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Love Local London: Earlsfield

First of a new series which puts the spotlight on local life in South West London. Denise Waterman talks to community Estate Agents Haart, samples the local cafe culture, goes golfing, checks out some typical "young Earlsfield family" shops and finishes with a well earnt cocktail in one of the areas many superb bars. http://www.beanandhop.co.uk/ @beanandhop http://oceanhomedesigns.co.uk/ @oceanhomedesign http://www.bumptobaby.co.uk/ http://www.clgc.co.uk/ @CLGCGolf http://www.threesixsix.co.uk/ @ThreeSixSixLDN

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Business Bites – Actions not Donations to save the planet

This month Kay Chauhan, Business Correspondent for Wandsworth Radio, also caught up with CEO and Founder of the Social Enterprise The Do-Nation, Hermione Taylor, who is an innovator who came up with a unique way of getting people to pledge actions to help the environment instead of donating money. Hermione is now in her 6th year with a staff of six and is helping businesses to find ways to engage staff to reduce carbon emissions by carrying out simple challenges such as cycling to work or taking the stairs, as well as helping business to enhance their environmental credentials and improve on their Bottom Line at the same time.

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Business Bites – Flexible Funding for SMEs

Since the financial crash of 2008, High Street Banks have become notoriously stringent about lending to small businesses, and to be perfectly honest lending to anyone really. Go to any business networking event and it won’t be long before you hear the six year old mantra that High Street banks do not want to part with their loans unless you have a pretty good track record over three years, or you are willing to put down your personal assets as collateral. However, Market Invoice is one of a growing number of non-banks or alternative financial institutions that are bucking the trend and have created an online solution for SMEs looking to access funding. The fin-tech or Finance Technology it is using is also chipping away at the £80 billion stranglehold, or 85 per cent of the market that traditional banks have on invoice trading, where a business trades invoices with long payment terms, typically with corporate clients or well-known brands – in return for liquidity that would enable the business to continue to trade. Oliver Cummings, Partnerships Manager at Market Invoice, explains to Kay Chauhan how the fin-tech sector is helping SMEs access flexible and cheaper funding to run and grow their business, in the same way that ITunes and Spotify took the music industry by storm.

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Business Bites – Pop-up business clinics in Wandsworth libraries

A series of business advice clinics and workshops popped up all over the borough’s libraries with business experts providing advice and information on finance, marketing, IT and the Web, and legal services as part of Wandsworth Council in partnership with Enterprise Nation, Business Support in the High Street programme. Business Correspondent Kay Chauhan paid a visit to her local library at Wandsworth Town to speak to local businesses and business experts, including Lorna Bladen, Head of Events at Enterprise Nation.

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Rugby World Cup 2015 at the Richmond Fanzone

If you can't get to see the sport live, you can still share the excitement of RWC2015 by going to one of the four free Fan Zones. Keith Maynard checks out the Richmond Fanzone in the heart of SW London and even gets a lesson in Fijian Cibi... For more information about the Richmond Fanzone, events and matches happening during the Rugby World Cup, see below: http://www.richmond.gov.uk/home/rugby_world_cup/rwc2015_fanzone/rwc2015_fanzone_schedule.htm @RichmondFanzone

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Business Bites – “UnWined” in Tooting Market

Pop-up wine events organisers Kiki Evans and Laura Ward enjoyed dreaming up fun activities involving wine when they ran a nomad pop-up service, A Grape Night In across London. But their quirky ideas and service developed into quite following, and through an enormously successful Kickstarter campaign, the wine connoisseurs have transitioned into a permanent trading outpost in the middle of Tooting Market. Kay Chauhan catches up with co-owner Kiki about the duos newly opened business ‘UnWined’.

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Business Bites – Networking for Success

Heather White, Networking and Personal Branding expert, and CEO of Smarter Networking, reveals to Kay Chauhan how getting the sack from her job as an insurance broker lead to a thriving networking business with clients such as Nation Wide and host of professional service and business groups. Heather also provides her Top 5 Tips for successful networking and ‘Working in a Room’ in her forthcoming workshop for Wandsworth Council’s Enterprise Workshop series for new and growing businesses.

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Business Bites – Wandsworth Business News Round-up

Business Correspondent for Wandsworth Radio, Kay Chauhan, compiles a round-up of business news in Wandsworth. This month includes the Federation of Small Business Confidence Index which reports a dip in confidence among London Businesses compared to Q1; Delphis Eco, a Battersea-based eco-friendly, cleaning products manufacturer, has been selected by government and UK Trade body to front a trade mission, alongside big guns Aston Martin and Burberry, to promote UK business and exports overseas; a new business centre in the heart of Wandsworth, Workspace’s The Light Bulb business centre hosts inaugural networking event for the Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce; and overall winners of FSB London Business Awards includes two Wandsworth businesses, First Aid training providers First Aid for Life and chic nail bar cum coffee house London Grace.

