The Small Business Sessions (S5E8): How great advice can power your business's success

The Small Business Sessions (S5E8): How great advice can power your business's success
Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events

Posted: Wed 4th Aug 2021

It's time for episode eight in series five of the Small Business Sessions, Enterprise Nation's podcast sponsored by Starling Bank.

On this week's podcast, we're covering our favourite subject: business advice. Research shows that business owners who seek help grow their companies faster than those who don't. But with so much advice out there, it can be hard to know who to turn to for assistance.

As you'll know if you're an entrepreneur, you have a lot of plates to spin, so when should you seek advice and ask for help from others? And how do you go about picking the advisers to use?

Joining journalist Dan Martin to discuss all that are two brilliant members of the Enterprise Nation community:

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On this week's Small Business Sessions podcast

Among the subjects discussed on this week's podcast are:

  • how entrepreneurs work with mentors and coaches

  • what to do if your relationship with an adviser isn't working

  • whether or not you should pay for advice

  • how Toby was inspired by his daughter's hatred of plastic and his mother-in-law's complaints about potholes

  • how MacRebur has crowdfunded £5 million

  • the advice Sir Richard Branson gave Toby

  • ...and lots more!

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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'm also Enterprise Nation's Local Leader for Bristol. I have 19 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 now freelance for Enterprise Nation including hosting the Small Business sessions podcast. I'm based in Bristol where I run and host regular events with the local small business community in my role as Enterprise Nation's Local Leader for Bristol. I also have strong connections with other major business organisations in the south west region. In total, I've hosted over 100 events including conferences with an audience of hundreds for international brands like Xero and Facebook and 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.

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