A spotlight on: Charlotte Johnson, 33, Founder of Live Consultancy

As far as company offices go, Tea Building in Shoreditch is up there with the best. From the cobbled floors that line each hallway and allude to the buildings history; Shoreditch House, the private members club, complete with swimming pool, that occupies the top two floors; to the quirky cafés and lounge areas on standby for informal meetings; the former…
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A spotlight on: Rochelle White, 32, Founder of Rochelle White PR

The general consensus from the sixty plus interviews I’ve recorded now, is that by and large, the majority of business owners are for want of a better phrase, winging it. Be it that business plans are tweaked as new opportunities crop up (that is of course if they were written in the first place), products are abandoned as new trends…
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A spotlight on: Nicola Hartley, 39, Founder of Mint & Co

Truth be told, Elle Woods and the “bend and snap” aside, if I think of lawyers, the classic corporate power suit accompanied by a rather fetching wig; mountains of paperwork piled on desks late into the evening; and high-rise offices à la Suits come to mind. Having complete control over your diary, working remotely from home and being able to…
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A spotlight on: Alice Audley, 29, Founder of Blogosphere

Terms like ‘influencer’, ‘blogger’ and ‘vlogger’ are part of mainstream vocabulary nowadays but when Alice Audley launched her company that wasn’t the case. With the exception of a few (now-household) names, influencers and talent management companies were near non-existent in 2013; marketing departments world over didn’t have to think about their ‘influencer strategy’; and it would take mainstream media a…
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A spotlight on Lucy Chamberlain, 41, Founder of C&C Search

Between you and me, it doesn’t matter how many coffees you have before an 8am interview, if you get yourself in a pickle two minutes before you’re due to sit down and chat, all hopes of a graceful first impression go flying out the window. It’s Thursday 1st February and after navigating my way to their office in Finsbury Circus,…
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