The Small Business Sessions podcast: The entrepreneur embracing the mental health boosting power of plants

The Small Business Sessions podcast: The entrepreneur embracing the mental health boosting power of plants
Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events

Posted: Wed 1st Nov 2023

It's time for episode four in season six of the Small Business Sessions, Enterprise Nation's podcast powered by the business.connected online training programme.

Episode four Kay Suppamas, Leafage

In this week's show, freelance journalist Dan Martin speaks to Kay Suppamas, Enterprise Nation member and founder of Leafage, the London-based company focused on nature-inspired experiences with terrarium workshops and kits.

In 2016, after the sudden loss of her father, Kay realised the importance of putting your wellbeing first and how plants can support mental health.

She then started a journey to creating a business that revolutionises how city dwellers, with limited access to green space, interact with nature.

In the episode, we hear Kay's inspiring story and her tips for business success.

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On this week's Small Business Sessions podcast

During the show, Kay shares brilliant advice and insights from her business growth story.

Topics discussed include:

  • How using nature to deal with grief after the death of her father inspired the business.

  • The power of plants and nature for mental health and wellness.

  • Running a business as a side hustle while you still have a full time job.

  • How she secured huge brands like Meta, Google, Nike and LinkedIn as clients.

  • Why founders getting advice from experts is so important.

  • How as an in person events business, Kay responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events
I'm a freelance journalist and event host who helps small businesses and the organisations that support them. I'm also Enterprise Nation's news reporter and Bristol Local Leader. I have 20 years of experience as a small business journalist having interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs from famous names like Sir Richard Branson and Deborah Meaden 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 now freelance for Enterprise Nation as the website's news reporter and as the host of the Small Business sessions podcast. I'm based in Bristol where I run and host regular events with the local small business community in my role as Enterprise Nation's Local Leader for Bristol. I also have strong connections with other major business organisations in the south west region. In total, I've hosted over 100 events including conferences with an audience of hundreds for international brands like Xero and Facebook and 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.

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