39 episodes

A weekly podcast for the small business owner and creative entrepreneur to help you grow your wholesale. Brought to you by Therese from the Small Business Collaborative. Find out how buyers select new products, what it takes to make a product successful, how to build a long-standing relationship with a retailer and what you can do to stand out.

Let's Talk Shop Therese Oertenblad

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 21 Ratings

A weekly podcast for the small business owner and creative entrepreneur to help you grow your wholesale. Brought to you by Therese from the Small Business Collaborative. Find out how buyers select new products, what it takes to make a product successful, how to build a long-standing relationship with a retailer and what you can do to stand out.

    Let's Talk Shop with Zoe from W.A Green

    Let's Talk Shop with Zoe from W.A Green

    In this episode of Let’s Talk, I speak with Zoe, owner and founder of W.A. Green. A wonderful homeware boutique in Shoreditch in London. I love W.A. Greens mantra, “Dopamine for the home” and I never felt it was as needed as it is right now.We talk all about how the business is doing right now, how jigsaws and pretty wrapping paper played a big part in keeping the orders coming in during this time, what brand owners and suppliers can do to help and how retail might look like when shops are allowed to open again after this lengthy period of lockdown due to Corvid-19.I would love to hear your thoughts on what you think will happen when shops open up again? What will get you to visit a store in real life? And/or if you plan to continue shopping online more this year?Lastly, if you enjoy this podcast and the content I create, in particular right now please share where you are tuning in so others can discover the podcast too and rate and review it over on itunes/apple podcast. Links mentioned in this episode:Cire Trudon: https://trudon.com/eu_en/Chroma Yoga: https://www.chromayoga.co.uk/The Completist: https://the-completist.com/Slowdown studios: https://slowdownstudio.com/Trouva: https://www.trouva.com/ Connect with ZoeWebsite: https://wagreen.co.uk/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/w.a.greenlondon/ If you want help with your wholesale please get in touch either on my website, by email or Instagram and book a free no obligation discovery call. Connect with meWebsite: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/small_business_collaborative/ Apply to be a guest on season 3 of Let’s Talk Shophttps://thereseoertenblad.typeform.com/to/ZPiHVX

    • 54 min
    Let's Talk Shop with Rosie from PR Dispatch and LFA

    Let's Talk Shop with Rosie from PR Dispatch and LFA

    In this episode of Let’s Talk, I speak with Rosie Davies Smith who’s the founder of PR Dispatch and LFA PR Agency. We talk about pivoting your business and adapting to the current climate. Why now is a great time for small businesses to start doing PR since the press has a lot of time for small businesses at the moment, how to get started, tips for working with influencers and much more.I really admire how Rosie does business and how she is building PR Dispatch up and how it’s helping our small business community.Lastly, if you enjoy this podcast and the content I create, in particular right now please share where you are tuning in so others can discover the podcast too and rate and review it over on itunes/apple podcast. Links mentioned in this episode:Yeshen https://www.instagram.com/yeshen.uk/Crafty Fox https://www.instagram.com/craftyfoxmarket/Shrimps House https://www.instagram.com/shrimpshouse/Dinky Human https://www.instagram.com/dinki_human/Etna Loves https://www.instagram.com/ettaloves/KanKan https://www.instagram.com/kankan_london/ Connect with RosieWebsite: https://prdispatch.com/Website: https://www.lfa.agency/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/prdispatch/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lfa_agency/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosie_daviessmith/ If you want help with your wholesale please get in touch either on my website, by email or Instagram and book a free no obligation discovery call. Connect with meWebsite: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/small_business_collaborative/ Apply to be a guest on season 3 of Let’s Talk Shophttps://thereseoertenblad.typeform.com/to/ZPiHVX 

    • 39 min
    Let's Talk Shop with Sarah from Pencil Me In

    Let's Talk Shop with Sarah from Pencil Me In

    In this episode of Let’s Talk Shop, I speak with Sarah from Pencil Me In, a stationery shop in Scotland. Sarah shares so many brilliant tips that I almost feel that you need a notebook during this episode. Tune in for lots of practical tips that you can action right away to help you wholesale your range and grow your business.We talk about retail right now, what gaps there are in the card industry here in the UK and how we as small business owners can help each other.Pencil Me in is also the home of #myshoplife and I recommend that you give the hashtag a follow and you will discover lots of brilliant shops to support.If you have a story to share, please get in touch, either using the link below or via DM or email, I would love to hear from you.Lastly, if you enjoy this podcast and the content I create, in particular right now please share where you are tuning in so others can discover the podcast too and rate and review it over on itunes/apple podcast. Links mentioned in this episode:Katie Housley: https://www.instagram.com/katiehousleystationery/Holly & CO: https://www.instagram.com/holly.co/Text a Potato: https://www.instagram.com/textapotato/The Yorkshire Sculpture Park: https://ysp.org.uk/Hunter Paper Co.: https://www.instagram.com/hunterpaperco/Jade Fisher Card Co.: https://www.instagram.com/jadefishercardco/Mean Mail: https://www.instagram.com/meanmail/Ohh Deer: https://www.instagram.com/ohhdeer/Twin Pines: https://www.instagram.com/twinpines_/Stormy Knight: https://www.instagram.com/stormyknightuk/Hiya Pal: https://www.instagram.com/hiyapalcards/Artist Support Pledge: https://www.instagram.com/artistsupportpledgeOh Squirrel: https://www.instagram.com/oh_squirrel/                            The Decorating Centre Online: https://www.instagram.com/decoratingcentreonline/Hole in my pocket: https://www.instagram.com/HIMPdesign/Yeshen: https://www.instagram.com/yeshen.uk/Holly Booth Studio: https://www.instagram.com/hollyboothstudio/  Connect with SarahWebsite: https://pencilmeinshop.co.uk/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pencilmeinshop/If you’re a shop owner, join Sarah’s Facebook group, My Shop Life Collective https://www.facebook.com/groups/445843332443456/?ref=share If you want help with your wholesale please get in touch either on my website, by email or Instagram and book a free no obligation discovery call. Connect with meWebsite: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/small_business_collaborative/ Apply to be a guest on season 3 of Let’s Talk Shophttps://thereseoertenblad.typeform.com/to/ZPiHVX  

