The Startup Gold
Episode 15: Megan Paul - The legal things to be aware of when starting up your business

Episode 15: Megan Paul - The legal things to be aware of when starting up your business

July 14, 2020

How much attention do you pay to the legal stuff about your business when starting up? Your answer might be not as much as you should and so this episode aims to fix that.

Our guest is Megan Paul a partner on the commercial team at Charles Russell Speechlys a multi national law firm in London. We chat about Privacy and protection, agreements, the legal form of company to set up so you do not run into problems with either tax payments/expenses/liabilities and controls and other things to be aware of when starting up your business.

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Episode 14: Yvonne Bajela - Funding your startup business with venture capital

Episode 14: Yvonne Bajela - Funding your startup business with venture capital

May 12, 2020

On this episode we discuss venture capital as a way to fund a startup or small business with Yvonne Bajela, founding member and principal partner at Impact X Capital. Yvonne shares a VCs view on how Startups are evaluated for investment, how founders can be prepared to meet with VCs and some tips on how businesses can be better positioned to succeed.

Episode 13: Kasey Jones - How to close sales and win over customers

Episode 13: Kasey Jones - How to close sales and win over customers

April 27, 2020

On this episode we chat with Kasey Jones, founder at A better Jones which is a business that helps early stage startups accelerate their growth and build authentic brands. With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the economy, a lot of Startup and small businesses can certainly do with all the help they can get with making more sales. Kasey shares her best tips on how to close sales and win over customers.

Episode 12: Alisa Manjarrez - Transitioning from a corporate job to running your own business - Part 1

Episode 12: Alisa Manjarrez - Transitioning from a corporate job to running your own business - Part 1

April 14, 2020

This episode marks the first of many conversations with women who have made the leap from a paid job to running their own business full time. Alisa Manjarrez is our guest on this episode and she shares her story of how a lay off forced her into making the decision she had always wanted to make with focusing on her business.

A transition from being an employee to becoming an employer seems like the dream for most so on the series of "transitioning from a corporate job to running your own business", our guests share their tips and experiences to help make it easier for others.

Episode 11: Rebecca Robertson - Money matters and practical advise on handling finances in your growing business

Episode 11: Rebecca Robertson - Money matters and practical advise on handling finances in your growing business

April 2, 2020

Financial Adviser Rebecca Robertson shares some really great tips on how to handle finances in your business. We discuss the recently announced government grants for small businesses, how to keep on top of finances in light of the Covid19 pandemic and what we can learn from the crisis and apply as a good practise in managing our business finances going forward.

Episode 10: Susan Kabani - How to pivot and change your business model in response to a crisis

Episode 10: Susan Kabani - How to pivot and change your business model in response to a crisis

March 24, 2020

With the ongoing economic crisis we have with Covid 19, businesses have been left grappling with theircontingency plans and looking for opportunities to cope and survive during this period.

On this episode we discuss the power of pivoting your business and changing your business model in response to a crisis with Susan Kabani, co-founder at Ugenie.

Episode 9: Amy Woods - How to maximise the return on every piece of content you create

Episode 9: Amy Woods - How to maximise the return on every piece of content you create

March 15, 2020

Creating content that relates to your brand is a great way to capture the interest of your potential customers. On this episode we discuss content marketing with Amy Woods, founder at Content10x and she shares her tips on how to get the most out of every piece of content we create.

Episode 8: Kim Sprague - Effective ways to be productive and focused on the right goals for your business

Episode 8: Kim Sprague - Effective ways to be productive and focused on the right goals for your business

March 1, 2020

Did you know that with up to 90% of Startup businesses failing, focusing on the wrong activities, not managing time and resources efficiently as well as not focusing on the right goals remains among the top reasons these businesses fail.

On this episode we discuss productivity and how to focus on the right goals with Kim Sprague an accredited business, leadership and career coach with over 12 years of experience in supporting corporate executives through change and female leaders to launch and grow businesses.

Episode 7: Kim Scotland - Getting started with email marketing and sales funnels

Episode 7: Kim Scotland - Getting started with email marketing and sales funnels

February 23, 2020

On this episode we discuss email marketing and why it remains one of the most effective methods of marketing for startups and small businesses. Kim Scotland - an email list building expert joins the discussion and shares her tips on how to get started with email marketing and use sales funnels to grow your business. 

Episode 6: Celia Pool - Establishing a product market fit, crowdfunding your startup and running a successful business

Episode 6: Celia Pool - Establishing a product market fit, crowdfunding your startup and running a successful business

February 18, 2020

On this episode our guest is Celia Pool, the co-founder behind the company Dame which is a brand rethinking personal care by tackling the problem of plastic waste caused by feminine hygiene and creating a reusable alternative to a product women are comfortable using

If anyone can tell us what it is like to be in the shoes of a business owner about to launch a product they are passionate about but not sure if the market is ready for, it’s got to be Celia. On this episode we discuss product launching, raising funds, getting your product on the shelves of big retailers and manufacturing products in the uk 

Celia is a mum running a successful business so of course I had to ask how she does it... if you want to know what she means when she says tampons have gone to school and toys have come to work.. listen to the full episode

 

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