Podcast Episodes

Season 3 – Episode 9: If Only This Shopping List Was Magic

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“If only this shopping list was a magic list that told me everything in order.” Entrepreneur Will Broome believes he has the perfect riposte to this dilemma with his new app Ubamarket. Dubbed ‘the smart shopping list’, the app, which has been four years’ in the making, claims to solve some of the biggest issues consumers complain about when trudging through the supermarket for groceries, and provides a number of enticing commercial benefits to retailers too. Speaking to Jason on the cusp of Ubamarket’s launch, Will described how the inspiration came like a bolt of lighting in the middle of a humdrum visit to his local supermarket. “About five years ago I get back from work and my wife would text me a shopping list,” he explained. “I’d go into the store and I’d have this long shopping list on my phone and I’d be knackered anyway. I’d go in like a typical bloke, I was going from aisle 6 to aisle 9 to aisle 4 back to aisle 6 again.” Hear more only on the GuestList podcast!

Season 3 – Episode 6: Jason Prepares for his Speech on ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN EVERYTHING YOU DO

Jason prepares for his Speech on ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN EVERYTHING YOU DO, for Live Meeting Amsterdam. The Experience Conference in Amsterdam on 22 August. The conference, which looks at trends within the European experience marketing industry, will also include speakers from across Europe such as Bjorn Wigforss, Marcom Director Events, Microsoft. Jason is nervous that his talk isn’t good enough and his hung over wife gives notes. His talk shares the 9 components of entrepreneurilsm he has learned from his own journey and this show. The Experience Conference is concerned with encouraging more face-to-face interaction between consumers, businesses and brands. This is the first time the conference has taken place and will tackle subjects around brand activation, experience marketing and Entrepreneurship.

Season 3 – Episode 5: Michelle Ovens, National Campaign Director for Small Business Saturday

Michelle Ovens, National Campaign Director for Small Business Saturday talks small business and how having a positive attitude is the answer. Michelle has been the driving force behind Small Business Saturday since it was first introduced in the UK in 2013. A strategist by trade, she holds an MBA from London Business School and has spent many years helping businesses develop and succeed. In addition to Small Business Saturday, she worked closely with Lord Young, until recently the Prime Minister’s adviser on enterprise, on his 2014 report Enterprise For All, looking specifically at encouraging universities to support entrepreneurship. She is also a judge for the National Business Awards. More information about Small Business Saturday is available at www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/smallbusinesssaturdayuk and on Twitter @smallbizsatuk.

Season 3 – Episode 1: An Ameri”CAN” Entrepreneur in London

89a168be577356cf80e972ec77182fbbCaleb Parker: an Ameri”CAN” entrepreneur in London.

He’s a founder, director, advisor, investor and consultant, with a keen focus on innovation and technology, and interests in the MICE market, sharing economy, fitness & nutrition and future of work.

Caleb’s passion for helping people improve their lives and succeed in today’s economy has grown over the past seven years while helping hundreds of people learn about meeting rooms on-demand and workspace-as-a-service. He says we are in a ‘new economy‘ where technology has afforded us the freedom to work wherever we want, which is good, but as a result we rely too much on digital communication. He believes relationships are the key to business success, and in-person communication is still required.

He spreads his “new economy” message at numerous conferences, social media, panel discussions and various blogs.

He is the former CEO of London based MeetingRooms.com (2013-2016), the world’s largest online marketplace to search, book and pay instantly for meeting rooms in over 130 countries. Prior to joining MeetingRooms.com, Caleb co-founded a technology startup in 2012 in Washington, D.C. to create the first global distribution system for on-demand office & meeting space.

Earlier in his career, Caleb was named one of Savannah’s “40 under 40” business leaders” in 2006 after launching two successful small businesses in the city’s booming hospitality industry. A year later he moved to Washington, DC to join the The Regus Group DC management team. In 2009, Caleb co-founded a flexible workspace consulting firm where he brokered flexible workspace and advised businesses on agile working strategies.

Caleb is one of the first licensed commercial real estate agents to speak on the new economy, mobile working trends and the rise of flexible workspace, and has been quoted in numerous publications. He is @caleb_parker on Twitter.