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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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Nov 8, 2021

Like many business owners Angela Ficken reached a point where she was burning the candle at both ends. She took the plunge to start private practice … and thought she would “hang out her shingle” and that’s all she needed to do.

It didn’t work out that way and in this episode Angela tells us how she overcame the “hustle of being in business which is a constant grind”

She says that she learned very fast that: “Your pay check is as much as you hustle”

Angela has built her business Progress Welness into a worldwide brand. She offers online products that take her expertise out into the world for a wide range of clients.  She tells us that creating the brand allowed the creativity side of her personality.

In this episode Angela walks us through the process she used to build her brand and the entire suit of online products – so helpful for every business person.

Angela Ficken, LICSW is a full-time psychotherapist in private practice. She specializes in OCD, eating disorders, and anxiety-related concerns.

She started her career at McLean Hospital, which is one of the top-ranking psychiatric hospitals in the country and affiliated with Harvard University. She was the head social worker on an inpatient unit that focuses on anxiety and depression.

During her time at McLean, she trained in exposure therapy and became certified in CBT and DBT. Shortly thereafter, she worked at Harvard University as a primary therapist for undergraduate and graduate students.

During her time there, she taught students CBT and DBT skills to help them manage a range of challenging emotions that young adults face daily.

 

Angela has focused her attention on working with young adults and entrepreneurs primarily after noticing that both groups struggled with anxiety disorders and stress-related issues due to life transitions and the uncertainty of what was coming next in their lives. The struggle, as they say, is "real".

She has spent years fine-tuning her practice and building her business into something more than a standard full-time private practice.

In this conversation she tells us how she has achieved this - with practical and actionable steps we can all implement.

She began writing for Huffington Post as an expert, which then catapulted her into writing for other major online sources which include Marriage.com where she is a verified expert, YourTango.com, ThriveGlobal.com, and has been quoted in Oprah Magazine, and on Fastcompany.com, Inc.com, Forbes.com, MSN.com, Bustle.com, Popsugar.com, Buzzfeed.com, Nylon magazine, Getstigma.com, and Justluxe.com. She has also been a guest on Onward Nation with Stephen Woessner where she talked about OCD and intrusive thoughts, as well as on the radio in Chicago and Reno speaking about stress and anxiety.

Through her writing and hearing from her clients how difficult it was finding an understanding therapist—one who could actually teach coping strategies to manage difficult emotions—she decided to create the Worried to Well-Balanced: Practical Skills to Deal With Everyday Stressors: Worried to Well-balanced course to reach more people other than those she could meet within her office.

The course is designed to help those who have significant stress in their lives and struggle to find ways of coping and managing their emotions.

You can find Angela Ficken and Progress Wellness:

Pinterest.com/progresswellnes

Facebook.com/progresswellness

Instagram.com/progresswellness

 

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

So You Want to Start a Business: purchase your copy of the book here 

 

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts because .....

.... you have a vision to build and grow your successful business - whatever that means for you.

Maybe you want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business?

Having a successful business means making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

AND

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

 

Truly, I'm always keen to hear from you. Please send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I personally answer all my own emails 😊

Nov 4, 2021

Stacey Hylen is my guest today in this short Stand out episode because what she has to say about how to overcome the pricing barrier earns its own episode!

Stacey started her first business when she was in third grade and then started an even more successful business when she was 11 years old.

She describes herself as a “natural optimiser” and you can listen to her talking about this if you scroll back to episode 171.

Stacey says: "In business the pricing barrier is not usually between ourselves and a client or customer – the pricing barrier is usually between our ears …"  all about mindset

She gives us a terrific pricing example from her own business and also a general example of resources vs resourcefulness - and especially when it comes to mindset and profit.

In this Standout she mentions her "Raise your Rates Masterclass" and you can register for the next one here:

https://www.raiseyourratesmasterclass.com

Her website is:

https://www.staceyhylen.com

 

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

So You Want to Start a Business: purchase your copy of the book here 

 

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts because .....

My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

Truly, I'm keen to hear how you go with this activity. Please let me know - send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I answer all my own emails 😊

 

Nov 1, 2021

When it comes to having a sales conversation with prospective clients - have you ever taken it personally when they say "no" or do you try really hard to be "liked" so that they will say "Yes" ??

