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Sun, 06 Jan 2013 13:59:29 PSTMartin Pellew, president of the British Chambers of Commerce, on what 2013 holds for small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Sun, 29 Apr 2012 12:08:35 PDTTanya Wheway on how she and her husband became pioneers of the modern health farm movement and created an international consultancy and management services company.
Thu, 06 Jan 2011 14:14:53 PSTThis 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.
Fri, 19 Nov 2010 07:14:28 PSTThe 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.
Thu, 06 May 2010 11:00:23 PDTAn 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.
Tue, 16 Feb 2010 04:36:12 PSTInterviews 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.
Mon, 07 Dec 2009 07:38:05 PSTInterview 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.
Thu, 26 Nov 2009 07:23:01 PSTAn outrageously entertaining interview with the inimitable Brad Burton of 4Networking on sales, networking, motivation and GOYA.
Thu, 12 Nov 2009 01:55:12 PSTWeb 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.
Fri, 16 Oct 2009 03:57:42 PDTInterview 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.
Fri, 02 Oct 2009 11:15:42 PDTFascinating 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.
Tue, 22 Sep 2009 09:38:06 PDTAn interview with Jill Sutherland of Taste on starting a sandwich shop business, including a wealth of practical advice for all retail startups.
Thu, 27 Aug 2009 16:06:04 PDTInterview 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.
Thu, 13 Aug 2009 06:32:59 PDTInterview with eBay experts Dan Wilson and Sue Bailey of tamebay.com on tips and tricks to help your new or existing business get the best from eBay.
Tue, 21 Jul 2009 05:34:30 PDTInterview with world-renowned thinker and creativity specialist, Dr Edward de Bono, on how innovative, value-driven thinking can benefit your startup or small business.
Mon, 29 Jun 2009 06:12:57 PDTAn interview exploring what made the founder of GoApe quit his corporate job, head into the woods and become an outdoor experience entrepreneur.
Wed, 03 Jun 2009 07:00:50 PDTMocks founder, Lara Solomon, on how she developed, branded and retailed a hit mobile phone accessory selling over a million globally in just four years.
Tue, 12 May 2009 15:27:39 PDTAn interview with Kashflow founder Duane Jackson on crime, Tory peers, The Prince's Trust, controversial PR and his extraordinary entrepreneurial journey.
Wed, 22 Apr 2009 15:45:30 PDTCoverage 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.
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 09:43:52 PDTInterview 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.
Mon, 09 Mar 2009 09:09:21 PDTA 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.
Fri, 16 Jan 2009 15:26:41 PSTA 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.
Mon, 12 Jan 2009 09:13:05 PSTAn interview with entrepreneurship coach and author Kevin Kelly on taking a positive approach, turning customers into friends and securing sales during 2009.
Sun, 30 Nov 2008 10:32:30 PSTInterviews on creating business success from innovation with Ori Gal of NuLens, Joe Batista of Hewlett-Packard and Indian VC Kanwal Singh of Helion Ventures.
Mon, 10 Nov 2008 07:54:29 PSTInterview 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.
Wed, 22 Oct 2008 15:31:27 PDTAn interview with David Lester of publishing company Crimson on starting a new business. Includes practical advice, tips, and why startups and recessions mix well.
Mon, 22 Sep 2008 12:12:30 PDTInterviews 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.
Sat, 30 Aug 2008 03:00:37 PDTLive interviews with social entrepreneurs and support groups capture the enthusiasm and passion of the social enterprise scene at the extraordinary Shine conference.
Thu, 31 Jul 2008 15:46:17 PDTA podcast interview with Michael Gerber, author of the E-Myth series of books, on dreaming big, awakening the entrepreneur within, business systems and imagination.
Mon, 14 Jul 2008 10:41:59 PDTAli Mitchell of UK Web 2.0 startup Huddle talks about building successful internet startups, leaping into the unknown, embracing competition, and funding karma.
Tue, 24 Jun 2008 06:59:21 PDTInterview 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.
Thu, 05 Jun 2008 02:25:50 PDTInterview with Clive Birnie of Somerset manufacturing company Severn Delta, on management buy-outs, leadership, jumping through windows, finance and business blogging.
Mon, 12 May 2008 05:56:07 PDTA 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.
Wed, 30 Apr 2008 06:22:00 PDTInterviews 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.
Fri, 11 Apr 2008 10:52:25 PDTDan Harple, veteran internet entrepreneur and ceo of mobile networking platform GyPSii, interviewed on search, the mobile web, entrepreneurship and the European tech scene.
Wed, 02 Apr 2008 15:53:01 PDTInterview with David Wei, ceo of Alibaba.com, the global online marketplace for SMEs, which in 2007 achieved the most successful stock market flotation since Google.
Mon, 31 Mar 2008 10:38:23 PDTPutting 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.
Wed, 12 Mar 2008 13:52:47 PDTCoverage 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.
Wed, 27 Feb 2008 07:06:19 PSTThe 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.
Thu, 07 Feb 2008 05:59:30 PSTLevi Roots talks about slaying Dragons in the Den, motivation, self-belief and taking your entrepreneurial chances when they come your way.
Thu, 10 Jan 2008 02:53:14 PSTBecome passionate about your business planning and learn how to do it right with Tim Berry and Alan Gleeson of Palo Alto software.
Wed, 19 Dec 2007 02:17:01 PSTCharlie Bigham talks about his successful food business, passion, principles and dealing with demanding customers.
Tue, 20 Nov 2007 12:12:38 PSTFemale entrepreneurship special - interviews with successful women in business.
Tue, 30 Oct 2007 18:44:54 PDTWill King, CEO of King of Shaves, on taking his shaving products business from year one debt of £30k to #2 in the UK market.
