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Business Unusual

Vodafone Business

Join Claudia Winkleman, in association with Vodafone Business, as she gains exclusive access to the minds of some of the most disruptive business owners in the UK, unearthing what it takes to be successful. Each episode features an interview with a different guest sharing their experience of growing their business.

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Welcome to Series 2
23-09-2021
46 seconds
Papier – The unusual business of stationery
5d ago
23 mins
EX1 Cosmetics – The unusual business of cosmetics
16-11-2021
25 mins
Izzy Wheels – The unusual business of customisation
Ailbhe Keane was inspired at art college to focus her final project on bespoke wheel cover designs for her sister Izzy and her wheelchair. This project became the beginning of game changing disability fashion brand Izzy Wheels. With the company motto ‘if you can’t stand up, stand out’, Izzy Wheels is now worth millions and sells to over 50 countries around the world, helping young people personalise their wheelchairs. Ailbhe is the winner of 15 major awards, including being named as one of the leaders of tomorrow, a Forbes 30 under 30 honouree, and has also been featured in Vogue, Elle and Oprah's Magazine. Ailbhe and Claudia catch-up about social media shop windows and how an online video helped Izzy Wheels to grow and collaborate with brands such as Hello Kitty, Barbie and Disney. Business Unusual is made in association with Vodafone Business’ V-Hub platform. V-Hub is here to help with free expert knowledge and guidance, and a constantly evolving range of tools and training. Click here to access online their library and knowledge centre, offering content, tools and insights to help small-medium businesses thrive online. Not only that, but you can access free support from expert business V-Hub advisers. This one-to-one digital support from a business V-Hub adviser can cover a range of topics from how to build an online presence to managing online security risks. Call 0808 005 7400 or visit here. Hosted by Claudia Winkleman. From Vodafone Business, produced by Listen Entertainment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09-11-2021
28 mins
Jamii – The unusual business of supporting small businesses
02-11-2021
26 mins
Peanut – The unusual business of online communitySocial Chain - The unusual business of social mediaTALA - The unusual business of sustainable fashion
Whilst following her own personal journey moving away from fast fashion, Grace Beverly was frustrated to not be able to afford sustainable active ware in her twenties. Already the founder of fitness app, Shreddy, Grace spotted an exciting gap in the market and set about creating game changing brand TALA using her 1M+ followers on Instagram to grow the business. Grace talks to Claudia Winkelman about the importance of social media in launching the business (TALA took 10,000 orders on its first day). We hear about TALA’s ‘audience first’ approach to acquiring a customer base; and how, for TALA, sustainability isn’t just a matter of box-ticking and having a sustainability statement but a defining factor in every decision the business makes. Business Unusual is made in association with Vodafone Business’ V-Hub platform. V-Hub is here to help with free expert knowledge and guidance, and a constantly evolving range of tools and training. Click here to access online their library and knowledge centre, offering content, tools and insights to help small-medium businesses thrive online. Not only that, but you can access free support from expert business V-Hub advisers. This one-to-one digital support from a business V-Hub adviser can cover a range of topics from how to build an online presence to managing online security risks. Call 0808 005 7400 or visit here. Hosted by Claudia Winkleman. From Vodafone Business, produced by Listen Entertainment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12-10-2021
31 mins
Pip & Nut - The unusual business of peanut butterTypology - The unusual business of radical skincareWelcome to Series 2OLIO – The unusual business of sharing leftoversNorthern Monk – The unusual business of monastic brewingBouclème – The unusual business of curly hair-carewhat3words – The unusual business of inventing three-word addressesGrowing Underground – The unusual business of underground farmingOur Parks - The unusual business of getting fit for freeLittle Moons - The unusual business of bite-sized ice creamPatch - The unusual business of doorstep plant deliveriesWelcome to Business Unusual!

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