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Entries Tagged as 'Business Tools & Calculators'

Tools for Creating a Working Budget

September 23rd, 2012 by Emira · 2 Comments

I’m posting an Excel Document here for attendees of the September 22nd, 2012 School House Craft workshop I gave. It will make the most sense to those folks — who have already had a walk through of it, but if anyone else is interested in downloading it by all means, go for it. A few […]

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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

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

HR For the Self Employed Worksheet

August 17th, 2010 by Emira · 5 Comments

We had such a great time at the Conference of Creative Entrepreneurs in Seattle this weekend. It was my first conference with baby in tow, and as a result I wasn’t able to spend as much time hanging around and networking as I might have liked, but it was great to be out and about […]

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Tags: Business Tools & Calculators · HR for the Self-Employed · The Boss of You: The Book

The Back-of-the-Napkin Business Model

April 13th, 2009 by Lauren · Comments Off

Gina Trapani, one of my favourite writers on topics like work, productivity, and all-around geekery, has written a great post over on Freelance Switch (it’s aimed at freelancers, but I think most entrepreneurs, especially small-scale ones, can glean something valuable from it) about what she calls her Personal Business Model. The PBM is basically a […]

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Tags: Business Tools & Calculators · Entrepreneurial Inspiration

Moving to Macs for Productivity (and Prettiness)

November 26th, 2008 by Lauren · 7 Comments

Something very exciting happened last week: I got my new iMac set up at work. And the heavens opened, the angels sang, the earth shook a little (gently)… then I got straight back to work, because let’s face it, things are busy. This wouldn’t be such a big deal, I guess, except that until recently […]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Business Advice · Business Tools & Calculators · Events · Resources for Women in Business

Build-Your-Own Budget

April 21st, 2008 by Lauren · 7 Comments

When we were writing the finance chapters in The Boss of You, more than once we wished we could ship our book with a little USB drive full of sample Excel spreadsheets. Then we realized that of course, we could simply post said spreadsheets on our website for everyone to use — that’s right, even […]

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