I know I certainly have and am guessing you maybe have as well...

In this episode Sharon Kitroser who is one of Founders at Team Kat  & Mouse shares her wisdom about her unique approach to sales, selling and fund raising.

Sharon and her business partner and long time friend Amy Mauser work with clients to support them in their fundraising strategies.

They believe that:

Tangible fundraising results are created by hiring great people, training them how to do their job, and coaching them continually. Sharon and Amy are nonprofit fundraising consultants committed to all three.

This is a fabulous conversation with Sharon and is for anyone who is looking for help with how to have a successful sales conversation with prospective clients. 

We hear the business startup story of Team Kat & Mouse and lessons learned.

You can find Sharon Kitroser and Amy Mauser and the Team Kat & Mouse here:

Website:

https://www.teamkatandmouse.com

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/75875107/admin

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TeamKatandMouse/?ref=pages_you_manage

 

 

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

The Book:

So You Want to Start a Business: purchase your copy of the book here 

 

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts because .....

My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

AND

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

 

Truly, I'm always keen to hear from you. Please send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I personally answer all my own emails 😊

Oct 27, 2021

My guest today is Keli Spanier and more than 12 years ago she started making funny and creative cards – for a whole bunch of reasons

In this episode she tells us all about how she has grown Colette Paperie from those first cards into a global company

As Keli says: "After spending several years at a corporate job I began Colette Paperie in 2009 to solve two problems: lose the soul-sucking job, and create funny cards."

It became her goal to revive snail mail in a way that made it impossible to resist - by creating cards that you simply have to send.

Her cards are located in over 500 stores worldwide after a decade of hard work, dedication + grit to making this thing work and she tells us the highs and the lows in this episode.

Her cards are in floral shops, boutiques, museum shops, salons, and even restaurants.

The best feature of the cards (aside from their irreverent sayings) is the brightly covered envelope sure to stand out in anyone's mailbox.

Keli does it all herself: draws, prints, cuts, folds + packages all of her cards, stickers, notepads + keychains all in her Cincinnati studio. Keli says "It's pretty ridiculous."

Personally I think it is amazing! as is she!

I love cards and I think you will love Keli's cards and really find this episode extremely enlightening about how to take a create pursuit and enjoy a viable business.

You can find Keli:

Website: https://www.colettepaperie.com

IG: @colettepaperie

FB: https://www.facebook.com/colettepaperie

 

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

 

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts because .....

My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

AND

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

 

Truly, I'm always keen to hear from you. Please send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I personally answer all my own emails 😊

 

Oct 14, 2021

"Whatever it is you are waiting for - is keeping you in a state of limbo!"

That's Michelle Okwudiafor and she adds "Put all the excuses aside because you are capable"

Michelle is an advocate for visibility and inclusion and in this conversation she speaks about how she has grown this business while working a full time job - and that point where she knew the business could sustain her.

She talks pricing and shares data and stats - she tracks her pitches, the acceptances and the conversions.

Research is vital she reminds us

Michelle is an inspiring and interesting guest and this is a terrific conversation

You can find Michelle:

website: www.careerinvest.co.uk

Instagram: @career_invest

 

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts because .....

My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! "So You Want to Start a Business"  is Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

Truly, I'm always keen to hear from you. Please send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I personally answer all my own emails 😊

 

Oct 5, 2021

Stacey Hylen is my guest today and she started her first business when she was in third grade and then an even more successful business when she was 11 years old.

Stacey says: "Many people feel they are getting paid well, just not enough to reflect their brilliance at what they do and the kind of results and support they create for their clients. I help people Raise their Rates"

In this conversation she talks about how she works with clients to help them Raise their Rates.

She describes herself as a “natural optimiser” and all the way through our conversation you can hear how she optimises!!

No matter what business you are in – Stacey has a message for you.

She started her business when she and her husband moved to Quebec in Canada from the US.

  • in a new country
  • speaking mostly French - 99.8%
  • with a young baby
  • and in a small village

Her husband used to joke that "If it doesn't work out you could always go work at the local hot dog stand" and Stacey says "There is NO WAY that was going to happen"

So she made it work. How often are we inspired to make something work because some one tells us it won't work!!

