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The Story of AlmoMilk with Linda Monique

What do you do when a manufacturer steals the ingredients of your premium product?

You pivot into a market that they are too scared to go into. Some of our greatest challenges in business turn out to be our biggest opportunities as Linda Monique explains today about her journey with her premium almond milk that is now Australia wide in the biggest supermarket chains that we know.

A great story about a value-based business that is driven on helping individuals have a healthier life. A great story about a purpose-driven business.

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Australian Government Grants

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ABOUT LINDA MONIQUE

Linda has over 10 years of experience in the Food and Marketing Industry. A driven entrepreneur and change maker, her focus has been to push boundaries, always.

She initiates projects and runs businesses that address unmet consumer needs. Working as a serial entrepreneur and marketing consultant for corporate clients, she often combines technology and her expertise in branding, food and global retail.

Currently, Linda is the CEO and Founder of Almo Milk, an Australian almond beverage company which she launched in 2015. Whilst launching Almo Milk and even to this day, Linda continues to shape the Food & Beverage industry, consulting for Nestec (Nestle Switzerland), Akkomplice Group (Kellogg’s) and Coles Supermarkets (Digital).

Before moving back to Australia, Linda worked in London and Milan where she lectured in Food Design at Milan NABA University, worked as a private assistant to an FMCG Global Retail Director, exhibited as a Designer at Milan Design Week and collaborated with Andaz (Hyatt Hotels) in a range of experiential events for London Design Festival.

Her experiences overseas were pivotal in shaping her approach to business. Linda has received multiple awards and accolades throughout her career, from her peers and industry professionals, most notably, The Victorian Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year 2018 and Wallpaper Magazine Next Generation Award.

 

 

[ENCORE] ‘Showpo’…The story of the global fashion empire with Jane Lu

Jane Lu, Showpo’s founder, tells a funny story about her entrepreneurial journey.

You can’t argue with her determination to make her story a success.

With a revenue of over $85 million in 2019, the company set a new high in 2019. That’s a $75 million rise since I did this interview in 2017 (wow, growth on steroids!).

And her goal is to reach $100 million in annual revenue by 2020. About 40% of that revenue now comes from overseas sales.

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ABOUT JANE LU

Jane is the Founder and CEO of the online fashion store Showpo.

Showpo is focus is on being on-trend, affordable and providing exceptional customer service and fast delivery. Jane previously worked in corporate finance, but after returning from overseas travels, couldn’t adjust back to cubicle life and quit her job to start her own business.

Her first business failed, however, it was a stepping stone to building Showpo to where it is today. What started off with a laptop and 2 shelves of clothing in her parents’ garage in September 2010, through being disruptive in the retail and social media space has made Showpo now a well-known and loved clothing store for girls around the world.

Jane has also recently co-founded a business group encouraging and supporting female entrepreneurship. With the cheeky name “Like-Minded Bitches Drinking Wine” this group has now 147.5K  fans on facebook and hosts monthly free events to promote women in business.

 

Ep#41 Showpo…How Jane built this global fashion empire.

Jane Lu, founder of Showpo shares a hilarious version of her journey of entrepreneurship.

You cannot deny the willpower to succeed with her story.

With a record breaking year in 2017 with over a $30Mil turnover,

which is a whopping $20-mil increase from when I did this interview back in 2016 (wow, growth on steroids!)

Today with 1.5Million followers on Instagram,

…this brand is so aligned with what their target market needs, it’s safe to say Showpo is here to stay for a looooooong time. (YAY!!!)

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This ‘Holiday special interview flashback’ was the most downloaded interview of 2016!

You’ll hear the WHOLE story of how Jane built this global fashion empire to what is is today.

She share three significant decisions made that catapulted Showpo the next level.

Also how she lied for 2 years to her parents pretending she was in corporate, whilst all along she had been creating a fashion business that had taken young Australian women by storm.

Learn Jane’s most significant decisions that took her business form Start-up to $10Mil in turnover in just a year!

You’ll LOVE this interview…I certainly did.

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LISTEN ON ITUNES HERE: https://goo.gl/EXGfTq

ABOUT JANE LU

Jane is the Founder and CEO of the online fashion store Showpo.

Showpo is focus is on being on-trend, affordable and providing exceptional customer service and fast delivery. Jane previously worked in corporate finance, but after returning from overseas travels, couldn’t adjust back to cubicle life and quit her job to start her own business.

Her first business failed, however, it was a stepping stone to building Showpo to where it is today. What started off with a laptop and 2 shelves of clothing in her parents’ garage in September 2010, through being disruptive in the retail and social media space has made Showpo now a well-known and loved clothing store for girls around the world.

Jane has also recently co-founded a business group encouraging and supporting female entrepreneurship. With the cheeky name “Like-Minded Bitches Drinking Wine” this group has now 94,000 fans on facebook and hosts monthly free events to promote women in business.