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.
Making connections and networking as a small business owner can have powerful effects including being a key factor in the growth of your business. Nurturing relationships can also be critical when it comes to building a life you love and filling your own cup. But it can be difficult to find the time to prioritize […]
When we think of toxic relationships, the first things that come to mind are likely a romantic relationship, a family relationship, or even a friendship. But what about the relationship you have with your business? In this episode, Emily shares the importance of your relationship with your business, why creative business owners are prone to […]
Do you struggle with boundaries? In this episode, Emily and Corey of Being Boss talk about all things related to personal boundaries. Many bosses struggle with setting (and maintaining) healthy boundaries in both life and business. Why is this topic difficult for so many? How can you improve your life by improving your boundaries? Enjoy […]
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 […]
Connections are an important part of growing as a business owner, so Emily’s business bestie Megan Flatt is on this episode to talk about networking, how to share resources and knowledge, recognizing when relationships aren’t a good fit, and how you can find your own business bestie.
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10 Minutes to Being Boss
Question: “As I’ve grown my following by sharing content that positions myself as an expert, I have a lot of people asking for my time, input, and suggestions. How do I politely decline the conversation while not alienating someone who’s a fan? I find that I’m dedicating about 30 minutes or more per day helping […]
Making a Business
We’re back for season two of Making a Business! So to dive in, we’re sharing what’s been going on with Emily’s product-based business, Almanac Supply Co., since season one—including dissolving a business partnership, redefining roles and responsibilities, and making a couple vision shifts to the business.
When you’re taking control of your work and living life on your terms, it’s important to pay attention to who and what you’re putting in your orbit of influence. In today’s minisode, we’re going over an exercise from the Being Boss book all about what your consciously place in your sphere of influence so that […]
Coming at you live from the Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago, listener Claire asks us for tips on how to build or join communities and just connect with other creatives if you’re just starting out as a creative entrepreneur.
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.
We talked about what to do if things with your employees aren’t working out, but what do you do if things in your partnerships aren’t working out? In today’s minisode, we’re offering tips for maintaining a strong business partnership, but also what to do if it’s time to let that partnership go.
Should you send your clients gifts to finish an engagement? Today we’re talking all about client gifts (and employee/collaboration gifts!). We’re talking about the benefits of client gifts, how to work them into your process, and whether or not they should be part of your process too.