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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 - What to do and not to do when sales are slow

    Let's talk shop - What to do and not to do when sales are slow

    Today’s episode of Let’s talk shop is a solo episode where I talk about what to do and what not to do when sales are slow to help you and motivate you to continue to grow your business.


     


    In the episode I share 10 to-do’s/don’ts:


     


    Check-in with your sales mindset.

    Stop comparing yourself to others and your sales to last year, normally the latter is something I tell you to do but last year was not a normal year.

    Make a sales plan, without targets you may never reach the goal.

    Get analytical.

    Check-in with your ideal customer. Where’s their mindset at?

    Don’t go down the discount hole without a plan and purpose.

    Give products a chance to sell.

    Focus on getting seen by more potential customers – are there any other sales avenues that you have not tried for your business.

    This time of the year is a great time to work on your business, whether that’s wholesale, marketing, SEO, processes, PR. What will help you make the most of the busy Christmas period.

    I think the future is bright for small businesses and especially British made products.

     


    Article mentioned in the episode: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57531716


     


    Waitlist for my courses:


    https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/start-to-wholesale


    https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/let-s-talk-sales-course


     


    If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a review over on Apple podcast as it really helps others discover the podcast too.


     


    If you want help with your wholesale please get in touch either on my website, by email or Instagram.


     


     


    Connect with me


    Website: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/small_business_collaborative/


    Free FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/letstalkwholesale


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    • 20 min
    Let's Talk Shop with Jake and Freya from Studio Wald

    Let's Talk Shop with Jake and Freya from Studio Wald

    Today on Let’s talk shop, I speak with my former clients Jake and Freya from Studio Wald. Studio Wald is a wonderful home and gift business based in Leeds. We talk all about how Jake and Freya decided to start their business straight out of university and how they have grown it since.


     


    Jake and Freya share their top tips that has worked for them and we talk about trade shows, hiring their first team member, growing through wholesale marketplaces and so much more.


     


    If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a review over on Apple podcast as it really helps others discover the podcast too.


     


    Connect with Jake and Freya from Studio Walkd


     


    https://www.instagram.com/studio_wald/


    https://studiowald.co.uk/


     


     


    Sign-up to my start to wholesale course: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/start-to-wholesale


     


    If you want help with your wholesale please get in touch either on my website, by email or Instagram.


     


     


    Connect with me


    Website: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/small_business_collaborative/


    Free FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/letstalkwholesale


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    • 47 min
    Let's talk shop - How to stat to wholesale?

    Let's talk shop - How to stat to wholesale?

    Today’s episode of Let’s talk shop is a solo episode. The first of in season 5 and quite possibly the only in this season. Let me know if you want more episodes like this.


     


    In the episode I talk about how to get started with your wholesale, we talk about:


    What wholesale is.

    If it’s right for your business.

    What you need to consider before getting started.

    How to set your terms and develop your sales materials.

    How to get stated selling to shops and where to find them.


    If this is something you want to learn more about. Please have a look at my next course, Start to wholesale that I’m running in June. We start on the 15th June and you can find all the details and sign-up on the below link.


    https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/start-to-wholesale


     


    If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a review over on Apple podcast as it really helps others discover the podcast too.


     


    If you want help with your wholesale please get in touch either on my website, by email or Instagram.


     


     


    Connect with me


    Website: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/small_business_collaborative/


    Free FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/letstalkwholesale


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    • 22 min
    Let's talk shop with Leonara from Tanaka

    Let's talk shop with Leonara from Tanaka

    Today on Let’s talk shop, I speak with my client, Leonara Manyangadze who’s the owner and founder of Tanaka. Leonara makes beautiful all-natural soaps that are good for you and for the environment as they are completely plastic-free.


     


    Leonara started Tanaka in the autumn of 2019 and has grown the brand to now being stocked in 40 or so stores, mainly in the UK + one stockist in the US and one in Singapore. She’s done this whilst still keeping a full-time job and buying her first home and relocating to the seaside.


     


    I love how thoughtful Leonara is with everything she creates and she’s such a joy to work with. In the episode, we chat all about how Leonara has grown the business, what has worked well for her and she shares her top tips for growing your business.


     


    If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a review over on Apple podcast as it really helps others discover the podcast too.


     


    Links mentioned in this episode


    Turning earth pottery course - https://www.turningearth.org/e2


    Gently - https://www.gentlyelephant.co.uk/


    Our lovely goods - https://ourlovelygoods.com/


    Juno Nuno -  https://junonuno.com/


    The Milkman - https://themilkman.coffee/


     


    Connect with Leonara from Tanaka


    Website - https://tanaka.store/


    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tanaka.soaps/


     


    Sign-up to my sales course: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/courses


     


    If you want help with your wholesale please get in touch either on my website, by email or Instagram.


