Hustle and Heels (H&H) is a social enterprise set up to support underrepresented entrepreneurs to start, improve or grow their business through events, workshops and programs that give them the tools and resources they need to make better business decisions and increase their own chances of success.
How did you become involved in delivering events for the BIPC?
“After five years of running our lunch and learns for early-stage start-ups, guest numbers started to decline as the needs of our community began to change. As a small business ourselves we quickly realised the need to adapt or die essentially, so I began to seek out new ways to diversify our income streams. I was told about the public sector supply chain and how we could provide our business support services to local authorities who wanted to outsource certain projects. After unsuccessfully applying for the Start-ups in London Libraries [this programme is no longer running, but you can find a similar programme with Kickstart your business
] delivery partner contract, we were invited to apply for the British Library Marketing Masterclass contract which I confidently applied for as we had the experience needed by then to be considered. One creative proposal an interview later, the rest as they say is history…”
Your best piece of business advice?
“The only thing between you and success is what you don’t do, and who you don’t know.”
Tell us something about you.
“I am addicted to the salt popcorn from Tesco.”