One of the consistent trends I’ve noticed throughout the many conversations I’ve had with small business owners is that a great number of their journeys into the product business world marked the end of an often well-established and successful career – sometimes completely unrelated to their current independent endeavours. My guest today is no exception.
Gayle Mansfield could have gone back to her role as a project manager for a social housing partnership after her maternity leave, but instead found herself harnessing her creative powers and love of interior design and gradually shifting from working part-time producing beautifully minimalist art prints to running her own design studio in Sussex.
In episode 103 of The Resilient Retail Game Plan, we discuss Gayle’s business journey, what shifting from a significant career to running your own business feels like, and how her desire to change things exceeded her desire to stay comfortable. We also discuss scaling up, slow organic growth, and how protecting yourself and your energy is important to your own and your business’s survival.
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