Small Business Rising

5 Options Radio Collective

Small Business Rising is a weekly Radio Show for Small Businesses Owners, Community Builders, Independent Creators and People who want to live more authentic, awaken, value-driven life. We dedicate this program to those, who dream of a future where we have more authentic, conscious and sustainable relationships with fellow human beings - our local producers & farmers, artists, creators and neighbours. Tune in to listen to interviews with entrepreneurs and local community builders and to get your weekly dose of information and inspiration! read less
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Ep 17: Challenge from our listener: How to target, price and sell
Dec 14 2020
Ep 17: Challenge from our listener: How to target, price and sell
Today we are solving a challenge sent to us by Koko, a Japanese illustrator, who is teaching how to draw manga. Koko is asking us about how to target and sell to parents and how to price her manga teaching services. Luckily we have our marketing and advertising specialist and an owner of DO SOMETHING consulting agency, Maria Voss, to support us in answering the questions. Challenge from Koko: Hi! My name is Koko - I am Japanese, illustrator, my business is. to teach how to draw manga /anime :D I have 2 struggles. help meeeee 1) How do I target/sell parents? so..... most of my students are kids, age 07-15. But it's parents, who pay. I decided that I need to target both, Kids and Parents. I am doing ok for kids targeting, but how do I target/sell parents? Parents' don't care about to learn "how to draw anime hair" on TikTok or YouTube. so they don't really "look for me" - I have to go to them. (I think???). but .... How? Where are they?   My business is right now physical lessons but I want to expand outside of Denmark, by offering online lessons, online products....so I'm talking here about online marketing - reaching out parents in USA, UK, (anybody whose kids speak English.) 2) Struggle 2 Pricing!! What's the method to price on my service, without me feeling undercharge or that people are feeling it's ripped off? Find Koko Koko's website   Free tutorials on YouTube ----------------------------------- About our Expert Maria Voss Read the full article response here
Ep 15: Question from a Listener: Solving Your Top 5 Productivity Problems (PART 2)
Nov 30 2020
Ep 15: Question from a Listener: Solving Your Top 5 Productivity Problems (PART 2)
Today we are continuing our discussion about Productivity from Episode 13! Tune in to listen about our ideas and solutions regarding top 5 productivity problems that companies and small entrepreneurs encounter on their way to success! Jacob (Engberg-Pedersen) asks us about our thoughts on the topic of productivity. He has, together with his team, conducted about 60 interviews with business owners and managed to identify top 5 productivity problems they are dealing with on a daily basis.  What are those? And can we propose a “one-solution-fits-all”  type of advice to resolve them? Stay tuned to find out! Question from Jacob: First of all, I would like to thank you for agreeing to possibly use this on your podcast and have experts answer the questions for me. We have done a lot of market research asking various business owners about what problems they experience regarding productivity. Based on about 60 conversations with business owners, we have identified 5 main problems that business owners tend to deal with.  The Top 5 Problems are: 1.) Distractions and trouble with focusing like loud workspace or environment, interruptions, etc. 2.) Constant task switching that leads to unclarity / the feeling of being busy and lack of time 3.) Endless discussions in meetings with no decisions being made 4.) Trouble getting a comprehensive overview of activities in the company 5.) Lack of workforce or difficulty to find employees fit for the company What I want to know is if you’re experiencing those or if you feel like it’s not an issue for you, I’m curious as to how you solve it. If you’re experiencing it then I would love to hear how it applies in your situation.
