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Welcome to Fridays with Flea Style Season Two!

Step inside the world of Flea Style — a hub for massive curated pop up markets, cool educational conferences, artisan workshops and an online shop — and join founder Brittany Cobb as she interviews established and budding business owners, operators and influencers about their creative companies. On each episode, Brittany and her guests kick back with a coffee or cocktail and dig into start up stories, business pitfalls, regrets, lessons learned, advice they want to share and plenty of funny stories along the way. Get ready to laugh out loud and take lots of notes!

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Episode 3:

Fashion Influencer B. Jones Style: How to Successfully and Stylishly Beat to Your Own Drum

A Recipe for Success with Foodstirs founders Sarah Michelle Gellar, Galit Laibow and Greg Fleishman

Episode Summary

The fashion blogger and YouTube star sits down with us to talk about growing her various small business platforms to create a full time job in the noisy influencer space. From her early blogging days in 2007 to pausing her biz to have children and now playing dress up for a living on social media and YouTube, Beth Jones talks through all the highs and lows of the fashion world and how to carve out a corner that’s authentically you — and pays the bills.

Tips and Takeaways

If you rely on social media for your business, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and be candid with your audience. If you were a realtor, you’d be plastering your face all over town and talking to every person you could!

Sometimes you have to take a break and regroup. Beth reflected on her place and perspective in the influencer space while pregnant with her second child and came back refreshed and with a new business plan post-delivery.

Direct message, cold call and email people and companies you want to work with to start collaborating with brands and monetizing your company. Many influencers use agencies but Beth still uses the good old fashion forms of communication.

Have the right tech tools in your handbag always. Listen to the podcast for her specific gadgets that get the best photos and footage.

Episode 2:

A Recipe for Success with Foodstirs founders Sarah Michelle Gellar, Galit Laibow and Greg Fleishman

A Recipe for Success with Foodstirs founders Sarah Michelle Gellar, Galit Laibow and Greg Fleishman

Episode Summary

We sit down with this wildly smart (and sassy!) trio to talk all things small business from startup advice and stories to the beauty of drowning a bad day in a good brownie.

Tips and Takeaways

Sweat equity is the name of the game in the early days. Direct message influencers, craft your own public relations campaigns and network tirelessly until you’re ready to pay for services and help.

Try lots of things while you’re young. Your 20s and 30s are a time to experiment various professions and fields to set you up with a wide range of skills for future success.

Support your company’s early adopters — neighbors, friends, social media followers — and shower them with info (and product if possible) to help spread the word authentically about your biz.

Episode 1:

You Have To Slow Down to Go Fast with The Simple Sol’s Taylor Madison

You Have To Slow Down to Go Fast with The Simple Sol’s Taylor Madison

Episode Summary

Taylor Madison is living the dream. The 29-year old has re-invented the old-school travel agent profession to own her own small business while traveling the world in style. But through her extensive treks she’s learned what’s important in life and imparts that advice on us all.

Tips and Takeaways

Do not rely mostly (or solely!) on social media to build your company. Instead, think of it as a portfolio to showcase your work and focus on face-to-face interactions and human conversations (phone calls, emails) to build a lasting and longterm profitable book of business.

Reflection, meditation, prayer – whatever helps you get centered and focused – is an important part of professional growth. Some of Taylor’s best biz ideas came from time of pause and setting intentions.

If you work from home it’s essential to find ways to stay connected to people, build a healthy routine and keep motivated to be successful. For Taylor that ranges from working at local coffee shops weekly to limiting social media check-ins and setting a regular bedtime.

Traveling teaches so many life lessons culturally, socially and personally. But most importantly it’s taught Taylor the importance of work/life balance and putting down roots near the ones you love.

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