The French expression she used is “Casse-croûte literally translates to 'break-crust' but it's really a snack.”

Stacey has a recently released book "Hidden Profit: more clients & cash" and she mentioned her "Raise your Rates Masterclass" and you can register for the next one here:

https://www.raiseyourratesmasterclass.com

Her website is:

https://www.staceyhylen.com

 

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts because .....

My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

Truly, I'm keen to hear from you. Please send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I personally answer all my own emails 😊

 

Sep 27, 2021

Suzanne is a mindset coach for music-preneurs and creatives and she says it is time to #RedesigntheHustle!

Combining her 18+ years in the music industry with a Master's in Psychology she now helps creatives reach their goals.

This is more than time management solutions – this is growth mindset meets getting clarity on the next steps.

There’s a reason the business is Rock/ Star

The solidity with grounding like a rock while reaching for the stars!

Suzanne says “Things will always get messy, and that’s OK. Get through the mess!”

She says she wishes she had realised earlier that “Anything is monetizable” and she explains how not knowing this held her back in the early days.

Suzanne gives us practical ways to bootstrap – the various ways she had to in the first 3-4 years.

She talks about the importance of not just understanding the difference between charging by the hour and the value created for her clients. It was when she absolutely believed in the value she creates she was able to “take the steps and not get in my own way” – this was thanks to the support of a money mindset coach.

Suzanne believes that everything comes back to mindset and how we think and what we believe.

There is so much to love about this episode and conversation with Suzanne.

Where to find Suzanne Paulinski:

website: www.therockstaradvocate.com

Instagram: http://instagram.com/rockstaradvo

Use this discount code: MONEY20 

for 20% off ANY and ALL products found in the Rock/Star shop, shipping anywhere in the world:

https://therockstaradvocate.com/the-shop

and especially the Rock/Star Life Planner for 2022

 

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts because .....

My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

Truly, I'm always keen to hear from you. Please send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I answer all my own emails 😊

 

Sep 20, 2021

Destini Copp says "You may feel like no-one is watching, no-one is seeing what you are doing. Keep on going, keep moving forward. People are watching. People are seeing what you are doing. You are building your future. Believe in what you are doing and keep going."

When Destini started her business, she started big and was looking to scale and grow quickly. Then she cycled around and went to work 1:1 with clients - and she wishes she had done this earlier.

So many business owners want to "go big and grow fast"

Destini talks to us about how important the 1:1 work is in building the foundations.

She talks about pricing and the process she has used to reach the pricing models she has today.

Dr Destini Copp is a college marketing professor turned online entrepreneur.

This is a rich conversation with a smart business woman with years of experience across a number of different industries.

You can find Destini Copp:

Website:
https://destinicopp.com/

Social media links:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/destinicopp/
https://www.pinterest.com/destinicopp/
https://www.instagram.com/destinicopp/
https://www.facebook.com/destinicopp/
https://www.twitter.com/destinicopp/

Podcast:

The course creators MBA podcast

Book:

Launch Your Online Course Business in 90 Days or Less
https://destinicopp.com/book

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts because .....

My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

Truly, I'm always keen to hear from you. Please send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I answer all my own emails 😊

 

Sep 13, 2021

 

Brooke Lively says that she came to realise that most business owners are a little intimidated by their numbers, they don’t know what they're saying and they don’t know how to use them. "People start a business from a point of passion" she says "and they don't have the training and so they feel stressed and frustrated. That's why my business is here - to help small companies become more profitable"

Brooke Lively is Founder of Cathedral Capital which serves as bookkeeper, accountant, fractional CFO to (mostly) law firms

No matter what your business, Brooke has help for you in this episode. 

She goes into detail about pricing from a few different perspectives.

She talks about her "Rule of thirds" which is their unique way of working with clients.

Brooke is super smart and funny and cares enormously about her clients and her team.

She has built this highly successful business completely from scratch and "almost by accident"

Where can you find Brooke?

website:

https://www.cathcap.com

 

social media links:

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

https://www.instagram.com/cathedralcapital/

https://www.facebook.com/CathedralCapital/

 

Book by Brooke Lively:

From Panic to Profit: How 6 Key Numbers can make a 6-Figure Difference in your Law Firm

The Above the Line, Below the Line video she mentions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLqzYDZAqCI

 

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts because .....