Mon, 15 Oct 2007 17:34:04 PDTAsian entrepreneurship special - the rise of India as an economic power & the business opportunities & collaboration now open to savvy entrepreneurs.
Fri, 12 Oct 2007 03:13:22 PDTAnnouncement re SmallBizPod survey. A survey of SmallBizPod listeners, readers and contributors. Thanks for taking part.
Sat, 29 Sep 2007 16:12:21 PDTJon Smith, CEO of First Artist Corporation on rapid response, growth by acquisition, listing on AIM and the business of premiership football.
Mon, 17 Sep 2007 05:36:25 PDTSerial entrepreneur and author, Robert Craven, provides very practical small business advice on marketing and making your business stand out.
Mon, 17 Sep 2007 05:34:44 PDTAnnouncement re Sage sponsorship. We're delighted that Sage has sponsored SmallBizPod and look forward to working with them again.
Mon, 20 Aug 2007 04:20:50 PDTRemarkable entrepreneur, Jennifer Irvine of The Pure Package, talks about her gourmet food business, overcoming adversity, the power of PR and celebrity clients.
Fri, 27 Jul 2007 11:12:25 PDTStephen Phillips of Spring Research & Surinder Siama of ResearchTalk guide us through effective market research for startups and growing businesses.
Mon, 09 Jul 2007 16:57:40 PDTNigel Botterill, founder and managing director of theBestOf on business growth, franchising, online business & big ideas.
Tue, 26 Jun 2007 03:08:20 PDTMartin Webb, serial entrepreneur and host of Channel 4's 'Risking It All' on business failure & success.
Tue, 19 Jun 2007 10:55:39 PDTJason Calacanis, CEO of Mahalo.com and one of the US's best known and most controversial Web 2.0 entrepreneurs. [Photo: Hyku]
Mon, 11 Jun 2007 08:47:35 PDTBen Casnocha, young entrepreneur, author and chairman of Comcate, on age & entrepreneurship, Silicon Valley & randomness in business.
Wed, 23 May 2007 15:36:41 PDTLondon Business School, interview with staff, students and participants in the Venture Capital Investment Competition.
Sat, 12 May 2007 16:15:55 PDTLive from the Business Startup Show including interviews with Lord Bilimoria of Cobra Beer and Michelle Dewberry, young entrepreneur & winner of The Apprentice.
Mon, 30 Apr 2007 15:36:48 PDTGita Patel, founder of Stargate Capital and creator of the Trapezia Fund, talks about venture capital funding and female entrepreneurship.
Fri, 20 Apr 2007 08:56:20 PDTPhilip 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]
Fri, 30 Mar 2007 05:14:12 PDTAlex Vieux, publisher of Red Herring, talks about the European technology/web sector and the state of VC funding for startups. [Photo: b_d_solis]
Tue, 13 Mar 2007 15:42:59 PDTGreg Grimer & Mike O’Hara of the Cold Calling Podcast talk about selling and cold calling tips and tricks for SMEs.
Mon, 05 Mar 2007 06:25:19 PSTEmma Jones, founder of homeworking portal Enterprise Nation, talks about the home based business trend and kitchen table entrepreneurs.
Mon, 12 Feb 2007 15:38:48 PSTColin Crooks, managing director of Greenworks, talks about recyclying business and the challenges and benefits of social entrepreneurship.
Fri, 02 Feb 2007 16:52:59 PSTMarcus 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.
Tue, 30 Jan 2007 09:30:58 PSTDoes Vista matter to SMEs? Reports from the London launch event and a podcast recording of Bill Gates.
Thu, 25 Jan 2007 08:28:15 PSTBill Taylor and Polly LaBarre authors of Mavericks at Work and founders of Fast Company magazine, talk about innovation and open source.
Sat, 13 Jan 2007 02:37:32 PSTShaa 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.
Fri, 22 Dec 2006 00:15:15 PSTAdam Hildreth, a young entrepreneur worth £5 million at just 21 and founder of Crisp Thinking, talks about business success, determination and online business models.
Tue, 05 Dec 2006 10:31:10 PSTInterviews from Inspire 2006 on recruiting and motivating staff with John Timpson of Timpsons, Mark Adlestone of Beaverbrooks and Claire Owen of StopGap.
Wed, 22 Nov 2006 15:11:27 PSTJuliette Prouse, of Qube Communications interviews George Torok, Canadian marketing expert,on personal branding and getting one up on the competition.
Thu, 02 Nov 2006 18:32:20 PSTJo 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.
Fri, 22 Sep 2006 14:25:51 PDTAndy 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]
Mon, 04 Sep 2006 03:20:12 PDTBrian 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.
Thu, 27 Jul 2006 09:26:38 PDTDavid Tebbutt, journalist, media trainer and blogger on how small businesses should handle the press and communicate effectively.
Thu, 06 Jul 2006 09:00:45 PDTSteve Leighton, founder of hasbean.co.uk, on the practicalities of importing goods, ethical business and his passion for coffee.
Thu, 29 Jun 2006 11:16:38 PDTBJ Cunningham of Brand Evolution on how to create a memorable and effective brand and really get into the hearts and minds of your customers.
Tue, 13 Jun 2006 06:44:05 PDTInterviews 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.
Thu, 08 Jun 2006 08:47:11 PDTAnnouncement re SmallBizPod's redesigned website. Version 2.0 of the SmallBizPod website is now here. Please enjoy it and spread the word.
Mon, 24 Apr 2006 13:31:00 PDTSimon Coyles, CEO of Kschocolat, on growing your business through exports and the inspiration behind his chocolate brand.
Wed, 05 Apr 2006 14:50:00 PDTJo 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.