"In under 18 months, my business partner and I have a membership of nearly 100 business owners and decision makers" says Laurence Grant
Laurence Grant and Robert O'Sullivan, co-founders of Shaking Hands Interactive Partnership, have combined their experience in business management, sales, marketing, publishing, and events to create Croydon's fastest-growing business partnership. We speak to Laurence to find out how they have got on over the past year and a half of starting up.
Backed by the local authorities, corporate business leaders, and the growing community of small businesses in Croydon, Shaking Hands has become the one-stop-shop for directors and decision-makers looking to collaborate across the Capital.
"karma is quite a good thing, when you are kind and helpful, you leave a positive footprint to the universe! says Silvia Del Corso
Silvia Del Corso is an inspirational business woman - falling in love with the technical aspects of Digital Marketing and SEO, she created her own agency names PinkSEO.Marketing. You can find Silvia's Digital Marketing business online, physically located in Isleworth, West London and on nearly any existing social network. Find out how she started her successful business here:
Easy Offices, one of the UK’s leading serviced office space brokers, recently published an in-depth investigation into the UK’s growing entrepreneurial empire.
Rishi Chowdhury is on a mission to create a better environment for startups to survive and thrive. As well as doing this via his companies IncuBus Ventures and Momentum Startups, he is an avid speaker and mentor at various global events and startup programmes.
Kate Llewellyn-Waters MSc., is a genetic nutritionist and the founder of the world's FIRST Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss Programme based on your DNA. She has developed a truly personalised nutrition weight loss programme with clients worldwide.
SurrounD yourself with like minded people - ideally entrepreneurs who are performing better than you, says Wajeeha Husain.
Interview with Wajeeha Husain, Founder of Chocolateeha - a company founded on her obsession with chocolate (I'm sure many of us can relate) and her desire to work for herself as she approached the age of 30.
Wajeeha is a business superstar who took the bull by the horns and quit her full-time job in London for a passion she felt compelled to explore. She invested 12k of her own money and had taken a risk of ditching the comfortable lifestyle a consistent salary offered and and delved into the unknown world of entrepreneurship. Read Wajeeha's tips about soft-launches, social media and how quitting a well-paid job can be worth it in the end...
Interview with Martin Baines, Founder of Martin Baines Learning Solutions - a company devoted to designing and delivering bespoke commercial learning and development programmes.
Martin has tons of experience - As a man who has been there, done that, he explains how vital it is to have a positive mindset when starting your own business.
Interview with James Harford-Tyrer, Founder & CEO of Cudoni - a luxury resale service in the UK.
An inspirational story, of a man who grew up with a business-ready mind. Read about how James Harford-Tyrer founded Cudoni, a new luxury resale service in the UK. He was previously the COO of a tech SME backed by Lebara Mobile, and set up his first business from his parents’ garage, when he was 12 years old.
Interview with Mohammed Z Abba, Founder of Focal First, Creative Agency based in Dubai
Abba talks us through starting a business, ensuring a solid six-month strategy is in place, the importance of loved ones to support your journey and why, after living in the United Kingdom all his life, he started his business in Dubai.
Interview with Semsettin Karahan, founder of Zanoply
Learn how entrepreneurial spirit will allow your business to thrive, as your passion means you will speak about it to as many people as you can. Semsettin hit the ground running in his business, and as he approaches the 12-month mark, he certainly has reached all of his business milestones.