Friends With Money #53: Take control and start your own business

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Ever thought about taking the plunge and starting up a side hustle, or even your own small business?

This week on the Friends with Money Podcast, Money's Tom Watson is joined by author of The Joyful Startup Guide, Serina Bird, to delve into the practicalities of bringing a business idea to life. In the episode they discuss:

  • The basics of setting up
  • How to approach a name and branding
  • Options for financing a business  
  • Establishing e-commerce
  • Bouncing back from mistakes

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Tom Watson is a senior journalist at Money magazine, and one of the hosts of the Friends With Money podcast. He's previously worked as a journalist covering everything from property and consumer banking to financial technology. Tom has a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Serina Bird is a proud frugalista who has amassed more than a million dollars through frugal living. She is the author of several books including The Joyful Frugalista and The Joyful Startup Guide. Serina blogs at The Joyful Frugalista, and her podcast is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. She is also the founder of The Joyful Business Club. Her new book, How To Pay Your Mortgage Off in 10 Years is out now!