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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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Jun 29, 2020

Amy Foley started her own business to have more time and more flexibility in her own life

Irony, she does exactly this for her clients through providing a "plug and play" service.  She provides back-office support and team augmentation for digital agencies.

This is not your traditional business startup story. Amy's life changed when she least expected - we can all relate to this in one way or another.  What her employers say to her is almost unbelievable. So she took her life into her own hands and the rest is - as they say - "history!!"

If you want to know how to build a business entirely on referrals - this is the episode for you. It's an astounding achievement and especially from those first 3 clients!

For anyone building team and especially if you have not had much experience with recruitment, Amy is Super Generous with sharing their recruitment process.

website: https://inboundbackoffice.com

social media links:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyfoley1008/

https://www.facebook.com/inboundbackoffice/

As I listened back to Amy's story I felt even more inspired. Are you inspired?

I'd love to hear your thoughts. Please leave a review on iTunes http://bit.ly/ThatPodcast or send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

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 cost to grow and 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!

 

Jun 17, 2020

After many years in the corporate world of Retail HR, Jo Dodds started her home based business in August 2005.

In this episode of So You Want to Start a Business Jo tells us about that first business and the iterations to reach the business she runs today - Power to Live More

Pricing is always one of the sticky/ tricky aspects for people in a service based business.

Listen out as Jo explains the Risk Reversal Guarantee pricing strategy she started out using in her publishing business.

She now uses this in her service based business – smart strategy. She said it was a “no brainer” for her.

We have quite a lengthy discussion about having the mindset to be able to charge what you believe you are worth. I think you’ll find it helpful because so many people tell me this is where they get stuck!

Like many of our guests Jo identifies tenacity as one of her key characteristics and she and I have a similar positive outlook on life.

I have been on Jo's podcast - episode number 153 click here to listen to that one where I chat with Jo about How to Make Good Decisions in business.

I truly think you are going to enjoy this interview conversation as Jo tells her wonderful business startup story.

To find Jo Dodds website: https://www.powertolivemore.com

Social media links:
https://twitter.com/jododds
https://facebook.com/powertolivemore
https://linkedin.com/in/jododds
https://instagram.com/powertolivemore

 

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 cost to grow and 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!

 

Jun 10, 2020

What happens when a doctor finds that dishing out medication is not really the reason he got into medicine?  

What he really wants to do is create a Culture of Care and that is exactly what he did!!

This is Chandler and here is what he did:

He started his own blog, he does the research and shares the information. This generated an organic following that today has become Chans Logic

This is a bricks and mortar business and Chandler Walker starts our conversation promising to deliver knowledge bombs - and he is true to his word!

Settle in for a solid conversation about taking your idea to create and build a business of your own.  Chandler has created a formula for helping people set up their own business - and using the 6 pillars of wellness!

He talks about recruiting the right people, regular stand up meetings, the marketing and engagement strategy that results in 15-25% engagement regularly on posts on FB, how important sleep is for well being and for business, he talks about the need for systems and processes and about managing finaces and "profit first" so much more

Website:
www.ChansLogic.com

Social media links:

www.Facebook.com/Chanslogic
www.Instagram.com/chandler_saf
www.Facebook.com/groups/Chanslogic
www.Twitter.com/chandlersaf

Resources mentioned:

The Profit First book

https://profitfirstbook.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"

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 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.

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

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

Happy reading!

Jun 9, 2020

Allie built a career in a variety of roles and industries, mostly in small companies where she was not just the administrator but also operations manager, technology whiz, and marketing guru.

She thrives in an environment where no two workdays are exactly the same!

​And doesn't THAT sound like being in a business of your own!!

She has an extensive background in administration and client care, and has mastered the art of organization and system implementation which is why she calls herself The Savvy Admin.

Every client and project is different, which is why she prides herself on having adaptable skills and a flexible schedule.

The ultimate goal is to make the life of clients easier so that they can have more time to do the things they love.

Website:
thesavvyadmin.ca

Social media links:
www.facebook.com/thesavvyadmin.ca
www.instagram.com/thesavvyadmin
www.thesavvyadmin.ca

 

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 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 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.

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

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

Happy reading!

Jun 8, 2020

Emotional intelligence expert, speaker and author Bonnie Kelly teaches people how to de-weed their minds of unhelpful emotions and become emotionally resilient by recognizing and weeding out Negative Core Beliefs—hurtful subconscious power statements we believe to be true about ourselves, such as: “I’m not good enough,” I don’t deserve to be loved” or “I can’t do anything right.”

In this high energy conversation with Bonnie we talk about all the things have contributed to Bonnie building the successful business she has today.

We talk about getting feedback - from people who are qualified to give us feedback on any given topic. Feedback vs seeking approval. 

Bonnie says "Don't allow your results of yesterday to define your tomorrow" and she comes back to her key theme and the value she provides:

She ends self-sabotage. She says:

It's not your fault, but it is your responsibility.


In this interview conversation Bonnie talks about the topics she covers in her book:

“True to Your Core: Uncovering the Subconscious Beliefs Wreaking Havoc in Your Life”  

In this book, Bonnie guides people to recognize the weight of regrets, shame and guilt from the past and how they are currently impacting our present lives.

Through bringing these unconscious patterns into our conscious awareness, Bonnie supports people to move from victim to victory. It's never too late to de-weed your life and cultivate a healthy, organic emotional state!

website: https://bonniekelly.me/

social media links:

https://www.facebook.com/bonnie.kelly123

https://www.instagram.com/bonniekelly.me/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOfXBEMCEqjApQukHZWQKNA

 

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 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 get your copy here at http://bit.ly/ThatBook  or wherever you buy your books online

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

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

Happy reading!

Jun 7, 2020

Founded by mother-daughter duo Alison Bruhn and Delia Folk, The Style That Binds Us is the original next-generation women’s media company and community, exploring the cross section of style and culture. 

The brand encompasses The Style That Binds Us YouTube channel, podcast, blog & VIP shopping experiences, with a mission to support women by taking the stress out of getting dressed or going shopping by offering style tips and introductions to new under-the-radar-brands.

Their website says: Walk with the duo as they take you behind the curtain of the fashion industry. 

In this episode we invite you to walk with the duo as they take you behind the curtain of their successful business.

Website: https://thestylethatbindsus.com

YouTube channel

Podcast

Instagram:

@thestylethatbindsus
@alisonbruhn
@deliafolk

The book Delia mentioned:

The Alter Ego Effect by Todd Herman click here to find it on Amazon

This is a terrific interview and I'd love to hear your thoughts. Please leave a review on iTunes http://bit.ly/ThatPodcast or email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

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 cost to grow and 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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