Episode 42 :: How to run a crafty side-business with Mike Aspinall

21st May 2019


Show Notes:

Mike Aspinall is craft fanatic. You might know him as The Crafty Gentleman – his website was recently named one of the UK’s most popular DIY sites, you may have also seen him hanging out with the likes of Kirstie Allsopp or at a craft event across the UK.

Mike and I met last year at the Molly Makes Handmade Awards which is a bit like the Baftas for crafts here in the UK. Mike was shortlisted for the 2018 Handmade Champion.

I love his enthusiasm for crafting and his belief that making should be open and accessible to everyone.

We talk about following your curiosity, the importance of retaining a sense of humour, how running a business requires us to be clear on our personal values and why running a craft-based business alongside a day job has multiple benefits.

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