Pancake Town Podcast
Episode 90 - The Universe Isn’t A Thing

Episode 90 - The Universe Isn’t A Thing

October 8, 2019

GET READY FOR SOME REAL TALK: In this week's episode, Michelle shares her strategy to deal with a recent drop in wholesale sales and enlists Emily’s help to brainstorm new ideas.

Episode 89 - I’m Gonna Need A Time-Out

Episode 89 - I’m Gonna Need A Time-Out

October 1, 2019

This week, Emily fills Michelle in on her (very rainy) weekend vending at Andersonville Arts Festival...  but not before the two rant about the aftermath of an Instagram post that unexpectedly went viral the day before.

Episode 88 - Get Like Six Baskets

Episode 88 - Get Like Six Baskets

September 17, 2019

In this week's episode, Michelle and Emily investigate the new free shipping strategy implemented on Etsy and how it’s affecting not only Etsy shop owners, but potentially all small businesses with online shops.  Since Emily and Michelle no longer operate Etsy shops themselves, they reached out to the Pancake Town and Show of Hands Facebook groups for others' opinions on these new changes.

They also learned a lot about the motivation behind Etsy’s corporate leaders from a really insightful & well-written Vox.com article by Kaitlyn Tiffany.

Episode 87 - That Street Festival Thing

Episode 87 - That Street Festival Thing

September 10, 2019

This week, Emily and Michelle attend Renegade Craft Fair’s flagship summer event in Chicago which prompts ranting about one of their favorite topics: Shopping Local!  They share their purchases from the show (which means LOTS of shout-outs!) and remind fellow small business owners that they shouldn’t expect their customers to shop small and local if they aren’t also making it a priority themselves.

 

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.

Have a business question you want us to (drunk) answer?

If you'd like to submit a question (or questions) for our next Drunk Business Advice episode, please send them to us at pancaketownpodcast@gmail.com!

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.

 

HEY! Click here to RSVP for the upcoming Pancake Town Meetup 07.11.19 at You Are Beautiful HQ.