SmallBizPod #46 – Interview with Lord Billimoria & Michelle Dewberry

Live from the Business Startup Show including interviews with Lord Bilimoria of Cobra Beer and Michelle Dewberry, young entrepreneur & winner of The Apprentice.

By Alex Bellinger
13th May 2007 at 12:15 am

This week SmallBizPod #46, the podcast for small businesses and anyone looking for help starting a business, returns to the Business Startup Show to check the pulse of entrepreneurship today. Interviewees include the famous, like Lord Bilimoria of Cobra Beer and 2006 winner of The Apprentice, Michelle Dewberry, as well as many yet to be famous, hard working entrepreneurs and start-ups all with a story to tell. The show also includes the latest listener comments and news on some guest contributors to the SmallBizPod blog.

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Show Notes



• 00:00 Alex on what’s coming up in the show.
• 01:25 Thanks to listeners for their feedback and comments which is always much appreciated and for joining the SmallBizPod networking site as well as an introduction to some new guest contributors to the small business and startup blog.


• 03:39 Interviews with: Angela Onoforu who is looking to set up an independent record label online, young serial entrepreneur Dan Ku and Chris Rivett,web designer, all of whom were in the queue to hear Levi Roots speak. [With apologies for any misspelt names]
• 09:54 Interview with Michelle Dewberry winner of the 2006 edition of The Apprentice on her plans for the future and what makes a successful business person.
• 12:42 Interview with Katie Moore founder of the Business Startup Community on networking online and in the ‘real world’.
• 16:08 Interview with Oliver Dowding of wheat grass juice producers Tonic Attack.
• 18:30 Interview with one of Britain’s best known entrepreneurs Lord Bilimoria, chief executive of Cobra Beer at the Wiley book store.


• 24:30 Alex on how to leave a comment for the show by emailing or by calling +44 (0) 20 8133 1656 or if you’re in the US (415) 287 3794 and leaving a voice message.
• 25:48 Nic Morton gives some advice on business plans in response to last week’s diary of a wantrepreneur i.e. keep it short. He also suggests these two resources.
• 27:17 Email from Colin Maddocks who runs a successful web-based travel business.
• 28:04 Email comment from Matt Kendall on how his business has developed over the last few years and the marketing seminars it runs in Manchester.
• 29:05 Thanks to all those who have signed up to the Frappr map including Gagandeep Sapra, Neil from New Zealand and Fitzpatrick from Alabama.

• 34.28 Music – thanks to South African trance artist, Alienation whose track Imagine A Star was played during this week’s show as well as this track, Mad World featuring Marty B, courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network.

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