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

[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 in

This 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. ▶️▶️▶️

Links and resources mentioned in this episode:

Sahar and Bobby Hashemi – Anyone Can Do It

Susan Page – The Shortest Distance Between You and a Published Book

The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship

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