Getting Real with Bossy

Getting Real with Bossy

It’s time to get real about what it takes to make it as a woman business owner! Hosted by Kelly Bush and Kelly Metras, multi-business owners in Rochester NY, co-founders of BOSSY - a networking group uniting women business owners through in-person & virtual networking events and educational workshops. We are a source of information, resources and genuine connection between fellow women business owners. Subscribe now and join the BOSSY community. New episodes every last Monday of the month. Getting Real with BOSSY – true, honest conversations about what it REALLY takes to be a woman business owner. New episodes every last Monday of the month. Produced by JazzCast Pros Theme Music ”Do it” by Infraction ”Mellow Bop” by Prigida & ”You are the Best” by Cutesy Chamber Ensemble


March 26, 2023 84 min

Ep. 14 Kelly Metras, co-owner of Salena’s Mexican Restaurant, Salena’s Taqueria, Nox, and co-founder of BOSSY, is someone that is pessimistically optimistic, believing that it is our job as local business owners to make our communities better. She believes that community engagement should be the primary focus of businesses, as we are only as strong as the community that we do business in; if our communities are failing to thrive, i...

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Season 2 Episode 13 I'm sure you're thinking "It must be nice to be co-founder of Bossy ROC and owner of three businesses." But in this episode, you'll learn how Kelly Bush went from dreaming of a life of fame in the arts to running a bar; and how her ability to improv got her through tumultuous life events; both physically and emotionally. 

Kelly Bush never thought she would become a business owner, as she was sure she was going t...

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Ep. 12 Megan Flanagan Mills, a former CIA analyst turned independent insurance broker, faces a legal battle from her previous employer, putting her own future and her children's college funds at risk. Despite the traumatic experience, she still believes she did the right thing in leaving the company and learning to be more cautious and proactive in the future.   In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. What is the Risk of...
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November 28, 2022 40 min

Ep #11 Kelly M, Kelly B and Jazzy T are joined by Disney's "Princess Anna"!

Whether you are a traveling performer, a business owner or a mother with a do-to-list a mile long, you have to find a way to spend quality time with your family.

In this episode the ladies get real about the struggles of finding the time and space to get the whole family together for a night out. 

This may mean taking up a new sport in your 40's, jet-settin...

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Episode 10 A chocoholic businesswoman starts a chocolate company with the intention of changing the industry for the better but finds the realities of parenthood make it difficult to maintain her standards. 

In this episode, you will learn: 

1. How Laughing Gull Chocolates CEO Lindsay Tarnoff created a unique business model that intentionally incorporates child-rearing into the business.  2. The ethical and sustainability concerns ...

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Episode 9 Would you like to achieve growth, learning, and transformation in your business? Bossy member Angelina Hilton is sharing the solution so that you can get exactly that. "If you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room." Angelina Hilton is a business owner, wife, and mother from Rochester, New York. She is the owner of POP ROC and Variant Ventures and is passionate about helping startups grow. Angelina...

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Episode 8 If you're struggling with burnout, you're not alone. Jen Schwytzer is a certified health and life coach who helps professional women put themselves first and come out of burnout. In the midst of the pandemic and while trying to conceive a child via IVF, Jen's husband suffered a cardiac arrest and was hospitalized for 21 days.   This event led Jen to realize that she needed to prioritize herself and her family. She began...
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September 25, 2022 19 min
Episode 7 Live from the Rochester Public Market! Kelly M, Kelly B and Jazzy T get real about the role the Internet plays in our daily lives and learn how high-speed fiber optic Internet is changing the way we live, work and play.   In this episode we talk with David Olivera VP National Expansion and Collette Combre Director of Engagement Marketing at the Frontier Fiber Internet 2 Gig activation event.   We also interview two Bossy ...

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September 7, 2022 48 min

Episode 5 If you're feeling frustrated because your goal-oriented planning isn't improving your productivity or increasing your revenue, then this episode is for you!

"If you're not happy doing what you're doing, how successful can you be?"

BOSSY Member Denise Ester explains how to use what makes you happy to define your business plan, even if it means pivoting after 7 years!

In this episode, you will learn:

  1. How Denise created...
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September 5, 2022 43 min

Episode 6 Do you want clarity, focus, and balance in your business? Jordan Betts, owner of Need Salon is sharing the solution so that you can get all three. In this episode we also cover: 1. The importance of leading with compassion in business. 2. The challenges of being a single mom and business owner. 3. The need to take time for oneself in order to be successful in business

Sponsored by Gallery Salon & Mofil Services 


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Episode 4 Rosa Marie is a professional problem solver who takes her skills to the next level by starting her own business, Marvelous Mind Academy, which empowers childcare specialists to create engaging experiences for young learners.

In this episode, you will learn: 

  1. How to listen to your inner voice to find seed money 
  2. How to maintain a fluid business plan
  3. How to be a ‘present parent’ while running a business


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Episode 3 Do you find yourself overwhelmed and stressed from working all the time and not having any time for yourself? Then this episode is for you! As a female business owner, Asa Shutts has to juggle a lot of balls - and when personal tragedy hits, she has to get creative to keep her business afloat.

In this episode, you will learn:

1. How Asa's business has adapted in response to COVID-19 2. What it is like to produce a virtual...

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Episode 2 Creating a Safe Space where everyone's individuality is celebrated is at the foundation of Gallery Salon in Rochester, NY.  Owner Erika Sorbello's inspirational story will speak to anyone who has faced real hardships as owners, business and personal, and persevered. Erika is a shining example of a self-made woman!   Join BOSSY founders Kelly M, Kelly B (on the phone) and members Jordan Betts and Asa Shutts as Erika shares...
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Episode 1 Kelly Bush and Kelly Metras both own multiple businesses in male-dominated industries. After years of not feeling heard or understood, they created BOSSY, a networking and support group for over 500 women business owners.

Get to know these fearless leaders and how they revolutionized the way entrepreneurs do business with each other in Rochester, NY. 

Sponsored by Gallery Salon & Nox in the Village Gate, Rochester, NY 


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Welcome to Getting Real with BOSSY, a podcast for women business owners who are ready to feel connected. Join your hosts Kelly Bush and Kelly Metras as we tell the tale of BOSSY, a support and networking group for women business owners in Rochester, NY. You’ll hear real stories of triumphs and setbacks, business mistakes and advice from women who are making it work as bosses every day.  Subscribe now and join the Bossy ROC Communit...

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