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Inspiring Startup: Karen Peters, Iceblading

On Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending the North London Chamber of Commerce Women's Business lunch.  They featured three women, all inspirational in their own way (watch out next week for an Inspiring entreprenur article on Laura Tenison, founder of JoJo Maman Bebe), but Karen Peter's story is full of personal tragedy, challenge and…
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Saira Khan – Miamoo: Extraordinary Entrepreneur

Many will remember Saira Khan as the runner up on the first ever series of The Apprentice in 2005.  She made quite an impression on the British public as the fiercely ambitious, free-spirited Muslim woman who continuously kicked against cultural constraints.  She has come a long way since then, and in October 2006 she created Miamoo, the organic…
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Karen Darby – Extraordinary Entrepreneur

“My friends think I'm lazy, but I just work efficiently!” laughs Karen Darby, the gregarious, fun-loving founder of SimplySwitch.  Karen is one of those inspirational entrepreneurs who accidentally stumbled across her chosen career and has been making everything she touches a success ever since. Like a lot of entrepreneurs, Karen’s entrepreneurial…
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