Posted: Wed 13th Nov 2019
For the fourth series, a brilliant line-up of entrepreneurs and experts share insights and inspiration on how to start and grow a brilliant business.
Hosted by Enterprise Nation head of content Dan Martin, we're covering issues including business growth, retail, late payment, mental health and alternative finance over 12 episodes.
Episode eight: The tea mixologist brewing up success
This week we welcome an entrepreneur whose business journey we've followed from the start. Krisi Smith is the co-founder of Bird & Blend Tea Co. which she set up with her partner Mike in a back bedroom.
Five years on the business operates seven retail stores across the UK selling its loose leaf tea and other products.
Along the way Krisi and Mike have achieved many successes including crowdfunding over £364,000 in 24 hours.
In an insights packed podcast, Krisi discusses:
growing from a bedroom start-up to a chain of retail stores
the reasons behind the business' crowdfunding success
why she turned down the big four supermarkets
building a strong community around her brand
why she had to changed her business' name
how to make the most of Christmas for your business
...and lots more!
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Ths podcast was recorded and edited by Enterprise Nation member and audio production service, Podraffi.
To hear all previous episodes of the Small Business Sessions, go here.