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A Conversation with The Six Minute Strategist
19 minutes | Jun 19, 2013
Episode 68 Interview with Gabby Young (and Other Animals)
http://jbdcolley.com/gabbyyoung Gabby Young and Other Animals is an amazing "Circus Swing" British Band who I recently saw at the Wiltshire Jazz Festival. Gabby kindly agreed to come onto the Podcast to talk about her music, her band, how uses Online Marketing to spread the word. They currently have a Kickstarter Campaign out there - until 30th June 2013 - so please do go and support them. All details are in the show notes - http://jbdcolley.com/gabbyyoung
13 minutes | Apr 2, 2013
Episode 65 - Accelerating Growth with GrowthAccelerator
http://jbdcolley.com/ga. In this interview with Guy Blackburn from GrowthAccelerator, we discuss the GrowthAcclerator Programme and how it benefits English SME companies. You can learn more by going to my website at http://jbdcolley.com/GA. If you think the GrowthAccelerator Programme might benefit your business, take my Six Question Challenge at http://jbdcolley.com/challenge
26 minutes | Jan 17, 2013
Episode 62 Self Directed Learning Project; an Interview with Marc Binkley
In this conversation, I discuss Marc Binkley's Self Directed Learning Project, a programme he as designed for 2013 to rapidly advance his business knowledge. Marc runs the Sleeping Barber blog. You can find out more about his programme at http://jbdcolley.com/sleepingbarber and you can get my bonus for you, the Six Minute Strategist 2013 calendar at http://jbdcolley.com/calendar
22 minutes | Oct 12, 2012
What does Open Source Software mean to you?
Do you understand the ideas, ethos and influence of Open Source Software? At a recent Big Data Conference organised by Talend, the company's VP of Marketing, Yves de Montcheuil gave a presentation explaining the significance of Open Source software. The key points are summarised on my blog post at http://jbdcolley.com/talend The audio quality is not brilliant and this is entirely my fault as I recorded the presentation from the sound in the room with a digital hand held recorder.
24 minutes | May 18, 2012
Do you understand the meaning of Acquisition Rationale?
In this Conversation, I set out a simple six step framework for understanding Acquisition Rationale. This covers Ability, Resources and the Four Steps of Intent - Strategy, Sector, Scale and Stage of Development. You can find this also in a blog post at the Six Minute Strategist at http://jbdcolley.com
11 minutes | Apr 27, 2012
Do you Understand Digital Marketing? You will Now!
In this Conversation, I am delighted to introduce you to Damien Ryan, the Managing Partner of Mediaventura, the Digital Media Corporate Finance Advisors. At the recent book launch of the 2nd Edition of Understanding Digital Media, Damien took to the stage and, apart from one Irish Joke, shared some very pertinent comments on the future of Digital Marketing which I am delighted to be able to share with you.
18 minutes | Apr 19, 2012
Six Simple Strategic Steps to the Profit Formula
This conversation discusses how to derive a Profit Formula for your business by understanding and managing the variables which contribute to profits. I do this by literally turning the Profit and Loss Account on its head. Come and join the Conversation at my Blog at http://jbdcolley.com
29 minutes | Apr 5, 2012
An Interview with Oliver Page Founder of Nutkase Accessories
In this Conversation I interview Oliver Page, founder of Nutkase Accessories for iPad and iPhone. Oliver founded the company while in High School and has taken a year out before going to College to develop his business. You can find his site at www.mynutkase.com, his Facebook fanpage at https://www.facebook.com/nutkaseaccessories and you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Oliver is @nutkaseforipad on Twitter and his website is http://www.mynutkase.com/. Listen out for how to get a 20% discount!(Hint - you will need to know where to find him!)
33 minutes | Mar 29, 2012
Interview with Mike Soutar, CEO at Shortlist Media
In this stimulating Conversation, Mike Soutar, CEO and Co-Founder of Shortlist Media shares with us his experiences in starting a new magazine in the UK at a time when print circulations are declining and how he and his team made a success of this startup.
8 minutes | Mar 28, 2012
Six Simple Strategic Steps to SME Success - The Second Three Steps
This conversation concludes my introduction to my Six Simple Strategic Steps to SME Success by taking you through Steps Four, Five and Six. These are Capital Raising, Acquisitions and Exit. Please come and learn more from my website The Six Minute Strategist Blog at http://jbdcolley.com
7 minutes | Mar 28, 2012
Six Simple Strategic Steps to SME Success - Taking the First Three Steps
In this Conversation, I introduce the first three of the Six Simple Strategic Steps to you. These are Business Appreciation, Optimisation and Engagement. Have a listen, hopefully this is relevant to your business and will help you.
7 minutes | Mar 28, 2012
Six Simple Strategic Steps to SME Success - An Introduction
In this Conversation, I introduce you to my Six Simple Strategic Steps to SME Success. A programme I have designed to help businesses be more successful
21 minutes | Mar 28, 2012
A Conversation with Gareth Hughes CEO Crave Interactive
In this Conversation, Gareth Hughes, CEO of eMenus Solutions producer, Crave Interactive, discusses his company, its solutions and some of the challenges he has faced and the opportunity for his business going forward
9 minutes | Feb 9, 2012
What is a Small Business Social Media Strategy Part 1
In this Conversation I discuss what is meant by a Small Business Social Media Strategy and over 4 episodes I will discuss this using the Six Minute Strategist Methodology.
13 minutes | Feb 8, 2012
Why Profit does not equal Cash
In this Conversation, I discuss the difference between Profit and Cash. This distinction is critical but understanding involves charting the relationship between the Profit and Loss Account, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow.
12 minutes | Jan 20, 2012
Tim Forrest interviews John Colley, the Six Minute Strategist
I have been fortunate recently to work with Tim Forrest, a food industry consultant to company leaders, governments and institutions worldwide. He kindly invited me to do an interview for his podcast and this is it. You can find out more about Tim at his website at http://www.timforrest.com
13 minutes | Jan 13, 2012
36 Questions to Ask your Small Company Bank Manager
In this conversation, I am trying to provide some discussional ammunition for you to challenge your current business bank manager on his organisation's attitude to providing capital to your business. And if you don't like what you hear back, go and speak now with his competitors.
13 minutes | Jan 10, 2012
Credit Agencies - the Major Customer you have never spoken to
In this Conversation, I try to highlight how important a company's credit score can be. Unless Credit Agencies have enough relevant information, they may miscalculate or err on the downside. I point out some pitfalls and how to avoid them.
9 minutes | Jan 10, 2012
The Scarcity of Capital for Small Business Part 2
In this Conversation, I discuss some ways that small business can gain access to debt and equity from sources other than Banks and the role the internet is playing in this. I also, again, highlight the importance of the Lean StartUp model, proposed by Eric Ries, to reduce the amount of capital required in the first place.
11 minutes | Jan 10, 2012
The Scarcity of Capital for Small Business Part 1
In this Conversation, I explore the failure of the UK Government and Banks to adequately provide capital for small and medium sized businesses. I am adamant that such capital is critical to UK economic growth
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