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Preview: SmallBizPod - the small business podcast

SmallBizPod - the small business podcast

a podcast for small business, start-ups, entrepreneurs, podcast to the UK and the rest of the world

Last Build Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2013 13:59:29 PST

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SmallBizPod #100 – Martin Pellew, British Chambers of Commerce

Sun, 06 Jan 2013 13:59:29 PST

Martin Pellew, president of the British Chambers of Commerce, on what 2013 holds for small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs.

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SmallBizPod #99 – interview with Tanya Wheway, chairman of Wheway Lifestyle International

Sun, 29 Apr 2012 12:08:35 PDT

Tanya Wheway on how she and her husband became pioneers of the modern health farm movement and created an international consultancy and management services company.

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SmallBizPod #98 – Finding Funding – Angels & VCs

Thu, 06 Jan 2011 14:14:53 PST

This week's episode of the 'Going For Growth' podcast in partnership with the British Library takes a look at venture capital and angel funding with Daniel Waterhouse of Wellington Partners and Bill Morrow of Angels Den.

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SmallBizPod #97 – John Griffin of Addison Lee

Fri, 19 Nov 2010 07:14:28 PST

The first of a special series of 'Going For Growth' podcasts with The British Library's Business & Intellectual Property Centre, includes an interview with John Griffin of Addison Lee on what it takes to lead a growing business.

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SmallBizPod #96 – interview with Bill Liao co-founder of Xing

Thu, 06 May 2010 11:00:23 PDT

An inspiring interview with Bill Liao, co-founder of business social networking site Xing, on leadership, bootstrapping, micro-angel investing, story-telling, positive thinking and social entrepreneurship.

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SmallBizPod #95 – Enterprising Young Brits Jamie Murray Wells & Priya Lakhani

Tue, 16 Feb 2010 04:36:12 PST

Interviews with Jamie Murray Wells of Glasses Direct and Priya Lakhani of Masala Masala, two young entrepreneurs who reveal how they built successful businesses despite the doubters.

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SmallBizPod #94 – Wendy Tan White and the Moonfruit story

Mon, 07 Dec 2009 07:38:05 PST

Interview with Wendy Tan White, co-founder of Moonfruit, on a decade on the web, booms, busts, near failure and ultimate success, with a touch of Twitter controversy thrown in.

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SmallBizPod #93 – interview with Brad Burton of 4Networking

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 07:23:01 PST

An outrageously entertaining interview with the inimitable Brad Burton of 4Networking on sales, networking, motivation and GOYA.

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SmallBizPod #92 – web startups, shooting for the moon or nailing the business model?

Thu, 12 Nov 2009 01:55:12 PST

Web startups, funding and the dilemma of shooting for the moon vs nailing the business model, including interviews with Mike Butcher of TechCrunch, Wil Harris and Scott Rafer.

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SmallBizPod #91 – interview with Roger Bootle on the Trouble With Markets

Fri, 16 Oct 2009 03:57:42 PDT

Interview with renowned economist Roger Bootle, on the problem with free markets, the recession, who's to blame, the way out of the mess and advice for small businesses on the economic outlook.

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SmallBizPod #90 – interview with Sunil Kadri of Optoswim, the fish gym entrepreneur

Fri, 02 Oct 2009 11:15:42 PDT

Fascinating interview with O2 X award winner Sunil Kadri on taking an innovative idea from the research lab to market, IP, patents, funding and the fish gym.

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SmallBizPod #89 – business lessons from a sandwich shop startup

Tue, 22 Sep 2009 09:38:06 PDT

An interview with Jill Sutherland of Taste on starting a sandwich shop business, including a wealth of practical advice for all retail startups.

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SmallBizPod #88 – interview with the two young entrepreneurs behind Spoonfed

Thu, 27 Aug 2009 16:06:04 PDT

Interview with Alex Will and Henry Erskine Crum, the startup co-founders behind Spoonfed an events listing and review site for the web and mobile generation.

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SmallBizPod #87 – the eBay podcast: interviews with Dan Wilson & Sue Bailey

Thu, 13 Aug 2009 06:32:59 PDT

Interview with eBay experts Dan Wilson and Sue Bailey of on tips and tricks to help your new or existing business get the best from eBay.

