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Entries Tagged as 'Boss Ladies We Love'

The Woman Behind DailyCandy

October 21st, 2009 by Lauren · 2 Comments

If, like us, you have admired DailyCandy for its smart, savvy style finds (not to mention stunning, uber-consistent, and classic design), you might enjoy this video I spotted over at the Harvard Business blog: biz blogger & venture capitalist Tony Tjan interviews DailyCandy founder and editorial director Dany Levy about her journey as an “accidental […]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Entrepreneurial Inspiration

A Boss Lady We Love: Jeannette Ordas

October 16th, 2009 by Emira · 9 Comments

I hate to start off blog posts with excuses, but this one really needs a little ‘splaining as it were. I contacted Jeannette Ordas, a local Vancouver designer/blogger/all-round-crafty-gal back in early July with this idea that I would run a local summer series of profiles of some of my local indie business heroines. Then my […]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Boss Lady Profiles

Yes, yes, and yes.

July 3rd, 2009 by Lauren · 1 Comment

I went to Danielle Laporte’s blog this morning for a dose of inspiration — she’s a neverending source of it — and read a post that brought tears of recognition to my eyes, and a great big inner “Yes!” My beloved, creative, entrepreneurial friends, if you read one blog post today, make it this one. […]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Business Advice · Entrepreneurial Inspiration

HandMade Nation coming to Vancouver

June 18th, 2009 by Lauren · Comments Off

There’s a fun movie night coming up soon for all you fans of indie, DIY, crafty stuff. Faythe Levine is bringing her film, Handmade Nation, to Vancouver. The film features some of our favourite artist-designer-crafters, like Jenny Hart (whom we interviewed for our book, The Boss of You) and Nikki McClure, among many, many others. […]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Entrepreneurial Inspiration

Starting a Business on a Shoestring: Why Starting Small Makes Sense During Tough Economic Times

June 12th, 2009 by Lauren · 9 Comments

The economic woes we’re facing right now feel awfully familiar. See, Emira and I started our business in February 2000; by the end of that summer, our industry (and in fact all things web-related) had experienced the first big dot-com crash. Our friends and family wondered at times if we’d hitched our horses to the […]

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The Difference Between Them and Us

May 7th, 2009 by Emira · Comments Off

I’ve personally been really hesitant to comment too much on the economic downturn and its impact on small business. On the one hand, I feel very strongly that the kind of business we have always advocated for — sustainable growth, measured risk and frameworks for measures of success that don’t focus exclusively on ballooning profits […]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Thoughts

Danielle Laporte Rocks the Mic

April 22nd, 2009 by Lauren · 5 Comments

I love Danielle Laporte. She’s an awesome, creative, wicked-smart woman who we’ve been fortunate to know for many years. She’s the co-author of Style Statement: Live by Your Own Design, which she wrote with her former business partner, Carrie McCarthy; and now she’s working under the moniker White Hot Truth, writing, speaking, and working with […]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Uncategorized

Business Tips for Working Moms

April 15th, 2009 by Emira · 1 Comment

The oh-so smart and savvy team behind local Vancouver newsletters yoyomama and yoyobelly, for mom’s and mom’s to be respectively, have just launched their own blog at Yoyo Diaries. I have a pretty strong hunch that the BizTips category is definitely one to watch for working and entrepreneurial moms. How do I know this? It […]

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

Nifty for Fifty

April 15th, 2009 by Lauren · Comments Off

I love dressing myself in locally-made clothing for many reasons, but two of the biggest ones are that I love supporting other small businesses (and the local economy in general), and I can’t resist the fabulous feeling of wearing something out of the ordinary and made with love. Plus, there’s nothing like being able to […]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Events

Risk is Relative

April 14th, 2009 by Lauren · 3 Comments

I stumbled across a great blog today while following up on Boss of You mentions around the blogosphere: Sweet Sassafras. (Great name, no?) And okay, it feels a little self-serving to link there, given that the most recent post at the moment recommends our book (thanks, Sarai!) — but let’s skip right past that and […]

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