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Podcast Artwork - 013 - Cara Sayer 013: Cara Sayer – from nervous breakdown to a booming business - In this amazing interview with Cara Sayer, the inventor and founder of Snoozeshade, we explore her journey as a Parentpreneur. This includes how she survived post-natal depression and a nervous breakdown, made her first sales to Jojo Maman Bebe, divorced her husband, and built an impressive business selling her products all over the world. Her invention, Snoozeshade, is a…

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Podcast Artwork - 012 - Neil Sheth 012: Neil Sheth – using SEO to get your brand found online - In this episode, I speak to Neil Sheth, fellow parentpreneur, and SEO wizard. Neil is the founder of Your Brand Found, which provides training, coaching and support in establishing an online presence, identifying opportunities to drive new leads and customers, and using best practices when it comes to SEO, content marketing and social media. Neil built…

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Podcast Artwork - 011 - Sophie Edington 011: Sophie Edginton – the power of getting specific on your target customer and what you help them to do - In this episode I’m joined by fellow Parentpreneur, Sophie Edginton, founder of the Dinner Set. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Sophie through my startup accelerator program to help her find product-market fit, and am now helping her to prepare to scale her business. She’s had a lot of useful experiences that I’m looking forward…

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Podcast - 010 - Josh Pigford - Baremetrics 010: Josh Pigford – how to retain customers to build a profitable business - In episode 010, I interview fellow Parentpreneur Josh Pigford, the founder of baremetrics – a software business that helps other subscription businesses to analyse their growth and churn data. He has grown his business from nothing in 2013 to over $80,000 revenue per month. This is an impressive achievement as unlike many fast-growth software businesses,…

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Podcast - 009 - Wendy Shand - Tots to Travel 009: Wendy Shand – Building a £Multi-million holiday business after a parent’s worst nightmare - In this episode I interview Wendy Shand, founder of Tots To Travel, a multi-award winning holiday provider, who specialise in providing parents with young children and babies a stress free holiday experience. Wendy set up Tots to Travel in 2006 after a horrible holiday experience in which her two-year-old fell into an unenclosed pool. Since…

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Podcast Artwork - 008 - Francesca Tortora 008: Francesca Tortora – Doing it for the kids - In this episode, I talk to fellow Parentpreneur Francesca Tortora, a Freelance Graphic designer who works with individuals, small businesses and established brands across the arts, media and charitable sectors. Alongside her graphic design work, in 2016 Francesca set up ‘Doing It For the Kids.net’ – a site that compiles stories from other Freelancing Parents.…

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007 - David Walker 007: David Walker – Finding the right business idea to help him spend time with his wife and daughter - This interview is with David Walker, an awesome Parentpreneur who I’ve been working with through my accelerator program. David is in the early stages of growing a new business that helps entrepreneurs to protect their brand using an online toolkit that takes you through the steps to ensure you have a significant amount of legal…

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Quote from Olga Shoraka on the Parentpreneur Accelerator Podcast 006: Olga Shoraka – Helping women to succeed - In this episode, I interview Olga Shoraka, Google Campus London Ambassador for Women@Campus community. Previously, Olga spent 8 years in financial services in New York focusing on equities in the technology sector. She is currently a full time MBA student at London Business School. Olga has been a long-time advocate for closing a gender achievement…

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“The trap that most entrepreneurs fall into when starting their business is to create a product that no one wants” - Alexis Kingsbury 005: How to avoid the most common cause of failure for a startup - If you are a Parentpreneur with an early stage startup (that hasn’t got sales yet), or are planning to start a new business, then you’ve just struck gold. 🙂 In this episode of the Parentpreneur Accelerator Podcast, I talk about the most common cause of startup failure, and explain why focusing on getting your first sale is…

