Taking part in an accelerator to grow your business - with Stephanie Orr
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This week’s guest is Stephanie Orr. Steph is a screen printer and founder of Flat102 and Co Founder of The Indie Collective.  Steph created Flat102 to bring a colourful and uplifting dose of cheerfulness for your home.  The Indie Collective was founded to support local designers and makers and give them an opportunity to be seen on the high street.

We had a really wide ranging conversation, covering Steph’s own product business, Etsy, how the Indie Collective came about, pop up shops and being part of the Natwest Business Accelerator, which is a free program you can apply to join.

Listen in to hear Steph share:

  • An introduction to herself and her business (01:52)
  • How she got into screen printing(02:27)
  • What inspires her designs (07:50)
  • Starting out on Etsy (11:53)
  • Her top tips for selling on Etsy (16:14)
  • How her hobby became her business (17:57)
  • Selling her product in pop up shops (20:06)
  • How the Indie Collective came about, and what it is (26:28)
  • Running a pop up in her local shopping centre (27:37)
  • The differences between selling online and in person (33:03)
  • Being part of the Natwest Business Accelerator (36:05)
  • The application process for the Accelerator (45:25)
  • Her number one piece of advice for other product creators (45:16)


Flat 102 Website

Flat 102 Instagram

Flat 102 Facebook

Flat 102 Etsy

The Indie Collective Instagram 

The Indie Collective Facebook

The Natwest Accelerator 


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