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.
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.