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CYOP #70 - Handling Favorable Press Coverage with Sarah Perez of Electric Sun Creatives

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CYOP #70 - Handling Favorable Press Coverage with Sarah Perez of Electric Sun Creatives

Welcome to CYOP Season 3! I'm very excited to kick off this new season with a four-interview series focused on those who are making physical products for a living. Sarah Perez of Electric Sun Creatives is my first guest and I had an opportunity to chat with her in her beautiful studio at the Warehouse Artist Lofts here in Sacramento, California.

If you're not familiar with Sarah's work, she makes really striking wall hangings and mobiles using driftwood (along with other wood products) and brass. In the interview, we talk through Sarah's recent press coverage through social media and how it's changed the way she manages the logistical side of running her business. We also go into her material choices, how she ended up making the products she does today and how she plays with limits to spark her own creativity.

Enjoy!


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FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Do things the are out of your comfort zone." -- Sarah Perez



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CYOP #48 -  Building a Solid Plan + Creating a Space to Learn with Ana Manzano of Ana Apple

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CYOP #48 - Building a Solid Plan + Creating a Space to Learn with Ana Manzano of Ana Apple

Ana Manzano of Ana Apple + The Greenhouse // Photo:  @waynederlust

Ana Manzano of Ana Apple + The Greenhouse // Photo: @waynederlust

Today's show brings me to the Old Sacramento storefront of Ana Apple. As many of you know, I love chatting with people in my hometown of Sacramento, California and  Ana Manzano is no exception. She's the mastermind behind the handmade children’s clothing and accessories brand and her company just expanded in a big way thanks to a local small business contest. 

In the interview we talk about how the contest has helped Ana become a better business owner, her recent trials and triumphs as she’s moved from an online and wholesale business to a brick and mortar shop and the way she’s incorporating an educational component into the storefront.

Enjoy!


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FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Have the confidence to know that your idea has validity." - Ana Manzano, Ana Apple + The Greenhouse

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