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Welcome to The Carl Reader Show podcast. I’ve created this podcast not just because I love the sound of my own voice, but because I have a mission: I want to de-mystify the world of business. Business is over-complicated by too many people, and the whole point of this podcast is to cut through the nonsense out there. This nonsense is mostly designed by those who just want to charge you money – whether for a course, a book or anything else that they’re selling – to solve a problem that they’ve built in your mind. But it’s all rubbish - business doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it’s dead simple. I’m going to show that through three different types of episodes in The Carl Reader Show – - Bulletpoint Business (where I’ll distil complicated business concepts into bulletpoints that you can take away and action) - #BeYourOwnBoss (where I interview unique guests, business leaders, true heavyweights in their respective worlds, to discuss all things entrepreneurship, success, their journeys and lessons they’ve learned) - Unlocking the Magic (where I’ll share straight-talking, no-nonsense, common sense thoughts on taking your biz to the next level, based on experience working with real businesses just like you) Leave a review and let me know what you think!

Welcome to The Carl Reader Show podcast. I’ve created this podcast not just because I love the sound of my own voice, but because I have a mission: I want to de-mystify the world of business. Business is over-complicated by too many people, and the whole point of this podcast is to cut through the nonsense out there. This nonsense is mostly designed by those who just want to charge you money – whether for a course, a book or anything else that they’re selling – to solve a problem that they’ve built in your mind. But it’s all rubbish - business doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it’s dead simple. I’m going to show that through three different types of episodes in The Carl Reader Show – - Bulletpoint Business (where I’ll distil complicated business concepts into bulletpoints that you can take away and action) - #BeYourOwnBoss (where I interview unique guests, business leaders, true heavyweights in their respective worlds, to discuss all things entrepreneurship, success, their journeys and lessons they’ve learned) - Unlocking the Magic (where I’ll share straight-talking, no-nonsense, common sense thoughts on taking your biz to the next level, based on experience working with real businesses just like you) Leave a review and let me know what you think!
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Welcome to The Carl Reader Show podcast. I’ve created this podcast not just because I love the sound of my own voice, but because I have a mission: I want to de-mystify the world of business. Business is over-complicated by too many people, and the whole point of this podcast is to cut through the nonsense out there. This nonsense is mostly designed by those who just want to charge you money – whether for a course, a book or anything else that they’re selling – to solve a problem that they’ve built in your mind. But it’s all rubbish - business doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it’s dead simple. I’m going to show that through three different types of episodes in The Carl Reader Show – - Bulletpoint Business (where I’ll distil complicated business concepts into bulletpoints that you can take away and action) - #BeYourOwnBoss (where I interview unique guests, business leaders, true heavyweights in their respective worlds, to discuss all things entrepreneurship, success, their journeys and lessons they’ve learned) - Unlocking the Magic (where I’ll share straight-talking, no-nonsense, common sense thoughts on taking your biz to the next level, based on experience working with real businesses just like you) Leave a review and let me know what you think!

Twitter:

@CarlReader

Language:

English

Contact:

01793741600


Episodes

Interview With James Cadbury - A Chocoholic's Dream - Turning Down the Dragons!

4/18/2019
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Delve in to the choc-filled world of James Cadbury, great-great-great-grandson of John Cadbury (of Dairy Milk etc fame), contestant on ITV's Dragon's Den and founder of Love Cocoa. We go into the history of Cadbury and what happened there, then he explains what inspired him to set up Love Cocoa AND why he turned down the Dragon's offer! WARNING: This one will make you hungry! This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by...

Duration:00:47:04

Unlocking The Magic - Scaling Your Business To Its Full Potential

4/17/2019
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Welcome to your whistle-stop tour of scaling your business! Have you ever wanted to grow your business to its full potential? In this episode I explain the 4 key pillars of doing just that! From values and vision to management jargon - this is a run through of how to make sure you're making the most of your potential. This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of their...

