Joined by Sahar Hashemi OBE co-founder of the coffee chain Coffee Republic and confectionery brand Skinny Candy, since selling both businesses she has authored two books ‘Anyone Can Do It’ and ‘Switched On: You Have It In You.’
Nadya Rousseau and I discuss Sahar’s ethos, maintaining the ‘Startup Forever’ Mindset and realising anyone can do it, you can do it! Just go and make it happen, start it today!!
The questions below are mixed up a little during the episode but we covered the following and more!!
Tell us about you, who are you and what drives you to do what you do?
Why does positivity matter to you?
What is your personal “positive superpower”?
Specific to your journey:
What was the impetus for starting Coffee Republic in the UK, a country known not for its love of coffee, but love of tea?
How did the business grow to 110 stores?
After Coffee Republic, you started Skinny Candy. How did that come about?
Your two books, Startup Forever and Anyone Can Do It are both incredibly motivational. Why are they important for newbie business owners to read?
What is the most important piece of advice you want to leave with burgeoning entrepreneurs?
Has COVID-19 impacted you? If so, how?
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