109: Life as a Woman Entrepreneur with Meg Keene of A Practical Wedding

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today we have a special guest on the podcast, Meg Keene. Meg is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of A Practical Wedding, (the top independently-held wedding publication in the world), the author of two books (A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner), and the creator of a new project, The Compact. Although Meg is not a lawyer, she is married to one, so we consider her part of the club. She's also a kick-ass entrepreneur with a lot of very interesting things to say, so tune in! In this episode, we discuss: The path to entrepreneurship and what you need to know to be successful Challenges of running a business as a woman and mother Balancing politics and her decision to include a social mission as part of her business How to remain authentic in sharing your experiences while maintaining some privacy The effort required to create and maintain a social media presence Being in a relationship with a law student and lawyer Resources: A Practical Wedding (https://apracticalwedding.com/) The Compact (http://www.thecompact.com/) A Practical Wedding: Creative Ideas for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, by Meg Keene (https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Wedding-Affordable-Meaningful-Celebration/dp/0738215155/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1497313177&sr=8-2&keywords=a+practical+wedding) A Practical Wedding Planner: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating the Wedding You Want with the Budget You’ve Got (without Losing your Mind in the Process), by Meg Keene (https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Wedding-Planner-Step-Step/dp/0738218421/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497313177&sr=8-1&keywords=a+practical+wedding) Why Women Don’t See Themselves as Entrepreneurs, by Claire Cain Miller (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/09/upshot/why-women-dont-see-themselves-as-entrepreneurs.html) The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future, by Chris Guillebeau (https://www.amazon.com/100-Startup-Reinvent-Living-Create/dp/0307951529) Podcast Episode 83: Lawyers in Action – The Airport Immigration Crisis (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-83-lawyers-in-action-the-immigration-crisis/) Podcast Episode 87: Affordable Bar Prep & Social Entrepreneurship (w/ Chris Henjum of Esqyr.com) (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-87-affordable-bar-prep-social-entrepreneurship-w-chris-henjum-esqyr-com/) Podcast Episode 58: Non-Profit Law and Social Entrepreneurship (with guest Adrian Tirtanadi of Bayview Hunters Point Community Legal) (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-58-non-profit-law-social-entrepreneurship-guest-adrian-tirtanadi-bayview-hunters-point-community-legal/) Podcast Episode 86: Resources for Aspiring Entrepreneurs (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-86-resources-aspiring-entrepreneurs/) Podcast Episode 91: From Lawyer to Entrepreneur to Mayor! (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-91-from-lawyer-to-entrepreneur-to-mayor-rachel-hundley/) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript  (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Episode-109-Life-and-Entreprenuership-with-Guest-Meg-Keene.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes  (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) (or your listening platform of choice). And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee

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