Jon Maiden, Panjango: beautiful games exploring the world of work

Jon has come up with a powerful, immersive and playful route for children to explore the sometimes mysterious world of work.

Rob the cartoonist and the Food Circle Supermarket – new interviews

When it comes to marketing, testing, measurement, learning and refining is key, according to my guests from two thoroughly different businesses and industries. James and Paul run Food Circle Supermarket, an ecommerce business. Rob is a cartoonist and illustrator.

Translation stations – interview with Sarah Silva the Chemical Translator

It’s International Translation Day this Sunday. What better time then for a radio interview with consultant translator Sarah Silva. Sarah is a chemist who translates science into sales for international clients and the author of “Small Island Big Business – The Insider’s Guide to Success in the British Market.” She joined me on my latest […]

Emma Jones, SME Crown Representative and Peter Byrom, audiologist – new podcast

Emma Jones, Enterprise Nation founder and SME Crown Representative on winning government contracts, writing business books and who inspired her and Peter Byrom on managing hearing loss, undertaking education, and developing his audiology practice.

Gin: Ruination, embrocation or delectation? New podcast

Daniel Shipman of Roister Events spilled the beans on gin’s history as a medicine, how it gained popularity in England, what led to the Gin Act in 1751, a second and now third peak in popularity, and everything taking place at the (free to attend) Gin Fever Festival.

Podcast: piano teacher Madge Woollard and B1G1 with Steve Pipe

Two super guests joined me in the Sheffield Live radio studio this morning: Madge Woollard and Steve Pipe. The podcast is below. It covers: why using business as a force for good, for positive changes NOW and without guilt-tripping (but with smiles) is great for the world and great for your business, learning to play […]

Podcast: Jonathan Cook, Principle 5 and Webarchitects Co-operative

Today’s radio show guest is Jonathan Cook of Principle 5, a co-operative resource centre. Jonathan explains the principles of co-operatives and how Principle 5 supports other co-ops. He describes his own experience as part of Webarchitects co-op and answers some questions to allay some common perceptions of co-ops.

Boring Bobby Verybiglongwords and 8 tips for better communication

Plenty of business authors suffer from clever-itis.
Many business leaders and social entrepreneurs do too.

New podcast: VAT for small businesses plus tackling injustice with ACORN

Jonny Butcher of Acorn joined me in Sheffield Live’s radio studio on Friday to tell me what Acorn does, why its action is so necessary, how it works and how to get involved. Also on the show: an in-depth Q&A with Morgan Killick all about VAT for small businesses. If you’re anywhere near the VAT threshold, or planning to build a business, you need to listen to this.

Driving art to Monaco, growing a Thai social enterprise and festival time

Friday’s Business Live radio presenter had a voice an octave lower than mine. I’ve not been banned from the airwaves for swearing or shock-jockery. A fever and virus has proven hard to shake off, and my voice is a deep croak. But as usual the guests are the stars of the show, and once again […]