The Enterprise Doctor Business Show

The Enterprise Doctor Business Show

Do you run a small business? Would you like loads of free advice from business experts from across the spectrum of business skills? Want advice you can implement right now, for free, to make your business better? Then this is the show for you.This is a serious business show, but with a not so serious feel to it, very much a cafe culture, chatting about business, and both informing and entertaining listeners. Mark Harris is the Enterprise Doctor - he does mentoring and coaching for small businesses. In this series he talks business with a range of business experts. He teases out their secrets of success - how did they do what you're trying to do? Along the way he gets lots of great advice for his business, and of course for yours.

Episodes

May 20, 2024 12 mins

In today’s episode of The Enterprise Doctor Business Show, my guest is Sarah Dhanda, who at the time was Head of Policy and Partnerships at Enginuity.  Sarah has now retired – lucky her!

 

Enginuity is a charity dedicated to finding new ways to close skills gaps in UK engineering and manufacturing, and their website is at https://enginuity.org/ .  

 

This was recorded during National Apprenticeship Week, and we discussed Enginuity’s co...

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Welcome to today’s episode of The Enterprise Doctor Business Show.  My guest today is former Coronation Street star Sean Wilson, who knows all about taking a leap of faith and switching career. 

 

He’s sharing his story of how he left acting behind and started his own cheese empire as almost 7 million people are looking to switch careers this year. 

 

Sean, who’s now won awards for his new business, spoke his switch from soaps to chedd...

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On The Business Show on Marlow FM on 25th April 2024, my guests were business finance expert Adam Cooper and professional organiser Helena McBride, who joined me to talk about their work, and to discuss a range of business news stories.  

As I was recently in Hong Kong, my first music choice had to be Siouxsie and the Banshees with “Hong Kong Garden” – go to https://youtu.be/Y-l9GQJRl9Y?si=LBhIN97nkueoh05F to hear it.

Helena then spo...

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On today’s episode of The Enterprise Doctor Business Show, my guest is Liz Mayers, Co-founder and Director at EDI Accreditation,  a firm providing accreditation for organisations, large and small, committed to improving Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for their people.
 
The business benefits achieved by having a diverse team, who are treated equally and fairly, in an environment where they can flourish as their authentic...

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In today’s episode of The Enterprise Doctor Business Show, my guest is Steve O’Connor, Director of the Rover & Rowing Museum in Henley-upon-Thames.

 

I know Steve as I belong to the Henley Business Partnership and their lovely venue hosts the Partnership’s monthly networking events.

 

We talked about the museum, what it does, and for whom.  And it’s quite a broad offering!

 

But the meat of the conversation focussed on the flow of St...

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In today’s episode of The Enterprise Doctor Business Show my guest is Chris Mills, Global Head of Customer Success at Slack.

Towards the end of 2023 they did some research into the plans for 2024 of small businesses, and the skills required.  Changing how business conduct internal communications came out as one of the most important things to do, but how do we do that?

And how will Slack change to stay at the forefront of technology?...

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On today’s episode of The Enterprise Doctor Business Show my guest was Claudia Hall, Event Director of IBTM World – a global event for the events industry.

 

IBTM World 2023 was the biggest edition yet, with over 60,000 appointments between 4,700+ high profile buyers and 2,200+ exhibitors over the three-day event.

 

During Covid the events industry was clearly decimated, so what’s the situation now?

 

You can connect with Claudia via htt...

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On The Business Show on Marlow FM on 29th February 2024, my guests were LinkedIn profiler Tony K Silver, and business consultant Nikki Burns, who joined me to talk about their work, and to discuss a range of business news stories.  

As I was jetting off the day after the show, my first music choice had to be the Peter Paul & Mary version of “Leaving on a jet plane” – https://youtu.be/IVEATF7VNTk?si=MnOtyfHISy7FyvW4.

Tony then spo...

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On today’s episode of The Enterprise Doctor Business Show (recorded a little before Christmas) my guest is mother, lifestyle advocate and “Made In Chelsea” alumni, Millie Mackintosh.

 

The ‘viral spiral’ is becoming increasingly more prevalent with almost half of people (45%) saying they enter a vicious cycle of falling ill throughout the winter, and over a third (38%) feeling as though it takes them longer to recover from illness si...

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On The Business Show on Marlow FM on 15th February 2024, my guests were Beverley Kaye, Chief Commercial Officer of Factotum, and social media queen Deb Mason, who joined me to talk about their work, and to discuss a range of business news stories.  

