20 episodes

Start Up Donut is the UK’s leading online source of free news, know-how and offers for people who are starting their own business. Following the hugely popular launch series comes this second eight-part series of Start Your Own Business.

With each episode dedicated to a specific topic, some of the UK leading small-business experts give you their top tips on meeting a variety of essential start-up challenges, including attracting customers online and offline, selling face to face, what business expenses sole traders can claim, recruiting and managing staff for the first time and how to manage stress.

You can also learn how to sell via your own website to customers in the UK and overseas and make sure your new business is sustainable and carbon neutral from the best experts of all – those who actually own small businesses. If you’re starting your own business or seriously considering it, the second series of Start Your Own Business is just as unmissable as the first. It’s brought to you thanks to sponsorship from the Federation of Small Businesses – the UK’s leading membership organisation for start-ups and small businesses.

Start Your Own Business Start Up Donut

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

Start Up Donut is the UK’s leading online source of free news, know-how and offers for people who are starting their own business. Following the hugely popular launch series comes this second eight-part series of Start Your Own Business.

With each episode dedicated to a specific topic, some of the UK leading small-business experts give you their top tips on meeting a variety of essential start-up challenges, including attracting customers online and offline, selling face to face, what business expenses sole traders can claim, recruiting and managing staff for the first time and how to manage stress.

You can also learn how to sell via your own website to customers in the UK and overseas and make sure your new business is sustainable and carbon neutral from the best experts of all – those who actually own small businesses. If you’re starting your own business or seriously considering it, the second series of Start Your Own Business is just as unmissable as the first. It’s brought to you thanks to sponsorship from the Federation of Small Businesses – the UK’s leading membership organisation for start-ups and small businesses.

    Getting paid by your customers in difficult economic times

    Getting paid by your customers in difficult economic times

    Practical advice from the Small Business Commissioner on how to limit the chances of being affected by late payment – as well as tips on what to do if you are.

    • 36 min
    How to succeed when selling face to face - key dos and don’ts for small businesses

    How to succeed when selling face to face - key dos and don’ts for small businesses

    Leading sales consultant and trainer Glen Williamson provides practical advice on how to be more successful when selling in person.

    • 32 min
    Don’t break the law when recruiting and managing staff - key facts for employers

    Don’t break the law when recruiting and managing staff - key facts for employers

    Leading employment law expert and solicitor Hannah Thomas on how to steer clear of legal problems when hiring and managing staff.

    • 30 min
    Graham Oakley of Clear Three on how he made his business carbon neutral and sustainable

    Graham Oakley of Clear Three on how he made his business carbon neutral and sustainable

    Small business owner Graham Oakley explains how he made his business carbon neutral and how you can do the same.

    • 33 min
    How to win customers by advertising on Google, Facebook and other options

    How to win customers by advertising on Google, Facebook and other options

    Digital marketing expert Charlotte Sheridan provides essential advice on how to advertise on Google, Facebook and other sites.

    • 31 min
    What allowable expenses can sole traders claim to pay less tax and earn more income?

    What allowable expenses can sole traders claim to pay less tax and earn more income?

    Tax expert Mike Parkes provides an overview of things you can and cannot claim as expenses when you’re a self-employed sole trader.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Ginger230476 ,

Absolutely Amazing.

This podcast is absolutely brilliant! The host is brilliant and keeps the conversation flowing. I have started my own business and this podcasts was a big help. If you own a business this podcast is a necessity!

Lexushrs ,

Priceless

This podcast is a priceless resource for businesses particularly useful for startups! Each episode is filled with relevant and actionable advice/ tips that keeps you needing to pause to make notes!

Chloe is absolutely fantastic hosting this podcast. She always seems to ask the “right” questions that elicit the information that is relevant and useful to us, the listeners. Thank you!

SBonehill ,

Genuinely good business help

I’ve often found many of the topics surrounding starting a business daunting, however the Start Your Own Business podcast manages to break it all down into simple, actionable steps. Roll on the next episode!

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