A recurring theme in the rest of the talks was 'Taking Action' - stop talking and just do! Shaa Wasmund, founder of Smarta, explained that 'running a business is like a rollercoaster' and that she believes 2014 will be the year of video, where You Tube could drive your sales and create 'action'.
Designer and co-founder, Urban Front
Australian/ Lebanese by birth, Elizabeth visited the UK in 1995 to study an MA in television research at the University of Salford, Manchester and subsequently met her future husband and current business partner, Nabil. During an eight year period she worked on various television programmes for many different companies. Elizabeth also started working on various property developments with her husband and discovered a passion for interior design. Mixing both her television career and interest in design, she started working on design and DIY shows like Property Ladder and Changing Rooms. This led to design work for private individuals and a real interest in product design. Working together, Nabil and Elizabeth designed their own door for one of their property developments, and following increased interest from potential customers and recognising a gap in the market, they launched Urban Front in 2005. As co-founder of Urban Front, Elizabeth concentrates on design, marketing and business development and spends all her free time with her 2 young children.
The trip, which I managed to secure a place on, was part of a rather clever scheme I found on the internet that Santander has set up in order to help small businesses like mine grow, and was aimed at giving us a good step up into the US market.
04/01/2013 11:58 GMT
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