Pancake Town Podcast
Episode 86 - I Feel As If I Know You

Episode 86 - I Feel As If I Know You

August 20, 2019
In this week's episode, Michelle fills Emily in on the results from her 9-to-5 work week experiment, which ended up being more about getting over the addiction to “the hustle” than about keeping a regular schedule.  They end up stumbling upon some really good business advice from an unexpected source: a book written in 1997 called How to Start a Home-Based Craft Business by Ken Oberrecht.
 
Episode 85 - Snorting Crafts

Episode 85 - Snorting Crafts

August 13, 2019
Hey! Have you been avoiding learning the difference between the cash and accrual methods of accounting?...  Emily and Michelle dive into this confusing topic and come to find out that they aren’t as clueless as they thought!  There might not be a clear right or wrong method (spoiler: they each use a different method), but it’s good to know the benefits and downsides of both and to choose one and stick to it.
 
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Episode 84 - The Spice Rack of the Cocktail World

Episode 84 - The Spice Rack of the Cocktail World

July 30, 2019
In this week's episode, Michelle and Emily run into Ryan Rezvani of Bitter Ex Bitters at the Long Room and convince him to be a guest on the podcast.  Ryan accepts the challenge of trying to talk about his business while Emily and Michelle (who have been day drinking for a few hours at this point) interrupt him with mostly unrelated questions and tangents.
 
Here's the direct link to that 'Drunk History' video that Ryan mentioned:
Episode 83 - Drunk Business Advice #1

Episode 83 - Drunk Business Advice #1

July 16, 2019

In this, the very first Drunk Business Advice episode, Emily and Michelle give Pancake Town listeners their best *intoxicated* answers to questions about business.  They (try to) help a jewelry designer & stay-at-home mom with prioritizing her revenue streams, they (attempt to) answer the age old problem of finding a work/life balance, and they (eloquently) share their top financial investments.

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Episode 82 - Think About Yourself in Your Early 20s

Episode 82 - Think About Yourself in Your Early 20s

July 9, 2019
Enneagram enthusiast (and past Pancake Town guest!), Jenny Mecher of Three Letter Birds, joins Emily and Michelle to help explain the 9 basic personality types and to discuss the results of each of their enneagram tests.
 
Links:
Three Letter Birds Enneagram Products!
Episode 81 - Mic Drop After Mic Drop

Episode 81 - Mic Drop After Mic Drop

July 2, 2019

In this episode, Emily and Michelle finish their review of the book, Company of One by Paul Jarvis.  Topics covered in the second half of the book include: customer service, crowdfunding, and how to know when to quit.

 

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Episode 80 - Be the Pistachio Ice Cream

Episode 80 - Be the Pistachio Ice Cream

June 25, 2019
Over a bottle of rosé, Michelle and Emily review the book, Company of One by Paul Jarvis.  In Part One of their two-part episode review, they discuss topics like single tasking, the attention economy, and polarization. They also take Sally Hogshead’s personality test to determine what makes them fascinating.
Episode 79 - Time for Wine • 10,000 Likes

Episode 79 - Time for Wine • 10,000 Likes

June 18, 2019
This week, Emily and Michelle grab a cocktail (or two) at The Long Room with special guest, Jenny Mecher of Three Letter Birds.  They brainstorm options for new revenue streams for Jenny’s business, like wholesale and custom work.  They also talk about how, by focusing on her own website, she can build on the connections she’s made with her customers through her email newsletters and social media.
 
Find out more about Three Letter Birds, and shop her product line on her website:
Episode 78 - Thirty-Six T-Shirts

Episode 78 - Thirty-Six T-Shirts

June 11, 2019
In this week's episode, Emily and Michelle discuss the viral story about an influencer with 2.6 million Instagram followers who couldn’t sell 36 t-shirts.  Well, technically it was 252 t-shirts, and the t-shirts weren't even t-shirts, but you know how the internet is...
 
They dig into all of the reasons this poor girl's new business venture didn’t work and how it’s not so easy to transition your audience from simply giving you a ‘follow’ to giving you cold hard ca$h.
 
 
*alternate description:
Emily and Michelle intend to discuss the viral story about an influencer with 2.6 million Instagram followers who couldn’t sell 36 t-shirts, but then they end up ranting about politics, religion, reproductive rights, and guns instead.  *of course*
Episode 77 - I Wish I Could Flat Lay Everything

Episode 77 - I Wish I Could Flat Lay Everything

June 4, 2019

This week, Michelle and Emily welcome special guest, Jamie Tubbs of Jamie Tubbs Studio and try to answer the age old question of ‘can you making a living as an artist?’.  Even though the internet, social media, and the handmade community are making art more accessible than ever before, it’s still tricky to find the right balance between the retail world and the art world.