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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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Raised Eyebrow is Hiring an Admin Assistant

September 8th, 2010 by Emira · Comments Off

If you’re located in Vancouver (or thereabouts) and interested in a part-time administrative assistant position, then check out our latest job posting.

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Working the System: How checklists and templates can make life better for everyone

December 14th, 2009 by Lauren · 3 Comments

In the ten years Emira and I have been running our business together, we’ve developed a high level of ESP. We often joke that we are interchangeable, i.e. if you talk to one of us, we can pretty well channel what the other might say in response. However, there are also plenty of things we […]

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Kudos to City Council

August 12th, 2009 by Emira · 2 Comments

Lauren’s post earlier this week about family businesses in peril got me thinking about a recent decision made by our City Council (that’s Vancouver’s City Council) to cancel “car free days” in my local neighbourhood. What do car free days have to do with small business? Give me a minute to explain. For those who […]

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Starting a Business on a Shoestring: Why Starting Small Makes Sense During Tough Economic Times

June 12th, 2009 by Lauren · 9 Comments

The economic woes we’re facing right now feel awfully familiar. See, Emira and I started our business in February 2000; by the end of that summer, our industry (and in fact all things web-related) had experienced the first big dot-com crash. Our friends and family wondered at times if we’d hitched our horses to the […]

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Danielle Laporte Rocks the Mic

April 22nd, 2009 by Lauren · 5 Comments

I love Danielle Laporte. She’s an awesome, creative, wicked-smart woman who we’ve been fortunate to know for many years. She’s the co-author of Style Statement: Live by Your Own Design, which she wrote with her former business partner, Carrie McCarthy; and now she’s working under the moniker White Hot Truth, writing, speaking, and working with […]

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San Francisco Tips

April 16th, 2009 by Emira · 4 Comments

I’m taking a hop down to San Francisco next week for a conference and have tacked on a few extra days ahead of time to explore the city. There was a time when I regularly visit San Fran and the Bay Area, but that time feels like forever ago and so I’m looking for recommendations […]

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Smarter ways to do business travel

March 6th, 2009 by Lauren · 1 Comment

Do you travel for business? It’s not something we do a lot of — most of our clients are local — but for those who are on the road a lot, efficient planning and effective use of your travel time make a huge difference to the return on your travel-dollar investment. Our friend and esteemed […]

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Return of the bride of the wage gap

March 4th, 2009 by Lauren · 1 Comment

I got sucked into the New York Times’ wage gap graph because of the title: “Why Is Her Paycheck Smaller?” Turns out there isn’t room on the page for a meaningful answer to that question, but the infographic itself is very, very interesting. As usual, the NYT designers have done a great job of displaying […]

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More hiring, and an opportunity for shared space

March 2nd, 2009 by Lauren · Comments Off

We’ve got two news items up on the Raised Eyebrow blog that it strikes me might be of interest to some of y’all Boss of You readers: We’re hiring (a second position!) — this time we’re looking for a Junior Web Designer. Know anyone? We have desks available for rental in our beautiful new office […]

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