The show FOR business owners BY business owners, hosted by David Sudworth, owner and founder of Mr Soot Chimney Sweep. Based in the North West of England, David started his company as a one-man band. It’s now one of the fastest growing chimney sweeping, inspecting and testing companies in the UK.In Trade Entrepreneur, David and his guests will talk about all things business, particularly related to trades and blue collar work. He’ll also share his knowledge of marketing, PR and communication which has made Mr Soot Chimney Sweep one of the country’s most recognisable sweeping companies.
#30 - Surviving Your FIRST 'Silly Season'
Every trade has busy times - and for chimney sweeps, the start of August represents the beginning of 'silly season'. In this episode, David gives his tips to new sweeps on how to get through this busy time of year
#29 - Testing Times: How Getting Educated Will Set Your Business Apart
With the exam results season now approaching, David looks at the whole issue around trades, education and the fatal mistake many make...
#28 - David's Top 5 Holiday Reads For Tradespeople
With holidays now fully back on the agenda after two years, David picks out his top 5 books which are worth a space in his suitcase.
#27 - Five Reasons NOT To Employ Staff*
*Unless You're Willing To Change! He's regularly asked about staff recruitment, so in this episode David points out the five things you need to avoid if you want to go down this route...
#26 - Leadership: Lessons We Can All Learn From Boris Johnson's Premiership
In the week of Boris Johnson's resignation, David examines what leadership lessons can be leant from his political demise
#25 - Criticism: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Regardless of who you are, when you put yourself out there, you are ripe for criticism. In this episode, David shares his tips for dealing with criticism and how you can use it to your advantage