Getting Real with Bossy: For Women Who Own Business

Getting Real with Bossy: For Women Who Own Business

The Real Raw and Honest podcast about small business ownership hosted by Kelly Bush + Kelly Metras, co-owners of BOSSY ROC, a support group for business owners. With our experience, nine businesses in over 25 years, we continue to bear it all and share what we wish we had known. We move past the must-be-nices and start getting real. Come along as we interview other business owners and get the true story. New episodes every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. www.BossyRoc.com

Episodes

June 10, 2024 47 mins
Ep. 36 Kelly Bush and Kelly Metras chat with Megan McShane, co-founder of Your Best Life Now, discussing personal development, family balance, and the importance of community. Megan shares insights from her 13-year tenure with Tony Robbins and offers a peek into her yoga practice and family life. Megan discusses the founding principles of "Your Best Life Now," focusing on the core values of faith, family, fitness, and finance. Her ...
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Ep. 35 Join Bossy Founders and Business Owners Kelly Bush and Kelly Metras as they discuss their favorite business books and share insights from a recent Women in Hospitality conference. They delve into the importance of knowing your "why" in business, the challenges of work-life balance, and the power of creating loyal customers. The mention of Charles Schwab's "Thanks for Coming In Today" highlights the transformative power of gr...
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Ep. 34 Today we catch up with Asa Shutts, owner of Shuts Productions and Shutter and Splice. Asa shares her journey of navigating personal and business challenges, including her son's rare genetic disorder, the passing of her father, and her own health issues. Despite the hardships, Asa has learned to say no more often, charge her worth, and pivot her business towards corporate work and real estate photography. She also emphasizes ...
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Ep. 33 Have you ever wished that your invoices could get paid NOW, instead of Net 90 days from when you delivered your product or service? Well NOW you can! Sejal Shah Gulati, Chief Growth Officer of NowAccount, joins Kelly and Kelly to discuss alternative funding options for small businesses. Now offers a transparent and fair solution to the common problem of late payments from clients. By accelerating invoices, Now provides busin...
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Ep. 32 If you're tired of feeling stuck and disconnected, it's time to explore a new path towards resilience and empowerment as you approach middle-ages. Alison Jacobson, the Midlife Maverick, joins Kelly and Kelly to discuss the power and potential of coming into your 40's and 50's. The term "Midlife" is reframed from a crisis to an opportunity for growth, driven by a powerful combination of experience, wisdom, and resilience. The...
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Ep. 31 Do you want to achieve a healthier work-life balance and prioritize your mental well-being? Imani Olear will be revealing the key to attaining a more harmonious approach to entrepreneurship and mental health, allowing you to experience improved equilibrium and a greater focus on your psychological wellness. Imani Olear is an accomplished entrepreneur and pastor known for her work in urban yoga and leadership development with...
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Ep. 30 Hope T aka It Girl Friday, a master of content creation, shares three common mistakes small businesses make in social media marketing: focusing on followers and likes instead of engagement, misunderstanding the difference between influencers and content creators, and not posting consistently. She also discusses her journey from aspiring actress to content creator and the challenges of balancing work and personal life. Don't ...
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Ep. 29 Pauly Guglielmo a former radio personality, entrepreneur and first male member of BOSSING joins Kelly + Kelly to share his success and failures in building Craft Cannery in Rochester, NY. Starting as a home-based business, making sauce in his studio apartment on East Ave., Paulie's story resonate with entrepreneurs and business owners. Through his unique blend of wit and wisdom, Paulie inspires individuals to embrace the cha...
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Ep. 28 Mara Smith, the founder of Inspiro Tequila, shares her journey from being a lawyer, to being a stay-at-home mom for 16 years and then starting her own tequila brand. She discusses the challenges of entering a highly regulated industry and the importance of staying true to her vision. Mara also highlights the lack of representation of women in the tequila industry and how she is working to change that by creating a brand that...
