Business lessons from professional musician and a crucial diary date

New radio show podcast: interview with acclaimed professional classical guitarist, Alison Smith, with great lessons for anyone who is self-employed. Plus Tom and Sam from Sheffield Chamber and some business, co-op and social enterprise updates.

Shoot your story arrow with stoic author

A “grand tour of marketing” with stoic northern grump Rob Drummond, in a comprehensive radio interview. Rob covers storytelling, building trust, marketing automation tools and much more in this podcast, first broadcast in my Sheffield Live radio programme.

Don’t headbutt time; do get a bra that fits – new interviews

Advice for social entrepreneurs from Pam Warhurst, founder of Incredible Edible: “don’t headbutt time.” And an interview with Lucy May Lingerie founders, Natalie Mosley and Paula Walsh, and with Plot44 Chair, Mark Ramsell. New radio show podcast.

Interviews: business resilience despite uncertainty plus an award-winning charity

Ensure your business is protected, as far as possible, from the impact of uncertainty and learn from an accountant who has survived and thrived through five recessions (and helps his clients to do the same). Plus an award-winning charity has some great advice about how to engage and empower volunteers.

Holding down an Octopus to build a British clothing brand

Jilly and Neil Kapusi of Ushi discuss the journey of Ushiwear – which Jilly launched in 2008 and grew from a garage based hobby business to a thriving British hand printed brand, selling all over the world. How have they developed the brand and increased ecommerce sales – and what support did they get from the Google Digital Garage? Listen to the podcast here.

New podcast: employment law policy proposals, a fashion social enterprise, and tech skills

Interviews with Jay Bhayani on employment law policy proposals from political parties; Daniel Koseoglu of Affecto Recruitment on tech skills and recruitment, and Olusola McKenzie of fashion and textiles social enterprise Learn to Re-create.

Digital strategy and business in South America: expertise from serial entrepreneur

Interview with Jerónimo R. Santamarina, a serial digital entrepreneur and the Managing Partner EU at EYDOS Digital. Advice if you’re doing business in Latin America, plus developments in digital marketing, and how tools like programmatic ads and micro-segmentation will affect you.

Sheffield world-leading tech innovator says city abundant in skills

Interview with Aldo Monteforte, CEO of The Floow (recently named winner of the Red Herring Top 100 Europe award). Aldo explained the business’ growth plans and commented on skills in the Sheffield City Region.

Latest employment law update and a social enterprise screenprinter

Interviews with a HR law expert, Jay Bhayani, and Mark, James and Terry from a social enterprise, Printed By us.

Bring me the finest effing food and ale!

What happened at a reunion between Silversmith’s founder Justin Rowntree and TV chef Gordon Ramsay? Why is Abbeydale Brewery organising a party? And what advice do two seasoned food and drink professionals have for others? Listen to my latest radio show podcast.