Small Business Snippets

Small Business Snippets

Listen to fascinating insights from our guest entrepreneurs and get inspired to build your business.

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April 12, 2021 22 min

In this episode, Anna Jordan meets Paul Lindley – author, campaigner and founder of Ella's Kitchen

We talk about relearning the valuable business skills you had as a toddler and why you should consider becoming B Corporation certified. 

You can also visit smallbusiness.co.uk for more on exit strategies and making your business greener.

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In this episode, Anna Jordan talks to Will Butler-Adams, managing director of Brompton Bikes.

We discuss taking over the company from its founder and the future of manufacturing.  

You can also visit smallbusiness.co.uk for more on business succession and international trade.

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In this episode, Tim Adler talks to Gerald Ratner, author, motivational speaker and businessman.

Discussion topics include the decline of the high street and how Gerald reinvented himself after one of the biggest setbacks of his career.   

You can also visit smallbusiness.co.uk for more on retail and business strategy.

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In this episode I talk to Trinny Woodall, TV presenter, author and founder of makeup brand, Trinny London.

We discuss influencer marketing and augmented reality within the beauty industry.  

You can also visit smallbusiness.co.uk for more on SEIS and the importance of communities.

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In this episode I talk to Merlin Griffiths, pub owner, mixologist and bartender on Channel 4's First Dates.

We discuss current difficulties in the hospitality industry and how you can cut your costs. 

You can also visit smallbusiness.co.uk for more on running a hospitality business and the latest COVID-19 measures.

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In this episode I chat to Charlie Mullins, founder and chairman of Pimlico (formerly known as Pimlico plumbers).

We talk about how to build a customer base in the early days and upcoming IR35 changes.  

You can also visit smallbusiness.co.uk for more on running a family business.

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In this episode I chat to Theo Paphitis, businessman, retail expert, shopkeeper and former Dragon.

We discuss tips retail during COVID-19 and his experiences of surviving school and becoming a business owner with dyslexia. 

You can also visit smallbusiness.co.uk for more on running a retail business and supporting employees with dyslexia.

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In this episode of Small Business Snippets, I chat to John Tusa, author, journalist and one of the founding presenters of BBC’s Newsnight. 

He shares his experiences of the boardroom and how risk analysis and cumbersome objectives can overshadow your organisation's core purpose. 

You can also visit smallbusiness.co.uk for more on leadership and creativity in business.

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In this episode I chat to Jenny, businesswoman, investor and former Dragon.

We discuss tips for investment in the time of COVID-19, exit planning and whether your business should still be accepting cash.

You can also visit smallbusiness.co.uk for more on raising capital and choosing the right payment system.

Remember to like us on Facebook @SmallBusinessExperts and follow us on Twitter @smallbusinessuk, all lower case.

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Welcome back to Small Business Snippets, the podcast from SmallBusiness.co.uk.

Today’s episode features professional performance coach, Phillippa Hurrell, who shares practical and insightful tips and advice on how small business owners can look after their wellbeing in these high-pressured and stressful times.

Covering healthy habits, how to understand stress to combat negative thoughts and how to increase productivity, the recordi...

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In this episode I chat to Sherry Coutu, a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and one of the leading names in the UK digital sector.

We talk about tips for investment pitches, time management and difficulties in the tech sector.

You can also visit smallbusiness.co.uk for more on raising capital.

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Today’s episode brings together a panel of experts to help SMEs understand how to remain secure online and navigate the world of GDPR.

It aims to help micro and small business owners become familiar with common cyber threats and take away simple practical tips to protect important data, process it correctly and improve cyber security.

 

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In this episode I meet Rachel Elnaugh, businesswoman, author and one of the original Dragons. We talk about her time running Red Letter Days and what it means to be an evolutionary entrepreneur.

Be sure to visit SmallBusiness.co.uk for more articles on wellbeing

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In this episode I meet Deborah Meaden, businesswoman, author and Dragon. We talk about her definition of success and what makes a disastrous investment pitch.

Be sure to visit SmallBusiness.co.uk for more articles on pitching to investors

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In this episode I meet Tim Campbell, an entrepreneur and the first winner of The Apprentice back in 2005. We discuss his views on apprenticeships and the idea behind one of his more unusual business ventures.

Be sure to visit SmallBusiness.co.uk for more articles on apprenticeships and grants

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In this episode I meet Timo Boldt, founder and CEO of recipe box service, Gousto. We discuss ethics, personal data and the importance of managing yourself before you manage others.

Be sure to visit SmallBusiness.co.uk for more articles on artificial intelligence and improving sustainability

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Anna Jordan talks to Jackie Fast, an entrepreneur, author, speaker and candidate on The Apprentice in 2018. We discuss how to build a business at home and how to get started with sponsorships.  

Be sure to visit SmallBusiness.co.uk for more articles on bootstrapping your business and managing your cash flow.

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Anna Jordan meets Piers Linney, an entrepreneur, investor and former Dragon on Dragon's Den. We discuss the most memorable pitches from the show as well as Piers' first foray into entrepreneurship.   

Be sure to visit SmallBusiness.co.uk for more articles on starting a business and raising external finance.

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Anna Jordan meets Nicola Horlick, an investment fund manager and founder of business P2P lending firm, Money&Co. She talks about the slowing economy and why you should never go into the restaurant business.   

Be sure to visit SmallBusiness.co.uk for more articles about peer to peer lending.  

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Anna Jordan chats to Caprice, a supermodel turned entrepreneur. She tells us more about the struggles of the model stereotype in starting her first business and protecting your brand when you enter a licence deal.   

Be sure to visit SmallBusiness.co.uk for more articles about starting a company and Government funding for small businesses.  

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