Doing Business as Family


This podcast is all about mixing business and family. I’ve taken my business experience in bookkeeping, human resources, operations, and sales and have brought it home to my real-life family.

Katie Archer

Hello, I’m Katie! You can find me on Twitter at @Katie_Archer.

In 2010, after working at various other jobs (including three years climbing the ranks at a popular technology company), I joined the successful design firm my husband had started seven years earlier, taking on the role of Operations Manager. I stayed on when our company was acquired by a larger digital agency in 2014. Between the various operational roles I’ve held over the years, I’ve learned a lot about how businesses work behind the scenes.

Over time, the skills and tools I learned in the business world inspired me to try new things in our family. People don’t always think of business and family as being compatible, but the perspectives I learned in my career helped me see the ways that they overlap.

I started DBA Family (“Doing Business as Family”) because I wanted to share these insights, perspectives, and solutions with others who also might find them helpful. Whether you’re an executive mom, an entrepreneurial dad, a couple running a mom-and-pop shop, or simply someone who’s interested in strengthening their family, I hope you’ll join me as I explore ways to take lessons and tools from the world of business and apply them creatively in our homes and families.