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Join us here as we review our mindfulness theme of the month and listen to interviews with other small business owners and their views on that theme! October is Abundance, November is Gratitude and December is Joy! These themes are directly related to our Behind the Gems Mindset Subscription Boxes by month. These boxes will feature my gemstone jewelry with that meaning and 4-5 other women owned small businesses! Every month these businesses will be featured as sponsors of this podcast!
 
What does it take for you to start your own small business? Where can you gather inspiration and information to get you started on the right foot? Can you make a living from selling handmade items? After 10 (official) years of handcrafting my business, Willow and Bee, I have gathered every tip you'll need to get started on your hand made business. Armed with the knowledge of running a small business, and a mountain of side hustles later, I'm here to share everything that it takes to get You ...
 
From folk art and folk music to simple pioneer living, many of North Carolina's residents have passed down history and traditions begun by the first state settlers. Folkways, hosted by Grammy Award-winning musician David Holt, introduces some of the people who strive to keep the state's history alive, either with splendid heritage handcrafting or continuing a vintage way of life that first appeared in the state's earlier days.
 
Have you ever looked at potters smiling from their booth at the farmers’ market and wondered: “what’s their deal?” Have you ever considered whose hands are behind the wooden chair you're sitting on? How about those fancy kitchen knives you admire? Cut the Craft is a podcast that brings stories of handcraft and its makers to you. Perhaps you are a craftsperson looking for a fresh perspective, or a newcomer to handmade things; no matter your starting point, your hosts Amy Umbel and Brien Beidl ...
 
Hard to imagine now, but there have been times and places where just wearing sandals could get you labeled as being in rebellion against established society. Two such places were Berkeley, California in the early 1960s and Millthorpe, England in the 1880s. Millthorpe was home to Edward Carpenter (1844-1929), an English socialist poet, philosopher, and activist who abandoned his upper crust life and university sinecure to grow market vegetables and handcraft sandals for a living. Carpenter’s ...
 
Featuring interviews with Etsy shop owners. Get to hear the personal Etsy stories behind your favorite Etsy shops as well as those you haven't yet discovered. it all began when a Turkish classical musician, a graphic designer, and an iPhone newbie/crafting geek all happily collided in the summer of 2013 in a happy conspiracy that birthed the new host and the revival of the Etsy Conversations Podcast. As an iPhone newbie trying to figure out what the funny-looking purple icon on her phone was ...
 
Welcome to Perspectives, our look at the fabric of our city and what makes Louisville so interesting and full of possibilities, it’s our take on the trends and events in town, what’s happening and when, and why it’s important to you - all brought to you by Lenihan Sotheby's International Realty in Louisville, KY.
 
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In this episode of "Mother Earth News and Friends," Joanna Will of Prairie Turnip Farm shares about her soap-making business, what she learned through the business this year, and what she looks forward to for the future. Prairie Turnip Farm Follow Prairie Turnip Farm on Facebook and Instagram Joanna’s Recommended Soap-Making Books: Simple and Natur…
 
If you've ever felt the overwhelm of launching a new course or marketing yourself on Instagram, Dyiah is here to break it down for you, so it's no longer complicated! Today's episode is not only full of great tips, but it also provides practical steps that you can take to step up your social media game! Show Notes: www.handmadeceo.com…
 
Recorded December 7, 2020. Letterpress wizard and graphic designer Brad Vetter has a lot to say about his start in crafting designs with letter press, often towing the line between laser engraving and traditional letterpress technologies. From his humble beginnings as a copy boy, Brad has grown into a letterpress superstar with an impressive list o…
 
In today's episode, I'm going to focus on a topic that never gets old...goal setting! If you set goals but tend to lose interest in them or get distracted, I'm going to break down a few simple ways to stay on track. Today's episode will break down my approach on how to effectively create a vision boards! Click on the show notes link to find your fr…
 
This podcast episode was originally recorded on June 18th, 2018 We've cleaned up the audio a bit and hope that you enjoy the episode with founder Patrick Sherwin talking about how and why he started GoSun. Josh sits down with GoSun founder Patrick Sherwin. GoSun makes solar-powered stoves that operate without any type of fuel, just the power of the…
 
Today's guest creates unique hand-made cards centered around grief, heartache, or depression. Her strong faith has guided her mission and brings a community together when they feel the most vulnerable and alone. Kari's work and community are shedding hope to those in pain. In today's episode, we dive into everything from being an introvert to Faceb…
 
Matt sits down with Bogobrush co-founder Heather McDougall. Bogobrush makes eco-friendly toothbrushes designed to help cut down on everyday single-use plastic consumption. Heather had a pretty interesting layup to starting Bogobrush which is technically a family business, with her brother, John, being a co-founder. Heather and her brother wanted to…
 
"JOY" with Mary Cameron, a discussion . . . Mary Cameron is a Bio-Declutter strategist, and coach who is married with two busy teenagers. She was a successful working mom traveling around the US for fortune 100 companies but her home life was a mess. So she decided to take the strategies that made her work life successful and implement them into he…
 
