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[ 31 Jan 2014 | No Comment ]

Name of Business: Flexioffices
Your Name and Age: Paul Slinn- 46
Tell us about your family: Married to Claire with two daughters 9 and 10
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition? Previous to starting Flexioffices I was a chartered Surveyor (I still am actually) working in the West End of London in Commercial Property- acquiring and disposing assets and investments for companies, individuals and institutions. After much planning I took the plunge to start my business by handing my notice …

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[ 27 Jan 2014 | No Comment ]

They may only be six months and three years old but they’re already having an influence on their father’s business decisions.
Rebecca and Edward’s dad Tim Johnson is the managing director of Ink Factory, an ink cartridge supplier which has been running for 14 years.
Seeing his competitors adding accessories to their range such as CDs, memory sticks and printers, Tim knew that Ink Factory would also need to increase its offering in an ever changing market but he didn’t just want to follow the crowd.
“I wanted to add a bit of fun and creativity to our …

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[ 20 Jan 2014 | One Comment ]

Being a self employed Dad is actually about as good as it gets, but you do need a fantastic support network, a hefty childcare bill or a combination of both.
My daughter, Maggie, is 3 in April, so doesn’t go to school. My girlfriend is a full time teacher and I work (at the office) four and half days a week.
Although I’m in on a Saturday morning, the weekends are easy because Rach doesn’t work. The time I spend in the office on a Saturday actually gives Rach a rare opportunity …

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[ 1 May 2013 | 2 Comments ]

Name of Business: Loubilou.com
Your Name and Age: Heath Kane (40)
Tell us about your family
I’m married and have 2 gorgeous kids. We are living in north London. I was born in Australia. My wife, Trine, grew up on a little island in Denmark. Luck seemed to have brought us together. We’ve been married now for almost 20 years. My son is 7 years old and my daughter is 5 years.  We’re a happy little family.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
I spent the …

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[ 11 Apr 2013 | No Comment ]

Name of Business: Your Jigsaw Puzzles – We are an online store selling jigsaw puzzles.
Your Name and Age: Rhys Davies, 21.
Tell us about your family I live with my partner Sarah and our 2 children; Ruby and Dylan.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea?
I left school around the age of 14 and started an online business. That business did mid five-figures in its first year, so I’ve always had a degree of success online.
When did you launch?
We launched around the beginning of 2012.
How did you get …

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[ 2 Feb 2013 | No Comment ]

After going through postnatal depression in 2011 with his wife and suffering from depression himself Mark Williams has set up a new charity called “Fathers Reaching Out” which supports fathers and families of those suffering from postnatal depression.
Mark found that while there was support for his wife there was no support for fathers and families and a lack of education, research and awareness about the illness in general.
In January 2012 Mark set up a website called www.fathersreachingout.com as a point of contact for fathers and families and has also published …

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[ 3 Jan 2012 | No Comment ]

Name of Business: 
Snugglebundl Ltd
Your Name and Age:
I’m Mike Edwards (49) and Dave Solomons (44)
Tell us about your family. 
Dave and I both have two children. A girl and boy each. Now teenagers so we are long in the tooth parents.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
 I was a teacher and Dave a street entertainer.  What helped was with the transition was other experiences we had, for example I have run my own business and Dave is trained in sales etc
When did you …

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[ 10 Nov 2011 | One Comment ]

Name of Business: Feather and Black
Your Name and Age: Adam Black, 43
Tell us about your family: I’m one of four boys….and now have four boys of my own!
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?: I worked for my family business. We were one of Marks and Spencer’s biggest suppliers…..and I ran the shoe and handbag side of the business. When the family sold the business, I left…and determined to ‘swap sides’ and become a retailer. I am a better …

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[ 15 Sep 2011 | No Comment ]

Why sacrifice style?
Newly launching into the UK market and set to shake up the luxury handbag sector comes SugarJack; a prestigious, luxury and fashion forward collection of sumptuous leather, expertly crafted handbags that include removable baby changing facilities. Satisfying the world of modern parenting, the SugarJack collection flawlessly provides new mothers and fathers with both practicality and style.
The detachable ‘Baby Organiser’ – including a changing mat, insulated bottle holder and zip pouch – offers seamless functionality, …

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[ 12 Apr 2011 | No Comment ]
Dadpreneur Profile: Daniel Wilson of Stubble and Glasses

Daniel Wilson lives in London and has two babies in his life: his 6 month daughter Cassia and his fledgling start up, Stubble and Glasses.
Some might question why he chose to create a company and a baby at the same time. That question can be answered in four words; Paternity leave. Two weeks.