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 you follow online business laws to save yourself legal trouble as a boss? In this episode, Emily of Being Boss chats with Autumn Witt Boyd, a business lawyer and legal contracts expert. They discuss all things small-online-business legal, and Autumn shares the specific things you need to protect yourself as a business owner […]

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Trying to level up your social media presence this year? In this episode, Emily of Being Boss chats with social media strategist Andréa Jones about the social media trends for 2022. They discuss what people are engaging with most, and how to stay on top of social media trends while still showing up authentically. They […]

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What makes a good online course? In this episode, Emily of Being Boss interviews Spencer Fry, the founder of Podia: an online course and digital product sales platform. They discuss current trends of the most successful courses and offer tips for online course creation going into 2022. Spencer shares his expert advice from the online […]

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For part two of this year in review with business besties Emily and Kathleen, they discuss what is working for each of them moving into 2022. Emily shares her experience starting a successful retail shop. Kathleen reflects on everything that helped her grow personally and professionally. They share what they’re looking forward to next year, […]

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In this first episode of a 2-part reflection series, Emily and Kathleen, the co-founders of Being Boss sit down to chat about 2021. Even though they now have separate companies, these two business besties share their unique lessons over the past year as business owners. They review what foundations are keeping them going, what didn’t […]

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What is the process of writing a book? In this episode, Leigh Bardugo, the New York Times bestselling author of Ninth House and the creator of the Shadow and Bone trilogy (now a Netflix original series) shares her approach to book writing. Leigh and Emily discuss different steps in the creative process, how to keep […]

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How good are your business boundaries? Having a healthy work-life balance can save you a lot of time, energy, money, and frustration. In this episode, Emily and Corey of the Being Boss team discuss the four types of boundaries CEOs need to truly be successful. They share how to create and maintain boundaries in business […]

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Entrepreneurship begins with a vision. Especially for women today, crafting a business that carries out your vision is more important than ever before. In this episode, Emily has a conversation with Monique Shields, a business coach who helps women exit corporate jobs to live the life of their dreams. They discuss vision casting in business […]

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Are you a creative entrepreneur who overthinks important decisions in your business? In this episode, Emily and Corey of Being Boss chat about something they call the Test and Change Mindset. This is a perspective that helps business owners adjust and adapt in an ever-changing market. They discuss what it means to Test and Change, […]

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If marketing is a struggle in your business, it might be time for you to approach it differently. In this episode of Being Boss, Emily interviews guest Mike Michalowicz, an entrepreneurial strategist and author of the new book, Get Different: Marketing That Can’t Be Ignored. They discuss why marketing is important to a business, how […]

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What does hustle mean to you as a business owner? In this episode, Emily and Corey of Being Boss discuss hustle culture. They define what hustle is and share their experiences with good hustle and bad hustle. They talk about anti-hustle culture and the dangers within. They also share tips on how to make the […]

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What is your legacy? Starting a business is a generational venture for many business owners in today’s world. In this episode, Emily Thompson chats with Ella Livingston of Cocoa Asante about how starting a business can contribute to building a legacy for your family. They discuss how the chocolate industry works, why Ella is passionate […]

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Starting a business requires an understanding of what you offer and who you help. But do you know how to attract your dream customers and clients? In this episode, original Being Boss founders Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon discuss how to get more clients, ways to identify who your dream customer is, and what you […]

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Being informed about social matters might not seem like a top business priority. But for many creative entrepreneurs who value world change, staying informed is an essential part of daily work. In this episode, Emily of Being Boss chats with copywriter and social justice dream catcher Teresa Decker. They have a powerful discussion about why […]

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We could all use a little deep breath while running a business these days. But something that can have a huge positive impact on our everyday lives is breathwork meditation. In this episode, Emily chats with Amy Kuretsky, a breathwork facilitator and acupuncturist for business owners, on how to use the breath for clarity, and […]

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