How to do business in Japan, get Government contracts and run an ethical business – Johnny Pawlik

Johnny Pawlik is global managing director of Mantra Media and co-founder of Atelier Japan. In today’s radio show: Ikigai, culture, ethics and purpose; doing business with Japan and a book recommendation.

Interviews: Louisa Ashforth and Adrian Ashton

How to avoid founder syndrome, embed values and measure your impact with Adrian Ashton and how salon boss Louisa Ashforth launched her own skincare range.

Drayton Bird: how to do better marketing and an hour of astonishing tales

If you want to sell anything to anyone or persuade folk to support your cause listen to the podcast. One nugget alone can usually improve the result of your advertising by 50%. Drayton has had a profound influence on modern advertising and marketing – especially for those marketers and business owners who value results above anything else.

Essential business advice for musicians with James Fagan and for personal trainers with Chris Mason

James Fagan is a multi-instrumentalist, bouzouki, guitar and mandolin player, singer and doctor. James and partner in music and life Nancy Kerr have toured internationally as Kerr Fagan, have thousands of fans across the world, and been named Best Duo in the BBC Folk Awards twice. James has performed with other hugely-acclaimed artists including Eliza […]

Podcast: independent café owner’s footfall tips plus social enterprise success

Here’s a brand new podcast of the Business Live radio show with guests Lindsay Lonchar and Claire Dove.

This episode includes powerful advice about succeeding in independent retail from Lindsay AND about winning contracts and thriving as a social enterprise from Claire.

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.

Allen Holland: One Sold, One Given jackets plus crowdfunding and manufacturing tips

New radio show interview: Allen Holland on the Nessh Jacket, a high-tech jacket which smashed its crowdfunding target. For every jacket sold one is given to a person affected by homelessness. Plus manufacturing, product design, licensing and international business advice.

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

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.