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Small and Mighty Conversations

Sam Burgess

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Small and Mighty Conversations
Small and Mighty Conversations

Small and Mighty Conversations

Sam Burgess

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A weekly podcast celebrating and supporting small and mighty® business owners and creative entrepreneurs. Each week I talk to a new guest to discuss the how and why behind starting his or her own independent business. Covering everything from funding their dream to how they use social media to build their brand, each episode is full of real experience. I also invite industry experts to share their valuable knowledge and expertise with the Small and Mighty podcast listeners. Previous guests include Holly Tucker of Not On The High Street and Holly & Co, Richard Huntington of Saatchi & Saatchi and Lucy Ward of Trouva.

Latest Episodes

"The Power of Instagram, Twitter and PR" with Emily Canino, Doodlemoo

In this weeks episode I chat with graphic designer/illustrator turned small business owner Emily Canino, founder of Doodlemoo. Emily shares her business journey from redundancy to having her prints featured on E4's Tattoo Fixers! We talk about using Instagram to build a community, the power of Twitter and how to take your PR into your own hands. Show Notes Connect with Me Website: smallandmighty.co (https://smallandmighty.co) Instagram: https://instagram.com/samburgessuk (https://instagram.com/samburgessuk) Twitter: https://twitter.com/samburgessuk My Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness My Services: https://smallandmighty.co/services (https://smallandmighty.co/services) Register interest in the Online Group Coaching programme enrolling soon, launching January 2020: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5da612e61a050f000fe5e764 (https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5da612e61a050f000fe5e764) Connect with Emily Website:https://www.doodlemoo.com/ (https://www.doodlemoo.com/) Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/doodle_moo/ (https://www.instagram.com/doodle_moo/) Twitterhttps://twitter.com/Doodlemoo (https://twitter.com/Doodlemoo) Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/doodlemoohello/ (https://www.facebook.com/doodlemoohello/) The picture that was featured in Style List is Luna Eclipse cat posterhttps://www.doodlemoo.com/press/ (https://www.doodlemoo.com/press/)The TV programme where 6 of my prints are on the Set is E4 tattoo fixers Extreme, season six - including 'Aloha' and 'Kiss me Wild' Article about Emily onhttps://estila.co/magazine/ (https://estila.co/magazine/) Links Mentioned PR Dispatch: Use sam2019 when signing up to PR Dispatch full membershipshttps://prdispatch.com/our-memberships (https://prdispatch.com/our-memberships) Learn more about PR Dispatch and top PR tips with founder Rosie on a previous episode of Small and Mighty Conversations: https://smallandmighty.co/s4-e7/ (https://smallandmighty.co/s4-e7/) Leona Thrift-Ola episode: https://smallandmighty.co/s5-e01/ (https://smallandmighty.co/s5-e01/) Rama Publishing: https://www.instagram.com/ramapublishing/ (https://www.instagram.com/ramapublishing/)

51 MIN1 w ago
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"The Power of Instagram, Twitter and PR" with Emily Canino, Doodlemoo

Marketing your Creative Business with Clio Sigismondi, Black & Sigi

In this weeks episode, I chat with Clio Sigismondi, one half of the sister team behind Black & Sigi, a wire-wrapped handmade jewellery brand designed so that women can express their inner confidence and beauty. Clio and I chat about the evolvement of their business from Etsy store, to thriving B2C and B2B business model and how they've done it. We chat about all sorts of topics but focus a lot on the involvement and evolvement of their marketing - including their own Facebook Group, running workshops and off-line networking. An episode aimed at anyone starting out or wanting to build their handmade business in 2020. Show Notes Connect with Me Website: smallandmighty.co (https://smallandmighty.co) Instagram: https://instagram.com/samburgessuk (https://instagram.com/samburgessuk) My Services (DM on Instagram for 90 & 120 minute in-person sessions): https://smallandmighty.co/services (https://smallandmighty.co/services) Register interest in the Online Group Coaching programme: https://...

