catherine Randabel headbed Episode 290 Manufacturing and marketing a product was completely out of my comfort zone

Catherine Randabel is the creator of the HeadBed. This innovative invention helps put an end to pain at the salon sink. Catherine’s HeadBed is also an incredible safety device, saving hairdresser’s customers from potential health risks. She shares her entrepreneurial journey and how she’s grown HeadBed to be a must-have salon product.

Creating a business that creates impact

In this episode of Flying Solo we meet Julie Hirsch, one of the cofounders of Eloments Vitamin Tea. Julie’s brews are refreshing and tasty and have a positive impact on your health and the planet. She shares the journey behind this purpose-driven business and explains how you can merge purpose and passion to create a… Read more »

FoodByUs founder Ben Lipschitz Episode 289 Entrepreneurship struck a chord with me from a young age

The winner of our inaugural INNOV8RS competition, serial entrepreneur Ben Lipschitz, founder of FoodByUs,  drops by to give us the lowdown on the startup. Ben is passionate about bringing innovation to the hospitality industry and FoodByUs is helping him do that – by connecting hospitality businesses with local producers to get the best deals and… Read more »

Flying Solo podcast - project optimism Episode 290 If optimism doesn’t come naturally, here’s how you can still learn the power of positivity

On this episode, we catch up with the co-founders of Project Optimism, Noirin Mosley and Jenny Boymal. Together they are on a mission to make the world a more optimistic place. Noirin and Jenny believe approaching life through rose-coloured-glasses is not only good for your mental health, it’s great for your business too. They are… Read more »

Avo Efrat Episode 289 Client obsession is the secret to this business success story

What began as a student job to make ends meet has blossomed into a successful business for Avi Efrat. Avi’s passion for art has translated to a bespoke framing business for artists and everyday consumers. In this episode of Flying Solo, Avi talks about his passion to deliver fast, economical, beautiful and sustainable products in… Read more »

edwina sharrock Episode 288 How this entrepreneur built an award-winning social enterprise with zero experience

When Edwina Sharrock started Birth Beat she knew nothing about business. So much so, she had to Google ‘how to write a business plan’. But this savvy female founder didn’t let this deter her. Driven by a passion to ensure every parent and career can have access to services no matter where they live; Edwina… Read more »

Ian Whitworth Episode 287 Why risk can pay off and you shouldn’t avoid it

Ian Whitworth is a serial entrepreneur, former brand creative director and author of the new book, Undisruptable. He has a passion for myth-busting especially when it comes to the subject of going into business for yourself.  If you want to hear some home truths about entrepreneurship, Ian’s your guy. He stops by to talk risk,… Read more »

Vicki Lyon Episode 286 How a setback turned into a win for this soloist

Vicki Lyon is the founder of Sophisticated Cocktails. When lockdown hit and people’s turned to entertaining at home, this savvy soloist saw a gap in the market. A little R&D and a few friends to help her with the quality control and Vicki came up with a new line of ready to drink cocktails that… Read more »

Episode 285 Following your passion: this industry chose me

A childhood accident sparked James Elliott’s fitness journey. Today he is the founder of Elliott Performance Training and delivers one-on-one coaching that helps people meet their fitness goals. James is driven by a purpose to assist his clients to be their best. Although COVID-19 hit the fitness industry particularly hard, James was able to pivot… Read more »

Cass Spies Episode 284 How a passion for healthy treats grew into an international brand

Cass Spies is the founder of Twisted Healthy Treats. Like most entrepreneurs, her business came about when she was trying to solve a problem: how to provide her kids with healthy tasty treats. Cass shares the secret sauce that has helped her grow the business from Bondi kitchen to becoming an international manufacturer of delicious… Read more »