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A podcast where we speak to founders and entrepreneurs from businesses you’ve always wanted to know more about. We delve into the formative years of their business lives and ask those with the inside track on start-up and scale-up life the questions I wish I knew the answers to when I started out so you should too!

So, when should you raise VC funding? Should founders give all employees equity? And what do the acronyms banded around in boardrooms like SEIS, EIS, TAM and VAT actually mean for you as a founder? We shed light on just how many founders are neurologically diverse and show you how to get through times when the things get tough, as they will...

Hosted by me Oliver Bruce a Dyslexic, Dyspraxic entrepreneur with ADHD my business journey so far really exciting. I have built multi-million-pound businesses, I have invested at Seed and Series A stage and I have launched this podcast now ranked in the top 5% of business podcast globally and guess what, I have loved every minute as I hope you do to!

Recent winners of Campaign Publishing (https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/campaign-publishing-awards-2021-podcast-year-%E2%80%93-business-media/1715626) business podcast of the year with judges saying "This podcast has identified a niche in the market and sets out to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs honestly and ethically"

To find out more visit http://successpodcast.co.uk

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    • 4.9 • 96 Ratings

A podcast where we speak to founders and entrepreneurs from businesses you’ve always wanted to know more about. We delve into the formative years of their business lives and ask those with the inside track on start-up and scale-up life the questions I wish I knew the answers to when I started out so you should too!

So, when should you raise VC funding? Should founders give all employees equity? And what do the acronyms banded around in boardrooms like SEIS, EIS, TAM and VAT actually mean for you as a founder? We shed light on just how many founders are neurologically diverse and show you how to get through times when the things get tough, as they will...

Hosted by me Oliver Bruce a Dyslexic, Dyspraxic entrepreneur with ADHD my business journey so far really exciting. I have built multi-million-pound businesses, I have invested at Seed and Series A stage and I have launched this podcast now ranked in the top 5% of business podcast globally and guess what, I have loved every minute as I hope you do to!

Recent winners of Campaign Publishing (https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/campaign-publishing-awards-2021-podcast-year-%E2%80%93-business-media/1715626) business podcast of the year with judges saying "This podcast has identified a niche in the market and sets out to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs honestly and ethically"

To find out more visit http://successpodcast.co.uk

    Henry Sether, Co-founder of Misfits. How a critical pivot from Female only nutrition to protein bars saved the business.

    Henry Sether, Co-founder of Misfits. How a critical pivot from Female only nutrition to protein bars saved the business.

    Co-founder of Misfits Henry hasn't always been an entrepreneur, in fact in a previous life he worked for Aston Martin, so why the jump into entrepreneurship?

    From a passion for fitness Henry and his co-founder forged a career in the indulgent protein market but nearly lost it all when focusing exclusively on female only nutrition. A quick pivot in 2020 saw Misfits re-strategi​s​e and refocus and in 2021 sold over 7 million protein bars with the vision "to create indulgent, plant-based snacks that EVERYONE can enjoy"

    ​With annual revenues in excess of £10m and an untapped Misfits market in America, what's on the horizon for scale-up brand Misfits in 2023?

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Marietta Hickman, Founder of Cheeky Nibble. Autism, process and the ultimate crunch!

    Marietta Hickman, Founder of Cheeky Nibble. Autism, process and the ultimate crunch!

    Marietta Hickman recently founded Cheeky Nibbl​e whilsy working out of a disused RAF hanger​. UK Young Innovator of the year winner, Marietta​ produc​es​ her delicious​ handmade cereal with little more than an idea, a big bowl and spoonfuls of passion! ​Marietta admits "this is ​the first time in my life I have not been bored​!​"

    So, how difficult is it as a solo, female entrepreneur with autism and a passion ​for ​baking to bring a product to market​?​ With Cheeky Nibble's striking packaging and the generous portions that come in a box, the flavour development through to the illustration and branding was all the brainchild of Marietta's.

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    • 59 min
    Damien Bryne, Co-founder of Hux Health. The mushroom phenomenon, focus & wellbeing. Find your daily edge!

    Damien Bryne, Co-founder of Hux Health. The mushroom phenomenon, focus & wellbeing. Find your daily edge!

    From being able to focus on tasks that matter through to benefiting from a good night's sleep, Damien Bryne and his co-founders at Hux Health have developed and brought to market one of the 'coolest' and most accessible superfoods, nootropics, sleep and beauty supplements around.