Duration:00:12:31

Interview with Sarah Archer - Implementing Comedy Into Business and Life

4/14/2019
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Find out why you should go for B minus, not for A with this, my chat with performer, coach and writer, Sarah Archer. We discuss how our faults and errors are often actually our best tools - they mould us into who we are, define how we learn from our mistakes, and determine what we do with the learnings. Sarah talks about her working life, how she fell into comedy, and what she's learnt along the way. She also shares the secret ingredients of how to create a great joke. Watch out world, my...

Duration:00:34:52

Bulletpoint Business - My Content Creation Secrets

4/12/2019
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Ever wondered how I come up with my content for the Bulletpoint Business episodes? In this episode I chat about how I come up with ideas for the episodes, where I find inspiration and also the equipment I use. A little insight & knowledge that can help ideas form for any type of business. This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of their finances. For more The Carl...

Duration:00:04:36

Bulletpoint Business - Time Management - Escaping the Email Time Drain

4/10/2019
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Emails - they're time-consuming and quite frankly, boring as hell. Not everyone in business has the time to sit and work through emails, so release yourself from your Outlook time-drain with my top tips. Find out how I manage mine and only spend time on the important ones, and watch as your productivity rockets! This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of their...

Duration:00:05:36

Interview with Kiki - Tweeting Your Way To Success! - The Power Of Social Media

4/8/2019
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This episode we welcome back Kiki Stanton (The lady with one name). Kiki and I delve into the detail of social media platforms and how they work for our businesses. We chat about what works and what doesn't, and the tips and tricks that you can apply to your business. This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of their finances. For more The Carl Reader Show, follow me on...

Duration:00:34:26

Bulletpoint Business - Cutting Costs Without Cutting Your Business

4/5/2019
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Every business can save money in some way. We've all got costs that we could be getting cheaper or a better deal elsewhere, but how do we know what we can effectively cut the cost of without it damaging our business? In this episode I talk about overheads you can cut without a negative impact. This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of their finances. For more The Carl...

Duration:00:05:57

Bulletpoint Business - Crunch Down On Credit Control

4/3/2019
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A customer isn't our customer if they're not paying us - words I truly believe. (and many business owners need to come to terms with). I chat about how to keep in control of your money and keep good relationships with your customer. I offer tips and tricks which will keep you and your staff in control of your money. (The audio isn't great on this one but the content will be worth a listen!) This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and...

Duration:00:04:13

Interview with David Holland - Bringing The Dream Alive - How To Adapt Your Life To Fit Your Dreams

4/1/2019
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My personal mentor, coach and friend David Holland chats about how he started his life as a weapons engineer, ran a franchise in the UK then packed everything up and began a new life in the glittering lands of Las Vegas. Dave talks about the challenges of his journey and talks about the importance of adapting your mindset to 'go and do it' and open yourself up to bigger and better opportunities. This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business,...

Duration:00:27:10

Going From £50k To £1.5 Million Profit - How A Man (And His Team) Transformed A Small Business

3/27/2019
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James Phipps... what a guy! James had the ambition of retiring before he was 40 and wanted to spend his life helping people (spoiler: he succeeded!). We talk about how he began his journey, built his career and now takes businesses sustainably from where they are to a more profitable, successful level. This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of their finances. For more...

Duration:00:40:09

LBC Radio Special - The Countdown To Making Tax Digital Is On

3/26/2019
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With less than a week to go with Making Tax Digital, here's my interview with LBC Radio where I'm talking all things Making Tax Digital and what it means for small businesses. I iron out the key points of Making Tax Digital and discuss the effect it'll have (and my thoughts might not be what you expect!) This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of their finances. For...

Duration:00:07:43

Interview with Warren Shute - Show Me The Money!

3/25/2019
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An episode packed full of insight from Warren Shute, who I would refer to as 'The New Martin Lewis'. As well as being full of knowledge, Warren's a really good mate of mine. We chat about financial planning, pocket money strategies and becoming financially free (without touching on interest rates and annuities!). A really interesting listen that anybody can relate to! This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks –...

