SME Podcast

The Centre for SME and Enterprise Development brings you the podcast to guide you through your business journey. Each episode, our guests share their expertise to inspire you to reach your goals and take your business to a new level!

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08. Running a 'Trio Partnership' Business

Quirk Studios share their experience of running a business with friends after graduating from UCLan.

07. From Employee to Employer

Rupert Gatty, owner of CoolKit, shares his wealth of knowledge in the automotive manufacturing industry and discusses his journey from employee to employer.

06. Commercialising a Product

Steve Brindle, Owner of ISPER, talks us through his experience of taking his idea from prototype to finished product. He gives advice on the importance of research, manufacturing and taking a product to market.

05. Managing a Portfolio Career

Amy Newton, Award Winning Lancashire Wedding, Newborn and Portrait Photographer, talks honestly about her business journey, with juggling self-employment alongside her employed role.

04. Taking the Big Leap into Self-employment

Gemma Margerison, Business Owner of 'I Am Connected', shares an honest account of her self-employment journey, providing useful advice and explaining how she took her business from just an idea to full-time in ONLY 3 years!

03. Introduction to Websites

So your business needs a website but you don't know where to start? Dominic Hodgkiss, technical manager from Innovation Lab at UCLan, shares his expert advice about what to consider when setting up a website.

02. How to Finance Your Business

Business owner and natural entrepreneur, Craig Lawrenson, provides an insight into business finance, giving you some of his top tips with getting your business started, funding opportunities and effective ways to seek funding.

01. Generating Business Ideas

In this episode, Enterprise and Hub Manager Joseph Buglass discusses five things you should consider when generating your next business idea and shares his entrepreneurial expertise.