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Recovering From a Lost Business and Planning the Next Entrepreneurial Dream - If you’re an entrepreneur who has lost their small business, it doesn’t mean it’s time to give up on your dreams. It’s time to fight for those dreams. There’s no getting around the fact that such a setback is difficult, and it will take time to recover emotionally and financially. But recover you must —…

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Preparing Your Child for School During COVID-19 : Tips and Resources - Guest Blog Written by Jenna Sherman Needless to say, this has been a crazy year. And after more than five months of drastic changes happening to the everyday routines of countless households, we are still in the middle of a pandemic with no end in sight. As a busy parent, you not only have your…

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087: Laura Cross – Inventors and Makers - On this week’s episode I am interviewing Laura Cross who runs a children’s education business “Inventors & Makers“. Laura originally trained as a lawyer, before leaving the corporate life to retrain as a primary school teacher. After teaching in London for a few years, Laura relocated to San Francisco for her husband’s work. Laura spent…

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086: Tory Wagg – The mental health demands on business owners - On this week’s episode I am interviewing Tory Wagg. Tory is a Chartered Management Accountant who qualified with CIMA in 2006. She grew up in Hampshire and studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Pembroke College, Oxford. She trained whilst working in industry for Nestle Waters and for the University of Oxford, and went on to…

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085: Amanda Frolich – Teaching preschool children how to be healthy and active… - On this week’s episode I am interviewing Amanda Frolich, an award-winning celebrity children’s entertainer and CEO of Amanda’s Action Club, the world’s most fun, physical development concept teaching preschool children how to be healthy and active from an early age. Having spent 28 years working within the early years sector, Amanda was invited by the children’s…

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084: Rachael Coyle – How running an online business can be lonely… - On this week’s episode I am interviewing Rachael Coyle, who runs a luxury online baby and childrenswear boutique called Rosie and Lula, which sells clothes and gifts from newborn babies up to 8 years old. Originally an account manager at a digital marketing agency, Rachael fulfilled her dream of becoming a makeup artist, however after…

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083: Claire Russell – Passion for family play… - On this week’s episode I am interviewing Claire; the founder of PlayHOORAY. Claire is an early years specialist with a passion for encouraging families with young children to play! Claire runs playHOORAY! an online community of parents, carers and educators where she supports, advises and inspires them to play with their babies and young children. Not…

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082: Shirag Shemmassian – How to write a memorable personal statement… - On this week’s episode I am interviewing Dr. Shirag Shemmassian; an admissions expert from San Diego, California. Growing up with Tourette Syndrome in a middle-class family, Dr. Shemmassian was often mocked by peers and teachers and discouraged from applying to elite colleges. However, he went on to graduate debt-free with a B.S. in Human Development…

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081: John Lamerton – The King of Routine - On this week’s episode I am re interviewing Plymouth based dad of two, John Lamerton where we catch up to see how things have moved on for John since our last episode.  Labelled as the “King of Routine”, serial entrepreneur John and his business partner Jason set up the Big Idea which is now helping hundreds…

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080: Jessica Ashley – An Estate Agent with a difference - In this week’s episode I am interviewing Oxford based mum, Jessica Ashley. Jessica worked for a corporate estate agent for 10 years before setting up her own estate agent business Amelie’s Estate Agents when her maternity leave came to an end. In this episode, we’ll cover: • What it’s been like to go from estate…

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079: Rebecca Cross – Stepping into your greatness… - On this week’s episode I am interviewing Rebecca Cross.  Rebecca Cross is a Business Success & Motivational Strategist who works alongside aspiring female entrepreneurs looking to build their dream business and achieve the lifestyle that they deserve, not in the future but now. Rebecca’s goal is to help 2 million women ‘Step into their Greatness’ and achieve their dreams,…

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078: Joshua Lisec & Judy Shaw – How to couplepreneur… - On this week’s episode I am for the very first time interviewing couplepreneurs Joshua Lisec and Judy Shaw, whom together are The Entrepreneur’s Wordsmith LLC. During the first half I interview Joshua and in the second Judy, whilst the other cares for their young son, a real-life example of parentpreneurs. Joshua founded The Entrepreneur’s Wordsmith…

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077: Nicole Clewer – Looking after your mental health and wellbeing - On this week’s episode I am interviewing Nicole Clewer.         Nicole is the founder of luxury activewear brand Dot Dash Activewear. Prior to this, she was a celebrity trainer with 10 years experience in the fitness industry ranging from Barre, Crossfit, Powerlifting and Personal Training. After being an ambassador for a renowned fitness brand for…

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076: Jo Bevilacqua – supporting mothers in starting their own business - On this week’s episode I am interviewing Jo Bevilacqua.  Jo is the Owner of “Serenity Loves” & Founder of “The Unique Mumpreneur.” Serenity Loves is a hair and beauty salon with on site creche and the Unique Mumpreneur an online and in person community for women (Mothers or Not) who want to take the first steps to starting their own business…

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075: Alison Edgar – the benefits of working with a sales coach - In this week’s episode I am interviewing Alison Edgar. Alison is the Managing Director of Sales Coaching Solutions, also known as The Entrepreneur’s Godmother. She is one of the UK’s Top 10 Business Advisers and #1 in Sales and Marketing. Alison is regularly featured on BBC 1 Breakfast, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian…

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074: James Golden – Learning from our mistakes… - On this week’s episode I am re-interviewing James Golden. James was one of our first ever interviewees and featured in one of our first episodes – number 14! After starting his business in 2010, he’s had an incredible journey that included getting a bank grant and later hitting rock bottom, overcoming a cancer diagnosis when…

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073: Siobhan Murray – the impact of burnout on our lives - On this week’s episode I am interviewing Siobhan Murray. Siobhan is a Positive Psychology Success Coach & Psychotherapist and a Family Mediator. Siobhan holds a First-Class Honours B.A. in Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Diploma in Mindfulness and Wellbeing, is a Master NLP Practitioner, a certified Life Coach and a Mediator and is about to embark…

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072: Amanda Overend – enjoying books with your children - In this episode I am interviewing Amanda Overend. WARNING: Do not listen with small children as Amanda talks about delivery of presents at Christmas. Amanda is mum to 3 young boys and the Owner of Books & Pieces, which makes buying books easy for families who want to enjoy books with their children. Amanda’s background…

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071: Lucy Parsons – how to reach your full academic potential - This week I am interviewing Lucy Parsons. Lucy is the CEO of Life More Extraordinary and is an academic coach who supports teenagers and their parents through GCSE and A Level exams, teaching them the study skills they need to reach their full academic potential. At the age of nine Lucy decided she would like…

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070: Vicky Warr – the importance of consumer research - In this week’s episode I am re-interviewing Vicky Warr. I originally interviewed Vicky 3 months ago and we want so deep into talking about her fitness business that we didn’t get chance to cover childcare and how her business is growing. As a reminder, Vicky is the Founder and CEO of Bump and Beyond providing…

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