Small Business Sessions podcast (series three, episode eight): The man helping your business get paid on time

Small Business Sessions podcast (series three, episode eight): The man helping your business get paid on time
Emma Jones
Emma JonesFounderEnterprise Nation

Posted: Wed 26th Sep 2018

The Small Business Sessions podcast from Enterprise Nation and powered by Xero is back for another inspiring episode.

This week we look at the massive issue for small businesses of late payment.

We're joined by Paul Uppal, the small business commissioner appointed by the government to help small businesses deal with big firms who aren't settling payments on time.

With figures showing that up to trillion pounds is tied up in unpaid invoices in the UK, Uppal discusses whether businesses should ditch clients who don't pay up, what can be done to develop fair payment terms and how his services can help you.

He also discusses why if he had the power to fine late payers, the culture of late payment in the UK may be changed.

You can listen to the podcast below and on podcast platforms including iTunes and Stitcher. Please do subscribe and review.

Whether you're having trouble finding the numbers you need in spreadsheets, or looking for funding, having beautiful accounts is a must. That's why we've teamed up with Xero to offer you online accounting software to help you manage your cashflow and finances. If you're a start-up earning less than £50,000 per annum, sign up to Xero for Startups with an exclusive 50% off for 12 months!

Ths podcast was recorded and edited by Enterprise Nation member and audio production service, Podraffi.

Listen to all the podcasts here.

Emma Jones
Emma JonesFounderEnterprise Nation
Following a degree in Law and Japanese, Emma joined international accounting firm Arthur Andersen, where she worked in London, Leeds and Manchester offices and set up the firm's Inward Investment practice that attracted overseas companies to locate in the UK. In 2000, bitten by the dot.com bug, Emma left the firm to start her first business, Techlocate. After 15 months, the company was successfully sold to Tenon plc. The experience of starting, growing and selling a business from a home base gave Emma the idea for Enterprise Nation which was launched in 2006 as the home business website. The company has since expanded to become a small business membership community of over 75,000 people who benefit from events and support: online and in person. Enterprise Nation also presents a campaigning voice to government and the media on behalf of its members. In 2021, Emma was awarded a CBE for services to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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