Saturday, March 30, 2013

Business Jazz – 30th March 2013 – Dealing with the Grind


Chris Brogan talks a lot about learning to love the grind.

The grind comprises all those things that you don't really like doing but are essential to the health and success of your business.

In this episode of the podcast, Jane and Roger discuss various ways in which to make doing the grind more palatable based on their own experiences.

You can listen to this week's podcast using the player at the top of the post or download it directly here: Business Jazz – 30th March, 2013.

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Business Jazz Players


This podcast is a collaboration of people dotted around the world. Most of us have never met each other. It's quite a story and it's still evolving. 
If you'd like to read what's happened so far, you'll find it here: Our Story.

Extras


We have a tradition here at Business Jazz of recording a segment of audio around the main podcast, usually afterwards. Sometimes we forget. This was one of those times. An side effect of recording so late at night (Jane) and so early in the morning (Roger).

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Tuesday, 9 April, 2013

8.30 - 11.00pm
£6 on the door

Alto giant Bob Martin hails from Atlantic City, USA and studied at Berklee College before spending four years on the road as one of the featured saxophonists in the Buddy Rich Big Band. He went on to perform with many of the greats: Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Ekstine, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin and Sammy Davis Jnr. Bob is a wonderfully fluent and inventive alto sax player in the classic hard bop style with superb technique and control of the instrument. Resident in the UK since 1997, he has worked with many of our top names including a lengthy spell with the Frank Griffith Nonet. Tonight he teams with fellow Nonet player, the ever popular Steve Fishwick on trumpet. "Martin's solos had a pure, vital sound. We were swept along by the urgency of his phrases - fierce, fast notes in fragile delicate patterns, lasting for only seconds, smooth as silk on glass. Bebop phrases tend to start and end in unexpected places in the bar - Martin would pause with eyes closed and wait for the notes to come to him like a visitation." - Sebastian Scotney, London Jazz Blog

Business Jazz – 23rd March 2013 – Just Give It All Away


Can you build a sustainable business based on providing services for free? Counter-intuitive as it seems, there are people doing just that. And they're making good money. Messes with your head, doesn't it?

In this episode of the podcast, Jane and Roger discuss various business models based on the notion of giving away work for free or leaving the decision on the level of compensation up to the client.

Meanwhile, Jane has launched another new website – all about building conversations around your business, event, charity, whatever. You can find out what she does in more detail over at www.45conversations.com.

You can listen to this week's podcast using the player at the top of the post or download it directly here: Business Jazz – 23rd March, 2013.

We're also in iTunes. We'd love it if you subscribed or left some feedback.


Business Jazz Players


This podcast is a collaboration of people dotted around the world. Most of us have never met each other. It's quite a story and it's still evolving. 
If you'd like to read what's happened so far, you'll find it here: Our Story.

Extras


We have a tradition here at Business Jazz of recording a segment of audio around the main podcast, usually afterwards. Sometimes we forget. This was one of those times.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Columbia Waterfront District Spring Egg Hunt with Easter Bunny!

Bring your kids down to the cutest neighborhood egg hunt around - the Columbia Waterfront District's Annual Spring Egg Hunt.  For double the fun we'll be using the Urban Meadow for the littlest participants - babies-age four and kids five and up will be in next door Mother Cabrini Playground.  Special guest the EASTER BUNNY will be hopping by around 11 o'clock! There'll be baked treats, and Urban Meadow t-shirts!  So bring your baskets and don't be late! Gates open right at 10 for the hunt.

WHEN: Sunday, March 31 10 AM -12 noon
WHERE: Urban Meadow community garden and Mother Cabrini playground, corner of President and Van Brunt Streets.  

Contact us at urbanmeadow@gmail.com with any questions.  This event is organized by volunteers for the Urban Meadow community garden.




Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Our new home

Wednesday 20 March, 2013


Our new home is confirmed as The Crown, 692 High Road Leytonstone, E11 3AA
Just a few minutes walk from Leytonstone tube.

Our first gig will be on Tuesday 9 April and more information will be available soon.

Please accept our thanks for your patience and to the many of you that have sent messages of support and encouragement.


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Friday, March 15, 2013

Business Jazz - 15th March 2013 - How Do You Treat Your Own Suppliers?



We're all part of a chain. Not only are we suppliers of products and services to our own clients, we are buyers too; we are clients ourselves. That raises a question: Do you treat your own suppliers as well as you would like to be treated by your clients?

One thing that can strain the supplier-client relationship is bad communication. It leads inevitably to misunderstandings and stresses. Jane and Roger look at examples from their own experience in business of where communication went wrong – sometimes by accident, sometimes maybe more intentionally.

They also look at the benefits of ensuring that client-supplier relationships are good, particularly if you are on the client side of the equation.

As an aside, Jane has launched her new website. You can find out what she does in more detail over at www.boydjane.ca.

You can listen to this week's podcast using the player at the top of the post or download it directly here: Business Jazz – 15th March, 2013.

We're also in iTunes. We'd love it if you subscribed or left some feedback.


Business Jazz Players


This podcast is a collaboration of people dotted around the world. Most of us have never met each other. It's quite a story and it's still evolving. 
If you'd like to read what's happened so far, you'll find it here: Our Story.

Extras


We have a tradition here at Business Jazz of recording a segment of audio around the main podcast, usually afterwards.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Pre-Spring Garden

Nothing gets a gardener going like a walk through a garden in the weeks right before the official start of spring. This morning I went in the rain to the Urban Meadow to see what was beginning to peek up and though there was only one little early flower (slightly blurry photo below), everything looked very healthy and there are buds on all of the trees and bushes and tulip and daffodil leaves are poking out of the ground.

Our resident chickens seemed to be glad that it was a little warmer today and that it was not snowing and gave many hearty clucks when I went to say hello, and I got a photo of several eggs that have been laid in the last day or so. I am excited to get out in to the garden in a few weeks! See the post below about joining the Urban Meadow- our next Spring meeting is this coming Sunday, March 17, 3 pm at the House of Pizza and Calzone, 132 Union Street. -- Tamar, co-coordinator, Urban Meadow

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Business Jazz – 10th March 2013 – Enough About You, Let's Only Talk About Me



We've talked a lot on the podcast about how putting the emphasis on your customers and clients is a cornerstone of being attractive as a business. Chris Brogan highlights the perspective of "You" (the customer) rather than "Me" (the business) in marketing. We buy into that. You probably do too if you're a regular listener of the podcast.

In this week's episode, Jane and Roger discuss the opposite approach – just talking about yourself. This works well for a large number of businesses, and you'll hear that there are some clear benefits.

It makes us wonder whether Chris is wrong. Or is it a case that both approaches work and that you have to find the one that fits best with who you are?

You can listen to this week's podcast using the player at the top of the post or download it directly here: Business Jazz – 10th March, 2013.

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Business Jazz Players


This podcast is a collaboration of people dotted around the world. Most of us have never met each other. It's quite a story and it's still evolving. 
If you'd like to read what's happened so far, you'll find it here: Our Story.

Extras


We have a tradition here at Business Jazz of recording a segment of audio around the main podcast, usually afterwards.