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SmallBizPod #86 – interview with Dr Edward de Bono on creative thinking in business

Tue, 21 Jul 2009 05:34:30 PDT

Interview with world-renowned thinker and creativity specialist, Dr Edward de Bono, on how innovative, value-driven thinking can benefit your startup or small business.

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SmallBizPod #85 – interview with Tristram Mayhew the GoApe entrepreneur

Mon, 29 Jun 2009 06:12:57 PDT

An interview exploring what made the founder of GoApe quit his corporate job, head into the woods and become an outdoor experience entrepreneur.

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SmallBizPod #84 – interview with Lara Solomon, author and Mock entrepreneur

Wed, 03 Jun 2009 07:00:50 PDT

Mocks founder, Lara Solomon, on how she developed, branded and retailed a hit mobile phone accessory selling over a million globally in just four years.

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SmallBizPod #83 – Duane Jackson interview – SaaS, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll

Tue, 12 May 2009 15:27:39 PDT

An interview with Kashflow founder Duane Jackson on crime, Tory peers, The Prince's Trust, controversial PR and his extraordinary entrepreneurial journey.

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SmallBizPod #82 – Budget podcast 2009

Wed, 22 Apr 2009 15:45:30 PDT

Coverage of Budget 2009 and what it means for your small business or startup. Analysis & practical advice plus interviews with entrepreneurs, experts & shadow small business ministers.

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SmallBizPod #81 – interview with Laura Tenison founder of JoJo Maman Bebe

Fri, 27 Mar 2009 09:43:52 PDT

Interview with Laura Tenison founder of JoJo Maman Bébé on her business journey, organic growth to £20 million, avoiding debt, retaining equity & advice for retail entrepreneurs in recession.

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SmallBizPod #80 – franchising podcast & interview with Toni Mascolo of Toni & Guy

Mon, 09 Mar 2009 09:09:21 PDT

A podcast dedicated to a successful franchisor and franchisee - interviews with Toni Mascolo, founder of global hairdressing franchise Toni & Guy and Atul Pathak who runs 15 McDonald's franchises.

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SmallBizPod #79 – interview with Doug Richard, serial entrepreneur and former Dragon

Fri, 16 Jan 2009 15:26:41 PST

A fascinating interview with Doug Richard on starting, growing and selling businesses, cutting costs, angel funding, success and failure - only hours before his business Library House went into administration.

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SmallBizPod #78 – motivation, customers and sales in 2009 with Kevin Kelly

Mon, 12 Jan 2009 09:13:05 PST

An interview with entrepreneurship coach and author Kevin Kelly on taking a positive approach, turning customers into friends and securing sales during 2009.

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SmallBizPod #77 – business innovation – every idea is a startup

Sun, 30 Nov 2008 10:32:30 PST

Interviews on creating business success from innovation with Ori Gal of NuLens, Joe Batista of Hewlett-Packard and Indian VC Kanwal Singh of Helion Ventures.

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SmallBizPod #76 – Silver Cross, British branding and international trade

Mon, 10 Nov 2008 07:54:29 PST

Interview with Alan Halsall, chairman of Silver Cross, a great British brand, on how he made a failed business a success, the importance of branding and how to trade internationally.

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SmallBizPod #75 – starting a business in a downturn

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 15:31:27 PDT

An interview with David Lester of publishing company Crimson on starting a new business. Includes practical advice, tips, and why startups and recessions mix well.

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SmallBizPod #74 – digital startups on Digital Mission to NYC

Mon, 22 Sep 2008 12:12:30 PDT

Interviews with some of the UK's most exciting digital start-ups at a meet up before they flew out to New York on the first Digital Mission of 2008.

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SmallBizPod #73 – Social entrepreneurs shine at Shine

Sat, 30 Aug 2008 03:00:37 PDT

Live interviews with social entrepreneurs and support groups capture the enthusiasm and passion of the social enterprise scene at the extraordinary Shine conference.

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SmallBizPod #72 – Michael Gerber podcast – dreaming big with the E-Myth author

Thu, 31 Jul 2008 15:46:17 PDT

A podcast interview with Michael Gerber, author of the E-Myth series of books, on dreaming big, awakening the entrepreneur within, business systems and imagination.

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SmallBizPod #71 – Alastair Mitchell of UK Web 2.0 startup Huddle

Mon, 14 Jul 2008 10:41:59 PDT

Ali Mitchell of UK Web 2.0 startup Huddle talks about building successful internet startups, leaping into the unknown, embracing competition, and funding karma.

