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Do you have dreams of owning your own business or you just want to take a peak behind the curtain to see how other people have done it? Then join Mia Freedman as she sits down with some of the most inspiring and successful female entrepreneurs to discover how they built their businesses from the ground up.

Lady Startup Mamamia

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    • 4.5, 23 Ratings

Do you have dreams of owning your own business or you just want to take a peak behind the curtain to see how other people have done it? Then join Mia Freedman as she sits down with some of the most inspiring and successful female entrepreneurs to discover how they built their businesses from the ground up.

    BONUS: They're Not Called Sex Toys Anymore

    BONUS: They're Not Called Sex Toys Anymore

    Let’s talk about sex toys. Except they’re not called sex toys anymore. They’re called pleasure products. 

    Today’s guest, Lara Pack, turned her own painful sexual experiences into a business. After completing the Lady Startup Activation in 2019, Lara founded Elixir Play, with the aim of teaching women more about their bodies and ways to improve their sex lives. 

    And the result? Lots of happier, more satisfied women.

    But it hasn't all been smooth sailing for Lara, and in this episode she tells Lady Startup founder, Mia Freedman, how she deals with criticism and judgement. 

    This episode was brought to you by the MYOB & Smiling Mind Small Business Program. Partnering to make mental health everyone’s business.

    Visit the Elixir Play website HERE or follow them on Instagram HERE.

    JOIN THE LADY STARTUP COMMUNITY:

    Are you busting to start your own business but you don’t know where to start? Get info about The Lady Startup Activation Plan here... https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/waitlist/

    Want insider tips and tricks for your business direct from Mia Freedman each week? Get the free Lady Startup newsletter here... https://www.ladystartup.com.au/

    Want to help lift other women higher and maybe get a boost for your biz? Follow us on Instagram… https://www.instagram.com/ladystartups/

    Looking for a community of kickass Lady Startups (and other women who want to start businesses)? We have a free one for you right here... https://www.facebook.com/ladystartups/

    Need more lols, info and inspo in your ears? Find more Mamamia podcasts here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    CREDITS:

    Host: Mia Freedman, co-founder of Mamamia and founder of Lady Startup

    You can find Mia on Instagram HERE and get her free weekly newsletter HERE. 

    Guests: Lara Pack, Elixir Play

    Producers: Leah Porges and Samantha McDonald

    • 30 min
    BONUS: How A Former Olympian Became A Lady Startup

    BONUS: How A Former Olympian Became A Lady Startup

    Imagine if your body was your profession and then…. disaster.

    After competing at the 2010 Winter Olympics in snowboard cross, Steph Prem had a catastrophic accident. 

    What happened next was the worst time of her life but it also led to a business idea,  something that would change her future.

    But there were more challenges in store for Steph and in this episode, she tells Lady Startup Founder, Mia Freedman, how she has navigated them.

    This episode was brought to you by the MYOB & Smiling Mind Small Business Program. Partnering to make mental health everyone’s business.

    Visit the Studio PP website HERE or follow them on Instagram HERE.

    JOIN THE LADY STARTUP COMMUNITY:

    Are you busting to start your own business but you don’t know where to start? Get info about The Lady Startup Activation Plan here... https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/waitlist/

    Want insider tips and tricks for your business direct from Mia Freedman each week? Get the free Lady Startup newsletter here... https://www.ladystartup.com.au/

    Want to help lift other women higher and maybe get a boost for your biz? Follow us on Instagram… https://www.instagram.com/ladystartups/

    Looking for a community of kickass Lady Startups (and other women who want to start businesses)? We have a free one for you right here... https://www.facebook.com/ladystartups/

    Need more lols, info and inspo in your ears? Find more Mamamia podcasts here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    CREDITS:

    Host: Mia Freedman, co-founder of Mamamia and founder of Lady Startup

    You can find Mia on Instagram HERE and get her free weekly newsletter HERE. 

