S2. E10: Kristina Karlsson, kikki.K

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Closing season two is our fifth business expert, Kristina Karlsson founder of kikki.K. In 15 years kikki.K has grown from one store in Sydney to selling online to 143 countries and by Christmas 2018 they will employee over 1,000 people. 

In this episode, Kristina shares her business journey, her top tips for those pondering on starting their own business and how she uses Instagram to be the face of her brand. Another episode filled with pearls of wisdom. 

Show Notes

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Links Mentioned

kikki.K Life Journal https://www.kikki-k.com/a5-life-journal-inspiration-2017

kikki.K Miracle Morning https://www.kikki-k.com/the-morning-miracle-by-hal-elrod

Robin Sharma - 5am Club https://www.robinsharma.com/article/be-wise-early-rise

https://blog.bulletproof.com/category/podcasts/

http://ultimatehealthpodcast.com/

https://tim.blog/podcast/

Deliciously Ella https://deliciouslyella.com/

 

S2. E09: Caitie Booth, When Caitie Met Soda

S2. E09: Caitie Booth, When Caitie Met Soda

In this weeks episode, I chat with the last business owner of season two, Caitlin Booth. In this episode Caitie shares how a chronic health condition, a chance meeting with a rescue dog lead to a new hobby that grew into a successful business. Caitie and I share a love of Instagram, which is how we met. Caitie talks about she uses Instagram to market her business and how instrumental it has been in connecting with her with other likeminded business souls.

S2. E08: "Big Brand Thinking for Small Business" with Richard Huntington, Saatchi & Saatchi

S2. E08: "Big Brand Thinking for Small Business" with Richard Huntington, Saatchi & Saatchi

In this weeks episode, I talk the fourth business expert of Season Two, Richard Huntington, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of  Saatchi & Saatchi London Group. In his role, Richard looks after the deployment of strategies for clients such as EE, Direct Line, Sky, Marie Curie, T-Mobile and the Labour Party. In this episode, I put Richard in the hot seat and quiz him about how small businesses, with even smaller budgets, can build themselves a big brand presence. This episode is sure to get your thinking cap on, so make sure to listen with a pad and pen.

Bonus Episode: Sarah Hamilton, Just A Card

Bonus Episode: Sarah Hamilton, Just A Card

In this bonus episode, I chat with Sarah Hamilton, founder of the JUST A CARD campaign which aims to encourage people to buy from Designer/Makers and Independent Galleries and Shops by reinforcing the message that all purchases, however small, even 'just a card' are so vital to the prosperity and survival of small businesses. This is a campaign and cause, so close to my heart - those who have listened to the first episode of Small and Mighty will know that I once worked for an Independent trader that didn't make it through the recession. With the constant threat of rising rates, Brexit and much more; our high streets remain a place of uncertainty. This episode is brought to you purely because of my passion for the creative independent industry and because if you do one thing this Christmas, buy "just a card".

S2. E06: "Keeping the Customer at the Heart of Your Business" with Donna Ida Thornton, Donna Ida

S2. E06: "Keeping the Customer at the Heart of Your Business" with Donna Ida Thornton, Donna Ida

In this weeks episode, I talk to the the third business expert of the season, Donna Ida Thornton, CEO of Donna Ida. Donna and I talk about how vital it is that you keep the customer at the heart of your business and even as your business grows you must never lose touch with this. We also talk about influencer marketing and how Donna launched her business, pre social media.

S2. E05: Megan Ford, Meggies

S2. E05: Megan Ford, Meggies

In this weeks episode, I chat with the third small business owner of season two, Megan Ford, founder of Meggies, a brick and mortar store in Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswolds.

Megan and I chat about how you don't need a business plan to succeed in business, why Instagram and Instagram Stories are so imperative to driving footfall and sales and her big dream for Meggies. 

S2. E04: Gabi Cox, Chroma Stationery

S2. E04: Gabi Cox, Chroma Stationery

In this weeks episode, I chat with the second small business owner of season two, Gabi Cox, founder of Chroma Stationery.

Gabi and I chat about her business journey from a university project to thriving small business, the role influencer marketing has played in her growth - including the "Zoella Effect", her addition to Instagram and the importance of making business buddies. 

S2. E03: "Helping Your Shop to Thrive and Not Just Survive" with Lucy Ward, Creative Brand Director, Trouva

S2. E03: "Helping Your Shop to Thrive and Not Just Survive" with Lucy Ward, Creative Brand Director, Trouva

In this weeks episode, I chat with the second business expert of season two, Lucy Ward, Creative Brand Manager at e-com start-up Trouva.com

Lucy gives insight to Trouva mission, to help independent shops and boutiques on the high street “to thrive, and not just survive”. It looks to do this by providing an online platform where independent shops can sell their products and promote their brand. 

Lucy talks about how Trouva uses social media, namely Instagram, to promote their brand to customers and prospective boutique partners alike, we talk about direct email marketing as well as Lucy's career journey that lead her to be named one of Management Today's 35 Women under 35. 

S2. E02: Libby Hobbs, &Hobbs

S2. E02: Libby Hobbs, &Hobbs

In this episode, I welcome my first small business guest of the series, where I had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Libby Hobbs, business owner and proprietor of &Hobbs, a delightful home, lifestyle and gift store in the beautiful village of Shere in the British Surrey Hills. Libby was incredibly honest and transparent in this episode, she talked about how she funded her dream, how important it is to her to make her family proud, how she deals with the competition, how Instagram drives footfall to her store, and her biggest "pinch me" successes. 

S2. E01: Holly Tucker MBE, Not On the High Street & Holly & Co

S2. E01: Holly Tucker MBE, Not On the High Street & Holly & Co

Season 2, Episode 1 kicks off with the first business expert to join us this season, The Co-Founder of Not On The High Street and Holly & Co, Holly Tucker MBE. Holly talks about growing a business from the kitchen table to a multi-million turnover, starting again with a new venture, raising investment and what she looks for when investing herself, as well as lots of Instagram chat!