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SmallBizPod #70 – Jagriti Yatra – a great entrepreneurial journey

Tue, 24 Jun 2008 06:59:21 PDT

Interview with Gitanjali Banerjee Bhattacharya & Kaustav Bhattacharya about an extraordinary entrepreneurial train journey in India, what it hopes to achieve & how grass roots business can inspire social change.

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SmallBizPod #69 – Clive Birnie, MBOs and jumping through windows

Thu, 05 Jun 2008 02:25:50 PDT

Interview with Clive Birnie of Somerset manufacturing company Severn Delta, on management buy-outs, leadership, jumping through windows, finance and business blogging.

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SmallBizPod #68 – Rachel Elnaugh Interview

Mon, 12 May 2008 05:56:07 PDT

A podcast interview with celebrity entrepreneur, Rachel Elnaugh, on business failure and success, attraction, the entrepreneurial sex-drive, women in business and the well-being sector.

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SmallBizPod #67 – Going Solo – freelance perspectives

Wed, 30 Apr 2008 06:22:00 PDT

Interviews with speakers at Going Solo. Some of the web's most well known bloggers & consultants on how to craft a successful career as a freelancer - including Stowe Boyd, Laura Fitton and Suw Charman-Anderson.

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SmallBizPod #66 – Dan Harple, entrepreneurship and the mobile web

Fri, 11 Apr 2008 10:52:25 PDT

Dan Harple, veteran internet entrepreneur and ceo of mobile networking platform GyPSii, interviewed on search, the mobile web, entrepreneurship and the European tech scene.

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SmallBizPod #65 – David Wei, CEO of

Wed, 02 Apr 2008 15:53:01 PDT

Interview with David Wei, ceo of, the global online marketplace for SMEs, which in 2007 achieved the most successful stock market flotation since Google.

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SmallBizPod #64 – British Library, Facebook and Startups

Mon, 31 Mar 2008 10:38:23 PDT

Putting the voices to the faces behind the startups on the British Library Business and IP Centre Facebook group. Includes an interview with the Neil Infield of the British Library on its social media strategy.

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SmallBizPod #63 – Budget Podcast 2008

Wed, 12 Mar 2008 13:52:47 PDT

Coverage of Budget 2008 and what it means for small businesses, entrepreneurs and startups. Interviews, analysis and practical information to help you understand how the Budget affects your business.

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SmallBizPod #62 – Social Firms – an exciting challenge

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 07:06:19 PST

The positive impact of social firms including interviews with Sally Reynolds, ceo of Social Firms UK and Nigel Kershaw, chairman of The Big Issue and ceo of Big Issue Invest.

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SmallBizPod #61 – Levi Roots Podcast

Thu, 07 Feb 2008 05:59:30 PST

Levi Roots talks about slaying Dragons in the Den, motivation, self-belief and taking your entrepreneurial chances when they come your way.

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SmallBizPod #60 – Inspirational business planning

Thu, 10 Jan 2008 02:53:14 PST

Become passionate about your business planning and learn how to do it right with Tim Berry and Alan Gleeson of Palo Alto software.

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SmallBizPod #59 – Food entrepreneur Charlie Bigham

Wed, 19 Dec 2007 02:17:01 PST

Charlie Bigham talks about his successful food business, passion, principles and dealing with demanding customers.

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SmallBizPod #58 – Who Is Afraid Of The Female Entrepreneur?

Tue, 20 Nov 2007 12:12:38 PST

Female entrepreneurship special - interviews with successful women in business.

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SmallBizPod #57 – Enthuse, Exceed, Enjoy. King of Shaves.

Tue, 30 Oct 2007 18:44:54 PDT

Will King, CEO of King of Shaves, on taking his shaving products business from year one debt of £30k to #2 in the UK market.

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SmallBizPod #56 – Asian Entrepreneurship

Mon, 15 Oct 2007 17:34:04 PDT

Asian entrepreneurship special - the rise of India as an economic power & the business opportunities & collaboration now open to savvy entrepreneurs.

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SmallBizPod Survey

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 03:13:22 PDT

Announcement re SmallBizPod survey. A survey of SmallBizPod listeners, readers and contributors. Thanks for taking part.

