SERVICE-BASED INSPO

Unlike product based businesses that sell a physical, tangible product, service based businesses – as the name implies – sell a service.

Want to start your own service-based biz? Learn from the women who’ve gone and done just that!

A spotlight on: Donna Tweedale, 37, Founder of Donna Tweedale Styling

Aside from the obvious ‘how to launch a business’ tips, management advice when it all goes a tad pear-shaped, and day-to-day life hacks that female entrepreneurs swear by these days; if there’s one thing that my experience launching She can. She did. has taught me, it’s that I’ve nailed the art of walking up to random strangers who are sat…
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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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A spotlight on: Le’Nise Brothers, 38, Founder of Eat Love Move

Le’Nise Brothers spent fifteen years working her way up in an industry that seemingly offers equal opportunities in abundance; but when she fell pregnant at thirty-two with her son, her personal experience proved the opposite to be true. Knowing that she no longer wanted to return to work at the end of her maternity leave therefore and having grown up…
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A spotlight on: Aileen Gilani, 26, Founder of The Luxury Student

Essays and deadlines and exams aside, my memories of student life blur into one big concoction of fun. From too much tequila where you’re too drunk to care whether the barman gave you salt and lemon on the side; group huddles when ‘Wonderwall’ comes on and everyone’s high on life (but oh so sad that the lights are about to…
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A spotlight on: Suzann Bozorgi, 39, Founder of Room Lab

Suzann Bozorgi’s business is on its way to becoming a household name but up until eighteen months ago, the idea her company originated from hadn’t yet crossed her mind… Having traded the world of advertising in for interior design in her early thirties (and gone on to design some of the capital’s most luxurious venues thereafter); a unique request from…
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