Pancake Town Podcast
By Emily Wentz + Michelle Starbuck Amos
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Two Chicago-based small business owners - Michelle (Michelle Starbuck Designs) & Emily (OrangeBeautiful) - meet each week for breakfast to discuss the perks and problems with running your own company, and the everyday life stuff that happens in between.
||ExplicitEpisode 45 - Drop Ship Rosé||In this week's episode, Emily and Michelle investigate and share their feelings about the get-rich-quick "industry" of drop shipping. This also marks the 3rd consecutive episode where ...||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 44 - You’re Welcome||In this week's episode, Michelle and Emily invite you to join them (and Emily's husband, Josh Wentz) for a very special on-location recording at Chez Simo in Ravenswood. Like true small business owners, we ...||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 43 - Shortcake & Shout-Outs||Yes, you're seeing that right... this week's episode is OVER TWO HOURS LONG. So, grab a glass of rosé and some strawberry shortcake (like Michelle ...||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 42 - Neither of Us are Mental Health Professionals||Here’s another episode where Michelle and Emily talk about a bunch of s**t and get really grumpy... and then there was some talk about business.||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 41 - F**k You, Work/Life Balance||Emily and Michelle finally dive into the topic of work/life balance. They review some not-so-helpful tips on how to achieve "balance" between your work and ...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 40 - Still Counting My Money||This week Emily and Michelle join Sophia Reyes at her studio and record the behind-the-scenes conversations during set up and take down of their annual Sample Sale. ...||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 39 - It’s Like A Silent Killer||In this episode, Emily and Michelle get together on the morning of the last day of Show of Hands to chat about how the weekend ...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 38 - It Smells Like I Know What I’m Doing||In this special on location episode, Emily and Michelle record in the lobby of the Holiday Inn in downtown Chicago before checking out the One ...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 37 - You Gotta Do You||In this episode, Emily, Michelle, and Laurie continue their PR conversation from the Episode 36, starting with some controversial opinions on influencers, and advice on how to create meaningful ...||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 36 - Are You Power Posing Right Now?||Laurie Leopold joins Emily and Michelle to teach them about PR basics and answer questions submitted by some of our listeners. They learn how to ...||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 35 - I’ll Try To Make It Quick, But It Won’t Be Quick||In this episode, Michelle and Emily somehow find a way to transition their intro about jury duty, anxiety, and crazy people on the bus into ...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 34 - People On The Internet Are Terrible||Emily and Michelle start off this episode with a discussion about an article from design*sponge that addresses the idea of supporting both independent and big ...||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBONUS EPISODE - We Don’t Know Either||It's time to get excited... This week, Emily and Michelle have recorded a very special BONUS EPISODE to thank those of you who have been listening to and supporting us ...||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 33 - Getting Old + Proud of It||In this episode, Emily and Michelle prove that you can’t talk about work all of the time and that writing episode descriptions can be really difficult. There's ...||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 32 - Pour 108 Candles Before You Go To Bed||In this week's episode, Emily and Michelle invite themselves over to the home/warehouse/production facility of Edgewater Candles. Owners Mark and Stephen share their craft show plans ...||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 31 - We’re Destined for Great Things||Emily and Michelle answer a question from the Facebook Group about how to manage your workflow when you have different projects, like wholesale, retail, and custom ...||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 30 - Two Old Ladies Googling Things||This week's episode starts out with some serious talk about all the TV shows we've been watching... and then we get down to business: Emily and ...||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 29 - You Are the Tastemaker||In this week’s episode, Emily and Michelle try to find a balance between understanding consumer behavior and not giving a s**t. This leads to further ...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 28 - Be Less Sorry||Michelle: What have we talked about?... Guns and children... Emily: Comment trolls... Michelle: What’s this podcast about? Emily: We talked about wholesale. We talked about Michelle not doing ...||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 27 - I’m Not Judgmental, I’m Opinionated||In this week's episode, Michelle and Emily take multi-tasking to a whole new level by recording *during* their PopUp Shop event at Redbud Jewelry in Old ...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This is great for makers!
I'm really enjoying this podcast. I'm a maker and do craft shows and am learning a bunch! Plus, I am not a fan of the papyrus font, so there's that... 😂
Business and dead bodies, what's not to love?
I love this podcast, its like sitting and having a nice frank conversation about small business and being a maker over a cup of tea, accept you don't have to do any talking. Michelle and Emily discuss particular topics such as wholesale and craft shows from both a shop owner, and maker's perspective. You will gain advice on things such as: should I sell wholesale? am I a serial killer? what is a good way to support local business? Episode 6 is my favorite so far, give it a listen!
Fun times with useful stuff tucked in!
Michelle and Emily are super fun to listen to, despite all the times they wonder aloud if they’re fun to listen to (pssssst! You’re hilarious!!!😂). I’m learning something each episode, something I didn’t really expect, and sometimes stuff I’d never considered about being a maker and a seller.
As I wrestle with questions and ideas about how I run my business and where should I be going, they always grant me a new perspective or have more info on something I had “known” but not really examined before.
Pancake Town is far more comfortable and useful than the typical “Small Bidness Sheboss Craft WooWoo Hour” podcasts. Check it out