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Absentee blogging, or: Where the heck we’ve been

July 16th, 2010 by Lauren · 1 Comment

Hello, friends. What’s new?

You may have noticed we’ve been a little, um, absent lately. It’s been about six weeks since we last blogged here, but we haven’t been slacking, no ma’am. Here’s what’s up:

We’re blogging weekly for BC Business magazine, for one thing – recent topics include getting over your fear of firing, the elusive quest for balance from an entrepreneur’s perspective, government grants for B.C. businesses, and improving client communication by getting curious. Emira even wrote a three part series on business partnerships. We’d love for you to come join us there, though I am hoping to get better at cross-posting stuff here when it’s relevant.

I’ve also been doing some public speaking lately, which has been a lot of fun. In late may, I gave a talk at Pecha Kucha Night Vancouver called “The Power of And,” where I had 20 slides + 20 seconds per slide to talk about why I love the internet, and what I believe is at the heart of the work I do for a living. (I’ve posted video of my talk below.) And at WordCamp Vancouver, I gave a talk to a room of WordPress designers, developers and bloggers called “Being Curious for a Living: How asking questions creates loyal clients (and better websites)”. Even if you’re not a web designer, I think anyone in the creative services industry could get something out of it. (That talk is below as well.)

Finally, we’re gearing up for an appearance at the Conference of Creative Entrepreneurs in Seattle in mid-August. It’s looking like a stellar congregation of people, so we hope to see some of you there!

Thanks for hanging in there through a busy time for us. We haven’t forgotten about you!

The Power of And (Pecha Kucha Night Vancouver)

Being Curious for a Living (WordCamp Vancouver)

Tags: Events · Our Story · Resources for Women in Business

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  • 1 Follow Friday VI « Give Music // Sep 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    [...] Lauren Bacon is Co-Founder of Raised Eyebrow Web Studio and blogs at The Boss of You. She is so down to earth and genuine. One of the many statements from Lauren that I have stashed is, “No is our second best answer”. That’s totally my cup of tea. Lauren has a musical background in singing so I’m glad to have something similar to her! Lauren has helped point me in some directions of support such as the Women’s Enterprise Centre as I travel this path in awkwardness and uncertainty. I recommend that you check out Lauren’s Pecha Kucha and WordCamp Vancouver talks here. [...]