The global economy has been blindsided by the Coronavirus pandemic, and unemployment is on the rise worldwide; even the most prolific and globally successful businesses are suffering.
So where does that leave small businesses and startups trying to navigate the economic downturn?
Vicky Sayers speaks to Anita Tiessen, CEO of Youth Business International, to find out about their Rapid Response and Recovery Programme established specifically to support micro, small and medium business owners in navigating the current COVID-19 economic fallout.
We all grow up expecting school to prepare us for life as adults – but up until recently, the national curriculum did not cover lessons in financial literacy. In this episode, Vicky Sayers is joined by Esther Mukoro, founder of the career and personal finance blog for women: Money Nuggets.
Together they discuss the effects that lack of financial education can have in adulthood, and Esther details how a risky investment choice gone wrong was the catalyst for her creation of Money Nuggets. She shares how she went about educating herself in finance, and offers advice for the best place to start to get control of your money.
With countries facing unprecedented challenges in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, Vicky Sayers speaks to brother Richard Hendrick, a Capuchin monk whose poem – “Lockdown” – has resonated with millions of people on a global scale. He talks about his inspiration for writing the uplifting piece, and offers advice to anyone suffering from anxiety or struggling with self-isolation measures in this difficult time.
Since the suffragette movement, women have had to work hard to gain autonomy in what was once very much “a man’s world”; and when it comes to finances, women are yet to achieve equality. Vicky Sayers is joined in this episode by Tamara Gillan, founder of the WealthiHer Network: created to inspire and empower women to grow and protect their wealth. They discuss the continuing economic inequality of the sexes, and the initiatives put in place by the WealthiHer Network to work towards equality.
70% of us will, at some point in our lives, experience “Impostor Syndrome”: the feeling of not deserving our accomplishments, and the persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. Vicky Sayers is joined in this episode by team and leadership development consultant, Rebecca Godfrey, who shares her own story of dealing with Impostor Syndrome. Rebecca talks about spending three weeks at The Priory in 2014 for work-related stress, and details her journey from her lowest point to founding her own consultancy business, Etheo Limited. She also shares some encouraging tips for anyone else struggling with similar feelings of inadequacy, and highlights the importance of talking to others when feeling overwhelmed.
Whether you’re always up to date with the latest fashion trends, or you prefer to stick to old favourites, the need for clothing will always be in style. But what does it take to launch a successful fashion brand? And in a time in which many of us are increasingly concerned with the state of the environment, is the clothing industry doing enough to steer away from “fast fashion” towards a more sustainable future? In this episode of the Share interview, Vicky Sayers is joined by Clare Hall-Taylor: Marketing Director Edmund Hillary Brands, a durable clothing range made using natural materials.
We’re in the midst of a food revolution, becoming more aware every day of the impact our food choices have not only on our own health, but on the health of the planet.
Joining Vicky Sayers in this episode of the Share Interview is co-founder of Green and Blacks chocolate and Whole Earth Foods, Craig Sams.
With a lifetime’s worth of experience in the organic and whole foods market, Craig shares his thoughts on the future of organic produce, and his brushes with The Beatles along the way. He also reveals his latest product, Gusto Organic: one of the first natural energy drinks to hit the world market; and made using only premium, organic, Fairtrade ingredients.
Have you ever had a boss who just doesn’t seem to know what they’re doing? Or maybe it’s you who’s been promoted into a leadership role, without being given the relevant training to handle the job. In today’s episode of the Share Interview, Vicky Sayers talks to Sam Warner, from Toastmasters International, about the importance of delegation – and her top tips for how to become an effective leader and team player.
Is “the kindness of strangers” becoming an old-fashioned concept?
Research by the British Red Cross has revealed 3 out of 4 of us in the UK feel we could be doing more to be kinder to others, and that preventing another person from feeling lonely is widely considered the most important act of kindness. Vicky Sayers is joined by Clinical Psychologist, Dr Sarah Davidson, to find out how one small act of kindness a day really can make all the difference.