The Business of Baking Podcast
About This Show
This is the Business of Baking podcast with Michelle Green, the small business podcast that’s all about successfully running your own sweet food company without losing your mind. If you’ve ever brought dessert to a party and been told, “You can make a fortune selling those!” then you’re in the right place. This is an honest, straight talking podcast about the highs and lows of being in small business. Fuelled by late nights, crazy client stories and a permanent sugar high we’re going to listen, share and learn our way to sweet business success. Your host is writer, speaker, recovering cake decorator and incurable sweet tooth, Michelle Green.
Most Recent Episode
Is There Room for Religion in Your Business?
Today we're going to be talking about something pretty thought provoking- we're going to talk about business and religion. I think you might find what I have to say interesting and I really hope that this topic doesn't get me into any trouble, so obviously this comes with a big, fat disclaimer that it's entirely my opinion and I truly understand that you might feel differently. I really wanted to talk about this, because it's something that I feel quite passionate about and it's also something that I think we should talk about a little more often. Listen in today, as I share my own journey with spirituality and religion and how my opinions around this have altered a bit, as I've grown older.
I am known for not being terribly religious at all. When I was a young child and a teenager, I questioned absolutely everything, like the existence of God and whether or not we need organised religion. I've always been a doubter and a questioner, so I have always really accepted that there are other ways of doing things. As a result, I never used to refer to myself as religious, I would rather call myself curious, or educated and I denounced the idea of having a single solution to the whole question of religion. When I grew up and got into business, I started to notice that some companies, particularly small businesses, do tend to bring religion into a lot of things, on social media. While I accept that God can love me and look after me, I'm not so sure that He can actually market my business for me, so listen in today, as I discuss whether or not there really is a space in business for religion, or spirituality.
The way that my family followed religion culturally, rather than spiritually, while I was growing up.
The things that irk me, about businesses bringing religion into their marketing practices.
Why I feel that overt examples of religion in business can be a bit of a turn off for customers.
Why my strong opinions about religion have softened over time, particularly when it comes to business.
The Business Coach that I hired, who was quite into spirituality - and far out of my comfort zone.
What I learned from that Business Coach and how I started to think a lot more about his approach to l