Running a handmade business alongside a full-time job – with Nicola Harman, Silk Jasmine
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Today I talk to Nicola Harman, Silk Jasmine, about starting up and running a handmade products business alongside a full-time job. We talk logistics, why it’s OK (maybe even necessary!) to get help and the importance of not comparing your handmade products to others.

Listen in to hear Nicola share:

  • An introduction to her business and what she sells (1:10)
  • How and why she started her business (1:30)
  • Why silk is so good for your skin and hair (5:33)
  • How she went from making scrubs for her local hospital, to creating her own product range (7:59)
  • How her customers inspire the new pieces she creates (11:19)
  • Where she sells her products (13:33)
  • How she manages her business alongside her full-time teaching job (16:45)
  • Some of the things she enjoys about her business (25:01)
  • Mistakes she’s made that you can learn from (26:31)
  • The importance of remembering there’s room in the market for everyone - and why you should never compare (28:29)


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