094: Quit her job as a lawyer in 2017 to set up an underwear label and social enterprise to provide opportunities to women from refugee backgrounds and helping them start their new lives. Launched enterprise with 3 FTE and now has 12 FTE (Elisha Watson) crowdfunded fte 11-20 garments new zealand podcast sales $1m-$3m aud Apr 07, 2021

In this episode, I interview Elisha Watson, the Founder, and CEO of New Zealand underwear label and social enterprise Nisa. They employ women from refugee backgrounds with awesome sewing skills and make organic cotton underwear. Nisa aims to help refugee women start their new lives...

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068: Sells hot sauce to Americans and chili vodka to Russians. In 2012, aged 34, couldn’t find sauce hot enough in Australia, made her own. 1 FTE to 5, sales doubled every year hitting $1m in 2019. Raised $2m from equity crowdfunding (Renae Bunster) australia crowdfunded food and beverage fte 1-5 podcast sales $0.5m-$1m aud Jan 02, 2021

In this episode, I interview Renae Bunster, the Founder and Global President of Bunsters Hot Sauces. An ex Television journalist, Renae fell in love with hot sauces while in Mexico in 2011. She couldn’t find anything hot enough back in Australia so she started making her own at home...

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045: Online sales growing 2-3% per WEEK currently after flipping sales from 90% wholesale to now 89% online. Leading ethical beauty brand turned a $500k investment to a loan. FTE from 1 to 9 to 2.5 and spend $50k a month on FB ads (Anna Ross) australia bcorp cosmetics crowdfunded fte 6-10 podcast sales $1m-$3m aud Oct 14, 2020

In this episode, I interview Anna Ross, the Founder, and CEO of Kester Black, an Australian-made, cruelty-free and vegan lipstick, and nail polish brand. She is also the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Arné Skincare. Anna started out with a small jewelry business in...

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