The rapid growth of the internet over the last three decades has created challenges and opportunities that transcend national borders for entrepreneurs, as well as for social and business networks. The ubiquity of smartphones has made for a global platform that links consumers with products.

Laura Tenison

(b. 1967)

Welsh-born Laura Tenison founded British retail chain JoJo Maman Bébé in 1993, selling maternity wear and products for children. She initially sold via mail order, then launched a website four years later. By 1999, the company had grown so much that Tenison moved her head office to a warehouse in Wales. The first store opened in London in 2002; the company now has 90 outlets ...

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