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022: Uta De Veer – Using technology to keep women safe - In this episode of the Parentpreneur Accelerator Podcast I am excited to introduce Uta de Veer, co-founder of One Scream – a new hands-free voice activated safety app for women and teenage girls. A panicked scream activates the app and triggers an automated call to 999, helping women in danger with no viable option to call for help.…

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021: Lu Li – Creating the right environment for female entrepreneurs to bloom - In the 21st episode of the Parentpreneur Accelerator Podcast I speak with Lu Li founder of Blooming Founders, a brand new co-working space and member’s club called ‘Blooms’. Blooms is targeted primarily at female entrepreneurs and even provides childcare. Lu has plenty of experience in supporting 1,000s of female entrepreneurs via her online community, in-person…

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020: Lucy Whittington – Find the Thing you do best and enjoy then build a successful business around it - In this 20th episode of the podcast I chat with parentpreneur Lucy Whittington author of ‘Find your Thing’, and founder of ‘Brilliant Business Things’. Lucy is passionate about helping business owners to find the Thing they do that’s brilliant, and create a business upon it. In her book “Find your Thing”, Lucy explains why business…

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019: James Lavers – Why you should sell first, create later - In this episode, I chatted with James Lavers – fellow parentpreneur, online marketing guru, selling-through-video expert and founder of Lazy Coach. I first worked with James as a client of his training and coaching programs, where I found that James brings a powerful new approach to world of online training that makes it better than…

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018: Steph Douglas – coping with hate mail from florists and growing an amazing gift business - In this interview I talk with Parentpreneur Steph Douglas, a mum of two and founder of the inventive gift company Don’t Buy Her Flowers. The lightbulb moment of inspiration for Steph’s thoughtful gift company was sat on the sofa, looking at multiple bunches of flowers after giving birth and feeling leaky, weepy and overwhelmed. Considering…

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017: Hermione Way – from Head of European Comms at Tinder and high-tech vibrators to brand consulting for start ups - In this 17th episode of the podcast I chat with fellow Parentpreneur Hermione Way. Hermione has enjoyed a vibrant career founding and running startups, writing blogs and creating TV shows as well as always being at the pulse of new technologies. She recently left her role as Head of European Comms at the leading matchmaking…

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016: Lucy Chaplin – learning from mistakes and building a successful Mums Enterprise Roadshow - In this episode I’m joined by fellow Parentpreneur, Lucy Chaplin. Lucy is a co-founder of the Mums Enterprise Roadshow which hosts events in the UK to help Mums explore alternatives to returning to their 9-5 jobs, including building startup businesses, becoming franchisees, freelancing, and working remotely. With her background in graphic design, Lucy initially started…

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Podcast Artwork - 015 - Annie Ridout 015: Annie Ridout – launching The Early Hour and keeping going when things get tough - In this episode, I talk to fellow Parentpreneur, Annie Ridout, founder and editor of The Early Hour. The Early Hour is a fantastic online parenting and lifestyle magazine, with articles and interviews published daily at 5am. Her articles are honest, touching, and include interviews with many great parentpreneurs including Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post) and Paul…

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Podcast Artwork - 014 - James Golden 014: James Golden – building a successful fitness business whilst overcoming incredible obstacles - In this interview, I talk to James Golden, founder of Target Training Club, a fitness boutique club in Amersham, Bucks and a creator of a series of fitness retreats which recently featured in the Sunday Times top 12 fitness experiences in the UK. After starting his business in 2010, he’s had an incredible journey that…

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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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