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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Most business owners want to build their business to support their life, crafting the ideal work/life balance. But as we go along this entrepreneurial journey, things often begin revolving entirely around our work. In this episode, join Emily and her business bestie, Megan Flatt, as they talk about entrepreneurship, motherhood, and what it takes to […]
According to our annual listener survey, year after year, time management is the biggest struggle for bosses. In a year where all of the rules of normal business operations have been thrown out the window, Emily is revisiting what it means to manage your time by prioritizing the right tasks to get the job done, […]
Michelle Khouri is back again, this time to talk with Emily about the importance of sharing your story, why own who you are, and how you can let your story fuel your business.
In this all new era of Being Boss, Emily is all alone and she’s focused on making sure she continues to thrive. She’s going over how to control your negative self-talk, setting yourself up for success, creating proof of your accomplishments, investing in yourself, and so much more.
Live from the “Make Time to Shine” Being Boss Conference, Emily and Kathleen discuss the most powerful tool of Being Boss: conversation. They dive into ways in which conversation can elevate creativity and how to have conversations with yourself, your community, your business partners, and your customers.
Business owners don’t always know how to react to the world around us, so Emily is diving into the steps that you can take to build a mindful and responsible business, touching on the themes of values, how to uncover your most impactful action, and more.
Putting aside the strict business talk, Emily and Kathleen discuss the importance of being a creative, the difference between a creative process and a business process, what being creative actually looks like, cooking, and how to keep going when you get blocked.
Ebbs and flows are inevitable, so having sustainable business practices is key for long-term success. Kathleen joins Emily today to talk about those basic practices, which include starting small and bootstrapping, leveraging what you already have, marketing tactics, not over-committing to social media, and big picture CEO-level management.
This month we’re talking about boundaries. We’re diving in with defining what boundaries are, how to tell when you need better boundaries, and how to create healthy boundaries professionally and personally.
When did you last take time to practice your craft? In today’s episode, Kathleen and Emily discuss how to get better at what you do by finding ways to continue educating yourself, whether it be with books, new tools, school, or even a mentorship. They also explore the idea of pivoting versus evolving, Kathleen getting […]
A huge part of Being Boss is creating routines and rituals that keep you focused in your work, but that also enrich your life away from the computer. In today’s episode, we’re sharing our favorite rituals and routines that help us get our work hustle on, but also our self-care on.
In this episode, the Find Your Values worksheet was mentioned. Download your copy here!
If you’re a business owner, you’re busy. There’s always a lot to do. You’re balancing your own work, finances, time, boundaries, family routines, inner work, and real life every day. To prevent burnout, it’s essential to take a pause. This is why taking a mandatory lazy day can be one of the best acts of […]
If you’re trying to run a business, it’s often the consistent, intentional habits that make your success stay a priority. Many people expect there to be secret, groundbreaking tactics that will help get them to success, but in reality, it’s up to you to get your priorities right and work toward them. How can you […]
How do you make your business better? It starts by identifying the gaps in your existing systems and then finding (and implementing) solutions for practical business process improvement. The path to more growth, better impact, and greater customer satisfaction all lie in the continuous improvement of working systems. In this episode, Emily shares 6 steps […]
What does it take to be fulfilled and achieve success as a creative, business owner, or entrepreneur? Success is an ongoing journey and continual exploration that involves many layers. There’s no magic solution to success, but rather several interconnected habits and commitments you must be willing to learn and practice. In this episode, Emily shares […]
Making decisions in your business can be hard and overwhelming, and not only does it affect the trajectory of your career and your life, but, as a business owner, your decisions have an impact on the lives and careers of your team, your vendors, and even your clients and customers. But all that aside, you […]
Question: “Is there anything in the Being Boss book that you feel, after having three or four more years of experience today, that would need to be updated or revised? Are there things in the book that you see (or would word) differently today than you did when you wrote it?”
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
When it comes to being boss, you have to be able to pay yourself, so we’re breaking down exactly how to do just that—from focusing on marketing your services so you can get more clients to literally writing yourself a check.
We’ve been getting a lot of questions lately on how to start a business and those first steps needed to set up shop, so we’re pulling a minisode from the archives all about getting started in your new business. We cover what business steps you need to take and what questions you should be asking as […]