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Entries Tagged as 'Resources for Women in Business'

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

The Boss of You: Audiobook & Kindle Editions

May 17th, 2010 by Lauren · Comments Off

A funny thing about being an author is that although you get to take most of the credit for your book, the fact is there’s a huge network of people and organizations involved in getting your book into readers’ hands: From your agent and your publisher to bookstores and libraries, bloggers and reviewers, the web […]

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

Conference for Creative Entrepreneurs’ Blog Wisdom

May 13th, 2010 by Emira · Comments Off

The organizers of the Conference for Creative Entrepreneurs (more details on the event, which Lauren and I are speaking at here) website has been posting some super handy tips lately in the format of “5 minute pre-conference tips”. For example: How to Optimize Your Etsy Shop Get an EIN (a handy thing for US based […]

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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’reĀ  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

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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Tags: Our Story · Resources for Women in Business

Crafty Superstar

January 11th, 2010 by Lauren · 9 Comments

I suspect most of us creative types have, at one time or another, considered picking up a few bucks on the side doing something we’ve previously done just for fun — whether it’s knitting ASCII-art wrist warmers, making spicy fruit preserves, or making hand-tooled leather belts. But not all of us want to turn that […]

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