    Guests: Steph Prem, Studio PP

    Producers: Leah Porges and Samantha McDonald

    • 28 min
    BONUS: That Time I Delivered My Biz Partner’s Baby

    BONUS: That Time I Delivered My Biz Partner’s Baby

    When the lines between family and business are blurred, some crazy things can happen - like starting a business with your sister in law and then accidentally delivering one of her babies with your actual hands, at the top of the stairs in her house.

    Palmaira Sandals Australia was founded by sister-in-laws, Jenny and Gemma, and operating this business has been a journey of tag teaming (with 5 children between them), accidentally discovering each other's strengths and dealing with the surprising challenge of going viral, very suddenly, over night.

    This episode was brought to you by the MYOB & Smiling Mind Small Business Program. Partnering to make mental health everyone’s business.

    Visit the Palmaira Sandals website HERE or follow them on Instagram HERE.

    CREDITS:

    Host: Mia Freedman, co-founder of Mamamia and founder of Lady Startup.

    You can find Mia on Instagram HERE and get her free weekly newsletter HERE. 

    Guests: Jenny Sewell & Gemma Taylor, Founders, Palmaira Sandals Australia. 

    Producers: Leah Porges and Samantha McDonald

    JOIN THE LADY STARTUP COMMUNITY:

    Are you busting to start your own business but you don’t know where to start? Get info about The Lady Startup Activation Plan here... https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/waitlist/

    Want insider tips and tricks for your business direct from Mia Freedman each week? Get the free Lady Startup newsletter here... https://www.ladystartup.com.au/

    Want to help lift other women higher and maybe get a boost for your biz? Follow us on Instagram… https://www.instagram.com/ladystartups/

    Looking for a community of kickass Lady Startups (and other women who want to start businesses)? We have a free one for you right here... https://www.facebook.com/ladystartups/

    Need more lols, info and inspo in your ears? Find more Mamamia podcasts here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    • 27 min
    BONUS: How To Build A Company While You’re So Sick You Can’t Stand Up

    BONUS: How To Build A Company While You’re So Sick You Can’t Stand Up

    Christy Laurence is the CEO and Founder of Plann, an Instagram scheduling app she dreamed up while so sick, she spent her days lying on her living room floor.

    In this episode, Christy joins Lady Startup founder, Mia Freedman, to chat about the challenges of being a female tech founder in a male-dominated industry and how she set her product up for viral success from day one.

    This episode was brought to you by the MYOB & Smiling Mind Small Business Program. Partnering to make mental health everyone’s business.

    Learn more about the Plann app HERE or download via the App Store.

    CREDITS:

    Host: Mia Freedman, co-founder of Mamamia and founder of Lady Startup.

    You can find Mia on Instagram HERE and get her free weekly newsletter HERE. 

    Guest: Christy Laurence, Founder and CEO, Plann

    Producers: Leah Porges and Samantha McDonald

    JOIN THE LADY STARTUP COMMUNITY:

    Are you busting to start your own business but you don’t know where to start? Get info about The Lady Startup Activation Plan here... https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/waitlist/

    Want insider tips and tricks for your business direct from Mia Freedman each week? Get the free Lady Startup newsletter here... https://www.ladystartup.com.au/

    Want to help lift other women higher and maybe get a boost for your biz? Follow us on Instagram… https://www.instagram.com/ladystartups/

    Looking for a community of kickass Lady Startups (and other women who want to start businesses)? We have a free one for you right here... https://www.facebook.com/ladystartups/

    Need more lols, info and inspo in your ears? Find more Mamamia podcasts here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    • 28 min
    BONUS: Margie Hennessy Kept Her Business Running Through A Natural Disaster

    BONUS: Margie Hennessy Kept Her Business Running Through A Natural Disaster

    A bushfire raging nearby, a business under threat and 50 dogs to evacuate.

