134 episodes

As a small business owner, you'll have a million different questions. The award-winning Sound Advice podcast is the place to go for answers. In Season 1, we talked about how to make your business financially successful—in year 1 and beyond. Writing a business plan that works, finding your first customer, starting up with zero capital, and being tax compliant—you name it, we covered it. For Season 2, we dug even deeper into what it’s really like to run a business, with unfiltered advice and real, human stories from successful founders and CEOs. The wait is over: Season 3 Entrepreneurs Unfiltered, now explores business from the perspective of startup superstars, from British fashion, PR, and human rights guru Lynne Franks’ experience growing London Fashion Week from scratch to Christopher Money, founder of Kith and Kin, on having the guts to start a business with a Spice Girl. Season 3 is jam-packed with essential tips, stories, and ways to build a business from the ground up. With a little help from your host and esteemed finance journalist, Bex Burn-Callander, get a everything you need to build your own business future one episode at a time.

Sound Advice: Entrepreneurs Unfiltered Sage

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 307 Ratings

As a small business owner, you'll have a million different questions. The award-winning Sound Advice podcast is the place to go for answers. In Season 1, we talked about how to make your business financially successful—in year 1 and beyond. Writing a business plan that works, finding your first customer, starting up with zero capital, and being tax compliant—you name it, we covered it. For Season 2, we dug even deeper into what it’s really like to run a business, with unfiltered advice and real, human stories from successful founders and CEOs. The wait is over: Season 3 Entrepreneurs Unfiltered, now explores business from the perspective of startup superstars, from British fashion, PR, and human rights guru Lynne Franks’ experience growing London Fashion Week from scratch to Christopher Money, founder of Kith and Kin, on having the guts to start a business with a Spice Girl. Season 3 is jam-packed with essential tips, stories, and ways to build a business from the ground up. With a little help from your host and esteemed finance journalist, Bex Burn-Callander, get a everything you need to build your own business future one episode at a time.

    Jim and Dannii Mee: How to turn obstacles into opportunities

    Jim and Dannii Mee: How to turn obstacles into opportunities

    Join us on this episode of Sound Advice, as we discover how the dynamic power couple, Jim and Dannii Mee, captured their love for travel and transformed their passions into a thriving international events business, driving Rat Race Adventure Sports to new heights. Learn from their resilience in adapting through the challenges of the pandemic, pivoting from obstacle races to offering exhilarating expeditions in once in a lifetime destinations. From the Namib Desert to the Panamanian...

    • 46 min
    Simon Squibb: Secure investment for your dream business

    Simon Squibb: Secure investment for your dream business

    Becoming homeless and jobless at 15 wasn't enough to stop Simon Squibb from dreaming big. Instead, this was the catalyst to his extraordinary entrepreneurial journey. Today, he is a multi-millionaire, founder of 19 companies, and investor of 78 more. With a personal mission to help others achieve similar dreams, Simon created HelpBnk. Alongside his social media channels, this investment platform aims to give 10 million people the funds, advice, and motivation to kickstart their own ventu...

    • 52 min
    Julie Wong: Overcome financial fear to grow your business (Part 2)

    Julie Wong: Overcome financial fear to grow your business (Part 2)

    If you wanted more advice on how to overcome your fears of finance, then you're in the right place, as Julie Wong is back with more tips and tricks in this 2-part episode special.Get ready to explore how finance and marketing are intertwined, giving you valuable insights into how you can adjust your strategies to get the best out of both.Discover how AI technologies are making it easier than ever before to start a business and learn how to maximise your resources when bootstrapping.We are als...

    • 28 min
    Julie Wong: Overcome financial fear to grow your business (Part 1)

    Julie Wong: Overcome financial fear to grow your business (Part 1)

    Does the idea of looking at your finances leave you with sweaty palms and an overwhelming feeling of dread? Then look no further, this 2-part episode special is for you! In the chaotic early days of starting a business, it can be easy to overlook the numbers. You place all your focus on marketing, branding and manufacturing, and before you know it, you have lost track of your finances. You might not even know what “good” looks like when it comes to cashflow or profit margin—or wher...

    • 26 min
    Phil Pinder: I turned down £200k and built a spellbinding brand

    Phil Pinder: I turned down £200k and built a spellbinding brand

    In a world where magic and adventure come to life, Harry Potter fans have cast a spell of their own, creating a wave of business opportunities and immense growth. Phil Pinder and Ben Fry found a way to capture this enthusiasm for all things wizardry and created their first business, The Potions Cauldron—a place where fans can immerse themselves in the universe and enjoy an enchanting brew or 2! In June 2023, with a vision to scale, they took their business to Dragon’s Den and after ...

    • 44 min
    Christopher Money: I started a business with a Spice Girl

    Christopher Money: I started a business with a Spice Girl

    In a bold move, Christopher Money persuaded bona fide Spice Girl, Emma Bunton, with an idea too good to miss. Seven years ago, they formed a formidable partnership and embarked on a thrilling entrepreneurial journey together. After both struggling to find products that were gentle on their babies’ skin, and that cared about their environmental impact, they merged their passion for creativity, entrepreneurship and sustainability to launch a groundbreaking business that rocked the i...

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
307 Ratings

307 Ratings

Toonfansaz ,

Worth a listen

Some really great episodes on this podcast. Particularly loved the recent episode with Emma Gannon. Some great takeaways on how doing less can be a good thing - you don’t need to do everything in one day to be successful. Rest and reflection is important too!

Dandy Devon Flash ,

Inspiring as always

James Ashford never fails to deliver. His interviews are always full of golden nuggets and he always inspires me to keep going.

He tells it like it is and offers practical tips to be just like he is.

Thank you for another excellent podcast.

Keithyhelsinki ,

Love the James ashford recession series

Just gives such a sense of perspective and we all have choices to get 1% better everyday and think outside the box with chat GPT and NOT participate in the negativity, let’s get creative

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