Posted: Wed 31st Aug 2016
It's time for episode 16 of our podcast, the Small Business Sessions.
Enterprise Nation member and Neomi Bennett left school without any qualifications but once she'd had her family, decided to study nursing as a mature student. A study project led to her launching her own product, Neo-Slip, which now counts the NHS as one of its clients.
Neo-Slip is a little bag that goes over a patient's foot to help combat the difficulties with putting on anti-embolism stockings. With 25,00 people in the UK dying each year of deep vein thrombosis after they've had an operation, most of which could have been avoided, the product is much needed.
Neomi's intention was never to start her own business though so this session is a great example of how entrepreneurial ideas can come right out of nowhere.
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Other episodes of the Small Business Sessions:
Episode one: Colin from The Podcast Host
Episode two: 'If success was easy, everyone would be doing it'
Episode three: A sleep deprived mum's business born from exhaustion
Episode four: The accidental language entrepreneur
Episode five: Connecting people and watching the magic happen
Episode six: A fashion brand inspired by holiday snaps
Episode seven: Believe in yourself and keep on learning
Episode eight: From garden shed to Dragons' Den and a Â£10m valuation
Episode nine: Taking on the soggy tea bag entrepreneur style!
Episode 11: The corporate lawyer turned fragrance maker