8 episodes

The Mind Your Small Business podcast aims to make the lives of small business owners that little bit easier. We cut through the complicated technical jargon and out-of-touch business speak and get to the heart of what it means to be a small business owner. In this series, we speak to fresh-out-the-box business owners who have recently launched startups, right through to well-known entrepreneurs with years of experience. Our guests open up about the challenges of being a business owner, from tackling the tax return to managing the marketing and everything else in between.


If you have a question or you’d like your small business featured on the podcast, email us at mysb-podcast@axa-insurance.co.uk
 
This podcast is brought to you by AXA Insurance. 

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The Mind Your Small Business podcast aims to make the lives of small business owners that little bit easier. We cut through the complicated technical jargon and out-of-touch business speak and get to the heart of what it means to be a small business owner. In this series, we speak to fresh-out-the-box business owners who have recently launched startups, right through to well-known entrepreneurs with years of experience. Our guests open up about the challenges of being a business owner, from tackling the tax return to managing the marketing and everything else in between.


If you have a question or you’d like your small business featured on the podcast, email us at mysb-podcast@axa-insurance.co.uk
 
This podcast is brought to you by AXA Insurance. 

    Getting the right work-life balance ft. Anne Kapoor and Simon Gallacher

    Getting the right work-life balance ft. Anne Kapoor and Simon Gallacher

    Being your own boss is a 24/7 job. But times can be tough and life can get hectic, even when you love what you do. When you’re being pulled in every possible direction, your mental health can suffer and striking the right work-life balance can feel like an impossible task. Simon Gallacher from RDAM Consultancy shares his tips for juggling family life while running a business from home. And Anne Kapoor from Festival in a Bag explains how she navigated the difficulties of the coronavirus restrictions while running a small business in the events industry.


    For more small business advice visit AXA's Business Guardian Angel - bit.ly/3hWpjlz
     
    If you have a question for Simon or Anne, or you’d like your small business to be featured on the podcast, you can email us at mysb-podcast@axa-insurance.co.uk


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    • 34 min
    Talking about tax ft. Faris Aranki and Amber Craddock

    Talking about tax ft. Faris Aranki and Amber Craddock

    Tax. It’s not something they teach in schools, but it’s one of the most important things you need to learn about as a small business owner. Episode 6 explains everything you need to know about tax, and there isn’t an accountant in sight! Instead, we speak to people who have real-life experience and can explain things in a way that’s easy to understand. Faris Aranki of Shiageto Consulting and Amber Craddock of Amber’s Car Care share advice to help you get your head around small business tax and explain why tax isn’t something you need to fear.



    For more small business advice visit AXA's Business Guardian Angel - bit.ly/3l1dU4w

    If you have a question for Faris or Amber, or you’d like your small business to be featured on the podcast, you can email us at mysb-podcast@axa-insurance.co.uk

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    • 23 min
    Marketing your small business ft. David Tovey and Carrie Raynor-Jones

    Marketing your small business ft. David Tovey and Carrie Raynor-Jones

    It’s all well and good having the perfect product or a stand-out service, but it means nothing unless customers can find you. Whether it’s a promoted social media post or a chocolate tea pot in your shop window, it’s important to find out what marketing and advertising methods work for your business. Two people who’ve streamlined their marketing strategies are David J Tovey from Mon Teas and Carrie Raynor-Jones from Property Value Estate Agents. The pair explain how they market their own businesses and reflect on the challenges of the coronavirus lockdowns.


    For more small business advice visit AXA's Business Guardian Angel - bit.ly/3hfVZpN


    If you have a question for Carrie or David, or you’d like your small business to be featured on the podcast, you can email us at mysb-podcast@axa-insurance.co.uk
     
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    • 32 min
    Getting your business online ft. Helinka Carr and Louise Sturmey

    Getting your business online ft. Helinka Carr and Louise Sturmey

    Getting your business online can be daunting – especially when everything seems to be an acronym. You’ve got to write SEO-friendly words, convert them to HTML, and upload them to your CMS. In episode 4, we speak to Helinka Carr, founder of lingerie company Unspoken Rosebud, who shares her frustration with the ever-changing social media algorithms and how she spent lockdown learning about SEO. And founder of Mendip Chocolate Chef Louise Sturmey reflects on the challenges of selling on different e-commerce platforms.


    For more small business advice visit AXA's Business Guardian Angel - bit.ly/3t2R0gG


    If you have a question for Helinka or Louise, or you’d like your small business to be featured on the podcast, you can email us at mysb-podcast@axa-insurance.co.uk
     
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    • 23 min
    Staying organised and being productive ft. BOSH! and Matt Roberts

    Staying organised and being productive ft. BOSH! and Matt Roberts

    When you work for yourself, it can feel like the to-do list never ends and it’s hard to stay motivated. One minute you’re working on the accounts and the next you’re writing a creative social media post. We spoke to Ian Theasby and Henry Firth from BOSH! and former member of the Royal Marines and founder of cyber security business arcX Matt Roberts. Episode 3 is packed with useful tips and advice from people who really know what they’re talking about when it comes to being organised and staying productive in business.


    For more small business advice visit AXA's Business Guardian Angel - bit.ly/2WgHNFO


    If you have a question for the BOSH! team or Matt Roberts, or you’d like your small business to be featured on the podcast, you can email us at mysb-podcast@axa-insurance.co.uk.


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    • 30 min
    Let’s talk side hustles ft. Raphael Sofoluke and Chyna Mason

    Let’s talk side hustles ft. Raphael Sofoluke and Chyna Mason

    Starting a side hustle is a good way to earn extra money and dip your toe into the world of business. You can turn your part-time passion project into your full-time job. We speak to Raphael Sofoluke who started the UK Black Business Show while working his regular 9-5 and Chyna Mason from That Doodle Girl who turned her lockdown fundraiser for the NHS into a part-time business. The pair reflect on their experiences and offer some interesting advice for anyone thinking of starting a side hustle.


    For more small business advice visit AXA's Business Guardian Angel - bit.ly/3mAxarV


    If you have a question for Raphael or Chyna, or you’d like your small business to be featured on the podcast, you can email us at mysb-podcast@axa-insurance.co.uk.


    This podcast is brought to you by AXA Insurance. 
     
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    • 20 min

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