Ep 13: Question from a Listener: Solving Your Top 5 Productivity Problems (PART 1)
Nov 16 2020
Ep 13: Question from a Listener: Solving Your Top 5 Productivity Problems (PART 1)
Today is a big day - we have received our very first Question from the Listener - YAAAY! Jacob (Engberg-Pedersen) asks us about our thoughts on the topic of productivity. He has, together with his team, conducted about 60 interviews with business owners and managed to identify top 5 productivity problems they are dealing with on a daily basis.  What are those? And can we propose a “one-solution-fits-all”  type of advice to resolve them? Stay tuned to find out! Question from Jacob: First of all, I would like to thank you for agreeing to possibly use this on your podcast and have experts answer the questions for me. We have done a lot of market research asking various business owners about what problems they experience regarding productivity. Based on about 60 conversations with business owners, we have identified 5 main problems that business owners tend to deal with.  The Top 5 Problems are: 1.) Distractions and trouble with focusing like loud workspace or environment, interruptions, etc. 2.) Constant task switching that leads to unclarity / the feeling of being busy and lack of time 3.) Endless discussions in meetings with no decisions being made 4.) Trouble getting a comprehensive overview of activities in the company 5.) Lack of workforce or difficulty to find employees fit for the company What I want to know is if you’re experiencing those or if you feel like it’s not an issue for you, I’m curious as to how you solve it. If you’re experiencing it then I would love to hear how it applies in your situation.   ------------ To contact us or get more info, please visit https://the5options.com/sbr
Ep 3: "Mama has a business" - is combining entrepreneurship and raising four small children possible? with Lindsay Keller-Madsen
Sep 17 2020
Ep 3: "Mama has a business" - is combining entrepreneurship and raising four small children possible? with Lindsay Keller-Madsen
Have you ever created a rainbow-themed marketing plan in crayon while drawing with your kid? If the answer is no, then you definitely need to tune in for this episode - especially if you think that "you don't have enough time" for your business or passions, Today we are going to talk with Lindsay Keller-Madsen, a Canadian independent book author and a founder of Little Otter Press publishing, who came today to the studio to share her story about origins of her Soulful Business  She will also talk about her experience in launching a Kickstarter campaign (link here) to fund the first print of her book and to tell us if combining entrepreneurship and raising four small children even possible (hint: It is! - No enhancement substances required ;) -------------- In this episode, you had a chance to listen to “Lay Down Your Gun" by Lazy Atomic Eye. If you like the song and would like to show some support, visit their website or share/buy her music here ------------ Lindsay Kellar-Madsen has just launched her Kickstarter campaign in order to fund the first print out of her book! Let's support this superwoman, who wrote "The Lovely Haze of Baby Days" WHILE IN LOCKDOWN WITH 4 SMALL CHILDREN AT HOME (including 1-year-old twins)!   WHO IS THE BOOK FOR? For all the moms and moms-to-be   WHAT IS IT ABOUT? "This is a new kind of board book, featuring beautiful illustrations depicting everyday moments moms share with their babies with a witty, but the candid text for the reader, mama! It gives little ones an early introduction to language through rhyme, and for mothers is a book of solidarity, to help them get through the tough days and the sleepless nights."   I AM NOT A MOTHER, SHOULD I BE INTERESTED ANYWAY? Yes! It's an amazing gift for a baby shower, baptism, or a first visit after the baby is born. So think about that new mom or mom-to-be in your circle of friends and buy her this amazing, locally produced book.   Link to Kickstarter here   Small Business Rising is a part of The 5 Options Radio Collective. To learn more please visit our website at https://the5options.com
Ep 1: "My Business Saved My Life" with Beckie Andrews
Sep 12 2020
Ep 1: "My Business Saved My Life" with Beckie Andrews
In her early 20’s, Beckie has stumbled upon a book about Yoga in a public library. She read it with an interest but didn’t make much of it. Little did she know, that this innocent encounter will have a profound impact on her life (after all, you know what they say - big things often have small beginnings, right?). Throughout her adult life, Beckie was making a career in procurement, patiently climbing the steps of a corporate ladder. Years have passed and the initial “high”, caused by success and financial affluence faded away and started to be gradually replaced by a lack of fulfilment, stress, and burnout. When she encountered difficulties with getting pregnant, Beckie finally realized that the corporate rat race she has been participating in for over a decade has been profoundly impacting her emotional well-being, her health and her fertility. She made a difficult decision to quit her job and focus on finding her inner peace through practising yoga. Once Beckie decided to leave the corporate world behind and follow her passion, things started to line up in her life with ease and grace, almost like there was an invisible thread that was pulling her in the right direction. Today Beckie (who is originally from the UK) lives in Vejle, Denmark with her husband and three-year-old son. She runs her own yoga practice Blue Sky Yoga Vejle, with her landmark class “Baby and Mama Yoga”. She also co-manages Mothering the Mother: Vejle - a support group for new moms (both international and Danish) in their first postpartum weeks - and organizes “Mini Mom Retreats”, where women can get together to talk, practice yoga and mediation and have a glass of wine if needed ;). She recently started to expand her business activities even further by taking on the role of a wellness and physical well-being advocate who educates people about essential oils and natural substitutes for “everyday chemicals”. Tune in and listen to our very first Small Business Rising interview with wonderful, authentic and vulnerable Beckie Andrews.   —————— How to get in touch with Beckie? Website Facebook   ————— In this episode, you had a chance to listen to “Thank you” by Ioana Sings. If you like Ioana’s music and would like to show some support, visit her website or share/buy her music here  --------------- Small Business Rising is a part of The 5 Options Radio Collective. To learn more please visit our website at https://the5options.com