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Startup Survival Podcast

Peter Harrington

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Created and written for people affected by a crisis and involved in any stage of business start-up, this podcast provides storified expert insight, research-backed theory and practical advice. Presented by Peter Harrington, a serial entrepreneur with 30+ years of business start-up and growth experience, this engaging and fact-filled production is designed to inspire both thinking and action. This podcast is sponsored by SimVenture - Digital Learning Solutions Bringing Business Learning to Life - https://simventure.com/
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Join Peter Harrington, as he chats with expert guest and start-up survivor Richard Hughes Jones.
Together they consider why so many salespeople are bad at selling and consider the implications for startups - during a crisis and beyond..
But don’t be dismayed, the podcast also shares the fundamental principles for getting sales and personal selling right. Drawing on decades of personal experience, research-backed advice and an appropriate dose of theory, this episode is not to be missed, especially if you want your venture to survive and preferably thrive in the months and years ahead.
If the COVID19 Pandemic is affecting your startup business, listen to this podcast. And learn how to think from crisis to opportunity.
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Backed by the London School of Economics and created and written by serial entrepreneur Peter Harrington, this thought provoking podcast is ideal if you are in the process of creating or starting a new business or venture - and need insight or help.
UK-based Peter Harrington set up his first business following graduation in York in 1989. He has since started and grown several companies in various sectors including research, marketing, design, print, educational software and consultancy. Over the last 30+ years, Peter has employed over 1,000 people and experienced many highs and a few lows including burglaries, floods, fire and of course the most recent pandemic.
As well as being the CEO with the SimVenture team, Peter is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the London School of Economics and London South Bank University.
Find a Transcript for this Episode at: https://www.businesshitchhiker.com/startup-survival-podcast/

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If the COVID19 Pandemic is affecting your startup business, listen to this podcast.
In this episode, meet mindfulness expert
Martin Summerfield who shares his insight and thoughts for developing resilience in challenging times.
And learn how to think from crisis to opportunity.
Using this learning resource with a class? Request the free Teaching Notes for this episode.
Backed by the London School of Economics and created and written by serial entrepreneur Peter Harrington, this thought provoking podcast is ideal if you are in the process of creating or starting a new business or venture - and need insight or help.
By listening to this podcast you’ll learn more about the mind as well as tools to help you navigate through the crisis. You’ll also discover valuable reference texts, all recommended to help you make sense of what’s happening in your startup world.
UK-based Peter Harrington set up his first business following graduation in York in 1989. He has since started and grown several companies in various sectors including research, marketing, design, print, educational software and consultancy. Over the last 30+ years, Peter has employed over 1,000 people and experienced many highs and a few lows including burglaries, floods, fire and of course the most recent pandemic.
As well as being the CEO with the SimVenture team, Peter is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the London School of Economics and London South Bank University.
Find a Transcript for this Episode at: https://www.businesshitchhiker.com/startup-survival-podcast/

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Join me for this globetrotting episode as I explore common threats, threads and opportunities in the startup world.
Guests from 5 continents share their fears, views and hopes on key issues including failure. And from failure we gear up and get expert insight on just how fit-for-purpose fee-paying education institutions are, when offering courses and degrees to budding entrepreneurs.
Listen to insight on social collaboration in Nigeria and learn how and why more female leaders are so much needed to shape our new world. Finally, discover why this hugely disruptive time of our lives presents an abundance of opportunity for thoughtful, hard-working and courageous entrepreneurs.
If the COVID19 Pandemic is affecting your startup business, listen to this podcast. And learn how to think from crisis to opportunity.
Using this learning resource with a class? Request the free
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Backed by the London School of Economics and created and written by serial entrepreneur Peter Harrington, this thought provoking podcast is ideal if you are in the process of creating or starting a new business or venture - and need insight or help.
UK-based Peter Harrington set up his first business following graduation in York in 1989. He has since started and grown several companies in various sectors including research, marketing, design, print, educational software and consultancy. Over the last 30+ years, Peter has employed over 1,000 people and experienced many highs and a few lows including burglaries, floods, fire and of course the most recent pandemic.
As well as being the CEO with the SimVenture team, Peter is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the London School of Economics and London South Bank University.

