Episode 48 - A Stool With My Name On It

August 14, 2018

We're back!  After a little post-birthday break, Michelle and Emily are excited to welcome special guest Amber Favorite of A.Favorite Design for an on-location episode at Nighthawk in Albany Park.  Amber gives us the behind-the-scenes of relocating her design studio and creating a community letterpress space, all with the help of a Kickstarter campaign.  Get some tips and tricks for launching your own Kickstarter (big or small) and learn how you can support Amber's amazing project!


Episode 47 - Don’t Touch Any of the Pillows

July 24, 2018

It's our ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY Episode!!!  Recorded LIVE at Lillstreet Art Center's West Wing Drawing Studio, Michelle and Emily welcome an awesome group of Pancake Town listeners to talk about mixing politics and business... and eat cake! 


Episode 46 - Increase Your Conversion Rate

July 17, 2018

In this week's episode, Emily and Michelle hang out at Ritual Coffeehouse and talk about the psychology of shopping and how they’re still mad about drop shippers.


Episode 45 - Drop Ship Rosé

July 10, 2018

In this week's episode, Emily and Michelle investigate and share their feelings about the get-rich-quick "industry" of drop shipping.  This also marks the 3rd consecutive episode where wine is consumed while recording...  you're welcome.


Episode 44 - You’re Welcome

June 28, 2018

In this week's episode, Michelle and Emily invite you to join them (and Emily's husband, Josh Wentz) for a very special on-location recording at Chez Simo in Ravenswood.  Like true small business owners, we multi-task recording a new episode while also celebrating Emily's 40th birthday!  After two bottles of wine and some crème brûlée and chocolate mousse, we're not entirely sure what we talked about, but you can bet there was talk about craft shows, Etsy, social media and stuff we hate.


Episode 43 - Shortcake & Shout-Outs

June 12, 2018

Yes, you're seeing that right...  this week's episode is OVER TWO HOURS LONG.  So, grab a glass of rosé and some strawberry shortcake (like Michelle and Emily did) and get comfortable.  After we rant about politics and feminism for over a half an hour, we finally get to the really good stuff: shout-outs of stuff we love all made by independent businesses!



Episode 42 - Neither of Us are Mental Health Professionals

June 5, 2018

Here’s another episode where Michelle and Emily talk about a bunch of shit and get really grumpy... and then there was some talk about business.


Episode 41 - Fuck You, Work/Life Balance

May 29, 2018

Emily and Michelle finally dive into the topic of work/life balance.  They review some not-so-helpful tips on how to achieve "balance" between your work and your personal life...  only to conclude that this nonsense doesn’t really apply to self-employed people.  


Episode 40 - Still Counting My Money

May 22, 2018

This week Emily and Michelle join Sophia Reyes at her studio and record the behind-the-scenes conversations during set up and take down of their annual Sample Sale.  Emily isn't thrilled with a popular small business meme, Michelle talks about her recent experience at the Crafty Supermarket in Cincinnati, OH, and Sophia- well, she’s still counting her money!


Episode 39 - It’s Like A Silent Killer

May 8, 2018
In this episode, Emily and Michelle get together on the morning of the last day of Show of Hands to chat about how the weekend has been going.  They're joined in the courtyard at Artifact Events by Danielle from Soap Distillery who fills them in on some of the details of her Kickstarter campaign (ending May 10th!), which you can support by clicking here: http://bit.ly/soap-distillery