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"Its OK to have bad days. Look at what they're telling you and use them to gear your life in a better way for you" - Aleksandra King 004: Aleksandra King – Protecting a work-life balance and making decisions consistent with her values - In this episode of the Parentpreneur Accelerator Podcast, I talk to Aleksandra King, a fellow Parentpreneur with a business specialising in a communication – helping her clients to communicate their message to their target audience. Aleksandra has a wealth of experience in this field, having worked on high profile projects with companies such as Hugo…

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Steve Bolton - Parentpreneur Accelerator Podcast Interviewee 003: Steve Bolton – Building a successful property franchise while getting time with his 4 kids - In this episode of the Parentpreneur Accelerator Podcast, I talk to fellow parentpreneur, Steve Bolton. He’s a dad of four and founder of Platinum Property Partners. Steve is a highly successful entrepreneur, who has had rollercoaster ride, after making his first million through an outdoor adventure and management training business before he was 30, Steve then…

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"I decided not to consider myself as being held back by other commitments, but instead that I was a Parentpreneur" - Alexis Kingsbury 002: What is a Parentpreneur? - In this episode of the Parentpreneur Accelerator Podcast, I share what I think a ‘Parentpreneur’ is, why I think we need this term, why being a Parentpreneur can make you a better entrepreneur, why you should consider be proud of being a parentpreneur, and why parentpreneurs matter to the world! (OK, so I got a bit ‘rant-y’ and ‘on my…

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"Being an entrepreneur can be all-consuming. Its easy to lose perspective and work frantically to the detriment of everything else" - Alexis Kingsbury 001: Why I created the Parentpreneur Accelerator podcast - In this first ever episode, I’d like to tell you a bit about who the Parentpreneur Accelerator podcast is for, what we’ve got coming up in the next few episodes, why I created this podcast, what we’ve got coming up in the next few episodes, and the key lessons I’ve learned from 17+ years as an…

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Being authentic will attract haters, but its worth it Being authentic will attract haters, but its worth it - On Wednesday, a wonderful Parentpreneur in our Community Facebook Group highlighted an article in the Daily Mail that complained about a ‘booming trend’ of ‘Slummy Mummies’: So I read it. I agreed with Juliette. It is a nasty article that names and (attempts to shame) six fantastic women who are using humour and honesty to help others deal…

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Why most entrepreneurs end up going back to the drawing board - Building a successful startup business isn’t simple or quick! You are going to need to change a lot as you go along. Over time, you’ll learn what customers need, what they value, and what they’ll be willing to pay. The business you start out with will be unrecognisable against the business you end up with.…

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Why getting your first sale is key - Without paying customers your business cannot succeed in the long-term. Yet it’s likely when you first start your business you’ll start by spending money (not earning it) on: Website domains and hosting Phone calls Travelling Computer and software Training Stationery You’ve probably got a little money saved to start with, and can probably find more…

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Why successful Parentpreneurs are really beneficial for humanity - For every startup success story out there, there are so many more that have come crashing down. In fact as stated in our article “Why entrepreneurs fail” 9 out of 10 startups fail! Unfortunately the appallingly low number of successful entrepreneurs is not just bad for entrepreneurs, but it is bad for our society and…

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What is a good strategy for an entrepreneur What is a ‘good strategy’ for an entrepreneur? - Many entrepreneurs do not even know what a strategy is, never mind a “good” strategy so it is not surprising that so many get lost in this process. The definition of a strategy is: “A plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim.” Creating a strategy should simply help you identify where…

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Why being a Parentpreneur is a really good thing for you and your family Why being a Parentpreneur is a really good thing for you and your family - A lot of articles (including my own!) focus on the risks, downsides and dangers of entrepreneurship, as it pays to make well-informed decisions. However, if you are going to get started you need to be clear on your motivation so when I talk to wannabe Parentpreneurs, I often ask them for the main reason(s) they…

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Why most entrepreneurs fail Why most entrepreneurs fail - Did you know that most entrepreneurs fail because they create a product that no one wants? That’s right. They create something that they thought was a great idea but unfortunately people didn’t want to buy it… This problem is bigger than people think As quoted by this Forbes article by Neil Patel, 9 out of 10…

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