A big warm welcome to the Business Proposal, a podcast from Rachel Waring and Ellie Kime.
Think of us as your creative colleagues, discussing (some would say waffling) about all the things we face as small business owners. Building your own business can be challenging at times, but we're here to cheer you on every step of the way with our down to earth chat, expert interviews and love for the indie business community.
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Goal setting you'll actually enjoy, with Jasmine Douglas from Babes On Waves
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Now, we wanted to kick 2021 off with an episode that signified the new start, but didn't ram it down our throats in a way that none of us have time or need for. Enter Jazz, founder and chief babe at Babes on Waves, who walked us through her approach to goalsetting. Remarkable in its approach and revolutionary in its impact, we absolutely LOVED learning about it & implementing it!
So...how did those Words Of The Year go for us?
Back in the blissfully unaware December of 2019, we decided on our 2020 words, the ones that would embody our intentions for the year going forward. This was THE YEAR.
Apart from...well, we all know the rest. For our final, wine-fuelled episode of the year, we thought we'd take a look back at how those words of the year went, why we're not committing to any words of the year for next year, and just hopefully bring some joyful hilarity to the festive period.
How to Have Fun With Your Instagram Stories
We've probably mentioned instagram stories in all of our episodes in one way or another, but this week we're deepdiving on them. What are they? What are they good for? And most importantly, how can you switch them up and use them to not only boost your biz but to have some fun with as well? Alongside general chat about why they're so great, we've got 21 prompts for them too, to help you get started or get out of a rut.
Finding Your Creative Voice
Though it's not something you probably set out to have, we all use and flex our creative 'voice' everyday; our own stamp on the world that makes something unmistakably ours. But how do you find one that feels right? We chat through some ways you can explore your own creative voice plus a weird but ultimately wonderful deepdive into Rachel's obsession with the Millennium Dome - 3 seasons in, and we're still full of delightful surprises.
Managing Christmas as a Small Business Owner, with Oh Squirrel
As the famous song goes - 'tis the season to start panicking as a small biz owner for one reason or another, fa la la la la la la. We spoke to Katie, the founder of glorious stationery, homewares & party studio Oh Squirrel, about managing Christmastime as a small business owner. She's a seasonal seasoned pro, so we chatted about how to look after yourself when things are both busy and when they're not so busy, how to cut through the noise, and how to still take a load of joy at this joyful time.
You can see Katie's beautiful wares here, and follow her @oh_squirrel.
Why We're Giving Ourselves Permission, And How You Can Too
How many times a week do you feel you wish you could just do x, but feel that you can't just decide that? How often do you crowdsource your decisions, when you know deep down what you want them to say? How often do you look anywhere but inside for an answer? Giving yourself a permission slip is a phrase that's gaining popularity all the time, and with good reason - it comes from the genius that is Liz Gilbert. When there's something that you want to do to make your life better/easier/more enjoyable/less stressful/more profitable/insert more or less thing here but you feel like you just can't, often all you need is to give yourself a permission slip. We chat through what we're currently giving ourselves permission for, and how you can do it too.
Today's episode is inspired by our brand new products, foiled & personalised permission slip prints, available on the shop now!