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31 EpisodesProduced by Brummies NetworkingWebsite

BrumPod, the podcast for small businesses, by small businesses; discussing the topics that matter to you; including marketing, networking, generating business awareness, as well as covering various business tools & technology. Find us on Twitter, @brumpod.Brought to you by Brummies Networking, the h… read more

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BrumPod030: Decoding The Winter Economy Plan with Alistair Hayward-Wright

October 2nd, 2020

28:44

In this episode, we’re talking to Alistair Hayward-Wright, from Hayward-Wright Accountancy Group, who helps us to decode and decipher Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan, the scheme that will replace the …

BrumPod029: PR vs Marketing - What's Right For You? Setting Up An Agency During A Pandemic! Plus How To Deal With Negative PR

September 16th, 2020

33:42

In this episode we talk to Leila Smith from Promise PR and Creative, a PR agency based in Solihull. 

Leila set up her agency during the pandemic! So …

BrumPod028: Lisa Brown from Lisa B Interior Design - The Design Industry During Covid, And Are The General Public Creative?

September 2nd, 2020

32:50

In this episode, we speak to special guest Lisa Brown from Lisa B Interior Design, a design agency based at the Custard Factory, Birmingham.

We discuss what the state of the design industry has been like during COVID, …

BrumPod027: With Jordan Patel from Art.Quarter, Birmingham's Newest And Most Adventurous Multi-Use Commercial & Retail Space Yet!

August 5th, 2020

40:14

In this episode, we talk to Jordan Patel from Art.Quarter, which will end up being, we think, Birmingham's most adventurous multi-use site yet; …

BrumPod026: Returning To The Office After Lockdown. Do You Want To? Do You Have To? How Different will It Be?

July 23rd, 2020

33:24

In this episode we take a look at the issue of returning to the office after so long. How different are things going to be now? Is your workplace geared up and ready?  Is it safe? How do you feel about it all? What are …

BrumPod025: How the hospitality industry needs a radical rethink, with guest Anthony Tattum from Big Cat Agency

July 7th, 2020

38:56

With special guest: Anthony Tattum from Big Cat Agency.

In this episode, we talk to Anthony Tattum, CEO of Birmingham based creative agency, Big Cat.

We discuss how, in a post-COVID world, the hospitality industry needs …

BrumPod024: Will You Be Covered Post-COVID19? What Should You Be Checking Right Now? We Talk To An Insurance Broker

June 24th, 2020

42:07

In this episode, we talk to Daniel O'Brien, an insurance broker from Aston Lark.

We discuss the current state of the insurance industry in the midst of the pandemic, what cover you THINK you have, what cover you NEED, …

BrumPod023: How To Manage Flexible And Remote Working Employees Effectively In The New Normal

June 3rd, 2020

29:22

Today's Guest - Sarah Burns from Handled PA- https://handled-pa.com

In this episode we talk to Sarah Burns from Handled PA, a virtual PA service based in Birmingham.


As someone who runs an entire team completely …

BrumPod022: Lockdown Week 7. How Is Life Changing? The Dangers Of Not Diversifying - Like Primark. And Gov Portal for Self-Employed Income Support Now Open

May 6th, 2020

36:00

We're now in Week 7 of Lockdown here in the UK. We chat about how things have changed, and where things might be going once Lockdown is lifted.

Will businesses still flock on their normal commute into city centres? Or …

BrumPod021: Dealing With Stress During Lockdown With Martin Warrillow

April 17th, 2020

35:48

In this episode, our special guest is Martin 'The Warrior' Warrillow, a stroke awareness campaigner, blogger and podcaster. 

Martin suffered a stroke in 2013 after dealing with a tremendous amount of job related stress. …

BrumPod020: How Businesses Can Use Marketing And Social Media To Their Advantage During The Coronavirus Crisis

March 31st, 2020

33:25

This episode's guest - Greta Geoghegan from Digital Glue - https://digitalglue.agency

With the continuing coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis dominating every headline and website, we try to cut through things to offer some …

BrumPod019: Coronavirus - How Is it Affecting Small Business? How Can We Adapt And Survive? How The Government May Help. Plus Tips For Working From Home

March 19th, 2020

31:24

In this episode we're (unsurprisingly) looking at Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it's currently affecting small businesses. With so much fear and worry in the world right now, small businesses are having to think on …

BrumPod018: Brummies Networking's 5th Anniversary! Our Origins & Where We're Going. Plus, How Networking Has Changed With LinkedIn

February 26th, 2020

31:23

We're back from hiatus! In this episode we're going a bit self-reflective, talking about how Brummies Networking has recently turned 5yrs old! But as …

BrumPod: Stick with us - Rich explains our absence - We will be back very soon!

