SmallBizPod #68 – Rachel Elnaugh Interview

A podcast interview with celebrity entrepreneur, Rachel Elnaugh, on business failure and success, attraction, the entrepreneurial sex-drive, women in business and the well-being sector.

By Alex Bellinger
12th May 2008 at 12:56 pm

This week SmallBizPod #68, the podcast for startups and business owners, interviews Rachel Elnaugh, former ‘Dragon’ and one of Britain’s best known entrepreneurs. There’s also a round up of comments from listeners and a chance to win Rachel’s new book Business Nightmares.

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Show Notes



• 00:00 Introduction to what’s coming up in the show.
• 02:30 Last chance to sign up for Going Solo conference for freelancers on 16 May.


• 03:25 Interview with Rachel Elnaugh of Dragon’s Den fame, on how she faced and overcame business failure, celebrity, business growth, femininity in business, the link between sex drive and entrepreneurship, and the well-being sector.

• 20.55 How to win a copy of Rachel’s new book, Business Nightmares.

• 20.55 Comments including an audio comment from Glen Biclar, and email comments from BBC3, Bryan Kress and Mark Richardson.

• 29.09 Finally, do sign up to the SmallBizPod Facebook group and also check out Twitter and follow Alex to stay connected.

• 51.38 Music – Breaking The Square Waves by Delayscape with many thanks to Monotonik.

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  1. I worked on an event that Rachel spoke at. She was extremely charming and certainly an inspiration.

  2. alex says:

    Hi Permjot, yes, she’s well worth listening to. Interesting new blog you’ve got there too! Looking forward to reading more.

  3. […] also interviewed Rachel Elnaugh for this week’s podcast and she faces the other side of the celebrity entrepreneur coin. […]

  4. Suleman says:

    Hey Alex, got the book today,
    THANKS! =]

  5. Gaj says:

    Hi alex,

    I download your podcast from iTunes and have always promised to visit your site as I expand and grow my bix whilst in a full-time job. You podcast keeps me motivated and I just wanted to tell you to keep up the great work.

    Loved this interview too and nice to listen to how she remained positive.


  6. […] 26.46 Comments from Gaj about how much he enjoyed the interview with Rachel Elnaugh. Also from Jonathan Yates about his new book and recent experiences selling his most recent […]

  7. […] can also listen to an audio interview with Rachel at – “Interview with Rachel Elnaugh of Dragon’s Den fame, on how she […]

  8. […] To hear a really interesting interview with Rachel talking about her Red Letter Days experiences, how she sees business and entrepreneurship evolving in the future and the inspiration behind her book, go to the website and download their podcast #68. […]

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