Pancake Town Podcast
Episode 103 - Quarantine Chat #4

Episode 103 - Quarantine Chat #4

June 23, 2020

After a long hiatus, Emily and Michelle are back with another Quarantine Chat episode. This week, they share some Black-hosted podcasts that they've been listening to...

Podcasts we review in this episode: The Stoop, Pod Save the People, Higher Learning, Code Switch, and The Sunday Jumpstart.

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Episode 102 - Quarantine Chat #3

Episode 102 - Quarantine Chat #3

April 21, 2020

As we enter a full month of the 'stay-at-home' order here in Illinois, Emily and Michelle record another Quarantine Chat episode from the safety of their respective homes.  This week, they talk about the divisive and problematic issue of labeling businesses ESSENTIAL and NON-ESSENTIAL, and Emily suggests categorizing businesses as HIGH-RISK and LOW-RISK instead.

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Episode 101 - Quarantine Chat #2

Episode 101 - Quarantine Chat #2

April 3, 2020

As stay-at-home orders are extended in Illinois, and across the country, Emily and Michelle continue to record their Quarantine Chat series from the comfort of their separate homes...  In this week's episode, they try to bring a little positivity to this whole shit-show by sharing ways that we can support small businesses and shouting out some of their favorite brands and products!

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Episode 100 - Quarantine Chat #1

Episode 100 - Quarantine Chat #1

March 24, 2020

It's the 100th Episode of Pancake Town!  And it’s the first in a new series we're calling Quarantine Chats...  Emily and Michelle record this episode via phone in order to maintain social distancing during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.  They both share ways that their lives and businesses are being affected right now, as well as some difficult decisions that they’ve had to make in the past few weeks.  While they don’t have any magical answers to help everyone get through this, they do hope to become a source of support for other business owners while we all muddle through together.

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Episode 99 - Sometimes It Does Hurt To Ask

Episode 99 - Sometimes It Does Hurt To Ask

February 25, 2020

We're baaaaaccckkkkk!

In this week's episode (our first of 2020!), Emily and Michelle quickly get caught up on how the new year has been going and then they finally get into a topic that’s been on their minds for a while.  We’ve all been given the advice, "It doesn’t hurt to ask," but sometimes... it actually does.  They share their opinions on question-asking etiquette and how to respond when you’re on the receiving end of those awkward inquiries.  

Episode 98 - People Are The Worst

Episode 98 - People Are The Worst

December 17, 2019

Part 2 of 2: Emily and Michelle continue their 2019/2020 conversation and segue into some of their favorite rants topics like pricing and dealing with difficult customers.

Episode 97 - Give The People What You Want

Episode 97 - Give The People What You Want

December 17, 2019

Part 1 of 2: Emily and Michelle review 2019 - focusing on the new habits and attitudes they've adopted over the last 12 months.  They’re both ready to be done with this decade and start 2020 with the same energy and drive that they had 15 years ago.  

Episode 96 - (Not) Drunk Business Advice #2

Episode 96 - (Not) Drunk Business Advice #2

December 3, 2019
For this week's episode, the listeners asked Emily and Michelle to go back 10 years and think about what advice they would give themselves - and what advice they'd give to other small business owners - just starting out.  They take a trip down memory lane to remember successes along the way, as well as decisions they regret.
 
Spoiler alert: One of us is risk taker and the other... not so much.
Episode 95 - The One With The Pivot

Episode 95 - The One With The Pivot

November 26, 2019
Does your business just need a pivot or is it actually time to throw in the towel?  In this week's episode, Emily and Michelle research how to read the signs that your business needs a change and get into how to pull that change off.  Also, there may be a bit of a rant about removing the stigma surrounding quitting.
 
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Episode 94 - Get Some Sleep + Go to SHOW of HANDS

Episode 94 - Get Some Sleep + Go to SHOW of HANDS

November 19, 2019

OMG It’s the week of SHOW of HANDS so Emily and Michelle answer your questions about selling at in-person events.  They share their favorite dos and don’ts for having a successful show and an important reminder that taking care of yourself should be at the top of your list.

 

Get more info about SHOW of HANDS here:

www.showofhandschicago.com