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Karl Simmonds started making sourdough bread as a hobby during lockdown. Then someone asked for one, an another, and another. Now he makes 60 loaves a day which he sells from his kitchen window. So when does a hobby become a business? Come and hear more about how Karl grew his business Flat & Brown Bakehouse in Port Rush, Ireland.
"Greg Lawson is a violinist, composer and conductor who has explored music from many genres.The GRIT Orchestra - He took Martyn Bennett’s album GRIT and presented it at the opening night of Celtic Connections 2015.  He won the The Scottish Trad award for event of the year 2015.The long term aim of The Grit Orchestra is to offer an opportunity for the musicians in Scotland from Folk, Jazz and Classical backgrounds to write for an orchestra that is made up of musicians representing those different genres and to explore new educational possibilities for children of all backgrounds."Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Jackie is a trail blazer.  She started her first business in her 20's at a time when women were very much in the minority of entrepreneurs.  She helped set up the first women in enterprise centre, The Wellpark Centre in the early noughties, she went on to establish Women in Business network and now runs Growbiz.
After 8 years with M&Co, Alyson was made redundant, which came as quite a shock.  From the shock of redundancy Alyson now is one of many people running their own business from her kitchen.  She started Shorties Biscuit Co a personalised buscuit company.  She is even happier than she would have imagined as she is doing something she loves and is in control of her own destiny.As a social media marketing executive what did Alyson find was the best platform to sell her products on? And what do you think Alyson's best selling biscuits are?  Tune in for more.....
As a business Louise and Christopher are used to adapting.    How have they adapted their business model during the Covid crisis?  What tips for success do they have for us?And of course, back by popular demand is the latest update on Kevin's root canal treatment.  And who's at the door?
Join us for Wine O'Clock, root canal treatment, popping out for ice cream and much, much more ....
This is wonderful story of inspiration, determination and positivity.Brexit came along and forced Kulli to take stock - she changed her career and is now a business coach.Listen in whilst we join Kulli on her story from her early days growing up in Estonia to moving to the UK in 2004 and making a fulfilling life here.
In this episode I want to talk about people having confidence in themselves and then I will move into a special topic which I will reveal during the podcast so tune in!!Susan was in the corporate world of hospitality for about 10 years.  She loved it - but she had a sense that there has got to be something more to life than this.  It felt that everything was focused on making money. The seed for change was sown.Then out of the blue a consultancy was looking for someone to be a self employed coach trainer.  Susan had never thought about being self employed at all coming from a back ground of job for life.  But she wanted to find out what life would be like to have the sense of freedom and autonomy in her work.  That was the start....  Tune in to find out more ....
Do you feel the pressure to get a qualification and then get a job, feel you are letting people down if you don't.  Is being self employed seen as a viable career?When the enjoyment is overpowered by the burden of the job, perhaps it's time to change?Scotland's Enterprising Schools are helping to change the world by helping children being enterprising. Children 3-18 years - all young people are taught self employment and entrepreneurship as a business opportunity as part of the school curriculum.We love it.  We want our children to know that being your own boss is an option for all of them should they wish to be!        
When we first met Rubina on the Enterprise Island Challenge Bradford 15 years ago, she wanted to have her own business running open top bus tours.  She now makes an award winning gin, Curio Spirits - in Cornwall!!!  Tune to for a few laughs, inspiration and to hear how Rubina got from bus tours to gin!!!
