The Being Boss podcast library includes an assortment of shows focused on topics like entrepreneur mindsets, work-life balance, e-commerce business ideas, and even magic in business. If you're looking for the opinion of an expert guest or a unique behind-the-scenes look at being a creative business owner, we have a show for you.
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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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Who's it for?
- Anyone who has started or wants to start a business.
- Creatives that want entrepreneurial advice that comes from real-world experience.
- Entrepreneurs that are struggling and need tips and strategies for improving their business practices.
- Anyone that wants to hear from industry-specific guests like Brené Brown, Marie Forleo, Mike Michalowicz, Ramit Sethi, and more!
- Fans of other podcasts for entrepreneurs.
Bite-Sized Business Advice for Entrepreneurs
A bite-sized show for creative entrepreneurs where we take listener questions and give out actionable insights, tools, and tactics in around 10 minutes. Join Emily Thompson and her plucky sidekick Corey Winter every Monday as you start your work week.
Who's it for?
- Anyone that's on an entrepreneurial journey.
- Busy business owners.
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a podcast for makers + retailers
Starting a business? Follow along as Emily, co-host of Being Boss, launches her new maker and retail business, Almanac Supply Co. In this podcast, Emily shares the struggles, strategies, tools, and tactics she uses to build her new business.
Who's it for?
- Anyone who owns and runs a brick-and-mortar or online retail business. (Bonus points if you do both!)
- People who are interested in the stories behind the running of a retail shop.
- Anyone curious about retail and entrepreneurship.
Key Ideas from Emily Thompson in 15 Minutes
Being Boss has collaborated with Blinkist to present a new Shortcast where we highlight the key learnings from our podcast episode library through a specifically-designed audio format lasting around 15 minutes.
In Being Boss, host Emily Thompson looks at what it means and takes to be “boss” in creative business, freelancing, and side-hustling.
Who's it for?
- Creatives who need help when it comes to doing business.
- People looking for motivation and concrete next steps they can take when starting their creative business.
- Anyone with a creative business and who wants fun, accessible advice on how to grow it.
Available exclusively on the Being Boss website, this archive contains over 130 previously released podcast minisodes where Emily and Kathleen answered listener questions and provided quick and easy-to-digest tips and resources for growing your business.
Who's it for?
- Anyone searching for podcasts for entrepreneurs.
- Creative entrepreneurs that need real-world advice for starting and growing their company.
- Anyone who's short on time and needs bite-sized episodes.
A podcast for creative entrepreneurs, freelancers, and side-hustlers. Tips for mindset, habits, routines, and boundaries when starting a business.
What does it take to make money doing the work you love? How do you position yourself as an expert? How do you find fulfillment as a creative and wrangle the responsibility of being a boss?
In the Being Boss Archives, welcome to the first 239 episodes of the award-winning, chart-topping, media-touted Being Boss podcast for creatives, business owners, and entrepreneurs. Listen along as co-hosts and business besties Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon navigate their paths as creative entrepreneurs in over 5 years of conversations about mindset, boundaries, habits, and routines.
Join in on personal conversations and illuminating interviews with both working creatives and industry leaders, including Dr. Brené Brown, Brooke Castillo, Marie Forleo, Melissa Hartwig, Lisa Congdon, and more, in an effort to help artists, makers, designers, side-hustlers, and more to take control of their work and live life on their own terms.
These Archives include episodes from 2015 - mid-2020. To listen to current episodes, search for Being Boss wherever you listen to podcasts.
Who's it for?
- Fans of the Being Boss podcast that want to go all the way back.
- Creative business owners, entrepreneurs, and CEOs.
- Anyone who's ready to start a business and needs the basics of how to.
Entrepreneur Podcast: Tune In + Learn
While podcasting isn't new, it continues to grow and change the way many of use consume and interact with media on a daily basis. Podcasts offer a wide variety of formats including talk segments, essays, storytelling, and interviews. They also cover essentially every topic out there!
Because podcasts are easily accessible with many of them remaining free to consume, they are the perfect tool for any entrepreneur. Giving you access to experience, expertise, and new ideas you need to stay on top of your game.
Podcasts allow you to easily listen and learn on the go. Whether you prefer to listen while traveling to a meeting, taking a morning walk, or just sitting at your desk.
While multitasking might not work for everyone, learning from podcasts while doing other tasks is perfect for busy bosses. You can get inspired from the success stories of other entrepreneurs while you do a household chore. Or stay on top of new marketing trends while you visit the gym.
And while all of that applies to essentially every podcast available, there are some very real benefits when it comes to adding an entrepreneur podcast to your listening rotation!
Valuable Insights From Thought Leaders + Founders
When it comes to being an entrepreneur, even though your company and the journey you're on may be completely unique, learning from the successes and struggles of other bosses can be extremely valuable.
When hosts choose to share their own story or feature successful guests on their podcast, they are giving a very real look at what it takes to run a business. It doesn't matter if you are just starting your journey or have been at it for a few years.