    For Margie Hennessy, owner of a luxury doggy brand DOGUE, this was her reality when her dog holiday retreat came under threat from bushfires earlier this year. 

    It was an epic emergency. So how on earth did she keep her cool?

    In this episode, Margie joins Lady Startup founder, Mia Freedman, to chat about how the bushfire crisis, followed by a global pandemic impacted her business. How did she cope and how is she dealing with these challenges as a business owner and boss?

    This episode was brought to you by the MYOB & Smiling Mind Small Business Program. Partnering to make mental health everyone’s business.

    Visit the DOGUE online store HERE.

    Are you an Australian manufacturer looking for new business?

    During this time of COVID, DOGUE has launched their Aussie-Made Campaign.

    DOGUE is looking to partner with Australian manufacturers, to help create beautiful bedding, blankets, apparel – as well as treats and beauty ranges for their four-legged customers. Expression of interests here - https://bit.ly/3dXuwVs. 

    CREDITS:

    Host: Mia Freedman, co-founder of Mamamia and founder of Lady Startup.

    You can find Mia on Instagram HERE and get her free weekly newsletter HERE. 

    Guest: Margie Hennessy, CEO, Dogue.

    Producers: Leah Porges and Samantha McDonald

    JOIN THE LADY STARTUP COMMUNITY:

    Are you busting to start your own business but you don’t know where to start? Get info about The Lady Startup Activation Plan here... https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/waitlist/

    Want insider tips and tricks for your business direct from Mia Freedman each week? Get the free Lady Startup newsletter here... https://www.ladystartup.com.au/

    Want to help lift other women higher and maybe get a boost for your biz? Follow us on Instagram… https://www.instagram.com/ladystartups/

    Looking for a community of kickass Lady Startups (and other women who want to start businesses)? We have a free one for you right here... https://www.facebook.com/ladystartups/

    Need more lols, info and inspo in your ears? Find more Mamamia podcasts here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    • 24 min
    BONUS: Trinny Woodall Knows What's Marketing Bull**** And What Works

    BONUS: Trinny Woodall Knows What's Marketing Bull**** And What Works

    Know Your Customer. Know what problem your business is solving. Don’t be a bottleneck in your business.

    These wise words come from the one and only Trinny Woodall, founder and CEO of international makeup brand, Trinny London.

    Trinny has seen plenty of challenges in both life and business. Her ex-husband took his own life, plunging her into grief and a financial mess, right when she was trying to start her business.

    But now, with investors, 85 staff and hundreds of thousands of adoring fans, followers and customers, how has business changed during the time of COVID-19? 

    In this episode, Trinny joins Mia Freedman to talk about how you keep your staff calm, inspired and motivated in the face of a global recession. 

    This episode was brought to you by the MYOB & Smiling Mind Small Business Program. Partnering to make mental health everyone’s business.

    You can listen to previous No Filter interviews with Trinny HERE and HERE.

    And you can shop Trinny London HERE.

    CREDITS:

    Host: Mia Freedman

    You can find Mia on Instagram HERE and get her free weekly newsletter HERE. 

    Guest: Trinny Woodall

    Producers: Leah Porges and Samantha McDonald

    TechnicalProducer: Lem Zakharia

    JOIN THE LADY STARTUP COMMUNITY:

    Are you busting to start your own business but you don’t know where to start? Get info about The Lady Startup Activation Plan here... https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/waitlist/

    Want insider tips and tricks for your business direct from Mia Freedman each week? Get the free Lady Startup newsletter here... https://www.ladystartup.com.au/

    Want to help lift other women higher and maybe get a boost for your biz? Follow us on Instagram… https://www.instagram.com/ladystartups/

    Looking for a community of kickass Lady Startups (and other women who want to start businesses)? We have a free one for you right here... https://www.facebook.com/ladystartups/

    Need more lols, info and inspo in your ears? Find more Mamamia podcasts here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    • 28 min

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