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So You Want to Start a Business with Ingrid Thompson

Business has become overcomplicated. I aim to simplify it. In this podcast, I lead thoughtful and fun discussions with business owners, entrepreneurs and leaders who think big and who take action to create their own business success. As we celebrate their stories and learn the lessons from their lives this podcast offers business wisdom with tangible, tactical tools and tips. We debunk some of the common business myths supporting you to build and grow your own business. I’m your host Ingrid Thompson – renowned business educator & mentor with more than 30 years’ experience and author of the book So You want to Start a Business. This podcast is here to inspire, empower and transform the way we build a business. This is a lively and thought provoking podcast - and fun too. When we pursue business and entrepreneurship based on core values and deepest integrity, and at the same time build a financially successful business – we live richer, fuller lives. Find out more about Ingrid Thompson https://www.healthynumbers.com.au/podcasts/ Follow me on linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson https://www.facebook.com/GrowingBusinessesHealthier/ and https://www.instagram.com/healthynumbers.com.au/ Find Ingrid’s internationally published book So You Want to Start a Business https://www.healthynumbers.com.au/about-the-book/ Conversations on this long running podcast include EOF podcast host John Lee Dumas, Founder of Happy Skin Co Dylan Mullan, Founder of Tribe Kayla Houlihan, Nicole Baldinu co-Founder of $100 MBA, Pilates Goddess Jenna Zaffino, Entrepreneur Kelly Roach, Australian artist and entrepreneur Valerie Khoo and so many more I hope you enjoy listening Just so you know, I read chapters of the book in episodes of the podcast, check out the book reading episodes between episodes 70 and 90
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Dec 8, 2015

Founder and Director of GoodFit PR, Sarah Thompson has more than ten years experience working across public relations, marketing and event management in the lifestyle sector, and has held positions representing global brands in London, New York, Jakarta and Sydney. Sarah founded GoodFit PR in 2012, identifying a gap in the market for PR agencies catering exclusively for companies in the fitness, health and wellbeing space.

Sarah's vision has seen GoodFit become the leading PR agency for all products, people, services and causes committed to promoting a positive, healthy lifestyle.

www.goodfitpr.com

To find out more about what we do to help StartUps get started in business head over to www.healthynumbers.com.au

Nov 24, 2015

Karen Koedding is Australia’s first Certified Professional Organizer©. She started up A Little Elf in 2004 in NYC, and in 2007 in Sydney. As a productivity and organising consultant, she helps clients declutter, get organised, move and manage their time at home and work.

She’s currently developing a training program for female entrepreneurs that want to get back in control at home and work. Karen wants women to have more abundance, fun, simplicity and breathing space whilst they build their businesses and change the world.

 

Her new book, I Found an Egg on My Bed, is being released in early 2016. You can find out more about it here:www.bemoreproductive.co.

 

She is offering a special free report to our listeners, just click here: 7 Mistakes Busy Women Make With Their Time.

 

Nov 10, 2015

Lucy Bingle has 20 years marketing experience and is a LinkedIn Marketing Expert. She is passionate about helping individuals and companies succeed in amplifying their brand, reaching their target audience and growing their business. Lucy is all about all about enabling professionals and companies be the best brands that they can be. She helps them achieve business success through the usage of LinkedIn. She works with her clients 1:1 to achieve their LinkedIn Marketing goals.

Visit Lucy's site at www.lucybingle.com

and check out Lucy's LinkedIn Profile here

Oct 13, 2015

Chris Gillies is a highly skilled Copy Writer and Founder of Jam Tin Copy

Jam Tin Copy provides businesses with Communications support and Copywriting services.

Since it was established in 2013 it has grown to serve clients from across Australia and the United States

The guiding business philosophy is to be easy to deal with, deliver on quality and to give back to the community

You can find Chris' website here at http://www.jamtincopy.com.au

Sep 29, 2015

Musicians are like many of us, they do what they do really well AND they are running a business. Jacinta has carved a unique niche in her industry.

Sep 15, 2015

Laura Moore is an inspiring woman. Laura started her personal fitness training business just over a year ago and certainly has faced her share of challenges in the past year. This interview explores some of Laura's philosophies about starting and running a business and while this is about personal fitness business, the principles are universal.

