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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In the first episode of the new season I chat with Leona Thrift-ola, founder of Indie Roller and the most requested guest I have ever had! A woman after my own heart, and chatting with Leona felt like I had found a kindred spirit. With 17 years in business, Leona is a font of knowledge […]

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IGTV is currently the most underused tool on Instagram by small businesses. In this article Content Marketing and Instagram Expert, Sam Burgess shares why this marketing channel is essential for your business as well as the ‘how to’s’ to make your IGTV stand out from the rest. In June 2018, Instagram launched the latest addition […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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In this weeks episode, I am chatting with a PR pro, Rosie Davies-Smith, founder of PR Dispatch and LFA. Rosie founded LFA in 2013, as she wanted to make PR even more accessible for brands with a great product. PR Dispatch her second business, born a few years ago, provides brands with everything they need to maximise their […]

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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 John joining the business full-time, how joining Not on the High Street […]

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In this episode I chat with former RAF Air Traffic controller turned multi-award-winning fashion boutique owner. Helen started Five Six Blue Boutique when a need to take control of the important things in life resulted in pursuing a passion for beautiful clothing. We chat all about the importance of putting the customer first, how starting […]

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In this episode, I chat with Jacqueline Colley, an Illustrator and Pattern Designer based in London who specialises in creating explorable and playful illustrations that defy the ordinary. Jacqueline and I chat about how being a ‘sproduct’ business has helped her to thrive, our love/hate relationship with Instagram and why more small businesses need to […]

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In this episode, I chat with Becky Avery, former Nurse and founder of Hazel & Blue, a nature-inspired, customer-centric, thriving candle business. Becky and I chat marketing, wholesale and growing your business alongside full-time employment and we ask the question, when is the best time to quit the day-job and throw yourself into your business?  […]

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