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Perspectives - 5 min Read

Top tips 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 truths about managing your cashflow.

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.

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.

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

Business growth with Andy Holland – How to grow with little time

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

Making it work as a digital nomad

Meaghan Johnson, a Fintech Research and Strategy Consultant, shares her story on creating a successful career as a digital nomad.

Perspectives - 5 min Read

“The war on dud” Tips on how to avoid wasting your time

Peter Nowlan, self-employed business coach shares his tips on how to make small changes in your approach to managing your time to see a big difference.

Perspectives

Running a business offline – know your market and your value

Should you use online channels to help grow your offline business? Independent antiques dealer Andrew Davis shares his experience of maintaining footfall and business offline.

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.

30 min Listen

Work in Progress season 2 – Project you: Finding your niche & building your community

In this episode we discuss how to find your focus, why it’s vital to try and innovate, and the importance of building and supporting your community.

35 min Listen

Work in Progress season 2 – Financial Freedom: Strategies for business growth

On this week’s episode, we explore strategies for business growth with Eliot Brooks, Co-Founder and COO of Thriva Health, and Steve Moore, Co-Founder of Flight Club Darts.

33 min Listen

Work in Progress season 2 – Fearless females: How to raise capital (and the stakes)

It’s season 2 of Asto’s Work in Progress podcast, now hosted by journalist Angelica Malin. This episode, we’re talking to two amazing female entrepreneurs about launching and fundraising their businesses.