SmallBizPod #82 – Budget podcast 2009

Coverage of Budget 2009 and what it means for your small business or startup. Analysis & practical advice plus interviews with entrepreneurs, experts & shadow small business ministers.

By Alex Bellinger
22nd April 2009 at 10:45 pm

This week SmallBizPod #82, the small business podcast, covers the 2009 Budget, analysing its impact on startups, small businesses and entrepreneurs. It includes interviews with startups, SMEs, experts and shadow ministers for business and enterprise for the Conservatives and the Lib Dems. There’s also an excellent review of a book on coaching from an Australian listener and some classic electronica.

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Show Notes



• 00:00 Alex on what’s coming up in the show.


• 01:53 SmallBizPod coverage of business reaction to The Budget 2009.

• 02:17 Interview with Dave Mouncey, Tax Partner at accountants Smith & Williamson with a nitty gritty look at the impact of The Budget on small businesses.

• 09:56 Interview with Andrew Cave, head of policy at the Federation of Small Businesses, on what its members really wanted from The Budget, including automatic business rates relief and tackling the issue of late payment.

• 14:10 Interview with Joe White, chief operating officer at, on some of the minor benefits to SMEs, the outlook for the economy and some very useful, practical tips on what businesses need to do to survive.

• 19:24 Interview with Mark Prisk, Conservative shadow small business minister, who reacts to the Budget and outlines what his party would like to see happen to support UK SMEs.

• 24:53 Interview with Lorely Burt, Liberal Democract shadow minister for business and enterprise with her reactions and thoughts on what her party would do to support small businesses.

• 33:26 Interview with Rhodri Ferrier co-founder of Bulldog Natural Grooming on a startup’s view of The Budget and how they are coping with a nightmarish economy.

• 38:44 Book Review from SmallBizPod listener Ian Crawford of Starting and Running a Coaching Business by Aryanne Oade.

• 46.48 Music Zombie Girl
“Blood, Brains & Rock’n Roll”
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  1. […] Prisk, Conservative shadow minister for business and enterprise, commented in SmallBizPod’s Budget podcast: I think this is deeply disappointing for small businesses, the Budget has really ignored their […]

  2. […] Take a look at our analysis of what The Budget means for small businesses and our annual Budget Podcast for more information and […]

  3. A very useful and informative podcast.

  4. Thanks Sarah, really glad you found it useful.

    Do spread the word and thanks for listening.

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