Hi, I am Yarrow.
I make beautiful websites and help people start and run sustainable small businesses that are fun to work in and make a difference in the world.
Many of my clients tell me that they appreciate my gentle approach, my courage about doing things differently and my ability to explain complex tech solutions in simple terms. I am facilitating a great community of like minded entrepreneurs and offer reliable support for small business owners who want to focus on what they love doing the most.
A heads up:
I am not on social media anymore because I want to focus on creating indy media like my podcasts, free workshops and other exciting things for you!
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Transparent, authentic and kind marketing
Abundance and care instead of fake scarcity
Systems that are sustainable and supportive
Wild creativity rather than cookie cutter businesses
Accessibility and collaboration for resilient communities
I reached out on instagram today to see what questions I might cover on the podcast and I really, really loved this one. I know many of us are struggling with limitations around health and energy generally and especially this year, so it’s been great to think about the stuff that is actually helpful.
I’ve put together eight tips and I really hope there is something in there that is useful to you!
I also mentioned my free summer workshop series: https://yarrowdigital.com/free-workshops/
And the Embodied Business Community: https://yarrowdigital.com/diy-business-school/
Hey loved listeners,
I’m back in the podcasting groove and will be answering some of your questions in solo episodes over the summer. If you have one please email me at email@example.com!
In this episode I am talking about what it means to build resilience in our businesses, about sharing honestly what things feel like and what kind of support we need to make it though. Here are the journaling prompts I mentioned:
- What can resilience look like for you right now?
- What services, skills and products can you offer online?
- What do the people you serve need right now? How has that changed?
- How are other people in your industry adapting?
- How do you want to trade with people?
- What are your core values in business?
- What kind of goals would feel good?
I hope this is helpful for you!
I also mentioned my first book called Rituals: https://www.yarrowmagdalena.com/book/
and you can still sign up for the free summer workshop series here: https://yarrowdigital.com/free-workshops/
Thank you so much for listening!
I am back from my little break and excited to bring you more conversations about small business magic in times of crisis. In this episode I talked to the wonderful Kate Litterer about breaking free from productivity culture, which felt both liberating and fun. If you’re feeling feelings about good-enoughness, setting your own pace and being a human in business I hope you’ll get lots out of this too! Here is some of what we talked about:
- Living with chronic pain & finding softness around limitations
- Untangling our sense of self from productivity and work
- Harmful expectations and scarcity in academia
- Valuing invisible labour
- Our journey with pricing & accessibility
- Drawing healthy boundaries around our work
Kate Litterer is a productivity researcher and coach who guides her clients to reimagine productivity and achieve personal success on their own terms. She specializes in intentionality, habit formation, mindfulness, and slow living…in other words, slowductivity. Kate runs the blog “The Tending Year” and writes a twice-a-month newsletter called “The Tending Letter,” both of which aim to make productivity and personal development more accessible and applicable. She is also a queer history buff, and is currently completing her doctoral degree in Rhetoric, focusing on the rhetorical contributions of lesbian author and musician Lisa Ben.
You can sign up for my free summer workshop series here: https://yarrowdigital.com/free-workshops/
happy Monday! I hope you’re doing okay and that you’re also feeling a bit of a return of energy and creativity with spring. I’m really glad to bring you this interview with Eli Trier (who was also a guest in episode 21!) – speaking to her made me feel more optimistic and hopeful and I hope you’ll feel the same after listening. If you’re interested in community building then Eli really is your person! Here is what we talked about:
- How our lives have changed and how we’re working with anxiety in business
- Connecting with people online in kind, transparent and authentic ways
- What it means to build a people focussed business
- Running online community projects and why love is greater than numbers
Eli Trier lives in the wonderful city of Copenhagen, Denmark and is a community builder for Quiet Revolutionaries. She helps introverts with big dreams to get connected and build thriving, engaged communities around their businesses, so that they can make a massive impact, find their dream clients, and make their corner of the world a better place. A long-time business owner, Eli knows first-hand the power of human connection to build a business, and her unique approach got her featured in The FT Guide to Business Networking. She specialises in creating powerful, strategic online community projects and loves every minute of her work (even the boring bits). When she’s not working you can find her curled up with a book, painting, or hanging out with her husband Lars.
Here is the free workshop coming up on Wednesday that I mentioned: https://yarrowdigital.com/free-workshops/
And here are my web design packages: https://yarrowdigital.com/webdesign/
As always thank you so much for listening!
how are you holding up? I am riding the waves and trying to be as creative and adaptable as I can be at this time. In this solo episode I am sharing a bit about what that looks like for me, about what is changing and what is not changing and what is helping me right now.
I am also reading from my new zine Our Bodies as Anti Capitalist Business Mentors, for which you can sign up for free here: https://yarrowdigital.com/free-workshops/ – it talks about shame, having needs and using our bodies as wise guidance systems through the pandemic and beyond.
As promised I’ll be running another free workshop on taking your business online on May 13th, which will be particularly helpful for people who had local practices and want some guidance and tools around taking things online. You can sign up under the same link above.
Finally you’re still welcome to join the Embodied Business Community – I have extended the enrolment period and am offering a new $24/month payment plan. More info is here: https://yarrowdigital.com/diy-business-school/
Thank you so much for listening!
I am sending sleepy love from my bed to yours, alongside a conversation with Wendy May, which felt hopeful and gentle to listen back to just now. I really love how Wendy has managed to articulate her hope for change and big shifts without spiritually bypassing the real pin we’re in right now (we recorded this a bit over a month ago, so the world was still feeling a bit different, but still!). Here is some of what we talked about:
- What it means to find regenerative purpose
- Navigating the uncertainty of transition
- Unlearning patterns of competition and embracing a death process
- Finding meaning beyond branding
- Working with the Enneagram
Wendy May is a purpose guide, conscious-business coach, Enneagram teacher and human-experience designer. She started on her purpose path in 2015 after leaving a 15-year career in corporate leadership and organizational consulting. Wendy is the founder of a purpose-business that uses biodegradable glitter as a vehicle for ecological education. She recently published her first book, introducing a new paradigm of purpose work: Regenerative Purpose: The Dynamic Nature of the Way We Choose Work. Through her writing, speaking, private coaching, and group retreats, Wendy supports others in soul purpose alignment so that we can create a world of work that works for everyone.
You can find her online at kaistara.com
And here is more info about the Embodied Business Community that I mentioned in the intro: https://yarrowdigital.com/diy-business-school/