Today on the Dear Handmade Life podcast we’re talking about collaboration, community and competition with Megan Green of Craftin’ Outlaws, Midwest Craft Con (you can grab your ticket here) and Stinky Bomb Soap and drinking Stone Brewing’s Mocha IPA. We discuss our positive and negative experiences reaching out to competitors to collaborate, getting through the fear pitching to competitors as well as the notion that building community with your competition will be detrimental to your business, how to start off on the right foot when you approach competitors, how to know if you’re sharing too much, dealing with copycats, the importance of being knowledgable on what’s happening in your industry and more.
Also, we’re giving away access to one of our online workshops (if you win, you can pick whichever workshop you’d like). To enter just leave us a review on iTunes here. We’ll randomly pick a winner and announce them at the beginning of our December 7th podcast episode. If you win, just email us to claim your prize.
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This episode is sponsored by Sudio who makes the amazing headphones that Nicole can’t stop gushing over in the show. Nicole has the white and gold Regent model which she loves. They’re noise isolating, the clarity and balance is outstanding and the design is modern + they offer FREE world-wide shipping! Use the code: HANDMADE15 for 15% off your order.
With 24+ hours of active battery life, and 20 days of standby life, the Regent is the perfect companion for you at home or on the go. It will connect to any device that has Bluetooth, but there is also an auxiliary cord if you don’t want to use the wireless option. You can also personalize your Regent interchangeable caps, such as white or black marble designs. The combination of high polished metal and matte surfaces embodies the vision of Scandinavian design.