     


    Connect with me


    Website: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/small_business_collaborative/


    Free FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/letstalkwholesale


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    • 43 min
    Let's talk shop with Jennifer MacFarlane, The Money Medium

    Let's talk shop with Jennifer MacFarlane, The Money Medium

    Today on Let’s talk shop, I speak with my coach, Jennifer MacFarlane who’s The Money Medium.


     


    Over the past 5 months or so I’ve been working with Jen on my money mindset and I really enjoyed it. I think in particular women avoids speaking about money and by working with Jen I’ve been able to dare to realise that I can make money and fulfil my goals.


     


    I think our money mindset sometimes holds us back in pushing our businesses forward and growing our sales and I hope that you will find our conversation helpful in addressing some of those thoughts that might be holding you back.


     


    We talk about some of the common beliefs around money that is holding us back sometimes and how you can reframe them to move past them.


     


    If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a review over on Apple podcast as it really helps others discover the podcast too.


     


    Jennifer MacFarlane is the author of the book Think Create Jump. She is a transformational mindset and abundant life mentor, spiritual alchemist and subconscious reprogramming master.  Jen has a magical way of aligning people with their destiny. From a very young age, Jen has had a calling to understand the connection between the mind and how it creates reality. She uses hypnosis, meditation and deep subconscious conversation to help her clients and students “reprogram” their clients from all over the globe to vibrate at a higher wealth, success and abundance frequency; in turn, allowing them to attract a more abundant lives doing what they have been put on the planet to do with ease.


    Jennifer helps people from all over the world create a deeper connection with themselves and the life they were born to live through her personal development business @ WWW.THEMONEYMEDIUM.COM


    Jen Believes we are here to learn how to overcome our own limits and live our Biggest, Wildest Dreams.


    Dream Big - Smile More          (The words Jen lives by)


     


     


    Connect with Jen from The Money Medium


    Instagram - instagram.com/themoneymedium


    FB - facebook.com/themoneymedium


    Website - www.themoneymedium.com


    Youtube - youtube.com/themoneymedium


    SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/the-money-medium


    Book - Think Create Jump - https://www.amazon.ca/THINK-CREATE-JUMP-Proven-Limitations-ebook/dp/B00QMO5CHO/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=think+create+jump&qid=1605134081&sr=8-1


     


    IGTV video with money mandalas https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCeIZxlHOOE/


     


     


    Sign-up to my sales course: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/courses


     


    If you want help with your wholesale please get in touch either on my website, by email or Instagram.


     


     


    Connect with me


    Website: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/small_business_collaborative/


    Free FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/letstalkwholesale


    Sign-up to my newsletter: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5df908bbf68c9d00263c9c21


     

    • 53 min
    Let's talk shop with Megan from Sandwick Bay Candles

    Let's talk shop with Megan from Sandwick Bay Candles

    Today on Let’s talk shop, I speak with my client Megan who owns Sandwick Bay Candles who makes candles and home fragrance products with a conscious in small batches from the very top of Scotland.


     


    Megan have grown her business so much over the last year and it’s been amazing to see her going for it and it is paying off. She’s constantly pushing forward whilst remembering why she’s doing this and still taking time to enjoy the beautiful nature around her.


     


    In this episode, we talk about how Megan started her business, what she learned, and she shares lots of tips that you can put in place right away to help you grow your sales.


     


    Sandwick Bay Candles stock quite a few other small businesses which Megan buys in wholesale so she’s got experience from both sides, and in this episode we talk about both buying and selling as well as sharing some very exciting news about how the business is expanding and what’s next.


     


    If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a review over on Apple podcast as it really helps others discover the podcast too.


     


    Connect with Megan and Sandwick Bay Candles


    https://sandwickbaycandles.com/


    https://www.instagram.com/sandwickbaycandles/


    https://www.instagram.com/sandwickbayliving/


     


     


    Sign-up to my sales course: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/let-s-talk-sales-course


     


    If you want help with your wholesale please get in touch either on my website, by email or Instagram.


     


     


    Connect with me


    Website: https://www.smallbusinesscollaborative.co.uk/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/small_business_collaborative/


    Free FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/letstalkwholesale


    Sign-up to my newsletter: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5df908bbf68c9d00263c9c21


     

    • 47 min

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