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Woman Who Was Knocked Back By 'Dragons Den' Is Now A Millionaire

Woman Who Was Knocked Back By 'Dragons Den' Is Now A Millionaire

Imagine going on Dragon's Den. That, in itself, is a terrifying prospect. But then, imagine if they completely shit on your idea. You'd either go home, cry, and give up on your idea - or you'd use that disappointment to push yourself further.

I guess it depends on how much you believe in your product, right?

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Well, Natalie Ellis (aka. no fucks Charlie in the context of this particular story) has gone above and beyond all expectations with her Road Refresher. 'What's that?' I hear you ask. It's a portable, no-spill dog bowl that Peter Jones dismissed as 'just a dog bowl'.

Natalie burst into tears when the Dragons refused to give her £150,000 for 15% of her company. However, that was definitely a blessing in disguise as the product is now sold in 42 countries.

Even Barack Obama has bought one... Yeah.

Within a year, her incredible company had turned over £1million and Natalie made her first million-pound profit in 2010, according to The Sun.

She said: "After everything I had been through there was no way I was giving up.

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"Not getting the backing of the Dragons just made me more determined.

"When I go back on Dragons' Den I will be sitting in one of the chairs!"

Fair play, Natalie.

Topics: Dragon's Den, Millionaire

Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay has been a Senior Journalist for Tyla and LADbible since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online. Contact her - [email protected]

 

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