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This podcast, powered by American Express, covers big money topics for small business owners. Join our hosts, Nigel Cassidy and Kate Bassett, as we talk through some of the top financial headaches that small business owners come across – and provide you with the tools and insights to solve them, with the help of other business owners and trade experts. Consider this your Finance Masterclass.

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This podcast, powered by American Express, covers big money topics for small business owners. Join our hosts, Nigel Cassidy and Kate Bassett, as we talk through some of the top financial headaches that small business owners come across – and provide you with the tools and insights to solve them, with the help of other business owners and trade experts. Consider this your Finance Masterclass.

    Profiting from Positive Leadership.

    Profiting from Positive Leadership.

    How does leading your company and being a positive thinker benefit your businesses bottom line? In this episode of Business Class: Money Minutes, we’ll discuss evidence and real life examples showing the link between better leadership and profitability, and how factors such as employee satisfaction, commitment, corporate culture, innovation, ability to recruit good talent, sales effectiveness, customer satisfaction and workforce productivity drive profit. 

    We get key insights from Farrah Storr, Editor-in-Chief of Elle Magazine and author of ’The Discomfort Zone’,  Saul Meyer, Co-Founder of Xexec, a global employee benefits and customer loyalty and incentives company and Jan Muhlfeit, former chairman of Microsoft Europe. 

    To find out more information about American Express Business Cards, visit: our BTI hub: americanexpress.com/uk/businesstrends

    Host: Nigel Cassidy @nigel_cassidy

    Host: Kate Bassett @Kate_Bassett 

    Guest: Saul Meyer - Co-Founder of Xexec.

    Guest: Jan Muhlfeit - Global Strategist, Former Chairman of Microsoft Europe, and author of, ’The Postive Leader'.

    Guest: Farrah Storr - Editor-in-Chief of Elle and author of, ’The Discomfort Zone’.

    Produced by Kieron Banerji at Palm Tree Island - www.palmtreeisland.co.uk

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    • 24 min
    Minimising the Cost of Brexit to Your Business.

    Minimising the Cost of Brexit to Your Business.

    Many small business owners are struggling to navigate the new rules and regulations post-Brexit, and managing increased costs are a major concern. In this episode we get actionable solutions to managing costs, paperwork, and continuing to trade smoothly within the EU.

    We get key insights from Brexit expert, Sally Jones, Trade Strategy and Brexit Leader at EY. Sally walks us through the biggest challenges for small businesses post-Brexit, advice on how to handle these challenges, and where to find useful resources for businesses finding the transition challenging. We will also hear from Mark Craven, Commercial Director at Forrest Foods, on how they have navigated the changing landscape of trading within the EU. Mark offers his tips for handling shipping and exporting goods, managing the costs associated with setting up a base within Europe, and outlines the benefits of partnering with blue chip companies.

    To find out more information about American Express Business Cards, visit: our BTI hub: americanexpress.com/uk/businesstrends

    Host: Nigel Cassidy @nigel_cassidy

    Host: Kate Bassett @Kate_Bassett

    Guest: Sally Jones, Trade Strategy and Brexit Leader at EY.

    Guest: Mark Craven, Commercial Director at Forrest Foods.

    Produced by Kieron Banerji at Palm Tree Island - www.palmtreeisland.co.uk

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    • 28 min
    4 Entrepreneurs Share Their Top Money-Saving Strategies

    4 Entrepreneurs Share Their Top Money-Saving Strategies

    In this special episode, four of the UK’s leading women in business have joined us for a candid conversation on how they led their business through the challenges of 2020 and successfully generated savings on their bottom lines. 

    You’ll hear inspiring insights from Sharmadean Reid MBE, Polly McMaster, Sukhi Jutla, and Hannah Rhodes, from smart ways to identify efficiencies to creating cash flow forecasts for every type of business scenario.

    To find out more information about American Express Business Cards, visit: americanexpress.com/uk/businesscard

    For more tips and advice on how to run a small business, visit our BTI hub: americanexpress.com/uk/businesstrends

     

    Host: Nigel Cassidy 

    Host: Kate Bassett  

    Guest: Sharmadean Reid, Founder of Beautystack

    Guest: Polly McMaster, Founder of The Fold

    Guest: Sukhi Jutla, co-founder of MarketOrders

    Guest: Hannah Rhodes, Founder of Hiver Beers

    Producer: earshotstrategies   @EarshotLtd  





     





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    • 30 min
    Make your Social Media Budget Work Harder

    Make your Social Media Budget Work Harder

    As much of our lives and spending continues to move to the digital, the value of social media for communicating your brand and driving sales has never been greater. But how can you make sure you’re getting your money’s worth on these platforms? This episode, we bring you a crash course on how to get more bang for your buck on social media.

     

    Ben Blackwell, Chief Marketing Officer at Amara, a homeware e-commerce business, debunks how you can get more ROAS (Return On Ad Spend) on your business. Meanwhile, Ellie Hernaman, CEO of social media company Truffle Social, breaks down the merits and costs of paid advertising across platforms and sectors.

     

    To find out more information about American Express Business Cards, visit: americanexpress.com/uk/businesscard

     

    For more tips and advice on how to run a small business, visit our BTI hub: americanexpress.com/uk/businesstrends

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    • 24 min
    Futureproofing Your Supply Chain Against Costly Disruptions

    Futureproofing Your Supply Chain Against Costly Disruptions

    A stable supply chain is what many businesses need to keep trading, but the year 2020 has put unprecedented pressure on supply chains – both domestic and international ones. In this episode, Robert Grieg-Gran of Mindful Chef, a recipe box company, shares how his business successfully navigated COVID-19 related disruptions.

     

    This episode also features the expert opinion of Dr Sam Roscoe, Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at University of Sussex Business School. He shares how small businesses can stress test their supply chains and prepare for Brexit.

     

    To find out more information about American Express Business Cards, visit: americanexpress.com/uk/businesscard

    For more tips and advice on how to run a small business, visit our BTI hub: americanexpress.com/uk/businesstrends

     

    Host: Nigel Cassidy @nigel_cassidy

    Host: Bex Burn-Callander  @sparky000

    Guest: Robert Grieg-Gran, co-founder of Mindful Chef

    Guest: Dr Sam Roscoe, Senior Lecturer in Operations Management, University of Sussex 

    Producer: earshotstrategies   @EarshotLtd  





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    • 31 min
    Being Sustainable Doesn't Have to Cost the Earth

    Being Sustainable Doesn't Have to Cost the Earth

    Doing the right thing in business is no longer just about providing a great product or service, it's thinking about what impact your enterprise is having on the world we live in. It can help your bottom line too. 

    In this episode, we hear how a haircut can save the planet as well as save you money, how finding that green point of difference in your business can cut costs and grow your brand, and what help is out there for you to make those changes happen.

    For more tips and advice on how to run a small business, visit our BTI hub: americanexpress.com/uk/businesstrends

     

    Host: Nigel Cassidy @nigel_cassidy

    Host: Bex Burn-Callander  @sparky000

    Guest: Kaye Sotomi, co-founder and Director at Chop-Chop

    Guest: Rich Goldsmith, Founder of MOJU

    Guest: Liz Slee, Head of Media at Enterprise Nation

    Producer: earshotstrategies   @EarshotLtd  

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    • 23 min

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