You can always find inspiration or a new perspective in someone else's story that can push you to your next level.
Learn Skills, Tips, and Tactics
As an entrepreneur, you likely found success in your zone of genius. To keep a company running and thriving however, you need to learn and succeed at all types of secondary tasks. This could look like being really great with client relationships and bringing in new leads, but hating to looking at any accounting software.
And while focusing on your most valuable skill is important, learning some valuable secondary skills or tactics can help you better support your company and its objectives.
Many podcasts have a healthy community of listeners behind them. Getting connected to other listeners is a great way to find your very own boss friends.
Since the audience of any given podcast will be united by a few common interests, connecting with this crowd can bring access to deepen your learning, expand your network and get additional advice or feedback.
Not sure how to connect with other listeners of your favorite podcast? Social media is a great place to start, either engaging with the podcast host's content or following any related hashtags. (For example we use #iambeingboss)
If you are engaging in an authentic way and taking notice of others doing the same, it won't be long before you have made a new connection.
Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs
As a creative entrepreneur, it is important to stay informed and gain new skills or knowledge. With all the benefits that podcasts for entrepreneurs offer, using them to keep a competitive edge and thrive in your work is a no brainer.
Being Boss is a top ranked entrepreneur podcast and we've hosted many industry experts. Our library covers many important aspects of running a company from money to magic to mindset to marketing.
Plus, we release new weekly podcast episodes with exciting guest conversations, success stories, and entrepreneurial insights.
We compiled some of our favorite episodes for entrepreneurs with either a physical and online business to bring you a list of our top X best entrepreneur podcast episodes!
Podcast Episodes for Your Finances
Listen to Profit First with Mike Michalowicz, if you're a boss that isn't quite sure how to pay yourself. Mike Michalowicz, author of Profit First, shares the importance of embracing profit and paying yourself first in order to grow.
What does it really mean to live a rich life? In I Will Teach You To Be Rich with Ramit Sethi, you'll learn how to define your rich life and how to manage your creative ideas to create quality, profitable products and services.
Learn all about earning, saving, spending, and investing with ones of America's leading personal finance authorities in Money Planning with Farnoosh Torabi.
Learn why financial wellness is one of the most meaningful and impactful practices you can cultivate in Money Magic and Financial Wellness with Jessie-Susannah Karnatz. Jessie discusses how your finances and community impact are directly linked.
Interested in passive income? Passive income is a great way for creative entrepreneurs to ear extra income. Emily and Kathleen share their experiences and the truth about what's really involved in Passive Income.
In Money Mindset Exercise: Expand Your Idea of What's Possible, Emily shares a simple and quick tool to bring awareness to your feelings around the income you make and expanding your idea of what's possible in your work.
Looking for more financial resources? Find more stories, interviews, and articles here.
Podcasts for Time Management
Emily shares what it means to manage your time by prioritizing the right tasks, how you can spend less time doing more, and getting plenty of time leftover to live in Time Management for Business Owners.
Listen to Be Your Own project Manager with Jackie Cahill and learn top time management skills you need as an entrepreneur, how to identify your project priorities, and tips for being your own project manager.
In Taking Time Off as a Business Owner with Dana Kaye, learn how to overcome the stress of stepping away from work and how to set up your team for success so you can find the space to recharge.
Being productive with your available time is a key part of successful time management when you own a company. Listen or watch Productivity Tips: How to Focus, and learn Emily's 6 ways to help you find your focus in work and hone your craft as a creative or entrepreneur.
When it comes to time management and doing the work, sometimes that looks like making time for serious rest. Listen to Mandatory Lazy Day to learn about the importance of giving yourself time to rest and how to separate from your work to feel refreshed, motivated, and avoid burnout.
Podcasts for Magic In Business
How can entrepreneurs equip themselves with the magic of creativity, striking a balance between the mundane and the meaningful? In The Magic of Creativity with Chris-Anne, you'll explore the power of creativity in your work, rituals for finding balance in productivity, and how to create fulfilling work.
Ever wondered if your ideas and passions align with the stars? Listen to Finding Your Passion & Purpose in Life Using Astrology with Natalie Walstein to learn what astrology can reveal about you and work, and how your birth chart can help you discover what you cosmic calling is.
A practice that can have a huge positive impact on your every day is breathwork meditation. Amy Kuretsky shares how to use breath for clarity and creativity in Finding Clarity Through Breathwork. You'll also learn the benefits of breathwork and how to get started.
Crystals and manifestation are hot topics. Learn how to start manifesting with crystals in Manifesting with Crystals with Pamela Chen. Discover what crystals help with manifestation in business and hear powerful experiences with crystals and stones from both Emily and Pamela.
Connecting with your intuition gives you an advantage over every business owner who is just following blueprints and checklists. Listen to Build Your Business with Intuition & Magic to take an inside look at how and when Emily used her intuition (and some magic) to grow her multiple businesses.
