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040: How to make delegation easy - In this episode, I’m talking all about delegation! I used to find delegation a real pain. I knew it was vital that I share my workload in order for me to concentrate on pressing matters. However, I found the process of handing over tasks slow and time consuming due to the amount of training and…

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039: Colleen Wong – selling tech safety devices for children - In this episode, I talk to Colleen Wong the brains behind Gator Watch, a watch, phone and tracker for kids. The high-tech yet easy to use safety device allows parents to track their children via GPS and Wifi, and enables phone calls between parent and child. The watch is produced by Colleen’s company Techsixtyfour. In…

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038: Somesh Selvachandran – feminism, equality and the silicon roundabout - In this episode, we are joined by London-based father of two, Somesh Selvachandran. After working for ten years as an Executive Director in the technology department of a global investment bank Somesh took the leap to co-found a startup. As part of the entrepreneurial journey, he has experienced triumphs and challenges that we can learn a…

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037: Poonam Gupta OBE – building one of Scotland’s biggest exporters whilst raising two children - In this episode, I am honoured to be joined by fellow Parentpreneur, Poonam Gupta OBE, founder of PG Paper. After emigrating from India to Scotland, Poonam opened her startup in 2003. The paper company has since grown into a multi-million-pound enterprise, exporting paper globally and proudly standing as one of Scotland’s biggest exporters. Poonam has…

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036: Dr Caroline Purkhardt – running a business abroad - I am delighted to share this episode with you in which I talk to my friend and fellow parentpreneur Dr Caroline Purkhardt. Caroline is a published author and entrepreneur who runs Lauvitel Lodge, a beautiful holiday retreat situated in the French Alps. In this interview, you’ll hear Caroline’s captivating story of how she relocated abroad with…

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035: How to make this your best year yet - Want to stop stress and overwhelm when it comes to starting a business? Need a plan to make real progress with your startup idea? Would you love to start a business and enjoy lots of time with your family? In this podcast episode, I will give you a roadmap to help stop overwhelm and get clear…

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034: Juliette Toop – taking the leap to becoming an entrepreneur - In this episode I am very proud to be interviewing Juliette Toop, a Parentpreneur who I’ve been working with through my accelerator program. Through the program she has been exploring and developing her product market fit, but already has had a lot of experiences that I’m looking forward to sharing with you. This interview will…

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033: Bryony Thomas – how to understand what your customers want and need - In this episode, I speak to Bryony Thomas, entrepreneur and author of award-winning book Watertight Marketing, a fantastic book that helps small business owners get calm control of their business growth. Before founding Watertight Marketing, Bryony held a series of Marketing roles including 3 years as Director of Marketing Operations at Experian. She’s been running…

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032: Dan Bradbury – how to find the right business model for your business - In this episode, I am delighted to be interviewing one of my mentors, Dan Bradbury. He is a serial entrepreneur, investor and fellow Parentpreneur. With Dan and his team’s coaching I have been able to drastically increase profits for my software business. So, I was really keen to get him on the podcast to share…

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031: Erin Thomas Wong – franchisee to serial entrepreneur - In this episode, I talk to fellow parentpreneur, Erin Thomas Wong. After the birth of her first son in 2008, Erin left her career in television production and became a jewellery franchisee. After a couple of years enjoying the freedom that self-employment gave her through the franchise, Erin started a series of her own companies.…

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030 - How to find the right idea for your new business 030: How to find the right idea for your new business - In this episode I’m going deep into a topic that I know is a big one for many of you… how to find the right idea for your new business. I know some of you have been hesitating to get started with a new business, perhaps because you feel you’ve not found the right idea……

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029: Catherine Watkin – selling from the heart - In this episode, I speak with Catherine Watkin, an entrepreneur and sales expert with over 19 years of experience getting clients to say Yes, without being overly salesy. Catherine and I discuss how be authentic to your own values and get amazing results. Catherine now passionately teaches entrepreneurs how to ‘sell from the heart’ –…

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028: How to get the support you need from your partner (even after a business failure) - Starting a business can be frustrating, exhausting and downright difficult! But what can make it even harder is a lack of support from those closest to you. Taking on a new endeavour like a startup puts emotional and financial strain on families and relationships are tested. From my own experience and knowledge from working with…

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Credit: Unsplash The Seven Best Apps For Parent Entrepreneurs - When it comes to being a parent entrepreneur, we know that it’s less about chasing money and more about pursuing the lifestyle you desire most. All of us want to free up time and make day-to-day tasks easier to ensure that we can concentrate on raising the next generation of entrepreneurs. Here are seven of…

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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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