Bold Company is a real, honest podcast for creative business owners. Whether you're a maker who sells on Etsy, a photographer, an artist, a writer, or anything else in the creative arts - this podcast will inspire you to create a business that is not only sustainable and profitable, but incredible fulfilling and enjoyable. Bold Company features real, unscripted conversations with real creative entrepreneurs for an unfiltered look behind the curtain of success creative businesses.
Creating Your Online Course with Amy and Jeff
In this episode, Amy is joined by fellow co-founder of Brioka, Jeff and they share:
👉 How to choose a topic you love and know
👉 That you don’t have to be the top authority or most knowledgeable expert on the subject to teach effectively
👉 The difference between paid courses and free tutorials, and why you shouldn’t let those free tutorials hold you back from creating a course on your chosen topic
👉 How to hone in on a topic that is both wanted and needed by the community you’ll
Your Boldest Year Yet
From small meaningful goals to big bold goals, reflect on the year ahead and what you want and need from it; for your life, your business, and your creativity. Amy talks about goal setting and breaking those goals down into manageable chunks, being adaptable and flexible in those goals while keeping your eyes on the big picture, and how to set your “word of the year.”
And if you’re just not feeling like you want to set big goals or declare a “word of the year”, Amy shares why that is perfectly
Revisited: Our Big Business Reveal
We’re revisiting one of my most-listened-to episodes of this season: Our Big Business Reveal.
In this episode, I'm speaking with my business partner (and husband), Jeff Brooks - and we're sharing all the details on our brand new business, an online course platform, marketplace, and community for creatives.
Listen in to hear our plans and vision for our course platform, how we'll be different than other course platforms, and how we'll support our course creators and the creative industry as a whole.
Revisited: Leaving a Day Job
In Leaving a Day Job, I share the story of how I walked away from a day job for the last time exactly 5 years ago to the day. With no savings, no prospects, and no activity in my business for months, I took a major risk - and it paid off BIG TIME.
From the final straw to the tears that led to my breakthrough and everything that came afterwards, I’m sharing my story as well as concrete advice on how you can leave your day job and take your creative business full-time too.
Scalable Income for Your Creative Business with Amy & Jeff
Scalable income comes in many forms, and they can provide more stable, consistent, and sustainable income for creative businesses. But are they really worth it? Does is really require no additional work? And what exactly can you do to add scalable income to your business?
Amy and Jeff answer all of these questions and more in this episode, including how to add a stream of scalable income to your business easily and investment-free with our new company, Brioka.
From New Business to New York Fashion Week with Amanda Sampson
Amanda Sampson started her jewelry business in 2019, growing it continuously as a side hustle until COVID-19 forced the closure of her restaurant. Amanda threw herself full-time into her jewelry business, Night Moves Atelier, which developed a passionate fan-following and landed a spot in a show for emerging designers at New York Fashion Week in 2021.
Amanda shares her journey, the challenges, triumphs, and realities of running a creative business, and how showing at NYFW impacted her small business.
Can’t wait for more episodes!
I loved listening to this SO much, I listened to it twice, and I’m literally on the edge of my seat waiting for the next episode!! Amy’s words resonated deeply with me, both on a personal and professional level. I’m feeling inspired, yet reflective.
Love the name, the concept, and can’t wait to hear more great stories about real people in business. 👏👏👏
Down-to-earth and real!!
Amy helped me (an online business newbie) before via her YouTube channel. She responded quickly and gave me the information I needed, in a very friendly and approachable manner.
There are tons of podcasts about how-to’s and techniques out there, and they can be very helpful, but I believe that what’s outside is mostly a reflection of what’s inside. So I’m glad she will be talking about that aspect of running a business!
An amazing start!
Love this new podcast! Amy - you sound incredible and I can’t wait to hear more about how your current journey unfolds!