My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

Truly, I'm always keen to hear from you. Please send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I answer all my own emails 😊

 

Sep 6, 2021

Allison Jackson Fitness originally started out as FitMomsofNJ.com in 2010 when she began to realize how many of her mom-friends were either struggling to lose weight, looking for ways to incorporate exercise into their busy lives or trying to figure out how to prioritize their health while caring for their family.

Fitness is absolutely her passion. When she was in her teens, she used to read her Dad’s Muscle & Fitness magazines and attempt to lift weights and work out in their unfinished basement with a weight bench and some dumbbells.

Her mom took Allison to Jazzercise classes with her. She struggled with her weight, but it was during those early years that she caught the fitness bug.

 

Re: starting your own business:

"Trust in yourself and rip off the band aid. You’ll be surprised just how successful you can be"

Some of my personal highlights from this conversation:

Allison felt like the business was real when locals started saying to her "I know you, you're Allison Jackson Fitness - I've been watching your videos"

She talks about how important it is to find the right business coach. "The right business coach is going to fast track you and get you through the rough points"

She says "No matter what your goal there is a coach who can help you – go find them"

 

Allison explains how she went from her early days where she gave sessions to family "for free" to charging what she is worth – she has 3 different ways she reached a dollar amount:

  • bartering was an early method
  • she looked at what her coaches were charging and what value are they giving me and started from there - and says "As I built out my clients and my schedule gets more full – up with my prices" AND
  • Evaluate your time, your hours. How much time are you spending coaching a person and the things you have to do – and put a dollar price on your hours.

Allison believes in 3 pillars - fun, authenticity and healthy

This conversation is all 3 of these and much more

Where to find Allison Jackson?

website: www.allisonjacksonfitness.com

social media links
https://www.instagram.com/allisonjacksonfitness/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/allisonrjackson/
https://www.facebook.com/allisonrjackson

Allison's book:

From Flab to Fab

Allison's Podcast:

Fit to Lead

 

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts because .....

My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

Truly, I'm always keen to hear from you. Please send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I answer all my own emails 😊

 

Aug 30, 2021

Rebekah Campbell is a serial entrepreneur who has played a lead role in the disruption of two industries.

She's best known as the Co-Founder of Hey You, Australia's number 1 order ahead platform used by 900 000+ Aussies in cafes and quick service restaurants (QSR)

Hey You grew out of the combination of Rebekah's Posse.com and another business called Beat the Q.

She tells the story of how the 2 officially became 1 company in 2015.

Hey You is evolving the way that people order and pay at cafes and QSR.

Posse.com was founded in 2013 and was a social search engine that helped people find and recommend their favourite places and interact with storeowners. Posse at the time was used by 45,000 merchants worldwide and is backed by leaders from Google, Facebook, Twitter and E-Bay.

Prior to Posse.com Rebekah founded Scorpio Music, one of Australia's most successful music companies. Scorpio developed the careers of Evermore, George, Lisa Mitchell, Matt Corby and many others.

Rebekah also talks about writing her book - and why this was so important to her. She says "When I was writing, I just thought about one person and if I could help that one person to have the change that I have had in my life, it was worthwhile."

Sounds familiar doesn't it? When thinking about our ideal client - think of that 1 person.

 

Where to find Rebekah:

Website: https://rebekahcampbell.com

"138 Dates" the book: https://rebekahcampbell.com/138-dates/

New York Times weekly column "She's the Boss":

https://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/author/rebekah-campbell/

 

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts because .....

My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

Truly, I'm always keen to hear from you. Please send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I answer all my own emails 😊

 

Aug 23, 2021

Kenzi Wood is a full-stack marketer turned content writer, writing for businesses. She took her side hustle and made it a full time viable business.

Kenzi has helped more than 150 agencies and entrepreneurs. She's written more than 1 000 pieces of content - one thousand! for more than 300 000 readers! You know how much I, Ingrid. love data and stats so I just had to include this right here! 😊

In today's episode Kenzi takes us through her business story going from writing as a side hustle to realising it is a full time business and growing that into a truly viable and successful business.

