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June 4, 2021

Mary Heffernan and Ann Williams discuss funding your small business.

In this episode Mary and Ann discuss small business finances and funding your new startup. They share how they have both started a variety of small businesses and how each business worked as a stepping stone to the next one. “If you want to be a small business owner, you can start tomorrow.” – Mary […]

May 21, 2021

Boots and Bangles Season One Episode Eight: Influenced Cover Image

In this episode Mary of Five Marys Farms and Ann of Yearly Company discuss how influencer marketing works and how you can become an influencer using the power of social media to expand your brand.

May 7, 2021

Episode 7 Season 1 of Boots & Bangles, "Raising Kids in Business"

In this episode Ann and I share our experiences and insights on how rewarding it is to raise your kids while being an entrepreneur. We want to encourage you to focus on what’s in front of you and to know that there is never truly a “perfect balance” when you’re an entrepreneur. You can’t pick […]

April 24, 2021

Boots and Bangles Podcast: Hire Slow Fire Fast

This week, Ann and I talk about hiring and employees – it’s a BIG jump as a business to take on employees and all that comes with it…. payroll, payroll taxes, workers comp insurance and staffing details. We advise to wait until you are really ready and can delegate effectively! Also – the best advice […]

April 9, 2021

Boots and Bangles Episode 5

In episode five, we talk about keeping your marriage and partnership strong as entrepreneurs working alongside their spouses. They share the stories of how they each met their spouse, how their relationships and entrepreneurial partnerships are different, tools for communication and tips for keeping a healthy marriage as small business owners.

March 26, 2021

In episode 4, we talk about the benefits of starting early as an entrepreneur (even as a young teen!) and leaning into your ideas no matter what age you are. Entrepreneurialism isn’t for everyone – and the sooner you find out if it is for you the better – sometimes starting small but just STARTING! […]

March 5, 2021

Boots and Bangles Season One Episode Three Not All Good Ideas

February 27, 2021

Boots and Bangles Season One Episode Two Cover Image Featuring G5 Agency

February 23, 2021

Boots and Bangles Episode One Cover Image Growing Up in Silicon Valley

Mary & Ann talk about growing up in the heart of Silicon Valley surrounded by tech, wealth and opportunity… and both moving out of the area to start retail/product based businesses.