Editor's Note

Monday 31 October

Oliver Milman /

Oliver MilmanToday on StartupSmart, we have the story of a start-up entrepreneur who had to deal with some significant industry resistance to his new business.

Nathan Cuneen’s venture Blow Dry Bar was doubted by many onlookers, who not only questioned his lack of experience, but also the concept – a high-end, Champagne-serving hairdressers.

However, he managed to win over the doubters and build a successful business. He explains how he did it.

Elsewhere, web strategist Adam Franklin gives you five reasons why your start-up should have a blog and mentor Marcia Griffin outlines how to build an effective sales team.

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