Adam Cox is joined by transformational leader, trainer and empowerment coach, Gina Gardiner, to discuss how COVID-19 has affected the country’s older workforce and what may stop older people from pursuing entrepreneurship. Gina explains what exactly a “maturepreneur” is, and how it is possible to build a successful business based on hobbies and interests. She also gives some fantastic tips and tricks for those looking to find new opportunities – and how to build not just a successful business, but a successful life.
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 talks to retail property management expert, Paul Clifford, from Flourish – who explains the current high street slump and the potential impact of the COVID lockdown on retailers. Paul shares some tips for retail entrepreneurs and predicts the upcoming trends that could make their mark on the British high street.
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 entrepreneurs Alex Willcock and Felix Conran. They discuss the impact our living spaces have on our lives, the new reality of the home being on display through video calls, and the pressure this puts on the individual to have a more presentable living space. Adam delves into the changing relationship between the home space and the work space, and how the distinction between the two has started to blur during lockdown.
Adam Cox is joined by Joshua Burke, CEO of Bongo’s Bingo. They discuss why Bingo is traditionally seen as a pastime for the elderly, and how Bongo’s Bingo is doing things differently. Joshua explains what the experience economy is and why it’s growing so fast; as well as the move towards people preferring to spend their disposable income on experiences, rather than material goods.
Adam Cox is joined by Andrea Reynolds, CEO and Founder of Swoop Funding, as they discuss the challenges facing small businesses when it comes to accessing finance. Andrea talks about the different types of funding options and how they have evolved over the last decade. From peer to peer platforms, to loans and grants, Andrea talks about the ways in which entrepreneurs can grow their businesses without the hassle of dealing with individual lenders.
Adam Cox talks to Garry Sidaway, Senior Vice President of NTT Security, about a recent report into global cyber security trends. The report reveals that many businesses would rather pay a ransom to a hacker than risk a fine for data misuse. They discuss the trends across the world and how businesses need to be prepared for various threats. Garry also shares a few tips for how companies can be one step ahead of the hackers.
With small businesses spending £11.6 billion each year on litigation fees, what is the psychological and emotional cost of litigation for small businesses? In this episode, Adam Cox is joined by Olena Gulyanytska and Tom Cadman from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Together they explore the other avenues available to small businesses for settling legal disputes, which can often have much more satisfying outcomes for all parties involved.
Whether preparing a meal that takes 15 minutes or 50, home cooks can be forgiven for taking a moment to applaud their own efforts after plating up. Social data from HelloFresh shows that nearly 30,000 customers paused before eating their home-cooked meals and shared photos demonstrating feelings of pride and a sense of achievement. Dr Christy Ferguson discusses how taking time to appreciate the food that we have made can be beneficial to our mental wellbeing.
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