BrumPod

BrumPod

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BrumPod, the podcast for small businesses, by small businesses; discussing the topics that matter to you; including marketing, networking, generating business awareness, as well as covering various business tools & technology. Find us on Twitter, @brumpod. Brought to you by Brummies Networking, the home of free, stripped-back business networking (Twitter: @brummiesnet). Produced by Happy Content Co. https://brummies-networking.co.uk https://happycontentco.com Music by Birocratic - birocratic.com


BrumPod022: Lockdown Week 7. How Is Life Changing? The Dangers Of Not Diversifying - Like Primark. And Gov Portal for Self-Employed Income Support Now Open
May 6 • 36 min
We’re now in Week 7 of Lockdown here in the UK. We chat about how things have changed, and where things might be going once Lockdown is lifted. Will businesses still flock on their normal commute into city centres? Or will there continue to be more…
BrumPod021: Dealing With Stress During Lockdown With Martin Warrillow
Apr 17 • 35 min
In this episode, our special guest is Martin ‘The Warrior’ Warrillow, a stroke awareness campaigner, blogger and podcaster. Martin suffered a stroke in 2013 after dealing with a tremendous amount of job related stress. After collapsing whilst crossing a…
BrumPod020: How Businesses Can Use Marketing And Social Media To Their Advantage During The Coronavirus Crisis
Mar 31 • 33 min
This episode’s guest - Greta Geoghegan from Digital Glue - https://digitalglue.agency With the continuing coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis dominating every headline and website, we try to cut through things to offer some help and support for small businesses.…
BrumPod019: Coronavirus - How Is it Affecting Small Business? How Can We Adapt And Survive? How The Government May Help. Plus Tips For Working From Home
Mar 19 • 31 min
In this episode we’re (unsurprisingly) looking at Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it’s currently affecting small businesses. With so much fear and worry in the world right now, small businesses are having to think on their feet, adapt quickly, and do what…
BrumPod018: Brummies Networking’s 5th Anniversary! Our Origins & Where We’re Going. Plus, How Networking Has Changed With LinkedIn
Feb 26 • 31 min
We’re back from hiatus! In this episode we’re going a bit self-reflective, talking about how Brummies Networking has recently turned 5yrs old! But as many will know, we’ve been going even longer than that, just under a different guise. We discuss how it…
BrumPod: Stick with us - Rich explains our absence - We will be back very soon!
Jan 22 • 1 min
Thanks for sticking with BrumPod - we’re really sorry we haven’t brought you any episodes lately - Rich moved house mid December, and has been without proper broadband ever since! (The joys of living in the countryside) However, installation of the…
BrumPod017: Should Schools Teach Entrepreneurialism? Learning, Skills and Qualifications As A Freelancer
Nov 5, 2019 • 22 min
In Episode17 we discuss an offshoot topic from Episode 16, and look at how the world’s attitude has changed over the years from kids growing up and being taught the traditional ‘get a degree and then get a job’ mentality. With the tools, technologies and…
BrumPod016: The Current And Future State Of The Modern Workplace
Oct 18, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode we look at the current and future state of the modern workplace, what a ‘workplace’ even consists of in this technological age. So many business folk can get on perfectly well with just a laptop, a phone and a decent broadband connection.…
BrumPod015: Apps, Mobile Websites, Smart Technologies and Small Business - How Can They Help You?
Sep 27, 2019 • 30 min
Episode 15 sees us talking to our special guest, Doug Ward, from B13 Technology based in Birmingham. Doug is a tech expert who deals with mobile technologies including app and software development and other web based tools. We discuss what the…
BrumPod014: HS2 - A Revolution In Transport For Business, Or A Giant Waste Of Money?
Aug 28, 2019 • 21 min
In this episode, we look at HS2, the UK’s proposed high speed rail link which aims to run along the spine of the country, connecting up all the major cities. Ideal in theory, but at what cost? With budgets spiralling out of control, and now the government…
BrumPod013: Our Old Friend GDPR - It Hasn’t Gone Away! PLUS Downtime In Your Business For Good Mental Health
Jul 25, 2019 • 24 min
