Oliver Bruce speaks with owner operator entrepreneurs about their failures, mistakes, passion and continued persistence in the face of business adversity.
Not all entrepreneurs have completed their vision or journey yet. Some are just starting out. This podcast will take you on a journey of business reality in a world full of idealism.
What does it take to become successful, to grow and market a brand or to start a business from scratch? Find out from those that are currently doing just that.
Proud Partners of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, a programme that recognises, celebrates, supports, encourages and champions entrepreneurs in Great Britain.
Series 2 Trailer - Success Is In The Mind
With over £1bn worth of interviews in Series 2 we've the great and good of entrepreneurial Britain discussing what it takes to turn a dream into a reality.
Launching November 4th 2020.
Success Is In The Mind: The Best Bits - Series 1
In this podcast we look back over the last 8 inspirational and highly entrepreneurial episodes.
From gin and hand sanitiser to influencer marketing and alcoholic sweets, series 1 has been a lot of fun with some really inspiring, eyeopening and motivating stories shared by some of the UK's most watched up and coming owner entrepreneurs!
We will be back on November the 4th 2020 with an all new lineup.
Thanks to the Great British Entrepreneur Awards for their support this series.
Success Is In The Mind: Jasmine Thomas - Ohana CBD Interview
After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2015 Jasmine Thomas said to her mother "there's no point in crying over spilt milk" alas this belief and ethic has enables Jas to become the business leader she is today!
Jasmine continued after her diagnosis to work for a large London City firm. It wasn't until Jasmine's discovery of cannabis and other CBD/alternative products & therapies that her MS started to become more controlled.
Not only inspiring, this interview showcases what belief, passion and determination can achieve in the face of adversity.
Jasmin has now been trading for just over 2 years and has developed 3 product lines also raising £170,000 through private investment.
Success Is In The Mind: Felix Favor Parker - Fairfax and Favor Interview
From bouncy castles to gun slips followed by a a trip to Spain to start a shoe business which ultimately led to being sued by Gucci for £100,000... Starting a business isn't as easy as it may seem, it certainly wasn't for the Fairfax and Favor boys.
Felix talks to Oliver about how his assumption in the early days nearly cost him and his business partner their business. What was the turning point for Fairfax and Favour, when did their breakthrough design moment occur and what quintessentially British designed products have they on the horizon?
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Success Is In The Mind: Susannah Scofield OBE - Director General for the DSA Interview
From Director of Opportunities at the Royal Mail through to Editor in Chief at Woman in Business Magazine, Susannah Scofield's corporate career spanned nearly two decades. Susannah picked up an OBE from HRH in the New Years Honours List and now sits as the Director General for the Direct Selling Association though whilst it was once six figure salaries and recognition from royalty she packed it all in selling her Rolex watch and RangeRover to invest in her brainchild and passion PitchDMM.
Having initially raised just over £150,000 and just recently raised a further £1.5million, Susannah tells us why she would never crowdfund again and always go 'private'.
One of the most jammed packed podcasts to date you will walk away (we hope) feeling inspired, motivated and full of passion!
Success Is In The Mind: Melanie Goldsmith - Smith & Sinclair Interview
Initially a byproduct of a dating board game (pre Tinder/Bumble) Smith & Sinclair brought to market alcoholic gummy sweets. 3 days after launching Smith & Sinclair landed an order for over 20,000 sweets. With little infrastructure, no kitchen facilities or manufacturing arm Melanie, her family and her friends spent 2 months hand making their first sizeable order!
After leaving her job in the events space Melanie sold a family heirloom for what she thought would be a few thousand pounds, it wasn't... This seed capital is what set Smith & Sinclair off on the right foot.
Manufacturing alcoholic sweets however come with it's complexities. From having stock held ransom by their first manufacturer to learning how to expand into the USA as well as brokering deals with some of the UK's biggest luxury stores Melanie and her team have really come up against almost every hurdle.
Smith & Sinclair recently diversified into CBD products selling and buying back their business in the space of the last 12 months (2019/2020)
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Really love this podcast, such fantastic insight!
Really enjoyed listening to the podcasts and found them very insightful especially as I am working with a start up!
Inspiration whilst at work
It’s definitely been a hard 2020 for most and what I love about these podcasts is that it’s real people talking about real experiences, which not only gives you unique insight into worlds you otherwise would not be part of, but leaves you with a feeling of wanting to push on an get the most out of your day. Great stuff. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