She says: "I made $50 and that became $500 and then $2000 ... and I had to start paying taxes because I was making so much money. The IRS considers this a business then it was time for me to as well"

She shares practical and actionable steps you can take today in your business - whatever business you are in

You can find Kenzi here:

website: https://kenziwrites.com/

Her preferred social media links:

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

https://twitter.com/kenziwrites

 

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts because .....

My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

Truly, I'm keen to hear how you go with this activity. Please let me know - send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I answer all my own emails 😊

 

Aug 19, 2021

Kelli Komondor was our guest on episode 158 and in that episode she explained imposter syndrome in a way I’ve not heard previously.

Imposter syndrome affects so many people which is why I want to bring you this episode with:

  • Kelli's explanation of imposter syndrome
  • how she found that she could start to overcome imposter syndrome
  • the activity I work through with clients to help them realise their worth and to beat imposter syndrome

In this episode I invite you to let me know how you go with the activity or if you need some help to please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

My guess is you are here because .....

My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

Truly, I'm keen to hear how you go with this activity. Please let me know - send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I answer all my own emails 😊

Aug 16, 2021

Katie Chonacas is a multi disciplinary artist who utilises her voice to inspire change and transformation in people who want to make an impact on the world

Katie Chonacas is the first NFT artist to release a poem on love on blockchain. "A Lover’s Fairytale" was released on World Poetry Day and is available on Amazon.

Katie Chonacas writes for Huff Post.

Katie has appeared in many TV shows and films including Law & Order: SVU, Cols Case, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, CSI: NY.

She has a popular podcast: She’s All over the Place

When I asked Katie why she wanted to be a guest on the show she said: 

"Educating and sharing over two decades of experience in entertainment and business.

How I got started, key facts and gems, books, mentors, mentality, sharing, communicating, having a team, not doing it all alone.

Being open to the unknown & the unexpected, having a blueprint to guide but allowing space so the ego and control do not ruin the vision, the hope, the dream.

Mindfulness, what, who and what we are listening to, noise pollution.

The importance of culture, travel, listening, and how to take massive action every single day. Here's to a great start. :) Thank you!"

I knew this would be a memorable conversation - and it is!

You can find Katie:

website: https://www.chonacas.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chonacas/

Pick up her Poetry Book: http://www.aloversfairytale.com

Podcast Website: www.shesallovertheplace.com

 

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

 

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts because .....

My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

Truly, I'm always keen to hear how you are going. Please send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I answer all my own emails 😊

 

Aug 11, 2021

Money scares many people. But it doesn’t scare Ean Price Murphy. 

She doesn’t want business owners to have to worry about their “crazy” finances anymore!

People who are nervous or confused about money work with Ean to become confident, comfortable and knowledgeable around money.

She wasn’t born a bookkeeper. She learned it slowly.

Ean graduated with a Liberal Arts degree, so it wasn’t until her 20s that she started becoming educated about money. She says: “After all, it’s just another language, and with a little guidance, you’ll be fluent”

Can runs Moxie Bookkeeping and is a Profit First professional.

If you’re wondering what is profit first then listen in.  

Ean describes profit first as “a way of handling your business income in order to make sure you’re actually earning a good living from your business or freelance work.  And if you’re not there yet, it is a really impactful way of working your way towards that good living in the most effective way.”

You can find Ean and Moxie here:

Website:

www.Moxiebookkeepingandcoaching.com

Facebook:

PF for Creatives: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1040071306370464/ 

https://www.facebook.com/MoxieBooks/ 

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/moxiebookkeeping/

LinkedIn:

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

 

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts because .....

My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

Truly, I'm keen to hear how you go with this activity. Please let me know - send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I answer all my own emails 😊

 

Aug 5, 2021

"Business is a Roller Coaster" says Nicki Krawczyk who we met recently in episode number 156

This is one of our short sharp standout episodes - 10 minutes!

Nicky says:  "By its very nature Entrepreneurship is scary

And you have to be willing to Get outside your comfort zone"

Nicky tells us how she deals with the role coaster and describes being an entrepreneur – being a business owner "is Terrifying and at the same time thrilling"

In addition I have 2 suggestions of ways to help manage the highs and lows of being a business owner - solid method for making decisions and working towards financial stability

To help you assess where you in regards to financial stability I've put together a Business Financial Health Check: click here to take Your Health Check

 

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts because .....

