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Small Business, Big Network is the podcast for small business owners who want better results from their networking.

I'm Liz Drury, a freelance voiceover artist who knows that if you're not working as much as you'd like, then networking could help!

The show is a mix of bite sized episodes on networking basics, and interviews with business owners who are successfully using networking to grow. There are lots of inspirational stories that will encourage you to get started or to keep going on your own networking journey.

Small Business, Big Network Liz Drury

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    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Small Business, Big Network is the podcast for small business owners who want better results from their networking.

I'm Liz Drury, a freelance voiceover artist who knows that if you're not working as much as you'd like, then networking could help!

The show is a mix of bite sized episodes on networking basics, and interviews with business owners who are successfully using networking to grow. There are lots of inspirational stories that will encourage you to get started or to keep going on your own networking journey.

    Just keep going - you never know where networking will lead

    Just keep going - you never know where networking will lead

    Gemma Adair is the founder of Riada Consultancy, a marketing expert who helps businesses unlock their marketing potential. With an impressive 20-year marketing journey, Gemma has worked for and with some of the world's largest tech giants, including Accenture, Microsoft, Avanade, AWS, Ricoh Europe, and K2 (Nintex). Her deep understanding of the tech industry shines through her expertise in marketing strategy, crafting multi-channel campaigns, spearheading lead generation, forging powerful partner alliances, and ensuring seamless sales alignment across regions like the UK and EMEA.
    Gemma is the host of the 'What's Sales and Marketing got to do with it' podcast which is on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3JVp9c8 and Spotify: https://bit.ly/46SFyrG
    She is also a trustee of the Aleto foundation which exists to Identify tomorrow’s leaders irrespective of their race, gender, faith or ethnicity, and provide personalised opportunities and awards to accelerate development of those leaders for whom such support is not ordinarily available.
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gemmaadair/
    https://riadaconsultancy.com
    https://www.aletofoundation.org.uk

    • 26 min
    Networking by remote from Sweden!

    Networking by remote from Sweden!

    Shanel Richardson is a British artist based in Sweden who creates memorable images for memorable projects through the use of illustration, animation and 3D, and she's passionate about helping companies think in creative ways when it comes to their image and marketing. 
    Whether it's sketching out characters and ideas in a rapid sketch-session, or designing a children's book from scratch; she embraces the opportunity to collaborate and make sure the project works as a whole. After all, as she says, images are just the beginning!
    Email: shanel@littleshygifts.com
    Portfolio: https://shandwich-artist.carrd.co
    Linkedin: https://linkedin.com/in/shanelrichardson

    • 23 min
    Cultivating a great network with Jodie Newman

    Cultivating a great network with Jodie Newman

    The Business Allotment is run by Jodie Newman, author of Build Your Business on Ideas (published by Icon Books). From her furniture design MA at the RCA, through a decade spent in marketing, Jodie has since built her business for the last twenty-one years on the belief that great ideas grow businesses and that creativity makes you a better business owner. Just ask her about how Polo mints can make you more creative.
    Through networking Jodie has cultivated her own network of trusted suppliers and people she can recommend.
    LINKS:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodienewman/
    Web: https://www.thebusinessallotment.co.uk/

    • 27 min
    Helping creative people to network

    Helping creative people to network

    Barbara Gill is a specialist in marketing creative businesses and has a passion for marketing strategy and email marketing. 
    Barbara founded Barbara Gill Marketing in 2020 with a mission to help businesses without a marketing department to take control of their marketing and reach their ideal clients and customers.
    Barbara is also a co-founder of the Hook Project, an agency providing workshops, networking and events for business owners around the North Essex, Suffolk area.
    www.barbaragillmarketing.com
    www.thehook.uk
    Instagram - Barbara Gill Marketing
    Instagram - The Hook Project

    • 21 min
    Helping the people a few steps behind

    Helping the people a few steps behind

    Rayhaan is a Chartered Accountant and the founder of Sidekick, an accountancy firm specialising in providing outsourced accounting and CFO support to business owners. Focused on helping clients make more money and pay less tax, Sidekick distinguishes itself by prioritising client service above all else. This foundational philosophy ensures that every client is provided with bespoke, strategic financial support designed to meet their day to day needs as well as support their long-term business objectives.
    Rayhaan is also involved in the charity Global Village Education which supports education and creates opportunities for children to learn in poorer parts of the world.
    Links:
    https://www.instagram.com/rayhaanmoughal/https://www.linkedin.com/in/rayhaanmoughal/www.sidekickaccounting.co.uk

    • 25 min
    How good branding helps with networking

    How good branding helps with networking

    Matthew Hunkin is a branding expert and runs Valhalla Branding. He has found that being clear on your branding helps with your networking too.
    If business is a battlefield, then brand is your most powerful weapon. To be victorious, you need a clear strategy, the right weapons, and good people on your side. That is where Valhalla comes in. Matt will align your brand identity to your mission and sharpen it until it cuts through the toughest amour. That’s his favourite thing, and he's sure you’ll enjoy the adventure too
    He's been working with much-loved brands for over 30 years and learned a lot along the way. With a background in publishing, he's committed to telling the story of your business through your branding and to producing work that has an impact.
    He is a compulsive brand evaluator and cannot look at any branding without decoding what it says about the business. He will reveal the messages that your current branding is projecting to your customers, and if that’s not what you were aiming for, he will help you refocus it.
    Victorious and glorious brands start with a FREE discovery call!
    Free Discovery call...
    https://calendly.com/valhallabranding/discovery
    Find out more...
    https://valhallabranding.com
    Fearless Brand Review...
    https://calendly.com/valhallabranding/fearless-brand-review
    LinkedIn
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-hunkin-valhalla/
    This episode is sponsored by Ella Stockdale at Humanity HR. Find out more about her services at https://www.humanityhr.co.uk

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Greenfish42 ,

Really insightful

Well done Liz. This is a really great selection of content. Each contributor brings something new to the equation as well as complementing each other’s experience. So many great ideas and a must for people whether they are completely new to networking or just want some more inspiration.

Lyrics (BVOUK) ,

Really Insightful!

It is no surprise that Liz’s podcast is such an insight into our amazing industry and makes for such easy listening. A really good idea and will prove so incredibly useful to so many VO’s and those looking into what it takes to venture into the industry.

DebxCrazyCat ,

Brilliant

Really appreciate all the effort which is being put into helping us small businesses find the confidence and little tips and tricks to make networking work better for us.

Thanks so much for pulling this together!

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