In a world in which there is bias against female entrepreneurs – from accessing funding and being asked personal and risk-focussed questions in VC pitches, to lack of networking opportunities – we need advice and insight from someone in the know. In this episode, Tamara Gillan speaks with Kirsty Moore, Managing Director at HSBC Private Banking, who shares some of her wisdom – and why it’s important for women to be afforded the opportunity to start their own businesses and for them to flourish.
Adam Cox is joined by Christine Gouldthorp from PriceRunner, to discuss new research findings that show how older consumers lack trust and confidence in online retailers. They look at why more older people are shopping online, despite the worries and concerns that they have, and what consumers should look out for to ensure they are staying safe when shopping online.
Adam Cox is joined by Angus Knights, Partnership Manager from Parcellab, to discuss the implications that come from retailers and businesses ignoring customers once they have made their purchases. They delve into the impact this will have on both the public and retailers, and how important customer service is in order to ensure a good relationship is maintained between the two once the customer has clicked “check out”.
Adam Cox is joined by life coach and founder of Elite Coaching Breaks, Saadia Valasarie Sultan. Saadia was a guest on the show 2 years ago and shares her own development since she discussed Mind Flow Surfer. Saadia explains why it made sense to launch a coaching breaks company in locations such as Ireland in the middle of a global pandemic, and why some things can't be done properly online. She also shares some tips to help enable people to tap into their full potential, as well as discussing the nature of learning to the point of mastery.
The Coronavirus pandemic has brought about a huge shift in the way we all live our daily lives – not least the fact that since March of this year, whoever has been able to has been working remotely. But what does this mean for the role of the physical office as we know it? Recorded just before the government’s latest announcement of a second lockdown in England (but still extremely pertinent), Vicky Sayers is joined by Brandon Hollihan: co-founder of property management company, Castleforge Partners. He shares his experience of working from home and advocates for the importance of the office within business culture.
Adam Cox is joined by “America’s start-up success expert”, Alec Stern, who discusses his track record in launching and growing businesses. He shares why right now – in the middle of a global pandemic – is a great time to start a new business, as well as how to grow and then sell a business.
Adam Cox is joined by the CEO of Tax Aid, Valerie Boggs, to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on self-employed workers and how some are struggling with the new tax self-assessment processes. They talk through how Tax Aid is helping the most vulnerable members of society when it comes to understanding their tax, and the tax assessment process.
Adam Cox is joined by Ed Bassett from Camptoo, to discuss the rise of the campervan “staycation” in the face of COVID-19, and how owners of campervans and motorhomes are finding ways to monetise their assets which usually sit unused for most of the year. Ed explains how this model – similar to AirBnB – is giving people an income from their holiday vehicles, and providing people with a different kind of holiday without them having to buy their own motorhomes.
Adam Cox is joined by business strategist and growth mentor, Gavin Preston. Gavin recently published his book, Survive and Thrive, and shares pragmatic tips on how to thrive in the economic storm that is approaching using his unique “strategy compass” model.