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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

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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 Judy Andrews at Tickety Boo Creative

    Let's Talk Shop with Judy Andrews at Tickety Boo Creative

    In this episode of Let’s Talk Shop, I speak with Judy Andrews who’s the owner and creative director of design agency Tickety Boo Creative as well as the owner of her own typography-based print business.Last year I won a competition that Tickety Boo Creative hosted, and since then Judy and her team have been working on my rebrand, and I’m so excited that today is the day I get to share it all with you.In this episode, Judy and I speak about how it is to work with a branding agency, what it’s like to run two businesses, and about Judy starting to grow her wholesale. We cover a lot of ground, and I really hope you enjoy this episode.During January Tickety Boo Creative and I will be hosting a competition with a fab price so make sure you sign up to my newsletter as this competition will be by application. Links mentioned in this episodehttps://www.thebotanicalbaker.com/https://www.judyandrews.co.uk/blog-main/goodbye-a-spoonful-of-sugar-amp-co-ukhttps://www.ticketyboocreative.co.uk/blog/the-importance-of-brand-guidelineshttps://unlimitedshop.co.uk/https://sadgirlsclub.org/https://www.thewern.com/  Connect with Judy and Tickety Boo Creativehttps://www.ticketyboocreative.co.uk/https://www.instagram.com/weareticketyboo/https://www.instagram.com/judy_andrews_/https://www.judyandrews.co.uk/ If you want help with your wholesale, please get in touch either on my website, by email or Instagram. Connect with meWebsite: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/small_business_collaborative/Sign-up to my newsletter: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5df908bbf68c9d00263c9c21  

    • 46 min
    Let's Talk Shop with Haley Solar

    Let's Talk Shop with Haley Solar

    In this episode of Let’s Talk Shop, I speak with Haley Solar, owner at Haley Solar, a fashion brand with two retail outlets in Los Angles. Haley was sourcing and making clothes out of deadstock fabric before it became a thing and this year when Covid hit she had to pivot her business fast as manufacturers in LA had to close.I love Haley’s ethos and style and both of her stores look so beautiful. Haley is my first international guest and next year I hope to speak with more shop owners from overseas so you can hear their stories as well.In this episode we speak all about the pivot, Black lives matter, taking the 15% pledge, supporting female-owned businesses and much more. Links mentioned in this episodehttps://evafranco.com/https://larissaloden.com/https://pfcandleco.eu/https://www.15percentpledge.org/https://the-completist.com/https://www.faire.com/ Connect with Haley Solarhttps://haleysolar.com/https://www.instagram.com/haleysolar/  If you want help with your wholesale please get in touch either on my website, by email or Instagram. Connect with meWebsite: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/small_business_collaborative/ 

    • 42 min
    Let's Talk Shop with Abigail Warner

    Let's Talk Shop with Abigail Warner

    In this episode of Let’s Talk Shop, I talk with Abigail from Abigail Warner, a creative studio that design and create luxury paper products all made in the UK. Abigail collaborates with high-end retailers to create ranges for them and runs personalised wrapping paper pop-ups within the same retailers. We talk all about how Abigail got started and I love how she is not afraid of changing direction and trying something new and we chat all about her top tips from what she is learned from running her business. Abigail’s first large retailer was Harrods, and she shares how this came about and why she had to make the difficult decision to pull out of John Lewis.Links mentioned in this episodeCentury Studios in Nottingham http://centurystudios.co.uk/ Connect with Abigail WarnerWebsite: https://abigailwarner.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amlwarner/ If you want help with your wholesale please get in touch either on my website, by email or Instagram. Connect with meWebsite: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/small_business_collaborative/

    • 45 min
    Wholesale marketplace platforms - are they right for you?

    Wholesale marketplace platforms - are they right for you?

    In this episode of Let’s Talk Shop, I talk all about third party marketplace platforms for wholesale. I share my thoughts and tips if this is something you would like to explore for your business. These platforms can be a straightforward way to gain new stockists and grow your wholesale but there are definitely a few things you should consider before you decide to whether they are right for you. Download the free marketplace comparisonhttps://view.flodesk.com/pages/5fb79b9a7f165b7bc9615f03 Find out more about my Let’s Talk Sales course and sign up to the waitlist, the course will run again from the end of January 2021.https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/let-s-talk-sales-course Find out more about my Start to wholesale course and sign up to the waitlist, the course will run in March 2021.https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/start-to-wholesale Listen to my episode with Sophie from Stand Twelve and Sophie home https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/podcast/episode/e74e5620/lets-talk-shop-with-sophie-from-stand-twelve-and-sophie-home https://standtwelve.com/https://sophiehome.com/ More tips and articles over on my bloghttps://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/blog Tickety Boo Creativehttps://www.ticketyboocreative.co.uk/ If you want help with your wholesale please get in touch either on my website, by email or Instagram. Connect with meWebsite: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/small_business_collaborative/

    • 15 min
    Let's Talk Shop - Merry Makers Market Special #2020mmmarket

    Let's Talk Shop - Merry Makers Market Special #2020mmmarket

    In this episode of Let’s Talk Shop, this week is a quite different episode. On the 4th December at 7-9pm UK time I’m taking part in a market over on Instagram. Follow #2020mmmarket to see everything going on. From tomorrow we will start to release some more content and we’re all super excited.In this special episode I speak with 5 out of 6 business owners taking part and I ask them the same questions about business and all the answers are so different and it was such a fun episode to record. I hope you enjoy listening to all of my guests best and worst business advice and that you will feel inspired.If you enjoyed this episode, please share where you are tuning in and tag me over on Instagram @small_business_collaborative and if you can take a moment to rate and review Let’s Talk Shop over on itunes/apple podcast I will be forever grateful. Whilst you are there, subscribe too so you don’t miss any future episodes.  Connect with all of my guests and fellow market business owners https://www.instagram.com/lunaandflor/https://www.instagram.com/distinctlycaitlindesigns/https://www.instagram.com/thatsoapfr/https://www.instagram.com/thedandyintrovert/https://www.instagram.com/lauracharleydesign/https://www.instagram.com/anniesfingers/ If you want help with your wholesale please get in touch either on my website, by email or Instagram. Connect with meWebsite: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/small_business_collaborative/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Let's Talk Shop with Anita from Diverse Gifts

    Let's Talk Shop with Anita from Diverse Gifts

    In this episode of Let’s Talk Shop, I speak with Anita who owns Diverse Gifts in Brixton, South London. Diverse Gifts is a gift shop who has been open for over 21 years so Anita has a lot of experience to share.We chat all about:Business this year.The impact of Black Lives Matter and Black Pound Day on Anita’s business.What Anita looks for in a new supplier and how she finds and selects new products.Tradeshows and much more.If you enjoyed this episode, please share where you are tuning in and tag me over on Instagram @small_business_collaborative and if you can take a moment to rate and review Let’s Talk Shop over on itunes/apple podcast I will be forever grateful. Whilst you are there, subscribe too so you don’t miss any future episodes. Links mentioned in the episode The next Black Pound Day is on the 5th December https://blackpoundday.uk/https://blacklivesmatter.com/https://www.instagram.com/makerhoodlambeth/https://afrotouch.design/  Connect with and visit Diverse gifts 390 Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, London SW9 8LF https://diverse-gifts.myshopify.com/https://www.instagram.com/diversegifts/ If you want help with your wholesale please get in touch either on my website, by email or Instagram. Connect with meWebsite: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/small_business_collaborative/

    • 47 min

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