Business, no bull sh*t – or Business Nobs, for short.
This ISN’T a bunch of interviews with startup founders such as Facebook, Twitter and co. Instead, Eddie speaks to everyday people just like you, who had an idea to start their own business. The podcast shines an honest light on the struggles failures and occasional successes, without the Hollywood filter.
You’ll hear about everything from the effects starting a business can have on your mental and physical health; the transition from being an employee to the CEO of a one-man band – and all the way through to what it’s like to sell your start up; without the bull sh*t.
1. Dan Kelsall | Mental Health
Dan Kelsall is the founder of Offended Marketing. He’s straight talking, northern and a somewhat divisive marketing ‘expert’ (although don’t let him know we described him as one) and author of Fucking Good Content.
This episode is packed full of brutally honest reflections and anecdotes on what it’s really like to start your own business, which you don’t want to miss.View episode
2. Shelina Begum | Employee to CEO
Shelina Begum is an award-winning journalist – a title she’s held for over 20 years. Only, Shelina isn’t an employee anymore. She’s founded her own company, Shelina Begum Media and we join Shelina just weeks into her journey as a startup owner.
This episode is packed full of open and honest reflection on what it’s really like transiting from being an employee to the CEO of a one-man band, overnight.View episode
3. Craig Brookes | Making mistakes
On this episode, Craig Brookes and Eddie Whittingham talk frankly about some of the mistakes they’ve made on their journey to starting and running their own businesses. It’s an episode full of heart-on-the-sleeve reflections, honesty and openness that all startup owners can relate to.View episode
4. Mike Winnet | Seeking success
On this episode, Mike Winnet and Eddie Whittingham talk openly about their experience of building multiple-million pound businesses and perceived success.View episode
5. Alice Stephenson | Resilience
On this episode, Alice Stephenson and Eddie Whittingham talk openly about their experience of resilience and taking negativity on the chin by turning it into a positive driver.View episode
6. Dan Kelsall (again!) | Startup investment
Dan Kelsall returns for a second episode. Why? Well, because Dan and Eddie both have an axe to grind with the weird obsession with investment in the startup community. When should a startup get investment? Why is investment lorded over? What are the pros and cons of investment?View episode
7. Lewis Kemp | Winging it
On this episode, Lewis Kemp and Eddie Whittingham talk openly about the idea of ‘winging it’ when running a startup.
If you’ve ever thought about starting your own business – or perhaps you already have, then this episode is a must listen. ‘Winging it’, as uncomfortable as it might make you, is a perfectly normal part of the everyday startup life. It’s a right of passage, something every single founder has had to deal with in one way shape or form.View episode
8. Elena Manukyan | Expectation vs reality
On this episode, Elena Manukyan and Eddie Whittingham talk openly about their experience of setting up their respective businesses and how this differs from the glamorous online perceptions of entrepreneurship.View Episode
9. Vic Edwards | Standing out
In this episode, we’re joined by Vic Edwards, founder of VLAN, an IT services provider, where we talk about standing out in a busy marketplace and dealing with competitors.View episode
10. Jordan Wilson | Business & Bipolar
Join host Eddie Whittingham as he talks to startup fashion brand owner, Jordan Wilson, about the challenges of running a business with bipolar.
Running a business comes with a lot of pressures. Pressures that are shared by all business owners, no matter what their industry or background. But, how do you deal with these pressures? And what added problems can you face when running a business with bipolar?View episode
11. Alice Lyons | Startup fatigue
In this episode, host, Eddie Whittingham is joined by Alice Lyons, where they talk with brutal honesty about the realities of startup fatigue.View episode
12. Martyn Raftery | Chasing funding
In this episode, host, Eddie Whittingham (founder of GoFounder.com), is joined by Martyn Raftery, where they talk about the good, the bad and the ugly sides of taking on investment as a startup.View episode
13. Scott Millward | Personal branding
Founder of GoFounder and host Eddie Whittingham is joined by Scott Millward, to talk about the ins and outs of personal branding.View episode