[47] Expressing Yourself Through Your Writing & Blogging

In this episode I’m chatting with writing coach, speaker and author of two books Greta Solomon. Greta’s mission is to help people better express themselves through their writing. This episode turned into a bit of a writing therapy session for me! But I know my struggles with writing aren’t unique and there’s lots in this episode than can help anyone express themselves better through writing and blogging.

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[46] Listening to Your Intuition & Putting Yourself First

In this episode I’m chatting with Kat Horrocks who is a women’s life coach based in Manchester. The ethos behind everything she does (and has done in the past, which we get into in this episode) is to empower women to put themselves first and make more time for themselves. Something that, I think it’s safe to say, most women struggle with.

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[45] What To Do If Your Work Gets Copied & How to Prevent It

Ingrid set up her own legal consulting business just over 12 months ago after nearly 10 years of working as a commercial lawyer. She was looking for a way to continue doing her work after having children, in a way that would give her the flexibility to raise a family. This is where she discovered her passion for helping other small businesses and parent-run businesses with their legal documentation like privacy policies, partnership agreements and terms and conditions.

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[44] Growing a Business the Slow & Sustainable Way

Jo’s experienced what it’s like to run a business the busy way, working all hours and weekends with no sign of let up. Jo and her family decided it was time to make a conscious shift to a slower and simpler life. It wasn’t just her lifestyle that changed but also the way that she was working. With Jo’s business now, Ochre & Flax she’s taken the slow business route and found not only a less stressful and more sustainable way to grow a business but lots of other unexpected benefits as well.

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[43] Creating a healthy Money Mindset

I’m so excited to have Danetha on the podcast because her outlook on money is so refreshing and it’s all about adjusting your mindset first, before digging into the practical side. I’m so interested in digging into what’s going on in our heads when it comes to all aspects of building a business and money plays a huge part in that.

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[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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[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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[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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[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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[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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[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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