Recession-beating entrepreneurs: Shannon McNab

How can you start a business during a recession and still be successful? We have met with 6 Simply Business customers who did just that: building a business in difficult times. Simply Smiley founder Shannon McNab has taken her sense of humour and her passion for performance, and built a thriving business around them.

Running a business is hard work. The day-to-day realities of self-employment can be harsh, particularly in such an unpredictable economic climate.
But that doesn’t mean work can’t be fun. In fact, Simply Smiley founder Shannon McNab has taken her sense of humour and her passion for performance, and built a thriving business around them.

Simply Smiley takes the magic of the theatre to children, with colourful, entertaining, original productions brought to virtually any environment, from hospitals to schools. Everything is done in-house, from conception to performance, meaning that kids can enjoy a completely unique show.

But, as Shannon knows, running a business isn’t child’s play. In this exclusive video she tells us how she’s built a team of friends with their own skills, from acting to bookkeeping, to help make sure Simply Smiley runs smoothly.

How to start a theatre company? Be a successful entrepreneur during recession