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All the small business interviews

Here’s a list of all the freelance/small business interviews I’ve done. The idea? I interview a small business owner with a set of questions, then come back to them in a year’s time to see how they’re doing.

They’re in the order of their original interviews, but you can use Control-F if you want to look for a specific name, business name or business type, or just have a browse!

Note: I don’t know if all of these people are still in business and I am not responsible for any relationships you enter into with any of them as a result of seeing them here. Failure to submit a second interview does not imply they have gone out of business.

If you would like to take part in this interview series, here are the questions and how to submit them.

Carl Nixon – Excel Expert – excel services – First interview Second interview Third interview

Shamus Doherty – Shasar Telemarketing – telemarketing – First interview

Dave Bradburn – Opus Creative Design – graphic design – First interview Second interview Third interview Fourth interview

Leila Rashid – The Writing Den – writing – First interview Second interview Third interview Fourth interview Fifth interview

Alison Neale / Alison Thompson – The Proof Fairy – proofreading – First interview Second interview Third interview  Fourth interview Fifth interview

Aly Mead – Silicon Bullet – accounts IT support – First interview Second interview Third interview Fourth interview

Matt Welvaert – Lean Marketing – marketing – First interview Second interview  Third interview Fourth interview

Matthew Marron – Matthew Marron – graphic design – First interview Second interview

Andrew Donnelly – iphonemobileapp – phone apps – First interview Second interview Third interview Fourth interview

Nigel Grant – More Profit For You – management consultancy – First interview Second interview Third interview

Mike Doherty – Understanding eCommerce – ecommerce services – First interview

Zoe Austin – Zoe Austin Music & Therapy – music teaching – First interview Second interview

Nathan Littleton – Future Visions – web design – First interview Second interview Third interview Fourth interview

Andy Warner-Simpson – A.S Photography – photography – First interview Second interview Third interview

Jules White (was Jules Thomas) – The Last Hurdle – business development – First interview Second interview Third interview

Simon Forder – RingHello – telemarketing – First interview Second interview Third interview Fourth interview

Sharon Hawkins – Bee Spotted – social media marketing – First interview Second interview

Maxine Johnston – Personalised Parties – parties – First interview Second interview Third interview

Helen McPherson – Helen McPherson Hypnotherapy – hypnotherapy – First interview Second interview Third interview Fourth interview

Neil Chandler – Yellowbelly Online – marketing – First interview

Lucy Scott – Admin & Errands – virtual assistant – First interview Second interview

Lucky Akinola – O’tega – dressmaking – First interview

Mike Orchard – Skills Hive – business directory – First Interview Second interview

Alison Perry – Purple Dog Network – online marketing – First interview Second interview

Jill Nielson / Judy Lawson – Last Minute Cottages – holiday cottages – First interview

Mohammed Zahir – Sabka Cleaning – cleaning – First interview

Liz Dexter (was Broomfield) – Libroediting – proofreading, editing, localisation – First interview Second interview Third interview Fourth interview

Liz Light – Stage2 Youth Theatre – youth theatre – First interview Second interview

Bob Fowke – YouCaxton – publishing and print-on-demand – First interview Second interview Third interview   Fourth interview

Charles Davis – Professional Photography – photography – First interview Second interview

Al Hunter – Auto Evolution – car services – First interview Second interview Third interview Fourth interview

Sarah Lambert – SRL Admin Support – virtual assistant – First interview

Chrissie Metcalfe – Chrissie Metcalfe Recruitment – recruitment – First interview Second interview Third interview Fourth interview

Gillian Linnell – GGL Pet Services – pet services – First interview Second interview

Dick Margulis – Dick Margulis Creative Services – book design – First interview Second interview Third interview Fourth interview

Robert Hyde – Communyx Telecom – telecoms – First interview

Mick Brady – Denbigh Army Surplus – army surplus – First interview

Stephen Tiano – Stephen Tiano Book Services – book design – First interview Second interview Third interview Fourth interview

Kaitlyn Hatch – Me First Life Coaching – life coach – First interview

Paul Brook – Paul Brook Mind Reader – entertainment – First interview Second interview

Mhairi Gordon-Preston – Suit-Free Business Help – business development – First interview

Harry Bingham – Writers’ Workshop – editing – First interview Second interview

Angela Wiseman – The Shetland Bunting Company – gifts and bunting – First interview

Annabelle Beckwith – Yara Consulting – training – First interview Second interview Third interview  Fourth interview

Tone Hitchcock – Anthony Hitchcock Art & Design – art and models – First interview Second interview Third interview Fourth interview

Carol Ann Markham – Barristerlink – business directory – First interview

Kathy Ennis – Kathy Ennis – brand management, business development – First interview Second interview Third interview Fourth interview

Sarah Rennie – Rennie Consulting – accessibility consultancy – First interview

Tammy Ditmore – eDitmore – editing – First interview Second interview  Third interview Fourth interview

Sarah Whitelock – Green Apple Communications – PR and communications – First interview Second interview Third interview

Sian Edwards – Edwards Translation – German-English translation – First interview

