Holly Tucker – 2011 Mentor

Holly Tucker is the co-founder of retail website Not On The High Street. A whirlwind success since it launched in 2006, the turnover has gone from £100,000 to a projected £100 million in 2013

Holly Tucker is the co-founder of retail website, www.notonthehighstreet.com. A whirlwind success since it launched in 2006, the turnover has gone from £100,000 to a projected £100 million in 2013.

We caught up to talk inspiration and her own experiences of mentoring.

What fired your ambition to start your own business?
I used to run local fairs where small businesses would showcase their wares. I realised that there was lots of creativity out there and I wanted a platform for these designers – a sort of online market!

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What’s the best careers advice that you’ve been given?
Never try to achieve more than five things a day. My to-do list always has about 100 things on it and I never feel a sense of achievement. Time management is critical so prioritise your list.

What makes a great mentor?
The best mentor knows when to step back, but also when to step in. A mentor should be a sounding block, but only interfere when the entrepreneur requires you to.

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