"I’m quite proud of myself. I’m completely unemployable.  The fact that I am unemployable means that I have to employ myself.  So if I have to employ myself I am going to do something makes me happy and hopefully makes a few other people happy a long the way."Rachael Brown
Why do people really start a business? The answer is and always has been for a better life. In the current climate where people are wondering if they will have a job or what to do if they’ve lost their job or perhaps they are reassessing their existing business it’s essential to go back to basics.Starting and running a business is tough. It’s hard work. That’s why you have to remember why you are doing this. This wee podcast asks some questions and gets you thinking.  #BusinessPodcasts #BusinessPodcastsScotland  #BusinessPodcastsUK  #FunnyBusinessPodcasts  #AppleBusinessPodcasts  #SpotifyBusinessPodcasts  #GoogleBusinessPodcasts  #StartABusinessPodcasts  #SmallBusinessPodcasts  #StartOwnBusinessBooks  #ScotlandCanDo  #CanDoCollective  #HaveFun #MakeMoney #LiveABetterLife  #DragonsDen Join UsTo be one of the first to hear all new episodes of The Enterprise Iain Show, subscribe now . We will keep you updated on all our new podcasts as soon as they are launched plus we’ll send you information on films, books and events from Enterprise Iain. As always, you can opt out at any time. Share the loveIf you’ve enjoyed the Enterprise Iain Show please help us by sharing the love through every social media route you use. And don’t forget to sign up at https://www.enterpriseiain.scot/ for details of all new podcasts and promotions. BooksIf you like The Enterprise Iain Show then why not check out my new book How to Start a Business (When You Don’t Know How To Start A Business)It is a funny, colourful, practical and entertaining guide as you prepare your own personal, start your own business, journey!Out now on Amazon.  Available in paperback and eBook.
Is it important to dress appropriately when you run your own business? Well that all depends on what you mean by appropriate doesn’t it.  What we wear says so much about both ourselves and the image we want to project. Just look at the latest picture of Dominic Cummings and his hat and wooden staff.Today’s podcast goes back to late 80s and involves Prince Charles, ties and pompous me (not Prince Charles who was lovely).#BusinessPodcasts #BusinessPodcastsScotland  #BusinessPodcastsUK  #FunnyBusinessPodcasts  #AppleBusinessPodcasts  #SpotifyBusinessPodcasts  #GoogleBusinessPodcasts  #StartABusinessPodcasts  #SmallBusinessPodcasts  #StartOwnBusinessBooks  #Scotland#CanDo  #CanDoCollective  #TheBeatles  #BackInTheUSSR  #DominicCummings  #MarksandSpencerJoin UsTo be one of the first to hear all new episodes of The Enterprise Iain Show, subscribe now . We will keep you updated on all our new podcasts as soon as they are launched plus we’ll send you information on films, books and events from Enterprise Iain. As always, you can opt out at any time. Share the loveIf you’ve enjoyed the Enterprise Iain Show please help us by sharing the love through every social media route you use. And don’t forget to sign up at https://www.enterpriseiain.scot/ for details of all new podcasts and promotions. BooksIf you like The Enterprise Iain Show then why not check out my new book "How to Kick the Employee Habit and Be Your Own Boss."It is a funny, colourful, practical and entertaining guide as you prepare your own personal, start your own business, journey!Out now on Amazon.
That’s also the moral of my latest podcast “How Kylie saved my business with the aid of some carrot cake”. I’ll explore what it’s really like to innovate and the risks that come with it.You may want to listen with a beverage of your choice and a slice of high quality carrot cake!If you really want to get into that 80s mood, I’d also suggest perming your hair and getting shoulder pads. Oh and the soundtrack to 'Neighbours' wouldn’t go amiss either.#BusinessPodcasts  #FunnyBusinessPodcasts  #SmallBusinessPodcasts  #TheEnterpriseIainShow #startownbusinessscotland #wellbeing #contented  #KylieMinogue  #Neighbours #StartOwnBusiness #BestBusinessStartUpBooks  #changelife  #GoodBusinessStartUpBooks #MindfulnessAndBusiness #carrotcakeJoin UsTo be one of the first to hear all new episodes of The Enterprise Iain Show, subscribe now . We will keep you updated on all our new podcasts as soon as they are launched plus we’ll send you information on films, books and events from Enterprise Iain. As always, you can opt out at any time. Share the loveIf you’ve enjoyed the Enterprise Iain Show please help us by sharing the love through every social media route you use. And don’t forget to sign up at https://www.enterpriseiain.scot/ for details of all new podcasts and promotions. BooksIf you like The Enterprise Iain Show then why not check out my new book "How to Kick the Employee Habit and Be Your Own Boss".It is a funny, colourful, practical and entertaining guide as you prepare your own personal, start your own business, journey!Out now on Amazon. 