47 MIN2 w ago
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Marketing your Creative Business with Clio Sigismondi, Black & Sigi

"Be the Change You Want to See in the World" with Jette Virdi, ilo

ESerial entrepreneur Jette Virdi has founded five businesses in fifteen years with her latest venture ilo, aimed at changing the narrative around periods, through education, inspiration and empowerment - as well as nasty-free sanitary products. Jette runs us through her business history and shares her why and mission for ilo. A must-listen for anyone wanting to do good and run a business that supports the change they want to see in the world. Show Notes Connect with Me Website:smallandmighty.co (https://smallandmighty.co/) Instagram:instagram.com/samburgessuk (https://instagram.com/samburgessuk) Facebook Group:facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness (https://facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness) Book a Power Hour to ask all your business and marketing questions:https://smallandmighty.co/power-hour (https://smallandmightyco.as.me/schedule.php) Get a free Instagram ebook:https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5da5e43a4aa6a0000fd31f7f (https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5da5e43a4aa6a0000fd...

55 MIN2 w ago
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"Be the Change You Want to See in the World" with Jette Virdi, ilo

"Be Prepared to Pivot" with Alex Carlton, Funkin Cocktails & Stryyk

In this episode, I chat with serial entrepreneur Alex Carlton (husband to season three guest Aimee Carlton). Alex takes us through his entrepreneurial journey, which started by selling bacon sandwiches on a school ski trip! He shares the highs and lows of building and selling his first business Funkin Cocktails, followed by his latest venture, Stryyk - non-alcoholic spirits for the next generation of partygoers. Alex shares a candid account of life as an entrepreneur, and his self-awareness is refreshing. An episode filled with lessons and learnings that anyone can apply to their business. // Show Notes // Connect with Me Website:smallandmighty.co (https://smallandmighty.co/) Instagram:instagram.com/samburgessuk (https://instagram.com/samburgessuk) Facebook Group:facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness (https://facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness) Book a Power Hour to ask all your business and marketing questions:https://smallandmighty.co/power-hour (https://smallandmighty...

62 MINOCT 22
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"Be Prepared to Pivot" with Alex Carlton, Funkin Cocktails & Stryyk

"Being Vulnerable in Business" with Leona Thrift-ola, Indie Roller

EIn the first episode of the new season I chat with Leona Thrift-ola, the most requested guest I have ever had! Leona is a woman after my own heart, and chatting with her felt like a kindred spirit. With 17 years in business, Leona is a font of knowledge and in this episode, we chat all about vulnerability in business, feeling like you're 'failing', changing business direction when your heart isn't in it anymore and of course, the power and pitfalls of Instagram! A must-listen for anyone who has feared they weren't enough. Show Notes Connect with Me Website:smallandmighty.co (https://smallandmighty.co/) Instagram:instagram.com/samburgessuk (https://instagram.com/samburgessuk) Facebook Group:facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness (https://facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness) Book a Power Hour to ask all your business and marketing questions:https://smallandmighty.co/power-hour (https://smallandmightyco.as.me/schedule.php) Get a free Instagram ebook:https://view.flodesk.com/...

58 MINOCT 8
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"Being Vulnerable in Business" with Leona Thrift-ola, Indie Roller

'Step Out of Your Own Way

In the final episode of season four, I chat with Kate Taylor, creativity and empowerment coach, Master neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioner & clinical hypnotherapist, Qoya teacher, writer, and speaker on a mission to help us live an embodied life, full of creative expression. Kate shares how and why she came to found her business, her top tips for stepping out of our own way in business, and how she crowdfunded her Practical Magic Activation Deck, a life and business coach in a box. // SHOW NOTES CONNECT WITH ME Website:smallandmighty.co (https://smallandmighty.co/) Instagram:instagram.com/samburgessuk (https://instagram.com/samburgessuk) Facebook Group:facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness (https://facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness) Book a Power Hour to ask all your business and marketing questions:https://smallandmighty.co/power-hour (https://smallandmightyco.as.me/schedule.php) Get a free Instagram ebook:https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5da5e43a4aa6a0000fd3...

