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Best Craftbusiness podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Craftbusiness podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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The Merriweather Council podcast, hosted by Danielle Spurge, is all about celebrating the reality of gainful self employment through craft. This is a podcast for art and design entrepreneurs - makers, etsy sellers and shopify users! Featuring tips, insights, advice and tough love for handmade business owners in concise format. Focused on sharing realistic ideas and personal experiences with the nuances of handmade business in mind. If you are working to turn your crafty tendencies into profi ...
 
Let's explore what it takes to craft a sustainable, profitable, FUN business, while staying enthusiastic and motivated. Whether you just opened your first Etsy shop, or you've been selling your art, design or writing full-time for years - you struggle with doubt, loneliness, motivation and getting it all done. In this podcast we'll explore what you REALLY want from your small business so that you can follow your enthusiasm, make your art and make money. Each episode is a mini-lesson in explo ...
 
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What is the best book you’ve read lately? In today’s episode, I’m sharing my favorite books of this winter - from December - February. Every quarter I round-up my most-favorite books and share them here. If you are subscribed to my YouTube channel, you may recognize some of these books, as they were part of my Best Books of 2019. If you like learni…
 
Today we're talking about the 3 "dream stealers" that keep us from carrying out our best-laid plans. I also teach these in free time management workshop for the creative woman. Reserve your spot now by going to karagottwarner.com/tameyourtime This will be a great workshop for you if you struggle with time management and you're not sure how to use a…
 
Now that you’ve worked on your fear, what about your other beliefs that are holding you back? What do you need to believe in order to move towards your goals? Over the last few weeks we’ve been talking about what’s holding you back. We’ve talked about how a lot of you say what’s holding you back is… YOU. Fear is at the heart of a lot of it. Another…
 
Are you getting in the way of your handmade business moving forward? Yeah, it’s time to get out of your own way. Lately we’ve been doing a series on how to make your 2020 goals come true. In episodes 292 and 293, I gave you lots of applicable, step-by-step advice on how to increase sales, so be sure to head over to TaraSwiger.com/launch if you miss…
 
What’s holding you back? What is keeping you from achieving a profitable, sustainable business that you feel confident in? What is keeping you from working towards your goals every week? We’ve been working on reaching your sales goal, all month. To hear episodes about increasing and sustaining your sales, tune in to episodes 292 & 293. After those …
 
How do you keep sales going? When you don’t have anything new? When you’re not launching? What can you do to stay consistent? Today we are diving in to making more consistent sales! Recently Starship Captain Brenda asked: “I just launched a pattern last week and had a good amount of sales, but now what?” I’m going to share with you what I told her.…
 
In this episode of Explore Your Enthusiasm, I'm walking you through my Launch Plan Worksheet, so that you can great a clear and thorough plan for your next launch. Find your copy of the worksheet right here. Then track the results and tell me about it! DM me on Instagram! Listen in at TaraSwiger.com/podcast292…
 
As a culture we talk a lot about planning the year for about 2 seconds on December 31st and January 1st, but the fact is, when you’re building a business or following a dream, you are planning and implementing a plan all the time! Today I’m going to share how I planned my New Year, warts and all. Welcome to the New Year! Over the years I have writt…
 
Are you setting New Year’s Resolutions? Have you in year’s past? How’s that worked for you? What if we stop with the resolutions and instead we actually transform our lives in 2020? You find ALL of my resources for creating a great year at taraswiger.com/2020goals So the problem with resolutions, I’m sure you already know, is that they don’t work. …
 
Are you stuck between two really great ideas? Wondering if you have to choose or if you should just do them both at the same time? How could you choose between them? Today I’m going to help you answer one of the BIGGEST questions I get about creating do-able plans for your next goals: Do I have to pick just one and how the heck do I do that?! In my…
 
How do you keep track of all the moving parts in a recurring or upcoming projects? What if you’re waiting on other people to do their part before you can do your part? I do this with project management apps, so today we’re going to make it a bit less overwhelming and how to pick the software that will help you. This week I’m answering the question …
 
Today I'm continuing on with my Tame Your Time series talking all things annual goals and how to create your very own vision board! Why do we resist planning ahead? It's because by nature we are actually lazy, and our normal tendency is to do what's easy. This causes fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants kind of problems. I show you how NOT to do that! You …
 
This episode kicks off a series for the month of December called: Tame Your Time and today I'm sharing 6 tips to stay sane through the Holidays! We all want more time right? We can't have MORE time, but we can use it better, and when we scale down we can scale up! In today's podcast I share 6 tips to stay sane through the holidays. ===== Click here…
 
How do you turn your to-do lists into a plan? How do you know what to do every day? How do you fit your work around non-work appointments and responsibilities? This is what we’ll talk about this episode. This week I’m answering the question that occurs after you make a map - how the heck do I follow through on this every day? You see, in my book Ma…
 
It is time for my seasonal round-up of the very best books I’ve read. We’re talking sequels that live up to your hopes, toddler parenting books and of course, mysteries and thrillers. Usually we talk about building a creative business, goal-setting, marketing, and confidence. But we also love to read and talk about books! For the past 6 years I've …
 
I cannot believe we are at the season finale of season 5 already! What a magical season this was. We heard from SO many amazing makers and professionals who shared their wisdom and insights on a variety of topics. I really hope you enjoyed them all and gained a few pointers or felt inspired. Season 6 will be here before you know it! In the meantime…
 
This episode is a note to new sellers - those of you who are just getting started, those of you who haven’t found your footing in the big picture yet. In episode 99, I spoke about what makers who get to a steady spot are most at risk for. That episode is worth a listen no matter what stage you are at. So is this one. But this one is specifically fo…
 