SmallBizPod #55 – interview with Jon Smith of First Artist on AIM and acquisition

Sat, 29 Sep 2007 16:12:21 PDT

Jon Smith, CEO of First Artist Corporation on rapid response, growth by acquisition, listing on AIM and the business of premiership football.

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SmallBizPod #54 – marketing advice from a serial entrepreneur

Mon, 17 Sep 2007 05:36:25 PDT

Serial entrepreneur and author, Robert Craven, provides very practical small business advice on marketing and making your business stand out.

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Sage Sponsors SmallBizPod

Mon, 17 Sep 2007 05:34:44 PDT

Announcement re Sage sponsorship. We're delighted that Sage has sponsored SmallBizPod and look forward to working with them again.

SmallBizPod #53 – Podcast with Jennifer Irvine of Pure Package

Mon, 20 Aug 2007 04:20:50 PDT

Remarkable entrepreneur, Jennifer Irvine of The Pure Package, talks about her gourmet food business, overcoming adversity, the power of PR and celebrity clients.

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SmallBizPod #52 – market research for startups

Fri, 27 Jul 2007 11:12:25 PDT

Stephen Phillips of Spring Research & Surinder Siama of ResearchTalk guide us through effective market research for startups and growing businesses.

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SmallBizPod #51 – Interview with Nigel Botterill of thebestof

Mon, 09 Jul 2007 16:57:40 PDT

Nigel Botterill, founder and managing director of theBestOf on business growth, franchising, online business & big ideas.

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SmallBizPod #50 – Martin Webb podcast interview

Tue, 26 Jun 2007 03:08:20 PDT

Martin Webb, serial entrepreneur and host of Channel 4's 'Risking It All' on business failure & success.

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SmallBizPod #49 – Jason Calacanis podcast interview

Tue, 19 Jun 2007 10:55:39 PDT

Jason Calacanis, CEO of and one of the US's best known and most controversial Web 2.0 entrepreneurs. [Photo: Hyku]

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SmallBizPod #48 – Young entrepreneur podcast

Mon, 11 Jun 2007 08:47:35 PDT

Ben Casnocha, young entrepreneur, author and chairman of Comcate, on age & entrepreneurship, Silicon Valley & randomness in business.

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SmallBizPod #47 – Venture Capital podcast

Wed, 23 May 2007 15:36:41 PDT

London Business School, interview with staff, students and participants in the Venture Capital Investment Competition.

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SmallBizPod #46 – Interview with Lord Billimoria & Michelle Dewberry

Sat, 12 May 2007 16:15:55 PDT

Live from the Business Startup Show including interviews with Lord Bilimoria of Cobra Beer and Michelle Dewberry, young entrepreneur & winner of The Apprentice.

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SmallBizPod #45 – venture funding for female entrepreneurs

Mon, 30 Apr 2007 15:36:48 PDT

Gita Patel, founder of Stargate Capital and creator of the Trapezia Fund, talks about venture capital funding and female entrepreneurship.

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SmallBizPod #44 – eBay entrepreneur, clicks & mortar

Fri, 20 Apr 2007 08:56:20 PDT

Philip Molloy, UK chief executive of ISold It, talks about Ebay, clicks and mortar, how to role out a franchise and his own entrepreneurial journey. [Please note ISold It has gone bust]

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SmallBizPod #43 – European technology startups

Fri, 30 Mar 2007 05:14:12 PDT

Alex Vieux, publisher of Red Herring, talks about the European technology/web sector and the state of VC funding for startups. [Photo: b_d_solis]

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SmallBizPod #42 – sales advice podcast for SMEs

Tue, 13 Mar 2007 15:42:59 PDT

Greg Grimer & Mike O’Hara of the Cold Calling Podcast talk about selling and cold calling tips and tricks for SMEs.

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SmallBizPod #41 – home working podcast

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 06:25:19 PST

Emma Jones, founder of homeworking portal Enterprise Nation, talks about the home based business trend and kitchen table entrepreneurs.

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SmallBizPod #40 – Interview with Colin Crooks of Greenworks

Mon, 12 Feb 2007 15:38:48 PST

Colin Crooks, managing director of Greenworks, talks about recyclying business and the challenges and benefits of social entrepreneurship.

