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Episode 7: Starting and sustaining a food business – Chef Tokunbo Koiki of Tokunbo’s Kitchen



**Our new Janet’s List / Making Money Moves Facebook Group is here – to join, go to: http://bit.ly/JanetsListandMakingMoneyMovesFBGroup **

Making Money Moves is a brand new podcast brought to you by Janet’s List, hosted by Janet Oganah and Adonica Simmons. The aim of our podcast is to open up conversations about money, mindset and the moves people have made to build successful businesses. If you are a female entrepreneur, a high impact woman or are simply looking for inspiration, this podcast is for you. We interview inspiring guests, mostly women of colour, who are building incredible businesses. Our guests will also share tips and strategies, which you can apply at any stage of your entrepreneurial journey.

Here’s what you’ll learn this episode:

  • Market research to kick-start your business idea (7:06)
  • Lessons learnt from a launch – writing a list of what did and didn’t work and not beating yourself up about the gaps in your knowledge (11:54)
  • Asako, Ajo, Pardoner, Sacco – or group savings between friends and family to help generate your business seed fund – (15:03)
  • Rough cost estimates for launching a food truck business (15:50)
  • Don’t reinvent the wheel – looking at the competition for new ideas (20:47)
  • Accessing the expertise within your networks to help form realistic business budgets (23:03)
  • Putting systems in place to save you working harder at the last minute (23:50)
  • Getting help – accessing free business support and coaching from local resources (24:25)
  • Securing and running a hotel kitchen residency (29:17)
  • Big Apple, Big Lessons – the invaluable experience of running a food pop-up in New York (30:25)
  • Best business outgoings, and the value of investing in PR (40:04)
  • Essential spending – why investing in photography matters (41:25)
  • Pounding John Boyega’s yam… (44:18)
  • Janet’s List Spotlight: A Life More Inspired (46:11)
  • Who Tokunbo would love to hear next on the show: Jessica Laditan of Africa Utopia and Prisca Moyesa, social media marketing whizz who has launched a new podcast (42:27)

If you would like to connect with us on social media, you can find us all here:

Tokunbo Koiki – Tokunbo’s Kitchen (Website) and Instagram

Janet’s List – @JanetsList (Instagram) and @JanetsList (Twitter)

Janet Oganah: @Janet_Oganah (Twitter)

Adonica Simmons: Global Style Services (Instagram)

The overall mission of Janet’s List is to connect consumers with women of colour in business. We want to close the gap between consumers and women of colour in business and to improve diversity in the business landscape. We also have a curated edit on Janet’s List where you can buy directly from fantastic brands by women of colour.

Podcast listeners! You can get a special discount of 10% off Janet’s List using the code: JANETSLIST10

Stay tuned and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and your favourite podcast apps


Episode 4: Tania Diggory, Founder of Calmer – mental health & well-being for entrepreneurs including a discussion on anxiety, depression and burnout.



**Our new Janet’s List / Making Money Moves Facebook Group is here – to join, go to: http://bit.ly/JanetsListandMakingMoneyMovesFBGroup **

Making Money Moves is a brand new podcast brought to you by Janet’s List, hosted by Janet Oganah and Adonica Simmons. The aim of our podcast is to open up conversations about money, mindset and the moves people have made to build successful businesses.

If you are a female entrepreneur, a high impact woman or are simply looking for inspiration, this podcast is for you. We interview inspiring guests, mostly women of colour, who are building incredible businesses. Our guests will also share tips and strategies, which you can apply at any stage of your entrepreneurial journey.

It is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK and we were delighted to have Tania Diggory on the podcast.  She is the founder of Calmer as well as being an NLP practitioner and mental health trainer.

In the podcast, she describes how she set up her businesses, how she subsequently dealt with burnout, anxiety and depression as a business owner, how her experiences led her to set up Calmer (a platform which supports creative entrepreneurs on their start up journey and helps them manage anxiety and uncertainty.  We also discussed her book ‘This is Calmer’ (look out for a free giveaway soon).

As always we discussed money and how she planned financially for both her businesses and dealt with money challenges.

If you would like to connect with us on social media, you can find us all here:

Tania DiggoryCalmer (Website) and her Twitter / Instagram 

Janet’s List – @JanetsList (Instagram) and @JanetsList (Twitter).

Janet Oganah: @Janet_Oganah (Twitter)

Adonica Simmons: @GlobalStyleServices (Instagram)

The overall mission of Janet’s List is to connect consumers with women of colour in business. We want to close the gap between consumers and women of colour in business and to improve diversity in the business landscape. We also have a curated edit on Janet’s List where you can buy directly from fantastic brands by women of colour.

