Linda Lewis meets the father and son duo behind Ajuve- a new online platform intended to help businesses and individuals resolve legal disputes over contracts quickly and cheaply. The young CEO Alex Bargate explains how the company works and how, with the help of his father Quentin, they set it up.
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.
Now it's something that over 21 million people in the UK do at least once a year and they don't get paid a penny. What is it? Volunteering. This week is Volunteers' Week where you can find out more about what's involved in volunteering. Volunteering can be anything from getting involved in projects and charities in your neighbourhood to travelling abroad. So, how can you get involved? What are the benefits and how do you work out what type of project to get involved in? Sarah Pennells and our Young Money Champion, Rachael Healey, are joined by Alison Harvie who's the head of communications at Volunteering Matters and by Stefan Watham who's the chief executive of Year Out Group.
Sue Dougan is with Marie-Hélène Ferguson, former broadcaster, lawyer and founder of The London School of Etiquette, discussing her career and how she set up the school. She shares her favourite tracks looking back at her teenage years, her family and her career path.
In 1928 British Home Stores was set up by some American entrepreneurs. The first store was in Brixton and nothing in the store cost more than a shilling (5p). But now 90 years later it's goodbye BHS. Nick Hood, a Business Risk Advisor at OPUS, discussed the end game when a household name fails.
A new daily newspaper named '24', is to launch across the north of England and south west Scotland. The paper will be published by Cumbria-based, the CN Group, and will go on sale on June the 20th priced at 40p. So how will this new paper fare? David Helliwell, Group Editorial Director at Cumbria Newspapers Group, talked about the prospects for the new publication.
Last week it emerged that Tata Steel was considering keeping its UK steelmaking arm, after putting the loss-making business up for sale in March. The development has raised further hopes that the Port Talbot plant can be saved and David Blackaby, Professor of Economics at Swansea University, looked at why a U-turn is being considered.
Johnny Mercer MP on his campaign for a nationally coordinated support network that will ensure wounded ex-service personnel are helped into jobs. While defending the Prime Minister’s commitment to the services, he says more must be done at government level to protect the military covenant.
Since the advent of the smartphone, we are increasingly subject to the tyranny of time, cramming more activity into every second of the day – checking email, checking Facebook, sending texts – that we rarely give ourselves the chance to stop and focus on one thing. Tony Crabbe, business psychologist and author of ‘Busy’ says we are damaging our productivity and ourselves.
A new disruptive technology is shaking up the temporary employment market. Called Catapult, it is an online app/platform that connects people who want temp jobs with employers who need help. Unlike the clunky temp agency system, employers can fill shifts within one hour inside the M25. The record is 24 minutes. Workers set their own pay (no lower than NLW) and Catapult collects holiday pay and NI on their behalf. Nick talks to co-founder Oli Johnson.
In our monthly look-back at the stories we’ve covered, IDG consultant Jake Meyer looks at time efficiency, productivity, the changing face of capitalism and work for the wounded ex-service personnel.
Johnny Mercer, Tony Crabbe, Oli Johnson, Jake Meyer
Want to get fit for the Summer? Linda Lewis speaks to two sets of brothers, James and Tom Exton, and Max and Lloyd Bridger, who set up LDN Muscle, now LDNM, three years ago and are now turning over £150,000 per month! The business provides downloadable guides and information, and has gone from strength to strength, starting a personal training academy, training other trainers, adding a clothing range and now selling supplements. Linda finds out the secret to their success on Company Casebook.
Sue Dougan sits down with Ed Stafford, explorer, adventurer, film maker and Guinness World Record holder as the first man to walk the length of the Amazon River. Ed shares his incredible travel experiences, as well as his favourite musical tracks.
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