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92 minutes | Nov 1, 2018
S3E3: Investing in Your Business
In this episode, Sarah and Brooke of Lovely Grain Studio chat about making invests in your business. They talk about three types of investment -- money, time, and education -- and how they've handled deciding to make big investments in their businesses in the past. This episode is perfect for seasoned business owners AND those who are considering starting a business!
92 minutes | Oct 24, 2018
S3E2: Boundaries & Expectations
In this episode, Sarah and Kaylee Schanz of Florish discuss how implementing boundaries can positively affect your business AND how you feel about your business. They talk about boundaries between work and home, you and your clients/vendors, and those you have to place with yourself.
83 minutes | Oct 17, 2018
S3E1: Prepping for the Holiday Season
In this episode, Sarah and Natalie of Natterdoodle discuss preparing for the upcoming holiday season. They trade notes on what factors they consider when choosing holiday markets, Black Friday promotions, shipping deadlines, and how they prepare mentally for the busy season.
13 minutes | Oct 17, 2018
S3E0: New Format
Welcome to Season 3 of Scrap Paper! Be sure to listen to this episode first to hear all about our new format for this season!
63 minutes | May 23, 2018
S2E13: Being Your Own Boss... and Your Employee
In this episode, Emily and Sarah discuss the distinction between the roles of "boss" and "employee" in their small businesses. They talk about how each role has different tasks, goals and motivations, and why separating them in your mind can actually help you be more productive and feel happier in each role. They also talk about how to figure out if you wear the "boss" or "employee" hat more -- and how to achieve a healthier balance between the two. You can find the show notes for this episode here.
86 minutes | May 16, 2018
S2E12: Sharing More of Yourself Online
In this episode, Emily and Sarah reflect on a talk given recently by their friend Allie Lehman from The Wonder Jam in which she shared: "The world wants more of you." They talk about why that notion is so profound to each of them and how they plan to stop trying to make themselves more palatable to their audience and to embrace sharing more of who they really are. This episode is an inspirational listen for anyone who feels uninspired or anxious about sharing online or worries about how your audience perceives you. You can find the show notes for this episode here.
65 minutes | May 8, 2018
S2E11: Teaching Your Craft Via Workshops
In this episode, Emily and Sarah chat about developing workshops as a part of your handmade business. Emily interviews Sarah about her experience as a workshop teacher, why she decided to start offering workshops and how that's become the most profitab...
89 minutes | May 1, 2018
S2E10: Sprinkle Positivity Confetti with Natalie Pariano of Natterdoodle
Natalie Pariano is a hand lettering artist with a huge love for rainbows, unicorns and all things confetti. She creates work beautiful, rad, socially conscious artwork and spreads her personal philosophy -- “Sprinkle Positivity Confetti”-- in all that she does. We talked to Natalie about how she created the larger-than-life brand Natterdoodle, why art is always political, and how her beautiful commitment to optimism and hope fuels her work and life. You can find out more about Natterdoodle at www.natterdoodle.com. You can follow Natalie on Instagram here. You can find the show notes for this episode here.
70 minutes | Apr 25, 2018
S2E9: Big Transitions
In this episode, Emily and Sarah reveal the big transitions that have been been impacting their lives lately. Hint: Emily's making a big move out of state and Sarah's tying the knot! They talk about how these transitions have affected their attitudes toward their small businesses and shifted the way they work. They also chat about why making big leaps feels different as you get older, how to be kind to yourself when you're going through a lot, and why it's okay to slow down during transitional seasons. You can find the show notes for this episode here.
81 minutes | Apr 10, 2018
S2E8: Why We Do This
In this episode, Emily and Sarah discuss why they started their businesses and their motivations for continuing to run their own businesses. They discuss what it means to consider yourself a creative or an artist, how working for yourself feeds your sense of purpose, and how to reconnect with your why when you feel like you're in a slump. If you like chats about creativity and what it means to be a creative person, this episode is for you. You can find the show notes for the episode here.
69 minutes | Apr 4, 2018
S2E7: Being Beautifully Imperfect with Simi Botic
Simi Botic is a health coach, blogger, and recently published author based here in Columbus, Ohio. Simi has an incredible talent for engaging authentically with her audience online, sharing unfiltered moments from her day to help women learn to eat intuitively, love their so-called imperfections, and live in the present. We chatted with Simi about transitioning from a corporate attorney to a health coach, how to tap into your intuition, and why she felt called to write her recently-published book "Letting Go of Leo." If you want to find out more about Simi, you can visit her website and follow her on Instagram. You can find the show notes for this episode here.
