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Episode 2: Denise Rawls – Launching a greeting cards business, leaving the Civil Service, starting a subscription box business and a strategic marketing business.



**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 Denise Rawls, the founder of Hue Boxx and Hackney Hive. We discussed her greeting cards business and how a chance meeting with Theo Paphitis and Tamara Mellon equipped her with essential start-up advice. We also get an inside scoop on her involvement in launching London’s premier dance venue the Ministry of Sound.  We discuss her most recent business, a subscription gift box business called Hue Boxx which we love.
Here’s what you’ll learn this episode:
  • Organising your day to balance your job with your side business (7:00)
  • Common sales mistakes to avoid when targeting your customer base (19.06)
  • The importance of trademarks and protecting your company name (21:22)
  • How to make the most of mutually-beneficial collaborations (22:48)
  • ‘Don’t marry an idiot’ – how to choose a relationship that compliments your path (25:30)
  • Learning to balance logistics and cashflow – value buying in bulk versus budgeting for lead-time
  • Business book recommendations from Denise to help move your business forward (33:38)
  • Who Denise would love to hear next on the show (spoiler alert – it is Alison Sadler!)
If you would like to connect with us on social media, you can find us all here:
Denise Rawls – Hue Boxx and Hackney Hive (Website) and @HueBoxx (Instagram) and @Denise_Rawls (Twitter)
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.


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.


Trailer – Introducing Making Money Moves, a podcast by Janet’s List



Making Money Moves is a brand new podcast brought to you by Janet’s List. It is hosted by Janet Oganah and Adonica Simmons. The first episode will be released on the 9th of April 2018.

Making Money Moves is a fortnightly podcast for female entrepreneurs and high impact women. This podcast opens up conversations about money, mindset and the moves people have made to build successful businesses.
We interview inspiring guests, particularly women of colour, who are building incredible businesses. We will have open conversations about money, mindset and the moves that have gotten them to where they are. Our guests will also share tips and strategies which you can apply at any stage of your entrepreneurial journey.
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.

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