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Business Bites – FSB London Awards Finalists

This is a recording of the popular "Business Bites" programme by Kay Chauhan and our media partners Wandsworth Radio. Wandsworth businesses will take centre stage during the Federation of Small Business London Award Gala Award ceremony this week. Kay Chauhan speaks to Wandsworth Finalists Emma Hammett at First Aid for Life, Kirsten Hazell at London Grace and Niamh Shevlin of Arty Lobster. http://www.wandsworthradio.com/ #BusinessBites @wandsworthradio

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Business Bites – Gender Pay Gap Audit

This is a recording of the popular "Business Bites" programme by Kay Chauhan and our media partners Wandsworth Radio. David Cameron is making it mandatory for businesses employing more than 250 people to carry out a Gender Pay Gap Audit from next year. Kay Chauhan asks web recruitment business Juliet Turnbull and Career Coach Beverley Bramwell, what impact this will make to women and the gender pay gap. http://www.wandsworthradio.com/ #BusinessBites @wandsworthradio

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Business Bites – Work-life balance for mothers

This is a recording of the popular "Business Bites" programme by Kay Chauhan and our media partners Wandsworth Radio. Juliet Turnbull, Founder and CEO of 2to3day.com recently launched the recruitment portal site to revolutionise working practices in the UK. The website aims to match employers seeking to recruit for senior positions to mothers who want to continue with their careers part time without having to relinquish their roles and responsibilities as mothers. Kay Chauhan speaks to Juliet Turnbull about her mission… http://www.wandsworthradio.com/ #BusinessBites @wandsworthradio

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Business Bites – Interview with Carole Railton

This is a recording of the popular "Business Bites" programme by Kay Chauhan and our media partners Wandsworth Radio. Kay Chauhan Interviews Carole Railton, Communications expert and Behaviourist Carole explains how tailoring your communications according to personality type, facial gestures and body postures, and gender, can positively impact your business brand and relations with colleagues and clients. She also provides insight on effective communications via multi-media platforms. http://www.wandsworthradio.com/ #BusinessBites @wandsworthradio

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Business Bites – Does your business Pitch Seal the Deal?

This is a recording of the popular "Business Bites" programme by Kay Chauhan and our media partners Wandsworth Radio. Love it or loathe if you run a business you'll not be able to get away from it. Kay Chauhan speaks to local businesses to find out the best tips on what makes the perfect Business Pitch, and also what to avoid... http://www.wandsworthradio.com/ #BusinessBites @wandsworthradio

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Business Bites – Earlsfield Campaign for Festive Lights

This is a recording of the popular "Business Bites" programme by Kay Chauhan and our media partners Wandsworth Radio. Join the campaign to light up Earlsfield businesses with festive lights this Christmas Kay Chauhan interviews Alexandra Wyatt, General Manager for Tara Arts and Committee Member for Earlsfield Business Network. She Explains why Christmas is high on her agenda. http://www.wandsworthradio.com/ #BusinessBites @wandsworthradio

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Business Bites – Housing Bonus Benefits Local Businesses

This is a recording of the popular "Business Bites" programme by Kay Chauhan and our media partners Wandsworth Radio. £2m Housing Bonus to benefit local businesses over next two years... Wandsworth Business will benefit from a range or resources, as a result of £2m housing bonus windfall from the Greater London Authority Kay speaks to the Council's Economic Development Unit and what this cash will mean to local businesses http://www.wandsworthradio.com/ #BusinessBites @wandsworthradio

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Business Bites – Get fit for more business…

This is a recording of the popular "Business Bites" programme by Kay Chauhan and our media partners Wandsworth Radio. The Get Fit for Business campaign is the brainchild of the Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce and Kate Giles of the Crewroom. The idea is to help businesses to network but in more sporty environments such as on paddle boards on the Thames at Putney Embankment. Kay Chauhan find out more... http://www.wandsworthradio.com/ #BusinessBites @wandsworthradio

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Amazing world-class defense techniques from South London Krav Maga

*** This video has NOT been speeded up in any way. Filmed and mastered at 50 frames per second to capture the lightning-fast moves that are the trademark of Krav Maga *** Simon Pither introduces the opening seminar for the inauguration of FEKM-UK - the UK branch of the European Federation of Krav Maga. 5th Darga black belt Michael Obadia leads the class with an inspiring demonstration of world class techniques.. http://www.southlondonkravmaga.com @kravmaga_london

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