On this episode of My Biz Bestie, Product Bosses, Jacqueline Snyder and Minna Khounlo-Sithep tell of their experience as biz besties. Jacqueline is a fashion designer that became an apparel startup expert. She owns Designer Consulting Co-Op and has helped companies launch and grow their businesses. Minna is an entrepreneur at heart and an Amazon expert. She is the owner of Lil' Labels, a baby bottle label company. Together they recently started a podcast called the Product Boss. Listen to this episode to hear how these biz besties became fast friends and why they rely on each other’s support.
How did Jacqueline and Minna meet?
Reaching out initially to a potential friend can be a challenge. It is hard for some people to try and make that initial connection. These biz besties met through Biz Chix podcast. Jacqueline decided to reach out for a coffee chat one day and found that they really vibed. They connected through Voxer. They both have discovered that it is hard to find people to connect with that are working in the same niche. Once they discovered that they spoke the same language, the rest was history. Listen to this episode to hear how these biz besties met and how you could meet your biz bestie.
Can you have a biz partner and not have them be your biz bestie?
Friendships are complicated. There's a saying that there are friends for a reason, friends for a season, or friends for a lifetime. Sometimes it’s hard to identify which type of friendship you may be experiencing, you may not realize which type it is until the friendship is over. Sometimes you may have a business partner but they don’t have to be your biz bestie. And you may have a biz bestie but you may not want to start a business with them. Join in and listen to this episode as Maelisa and Amber reflect on the nature of business and friendship with biz besties Jacqueline and Minna.
What is the value of the biz bestie relationship?
Not everyone is familiar with the term biz bestie, so Minna and Jacqueline simply refer to each other as fast friends. They find that they are overflowing with ideas when they get together so Jacqueline and Minna find that they turn to each other several times throughout the day. They describe a biz bestie as a support person on their own level of awesomeness. Having someone that can provide an amazing level of friendship and business support comes in a category all of its own. Hear Jacqueline and Minna describe the value they get from their special biz bestie relationship on this episode of My Biz Bestie.
How to find a biz bestie
Sometimes the best things come to you when you’re not looking for them; a job, a house, or even a biz bestie. Jacqueline and Minna weren’t actually looking for a biz bestie friendship, they just wanted to connect with someone in their niche over coffee. Walking the road of entrepreneurship can be lonely, your friends and family may not understand what it is that you’re doing. Opening yourself up for friendship and putting yourself in situations to meet new people is the best way to find a biz bestie and to connect with people that really understand you. Listen to this episode to hear Minna and Jacqueline share some great ways to find a biz bestie.
In this episode...
- [1:22] Meet Amazon expert Minna Khounlo-Sithep
- [3:44] Meet fashion extraordinaire Jacqueline Snyder
- [6:30] How did these biz besties meet?
- [15:53] Have they ever had other biz besties?
- [16:29] Can you have a biz partner and not have them be your biz bestie?
- [21:46] How did they decide to do a podcast together?
- [26:23] What is the value of the biz bestie relationship?
- [28:45] How to find a biz bestie