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Entries Tagged as 'HR for the Self-Employed'

Small + Successful: A (free) webinar for small-scale entrepreneurs

June 7th, 2011 by Lauren · 5 Comments

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been invited to participate in GoToMeeting’s excellent webinar series for entrepreneurs… and next week we’ll be presenting a 1-hour session: “Small + Successful: Defining and Achieving Your Entrepreneurial Goals.” If you’ve read our book, you know that for us, success isn’t about being big or small – it’s about […]

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Tags: Business Advice · Entrepreneurial Inspiration · HR for the Self-Employed · Our Story · Resources for Women in Business

How to Find the Right Employees

June 1st, 2011 by Lauren · 2 Comments

I have a new post up on design*sponge: “How to Find the Right Employees.” I’ve written several pieces for Grace’s fabulous Biz Ladies series before, but this time I’ve delved a little deeper into when to hire, who to hire, and how to pay ‘em. If you’re interested in going back & reading my earlier […]

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Tags: Business Advice · Entrepreneurial Inspiration · HR for the Self-Employed · Resources for Women in Business

The Future of Graphic Design Careers

October 18th, 2010 by Lauren · 7 Comments

This is a bit of a departure from our usual Boss of You fare, but I found myself wondering the other day what the future holds for print designers, and I thought I’d put down some thoughts here in case they’re of interest to some of you. At this historical moment, there’s still work out […]

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HR For the Self Employed Worksheet

August 17th, 2010 by Emira · 5 Comments

We had such a great time at the Conference of Creative Entrepreneurs in Seattle this weekend. It was my first conference with baby in tow, and as a result I wasn’t able to spend as much time hanging around and networking as I might have liked, but it was great to be out and about […]

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Tags: Business Tools & Calculators · HR for the Self-Employed · The Boss of You: The Book

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

Qualities of a Leader

March 24th, 2010 by Lauren · 1 Comment

This may be the best definition of great leadership I’ve seen. (I strive to embody all of these characteristics, but I know I’ve got a ways to go with several.) If you’re  a creative services firm, and you haven’t discovered Recourses yet, hie thee to their website and you’ll discover a treasure trove of whip-smart […]

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Tags: Entrepreneurial Inspiration · HR for the Self-Employed · Resources for Women in Business

Stepping (Gingerly) Into Sales: Tales from a Reluctant Salesperson

March 17th, 2010 by Lauren · 8 Comments

When my business partner Emira announced that she was expecting a baby, my delight at her good news was accompanied by a creeping feeling of dread about taking on some of her key responsibilities at work while she went on maternity leave. See, we’d always divided the workload between us so that while I handled […]

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Tags: HR for the Self-Employed · Our Story · Thoughts

The Control Enthusiast’s Guide to Delegating

April 21st, 2009 by Lauren · 2 Comments

They say to write what you know, so I’ve made another contribution to my “HR for the Self-Employed” series (part of the larger Biz Ladies series) over at design*sponge on the subject of delegating. I suck at delegating. But I’m trying hard to learn how to do it well! And I’m a firm believer that […]

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Smart Staffing for Boutique Businesses

March 31st, 2009 by Lauren · 2 Comments

I love menswear. I mean, I loooooove menswear. I’m not sure how my fascination began, but it may just be genetic. My paternal grandfather owned a menswear shop in Peterborough before I was born, and my father was predictably well-schooled in the fine art of wearing a suit and tie. My brother is as comfortable […]

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Tags: Entrepreneurial Inspiration · HR for the Self-Employed

HR for the Self-Employed: Perk Up!

March 17th, 2009 by Lauren · 1 Comment

I’m very excited to announce that Emira & I are going to be guest-blogging over at one of our favourite blogs, design*sponge; as I hinted not-so-subtly a couple of weeks ago, we’ll be contributing to Grace’s new Biz Ladies section, which focuses on nurturing local communities of women running their own art and design-based businesses. […]

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