Welcome to the This is Money show on Share Radio. From major supermarkets to micro-entrepreneurs we’ll be focusing on businesses big and small. Growing competition, inflation and a weak pound are all spelling problems for the retail sector whilst plans to scrap tax breaks threaten small businesses with bigger bills. Running through the various other issues from 4G to the strength of the high street Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce. Plus how the new, forgery proof pound coin might not prove as secure as hoped.
Sue Dougan meets branding and marketing expert Nadim Sadek. Nadim founded Sadek Wynberg Research in the 1990s, later sold on to WPP - he conducted research for the development of brands and communications for many of the world's blue-chip companies, including Unilever, Bacardi Global Brands, Kimberly-Clark, Vodafone and Sony Ericsson.
Entrepreneur duo Owen Hunnam and Charlie de Rusett explain Idea Drop.
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We all use software for sending emails, for writing documents and for making spreadsheets - but what about software that allows you to share ideas with your colleagues - on the go and whenever they strike you? That's what Idea Drop does. The product comes from entrepreneur duo Owen Hunnam and Charlie de Rusett who have just secured one million pounds worth of investment. They joined reporter Sara Macham to explain more.
This week on the Entrepreneur Show Juliette Foster meets Paul Lindley - founder of the children’s food brand "Ella’s Kitchen", named after his daughter, and the toddler toiletries brand "Paddy’s Bathroom", named after his son.
In March, rising food and fuel prices pushed UK consumer inflation to 2.3 percent. But, inflation for small businesses rose to 3.2 percent - the highest rate for 8 years. That's according to Barclays' Small Business Cost Index. Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Ian Rand, CEO of Barclays Business Banking, to find out more.
Share Radio's Tom Hill meets Ricky Kothari, a former management consultant who created T-Sticks. The one serving packaging sticks double as stirrers as well as tea bags and have been sold around the world, even being sampled by former Prime Minister David Cameron.
Share Radio's Sara Macham meets Deepak Ohri who's won eight entrepreneur and innovation awards since setting up his hotel group, lebua, in 2003. The company has grown from one restaurant in Bangkok to seven hotels and lodges in India, New Zealand and Thailand and is now expanding into Europe.
Shares in the Hertfordshire based tech firm Imagination Technologies have tumbled after Apple announced it would end a deal to use their products. To find out what's behind the move and what it will mean for the companies Share Radio's Joe Aldridge spoke to Oliver Smith, senior reporter for The Memo.