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Startups wishing to grow or scale must build a team that is productive and well led.
Yet the complexities and nuances of effective teamwork require leaders to continually learn from the myriad of different situations that occur within a workforce. But regardless of your journey, nothing prepares you or your team for a pandemic.
Join me, as I meet two startup business owners, Joey Tait and Kevin Hammond, who had to think anew about effective team-working in order to save their company. Discover how this practical backdrop, regular reference to meaningful theory as well as personal experience are fused into a 27 minute show.
If the COVID19 Pandemic is affecting your startup business, listen to this podcast. And learn how to think from crisis to opportunity.
Using this learning resource with a class? Request the free
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Backed by the London School of Economics and created and written by serial entrepreneur Peter Harrington, this thought provoking podcast is ideal if you are in the process of creating or starting a new business or venture - and need insight or help.
UK-based Peter Harrington set up his first business following graduation in York in 1989. He has since started and grown several companies in various sectors including research, marketing, design, print, educational software and consultancy. Over the last 30+ years, Peter has employed over 1,000 people and experienced many highs and a few lows including burglaries, floods, fire and of course the most recent pandemic.
As well as being the CEO with the SimVenture team, Peter is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the London School of Economics and London South Bank University.
Find a Transcript for this Episode at: https://www.businesshitchhiker.com/startup-survival-podcast/

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How can a young entrepreneurial leader achieve all this in under 3 months?

  • Arrange for 18,000+ PPE items to be sent to the NHS & secondary line services
  • Provide 1,000+ care packs and 20,000 meals to isolated and compromised individuals
  • Recruit & mobilise over 250 people so all work is done
  • Fund-raise over £40k to pay for the whole initiative
  • Work a 16-hour day. Day in day out.
  • And choose not to receive a penny for his endeavours.

Find out answers and join me as I share the extraordinary feats of Jon Lo, an inspirational leader who stepped up and put his volunteering mind and soul on the line when the crisis broke.
Join Peter Harrington, as he chats with expert guest Jon Lo.
If the COVID19 Pandemic is affecting your startup business, listen to this podcast. And learn how to think from crisis to opportunity.
Using this learning resource with a class? Request the free Teaching Notes for this episode.
Backed by the London School of Economics and created and written by serial entrepreneur Peter Harrington, this thought provoking podcast is ideal if you are in the process of creating, starting or growing a new business or venture - and need insight or help.
UK-based Peter Harrington set up his first business following graduation in York in 1989. He has since started and grown several companies in various sectors including research, marketing, design, print, educational software and consultancy. Over the last 30+ years, Peter has employed over 1,000 people and experienced many highs and a few lows including burglaries, floods, fire and of course the most recent pandemic.
As well as being the CEO with the SimVenture team, Peter is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the London School of Economics and London South Bank University.
Find a Transcript for this Episode at: https://www.businesshitchhiker.com/startup-survival-podcast/

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What did a young entrepreneurial leader learn from his C19 Social Enterprise that achieved all this in 3 months?

  • Arrange for 18,000+ PPE items to be sent to the NHS & secondary line services
  • Provide 1,000+ care packs and 20,000 meals to isolated and compromised individuals
  • Recruit & mobilise over 250 people so all work is done
  • Fund-raise over £40k to pay for the whole initiative
  • Work a 16-hour day. Day in day out.
  • And choose not to receive a penny for his endeavours.

Find out answers in this 2nd part of this 2-part episode. Discover how Jon Lo thinks and what inspires him to create change. Ultimately, discover what this volunteering crisis hero learnt and how you can benefit from his insight..
Join Peter Harrington, as he chats with expert guest Jon Lo
If the COVID19 Pandemic is affecting your startup business, listen to this podcast. And learn how to think from crisis to opportunity.
Using this learning resource with a class? Request the free Teaching Notes for this episode.
Backed by the London School of Economics and created and written by serial entrepreneur Peter Harrington, this thought provoking podcast is ideal if you are in the process of creating, starting or growing any kind of new business or venture - and need insight or help.
UK-based Peter Harrington set up his first business following graduation in York in 1989. He has since started and grown several companies in various sectors including research, marketing, design, print, educational software and consultancy. Over the last 30+ years, Peter has employed over 1,000 people and experienced many highs and a few lows including burglaries, floods, fire and of course the most recent pandemic.
As well as being the CEO with the SimVenture team, Peter is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the London School of Economics and London South Bank University.
Find a Transcript for this Episode at: https://www.businesshitchhiker.com/startup-survival-podcast/

