62 episodes

Welcome to The Carl Reader Show podcast.

I’ve created this podcast not just because I love the sound of my own voice, but because I have a mission:
I want to de-mystify the world of business.

Business is over-complicated by too many people, and the whole point of this podcast is to cut through the nonsense out there. This nonsense is mostly designed by those who just want to charge you money – whether for a course, a book or anything else that they’re selling – to solve a problem that they’ve built in your mind.

But it’s all rubbish - business doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it’s dead simple.

I’m going to show that through three different types of episodes in The Carl Reader Show –
- Bulletpoint Business (where I’ll distil complicated business concepts into bulletpoints that you can take away and action)
- #BeYourOwnBoss (where I interview unique guests, business leaders, true heavyweights in their respective worlds, to discuss all things entrepreneurship, success, their journeys and lessons they’ve learned)
- Unlocking the Magic (where I’ll share straight-talking, no-nonsense, common sense thoughts on taking your biz to the next level, based on experience working with real businesses just like you)

Leave a review and let me know what you think!

The Carl Reader Show Carl Reader

    • Business
    • 5.0, 23 Ratings

Welcome to The Carl Reader Show podcast.

I’ve created this podcast not just because I love the sound of my own voice, but because I have a mission:
I want to de-mystify the world of business.

Business is over-complicated by too many people, and the whole point of this podcast is to cut through the nonsense out there. This nonsense is mostly designed by those who just want to charge you money – whether for a course, a book or anything else that they’re selling – to solve a problem that they’ve built in your mind.

But it’s all rubbish - business doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it’s dead simple.

I’m going to show that through three different types of episodes in The Carl Reader Show –
- Bulletpoint Business (where I’ll distil complicated business concepts into bulletpoints that you can take away and action)
- #BeYourOwnBoss (where I interview unique guests, business leaders, true heavyweights in their respective worlds, to discuss all things entrepreneurship, success, their journeys and lessons they’ve learned)
- Unlocking the Magic (where I’ll share straight-talking, no-nonsense, common sense thoughts on taking your biz to the next level, based on experience working with real businesses just like you)

Leave a review and let me know what you think!

    Episode 8 - Mini Series - Dave Holland - Goal Setting

    Episode 8 - Mini Series - Dave Holland - Goal Setting

    In the final episode of this mini series with Dave Holland, we discuss goalsetting. We talk about the myths and challenges around goal setting, it works for some people and it doesn't for others. Dave believes it's good to have short term goals - his goal is to go on a journey.

    This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of their finances.
    For more The Carl Reader Show, follow me on social media @CarlReader.

    • 12 min
    Episode 7 - Mini Series - Dave Holland - Scaling Your Business

    Episode 7 - Mini Series - Dave Holland - Scaling Your Business

    Myself and Dave Holland discuss scaling up your business. We touch on what prevents scalability of businesses, why you should scale your business and the four key area's of your business you need to nail. Take it from me, don't run before you can walk. Dave also speaks about management vs. leadership and why hiring both in your business is so important.

    This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of their finances.
    For more The Carl Reader Show, follow me on social media @CarlReader.

    • 18 min
    Episode 6 - Mini Series With Dave Holland - Public Speaking

    Episode 6 - Mini Series With Dave Holland - Public Speaking

    In any sector, public speaking is something that comes naturally to some people and not so natural to others. Myself and Dave talk about our very first speaking gigs and the difficulties of public speaking. The key? Preparation! Whether it be my 5 minute prep on the back of my hand, or Dave's night before prep... it is the key element.

    This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of their finances.
    For more The Carl Reader Show, follow me on social media @CarlReader.

    • 25 min
    Episode 5 - Mini Series With Dave Holland - Offline Marketing

    Episode 5 - Mini Series With Dave Holland - Offline Marketing

    Offline marketing - We discuss challenges people face with offline marketing. Business relations aren't made online and the reality is that businesses need to network. I always say business isn't B2B it's H2H, human to human. Businesses need to interact and build relations. We all have days where we don't feel like human interaction but some days we do. Tips for face to face networking - own the hotel, listen to music and prepare.

    This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of their finances.
    For more The Carl Reader Show, follow me on social media @CarlReader.

    • 10 min
    Episode 4 - Other Social Media & Marketing - Mini Series With Dave Holland

    Episode 4 - Other Social Media & Marketing - Mini Series With Dave Holland

    Here myself and Dave Holland talk about other social media and marketing activities. We discuss different platforms that are used by ourselves and what we find works and doesn't work, and the impact that analytics can have on future content that gets uploaded. It turns out that real life updates seems to work better than most "hacks", I guess that's why they call it 'social' media - nobody wants a sales pitch on social media. On the back of social media, we talk about how work flows from posting content frequently - and if it didn't pay for itself, who would bother with social media useage for business purposes? The downside of social media marketing is that it doesn't start at monday at 9am and finish at 5pm on friday!


    This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of their finances.
    For more The Carl Reader Show, follow me on social media @CarlReader.

    • 19 min
    Episode 3 - Social Media Marketing - Mini Series with Dave Holland

    Episode 3 - Social Media Marketing - Mini Series with Dave Holland

    Adding on from the previous episode, myself and Dave Holland talk now about the negativity that may come off the back of controversial social media marketing and how to deal with it.

    This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of their finances.
    For more The Carl Reader Show, follow me on social media @CarlReader.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

John the Cloud Guy ,

Great Direction!

Update to previous review - the guests just keep getting better and better. Love the insights from Alex Hall on marketing and brand.
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Great to finally get Carl and guest's knowledge concentrated down into easily accessible weekly podcasts. I'm a big fan of his personal business story from hair dresser to entrepreneur to business expert and now I get to hear his top business tips and advice.

Dandy Devon Flash ,

Cracking and informative podcasts

Carl gets his guests to share some great stories and insights into what makes businesses tick and prosper. I love his relaxed style and the quick fire questions at the end are great fun.

noahjames9999 ,

Brilliant business insights

This is perfect brain food for the daily commute. Carl shares the business wisdom of himself and his guests .

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