If you want to download our free report head to www.3hugemistakes.com and simly enter your name and email address and we will send your copy of the report

Sep 1, 2015

Christina Brooks, former owner of The Ross Motel in Ross Tasmania, joins us today to talk about her Business StartUp and experiences.

Since purchasing the motel in late 2009, Christina and her partner – in both business and life  - built it into a successful enterprise. They have recently sold the motel and are exploring new ventures. Christina shares some extremely insightful moments in their StartUp journey.

Anyone who is in the business of customer service – and aren’t we all – will benefit from Christina’s wisdom.

Aug 18, 2015

Melissa Wright Founded MG Pilates in Erskinville, one of the Villages of Sydney's Inner West. Starting as just Melissa the business grew to a team of 9 highly qualified instructors. After 10 years, Melissa sold the business.

Melissa now freelances and teaches privately on NSW Central Coast and she has plans for new venues and her Luxury Pilates Retreats. For more information click here

Melissa has an intuitive business sense and you can hear this in her interview telling her Business StartUp story.

If you are thinking about starting a business you might want to read our report: 3 Huge Mistakes that almost everyone makes when they are trying to Start a Business

Aug 4, 2015

Archie Rose Distilling Co. is the first independent distillery of craft spirits to serve the City of Sydney since 1853 and is dedicated to honouring the tradition of distilling with their unique approach - they distill and bottle custom spirits including gin, vodka and whiskey by hand.

 

Sydney-siders and visitors alike will have the chance to experience genuine grain-to-glass spirit production onsite and there is an incredible cocktail bar with a classy fit out and a fabulous team.

 

Will Edwards talks to us today about his two and a half years of StartUp journey with his distillery Archie Rose.

 

For show notes head over to Podcast blog at healthynumbers.com.au

 

Are you looking for more information about starting a business? You might like my report "The Three Huge Mistakes that almost everyone makes when they try to start a business". It's freely available at 3hugemistakes.com 

Jul 21, 2015

Sophie Robertson is the founder & creative director of Sophie Robertson Scarves by Sophie Robertson

Using her amazing photographs Sophie has created a stunning range of scarves based on photos taken on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

The scarves are available around the world and Sophie is currently on her way to New York exploring opportunities to broaden her global reach.

Here is Sophie to tell us her Start Up story; taking the art of photography and combined it with scarf making to create her Start Up business

http://atollbysophierobertson.bigcartel.com

Are you looking for more information about starting a business? You might like my report "The Three Huge Mistakes that almost everyone makes when they try to start a business". It's freely available at 3hugemistakes.com 

Jul 7, 2015

Today we meet Chris Smalley founder & creative director of Etelage 

When Chris returned from overseas she had no job so she turned to her hobby to generate some much needed cash while she looked for a full time job.

Little did she know that in just 6 weeks she would have an extremely viable business …. Here is Chris with her StartUp story

Are you looking for more information about starting a business? You might like my report "The Three Huge Mistakes that almost everyone makes when they try to start a business". It's freely available at 3hugemistakes.com 

Jun 23, 2015

Ronsley is the Chief Food Sharer at Bond Appetit, a company that unites people over food.

He is the host of Australia’s #1 food podcast on iTunes and the author of the upcoming book “Bond Appetit – Uniting peak performers over food.”

Due to success of his podcast show Ronsley has created a whole new business totally dedicated to teaching people how to podcast 

In this interview he talks about Bond Apetite and Food and Podcasting.

Are you looking for more information about starting a business? You might like my report "The Three Huge Mistakes that almost everyone makes when they try to start a business". It's freely available at 3hugemistakes.com 

 

Jun 9, 2015

Kathryn Williams of Kathryn's mint brings over 25 years experience heping businesses to be successful both in Europe and in Australia.

Kathryn is known as the Go To person for financial and operational issues facing Mar Comms Businesses.

Kathryn is one of the industry's most knowledgable finance experts. Kathryn works with businesses to improve operational performance, profitability and drive overall commercial success.

