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Success story: Social media for small businesses – Nicola, Founder of Power of Pants

Last updated on 16 April 2024

Written by Rachel Citron

I can’t believe more people aren’t doing it. Everybody should be using Digital Boost With an extensive business background, Nicola was looking for support to grow the social media for her new sustainable small business.  Thanks to Meta’s She Means Business programme, she found Digital Boost’s free mentoring and her business has since gone from strength to…

How mentoring helped Thalia’s business grow

Last updated on 16 April 2024

Written by Rachel Citron

After struggling to find beautiful lights for her home during a house renovation, Thalia noticed a gap in the market and took the leap to start building Sparkle Lighting. Sparkle Lighting has become a destination for beautiful and unique lighting. It’s loved by interior accounts across the country and it’s thriving thanks to Thalia’s hard work!…

Hair Raising Growth

Last updated on 13 September 2023

Written by Rachel Citron

Foxy Hair Extensions may have started small in 2006 as a one woman band, but today, the company has both a thriving online and salon business. Foxy Hair Extensions is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of 100% human hair extension products and training designed for both professional hair salons and extensionists. The company was…

luna: Leading the TeenTech revolution

Last updated on 30 August 2023

Written by Rachel Citron

luna is an app for teenagers which provides a safe space to access trustworthy advice and guidance on their health and wellbeing. Jo Goodall and Jas Schembri share more about their journey, inspiration and taking their concept to reality.

Your Spin: Turning an idea into a business

Last updated on 16 August 2023

Written by Rachel Citron

Eilidh Mutch is the founder of Your Spin Limited, an in-venue activation game for the hospitality sector. As a young entrepreneur Eilidh shares more about her journey as well as the importance of networking.

The story of the woman behind Brighton Gin

Last updated on 22 June 2023

Written by Rachel Citron

Kathy Caton – tells us about setting up and growing Brighton Gin. As founder and CEO of the company, she’s the first to admit that it’s been a challenging journey at times but that the highs have been incredible. Kathy shares the story of her fiercely independent, ethically-driven company.

Building leadership skills with Help to Grow

Portrait of Damini Sharma smiling at the camera

Last updated on 16 March 2023

Written by Alastair Mogford (Admin)

My name is Damini Sharma and I am the CEO and Co-Founder of The OM Group. We are a construction consultancy and training business, working nationally. As we are based in the Midlands, I completed the Help to Grow: Management Course with Aston Business School. The OM Group has been established for 15 years and…

My Help to Grow experience

Portrait of Claire MacDonald smiling

Last updated on 15 May 2023

Written by Francis Evans

I am Claire MacDonald one of the co-founders of MacMartin. We are a design and marketing agency based in Derbyshire. We are full-service, which means we offer a wide range of services from website design, graphic design, social media marketing, paid advertising, Google Ads, and SEO services. We also partner with other companies to expand…