About TRADE WINS

Welcome to the TRADE WINS podcast, I am your host, Tara Solberg, the founder of Few and Far and Indigo Love, two halves of one thriving business. I am a south-coast girl from a small town, and when I launched my business over 10 years ago, I had no idea what I was doing.

What I did have was passion, drive and a commitment to learn as much as possible on my way. I will take you through each chapter of my unique business story. You will get real insight into the lows and highs, the trials and triumphs, and the many, many lessons learnt.

In fact, I will share all of the things I wish I knew when I was starting out all those years ago. So consider this your personal invitation to take the first step on the journey of a lifetime towards owning your own business. 

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Why in the world would I want to start a podcast?

In this welcome message, Tara Solberg introduces her latest project, The TRADE WINS Podcast. The series features stories of her own personal experience of building her furniture and homewares business Few and Far into the multi-million dollar brand it has become, as well as interviews with industry experts, creatives and makers that have inspired her along the way.

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Our Stories - Humble Beginnings

In this episode I sit down with my husband and co-founder of Few and Far and Indigo Love, Danny Solberg to talk about where we grew up, how this has impacted our decisions, how we met and the trials and triumphs of coming together to start our business.

 

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Taking The Plunge & Saying Goodbye to the 9-5

Want to dive further into the details of when we opened our first store? In this episode I talk about life before taking the leap and quitting my 9-5, getting engaged, finding our first store and dedicating every waking hour to building and bringing to life the vision that both Danny and I had.

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Figuring Out Your Finances with Melissa Browne

In this episode, I've invited the always inspiring Melissa Browne from @moremoneyforshoes to offer her advice on how to approach taking that ‘leap’ into going into business for yourself and making sure you’re taking the right steps to a successful (and profitable) outcome. You can find out more about what Mel offers here. 

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Fast Tracking our Five Year Plan

One of the most important things about starting a business is not only knowing your 'why' but having a clear vision and plan on how to bring that to life. In this episode I chat with my husband Danny about how our five-year plan didn't quite go to plan.

 

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Rookie Errors and Growing Pains

In this episode, I confess the mistakes and 'rookie errors' that Danny and I made in the early years of operating Few and Far. I talk about the importance of being organised ahead of the Christmas period and the things you may not have thought about when selling furniture!

 

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Mixing Business with Marriage

In this episode, I sit down with my Husband Danny to chat about how we have navigated building a business as a married couple and why that has worked for us. While there have been challenges, there have also been some massive wins, but neither of us would have it any other way.

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Importing from India and an Introduction to Wholesale

In this episode your host, Tara Solberg has a chat with Danny about the challenges of importing from India and their experiences with suppliers during the first trips. They talk about the challenges of getting things home and how they began to wholesale.

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Thanks for stopping by! I started my retail business with zero knowledge and have since built it to a multimillion-dollar business. My podcast is dedicated to helping you build the foundations of a successful retail business so you can do the same! I want to make sure you don't make the same mistakes that I did. Be sure not to miss an episode by subscribing in iTunes or following me on Spotify.

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