Small Business Resources
We are committed to showing up and providing creative entrepreneurs with the resources we are most aligned to provide. Because of this, we've gathered together our best resources, from free trainings and downloads to courses, topic groups, and business books. These curated selections aim to help you make efficient and effective decisions for your company and brand.
How to Manage Your Time (Time Blocking 101)
Do you feel like you constantly have more on your plate than you have time for? If you've already delegated everything that you can (and we mean every last thing you can think of), it's time to brush up on your time management skills! This free time management training will show you how to:
- Make the time for the things that are most important to you
- Finally tackle that side-hustle, creative projects, or working ON your company
- Feel more in control of your work and life
4 Goal-Setting Business Questions
Do you know what your goals are for yourself and your company? Maybe it's been a while since you last set your goals and the old ones don't fit your current business model or lifestyle. You can change direction and set new goals any time you want. This free goal-setting guide will help you to:
- Pinpoint how you want to feel
- Connect with your ideal work-life balance
- Define your vision of success
- Identify where you need help
The Being Boss Book
Being Boss: Take Control of Your Work & Live Life on Your Own Terms
Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson are self-proclaimed "business besties" and hosts of the top-ranked podcast Being Boss, where they talk shop and share their combined expertise with other creative entrepreneurs. Now they take the best of their from-the-trenches advice and give you targeted, actionable guidance on:
- Cultivating the Boss Mindset
- Mastering Boss habits and routines
- How to stop freaking out about money and sell yourself (without shame)
- Living the Boss Life (it's not all about work!)
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Being Boss Foundations
These resource guides cover the essentials of business ownership. You can use these to create a strong base on which you build your structures and routines to create a successful and sustainable business model.
Getting started with your side hustle or taking the leap and working full-time for yourself can be stressful, but we have you covered. Our Basics of Being Boss resources include everything from what questions you should be asking as a new business owner and how to consistently pay yourself, to time management and boundaries. Here you’ll find guidance to help you #dothework.
Fraudy feelings (aka imposter syndrome) are no joke and you have to push through them in order to move your business forward. Staying positive when it gets tough, stopping self-limiting beliefs and goal setting are key skills to keeping a Boss Mindset in business. We’re here for you every step of the way with full podcast episodes, minisodes, and articles for adopting a positive, entrepreneurial mindset right at your fingertips.
Working for yourself with kids is no easy task. Balancing starting and running your business while growing your family, or going on vacation, may seem like more than you can handle. You can do it! It just takes foundational steps to manage your many responsibilities.
How do we incorporate magic into our business? Our listeners love the “woo” we bring to our episodes (tarot, manifestation, intention-setting, etc) and we’ve packaged them up into this resource page. Find ways to bring magic and intention into your business with one of our full-length podcasts, a minisode, or our featured articles.
You cannot run a business if you are not there to run it. When you treat your body right, you’re able to show up and be more boss. Of course putting that knowledge to practice can be difficult. We’ve put together our library to help you find that healthy lifestyle that’s unique to your needs and provides you actionable tips on how to devote yourself to health in a way that will expand your capacity for creativity.
Time management is an important skill for any entrepreneur. Managing your time helps you avoid burnout and boosts your productivity, helping you to take control of your work and live life on your own terms.
Creativity is what fuels us, but can also be what overwhelms us. If you’re here, you’re most likely a multi-passionate creative and you know this all too well. What we’ve found through our conversations is that setting up structure to help your creativity have it’s own space is what will help cultivate the life you’re wanting to build for yourself. Let us help you pave the way to be a more creative boss.
Get an introduction to everything you need to know about how to start and run a company with these resource guides.
Starting a business is no small task. From launching a side hustle to building a business that allows you to leave your day job, we’ve covered it. If you’re ready to do the work, you’ll find the resources you need to make money doing what you love.
The first introduction you make online is your website and your brand. How you position yourself is how you attract your dream clients. Whether you’re looking into DIY branding and website, or you have the means to hire a firm to help you, we’ve covered this topic since we launched Being Boss. Let us help you express your best self!
Thinking of starting a business with a partner? Or, wondering if you should mix friends with business? Even as a solopreneur you’re not doing this alone. From business besties, difficult conversations, to work-life balance, we’ve talked about it here on Being Boss.
Our relationship with money, both at an energetic and practical level, is huge in business. Here you can find what you need to define money for yourself, set yourself up for financial success, consistently pay yourself, and find ways to use money to give back and make our world a better place.
Setting goals are an important part of growth, but not everyone sets goals the same way. No matter *how* you set goals, we’ve put together resources to help you clarify what you need for your business, what goals you need to set, and how to tackle them.
Product-based bosses, we have you covered! From selling jewelry on Etsy to understanding who your dream client is, it’s all about the value you provide those you sell to. Find the resources you need to help your product-based business flourish.
Are you ready to scale? Are you ready to open a new retail space? Maybe you want to step your marketing game up. Explore these topics for advice on how to make those next-level decisions and inspiration for playing big.
Should I hire someone? Do I need a business coach? How do I fire someone? How can I ask for help? These are all questions every business owner faces when growing. No matter how big or small your team is, these foundational steps can help you get to the other side.
Bosses wear many hats, and being the Chief Marketing Officer and Sales Associate for your business are two big ones. Social media, email lists, and word-of-mouth marketing are all ways you can help get the word out about what you do. Find what you’re looking for in our library of resources.
As a business owner, we have an opportunity to step fully into the values that define us as human beings. Making a difference can be as simple as weaving your personal values into your mission, or as big as creating a non-profit organization. No matter how you want to be impactful, the fact is: you can build a business for the purpose that speaks to you.
Being your own CEO is a mindset and skillset, not just a job title. Over the years we’ve covered how to go from boss to CEO through business models, habits, and big picture planning. If you’re struggling to find order in the chaos and looking to fully own your inner CEO, you’re in the right place.
You want to write a book and get it published, right? But do you know the steps needed to do the work and then get paid? From Finding Your Voice to How to Get a Book Deal, Being Boss provides you with the resources to make your dream of publishing a book a reality.
Business Books We Love
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- Being Boss
- Company of One by Paul Jarvis
- The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner
- Atomic Habits by James Clear
- Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
- Your Brightest Life: A Creative Guide to Becoming Your Best Self by Caroline Kelso Zook
- Playing Big by Tara Mohr
- She Caused a Riot: 100 Unknown Women Who Built Cities, Sparked Revolutions, and Massively Crushed It by Hannah Jewell
- Lunar Abundance: Cultivating Joy, Peace, and Purpose Using the Phases of the Moon by Ezzie Spencer
- Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
- Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
- Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
- Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
- The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle
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