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ScaleUp Radio

Sep 18, 2023

Hello I’m Granger Forson or find me on LinkedIn.

welcome to another enthralling episode of ScaleUp Radio, where we reveal the secrets behind scaling businesses. Today we have an episode that’s bound to touch your hearts as much as it will ignite your entrepreneurial spirits. Our special guest is none other than the compassionate and visionary, Steph Douglas. She is a doting mother of three and the brain behind the beautifully conceived company, 'Don't Buy Her Flowers'.


Imagine this – you’re a new parent, your world has changed overnight, and in the midst of all the overwhelming emotions, you receive a package. It's not just any package; it’s thoughtfully put together one, chosen for you by the person who sent it. This is the kind of warmth and care that Steph wanted to deliver through her venture.


But, the journey to creating this reservoir of kindness wasn’t a walk in the park. Steph candidly shares the twists and turns, the highs and lows, and the leaps of faith she took to get where she is today. What started with a simple, yet profound idea, evolved into a thriving business that offers heart-warming gift packages for an array of occasions.


In this episode, we also delve into the cornerstone of Steph’s venture – the people. Friends and family are the core team that she built. We discuss the strength and challenges that come with involving loved ones in business, the importance of transparency, and how to harness the power of a united front.


Hold onto your seats as we unravel a story that is as much about human connection as it is about business acumen. So, grab your favourite drink, get comfortable, and get ready for a journey that’s going to leave you inspired, moved, and raring to take on the world!"


Lets go and listen to Steph.


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