Episode 122 – All About Kickstarter with Kit Cronk

Kit Cronk is back on the show to talk all about Kickstarter. Kit launched her line of enamel pins on Kickstarter with great success. When we talked to her on the podcast before, we had tons of questions about how to use Kickstarter to grow your business and knew we needed to have her back on. In this episode, Kit tells us why she decided to use Kickstarter and some of the things she learned along the way. She shares her top tips plus a few things to avoid. If you are looking for an alternative to a traditional product launch, then this episode is for you!

About Kit

Kit runs Kit Cronk Studio, where she designs products for book nerds and fangirls.  Her products have been featured by companies like Etsy, GoodReads, Buzzfeed, and more. If you’re a total reading addict like Kit, then you need to check out her hilariously relatable mugs, cards, pins, and other awesome stuff! When she’s not working, you’ll probably find her reading ANOTHER fantasy book or watching superhero movies.

Connect with Kit
Website | Instagram | Facebook

Links
Episode 118 – Finding Your Niche
Kickstarter – FemiNerd Enamel Pin Collection

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Episode 121- SHOP TALK with Annya White-Brown of NaturalAnnie Essentials

Today is a shop talk with the lovely Annya White-Brown from NaturalAnnie Essentials. We fell in love with her island vibe on Instagram and had to have her on the show. Annie creates amazing skin care and home products from her home. She tells us about her journey as a biz owner, how shows and wholesale have helped her grow her business and why connecting with others is so important. We know you will love this conversation as much as we did!

About Annya:

Born and raised on the beautiful island of Jamaica, Annya (Annie) is no stranger to the nourishing, healing power of oils and herbs. She has always been a creative soul, with an eye for all things bright ‘n’ bold (check out her gorgeous packaging). She also loves plants and a huge glass of wine (Merlot please!).

Annie’s first daughter Tiffany was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, and Annie turned to natural remedies to help Tiffany’s skin, as prescribed medication did not work. After trying a variety of natural butters, essential oils, and other natural oils, we finally found the remedy to her daughter’s skin issues. Essential oils and herbs are some of the most ancient and powerful remedies available, so Annie started to think about how they could be utilized in skin and hair care. Annie’s passion and knowledge grew, and in 2014 she decided to channel them into developing her unique brand. And NaturalAnnie Essentials burst into life!

Today, NaturalAnnie Essentials is your island-inspired, one-stop shop for uniquely scented, handmade soy candles and bath & body products. Woman-owned and based in Bridgeport, Connecticut, we aim to make you look, smell, and feel good!

Connect with Annya:
Website | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest

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Episode 119 – Mental Health and Your Business with Sara McNally

Mental Health is something that is rarely talked about, especially as it relates to running a business. Enter Sara McNally. Sara has a brick & mortar shop in Seattle and is on the show today sharing her own experience with anxiety while running her business. This is a candid conversation full of wisdom and honesty about a topic we feel needs to be highlighted more.

About Sara

Sara McNally is the owner of Constellation & Co, a letterpress stationery company and brick & mortar gift shop located in the Seattle Fisherman’s Terminal.

Constellation & Co uses the power of words and the magic of snail mail to connect people and make us all feel less alone.

Our line of cards and gifts are inspired by the events and occasions in life that are made sweet by close, honest relationships. Our work as Constellation & Co. is built for sharing joy and holding our loved ones close in the middle of pain.

When Sara’s not working at the shop, she’s sending snail mail to her loved ones, buying copious amounts of fountain pens, and spending time with her husband and son.

Connect with Sara
Website | Instagram | Youtube

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Throwback Episode – Episode 84 – Summer Plans? Plan to Rock Your Summer

Summer is here! So how are you using your “down time?” We love to use the slow season to get our shops and ourselves ready for the Fall and Holiday hustle. To help you out, we even have a free mini course called the Rock Your Shop Summer Challenge!

This free course will help you make a plan and stay focused during the summer and you can grab it here.

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Episode 115 – Local Market Prep Part 1

Do you sell your products at local markets or are thinking about starting to sell at craft shows? Then this podcast episode is for you! Kelly’s new thing is doing local shows so we are breaking down everything she has learned since starting this adventure. This is a two part episode so be sure to stay tuned! In today’s part 1, we talk all about how to find local shows and what you need to think about when adding them to your schedule.

Links:
Kelly’s Mailchimp Course: Creative Mailchimp Template
Studio Aubé

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Episode 112 – Product Marketing with Email Automations with Katie Salmon

Email marketing. You know you should do it but just are not sure what emails are best to send to customers. Today on the show we have Katie Salmon to talk about email marketing but more specifically, doing it on autopilot. You are going to want paper and pen because Katie walks us through exactly which emails you need to be sending and how!

Links:
Kelly’s Mailchimp Course: Creative Mailchimp Templates
Shop Pop
7 Email Design Tips

About Katie:
Katie Salmon (SAL-min, FYI) is a product marketing strategist for shop owners and makers. In short, she helps people sell stuff.

Katie believes “marketing gurus” have overcomplicated marketing, so she loves helping shop owners design easy and repeatable strategies to drive sales.

She serves her clients through her “done-for-you” agency, Katie Does Marketing, and her new template store Shop Pop (coming soon March 2019!)

When she’s not on the Internet, she’s watching a true crime doc with her husband Brennen and disobedient dog Georgia.

If you’re looking for more of my “story,” then here’s a brief intro: http://www.katiedoesmarketing.com/about/!  

Connect with Katie:
Website | Instagram

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