Podcast Episode 101: Coping with Crisis in Business with Phoebe Sherman

Coping with Crisis in Business Dear Handmade Life podcast Phoebe Sherman Girl Gang Craft

Welcome to our Coping with Crisis in Business podcast series where I’ll be chatting with inspiring business owners that are pushing themselves and their businesses to survive and even thrive during this unimaginable, unprecedented and unpredictable COVID-19 crisis. While we will be focusing on COVID-19, much of what we talk about will apply to other types of crises as well.

This week I’m chatting with Phoebe Sherman, the founder of Girl Gang Craft, a female-forward community for creatives and entrepreneurs based in Oakland California.

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This episode is brought to you by our friends at Skillshare. Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creators, entrepreneurs, and curious people everywhere. You can take classes in graphic design, illustration, business, photography and just about anything creatives like us want to explore.
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Branding Still Isn’t Everything: Marketing for Artists: Learn the Top 5 Marketing Mistakes Artists & Creatives Make with Craftcation presenter Mallory Whitfield on Skillshare.

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