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Creative Independents

In Creative Independents, your hosts Si Willmore and Jen Matichuk will speak to successful and passionate entrepreneurs, who have won in the creator economy. They’ll explore the philosophies of these business owners who enjoy the freedom to do what they love, and the fulfillment that comes from knowing others support their work. Are you seeking insights from experts who have created ethical and successful independent businesses? Then you’ll love Creative Independents, a podcast by Memberful.

Tracks

08 - Build An Anti-Fragile Business with Guest Roundtable
Welcome to the final episode of Season 1 of Creative Independents! We believe that owning your audience, brand, and content makes your business more anti-fragile. Businesses are stronger and more resilient when they are diversified. Hear from each of our guests from Season 1 as they share their advice on how to build a business that lasts. With Guests:Blair Stocker - Founder, Wisecraft HandmadeTaegan Goddard - Founder, Political WireCherie Hu - Founder, Water & MusicTalia Koren - Founder, Workweek LunchEric Olander - Co-Founder, China Global South ProjectMichael Gillespie - Founder, Found Wild ProjectLauren Gilbert - Senior Customer Happiness Manager, MemberfulBen Reynolds - Founder/CEO, Sure DividendJack Marshall - Co-Founder, ToolkitsSue Bryce & Craig Swanson, Sue Bryce EducationArmin Vit - Co-Founder, Brand NewAmanda McLoughlin - CEO, MultitudeDrew Whitcomb - Co-Founder, WearTestersDan Frommer - Founder/EIC - The New ConsumerLearn more about Memberful at memberful.com/ciListen to more podcast episodes at: creativeindependents.memberful.com
46:28 2/27/23
07 - Take the High Road with Cherie Hu and Jack Marshall
High value content wins over high-view, clickbait content. People will be more inclined to come back when they trust you’ll create content that resonates and serves a higher purpose than just traffic. Hear from Cherie Hu from Water & Music and Jack Marshall from Toolkits about how they apply this philosophy to their businesses. Learn more about Memberful at memberful.com/ciListen to more podcast episodes at: creativeindependents.memberful.com
45:51 2/20/23
06 - Are Trends Overrated? With Eric Olander and Drew Whitcomb
Being reliable and trustworthy beats just going viral. In order to build a long-term community, you need to do more than chase trends. In this episode we speak with Eric Olander of China Global South Project and Drew Whitcomb of WearTesters. Learn more about Memberful at memberful.com/ciListen to more podcast episodes at: creativeindependents.memberful.com
37:56 2/13/23
05 - Passion Pays with Talia Koren and Michael Gillespie
We believe that what’s interesting to you, is interesting to others, too. In Episode 05 of Creative Independents, 'Passion Pays', we speak with Talia Koren from Work Week Lunch and Michael Gillespie of Found Wild Project to learn how they pursued their passions and founded their businesses by doing what they love.Learn more about Memberful at memberful.com/ci
28:47 2/5/23
04 - Pros & Cons of Creative Freedom with Armin Vit and Dan Frommer
Membership is the gateway to creative independence and personal fulfilment, stemming from gainful self-employment. In this episode of Creative Independents, we speak with Armit Vit from design blog, Under Consideration Network, and Dan Frommer of independent tech & business publication The New Consumer to learn how they balance business and lifestyle trade-offs associated with creative freedom.Learn more about Memberful at memberful.com/ciListen to more podcast episodes at creativeindependents.memberful.com
34:46 1/30/23
02 - Be A Company Worth Supporting with Sue Bryce, Craig Swanson, and Taegan Goddard
Passion, values, and principles determine long-term success far more than just profit alone. Taegan Goddard of Political Wire and Sue Bryce and Craig Swanson of Sue Bryce Education explain how they built their businesses with the support of their communities. Learn more about Memberful at memberful.com/ci
29:27 1/9/23
03 - The Golden Rule of Business with Lauren Gilbert and Ben Reynolds
Supporting customers throughout their journey is good for business — even if they cancel or leave. Hear from Lauren Gilbert Head of Customer Happiness at Memberful and Ben Reynolds, founder of the investment community Sure Dividend on how they both apply this philosophy in their work. Learn more about Memberful at memberful.com/ci
24:10 1/9/23
01 - Unlock Your Value with Amanda McLoughlin and Blair Stocker
Knowing your value as a creator increases everyone’s satisfaction. When you strongly believe in what you are putting into the world, others will too. In this episode we speak with Amanda McLoughlin of Multitude podcast network and Blair Stocker of Wise Craft Handmade to learn how they incorporate this mindset into their businesses. Learn more about Memberful at memberful.com/ci
40:24 1/9/23
Introducing Creative Independents
In Creative Independents, your hosts Si Willmore and Jen Matichuk will speak to successful and passionate entrepreneurs, who have won in the creator economy. They’ll explore the philosophies of these business owners who enjoy the freedom to do what they love, and the fulfillment that comes from knowing others support their work. Find new episodes beginning January 2023!
00:35 9/23/22