Pancake Town Podcast
Episode 73 - Spend Your Money at SHOW of HANDS

Episode 73 - Spend Your Money at SHOW of HANDS

April 23, 2019
OMG, SHOW of HANDS is this weekend and Emily and Michelle already have their shopping lists ready!
 
In addition to going to local craft fairs, they talk about the importance of supporting small businesses year round.  
 
Vendor SHOUT-OUTS include: 
E.Lo Ceramics, Jamie Tubbs Studio, Paisley Paper Co, Ponnopozz, Grace M. Gaynor, The Sunday Standard, Hungry By Nature, Geek Chic Fashion, Cago Supply Co., Alapash, AND Studio, The Willary, Ella Calas Jewelry, Everand, Locked and Layered, Long Dog Dandy, Hunter Labs, Wildship Studio and more!
 
If you're in Chicago, see us (and all of the vendors we shout out in this episode) THIS WEEKEND:
 
SHOW of HANDS Spring
April 26-28, 2019
Artifact Events
4325 N Ravenswood Ave.
CHICAGO
 
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Episode 70+ Like the Dotcom Bubble But With Way Less Money

Episode 70+ Like the Dotcom Bubble But With Way Less Money

April 16, 2019
Show favorites, Sarah deHebreard (Bonnie™) and Julie Madison (Long Dog Dandy), join Emily and Michelle on the podcast after they spent the afternoon at the new Markets for Makers event.  Besides the obvious critiques like narrow aisles and bad lighting, it was impossible to ignore the fact that a large number of vendors weren’t actually "makers".  Despite having lots of negative feelings about the event, they end the discussion on a positive note with shout outs to the vendors that they loved and made purchases from.
 
WARNING: Many drinks were consumed before, during and after the recording of this episode!
Episode 71 - A.O.T.P.

Episode 71 - A.O.T.P.

April 11, 2019
In this week's episode, Emily and Michelle revisit one of their favorite topics to rant about: Dropshipping.  Since their first dropshipping episode (Ep. 45: Drop Ship Rosé), it really seems like these businesses have started to infiltrate the handmade world.  They talk about the ways they have learned to identify a dropship store and the things we should all be doing to make sure it’s clear that our shops are handmade.
 
BONUS: Listen 'til the end for our rave review of The OA: Season 2.
Episode 70 - What Does Anniversary Smell Like?

Episode 70 - What Does Anniversary Smell Like?

March 19, 2019

Michelle and Emily chat with Sarah deHebreard of Bonnie™ about a brand refresh for the 10 year anniversary of her Chicago-based, natural skincare business.  They talk about simplifying and elevating her packaging by having boxes cut and printed, adding custom labels with a new color scheme, and a whole lot more!

*Also, be sure to check out the BONUS Tiny Rant - recorded right after this episode - available when you subscribe to our Patreon page!

Episode 69 - If We Kept Talking, You’d Be On Shark Tank

Episode 69 - If We Kept Talking, You’d Be On Shark Tank

February 26, 2019

Mandy Adamick of Madcanvases joins Emily and Michelle for a brainstorming session.  Mandy is looking to quit her full time job and she wanted to get an outside perspective on how to accomplish her goals.  They focus on adding to her product line, updating wholesale listings, and promoting her custom work.

Episode 68 - Permission to Take an Intermission

Episode 68 - Permission to Take an Intermission

February 19, 2019

In this week's episode, Michelle and Emily take a deeper dive into the pros and cons of keeping your business small... which inevitably leads to a conversation about being tired of the hustle.  They find inspiration in an Instagram post by illustrator, Lisa Congdon feat. a piece of hers about giving yourself permission to take an intermission”.

Episode 67 - 200 Million Dollars

Episode 67 - 200 Million Dollars

February 12, 2019

Since February is the new January, Emily and Michelle share their plans and goals for 2019.  A theme they both share is choosing to keep their businesses small.  And since making under $2 million is apparently still considered small business, that probably won’t be a problem ;)

Episode 66 - Algorithm Schmalgorithm

Episode 66 - Algorithm Schmalgorithm

January 29, 2019
Emily and Michelle address the recent drama about Instagram's algorithm making it so only 7% of your followers are seeing your posts.  If this conspiracy theory is true (although that seems unlikely), how can we be proactive without seeming desperate to our followers?  Michelle also shares the results from her Instagram experiment over the holidays...
 
Wanna hear more of our thoughts on Instagram?  Check out Episode 56: Instagram in the Thing in the Dumpster from the Pancake Town archives!
Episode 65 - The Icing & The Sprinkles & The Cherry On Top Of This Sh*t Cake

Episode 65 - The Icing & The Sprinkles & The Cherry On Top Of This Sh*t Cake

January 15, 2019
We're BAAACCCKKKKK!  Emily and Michelle catch up after a busy holiday season.  They share how their events went, rant about how no one should "love" Target, and Emily tells her thrilling account of standing up to a customer and basically becoming a hero to retail workers everywhere. 
Episode 64 - Take a Fucking Bath

Episode 64 - Take a Fucking Bath

December 4, 2018

It’s that time of year when we all need a little more self care!  This week's episode starts off with Emily and Michelle recapping an old episode from the Pancake Town Archives (Episode 20: Take Care of Yourself).  Our most-downloaded episode from last year features stress management expert, Robin Fischer and Zach Zube, owner of Element Ayurvedic ApothecaryEnjoy!