Sometimes we keep striving, and doing because we think we are not enough. We are enough. We are DOING enough. We are worthy. When you believe you are worthy and enough, then you don't second guess yourself. You don't let yourself down. You put one foot in front of the other. You keep on truckin.' Why you need a planning process ... I live by my pla…
 
It’s mid-November, the holidays are upon us, so I wanted to check in - how are you feeling? REALLY? Are you feeling scrambled or stressed or depressed or anxious? Let’s talk this week about how to stay emotionally and mentally healthy during this busy season in both your business and your life. I’m not a mental health professional or a doctor. I am…
 
Is it possible to overstate how influencer Kate Spade was? I don't think so. So we did not refrain on this episode. Today we are chatting all about Kate Spade, her legacy and influence and her HUSTLE. I don't really like the word hustle but, she definitely worked super hard to get her business off the ground in the early days. This was a really int…
 
I know how frustrating it can be to see business advice that doesn’t seem like it relates to YOUR business. (As you hopefully know by now though, almost all business advice is just that: advice about business. And at the end of the day business is business and no matter what you’re selling, you’ve got to market it. So keep an open mind as you hear …
 
You have more than enough time. Yeah, I know, it feels like you don’t have any time. But today we’re going to talk about why you believe that and how you can change it. Today we’re going right into tough love territory I know it feels like there's never enough time. With kids and work and starting your business, it can all be super-overwhelming. Si…
 
As an embroidery person myself, I am naturally attracted to other fiber artists - and Michelle Staub of Stitching Sabbatical creates such incredible work, it's hard to ignore. But also it totally catches my eye and I love it so much every time I see it. Michelle has an insane talent - she stitches photo realistic pet portraits. YES, STITCHES THEM. …
 
Imagine going through the motions of checking your instagram and suddenly realizing there is a problem. Imagine your instagram account simply isn't there ... and there is no indication of why and no one really at all to ask. This is exactly what happened to Kim Chapman of Daisy Faye Designs in January 2019. And as you can imagine, this created a re…
 
You have just read a great business book, or attended a workshop or joined an online class… but how do you get your investment out of it? How do you APPLY what you’ve learned? How do you make sure that it makes a difference in your business and your life? Today I’m answering a question a Starship Captain recently asked after she read a great book -…
 
When I was in college I always felt a little weird around my classmates because most of them were insanely talented fine artists who had already decided they were dedicating their lives to being artists. This was NOT me. I loved being creative, but then what? What do I do with this creativity? I spoke about that and more in this episode with my fri…
 
One cool thing about the ridiculous amount of time it took to get season 5 of the merriweather council podcast out the door is that we are publishing episodes a bit later in the year. And that means it's timely and relevant for me to share holiday related dialogue with you! And you know that discussing the many things that are involved for handmade…
 
Happy Holidays! Ok, so I just filled your heart with dread, didn’t I?! If you are a shopper, it’s annoying to see ANY holiday stuff months before the holiday begins, it’s like Live in the NOW, man!... but if you own and run a shop, it is VITAL to plan for your holiday season… starting right about now. This week I am going to help you make a PLAN fo…
 
I hope this episode is more of a motivator than a bummer. Because truly, that's what it is. And those of you who most need to hear it: hopefully you're more likely to feel motivation than anything else! This episode is for those of you who feel like things are going great! Sales are steady, or business is going smoothly, or you have finally 'arrive…
 
Ever been scrolling Etsy or Instagram and felt annoyed by the other makers in your niche who are severely underpricing their items and wonder how you could ever stand a chance when people are so willing to sell so low? It is very likely that you have. I hear it so often, from so many people that they simply 'can't compete' and feel discouraged abou…
 
I recently made a big decision about an investment in my business. And I spent the last week talking to makers about how to know WHEN something is the right investment in their business business. When I opened the Starship to new members last month, this is the question that most people have - how do I decide if this is the right investment for me,…
 
This season i had the great pleasure of speaking with so many amazing people. Many of them are people i have followed on the internet in one way or another for quite some time. Ruthie is one of those people! Ruthie and I go way back. I'm not sure how far back exactly but, trust me, it's pretty far. When I invited her to be a guest I told her I want…
 
Since we are on a boyband kick recently, i figured let's just top it off with this fabulous episode in which i spoke with PR professional Brittney Lynn about the magic that is the Jonas Brothers' recent documentary "Chasing Happiness." What is so magical about it? Why is a PR professional THE one to speak on it? Gather round, kiddies, these and man…
 
So hey, I became a parent this year! I parented 5 kids in 12 months, not concurrently but consecutively. And in this year of parenthood, I have learned a LOT about myself, my worldview, my marriage AND my business. Today I want to share what parenting has taught me about business. This episode is ultra-vulnerable, because I usually talk about stuff…
 
Mary Jeanne Packer joins Kara Gott Warner to share a fascinating look inside the life and values of her business, Battenkill Fibers Carding and Spinning Mill. With authentic connection at her core, Mary Jeanne walks us through the depth and breadth of that farm-to-fabric connection, from vision to craft to sustainability.…
 
This might surprise some of you but i actually did NOT plan on having two episodes about the backstreet boys and how they marketed their latest album release: DNA. I swear! I recorded my solo episode on the matter and was satisfied with it. But then something magical happened and the powers that be (Facebook) showed me some highly targeted content …
 
Is there a subject I enjoy speaking about more than the Backstreet Boys? Honestly, no. Will I take any opportunity to discuss them at length? Absolutely, yes. And that is what I'm doing on this episode- but for a very good reason: there is so much to learn from the launch of their most recent album. You've heard me talk about Taylor Swift and her m…
 
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