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
Eating insects for nourishment is not a novel idea and has never became common in Modern Europe…until now perhaps? There is a need, as by the year 2050, the planet's population is estimated to be around nine billion people, so we'll need to find another source of protein other than animals and food stuffs like beans cheese and eggs. One company that is currently doing just that is from France and called Jiminis. It's appearing at the Good Food Show which starts Friday 20th for the weekend and it's highlighting fresh healthy ingredients. Constance Deseine, Director of Sales for Jiminis joins Georgie Frost to explain all.
Share Radio's senier analyst Ed Bowsher joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, tobacco giants looking for triumph in court, financial problems in the NHS leading to poorer care, Vauxhall car woes and much more. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
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.
Time now to catch up with our man in Hong Kong, Finbarr Bermingham, Asia Editor of the Global Trade Review.
He has been speaking to Share Radio's Michael Considine about the visit of Zhang Dejiang, the Chinese leader responsible for Hong Kong affairs, who has arrived there amid discontent with alleged interference in the territory's affairs by Beijing.
Michael began by asking him what the mood has been like in Hong Kong.
This is 'crowdfunders' the show that covers the fastest growing sector in finance. This week, host Ed Bowsher talks to a company called Positiveitea, we have a platform profile of crowdcube, major news about LendingClub & also Ed is joined by a co-founder of Zopa, Bruce Davis. Zopa is the world's first peer-to-peer marketplace lending site.
The price of education in the UK continues to make headlines. Students are having to pay extortionate prices for university. They are leaving with a mountain of debt. And with prices looking likely to increase in the autumn of 2017, under new Tory legislation, is there a cheaper way to learn new skills without paying over the odds? Well, one-way people are doing it is by turning to digital tools, and apps rather than pay for expert advice or services. In fact, over 40% have done this, according to Halifax Insurance. Georgie Frost was joined by Dr Kairen Cullen, and Educational Psychologist.
Do you consider yourself to be an ethical consumer? Do you always check where something has come from and who made it? But who are the most ethical shoppers? The young? Well, no. Is there gap between genders? No. It's those in middle age according to a new study who are more likely to buy Fairtrade and organic goods at supermarkets too. Georgie Frost speaks to Professor Kevin Morrell, of the Warwick Business School.