[Episode 98] Sahar Hashemi, co-founder of Coffee Republic, on why women make incredible entrepreneurs

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/.

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Joy Foster is an award winning entrepreneur who helps women upskill with modern technology in order to return to work, change careers or start a business. Most recently she was recognised by Grant Thornton as one of the 100 Faces of the Vibrant Economy 2018, she was awarded Startup Director of the Year for London and the South by the Institute of Directors (May 2018). She was the only Startup female finalist in the national IoD awards (Oct 2018). Her business, TechPixies was named Women in Business Startup of the Year 2018 and Enterprise Nation Female Startup of the Year 2017. Joy and her company have recently been profiled in Forbes for raising £150,000 and Stella for breaking down barriers for women wanting to re-ignite their careers and in April 2019, TechNation has named TechPixies ‘one to watch’ in the EdTech space.