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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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Now displaying: August, 2017
Aug 28, 2017

In this episode we meet Hamilton Perkins who is the founder and President of Hamilton Perkins Collection, an e-commerce retailer, offering designer travel bags at an affordable price, while holding the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

In this in-depth interview Hamilton Perkins tells his business startup story of how he takes the bottles gathered up in Haiti by the locals and through all the steps these bottles become these useful, designer travel bags that looks good and are some thing to be proud of using!

Billions of plastic bottles are thrown away every year and that is a problem. Haiti has a particular problem with the plastic bottles. Hamilton has partnered with the organisation Thread Ground to Good which supplies fabric made out of recycled plastic water bottles.

Hamilton is committed to working with people in less developed nations by sourcing raw materials that divert plastic bottles, save water, and create jobs in parts of the world that need it the most.  They track their progress and submit to rigorous third party review to ensure accuracy and accountability.

This is a terrific example of one person taking what they care about and creating a sustainable business.

Hamilton tells it like it is. He is articulate and passionate about his business and has a laser focus for what he knows will make a difference in the world.

Hamilton has generously offered listeners a discount on purchase at www.hamiltonperkins.com and use the code: business

If you are thinking about getting started in your own business and wondering what are the first steps, you may want to take the Business StartUp Readiness Assessment over here at my website healthynumbers.com.au/quiz and assess where you are on the business startup readiness scale. Once you complete the quiz you'll be asked for your name and email address and we’ll send you some useful and helpful information about how to create, start and grow your own business, including an extract from my soon to be released book “So You Want to Start a Business”

Remember: Ideas without action …. Well, they are just that... “ideas” ...... What action are you going to take today?

Aug 21, 2017

Hayden Cox is the designer and founder of Haydenshapes Surfboards and the inventor of FutureFlex technology. Best known for his award winning (3 x Surfboard of the Year – USA and AUS) and global best selling surfboard design, Hypto Krypto, Hayden and the brand are also recognized for notable brand projects both within and unconventional to the world of surf.

Check out the Haydenshapes website here. 

This is the first in the series of audio White Papers. 

Hayden is on my list of people to interview in person and while we wait for that interview, here is his story as interpreted and told by me, your host Ingrid Thompson.

If you are thinking about getting started in your own business and wondering what are the first steps, you may want to take the Business StartUp Readiness Assessment over here and assess where you are on the business startup readiness scale.

Once you complete the quiz and leave your email address, we’ll send you some information about to create, start and grow your own business, including an extract from my soon to be released book “so you want to start a business”

Remember: Ideas without action …. Are just that “ideas” ...... What action are you going to take today?

Aug 14, 2017

Accelerate your Business Financial Confidence is starting soon - 6 week Accelerator program that will change your life completely and forever  https://www.healthynumbers.com.au/money/

When you understand how money works in your business your life changes completely and forever !!

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.

 https://bit.ly/HNProfitLabGroup

Jacqui Pretty is the Founder of Grammar Factory, a publishing company that turns entrepreneurs into authors. Many of her clients have become Amazon bestsellers, been featured on national television, landed paid speaking engagements and doubled their revenue. In short, she has witnessed first-hand the power of publishing to transform a business.

Jacqui has combined her love of writing with a solid business model. You can find out more over at the Grammar Factory website http://grammarfactory.com

 

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" and you can order your FREE copy right here: http://bit.ly/ThatBook

This is the only advertising on this podcast!

My guess is that you are here for one of 2 reasons:

Are you curious about what it’s like to start a business?

Do you wonder if you have what it takes? Would your idea work? How much does it actually coss to build a successful business?

OR

Have you 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 this book to answer pretty much all of your questions “So You Want to Start a Business” and you can order your FREE copy right here: http://bit.ly/ThatBook

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

This is your step by step guide to launch your business smarter and faster. It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you. Please share your progress

If you prefer the kindle Head over to Amazon

Happy reading!

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