With three lockdowns over the last year, High Street coffee shop chains have missed out on the estimated £5bn a year that the Brits spend on their coffee fix. With no indoor seating, some small, independent companies have grabbed the opportunity to squeeze into the gap in the market.
You can read more over at BBC News....
Alana Hands from Brisbane, Australia, was a broke mum who came up her own baby mat idea while on maternity leave. This idea led to Alana starting a company, Munchkin & Bear, which is now worth £3m! Mum-of-two Alana, saw a need for nicer looking, and safer, foam play mats for her kids after spending £169 on a "very ugly" design which led to her son's injury.
You can read about the Munchkin & Bear story over at Kidspot.
Brandon Webb has made a living by taking advantage of America's obsession with kicks. The 19-year-old based in Los Angeles is the founder of Hypluxe, a members-only community that teaches sales secrets of the massive secondary market for limited-edition sneakers.
Webb says he works with a team of experts to secure and re-sell shoes for mindboggling prices amd already seen extraordinary success. Entrepreneur has the full story...
From cleaning toilets in the U.S. to leading a mission on Mars, Diana Trujillo became a NASA Director
At age 17, with $300 in her pocket and unable to speak English, Diana Trujillo left Colombia in search of a better future for her and her mother. It was the year 2000, a science career with NASA may have seemed about as likely as setting foot on a faraway planet. These days, however, Diana Trujillo is an aerospace engineer who leads a 45-person team at the NASA laboratory that’s responsible for the robotic arm of the latest Mars rover. You can read more about this 'out of this world' story at the Good News Network...
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