It's the start of a new year and if you are thinking about setting up your own businesses or indeed you are running one, you may be wondering what on earth is in store this year. Especially after last year! 2016 certainly proved a volatile year so what are some of the opportunities and challenges SME's can expect in coming months? To give us a bit of a preview Georgie was joined by Graham Bird, Head of Investments at Gresham House Strategic.
With Donald Trump about to become President, more aggressive military action against ISIS is on the agenda.
But at least one MP thinks that we should focus more on hearts and minds to counter extremism. Labour MP, Liam Byrne, has just written a book on the subject called 'Black Flag down.'
Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Liam, and started by asking him how the centre left can counter extremism in 2017?
It's time to check-in with our friends over at Money Saving Expert. This week Georgie was joined by personal finance writer Sam Mc Faul. We look at claiming energy credit back from your supplier and avoiding Ukash travel card fees. Plus we'll have a roundup of the best deals the eagle-eyed team have come across this week.
Deputy editor Helen Knapman and writer Gary Adams are here with over 26 years of financial journalism under their belt. On the agenda today we look at the top financial resolutions for this year as well as everything you need to know about buying bonds. Sticking with the financial resolutions we'll also get the latest poll results on what Moneywise readers are aiming to do in 2017 plus a few tips from Gary in funny money. And as ever we'll have details on the latest deals and stats.
With only 9 days until Trump's inauguration, unverified reports that link him to Moscow have been released. The president elect has adamantly denied the reports that claim Russia sought to cultivate him with compromising personal and financial information. The FBI is currently investigating the accuracy of these allegations. For more on this, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined on the line by US political commentator, Sanford Henry.
What's in a name? Or a label? Half of women entrepreneurs have been branded with stereotypical labels such as "opinionated" or "feisty" according to a survey by NatWest. To find out more about this Georgie Frost was joined by Julie Baker, Head of Enterprise for Business Banking at NatWest.
FTSE's strength continues while the pound falls on the back of new UK trade figures, Sainsbury's reports Christmas growth and what will the market expect following Trump's first press conference since his election?
That and more as Share Radio's Ed Bowsher speaks with Ben Kumar, Investment Manager at Seven Investment Management.
If you're too busy or simply bored of trudging round your local supermarket like many of us you might have turned to delivery services. Recipe boxes have become a major trend in recent years for those looking for a convenient and easy way to try out new meals. One company, Mindful Chef, has combined this with the growing popularity of free-from foods to create gluten and dairy free boxes attracting interest clients including Andy Murray and the England Rugby team. Share Radio's Tom Hill was joined by founders Myles Hooper and Giles Humphries to get the story behind the company from the very beginning.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today on the agenda, they discuss Mr.Kipling increasing their prices. Plus they analyse why financial problems are affecting people's ability to do their job. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Welcome to the Share Radio News Hour with Ed Bowsher.
Sainsbury's shares are climbing today after the company's Christmas update beat expectations. Ed will be speaking with Ben Kumar from 7 Investment about the retailer, as well as why the UK's trade deficit has risen yet again.
While the FTSE continues to rise today, shares in Foxtons have hit a record low on a gloomy full year trading update. Ed will be getting insight into what's gone with wrong from Jamieson Blake at ADS Securities. They'll be chatting about several other top company stories too.
And in the second half of the hour, we'll be looking at the latest developments on Donald Trump's alleged relationship with Russia. US political commentator, Sanford Henry, will give us his take. Plus, Ed will be speaking to Labour MP, Liam Byrne, about his new book 'Black Flag down'. It's about how the centre left can combat extremism.
All that and more on today's edition of the Share Radio News Hour.