SmallBizPod #41 – home working podcast

Emma Jones, founder of homeworking portal Enterprise Nation, talks about the home based business trend and kitchen table entrepreneurs.

By Alex Bellinger
5th March 2007 at 3:25 pm

This week SmallBizPod #41, the podcast for small business owners, start-ups and entrepreneurs, examines the growing trend of homeworking with Emma Jones of Enterprise Nation. The show also explores the work at home mum (WAHM) phenomenon in the US with Wendy Piersall of eMoms at Home and Ponn Sabra of Empower Women Now.

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Show Notes



• 00:00 Alex on what’s coming up in the show.
• 02:30 An update on new sections of the SmallBizPod site including a three new bloggers, video interviews and a small business events calendar.


• 04:42 Interview with Emma Jones of Enterprise Nation on the subject of homeworking – the home now being the most popular location for business start-ups. Emma talks about her new home working podcast and the reasons why she works from home herself including costs, high productivity levels and the flexibility of when and how you work. Alex and Emma talk about homeworking loneliness, the virtual water-cooler, the power of technology and the importance of outsourcing to grow your business without outgrowing your home. Emma also talks about kitchen table tycoons and work at home mums.


• 17:49 Email comment from Russell Barton on contributing some updates to the show on the development of his new business.
• 19:15 Email comment from Tony Campbell on the apathy of his local Chamber of Commerce.
• 20:41 Email from Simon O’Keefe suggesting Alex sticks with his first question of guests rather than refining it.
• 21:58 Sympathy for the umm and the err from Andy Hyland.
• 23:05 Comment from Andrew Turner who finds SmallBizPod inspiring in Italy where he encounters less of a passion for entrepreneurship.


• 24:36 Interview with Wendy Piersall and Ponn Sabra. Alex, Wendy and Ponn talk about the work at home mum (WAHM) movement in the US, the opportunity and accessibility that technology and the internet brings. Also highlighted is the importance of a strong sense of self worth for women working from home to be successful as well as the motivation and focus required to cope effectively with work and home life in one location. There’s also practical advice on mentors, networking and the importance of outsourcing at the right time.


• 36.36 Feedback from the SmallBizPod Frappr Map with thanks to the following for signing up: Moosey, Williams Edwards in Orange, California, Nico Goodall from Joannesburg, South Africa, Simon O’Keefe in Australia, Christian Hoffmeyer from Copenhagen, and Colin from Milton Keynes.


• 38.26 Music – Cakes by Beak with many thanks to the Monotonik netlabel.

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  1. Ponn Sabra says:

    Thanks for hosting a fun and educational show!

    To our success and empowerment,

  2. […] Alex’s 41st episode featured Ponn and myself, as well as UK expert Emma Jones of Enterprise Nation. Both she and Ponn dedicated some great discussion to outsourcing work as a solopreneur. And I must admit, this is an area I myself need to learn more about (thanks for the push, Jeri!). […]

  3. […] (maybe as an example of what you should be trying to create) I suggest that you start listening to Small Biz Pod by Alex Bellinger – it is […]

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