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In this podcast Katya Willems interviews her creative heroes about the highs and lows of running a business.

In this podcast Katya Willems interviews her creative heroes about the highs and lows of running a business.
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In this podcast Katya Willems interviews her creative heroes about the highs and lows of running a business.






Rare Mags Independent Shop

Holly Carter and Martin Wilson opened Rare Mags in Stockport in April 2018, just 4 weeks after making a decision that they wanted to open a magazine shop. It's a beautiful shop, with a gorgeous range of independent magazines and books. This is a really fun chat about their vision to create a very unique and community orientated business. They are brutally honest about how hard, but also how joyful the process has been. And at the heart of it all, they are absolutely committed to doing...


Charlotte Holroyd of Creative Wilderness, Ethical Designer

Charlotte Holroyd has been running her own ethical design business since January 2018. We talk about how being a nice, ethical, intuitive and community orientated person is key to how she runs her business. And even better, it actually works in her favour. Amongst other things, we talk about how to manage being a highly sensitive person, the importance of good head shots, and how to use social media in a way that feels genuine. If you'd like to find Charlotte, she's...


Jo Johnston, French Knots Craft Studio

Jo Johnston runs sewing and crochet workshops from a beautiful shed in her back garden. She is a massively enthusiastic person who can empower even the most nervous of sewers. I speak from experience having attended many of her workshops. I talk to Jo about how to build a business from scratch - Jo is the queen of resourcefulness and has used every method going to promote her business. We also talk about the mental health benefits of crafting, how liberating it is to get out of your comfort...


Mama Z, Filipino Supper Club Queen

Zosima Fulwell aka Mama Z brings her vibrant, colourful Filipino food to Manchester in the form of supper clubs, pop ups and residencies. She's determined to offer Filipino food with a modern twist so it's accessible to all. Sassy, bubbly and experimental, Zosima has a strong sense of vision about creating a modern, authentic brand and is deeply passionate about bringing a bit of her beloved Philippines to the North. If you'd like to find out more about Zosima she's at: @cookingwithmamaz...


Jill Jennings Photographer

Jill Jennings is a photographer and a friend of mine. I've always admired her bold, bright, arty photography. In this interview I got to find out more about her influences and the fascinating twists and turns of her 30 year photography career. I was pretty wowed by some of the stories that came out of the interview, including the fact that she photographed George Best and many premier league footballers. I especially loved talking to her about studying sculpture at art college and how it's...


Vanessa Dennett of Oak Tree Barn

Vanessa runs a variety of workshops from her Grand Designs-eque barn in North Somerset. Subjects range from wreath making to personal brand storytelling and mindful self compassion. Vanessa always sources really interesting and diverse people to run these events. I loved talking to Vanessa, she's a lady with profound insight and is deeply honest. She doesn't hold back from expressing the hardships of running a business, but also the sheer joy of seeing people flourish in her barn. I think...


Susan Earlam Writer

Susan Earlam spent years as an vintage and interior blogger and influencer, but in 2017 realised she had a burning desire to write a sci fi novel. In this episode I ask Susan all about the process, what motivates her and where the idea came from. I found it a fascinating and inspiring conversation - her passion for writing is infectious. You may well decide to write a book by the end of the episode! If you'd like to follow Susan you can find her: on Instagram @susanearlam on Twitter :...


Dick Vincent Illustrator

Dick Vincent, Illustrator describes the day in October 2018 when his 36,000 strong Instagram account got deleted forever. Find out why what could have been a disaster, actually became a blessing in disguise. In this episode I talk to Dick and his girlfriend Leigh Jennings about what it takes to build a brand that is truly authentic and really resonates with people. If you'd like to follow Dick check him out on Instagram: @dickvincent Twitter: @dickvincentart Facebook:...


Going Rogue Trailer

This is a trailer for Katya Willems' new podcast 'Going Rogue' - where she interviews creative business owners about their drive and motivation to pursue an unusual idea and make it a business success.