S09E07: Bolstering Business

We look up from our workbenches for a moment and think about how to make some savvy business decisions: what can conservators do beyond classic benchwork? Guest host Lucy Branch shares her experiences of creating alternative income streams, while Jenny thinks about tactics employed outside of conservation. Also tune in for a business pep talk with Lorraine Finch!

02:16 The value of resilience
04:45 Lucy’s creative writing
13:07 Why this isn’t JUST for freelancers
15:39 Training and skill sharing
18:14 Giving other people multiple ways of supporting your work
26:37 Evaluating your skill set
37:28 Interview with Lorraine Finch

Show Notes:
– Freelancing episode: https://thecword.show/2017/09/22/s02e03-freelancing/
– Side Hustle episode: https://thecword.show/2019/12/11/s06e07-side-hustle/
– Lucy’s books: https://www.lucybranch.com/books and https://www.amazon.co.uk/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B00VB12EVA
– Publishing episode: https://thecword.show/2019/06/12/s05e07-publishing-your-work/
– Teaching and learning remotely episode: https://thecword.show/2020/11/26/s08e06-learning-and-teaching-remotely-part-1/
– Digital tip jar: https://www.wearetipjar.com/
– Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/
– Funding episode: https://thecword.show/2018/06/13/s03e07-funding/

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Hosted by Jenny Mathiasson, Kloe Rumsey, and Lucy Branch.

Intro and outro music by DDmyzik used under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

Made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.

A Wooden Dice production, 2021.

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