Mon, 16 June 2014
Podcast 49: Bev Vines-Haines & Charlotte Clary: The Two Grannies Show The World How To Build An Empire From Your Garage!
Our guests today have been close friends since the middle of the 80's, when due to doing what most mums do, they met whilst ferrying their kids to school and back.
And that simple connection lead them on an entrepreneurial journey that perhaps they wouldn't have imagined as possible at the very beginning.
Starting in the garage looking at money making ideas and projects, these two mums started researching home remedies, studied herbal properties and used their families as guinea pigs for numerous concoctions.
Over the years, they have acquired a file filled with business cards they created for one idea after another. They have run a newspaper, produced original Murder Mystery Dinner events, operated an advertising and PR firm and generally sizzled with endless ideas.
And I took this phrase directly from their website as I loved it, had never heard it before, but it seems so apt for a show like this.
"Even a blind pig eventually finds an acorn."
And due to the ever expanding production line of grandchildren they decided they wanted to find candy, or sweets as we call them in the UK, that they would be happy with their loved ones eating.
And it seems that so many people wanted the same thing, and that blind pig had found its acorn.
And that pig started running, and running it was quite an excited pig it seems, and now these two amazing ladies have a company called Ice Chips Candy, which led to them being contestants on the American Version of the UK Show "Dragons Den" which is called "Shark Tank".
So did it work for them?
Did they gain the investment that they sought?
Are they pleased that they tried so many things on their way to finding their thing in life?
Well lets find out as we discuss Ice Chips Candy, the Shark Tank, and of course joining up dots with the amazing powerhouse couple that are...Bev Vines-Haines and Charlotte Clary