Taking part in an accelerator to grow your business - with Stephanie Orr

Bring Your Product Idea to Life

11-03-2022 • 47 mins

EPISODE NOTES **Please remember to rate and review the podcast - it really helps others to find it.** This week’s guest is Stephanie Orr. Steph is a screen printer and founder of Flat102 and Co Founder of The Indie Collective.  Steph created Flat102 to bring a colourful and uplifting dose of cheerfulness for your home.  The Indie Collective was founded to support local designers and makers and give them an opportunity to be seen on the high street. We had a really wide ranging conversation, covering Steph’s own product business, Etsy, how the Indie Collective came about, pop up shops and being part of the Natwest Business Accelerator, which is a free program you can apply to join. Listen in to hear Steph share: An introduction to herself and her business (01:52) How she got into screen printing(02:27) What inspires her designs (07:50) Starting out on Etsy (11:53) Her top tips for selling on Etsy (16:14) How her hobby became her business (17:57) Selling her product in pop up shops (20:06) How the Indie Collective came about, and what it is (26:28) Running a pop up in her local shopping centre (27:37) The differences between selling online and in person (33:03) Being part of the Natwest Business Accelerator (36:05) The application process for the Accelerator (45:25) Her number one piece of advice for other product creators (45:16) USEFUL RESOURCES: https://flat102.co.uk/ (Flat 102 Website) https://www.instagram.com/flat102/ (Flat 102 Instagram) https://www.facebook.com/flat102shop (Flat 102 Facebook) https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Flat102 (Flat 102 Etsy) https://www.instagram.com/the_indie_co/ (The Indie Collective Instagram)  https://www.facebook.com/EtsyMK/ (The Indie Collective Facebook) https://www.natwest.com/business/business-services/entrepreneur-accelerator.html (The Natwest Accelerator ) LET’S CONNECT https://www.facebook.com/groups/productcreatorsclub (Join my free Facebook group for product makers and creators) https://www.instagram.com/vickiweinberguk/ (Find me on Instagram) http://www.vickiweinberg.com (Work with me)  Mentioned in this episode: Get your FREE Amazon checklist to help you get started Get your FREE Amazon checklist to help you get started selling on Amazon: https://mailchi.mp/72c24952cf50/amazon_checklist https://bring-your-product-idea.captivate.fm/amazon-checklist (Get your free selling on Amazon checklist)