What I Wish I Knew: Virgin StartUp founders share their top tips

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by Virgin
16 May 2022

If you're thinking about starting a business, check out some of the things that Virgin StartUp founders wish they'd known from day one...

Tiwani Heritage founders Carol and Lola

Carol Lathbridge, co-founder of Tiwani Heritage

Carol shares what she's learnt about running a business, including why there's never a perfect time to start a business.

Daniel Derry, co-founder of Coppernose

Daniel shares why it's so important to fully understand who you're selling to – not just the people who will enjoy your products, but also the places that will stock them. See what his other tips are...

Aksana Fitzpatrick, founder of PiQi

One of Aksana's top tips is to have a detailed marketing plan. See what else she has to say...
The Proof

Francesca Strange, founder of The Proof

Francesa shares some of her top tips for running a business, including the importance of branding.

Dan Craven, founder of Anpassa Sports Apparel

Starting a business is hard and sometimes you need to ask for help. This is something that Dan has learnt on his journey, see what else he has to say...

Lucy Kebbell, founder of The WIP

Getting funding for a business doesn't have to be as difficult as you might think, according to Lucy. Find out what her other tips are...

Jacqueline Smith, founder of Nookary

If you've got a great business idea, sometimes you just have to stick to your guns and go for it. Take a look at Jacqueline's other advice...
James Noble

James Noble, founder of MyFirstUk

James has some great tips for budding entrepreneurs, including why you need to surround yourself with good people.
Doctor Cocktail

Nicolas Medicamento, founder of Doctor Cocktail

Sometimes you have to be prepared to throw your plan away in business, as Nicolas found out. Find out what his other advice is...

Andrew and Elizaveta Bennett, founders of Arkdefo

Husband and wife team Andrew and Elizaveta have learnt to protect their business and their idea above all else. Take a look at their other advice...