Research from British Business Bank has revealed that the majority of small businesses don’t like the idea of borrowing money to grow their enterprise. Former Dragon’s Den investor, Piers Linney, joins Adam Cox to discuss ways to scale and grow your small business, and how to seek advice on external funding.
Adam talks to Hannah Hawkshaw, a blogger, international speaker and founder of Social Media company Branding Marketing Results. Hannah discusses her journey from being confined to home as a result of a health condition and then using that time to become competent in blogging and social media to the point that she was being asked to do work for clients while still a teenager. They discuss the psychological principles that stop people from fully utilising digital marketing platforms and also the principles that make them so effective. Hannah shares a few tips to amplify social media for businesses large and small and talks about how this will be even more important in the future.
Adam talks to international speaker Ben Ivey about the nature of humans to seek gratification and comfort but rarely fulfilment. They discuss that fulfilment is and how to achieve it as well as the major obstacles that get in the way.
Adam Cox talks to comedian James Mullinger, who left the UK for a new life in Canada. While James had moderate success in the London comedy scene, his career exploded when he made the move to Canada. James discusses why Canada isn’t the land of snow and ice that most people assume it is and that, due to its size, it’s actually much more varied than most Brits would know. He reveals how his unique perspective on Canada as an outsider helped his comedy career, and explains why Canada makes such a great place for a holiday.
Adam Cox talks to Nadia Dubiel, a professional speaker and coach with a unique story about the importance of staying true to individuality. Growing up in a forest surrounded by nature, her idyllic childhood inspired a different outlook that didn’t fit in well with her peers when she started school - where the mentality was to conform at all costs. Nadia’s attempts to be accepted led to years of unhappiness and stress, and only when she embraced her true self did her physical and mental health improve. Nadia says the pressure for everyone to be the same is turning us into zombies, blindly following the status quo. She shares some tips on how to escape the zombie apocalypse.
Adam Cox talks to relationship coach, Nancy Guo, about toxic relationships and how to resolve them. Nancy was a businesswoman who created – and then closed – her first business, when she realised it wasn’t creating personal fulfilment for her. Instead, she launched her own coaching business, and she now helps others find happiness, which she says starts first with the relationship we have with ourselves. Nancy offers some tips about how to spot the signs of a toxic relationship and what to do to have a better one.
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.
Adam Cox talks to Lea Vendrami, a personal stylist and image coach, about the importance of personal branding and looking the part in business. They discuss the link between what we wear and our confidence levels and how those people that look the part tend to be perceived and treated differently from the norm. Lea explains that having the right wardrobe doesn’t need to be expensive and offers tips to revamp your closet.
Adam talks to Helen Parker, a money saving expert and passive income coach, about how to create an income outside of the typical employment model. They talk about models of passive income including multi-level marketing and why this model has a bad reputation. They explore how this model can work and what kind of people would work well in a system that allows for personal flexibility and therefore requires self-discipline and a desire to influence others.
Adam talks to Tyler Coleman, a specialist in breaking negative patterns. Tyler talks about how he freed himself from his patterns of aggression from male authority figures by using breathing techniques and self-reflection which enabled him to stop living his own personal groundhog day. They discuss why in many cases when we have destructive patterns that life gives us the same experiences on repeat until we break the patterns and replace them with new choices.