Sam Burgess

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Welcome to In-The-Co, a business blog with a difference.

No matter where you are in your journey, here you’ll find a wealth of resources created especially for small and mighty business owners by my panel of small and mighty industry experts The Co’s.

Each contributing editor is an expert in their field so stay connected, join the conversation and discover the latest news, tips and advice from The Co’s.

Covering everything from wholesale and finance to SEO, digital, advertising and product development, this is your one-stop destination for all things retail and small business.

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Closing season three, we have fellow Small and Mighty ‘Co’, Elizabeth Stiles, Fashion Brand Consultant. In today’s episode, Elizabeth shares how she got in to working in fashion and starting her own consultancy, her top tips for emerging and established fashion brands and her thoughts around sustainability in the industry and whether it is a […]

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In this weeks episode, I chat with London based Amiee Carlton, Master NLP Practitioner, Development Coach and Energy Worker and founder of Liferocks. We chat about Amiees transition from fashion designer to self-employed crystal healer and energy worker, how you can use crystals, manifestation and ‘speaking with your soul’ to further yourself both personally and professionally and […]

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In this episode, I chat with fellow Small and Mighty ‘Co’, Catherine Erdly, founder of Future Retail Consulting. Catherine is a highly experienced retail expert, with almost two decades of experience working for many well-known retailers and now works with independent brands to help them get more organised and make more money. We chat about […]

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In episode seven of Small and Mighty Conversations, I chat with the lovely Libby Ballard, maker and designer behind Libby Ballard Ceramics, lovingly producing hand-thrown ceramic tableware from her studio in Bristol. In this episode, Libby and I chat about starting a business and the process Libby went through (sharing some super useful tips), why […]

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In episode six, I chat with the lovely Emma Giacalone, free-motion embroidery artist and founder of Emma Giacalone Textiles. Emma and I chat about starting a business off the back of her passion product, her top two successes of 2018, her love of Instagram and how she uses it to guide her when it comes […]

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In episode 5 of season three, I chat with Gayle Mansfield, founder of Gayle Mansfield Designs about Instagram, business, influencer marketing, it’s probably one of my favourite interviews to date, we had such a laugh. Gayle has always had a huge passion for design, interiors and styling her own home, and Steve, her husband, is […]

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In this weeks episode, I had the chance to chat with Martha Keith, founder of Martha Brook,  the home of delightfully individual stationery that inspires, uplifts and enchants. For the past two years, I have followed Martha on Instagram and have watched her business boom and couldn’t wait to get her on the show. Martha and […]

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In today’s episode, I chat with Claire Richards, the ‘one woman band’ behind Delicious Monster Tea, a personalised embroidered t-shirt business. Claire and I chat about the power of social media, especially Instagram to grow your business and keep you sane, as well as how happy coincidences have shaped our businesses, and the impact Fearne Cotton can have your business!

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Do I need a mentor or a coach? This is the question business owners should ask themselves when looking to hire a professional. The terms ‘coach’ and ‘mentor’ are often used interchangeably, when in fact there are some key and meaningful differences between the two. Generally speaking, a mentor does not coach, and a coach […]

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In today’s episode, I chat with Small and Mighty ‘Co’ Sophie French. Sophie is an incredible life and business mentor who turned her own life and business around when she was suffering from anxiety, uncertainty, comparison, confusion, and a dwindling bank account to motivate and inspire other small business owners to believe they can and ‘crush […]

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