68 episodes

Co-hosts, Dave Parry and Rich Buckle have worked with over 100+ businesses at board-level through their growth consulting firm Wellmeadow. The SME Growth Podcast is an extension of the types of conversations we have in the boardroom. With a focus on marketing and sales strategies, we aim to give small and medium enterprise (SME) leaders tips, tools, and techniques that they can pick up and apply in their own business context.

We also bring on business leaders and experts who tell their stories of the highs and lows in the world of business with a focus on the UK.

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Co-hosts, Dave Parry and Rich Buckle have worked with over 100+ businesses at board-level through their growth consulting firm Wellmeadow. The SME Growth Podcast is an extension of the types of conversations we have in the boardroom. With a focus on marketing and sales strategies, we aim to give small and medium enterprise (SME) leaders tips, tools, and techniques that they can pick up and apply in their own business context.

We also bring on business leaders and experts who tell their stories of the highs and lows in the world of business with a focus on the UK.

    Episode 66: Is Google Buying HubSpot?

    Episode 66: Is Google Buying HubSpot?

    Is tech-giant Alphabet, owners of Google, plotting an acquisition of HubSpot? What could this mean for customer data and marketing campaigns?



    In this week's episode of The SME Growth Podcast, brought to you by Wellmeadow, Dave and Rich discuss the rumours that Google parent company, Alphabet, is about to acquire HubSpot as reported by Reuters on 04/04/24.

    • 29 min
    Episode 65: When Will AI Be Smarter Than Elon?

    Episode 65: When Will AI Be Smarter Than Elon?

    Humanoid robots, AI-generated music from simple text prompts, living to 500. These are just a few of the many topics covered in this week's AI episode of The SME Growth Podcast.



    Rich and Dave sit down to discuss the current advances of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it affects Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs)

    • 31 min
    Episode 64: Is Telemarketing Worth Another Look with James Willis

    Episode 64: Is Telemarketing Worth Another Look with James Willis

    Telemarketing... isn't that just cold-calling? Whilst you could be forgiven for assuming so, in this week's episode of The SME Growth Podcast, Dave Parry is joined by James Willis, operations director at Exceptional Thinking, to dispel the myths of this lead-generation tool and how data is used in nurturing and adding value to potential prospects.



    Dave and James discuss the misconceptions of Telemarketing and how when utilised can generate significant return on investment.

    • 36 min
    Episode 63: Tails from the Trails: Building an Ultra Marathon Business

    Episode 63: Tails from the Trails: Building an Ultra Marathon Business

    Ever fancied running an ultra-marathon?! Dave and Rich sat down with Archi Stewart, who has not only run his fair share of ultra-marathons, but has also bought several adventure race businesses. Archi discusses what motivated him to start running and how he turned his passion into a successful business.



    Drawing on decades of experience leading sales teams and advising businesses, Archi tells a fascinating and inspiring story that anyone who runs (no pun intended!) a business will find engaging and educational.

    • 46 min
    Episode 62: Get a grip of your Tech Stack

    Episode 62: Get a grip of your Tech Stack

    Studies on companies show that those using a range of SaaS software products can be 30-40% more efficient. However you are potentially paying for products you don't use and possibly sharing data more widely than you think - including to ex-employees. This week's episode explores the pros and cons of a varied 'Tech Stack' and how it might be time for a Platform Audit.

    • 37 min
    Episode 61: When Plans Unravel: A Finance Director's Perspective

    Episode 61: When Plans Unravel: A Finance Director's Perspective

    In episode 61 of the SME Growth Podcast, Dave Parry is joined by guest James Bennett for a fascinating chat on when things don’t quite work out for SMEs.



    Everyone loves a success story but what about when it doesn’t go to plan. In James’ role as a fractional FD, he sheds some light on the lessons SME owners can learn from business failures and how they can be seen positively as a ‘first attempt at learning’.

    • 36 min

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