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From ‘crazy’ idea to mainstream cool

Tessa Clarke, co-founder of OLIO a food sharing app, talks about launching an idea that some people said was 'crazy' and getting mainstream adoption from consumers.

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10 things to think about when setting your day-rate as a freelancer

Matthew Knight freelance consultant and founder of Leapers – an organisation that support the mental health of self-employed people – talks us through ten things to think about when setting your rates as a freelancer.

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How I approached maternity leave as a solo founder

When Lucy Werner found out she was pregnant, she had to figure out what to do about her other baby ─ her business. Here’s how she managed maternity leave as a founder.

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How I made the jump from full-time employment to starting a business of my own

Harry Compton, a self-employed gardener tells us how he made the jump from full-time employment to starting a business of his own. "It’s a journey I’m so grateful for as it has taught me more about business, people and life than any classroom could."

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6 tips for reducing your carbon footprint as a small business

Climate change is higher up the agenda than at any point in recent years. If we are going to meet our carbon targets, business needs to respond. Here are some tips on changes you can make in your business.

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The advantages the right location can bring your business

Choosing the correct location for your business is crucial and, for businesses of any size, being situated in the right location can prove invaluable when it comes to the bottom line. David Robinson shares the advantages your location can bring your business.

40 min Listen

Work In Progress season 2 – Entrepreneurial Mindset: Innovation, change and being reactive

In this episode, Angelica Malin is joined by three entrepreneurs to talk all about mindset, innovation and being reactive to changes in circumstance, both personally and professionally.

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Starting a business: finding your place within a community

Rachael shares some of her experiences and advice from setting up her small business, Isla Ray – an independent coffee shop – amidst a community as embedded and established as Deptford.

28 min Listen

Work In Progress season 2 – Money Talks: Creating a positive relationship with cash

Money – it can be a tricky thing to talk about, but it’s a core aspect of running a business (or making the world go round…). We’re talking to two experts in this episode, diving into the conversations on spending, saving and salaries.