Posted: Wed 2nd Nov 2016
It's time for episode 25 of our podcast, the Small Business Sessions.
As an exhausted Mum, Mel Bound was desperate to regain a bit of time to herself and put a post on a Facebook group one evening to see if anyone else fancied joining her for a jog in the park after she'd put the kids to bed. 75 women showed up from just that one post and now her This Mum Runs community boasts over 4,000 members.
This Mum Runs focuses on creating a space where time strapped mothers can regain a bit of headspace by doing exercise together without feeling intimidated or under pressure to loose weight or get fit. Her success was rewarded on 21 October when she was crowned Female Start-up of the Year at our Festival of Female Entrepreneurs. We recorded a podcast with Mel before she took to the stage to pitch and this Small Business Session oozes with Mel's infectious enthusiasm about what she's getting up to and why she's doing it. Inspiring and then some!
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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
Episode 17: Making smells for a living
Episode 19: The jeweller going for gold
Episode 20: That's magic!