62 minutes | Mar 27, 2018
S2E6: The 100 Day Project
In this episode, Emily and Sarah chat about the 100 Day Project, a creative challenge that takes Instagram by storm every year from early-April to mid-July. The rules are simple: choose a medium or craft or theme and create something every day that fits into the parameters you've assigned yourself. Oh, and post a picture of what you create everyday to your Instagram page with your own unique hashtag. Sarah shares her experience participating in the 100 Day Project in 2016 and Emily chats about why she's decided to participate this year. We hope this episode will get you fired up to participate in this awesome creative challenge! You can find the show notes for this episode here.
80 minutes | Mar 21, 2018
S2E5: You Are A Badass
In this episode, we review the bestselling self-help book "You Are A Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life" by Jen Sincero. We talk about why the limiting beliefs we've adopted affect the way we see ourselves, how our thoughts shape our reality, and how to manage our limiting beliefs to manifest the reality you want. You can find the show notes for this episode here.
83 minutes | Mar 13, 2018
S2E4: The Reality of Working Your Dream Job with Brooke Dusenberry
Brooke Dusenberry is the founder and full-time maker at Lovely Grain Studio. We love following her adventures on Instagram, where she shares her process as she creates beautiful custom wooden signs, using power tools, lasers (!), and a keen eye for detail. We chatted with Brooke about transitioning from side-hustling to being your own boss, why more people need to talk about how hard the first year full-time is, and how slumps are a natural part of being a creative person. If you want to find out more about Brooke, you can visit her website here and follow her on Instagram here. You can find the show notes for this episode here.
84 minutes | Mar 6, 2018
S2E3 - What to Do When You're Not Making Sales
In this episode, we discuss what to do when the worst happens: your shop isn't making sales. We delve into what mindset shifts, adjustments to your shop, and marketing you can do to encourage more sales in your shop. If you believe in your product, we believe in your product, too. Listen on, and know that you've got this, scrappy babe. You can find the show notes for this episode here.
65 minutes | Feb 27, 2018
S2E2 - Branding 101
In this episode, we discuss what branding means to us and how we each want to improve the brand identity behind each of our businesses this year. We talk about how our branding affects how customers experience our products and our business, and why the way we make our customers feel matters more than what we think our brand/business says about us. You can find the show notes for this episode here.
84 minutes | Feb 13, 2018
S2E1 - Goals, Accountability and the New Year
In this episode, we revisit our 2017 4th quarter goals and tentative 2018 goals we made in October. We also talk about setting goals for your business in the wake of the New Year, how to recover when you backslide from your goals, and how working on your personal goals and habits can affect your business. You can find the show notes for this episode here.
90 minutes | Oct 11, 2017
S1E10 - Setting Goals for Your Business
Our last episode of the season! Thank you so much for following along with us in this first season of Scrap Paper! We've learned a ton and have had so much fun along the way. Thanks for listening, Scrappy Babes! In this episode, we're talking all about goals. What goals are (hint: not to-do list items), why they're important, and how we can use the data we have and/or our intuition to set them. We use this episode to map out our goals for the 4th quarter of 2017 and 2018 as a while. We hope this episode will inspire you to think of goals as big dreams that you're going to do the work to actually achieve! You can find the show notes for this episode here
76 minutes | Oct 3, 2017
S1E9 - Creativity Through Grief with Hilary Buchanan of Creative Babes
Hilary Buchanan is a creative human, dog mom, fitness enthusiast and co-founder of Creative Babes. In this episode, we chat with Hilary about what Creative Babes is and the role it plays for creative women in Columbus, OH, her philosophy about social media, and how grief has impacted the way she approaches creativity. This episode is a special one: Hilary has such an inspiring outlook on life and we loved having the opportunity to dive deeper into what fuels that outlook.
92 minutes | Sep 27, 2017
S1E8 - Let's Talk About Money
Money is one of those uncomfortable topics that we rarely want to talk about. Despite that -- and maybe because of that -- getting real about money is one of the best things we can do to propel our business. In this episode, we get real about pricing (especially when you're first starting out in a product-based business), how to know when and what to invest in for your business, and how our person money stories can shape the way we treat our businesses. This episode contains practical advice about making money in your business, and also served as a bit of a therapy session for Emily and Sarah and they discuss their own hang-ups about money. You can find the show notes for this episode at www.scrappaperpodcast.com/episodes/episode-8
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