If you’ve ever spent a weekend baffled by Ikea’s assembly instructions 😵, you’ll know that some things in life are unnecessarily complicated. Take a critical path analysis. Sahar Hashemi and her brother used it to bring the New York-style coffee bar to the UK and turn a nation of tea drinkers into a country unable to start its day without a skinny latte or caramel macchiato to go. As Sahar explains in this week’s incredible episode of the Sparkle and Thrive podcast, a critical path analysis is just a fancy term for a to-do list. Her list took Sahar from concept to coffee bar in one year and she’s so confident that anyone can follow in her footsteps that she wrote a book to prove it. 📚Here’s why you need to tune inThis isn’t just a story of how one woman and her brother changed the world of coffee. This episode is a call to entrepreneurial arms. You’ll realise that the qualities that make great entrepreneurs are ones women already possess; you’ll discover why there’s power in starting small; plus, you’ll want to jump straight on Sahar’s Buy Women Built campaign as soon as it launches. Because we should all be shouting about female-led businesses. 📣Here’s what to listen out for:[00:57] Hear why Sahar calls herself an ‘accidental entrepreneur’.[04:28] Learn why adversity can be a motivator.[06:45] Sahar talks about how she and her brother started Coffee Republic. [11:00] Why the power of small is dynamite. [12:56] Hear what Sahar and her brother did to attract customers. [20:04] Sahar discusses why women make great entrepreneurs. [22:09] Discover Sahar’s next project to put female-led businesses on the map. We’re off to write our to-do list! We suggest you press play now. ▶️▶️▶️For details of Sahar's book and links to other resources mentioned in this episode, please visit TechPixies.com. Huge shout out to TechPixie Sophie Rose Simmons who create the pre-roll voiceover to our podcast! If you would like her to create your pre-roll voice over, please check her out at https://www.sophierosevoice.com/.