Our discoveries this month include an inspiring podcast & TED talk, insightful book and an app to keep us calm and stress-free so we can get through the next few months without burning out!
Our favourite community
One Girl Band ~ a collective for self-identifying female entrepreneurs + creatives who work for and by themselves. Living in Lewes means we can easily get along to the brilliant OGB meet-ups in Brighton. We know how it feels to be isolated and lonely working from home. There’s no one to bounce ideas off and talk through obstacles that block us from moving forward in our business. We have got so much out of meeting other female entrepreneurs and discussing our businesses. Magic happens when women of different minds and passions gather together.
We are so excited to be running an expertise session on Pinterest at the OGB Brighton co-working space February 21st 6 – 8pm
Grab your seat here
Our favourite service
We recently met Jes from Crowdfund 360 at a One Girl Band meet-up. We didn’t know much about crowdfunding, what it was and if it was possible to use crowdfunding for small businesses. We were fascinated and keen to learn more so asked her to educate us! Learn all about it on our blogpost: Crowdfunding: what is it and how to make it work for your creative business
Our favourite podcast
How to Curate Your Life Work-Life Balance for the Creative Entrepreneur. We love Lizzie’s podcast. She’s the owner of SMUG Lifestyle Store so has learnt a thing or two about running a creative business and shares super helpful insights. She has other equally inspiring guests on and they chat productivity, creativity, health (both mental and physical), self-promotion, mindfulness, priorities and more.
Our favourite TED talk
How great leaders inspire action ~ Simon Sinek
Inspiring nuggets from his book Start With Why. Simon started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their customers. People don’t buy what you do but why you do it.
Our favourite Pinterest Tip
Don’t give up!! Pinterest is a “slow burn”. It takes time for your pins to get ‘seeded’ in users feeds. A typical business owner with a good, consistent strategy starts seeing results in the form of traffic and/or sales at least 6 months in.
Our favourite Pinterest Account
Tamsyn Morgans ~ I blog about vintage home and decorative crafts. Car boot fair addict and renovator of a run-down Victorian house.’ Pinterest is a place to be inspired and make collections of beautiful things to fill your life with. Tamsyn’s whimsical dreamy Pinterest boards perfectly reflect her aesthetic & style. She is always looking for magic ✨
We’d love to hear what’s WOW’d you this month!
We hope you enjoy our recommendations and we’d love to hear yours. So please hit reply and let us know what you’ve been reading, listening to and learning!
If you missed our December ‘WOW’ list have a peek here