Research from British Business Bank has revealed that the majority of small businesses don’t like the idea of borrowing money to grow their enterprise. Former Dragon’s Den investor, Piers Linney, joins Adam Cox to discuss ways to scale and grow your small business, and how to seek advice on external funding.
Adam talks to Hannah Hawkshaw, a blogger, international speaker and founder of Social Media company Branding Marketing Results. Hannah discusses her journey from being confined to home as a result of a health condition and then using that time to become competent in blogging and social media to the point that she was being asked to do work for clients while still a teenager. They discuss the psychological principles that stop people from fully utilising digital marketing platforms and also the principles that make them so effective. Hannah shares a few tips to amplify social media for businesses large and small and talks about how this will be even more important in the future.
Adam Cox talks to relationship coach, Nancy Guo, about toxic relationships and how to resolve them. Nancy was a businesswoman who created – and then closed – her first business, when she realised it wasn’t creating personal fulfilment for her. Instead, she launched her own coaching business, and she now helps others find happiness, which she says starts first with the relationship we have with ourselves. Nancy offers some tips about how to spot the signs of a toxic relationship and what to do to have a better one.
Adam talks to Helen Parker, a money saving expert and passive income coach, about how to create an income outside of the typical employment model. They talk about models of passive income including multi-level marketing and why this model has a bad reputation. They explore how this model can work and what kind of people would work well in a system that allows for personal flexibility and therefore requires self-discipline and a desire to influence others.
Adam Cox talks to Venetia Zannettis, a law of attraction expert, about the science behind people getting the things they truly want for themselves. Whether it’s better relationships, your dream career or even getting rich; Venetia is adamant that if you believe in your desire and that you deserve it, both consciously and subconsciously, you’ll get it. On the flipside, Venetia talks about how worrying about a negative future could actually be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Tune in for tips on how to attract more of what you want, including a big fat bank account.
Adam is joined by award winning entrepreneur and TedX speaker Lorenzo Escobal about how he was able to create a business, Inception Auto Detailing, at the young age of 18. They discuss that at such a young age an emphasis on branding and strategy is essential to turn the weakness into a strength. Lorenzo talks about the risky and perilous periods of his business journey and why it’s crucial to not just have a plan but solve problems quickly and be positioned in an appealing way to attract the most desirable clients.
Alistair McQueen is head of Savings and Retirement for Aviva plc. He's been with the organisation in its various incarnations since joining the then Commercial Union as a graduate trainee. He's a self-confessed savings geek, and urges us all to start on a pension plan if we haven't already. He's happy to confess his big business bloopers in this edition (sending confidential information in 'all-staff' email by accident!). Away from the business, he's a keen singer and runner.
Adam talks to Douglas Vermeeren, a serial entrepreneur, speaker, film maker and author about his mission to interview 400 of the most successful business people across multiple industries. Douglas was so inspired by the book Think and Grow Rich that he emulated the approach used by Napoleon Hill and updated it for the 21st century. Douglas shares key insights on delegation, finding and keeping talent, marketing and focus in an insightful conversation that will be invaluable to business owners and entrepreneurs.
Adam talks to coach and mentor to millennials Ich Loch about the challenges facing young people in career and business. They discuss the challenges facing those under the age of 30 and the huge opportunities available. They explore whether the attitude of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is leading to a lack of focus and commitment which could impede millennials from being successful in business.
Adam talks to city lawyer Clive Halperin from GSC on the life cycle of a business and what the key events throughout that life are that may need the help of a business doctor. From the legal entity at conception to the growth stages and problems with accessing finance or sacrificing equity for investment. They also discuss the issues that can lead to the death of a business and also discuss why businesses rarely have the equivalent of a health check.