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Join us as we chat all things business as creatives and navigate through the world of startups. We share honest advice about business building, marketing and mindset using our own blunders and wins as examples.

Join us as we chat all things business as creatives and navigate through the world of startups. We share honest advice about business building, marketing and mindset using our own blunders and wins as examples.
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Australia

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Join us as we chat all things business as creatives and navigate through the world of startups. We share honest advice about business building, marketing and mindset using our own blunders and wins as examples.

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English


Episodes

#9: Creative Blocks Busted

7/16/2019
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So you have listened to the episode and now you want more... TOP 5 TIPS to BUST CREATIVE BLOCKS!! Fill Up Your Library - Every time you take a book out, you must replace it with conversations, people, songs, movies, tastes Don’t beat a dead horse - it can be tough, but if it’s not flowing you’re better off going out for lunch Move to a different place - even having people close by can bring new advice Get in your flow zone - what passes the time for you. Could be baking, creating a new...

Duration:00:34:52

#8: Creative Marketing Strategies

7/5/2019
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So you have listened to the episode and now you want more... #notsponsored bits we mentioned: RESOURCES Link to pin giveaway - Veganuary Manflower Co Gift Packs with personalised cards - Thankly - hand written cards and gift packs EXAMPLES Who gives a crap - toilet paper Boost Juice Vegemite Smoothie Koala - Twinkle unboxing TONE OF VOICE SUPERSTARS Frank Body Go-To Skincare Readcity Writing - All your Tone of Voice Needs FREE COURSE Kochie Bricks and Clicks free course *Do...

Duration:00:29:56

#7: Imposter Syndrome Support

6/18/2019
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As adapted from [(https://impostorsyndrome.com/](The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women, by Dr Valerie Young) and summarised by the ever-inspiring Robert Gerrish THE 5 IMPOSTER PROFILES 🧬 THE PERFECTIONIST - Your goals are through the roof You expect yourself to be 100% perfect 100% of the time. Delegating is tough because you need to spend the next 48 years getting it right all on your own SOLUTION: ⚗️Treat your every day as an experiment — Perfection in your eyes will not always...

Duration:00:33:12

#7: Creative Marketing Strategies

6/18/2019
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Creative marketing ideas are few and far between. We mean unless you want to read up on articles telling you to ‘create content’ and ‘write an e-book.’ YAWN. ‘We know all of this stuff – we want REAL creative marketing ideas!’ You asked we listened. Small business owners like you don’t have wads of cash to splash about willy-nilly. And you certainly don’t have time to waste on marketing ideas that don’t work. As well as having a clear digital marketing strategy, it’s important to consider...

Duration:00:29:56

#6: Create a Great Culture That Drives Performance

6/4/2019
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So you have listened to the episode and now you want more... OUR 3 KEY TIPS for cultivating great culture: 1: Increase employee engagement 2: communication is key 3: build emotional intelligence #notsponsored bits we mentioned: Dubsado HBR article - 6 components of culture Gary Vaynerchuck on culture Emotional Intelligence test *Do you have more great insights, stories or tips related to this topic ? Get in touch, we would love to hear from you ! SAY HI ! EMAIL :...

Duration:00:40:25

#5: Surprise and Delight Ideas for Creative Customer Experience

5/21/2019
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Want to know more about creative customer experiences you can incorporate into your business today? TOP TIPS for surprising and delighting your customers and clients: Timing: #notsponsored bits we mentioned: 80 : 20 Rule aka Pareto PrincipleFlower and Bean - Monique's new vintage homewares Etsy storeThe scented hotel Grace was staying at Veriu Central Sydney Personalisation trend in fashion businessHuxtaburger Junior Burger Masterclass Hagclubs EtsyHand-written notes - ThanklySainsbury's...

Duration:00:35:07

#5: Clever Ways to Surprise and Delight Your Customers and Clients

5/14/2019
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So you’re a master at what you do, your products are basically woven with magic and that whole shipping or on-boarding process? Yeah, you’ve got it down pat. But in today’s modern world, best practices and getting what you asked for aren’t enough on their own. Today we’re talking about how you can up the ante and enhance your customer’s experience by surprising and delighting. Basically how to transform your customer’s perception of engaging with your brand from dishevelled pony to...

Duration:00:35:07

#4: Service-Swapping, Co-Opping and Collaboration Techniques

5/13/2019
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So you have listened to the episode and now you want more... **OUR TOP TIPS for leveraging what you have for what you want and need on a zero dollar budget! ** TIP 1: Service-Swapping TIP 2: Collaboration TIP 3: Co-Opping #notsponsored bits we mentioned: PODCASTS: Lady Brains Founder of Plann swapped marketing to get their app developed Stop, Collaborate & Listen Podcast by Collabosaurus Jessica Ruhfus, (Collabosaurus) talks to our Danielle Read (Readcity Writing - check out the...

Duration:00:28:48

#3: Working From Home

5/7/2019
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So you have listened to the episode and now you want more... OUR TOP INSIGHTS for working from home productively and happily: INSIGHT 1: Pretend you’re not at home/don’t stay at home - set up your home to simulate a workplace. INSIGHT 2: Set boundaries - resist the urge to do washing and general household or watch Dr. Phil all day. INSIGHT 3: Create Routines - walk out the door, set limits, take lunch breaks + stay connected. INSIGHT 4: Stay Connected - find ways to collaborate or...

Duration:00:28:56

#2: Mastering Work Life Balance

4/29/2019
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So you have listened to the episode and now you want more... OUR HOT TIPS for getting a bit more balance in your life. #notsponsored bits we mentioned: STATS & FACTS: AIHW Research - Work Life Balance in Australia) HBR article on workaholics vs working long hours Shibuya Meltdown Instagram TIME MANAGEMENT TOOLS & other things we like... still #unsponsored hint hint Toggl Slack Work Flow Max Voxer SAY HI ! EMAIL : hello@readcitywriting.com.au READCITY INSTAGRAM:...

Duration:00:35:05

#1: Bedtime habits to be your best and increase productivity

4/24/2019
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Sleep deprivation is the worst - when you feel like poop your work suffers. We know that tired leaders make crappy decisions and affect others around them negatively too. The evidence is clear that more rest means you will feel your better, perform better and bring out the best in those around you. So how can we change our ways and get some of these juicy benefits of more rest? We will go through some actionable tips and rituals that have worked for us and share our bedtime habits that...

Duration:00:35:34

#0: Intro : Meet your friends at Startups + Downs

4/23/2019
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The three of us will be bringing you fun (and fact) filled eps for creative business owners everywhere. We'll tackle the big issues (like what Tim Ferris does in the bath 🛀 ) right through to tips (like systems we've used in our own workplaces ✔️ ). SAY HI ! EMAIL : hello@readcitywriting.com.au READCITY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/readcity/ READCITY WEBSITE: www.readcitywriting.com.au

Duration:00:04:35