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Big Plans Podcast

Big Plans Podcast

By Lisa & Lucy | @stickerguru
We're Lisa and Lucy, and we run Sticker Guru, a stationery and stickers shop. We created the Big Plans Podcast to share the things we’ve learned over the past 6 years running our own business. Let's get started!
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Episode 18: Revisiting Our 2022 Shop Goals + Season 1 Finale
We can't believe we are already at the season finale! This will be our final episode until we return sometime in early Fall. Since we are almost halfway through the end, we thought we would wrap things up by checking in with our 2022 Goals that we shared in Episode 1 and see how we're doing. Our Flawless Foiling ecourse is now open for enrollment! If you're interested in learning how to foil or upping your foil game, grab our free foiling guide and bonus tips here: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/60132118c1d293b56ee23af3 We are looking for your shop owner stories. Your crazy experiences with customers, manufacturers, other shop owners, etc. Spill the tea and we’ll read all your stories in a future podcast. You can send your story in by clicking this link (it’ll be anonymous) or you can email it to us. Links: https://linktr.ee/bigplanspodcast
20:38
May 16, 2022
Episode 17: Investing In Your Business - Our Financial Decisions
This week, we answer your question about investing in your business. How do you know when it's the right time? What should you prioritize? We share all of our own financial decisions from our journey as well! Our Flawless Foiling ecourse opens on May 10! This course is for everyone. It has basic information for those who want to get started with foiling, all the way to expert foilers who already sell foiled stickers but want to round out their knowledge and learn the best techniques. If you want to stay notified of when this course launches and also get on our special discounted presale pricing, then you can sign up with the link below: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/60132118c1d293b56ee23af3 ^(signing up also comes with our special foiling guide and bonus tips!) We are looking for your shop owner stories. Your crazy experiences with customers, manufacturers, other shop owners, etc. Spill the tea and we’ll read all your stories in a future podcast. You can send your story in by clicking this link (it’ll be anonymous) or you can email it to us. Links: https://linktr.ee/bigplanspodcast
38:15
May 09, 2022
Episode 16: Talking About Tools of the Trade
You can find all the items we mentioned in this podcast here: https://www.amazon.com/shop/stickerguru They can be found in the collections, "Shop Owner Must Haves," "Foiling 101," "WFH Office Must Haves," and "YouTube Filming Equipment." Our Flawless Foiling ecourse presale starting May 3! This course is for everyone. It has basic information for those who want to get started with foiling, all the way to expert foilers who already sell foiled stickers but want to round out their knowledge and learn the best techniques. If you want to stay notified of when this course launches and also get on our special discounted presale pricing, then you can sign up with the link below: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/60132118c1d293b56ee23af3 ^(signing up also comes with our special foiling guide and bonus tips!) Links: https://linktr.ee/bigplanspodcast
29:30
May 02, 2022
Episode 15: Answering All Your Foiling Questions
Watch our Foiling 101 YouTube video for the basics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KHAdTUZFlY Our Flawless Foiling ecourse presale starting May 3! This course is for everyone. It has basic information for those who want to get started with foiling, all the way to expert foilers who already sell foiled stickers but want to round out their knowledge and learn the best techniques. If you want to stay notified of when this course launches and also get on our special discounted presale pricing, then you can sign up with the link below: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/60132118c1d293b56ee23af3 ^(signing up also comes with our special foiling guide and bonus tips!) Links: https://linktr.ee/bigplanspodcast
29:22
April 25, 2022
Episode 14: Planning A Productive Work Week
We often get asked how we utilize our time to be most productive while at work. This took us a LONG TIME to get the hang of, but we've finally cracked the code! In this episode, we reveal all of our tips and tricks, as well as examples of how we batch. Links: https://linktr.ee/bigplanspodcast
23:22
April 18, 2022
Episode 13: 9 Alternatives to Running a Sticker Shop
We came up with nine alternatives to making money besides running a sticker shop! This was inspired by several listeners who run sticker shops, but no longer want to/are able to keep up with it. It's still possible to stay in the planner community and make moolah some other ways. Keep listening for more inspo. (P.S. Please don't hesitate to email us at hello@stickerguru.com if you are interested in working with us as a VA or video editor. We're currently hiring!) Links: https://linktr.ee/bigplanspodcast
17:05
April 11, 2022
Episode 12: How We Grew Our Business Organically (AKA $0 spent!)
