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This podcast, powered by American Express, covers big money topics for small business owners. Join our hosts, Nigel Cassidy and Kate Bassett, as we talk through some of the top financial headaches that small business owners come across – and provide you with the tools and insights to solve them, with the help of other business owners and trade experts. Consider this your Finance Masterclass.

  • Minimising the Cost of Brexit to Your Business.
    by American Express on April 14, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    Many small business owners are struggling to navigate the new rules and regulations post-Brexit, and managing increased costs are a major concern. In this episode we get actionable solutions to managing costs, paperwork, and continuing to trade smoothly within the EU. We get key insights from Brexit expert, Sally Jones, Trade Strategy and Brexit Leader at EY. Sally walks us through the biggest challenges for small businesses post-Brexit, advice on how to handle these challenges, and where to find useful resources for businesses finding the transition challenging. We will also hear from Mark Craven, Commercial Director at Forrest Foods, on how they have navigated the changing landscape of trading within the EU. Mark offers his tips for handling shipping and exporting goods, managing the costs associated with setting up a base within Europe, and outlines the benefits of partnering with blue chip companies. To find out more information about American Express Business Cards, visit: our BTI hub: americanexpress.com/uk/businesstrends Host: Nigel Cassidy @nigel_cassidy Host: Kate Bassett @Kate_Bassett Guest: Sally Jones, Trade Strategy and Brexit Leader at EY. Guest: Mark Craven, Commercial Director at Forrest Foods. Produced by Kieron Banerji at Palm Tree Island - www.palmtreeisland.co.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • 4 Entrepreneurs Share Their Top Money-Saving Strategies
    by American Express on March 2, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    In this special episode, four of the UK’s leading women in business have joined us for a candid conversation on how they led their business through the challenges of 2020 and successfully generated savings on their bottom lines.  You’ll hear inspiring insights from Sharmadean Reid MBE, Polly McMaster, Sukhi Jutla, and Hannah Rhodes, from smart ways to identify efficiencies to creating cash flow forecasts for every type of business scenario. To find out more information about American Express Business Cards, visit: americanexpress.com/uk/businesscard For more tips and advice on how to run a small business, visit our BTI hub: americanexpress.com/uk/businesstrends   Host: Nigel Cassidy  Host: Kate Bassett   Guest: Sharmadean Reid, Founder of Beautystack Guest: Polly McMaster, Founder of The Fold Guest: Sukhi Jutla, co-founder of MarketOrders Guest: Hannah Rhodes, Founder of Hiver Beers Producer: earshotstrategies   @EarshotLtd     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Make your Social Media Budget Work Harder
    by American Express on February 1, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    As much of our lives and spending continues to move to the digital, the value of social media for communicating your brand and driving sales has never been greater. But how can you make sure you’re getting your money’s worth on these platforms? This episode, we bring you a crash course on how to get more bang for your buck on social media.   Ben Blackwell, Chief Marketing Officer at Amara, a homeware e-commerce business, debunks how you can get more ROAS (Return On Ad Spend) on your business. Meanwhile, Ellie Hernaman, CEO of social media company Truffle Social, breaks down the merits and costs of paid advertising across platforms and sectors.   To find out more information about American Express Business Cards, visit: americanexpress.com/uk/businesscard   For more tips and advice on how to run a small business, visit our BTI hub: americanexpress.com/uk/businesstrends See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Futureproofing Your Supply Chain Against Costly Disruptions
    by American Express on December 17, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    A stable supply chain is what many businesses need to keep trading, but the year 2020 has put unprecedented pressure on supply chains – both domestic and international ones. In this episode, Robert Grieg-Gran of Mindful Chef, a recipe box company, shares how his business successfully navigated COVID-19 related disruptions.   This episode also features the expert opinion of Dr Sam Roscoe, Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at University of Sussex Business School. He shares how small businesses can stress test their supply chains and prepare for Brexit.   To find out more information about American Express Business Cards, visit: americanexpress.com/uk/businesscard For more tips and advice on how to run a small business, visit our BTI hub: americanexpress.com/uk/businesstrends   Host: Nigel Cassidy @nigel_cassidy Host: Bex Burn-Callander  @sparky000 Guest: Robert Grieg-Gran, co-founder of Mindful Chef Guest: Dr Sam Roscoe, Senior Lecturer in Operations Management, University of Sussex  Producer: earshotstrategies   @EarshotLtd   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Being Sustainable Doesn't Have to Cost the Earth
    by American Express on December 10, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Doing the right thing in business is no longer just about providing a great product or service, it's thinking about what impact your enterprise is having on the world we live in. It can help your bottom line too.  In this episode, we hear how a haircut can save the planet as well as save you money, how finding that green point of difference in your business can cut costs and grow your brand, and what help is out there for you to make those changes happen. For more tips and advice on how to run a small business, visit our BTI hub: americanexpress.com/uk/businesstrends   Host: Nigel Cassidy @nigel_cassidy Host: Bex Burn-Callander  @sparky000 Guest: Kaye Sotomi, co-founder and Director at Chop-Chop Guest: Rich Goldsmith, Founder of MOJU Guest: Liz Slee, Head of Media at Enterprise Nation Producer: earshotstrategies   @EarshotLtd   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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