Thinking of starting your own small business? There is a wealth of information out there so I want to share 7 inspiring podcasts that I really recommend you listen to if you are thinking of joining the small business world!
1. The Resilient Game Plan
Right – I’m going to be bold and put my very own podcast at the top of the list. The Resilient Game Plan has been a labour of love and I’m so proud of it – why? because I truly wish a podcast just like this had been around when I was starting my own small business. It’s a no nonsense, cut to the chase, PRACTICAL advice for all you burgeoning entrepreneurs. A podcast for anyone wanting to start, grow, or scale a profitable creative product business.
It’s dedicated to one thing – breaking down the concepts and tools I’ve gathered from twenty years in the retail industry and showing you how you can use them in your small business. Grab a cuppa, sit back and listen.
2 – Conversations of Inspiration with Holly Tucker MBE
In Conversations of Inspiration, Holly talks with founders and top entrepreneurs each week to discover the highs and lows encountered whilst building their business, and share some advice and inspiration along the way.
3 – The Fashion Feed
No list would be complete with Elizabeth Stiles’s podcast The Fashion Feed. After 10 years in fashion buying, she’s now a fashion brand consultant working 1:1 with new & innovative clothing brands.
The Fashion Feed opens up the conversation & highlights the many roles within the fashion industry & also educates emerging fashion brands with industry information they can’t find online. Perfect!
4 – Let’s Talk Shop
A weekly podcast for the small business owner and creative entrepreneur to help you grow your wholesale. Brought to you by Therese Oertenblad 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.
5 – The Creative Flow Podcast
This is a podcast for creative souls who are looking for an inspiration boost to enhance both their designs and mindset.
Hosted by Joanne Griffin, a designer and product development consultant for enthusiastic entrepreneurs at Arnold and Bird. With over a decade in e-commerce and trend forecasting, her passion is being your personal cheerleader in everything to do with trends and innovative product ideas. While easing any anxiety you have along the way.
Listen to The Creative Flow podcast and leave inspired and focused on elevating your curiosity everyday!
6 – How I Built this
A podcast with Guy Raz – he dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built. A fascinating listen!
7 – Starting the conversation
Through honest conversations and a good old chat, this podcast is all about uncovering the often unspoken sides of running a business. Each week Alice Benham sits down with a fellow entrepreneur to start the conversation around an element of what they do, getting honest about their highs, lows and behind the scenes. Laugh at their mishaps, be reminded that you’re not alone and listen in on a chat between two people who ‘get it’. A really refreshing listen.
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