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Business: The Recipe for a Successful Business

Sunday School

Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (GMT)

Business: The Recipe for a Successful Business

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Kemi Nevins opened her first café in Cardiff on the opening day of the 1999 Rugby World Cup hosted in Wales. In was certainly an auspicious moment, but it wasn't all plain sailing because although she had a great time trying to make her first venture a success, she had very little money to show for it. Fourteen years later her hard work - which she attributes in part to her inherited Nigerian entrepreneurship - has paid off and she now has 3 cafés throughout the city and has just started her own cooking school. Much to the consternation of her long-suffering accountant, she’s currently looking to grow her empire later this year.

Kemi’s success is all the more surprising considering she had no catering experience before opening her first café having trained originally as a nurse and then a teacher. She attributes her sea change to wanting to make better food for her children before making the “reckless” move to take on the biggest challenge of her life and open her own café. Kemi will talk about what she believes are the key ingredients to growing a successful business, the culinary influence of her foster Irish Grandmother, and how she'd prefer a good Arnold Schwarzenegger film to a self help book any day.

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Kemi Nevins was born to Nigerian parents in 1960s London and was subsequently fostered by a British family. After training as a nurse, and later teaching health studies, Kemi decided to “break out of her comfort zone” and open her first café in Mill Lane in 1999. After 3 years, she returned briefly to teaching before trying her hand a second time at running her own business, which this time was a success with the continued support of her family, friends, staff, and of course customers

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Pierhead, Roald Dahl Place, Cardiff



Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (GMT)


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Sunday School is a new event for Wales, which provides a place where people can hear from a range of inspiring speakers on a variety of subjects pertinent to Wales and the wider communities. Taking place fortnightly in the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay, our programme of free secular talks is open to curious minds everywhere.

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