Perspectives

How to run a successful self-employed personal trainer business

As a self-employed personal trainer, Rogan Allport shares a few home truths about the realities of running your own business.

Perspectives - 5 min read

Managing your cash flow: top tips for freelancers on taking control of your finances and late payments

Are you thinking of going it alone in 2019? Want to take the leap from cosy PAYE slips and expense accounts to uncertain but exhilarating freelance life? Angelica Malin shares with you a few home truth about managing your cash flow.

Perspectives - 4 min read

Exploring all possibilities: how to diversify your business

Michelle is the founder of her wearable tech brand, Made with Glove, developing heated gloves for women. Here she shares her tips on how you could diversify your business.

Perspectives - 4 min read

The power of local businesses and community for startups

James started his own craft brewery (with minimal experience in making beer) in 2016. Here he talks about how other local businesses are a powerful and valuable network for empowerment, support, growth and cross-promotion.

Perspectives - 3 min read

Starting a business completely from scratch: how to wing it

Bella Starkey, owner and founder of Art & Soul shares a few helpful pointers for starting a business and setting up as a sole trader.

Founder Stories - 3 min read

The highs and lows of a social enterprise start-up

Alan Mahon is the co-founder of Brewgooder, a brewery with a conscience. Now that his start-up has turned two, he looks back on the pros and cons of launching a social enterprise.

Perspectives - 3 min read

Turning your hobby into a side hustle – Starting out

Joanna Nurse shares her know how about turning a hobby into a side hustle business whilst working full time.

28 min listen

Work in Progress Episode 4 – Collaborate or Die (Part 2)

United we stand, divided we fall, or so the saying goes. But how do you find great people and organisations to help supercharge your company’s growth? Discover the secret to forming smart partnerships in part two of Collaborate or Die.

Perspectives - 4 min read

Rushina shah on the importance of resilience as a small business owner

Everyone told her that she couldn’t do it, that her idea was too ambitious, and that seasoned entrepreneurs had failed trying. Rushina Shah, founder of popped sorghum brand Not.Corn learnt that being resilient pays off.

Founder Stories

Personal stories of business founders sharing their challenges, their passion and success in starting and running a business.

Founder Stories - 3 min read

The highs and lows of a social enterprise start-up

Alan Mahon is the co-founder of Brewgooder, a brewery with a conscience. Now that his start-up has turned two, he looks back on the pros and cons of launching a social enterprise.

Founder Stories

Dealing with personal pressures as a business owner

We spoke with Nina Clark, small business owner and founder of Nightire about her journey managing the pressures of starting and running a business.

4 min watch

Paperwork piles and hiring headaches

Taking your business up a level isn't easy. By the time you've done your day job, and all the business admin and paperwork – you've little energy left.

Perspectives

Helping you save time with quick and easy to digest perspective from business owners and general information for running a business.

Perspectives

How to run a successful self-employed personal trainer business

As a self-employed personal trainer, Rogan Allport shares a few home truths about the realities of running your own business.

Perspectives - 5 min read

Managing your cash flow: top tips for freelancers on taking control of your finances and late payments

Are you thinking of going it alone in 2019? Want to take the leap from cosy PAYE slips and expense accounts to uncertain but exhilarating freelance life? Angelica Malin shares with you a few home truth about managing your cash flow.

Perspectives - 4 min read

Exploring all possibilities: how to diversify your business

Michelle is the founder of her wearable tech brand, Made with Glove, developing heated gloves for women. Here she shares her tips on how you could diversify your business.

Podcasts

The Work in Progress series podcasts tracks the highs and lows of starting and running your own business. Each episode gets to grip with a different challenge of being a business owner. Bex Burn-Callander hosts a round table of guests each month from our studio in London.

28 min listen

Work in Progress Episode 4 – Collaborate or Die (Part 2)

United we stand, divided we fall, or so the saying goes. But how do you find great people and organisations to help supercharge your company’s growth? Discover the secret to forming smart partnerships in part two of Collaborate or Die.

25 min listen

Work in Progress Episode 3 – Collaborate or Die

To be successful in the modern age, do entrepreneurs need to learn to collaborate with other bright and innovative organisations? We find out how to make working with others work for you.

23 min listen

Work in Progress Episode 2 – Life outside the London bubble

Could your location make or break your business? This is the topic being discussed on this episode of Asto’s Work In Progress podcast.