Creating a business you love - with Charlotte Phillips, Rugsy Lugsy
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This week’s guest is Charlotte Philips of RugsyLugsy. Charlotte and her husband Neil handcraft home and giftware from reclaimed wood, which they sell online and in person at farmers and craft markets.

I loved talking to Charlotte, she’s got so much energy and positivity, and is so passionate about what she does. We talked about the differences between selling online and in person, how they source and use reclaimed wood, and ways you can minimise your product’s impact on the environment.

Listen in to hear Charlotte share:

  • An introduction to herself and her business (01:15)
  • How and why she set up her business, including 2 career changes (01:33)
  • Their first products (04:04)
  • How they make and manage their product range both online and for markets (07:43)
  • A regular working week, and the importance of taking time for you (10:17)
  • Putting systems in place and delegating things that will take you too long (11:46)
  • Selling in markets during the pandemic(16:25)
  • The benefits of selling your product face to face (18:32)
  • How they source reclaimed wood to use (21:12)
  • Minimising the environmental impact of their products (26:07)
  • Her number one piece of advice for other product creators (33:41)

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