This week, we talk about how we grew SG without spending money on ads. When I tell you that we bootstrapped the heck out of Sticker Guru, I really mean it. We spent $0 on marketing for many MANY years, and we still firmly believe you don't have to spend tons of money on advertising. Links: https://linktr.ee/bigplanspodcast
25:15
April 04, 2022
Episode 11: How I Started My Business at Age 17
This week, we're doing things a little differently with an interview! Lucy interviews Lisa to learn more about how she launched Sticker Guru as a teenager and her entrepreneurial journey in the first year. Links: https://linktr.ee/bigplanspodcast
18:47
March 28, 2022
Episode 10: 8 Shopify Apps We Can't Live Without
This week, we talk about the 8 Shopify apps we use and love! This episode mentions: Acorn Links, Digital Downloads, Dynamic Banner Suite, Instafeed, Printful, Recharge, Replay Site Recorder, and Smile.  Links: https://linktr.ee/bigplanspodcast
18:10
March 21, 2022
Episode 9: What Would We Be Doing If SG Didn't Exist
In this episode we get a little personal 👀 as we share what we would be doing if Sticker Guru didn’t exist. We also answer your questions on how we got got started, when we transitioned from the traditional corporate route to working on Sticker Guru full time, and what our dream careers are. Links: https://linktr.ee/bigplanspodcast
25:05
March 14, 2022
Episode 8: Pros & Cons of Selling on Shopify
This week, we're covering the pros and cons of selling on Shopify! Be sure to check out our previous episode where we cover the pros and cons of selling on Etsy. Links: https://linktr.ee/bigplanspodcast
19:34
March 07, 2022
Episode 7: Attending Planner Conferences As A Shop
This week, we discuss attending planner conferences, sending in swag, and vendoring. We also recount our own personal experiences attending as a shop vs. attendee. If you're headed to Go Wild 2022 in Anaheim, come say hi to us! See you there! Links: https://linktr.ee/bigplanspodcast
18:30
February 28, 2022
Episode 6: Pros & Cons of Selling on Etsy
Today we discuss the pros and cons of selling on Etsy. We also go into audience questions like, how do you know when you're ready to leave Etsy? Open your Etsy shop and get 40 free listings! Referral Link: https://etsy.me/3rYGdFf Links: https://linktr.ee/bigplanspodcast
28:44
February 21, 2022
Episode 5: Revealing Our Kit Creation Process
We run through our ENTIRE sticker kit creation process, from sourcing art to production. How To Foil Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KHAdTUZFlY Download Foiling Guide: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/60132118c1d293b56ee23af3 Download Kit Making Checklist: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/6206d0a9e0eda1a0d870a6f1  Links: https://linktr.ee/bigplanspodcast
33:21
February 14, 2022
Episode 4: Do you need a PR Team?
This week, we address whether or not you really need a PR team to grow your sticker shop. We also break down how we structure our own PR team, recruit influencers, compensate them, and more. Acorns - Influencer management Shopify app: https://apps.shopify.com/acornlinks Links: https://linktr.ee/bigplanspodcast
15:08
February 07, 2022
Episode 3: Our Most Expensive Mistakes
We talk about our costliest mistakes and what we learned from them--so you don't have to learn things the hard way like us! :') The Shop Co-op: https://www.facebook.com/groups/508510079506571/ Links: https://linktr.ee/bigplanspodcast
31:17
January 29, 2022
Episode 2: How to Have a Successful Sale
This week, we discuss our best practices and must-do's to have a successful sale. We also answer some of the questions you sent in! Flodesk for 50% off: https://flodesk.com/c/STICKERGURU Links: https://linktr.ee/bigplanspodcast We ask for you to send in your questions on our IG stories, to be answered in our podcast.
26:02
January 21, 2022
Episode 1: 2022 Shop Goals
Lisa and Lucy share and discuss each of their own shop goals for 2022. Thanks for tuning into our first episode! Links: https://linktr.ee/bigplanspodcast
26:20
January 15, 2022