The Small Business Sessions (S5E2): Starting a lockdown business and the power of pivoting

The Small Business Sessions (S5E2): Starting a lockdown business and the power of pivoting
Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events

Posted: Wed 23rd Jun 2021

It's time for episode two in series five of the Small Business Sessions, Enterprise Nation's podcast sponsored by Starling Bank.

The coronavirus pandemic has been tough for most people. But for some entrepreneurial individuals, it's been the time to start their own company.

One of those new business owners is Katrina Borissova, founder of vegan soap brand Little Danube, who incorporated her new venture on 23 March 2020, the day the prime minister announced Britain was going into lockdown.

Listen to the podcast episode now

On this week's Small Business Sessions podcast

In this week's episode, Katrina tells host Dan Martin her inspiring story and explains how she launched her business during lockdown.

Also on the show is Jade Evans from Starling Bank. She discusses:

  • how entrepreneurs have pivoted their business models to cope with the pandemic

  • the financial support the bank has provided to small companies

  • how founders have used the funding

Listen and subscribe on your favourite platform

You can also listen on other platforms and Enterprise Nation.

Missed episode one of this series? Catch up now!

Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events
I'm a freelance content creator and event host who helps small businesses and the organisations that support them. I have 18 years of experience as a small business journalist having interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs from billionaires like Sir Richard Branson to the founders behind brand new start-ups. I've worked for a range of leading small business publications and support groups, most recently as head of content at Enterprise Nation where I was responsible for the prolific output of content on the company's blog and social media. I'm based in Bristol where I run and host regular events with the local small business community and have strong connections to major business organisations in the south west region. In total, I've hosted over 50 events; from intimate meet-ups to conferences with an audience of hundreds including events for international brands like Facebook and Xero. I'm also a big fan of podcasts having hosted Enterprise Nation's Small Business Sessions as well as lots of online events including Facebook Live interviews, webinars and three live web chats from inside 10 Downing Street. With my partner, I co-run Lifestyle District, a lifestyle blog focused on culture, art, theatre and photography. I'm here to help. I'm volunteering free advice calls of up to an hour as part of the Recovery Advice for Business scheme, over the next 6 months. Please get in touch to see how I can help your business. 

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