Worrying numbers of small businesses are feeling increasingly stretched by financial pressures. So much so, that 1 in 5 small business owners with cashflow problems aren't able to pay their staff, and are instead having to dip into their savings. To find out how this has come about, Share Radio reporter Anviksha Patel spoke to former Apprentice winner and Small Business Champion, Tim Campbell MBE.
Our weekly catch up with MoneyWeek's Editor in Chief Merryn Somerset Webb. On this week's cover story, how to obtain a second passport in light of the UK's departure from the EU. Plus, a look at the best places in the world to retire.
What do you aspire to that always seems out of reach? A promotion at work? A dream home, or the perfect job? Success starts out with doing no more than setting your brain on a journey and then letting it do the rest, according to the author of Master Your Brain: Training Your Mind for Success in Life. Author and commercial psychologist Phillip Adcock believes that you can use the brain's natural impulses to achieve whatever you desire, and joined Georgie in the studio.
Following the post-Brexit upheaval, markets seem to be less fazed by politics - but will this trend continue? And as more companies set up bases in Europe, Lloyd's of London and Royal London are the latest to announce their chosen locations, could some be temporary moves? Michael Hewson from CMC Markets joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss the day's key economic stories.
Tesco's takeover target Booker Group has delivered solid results - has this helped cement the £3.7bn deal with the supermarket giant? Plus tobacco company Imperial Brands hits modest targets and furniture retailer DFS pays a special dividend. Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator at Charles Stanley Direct, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for the latest market news.
The Government has unveiled the white paper on the 'Great Repeal Bill', which will transpose 40 years of EU law back into the UK. To find out more, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Adam Bienkov, UK Political Editor of Business Insider.
Lloyd's of London has announced plans to establish a European subsidiary in Brussels to start operations in 2019. This will make sure business can carry on 'without interruption' after Brexit, that's according to CEO, Inga Beale. Plus, life insurer Royal London has also announced a new EU base, but in Dublin. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Barnabas Reynolds, Partner at law fim Shearman & Sterling.
Recently we had another case testing the rights of gig economy workers. Self-employed cycle courier Andrew Boxer took the firm Excel to an employment tribunal arguing that he was a "worker" as defined by the Employment Rights Act - therefore, should get basic rights including holiday pay and the national minimum wage. His claim was backed by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain and the employment tribunal agreed with him.
To find out what rulings such as this will mean for the gig economy Georgie Frost was joined by Kevin Charles, Director of Crosslands Employment Solicitors.
With Article 50 triggered and the Brexit process underway what next for the UK's tech industry? There's been a 10% reduction of skilled tech workers from within the EU relocating to the UK over the last year and even homegrown talent has been moving elsewhere. Share Radio's James Brydges spoke to James Parsons, CEO and founder of resourcing solutions company, the Arrows Group, about the impact of Brexit.
Have you ever thought about investing but been put off thinking it's not for you? One man trying to change our attitudes and bring a whole new generation into investing is Kerim Derhalli, founder of educational app Invstr. Previously we caught up with Kerim whilst launching international investing competition The Student Investing Championships. With the third round kicking off this week Share Radio's Tom Hill was joined by Kerim to find out more about the competition and discuss the latest trends in fintech.