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Ep 207: How to grow an award winning business and secure £2m in funding with Laura Simpson

Laura Simpson My Bespoke Room Podcast Laura Tynan Make Millions to Impact Millions

Ready to take your passion from business idea to an award winning success?  On this episode, Laura speaks with Laura Simpson, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of My Bespoke Room.

It is the UK’s #1 rated interior design professional, and Design Pal Pro; their new SaaS tool to help other designers set up, run and grow their own interior design businesses. 

They speak about leaving your corporate job to pursue your business idea; growing two businesses while also growing a family, and raising £2m+ in angel investments. 

Limited Time Offer

  1. My Bespoke Room:10% off any of our design packages with the code LAURATYNAN10, valid until 30th June 2021.  This can’t be used in conjunction with any other offers.
  2. Design Pal Pro:We’re supporting designers during lockdown and offering their first 3 months completely FREE on either package!  Enter this code at checkout to receive 3 months FREE on the £59 package – 3MONTHSFREE59  Enter this code at checkout to receive 3 months FREE on the £69 package – 3MONTHSFREE69

Resources
Are you ready to launch your chart topping podcast in just 30 days? If so, we’ve got you covered. Check out the Powerful Podcast Plan to get the support you need to share your message with the world (with ease!).

Want to get free business resources? Go to lauratynan.com to access free resources to support you with growing your business, mastering your money and sharing your message with the world.

Click here to join the Trailblazers Academy; a private group membership for business owners who are here to make millions and create a big impact in the world. Sign up here for £99pm.

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Shownotes
1.00: How an interest in Pinterest led to creating a booming interior design business

5.15: The reality of growing a business – taking it from idea to reality 

6.30: The importance of getting started and learning from your mistakes  

7.20: Why you don’t need to be an expert in your industry to create a successful business

9.00: Choosing the right co-founder 

12.23: Behind the scenes early on and the power of using focus groups   

14.00: Hiring a predominantly female team, creating flexible work opportunities & attracting the best with your business mission and vision

15.30: Using technology for creating better working conditions

17.55: Flexible working style and growing a business and having a family  

20.53: Changing your business model and creating a new SaaS offer

23.00: Investing journey of a start-up. From bootstrap to raising £2million in angel investing 

26.30: The dynamics of having a capital table of 43 investors and how to best communicate with your investors

28.20: Behind the scenes on your first ever investor pitch meeting and the key things to do to secure funding 

  • 1. Know your numbers
  • 2. Have slick answers prepared to most common questions 
  • 3. Realise not all investors are interested in the same areas
  • 4. Target the right types of investors – so your business is the right type of business and at the right stage

31.00: When investing becomes a two way relationship

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I am a Top 10 Podcast host of "Make Millions to Impact Millions" where I interview trailblazing women across all industries, an award winning speaker, speaking on international stages, including Forbes and I'm on a mission to support trailblazing women like you to create true freedom in your life by building profitable, purpose led businesses where you can share your unique message and talents with the world & create a big impact.

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