Podcast listeners! You can get a special discount of 10% off Janet’s List using the code: JANETSLIST10

Stay tuned and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and your favourite podcast apps.


Ep 3 (Minisode): – Siobhan Kangataran, Founder of ToGetHer Further discusses the practicalities of building and maintaining a membership community



**Our new Janet’s List / Making Money Moves Facebook Group is here – to join, go to: http://bit.ly/JanetsListandMakingMoneyMovesFBGroup **

Making Money Moves is a brand new podcast brought to you by Janet’s List, hosted by Janet Oganah and Adonica Simmons. The aim of our podcast is to open up conversations about money, mindset and the moves people have made to build successful businesses.

If you are a female entrepreneur, a high impact woman or are simply looking for inspiration, this podcast is for you. We interview inspiring guests, mostly women of colour, who are building incredible businesses. Our guests will also share tips and strategies, which you can apply at any stage of your entrepreneurial journey.

We loved our conversation with Siobhan Kangataran, Coach and Founder of ToGetHer Further, membership community and Facebook support platform. In part 1 of our podcast she describes how she redefined her career while creating a safe space online for other working women. In part 2 of our podcast (this episode) she revealed the practicalities of building, launching and running a membership community, how to monetise it in a way that makes sense for the business model and how to overcome fear of competition by recognising the ongoing need for new networks.

Here’s what you’ll learn this episode:

  • Letting creative energy manifest – birthing her blog and the inception of her
    business (1:05)
  • Clarifying the niche – understanding what’s different about what you have to
    offer and recognising the need for your own personal voice (2:44)
  • Keeping tabs on membership sharing – encouraging promotion in an
    authentic voice (4:58)
  • Working out how and when to monetise and membership community (7:00)
  • Automating your content posts for ease (8:49)
  • Utilising project management tool Asana to prepare yourself for delegating to
    a team 10:22

If you would like to connect with us on social media, you can find us all here:

Siobhan Kangataran – ToGetHer Further (Website) and Facebook community and Instagram

Janet’s List – @JanetsList (Instagram) and @JanetsList (Twitter).

Janet Oganah: @Janet_Oganah (Twitter)

Adonica Simmons: @GlobalStyleServices (Instagram)

We mentioned Janet Mock’s books: Redefining Realness and Surpassing Certainty 

The overall mission of Janet’s List is to connect consumers with women of colour in business. We want to close the gap between consumers and women of colour in business and to improve diversity in the business landscape. We also have a curated edit on Janet’s List where you can buy directly from fantastic brands by women of colour.

Podcast listeners! You can get a special discount of 10% off Janet’s List using the code: JANETSLIST10

Stay tuned and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and your favourite podcast apps.


Ep 1: Harriet Minter and Collette Philip – Working with a business coach, leaving the corporate world to start your business & how to make sure you get paid.



**Our new Janet’s List / Making Money Moves Facebook Group is here – to join, go to: http://bit.ly/JanetsListandMakingMoneyMovesFBGroup **

Making Money Moves is a brand new podcast brought to you by Janet’s List, hosted by Janet Oganah and Adonica Simmons. The aim of our podcast is to open up conversations about money, mindset and the moves people have made to build successful businesses. If you are a female entrepreneur, a high impact woman or are simply looking for inspiration, this podcast is for you. We interview inspiring guests, mostly women of colour, who are building incredible businesses. Our guests will also share tips and strategies which you can apply at any stage of your entrepreneurial journey.

We loved our conversation with Harriet Minter and Collette Philip. Harriet is a journalist, broadcaster, coach and co-host of the Badass Women’s Hour. She also writes a column for Psychologies Magazine.  Collette Philip is the Founder of Brand by Me.
In this conversation they discussed their transition from the corporate world to running their own businesses, how they planned for that financially, the money targets they set themselves and their revenue streams. In addition, they also discuss business coaching (Harriet is Collette’s business coach), how the relationship came about and Collette explores why she decided to work with Harriet and the impact coaching has had on her business.  We talked for so long that we created a mini-sode which will follow this episode.
If you would like to connect with us on social media, you can find us all here:
Harriet Minter – Newsletter and Instagram
Collette Philip – Website/Blog and Twitter
Janet’s List – @JanetsList (Insta) and @JanetsList (Twitter)
Janet Oganah: @Janet_Oganah (Twitter)
Adonica Simmons: Global Style Services (Instagram)
The overall mission of Janet’s List is to connect consumers with women of colour in business. We want to close the gap between consumers and women of colour in business and to improve diversity in the business landscape. We also have a curated edit on Janet’s List where you can buy directly from fantastic brands by women of colour.
Podcast listeners! You can get a special discount of 10% off Janet’s List using the code: JANETSLIST10

Stay tuned and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and your favourite podcast apps.