My first music choice from the Hilary Playlist was New Order with “Temptation” - https://youtu.be/xxDv_RTdLQo?si=rM1Q7oZV8bK1VQbG is where you can hear the full 7 minute version (which I...

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February 16, 2024 13 mins

On today’s episode of The Enterprise Doctor Business Show my guest is David Saenz, Chief Growth Officer at Evri.

For the first time its 360-year history, the Post Office will sell end-to-end services fulfilled by Evri rather than exclusively by Royal Mail. 

Evri deliver more than over 730 million parcels each year and delivered up to 3.5 million parcels every day between Black Friday and Christmas Day. 

We talked about what Evri do, a...

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On The Business Show on Marlow FM on 1st Feb 24 my guests were Gemma Wass, Associate Director at independent financial advisors Harding Financial and counsellor Martina Swinburn, who joined me to talk about their work, and to discuss a range of business news stories.  

My first music choice from the Hilary Playlist was Crowded House with “Weather With You” - hear it at https://youtu.be/ag8XcMG1EX4?si=4o3mbkg8ldTyk7w2.

Gemma then spok...

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January 26, 2024 34 mins

On today’s episode of The Enterprise Doctor Business Show my guest is Leah Brown of Broadstairs Consulting.  

 

They are a crisis advisory and mediation practice, they run a local mediation centre and they have a weekly leadership podcast called “The Longest Day” – you’ll find it wherever you listen to podcasts.

 

We had a great conversation about how to plan for a crisis, as well as how to behave when that crisis happens.  As covered ...

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On The Business Show on Marlow FM on 18th Jan 24, my guests were solicitor Stephanie Buckeridge of Gardner Leader and marketing expert Ali Crook of Idio Web Services, who joined me to talk about their work, and to discuss a range of business news stories.  

My first music choice from the Hilary Playlist was Harry Nilsson with “Everybody’s Talking” - https://youtu.be/55xQu9eIPIA?si=u8eX_Uw-rxmmJlub to listen.

Stephanie then spoke abou...

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January 13, 2024 38 mins

My guests in today’s episode are the wife and husband team of Emily and Paul Hughes.  

 

They are two former teachers who have put their combined 30 years experience in the classroom to set up The Parent Guide to Education.  There’s an array of help for all parenting issues from conception to toddler tantrums, but until now there was nothing to help parents guide their teens through the exam years, which is where Paul & Emily com...

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On The Business Show on Marlow FM on 4th Jan 24, my guests were coach Sheila Docker of The Primal Zone and coach Amanda Bouch of Amanda Bouch Consulting, who joined me to talk about their work, and to discuss a range of business news stories.  

The theme for my 2 music choices was easy to choose, but hard to say – they're from my late wife’s playlist of favourites.  

First up was Ed Sheeran with “Castle On the Hill” - https://yo...

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On The Business Show on Marlow FM on 14th December 2023, my guests were Hilary Messer of Gardner Leader and Oli Sussat of Harding Financial, who joined me to talk about their work, and to discuss a range of business news stories.

The theme for my two music choices was walking, and given I needed to be reminded of sunshine, I started with Katrina & The Waves and “Walking on Sunshine” - https://youtu.be/iPUmE-tne5U?si=uqJ3FHtQivv8...

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December 13, 2023 34 mins
My guest in today’s episode is Vikrant Shaurya, CEO of Authors On Mission.  They help you become a best selling author, and then help you leverage that to build your brand, attract high-value clients, secure speaking gigs, and leave a lasting legacy.

 

Vikrant’s opening comments about how the business works generated about 37 questions in my mind!  We didn’t cover them all off but by the...
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On The Business Show on Marlow FM on 16th Nov 23, my guests were Sophie Comas of Rimu Marketing and Chris Bantock of Agency Local, who joined me to talk about their work, and to discuss a range of business news stories.

The theme for my music choices was “yellow” - given that a road next to Watford FC has been renamed Yellow Brick Road, I started with Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” - https://youtu.be/B71PYsd8fG8?si=WNymDmX...

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Today actually is Black Friday (depending on when you listen to this!) so speaking to retail expert Lucy Davies of SAP Emarsys about Black Friday seemed like a good idea!

We talked about whether or not Black Friday is a good idea for those in the service sector, how to inspire confidence that a deal offered is in fact a deal, and much more.

You can connect with Lucy https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucy-davies-9a034932/ and the Emarsys we...

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