Duration:00:31:42

Bulletpoint Business - The 5 Most Common Business Mistakes

3/22/2019
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I don't hold back in this one! This is 6 mins of me talking about avoiding common business pitfalls and doing what's needed for your business. I've worked with thousands of businesses, and all too often I see the same problems coming up, whether they're brand new in business or established. From classic "CEO complex" traps to creative avoidance, and much more, I talk about the key pitfalls and how to avoid them. This is a #BulletpointBusiness episode of The Carl Reader Show, where I’ll...

Duration:00:06:19

Interview with Carrie Green - Inspiring and Empowering Women in Business

3/19/2019
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Best selling author Carrie Green talks dreams, building businesses and empowering women. In this episode Carrie talks about starting her business whilst studying Law at university and how she created a platform that inspires and empowers women globally. Carrie also gives insight into how she utilised social media and pinpointed the one thing that helped her grow and develop her business. A cracking listen! This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your...

Duration:00:14:52

Not Just Pointless Management Speak - The Power of Stakeholder Analysis

3/18/2019
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The Carl Reader Show Ep - Bulletpoint Business –Stakeholder Analysis - Not Just Pointless Management Speak This short episode explores something I really don’t usually like to talk about. It sounds corporate, jargon, management-speak – but hear me out with this one. I was taught about the theory of these all the way back in GCSE Business, but frankly thought they were nonsense because I didn’t appreciate the full practical benefit. I do now! I’ve broken it down and shown how you can get a...

Duration:00:04:28

Interview with Robin Waite - Facing Business Fears, Self-Belief and Surfing

3/16/2019
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Keen surfer, bestselling author, all round great guy…and a web bitch. Want to win a copy of his book? We decided partway through to do a competition. Tag us both on social media and register your info at www.carlreader.com/podcast to enter 👍 I first met Robin about 3/4 years ago now. Since then he’s published another book (with another in the pipeline) and hand-built an extension to his house from the ground up. This conversation covers everything I’ve ever wanted to ask him – everything...

Duration:00:32:58

Interview with Chloe Westley - Brexit and Small Business

3/12/2019
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Chloe Westley of Taxpayers Alliance is a politics enthusiast and Brexit campaigner for Vote Leave. Chloe and I speak about how she first got into the strange worlds of politics and Brexit. We discuss the effect of Brexit on small businesses and tips for using social media as a business. (Just a heads up guys - the audio isn't the best on this one. Sorry about that.) This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks –...

Duration:00:27:40

Interview with Caroline Plumb - Taking the Plunge into Business

3/8/2019
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"Falling in love with the problem, not the solution" - former UK Ambassador for Business for the Prime Minister, serial (and very successful) entrepreneur Caroline Plumb has some fantastic stories to tell. In this episode, we talk about her "zig zag" business journey and the many things she has learnt along the way. She shares her insights on taking the plunge into business, and overcoming the challenges and responsibilities that comes with owning a business. Her philosophy: just do it - the...

Duration:00:26:17

How to start a business when you're employed - Bulletpoint Business

3/5/2019
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The Carl Reader Show Ep - Bulletpoint Business - How to start a business when you're employed This is a question I get a lot. It seems many people feel they've fallen into the "employment trap" and are ready to get out and work for themselves. While starting a business can seem a daunting prospect, anyone can start a business, and that includes employees. In this short episode, I break down everything from the legals to finding clients to help you get on the way to controlling your own...

Duration:00:06:49

Interview with Shaun Shirazian - Artificial Intelligence for Small Business

3/1/2019
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This is my chat with the impressive figure that is Shaun Shirazian, Head of Product for Intuit Quickbooks Europe. We talk about AI, smart devices and the benefits of automation for small business, and how it can boost their productivity and free them up to focus on what they set up their business to do (i.e. not the numbers!). This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of...

Duration:00:13:06