Each year in the UK, more than half a million people take the plunge and start a business of their own. Some businesses survive, but we know that many don't. The rewards can be great but success requires careful planning. But even then, the best laid plans can't prevent all bumps along the road - be they staffing, taxes, money, or personal problems. So where do you turn if you do hit problems in the early years? Frank O'Keeffe, Mike Jupp and Robert Ferguson join Georgie to share with us their highs and the lows
Mike Jupp, Frank O'Keeffe aka "Mister Taco", Robert Ferguson
The Harry Potter franchise has become the gift that keeps on giving for Bloomsbury Publishing, with the recent launch of a new illustrated range helping to drive book sales. And elsewhere, Bloomsbury is expanding in the digital publishing space to deliver long-term growth. Nigel Newton, CEO of Bloomsbury Publishing, joined Share Radio upon the release of the company's full year results.
The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) has teamed up with Royal Mail to create an initiative called CommonwealthFirst, which aims to support SME trade to the Commonwealth. Oliver Everett, CEO of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, talked about the initiative and what it offers.
The financial services industry is the perfect target for a cyber-attack, a report from lobby group, TheCityUK, has warned. Marcus Scott, Chief Operating Officer at TheCityUK, told Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey why the banking and financial sector need to be more resilient to cyber-attacks.
In line with Local Business Week, a new research study has revealed how organisations can go about improving knowledge based worker productivity. Karen Plum, Director of Research at management consultancy, Advanced Workplace Associates, discussed the results of the study on Share Radio Morning Money.
There's been more pain for UK plc's, with profits from investments in quoted companies at their lowest for nine years. We know this from the latest quarterly Profit Watch survey from The Share Centre, and its Chairman, Gavin Oldham, explained the findings to Nigel Cassidy.
Shop Floor, in association with the Inspirational Development Group, opens with an insight into the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. Lord John Browne, QE Prize Trustees and former Chief Executive of BP, explains what the award represents for the profession and why there needs to be a social change to encourage children to become engineers. Neil Pickering, Industry and Customer Insight Manager at Kronos, analyses how British businesses can avoid wasting over £60 billion a year on unnecessary admin, while Leeson Medhurst, Head of Workplace Consultancy at 360 Workplace, explains why office space can affect a company's productivity.
Lord John Browne, Neil Pickering, Paul Jackson, Leeson Medhurst
Emma Alleyne and Francesca Gubbay have come up with a labeling kit like no other. Stamptastic helps to stamp children's clothes, instead of ironing or sewing labels that would otherwise go missing. The two mums from south west London meet Linda Lewis explaining how their company has rapidly grown and why, after winning a series of local business awards, they are pitching their idea to Sir Richard Branson in the annual #PitchtoRich #Voom competition.
Pavegen are a company who have come up with revolutionary technology that transforms the power of people's footsteps into energy. Linda Lewis meets the CEO Laurence Kemball Cook, who reveals how the company has teamed up with Tribal Planet in Silicon Valley to turn the data from footsteps into a 'digital currency' which people can spend using their mobile phone.