Today I'm featuring the most downloaded expert episode. If you missed episode 27 the first time around, you're in for a treat! Nancy shares her tips on taking her digital download business into a soaring 100K+ per year. She's not shy about giving you the details and tips so you too can create a digital download business. Visit the show notes to lea…
 
Matt sits down with Sea Sense Flip Flops founder Luke McMillan. Sea Sense Flip Flops makes vegan, beautifully made eco-friendly flip flops however, there is much much more behind Sea Sense than just fantastic sandals. Luke really makes sea sense stand apart and where the really awesome piece of his business comes in is the socio-economic and enviro…
 
Although I officially wrapped up season 1 last week, I wanted to share the most downloaded episode of season 1 in the creative small business category. Episode 5 was one of my first interviews with the very talented Priya. After finding herself with more time on her hands as an empty nester, Priya and her husband dove headfirst to create their succ…
 
Matt sits down with PostFly founder Brian Runnals. PostFly is a mostly fly fishing subscription box, that offers everything you need whether you’re a seasoned veteran fly fisher or just starting out. As you might have guessed, Brian started PostFly because he wanted to make it easy to get into FlyFishing and take a lot of the guesswork out of the p…
 
Welcome to this first episode of Hack’s Hacks, a series of podcasts with Oscar “Hank” Will III, a man of many talents and a lifelong love of farming, animal husbandry, science, and DIY. Hank Will has farmed since childhood and been involved in innovative crop management, as well as earning a PhD in the bio-sciences. He now runs Prairie Turnip Farm,…
 
I am so pleased to have Sophia from My Great Challenge, back onto the podcast! Sophia has a YouTube channel called "My Great Challenge" where she posts videos of DIY home improvement projects, cleaning, decorating, thrifting, and gardening. She also has a hobby we all enjoy as well...sewing and quilting. We chat about the home improvement projects …
 
Today will officially mark the end of Season 1 of the Handmade CEO podcast. I have had an amazing time interviewing talented artists and experts for the past 11 months. The next two weeks will feature the two most downloaded episodes of the season. I'll be back on January 6th with more inspiration and all-new episodes! Visit the show notes for toda…
 
Matt sits down with Flylow founder Dan Abrams. Any hardcore skier, especially the backcountry crowd will recognize Fly Low as one of the bigger small guys in the ski industry. Fly Low makes backcountry skiing apparel and recently started expanding their line digging into mountain biking as well. Fly Low started as an incredibly small company and ha…
 
Recorded November 10, 2020. We decided to mix up this episode a bit for the holidays! This is a two-way interview, where we have a few questions for woodworker and teacher Thiago Endrigo, and he has a few for us! We covered a lot of ground including the variety of reasons one may get into handcraft, how “placing” oneself can happen through handwork…
 
There are so many things that shape our self-doubt, one of them being past trauma. If having a mindset that keeps you from achieving your best self is the biggest obstacle you face, you'll want to hear this amazing story. Today's guest shares how she overcame her past trauma and mindset to create the life she always wanted. Show Notes: www.handmade…
 
Karen believes in "community over competition" and this philosophy has served her well. She has run her Etsy shop Sully's Softies since 2014 and in that time has not only grown a fulfilling business on Etsy but she has also grown a thriving community of wool creators who help each other be better creators and run more successful businesses. Visit f…
 
Recorded December 3, 2020. This Side Projects starts with announcements from John C. Campbell Folk School and North House Folk School, and progresses into a collaboration with Ray Deftereos of Hand Tool Book Review podcast! Ray chose to share and provide context for a reading from John Ruskin of the Arts and Crafts movement. Many listeners are most…
 
Matt sits down with Shred Dog co-founders Marc Dietz & Dallas Moore. Shred dog is a technical apparel company making kid’s clothes for now, but they do plan on expanding into men’s and women’s apparel. They decided to start small, literally. In a lot of ways, they’re changing the way people look at kids’ technical apparel. For the longest time kids…
 
In this episode of "Mother Earth News and Friends," we learn about the lesser prairie chicken, a beloved bird in the southern Plains of the United States whose population has dwindled over the years. But the good news is that people are working to save both the lesser prairie chicken and the delicate habitat it lives in. We chat with Mike Ford of T…
 
My guest on this episode is Sandra Johnson of Sandra Johnson Designs. http://sandrajohnsondesigns.com Sandra is a textile artist, teacher, quilter and garment maker. She shares about her passion for repurposing denim, hand stitching arts like Boro and Sashiko and her upcoming classes in 2021 at the Virtual QuiltCon Together and Virtual Craft Napa 2…
 
Hi I’m Debbi! I love designing jewelry with intention and I love learning how to live a more mindful life. Have you ever been attracted to stones and crystals? I have found that different stones draw me in at different times. I used to pick up stones as a child and now ...I make jewelry with them! Stones have different energy! Maybe you are having …
 
Today's episode is full of great tips with a much-appreciated dose of honesty. Paulina shares her success story in selling her business for seven figures, just three years after she had created it. We talk about everything from being productive to ways to keep the so-called work-life balance in check! She also includes a valuable pricing tip at the…
 
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