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 Enterprise Nation adviser members:
Toby McCartney, the founder of MacCrebur, a hugely successful brand that turns non-recyclable waste plastics into materials to use as roads and car parks. He is also the author of Business ReLOVEution: A Mindset Paradigm for the Modern Entrepreneur. Throughout his business journey, Toby has taken on lots of advice, including from Sir Richard Branson. Listen to hear what Sir Richard told him!
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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 £5m
the advice Sir Richard Branson gave to Toby