Today we hear Kathryn's take on the StartUp Story

Are you looking for more information about starting a business? You might like my report "The Three Huge Mistakes that almost everyone makes when they try to start a business". It's freely available at 3hugemistakes.com 

 

May 26, 2015

Our interview today is with John Studdert, the Managing Director and Founder of  80/20 Advisors – a business name inspired by Pareto's famous 80/20 Rule.

80/20 Advisors is a Business Advisory Firm specialising in helping the founders of B2B service & start up technology companies.  

Many are building their first or second business and are experiencing the growing pains associated with the transition from being technically strong, to the additional management, leadership and entrepreneurial responsibilities required as they move from employee, to self employed, to business owner.

This journey is one John is passionate about having founded and built an award winning, highly profitable consultancy that grew to have an international footprint. And also having run Australia's largest and most awarded Public Relations firm, Ogilvy PR as CEO and then Chairman.

In addition to advising business owners John is also an investor in a number of technology start ups and service firms. 

And in the interests of promoting education in entrepreneurship in Australia John is on the Advisory Board of the not-for-profit organisation - Start Up Australia.

 

This episode is brought to you by my book "So You Want to Start a Business; the 7 steps to create, start and grow your own business"

This is the only advertising on this podcast!

My guess is that you are here because you are curious about what it might be like to start a business?

Perhaps you’ve been wondering if you have what it takes? If your idea will work or even how much it actually costs to build a successful business?

Perhaps you've been in business for a few months or a year or 2 and things aren't going quite the way you thought they might?

I’ve written a book that can answer pretty much all your questions “So You Want to Start a Business” and you can download the first 20 pages at www.thestartupsteps.com

My 15 years of experience working with start up and small businesses are condensed into this book.

It’s your step by step guide to launch your business smarter and faster and I’m so excited to be sharing it with you and can’t wait to hear about your progress.

Are you ready to grab your excerpt? Click here http://www.thestartupsteps.com

Are you ready to buy the book? Head over to Amazon

Happy reading!

May 12, 2015

Valerie Khoo is a journalist, author and keynote speaker. She founded the Australian Writers’ Centre in 2005. It has since become the leading writers’ centre in the country with a community of more than 30,000 people. Valerie still loves teaching and mentoring students and is often asked to deliver  presentations at conferences about writing, publishing, entrepreneurship and social media. When she is not writing, you’ll find her Tweeting, Facebooking and Instagramming. Along with Allison Tait, Valerie co-hosts the popular top-rating podcast “So you want to be a writer“.

She blogs at valeriekhoo.com

Twitter: @valeriekhoo

 

This episode is brought to you by my book "So You Want to Start a Business; the 7 steps to create, start and grow your own business"

This is the only advertising on this podcast!

My guess is that you are here because you are curious about what it might be like to start a business?

Perhaps you’ve been wondering if you have what it takes? If your idea will work or even how much it actually costs to build a successful business?

Perhaps you've been in business for a few months or a year or 2 and things aren't going quite the way you thought they might?

I’ve written a book that can answer pretty much all your questions “So You Want to Start a Business” and you can download the first 20 pages at www.thestartupsteps.com

My 15 years of experience working with start up and small businesses are condensed into this book.

It’s your step by step guide to launch your business smarter and faster and I’m so excited to be sharing it with you and can’t wait to hear about your progress.

Are you ready to grab your excerpt? Click here http://www.thestartupsteps.com

Are you ready to buy the book? Head over to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

 

Apr 28, 2015

I first met Menna Davies and Sally Sutherland-Fraser a couple of years ago when their idea for a business was just that … an idea!  Now .... Their business, Health Education & Learning Partnerships is a unique education consultancy based in Sydney. 

Just one of the reasons we are interviewing them today for So You want to Start a Business is that this business is a fantastic example of creating a really clearly defined niche …. We love niching!

Founding partners, Menna Davies and Sally Sutherland-Fraser bring together over thirty years’ nursing experience specialising in perioperative practice.

Drawing on their nurse education experience and clinical nursing expertise they now provide consultancy services for the healthcare industry and clinicians in metropolitan, rural and remote locations of Australia and the Pacific. 

