014: Georgia Spray. Being A Sole Founder. Effective Brand Collaborations.

This month I'm talking about the business of curation with Georgia Spray, founder of London’s coolest affordable art platform Partnership Editions. We covered everything from her approach to building a brand identity and the importance of choosing collaborations with care, to the process of transitioning your side project into your 9 – 5, and how it’s possible to translate having good taste into an actual business model.

Plus – some advice for a nervous listener on how to nail public speaking.

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013: Laura Whateley. Money and Shame. Managing Your Finances.

"Being good with money isn’t a science” - so says millennial money expert Laura Whateley, who’s this month’s guest on In Good Company...and it’s a Money Special! Tune in to hear Laura explain why it’s so bloody hard to talk about money openly, how she’s gotten better at managing her finances over the years, what millennials can do to improve their chances of getting on the housing ladder, and what to do if you’re in a relationship where one partner earns significantly more than the other.

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012: Katherine Ormerod. Fake Followers. Real Success.

This month’s episode features fashion journalist and influencer Katherine Ormerod. Tune in to discover the highs and lows of working in the fashion industry, the various routes of making money from social media, and the not-so-glamorous side of being an influencer.

Plus - advice on how to deal with a colleague who keeps undermining you on account of your gender.

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011: Missy Flynn. Redefining Success. Imposter Syndrome

This month’s episode features Missy Flynn, co-founder of Rita’s Bar and Dining talking about her changing definitions of success and failure, whilst sharing tonnes of practical advice on setting up a business on a budget and creating a distinctive brand.

Plus some tips on how to deal with imposter syndrome when you’ve just started a new job.

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010: Mona Chalabi. Fake News. Instagram Fame.

On this month's episode, we've got journalist Mona Chalabi, Data Editor at the Guardian US about the popularity of her Instagram account, the trials and tribulations of being a woman of colour working in media, changing beauty standards, and her Emmy-nominated Vagina Dispatches series. Plus some advice for a letter writer whose terrible boss who keeps throwing her under the bus.

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009: Marina Guergova. Artful Curation. Running A Pop-Up.

This month’s episode features Marina Guergova, founder of two thriving retail brands – lifestyle concept shop The Basics Store, and womenswear brand Marina London. Tune in to hear Marina get very real about the money side of running a business, share tips on how to run a successful pop-up, and let us in on her creative process when it comes to curating a seriously beautiful brand and physical space. 

Plus – her thoughts on why pop-ups are the future of retail, and tips for convincing people to get on board with your business idea when you’re just starting out.

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008: Gynelle Leon. Career Pivots. Self-Confidence

This month we've got the fabulous Gynelle Leon in the hot seat, owner of PRICK – London’s first (and best) cacti and succulents shop - sharing her wisdom on everything from how to navigate a major career pivot, to the ins and outs of running a retail space, and defining your own personal definition of success.

Plus, advice on dealing with terrible bosses who throw you under the bus for their mistakes.

007: Emma Gannon. Personal Brands. Confidence.

On this month's episode I've got multi-hyphenate author, broadcaster and podcaster Emma Gannon in the hot seat. Expect details of her new book The Multi Hyphen Method, a discussion about the pros and cons of 'side hustles', and Emma’s thoughts on why you shouldn't call yourself a freelancer.

Plus, a letter from a listener who's struggling with her confidence after a bit of a tough time career-wise.

006: Reni Eddo-Lodge. Freelancing. Boundaries. Moving Back Home.

On this month's episode I'm joined by Reni Eddo-Lodge, author of one of 2017's most talked about books: Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race. Tune in to hear us discussing the challenges of freelancing, how to create boundaries when it comes to work, and the effects of structural racism in the workplace. Plus, advice for someone considering moving in with their parents so they can pursue a different career path. 

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005: Sharmaine Lovegrove. Publishing Books. Getting Payrises.

On this month's episode, I'm in conversation with publishing powerhouse Sharmaine Lovegrove, head of new(ish) imprint Dialogue Books. We talk about what it's been like making the transition from self-employment and running her own businesses to joining a large company as a full-time employee, the business lessons she learned from watching The Apprentice, and how she chooses which books to publish. Plus, I offer some advice to someone whose bosses keep promising a payrise that's yet to materialise, who's also trying to figure out if she's even on the right career path at the same time.

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004: Sabine Zetteler. Promoting Projects. Rude Clients.

This month we’ve got Sabine Zetteler in the hotseat, founder of one of the creative industries’ foremost PR agencies, Zetteler. Sabine is a PR maestro, so of course she shared her advice on how best to promote your projects and ideas at launch; and we also talked about how (and when) to scale from being a one-woman ‘solopreneur’ to running a fully-fledged business of many. Plus – advice on how to deal with rude clients as a freelancer, in this month’s segment of Ask Otegha.

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003: Lana Elie. Business 101. Getting Your Dues

This month I’m in conversation with Lana Elie, founder of luxury e-florist Floom. From how to put together a business plan, to the pros and cons of crowdfunding, and how to manage and motivate a fast-growing team, think of this conversation as Biz 101 for budding entrepreneurs. Plus – my advice for someone who thinks they’re being treated differently at work because they’re a woman.

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002: Zing Tsjeng. Female Competition. Starting From Scratch.

On this month’s episode I’m talking to journalist Zing Tsjeng, the UK editor of Broadly (VICE’s female-focused channel), about everything from how best to pitch editors as a writer, to her experiences as an outspoken woman – and woman of colour – online.

Plus, I share some thoughts and reading recommendations on female competition in the workplace, advise a listener trying to pivot from a corporate field to a more creative role, and counsel a recent grad struggling to get their foot on the career ladder.

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001: Serena Guen. Freelancing. Bossy Colleagues.

For our very first episode, we talk to Serena Guen, founder and CEO of multimedia travel brand SUITCASE, best known for its travel and fashion-inspired quarterly magazine.

Plus – we hear from a freelancer who’s having trouble getting her clients to pay her, and offer some advice on how to cope if you’re struggling with a bossy co-worker (who isn’t actually your boss).

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