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The Industry Angel Podcast is THE most diverse business podcast out there! Ian Farrar interviews Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Social Influencers, Marketing Guru's, Sales Rockstars, Motivational Speakers and even the odd Adventurer or two! We share actionable advice from speakers that keeps you ahead of the pack.
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Now displaying: February, 2016
Feb 29, 2016

Back in January, I set some launch targets:-

  • Launch the show and website in February

  • Hit 'New & Noteworthy' in iTunes

  • Reach 1000 downloads

  • Have a global presence

  • Highlight the North East UK

It's safe to say we did it and we did it all in MONTH ONE.
I'll now have to come up with some new goals!

Feb 24, 2016

Nat Robinson was recently the CEO and founder of Juhudi Kilimo Company Ltd. that provides micro-asset financing to rural smallholder farmers in Kenya. Nat is originally from the U.S.but has traveled, worked or studied in over 60 countries across six continents in the areas of business, nonprofit and government.

Ian and Nat discuss:-

  • Microfinancing
  • Kenyan Innovation
  • African Entrepreneurs
  • Nat's new book 'Creating a Cash Cow'
  • www.kiva.org - Loans that change lives
Feb 15, 2016

Darren Williams has created over five companies in the past 10 years and successfully sold four of them despite only being in his 30's.

His fifth, and latest, multi-award winning business ‘Harland Corp’ has become one of the fastest growing online hair and beauty companies in the UK.
It attracts over 1 million unique visitors per year between its six ecommerce stores, employs 18 staff, operates from a 7000 Sq Ft warehouse in England and turns over £1 million annually.
Harland dispatches over 10,000 products every month, with 10% of those being exported to over 37 countries worldwide including Barbados and Afghanistan.

Darren was named as one of the most influential people in the North East in 2011 alongside business legends such as Sir Peter Vardy, Tom Maxfield and Duncan Bannatyne, winning national press coverage along the way.

Ian and Darren discuss:-
  • Focussing on one business
  • Importing from China
  • Internet Marketing Techniques

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Feb 5, 2016

No one does it quite like Brad, his approach to life, business & motivation is unique. Yet it works, firing people, from all walks of life up. He gives people the permission to do the very thing they know they should be doing.

A humorous, thought provoking, high energy motivational speaker who presents in jeans, T-shirts, trainers. If for no other reason, he stands out. People talk about him, which in any congested marketplace, there is no downside. Try it. Free marketing.

Yet he’s not just a motivational speaker, he’s the highest rated and reviewed business author on Amazon.

Brad founded membership organisation 4Networking the UK’s largest joined up business network, which now runs over 5,000+ business networking meetings each year.

See more at bradburton.biz

Ian and Brad discuss:-

  • Facing Unemployment
  • Work Life Balance
  • Wealth v's Happiness
  • Be Yourself
Feb 4, 2016

Graham Allcott joins us to talk about his passion, productivity.

Graham is a best-selling author, speaker, social entrepreneur and the original ‘Productivity Ninja’.

Armed with a mission to transform stuffy time management training courses into something more practical, human and fun, Graham founded Think Productive in April 2009. The company has since grown to spread the message of playful productivity across the UK and increasingly worldwide.

Ian and Graham discuss:- 

  • Bring your inbox to zero
  • Extreme challenge of working 5am-9am
  • Extreme challenge of Fasting during Ramadan
  • Extreme challenge of reading email once per week
  • The Pomodoro Technique 

Graham can be found at www.thinkproductive.co.uk

Graham's recommended reading:

Feb 3, 2016

For more than twenty five years Dinah Bennett has enabled people and organisations all over the world to attain enhanced insights into enterprise and entrepreneurship.

Dinah was awarded an OBE for Services to Women's Entrepreneurship and was one of the first women to be honoured with the Queen’s Award for Achievement in Enterprise Promotion in 2005.

Ian and Dinah discuss:-

  • China's one child policy
  • Women in Business
  • African innovation
  • Indian Social Enterprise
  • The Throwaway Economy

Dinah can be found at ww.consult-ice.com

Dinah's recommended reading:-

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