    From undergoing investment rounds through to developing a product that not only works but is designed to also look great when sat on your kitchen shelf to boys at Hux Health spanned varying walks of life before coming together to go into business.

    With varying personalities at the top but a shared goal and vision, Damien shares how best to manage the differing skill sets when striving for the same end goal which, ultimately is inspiring people to find their daily edge by making complex nutrition simple...​ ​

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    James Collier, Co-founder of Huel. How nutrition can improve your mindset.

    James Collier, Co-founder of Huel. How nutrition can improve your mindset.

    The behemoth that is Huel started off as a convenience idea and fast became a necessity for so many. James Collier a former NHS Dietitian was wholly responsible for the formulas and nutritious benefits of Huel in the early days.

    A nutritionist by trade James joined Oliver to discuss how Huel was once just an idea around his co-founder Julian Hearn's  kitchen table before becoming the recognised 'go to' brand it is today. James also reveals the title, background and context of his new book 'Thought for food' which is available to buy late 2023 early 2024.

    In an episode that delves into the nuances of health and wellbeing as well as growing and scaling a succesful business it would be remiss of you to skip this one...

    Huel products are nutritionally complete foods, formulated to include all the protein, carbs, fats, vitamins and minerals, along with phytonutrients, that your body needs. Huel provides optimal amounts of recommended requirements for all nutrients.

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    • 48 min
    Ranj & Xav co-founders of Mixtons. How becoming bored of the quiet life in Cornwall inspired a multimillion pound pandemic partnership.

    Ranj & Xav co-founders of Mixtons. How becoming bored of the quiet life in Cornwall inspired a multimillion pound pandemic partnership.

    Co-founder of Mixtons, Xav struggled with Dyslexia from an early age, ultimately discovering music as his form of expression as a teenager. With Dyslexia forming Xav's unique outlook on life he tried, and sometimes failed in business, that was, until the 3 co-founders of Mixtons came together...

    One third of Mixtons, Ranj, trained as an engineer before becoming a cocktail mixer in a local bar ultimately finding his love for hospitality and the perfect pour.

    It wasn't until the 2019 pandemic that Mixtons took off. From making the perfect cocktail in their co-founder Sim's kitchen, Ranj and Xav managed to scale in little under 2 years the brand from zero to hero bringing on investors spanning the world of food, drink and influencer from Calfreezy through to the founders of Goat and dare we say it, even Oliver's invested in Mixtons on their latest round which values the business well into severn figures.

    So, how do 3 friends come together to work so seamlessly on scaling a business in a world only one third of them had ever experienced? When is the right time to raise outside money? And when is the right time to move out of your mates kitchen and into something a little more professional...?

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Joe Black Co-Founder of UniTaskr & Shout. From Africa To The World's Largest Nano-Influencer Platform

    Joe Black Co-Founder of UniTaskr & Shout. From Africa To The World's Largest Nano-Influencer Platform

    From Africa to Spain and everywhere in between, co-founder of UniTaskr Joe Black has had a varied life from an early age. Part of an entrepreneurial family, Joe found himself at a young age plotting the line of lost golf balls from a Spanish golf resort, cleaning and re-selling those same balls to the players. 

    Realising that students and peer-to-peer work stems innovation, gives experience but is an often overlooked resource by business and individuals alike, UniTaskr launched and recently became a Startup 100 business in 2023. The model of UniTaskr is simple. Enable students with no money to monetize their free time and undertake small, simple tasks for those willing to pay. From building an Ikea wardrobe to populating lines of data on a spreadsheet, UniTaskr is empowering the students of today. 

    Not only does this innovative model enable students to keep the wolf from the door and earn some cash on the side but UniTaskr recently launched Shout the world's largest nano-influencer platform harnessing the breadth of it's student resource through social. 

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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

Adriank69 ,

Great ideas!

I’ve listened to about seven of the podcasts all from very interesting entrepreneurs. What I’ve taken away from these podcast is a brilliant way of growing my business and ideas to take forward. Success is in the mind Oliver Bruce has connected me personally with some of the shows interviewers which is great.
Adrian Knott
www.akproperty.london

The Silent Entrepreneur ,

Cracking show

A lot of takeaways and inspecting stories !!

NormousNorm ,

Great listen

Hugely inspiring!

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