#115 The Business Hub Show Podcast 20 May 2012Posted by Ian on May 20, 2012 in Podcasts | 0 comments
In this week’s show we look at how a local handbag business has taken off, we learn about an investment opportunity for your new startup business, In our weekly finance section we take a close look a crowd funding and how it works, how new research released today shows that three quarters of work-from-home mums are unprepared for the realities of working from the same place in which they live.
Interview with Amanda MacNutt, founder of Amanda’s Bags a successful online retail site for Italian leather and suede handbags talking about how losing a job provided an unexpected opportunity to offer women (who love handbags), stylish and high quality Italian handbags at a fraction of high-street prices because they’re not paying the companies overheads. I wanted women to be able to buy something beautiful and stylish at affordable prices without having to make big margins on sales. The attached press release underlines my vision for Amanda’s Bags that will never change.
Interview with - Steve Catchpole of CoachMe, Robin Piley and and Elaine Grubb, Directors of CXG Property Services on how they are providing opportunities to young people who want to start up their own business.
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Interview with Rachel Bridge, former Enterprise Editor at the Sunday Times, and Simon Best, Founder of BaseKit.com about how new research has shown that 60% of small businesses are not online. This is leaving them lagging behind in the race for customers as larger organisations enthusiastically embrace e-commerce and online marketing.
Interview with Carrie Longton, Co-founder of Mumsnet, and Beverly Maguire, Energy fit expert from E.ON how new research released today shows that three quarters of work-from-home mums are unprepared for the realities of working from the same place in which they live. Nearly half (49%) of mums say spending more time with their kids is one of the deciding factors for working from home. Combating the high cost of childcare came high on the list, with one in six (18%) citing it as their main consideration. Cost-cutting is also a major factor, particularly for the self-employed or entrepreneurs, a third (31%) see working from home as a cost effective way to start their own business by avoiding high office space rent.
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