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Business podcasts are like short radio shows and designed to be subscribed to, listened to or downloaded on any digital devices such as computers, Mac’s, laptops, tablets, phones or MP3 players.

As small business owners we are just really, really busy and time is the one thing we can’t make more of. So in ‘Your Best Kept Business Secret’ Podcast, we’ll be answering different business problems from very different perspectives so you can get on and monetise, grow and market your business faster and easier.

We’ll cover Small Business News, Small Business Marketing, Small Business Branding, Small Business Finance, Small Business HR, Small Business Success Mindsets, Interviews and Features to help you get the business your hard work deserves.

YBKBS Podcasts: Small Business News and Ideas for Smart Business Owners including Small Business Marketing, Small Business Finance, Small Business Coaching, Small Business Growth, Small Business Mindset, Small Business HR, Small Business Branding
Our Most Popular Podcasts

Anneka Hicks, Founder of Excluded UK talks about why she had to leave and the devastating effect it’s had on her personally

Chris Ducker talks about the Rise of the Youpreneur and future proofing your business

Mike Michalowicz talks about How to Fix Your Business and How He Failed ‘Big Time’

Latest Stories and Features

What is this 'culture' thing anyway? And what does it mean for small businesses? ybkbs small b business news and features

What is This “Culture” Thing, Anyway? (And What Does it Mean for Small Businesses?)

Chances are, if you follow business news at all (and we assume you do if you’re reading this platform!) you will have heard a lot about Brewdog in the last couple of weeks. 

Without rehashing the whole situation, here’s an executive summary: dozens of former employees signed an open letter accusing the craft beer firm and its co-founder James Watt of fostering a “culture of fear.” Ex-staff members claim they were bullied, treated like objects, and that the company’s culture was “toxic.” You can read more in this excellent piece by Kalyeena Makortoff and Rob Davies for The Guardian.  But following this sage got me thinking: what is this “culture” thing we hear so much about, why does it matter, and how does it pertain to small business owners? 

Lockdown Extended. What Now for Small Businesses, the Self Employed and Hospitality? YBKBS Small Business News for smart business owner

Lockdown is Extended. What Now?

Yesterday, 14th June, the Prime Minister confirmed that the current lockdown restrictions (with some small exceptions) will be extended through until at least the 19th July. This is unlikely to be welcome news to many people. Most of us were looking forward to returning to full normality next week, and now have to wait a little longer. So what now for the self employed and small business owners?

Calls For The Right To Disconnect - A message to the self employed? - YBKBS Small Business News for Smart Business Owners

Calls For The Right To Disconnect – A Message To The Self Employed?

Employees are finally getting what many self employed business owners have almost taken for granted – working from home. But there is a growing realisation for the employees and employers that will not only be familiar to the self employed small business owners, but what potentially happens next could effect them for years to come.

Small Business to Create 1.2 Million UK Jobs in 2021/2022 YBKBS Small Business News fro Smart Business Owners

Small Business to Create Over 1.2m UK Jobs

With optimism coming from the vaccine rollout programme, UK SMEs expect to be hiring 1.2m staff over the next year.

Renewed optimism is the driving force behind these hiring plans, with an added desire for SMEs to grow their workforce diversity and prioritise employee wellbeing.

When is it he right time to quit? YBKBS Small Business News for smart business owners

When Is It Time to Quit?

“Don’t quit” is popular advice for anyone who is trying to start or grow a business (or, frankly, achieve any other goal.) And I think it’s good advice… up to a point. Giving up too quickly or not persevering through difficulties is pretty much a guarantee of failure. Setbacks are a part of life, and certainly a part of business.  But when is there a right time to quit?

From Bond Street to High Street TO YOUR STREET, HOW COVID CHANGED FASHION FOR EWVERYONE

From Bond Street to High Street to Your Street, How CoVid Changed Fashion for Everyone

Some say everything needs to be online. And they have led you to believe that everything is now actually online and you won’t succeed unless it is. Yet, as we look across the business landscape at how customers and clients are coming back to businesses, there is still a very healthy demand for face to face contact and relationship building. So the sensible and and logical thing to do is to build a business that can offer both.