It’s always fascinating to find out why people started their business. Sometimes we love running our businesses even more than we hoped or expected - and we benefit in ways we hadn't foreseen!  And that’s certainly the case for my guest this week Matthew Clarke of Distilled Films. One of the things we forget, and certainly it’s not realised by many, is that we start our business for a better life. Listen in as Matthew takes my Cogbiz Quiz and has some interesting answers and insight for us all!#BusinessPodcasts  #FunnyBusinessPodcasts  #SmallBusinessPodcasts  #TheEnterpriseIainShow #startownbusinessscotland #wellbeing #contented  #StartOwnBusinessCornwall  #StartOwnBusinessNearMe  #BestBusinessStartUpBooks  #changelife  #GoodBusinessStartUpBooks #MindfulnessAndBusinessUseful LinksDistilled Films - https://www.distilledfilms.co.uk/Enterprise Iain - https://www.enterpriseiain.scot/ Share the loveIf you’ve enjoyed the Enterprise Iain Show please help us by sharing the love through every social media route you use. And don’t forget to sign up at enterpriseiain.scot for details of all new podcasts and promotions.    
Scots Have The Edge!

Scots Have The Edge!

2020-07-0719:17

I’m not sure about you but, and I’ve done it many times, the whole process of finding and raising money is pretty draining. It can also be expensive, especially when lawyers and accounts get on board, so I wish Scottish Edge had been around years ago when I was on the funding hunt.Actually, looking back, I didn’t want just money, I wanted support. I wanted companionship as I grew my business.So if you’re a scale up or growing business or are just curious about what is involved in finding a good funder, then you’ll love my chat with Evelyn McDonald on this edition of The Enterprise Iain Show.Evelyn is CEO of Scottish Edge, a community interest company that is full of joy. Yeah, I never thought pitching for support could be full of joy - did you?Tune in as I put Evelyn in the hot seat and you find out about beer into water, toilet brushes and pizza ovens!!!#businessfinance #scottishedge #SirTomHunter #businesspodcasts #startownbusiness #scaleups #microbizmatters Useful LinksScottish Edge - https://www.scottishedge.com/Enterprise Iain - https://www.enterpriseiain.scot/Share the loveIf you’ve enjoyed the Enterprise Iain Show please help us by sharing the love through every social media route you use. And don’t forget to sign up at enterpriseiain.scot for updates and new shows. 
Business Plans?  Really?If you are starting a business and don't know where to begin.  Do you really need a business plan?  Does it put you off even before you have begun?Iain and Deedee discuss the obsession with business planning that people have. Useful LinksDeedee is an author of books including "The Wee Guide to Scottish Women", "I Love Tunnocks Tea Cakes" and "Scottish Sweetie Addicts and Chocoholics", to name but a few.  Find out more at http://www.funnyscottishbooks.co.uk/about.html Share the loveIf you’ve enjoyed the Enterprise Iain Show please help us by sharing the love through every social media route you use. And don’t forget to sign up at enterpriseiain.scot for updates and new shows.If you are interested in finding out more about being your own boss then why not check out my new book "How to Kick the Emoloyee Habit and Be Your Own Boss". Our now at Amazon. 
Does a small business need to worry about cyber crime and hacking?Absolutely!You will be amazed at the size of the hacking business world wide and how it affects small businesses. If you are a small or medium business trading online and you are not sure what you are doing, and don’t have a cyber security or IT specialist, then this is a must listen to podcast.Find out Kyle's 3 Top Tips to keep your business safe. Useful LinksBRIM - https://www.brimcentre.comNational Cyber Security Centre - https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/ If you’ve enjoyed the Enterprise Iain Show please help us by sharing the love through every social media route you use. And don’t forget to sign up at enterpriseiain.scot for updates and details of forthcoming new shows.  
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