Growing Organically with Jo Want

Jo Want from Hello Sunshine is an Illustrator and Designer from Nottingham, currently living in Cambridge. Her bespoke illustrations of people and pets, pins and badges and decorations with naughty words layered on the front are some of the few items that Jo designs and produces. She talks about how she never imagined she’d work for herself and how Hello Sunshine has grown very organically over the years.

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Travel Blogging & Passive Income with Monica Stott

In this episode I talk to Monica Stott, a Travel Blogger who has built a successful travel blog and travels far and wide, working with big companies and smaller agents. She has developed a tried-and-tested- method which successfully attracts readers and potential clients to her business, and she does all of this whilst technically working part time! Monica has managed to build her business alongside starting a young family with her partner and is the person behind the very popular 12 Week Blogging Course which breaks down the requirements to start making money from your blog, whatever the niche.

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Solo Episode: When Plans Go Awry

In this solo episodeI talk about how plans can go slightly off course or completely in the ‘wrong’ direction… but is this such a bad thing? I look back on how my year had gone so far and how the plans I made at the start of 2018 haven’t actually materialised in the way I’d hoped, but they’ve developed in so many other ways that I’d not even imagined.

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Incorporating playfulness into Instagram with Rabya Lomas

In today’s episode I talk to the lovely Rabya Lomas, the person behind the creative Instagram account, She Flourished. Rabya’s approach to all things social media is refreshing and delightful, in that the focus isn’t about increasing follower numbers or trying to beat the algorithm but to get back to the basics and start enjoying the process along the way. And by default, this attracts new followers and opportunities! This is a great listen for those who are a little fed up and lost by the ‘should’s' and’ ‘must’s,’ when trying to grown your social media profiles.

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Talking Interiors with Nicky Keen

In today’s episode I talk to Nicky Keen, an interior Designer in the Midlands who made the decision to change career direction when on maternity leave with her first son and throw herself into her personal passion project which has taken off quicker and more successfully than she had anticipated and opened up so many more opportunities for her.

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Taking It Full Time with Stacey MacDonald

In today’s episode I chat to Stacey MacDonald, the person behind Darwin & Gray, a Paper & Textile Designer who hand makes all of her own banners and signs. Stacey has recently turned her side hustle into her full time job and she offers some great hints and tips on what it took for her to take the next steps in her business, which she admits started off as a passion project rather than the foundations of a new venture.

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Money Matters with Julia Day

In today’s episode I have a good chat with Julia Day, Financial Coach of Easy As VAT, about all things money matters.

Money is one of those things that we generally have a fear of speaking openly about, but it is such a crucial part of life in that we need it, want more of it and (if we’re lucky) squirrel away for those less than certain days. We seem to want more of it in our lives but are so very reluctant to want to discuss the importance of having it in our lives, as though it is a taboo subject.

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The Truth About Organising & Managing Events with Deb Kendall

In this episode I discuss how Deb Kendall has built up Fabulous Places, from a Sunday morning table discussion with her husband to organising and managing some of the most popular home and gift events in the Midlands. Get ready to take notes on how this busy lady keeps herself and her business growing, as well as dealing with the various issues that come part and parcel of managing high profile and popular events and workshops.

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