Journey Two The Top

#033 Journey Two The Top Founders Share Their Social Media Secrets

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Lara & Dapo are an entrepreneurial couple and the founders of “Journey Two The Top”, a Vlog in which they document their growth as individuals and as a couple, while also sharing some of their struggles and advice. Lara is the Cofounder of Fashion SOS & Smooch, while Dapo is the founder & managing director of LocoKickz.

In this episode, you will learn what it takes to get over 300,000 followers to your social channels. How Instagram can help you build a client base internationally and if it’s a good idea to delete a post if it gets low engagement.

Check out the Show notes for resources, notes, and links from the show. Original Music by MadReal

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Aneeka Patel

#032 Knowing Your Niche With Matchmaking Entrepreneur Aneeka Patel

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Aneeka Patel is the founder, chief matchmaker and dating expert behind Project 143, an elite matchmaking agency that specialises in handpicked introductions for hopeful romantic South Asian professionals.

In this episode, you will learn how being able to relate with your niche can help you to understand your clients’ needs and demands. Why you need to hang out in the same places as your target market and how to get more “buy in” from clients, but working with alongside the right people

Check out the Show notes for resources, notes, and links from the show. Original Music by MadReal

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Stevie Newman

#031 Getting The Sales Pitch Right With Cosmetics Entrepreneur Stevie Newman

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Stevie Newman is the founder of C.A.K.E Cosmetics, a makeup brand designed for ladies with Indian, Caribbean and African skin tones. C.A.K.E has made it their mission to offer women with darker skin tones an affordable option when it comes to cosmetics.

In this episode, you will learn how to use market feedback, to decide on your first product. Why you should not use photo filters on your Instagram posts, and how to pitch to a major high street retailer like Superdrug

Check out the Show notes for resources, notes, and links from the show. Original Music by MadReal

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Carlington Clarke

#030 Starting A Business During A Recession With Restaurateur Carlington Clarke

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Carlington Clarke is the entrepreneur, Head Chef and co-founder of Pumpkin Jerk Grill, an award-nominated take-away restaurant offering authentic Caribbean cuisine. Carlington has over 20 years of cooking experience and has been involved in a number of restaurant launches. 

In this episode, you will learn why Carlos opened a restaurant in North London, and how he won during a recession. Why you should avoid borrowing money if you can and why you should follow your dreams.

Check out the Show notes for resources, notes, and links from the show. Original Music by MadReal

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Hannah Mcduffus

#029 Getting Customers Before You’ve Even Launched With Hannah Mcduffus

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Hannah Mcduffus is the founder of BedNBreakfasttt, a unique breakfast delivery service, currently covering South East London and East London. They deliver piping hot breakfasts to homes and workplaces across London. An idea born from Hannahs time living and teaching in Taiwan.

In this episode, you will learn how to get customers before you launch, the benefits of PR and how you can get yourself featured in magazines and newspapers, and why maintaining a business is more important than starting.

Check out the Show notes for resources, notes, and links from the show. Original Music by MadReal

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Varga Moshtagh

#028 Finding Investors For Your Business Idea With Varga Moshtagh

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Varga Moshtagh, is the CEO and founder of Podmosphere, a Podcast-database for listeners, creators and sponsors. Through collecting podcast information, Podmosphere helps Podcasters to be a part of a podcast community that lets you find new listeners and sponsors.

In this episode, you will learn how to chase down investors for your business. What makes a good business pitch and what investors want to know and the importance of finding the right investor for your company

Check out the Show notes for resources, notes, and links from the show. Original Music by MadReal

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Nastassja Lusengo

#027 Turning A Side Hustle Into An Inspirational Cake Business with Nastassja Lusengo

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Nastassja Lusengo, is the creative director, entrepreneur, and sugarcraft specialist behind The Indulgent Sugar Plum, a concept bakery that creates cakes that inspire conversation, special moments and memories. Nastassja draws from many creative disciplines to bring a new experience to confectionery while pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Her exceptional talents, have led her to recently be featured on the Extreme Cake Makers TV show.

In this episode, you will learn how long should you give your side hustle, to know if it’s something you should peruse. Why the number of followers you have is not as important as building a sustainable business and why it is important to do research on your competitors

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#026 How the Princes Trust can help your business grow with La’tifah Atkinson-Campbell

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La’tifah Atkinson-Campbell, is a Prince’s Trust Young Ambassador and the founder of Bake That Cake, a company specialising in bespoke sculpted cakes.
 
With over seven years experience in the Cake Industry, La’tifah has made cakes for many high profile figures including her Majesty the Queen and Prince Charles. 

In this episode, you will learn why everyone can’t be a customer for your business, an insight into how the Princes Trust can help your business and why you should get your customers to pay upfront for your services.

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#025 How To Be A Great Presenter When You Represent Your Brand On YouTube with Esther Alade

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Esther Alade is the host of Corporate Afrika, a brand developed to provide a platform for Businesses, Products, and Entrepreneurs to interact and access the growing African Consumers and Businesses that have an interest in Africa or the UK.

It provides a corporate and social environment, in which businesses or entrepreneurs need to test new products, sample or activate new ideas, spark new ideas with like-minded people or to simply meet the next recruit for or from the target audience socially.

In this episode, you will learn about the benefit of learning your craft and doing work for free. Tips for being in front of the camera, if you’re thinking about promoting your business on youtube and advice to help prevent you from getting cheated or burnt in business

Check out the Show notes for resources, notes, and links from the show. Original Music by MadReal

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Weqool

#024: Making An App Without Knowing How To Code, With Adrian and Alexander Bulley

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Adrian and Alexander Bulley are the founders of Weqool, a social fitness app that helps you get fit, by working out with friends online.

They aim to reinvent the concept of online fitness by making exercise more fun, engaging and social, regardless of where you are at that moment in time.

In this episode, you will learn what to do if you want to make an app or software product, but you don’t know how to code. How to find a software developer for your idea and the benefits of creating a minimum viable product (MVP) when launching.

Check out the Show notes for resources, notes, and links from the show. Original Music by MadReal

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