Our guest this week is Kristina Karlsson, the entrepreneur and founder of global Swedish design and stationery business, kikki.K.
What’s unprecedented about this episode is that just as we were in the process of putting this out to the world, Kristina’s beloved nearly 20 year old business fell in to Administration with the latest news saying they are looking for buyers or investors to keep the business alive.
When we recorded our interview with Kristina just a few weeks ago she talked about challenging times in retail but, not surprisingly, she didn’t go into details of the current situation.
What we’ve been struck by is how positive and strong Kristina is, even now in her social posts. And that comes through so strongly in this episode where you’ll hear about:
- The ups and downs of starting your own retail business and how tough you need to be
- Kristina’s passion for having dreams and chasing them (She’s also written a book called ‘Your Dream Life Starts Here’ to inspire others to write down and chase their dreams.)
- How she credits becoming a Mother with giving her more balance
- And the quirky yet ingenious way Kristina learnt to perfect her business English early on!
Plus, 3 lucky listeners have the chance to win a copy of Kristina’s book here but hurry, entries close in a few weeks.
We’re sending loads of positive energy and good wishes to all involved with kikki.K and hope the business survives.
Now without further ado enjoy this conversation with the inspiring and positive Kristina Karlsson.
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