According to new data from the Cranfield School of Management and the British Standards Institution businesses are 'sleepwalking' into disaster as Brexit approaches. They also found less than one-third of CEOs were confident of leading their firms to long term success. The report argues companies aren't taking enough risks because of 'rigid' ways of thinking. To discuss the findings James Brydges spoke to Howard Kerr, CEO of the British Standards Institution.
An increasing number of people are signing up for subscription boxes - paying a monthly fee for a whole range of things to be delivered to their door. But, are they good value or just a waste of money? Sarah Pennells is joined by Sue Hayward, a consumer expert, who explains the idea behind subscription boxes. Emma Saitch, from Birchbox, and Ian White, from Love Lula, tell Sarah how one can tailor what's in their subscription box, while Alice Hughes, blogger and journalist, looks at beauty boxes and the products that go unused. Alun Johns, from Pomora, explains what people get by subscribing and what they wouldn't get in the shops.
Sue Hayward, Emma Saitch, Ian White, Alice Hughes, Alun Johns
Many of us probably like to think we have a novel in us, but for most, it remains just a dream. But how easy is it to get your novel - or a work of non-fiction - published and can you make money from it? Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Nick Barreto, co-founder of digital publisher Canelo, author Dawn Reeves, and Mindy Gibbins-Klein, founder of The Book Midwife and Panoma Press Publishing, about how to make money from a novel or non-fiction book.
Many people don't switch broadband, mobile or TV provider - not because switching is confusing, but because finding the best deal can be a challenge. Sarah Pennells is joined by Peter Earl, Head of utilities at ComparetheMarket.com, Matt Powell, Editor at Broadband Genie, and Naufal Zamir, CEO of RightCallApp, to discuss how to save money on broadband bills.
Ever thought of turning your hobby into your dream job? From baking to arts and crafts, Sarah Pennells looks at what financial aspects one should consider when thinking of setting up a business. Kerry Ann Duffy, a photographer specialising in weddings and portraits, Bethany Armitage, from Make it Betty, and Helen Reed, founder of The Wool Kitchen, share their stories on how they set up their businesses. The guests explain what financial support they received and how they made their way into their dream career.
What is peer-to-peer lending? Sarah Pennells looks at the method behind it and how it can help set up a business and how crowdfunding can become a platform to a successful company. Sarah speaks to Karen Kerrigan, Director of UKCFA and Chief Legal Officer of Seedrs; Lucy Bott, Head of Customer Operations at RateSetter, a market place where rates are set by investors and borrowers; and Tom Britton, CTO and founder of Syndicate Room. While Tom and Lucy discuss the differences between peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding, Karen looks at women and their attitude towards the latter. Neil Faulkner, founder of 4thWay, also gives advice on peer-to peer lending and any risks that you should be aware of. Sarah also speaks with Gem Misa, founder of Righteous and CauliRice, about her experiences in setting up her businesses using crowdfunding.
Karen Kerrigan, Lucy Bott, Tom Britton, Neil Faulkner, Gem Misa
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by a fantastic panel of Young Entrepreneurs, or "YoungPreneurs", to talk about how they got started in business and how they managed their finances as a young person, and also Escape The City to provide useful advice to young people thinking of setting up their own business.
Ben Towers, Melanie Goldsmith, Tomo Nakamura, Matt Trinetti
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by our Young Money Champion Kate Palmer, from The Telegraph, to discuss alternative options to university with guests Vicky York from The Princes Trust, Steve Morris from LearnDirect and Sharon Walpole from Notgoingtouni.co.uk.
Kate Palmer, Steve Morris, Sharon Walpole, Vicky York
This week Sarah discusses being a "Mumpreneur" with, Rebecca Newenham, Founder of Get Ahead, Sandra Dowse, Founder of Pickle Pie Creations, Nicky Chisholm, Director of Mumpreneur Networking Club UK and also Mi Elfverson, Founder of True North Vision.
Rebecca Newenham, Sandra Dowse, Nicky Crisholm, Mi Elfverson
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Lucy Pilkington from Elman Wall Tax Advisory and on the phone by Mike Cherry from The Federation of Small Businesses to discuss, tax and running a small business.