My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

Truly, I'm keen to hear how you go with this activity. Please let me know - send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I answer all my own emails 😊

Aug 3, 2021

Myrtle and Maude creates natural wellbeing products for pregnancy.

Julia d'Albert Pusey is the Co-Founder and a super smart business woman. 

This episode is packed with about as much as can be packed into 40+ minutes. I think Julia is probably one of THE most prepared guests I've ever had on the show.

Julia says: "Don’t be scared of failing – just don’t put a lot of money behind it" and explains how this applied in her previous business. "Set a financial limit"

She also says: "You cannot go to the market with perfect option. Test the market on the cheapest option and see if there is a bite"

She describes the early days in "Myrtle and Maude" when it was "not pretty" because getting something out there was most important.

She describes the impact of Google shopping and then Amazon on their business.

Myrtle and Maud is certainly a business to watch over the next few years.

Julia is certainly a business woman to watch.

If you want to find out more about Myrtle and Maude head to their website:

https://myrtleandmaude.com

IG: @myrtleandmaude

FB: https://www.facebook.com/myrtleandmaude1/

 

 

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts because .....

My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

Truly, I'm keen to hear how you go with this activity. Please let me know - send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I answer all my own emails 😊

Jul 29, 2021

"Find your Niche" they say

and we resist saying "I can help everyone" or "Oh, I don't want to exclude anyone" 

I've just finished a terrific conversation with Dana and David Hagstrom about the business they started when they "retired" and moved to Mexico.  They call it their Encore Career

This is one of my Stand Out episodes and is all about Finding your Niche and the questions to ask yourself and the steps to take to truly drill down to find your niche.

This is a practical episode and you can take these steps right now and get started to help you find your niche.

The full episode of our conversation will be available shortly - stay tuned. I have a few other terrific conversations lined up to help you build and grow your business.

To find out more about the work Dana and David do with their clients click here

https://www.davidndana.com/

My guess is you are here because .....

My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

Truly, I'm keen to hear how you go with this activity. Please let me know - send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I answer all my own emails 😊

Jul 26, 2021

Kelli Komondor says her motto might well be "Why not now?" 

Why wait another 5 years or 10 years - why not now?

In this rich and rewarding conversation Kelli tells her story - and much more.

2020 - the year of necessary changes for small businesses, nonprofits and corporations.

Kelli Komondor found the courage to follow her dreams to have a business of her own and to become a published author.

Kelli's motto could be said to be "Why not now?" because it was these 3 words which changed her life last year.

We all know that feeling "The time is not quite right"

Is it ever exactly perfectly right?

Kelli took that leap and now runs a successful and growing business providing content, PR & marketing and branding to small businesses and nonprofits.

As if starting a business wasn't enough Kelli decided to create an anthology of 21 business women sharing their stories of resilience: Twenty Won

You can find Kelli's book here: www.twentywonbook.com

You can find Kelli Komondor here: https://www.k2creativellc.com/

 

My guess is you are here because .....

My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

What is your biggest question right now? Let me know - send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I answer all my own emails 😊

Jul 19, 2021

This is a completely different style of podcast episode.

Today I'm in conversation with Ian Whitworth as we discuss his book "Undistruptable. Timeless business truths for thriving in a world of non-stop change"

Ian describes himself as "Failed vet student, amusement ride operator, audiovisual technician"

He started his own advertising agency so he could give himself the creative director job he yearned for.  That business won some awards which helped him start audiovisual business Scene Change - partly to test marketing ideas that his corporate clients felt were too weird. It worked, becoming a successful national firm in the event industry.

Ian believes: "So many talented people want to give it a shot, yet they’re held back by the big business myths. But success is simpler than your crusty CEO wants you to think."

Ian built his businesses on simple rules, Year 6 maths, basic decency and no jargon.

The book is terrific and is certainly written in Ian's very Australian writing style.

Regular listeners know I ask similar questions of my guests. IN this episode Ian's questions are specifically about his book and the recurring themes he covers:

  • the importance of building and nurturing relationships - with everyone
  • selling is a skill and vocation that is vital to success
  • good customer service is the foundation of good business
  • money and measuring results is where true success comes from
  • decency and common sense prevail

Ian's book is published by Penguin and can be found wherever you buy your books. In fact he suggests you go find your local independent bookshop for your copy.

