No Bull Business Women
Hula-hooping world champion Marawa: “If you take gigs for free, the whole industry suffers”

Hula-hooping world champion Marawa: “If you take gigs for free, the whole industry suffers”

February 16, 2020
Marawa Ibrahim is a hula-hooping acrobat, author, teacher and leader of the all star dance troupe, the Majorettes. She's performed at the London Olympic ceremonies and has countless world records, including one for spinning 200 hoops at once.
In this episode she tells us straight how she juggles being a creative with making money, she talks us through her career highlights and gives us a pep talk on knowing your own worth. 
Lucy and Yak co-founder: “We want to get to know the people making the stuff”

Lucy and Yak co-founder: “We want to get to know the people making the stuff”

February 9, 2020

Lucy Greenwood is one of the co-founders of the sustainable dungaree brand, Lucy and Yak. She and her partner Chris have turned ethical clothing on its head - their dungarees are cool, eye catching, comfortable and most importantly, don't screw anyone over. In this episode she tells us the amazing story of how they began selling from the back of a camper van, the relationship they have with their Indian factory and why hiring the right team is paramount to success. 

Artist Frankie Noller: “Chat to everyone and just be confident”

Artist Frankie Noller: “Chat to everyone and just be confident”

February 2, 2020

Frankie Noller is an up and coming artist specialising in line drawing, spray painting and customising clothing. She makes retro pictures look cool and as a result, brands are crawling over each other to work with her. In this episode, she explains how she went from graffiti shop assistant, to set assistant, to artist. She's all about networking and tells us how she navigates the London creative scene, using every contact successfully to get ahead.

YouTuber Patricia Bright: “Personal branding is overrated”

YouTuber Patricia Bright: “Personal branding is overrated”

January 26, 2020

YouTube star Patricia Bright built her beauty blogging channel with her face front and centre of her brand but in this episode of No Bull Business Women, she explains why personal branding isn't everything and how and why you should build your business without one. She also delves into what it takes to build a multifaceted media empire and when you should cut your losses on a business idea.

Talk and Tell Founder, Chloe Boulos: on influencer marketing and how to collaborate successfully

Talk and Tell Founder, Chloe Boulos: on influencer marketing and how to collaborate successfully

November 17, 2019

Talk and Tell create modern, fashionable, affordable tech accessories. In this episode, founder Chloe Boulos gives her top tips on how to successful navigate the world of influencer marketing, she explains what it's really like to be a solopreneur and talks about the No Bull Business School phone case collaboration. 

Poodle and Blonde Founders Whinnie Williams and Kierra Campbell: on running a business with a friend

Poodle and Blonde Founders Whinnie Williams and Kierra Campbell: on running a business with a friend

November 10, 2019

Ever thought about starting a business with your mate? You'll want to listen to this episode before you do. Whinnie Williams and Kierra Campbell are the co-founders of quirky, mid-century interiors brand, Poodle and Blonde. Their style is influenced by the shapes and materials of the 1970s - think velvet shell chairs and bamboo wallpaper. In this episode they bare all on what it's like to really run a business with a friend and how to do it successfully and they list their tips on making products sustainable. 

Black Ballad founder Tobi Oredein: on raising investment, diversity and building a new media brand

Black Ballad founder Tobi Oredein: on raising investment, diversity and building a new media brand

November 3, 2019

Tobi Oredein is the founder of Black Ballad, a UK based lifestyle platform that creates content for black women, by black women. She speaks frankly about diversity in business, building a new media brand and breaks down what it takes to get investment.

Artist Kelly Anna: on how to successfully work with big brands

Artist Kelly Anna: on how to successfully work with big brands

October 27, 2019

Kelly Anna is an artist and print designer renowned for her bold and confident figurative works. She has a client list bursting with some of the world's biggest brands including Nike, Air BnB and H&M and has had some incredible names wear her prints, from Beyonce to Cara Delevingne. In this episode she explains her successes and breaks down how anyone can successfully work with big brands.

MDMflow Cosmetics founder Florence Adepoju: On taking a full time job alongside her business

MDMflow Cosmetics founder Florence Adepoju: On taking a full time job alongside her business

October 20, 2019

Flo had everything going for her business - she had been stocked in Harvey Nichols, Nasty Gal and Colette in Paris, but then she decided to do something completely unexpected... take a full time position in a new startup agency. Why did she do it? Florence breaks down her unusual choice and how she dealt with the public perception of being a founder turned employee.

Aelfie founder Aelfie Oudghiri: how to fall back in love with your business

Aelfie founder Aelfie Oudghiri: how to fall back in love with your business

October 13, 2019

Ever felt like you are falling out of love with your business? That's what happened to Aelfie Oudghiri when she realised the rapid growth of her design textiles company Aelfie was going a different way to what she wanted. After much creative soul searching, she found a way to fall back in love with her business and defined her own version of success.