Cha Haxell – Large Cup Lingerie – clothing, bras – First interview Second interview

Sally Evans-Darby – Write Sense Media – writing, editing – First interview Second interview Third update

Marvin Edinborough – Marvin Edinborough – personal training – First interview Second interview Third interview Fourth interview

Sally-Jayne Braisby – SJBTeaching – teaching and tutoring – First interview Second interview Third interview Fourth interview

Jane Badger – Jane Badger Books – books and editing – First interview Second interview Third interview Fourth interview

Yvonne Donald – Cupkakery – cupcakes – First interview Second interview Third interview Fourth interview

Ruth Badley – Ruth Badley PR – PR – First interview Second interview Third interview Fourth interview

Lindsay McLoughlin – Lindsay McLoughlin – proofreader – First interview Second interview Third interview

Nicole Adams – NYA Communications – translation and communications – First interview Second interview Third interview

Jennifer Woracker – Twinkleballs – cake toppers – First interview Second interview Third interview

Cipher J.E.W.E.L.S. – Sankofa Arts – community development – First interview

Leigh-Ann Arundel – Jingle Jewellery – jewellery – First interview Second interview Third interview

Victoria Burt – Bags of Loveliness – bags, gifts – First interview

Shelly Terry – Evelyn Mae – stationery, gifts – First interview Second interview Third interview

Mel Carpenter – Zumba Central – dance teaching – First interview Second interview Third interview

Paul Alborough – Professor Elemental – rapping, entertainment – First interview Second interview Third interview Fourth interview

Anastasia Bird – Jellybean Home Decor & Gifts – gifts – First interview Second interview Third interview

Debbie Copas – Norfolk Coastal Holidays – holiday cottages – First interview Second interview Third interview

James Burton – JBB Sound – sound engineering – First interview

Samantha Higgs – Samantha Higgs Photography – photography – First interview  Second interview Third interview

Diane Grogan – Kanine Kampus – pet services – First interview Second interview Third interview

Ingrid Abraham – Candid Creativity – photography – First interview Second interview

Helen Earp – Sweetheart Designs – gifts – First interview  Second interview

Pat Wilkes – Starlight Gifts by Pat  – gifts – First interview  Second interview Third interview

Stevie Maiden – Maidens Fayre – jams and chutneys – First interview Second interview Third interview

Julia Walton – J. Walton Restoration – furniture and restoration – First interview Second interview Third interview

Rozelle Faulkner – The Indigo Chick – handmade candles – First interview

Sarah Goode – Pookledo – jewellery and gifts –  First interview Second interview

Simon Middleton – Great British Banjo Company – banjos – First interview Second interview Third interview

Joshua Danton Boyd – copywriter – First interview

Andrew Smith – Char Wallah – tea – First interview Second interview

Ellie Levenson – Fisherton Press – children’s book publisher – First interview Second interview Third interview

Sophie Playle – Playle Editorial Services – editing and copy writing – First interview Second interview Third interview

Safron Mitchelson – Safrolistics – jewellery – First interview

Karen White – White Ink – EFL editing – First interview Second interview

Karem Barratt – Journeying Soul – Spiritual counselling and coaching – First interview

Kath Kilburn – Three Bags Full – wool and knitting – First interview Second interview

Susi Zobair – Smart Bear Creative – Web design – First interview Second interview

Sarah Hodgkins – Charlotte Designs – Murals – First interview Second interview

Nicky Lloyd Greame – People & Potential – Business coaching and mentoring – First interview Second interview

Lyndsey Michaels – Lyndsey Michaels Bid Writer – Bids and tenders – First interview Second interview

Lindsey Gordon – I Want Something … – Gifts – First interview

Jenny Woodberry – Miss Fighting Fit – Women’s Fitness – First interview Second interview

Jennifer Martin – Zest Business Consulting – Business Consultancy – First interview Second interview

Deborah Price – British Boxers – Boxers and Women’s Nightwear – First interview Second interview

Amelia Wilson – Amelia Wilson Editing – Editing and Localising – First interview Second interview

Katherine Findlay – Katherine Findlay Interpretation – History Interpretation – First interview

Sherry Blythe – Sherry Blythe, Virtual AssociateVirtual Assistant – First interview

Daniel Sodkiewicz – Royal Deer Design – Web Design – First interview

Sarah Banks – Sarah Banks Business Solutions – Website and Email Newsletter Design – First interview

Julia Kossowska and Sam Lowe – Magical Maths Birmingham – Maths Education for Kids – First interview

Susannah Davda – The Shoe Consultant – Online Footwear Store – First interview

Carrie Weekes and Fran Glover – A Natural Undertaking – Funeral Directors – First interview

Hannah Jones and Duncan Jones – Marine Discovery Penzance – Wildlife Tours – First interview

Note: listing and interviewing these companies does not constitute an endorsement of their services and I am not responsible for any relationship you may enter into with any of them.

 

238 responses to “All the small business interviews

  1. Kim

    November 13, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    What a wonderful collection of multi-industry interviews. I found their assessments of their own success and the collection of business tips that are shared a wonderful glimpse into each business type. Great reads.

     

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