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Bossing it Podcast with Found & Flourish

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Earlier this week, I  was invited as a guest on the Bossing It podcast by Found & Flourish. Found & Flourish is run by Lara Sheldrake and Frankie Cotton, a couple of London-based entrepreneurs on a mission to close the opportunity gap for female founders.

I first met Frankie at a General Assembly event I was speaking at and it was comforting to meet someone at the same life stage as me, trying to make the dream of running a successful business a reality. We spoke about the start-up world and the unrealistic perceptions that seem to paint a perfect picture of being an entrepreneur. You tend to meet lots and lots of entrepreneurs and founders at speaker and networking events and there is always a hopeful ‘lets definitely keep in touch’ or ‘it would be great to meet for a coffee’. I myself am guilty of not following up with people I have met as time just seems to slip away as your head is buried deep in the runnings pf your business. However, Frankie and I met on a few more occasions and we seemed to just click.

I was invited to be interviewed on Found & Flourish’s brilliantly refreshing podcast, to share my very real and honest account of the rollercoaster ride I’ve been on with my business My Icon Story in the first two years. Starting a business from scratch single-handedly and self-funding has its peaks and troughs and especially a few hard lessons learnt along the way.

In the podcast I discuss:

  1. Transforming My Icon Story from side hustle to full time business
  2. The mistake of not owning 100% of my website code in the early stages
  3. Self-funding and investment decisions
  4. Leveraging  iconic brands to build an audience and gain competitive advantage

 

You can listen to the podcast via the following channels:

 

 

A huge thank you to Frankie and Lara for having me as a guest on the show and giving me such a wonderful and welcoming platform to share the story behind My Icon Story.

 

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  • Easy to create a personalised story for a gift that actually means something. Looks great!

    - Brionny Leiper

  • Thank you My Icon Story for helping me create a unique and personal 30th birthday present. I would recommend the website to anyone who wants to give something special as a gift.

    - Liam Whiddett

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    - Jenna Bristow

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    - Zahra Curtin

  • Thank you so much for all your help with designing my icon story! Nothing was ever too much trouble and being able to create the exact icons I wanted made my story so much better! A fantastic gift for anyone!!!

    - Ella Rayment

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    - Julie McCarthy

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    - Ash Flight

  • My Icon Story really caught my eye when I saw a feature about it in Metro. It really helped me find a unique present for my wife this Xmas and our print hangs proudly in our hallway!

    - Rob Griffiths

  • A fabulous personal service with excellent communication. We have loved every moment of the process and would recommend creating your own memories Thanks Again

    - Estee Griffin

  • What a great idea. I wanted something meaningful for my partner for his birthday and what better than icons denoting memories from our time together. Will definitely be telling my friends and family about My Icon Story.

    - June Richardson

  • I came across this amazing website via the Evening Standard during a commute home. We were able to create a fantastic and very personal story of our family epic holiday to Australia via Hong Kong. Within a day, Laura even added 2 icons for the Gold Coast for us to choose....the best bit about the the whole experience was the personal service to ensure we could capture an eternal memory in such a unique way. Thanks Laura!

    - Russ Thomas

  • Love love the My Icon Story I made for my wife to remind us of some travel adventures we've had over the years

    - Christian Turner

  • It brought my wife to tears with all the memories of our past she thought I had forgotten

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  • Really loved the artwork, stylish and contemporary. A wonderful memento of our daughter's trip. My Icon Story were extremely helpful from design to delivery. I would recommend My Icon Story to anyone seeking a unique and well made souvenir of their travels.

    - Jane Allden

  • Was really happy with the print. The customer service was great and it didn’t take long to arrive. Cheers!

    - Rob Aitken

  • We loved our Icon Story print following a European trip. Beautifully made and framed.

    - Kayleigh Westwood

  • I purchased a print for my friends birthday and I can honestly say I am so happy with the result. The website is really easy to use, there are a huge variety of icons to choose from, but if you can't find what you are looking for, there was the option to get one designed for you.

    - Kirsty Elliot

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    - Diva M

  • My parents absolutely LOVED their bespoke print I gave them for their ruby wedding anniversary. What's more personal than something that reminds them of all their favourite places they've been together? I'm normally terrible at buying gifts, but you can't get it wrong with a My Icon Story print!

    - Abi Morrish

  • We got a beautiful bespoke print for our wedding, it has all our tables that featured at our wedding. Cities that myself and the hubby have been to. They even created a new icon for us as they didnt feature it. Brilliant service.

    - Lauren Chorley

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    - Rebecca French