    • 58 min
    Let's Talk Shop with Becca and Chris from Truce

    Let's Talk Shop with Becca and Chris from Truce

    In this episode of Let’s Talk Shop I speak with husband and wife team Becca and Chris Williamson who are owners of Truce, a lifestyle fashion and home store in Nailsworth, Cotswolds. We talk all about buying right now and how retail might look like this autumn. It was so lovely to hear how Becca and Chris have been able to keep placing wholesale orders throughout this time and that they are also keeping their eyes open for new suppliers.It’s not surprising, but just as most retailers I’ve spoken to during this time they are receiving a lot fewer pitch emails which is understandable but it also means that don’t feel bad about doing everything you can to keep your business going during this time and assume that stores don’t want to hear from you. Continue sending thoughtful and well-researched pitches but be as flexible as you can with minimum orders etc. to help your stockists and work together with them.Also, don’t be afraid of thinking outside of the box and perhaps offer to send a sample and jump on a video call to present your range.If you have a story to share, please get in touch, either using the link below or via DM or email, I would love to hear from you.Lastly, if you enjoy this podcast and the content I create, in particular right now please share where you are tuning in so others can discover the podcast too and rate and review it over on itunes/apple podcast. Links mentioned in this episode:Tom Pigeon: https://www.tompigeon.com/ Connect with Becca and ChrisWebsite: https://www.truceonline.co.uk/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/truceonline/ If you want help with your wholesale please get in touch either on my website, by email or Instagram and book a free no obligation discovery call. Connect with meWebsite: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/small_business_collaborative/ Apply to be a guest on season 3 of Let’s Talk Shophttps://thereseoertenblad.typeform.com/to/ZPiHVX 

    • 40 min
    Let's Talk Shop with Gayle From Gayle Mansfield Design and Patsy from Moxon London

    Let's Talk Shop with Gayle From Gayle Mansfield Design and Patsy from Moxon London

    In this episode of Let’s Talk Shop, I speak with Gayle from Gayle Mansfield Design about continuing to do well during Corvid-19 and how she’s had to adjust how she works from her garden studio to keep up with demand, how she’s feeling at the moment and what she will hold onto when this pass.I then speak with Patsy from Moxon London, a wholesale platform that helps design-led brands reach a new audience and grow their wholesale. Patsy shares lots of great tips that you can use for your wholesale about how to reach out to brands, how to decide what tradeshows to attend and much more.If you have a story to share, please get in touch, either using the link below or via DM or email, I would love to hear from you.Lastly, if you enjoy this podcast and the content I create, in particular right now please share where you are tuning in so others can discover the podcast too and rate and review it over on itunes/apple podcast. Links mentioned in this episode:An Artful life: https://www.anartfullife.co.uk/W.A Green: https://wagreen.co.uk/Papersmiths: https://www.papersmiths.co.uk/ Connect with GayleWebsite: https://www.gaylemansfield.co.uk/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gaylemansfielddesigns/ Connect with PatsyWebsite: https://www.moxon.london/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moxonlondon/  If you want help with your wholesale please get in touch either on my website, by email or Instagram and book a free no obligation discovery call. Connect with meWebsite: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/small_business_collaborative/ Apply to be a guest on season 3 of Let’s Talk Shophttps://thereseoertenblad.typeform.com/to/ZPiHVX  

    • 59 min
    Let's Talk Shop with Nicki from Pedddle

    Let's Talk Shop with Nicki from Pedddle

    In this episode of Let’s Talk Shop, I speak with Nicki from Pedddle, an online platform for that connects markets, stallholders and visitors. Since no markets can currently take place Pedddle have pivoted and are now running online markets every two weeks to help their stallholders stay visual and drive sales to their online stores.Pedddle also helps makers with their businesses through their brilliant blog and weekly lives on their Instagram account and I love what Nicki is building and that we can discover new makers and small businesses to support during this time.  If you have a story to share, please get in touch, either using the link below or via DM or email, I would love to hear from you.Lastly, if you enjoy this podcast and the content I create, in particular right now please share where you are tuning in so others can discover the podcast too and rate and review it over on itunes/apple podcast. Links mentioned in this episode:Future Retail: https://www.futureretail.world/Folksy: https://folksy.com/Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/Andsotoshop: https://andsotoshop.com/ Connect with Nicki from PeddleWebsite: https://pedddle.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pedddleuk/ If you want help with your wholesale please get in touch either on my website, by email or Instagram and book a free no obligation discovery call. Connect with meWebsite: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/small_business_collaborative/ Apply to be a guest on season 3 of Let’s Talk Shophttps://thereseoertenblad.typeform.com/to/ZPiHVX  

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Doodlemoo ,

Really enjoy these podcasts

I love the variety of guests in this podcast, Loved the Earl of East episode, and the Oliver Bonas, so interesting. Also Therese has a great voice and asks great questions. Your podcast keeps me company whilst working on my own business!

AMWaller ,

Inspirational

This podcsat is an invaluable resource for small business ownders and people thinking of starting their own business. Hearing the stories and advice from professionals is both inspirational and incredibly helpful.

es19861986 ,

So informative and entertaining!

Keep up the good work Therese 👏🏻✨

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