Productive Insights Podcast — Actionable Business Growth Ideas — with Ash Roy

Productive Insights Podcast — Actionable Business Growth Ideas  — with Ash Roy

203. How To Create A Minimum Viable Offer with Shelley Brander

October 30, 2020

How To Create A Minimum Viable Offer with Shelley Brander
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Ash Roy (00:20): Welcome back to the Productive Insights Podcast. This is Ash Roy, the founder of and the host of the Productive Insights Podcast. Today, I have a very special guest Shelley Brander, and we are going to talk about Minimum Viable Offers and lots more after a successful career as a copywriter and a broadcast producer, creating campaigns for AT&T, Hardrock and other large corporations, Shelley followed her passion and started an improbable side hustle. She opened a local yarn store. Yes, you heard that right - a local yarn store. She and her team of Loops troops have since grown LOOPS into a global brand that's on the forefront of the Modern Maker Movement and includes, and Knit Stars, a global online learning adventure. She's on a mission to knit the world together, and goodness knows we need that right now. She's the author of the book, Move The Needle, which is coming soon to a screen or a bookshelf near you and something I've had the pleasure of having a quick sneak peek at, so thank you for that Shelley. Today, I'm delighted to welcome Shelley Brander from Welcome Shelley!
Shelley Brander (01:33): Hi! Thank you so much for having me today. I'm so glad to be here with you.
Ash Roy (01:37): It's a real pleasure to have you Shelley, and thank you very much for sharing the manuscript with me. I've had a quick look at it and I absolutely love that little story you share about the tricycle at the very start. So we're going to come and talk about that in a minute, but before we talk about that story, can you give us the quick download on how you went from being a broadcast producer and copywriter for big brands like AT&T and Hardrock to a yarn store, specifically, talk to us about how you came up with that minimum viable offer - that little seed that led to a thriving business, which you now have in a very unlikely niche.
Shelley Brander (02:14): Sure. Yes. It was definitely a giant pivot. And the number one question that I get asked, and for me, I sort of hit that wall with advertising. I loved the storytelling. I loved getting to know people and I love connecting with people, but I got to the point that the selling part of it just, I didn't want to do that for the rest of my life....