51 MINAUG 27
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'Step Out of Your Own Way

Wholesale & Tradeshows with Therese Oertenblad, Small Business Collaborative

In this 'feature length' knowledge packed episode of Small and Mighty Conversations I have a fantastic chit chat with Therese Oertenblad, founder of Small Business Collaborative and expert in all things retail wholesale! Therese shares a bit about her business journey and how she got started in wholesale as well as her why for founding her business, we then move on to talk about wholesale, with Therese's top tips on getting started wholesaling and why you should start small and not jump head first in to tackling the larger high street retailer first as well as her top tips for those of you embarking on your first tradeshows in September with what to think about, how to deal with buyers on your stand and why that follow-up is so important. Listen with a notebook and pen! Show Notes // Connect with Me Website:smallandmighty.co (https://smallandmighty.co/) Instagram:instagram.com/samburgessuk (https://instagram.com/samburgessuk) Facebook Group:facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness...

89 MINAUG 13
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Wholesale & Tradeshows with Therese Oertenblad, Small Business Collaborative

Claire Hill, Claire Hill Designs

In this weeks episode, I am chatting with Cardiff based 'side hustler' Claire Hill, TV producer by day, jewellery and hair accessories business owner by night. Claire is the founder of Claire Hill Designs, which she has been running alongside her day-job since 2012. In this episode Claire and I chat about being risk-averse in business, growing sustainable businesses for the future, being recognised from Instagram Stories and why having your own website is so important in addition to selling through third-parties such as Etsy and Not on the High Street. // Show Notes Connect with Me Website:smallandmighty.co (https://smallandmighty.co/) Instagram:instagram.com/samburgessuk (https://instagram.com/samburgessuk) Facebook Group:facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness (https://facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness) Book a Power Hour to ask all your business and marketing questions:https://smallandmighty.co/power-hour (https://smallandmightyco.as.me/schedule.php) Get a free Instagr...

47 MINAUG 6
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Claire Hill, Claire Hill Designs

"Two Hour PR Week" with Rosie Davies-Smith, LFA & PR Dispatch

In this weeks episode I am chatting with PR pro, Rosie Davies-Smith, founder of PR Dispatch and LFA. Rosie foundedLFA (https://www.lfa.agency/) in 2013, as she wanted to make PR even more accessible for brands with great product.PR Dispatch her second business, born a few years ago, provides brands with everything they need to maximise their chances of press coverage for just £59 p/m. In this episode, Rosie talks us through her journey into PR, what to look for if you choose to outsource your PR, but more importantly how PR Dispatch can help you do it yourself in as little as two-hours a week! We also cover off Christmas Gift Guides and how you need to be thinking about that NOW (we call it Christmas in July in the retail industry) and how PR Dispatch can help you to be featured. An episode you need to listen to with a pen and paper as there are so many nuggets of wisdom. //Show Notes Connect with Me Website:smallandmighty.co (https://smallandmighty.co/) Instagram:instagram.com/sam...

56 MINJUL 30
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"Two Hour PR Week" with Rosie Davies-Smith, LFA & PR Dispatch

"Just Say Yes" with Kate Greenhalgh, A Year of Dates

In this episode, I chat to Kate Greenhalgh, founder and one half of the husband and wife team behind A Year of Dates, an innovative gifting company for couples, new parents, birthdays and now for self-care. Kate and I chat about her husband joining the business full-time, how joining Not on the High Street at the very beginning of their business journey gave them an incredible boost, the power of influencer marketing and how to utilise your customers in your marketing, as well as much more. Show Notes \\ CONNECT WITH ME Website:smallandmighty.co (https://smallandmighty.co/) Instagram:instagram.com/samburgessuk (https://instagram.com/samburgessuk) Facebook Group:facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness (https://facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness) Book a Power Hour to ask all your business and marketing questions:https://smallandmighty.co/power-hour (https://smallandmightyco.as.me/schedule.php) Apply to be a Guest: https://bit.ly/smallandmightyguest (https://bit.ly/smallandm...

