[42] Building a Business Alongside Depression

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK (at the time this podcast goes out - 13th - 19th May 2019) and in honour of that this week’s episode is all about building a business alongside managing depression. My guest for this episode is the power house and retreat host extraordinaire, that is Alice Benham.

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Josephine Brooks
[37] On Managing Your Time Effectively After You Take Your Side-Hustle Full-Time

Becky started her business as a side-hustle after making some candles with her daughter and falling in love with the whole process. She’s recently taken her side-hustle full-time (hooray)! Today we’re chatting about how to find a routine and manage your time once you take your side-hustle full time and are faced with this unusual expanse of time for working on your business.

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Josephine Brooks
[36] Managing Self-Doubt When You’re Building a Business

Sas Petherick knows pretty much all there is to know when it comes to self-doubt. It’s something that raises it’s head relentlessly when you’re building a business. In this episode Sas and I chat about self-doubt, what it is, how it shows up and how you can start to get it under control so that to stops holding you back from getting your magic out there into the world.

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Josephine Brooks
[35] Planning for your side-business, a Q&A

Last week I hosted Folksy’s twitter chat to answer people’s questions about planning. It turns out there are a hell of a lot of questions people had around planning and we had no where near enough time to get through them all, so I put an ask out on my Instagram for any more questions people had and answered them here in a side-business planning Q&A.

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Josephine Brooks
[33] Where to Start With Defining Your Audience

A first for On The Make, I’ve got two guests on the line this week to talk about where to start with figuring out who your target audience are and how to speak to them. This is something that can seem really daunting when you’re just starting out or launching a product to a new audience group but it really doesn't need to be a painful process, as Helen and Lauren explain in this episode.

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[32] Getting Started with Creating your visual Branding

If, like me, you’re not a natural designer or you’re struggling to know where to start with creating visual branding for your side-hustle this episode of On The Make is a good place to start. Cat seriously knows her stuff when it comes to branding and also web design. In this episode we discuss how you can be your own designer and Cat shares a whole load of tips on where to start with creating your visual branding.

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Josephine Brooks
[30] The unexpected benefits of in-person workshops and events 

Vanessa’s been hosting workshops and in-person events at the Beautiful Oak Tree Barn in Somerset for a few years now. From her experience Vanessa’s noticed a whole load of additional, unexpected benefits of spending time in the company of like minded people. She points out that we’re all so good at seeing the greatness in others if not ourselves.

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Josephine Brooks
[27] On Finding Inspiration and Fostering Your Creativity

Barbora’s Instagram account is one of my favourites, full of creativity and inspired ideas. In this episode I chat to Barbora about how she finds the time for her side-hustle alongside her full time 9-5. One of Barbora’s many talents is taking self-portraits and I knew this was something I had to chat with her about.

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Josephine Brooks
[26] managing anxiety and depression when you’re a business owner

Listening to Fiona’s podcast episode on mental health suddenly made me feel so much less alone in my battle with anxiety and depression that had appeared out of the blue in the spring of 2018. It turns out we’ve had some very similar experiences and challenges this year with anxiety and so I wanted to have a conversation with Fiona to share our experiences and coping tools.

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Josephine Brooks