Jules Quinn is the founder and CEO of The *Teashed. She launched The *TeaShed in May 2011 just as she was finishing her degree in Fashion Marketing from Northumbria University. Jules came up with the idea whilst on a work placement where she was asked to make lots of cups of tea. She noticed how much more of a selection there was for coffee in the supermarkets as opposed to tea and yet lots of people in her office drank tea. The *Teashed offers a range of appealingly packaged, unique and quirky blends of tea – making tea “young and cool” again. In this episode, Jules shares some entrepreneurial tips from her four year business journey.
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Validate your business idea
Jules suggests getting people to pay as a way of validating your business idea. Parting with cash is much more difficult than giving an email address or telephone number. If people aren’t buying your product when you’re hand-holding them through the sales process then it’s likely going to be harder to convince them online. While there’s no way to guarantee the success of a new business, there are a lot of things you can do to judge the viability of your new venture. The video below provides a few ways to do just that.
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