There are some people who hold their small business knowledge close to their chests, guarding their secrets and shrouding their work with mystery.Retail and wholesale expert Therese Ørtenblad is not one of them! Through her podcast Let’s Talk Shop she shares her wisdom…and for the season finale, guess who was interviewed?Read More
It was so much fun chatting about Firain with the lovely Josephine Brooks for her wonderful podcast ‘On The Make’. Click here to listen to me describing how I set up the shop and how much I love working with small makers. Josephine is a generous supporter and promoter of handmade, small businesses and craft and has a gorgeous, calming instagram feed @josephinepbrooks.
“Believe me, all of you, the best way to help the places we live in is to be glad we live there.”
'being where your feet are' is a theme that runs through my life. i sometimes succeed at living in the present. recently a trusted friend told me that i wasn't doing so well at it; i was overthinking, overworking and overstretching. sound familiar?
at times, when we discuss these types of 'woo' subjects, we do a mental eye roll. surely, life doesn't have to be so complicated! just get on with it! stop over-analysing and just do the work.
there is merit to that approach, and if its working for you that's wonderful. however, for me and for many running small creative businesses, its imperative to review the feelings that lurk in the pit of our stomachs and find ways to sooth them, to learn from them or to act on them. i am at the centre of my little shop so i need to know where i am heading with it and why. and that, dear readers, gives me a headache.Read More
Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim.
Tyler Knott Gregson
In the last week, I've definitely been DROWNING but also enjoying the challenge of trying to set up this little business. Small orders have been placed for 3 product lines that I am really passionate about...all will be revealed! Its a priority of mine to be madly in love with everything I market and I know that you will too.Read More