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 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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In this episode, I chat with Kane Dowell, founder of Ask Mummy & Daddy, a British traditional confectionary gifting company. Kane shares the highs and lows of running your own business and why cash-flow is absolutely key to success. An absolute must-listen for all small business owners as we could all do with a bit […]

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Kicking off season four is my first guest, Syreeta Challinger, co-founder of Moments of Sense & Style. Moments Of Sense & Style, MOSS, was conceived after life took an unexpected turn; when Syreeta and her partner Rob had their world turned upside down.  The old adage rings true. A rolling stone gathers no moss and […]

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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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