Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal and business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Renée Elliott, Co-Founder of Beluga Bean, located in Forest Row, East Sussex, England.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

We're a self-awareness agency. I work with teenagers, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial couples, and global corporate leadership teams.

Tell us about yourself

I'm driven by well-being and by purpose-led business, which I've focussed on for thirty years. I love what I do, taking businesses and individuals through transformational development through different courses that I've written and run.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Starting the first organic supermarket chain in the UK, Planet Organic, which is now a beloved brand with 13 stores turning over around £50m.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Taking care of self first.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Trust yourself: your heart, not your head.
  2. Write a business plan.
  3. You can do anything you set your mind to: determination is more important than talent.

Where can people find you and your business?


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