One not very compelling reason to ambush snog Boris Johnson

Now is the time of year when the shadiest sellers of marketing snake-oil ramp up their ludicrous claims as they prey on small business owners. You’ll have seen the promises…

Podcast: building an e-commerce retail website with Nicola of Waxx plus business resilience

Here’s a fantastic new radio show podcast with practical advice on e-commerce and business resilience from two expert guests, Nicola Middleton-Groom and Steve Knowles.

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

Interview: Ashley Carson, Sheffield’s Assay Master – hallmarking, history and technology

The hallmarks on gold, silver, platinum and palladium don’t only prove the validity of precious metals. They tell a story. And the story of hallmarks themselves and of how Sheffield’s Assay Office came to be after an act of Parliament is absolutely riveting. Ashley Carson, who has served as Sheffield’s Assay Master for 25 years and was the youngest-ever to be appointed, tells the story.

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

Sarah is a chemist who translates science into sales for international clients; in the interview she covers machine translation, international perceptions of the UK market, useful tips if you need translation, how to go about it and what to look for, approaches to communication in different cultures and more.

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.