People Behind the Business: a show for small businesses with small teams & huge ambitions

22 EpisodesProduced by Rosemary Richings

People Behind the Business is about the challenges and rewards of running a small business right now. The point is to bring together small business owners worldwide to tell their stories about how/why they started their business, along with personal issues that impact how they do business. E.G: livi… read more

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22 Episodes | 2018

Self-care for busy professionals: why it's about a lot more than just scented candles & bath bombs

December 13th, 2018

I think, when it comes to running a small business, we talk a lot about the work aspect a lot but the one thing we don’t talk about enough is self-care. And I’m not talking about a cliché version of the word …

Getting ready for your website launch

December 6th, 2018

Because I realize that not “all” of my listeners have pulled the trigger, and launched their business, I thought it would be a great idea to have a …

Getting prepared for your 1st photoshoot (what you need to remember)

November 29th, 2018

Never participated in a photoshoot or hired a photographer before? Not really sure how to prepare or what to tell your photographer? Consider this episode to be your pre-photoshoot guide to approaching the experience …

What my favourite small businesses can teach you about rewarding & maintaining customer loyalty

November 14th, 2018

Think marketing is too expensive or complicated? This episode will change your point of view. Because I looked at things from the point of view of …

Harness Magazine's founder on the ups & downs of running an independent publication right now

October 18th, 2018

Ever dreamed of starting your own independent publication? Not sure what it takes to get readers, subscribers, advertisers, and contributors to participate? Recently, I spoke to Ashley Rector, the founder of Harness …

How Anna & Mallory run their business, Bold and Pop, while living in 2 separate cities

October 11th, 2018

Finding the right co-founder is one thing, but what do you do when you also live in two different cities and time zones? On this week’s episode, I …

The fear of being in front of the camera and how to overcome it

September 27th, 2018

Did you know that one-third of online activity is spent watching videos? And chances are you’ve heard numerous others stress the growing popularity …

What a boudoir photographer can teach you about body image

September 13th, 2018

At some point in your business, you’ll find yourself having to go in front of a camera. This can be extremely terrifying if you’re not used to it. Especially if you struggle with insecurities about either the way you …

Training creative talent while running a YouTube Channel

September 6th, 2018

If you’ve ever wanted to train creative professionals, and aspiring creative professionals then this episode is for you. It is also an opportunity to dive into what having your own YouTube channel is really like. I …

Why there's never a perfect time to quit your job to freelance

August 30th, 2018

Did you know that 54% of the U.S workforce is not very confident that the work they do today will exist in 20 years? This has led to an influx of people either freelancing or considering freelancing. And this often …

Taking Control of Debt & Depression to Freelance Full-Time

August 23rd, 2018

Even the most successful people I’ve met face challenges within their work and personal lives, and I think people often think that things will stay …

The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Podcast

August 9th, 2018

Podcasting is now mainstream. And suddenly, everyone wants to start a podcast. But not everyone starts a podcast with realistic expectations. …

How a Writer Went From Being a Nutritionist to a Pro Writer

August 2nd, 2018

This episode is for those of you who have ever wondered:” is it possible to make a living as a writer?” The summarized version is basically this…well it really depends. Are you willing to channel your inner Mad Men, …

Facing Rejection and Spreading Kindness with Bravery

July 26th, 2018

We all want to do good in the world, we all want to be successful. But we can’t do any of the above without taking risks life will be filled with …

Loving Fashion & Living with a Chronic Illness

July 19th, 2018

What does a love of fashion and a desire to empower people with chronic illnesses have in common? In the case of Keisha Greaves, this week’s guest all of the above are what inspired her to create her fashion line, Girls …

Starting a Business Outside Your Home Country

July 12th, 2018

Starting your own small business is a bumpy road to success no matter how long you’ve lived in the town or city you’re based in. But what if you want to also start your own business outside of your home country, and …

Providing Employment/Support to Human Trafficking Survivors

July 5th, 2018

People are trafficked from 127 countries and are exploited in 137 countries according to the United Nations. However, you’re probably looking at that statistic and going “but…is there anything I can do really?” As an …

What you need for great web design/a successful launch

June 28th, 2018

Starting an online business is really hard, but it seems like the hardest bit of all is making the decisions that have the longest-term impact. How …

Forming meaningful online communities (via social media)

June 21st, 2018

I think that the one thing we don’t talk about nearly enough when it comes to small business owners that work from home is the very real risk of …

Tapping into archetypes/emotions to make your brand stand out

June 14th, 2018

I don’t know about you, but I hate customer profiles, despite the fact that they’re such a common marketing tactic. In fact, I wrote an entire article on finding your ideal audience, and why I hate customer profiles …

How can Introverts Pitch their Work to Businesses?

June 13th, 2018

The debut episode of People Behind the Business is inspired by a Facebook Live masterclass I had the pleasure of leading on how introverts can pitch businesses…the introvert friendly way. In fact, it also includes a …

What is People Behind the Business?

June 5th, 2018

Before Thursday’s debut episode is released I just wanted to give a brief intro to what you can expect out of my podcast and why you should tune in …
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