What an amazing week this has been so far. My friend, Chelsea Fitch and I launched a project that we've been working on for the past few weeks, the Fiber Boss podcast and facebook group.
This was a project that we decided to do for fun; Chelsea approached me with the idea of starting a podcast and running a facebook group for entrepreneurs in the fiber industry.
That said, the podcast was meant to be laid-back, fun and just capturing a conversation between two very passionate entrepreneurs, aka Fiber Bosses. Of course, we talk about our knitting projects, WIPs and FOs alike, but we wanted to add something extra to the podcast so that we wouldn't just be another knitting talk show. So we discussed what our strengths are and what we are knowledgeable about; being a small business owner in the fiber industry. So our podcast is heavily geared towards aspiring, beginning and expert level fiber bosses in the industry: talking about the ups and downs of being independent, tips and lessons on how to run a brand smoothly and staying motivated. The first episode was recorded in January, so naturally we talked about how to set realistic goals that are in line with what YOU want.
A few days ago we launched the first episode and opened the doors to our Facebook Group, the Fiber Boss Collective, and it has completely exceeded our expectations. While this project was just something fun, we did notice the lack of resources and communities for fiber entrepreneurs to come together and collaborate and communicate. However, people have taken to it so much better than we thought, so the Fiber Boss Collective and Podcast will become a major part of Chelsea's and I's business journey.
We are 100+ members strong already, and fiber entrepreneurs of all trades, designers, yarn makers, teachers, etc., are making connections and reaching out for advice on how to take their business to the next level. It's amazing, and we are both overwhelmed with positive emotions.
Have you given the podcast a listen to yet? You can listen to it here and if you are a fiber boss, you can request to join the group here! Chelsea or I will accept your request within the next 24 hours.