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HBIC Nation Podcast - Six Authors & Badass Business Women Discuss How to Grow Your Creative Empire Like an HBIC. Join Alexis Anne, Lindsay Emory, Mary Chris Escobar, Alexandra Haughton, Julia Kelly and Laura von Holt for monthly chats about how to succeed in style. And remember our motto: Dream. Do. Dominate.

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HBIC Nation Podcast - Six Authors & Badass Business Women Discuss How to Grow Your Creative Empire Like an HBIC. Join Alexis Anne, Lindsay Emory, Mary Chris Escobar, Alexandra Haughton, Julia Kelly and Laura von Holt for monthly chats about how to succeed in style. And remember our motto: Dream. Do. Dominate.

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Smart, funny writer bosses

By LaniKaye - Mar 01 2018
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Like a good happy hour chat with your favorite coworkers, this is a fun, casual podcast filled with great practical advice on navigating creative careers. Helpful for writers & creatives looking to boost their mindset by hanging out with supportive & ambitious women. If you’re the average of the 5 people you hang out with most, these head b’s in charge will leave you feeling smarter, stronger and generally very positive about gettin’ after your dreams. Plus the unicorn logo is fabulous.

Boss Ladies

By Saxman206 - Mar 01 2018
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It's hard to be a creative entrepreneur. Being a woman in business *and* an artist is an uphill battle. This show makes it possible to feel less alone on the journey.

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9 Ratings
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9
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Smart, funny writer bosses

By LaniKaye - Mar 01 2018
Read more
Like a good happy hour chat with your favorite coworkers, this is a fun, casual podcast filled with great practical advice on navigating creative careers. Helpful for writers & creatives looking to boost their mindset by hanging out with supportive & ambitious women. If you’re the average of the 5 people you hang out with most, these head b’s in charge will leave you feeling smarter, stronger and generally very positive about gettin’ after your dreams. Plus the unicorn logo is fabulous.

Boss Ladies

By Saxman206 - Mar 01 2018
Read more
It's hard to be a creative entrepreneur. Being a woman in business *and* an artist is an uphill battle. This show makes it possible to feel less alone on the journey.
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HBIC Nation Podcast

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HBIC Nation Podcast - Six Authors & Badass Business Women Discuss How to Grow Your Creative Empire Like an HBIC. Join Alexis Anne, Lindsay Emory, Mary Chris Escobar, Alexandra Haughton, Julia Kelly and Laura von Holt for monthly chats about how to succeed in style. And remember our motto: Dream. Do. Dominate.

Rank #1: Networking - How to Break the Ice, Follow-up and Fake it like an HBIC! (Role-play, that is.)

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Highlights:

  • Crossover episode w/ First Draught
  • We answer Laura’s cousin’s questions on networking at the beginning of your career
  • Networking peer to peer vs networking “up”
  • Icebreakers & tips for approaching people
  • Helpful strategies for following up appropriately
  • Adding value to relationships
  • Approaching mentors
  • Media relations also B2B networking
  • Networking by connecting other people
  • Adding value by being generous!
  • You have value, no matter what stage of your career you’re in. We promise.
  • At minute 32:00,  Alexandra Haughton made us do the most embarrassing/amazing parlor game where we roleplayed networking with a big wig. We were uncomfortable but also kind of loved it. Julia Kelly may never forgive us for casting her as Perpetua Winterborne.

LInks:

First Draught 2017 Networking: https://firstdraughtwriting.com/2017/07/05/networking-at-conferences-july-2017/

HBIC Conference Survival Guide (with networking article): https://hbicnation.com/conference-survival-guide

Network with us in our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/HBICnation/

May 31 2018
51 mins
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Rank #2: Creative New Year - Setting Goals & Drinking Champagne

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Our summer episode kicks off with Alexandra and Laura singing, just for fun and in perfect harmony, in a way that can only be accomplished when they’re in the same room together. Which they were, because this episode was recorded during a few quiet moments during the Romance Writers of America national conference last month.

We think of the conference as our “Romance New Year.” Not only because we dress up for a fancy dance party and drink champagne, but also because we leave energized and inspired, making it feel like a natural time to reflect on our progress toward goals we set earlier in the year. But you certainly don’t have to write romance (or write at all) to stage your own creative reset. All it requires is setting aside some time to think about things like whether your actions are in harmony with that big goal you are working toward? Are you having fun? Did you set too many goals at the beginning of the year? Are your goals really dreams?

