13 episodes

Secrets of the Side Hustle is a conversation with inspiring female founders about their career stories. Spanning industries from art and activism to tech and fitness, each week we'll discuss the practicalities of starting a business from scratch, and share helpful advice for anyone hoping to do the same.  

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Secrets of the Side Hustle is a conversation with inspiring female founders about their career stories. Spanning industries from art and activism to tech and fitness, each week we'll discuss the practicalities of starting a business from scratch, and share helpful advice for anyone hoping to do the same.  

    Cassandra Stavrou on the story behind Proper, formally Propercorn

    Cassandra Stavrou on the story behind Proper, formally Propercorn

    The founder of Proper snacks discusses how grief shaped her career and being comfortable with failure.
     
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    • 33 min
    Annie Ridout on how to get a passive income

    Annie Ridout on how to get a passive income

    The author and founder of The Early Hour on freelancing as a mum of three, learning from your mistakes and how to have a healthy relationship with social media
     
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    • 36 min
    How to balance business and family life, by the founders of modelling agency Zebedee

    How to balance business and family life, by the founders of modelling agency Zebedee

    Zoe Proctor and Laura Johnson are the founders of Zebedee, a modelling agency for people with disabilities and visible differences. In this episode, they discuss diversity in fashion and why you should embrace emotion at work. 
     
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    • 44 min
    Beauty founder Michele Scott-Lynch on why self-care is essential

    Beauty founder Michele Scott-Lynch on why self-care is essential

    The founder of curly haircare brand Bouclème talks therapy, embracing her natural curls, and why "slow growth" is her business model of choice.


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    • 42 min
    Sustainable fashion founders Faith Leeves and Cindy Liberman on finding your niche

    Sustainable fashion founders Faith Leeves and Cindy Liberman on finding your niche

    In series two, episode two, the founders of ethical lingerie brand Lara Intimates discuss the four-day working week and harnessing the power of social media 
     
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    • 34 min
    Care-tech entrepreneur Hellen Bowey on the importance of networking

    Care-tech entrepreneur Hellen Bowey on the importance of networking

    Hellen Bowey is the founder of Alcove, which provides intelligent care technology for older and disabled adults. In series 2 episode 1, she discusses every step of building a business - and why you shouldn’t strive for perfection.
     
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

CharlotteK37 ,

Inspiring

Only just discovered this but just brilliant. Have only listened to Annie Ridout and Hellen Bowey - so much to digest and so inspiring. Love that the interview doesn’t get too technical - EBITDA, debt, fundraising. Given me a real kick up the bum - thanks.

Laure silo ,

A Real Gem!

Such a fascinating insight into some of the most interesting and diverse successful women out there. As an aspiring entrepreneur, with more than one string to my bow, I am so glad I discovered it as it is great inspiration!

KingXvii ,

Podcast of the year

Brilliant podcast that’s smart and funny with amazing women.

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