most intimidating part of the job. But with one addition to your process, it can be a whole lot easier. That addition is client testimonials. In this episode, Eman Ismail from InkHouse joins us to talk about the power of business […]

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Building a strong business is likely a high priority for you, whether you’re a solopreneur or an entrepreneur looking to scale. You want your business operations to run efficiently and effectively so you can be ready to grow. But what is business operations exactly? Alicia Butler Pierre from the Business Infrastructure podcast and Equilibria, Inc. […]

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When it comes to pursuing the path of an entrepreneur, the positions that we put ourselves in as decision-makers, creators, community leaders and change-makers can be a breeding ground for mindset challenges. Finding success requires business mindset shifts and having the perseverance to continue to improve yourself, skill sets, and endeavors. In this episode, we […]

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Project management is an important skillset for entrepreneurs – it’s the work that will allow you to take a big idea and turn it into reality. But as business owners in the modern age, we tend to think of project management not as the skillset, but as the tool, the shiny piece of software that we […]

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Kathleen Shannon joins to share a conversation on handling distractions and finding focus as a multi-passionate creative. From dealing with shiny object syndrome to narrowing in on your core genius and dedicating yourself to becoming great at something, we discuss the process and benefits of improving your focus.

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