Aston means business

Welcome to Aston Business School’s new podcast series where our top academics will provide essential advice to business leaders, entrepreneurs and students.

The ‘Aston means business’ podcasts will tackle subjects as diverse as ‘What happens when the money runs out’, ‘How to sack bad staff’ and ‘Why happier staff will improve your business’.

Aston’s academics will be interviewed by Steve Dyson, a business journalist and former daily newspaper editor who has presented dozens of regional programmes for BBC’s HARDtalk series.


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Episode 2: How to dismiss bad staff

Our second podcast features Associate Professor Kathy Daniels, a leading employment expert at Aston Business School who shares a set of top tips for bosses on how to dismiss bad staff. Kathy discusses the importance of investigations, evidence and following processes for anyone considering dismissing staff, even in cases of gross misconduct.

Episode 1: What happens when the money runs out

Our first podcast is entitled ‘What happens when the money runs out’ and features Chris Umfreville, a lecturer in law, and former lawyer who specialises in researching and teaching company law, corporate insolvencies and rescues. Listen here

Support for SMEs

Aston University’s Centre for Growth offers a range of business growth and support programmes to SMEs in the Midlands. Find out more about upcoming programmes and events  for SMEs.