FanFinders

Talking entrepreneurship… with Alec Dobbie

Often, stories about entrepreneurship focus on extreme examples of companies going from nothing to stratospheric overnight. The startup bubble makes it easy to envision the classic Silicon Valley path which sees millions in investment in your idea on day one and no looking back, but the growth journey for many companies is about being realistic …

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5 ways to improve productivity in the remote workplace

To office or not to office is the question. The discussion in recent weeks has been vocal from both sides. What do we gain from remote working environments and what might we lose? However, the facts are that many employees are still having to work from home, some of whom may have never had this …

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Three challenges we faced when building our business (and what we did)

Entrepreneurship is exciting. The idea of riding that wave of success and seeing the business you’ve founded come to life. But it’s never a straightforward journey. Any amount of promise and potential can fall by the wayside, if you’re only focused on the benefits of your project. What obstacles? FanFinders is now the number one …

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Tats and Ties – Chatting ‘work dress codes’ with CEO Alec Dobbie

I don’t think wearing a tie has ever made me a better worker. How people dress at work and ‘formal dress codes’ has been a polarising subject for a while. More recently, there have been discussions about everything from the nature of self-expression, whether some industries are failing to evolve and what ‘business casual’ even …

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FanFinders Team Spotlight – Meet Raf

Name: Raphael Marsh Position: Creative Director and Co-Founder Years with the company: 7 years and counting What was the initial motivation behind creating FanFinders… After Al [Alec] became a dad, we were looking at a way to take the traditional in-person baby club sign-up online, reducing the data list-selling and the spam. So the initial …

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Travel survey reveals UK families will holiday at home

Tourism – both international and domestic – is an ever-evolving picture. To get some real insight into exactly how the pandemic has shifted perspectives on travel, we surveyed over 2,000 mums in the Your Baby Club network about their upcoming plans. The results tell a story of what family holidays might look like in both …

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Talking business ingenuity during COVID-19 and remote working… with Ben Margolis, CFO

Ben Margolis has been Chief Financial Officer at FanFinders for almost 3 years. With his consultancy supporting a small number of ambitious growth businesses with their financial and development strategies, we caught up to get his perspective on the past few months and what lies ahead. What have you been working on during the pandemic? …

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