Business of Craft

Business of Craft

The Business of Craft Podcast is a lively show where our host Leanne Pressly interviews business leaders and entrepreneurs of fiber arts, fabric, sewing and other creative companies so you can learn to craft a better business.

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December 15, 2022 56 min

My guest today is Lyric Kinard, founder of the Academy for Virtual Teaching. Lyric is a fiber artist, quilter and author of the book, Art + Quilt: design principles and creativity exercises. In 2011, she won the award for International Association of Professional Quilters Teacher of the Year. She has written extensively for Quilting Arts Magazine, appeared on Quilting Arts TV, and The Quilt Show.

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My guest today is Anastasia Williams, founder of M1R Marketing. She specializes in creative direction, consulting and coaching for the fiber world, and hosts the podcast “Fiber Radio”. She joins us today as a marketing expert to talk about a grab bag of four often misunderstood topics: funnels, understanding your ideal customer, finding your why and discounting. 

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November 15, 2022 50 min

My guest today is the founder of Knit the Rainbow, Austin Rivers. In addition to being a Diversity, Equity, and iInclusion professional and activist, he is also a professional actor –having toured the USA as well as 20 countries worldwide.  He holds a BA in Politics as well as a Masters of Public Administration. Lastly, Austin currently serves as the Special Assistant to the Chief Diversity Officer at Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

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November 1, 2022 69 min

My guest Cecilia Nelson-Hurt is currently the chief diversity officer at Heidrick & Struggles, an executive talent and leadership advisory firm. Prior to that position, Cecilia worked at L’oreal USA and JPMorgan Chase in prominent VP roles, further refining her expertise in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. In our industry, she goes by the moniker @creativececi and has been an avid knitter and crocheter for more ...

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Today's guest is Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Endowed Professor of Law at Tulane University. She is the co-author of the a two-volume casebook, “IP: Doctrine and Application in Two Volumes” and she is also the host of the podcast Just Wanna Quilt, a research podcast focused on quilting, entrepreneurship and copyright. Elizabeth is also the director of “Durationator”, a software system that aims to determine the worldwide copyright ...

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October 1, 2022 64 min

Rebecca Inkrote, goes by the name Bex Marie, owns the company Bex Marie Design. Since 2010 she’s been building websites for creative professionals. Bex is going to chat with us today about new challenges in website design. This is an encore show with Bex as we had her on BOC back in January 2020 with our wantrepreneurs series where we learned all about the basics of building a website.

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September 15, 2022 54 min

David Jenyns is the founder of Systemology and SystemHub software. He is the author of the book SYSTEMology: Create time, reduce errors and scale your profits with proven business systems which has over 350 reviews on Amazon scoring 4.6 stars. He also hosts the podcast Business Process Simplified. He’s a frequent keynote speaker and has a Tedx talk called “The Systems of Life” available on Youtube

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Our guest today is Erik Jensen, Chief Strategy Officer at Predictive ROI. Erik developed the podcasting strategy that helped bolster the agency to over $2M, which was featured in the book Profitable Podcasting. Erik is also a co-author of the book, Sell With Authority.
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Since 2006, my guest Benjamin Levisay has been the CEO & Director of Marketing and Sales for XRX also known as the Knitter’s Universe. Founded over 35 years ago by his uncle and father, XRX is the publisher of the now retired Knitter’s magazine as well as books and Stitches events.   

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Chad Hendricks is the founder and president of Brand Outcomes, an agency focused on helping businesses recruit and retain truck drivers.  He also hosts the podcast “Recruit and Retain: Trucking Edition” on the same topic.
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Michael Bird is the co-founder and CEO of Spindustry, a digital marketing agency based in Des Moines IA. Spindustry is a leader in  producing e-commerce solutions, web applications, and digital marketing programs for their clients. In Episode 3 Leanne and Michael discuss bringing on an e-commerce component to your business and some of the challenges involved. 

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Our guests today are Abby Glassenberg and Darrin Stern. Abby co-founded Craft Industry Alliance and now serves as its president. She’s also a sewing pattern designer, teacher, and journalist. Darrin Stern is the Business Development Director at Koelnmesse, Inc. Darrin and Abby have partnered together to bring Koelnmesse’s successful European industry tradeshow model, h+h Cologne, to the United States this summer in h+h Amer...

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Have you been thinking about how your fiber or fabric business can continue to adapt and thrive? Well, you’re listening to the right show because that’s our theme for Business of Craft season three…Resiliency!

Today Leanne Pressly is chatting with Laura Cameron, Director of Operations at Stitchcraft Marketing. The two cover lots of topics and tips you can use to focus in on your ideal customer and maximize your marketing ROI.j

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February 7, 2022 1 min

A quick preview of what's coming up in Season 2 of Business of Craft, launching March 1, 2022.

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[Just a quick warning that we’re going to be throwing around some curse words in today’s episode so if you’ve got little ears listening or that kind of language just isn’t your thing, you can make an informed choice about that.]

My guest today is Amy E. Smith, aka The Joy Junkie. Amy is a certified professional career coach and her personal mission is to help aspiring bad-ass women to create joyful lives by accessing radical self l...

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My guest today is Glenn Martin, a business consultant with over 30 years of experience. In 2002 he founded Trakstar, a human resource software application which he grew to 250K online users in 35 countries before he sold the company in 2016. Glen is formally retired but lends his expertise as a counselor with the Central Mountain Small Business Development Center here in Colorado. 

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My guest today is Bex Marie of bexmarie.com. Bex, short for Rebecca, is a graphic design professional and since 2010 she’s been building websites for creative professionals. Bex is going to chat with us today about considerations in launching a new website. 

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Welcome everyone to the second season of Business of Craft where our theme is wantrepreneurship-- and our episodes are covering all the baby steps you need to take to launch your new business in 2020. My guest today is Jamie Billesbach, she is the Center Director of the Small Business Development Center for the Central Mountain Region of Colorado. Jamie has more than 20 years of experience in brand development, merchandising, graph...

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Welcome everyone to the second season of Business of Craft where our theme is wantrepreneurship-- and our episodes are covering all the baby steps you need to take to launch your new business in 2020.  My guest today is Susan Dunn, she is a graphic designer by trade but a whiz with the numbers. She’s been a consultant with the small business development center in Colorado for 10 years and her specialty is helping new business owner...

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My guest today is Shawn Allison, a business and marketing consultant with the Central Mountain Small Business Development. Shawn has more than 20 years of experience in business development, direct marketing, strategic planning, budgeting, marketing automation and graphic design. Shawn is joining us today to give the down and dirty lowdown on how to write an effective business plan.

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