Here is Menna and Sally to tell us their StartUp Story …

 

Are you looking for more information about starting a business? You might like my report "The Three Huge Mistakes that almost everyone makes when they try to start a business". It's freely available at 3hugemistakes.com 

 

Apr 15, 2015

Louise Gooden is the published author of “Rocket your way to Financial Independence”

She is a private client advisor with Halogen Wealth Services specializing in developing financial strategies to help people achieve their financial goals. Louise regularly conducts on-line webinars and training in the areas of personal budgeting, superannuation, shares and stock market and managed funds and property.

Today Louise tells us her StartUp story

 

This episode is brought to you by my book "So You Want to Start a Business; the 7 steps to create, start and grow your own business"

This is the only advertising on this podcast!

My guess is that you are here because you are curious about what it might be like to start a business?

Perhaps you’ve been wondering if you have what it takes? If your idea will work or even how much it actually costs to build a successful business?

Perhaps you've been in business for a few months or a year or 2 and things aren't going quite the way you thought they might?

I’ve written a book that can answer pretty much all your questions “So You Want to Start a Business” and you can download the first 20 pages at www.thestartupsteps.com

My 15 years of experience working with start up and small businesses are condensed into this book.

It’s your step by step guide to launch your business smarter and faster and I’m so excited to be sharing it with you and can’t wait to hear about your progress.

Are you ready to grab your excerpt? Click here http://www.thestartupsteps.com

Are you ready to buy the book? Head over to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

 

Mar 31, 2015

In this episode Ingrid Thompson from Healthy Numbers interviews Tracey Feltham.

Tracey is a Clinical Psychologist. She tells her Business StartUp story going from being a psychologist working 3 jobs to starting her own practice and now has multiple clinicians and a Practice Manager who keeps them all in line!

As a health practitioner what are the key differences between doing what you do really well and running a thriving business?

Tracey tells us her business startup story 

This episode is brought to you by my book "So You Want to Start a Business; the 7 steps to create, start and grow your own business"

This is the only advertising on this podcast!

My guess is that you are here because you are curious about what it might be like to start a business?

Perhaps you’ve been wondering if you have what it takes? If your idea will work or even how much it actually costs to build a successful business?

Perhaps you've been in business for a few months or a year or 2 and things aren't going quite the way you thought they might?

I’ve written a book that can answer pretty much all your questions “So You Want to Start a Business” and you can download the first 20 pages at www.thestartupsteps.com

My 15 years of experience working with start up and small businesses are condensed into this book.

It’s your step by step guide to launch your business smarter and faster and I’m so excited to be sharing it with you and can’t wait to hear about your progress.

Are you ready to grab your excerpt? Click here http://www.thestartupsteps.com

Are you ready to buy the book? Head over to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

Mar 17, 2015
Come join us in this FB Group: Healthy Numbers Profit Lab
This is the community for business owners and entrepreneurs who want to build and grow a profitable business.
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In this episode Ingrid Thompson from Healthy Numbers interviews Adam Franklin about his StartUp and business journey.

Adam Franklin started Blue Wire media with his business partner Toby Jenkins. They are recognised as entrepreneurs, bloggers and speakers. 

Adam also talks about how much do you need to know about what you offer your clients/ customers vs what do you need to know about business.

This episode is brought to you by my book "So You Want to Start a Business; the 7 steps to create, start and grow your own business"

This is the only advertising on this podcast!

My guess is that you are here because you are curious about what it might be like to start a business?

Perhaps you’ve been wondering if you have what it takes? If your idea will work or even how much it actually costs to build a successful business?

Perhaps you've been in business for a few months or a year or 2 and things aren't going quite the way you thought they might?

I’ve written a book that can answer pretty much all your questions “So You Want to Start a Business” and you can download the first 20 pages at www.thestartupsteps.com

My 15 years of experience working with start up and small businesses are condensed into this book.

It’s your step by step guide to launch your business smarter and faster and I’m so excited to be sharing it with you and can’t wait to hear about your progress.

Are you ready to grab your excerpt? Click here http://www.thestartupsteps.com

Are you ready to buy the book? Head over to Amazon

Happy reading!

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