49 MINJUL 23
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"Just Say Yes" with Kate Greenhalgh, A Year of Dates

Latest Episodes

"The Power of Instagram, Twitter and PR" with Emily Canino, Doodlemoo

In this weeks episode I chat with graphic designer/illustrator turned small business owner Emily Canino, founder of Doodlemoo. Emily shares her business journey from redundancy to having her prints featured on E4's Tattoo Fixers! We talk about using Instagram to build a community, the power of Twitter and how to take your PR into your own hands. Show Notes Connect with Me Website: smallandmighty.co (https://smallandmighty.co) Instagram: https://instagram.com/samburgessuk (https://instagram.com/samburgessuk) Twitter: https://twitter.com/samburgessuk My Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness My Services: https://smallandmighty.co/services (https://smallandmighty.co/services) Register interest in the Online Group Coaching programme enrolling soon, launching January 2020: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5da612e61a050f000fe5e764 (https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5da612e61a050f000fe5e764) Connect with Emily Website:https://www.doodlemoo.com/ (https://www.doodlemoo.com/) Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/doodle_moo/ (https://www.instagram.com/doodle_moo/) Twitterhttps://twitter.com/Doodlemoo (https://twitter.com/Doodlemoo) Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/doodlemoohello/ (https://www.facebook.com/doodlemoohello/) The picture that was featured in Style List is Luna Eclipse cat posterhttps://www.doodlemoo.com/press/ (https://www.doodlemoo.com/press/)The TV programme where 6 of my prints are on the Set is E4 tattoo fixers Extreme, season six - including 'Aloha' and 'Kiss me Wild' Article about Emily onhttps://estila.co/magazine/ (https://estila.co/magazine/) Links Mentioned PR Dispatch: Use sam2019 when signing up to PR Dispatch full membershipshttps://prdispatch.com/our-memberships (https://prdispatch.com/our-memberships) Learn more about PR Dispatch and top PR tips with founder Rosie on a previous episode of Small and Mighty Conversations: https://smallandmighty.co/s4-e7/ (https://smallandmighty.co/s4-e7/) Leona Thrift-Ola episode: https://smallandmighty.co/s5-e01/ (https://smallandmighty.co/s5-e01/) Rama Publishing: https://www.instagram.com/ramapublishing/ (https://www.instagram.com/ramapublishing/)

51 MIN1 w ago
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"The Power of Instagram, Twitter and PR" with Emily Canino, Doodlemoo

Marketing your Creative Business with Clio Sigismondi, Black & Sigi

In this weeks episode, I chat with Clio Sigismondi, one half of the sister team behind Black & Sigi, a wire-wrapped handmade jewellery brand designed so that women can express their inner confidence and beauty. Clio and I chat about the evolvement of their business from Etsy store, to thriving B2C and B2B business model and how they've done it. We chat about all sorts of topics but focus a lot on the involvement and evolvement of their marketing - including their own Facebook Group, running workshops and off-line networking. An episode aimed at anyone starting out or wanting to build their handmade business in 2020. Show Notes Connect with Me Website: smallandmighty.co (https://smallandmighty.co) Instagram: https://instagram.com/samburgessuk (https://instagram.com/samburgessuk) My Services (DM on Instagram for 90 & 120 minute in-person sessions): https://smallandmighty.co/services (https://smallandmighty.co/services) Register interest in the Online Group Coaching programme: https://...

