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.

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.

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.

Marketing: don’t be like the KLF; do measure the right metrics

Remember the KLF? Rock stars, artists, provocateurs: 23 years ago they burned a million quid in a field. That really upset quite a lot of folk. But it’s what lots of business owners and social entrepreneurs are doing all the time. Last autumn I was dismayed but not surprised to read research showing that almost […]

Vicky Fraser wants to turn you into a business superhero

Running your own business? Always make sure your clients are happy? Great. But if those clients aren’t making you happy, don’t respect you or pay you on time (or want to pay you in fish and chips!) then you don’t really have a business, you have a pretty miserable job. And many freelancers and small […]

Radio show panel discussion: employee engagement benefits ‘more than fluffy’

It’s good to be good, so the saying goes, and there’s an increasing body of evidence and research demonstrating that companies that treat employees well aren’t just “nice” – they reap financial and performance rewards. And today’s radio show, broadcast this morning on Sheffield Live and available below as a podcast, is a panel discussion […]

Interviews: Jim Cregan, Jimmy’s Iced Coffee & Josh Littlejohn, Social Bite

This week’s MADE Festival of Entrepreneurship brought business and social enterprise leaders to the Crucible Theatre for a day of inspiration and practical advice. I interviewed several speakers for my radio show, Sheffield Live’s Business Live programme, broadcast on FM radio and online this morning.  Scroll down for the podcast. Today’s first guest was Jim […]

Interviews: networking; “celebrity” service and Small Business Saturday

Today’s Business Live radio show and podcast features interviews with Geoff Ramm – author and “celebrity service” expert; Jill Ashton with top tips for networking; and business startup expert Charlie King. Listen to the podcast here.