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027: Jo Dodds – harnessing the power to live more - In this episode we meet Jo Dodds, founder of Power To Live More, and host of the Power to Live More podcast. Jo is a coach, trainer, speaker and consultant with immense expertise in productivity, organisation, wellbeing, energy and resilience. She is passionate about developing these elements in other entrepreneurs. She has a background of…

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026: Gabriella Lynn – how to help customers make a decision to buy your product - In the latest edition of the Parentpreneur Accelerator Podcast we meet entrepreneur and sales guru Gabriella Lynn. Gabriella is passionate about supporting women to learn powerful yet ‘non-saleys’ selling techniques. Prior to becoming known as ‘the Sales Stylist’, Gabriella developed a wealth of experience in sales and marketing, including through supporting and promoting celebrity dancers from BBC’s…

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025: 5 steps to get better work-life balance - In episode 25 of the Parentpreneur Accelerator Podcast I take you through a series of 5 quick steps that will help you achieve a better equilibrium between your work or business, and your home life. There are very few Parentpreneurs who haven’t encountered feelings of stress, overwhelm and guilt whilst trying to run or start…

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"Quitting your job and starting a business is like jumping off a cliff and building a plane on the way down" - Arfa Iqbal 024: Arfa Iqbal – coping with divorce and switching from freelancer to entrepreneur - In this episode, I interview Arfa Iqbal – a digital marketing expert with more than 7 years of experience in direct response copywriting and digital marketing, as well as being a published author and single mother of two boys aged 13 and 8. Arfa is currently the Global Project Manager for Pure Matrimony – a…

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023: Elliott King – growing a business up to 26 staff whilst getting quality time with his 3 children - In the 23rd episode of the podcast we meet Elliott King, Founder of London based digital agency MintTwist. MintTwist help businesses create more value from their online channels, by improving their digital assets and activities. Elliott has grown from nothing to a 26-strong team, working for impressive clients like City University, The Discovery Channel, Hyatt, and Superdrug. Elliott is a…

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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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