Free webinar: How to make the leap from hobby into business

Reserve your place today and turn your passion into a money-making business

Hosted by Smarta’s COO Matt Thomas - who is a passionate advocate of small business and co-author of ‘The Smarta Way To Do Business’ - the webinar features Smarta Start Up Loans recipient Philippa Askham who will share her advice and business experience. 

Beginning her career in wine marketing which spanned Australia, USA and the UK, Philippa spent five years as marketing manager for Wine of Australia in New York. During her time in The City That Never Sleeps, she developed a passion for all things food. 

Seeing a gap in the market for bake-at-home mixes that offered a lot more than sugar and unpronounceable ingredients, she founded Sweetpea Pantry with her best friend and fellow foodie Tanya Mitchell. 

Since launching their retail range in April this year, Sweetpea Pantry have secured listings in Ocado and Planet Organic and distribution with Cotswold Fayre and Tree of Life. But most importantly, they were able to turn their hobby into a profitable business and are reaping the rewards. 

This could be you! With a Smarta Start Up Loan, Sweetpea Pantry were able to kickstart their business with £9,900 of funding and received hours of face-to-face mentoring from one of our award winning mentors. 

But wait - it gets better! We’re bringing this webinar to you all for FREE on a Wednesday evening so you can tune in while you’re having some dinner or catching up on the latest episode of Coronation Street. So what are you waiting for? Reserve your place today!

Our webinar will teach you how to turn your hobby into a business. We’ll cover:

  • Talk about how you too can take your passion and make it into a profitable business.
  • Share experience, tips and advice about how to make the jump from doing something as a hobby into being your own boss
  • Discuss how a Smarta Startup loan could give you the kickstart you need to start your business and become a success
  • Talk about helpful tips, tools and hacks you need to have the confidence to start out on your own
  • Answer your questions about your ideas and businesses


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