In Episode 13 of BrumPod, we briefly revisit GDPR given some recent themes in the news, and people we’ve come into contact with who are in contravening the regulations - so we wanted to serve a reminder that everyone is liable under GDPR - it applies to…
BrumPod012: Should Your Business Be On Instagram?
Jun 14, 2019 • 27 min
Episode 12. Should your business be on Instagram? It’s the fastest growing social network, with it boasting some impressive stats that might make you think seriously about getting your own business on there if you’re not already. We explore some of the…
BrumPod011: What 3 Words could save your life? We discuss a revolution in mapping and addressing
May 22, 2019 • 31 min
In this episode we look at British company What3Words, who are revolutionising the way the entire globe is mapped and divided up into accurate universal addresses. With 75% of countries lacking an accurate method of addressing, some having none at all,…
BrumPod010: The changing face of the high street & what it means for businesses. And clean Air Zones; how will it affect you?
Apr 26, 2019 • 29 min
In this episode we look at the changing face of the British high st - are bricks and mortar buildings still important to us? How are we using them? How are the high streets evolving with user demand? Big businesses are closing stores, big chain and high…
BrumPod009: ‘Knowing Where To Tap’ - a rough guide to market economics! (The fun way) & the equation Cost vs. Time vs. Value
Apr 2, 2019 • 26 min
In today’s episode we look at the equation of Cost vs. Time vs. Value, seeing what is best for you and your wallet. This all came about after replacing a car headlamp bulb last week. I promise you it’s more informative & entertaining that it sounds! We…
BrumPod008: Gayle Kelly from Parkinson’s UK on how she utilises Business Networking for fundraising
Mar 5, 2019 • 30 min
A conversation with Gayle Kelly, Regional Fundraiser for Birmingham & Black Country at Parkinson’s UK, on how she utilises business networking in her fundraising and awareness-building efforts. Some really insightful thoughts, well worth a listen to her…
BrumPod007: Mental Health In The Workplace With Special Guest David Andrew
Feb 20, 2019 • 36 min
In this episode we focus solely on the topic of mental health in the workplace, with special guest contributor David Andrew, of David Andrew Coaching. Looking at all the ways life & work can affect our mental health; recognising the signs of someone…
BrumPod006: 2019 roundup of important info; and a tool to help small businesses get paid on time!
Jan 25, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode we talk about several important bits of info coming up that you should be aware of, dates for your diary in regards to the UK Gov’s ‘Making Tax Digital’ timeline, as well as important updates to employment law, and how Brexit will be…
BrumPod005: How do people treat networking at Christmas? And why do some events work and not others?
Dec 3, 2018 • 30 min
In our last show of 2018, we look at the different ways people treat networking around the festive period. Should we still maintain utter professionalism, or is it ok to be a bit more relaxed? And we look at why some events work, and the reasons others…
BrumPod004: Channel 4 Bypasses Us, Netflix Joins Us; & Is Your Workstation Damaging You?
Nov 12, 2018 • 28 min
We firstly discuss Channel 4’s decision to move their HQ to Leeds instead of Birmingham. Contrast that with Netflix’s decision to start investing in the Midlands by using it as a place to film and produce future original content, plus them investing…
BrumPod003: ‘Making Tax Digital’, the UK government’s new digital initiative - will it work?
Oct 23, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode we talk about the UK government’s digital initiative, ‘Making Tax Digital’, which is designed to make business owners’ lives easier by creating a seamless digital workflow, simplifying the tax and VAT submission process. Those that’ll be…
BrumPod002: 5G To Be Launched In The Midlands, & LinkedIn/Networking Etiquette - what annoys you?
Oct 5, 2018 • 29 min
In our second episode, we discuss the fact that 5G broadband technology is to be piloted & launched in the Midlands, UK. What will that mean for technology generally, and us in business? Also we look at LinkedIn and networking etiquette - what annoys us,…
BrumPod-Ep1: Are Business Cards Dead?, & How To Network
Sep 14, 2018 • 23 min
In BrumPod’s inaugural episode, we discuss the relevance of business cards in today’s technological society; do they still serve a purpose? Also we talk about business networking, and give our top tips as to how you can maximise your results from it.…