Interviews with small business and start-up founders who are in the midst of growing. These are not interviews with those who have already achieved success but those on the journey to doing so.
The Small Business Podcast: Frolo
In today’s episode I talk to Zoë Desmond, founder of Frolo, the first single parent community app. Frolo transforms and empowers the single parent experience by providing easily accessible connection and support. It makes it easy to discover and connect with like minded single parents living in the same area as well as giving access to a wider global community. Along with the support of fellow frolos, the app provides valuable content and advice from specialists such as family lawyers, child psychologists and relationship experts.
Frolo has already achieved great success and has featured in publications such as the Guardian, Grazia, Sky News, The Evening Standard and many more.
Zoë is an amazing founder and built the app after her own experience as a single parent. 1 in 4 families are single parent families in the UK and we talk through some of the difficulties that single parents face and why there is such a need for a community and platform like this.
Like many entrepreneurs, Zoe does not come from a technology background and so we discuss how you go about building an app without this base knowledge. We cover the highs and lows of using agencies, the importance of marketing and PR as well as taking a community from social media and converting it to users on another platform.
It’s a fantastic story and well worth a listen!
The Small Business Podcast: DÀPPA
In this episode I meet with Ollie and Justin from DÀPPA, a plant based ice cream company based in London. They started as a pop up in Shoreditch and you can now find their ice cream and shakes in restaurants and venues in London and around the UK. We talk about their journey from a direct to consumer only business to now having multiple B2B revenue streams as well as the production of their ice cream, marketing, PR and how they pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic. It's a fantastic company and a great couple of guys. You can find out where to get their ice cream at https://www.getdappa.com/ and find them on instagram at @getdappa.
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Easy-to-digest conversations that are both insightful and engaging. It’s also great to hear such interesting stories from small and niche businesses!
So well delivered. Jovial yet informative. Hugely interesting and inspirational 👌🏽👌🏽
Interesting and enjoyable insight into the journey and adventures that small business owners go through. Also fascinating to find out the host wears perfume. Also up the grills