Paperchase owes me over £22,000 - with Angela Chick

Bring Your Product Idea to Life

29-07-2022 • 1 hr 5 mins

Today my guest on the podcast is Angela Chick. Angela is an illustrator and designer with a love for colour and kindness. She creates unique gifts and greeting cards for people who care about other people.  I first heard about Angela in a post by Holly Tucker, where she was talking about the fact that Paperchase owes Angela £22,000. I didn't even know that Paperchase had gone into administration. Angela is not alone, and there are a whole host of small businesses who are owed money by Paperchase. Angela has really bravely agreed to come on and share her story with us, and how small businesses can protect themselves going forwards. Listen in to hear Angela share: An introduction to herself and her business (01:20) How she started her business (02:04) Transitioning from being an artist in residence to running her business full time (05:15) Getting stocked by Not On The High Street (09:58) Where she gets inspiration for her products (16:03) Selling the right products at the right time during the pandemic (17:46) Finding producers and suppliers for her products (20:33) Wholesaling her products (22:50) Licensing her products (23:18) Why licensing is an attractive option (25:28) Her first experience at a Trade Show, Top Drawer (29:26) Her top tips and advice for Trade Shows (31:50) Her experience with Paperchase (41:45) Finding out Paperchase has gone into Administration and what that meant for her (46:31) Connecting with other small businesses also owed money by Paperchase (50:33) How it has changed how Angela works with other companies (56:56) Why working with smaller companies can be better than working with the biggest retailers (57:04) Her number one piece of advice for other product creators (01:01:14) USEFUL RESOURCES: (Angela Chick Website) (Angela Chick Facebook) (Angela Chick Instagram) (Angela Chick LinkedIn) (Angela Chick Twitter) Trade Shows: (Top Drawer) (Progressive Greetings Live) Fellow Indies mentioned by Angela: (Jelly Armchair) (Hole In My Pocket) (Dandelion Stationery) (Sarah Ray) LET’S CONNECT (Join my free Facebook group for product makers and creators) (Find me on Instagram) (Work with me) Mentioned in this episode: Get on the waitlist for my Group Product Creation Programme Join the waitlist to be first to hear when you can join Create a Product to Sell and get a free 1:1 call with me when you sign up! Join my Free Facebook group for product creators & makers Join my Free Facebook group for product creators & makers