The Small Business Sessions (S5E12): The entrepreneur aiming to help 10 million new business founders

The Small Business Sessions (S5E12): The entrepreneur aiming to help 10 million new business founders
Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events

Posted: Wed 1st Sep 2021

We've reached the end of series five of the Small Business Sessions, Enterprise Nation's podcast sponsored by Starling Bank.

Joining us for the final episode is the brilliant serial entrepreneur Simon Squibb, who has made it his mission to help 10 million people start and grow a business through The Purposeful Project.

Simon's vision for supporting so many new entrepreneurs is driven by his personal experiences. He left school at 15 and was kicked out of home by his mum, but went on to start 19 companies and invest in over 60 start-ups. He also sold his branding and digital agency, Fluid, to PwC.

Here, Simon joins journalist Dan Martin to share insights from his incredible entrepreneurial adventures.

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On this week's Small Business Sessions podcast

Among the subjects discussed on this week's show:

  • Why you should build a brand, not a business

  • What Simon looks for in a business to invest in

  • The rise of audio social networks like Clubhouse

  • The value of podcasts for business owners

  • Enterprise education for young people

  • Britain as a good place to run a business

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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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