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I create handmade WordPress websites and support people in building sustainable businesses that are aligned with their values and fun to work in.

I am not on social media because… well, because it just wasn’t fun anymore and I make the rules in my business!

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#59 When is it time to give up on a business?

#59 When is it time to give up on a business?

Hey loves,

can you believe it is May now? I’m being reminded to follow my own rhythms and seasons every day at the moment!

Part of that is making space for contractions and grief when it’s needed, which can sometimes include asking if it’s time to give up on a business or an idea. Someone asked how we know when it’s time today and I loved that questions so much that I recorded a whole episode about it.

This is, I hope, a pep-talk to un-shame the act of letting go when something doesn’t feel right anymore while also building resilience to keep going when it’s just a rough patch on the way to softer times.

I hope it helps!

Love,

Yarrow

P.S. Here is the Web Design Adventure I mentioned: https://yarrowdigital.com/web-design-adventure-course/

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#58 Feminism, business joy & leaving social media with Amelia Hruby

#58 Feminism, business joy & leaving social media with Amelia Hruby

Hey friends,

I have two wonderful pieces of news today:

  1. The Embodied Business Community is open for enrolment with one 50% scholarship left and two fair payment plans to choose from, you can learn more & sign up here: https://yarrowdigital.com/diy-business-school/ and here is more info about the web design course: https://yarrowdigital.com/web-design-adventure-course/
  2. I have a new interview episode with the wonderful Amelia Hruby for you! Here is some of what we talked about:
    • Leaving social media and finding joyful ways to share your work
    • What works and what doesn’t in small business marketing
    • Making our businesses more feminist
    • DIY media as a creative future
    • How the pandemic has changed Amelia’s work

I really loved talking to Amelia – there were lots of giggles and a few paws involved as well. This was the kind of conversation that left me feeling energised, hopeful and in love with running a small business. I hope you’ll feel the same!

Amelia Hruby is a feminist writer, educator and podcaster with a PhD in philosophy. She runs a small podcast studio supporting women business owners and creatives in sharing their voices, and works as the Programs Coordinator of Sister, home of Feminist Business School. She is also the host and producer of the podcast Fifty Feminist States, and the author of Fifty Feminist Mantras, an illustrated journal for cultivating feminist consciousness.

http://www.ameliahruby.com/

Amelia’s 100 ways to share your work + life that aren’t social media blog post: http://www.ameliahruby.com/blog/100-ways-to-share

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My Embodied Business podcast explores what it means to build a small business with integrity, joy and anti capitalist values. I interview other small business owners and offer solo episodes in which I am answering questions around tech, strategy, more ethical marketing and creative livelihoods.

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#57 The Embodied Business Community is open + a Web Design Adventure is happening!

#57 The Embodied Business Community is open + a Web Design Adventure is happening!

Hey everyone,

this is just a short & sweet episode to give you more information about the Embodied Business Community, which is now open for enrolment. I’ve been able to completely update and caption our course and there are a few more new features I have shared about in this episode. You can learn more and join us here: https://yarrowdigital.com/diy-business-school/

I’m also offering a live round of the Web Design Adventure course in May, this will be great for anyone who wants to build or update a WordPress site with the support and encouragement of a community. You can learn more and join us here: https://yarrowdigital.com/web-design-adventure-course/

The EBC is $360 for the year and the Web Design Course is $150, both come with payment plans.

Let me know if you have any questions!

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My Embodied Business podcast explores what it means to build a small business with integrity, joy and anti capitalist values. I interview other small business owners and offer solo episodes in which I am answering questions around tech, strategy, more ethical marketing and creative livelihoods.

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#56 Why your undivided attention is so precious

#56 Why your undivided attention is so precious

Hey everyone,

I’ve felt like recording some thoughts on why our undivided attention matters so much in building a small business. I’ve had more time to think than I’ve had for a while in March and I realised that I really want to give myself more spaciousness in my work. Not only because it feels nice, but also because it simply is a more effective way of being in the world. Here is what I talked about:

  • How I decluttered my home, digital space and business
  • Where I see the value in giving undivided attention to some things and not to others
  • Where I am at after leaving social media for good three months ago
  • What I think we need in order to be able to learn, create and adapt now and in the future

Here is the Questioning Social Media Class I mentioned: https://yarrowdigital.com/questioning-social-media-class/

You can sign up for the free web design workshop on April 13th here: https://yarrowdigital.com/intro-do-diy-web-design-workshop/

and here is more info as well as the waitlist for the Embodied Business Community: https://yarrowdigital.com/diy-business-school/

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⋒ Hi, my name is Yarrow and I am your host.

My Embodied Business podcast explores what it means to build a small business with integrity, joy and anti capitalist values. I interview other small business owners and offer solo episodes in which I am answering questions around tech, strategy, more ethical marketing and creative livelihoods.

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#55 How to prepare for a web design project

#55 How to prepare for a web design project

Hey everyone,

I’ve had some time to think about my work as a web designer this month, about my approach, my portfolio and about how things have changed over the years. Taking stock was wonderful and it has shown me how I still really love working with people at the beginning of their business journey. If that’s you and you are thinking about creating your own website then this episode is hopefully going to be a useful stepping stone. Here is what I talked about:

  • The key questions I ask all my clients before drafting some ideas for them
  • How I choose the right software for each project
  • What I find helpful for structuring a new site and writing copy
  • What kind of research might help you gather ideas

I mentioned my new web design course, which you can take in your own time or do together with me and a group of people in May, learn more here: https://yarrowdigital.com/web-design-adventure-course/

On April 13th I am also offering a free interactive workshop that you can bring any and all questions to: https://yarrowdigital.com/intro-do-diy-web-design-workshop/

Enjoy!

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My Embodied Business podcast explores what it means to build a small business with integrity, joy and anti capitalist values. I interview other small business owners and offer solo episodes in which I am answering questions around tech, strategy, more ethical marketing and creative livelihoods.

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#54 Why we really have to let go of perfectionism & the need to please everyone

#54 Why we really have to let go of perfectionism & the need to please everyone

Hey friend,

are you trying to create something that everyone will love? Are you hesitating to make and launch your thing because it might not be perfect? Then I really hope this episode is the kick in the butt you need. Here is what I’ve shared about:

  • What I found out when I looked through six years of blog posts and podcast episodes
  • Why it took me two years to update my web design course
  • Why it’s so important that we don’t let perfectionism hold us back
  • How to let go of self-consciousness
  • Some hard questions we can ask ourselves to stop people pleasing right now

Gosh, I almost feel a weight of my shoulders after having said these things out loud. I’m okay! You’re okay! We can do our things and some people will love it while some don’t and that’s okay.

Enjoy and please keep making your thing!

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My Embodied Business podcast explores what it means to build a small business with integrity, joy and anti capitalist values. I interview other small business owners and offer solo episodes in which I am answering questions around tech, strategy, more ethical marketing and creative livelihoods.

You can learn more about my web design, tech support, mentoring and community offerings at YarrowDigital.com

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