The Resilient Retail Game Plan Episode 151

The Slow Burn To Success With Sallie King

Podcast show notes

The Slow Burn To Success With Sallie King

Whether you’re someone who’s just started a creative product business and are chasing that first sale or whether you’re an experienced founder trying to leverage even greater growth for your long-running and established brand, something we all share in common is that we all want to experience success, in its many shapes and forms. From social media to shop windows, the popularity and success of a product or brand can sometimes seemingly explode out of nowhere, but it’s not often the case that these businesses are overnight successes.

In episode 151 of The Resilient Retail Game Plan, I speak to Sallie King of small-space furniture brand, Urbansize. From humble beginnings selling single units on Etsy to being stocked in Urban Outfitters and Not On The High Street, Sallie shares how she gradually built up her business from a single idea and product into the successful brand it is today.

In today’s podcast, we discuss the challenges of stock management and warehousing, creating growth without investment, and the virtue of patience. We also talk about the long-term cost, and even personal, benefits of outsourcing and how we might better delegate and share the load of our businesses with our teams.

Launching July 10th, I’m offering a brand new, 6-month programme combining award-winning business mentoring with the magic of masterminding, for ambitious small business owners. Book a discovery chat at:

About the featured guest

Sallie King

I am the founder of Urbansize which is a furniture brand specialising in furniture for small spaces. I design all of the furniture and handle the day to day running of the business.

Interested in being a guest or sponsor of The Resilient Retail Game Plan?

Drop us an email to let us know why you think you’d be a great fit for our audience of small businesses and independent retail brands

Get more on the mailing list

Heaps of small business retail advice for your inbox

Sign up the The Resilient Retail Club mailing list for totally free advice and business help, the occasional digital download, updates from our podcast and promotions for indie retail brands

More from The Resilient Retail Game Plan

Dive into another episode of our small business podcast

Annabel Gonifas, mastermind mindset coach, smiling at the camera
Episode 202

How Your Mindset Impacts Your Business with Annabel Gonifas

Stock Management with Catherine
Episode 201

5 Lessons I’ve Learned from Ambitious Product Business Owners

January Sales
Episode 200

Celebrating 200 Episodes!

Father's Day Marketing Catherine
Episode 199

12 Essential Father’s Day Marketing Tips for Your Product Business

Cash Flow in Retail Catherine Erdly
Episode 198

5 Truths About Cash Flow in Retail

Content Creation Char-Dixon-Loudmouth
Episode 197

Social Media Content Creation Secrets with Char Dixon

News you can use

Join The Resilient Retail Club mailing list to receive The Weekly Sales Review, jam-packed full of useful information, events and expert advice for indie retailers, online sellers, Ecommerce brands and independent small businesses