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BrumPod, the podcast for small businesses, by small businesses; discussing the topics that matter to you; including marketing, networking, generating business awareness, as well as covering various business tools & technology. Find us on Twitter, @brumpod.

Brought to you by Brummies Networking, the home of free, stripped-back business networking (Twitter: @brummiesnet). Produced by Happy Content Co.
https://brummies-networking.co.uk
https://happycontentco.com
Music by Birocratic - birocratic.com

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BrumPod, the podcast for small businesses, by small businesses; discussing the topics that matter to you; including marketing, networking, generating business awareness, as well as covering various business tools & technology. Find us on Twitter, @brumpod.

Brought to you by Brummies Networking, the home of free, stripped-back business networking (Twitter: @brummiesnet). Produced by Happy Content Co.
https://brummies-networking.co.uk
https://happycontentco.com
Music by Birocratic - birocratic.com

    BrumPod027: With Jordan Patel from Art.Quarter, Birmingham's Newest And Most Adventurous Multi-Use Commercial & Retail Space Yet!

    BrumPod027: With Jordan Patel from Art.Quarter, Birmingham's Newest And Most Adventurous Multi-Use Commercial & Retail Space Yet!

    In this episode, we talk to Jordan Patel from Art.Quarter, which will end up being, we think, Birmingham's most adventurous multi-use site yet; currently being built, it will end up housing commercial units, office space, retail outlets and pop-up shops, food and drink outlets, technology centres, AR and VR gaming centre, amongst many other things! All in the heart of Digbeth, the home of Birmingham's creative industries.

    We find out how the build and overall project is going, especially with the inevitable setbacks with COVID19, who this venue is for, and how it can be utilised. Jordan also goes on to explain how the Art.Quarter project is going to be able to start supporting young & start-up businesses by offering countless routes of business support, to give the best chances possible of making it a success.

    It's an ambitious, gargantuan task! But as you'll hear, with Jordan's passion and determination, we wish him every success with it. We're convinced it certainly will be... So sit back, listen, and enjoy!

    You can find out more about Jordan and Art.Quarter online at the following links:

    https://www.artquarteruk.co.uk

    https://twitter.com/artdotquarter

    https://twitter.com/jordanartdot

    https://www.instagram.com/jordan.patel/





    Brought to you by Brummies Networking, the home of free, stripped-back business networking.

    https://brummies-networking.co.uk

    Brummies Networking on Twitter: @brummiesnet

    BrumPod on Twitter - @brumpod

    Produced by Happy Content Co. https://happycontentco.com

    Twitter: @happycontentco

    Music by Birocratic - birocratic.com

    Twitter: @birocratic

    BrumPod - The UK Small Business Podcast. BrumPod is designed for small businesses, because 2/3 of the hosts are small businesses! Our goal is to bring you topics that affect you as a fellow small business owner directly; everything from website tools and technology, changes in regulations, business networking tips, business growth; plus we talk to regular guests from all walks of life, discussing their journeys in working with small businesses to make other people’s lives easier.

    BrumPod Hosts:

    Richard Heathcote(VoiceOver Artist) - https://www.richardheathcote.co.uk

    Iwan Thomas(BusinessCoach) - http://www.iwanthomasassociates.co.uk

    Jason Jones(SelfStorage) - https://www.accessstorage.com

    • 40 min
    BrumPod026: Returning To The Office After Lockdown. Do You Want To? Do You Have To? How Different will It Be?

    BrumPod026: Returning To The Office After Lockdown. Do You Want To? Do You Have To? How Different will It Be?

    In this episode we take a look at the issue of returning to the office after so long. How different are things going to be now? Is your workplace geared up and ready?  Is it safe? How do you feel about it all? What are the expectations, and your rights as an employee if things don't seem to be up to scratch?

    Has all this changed how we work forever? There's certainly been a major environmental impact given a study we touch upon, as well as people's mindsets having changed and been slightly re-evaluated. 

    We look at various scenarios, and offer our own thoughts on the situation. But of course, if you're needing advice as an employee or employer and need more information on your rights, please do speak to someone qualified in that field, in law/HR etc, don't take anything in this podcast as official advice! Always speak to a professional.

    Resources and information we discuss in this episode:

    https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-almost-one-in-three-workers-ready-to-keep-working-from-home-after-lockdown-12025311



    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53484767



    https://www.nelsonslaw.co.uk/returning-work-coronavirus/





    Brought to you by Brummies Networking, the home of free, stripped-back business networking.

    https://brummies-networking.co.uk

    Brummies Networking on Twitter: @brummiesnet

    BrumPod on Twitter - @brumpod

    Produced by Happy Content Co. https://happycontentco.com

    Twitter: @happycontentco

    Music by Birocratic - birocratic.com

    Twitter: @birocratic

    BrumPod - The UK Small Business Podcast. BrumPod is designed for small businesses, because 2/3 of the hosts are small businesses! Our goal is to bring you topics that affect you as a fellow small business owner directly; everything from website tools and technology, changes in regulations, business networking tips, business growth; plus we talk to regular guests from all walks of life, discussing their journeys in working with small businesses to make other people’s lives easier.

