15 episodes

Who's Hot Desking is a podcast for business owners, sole traders, and entrepreneurs across Beds, Herts, and Bucks. We are your hosts, Ben and Carl from Bedford, and we're each on a journey from freelancer to founder of a local business. Every few weeks, we'll be releasing a brand new episode where we welcome one local business owner or entrepreneur to talk about how they got their big break. We'll also gain an insight into their tips and tricks to help you, and us, on our journeys. For exclusive content and more, head to Instagram and follow @whoshotdesking for trailers and snippets. You'll also keep up to date with what's happening every day. #whoshotdesking

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Who's Hot Desking is a podcast for business owners, sole traders, and entrepreneurs across Beds, Herts, and Bucks. We are your hosts, Ben and Carl from Bedford, and we're each on a journey from freelancer to founder of a local business. Every few weeks, we'll be releasing a brand new episode where we welcome one local business owner or entrepreneur to talk about how they got their big break. We'll also gain an insight into their tips and tricks to help you, and us, on our journeys. For exclusive content and more, head to Instagram and follow @whoshotdesking for trailers and snippets. You'll also keep up to date with what's happening every day. #whoshotdesking

    #014 Growing up in a family that supports you, sacrifices their own time and energy to help you succeed – it's literally priceless - Gabs Pearson

    #014 Growing up in a family that supports you, sacrifices their own time and energy to help you succeed – it's literally priceless - Gabs Pearson

    If you’re from Bedford, then there’s no way you haven’t heard of our guests Gabs and Matt Pearson from Foxy Wings! With 30 employees, the team will soon be celebrating their one-year anniversary, and their story of scaling is a seriously impressive feat! Whether you're a regular face at Foxy, always tucking into their divine wings and craft beer, or just want to learn more about their journey so far, the challenges they've faced and the goals they've smashed, this one is for you! 💜

    Learn more about Foxy Wings by visiting https://www.foxywings.co.uk/

    Podcast hosted by...
    Ben from: https://contentcraving.co.uk/
    Carl from: https://crdone.digital/

    • 1 hr 16 min
    #013 Create authentic content in the moment – don't over-engineer it - Alice Wainwright

    #013 Create authentic content in the moment – don't over-engineer it - Alice Wainwright

    In episode #013, hosts Ben & Carl speak with Alice Wainwright, Co-Founder at RiSE coffee box, about how relentless marketing and naive optimism has helped fuel their journey, building a business 'for coffee lovers, from coffee lovers'. You'll also hear about RiSE's mission to give people a fun and exciting way to discover and taste new varieties of speciality coffee from a world of roasters and regions.

    Learn more about RiSE by visiting https://www.risecoffeebox.co.uk/

    Podcast hosted by...
    Ben from: https://contentcraving.co.uk/
    Carl from: https://crdone.digital/

    • 1 hr
    #012 If you are not intentionally creating culture, it creates itself - Carly Cook

    #012 If you are not intentionally creating culture, it creates itself - Carly Cook

    We're thrilled to have Carly Cook join us for #012! We talk about 'quiet quitting' and how businesses of all sizes can create a culture of engagement, which is a core component of satisfaction and productivity at work. Carly also talks about her startup journey, and how she found a niche while gaining experience on her own terms!
     
    Learn more about Carly and her work by visiting https://www.carlycookcreative.com/

    Podcast hosted by...
    Ben from: https://contentcraving.co.uk/
    Carl from: https://crdone.digital/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #011 Bedford is great place, constantly punching above its weight! - Paul Hutchinson

    #011 Bedford is great place, constantly punching above its weight! - Paul Hutchinson

    In our season 2 opener, we speak to Paul Hutchinson from Bedford Independent – a local news outlet across Bedfordshire. They’ve been going strong for four years and have a team of three directors, freelancers and volunteers. We talk to Paul about their journey and how success comes from constantly seeking a different way of doing things – refusing to settle for the norm!

    Learn more about Bedford Independent by visiting https://www.bedfordindependent.co.uk

    Podcast hosted by...
    Ben from: https://contentcraving.co.uk/
    Carl from: https://crdone.digital/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #010 Lift your mood by practicing gratitude - Phil Stanley

    #010 Lift your mood by practicing gratitude - Phil Stanley

    In our season 1 finale (episode #10), we hear from Phil Stanley from Come On Coaching about his journey to starting his own business. Phil also offers some amazing tips for aspiring solopreneurs and business owners, such as taking imperfect action, being authentic, embracing uncertainty and stepping out of your comfort zone to succeed.

    Learn more about today's guest on Instagram; @comeoncoaching!

    Podcast hosted by...
    Ben from https://contentcraving.co.uk/
    Carl from https://www.crdone.digital/ 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #009 In the PR world, the most important thing is relationships - Penny Joyner-Platt

    #009 In the PR world, the most important thing is relationships - Penny Joyner-Platt

    In episode #009, our penultimate episode of the season, we talk with Penny Joyner-Platt about the shift from conventional networking to collaborative co-working. Penny also shared some amazing tips on how business owners can generate exposure in the press locally and nationally.

    Learn more about today's guest on Instagram; @the.plattform or by visiting https://the-plattform.com/.

    Podcast hosted by...
    Ben from: https://contentcraving.co.uk/
    Carl from: https://crdone.digital/

    • 59 min

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