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The Messy Middle

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The Messy Middle podcast is about all the sh*t you went through as a small business owner to get you where you are today. Join Lucy and Daphne as they talk to each other and other entrepreneurs about the ups, downs and downright messy parts about wh...Show More

39:52 | Jun 6th

What does confidence mean for a small business owner? What do you do when you’re not feeling confident? In our first ever episode Lucy and Daphne discuss what confidence means to them and how it’s changed over the years as they started and grew Sal...Show More

52:33 | Aug 29th

Failure (and the fear of failure) stops us all from taking action. In our western culture we have been conditioned to succeed, be happy and reach for the highest goals. But what’s missing from that story is the small failures or learning lessons that...Show More
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1:00:58 | Aug 22nd

How long does it really take to build a business? What goes into it? This week we sit down with Mona Stilwell of Feeding Mama to ask her about the process of setting up her business. Over 18-months Mona apprenticed under chefs, worked closely with ...Show More

37:33 | Aug 15th

We all experience stress in a multitude of ways, but how we are handling it? What does the added pressures of business do to our stress levels and the ways in which we manage our stress and anxiety? This week we sit down to chat about what stresses ...Show More

1:04:20 | Aug 8th

For our second installment of ‘Meet Your Hosts’, Rosanna is back! This time she is interviewing your other Messy Middle host and co-founder, Daphne Wong! Together they chat about choosing careers in high school (spoiler alert: Daphne and Rosanna went...Show More

42:19 | Aug 1st

This week we’re discussing how to find clients! How to get started, where to look, how to attract your ideal clients and what to do to continue attracting clients that come through organic sources like word of mouth and referrals. What we’ve found ...Show More

1:37:20 | Jul 25th

For our first installment of ‘Meet Your Hosts’, we’ve got communications manager Rosanna interviewing Messy Middle host and co-founder Lucy Gregory! Together they chat about how Lucy made her way to Canada from England, why she dropped out of univers...Show More

51:42 | Jul 18th

Applying for a loan as a small business owner or individual can be confusing and overwhelming. This week we’re talking about our experience with this: where we applied, other loan providers you can research, what the application process was like for ...Show More

1:02:13 | Jul 11th

Zafira Rajan is a copywriter in Vancouver, BC. Having recently found her niche in the health and wellness industry, Zafira writes copy for (mainly women) in wellness. We chat with Zafira about her decision to niche into such a specific industry, cove...Show More

55:01 | Jul 4th

How do we work together as business partners and keep our friendship intact in the process? We get a lot of questions about how we make it work as business partners and friends and while we’re often surprised at this, we do understand that starting a...Show More

1:14:43 | Jun 27th

Sara McCabe is a business coach and consultant specializing in people, process and also… retail! With a wide range of experience and insights we dig into what a coach/consultant does (and what the difference between the two is) and how Sara went from...Show More

28:31 | Jun 20th

We had a fantastic question on Instagram recently… when should I be working for free? Our answer…. Never? In this episode, we talk through our reasoning of why you should never be working for free & how you can know your own worth and value. We sh...Show More

1:04:21 | Jun 13th

For our very first guest, we're joined by Aaron De Jong – founder of a local fitness studio in Vancouver, Movement 108. In this conversation, we talk about what it was like for Aaron to open up a business that needs a physical space, team and equi...Show More

04:01 | May 13th

WE ARE HERE! This is "The Messy Middle" Podcast with Lucy and Daphne, where we talk about all the highs and lows of owning a small business as well as talking to other entrepreneurs about what it took to get them to where they are now. We take a look...Show More