Episode Summary

In this episode of QueerHustle, Michelle sits down with entrepreneur and professional artist, Erin St.John. Erin is the owner of their family business, Saucy Pots Pottery, a retail store that provides handmade ceramics with saucy phrases printed on them. Michelle and Erin talk about the impact COVID-19 has had on her retail business, the importance of pivoting your business in times of crisis and the value of having a strong and open mindset.


What we covered

00:58– Introducing today’s guest, Erin St. John who talks about her experience in retail and their business, Saucy Pots Pottery

10:06 – How Erin pivoted her business model during this global pandemic

14:26 – Erin reflects on the expansive growth of her business

16:13 – Erin speaks to the importance of having an open mindset as an entrepreneur


Tweetable Quotes

“I do really love switching to online because I find that you’re able to reach the people who you want to attract without offending too many others.” Share on X “I think I’m somebody who really enjoys taking risks. I definitely love challenges. I think that makes me different right off the bat. I love change and I love jumping into new ideas and challenging myself and learning as I go.” Share on X “I’m pretty happy with the decision of putting everything online and stepping back from retail. I think that was one of the best decisions ever for this business.” Share on X “Well, I think that if that is your mindset then that’s what will happen. But if you are open and interested in problem-solving, and focusing and honing your skills, and really focusing on the one thing you want to do, then anything is possible.” Share on X


Links Mentioned

Erin St.John’s Instagram

Saucy Pots Pottery Email

Saucy Pots Pottery Instagram

Saucy Pots Pottery Website

Saucy Pots Pottery Facebook

Michelle’s Website


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