Creating a products business by sourcing and curating – with Lynsey Pollard
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Lynsey Pollard, Little Box of Books, sells inclusive and representative children’s story books to families, schools and businesses.

Lynsey curates, rather than creates, her products. This is a great look at a different kind of products business - and one that’s really making a difference.

Listen in to hear Lynsey share:

  • What inspired her to start her business (1:26)
  • How children learn from books (4:00)
  • The importance of children seeing themselves in stories (5:21)
  • How she set up her business (6:30)
  • The importance of taking risks (8:40)
  • Recognising your strengths, outsourcing and asking for help (9:45)
  • How to keep going when setbacks get in the way - which they inevitably will! (12:43)
  • How she grew her business (13:40)
  • Sourcing and curating products - and why a clear vision is important (16:35)
  • Save the Children’s Save with Stories (19:12)
  • How her subscription service works (23:19)
  • How the business works around her family (25:15)
  • How Coronavirus has affected the business (26:39)
  • Book suggestions to diversify your family’s bookshelf (28:30)
  • What she enjoys about having her own business (30:14)


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