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The Merriweather Council Podcast

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 profits, tune in every Tuesday and Thursday.
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Now displaying: June, 2017
Jun 20, 2017

Friends, can you believe another season of merri podcast has come and gone? I'm so thankful to my faithful listeners and in this episode I'm sharing some facts and stats on season 2 that you helped make possible! Thank you so much for listening and sharing. Can't wait to get to work on season 3 for you!

For full show notes and links mentioned in this episode, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/41

 

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Jun 15, 2017

Episode 40: How to Be on Your Phone Less / Manage Social Media Better | The Merriweather Council Podcast

It's almost a little TOO easy to manage biz on the go these days. And that means we are spending a lot of time on our phones and mobile devices even when we don't want to be. I struggle with this, too, I almost feel a little fraud-y to share some of these tips with you because I don't adhere to them all the time, but in today's episode I'm sharing some stuff that has worked for me in reducing phone time and increasing management via automation. But there are limits to automation, so I'm chatting about that as well!

For full show notes and links mentioned in this episode, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/40


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Jun 13, 2017

Sometimes, as amazing creative people, we have two specialties we want to share with the world and that's awesome. Sometimes we just get confused. In this episode I'm sharing my short and long answer to the question "should I open a second shop?" Tune in and find out what criteria I suggest you evaluate when reaching a decision on this!

For full show notes and links mentioned in this episode, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/39


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Jun 8, 2017

Allow me to cut to the chase: we are INUNDATED with information. You go on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook… links, blog posts, videos galore, right? Information is everywhere and it’s so so overwhelming. This information is coming from all different sources, of course, and sometimes even straight up conflicts. It’s a lot, you guys. How do your make your way through all of this?? My friends, that is the subject of this episode! I will be discussing how to avoid info overload and begin actually learning things!

For full show notes and links mentioned in this episode, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/38


For more free handmade business advice, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/podcast

Jun 6, 2017

Social media is - obviously - a huge thing right now. And we tend to rely on it pretty heavily for business promotion. In this episode I'm basically just sharing a smattering of thoughts regarding social media, specifically Instagram. Join me for this emotional roller coaster.

For full show notes and links mentioned in this episode, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/37

For more free handmade business advice, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/podcast

Jun 1, 2017

Listen up, peeps: those bargain prices aren't helping you and they aren't helping anyone else either. In fact they might be hurting you. Today's episode is a tough love tour de force. Please listen and take note. Be honest with yourself here, it could make or break your business!!

For full show notes and links mentioned in this episode, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/36

For more free handmade business advice, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/podcast

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