Two Chicago-based small business owners - Michelle (Michelle Starbuck Designs) & Emily (OrangeBeautiful) - meet each week for breakfast to discuss the perks and problems with running your own company, and the everyday life stuff that happens in between.
Michelle and Emily chat with Sarah deHebreard of Bonnie™ about a brand refresh for the 10 year anniversary of her Chicago-based, natural skincare business. They talk about simplifying and elevating her packaging by having boxes cut and printed, adding custom labels with a new color scheme, and a whole lot more!
Mandy Adamick of Madcanvases joins Emily and Michelle for a brainstorming session. Mandy is looking to quit her full time job and she wanted to get an outside perspective on how to accomplish her goals. They focus on adding to her product line, updating wholesale listings, and promoting her custom work.
In this week's episode, Michelle and Emily take a deeper dive into the pros and cons of keeping your business small... which inevitably leads to a conversation about being tired of the hustle. They find inspiration in an Instagram post by illustrator, Lisa Congdon feat. a piece of hers about giving yourself“permission to take an intermission”.
Since February is the new January, Emily and Michelle share their plans and goals for 2019. A theme they both share is choosing to keep their businesses small. And since making under $2 million is apparently still considered small business, that probably won’t be a problem
Emily and Michelle address the recent drama about Instagram's algorithm making it so only 7% of your followers are seeing your posts. If this conspiracy theory is true (although that seems unlikely), how can we be proactive without seeming desperate to our followers? Michelle also shares the results from her Instagram experiment over the holidays...
We're BAAACCCKKKKK!Emily and Michelle catch up after a busy holiday season. They share how their events went, rant about how no one should "love" Target, and Emily tells her thrilling account of standing up to a customer and basically becoming a hero to retail workers everywhere.
This week's episode is Part 2 of Michelle and Emily's investigation into the Instagram algorithm. Now that they know what it takes to beat the algorithm, they've got an important question: Is there a way to balance being an active participant on social media with not being on your phone all the friggin' time?!
In this week's episode, Emily and Michelle finally dive in and do the research on how to beat the Instagram algorithm despite not actually giving a shit about it. Find out more about what it takes to become a“Super User”... *insert barfing emoji here*
Holiday show season is upon us... which means SHOW of HANDS is this weekend! Emily and Michelle shout out the vendors that they’re most excited to shop from and insist that shopping small and local for all of your holiday gifts is easier than you think.
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