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Syndication

I chat with Elissa Breitbard, owner and founder of Betty's Bath & Day Spa — not only a perennial favorite spa in Albuquerque, but recipient of several business awards since its launch in 2000. Elissa (FYI, there is no "Betty") started Betty's after a career in teaching, and quickly established herself as a savvy businesswoman and networking ninja. We talked about how she started, how she developed such a strong brand and role in the community, and how she balances business ownership with being a mom. 

Direct download: s01e04.mp3
Category:creative careers -- posted at: 3:48pm MDT

Our guest is Giovanna Rossi, owner and President of Collective Action Strategies, a consulting firm that works with public and private organizations on women's health and other issues affecting families and communities. Giovanna specializes in developing women's health policies and went out on her own two years ago, after various positions with nonprofits and government agencies for many years. Like me Giovanna has two little kids so she's also intimately familiar with the self-employed mom juggling act.

Direct download: S01E02.mp3
Category:creative careers -- posted at: 11:00pm MDT

Our very first stab at making this podcast happen! I talk with my longtime collaborator and friend David Dabney, principal of Red Rooster Creative, about small business websites, clients with unrealistic budgets, and why WordPress is the bomb.

Direct download: S01E01.mp3
Category:creative careers -- posted at: 11:00pm MDT

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