January 22nd, 2020

1:03

Thanks for sticking with BrumPod - we're really sorry we haven't brought you any episodes lately - Rich moved house mid December, and has been without proper broadband ever since! (The joys of living in the countryside) …

BrumPod017: Should Schools Teach Entrepreneurialism? Learning, Skills and Qualifications As A Freelancer

November 5th, 2019

22:29

In Episode17 we discuss an offshoot topic from Episode 16, and look at how the world's attitude has changed over the years from kids growing up and being taught the traditional 'get a degree and then get a job' …

BrumPod016: The Current And Future State Of The Modern Workplace

October 18th, 2019

25:15

In this episode we look at the current and future state of the modern workplace, what a 'workplace' even consists of in this technological age. So …

BrumPod015: Apps, Mobile Websites, Smart Technologies and Small Business - How Can They Help You?

September 27th, 2019

30:04

Episode 15 sees us talking to our special guest, Doug Ward, from B13 Technology based in Birmingham. Doug is a tech expert who deals with mobile …

BrumPod014: HS2 - A Revolution In Transport For Business, Or A Giant Waste Of Money?

August 28th, 2019

21:32

In this episode, we look at HS2, the UK's proposed high speed rail link which aims to run along the spine of the country, connecting up all the major cities. Ideal in theory, but at what cost? 

With budgets spiralling …

BrumPod013: Our Old Friend GDPR - It Hasn't Gone Away! PLUS Downtime In Your Business For Good Mental Health

July 25th, 2019

24:41

In Episode 13 of BrumPod, we briefly revisit GDPR given some recent themes in the news, and people we've come into contact with who are in …

BrumPod012: Should Your Business Be On Instagram?

June 14th, 2019

27:16

Episode 12. Should your business be on Instagram? It's the fastest growing social network, with it boasting some impressive stats that might make you …

BrumPod011: What 3 Words could save your life? We discuss a revolution in mapping and addressing

May 22nd, 2019

31:03

In this episode we look at British company What3Words, who are revolutionising the way the entire globe is mapped and divided up into accurate …

BrumPod010: The changing face of the high street & what it means for businesses. And clean Air Zones; how will it affect you?

April 26th, 2019

29:32

In this episode we look at the changing face of the British high st - are bricks and mortar buildings still important to us? How are we using them? …

BrumPod009: 'Knowing Where To Tap' - a rough guide to market economics! (The fun way) & the equation Cost vs. Time vs. Value

April 2nd, 2019

26:52

In today's episode we look at the equation of Cost vs. Time vs. Value, seeing what is best for you and your wallet.

This all came about after …

BrumPod008: Gayle Kelly from Parkinson's UK on how she utilises Business Networking for fundraising

March 5th, 2019

30:03

A conversation with Gayle Kelly, Regional Fundraiser for Birmingham & Black Country at Parkinson's UK, on how she utilises business networking in her fundraising and awareness-building efforts. Some really …

BrumPod007: Mental Health In The Workplace With Special Guest David Andrew

February 20th, 2019

36:17

In this episode we focus solely on the topic of mental health in the workplace, with special guest contributor David Andrew, of David Andrew …

BrumPod006: 2019 roundup of important info; and a tool to help small businesses get paid on time!

January 25th, 2019

37:36

In this episode we talk about several important bits of info coming up that you should be aware of, dates for your diary in regards to the UK Gov's …

BrumPod005: How do people treat networking at Christmas? And why do some events work and not others?

December 3rd, 2018

30:06

In our last show of 2018, we look at the different ways people treat networking around the festive period. Should we still maintain utter …

BrumPod004: Channel 4 Bypasses Us, Netflix Joins Us; & Is Your Workstation Damaging You?

November 12th, 2018

28:16

We firstly discuss Channel 4's decision to move their HQ to Leeds instead of Birmingham. Contrast that with Netflix's decision to start investing in the Midlands by using it as a place to film and produce future …

BrumPod003: 'Making Tax Digital', the UK government's new digital initiative - will it work?

October 23rd, 2018

27:00

In this episode we talk about the UK government's digital initiative, 'Making Tax Digital', which is designed to make business owners' lives easier by creating a seamless digital workflow, simplifying the tax and VAT …

BrumPod002: 5G To Be Launched In The Midlands, & LinkedIn/Networking Etiquette - what annoys you?

October 5th, 2018

29:21

In our second episode, we discuss the fact that 5G broadband technology is to be piloted & launched in the Midlands, UK. What will that mean for …

BrumPod-Ep1: Are Business Cards Dead?, & How To Network

September 14th, 2018

23:50

In BrumPod's inaugural episode, we discuss the relevance of business cards in today's technological society; do they still serve a purpose?
Also we …

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