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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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Oct 29, 2020

2020 threw us a lot of curveballs. Like, a LOT of curveballs. Ups and downs were happening faster than I think most of us prefer.

Everyone's experience this year was different. But today, I want to chat about what it means if this was a good year for your business.

If your business did well in 2020: own it. If your business did well this year, it's not 'just because of covid."

There was a lot of uncertainty and misery for small business in 2020, no doubt. But there were also a lot of opportunities for businesses that were already established online, especially. 

It might be true that people are online more than normal for a variety of reasons. It is ALSO true that If your business is doing well right now, it's not just because of COVID or because people are online more often.

The success your business saw is not a random coincidence.

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Oct 27, 2020

Everyone wants to make sales, but no one wants to sell. 

That's the short and sweet summary of what I have observed. It has also been told to me many times: "I hate selling; I feel salesy."

Before moving forward, I want to preface this by explaining when I say "selling" in this episode, I am usually referring to the act of selling, the advertising/ marketing/ show-up-and-sell selling. The action the human person takes to make a sale. Not' selling' like, "my items are/aren't selling well." To be clear!

EVERYONE wants to 'increase sales,' and almost everyone feels super intimidated by marketing or showing up in any sales capacity. No one likes that act of "selling" or having to be "salesy."

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For links and resources mentioned in this episode please visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/128

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Oct 27, 2020

Welcome back to season 7 of the Merriweather Council Podcast! 

We are so excited to be back for another season of realistic and concise advice for makers in business! 

Everything we do here at Merriweather Council supports makers in turning their crafty tendencies into profits.

For full show notes and links mentioned in this episode, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/127

 

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