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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.