Date: 18/09/2020 | By: Kevin Brent
  NEW EPISODE……    This week’s guest on ScaleUp Radio is Rob Savage from Control & Shift, who are an IT support company. Of course, it could have been Rob from Rob or any number of companies over the past 18 years. As you’ll hear, Rob has changed the name of the business quite a few times before settling on Control & Shift back in 2016. Rob is slightly different from so many business owners that we hear from… Read More
Date: 18/05/2020 | By: Caroline Strickley
BizSmart’s Select Members provide trusted, reliable specialist support for you and your business in one place. Covering a wide range of business services, they are here to answer your questions and provide valuable advice.     What’s in this issue?   Restart Checklist for Owner Managers - Kevin Brent, BizSmart Precautions to Protect Your Business If you have business premises - Andy Philips, AP Insurance Brokers Connect, Hosted by Peter Roper, and guest speaker Nicholas Lee "How to Survive in a Financial Crisis"… Read More
Date: 18/05/2020 | By: Kevin Brent
  NEW EPISODE……    On this episode of ScaleUp Radio, Kevin Brent speaks to the owner of Clear Branding, Stephen Sellers. Stephen has a great story to tell, which will be of interest to you whether you’re in business or not!  He went straight from education into working for his father, even though his ambitions lay in electronics, and it was his father’s work ethic and determination to succeed that also drove Stephen to take over the business, then move… Read More
Date: 15/05/2020 | By: Kevin Brent
We have a bit more detail on what emerging from lockdown might look like in the UK.  So the question for all of us owner managers of small and medium sized businesses (and the larger ones too I guess!) is how can we best prepare ourselves for the restart? It has been said many times that 'We are all in the same boat'.  Actually we are not - but we are all in the same storm.  Our boats are different,… Read More
Date: 15/05/2020 | By: Kevin Brent
  NEW EPISODE……  Over the many episodes of ScaleUp Radio that we’ve had, we’ve heard about some great career transformations from our guests. None of them have been too severe, though. Accountants who have become financial advisers, PR people who have gone into digital marketing - that kind of thing.   However, in this episode we have a guest - Sarah Bartlett - who went from being the first female prosthetic technician, to a dog trainer. The company is called… Read More
Date: 07/05/2020 | By: Sara Marrett
So you have furloughed part, or maybe even all, of your workforce. What happens next? We do not yet have confirmation as to when the UK lockdown restrictions are going to be lifted, or to what extent. But we do feel it is vital to start thinking about your ‘beyond lockdown’ people management now. This is because you may find that getting employees back to work as soon as you get the government’s go ahead is not as straightforward as… Read More
Date: 28/04/2020 | By: Kevin Brent
  NEW EPISODE……  Welcome to another episode of ScaleUp Radio. This week, Kevin won’t be interviewing a guest; instead he’s going to be looking at 8 ways that you can convert your service into a product. This is a process called ‘productising’  Now, the 8 ways that Kevin will be talking through are taken from the BizSmart Flight Academy and the scale up system. If you want to access an e-book about this, you can get in touch with Kevin… Read More
Date: 20/04/2020 | By: Kevin Brent
      NEW EPISODE……    How did your company arrive at their name? For some, it’s just a simple matter of your own  name; for others, it’s a clever play on words that illustrates the product or service that you provide.  For Platform 81, however, it’s all about one man’s love of a football team.  My guest on this week’s episode of ScaleUp Radio is Gary Mawhinney from Platform 81. They are a digital marketing agency, building high quality… Read More
Date: 31/03/2020 | By: Gill Hutchinson
There are daily changes to the way UK business works right now. Naturally, our first actions are to ensure all employees are safe and everyone in a non-essential role is working from home. Tough times mean a review of finances and likely cashflow, perhaps with some modelling of different scenarios. The knee jerk reaction for most businesses, certainly smaller businesses, is to immediately cut everything that’s seen as ‘non-essential’ which includes marketing or staff training budgets. What is happening now… Read More