40 episodes

Welcome to 5 Things I Know Now: A DGH Podcast - the innovative and practical new series from the Dorset Growth Hub. Following on from the first two series of The Dorset Growth Hub podcast, we’re bringing an exciting spin to the format, where top business leaders share the five lessons that helped them find success. We'll be releasing a new episode every couple of weeks, and running live events alongside the episodes so be sure to keep up to date by registering your email at https://www.dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk/. Here you can also learn about more support we can provide your business including grant funding, 1-2-1 consultations and online events. On with the show...!

"5 Things I Know Now" A Dorset Growth Hub Podcast Dorset Growth Hub

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Welcome to 5 Things I Know Now: A DGH Podcast - the innovative and practical new series from the Dorset Growth Hub. Following on from the first two series of The Dorset Growth Hub podcast, we’re bringing an exciting spin to the format, where top business leaders share the five lessons that helped them find success. We'll be releasing a new episode every couple of weeks, and running live events alongside the episodes so be sure to keep up to date by registering your email at https://www.dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk/. Here you can also learn about more support we can provide your business including grant funding, 1-2-1 consultations and online events. On with the show...!

    Author & Food Blogger; James Wythe #S3E10

    Author & Food Blogger; James Wythe #S3E10

    Regardless of your industry, small businesses are all forced to become social media experts to some extent, so how do you beat the algorithm and gain a following?
    James Wythe’s blog, Healthy Living James, is a great example of how to put your story and personality front and centre, even if it means leaping well beyond your comfort zone!

    Find out James’ 5 Things He Knows Now on the latest episode of The Dorset Growth Hub Podcast, recorded live at January’s wonderful We Are F_ND event, where we hear how to gradually push yourself, build a following, and create content that you can keep up for the long term.
    This episode of The Dorset Growth Hub podcast covers:
    How to expand your comfort zone and become a more confident presence on social mediaWhich content is likely to help grow your business’ followingCapitalising on emerging platforms & technologies, and directing followers to your own servicesDorset Growth Hub:
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/dorset-growth-hub/
    https://www.dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk/
    James Wythe:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-wythe/
    https://www.instagram.com/healthylivingjames/
    https://healthylivingjames.co.uk/

    Links and references at: https://www.dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk/podcast

    • 38 min
    Cyberpsychologist & Founder of Cybercology; Carolyn Freeman #S3E9

    Cyberpsychologist & Founder of Cybercology; Carolyn Freeman #S3E9

    Productivity in a digital age is a hot topic, with hybrid workplaces creating opportunities to take advantage of technology - but it’s not without its caveats to look out for…
    Carolyn Freeman’s background in marketing followed by a career shift into the intriguing world of CyberPsychology provide her with a myriad of experiences, from the corporate world to mature education to self-employment.
    Carolyn, Founder of Cybercology, shares with us her unique take on the 5 things she knows now, from spotting burnout and the self-employed community, to work life balance and de-slaving from our tech.
    This episode of The Dorset Growth Hub podcast covers:
    The early signs of burnout & how to stop itMaking career changes at any stage of your lifeAchieving work-life balance on our own termsReforming your relationship with technologyLinks and references at: https://www.dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk/podcast

    • 51 min
    Founder of Aspirin Business Solutions; Susannah Brade-Waring #S3E8

    Founder of Aspirin Business Solutions; Susannah Brade-Waring #S3E8

    Whether it’s putting faith in yourself or believing in your team, the power of confidence can truly bring the best out of your business.
    It takes a great deal of confidence to set up a business in the midst of uncertainty, but Susannah Brade-Waring did just that in the wake of 2008’s financial crisis, and Aspirin Business Solutions has been co-creating success for leaders ever since.
    Susannah joins us to share the 5 things she knows now having seen her business through thick and thin, with a focus on emotional intelligence, relationship building, and being selective in the technological innovation you adopt.
    This episode of The Dorset Growth Hub podcast covers:
    Having greater confidence in yourself and your teamThe value of self-awareness, respect and empathy in business scenariosHow to be ‘T-shaped’ and communicate with anyoneWhere to innovate and adopt new tech in meaningful waysLinks and references at: https://www.dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk/podcast

    • 48 min
    Owner of The Embroidery Barn; Rosie Lees #S3E7

    Owner of The Embroidery Barn; Rosie Lees #S3E7

    Building a business from scratch presents common pitfalls that many have learned to avoid, but there’s a unique set of challenges and pressures that come with taking the wheel of a brand with a lengthy history.
    Rosie Lees has been at the helm of The Embroidery Barn for the past 3 years, building on 20 years of legacy and evolving its mission for premium & eco-friendly embroidery.
    On this episode of 5 Things I Know Now we learn the value in staying firm & believing in what you do, growing a support network both within and beyond the business, and even a story about her surprisingly speedy pet tortoise.... 
    This podcast is kindly supported by Bournemouth University, so we’re joined in the studio by Tilly, a 1st year Business & Management student for an interesting live Q&A session.
    This episode of The Dorset Growth Hub podcast covers:
    Sticking to your guns and backing yourselfSurrounding yourself with the right people, both within the business and your external support networkTaking time out to focus on your mental wellbeingLinks and references at: https://www.dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk/podcast

    • 36 min
    Portfolio Finance Director; Andy Brown #S3E6

    Portfolio Finance Director; Andy Brown #S3E6

    Although we’re firmly within the world of business, it’s important not to forget the human element behind it all, and the personal values that stand to help us all to make better connections.
    Andy Brown, a part-time FD/CFO and Founder of 3D FD with experience at Passenger, Armadillo, Salad and many more companies, is well-versed in collaborating with a wide variety of teams. 
    Andy shares the 5 things he knows now, from the age-old adages that stand true like treating others how you’d like to be treated, to the more business-focused premise that a lack of cash should never force you into a bad decision.
    This episode of The Dorset Growth Hub podcast covers:
    Staying memorable through surprising kindnessFollowing through on your goalsNot allowing financial difficulty to force a bad decisionMaking everyone feel valued in business conversationsLinks and references at: https://www.dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk/podcast

    • 50 min
    Brogan Tate; Digital Content Creator #S3E5

    Brogan Tate; Digital Content Creator #S3E5

    The digital landscape is ever-changing, so to stay at its precipice it’s vital to step out of your comfort zone. Whether by choice or by necessity, accomplished Digital Content Creator Brogan Tate has taken that leap to diversify the videos she makes for her 80k YouTube subscribers, while creating exciting collaborations with the likes of Disney, EE and M&S!
    Recorded at the fabulous launch event for WeAreFND, a brand new community for supporting young founders & entrepreneurs, Mary chats with Brogan on episode 5 of The Dorset Growth Hub Podcast about overcoming the fear of failure, broadening the scope of your offering, and setting huge goals based on your own definition of success.
    This episode of The Dorset Growth Hub podcast covers:
    Breaking away from the crowd & stepping out of your comfort zoneSetting ambitious goals and celebrating those successesOvercoming a fear of failureChoosing to niche vs staying broadLinks and references at: https://www.dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk/podcast

    • 30 min

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