46 episodes

Friends With Business Benefits hosted by Charlie Swift and Franky Shanahan is a podcast for creatives who crave connection, understanding and support.

Hello, we are Charlie and Franky, two self-employed business owners living in Bristol in the south-west of England. Franky runs a copywriting business called Love Audrey, helping brands and creative businesses find their voice and tell their story online. As a business mentor, Charlie helps clients find clarity and confidence in their creative work.

For the last 18 months, we’ve been meeting for regular co-mentoring sessions. Working for yourself can be lonely at times, but through our monthly meetups, we’ve found the support and accountability we were craving in our working lives.

Through our podcast, we hope to continue these conversations, share what we’re learning and also learn from you, our listeners.

Friends With Business Benefits Charlie Swift & Franky Shanahan: Creative business owners

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 28 Ratings

Friends With Business Benefits hosted by Charlie Swift and Franky Shanahan is a podcast for creatives who crave connection, understanding and support.

Hello, we are Charlie and Franky, two self-employed business owners living in Bristol in the south-west of England. Franky runs a copywriting business called Love Audrey, helping brands and creative businesses find their voice and tell their story online. As a business mentor, Charlie helps clients find clarity and confidence in their creative work.

For the last 18 months, we’ve been meeting for regular co-mentoring sessions. Working for yourself can be lonely at times, but through our monthly meetups, we’ve found the support and accountability we were craving in our working lives.

Through our podcast, we hope to continue these conversations, share what we’re learning and also learn from you, our listeners.

    Life and business in lockdown.

    Life and business in lockdown.

    In this episode, Charlie and Franky catch up about life during the lockdown. We discuss how we’re feeling right now, how things have changed for us in life and business and chat through the things many of us are dealing with right now

    • 50 min
    Ep 12. Rough Patches and Fresh Starts

    Ep 12. Rough Patches and Fresh Starts

    Off the back of Franky’s less than perfect start to the year, we’re deep-diving into surviving rough patches and challenging times in your business. With a new month and season upon us, we’re also thinking about pressing ‘reset’ and discussing why March is the perfect time for a fresh start.

    • 42 min
    Ep 11. 2019 reflections, 2020 intentions

    Ep 11. 2019 reflections, 2020 intentions

    In our first episode of 2020 we take a look back at our highlights of 2019, the lessons we learnt along the way and how these are shaping our goals and intentions for the coming year. 

    Charlie discusses learning to be less hard on herself and her conflicting feelings around impending maternity leave. Franky shares how she’s hoping to bring more joy into her work this year and what that might mean for her business offering.

    • 51 min
    Ep 10. How to Charge What You’re Worth

    Ep 10. How to Charge What You’re Worth

    This week, we’re getting personal and discussing that tricky topic of what to charge and how. It’s something Charlie is particularly struggling within these early days of running her business and we’re sure she’s not alone.

    • 19 min
    Ep 9 How to Tune into Your Intuition as a Business Owner

    Ep 9 How to Tune into Your Intuition as a Business Owner

    Are you good at responding to your own intuition? Do you let your gut guide you as a business owner? Is it easier to know when something feels wrong rather than right?

    • 30 min
    Ep 8 How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Your Own Productivity

    Ep 8 How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Your Own Productivity

    Does it feel like everyone around you is working harder and being more productive? Boy, can we relate! 

    Productivity is a topic that comes up regularly on the show, but today we’re talking about comparing your output to others. 

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

alex @storisse ,

Perfect!

Such an honest and also atmospheric podcast. I listen to it for the boost it gives, but also for its authenticity and the diversity of the voices. This is a fantastic podcast.

The Co-Working Club ,

The perfect work partner!

Franky and Charlie’s honest and open conversations are the perfect accompaniment to a working from home day when I fancy a bit of company! Having two perspectives is really beneficial when it comes to sharing a balanced view of life as a business owner as no two stories are ever the same. Now to find my own friend with business benefits

James Mackay (CFP) ,

An essential resource for new start businesses

As a new start business, there's a lot to learn.

Listening to this podcast has become a part of my daily routine. Each time I listen, I feel I gain so much knowledge and am left feeling motivated and inspired.

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