The Small Business Sessions (S4E6): Behind the scenes at Dragons' Den

The Small Business Sessions (S4E6): Behind the scenes at Dragons' Den
Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events

Posted: Wed 30th Oct 2019

It's time for another episode of the Small Business Sessions, Enterprise Nation's podcast powered by Xero.

For series four, a brilliant line-up of entrepreneurs and experts share insights and inspiration on how to start and grow a brilliant business.

Hosted by Enterprise Nation head of content Dan Martin, we're covering issues including business growth, retail, late payment, mental health and alternative finance over 12 episodes.

Episode six: Behind the scenes at Dragons' Den

You might recognise this week's guests from TV.

In 2017 Ed Hollands won £30,000 investment on Dragons' Den from entrepreneur Jenny Campbell. Ed's business is DrivenMedia which allows brands to advertise on the back of trucks.

Before the Den, Jenny Campbell spent 32 years in banking after joining Natwest aged 16. She went on to buy YourCash, an independent cash machine provider, from RBS which she ran for 10 years before selling it in 2016.

It's rare to hear an investor and their investee together so this is a fascinating chat. Tune in for to hear issues covered including:

  • what it's really like to pitch on Dragons' Den

  • how Jenny Campbell decides to invest in a business

  • how to value your business

  • the state of entrepreneurship in the UK

  • Jenny's thoughts on why young people should get a job before starting a business

Listen to the podcast and rate, review and subscribe on Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcher and other podcast platforms.

Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events
I'm a freelance content creator and event host who helps small businesses and the organisations that support them. I have 18 years of experience as a small business journalist having interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs from billionaires like Sir Richard Branson to the founders behind brand new start-ups. I've worked for a range of leading small business publications and support groups, most recently as head of content at Enterprise Nation where I was responsible for the prolific output of content on the company's blog and social media. I'm based in Bristol where I run and host regular events with the local small business community and have strong connections to major business organisations in the south west region. In total, I've hosted over 50 events; from intimate meet-ups to conferences with an audience of hundreds including events for international brands like Facebook and Xero. I'm also a big fan of podcasts having hosted Enterprise Nation's Small Business Sessions as well as lots of online events including Facebook Live interviews, webinars and three live web chats from inside 10 Downing Street. With my partner, I co-run Lifestyle District, a lifestyle blog focused on culture, art, theatre and photography. I'm here to help. I'm volunteering free advice calls of up to an hour as part of the Recovery Advice for Business scheme, over the next 6 months. Please get in touch to see how I can help your business. 

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