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Alibaba.com ‘Good Ideas, Great Businesses’ – Inspiring Small Businesses Episode 2
In Alibaba.com’s ‘Good Ideas, Great Businesses’ video series, they followed three entrepreneurs to find out how they grew their ideas into successful businesses. See where their inspiration came from, the challenges they faced and what success looks like for them.
Episode 2 finds out about the risks and challenges they faced when setting up a new business venture.
Fraser Smeaton, founder of Morphsuits in 2009.
Fraser and two friends were inspired to start selling the multi-coloured fancy dress costumes after seeing how popular they were on a lad’s weekend. After their initial success they chose to quit their corporate jobs and now sell Morphsuits in over 20 countries. Visit http://www.morphsuits.co.uk/ to find out more.
Rob Forkan, founder of Gandys Flip Flops in January 2012.
Rob had an unusual upbringing travelling with his family in India. After reading about the success of a flip-flop brand he decided he took the dive and is now stocked in 60 retail outlets in the UK. See their range of products at http://www.gandysflipflops.com/.
David McLagan, founder of Tosh with his wife, Ali, in 2007.
David and his wife left their jobs to start Tosh, designing high-quality souvenirs for leading department stores. Tosh was started out of curiosity as to how difficult it was to start a business, and noticing a distinct lack of high quality souvenirs worldwide. Visit http://www.toshworld.com/ to find out more.