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Small Business Stories with Rob Harris

Rob Harris

Rob Harris, the CEO of Your Financial Friend. His passion is to empower people with the tools, information and skills to grow their money, investments, pensions and to take ownership of their financial future. Seven years ago, he sold his wealth management practice and became an educator, teacher and mentor. He offers one-to-one sessions and teaches his Money Awareness course.

Financial Advisor vs Financial Educator

After spending decades as an independent financial advisor, Rob Harris was thi…

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Small Business Stories with Michelle Dale

Michelle Dale2

Michelle Dale is the founder of Virtual Miss Friday, an Online Business Consultancy and Academy with Built-In Virtual Assistant Services, and the creator of 1nSourcing - a service that specialises in serving 6 and 7 figure business owners. Michelle left the UK in 2005, at the age of 23 to pursue a dream of experiencing real freedom. She has grown a successful, location-independent online business, travelling and living abroad full time, meeting her husband and raising 3 children.

Michelle now s…

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Small Business Stories with Didier Penine

Didier Penine

Small Business Stories with Didier Penine

Didier Penine is the founder and owner of Say it With Champers, a UK based company which sells high quality champagne with personalised labels. After 10 years of lingering on the idea, he finally took the leap two years ago and started his own small business.

What to Say With Champers


Didier explains what his company does and how he decided to start a business with champagne.

“My main line of business covers other businesses that will get a besp…

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Small Business Stories with Anna Forgaard

Anna Forgaard

Small Business Stories with Anna Forgaard

Anna Forgaard is a marketing consultant and strategist, bringing businesses a wealth of marketing knowledge acquired in the wine, media and retail industries. She has successfully worked with brands as diverse as Grazia, Garden News, Great Food Club, The Wine Society, National Geographic and Katie Cardew Illustrations. She provides marketing advice, strategies and campaigns for SMEs, enabling small business owners to concentrate on their product while s…

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Small Business Stories with Sam Hallett, Enable Life

Sam Hallett

Small Business Stories with Sam Hallett

Sam Hallett is the Founding Director and Business Protection Specialist at Enable Life. Enable Life is an insurance brokerage firm offering services to individuals, self-employed and businesses. After battling with chronic illness, Sam has found a passion for health and wellbeing, with financial wellbeing at the forefront. Being an ex-accountant, this is where Sam found a natural transition into life & health protection.

Chronic Health Issues – A Step To…

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Small Business Stories with Richard Bland

Richard Bland

Richard Bland is a digital consultant, website manager, and the founder of BhambraBland.

He helps business owners who are looking to scale or develop a better online presence, as well as startups looking for a creative mind to think through their approach to getting online.

Family as a Business Driver

Richard Bland went through a series of different career paths since he was 18 years old, but what spurred him into the business world was his family.

“Two major things were happening in my fami…

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Small Business Stories with Suzie Flynn

Suzie Flynn

Suzy Flynn is an award winning mindset and business coach who helps Executive Assistants break from the corporate world and start their own Virtual Assistant business. 

The Catalyst for Starting a Business 

 Suzy begins by telling the story of how she decided to take the step to start her own business. 

 “In my mid to late 30s, I started to get frustrated with the corporate world, dealing with redundancies and all of the challenges that came with organisational restructuring. Then I came acro…

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Small Business Stories with Carol Rogers

Carol Rogers

Carol Rogers is the founder of Chromium Bookkeeping, and she helps small businesses save money and stress by managing their books. Her passion is credit control, and she has worked within finance for over 26 years, including 12 years in credit control roles, carrying out payroll, reconciliations, and payment queries. She is also President of Peterborough Lions Club of Lions Clubs International. 

Willingness to Learn   

Carol started her career in the credit control area, but when she moved to …

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