EPISODE #15: BECOMING YOUR OWN BOSS WITH CHRISTINA SYMES + JESSICA STEWART FROM WE ARE TRIIBE

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This week on the Your Creative Start Podcast I sit down with Christina Symes and Jessica Stewart from We Are Triibe to ask them what it was like when they became their own boss. We chat about becoming business partners, setting up the business and managing finances, strategies for launching a creative business, elevating products and services, making the most of your creative space, hiring staff as well as meditating, goal setting and manifesting. Trust me, you do not want to miss this episode. 

 

"if i'm putting in this much effort and time, i'd love to do something for myself"

"sometimes it's right in front of you what you want to do"

"as soon as we had two to three months of cash saved, we both went full time with triibe"

 

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"i always learn way more on the job than i do in a classroom with a lecturer"

"you need to be able to communicate and be super open with each other right from the beginning" 

"we wanted to make design accessible to everybody"

 

TOPICS DISCUSSED

  1. Deciding to become business besties
  2. Setting up the business legally 
  3. Launching a creative business
  4. Elevating your product/service offering
  5. Making the most of your creative space
  6. Triibe Tip Sheets
  7. Triibe Concept Studio
  8. Diversifying your offering 
  9. Managing finances 
  10. Hiring staff 
  11. Meditating, goal setting and manifesting

 

"the friendship always comes first"

"if you have the right vision, and you always check in to make sure you both are on the same path, it will always work" 

"i think at the beginning a lot of people don't know how to value their work" 

 

RESOURCES

  1. Xero
  2. Asana
  3. The Standard Store
  4. Triibe Tip Sheets 
  5. Whitehouse Institute of Design Sydney
  6. The Florence Institute of Design International
  7. AJE
  8. Australian Business Number (ABN)
  9. Xero
  10. Harvest
  11. Officeworks
  12. Aura
  13. Headspace
  14. Dirty John
  15. Brain Rules by John Medina
  16. Podcast: How I Built This
  17. Siddartha by Hermann Hesse

 

FIND WE ARE TRIIBE

  1. We Are Triibe www.wearetriibe.com
  2. Instagram www.instagram.com/wearetriibe
  3. Facebook www.facebook.com/wearetriibe
  4. Pinterest www.pinterest.com/wearetriibe

 

FIND YOUR CREATIVE START

  1. Your Creative Start www.yourcreativestart.com
  2. Instagram www.instagram.com/yourcreativestart
  3. Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/yourcreativestart
  4. Pinterest www.pinterest.com/yourcreativestart
  5. Soundcloud www.soundcloud.com/yourcreativestart
Jaharn Giles