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Being Boss® is an exploration of what it takes to be boss as a creative business owner, entrepreneur, freelancer, or side-hustler. Join host Emily Thompson as she explores the mindsets, habits, and tactics of harnessing your creative ambitions and embracing the adventure of starting and growing your own business so that you can make money doing work you love. Brought to you by HubSpot Podcast Network.

Being Boss: Mindset, Habits, Tactics, and Lifestyle for Creative Entrepreneurs Being Boss

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    • 4.7 • 168 Ratings

Being Boss® is an exploration of what it takes to be boss as a creative business owner, entrepreneur, freelancer, or side-hustler. Join host Emily Thompson as she explores the mindsets, habits, and tactics of harnessing your creative ambitions and embracing the adventure of starting and growing your own business so that you can make money doing work you love. Brought to you by HubSpot Podcast Network.

    #268 - Rituals for Creativity with Alana Fairchild

    #268 - Rituals for Creativity with Alana Fairchild

    Maybe you’re someone who has found your creative voice by following the nudges on your spiritual journey. Since art and spirituality go so closely hand-in-hand, what can be learned from combining the two in a profitable business? In this episode, artist, writer, and oracle deck creator Alana Fairchild joins us to discuss how she navigates a thriving, healing, spiritually-centered business in today’s world. Alana and Emily talk about their rituals for creativity, overcoming business setbacks, how to tap into your creativity for personal evolution, and the power of becoming more receptive energetically and financially.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    #267 - Community vs Audience vs Market

    #267 - Community vs Audience vs Market

    Many bosses get confused when it comes to knowing the difference between market, audience, and community. In this episode, Emily of Being Boss sits down with Corey to discuss how you can know your market, sell to your audience, and build a community in order to grow a fulfilling, successful business. Learn how you can nurture all sides of your business at any stage of development.

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    • 55 min
    #266 - How to Create a Safe Workplace for Diversity with Erica Courdae

    #266 - How to Create a Safe Workplace for Diversity with Erica Courdae

    What does diversifying your business mean? These days, many businesses are focused on implementing DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) for building a more inclusive company. But where should you start if you don’t know how to set up inclusive workplace practices? In this episode, Emily talks with Erica Courdae, a professional DEI coach and educator of imperfect allyship. They discuss leadership methods for improving the team environment and prioritizing communication, diversity, and safety in the workplace.

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    • 58 min
    #265 - Market Your Genius with Nikki Nash

    #265 - Market Your Genius with Nikki Nash

    What does it mean to market your genius? In this episode, Emily talks with Nikki Nash about how marketing is changing and how creative entrepreneurs can learn to market their zones of genius. Nikki is an expert marketer, author, motivational speaker, and creator of the Genius Profit Society. Her new book, Market Your Genius, explores the unique approach to how you can market yourself as a business owner.

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    • 58 min
    #264 - Opening a Retail Store

    #264 - Opening a Retail Store

    Emily opened a store! While Almanac Supply Co. has been running successfully online since 2018, it was finally time to open a physical retail space to get these beautiful crystals and home goods in the hands of customers. In this episode of Being Boss, Corey joins in as co-host to help Emily share the fun, wild story of how Almanac Supply Co. suddenly met a dire need for its own in-person shop, and how exactly she and the team made it happen— in under one month. Emily and Corey discuss the magic in bridging online and offline business with the epic example that is Almanac Supply Co.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    #263 - Simplifying Your Business Model with Tara McMullin

    #263 - Simplifying Your Business Model with Tara McMullin

     Running a business that generates revenue for years to come requires a strong yet simple business model. When a creative business has too many offers in place or cannot operate effectively, valuable time and resources get wasted. In this episode, businesses strategist Tara McMullin shares her expert process of how to simplify your business—and how doing so can make you more profitable. Tara and Emily discuss why your main offer matters most, the art of maintaining your vision, and how to streamline your business in ways that set you up for long-term success. 

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
168 Ratings

168 Ratings

Rainbow runner XIII ,

So glad I came across this podcast

I just came across this podcast. After listening to a few Being Boss episodes, I will be coming back. The conversations are inspiring, honest and thought-provoking.

claudia0111 ,

Insightful!

Lots of awesome value and inspiration to be the best Boss I can be. Thank you!

AnnyaMart ,

created my career

This podcast helped me think of illustration and art as a career. As a full time illustrator and shop owner today, I don’t know where I’d be without listening to this 4 years ago!

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