Creativity and spirituality can go closely hand-in-hand. Join Emily & Alana Fairchild in Rituals For Creativity as the discuss what rituals they have for creativity, overcoming setbacks, and how to tap into your creativity for personal evolution.
Real magic begins with mindset. If you aren't sure how to use a little bit of woo in your work, listen to Magic In Business. Emily and Kathleen share practices from tarot, manifestation, and intention-setting. Learn practical ways to bring magic and intention into your work.
Need more magic? Start here with more magical conversations and articles.
Podcast Episodes for Mindset
In this reboot of our very first episode, What It Means to Do the Work, Emily explores this mindset, why doing the work is what separates the hobbyists from the professionals, and why it is critical to also have a devotion to the craft of business.
Having a healthy boundaries can save you a lot of time, energy, money, and frustration. Learn the 4 Must-Have Business Boundaries for CEOS including how to create and maintain those boundaries and tips for making your boundaries work for you.
Overcome your overthinking with the perspective of a Test and Change Mindset. Emily shares this practices that helps business owners adjust and adapt in an ever-changing market.
Do you have a hard time stepping away from your business to rest? Learn how to Heal Your Relationship with Rest & Overcome Creative Burnout and how you can commit to getting the types of rest that you need.
Is Hustle Good or Bad? In this episode, we define hustle and share experience with good and bad hustle. Learn tips on how to make the most of your work practices in responsible, sustainable ways.
Decision fatigue can easily lead to burnout or even wasted time. Listen or watch My #1 Mindset for Making Decisions in My Business to learn Emily's favorite methods for preventing decision fatigue and how to make choices more easily and deliberately.
Level up your mindset with more interviews, videos and articles on mindset.
Podcasts for Marketing & Sales
Do you know the difference between your Community vs Audience vs Market? Learn how you can know your market, sell to your audience, and build a community in order to grow your company.
Want your marketing to stand out? Listen to Why Your Marketing Should Be Different with Mike Michalowicz and learn how to stand out in a sea of competitors and the 3 key elements to help your marketing differently.
Making the sale can be the most intimidating part of the job. But the addition of client testimonials can make it a whole lot easier. Learn how to ask for testimonials and use them in marketing in Selling with Testimonials with Eman Ismail.
Need a marketing plan that works? Nikki Nash explains how to Create a Marketing Plan That Works and shares strategies for marketing to your audience.
Learn what a lead is, the difference between warm and cold leads, and how leads fit in your sales funnels in How Do You Generate Leads in Your Business.
Need help with your marketing? Dive into more resources for social media, email lists, and word-of-mouth marketing.
Podcast Episodes for Hiring and Managing
Learn what it takes to be an effective leader in Get & Give Support Through Leadership with Sally Netherwood. Get insights on how leadership contrasts with management and how it can bring you additional support.
Learn leadership methods for improving a team environment, prioritizing communication, diversity and safety in your workplace in How to Create a Safe Workplace for Diversity with Erica Courdae.
Are you considering hiring your first employee? Learn What to Do Before Hiring Employees For Your Small Business, the types of employment to consider, and how to build effective employee relationships.
Listen to How to Hire Employees for Your Business and learn everything from creating job listings to conducting interviews to trusting your gut about any hire you make.
Leaders not only have to fire but know when to cut ties. How to Fire an Employee covers knowing when it's time to let someone go, the logistics to consider and how to do it gently.
Podcasts for The Creative CEO
What are the 7 Habits of a Successful CEO? It starts with removing distractions, prioritizing the right tasks, and investing in yourself.
How do you step into the role of CEO in your entrepreneurial journey? Listen to Going from Boss to CEO to learn the difference between a boss and a CEO and how to start owning the title.
Love it or hate it, math is a founders best friend. Numbers let you see the truth of your company's performance. Listen to Tracking Business Metrics for Success to understand why metrics matter and how to tune in to them to make improvements.
Setting time aside to wear only your CEO hat is critical. Learn how to make the most of this time to revisit goals, organize large projects, and stay on track with your annual plans in Mid-Year CEO Day for Business Planning.
Ready to be a creative CEO? Get more interviews, conversations and strategies here.
Podcasts for Starting Businesses
Inspired to start out on your entrepreneurial path but not sure of the first step. Start by listening to I Want to Be an Entrepreneur But I Don't Know What to Do.
How can you create better priorities to ensure you achieve your ideal outcomes and goals? In this episode, 4 Habits to Help Prioritize Your Business, Emily shares how to get your priorities right and work toward them.
Cathy Heller of Don't Keep Your Day Job shares a powerful reminder in Figure It Our As You Go, explaining the importance of showing up and continuing to try until you find what sticks.
Creative a Business Plan helps to make sure you are building exactly what you want along the way. Learn why creating a plan might work for you, what formats and sections to include, and get a free template.
Autumn Witt Boyd joins us in Legal Requirements for Running an Online Business in 2022 to explain how to best stay out of legal trouble and specific things you can do to protect yourself as a boss.
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