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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.

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Authenticity is underrated. It’s more than being honest with the world. It’s about being honest with yourself. There are many advantages to being authentic. Most importantly, you’ll no longer feel the need to change your words and actions to impress others. You can relax and be yourself. Before you can be authentic, it’s important to […]

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In this final episode of season five, I chat with Small and Mighty “Co”, retail product development expert and founder of Arnold and Bird, Joanne Griffin. Joanne shares her top tips around developing a product range and utilising trends in your business – whether you’re a product or service business, trends do affect you.  Show […]

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In this weeks episode, I chat with social media expert, Small and Mighty “Co” and founder of Keystone Virtual, Carly Stringer. Carly and I chat about how she got into working in social media and helps to demystify the world of Facebook and Instagram ads. Show Notes Connect with Me Instagram: https://instagram.com/samburgessuk How to Live Authentically […]

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In this weeks episode, I chat with the lovely Jenni, founder of Willowberry, an award-winning independent British beauty brand loved by top make-up artists & facialists. Jenni and I chat about starting a skincare brand, her upcoming rebrand (which is now live) and her plans for the business in 2020. Show Notes Connect with Me […]

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In this weeks episode, I chat with Textile Designer Angie Parker. Since recording in April 2019 Angie has gone to achieve some incredible milestones in her business she was featured in the New Collectables’ Collection at Liberty London, had a design created for MADE.COM and was featured in an exhibition of nineteen of the leading UK rug makers and […]

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Have negative thoughts hindered your efforts to root, grow and thrive? Your personal beliefs about yourself and your life matter more than you realise.  In fact, those beliefs become the very foundation upon which you build your life. How do you recognise self-sabotaging thoughts? Some common self-limiting thoughts are: “I’ll never be able to save any […]

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In this episode, organic skincare expert and founder of Nini Organics, Alex Nicolaou talks us through how his personal experience with acne propelled him into starting an organic skincare brand. Alex not only shares his business tips and learnings but a wealth of information regarding the skincare industry – it wouldn’t surprise me if you […]

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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 […]

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Catherine Erdly, Retail Business Consultant shares her top tips on building and nurturing a community before turning them into paying customers. Retailers that are succeeding in 2019 are doing so because they are building communities. If you look at the most popular names in the markets they have a narrative and a fan base that […]

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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 […]

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