I have a couple of questions for you today.

  • Do you run a business? If so, don’t you sometimes just wish someone would tell you what to do next?
  • Do you have a dream of running your own business? If so, don’t you just wish someone would just tell you whether or not being your own boss is the right path for you?

(Note: If the answer to (1) and (2) above is ‘no’, but you are in the market for an exciting job and you are based in the UK, hop to the end of this email! If it’s yes, read on!)

Well I wish I could promise you exactly what you wish for, but the truth is, no-one can give you all of that. Discovering it is part of being your own boss. However, I can share what I personally have learnt about being your own boss, in case it sparks any a-ha moments for you. I started writing these thoughts down as a newsletter for you, but it ended up a lot more in-depth than I had planned, so I ended up offering it to MOYO Magazine as a feature article. You can read it for free over here. I hope it helps you find some of your own answers!

The truth is, often the main missing piece is the community. Because when you’re your own boss, there is no-one ‘above you’ to ask when you don’t know the answer. ‘How-to’ answers can often be crowd-sourced if you have access to a well-informed community. But a community really comes into its own when you want answers about how it feels, not how to do it. Because then your community can lift your spirits, keep you motivated, and hold up the mirror to remind you that you actually do know more than you realise, already.

If you don’t have a community like that, I have good news for you. We have just created one! By ‘we’ I mean me and my long term business-soulmate Kelly Rae Roberts. It’s called Hello Soul Hello Business, and it might just be what you have been searching for. It all starts on July 3, but you can secure your place now. If you’re a woman with a business in search of community, and real soulful actionable business advice, this is for you.

Much love,


PS We’re hiring!

Well actually, our sister site www.makeartthatsells.com, which I co-founded with Lilla Rogers, is hiring! Here’s some info about this exciting role in our lovely team:

Are you looking for an inspiring role that will allow you to help creative people succeed in the art industry? Are you positive, self-motivated, service-minded and super-organized? Would you like a flexible role in a friendly team, based out of the UK but internationally connected? If so, you might just be the Make Art That Sells (MATS) Project Manager we are looking for!

This is a rare opportunity to be part of Make Art That Sells (MATS), one of the world’s leading online educational experiences for artists wanting to make their work more commercially viable. We provide industry insight into the top ten hottest markets for art, and show artists exactly what they need to do in order to license and sell their work to clients all over the world. And we are looking for a Manager to be the hub and heartbeat of our team.

If this is you, download the job description and application form at www.makeartthatsells.com/jobs now and be sure to submit the Application Form along with your resume to [email protected] by the deadline (midnight GMT on Wednesday 12 July 2017).

Some important notes:

(1) This is a UK-based position. You will need permission to work in the UK and we are unfortunately unable to support visas or relocation.

(2) The successful candidate will be based remotely with most communication by Skype and email, with monthly meet ups.

(3) This is a managerial position not a design position (but you will be working on a creative project with a creative team so it will be super inspiring!)

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email by Friday 14 July. If shortlisted you must be available for an interview in Southampton, UK, on Friday 21 July.

If you know someone who might be perfect for the role, please let them know about it!

Thank you so much!