Category: Start Business From Scratch

The woman who quit smoking and built a global hypnotherapy firm

Image copyright Mikaela Gauer Image caption Grace and her company have clients around the world The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to US hypnotist Grace Smith. Grace Smith says she was able to give up alcohol, but that quitting smoking seemed impossible. Back in 2011, the then 25-year-old… Read more →

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Coronavirus: Lockdown ‘blessing’ for women setting up business

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVivienne Jade Read started a new catering business during the coronavirus pandemic Lockdown has been a “blessing in disguise” for Vivienne Jade Read. Struggling to balance childcare and her work as an insurance consultant during the Covid restrictions, she decided to set up her own catering company. Vivienne is one of a… Read more →

Coronavirus: The women who started businesses in lockdown

Image caption Natalie James, Charlie Pears-Wallace, Mya Wander and Caroline Haegeman The coronavirus pandemic has hit businesses hard, leading to sweeping numbers of redundancies and millions of workers being furloughed. Despite the downturn, some people have decided to take the brave step of starting a business. We spoke to four women about why they did it and how their ideas… Read more →

How her own illness led one woman to set up a global firm

Image copyright Rob Northway Image caption Jules Miller started to research dietary supplements with her grandfather The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Jules Miller, founder of dietary supplements firm The Nue Co. Jules Miller says she became so ill that she had internal bleeding. “I was exhausted,… Read more →

The women behind one of Gucci’s most-liked Insta posts

Image copyright David PD Hyde Image caption Zebedee model Ellie Goldstein has featured in an advertising campaign for Gucci Beauty The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Laura Johnson and Zoe Procter, founders of Zebedee Management, a talent agency that represents models and actors with physical and learning… Read more →

The search engine boss who wants to help us all plant trees

Image copyright Shane Thomas McMillan Image caption Christian Kroll was inspired to change the direction of his life after travelling through India The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Christian Kroll, the founder and chief executive of internet search engine Ecosia. Christian Kroll wants nothing less than to… Read more →

The Iranian immigrant who conquered online video tech

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shahrzad Rafati arrived in Canada with just one suitcase and little English The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Shahrzad Rafati, founder and boss of internet video technology firm BroadbandTV (BBTV). Shahrzad Rafati was only 13 when she decided she would one… Read more →