Pancake Town Podcast
Episode 82 - Think About Yourself in Your Early 20s

Episode 82 - Think About Yourself in Your Early 20s

July 9, 2019
Enneagram enthusiast (and past Pancake Town guest!), Jenny Mecher of Three Letter Birds, joins Emily and Michelle to help explain the 9 basic personality types and to discuss the results of each of their enneagram tests.
 
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Three Letter Birds Enneagram Products!
Episode 81 - Mic Drop After Mic Drop

Episode 81 - Mic Drop After Mic Drop

July 2, 2019

In this episode, Emily and Michelle finish their review of the book, Company of One by Paul Jarvis.  Topics covered in the second half of the book include: customer service, crowdfunding, and how to know when to quit.

 

HEY! Click here to RSVP for the upcoming Pancake Town Meetup 07.11.19 at You Are Beautiful HQ.

Episode 80 - Be the Pistachio Ice Cream

Episode 80 - Be the Pistachio Ice Cream

June 25, 2019
Over a bottle of rosé, Michelle and Emily review the book, Company of One by Paul Jarvis.  In Part One of their two-part episode review, they discuss topics like single tasking, the attention economy, and polarization. They also take Sally Hogshead’s personality test to determine what makes them fascinating.
Episode 79 - Time for Wine • 10,000 Likes

Episode 79 - Time for Wine • 10,000 Likes

June 18, 2019
This week, Emily and Michelle grab a cocktail (or two) at The Long Room with special guest, Jenny Mecher of Three Letter Birds.  They brainstorm options for new revenue streams for Jenny’s business, like wholesale and custom work.  They also talk about how, by focusing on her own website, she can build on the connections she’s made with her customers through her email newsletters and social media.
 
Find out more about Three Letter Birds, and shop her product line on her website:
Episode 78 - Thirty-Six T-Shirts

Episode 78 - Thirty-Six T-Shirts

June 11, 2019
In this week's episode, Emily and Michelle discuss the viral story about an influencer with 2.6 million Instagram followers who couldn’t sell 36 t-shirts.  Well, technically it was 252 t-shirts, and the t-shirts weren't even t-shirts, but you know how the internet is...
 
They dig into all of the reasons this poor girl's new business venture didn’t work and how it’s not so easy to transition your audience from simply giving you a ‘follow’ to giving you cold hard ca$h.
 
 
*alternate description:
Emily and Michelle intend to discuss the viral story about an influencer with 2.6 million Instagram followers who couldn’t sell 36 t-shirts, but then they end up ranting about politics, religion, reproductive rights, and guns instead.  *of course*
Episode 77 - I Wish I Could Flat Lay Everything

Episode 77 - I Wish I Could Flat Lay Everything

June 4, 2019

This week, Michelle and Emily welcome special guest, Jamie Tubbs of Jamie Tubbs Studio and try to answer the age old question of ‘can you making a living as an artist?’.  Even though the internet, social media, and the handmade community are making art more accessible than ever before, it’s still tricky to find the right balance between the retail world and the art world.

Episode 76 - Those Aren’t Real Problems, Charlie!

Episode 76 - Those Aren’t Real Problems, Charlie!

May 28, 2019

This week, Emily and Michelle look to their unofficial life coach, Emily McDowell, for advice on how to decondition yourself from an addiction to chaos.  Michelle finally turns off the Shopify cha-ching notification and Emily shares a major breakthrough she had at work last week.

 

Check out the "Addiction to Chaos" posts on Emily McDowell's Instagram here and here.

Episode 75 - Email Marketing Thingys

Episode 75 - Email Marketing Thingys

May 21, 2019

In this week's episode, Michelle and Emily research email marketing platforms for possible replacements for MailChimp since they no longer have an integration with Shopify.  They compare the programs based on price, template designs, automation and reporting, ease of use, and the absurdity of their names.

Episode 74 - What’s Your Leaning Tower?

Episode 74 - What’s Your Leaning Tower?

May 7, 2019

Emily and Michelle get right back to business after a busy weekend at Show of Hands... just in time to react to Instagram’s newest potential change: hiding "likes".  Is this really for our benefit to make the app more fun/genuine or is there an ulterior motive?

Episode 73 - Spend Your Money at SHOW of HANDS

Episode 73 - Spend Your Money at SHOW of HANDS

April 23, 2019
OMG, SHOW of HANDS is this weekend and Emily and Michelle already have their shopping lists ready!
 
In addition to going to local craft fairs, they talk about the importance of supporting small businesses year round.  
 
Vendor SHOUT-OUTS include: 
E.Lo Ceramics, Jamie Tubbs Studio, Paisley Paper Co, Ponnopozz, Grace M. Gaynor, The Sunday Standard, Hungry By Nature, Geek Chic Fashion, Cago Supply Co., Alapash, AND Studio, The Willary, Ella Calas Jewelry, Everand, Locked and Layered, Long Dog Dandy, Hunter Labs, Wildship Studio and more!
 
If you're in Chicago, see us (and all of the vendors we shout out in this episode) THIS WEEKEND:
 
SHOW of HANDS Spring
April 26-28, 2019
Artifact Events
4325 N Ravenswood Ave.
CHICAGO
 
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