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.

Don’t headbutt time; do get a bra that fits – new interviews

Advice for social entrepreneurs from Pam Warhurst, founder of Incredible Edible: “don’t headbutt time.” And an interview with Lucy May Lingerie founders, Natalie Mosley and Paula Walsh, and with Plot44 Chair, Mark Ramsell. New radio show podcast.

Holding down an Octopus to build a British clothing brand

Jilly and Neil Kapusi of Ushi discuss the journey of Ushiwear – which Jilly launched in 2008 and grew from a garage based hobby business to a thriving British hand printed brand, selling all over the world. How have they developed the brand and increased ecommerce sales – and what support did they get from the Google Digital Garage? Listen to the podcast here.

Sheffield world-leading tech innovator says city abundant in skills

Interview with Aldo Monteforte, CEO of The Floow (recently named winner of the Red Herring Top 100 Europe award). Aldo explained the business’ growth plans and commented on skills in the Sheffield City Region.

Small Business Saturday and The Dress Circle – radio interview

Today’s Business Live radio features Maria Terry, co-owner of The Dress Circle in Sheffield. We discuss Small Business Saturday, footfall, marketing and more. Plus news of opportunities through Westfield Health and Nesta; HMRC webinars; and more

Crowdfunding tips for business mentors; Sheffield’s alternative information centre

Many businesses and social enterprises have described in conversations on my business radio programme how they have used crowdfunding to test their market, reach customers, or access finance to build their business. But if you’re a business advisor and your clients are asking you about access to finance and how to run a successful crowdfund, […]

Sheffield Antiques Quarter & Toy Like Me

In yesterday’s Business Live radio programme my guests were Hendrika Stephens of the Sheffield Antiques Quarter which supports a growing number of independent retailers in Sheffield and Karen Newell of Toy Like Me, an initiative seeking better representation of disability in children’s toys.
Have a listen to the podcast here.

Interviews: Sheffield tech firm in driverless car pilot; Learn Create Sell; indie retail success story

Another great radio show this week thanks to interesting guests: Sam Chapman, chief innovation officer at growing Sheffield tech firm The Floow; Angga Kara and Zak Ahmed of Learn Create Sell, a creative social enterprise; and Laura Bullock of Seven Hills Bakery, a thriving independent business which is going from strength to strength.