    BrumPod Hosts:

    Richard Heathcote(VoiceOver Artist) - https://www.richardheathcote.co.uk

    Iwan Thomas(BusinessCoach) - http://www.iwanthomasassociates.co.uk

    Jason Jones(SelfStorage) - https://www.accessstorage.com

    • 33 min
    BrumPod025: How the hospitality industry needs a radical rethink, with guest Anthony Tattum from Big Cat Agency

    BrumPod025: How the hospitality industry needs a radical rethink, with guest Anthony Tattum from Big Cat Agency

    With special guest: Anthony Tattum from Big Cat Agency.

    In this episode, we talk to Anthony Tattum, CEO of Birmingham based creative agency, Big Cat.

    We discuss how, in a post-COVID world, the hospitality industry needs a radical rethink in how they operate, to optimise earnings and efficiency, given how there will be so many restrictions for months to come.

    Many businesses have managed to adapt really well through lockdown, operating in a different capacity to what they're used to, by offering additional or amended services; takeaways, produce boxes, meal kits etc. Something which has been near-essential to survive. Anthony gives some brilliant advice and case studies of successful businesses' transitions, and how YOUR business can replicate some of these ideas to survive and thrive in the months and years to come.

    Here's where you can find Anthony:

    http://bigcatagency.com

    https://twitter.com/anthonytattum

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonytattum/



    Brought to you by Brummies Networking, the home of free, stripped-back business networking.

    https://brummies-networking.co.uk

    Brummies Networking on Twitter: @brummiesnet

    BrumPod on Twitter - @brumpod

    Produced by Happy Content Co. https://happycontentco.com

    Twitter: @happycontentco

    Music by Birocratic - birocratic.com

    Twitter: @birocratic

    BrumPod - The UK Small Business Podcast. BrumPod is designed for small businesses, because 2/3 of the hosts are small businesses! Our goal is to bring you topics that affect you as a fellow small business owner directly; everything from website tools and technology, changes in regulations, business networking tips, business growth; plus we talk to regular guests from all walks of life, discussing their journeys in working with small businesses to make other people’s lives easier.

    BrumPod Hosts:

    Richard Heathcote(VoiceOver Artist) - https://www.richardheathcote.co.uk

    Iwan Thomas(BusinessCoach) - http://www.iwanthomasassociates.co.uk

    Jason Jones(SelfStorage) - https://www.accessstorage.com

    • 38 min
    BrumPod024: Will You Be Covered Post-COVID19? What Should You Be Checking Right Now? We Talk To An Insurance Broker

    BrumPod024: Will You Be Covered Post-COVID19? What Should You Be Checking Right Now? We Talk To An Insurance Broker

    In this episode, we talk to Daniel O'Brien, an insurance broker from Aston Lark.

    We discuss the current state of the insurance industry in the midst of the pandemic, what cover you THINK you have, what cover you NEED, and lots of top tips and advice that all business owners should be aware of to ensure you're fully covered for all eventualities once we reach that golden egg that is 'the new normal'.

    We cover areas such as what business owners and facilities managers need to consider when re-opening on July 4th, how the exposure to risk has changed now, how companies are adapting their business models in the wake of COVID19, and where we go from here - what are the things to look out for? 

    Thankfully, Dan explains all. Tune in and subscribe to ensure you receive all future episodes automatically. 

    You can find Dan at the following places:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-o-brien-dip-cii-a7a91358/

    https://twitter.com/EmotionalRug

    https://www.astonlark.com





    Brought to you by Brummies Networking, the home of free, stripped-back business networking.

    https://brummies-networking.co.uk

    Brummies Networking on Twitter: @brummiesnet

    BrumPod on Twitter - @brumpod

    Produced by Happy Content Co. https://happycontentco.com

    Twitter: @happycontentco

    Music by Birocratic - birocratic.com

    Twitter: @birocratic

    BrumPod - The UK Small Business Podcast. BrumPod is designed for small businesses, because 2/3 of the hosts are small businesses! Our goal is to bring you topics that affect you as a fellow small business owner directly; everything from website tools and technology, changes in regulations, business networking tips, business growth; plus we talk to regular guests from all walks of life, discussing their journeys in working with small businesses to make other people’s lives easier.

    BrumPod Hosts:

    Richard Heathcote(VoiceOver Artist) - https://www.richardheathcote.co.uk

    Iwan Thomas(BusinessCoach) - http://www.iwanthomasassociates.co.uk

    Jason Jones(SelfStorage) - https://www.accessstorage.com

    • 42 min
    BrumPod023: How To Manage Flexible And Remote Working Employees Effectively In The New Normal

    BrumPod023: How To Manage Flexible And Remote Working Employees Effectively In The New Normal

    Today's Guest - Sarah Burns from Handled PA- https://handled-pa.com

    In this episode we talk to Sarah Burns from Handled PA, a virtual PA service based in Birmingham.



