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Financial Myths

In this episode, Martin Wardle and Jack Spoor talk about common ‘financial myths’.

The media often exaggerate financial claims to get a good story, and business owners commonly mistaken rules when it comes to things like allowable company expenses. This episode helps to provide some truth behind common financial myths in business.

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Episode 23

Financial Myths

In this episode, Martin Wardle and Jack Spoor talk about common ‘financial myths’.

The media often exaggerate financial claims to get a good story, and business owners commonly mistaken rules when it comes to things like allowable company expenses. This episode helps to provide some truth behind common financial myths in business.

Episode 22

Managing Your Financial Resources

Being able to pay yourself from your business is great, but what do you do with your money once you’ve earned it?

On this week’s episode, Martin Wardle talks to Financial Advisor Neil Cowie from Robson Laidler Wealth about ‘Managing Your Financial Resources’.

Episode 21

Wills & Powers of Attorney

A lot of people put off writing their will, thinking nothing is going to happen any time soon. However, some people leave writing their will until it’s too late. Therefore, it’s a good idea to write your will as early as possible.

In this episode, Martin Wardle talks to Brian Thomson from The Will Guys about wills and powers of attorney.

Episode 20

An introduction to R&D

In this episode, business advisors Martin Wardle and Jack Spoor talk about Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credits.

If you’ve heard of R&D but don’t know where to start, this episode gives an insight into some things you may need to consider before making a claim.

Episode 19

Why being a B-Corp is good for business

In this episode Martin Wardle and Graham Purvis talk about ‘Why being a B-Corp is good for business’.

As the first B-Corp in the North East, Robson Laidler have joined the movement to building a business that has a wider impact beyond just profits. However, being a B-Corp is not about turning your business into a charity, it also has great benefits for your business.

Episode 18

Getting feedback from your teams

In this episode, business advisors Martin Wardle and Jack Spoor, talk about two different tools to help leaders get feedback from their teams. Feedback is one of the most important things you can get from a team, so this episode runs through some simple tools you can use to gain feedback effectively.

Episode 17

The 7 Wastes In Business

In this episode, business advisors Martin Wardle and Jack Spoor, talk about ‘the 7 wastes in business’.

Waste in business isn’t just unsold stock that’s passed its sell by date. Waste can come in a variety of different forms such as time waste, or process inefficiencies. To hear all 7 wastes in business, and get some insight into how you can reduce waste in multiple areas of your business…

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Episode 16

Visualising Your Goals

In this episode of the Business Stuff Podcast, Martin Wardle and Jack Spoor talk about ‘Visualising Your Goals’.

Anyone who’s been in business for any length of time will know the importance of having clearly defined goals. This episode walks through a unique visualisation tool which you can use either individually or within your teams to help put your goals to paper in a creative a memorable way.

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Episode 15

Fraud In Business

In this episode of the Business Stuff Podcast, Martin Wardle and Jack Spoor talk about ‘Fraud in business’.

Some things discussed in this episode include: What the different types of fraud are, some common types of fraud to watch out for, and how can you avoid becoming a victim of fraud.

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Episode 14

What is inflation?

In this episode of the Business Stuff Podcast, Martin Wardle and Nick Wilson talk about inflation.

You might of heard the term inflation mentioned on the news… But what actually is it? How does inflation actually work? What is inflation caused by? And crucially, how does it affect your business, and what can you do to prepare for it? If you have any of those questions, this podcast episode has the answers!

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Episode 13

Listeners Questions

In this podcast episode, business advisors Jack Spoor and Martin Wardle answer questions sent in from listeners of the Business Stuff Podcast.

With a wide range of business questions, and two business advisors giving the answers, this episode is packed with value.

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Episode 12

Standing out from competition

In this Podcast episode, business advisors Jack Spoor and Martin Wardle talk about ‘Standing out from competition’.

Is your sustainable competitive advantage actually that competitive?

Is what you’re calling a unique selling point really just a basic client expectation?

If you don’t have a clear answer to any of these questions…

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Episode 11

Scaling Your Business

In this Podcast episode, business advisors Jack Spoor and Martin Wardle talk about ‘Scaling your business’.

Whether you’ve got plans to expand your business locally, nationally, or start trading in countries around the world, this episode is full of things you may need to consider when scaling up your business.

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Episode 10

4 Things to do in January

In this Podcast episode, business advisors Jack Spoor and Martin Wardle discuss the ‘4 things to do in January’ in your business.

Whether you’ve had a slow start to the new year, or already hit your January goals, this podcast episode has some useful tips to set you and your business up for a great 2022!

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Episode 9

How to effectively market to your audience

In this episode, Gemma graham and Martin Wardle talk about ‘how to effectively market to your audience’.

Marketing can be tricky to get your head around, but most people overcomplicate it. This podcast episode helps to break marketing down to basics, and gives some practical tips to help you get started in your own marketing journey.

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Episode 8

Business Planning for 2022

In this episode, business advisors Jack and Martin talk about business planning for 2022.

You may be thinking after this last year, ‘why even bother planning when there are so many factors out of our control’? Well… this episode helps to answer that question!

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Episode 7

How To Price Your Services

In this episode, Martin Wardle and Jack Spoor talk about ‘how to price your services’. The price point at which you sell your products and services can have significant impact on the success of your business. Price too high, and your customers may look to competitors. Price too low and you put your profitability at risk.

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Episode 6

Maintaining Success

A topic that isn’t talked about enough is the role tracking the right data plays in ensuring your business sustains its current performance. Without tracking data in your business, and the right kind of data, you cannot fully understand in a measurable way which areas of your business are performing.

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Episode 5

Embracing Change in Business

Benjamin Franklin once said, “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished”. Change is inevitable in business. If you don’t adapt to the new and rapidly changing market demands, you don’t stand a chance against your competitors who actively seek and embrace change.

In this podcast episode, we are going to discuss the importance of change, and give some practical first steps you can take to begin the process of change and innovation in your business.

Episode 4

Getting the right support at the right time

Find out what support is available to business owners right now.

We all know that the right support can really accelerate your business. There are three main areas all businesses need support in, these are: Funding, Coaching & Mentoring and Networking, and in this podcast business coaches Nick Wilson and Bob Evans briefly explore all three.

Episode 3

10 Hats in Every Business

There are 10 Hats in EVERY business. But this doesn’t mean you always have to wear them all! During this podcast we discuss how getting your organisation structure right allows you to take off some of those hats and delegate them to someone else. We also discuss above and below the line thinking and look at some practical examples of how you can grow your business sustainably.

Episode 2

Vision, Mission and Purpose

The Business Accelerator team discuss the theme of Vision, Mission and Purpose; why it is important to have clear direction for your business whatever the size and how your purpose should influence all decisions you make in your business.

Episode 1

Finding Direction in Business

Speakers, Nick Wilson, Martin Wardle, Jack Spoor and Bob Evans discuss how starting off in business can be like being dropped in “The Jungle” and how certain strategies can help you find your path to your end goal.

We also discuss the free freedoms of time, mind and finance.

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