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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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Dec 10, 2020

We’ve made it to the end of another season of the merriweather council podcast! It is always bittersweet for me to end a season but I truly hope you enjoyed this one as much as I enjoyed making it!

To end this unexpected year, I thought it would be fitting to look ahead. Has a new year EVER been more anticipated?! (Probaby, but I’m not old enough to remember another one so it’s at least been a few decades.)

2020 HAS BEEN A ROLLERCOASTER! 

One for the books. A LOT happened… to say the least.

Because of *gestures widely at everything* all the things going on, the fact that you decided to tune into this podcast, a podcast about building a handmade business, is extra meaningful. We are so honored you allowed us to be a part of your business this year in that way!

With 2021 nearly upon us, I do of course think about my own goals and plans but, I think about yours, too! I am curious – what’s next for you? 

WHAT WILL YOU DO FOR YOUR HANDMADE BUSINESS IN 2021?

No clue? Too many ideas? Can’t decide?

I hear you —  the new year can feel really intimidating and abrupt. There are two things I like to do in order to transition into a new year smoothly: Make no ‘resolutions’ – i set INTENTIONS instead, and I like to get a head start on the year so it’s less of an abrupt spiral into a new reality and more of an ease into a new way of things. 

Find success in 2021 with Intentions

It’s much easier to flake on a ‘resolution’ than an intention. With a resolution, it feels like you’ve failed the first time you veer off course. With an intention, you are always SUCCESSFUL as long as you are working, because as long as you have intention at heart, you’re winning, even if you fumble a little bit from time to time. 

Whether you’re feeling a bit ‘deer in headlights’ about 2021, or if you have full clarity, resolution or intention (or whatever you like to have!) we would love to help you make big things happen in 2021.

To find out more about setting realistic intentions for your business and to see the links mentioned in this episode, please visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/140

For a full list of episodes visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/podcast

Dec 8, 2020

Today, I want to explain myself. 

I want to tell you why I've been holding out on you. We have shared a lot of information with you since 2015, when we started focusing on the education side of the business. I've shared A LOT. Over 120 podcast episodes, countless Instagram posts, videos, and other pieces of content… I've shared a lot!

There is one thing I haven't shared, though.

I haven't told you the four hacks to skyrocket our sales… because they don't exist. I cannot tell you about them because, well, there aren't any.

Any such tips masquerading as such are just that: a masquerade. There is no such thing as '4 hacks to skyrocket your sales.'

For all links mentioned and full show notes for this episode, please visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/139

To see a full list of episodes please visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/podcast



Dec 3, 2020

This is an essential message to the person who steers the ship in your small business: you.

The C.E.O.

C.E.O.

Y-O-U.

We get lots of emails and messages here at MWHQ from small business owners looking for advice, guidance, and support. We have noticed that many are not in the correct place, mindset-wise, to really receive and make use of even the best advice that we could possibly give.

And that is NOT a call out. That's a call FOR! I'm calling for you and all small business owners to step into a C.E.O. state of mind to become better equipped, mentally, to make use of any and all advice and guidance that befalls you!

For full show notes and links mentioned in this episode, please visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/138

To see a list of all Merripodcast episodes, please visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/podcast

 

Dec 1, 2020

Overwhelm is everywhere.

Things 'to do' pop up everywhere - TikTok lists, IGTVs, Pinterest pins, posts in Facebook groups… everywhere you go that entrepreneurs hang out, you will hear and see people talking about things you absolutely MUST DO to be successful.

It's impossible to avoid seeing them, and it's tough not to let these things take hold and rule your time if you aren't in a place to know how to react to them.

Being an entrepreneur can be very overwhelming, and we are inundated with information. The good news is, there are not, in my opinion, a lot of MUST-DO things that apply to everyone.

Today we are talking about the misconceptions of must-dos and things we KNOW you do not need to do. More importantly, we are talking about the things you need to HAVE and BE to be successful.
Let's dive in!

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All of the resources mentioned in this episode can be found HERE: merriweathercouncilblog.com/137

To see our full podcast lineup, visit: merriweathercouncilblog.com/podcast

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