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…

How to deal with negative comments online

Your company receives a negative review or comment on social media, it’s an ugly feeling, we know. But don’t let your emotions take the wheel on this, there’s a simple formula for diffusing and dealing with negativity online. Here’s six simple steps to dealing with negative comments: Read carefully: read the post carefully and ask yourself…

Emotional Support in Small Businesses

At the beginning of the year, I took some time to map out my blog post schedule. In my effort to blog with more regularity, I sat down and planned what days and which topics would be published all the way through to the end of June. When it came to this week’s post, my…

Stronger than Hate – Social Media and Cyberbullying

Does anyone else remember that time when Facebook (at least I think it was Facebook) allowed you to send anonymous messages to people? My memory is vague but I remember there was a either a pink female symbol or blue male symbol next to the message and no rules or restrictions.   That is what…

Boss Babe Breakfast: Vegan Chocolate Breakfast Pudding

There’s no rest for the #girlbosses of YYC. It feels like just yesterday you were celebrating the end of holiday season and now you’re already gearing up for spring markets and weddings! This month, I’m bringing you dessert for breakfast. Why? Because you work hard and deserve to eat chocolate whenever you want.   You’ll…

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,…

Boss Babe Breakfast: Banana and Almond Butter Overnight Oats

  You know what’s really, really hard sometimes? Being a lady boss with a jam packed schedule and a million things to do while also trying to balance a second job, a little one, a pup and/or whatever else life has thrown at you. Eating a healthy and balanced breakfast gets kicked pretty low on…

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…