Interviews: Andrzej Kurpiel and Steve Manley – bees, social and youth enterprise

From teenage entrepreneur to the youngest ever President of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, Steve Manley. Plus Andrzej Kurpiel of Bee Blest.

3D scorpions, Nessh jackets, Seedstick magic – Über, BuddyBurst and Dark Peak

Interviews with Greg Clark and Rob Sandom of Über Agency; Jamie Gray of BuddyBurst and Allen Holland of Dark Peak Gear

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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Inclusive rugby with the Sheffield Vulcans, employment law and essential events – new radio show

Interviews with Ashley Martin, Michael Hudson and Felix Barr of the Sheffield Vulcans Rugby Club; Jay Bhayani and Tom Sutton.

Business acumen for artists PLUS responsible business – new podcast

Interviews with Tom Vickers of Stoneface Creative and businessman and mentor, Steve Eyre (who runs World of Superheroes), and with Kate Rawlings, CSR Manager at Irwin Mitchell LLP and Carolynn McConnell, Business Connector Sheffield.

Chris Wright, CEO, Catch22 – delivering public services through social enterprise

A call for a relationship-based approach to the outsourcing of public services; Catch22’s own pivot from dependency on grants and ‘soft’ contracts to earning the majority of its income from ‘hard’ contracts; and Chris’ leadership journey.

How to research and validate a business idea – John Holcroft interview

How do you get to the truth about what people think of your business or product idea and whether they really will buy from you?
John Holcroft can help. In this week’s radio show and podcast, he spills the beans on his process to validate and research business ideas.