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Love Business Podcasts equip businesses with advice, insight and the latest thinking from some of the region’s leading industry experts

From sales and marketing tips to events, exporting, finance and CSR, along with inspiration from some of our top entrepreneurs and business leaders, this series is designed to give you a fresh perspective on how to grow your business.

22nd May 2020

COVID-19 Return to Work Planning - Expert Advice

A stella expert panel discusses the challeneges businesses face returning to work in this special VIDEO PODCAST - with links to the Governments guidance and the actions you need to do about them!
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9th April 2020

Full Length COVID-19 Interview

Richard Shakespeare heads up a video conference call with local MP - Andrew Bridgen along with Chris Hobson, Steve Megson & Jon Smart to discuss the hot topic's surrounding Coronavirus.
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6th April 2020

What can businesses do to progress during the COVID-19 Crisis?

What are the opportunities available to all businesses, large or small, to take advantage of enforced downtime during this global crisis.
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6th April 2020

What can 'furloughed staff' do for the business whilst on leave?

An insight into what staff who have been placed on 'furlough leave' can do, to help the business reposition itself when the crisis is over.
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6th April 2020

What do Businesses need to know about applying for The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme?

Taking you through how it works, what the banks need and how its developed since it was announced.
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6th April 2020

What will Businesses look like post Coronavirus?

What's going to change in 3, 4 months time when we come out of this crisis, one thing the whole panel agree upon - it won't revert back to how business was done before.
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6th April 2020

Why is ‘The Heart of the Midlands’ key to the UK economy bouncing back?

What can businesses in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire do, to bounce back from this crisis?
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6th April 2020

What can business owners get from the Love Business COVID-19 Business Support Hub?

What should business owners refocused on to not just get through this crisis, but bounce back?
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25th March 2020

KuKu Connect Covid-19 Support Podcast

The UK's toughened response to the ongoing Covid-19 situation means that we have had to press pause on our weekly Love Business News podcast series for the time being. However, our good friends at KuKu Connect have released a coronavirus special.
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17th March 2020

How to network like a pro

Networking provides a great opportunity to meet new customers, make new connections and showcase your business.
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10th March 2020

Navigating the HR and Legal Minefield in a new decade

With the Good Work Plan and further changes to employment and equality legislation on the horizon, we speak to a specialist from the UK's market leader for employment law and health and safety support to find out what small businesses need to know. 
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3rd March 2020

Overcoming Adversity and Racism to Become an Entrepreneur

The road to business success is littered with obstacles – some major, some minor – and the trick is to find a way to navigate them without getting blown off course.
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25th February 2020

Sustainable business and biodiversity

Sustainability is a big issue, not just for businesses but also for the communities in which they have their roots. Often, businesses can struggle to find ways in which they can mitigate the impact of their activities on the environment.
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18th February 2020

Mental resilience and thought leadership

Resilience is the ability to recover and bounce back from adversity and hardships, feeling stronger and more capable to cope than ever before.
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11th February 2020

What is good Leadership?

Building an effective leadership team means it’s critical to ensure your organisation has a strategic vision and objectives which all your leaders buy into. But how do you bring that about, and empower your leaders to deliver real change?
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4th February 2020

Can small businesses compete on an international stage?

Your business may be ready to export, but what steps do you need to take to access the global markets? And what support is available to help your business along its international journey?
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28th January 2020

When is the right time to plan your exit strategy?

When it comes to selling your business, how do you value it and what’s your exit strategy? And why is it important to be emotionally ready to hand over the reins?
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21st January 2020

The business case for Diversity and Inclusion

What is diversity and why does it matter? How does business benefit from having a more diverse workforce and why should it care?
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14th January 2020

Talking politics – an MP’s view on the future of the East Midlands economy

As we head into 2020 with a functioning majority Government in place and Brexit on the horizon, we speak to one of the region’s most prominent MPs about what the future holds for the East Midlands… and the UK.
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7th January 2020

How to close sales

When you’re in that all-important pitch, are you afraid to ask for the sale? And just how do you get the close right to win the business?
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12th December 2019

What East Midlands Airport does for the region

As an economic powerhouse, the East Midlands has an infrastructure that makes it unique. But what goes on at East Midlands Airport, and how does it play such an important role in our economy?
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11th December 2019

The business benefits of hybrid motoring

What is the difference between electric cars and hybrid technology? Can you really use a hybrid car on a daily basis? And is it cost effective, as a business to switch to a hybrid? One of the region’s leading hybrid motoring experts has the answers.
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10th December 2019

How to make your business stand out in the media

How do you make your business stand out in the media? And what are media outlets looking for in terms of a story? In this episode, one of the region’s leading PR & communications experts shares his top tips for getting noticed by the press.
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9th December 2019

Events which inspire your audience

What are the benefits of holding meetings away from the office? And how do you select the right venue for your meeting or conference? Here, one of the region’s leading events professionals shares their top tips to make sure your event goes off with a bang
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8th December 2019

How to build an effective brand

What is a brand and how do you build one? How do you create a message and an identity which resonates deeply with your customers and inspires them to do business with you?
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7th December 2019

The essentials of business networking

Is business networking necessary, or is it all stale coffee and early starts? Does it add value and what do businesses need to do to make the most of it?
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6th December 2019

Navigating the legal minefield

As a small business, have you got the right contracts and terms and conditions in place to protect your organisation? And when it comes to resolving disputes, do you have the right ‘go-to’ person to call for advice?
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5th December 2019

International trade opportunities for small businesses

How easy is it to trade internationally and is your business prepared? Do you know what paperwork you need and how international currencies work? We talk to one of the region’s leading international trade experts about the opportunities on offer.
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4th December 2019

Getting media attention for small businesses

How do you get your small business in the press and why would they want to hear from you? And once you’ve secured some good publicity, how to you capitalise on it?
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3rd December 2019

Has marketing changed? An expert perspective

Why does marketing matter to small businesses? And has the way that SMEs need to promote themselves in an increasingly global marketplace changed? We get an expert view from two of the region’s leading marketing professionals.
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2nd December 2019

Boosting your business with bids, tenders and awards

Does applying for awards add value to your business? And why should you consider getting help with award applications and tender writing? We speak to two of the region’s leading experts about simplifying the application process to get the most value.
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1st December 2019

From Leicester to Las Vegas - Paul Rowlett shares his story of success

What does it take to be a top entrepreneur? How do you overcome the odds to build a multinational, multimillion-pound turnover business from scratch?
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29th November 2019

Check out the new Love Business Podcast

On the 12 days of Christmas Love Business gave to me… a new podcast series!
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