E24: How to start a business with Emilie Bellet, Jinesh Vohra and Lisa Picardo

The Pension Confident Podcast

Jan 28 2024 • 28 mins

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January is a time when many of us will naturally be thinking about various hopes and intentions for the year ahead. But what if your ambition is to launch your own business?

Starting a side hustle during a cost-of-living crisis isn’t for the faint of heart. After all, in the UK one in five new businesses fold in their first year, and over half of start-ups don’t make it past five years. But that doesn't mean it's impossible.

Join our host, Philippa Lamb, and three fearless entrepreneurs as they discuss real-world tactics for bootstrapping your dream business. This month we hear from:

  • Founder and CEO of Vestpod, Emilie Bellet;
  • Founder and CEO of Sprive, Jinesh Vohra; and
  • CCO at PensionBee, but also Founder of childrenswear business Little Circle, Lisa Picardo.

Episode Breakdown:

01:50 The idea and first steps

09:08 Networking with the competition

11:48 Business planning

15:26 The pros and cons of co-founders

18:04 Managing your money effectively

22:04 Sole trader versus limited company

24:54 Common mistakes and expert advice

Further reading:

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