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Sound Advice: Get year one in business right
34 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
17. Jess Gohl: How to build your business on Instagram
Her university tutor told her she was 'too business minded', her parents said she was mad. But the creative founder of Burnt Toast Designs didn't let that stop her building an impressive client base in corona times. This is how she did it.
43 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Mike Psaras: Does your startup need an accountant? (Yes!)
This is not your average accountant. After a South-American sabbatical, Mike Psaras ditched the suit and tie, drawing on a decade of industry experience to practically help small businesses thrive with his super smart strategies, instead.
41 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
Rob Huysinga: How to explode your small business on TIKTOK
Are you one of 1.3m following Bubba Ice, co-founder of experiential ice cream chain Pan-N-Ice, on TikTok? From cringe posts and rubbish Shopifys to brand hook-ups and hashtag strategy, super-charge your small business with his social media secrets.
50 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
Zara Nanu: How to be a tech entrepreneur
The World Economic Forum predicts we can close the gender pay gap in 217 years – but the founder of Gapsquare thinks we can do it in 20 with her AI software. This how she built the prototype and why parenthood made her a better business owner.
59 minutes | May 31, 2021
Arthur Kay: Making your idea reality
Setting up a business is like playing poker – you have to deal with ambiguity, anxiety and risk. The trained architect shows his hand to reveal how he built coffee recycling company BioBean, and tech and urban housing company Skyroom, from big ideas.
51 minutes | May 17, 2021
Autumn Rabbitts: How to start a creative 'making' business
Dream of a design-based business that takes off online? From cashflow to finding customers, the founder of Plumb and Rabbitts shares an incredibly honest insight into growing her bespoke cake and design start ups with five children in Northumberland.
42 minutes | May 3, 2021
Rachel Clark: I started a beauty business to deal with corporate burnout
The super-personal story of how ex-Red Bull marketeer set up shampoo brand Nut and Noggin from her farmhouse table in 18 months, to 'look after our heads’. Share your burn-out-to-start-up stories during Mental Health Awareness Week on Twitter @sageuk
68 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Ryan Panchoo: The ultimate recipe for starting a baking business from home
Ryan Panchoo is a joyful burst of creative fresh air. Family food intolerances led him to create a gluten-free doughnut that tastes so good, Selfridges came knocking. For anyone who dreams of quitting the day job – this is how he created Borough 22.
52 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Jess Ratty: How to - not only survive - but thrive when you lose 40% of your business overnight
Endlessly effervescent is the way to describe pocket rocket, Jess Ratty, the energetic founder of The Cornwall Camper Company and Ha-lo PR company. Pitch up and learn how she built them from scratch.
60 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Sam Watson Jones: From farmer to AI tech founder – a deep dive into starting a data-driven business
Transferring decades of pencilled performance figures to Excel was eye-opening for farmer Sam Watson Jones. Revenues were static and little by little, fields disappearing. There had to be a tech solution, he thought. Enter, the Small Robot Company.
69 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
International Women’s Day: A guide to small business investment
To celebrate International Women's Day, we bring you a bumper small business investment episode with three brilliant guests who have fascinating stories to tell. In this episode, we are talking with Sarah Turner, Rushina Shah and Sarah Norford-Jones.
59 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Sahar Hashemi: Write a small business plan that works
Latte habit out of control? Blame Sahar Hashemi, founder of Coffee Republic. The UK's coffee craze started with the former lawyer and a super smart business plan that slowly smashed through suppliers’ and banks’ countless rejections.
55 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Solveiga Pakštaitė: Patents, product development, and pitching for investment
Half of the world’s food created, is wasted. Cue industrial designer Solveiga Pakštaitė and her beautifully innovative product Mimica Touch. Scientists, seed funding, biochem cramming, it's the stuff of entrepreneurial dreams, this episode.
37 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Matthew Porter: How to start a side-hustle… and make it successful
Retro video games, sustainable glass straws - Mathew Porter is a seasoned side hustler. Google hacks, supply chain secrets, what makes manufacturers tick; hear how VASO’s CEO launched his innovative product in an emerging market and kept his day job
45 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
Alec Dobbie: How to bootstrap and build a tech platform from the spare room
FanFinders started life as a side-hustle in Alec Dobbie’s box bedroom in West Yorkshire. His self-coded data platform curates content from top baby companies, and grew to serve over five million parents on two continents.
55 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
Julien Callede: How to create a scalable business from day one
Julien Callede shares how he co-founded Made.com and led the operationally complex, ‘fast furniture’ retail company, to be a global success. From wonky products to glorious waves of investment, and a new project, The Entrepreneurs Partnership.
1 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
Welcome to Sound Advice! Get year one in business right
Want to make your small business successful? Have a million different questions about starting up? Join business journalist Bex Burn-Callander and some seriously amazing entrepreneurs for season one of Sound Advice.
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