Hello you lovely lot, today I am chatting to the fab Nicola from Made with Mud. Nicola has a fascinating story about her business and how social media has both helped and hindered her business in the most dramatic way.

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The following interview is a fascinating and open conversation with Nicola, who explains how social media has helped her business, but almost bought her to the point of deleting it all. It’s one of those stories that blew my mind when I spoke to her, and I still can’t quite believe how bad it got for her – but mixed in with that is so much positivity and hope. Thank you to Nicola for sharing such a personal story and helping end this podcast series with your remarkable story.