The ‘E’ Word

Let’s talk about everybody’s least favourite word: Exposure. If you’re a maker like myself, you might find you’ve come to detest the word exposure, because it seems to be a simile for “give me free stuff.”  After a certain point, being asked for goods and services in exchange for exposure becomes tiring – particularly when…

When and How to Say No as a Small Business Owner

“No.” The most dreaded word that we small biz owners hate to use. Why? Because it says no to money, no to exposure and generally makes the person on the receiving end unhappy. But what happens when saying yes too many times starts to take its toll on us? Making us unhappy in the end? Last…

Managing the Grunt Work in Your Creative Business

Being an entrepreneur means that, at least for a while, you have to do it all! Maybe we should say that you GET to do it all – because as much as it can be enormously frustrating to grind your way through the tasks of running a business that you don’t love, or maybe don’t…

YYC Girl Gang Hang: January 2017 at Village Brewery

Hey Boss babes, My name is Meghan and I’m an introvert. I’m also a photographer, and was super excited to shoot the January Girl Gang Hang at Village Brewery. Any form of networking usually scares me, I feel nervous and don’t know how to start conversations and feel I have something to prove. Regardless, I…

One of ‘Those Days’

This post was originally published on April 18. 2016 on www.saltwatertea.com – it has been reposted here with permission. All photos by Sarah Beau Photo. We’ve all had that day where it feels like absolutely nothing is working. You try one thing and it doesn’t work, so you move onto the next, and the next,…

A letter to the Boss A$$ B!tch

If you’ve had a bad day, a bad customer, a bad comment, a bad review. This is my letter to you: “Dear reader: You my friend are a boss ass bitch. You’ve made a whole company from the ground up. You got those creative juices flowin’, made some shit, came up with a killer name,…

Navigating the Multi-Purpose Life

This post was originally published on Logee Photography on February 5, 2016. It has been re-posted here with permission. With this year comes a big realization for me: I’m a workaholic and I like it that way. I love being busy, making things, and just generally having my days full. Without a long list ahead…

How To Stay Inspired, and Not Get Stuck in a Rut

One thing I deal with every now and then, and I’m sure every creative business owner will agree, is struggling to stay inspired and motivated. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I’m doing – I love being my own boss, I love making the things I do, but every once in a while, even…

BUY A DAMN DAY PLANNER ALREADY

This post was originally published by The Becca Swanson, on July 8, 2016. It has been reposted here with permission. Cover photo by foreverorganised.com Image Source: www.negativespace.co Have you ever sat down at the end of a long day and felt like you accomplished nothing? If you don’t have a day planner, go out and…

WELCOME WEDNESDAY – YOU AIN’T YOUR WEIGHT

WELCOME WEDNESDAY – JENA – YOU AIN’T YOUR WEIGHT Bombarded with societies pressure and idealizations, Jenna – the boss babe behind You Ain’t Your Weight is a complete breathe of fresh air. She coaches women on how to ditch the diet and love themselves again! WHAT DO YOU MAKE/SELL? TELL US ABOUT YO’ SELF: I…