    As someone who runs an entire team completely virtually online, as well as of course their clients, she is well positioned to give some great advice as to how businesses might manage remote working and flexible working environments ongoing post-COVID19, in what has been referred to as 'the new normal'.



    There is talk of some businesses re-evaluating their entire structure post-pandemic, and whether they will continue with large premises with everyone working on-site. Lots of businesses are already planning for lots of employees to be able to work from home permanently, the likes of Facebook, Twitter and BT already committing to enabling massive changes in the future.



    Throughout this episode, Sarah will guide you through how she manages her team members, how the move to online can work best for you, with lots of tips and tricks, as well as telling us about useful online platforms that you might benefit from too in your business.



    Brought to you by Brummies Networking, the home of free, stripped-back business networking.

    https://brummies-networking.co.uk

    Brummies Networking on Twitter: @brummiesnet

    BrumPod on Twitter - @brumpod

    Produced by Happy Content Co. https://happycontentco.com

    Twitter: @happycontentco

    Music by Birocratic - birocratic.com

    Twitter: @birocratic

    BrumPod - The UK Small Business Podcast. BrumPod is designed for small businesses, because 2/3 of the hosts are small businesses! Our goal is to bring you topics that affect you as a fellow small business owner directly; everything from website tools and technology, changes in regulations, business networking tips, business growth; plus we talk to regular guests from all walks of life, discussing their journeys in working with small businesses to make other people’s lives easier.

    BrumPod Hosts:

    Richard Heathcote(VoiceOver Artist) - https://www.richardheathcote.co.uk

    Iwan Thomas(BusinessCoach) - http://www.iwanthomasassociates.co.uk

    Jason Jones(SelfStorage) - https://www.accessstorage.com

    • 29 min
    BrumPod022: Lockdown Week 7. How Is Life Changing? The Dangers Of Not Diversifying - Like Primark. And Gov Portal for Self-Employed Income Support Now Open

    BrumPod022: Lockdown Week 7. How Is Life Changing? The Dangers Of Not Diversifying - Like Primark. And Gov Portal for Self-Employed Income Support Now Open

    We're now in Week 7 of Lockdown here in the UK. We chat about how things have changed, and where things might be going once Lockdown is lifted.

    Will businesses still flock on their normal commute into city centres? Or will there continue to be more working from home? Big businesses to scale down their operations to maintain smaller centralised hubs? It would make sense maybe.

    Our main topic is about the dangers of businesses not diversifying - with Primark being the prime example in recent days, them having ceased to make any money overnight since Lockdown went into effect. From £650 million in sales per month, to £0. Why? Because they have zero e-commerce or m-commerce systems in place, they are 'bricks and mortar' only.

    So what would your business do if ever faced with this again? Have you come up with ways you can diversify? If you haven't, it's well worth taking a look at again. Always better to be prepared for any eventuality. We take a look at some great examples, in the form of some pizza and beer companies. What's not to like?

    ALSO - the Government portal for registering and for checking your eligibility for the self-employed income support is now live. We chat briefly about that, about how nice and easy it is to do. If you're self employed, please do check it out and see if you're eligible. They will then contact you in due course when it's time to make your claim. Here's where to see for yourself:

    https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/self-employment-support/enter-unique-taxpayer-reference



    Resource referred to in the episode re. Primark:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52365191?at_custom4=D2E9F15C-83BC-11EA-A11C-41974744363C&at_custom2=twitter&at_custom1=%5Bpost+type%5D&at_campaign=64&at_custom3=%40BBCNews&at_medium=custom7





    Brought to you by Brummies Networking, the home of free, stripped-back business networking.

    https://brummies-networking.co.uk

    Brummies Networking on Twitter: @brummiesnet

    BrumPod on Twitter - @brumpod

    Produced by Happy Content Co. https://happycontentco.com

    Twitter: @happycontentco

    Music by Birocratic - birocratic.com

    Twitter: @birocratic

    BrumPod - The UK Small Business Podcast. BrumPod is designed for small businesses, because 2/3 of the hosts are small businesses! Our goal is to bring you topics that affect you as a fellow small business owner directly; everything from website tools and technology, changes in regulations, business networking tips, business growth; plus we talk to regular guests from all walks of life, discussing their journeys in working with small businesses to make other people’s lives easier.

    BrumPod Hosts:

    Richard Heathcote(VoiceOver Artist) - https://www.richardheathcote.co.uk

    Iwan Thomas(BusinessCoach) - http://www.iwanthomasassociates.co.uk

    Jason Jones(SelfStorage) - https://www.accessstorage.com

    • 36 min

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