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When a crisis such as C19 strikes, how do you best communicate with stakeholders?
Backed by the
London School of Economics and created and written by serial entrepreneur Peter Harrington, this thought provoking podcast is ideal if you are in the process of creating or starting a new business or venture - and need insight or help.
Listen to Occupational Psychologist Shauna McVeigh as well as social media specialist Cilla Richards as they share their thoughts in this podcast. Learn about the right way to use social media, how to communicate within your organisation and discover effective ways to reach out to clients and prospects.
You’ll also discover valuable reference texts, all recommended to help you make sense of what’s happening in your startup world.
Using this learning resource with a class? Request the free Teaching Notes for this episode.
UK-based Peter Harrington set up his first business following graduation in York in 1989. He has since started and grown several companies in various sectors including research, marketing, design, print, educational software and consultancy. Over the last 30+ years, Peter has employed over 1,000 people and experienced many highs and a few lows including burglaries, floods, fire and of course the most recent pandemic.
As well as being the CEO with the SimVenture team, Peter is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the London School of Economics and London South Bank University.
Find a Transcript for this Episode at: https://www.businesshitchhiker.com/startup-survival-podcast/

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Tune in and learn from two of the very brightest entrepreneurial money-minds working with startups.
Hear from straight-talking
SmartPurse CEO and global innovation expert, Olga Miler. Find out why she believes negotiation and pitching are two critical skills startups must master.
And if you plan to pivot now or post-pandemic, listen to Dr Vaughn Tan, a startup consultant, author, and professor who specialises in designing organisations that are resilient to and benefit from uncertainty.
NB. If you seek budgeting, savings or investment advice, you’ll find plenty of guidance elsewhere on the internet, but sadly not in this episode.
If the COVID19 Pandemic is affecting your startup business, listen to this podcast. And learn how to think from crisis to opportunity.
Using this learning resource with a class? Request the free Teaching Notes for this episode.
Backed by the London School of Economics and created and written by serial entrepreneur Peter Harrington, this thought provoking podcast is ideal if you are in the process of creating or starting a new business or venture - and need insight or help.
UK-based Peter Harrington set up his first business following graduation in York in 1989. He has since started and grown several companies in various sectors including research, marketing, design, print, educational software and consultancy. Over the last 30+ years, Peter has employed over 1,000 people and experienced many highs and a few lows including burglaries, floods, fire and of course the most recent pandemic.
As well as being the CEO with the SimVenture team, Peter is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the London School of Economics and London South Bank University.

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If the COVID19 Pandemic is affecting your startup business, listen to this podcast.
Listen to the podcast to appreciate how your customers are thinking and feeling and how you should approach them. Discover a direction for your venture and learn what speed to move at and how best to use your time.
And learn how to think from crisis to opportunity.
Using this learning resource with a class? Request the free
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Backed by the London School of Economics and created and written by serial entrepreneur Peter Harrington, this thought provoking podcast is ideal if you are in the process of creating or starting a new business or venture - and need insight or help.
This series starting introductory episode helps you to adopt a mindset that allows you to handle a crisis like COVID19 with purpose, clarity and a sense of hope.
UK-based Peter Harrington set up his first business following graduation in York in 1989. He has since started and grown several companies in various sectors including research, marketing, design, print, educational software and consultancy. Over the last 30+ years, Peter has employed over 1,000 people and experienced many highs and a few lows including burglaries, floods, fire and of course the most recent pandemic.
As well as being the CEO with the SimVenture team, Peter is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the London School of Economics and London South Bank University.
Find a Transcript for this Episode at: https://www.businesshitchhiker.com/startup-survival-podcast/

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In this episode, learn what the experts say about trust and discover how and why mastering trust, especially during a crisis is so important. Amongst other people, you'll learn from Harvard Business School Professor, Frances Frei and trust specialist, Rachel Botsman.
If the COVID19 Pandemic is affecting your startup business, listen to this podcast. And learn how to think from crisis to opportunity.
Using this learning resource with a class? Request the free
Teaching Notes for this episode.
Backed by the London School of Economics and created and written by serial entrepreneur Peter Harrington, this thought provoking podcast is ideal if you are in the process of creating or starting a new business or venture - and need insight or help.
UK-based Peter Harrington set up his first business following graduation in York in 1989. He has since started and grown several companies in various sectors including research, marketing, design, print, educational software and consultancy. Over the last 30+ years, Peter has employed over 1,000 people and experienced many highs and a few lows including burglaries, floods, fire and of course the most recent pandemic.
As well as being the CEO with the SimVenture team, Peter is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the London School of Economics and London South Bank University.
Find a Transcript for this Episode at: https://www.businesshitchhiker.com/startup-survival-podcast/

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