We tackle these questions, and share some of our favorite conference takeaways from Sarra Cannon and Cathy Maxwell in our summer episode. Here are links to all the resources we mention:

Sarra Cannon RWA Workshop

HBIC Nation Conference Survival Guide

HBIC Nation Post-Conference Workbook

After you listen, come talk to us about your Creative New Year in the Facebook group! Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so our podcast always lands in your inbox as soon as it’s live.

As always, thanks for listening! Go forth and Dream. Do. Dominate.

Aug 22 2018
16 mins
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Rank #3: Content Marketing: How to Lure, Hook and Reward Your Biggest Fans

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Content marketing-- wait? What exactly does that mean? What content are we marketing? Are we now just using “content” as a super generic synonym for “art”?

If you’re not familiar with the concept, the mere mention of content marketing can cause confusion. Fear not! We’re clearing all that up for you this month.

Essentially content marketing involves intentionally drawing people to your art without you having the scream “BUY THE THING I MADE” at the top of your lungs all the time. We start the podcast off with a comprehensive explanation of what exactly content marketing is and two specific ways to approach it, before diving into specific examples of how Lindsay, Julia, and Alexis are currently using these techniques.

Then we offer some tips for brainstorming your own content marketing campaign without getting distracted by all the bright, shiny ideas. We also talk about how, as a creative, you’re naturally equipped to be amazing at creating content (imagine that!). Plus there’s also some chatter about the importance of being evergreen, which has absolutely nothing to do with holiday decor.

And finally, here are links to all the things:

Want to talk more about content marketing, or suggest some content for future podcasts? Continue the conversation in our Facebook group or in our new Slack channel (sign up here). Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so our podcast always lands in your inbox as soon as it’s live.

Thanks for listening! Go forth and Dream. Do. Dominate.

Nov 16 2018
25 mins
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Rank #4: Real HBIC Money Talk- Pounds, Dollars and Sense

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We’re wrapping up March Money Madness here at HBIC Nation!

We’ll be honest this isn’t the easiest topic to talk about. But that’s probably because people don’t talk about. How do we make that better? You guessed it-- by talking about it. So that’s what we did this month.

We’re sharing practical tips (from personal experience, none of us are financial advisors) and budgeting apps we love, but we’re also talking about broader concepts like your thoughts about money and the energy this puts into the world. Oh, and we call bullshit on the starving artist story that it can be oh so tempting to buy into (hint: HBICS don’t starve).

Here are the apps and resources we mentioned in the show:

Money Dashboard (available in the UK)

Good Budget

4 accounts you need as a freelancer

The HBIC Conference Survival Guide (see the #moneyhoney section on p 25)

You are a BadAss at Making Money by Jen Sincero

{What the heck is joint accounting, anyway?}

This podcast isn’t meant to be the end of the money conversation. It’s a catalyst for you to go forward and put your own words about money out into the world. Not sure where to start? We’d love to chat over on our Facebook page. (And don’t forget you can also find us on Instagram and subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss a thing.)

Thanks for listening! Go forth and Dream. Do. Dominate.

Mar 30 2018
46 mins
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Rank #5: Knowing Your Market: HBIC Hacks, Creative Snowflakes & Tough Love

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Since it’s October, the month of all things ghoulish and ghostly it seemed appropriate to tackle a super scary topic, which means we’re talking about [cue foreboding organ music] MARKETING. That’s right-- getting out there, finding people who like your art, and making a sale-- things we know can cause creatives some trepidation.

But here’s the thing, if you want to make money you’ve got to find the people who want to buy that thing you make as much a trick-or-treater wants a full size candy bar. So we’re sharing lots of tips and tricks for getting started on this process: including getting clear about your ideal customer (in an inspired segment we’ll call “What Would Laura Buy”), hacks for researching your corner of the market, the benefits of tapping into that micro-market, and how to adjust your marketing if you don’t see what your selling “trending.”

We also learn Lindsay’s dirty little secret, Laura talks about bras, and Julia has got all the best tough love everyone needs to hear about the absolute necessity of marketing if one intends to make money.

All treats. No tricks.

After you listen, let’s continue the conversation in our Facebook group! We’d love to answer any questions you have, and find out what one step you’re going to take today toward finding the best market for your work. (Perhaps it’s reading the book we mentioned on the show: Write to Market by Chris Fox) Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so our podcast always lands in your inbox as soon as it’s live.

Thanks for listening! Go forth and Dream. Do. Dominate.

Oct 24 2018
26 mins
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