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Work in Progress season 2 – Financial Freedom: Strategies for business growth

On this week’s episode of the Work in Progress podcast, we explore strategies for business growth with Eliot Brooks, Co-Founder and COO of Thriva Health, and Steve Moore, Co-Founder of Flight Club Darts. To be successful in business, what are the best strategies for growth? We look at different routes for funding, from crowdfunding to VC investment, how to manage your cash flow better and how to deal with the emotional stress of running your own business.

Eliot Brooks started his company, Thriva Health, after spotting a gap in the market for a preventative healthcare brand that could be easily used at home.

Thriva has gone from strength to strength by increasing convenience, ease and insightfulness. The company helps you track and improve your health by providing products and services such as simple home blood tests, that will empower people to proactively manage their health.

How to find the right funding

Dion McKenzie shares top tips for finding the right funding for your business

Steve Moore, founder of Flight Club, spent a year doing customer research into his idea for a fully technological darts bar. Steve raised money through unconventional means – including a friends and family round – and has made a huge success of his chain of darts bars in London. Moore believes that innovation is at the heart of his business; always refining the concept, keeping it fresh and daring to dream big.

Both entrepreneurs shared the importance of prioritising your mental health as a founder, and making sure you have a strong network of friends, family and colleagues around you. When it comes to fundraising, they pressed the importance of scaling back on the things you’re spending on – and working out what you really need to invest in.

Come back soon for more insight and advice from some of the UK’s most enterprising business owners. Until then, you can follow us on social media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


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