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.

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.

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.

How a perspective change can be crucial for progress

Sometimes a perspective change what it takes to make upward progress – in business, and in climbing, as I found after falling off a rock face on Sunday.