47 MIN2 w ago
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Marketing your Creative Business with Clio Sigismondi, Black & Sigi

"Be the Change You Want to See in the World" with Jette Virdi, ilo

ESerial entrepreneur Jette Virdi has founded five businesses in fifteen years with her latest venture ilo, aimed at changing the narrative around periods, through education, inspiration and empowerment - as well as nasty-free sanitary products. Jette runs us through her business history and shares her why and mission for ilo. A must-listen for anyone wanting to do good and run a business that supports the change they want to see in the world. Show Notes Connect with Me Website:smallandmighty.co (https://smallandmighty.co/) Instagram:instagram.com/samburgessuk (https://instagram.com/samburgessuk) Facebook Group:facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness (https://facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness) Book a Power Hour to ask all your business and marketing questions:https://smallandmighty.co/power-hour (https://smallandmightyco.as.me/schedule.php) Get a free Instagram ebook:https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5da5e43a4aa6a0000fd31f7f (https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5da5e43a4aa6a0000fd...

55 MIN2 w ago
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"Be the Change You Want to See in the World" with Jette Virdi, ilo

"Be Prepared to Pivot" with Alex Carlton, Funkin Cocktails & Stryyk

In this episode, I chat with serial entrepreneur Alex Carlton (husband to season three guest Aimee Carlton). Alex takes us through his entrepreneurial journey, which started by selling bacon sandwiches on a school ski trip! He shares the highs and lows of building and selling his first business Funkin Cocktails, followed by his latest venture, Stryyk - non-alcoholic spirits for the next generation of partygoers. Alex shares a candid account of life as an entrepreneur, and his self-awareness is refreshing. An episode filled with lessons and learnings that anyone can apply to their business. // Show Notes // Connect with Me Website:smallandmighty.co (https://smallandmighty.co/) Instagram:instagram.com/samburgessuk (https://instagram.com/samburgessuk) Facebook Group:facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness (https://facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness) Book a Power Hour to ask all your business and marketing questions:https://smallandmighty.co/power-hour (https://smallandmighty...

62 MINOCT 22
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"Be Prepared to Pivot" with Alex Carlton, Funkin Cocktails & Stryyk

"Being Vulnerable in Business" with Leona Thrift-ola, Indie Roller

EIn the first episode of the new season I chat with Leona Thrift-ola, the most requested guest I have ever had! Leona is a woman after my own heart, and chatting with her felt like a kindred spirit. With 17 years in business, Leona is a font of knowledge and in this episode, we chat all about vulnerability in business, feeling like you're 'failing', changing business direction when your heart isn't in it anymore and of course, the power and pitfalls of Instagram! A must-listen for anyone who has feared they weren't enough. Show Notes Connect with Me Website:smallandmighty.co (https://smallandmighty.co/) Instagram:instagram.com/samburgessuk (https://instagram.com/samburgessuk) Facebook Group:facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness (https://facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness) Book a Power Hour to ask all your business and marketing questions:https://smallandmighty.co/power-hour (https://smallandmightyco.as.me/schedule.php) Get a free Instagram ebook:https://view.flodesk.com/...

58 MINOCT 8
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"Being Vulnerable in Business" with Leona Thrift-ola, Indie Roller

'Step Out of Your Own Way

In the final episode of season four, I chat with Kate Taylor, creativity and empowerment coach, Master neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioner & clinical hypnotherapist, Qoya teacher, writer, and speaker on a mission to help us live an embodied life, full of creative expression. Kate shares how and why she came to found her business, her top tips for stepping out of our own way in business, and how she crowdfunded her Practical Magic Activation Deck, a life and business coach in a box. // SHOW NOTES CONNECT WITH ME Website:smallandmighty.co (https://smallandmighty.co/) Instagram:instagram.com/samburgessuk (https://instagram.com/samburgessuk) Facebook Group:facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness (https://facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness) Book a Power Hour to ask all your business and marketing questions:https://smallandmighty.co/power-hour (https://smallandmightyco.as.me/schedule.php) Get a free Instagram ebook:https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5da5e43a4aa6a0000fd3...

