SmallBizPod #7 – young entrepreneurs podcast with Shell LiveWIRE

Interview with head of Shell LiveWire, Duncan Robbie and young theatre entrepreneur Olly Royds.

By Alex Bellinger
23rd May 2005 at 4:22 pm

Welcome to SmallBizPod #7 – a podcast for businesses in the UK and beyond. 38 minutes of news, interviews and practical advice for small businesses, start-ups, entrepreneurs and anyone interested in investing in new enterprises.

This week’s show covers entrepreneurship among young people and includes interviews with a 23 year old Newcastle-based theatre producer, and Duncan Robbie, director of Shell LiveWIRE which runs the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

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• 00:00 Alex on what’s coming up in this week’s show.
• 00:51 Comments from Rob at
• 01:23 What do you think of a small business advice line?
• 02:00 HP small business blogging survey
• 02:32 UK small business bloggers where are you?

• 02:48 Interview – Olly Royds, Bums On Seats Productions
• 17:39 News – SME sleepless nights from the Factors & Discounters Association, official stats on strength of UK labour market, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development pessimism on labour market outlook, CBI quarterly small business survey, reaction to the Queen’s Speech, British Chambers of Commerce technology security seminars.
• 21:33 Interview – Duncan Robbie, director, Shell LiveWIRE

• 32:00 How to send comments to SmallBizPod
• 32:19 Music – Sonic Rush by Dapulse


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  1. Very Interesting show Alex. I need to improve my business knowledge and attitude to behind the scenes of how to run a business, so any hints and tips you put out on your podcast is absolutely crucial!

    Richard Vobes
    The Richard Vobes Radio Show

  2. i’m interested in starting a business selling ebooks on the net but dont know where to begin even with the most basic tasks.
    Can you help me with any info to get staretd

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