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What 2010 taught me

December 14th, 2010 by Lauren · 4 Comments

I’m dipping my toe into this Reverb 10 thing. Not sure I can devote 31 posts to it, and December’s already halfway gone, but as I understand it, the spirit of the project is to inspire and catalyze reflection and transformation, not to create heavy homework – so if one post is all I manage, […]

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Tags: Business Advice · Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Our Story · Thoughts

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

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

WomanzWorld Interview and Book Giveaway

March 22nd, 2010 by Lauren · Comments Off

I recently had the great pleasure of meeting Natalie Sisson, a Vancouver-by-way-of-New-Zealand (and very well-traveled) entrepreneur whose intelligence and energy are inspiring. She maintains a blog called WomanzWorld, where she posts video & written interviews with women entrepreneurs, along with resources and advice. I highly recommend you check it out. Natalie was sweet enough to […]

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Tags: Business Advice · Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Our Story · Resources for Women in Business · The Boss of You: The Book

Naming our baby: The story behind “Raised Eyebrow”

November 16th, 2009 by Lauren · 5 Comments

Nearly 10 years in, I still get asked all the time how we came up with the name Raised Eyebrow Web Studio. Maybe people are just being polite to me at networking-type events, but I always take it as a good sign that it’s an interesting enough name that they want to ask about it. […]

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Tags: Business Advice · Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Our Story · Resources for Women in Business

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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