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 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 “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 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 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 Stuntman, Yoga Instructor, and founder of “The Downward Doug”: Doug Robson. Doug explains his journey to becoming a stunt man, and how Yoga gives his dangerous life balance. He talks about the mentality of taking risks, including life-threatening risks, and how it gives perspective to the other areas of his life. Doug also discusses the dichotomy of his pursuit of being a stuntman, which is considered highly masculine, and Yoga, which is thought of as a more feminine pursuit. He shares his life lessons and encourages everyone to take more risks in the pursuit of their dreams – whatever they may be.
Adam Cox is joined by activist and campaigner Natasha Sutton, an entrepreneur that suffered from paralysis while running a successful business. Natasha reveals how traumatic life experiences involving her parents helped her pursue a passion for good mental health and better understanding for all. Natasha shares some valuable tips on how to spot the signs of stress and mental health issues, and ways in which we can all cope.
Adam Cox is joined by coach and founder of Atomic Growth, Chris Richards. Chris discusses some of the major issues facing business owners in a time of chaos and turmoil. He highlights that while business owners face unique challenges, there are always opportunities to be found in difficult times. Chris offers some tips and advice for business owners who may be dealing with fear, doubt, or worry.
Adam Cox is joined by Marie Diamond: a globally renowned Transformational Teacher, Leader, Speaker, and International Best-Selling Author; Creator of Diamond Feng Shui, Diamond Dowsing and Inner Diamond Meditation Programs. She uses her extraordinary knowledge of Energy, Quantum physics, the Law of Attraction – and ancient Wisdom like Meditation, Feng Shui and Dowsing – to support individuals, organisations and corporations to transform their success, financial situation, relationships, motivation, and inspiration. They discuss how to ensure the environment you live and work in helps you to create the success and future you desire. Marie was the only European in the movie The Secret. She explains that while it helped introduce people to the law of attraction, it was missing crucial details. These important additional insights will be in her new movie, How Thoughts Become Things.