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The business podcast that talks to leaders, experts and owners across the world to support businesses at every stage of their journey.

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The business podcast that talks to leaders, experts and owners across the world to support businesses at every stage of their journey.

    The Amaiz Podcast - UKBAA's Rod Beer talks Investment

    The Amaiz Podcast - UKBAA's Rod Beer talks Investment

    We had a great chat with Rod Beer, MD of the UK Business Angels Association - the not-for-profit trade association that supports the early-stage investment community. It’s a fascinating and informative discussion that’s indispensable for any business thinking about investment this year. 
    What’s the difference between angel investors and venture capitalists? Should businesses that are seeking investment factor in their exit strategy from the start? How has the pandemic affected the investment community?How should companies approach angel investorsWhat’s more important: people, product, or the idea?Rod answers these questions and more.  Stepping into Dragon’s Den doesn’t have to be scary, especially if you’ve caught this Amaiz podcast.

    • 9 min
    The Amaiz Podcast - SER Team's Troy Norcross talks Strategy

    The Amaiz Podcast - SER Team's Troy Norcross talks Strategy

    Amaiz talsk to Troy Norcross of SER Team
    The initials of SER Team stand for strategy, execution, and results. Troy set up the consultancy to empower efficiency and decision making in business. As he tells us, engagement is essential - and that extends from celebrating success to managing failure. Troy gives a fascinating insight into business strategy from a global, but utterly relatable perspective. If you’re starting or growing a new business, don’t miss this chat on the challenges of dynamics and scaling as well as:
    Mergers and combining company cultures.The ultimate importance of trust.Why companies are never digitally mature.How the best technology is invisibleAs Troy explains, tools are irrelevant, but success is more dependent on learning from the way problems are solved. As for the future, Troy sees opportunities from the world emerging from the pandemic, particularly for companies that seize the critical shift from globalisation to hyper-localisation 

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    The Amaiz Podcast - Darryl Bannon talks Luxury Brands

    The Amaiz Podcast - Darryl Bannon talks Luxury Brands

    Darryl Bannon returns to the Amaiz Podcast to talk about starting a business in the luxury sector. Now? Yes, it’s an ideal time to get an idea off the ground, but it requires a particular mix of psychology, acumen and hard work. Luxury means high margins and high standards to match. It’s crucial to target your customer. Darryl talks to us about the practicalities of setting up a brand, including:
    How the definition and experience of luxury changes.Why it’s critical you think about what your brand says and how it makes your customer feel special.The impact of speculation and attachment.

    • 8 min
    Amaiz talks to Joe Inglis of VetChef

    Amaiz talks to Joe Inglis of VetChef

    “Early-stage investment is often the trickiest to get, but also the most precious”

    Joe Inglis joins us to talk about fundraising for his new business, VetChef. A fully qualified vet, with successful businesses and media career under his belt, Joe’s new venture disrupts the market from the simple point: We can do better for our best friends than processed food. 

    VetChef has sailed past its initial investment round, generating funds earmarked to ready the product for launch. Joe shares how he used the year of lockdown to create something more tangible than a businesses plan, though as he says, the proof will be in the pet food. With two decades of experience in pet food, Joe saw the future that was better for pets, owners and the environment, and secured support for his vision. Hear key tips, including:
    Gearing up for investment while keeping a lid on USPs.Leveraging experience to convince investorsThe growing importance of Impact investment and sustainabilityThe benefit of demonstrating your productStaging investment to fund milestonesFind out more about the Amaiz business app and its payments, bookkeeping and accounting features and how they support small business at https://amaiz.com/features/

    • 8 min
    Amaiz talks to Oliver Shaw of Kalibrate about Planning for the Unknown

    Amaiz talks to Oliver Shaw of Kalibrate about Planning for the Unknown

    Oliver Shaw from Kalibrate talks to us about planning for the unseen. We’ve all experienced the unprecedented, but what does the remainder of 2021 and Covid-recovery hold? It’s still difficult to see what normality might look like, but Oliver singles out some key themes:
    The way people work will change, and that will knock on to many other parts of the economy.That money switch, particularly in retail, will be the critical focus - is your business hypothesis ready?The government will be looking to recoup funds, so every business needs to prepare for tax and inflation knock-ons.Questions remain over Brexit, which may well provide opportunities to do things differently. Some things won’t return - companies that adjust quickly will have the advantage.The major positive is that the economy will rebound quickly, so any company in the right position could benefit from a significant growth surge.Find out more about the Amaiz business app and its payments, bookkeeping and accounting features and how they support small business at https://amaiz.com/features/

    • 8 min
    The Amaiz Podcast: Darryl Bannon talks Investment

    The Amaiz Podcast: Darryl Bannon talks Investment

    Darryl Bannon of Darryl Bannon Consulting brings her holistic understanding of how businesses work and grow to the Amaiz Podcast. If you’ve reached the stage where you’re thinking of ways to grow and scale your business, this is an unmissable chat. Daryll takes us through the types of available investment and the crucial things every business owner needs to consider. What is impact investment? What’s more important, your numbers or your idea? Just how important is a business plan? Listen to our latest investment chat.

    Find out more about Amaiz banking, bookkeeping and accounting features and how they support small business at https://amaiz.com/features/

    • 9 min

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