Episode 77: 1st August 2019

Entrepreneurship, Eddie Stobart and statistics from the ONS feature this week. Along with a couple of gems we’ve discovered recently.

Dear listener please pretend not to notice how we both manage to mess up at the start of the show this week . Heather (for reasons known only to herself) thought it was a good idea to leave her seat just at the exact moment that Tracy faded in the wrong microphone. Oh how we laughed!!! Proof, if it were needed, that we are both wonderful human beings but can’t be good at everything ;-).

In  a world when so many people aspire to be successful (and it would appear that sitting on the sofa gaming can have significant financial reward), and every other persons seems to see themselves as an entrepreneur we decided to reflect on what the overused term actually means and whether there is any definitive example of entrepreneurism. More importantly is there a definitive spelling of the same? Entrepreneur ism, entrepreneur-ism or entrepreneurism. You tell us. Anyway, we discuss whether there is more to the moniker than bullish investment and brave ideas?

In other news British manufacturing continues to nosedive amongst the current economic uncertainty whilst the number of insolvencies is once again on the rise. Tracy shares some news from the ONS about workless households and Heather has some interesting green credentials to share.

Our discovery section this week has a few books that we’ve stumbled across in the last week or so, all of which provide food for thought and creative ideas. You might want to check out The Profit Compass by Karl Roberts of GMR Accountants Ltd, take a look at The Good Charts Workbook by Scott Berinato or Pocket Mentor: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Building a Lasting Business from Scratch by Mark Nureddine.

Finally we turn our thoughts to one of the largest road haulage and logistics companies in the country. The immediately recognisable green and red livery of Eddie Stobart. A transport business built from scratch and one that seems to have not always had an easy ride. Check out eddiestobart.com for more information and to join the Eddie Stobart fan club. Yes really.

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