10 episodes

Join me as I explore the realities of running a small business. Together with a diverse group of business owners, and my closest business friends, I pull back the curtain as we take an honest look at the rollercoaster we're all on.

Innovate. Thrive. Other‪.‬ Steph Sanderson

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Join me as I explore the realities of running a small business. Together with a diverse group of business owners, and my closest business friends, I pull back the curtain as we take an honest look at the rollercoaster we're all on.

    10 | Let's talk about ... wellbeing in business

    10 | Let's talk about ... wellbeing in business

    Over the last 18 months we've become acutely aware of our wellbeing as both business owners and humans. And still we struggle to find the right balance, and maintain a consistent focus on our wellbeing. The lines between work and home have become incredibly blurred. The wellbeing initiatives in our places of work are often limited, ineffective or non-existent. So what can we do to support ourselves?



    Join me as I explore this topic with NHS GP and creative wellbeing business owner, Zoe Watson, a total powerhouse with a unique insight into the mental and physical health challenges we face as business owners and employees.



    You can find Zoe hanging out here;​

    LinkedIn

    Instagram - Make & Create

    Instagram - Wellgood Wellbeing

    Wellgood Wellbeing Crowdfunder - there's still time to donate!



    You'll hear us talking about the Gretchen Rubin Four Tendencies framework. It's worth taking a look at!



    And you can find me, and Innovate & Thrive Co., here;

    Instagram

    LinkedIn

    Website


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    • 56 min
    9 | Let's talk about ... what it really takes to grow and scale a business

    9 | Let's talk about ... what it really takes to grow and scale a business

    Have you ever wondered how to scale or grow your business? We're bombarded with blueprints and '10 steps' to £10k months or 6-figure incomes. Most of time, these methods are not sustainable or as profitable as they first seem.



    In this episode we explore what it really takes to grow and scale a business sustainably. It might surprise you!



    Join me as I explore this topic with Nancy Evbuomwan, a brilliantly smart and passionate business strategist, founder of Unikable and diversity and inclusion speaker.



    You can find Nancy hanging out here;

    LinkedIn

    Instagram



    And you'll find me here

    Website

    Instagram

    LinkedIn


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    • 58 min
    8 | Let's talk about ... tools and tech

    8 | Let's talk about ... tools and tech

    There's no doubt that getting the right tech in place for your business is a game changer. From streamlining processes through automation, to creating collaborative spaces for you and your team or clients, tech is a key component in growth and scaling.

    But where the heck do you start? There is an overwhelming amount of options!

    Join me as I talk through the core tech that I've put in place in my business. I explain how I use it, and my thoughts on it. 

    Here are the links mentioned in the episode;

    Dubsado affiliate discount code: iandtco (I get a small referral fee)

    Flodesk affiliate link gives you 50% off the annual subscription (I get a small referral fee)

    ClickUp

    Voxer

    Wix

    ShowIt

    And, of course, the link to the blog post by Julie Christie on using Canva for your business.



    If you want to share your recommendations/tips, leave me a voice message and I'll share them across my platforms this month (June 2021).



    And if you need help working out what tech you need for your business, get in touch :)


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    • 12 min
    7 | Let's talk about ... making tough decisions

    7 | Let's talk about ... making tough decisions

    As business owners we make decisions daily. Sometimes these decisions can feel pretty tough; when to invest, whether to part ways with a service provider, who to hire, for example.

    Join me, Amber Badger and Juls Christie as we talk through some of the decisions we've made recently, and the challenges, pushback or joy we've experienced as a result. This inside glimpse into decision making might just be what you need to help you with yours.​



    You'll find Amber here;

    Website: The Wild Wordsmith

    Instagram: @thewildwordsmith



    And Juls here;

    Website: Branding by Juls 

    Instagram: @brandingbyjuls



    And you'll find me here;

    Website: www.innovateandthrive.co 

    Instagram: @innovateandthriveco

    LinkedIn: Steph Sanderson


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    • 30 min
    6 | Let's talk about ... boundaries, values and ethics

    6 | Let's talk about ... boundaries, values and ethics

    With the increased need for, and awareness of ‘self-care’ and boundaries within our businesses, are the lines becoming blurred? Are we putting boundaries in place that push us into a poor customer experience? What is the difference between boundaries as an individual and boundaries as a business owner? How can we shape our business in a way that gives us what we need whilst delivering a good experience for our clients and maintaining our hard earned reputation?​

    Join me as I explore this subject. It's the start of a thought process and conversation, and one I'd love to hear from you on. Please send me your thoughts and observations and I'll build them into a future blog.

    Get in touch here;

    Instagram

    Website


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    • 8 min
    5 | Let's talk about ... accidentally building a high risk business

    5 | Let's talk about ... accidentally building a high risk business

    Have you ever wondered about the risk level of your business? When we're building a business in the social media echo chamber, we can accidentally build a high risk business.

    In this episode we explore a few of areas where we might be unintentionally leaving ourselves exposed to risk ... marketing, price points and finance management.

    Join me as I explore this rarely talked about topic with Jade Rose, a financial advisor for creatives who has experience building her own businesses, and advising clients who are building theirs.

    By day, Jade works as a wealth advisor in a FTSE100 wealth management firm in the City. The rest of the time, Jade is known as The Shiny Investor, providing financial insights to creatives and start-ups.

    You can find Jade hanging out here;

    LinkedIn

    Instagram



    And you'll find out more about me, Steph Sanderson, and my, business Innovate & Thrive Co. here;

    Website

    Instagram



    You'll hear me mention my new programme, Breakthrough, in this episode. It's a perfect first step to lowering the risk in your business. You'll find the details here;

    Breakthrough Programme


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    • 50 min

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