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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

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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New Terrain for the Boss Ladies

February 2nd, 2010 by Lauren · 5 Comments

Oh my goodness. Where to begin? We’re only a month into 2010, and already it’s a doozy. Emira’s started maternity leave (more on that soon); we just hired a new employee; and we’re in a bit of a tug-of-war on a business matter that I don’t really think I should talk about here, but will […]

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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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Lessons in self-care

November 13th, 2009 by Lauren · 2 Comments

I hope it will come as no surprise when I say that we don’t always live up to the standards we put forth in our book. We’re human, after all, and although we believe passionately in creating and celebrating new models for success, not every day at Raised Eyebrow is a banner Boss of You […]

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Balancing Work & Motherhood: the Journey Begins

October 2nd, 2009 by Emira · 23 Comments

Yesterday I received a very topical and timely email in my inbox from one of my favourite email newsletters, YoyoBelly. The email, which you can read here, was all about Employment Insurance in Canada for gals taking time off to have a baby and for those of you working in Canada and planning for a […]

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Announcing the Vancouver Grassroots Business Association

September 29th, 2009 by Lauren · 4 Comments

Today we’re pulling the wrapping paper off something very, very exciting. We are beyond thrilled to unveil a project we’ve been scheming about for a few months, which is to bring a chapter of the Grassroots Business Association to our hometown of Vancouver. As some of you may know, the gals who run the Seattle […]

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The Balance Myth, Part 2

September 24th, 2009 by Lauren · 3 Comments

In my previous post on this subject, I suggested we relax our hold on the myth that we can achieve a perfect balance between work & personal life, online & offline, etc. This philosophical musing was inspired by the following question from a friend during an email conversation about Twitter: How the hell do you […]

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The Balance Myth

September 23rd, 2009 by Lauren · 15 Comments

A friend of mine sent me an email today that contained 3 questions about Twitter. The first two were standard “how-to” questions (inquiring about such things as the simplest way to send a direct message), but the last one gave me pause for thought. Here’s what she asked me: How the hell do you balance […]

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Twitter

September 15th, 2009 by Lauren · 5 Comments

It was March 2007; I was in Austin for South by Southwest Interactive, the annual gathering of the tech-geek tribe, and it seemed like Twitter was all anyone wanted to talk about. The Twitter server kept crashing because everyone at SXSW was using it nonstop: to tweet about the panels & keynotes, to find each […]

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