Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Talking business with NotontheHighStreet's Sophie Cornish....

In April 2006, Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish started Notonthehighstreet.com, an online showcase and shop for small UK businesses. Since the website’s launch, Holly & Sophie have watched Notonthehighstreet.com grow to include over 800 small UK businesses and today they receive 300 applications for membership each month.

It provides a much-needed community, a source of information and marketing support for the best of Britain’s small creative businesses - 97% of which are run by women. In a mark of their success, last October, Holly & Sophie were invited to a business focused question and answer with the Prime Minister.

So what makes a successful small business? Why are so many women running them? And what was it like meeting Gordon Brown? The Good Web Guide talks to Sophie Cornish…..

Read the full interview here

Photo credit: Founders of notonthehighstreet.com, Sophie Cornish and Holly Tucker. Photographed by Rankin, for BT Business Essence of the Entrepreneur 2008

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