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Ep. 27 Explore the intersection between cannabis and alcohol in American social circles as Shelby Poole shares her journey from the restaurant industry to founding Betty Bloom, a mobile social club focused on empowering women about the marijuana plant. The conversation dives into the future of cannabis consumption lounges, the rise of non-alcoholic cocktails, and the need for destigmatization and education. Key Takeaways: There is...
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Ep. 26 An intimate chat with Erika Sorbello, a returning guest whose story embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship and personal development. The episode provides a glimpse into Erika's growth since her first appearance, emphasizing the significance of a positive mindset and the impact of authenticity on business success. Erika delves into her recent experiences, including the quest for a new building for her salon, the challenges o...
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Ep. 25 Kelly Bush and Kelly Metras reflect on the challenges and lessons learned in 2023. They discuss the impact of the pandemic on small businesses and the need for continued support and understanding. They also highlight the importance of authenticity, diversity, and sustainability in business practices. The speakers emphasize the need for healing and finding balance in the new year, as well as the power of social media and tech...
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Ep. 24 Happy Holidays! Welcome to a candid conversation with the founders of BOSSY and BOSSING Kelly Bush and Kelly Metras live from Denver! The Kellys attend their first Podcast Movement Conference and reveal what they've learned as well as their excitement and hesitation about using Artificial Intelligence. They also discuss the concept of buying back time by implementing management teams for their food and beverage businesses. K...
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Ep. 23 Have you heard these common myths about life after High School? Myth #1: You have to go to college to be successful. Myth #2: Your career determines your worth. Myth #3: You have to follow a linear path in life. In this episode, our guest, Leah Leverich, will debunk these myths and empower you to break free from societal expectations, pursuing personal fulfillment instead. As she stood amongst her peers, questioning her own ...
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Ep. 22 What is it really like to be married to your business partner? What are the pros and cons of working with a BOSSY woman who is also your wife? We’ve invited our husbands Aaron Metras and Don Bush to find out.  We’ll explore the intricate dynamics of working side by side with your life partner, where the advantages of seamless communication and constant accessibility are weighed against the challenges of separating work from ...
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Ep. 20 Have you ever listened to someone on the radio and thought "that's a really cool job"? But what happens when that DJ has an entrepreneurial spirit and a deep desire to uplift other people's voices? Join us as we delve into the world of podcasting and broadcasting with our podcast producer Jazzy T (you may recognize her from WBLK, WDKX, WJLB, WQHH etc). From her journey as a radio host to the creation of her podcast productio...
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Ep. 21 Bossy ROC welcomes you to connect with a dynamic HR professional and business coach whose journey started in Albania and led her to the heart of the American dream. Born in Albania and raised in Greece (the Country), Elina moved to Rochester, NY, USA in search of opportunities for growth and development. Here, she found a thriving HR community dedicated to improving workplaces and the lives of employees. In this episode, Eli...
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Ep. 19 Unleashing the power of holistic business coaching, Raeanne Lacatena tackles the paradox of female entrepreneurs' resistance to guidance, aiming to shift their limiting beliefs and empower them to pursue greatness. In a world where fate often unfolds in mysterious ways, Raeanne Lacatina's story is a testament to the unexpected turns life can take. She started as a social worker, dedicating herself to helping those in need, b...
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Ep. 18 Join motivational performance coach Iris Zimmerman as she untrains imposter syndrome, inspires self-validation, and embraces transition in this empowering episode for ambitious women. Born to immigrant parents in search of a better life, Iris Zimmerman found her passion for fencing at a young age. After representing the U.S.A at the Olympics, she dedicated herself to running her childhood fencing club, providing a sanctuary ...
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Ep. 17 Are you a new parent struggling to find the balance between caring for your child and maintaining your own mental health? Have you been told to simply tough it out or suck it up, but still feel overwhelmed and alone? It's time to prioritize your well-being and learn how to effectively support your family. In this episode, you'll discover the importance of self-care, community support, and practical strategies for addressing...
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