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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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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Business Advice · HR for the Self-Employed · Resources for Women in Business · The Boss of You: The Book

Putting a Face to Great Leadership

January 20th, 2009 by Lauren · 5 Comments

This morning, our next-door neighbours — they’re a little more conservative than us, yes, but we get along pretty well — are swearing in their country’s first African-American (well, everyone keeps calling him that, although his slipperiness with regard to racial categorization is part of what allows us all to identify with him) president, and […]

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Tags: Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Our Story · The Boss of You: The Book

Seattle: Grassroots Business Association Class

December 3rd, 2008 by Emira · Comments Off

The Grassroots Business Association is the project of a bunch of super awesome Seattle-based small business folks (including our pals Megan and Kristen) who are creating an association for small business owners (and the aspiring or business curious). They’re having their first class is tomorrow night (December 4th) in Seattle and if you’re running a […]

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Tags: Events · The Boss of You: The Book

Thank you.

October 20th, 2008 by Lauren · 1 Comment

A friend sent me a link to Summer Pierre’s awesome video announcement of her good news, and it reminded me… It was Thanksgiving up here in Canada a week or so ago, and I had meant to post something here about gratitude. I’ve been procrastinating because things are very, very busy at our happy little […]

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Tags: Our Story · The Boss of You: The Book · Thoughts

Chapters In-Store Event Tomorrow

September 18th, 2008 by Lauren · 1 Comment

Just a reminder that tomorrow — Friday, September 19 — Emira and I will be at Chapters Books on Robson Street, here in Vancouver, signing copies of The Boss of You. Do stop by and say hello; for those of you in the Vancouver area, we’ve scheduled it at lunchtime in the hope you can […]

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Tags: Events · The Boss of You: The Book

Change of Date for Chapters In-Store Event

September 3rd, 2008 by Lauren · 1 Comment

Just a quick note: We have had to reschedule our Chapters book signing to Friday, September 19th. (It was previously posted for this Friday, the 5th.) Sorry for the short notice, and we hope to see some of you there!

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Tags: Events · The Boss of You: The Book

Hot off the Presses

September 2nd, 2008 by Lauren · 1 Comment

We’ve received some great press for The Boss of You lately, and I want to share a few highlights. But before we get to that, let’s take a quick swerve back in time… Some of you may remember that back in May we got a chance to meet four-time world champion figure skater Kurt Browning […]

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Tags: Boss Lady Profiles · Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Our Story · Praise for The Boss of You · The Boss of You: The Book · Uncategorized

In-Store Event at Chapters on Robson

August 27th, 2008 by Lauren · Comments Off

It’s been a while since we did an event in Vancouver, but we’re about to make up for that. We’re delighted to announce that we will be making an appearance at the downtown Vancouver Chapters store (at Robson and Howe) next Friday, September 5 19, between noon and 2pm. We’ll be signing books and we […]

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Tags: Events · The Boss of You: The Book

The Boss of You Q&A Podcast

August 22nd, 2008 by Emira · 1 Comment

We had such a truly fantastic time at The Lab last month in Seattle. Velocity does an incredible job of putting on a great event, attracting smart and talented business/arty folks, and creating an inquisitive environment where folks feel safe sharing challenges and swapping stories. Velocity is putting up podcasts of their events and the […]

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August 8th, 2008 by Lauren · 3 Comments

Bring Your Own Bag (AKA BYOB) is one of the women-owned business profiled in The Boss of You; they make gorgeous, natural cotton reusable totes (as well as their new produce bag & super-cute vintage satchel lines) right here in Vancouver. Well, they’ve got a wicked sale on right now and I thought I would […]

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