How I can help you
Content for small businesses and organisations supporting them
I’ve been writing about and for small businesses and start-ups since 2002 so have built an in-depth knowledge of the issues and needs of entrepreneurial companies and the founders behind them. I’ve also hosted popular podcasts and also run a monthly meet-up for entrepreneurs in Bristol which means I’m constantly up-to-date with what current business owners are talking about.
If you’re a business owner looking to engage new or potential customers or you’re running an organisation that targets small business owners and start-ups, I can create awesome articles, blog posts, podcasts and videos that educate and inspire.
“Dan is a formidable small business editor with an incredible depth of expertise and range of contacts. The relationships he’s built help him create great content and he regularly invests time supporting the small businesses he works with. As well as content, he’s a great event host and able to do everything from hosting round tables to large events. We’ve worked with him on a number of projects and thoroughly recommend it.”
Chris Goodfellow, CEO, Inkwell
Hosting events and podcasts with an entrepreneurial focus
Physical events are a brilliant way to engage your customers or educate and inspire entrepreneurs. I’ve hosted over 50 events; from intimate meet-ups to conferences with an audience of hundreds including events for international brands like Facebook and Xero.
I’m also a big fan of podcasts having hosted Enterprise Nation’s Small Business Sessions as well as lots of online events including Facebook Live interviews, webinars and three live web chats from inside 10 Downing Street.
If you need an engaging host for your event, conference, podcast, webinar or Facebook Live, drop me a line.
Examples of me hosting events and podcasts
Interviewing Dragons’ Den investor Theo Paphitis:
Hosting the Small Business Sessions podcast:
I’ve hosted two 12 episode seasons of the Small Business Sessions podcast for Enterprise Nation and sponsors Xero and Starling Bank.
Interviewing Cambridge Satchel Company founder Julie Deane on building her £40m business:
Interviewing Dragons’ Den investor Jenny Campbell and Ed Hollands from DrivenMedia who she backed on the BBC TV show:
Hosting social media coverage of StartUp 2017, an event for 2,000 entrepreneurs:
Hosting a Facebook Live with Emma Jones MBE, founder of Enterprise Nation:
Interviewing The Apprentice star Elizabeth McKenna:
Proud ambassador and host for Social Media Week Bristol:
I worked with the Bristol organisers, part of a global network, to help promote and curate the week for two years running. I also organised and hosted the Small Business Social Media Summit, an event for 200 small business owners.
“Dan is a true small business champion. He has such a wide knowledge of the small business landscape. As well as being an excellent journalist, content creator and reporter on small business news, he also makes an excellent event host.“
Emma Greenfield, head of events, Enterprise Nation