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SmallBizPod #39 – how to float on AIM

Fri, 02 Feb 2007 16:52:59 PST

Marcus Stuttard deputy head of AIM, the London stock exchange for growing businesses, discusses the practicalities of listing on AIM and the future of the market.

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Does Vista Matter To Small Business?

Tue, 30 Jan 2007 09:30:58 PST

Does Vista matter to SMEs? Reports from the London launch event and a podcast recording of Bill Gates.

SmallBizPod #38 – Mavericks at Work podcast

Thu, 25 Jan 2007 08:28:15 PST

Bill Taylor and Polly LaBarre authors of Mavericks at Work and founders of Fast Company magazine, talk about innovation and open source.

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SmallBizPod #37 – enterprise culture & startups UK vs US

Sat, 13 Jan 2007 02:37:32 PST

Shaa Wasmund, CEO of Brightstation Ventures, and Professor Zoltan Acs of George Mason University discuss web 2.0, online business and the difference between US and UK entrepreneurs.

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SmallBizPod #36 – Youngest entrepreneur in Britain

Fri, 22 Dec 2006 00:15:15 PST

Adam Hildreth, a young entrepreneur worth £5 million at just 21 and founder of Crisp Thinking, talks about business success, determination and online business models.

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SmallBizPod #35 – how to recruit, manage and motivate staff

Tue, 05 Dec 2006 10:31:10 PST

Interviews from Inspire 2006 on recruiting and motivating staff with John Timpson of Timpsons, Mark Adlestone of Beaverbrooks and Claire Owen of StopGap.

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SmallBizPod #34 – marketing for small businesses

Wed, 22 Nov 2006 15:11:27 PST

Juliette Prouse, of Qube Communications interviews George Torok, Canadian marketing expert,on personal branding and getting one up on the competition.

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SmallBizPod #33 – overcoming the business skills shortage

Thu, 02 Nov 2006 18:32:20 PST

Jo Ray of Sage, Mike Harris of the Institute of Directors and Lawrence Jones of UKFast talk about recruitment and the skills shortage facing UK small businesses.

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SmallBizPod #32 – from stuntman to stockmarket

Fri, 22 Sep 2006 14:25:51 PDT

Andy Egan, CEO of the Felix Group, talks about his entrepreneurial journey and taking his business to a listing on AIM. [Please note Andy Egan stepped down as CEO of Felix Group in December 2007]

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SmallBizPod #31 – starting a business in Britain

Mon, 04 Sep 2006 03:20:12 PDT

Brian O’Kane, entrepreneur and author of Starting A Business in Britain on starting up, sales, market research and planning effectively & his own journey as a publishing entrepreneur.

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SmallBizPod #30 – PR advice for startups and entrepreneurs

Thu, 27 Jul 2006 09:26:38 PDT

David Tebbutt, journalist, media trainer and blogger on how small businesses should handle the press and communicate effectively.

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SmallBizPod #29 – ethical business with a coffee entrepreneur

Thu, 06 Jul 2006 09:00:45 PDT

Steve Leighton, founder of, on the practicalities of importing goods, ethical business and his passion for coffee.

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SmallBizPod #28 – memorable branding with BJ Cunningham

Thu, 29 Jun 2006 11:16:38 PDT

BJ Cunningham of Brand Evolution on how to create a memorable and effective brand and really get into the hearts and minds of your customers.

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SmallBizPod #27 – franchising, angel funding and IP

Tue, 13 Jun 2006 06:44:05 PDT

Interviews from Business Scope networking event on franchising, protecting IP and angel funding with Elaine Gold of Y's-Weight, Jeffry Pym of Beer & Partners, and Sarah Staines of Sherrards.

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SmallBizPod 2.0

Thu, 08 Jun 2006 08:47:11 PDT

Announcement re SmallBizPod's redesigned website. Version 2.0 of the SmallBizPod website is now here. Please enjoy it and spread the word.

SmallBizPod #26 – export success with the chocolate entrepreneur

Mon, 24 Apr 2006 13:31:00 PDT

Simon Coyles, CEO of Kschocolat, on growing your business through exports and the inspiration behind his chocolate brand.

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SmallBizPod #25 – finance and factoring for SMEs

Wed, 05 Apr 2006 14:50:00 PDT

Jo Ashburner and Jonathan Dean of noonoo design on their experiences of factoring and how it has helped their baby comfort blanket business secure rapid growth into international markets.

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