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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: October, 2017
Oct 31, 2017

Melanie Perkins, Cliff Obrecht and Cameron Adams launched Canva in 2013. It started with Fusion Books and after 5 years Melanie Perkins knew she had the right model for Canva.

This is an audio white paper telling the startup story and the 5 lessons Melanie has learned along the way.

Thanks for listening and if you are thinking about starting your own business I’ve written a book called “So You Want to start a business" and you can grab a generous excerpt over at www.SoYouWanttostartabusiness.com.au

As always you can find full transcripts of all the podcasts over on my website healthynumbers.com.au with links and show notes

Remember: Ideas without action…. Well they are just that … ideas

Every time I think about how many rejections Melanie Perkins faced, I am inspired to keep taking action and I trust that listening to this you might be too

What action are you inspired to take today?

Oct 23, 2017

Katherine Maslen is a naturopath, nutritionist, author and ambassador for amazing health.  After completing 2 bachelor degrees in health science, she has been helping people be achieve good health for over 9 years.

Seven years ago she founded Brisbane Natural Health – a wellness center where she works with her team to help overcome her clients health issues.

After seeing clients for 5 days a week Katherine decided it was time to send her message a little further, so she decided to write Get Well, Stay Well. 

 

Katherine's offer to listeners:

Katherine has offered listeners her free 10-day health challenge. The website is www.10dayhealthchallenge.com.au and that will give listeners access to a free 10-day health coaching program.

Also check out Katherine at http://katherinemaslen.com/ and www.brisbanenaturalhealth.com.au

 

Thanks for listening and if you are thinking about starting your own business I’ve written a book called “So You Want to start a business and you can grab a generous excerpt over at www.SoYouWanttoStartaBusiness.com.au

As always you can find full transcripts of all the podcasts over on my website www.healthynumbers.com.au with links and show notes

Remember: Ideas without action…. Well they are just that … ideas

What action are you inspired to take today?

 

Oct 19, 2017

I have long been in awe of what Kate Morris has achieved.

While we wait for her to be a guest on this podcast, here is (my version) of her business startup story!

In 1999 Kate knew her potential customers wanted a different experience because she listened to the customers she served at the Clarins counter in a major department store.

She started the first online cosmetics store in Australia.

Her story is inspiring. Listen in ....

If you want to read an excerpt of my book "So You Want to Start a Business" head over to www.soyouwanttostartabusiness.com.au and register your name and email and we'll send you access to a generous excerpt.

 

Oct 9, 2017

Kimberley Chan devoted over a decade to a career as a senior lawyer in international corporate organisations – which meant long, hard hours, high pressure and no room for failure. Whilst she had a solid, well-paying job, lived in a beautiful house in a gorgeous part of Sydney and was surrounded by a loving family and friends, she felt drained of life and by life. She was spent.

Kimberley spent a year of dipping her toes into various meditation styles – from mindfulness breathing to Buddhist, with varying degrees of success - before coming across Vedic Meditation. This technique was, by far, the most natural and effortless practice she had experienced.

“As I continued my twice daily meditation practice, I discovered a way to live and maintain the healthy, engaged and vibrant life I wanted, without feeling drained and withdrawing from the people and things I love. My physical and mental health improved dramatically. And, perhaps most importantly, I established clarity, purpose and a foundation upon which to view my life and my role in life,” says Kimberley Chan.

In this interview conversation we hear Kimberley's business startup story. 

Further information about pricing, what to expect and course dates can be found at kimberleychanmeditation.com.au

You can find full transcript over on my blog at www.healthynumbers.com.au

 

Oct 5, 2017

One of the definitions of entrepreneur that I heard recently and really like is:

"Where once there was nothing, there now is something. The entrepreneur is the person who makes some thing where previously there was nothing"

This episode is all about entrepreneurship by this definition. Nik Mirkovic and Alex Tomic were just 2 blokes in south east Queensland. They looked for an idea for a business and they grew it into a $40million + business n just 3 years.

Where there was nothing .... and now there is Hi Smile!

Theirs is a terrific story. One day it would be great to have one or both of them on my podcast. Meanwhile, here is my version of their start up story.

If you want to read the full transcript it is over on my blog at www.healthynumbers.com.au

If you would like an excerpt of my soon to be released book you can go to www.SoYouWanttoStartaBusiness.com.au and leave your email and we'll send you a copy immediately.

Thanks for listening.

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