Business Stories

Matt Dawson & The Story of ‘Inspire Music School’

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Inspire Music School was born out of the passion for teaching the guitar. It was something that has always brought me such joy and I was always keen for others to have the same experience. Where We Started Originally I come from a sales background. I had studied music for quite a number of years […]

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Amanda Brown, Effective Online Communications at Alterra

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My business story Effective Online Communications I run Alterra Business Consulting Ltd managing online marketing for a range of small and medium-sized businesses. This includes social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest), email marketing and content for website and blogs. Our clients include accountants, IT companies, training companies, wedding professionals, etc. Maximising Return […]

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The road to creativity…unveiling my passion for Interior Design

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So… why did I become an Interior Designer… was it worth all the sweat and years of study to retrain?  The journey may have been long (14 years!) but looking back I would happily do it all over again.  For many of us it is about reaching that cross roads in your life – your […]

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Why I started my own business

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After having two children, I decided to leave a fantastic job in London as Head of Lifestyle Concierge and Business Development for American Express Premium Products. Surprisingly, I actually found that I was so used to working long crazy hours for over 25 years, that I had the energy to study and look after my […]

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The DigitalJen Story

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If you’d have asked me when I was growing up what I’d be doing in my (cough) early 40’s, I’d have said that I would either be a professional piano accompanist, a teacher or a nurse.  The concept of the internet was just forming in Tim Berners-Lee’s mind and my school were really excited to […]

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Read Emma’s business story from Cositas, Holywell Hill, St Albans

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Cositas was born from desperation and panic when I found myself unemployed with three little ones to support and Christmas just a month away. I’ve always worked in retail, always in St Albans and I’ve always loved it, so opening a shop of my own felt like a natural progression for me. I love being […]

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My Business Story

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My business story In 2014, after living abroad for five years and having children, I decided it was time to return to work. My children were still young, so only in nursery a few hours a week. I have worked in Careers for many years. It is not a job that pays well; it is […]

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