Mind Yer Business

Mind Yer Business

Scotland is full of so many amazing independent businesses. Join me as I chat with the people behind the businesses to get the story behind their journey and how they built their brand!

Episodes

May 27, 2021 36 min
Can you believe that Season 2 is coming to an end already?!

To wrap up an amazing season I asked for questions over on Instagram and boy did you deliver! In this episode I cover everything from my favourite podcasts to exactly what goes into producing a podcast and how you can get started yourself!

I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the podcast and for all of my incredible guests who gave up their time...
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So for the penultimate episode of Season 2, we are going back into the Mind Yer Business archives with a rebroadcasting of an episode from way back in August 2019 with Marina from Transformations.

I am seeing more and more business owners (myself included!) struggling with the anxiety as a result of everything we have all been through in the last year and a bit, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to revisit this episode th...
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This week I am so excited to be joined by Lynsey and Emma from Le Cakepop Kitchen!

In this episode we chat about their whole journey so far, from their disastrous first attempt at cake pops 6 years ago to the huge brand overhaul that they launched this year!

We also chat about the importance of having strong brand values, using your influence for good and owning your failures in business!

Buy your Le Cakepop Kitchen goodies here - ht...
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This week, I am so excited to be chatting with Babs from Jamison Law who is on a mission to make quality legal advice friendly and accessible for small business owners.

In this episode she tells us all about her career in the big law firms and what made her want to take the huge risk to break away and start her very own firm with honesty and integrity at its heart!

Babs also gives some amazing advice about what we need in place to p...
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In this weeks episode I am so excited to be joined again by Nadine to chat about her exciting new venture, Raw, Real & Beautiful!

Nadine is on a mission to change the world of boudoir photography by combining raw, real photoshoots with confidence coaching to create a transformational experience!

We chat all about Nadine's own personal self love journey, how her perfective on the photography industry and how she views people...
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In this weeks episode I am so excited to be chatting with Holly from Holly Grows who's business journey started a bit earlier than planned after graduating university in the middle of a pandemic.

Holly morphed her love of plants into a business that has been so successful that she now has plans to expand into her very own plant shop just a year after launching!

In this episode, we also chat about the challenges that come from ma...
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In this weeks episode I am so excited to be chatting with Shona from Re-Wrap-It!

Around 14 years ago Shona was looking for a solution to all of the single use plastic that she was using to wrap her families lunches on their days out, after lots of designing and testing, Re-Wrap-It sandwich wrappers were born!

In this episode we also chat all about the sustainability that Shona weaves into every part of her business, even down to her...
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In this weeks episode I am so excited to be chatting with Jenny who founded the UKs only sewing tuition franchise, Sew Confident.

Jenny is going to be telling us all about her amazing journey so far, from her time at fashion school, her string of businesses and how she is now empowering people to explore their creativity and start their own business journeys through her franchise.

We also chat about the rise in popularity of sewing o...
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In this episode I am SO excited to be chatting with Tammy, founder of NAF

Tammy will be telling us all about her whole business journey so far that snowballed from selling nail decals to owning a nail empire consisting of multiple businesses designed to empower nail technicians and spread the NAF joy!

We also chat about the importance of never letting set backs slow you down and how difficult it can be to lead a team when you are fe...
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In this weeks episode, I am so excited to be chatting with the amazing Nikki McWilliams!

Nikki tells us all about her creative journey so far; from art school to the chance decision that kicked off her iconic brand of nostalgic biscuit inspired products

We also chat about the importance of creating products that you are truly passionate about and the why business owners need to prioritise rest in order to keep their creativity and l...
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*Trigger Warning - This episode contains discussion of baby loss and obtrusive thoughts*

In this weeks episode, I am so excited to be chatting with Lyndsey from Strong Like a Mutha

Lyndsey started her business as a way to support women in the same vulnerable position as she found herself in after the birth of her son. She has since built up an amazing fitness empire that is all about empowering and supporting everyone

We also chat abo...
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In this weeks episode, I am so excited to be chatting with the founder of Spice Pots, Melanie!

Melanie tells us all about how she created her products to allow her to continue enjoying authentic Indian curries while she was busy raising her children. She quickly realised that her products were something that could benefit many people so she turned her passion into a thriving business!

In this episode we chat about the importance of...
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We are back with a bang for 2021!!

I am so excited to be joined by Samantha who is the founder of the incredible Isolated Heroes (aka a sequin lovers paradise!!)

In this episode, Sam takes us through her whole journey, from starting her brand after graduating from fashion school to gaining legions of celebrity fans and building a strong social media community based on empowerment!

We also chat about the importance of inclusivity and ...
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For the last episode of 2020, I am so excited to be joined again by Jo from Bring to the Party who was my first ever guest way back in July 2019!

In this episode we have a long overdue catch up and Jo tells us all about how her business has evolved over the last year and a half, and how she has coped with all of the challenges that 2020 has brought
We also chat about Jo's passion for supporting local highstreets and things we can...
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This week, I am so excited to be chatting with Victoria, who along with her partner Scott, runs The Aye Life where they document their travels across the country on the search for Coorie and Craic and The Aye Agency where they use their skills in social media, marketing and web design to help other small businesses!

Victoria tells us all about how a making one small step during a really hard period in her life has led to so many ama...
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This week, I am so excited to be chatting with Cheryl, the founder of YogaBellies.

She is going to be telling us all about how she went from teaching yoga in her spare bedroom to running a nationwide franchise with legions of celebrity fans and appearances on some of the biggest tv shows in the UK in just a few short years.

Cheryl will also be telling us all about her history with yoga and how she went about creating the special Yoga...
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In this weeks episode, I am so excited to be joined by the lovely Kate who is on a mission to inject colour into our lives with her business The Yay Makers.

So in this episode, Kate is going to take us through her business journey so far which started out as a small business subscription box and recently pivoted to a t-shirt subscription box and colourful clothing range.

In this episode you will also hear us being major fangirls for ...
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This week I am so excited to be chatting with Ashley from Glasgow Soap Company

In just 5 short years she has gone from making soap into her kitchen to running a successful family business, complete with employees, large premises and a massive range of soaps, shower gels, bath salts and so much more.

In this episode we chat about everything from the difficulties of letting go control of your business as you expand and the guilt that c...
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In this weeks episode, I am so excited to be chatting with Lorna Lyon, the founder of small business networking community, Biz Mixer.

Lorna tells us all about what got her into networking and how she created a group based on community, support & friendship rather than the pushy sales driven groups that you may associate with networking!

She also tells us about how 2020 forced her to take her brand new business completely online w...
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In this weeks episode I am so excited to be chatting with Jilly who has gone through some huge changes with her business Jilly Jilly over the last year.

Jilly tells us all about how she began to fall out of love with her product based business and how she made the huge decision (during lockdown of all times!) to shut down her popular retail store to focus on branding and product photography for small businesses.

We also chat about ...
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