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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.

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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.

    #FBF: Why Business Friendships Matter

    #FBF: Why Business Friendships Matter

    Emily chats with Erica and Tasha, two of her business besties, about the benefits of having friends with similar business models and how business friendships can help push you and your business to the next level. If you want to hear more of this conversation, check out Episode 296 - The Power of Community Over Competition with Erica Courdae and Tasha L. Harrison>>

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    • 9 min
    #330 - Part 2: Retirement Planning for Entrepreneurs with Sarah Becker

    #330 - Part 2: Retirement Planning for Entrepreneurs with Sarah Becker

    In part two of this retirement planning series for bosses, Sarah Becker explores the mindset of being work optional versus the idea of traditional retirement. Emily shares how the experience of selling her first business has allowed her to consider how she could use her businesses for retirement. Sarah and Emily also share how to handle lifestyle creep, what to do first prior to saving for retirement, additional alternative retirement strategy options, and how to prepare for the unknown as a business owner.

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    • 42 min
    #329 - Part 1: Retirement Planning for Entrepreneurs with Sarah Becker

    #329 - Part 1: Retirement Planning for Entrepreneurs with Sarah Becker

    In this first episode of a 2-part series on retirement planning as an entrepreneur, Sarah Becker returns to the podcast to discuss what keeps so many small business owners from setting themselves up for retirement. Emily and Sarah discuss real-life examples of retirement strategies, the foundational accounts you need to know about, and the easy first step every boss needs to take to start their own retirement plan.

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    • 46 min
    #FBF: Planning for Success

    #FBF: Planning for Success

    Emily shares why making time for business visioning, planning, projecting, and her CEO Days is one of the most important habits she has in her role of CEO. If you want some additional guidance on conducting your own CEO Day, check out our favorite tool at beingboss.club/CEO

    And if you want hear 6 more habits that Emily recommends for finding success as the CEO of your own business check out Episode 249 - 7 Habits of a Successful CEO >>

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    • 10 min
    #328 - Letting Go of Hustle Culture with Jadah Sellner

    #328 - Letting Go of Hustle Culture with Jadah Sellner

    The idea of hustling your way to success is embedded in the traditional path of the entrepreneur. But living and working in a constant state of hustle isn’t sustainable and often leads to burnout. How can you build a business that gives you the freedom you desire and supports the life you want to live? In this episode, Jadah Sellner, author of SHE BUILDS: The Anti-Hustle Guide to Grow Your Business and Nourish Your Life, joins Emily to discuss how small business owners can let go of hustle culture and build a business in a more compassionate and aligned way.

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    • 51 min
    #327 - Trends and Opportunities for Makers and Retail Businesses with Carla Pellicano of Faire

    #327 - Trends and Opportunities for Makers and Retail Businesses with Carla Pellicano of Faire

    The journey of a small business owner is one that requires a finger on the pulse and constant learning, but being a retail or maker boss comes with a unique set of obstacles. In this episode, Emily is joined by Carla Pellicano, the Head of Product at Faire, a marketplace for small wholesalers. Together they examine the current state of both brick-and-mortar and maker businesses. Carla shares what changes are on the horizon, what we can expect to stay the same, and how you can prepare for the future.

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    • 57 min

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1.2K Ratings

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Love this show!

Fun, informative, and packed with strategies for how to run your business effectively. I especially loved the episodes on boundary setting, such a difficult thing to navigate as a business owner but so important to be continually mindful of.

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Emily is discussing important and yet little spoken about topics related to business and entrepreneurship. Each episode is very fruitful, you finish with a full pack of knowledge and applicable tips.

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First Time Listening! — Episode with Nikki Nash

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