"The independents need our support"

You can find more about Ian Whitworth click here: https://www.penguin.com.au/authors/ian-whitworth

 

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

 
Here are the ways you can access all my best material:

I've been running webinars on the following topics:

  • Cash Flow
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! This book  Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions. It is your step by step guide to build your viable and robust business - smarter and faster.

“So You Want to Start a Business”

You can order your copy right here: http://bit.ly/ThatBook

Or wherever you buy your books on line.  If you prefer Head over to Amazon

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

Happy reading!

My guess is that you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

 

 

 

Jul 12, 2021

Nicki Krawczyk created a storm when she named her business Filthy Rich Writer - in fact she was surprised at the response.

Nicki Krawczyk is determined to destroy the myth that writers don’t make any money. After earning her degree in Public Relations and reading a book her mother gave her about how to become a copywriter and earn 6-figures, Nicki propelled herself into freelance work.

She has worked with high calibre clients like Hasbro, TripAdvisor, and Adidas.

Today, she heads her own training program and podcast, where she instils the proper skills writers need to reach their ultimate potential as self employed copywriters. It's this business she named Filthy Rich Writer - whatever "Filthy Rich" means ... 

In this terrific conversation Nicki gives us some solid and well thought through business philosophy - about pricing, about hiring others to help "as business owners we think we can do it all ourselves and we'll wait till we have more money before hiring someone. Truth is we need that person in place in order to make more money and to take biz to the next level"

Nicki has her own way of dealing with the tough times and there certainly are tough times in business - "it's scarier than you think it will be and it's better than you think it will be and everything can happen in the same day."

Nicki is a fun and lively guest and shares her stories and wisdom with generosity and a genuine desire to help you build and grow your business - whatever business that is.

Settle in - whether with a cuppa T, driving along or out with your dog for a walk ... wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Nicki Krawczyk can be found at:

website: www.filthyrichwriter.com

Twitter: @nickicopy
Facebook: @filthyrichwriter
Instagram: @filthyrichwriter

Nicki's podcast is: Build Your Copywriting Business

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

 
There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

I've been running webinars on the following topics:

  • Cash Flow
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! This book  Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions. It is your step by step guide to build your viable and robust business - smarter and faster.

“So You Want to Start a Business”

You can order your copy right here: http://bit.ly/ThatBook

Or wherever you buy your books on line.  If you prefer Head over to Amazon

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

Happy reading!

 

May 24, 2021

Whether you are thinking about starting a yoga studio business, a Pilates studio or any other wellbeing, health or fitness business - this episode is for you!!

We talk about pricing, attracting clients, keeping clients, making a profit - more than just "paying yourself enough"

Michael walks us through some of the big changes he's seen in the industry - wellbeing, fitness and allied health have all been affected by The Corporates! 

Every business is constantly morphing and changing to meet the existing market.

There's lots of me in this conversation as well because this is an industry and a topic I care deeply about.

Understanding business and how money works is crucial for every business.

Listen in now.  I know you'll find it informative and interesting

 

You can find Michael on IG: @yogabizchamp

His website is www.michaeljayonline.com

 

My guess is you are here because ..... 

My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

What is your biggest question right now? Let me know - send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au 

I answer all my own emails 😊

Feb 15, 2021

How do we create the future we truly want?

In today's episode I explore one of my favourite models - The 2 Future's model and share 3 actions for your take to create the future you desire.

 

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

You make more money in your business

Importantly – not just more revenue, you make and keep more profit AND you pay yourself the salary you deserve

My guess is that you are here because you want to build and grow a successful and profitable business

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question:  will this make a difference? will this help you, my listener- will this help you to create and build a successful, viable and profitable business.

This is why I do what I do.

I wrote this book: “So You Want to Start a Business”

It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions whether you are just starting out or are already in your first few years of business. It is Back to Basics.

It is your step by step guide to launching and growing your business smarter and faster,

You can find out more about the book here on my website: http://bit.ly/ThatBook

Order your copy wherever you buy your books online or Head over to Amazon

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

Happy reading!

Already read the book and looking for more?

