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Entries Tagged as 'Boss Ladies We Love'

Business Lessons for Women from Sheryl Sandberg

July 5th, 2011 by Emira · 6 Comments

I’m kind of developing a business-girl crush on Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg. Who knew? I wrote about her Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders TED talk on BC Business earlier this year, and devoured a more recent New Yorker piece on her the other day over breakfast. The New Yorker piece is a long, [...]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Entrepreneurial Inspiration

Right Brain Business Plan: A Review & Give Away

April 1st, 2011 by Emira · 15 Comments

Jennifer Lee came across our radar back when we launched our book in 2008 (holy heck batman time flies!) and we immediately marked her as a kindred spirit. Smart, passionate about making business work on your terms and creative as all get out, Jennifer is a lady to follow for sure. When I was offered [...]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Resources for Women in Business · Uncategorized

Why we wrote The Boss of You: Reason #5,341

December 1st, 2010 by Lauren · 1 Comment

Because it brings people together! Check out this heartwarming story from Victoria, BC interior design duo Inoui Design: What is the story behind Inoui Design Collective? How did the two of you meet? In December 2008, unbeknownst to each other, we were both reading the same business book at the same time (The Boss of [...]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Praise for The Boss of You · The Boss of You: The Book

Making Light Work

October 27th, 2010 by Lauren · 4 Comments

I’m slightly uncomfortable writing this post. I am a typical Gen X-er who’s deeply skeptical of anything that smacks too much of what my friend Nancy calls “woo-woo” stuff: that is, anything that might fall under the umbrella of “New Age.” On the other hand, I’m also a West Coaster who grew up around first- [...]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Resources for Women in Business · Thoughts

Hot Giveaway: Boss of You + Firestarter Sessions at Covet Chicago

September 2nd, 2010 by Lauren · 1 Comment

The delightful Brigitte of Covet Chicago has a really beautiful giveaway up on her site right now (if we do say so ourselves): one lucky winner will receive a signed copy of The Boss of You along with a copy of Danielle Laporte‘s The Firestarter Sessions. Brigitte has done a lovely job of describing why [...]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Resources for Women in Business · The Boss of You: The Book

3 Keys to a Website That Sells

May 24th, 2010 by Lauren · Comments Off

The fabulous Danielle Laporte did me the great honour of inviting me to contribute to her amazing entrepreneurial toolbox, The Firestarter Sessions. (It’s kind of like an e-book, but bigger & bolder — there are videos and worksheets and you just kind of have to experience it. In fact, Danielle calls it a Digital Experience [...]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Business Advice · Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Resources for Women in Business

5 ways to be a great web design client

May 19th, 2010 by Lauren · 3 Comments

The fabulous Danielle Laporte did me the great honour of inviting me to contribute to her amazing entrepreneurial toolbox, The Firestarter Sessions. (It’s kind of like an e-book, but bigger & bolder — there are videos and worksheets and you just kind of have to experience it. In fact, Danielle calls it a Digital Experience [...]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Business Advice · Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Resources for Women in Business

The Conference of Creative Entrepreneurs heats up in Seattle

April 27th, 2010 by Lauren · 4 Comments

With drizzly, grey skies still keeping spring at bay in Vancouver, it’s hard to believe the dog days of August are rapidly approaching – but they are, and with them will come an event we are very much looking forward to: The Conference of Creative Entrepreneurs. The conference (which we’re calling CCE for short) is [...]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Events · HR for the Self-Employed · Resources for Women in Business

Crafty Superstar

January 11th, 2010 by Lauren · 9 Comments

I suspect most of us creative types have, at one time or another, considered picking up a few bucks on the side doing something we’ve previously done just for fun — whether it’s knitting ASCII-art wrist warmers, making spicy fruit preserves, or making hand-tooled leather belts. But not all of us want to turn that [...]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Business Advice · Resources for Women in Business

A Boss Lady We Love: Tressa Brotsky

November 6th, 2009 by Emira · 1 Comment

I first came across Tressa Brotsky’s gorgeous organic soft toys and goods for wee ones at the Moss Street Market in Victoria BC this summer. My mom wanted to pick up a gift for her acupuncturist, who was expecting and I was happy to tag along to one of my favourite community markets. I was [...]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Motherhood & Business