Entrepreneur, Public Speaker & Angel Investor. Interview w/ Loui Blake | Episode 53
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Hi Plant Friends and welcome to another episode of the PBN podcast. This week we meet Mr. Loui Blake. He is a serial entrepreneur with a multitude of incredible vegan businesses under his belt.

This week's episode is presented by Robbie Lockie and edited and produced by Phil Marriott.

In this weeks episode:
2:32: Discovering the vegan lifestyle
6:00: Journey into Entrepreneurship
8:55: What influenced you to start your own business?
11:15: Importance of self purpose and worth
17:40: Effects of social media
19:25: Risk of living in an Echochamber
21:55: Should we step on others to climb the ladder of success?
27:20: What effect has Covid19 had on you and your businesses?
32:30: Tips on how to approach Investment in business
35:38: Weighing up the balance of control vs investment in business
37:50: Experience of Gender diversity within business
41:15: What men can do to support women within business
42:20: Importance of downtime and avoidance of burnout
45:40: Love for and potential involvement in fashion industry
47:33: Stranded on a desert island

You can find out more about Loui here https://www.louiblake.com/about

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