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money 
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

Feb 8, 2021

There are a few things that are truly exceptional about Jack Tanasi and here are just a few that stand out from this conversation/ interview:

* he started his e-Commerce store completely from scratch. He did not have a product, didn't have a store. He created something from nothing

* during the early days of the enforced Melbourne lockdown – one of the longest lockdowns – Jack spent his time interviewing entrepreneurs who had started e-commerce brands “instead of playing Play Station like most people.”  He asked questions and "was a total sponge soaking up all their information."

* He tells of how he learned the most from the smallest of the 10 business owners he spoke with and it was a lot of the little things – that some of the bigger brands didn’t have issues with. This matters to a startup business.

This is so insightful – we look at the large companies for ideas and inspiration – and in fact small business is where many of our best lessons are. 

* He talks about taking that 1 product and creating 7 different SKUs – so smart! 

* Finding a name that he could have both here in Australia and across the globe – and that has not all been smooth sailing – there were some big challenges and fortunately that has all been sorted out. He tells us about it in this episode.

* He has a 3 days action plan and holds himself accountable to implement an idea within 3 days.

* Jack is big on Time Management and has fixed ways he organises his day and that how he gets so much done in a day, in a week, in a month.

* Feedback comes from customers and they pride themselves on a fast response. They fix problems quickly.

* He says: "Be a sponge, learn as much as you can – constantly"

 

I think you are going to really find this episode helpful and informative as you look to grow your business.

 

Would you like to work with me directly to learn the financial framework I use for all of my clients?

Accelerate your Business Financial Confidence starts next month and is a 6 week program + 2 follow up sessions that tackles the 3 greatest challenges most business owners face when it comes to understanding how money works in their business. 

So if you are sick of not making enough money, of not making a profit and of not paying yourself what you what you deserve ... take a look at www.healthynumbers.com.au/money

NB: This is NOT a sales page - information and explanation of the Accelerate program

About Ingrid Thompson:

I'm super passionate about helping business owners - and especially women - to pay themselves what they deserve, to charge their value, to make a healthy profit in their business and to understand the numbers!

I'm the founder of Healthy Numbers and the author of So You Want to Start a Business. 

We know that when you truly understand how money works in your business - you life changes completely and forever.

We're changing lives here - for the better! One healthy business at a time!

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

Come join us in this FB Group: Healthy Numbers Profit Lab the community for business owners and entrepreneurs who want to build and grow a profitable business.

 https://bit.ly/HNProfitLabGroup

AND

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions. It is your step by step guide to build your viable and robust business - smarter and faster.

“So You Want to Start a Business”

You can order your FREE copy right here – you only pay for postage and handling: http://bit.ly/ThatBook

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head over to Amazon

Happy reading!

Feb 4, 2021

Welcome back to 2021.

Having taken a bit of a break to enjoy sunshine and the wonderful surf in the morning and some "laying on the couch reading with cats" time in the afternoons - now I'm back.  Thank you for tuning in.

In this episode I talk about what's coming up for this 7th year of the podcast. It's going to look a little different - there will be more from me.

Thank you so much for continuing to listen, for being here, for spending your precious time with me and my guests. I am honoured! Thank you

The interview conversations are definitely continuing - and there are some terrific guests lined up. Interviews I have already recorded and they are ready to go!

More from me = more mindset, more practical nitty gritty of finance and money and numbers - made simple! and more stories and case studies - of course honouring client confidentiality.

If you want to hear more about what's coming up - tune into this welcome back episode.

Would you like to work with me directly to learn the financial framework I use for all of my clients?

Accelerate your Business Financial Confidence starts next month and is a 6 week program + 2 follow up sessions that tackles the 3 greatest challenges most business owners face when it comes to understanding how money works in their business. 

So if you are sick of not making enough money, of not making a profit and of not paying yourself what you what you deserve ... take a look at www.healthynumbers.com.au/money

NB: NOT a sales page - information and explanation of the Accelerate program

About Ingrid Thompson:

I'm super passionate about helping business owners - and especially women - to pay themselves what they deserve, to charge their value, to make a healthy profit in their business and to understand the numbers!

I'm the founder of Healthy Numbers and the author of So You Want to Start a Business. 

We know that when you truly understand how money works in your business - you life changes completely and forever.

We're changing lives here - for the better! One healthy business at a time!

 

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