51 episodes

Sound Advice is your one-stop shop to make your small business financially successful – in year one and beyond. Whatever you want to know, we will tackle it with a super line-up of entrepreneurial stars. They will share not only how they did it, but how you can do it, too.

Sound Advice: Get year one in business right Sage

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Sound Advice is your one-stop shop to make your small business financially successful – in year one and beyond. Whatever you want to know, we will tackle it with a super line-up of entrepreneurial stars. They will share not only how they did it, but how you can do it, too.

    Let's Be Honest... 'Running a business could mean big lows as well as highs' (Autumn Rabbitts)

    Let's Be Honest... 'Running a business could mean big lows as well as highs' (Autumn Rabbitts)

    Sound Advice is known for truth-telling and our mini-sodes give more insight from our star entrepreneurs. The founder of Plumb and Rabbitts candidly describes how she felt like quitting her incredible cake business when she experienced casual racism.  
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    • 9 min
    Louise Doherty: Funding your startup 101

    Louise Doherty: Funding your startup 101

    Accelerators, grants, VCs, angel backing – funding your business can be a minefield. The 'recovering' founder of Yoller shares the pros and cons of not only investment options but startup life generally, and how to survive it.

    • 40 min
    Let's Be Honest... 'There's never a perfect time to launch a business' (Rachel Clark)

    Let's Be Honest... 'There's never a perfect time to launch a business' (Rachel Clark)

    Sound Advice is known for truth-telling and our mini-sodes give more insight from our star entrepreneurs. The founder of beauty business Nut and Noggin shares how obsessing about perfecting your product will only lead to missed opportunities.

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    • 6 min
    Sir John Timpson: Break the rules to grow your startup

    Sir John Timpson: Break the rules to grow your startup

    Whether recruiting personalities rather than CVs full of GCSEs, having pet bereavement days, or funding IVF journeys for staff, Sir John Timpson is adamant that the secret of growing his 150-year-old family business is it’s rule breaking culture.

    • 39 min
    Let's Be Honest... 'It's hard to juggle a side-hustle with your day job.' (Ryan Panchoo)

    Let's Be Honest... 'It's hard to juggle a side-hustle with your day job.' (Ryan Panchoo)

    Sound Advice is known for truth-telling and our mini-sodes give more insight from our star entrepreneurs. The founder of Borough22 tells how he went from baking doughnuts at home for local customers, to quitting his job and supplying Selfridges.

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    • 9 min
    Julie Deane: How to build a resilient business

    Julie Deane: How to build a resilient business

    Julie Deane talks to Bex and Steve Hare, the CEO of Sage, about the wildly inspiring start-up story of The Cambridge Satchel Company and how she overcame some mind-boggling setbacks and drove its success. (The SMB Barometer we refer to is here).

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Ramesh D ,

Good information for Business enthusiasts

Highly recommend this podcast for anyone who is interested in learning more about businesses and to succeed.

@janetmargaret34 ,

Star

This is a podcast for those starting out in business or for those looking for extra advice on how to grow and existing businesses. found Jess Ratty very interesting when discussing the impact of Covid on her business and how she recruited and grew the business during a really tough time for the hospitality industry!

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Michelle

Really interesting start-up stories and great advice for aspiring entrepreneurs! Relaxed a a insightful conversations.

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