Episode 89

89 - Smile through the Podcast

Jem and Justin delve into the ups and downs of running a business, from slow sales to the challenges and rewards of marketing. They share a light-hearted take on the need to "smile through the phone" and the peculiar shift from a private persona to a public, more energetic one when facing the camera. Amidst tales of late-night work sessions and the trials of balancing personal life with business demands, they find solace in the camaraderie of shared experiences and the odd comfort of knowing that perseverance in business often mirrors personal growth narratives.

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Jem Freeman

Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

Like Butter | Instagram | More Links

Justin Brouillette

Portland, Oregon, USA

PDX CNC | Instagram | More Links

About the Podcast

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Justin Brouillette (Portland CNC) and Jem Freeman (Like Butter) discuss CNC machines, their product design and manufacturing businesses, and every kind of tool that they fancy.

About your hosts

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Jem Freeman

Co-founder and director of Like Butter, a CNC focussed timber design and manufacturing business in their purpose-built solar-powered workshop. Castlemaine, VIC, Australia.
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Justin Brouillette

Founder of Portland CNC & Nack