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Holiday Season Budget Spreadsheet for Etsy (and other) sellers

September 22nd, 2011 by Lauren · 3 Comments

We’re delighted to have been invited to be part of Etsy’s Holiday Boot Camp for their wonderful sellers of handmade & vintage goods. Our contribution is a special budgeting spreadsheet that we designed for small-scale sellers who are planning ahead for their busy season. Figuring out your shipping rates, gift tagging options, and even budgeting […]

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Tags: Business Tools & Calculators · Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Resources for Women in Business

An Easier Way to Form New Habits

July 4th, 2011 by Lauren · Comments Off

The long, long list of things I love would have two things right up near the top: striving for self-improvement(*), and the elegant use of technology to help humans do better. When the two come together, I get really, really excited. I discovered a lovely and incredibly useful tool a while ago, but was recently […]

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Tags: Business Advice · Business Tools & Calculators · Resources for Women in Business · Thoughts

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

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

Women Count: Where do we go from here?

February 28th, 2011 by Lauren · 4 Comments

As I gain more experience as an entrepreneur, and a richer perspective on women in leadership, I’m more and more drawn to the stories of the women who came before me. Whether they’re great dames of history – Cleopatra, Elizabeth I, Sojourner Truth, Nellie McClung, and Grace Hopper come instantly to mind – or more […]

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Tags: Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Resources for Women in Business · Thoughts

Our Resources Guide For Download

November 24th, 2010 by Emira · 1 Comment

Hey there, A lovely reader (listener?) of the audio version of our book emailed us to ask to get the Resources Guide in hard copy, as going back to listen through a bunch of links and reference materials isn’t quite the same as paging through them. And so, viola! Here, for those of you who […]

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Tags: Business Tools & Calculators · Resources for Women in Business

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

Absentee blogging, or: Where the heck we’ve been

July 16th, 2010 by Lauren · 1 Comment

Hello, friends. What’s new? You may have noticed we’ve been a little, um, absent lately. It’s been about six weeks since we last blogged here, but we haven’t been slacking, no ma’am. Here’s what’s up: We’re blogging weekly for BC Business magazine, for one thing – recent topics include getting over your fear of firing, […]

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