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So You Want to Start a Business with Ingrid Thompson

Business has become overcomplicated. I aim to simplify it. In this podcast, I lead thoughtful and fun discussions with business owners, entrepreneurs and leaders who think big and who take action to create their own business success. As we celebrate their stories and learn the lessons from their lives this podcast offers business wisdom with tangible, tactical tools and tips. We debunk some of the common business myths supporting you to build and grow your own business. I’m your host Ingrid Thompson – renowned business educator & mentor with more than 30 years’ experience and author of the book So You want to Start a Business. This podcast is here to inspire, empower and transform the way we build a business. This is a lively and thought provoking podcast - and fun too. When we pursue business and entrepreneurship based on core values and deepest integrity, and at the same time build a financially successful business – we live richer, fuller lives. Find out more about Ingrid Thompson https://www.healthynumbers.com.au/podcasts/ Follow me on linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson https://www.facebook.com/GrowingBusinessesHealthier/ and https://www.instagram.com/healthynumbers.com.au/ Find Ingrid’s internationally published book So You Want to Start a Business https://www.healthynumbers.com.au/about-the-book/ Conversations on this long running podcast include EOF podcast host John Lee Dumas, Founder of Happy Skin Co Dylan Mullan, Founder of Tribe Kayla Houlihan, Nicole Baldinu co-Founder of $100 MBA, Pilates Goddess Jenna Zaffino, Entrepreneur Kelly Roach, Australian artist and entrepreneur Valerie Khoo and so many more I hope you enjoy listening Just so you know, I read chapters of the book in episodes of the podcast, check out the book reading episodes between episodes 70 and 90
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Now displaying: February, 2021
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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