2 Girls Talking

We are 2 business owners, 2 journalists and 2 working moms! Our lives are crazy as we live our dreams of entrepreneurship and raising a family. Sometimes those worlds collide, sometimes they co-exist and some rare times they work together.

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Oct 1st, 2019 by Anna & Ashley at 8:30 am

Your business is growing! Yay! That's good news. Right? Usually, yes. But not always. Growing too fast is one of the main reasons small businesses fail. We can't sustain the product, or we bank on always being that busy. Then that business goes away and we can't stay afloat. So let's change our thinking. Slow growth is ok! Can be great! And one author has a radical idea - No Growth. There's no real right or wrong way - no matter what any business tells you. And we both have business coaches. The trick is finding what works for you, and following that path.

And even after years of owning our businesses, we are still learning that lesson.

 

 

Sep 17th, 2019 by Anna & Ashley at 9:00 am

Uh oh, you've just received the dreaded phone call/email/angry text. Your client is not happy with the work your company is doing for him or her. Happens to the best of us. And there's no easy answer or way to appease the client. All you can do is fix what's wrong. If you can. But take heart: the lessons you learn today will help keep heartache away later.

 

Sep 3rd, 2019 by Anna & Ashley at 9:00 am

Who's good at setting boundaries? Chances are you're not. Most of us aren't good at setting boundaries, or really know how to set boundaries. But boundaries can be our friends - our good friends. And make us better business people for our clients. Here's what we've learned.

Aug 20th, 2019 by Anna & Ashley at 9:00 am

Mistakes happen. We all make them, they're painful, but they don't have to be fatal. If you change the way you look at the situation, you'll see that mistakes can teach you something, and it's how we learn from these mistakes that can make us stronger, and better business people and human beings. But the first thing we need to learn is that we can't keep holding onto a mistake just because we spent such a long time making it.

Aug 6th, 2019 by Anna & Ashley at 9:00 am

Social Media is everywhere right? And that's great! But it's not always good. Most social media experts will tell you to have two separate social media worlds - a personal and a business account. But what happens when the two worlds collide? And when is the right time to take a break? We had to ask ourselves some hard questions when we ran into this issue.

Jul 23rd, 2019 by Anna & Ashley at 9:00 am

Let me guess, you watch out for your workers, your friends, your kids, your SO. So who's watching out for you? For most women the answer is, "I'll get around to myself later". But the truth is, if you want to succeed in business or life, you need to learn how to put yourself first!

Jul 9th, 2019 by Anna & Ashley at 9:00 am

Who has never felt rejection? It's not a nice feeling, and we used to always feel bad after being rejected. But then we learned to embrace rejection! Sounds weird, but as business professionals we've had our share of rejection and through those, we have learned to push past the No's and use them to our advantage.

May 8th, 2019 by Anna & Ashley at 1:12 pm

Welcome to 2 Girls Talking! Ashley and Anna are friends, former journalists, working moms and they're busy! They started their separate businesses at the same time, and together maneuver the dizzying world of entrepreneurship. All the while trying to raise their families and stay sane.