I was delighted to be asked by the Suffolk business support service ‘Menta’ to write a short introductory piece about podcasts and new businesses / start-ups recently. You can find out more about Menta here. The aim was to help inform new business owners about podcasting and make them think about whether it’s the right step for a new venture so early on in their business.
So You’re Thinking About Starting A Podcast?
Everyone’s doing it nowadays aren’t they? Podcasting is very much here to stay and there’s a podcast available on practically any subject you can think of, and even ones on things you dare not think about. But is a podcast right for you and your business?
I get asked a lot about what it is I actually do for a living as a radio producer, especially by family members who believe that I sit around drinking tea and deciding which records to play on the radio… (To be fair, I do get to do that sometimes), so I thought it’s about time I wrote about some of the aspects of my job and what exactly it is I get up to (while of course drinking tea).
The best description I can give anyone is that I am a gatekeeper of the airwaves, standing proudly in front of a giant door.
With results days soon on the way, life as a student about what to do next is quite stressful. So here’s two blogs that might be of some use.
The first comes from my fabulous friend and Instagramer Disasters Of A 30 Something – who not only finds herself daily in ridiculous and hilarious situations – but is right on point when it comes to talking about life:
BLOG: How lunch dictated my career
And then there’s my story of being useless at exams, joining uni, quitting uni, and chasing my dreams:
BLOG: This weeks blog is brought to you by the letter A*….
Whatever you get in your exams, there are options available out there for everyone to get to the next place down the road of life. For some that looks like continuing in education, for others it could be an apprenticeship or a gap year.
There’s no right or wrong about where you should be going in life; just take your time to think about your future and find that thing that makes you happy.