Small Fish Big Pod (cast)

Small Fish Big Pod (cast)

The small biz podcast for the gallus few who dream and do. If you're one of the brave souls who has left their 9-5 to carve their own career path (or are dreaming of doing so) this podcast is for you! ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ The Small Fish Big Pod(cast) is here to connect creatives and help you build and grow your business, and create the life you want by sharing inspiring stories, real life experience and tips and ideas that you can apply to strengthen your brand and better connect with your community. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Each episode will feature an inspiring guest who will share the story of their business or freelance journey before we delve into a discussion on one of the many important aspects of branding small business. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

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November 3, 2021 54 min
Episode 31 is part three of a new mini series all about Motherhood & Entrepreneurship.

This week I’m joined by Marion Elkin-Greener, psychologist, small business owner and mum to three kids (and three dogs too!) We talk through the expectations put on us as women, "having it all" and how to combat the pressure we put on ourselves and better take care of our happiness and wellbeing .

Marion shares her personal experience ...
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Episode 30 is part two of a new mini series all about Motherhood & Entrepreneurship.

This week I’m joined by Susan Ferguson, long time entrepreneur and mum of three, to chat about finding the elusive work life balance- and the boundaries that we need to create to effectively juggle self employment and motherhood.

We share our lessons learned after years in business, why being open and honest on social media is so important, and t...
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The Self Employed Mum: Mini Series Part One

Episode 29 is part of a new mini series all about Motherhood & Entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship is hard. Motherhood is hard. Pregnancy is hard. What happens when the three collide? This episode is all about planning for maternity leave as a self employed mother or mum to be. I'll share my challenges and experience of going through this twice, from planning for mat leave to materni...
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Episode 28 deals with a major obstacle for most (if not all) female entrepreneurs: imposter syndrome. 90% of women in the UK have felt held back by imposter syndrome and it is especially prevalent amongst women small business owners. In this episode we'll look at why imposter syndrome affects female entrepreneurs more than men/those in professional careers and how to identify imposter syndrome in yourself befo...
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(BITESIZE EPISODE)

Episode 27 is all about taking a break as an entrepreneur: why it's important, why it's challenging, and how to make it happen. I share my top tips for planning ahead to allow yourself to take a proper (guilt-free) break, including what I did to prepare for my REAL week off and what happened to my business while I was gone.

Spoiler alert- I survived and so did my business, totally unscathed.

This episode i...
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Part two in a new series of mini episodes titled "Branding Small Business"- these short, actionable episodes are chock full of small business tips, advice and ideas- each one focused on a topic specific to creating a strong brand as a small business.

This episode is all about finding your own unique brand values- and the best way to communicate them with your audience. We'll talk through what brand values are and why th...
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Brand values are a powerful part of your brand identity: they give meaning to what you do, they make your audience feel more invested in your work and they communicate what’s important to you, as a business owner and as a person.

Laura has made her brand values front and centre for her business, Fernweh UK, and she feels it’s one of the most important things she’s done to get to where she is today.

In Episode 25, Laura shares her b...
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Episode 24: Branding Small Business Series- Finding Your USP & Sharing it with your Audience

The first in a new series of mini episodes titled "Branding Small Business"- these short, actionable episodes are chock full of small business tips, advice and ideas- each one focused on a topic specific to creating a strong brand as a small business.

This episode is all about finding your own unique selling points- and the best ...
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January 28, 2021 109 min
Pandemic Perspectives (Part Two of Two): lessons learned keeping small businesses afloat in 2020

This episode is a collaborative exploration of the silver linings Scotland’s small business community found during a year that challenged our resilience, our ability to adapt and our will to survive as entrepreneurs in the midst of a global pandemic. 

Bringing 26 small business owners together, across Scotland, England and all the way ove...
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January 27, 2021 95 min
Pandemic Perspectives (Part One of Two): lessons learned keeping small businesses afloat in 2020

This episode is a collaborative exploration of the silver linings Scotland’s small business community found during a year that challenged our resilience, our ability to adapt and our will to survive as entrepreneurs in the midst of a global pandemic. 

Bringing 26 small business owners together, across Scotland, England and all the way ove...
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Reflections on 2020: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (but mostly the good).

Doing something a wee bit different this week and joining forces with the host of my favourite podcast, Abby of Mind Yer Business Podcast.

We take turns asking the questions, and have a real, honest chat about what 2020 has taught us about entrepreneurship- from our perspective as female founders and as part of the small business community in Scotland.

Abby &...
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Being relatable is key to building an engaged audience, and creating a strong brand. And the key to being relatable- injecting a little personality into your content.

In episode 21, Marti of Wee Bit Social talks us through the importance of having fun with your content- why it works, where to start and how to do it well. We talk about instagram reels and stories, social media content and how to take the plunge into creating video co...
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For episode 20, I'm going solo to dive deep into the real honest truths about lockdown burn out: from unrealistic self expectations, to comparison and perception to pandemic pressures and everything in between. Episode 20 is raw, personal and all about normalizing how we are feeling as small business owners trying to stay afloat in the midst of a pandemic.

If you're feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or like you aren't doi...
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How important are brand values to you as a business owner? How about as a consumer? This week's guest built her business on strong brand values- and they are a big part of her story and of her success.

In episode 19, I chat with Rebecca Miller, founder of Temple De Luna: a natural, handmade skincare company based in Scotland. Rebecca shares how her own experience with her own skin led her to start making products of her own, an...
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This week’s episode is all about the challenges of getting your business seen- and the journey to get there.

Digital marketing specialist Fiona Kirkcaldy talks us through the basics of digital advertising and google ads and she shares the story of how she moved from digital agency to entrepreneurship- plus how she managed to deal with a global pandemic in her first year of business.

Fiona and I also chat about the power of outsourci...
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If you like chocolate, run a business or are dreaming of starting one this is the episode for you! This week I'm joined by the lovely Jen & Jennifer of Kreuzberg Chocolates, who are just about to launch their handcrafted chocolate business here in Glasgow, Scotland.

We chat all about starting a product based business, from sourcing suppliers to making ethical choices to sharing stories and how those all come together to buil...
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This week I'm joined by a guest with a very unique job title: milliner Stephanie Gallen. As far as career changes go, this as close to a 180 turn as you can get: Stephanie when from a corporate job in technology to starting her own small business making hats by hand in a home studio.

This episode is all about adaptation: finding a way to survive (and thrive) while adjusting to home working and entrepreneurship. Stephanie shares ...
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Niki Munro always loved burning candles at home, and decided to experiment a little and try making her own. Three short years later, she is running a thriving candle and home fragrance businesses and has just won herself a space in the Small Business Saturday 100 for 2020.

This week's episode is all about trial and error- how to build a business from scratch, being open to learning and the power of networking as a solopreneur....
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This week's episode is short and sweet! Lisa Lawson, founder of Dear Green Coffee Roasters and the Glasgow Coffee Festival is on the show to talk about planning (and adapting) a city wide event in the midst of a global pandemic.

Lisa also shares the story of Dear Green: how she dove headfirst into an idea and bought a coffee roaster one day, and all the steps she's taken in the past 11 years to get to where she is today: ru...
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In this episode I'm joined by designer Bélocine Musolo, who moved to Scotland from Paris, France three years ago and she shares her story of turning a passionate hobby into a successful start up, all while holding down a full time job in a new country.

Bélocine tells us all about how her desire to share her culture with the world inspired her to start a business that encourages women of all ages, shapes and sizes to be bold and...
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