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the dynamic duo behind Hollycake House with Holly & Charles

Watch Season 2 Episode 11 with Holly & Charles

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It’s our pleasure to introduce our next guest, the dynamic duo behind Hollycake House, Holly, and Charles. A testament to resilience, creativity, and pure talent, these two have created a bakery business during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has grown beyond their wildest dreams. Holly, with her lifelong passion for baking, nurtured by her mother, a skilled cook, baker, and candy maker, joined forces with Charles to create a brand that resonates with love, warmth, and mouthwatering goodness. Today, they are the proud owners of a physical Vegan cafe & bakery, a haven for all those who appreciate high-quality vegan treats.

Navigating through the hurdles of space constraints, supply chain issues, and the pressures of inflation, Holly and Charles have turned their challenges into stepping stones, using each obstacle as an opportunity for learning and growth. What started as a home-based venture has become a beloved local establishment with a bustling demand for its delectable products. Join us as we delve into their journey, exploring their experiences, challenges, and plans for Hollycake House.

Holly and Charles’s Discussion Highlights:

  • The inception and evolution of Hollycake House from a home-based start-up to a physical bakery and café.
  • The challenges of finding a suitable location for their bakery during the pandemic and how they transformed an abandoned office space into a thriving business.
  • The struggles and strategies in managing supply chain issues, from sourcing local vegan ingredients to overcoming shipping hurdles and dealing with price fluctuations.
  • Their experiences in managing time effectively and maintaining the quality and consistency of their products.
  • The future expansion plans for Hollycake House, including adding more seating capacity and leveraging outdoor spaces.

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Michelle Dennedy brought us an incredibly insightful interview with her impressive business history. She discusses the importance of bravery and how this will lay the path of everything

you need in business. Michelle shares her story of why she wasn’t able to be herself at home and the story of how her kids “walked through the fire with her”.

 

On this interview you will learn:
– The importance of looking at the people who are propelling your career
– Preparing and planning for when things go wrong
– Understanding culture
– What the business world expects of women
– Being judged as a women raising money
– The power of stopping the ??? at the end of your statements (hesitancy)
– A POWERFUL secret that will vastly improve your leadership
– What it takes to be a Vice-President of a company
– The reality of rising through the ranks of a company (Game Of Thrones-esque battles)
– The 3 L’s of Leadership
– Critical secrets to partnerships