51 MINAUG 27
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'Step Out of Your Own Way

Wholesale & Tradeshows with Therese Oertenblad, Small Business Collaborative

In this 'feature length' knowledge packed episode of Small and Mighty Conversations I have a fantastic chit chat with Therese Oertenblad, founder of Small Business Collaborative and expert in all things retail wholesale! Therese shares a bit about her business journey and how she got started in wholesale as well as her why for founding her business, we then move on to talk about wholesale, with Therese's top tips on getting started wholesaling and why you should start small and not jump head first in to tackling the larger high street retailer first as well as her top tips for those of you embarking on your first tradeshows in September with what to think about, how to deal with buyers on your stand and why that follow-up is so important. Listen with a notebook and pen! Show Notes // Connect with Me Website:smallandmighty.co (https://smallandmighty.co/) Instagram:instagram.com/samburgessuk (https://instagram.com/samburgessuk) Facebook Group:facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness...

89 MINAUG 13
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Wholesale & Tradeshows with Therese Oertenblad, Small Business Collaborative

Claire Hill, Claire Hill Designs

In this weeks episode, I am chatting with Cardiff based 'side hustler' Claire Hill, TV producer by day, jewellery and hair accessories business owner by night. Claire is the founder of Claire Hill Designs, which she has been running alongside her day-job since 2012. In this episode Claire and I chat about being risk-averse in business, growing sustainable businesses for the future, being recognised from Instagram Stories and why having your own website is so important in addition to selling through third-parties such as Etsy and Not on the High Street. // Show Notes Connect with Me Website:smallandmighty.co (https://smallandmighty.co/) Instagram:instagram.com/samburgessuk (https://instagram.com/samburgessuk) Facebook Group:facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness (https://facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness) Book a Power Hour to ask all your business and marketing questions:https://smallandmighty.co/power-hour (https://smallandmightyco.as.me/schedule.php) Get a free Instagr...

47 MINAUG 6
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Claire Hill, Claire Hill Designs

"Two Hour PR Week" with Rosie Davies-Smith, LFA & PR Dispatch

In this weeks episode I am chatting with PR pro, Rosie Davies-Smith, founder of PR Dispatch and LFA. Rosie foundedLFA (https://www.lfa.agency/) in 2013, as she wanted to make PR even more accessible for brands with great product.PR Dispatch her second business, born a few years ago, provides brands with everything they need to maximise their chances of press coverage for just £59 p/m. In this episode, Rosie talks us through her journey into PR, what to look for if you choose to outsource your PR, but more importantly how PR Dispatch can help you do it yourself in as little as two-hours a week! We also cover off Christmas Gift Guides and how you need to be thinking about that NOW (we call it Christmas in July in the retail industry) and how PR Dispatch can help you to be featured. An episode you need to listen to with a pen and paper as there are so many nuggets of wisdom. //Show Notes Connect with Me Website:smallandmighty.co (https://smallandmighty.co/) Instagram:instagram.com/sam...

56 MINJUL 30
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"Two Hour PR Week" with Rosie Davies-Smith, LFA & PR Dispatch

"Just Say Yes" with Kate Greenhalgh, A Year of Dates

In this episode, I chat to Kate Greenhalgh, founder and one half of the husband and wife team behind A Year of Dates, an innovative gifting company for couples, new parents, birthdays and now for self-care. Kate and I chat about her husband joining the business full-time, how joining Not on the High Street at the very beginning of their business journey gave them an incredible boost, the power of influencer marketing and how to utilise your customers in your marketing, as well as much more. Show Notes \\ CONNECT WITH ME Website:smallandmighty.co (https://smallandmighty.co/) Instagram:instagram.com/samburgessuk (https://instagram.com/samburgessuk) Facebook Group:facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness (https://facebook.com/groups/smallandmightybusiness) Book a Power Hour to ask all your business and marketing questions:https://smallandmighty.co/power-hour (https://smallandmightyco.as.me/schedule.php) Apply to be a Guest: https://bit.ly/smallandmightyguest (https://bit.ly/smallandm...

49 MINJUL 23
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"Just Say Yes" with Kate Greenhalgh, A Year of Dates
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